Visit Irving Blog

Author: Kayla Mansour

Wifey, Mommy, Foodie, Dallasite and working lady @VisitIrvingTx. You'll find me living life in sassy shoes with big hair. When I'm not chasing my kiddos, I love to explore the foodie scene in Irving, Texas. Let's eat! @kaylamansour

Thanksgiving Meals and Pies in Irving

Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Foodies delight all year-round in Irving, but the holidays provide an easy excuse to enjoy seconds (okay, okay … and thirds) from top-ranked eateries. If your current Thanksgiving menu needs just a little something extra or even the whole turkey and pie combo, we've got you covered. Check out where you can order out, or even dine in to get your Thanksgiving fix in Irving!  

Winging it in Irving

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

What’s not to love about an old-fashioned chicken wing? Are you team bone-in or boneless? It's really doesn't matter, we don't need one more thing to divide us, let's just all agree chicken wings are a win! The fact is they are downright delicious and can be prepared with so many sauces and flavors. Irving rocks its fair share of spots where you can fill that wing craving. No matter your flavor, we have got you covered!

As a bonus, hear it from the locals, we stalked THE foodie group of Irving, A Taste of Irving for the most mentioned wing

Welcome to Ouzi Mediterranean Grill

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

The Irving flavorhood wins again with the addition of Ouzi Mediterranean Grill! Water Street continues to bring eateries from all over the globe situated right on the beautiful waterfront of Lake Carolyn. This last weekend Ouzi opened their doors for a soft opening, serving tasty Greek-inspired dishes. Be first to try all they have to offer. A soft opening continues this week. There are kabobs, shawarma, and baklawa just waiting to be tried. The spreads are endless on Ouzi's buffet line.

Takeout Time at The Ginger Man

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Welcome back to town, The Ginger Man! Let's celebrate with a post all about this beloved watering hole in Las Colinas. If you frequent the Water Street district, you'll for sure be rejoicing that this lovely waterside dining establishment is back (with temporary hours). The patio sits right on Lake Carolyn offering great people-watching, sweet views of the Omni Las Colinas, and all water sports activities that float on by. You might have spent some time there enjoying an adult beverage, but let's talk about some food options that are takeout worthy. 

Tuesday Tamales

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

Give Taco Tuesday a siesta and try Tamale Tuesday! Tacos get a lot of love, but what about their cousin... the TAMALE! If you're anything like me, you've probably purchased a tamale or even a dozen from a complete stranger. Yep, guilty! I'm still not opposed to that idea, but in case you're wondering who has amazing tamales around Irving, keep on reading. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments. #TakeoutTuesday

To help you best navigate dining out, we have updated our local restaurant list that will be serving patrons in their dining rooms. While dining rooms are now allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50% occupancy, please continue to order food for takeout/delivery or buy gift cards for future use. Thank you for eating locally and showing Irving restaurants some love!

Top 5 Picnic Spots in Irving and Las Colinas

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

Irving has something for everyone when it comes to being outdoors, including— picnicking, hiking/biking trails, sports of all kinds, fishing, swimming, recreation centers, canoeing and boating. Sometimes the kid in us just needs to get outdoors and soak up some sunshine. To that, we say, YES go for it! With July being #NationalPicnicMonth, there's no better time to grab some food from a nearby hot spot and explore our top five picks for picnicking in Irving and Las Colinas.

Irving, Texas STAYcation Roundup

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

In need of a staycation, stat? Might we suggest Vegas, Dallas, New Orleans, Austin, nah Irving, Texas! 

Irving is the perfect spot to go for a fantastic vacay, baecay, staycay, lovecay (you get the point) with plenty of diverse dining, an assortment of live music, poolside retreats, and a walkable entertainment district. 

We've rounded up all the deals around town to help you find the best hotels to match your personality. Now is the time to get out of dodge for a few days and kick up your feet. How do you like to STAYcay? 

Texican Court: A Retro Summer Staycation

Monday, June 22, 2020 5:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

Summer is here and like many of us, our Summer plans and trips have had to be canceled or put on hold. But, after months of quarantine, you are probably starting to look for a fun destination that is driveable, a nice pillow to rest your head on, and a staycation that is beyond memorable. Well, let me introduce you to the Texican Court, located in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth.