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Healthy Takeout Dishes that Make You Go Mmmmmmm

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

“I’m just a girl. Standing in front of a salad. Asking it to be a pizza.” This quote is so relatable that it has been posted, tweeted and printed on t-shirts. But here’s the thing, you can have the salad and the pizza and the nosh from your favorite go-to spots without sacrificing nutrition. So go ahead, have your cake and eat it too! We’ve selected five popular takeout foods and highlighted Irving eateries offering menu items that are lighter and healthier.

PIZZA

Not too cheesy!

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Thin crust all the way baby! And order wheat crust if

Happy #FoodieFriday y'all! Many of us have been stuck at home without vacation plans this summer, but if you're anything like me, you still have your sense of wanderlust… like an unrequited love. Take heart! The culinary playground that is Toyota Music Factory offers a fun global journey within our very own entertainment district... and in our very own backyard. So let’s check out these international eateries that transport us to another country with food and drink and a party on the patio that's perfect for your weekend getaway! 

If you were on any of the Irving food Facebook pages last week, you know a popular Irving restaurant fell victim to COVID. Shutdowns, occupancy limits and, well, a pandemic is killing the restaurant industry, and no one is feeling it more than family-owned eateries. For #TakeOutTuesday, we’re highlighting some of Irving’s oldest establishments popular with both residents and visitors – and encouraging everyone to grab a take out item from one or more tonight. Can you say Dine-A-Round?

Po' Melvin's

4070 Belt Line Rd, Ste 100

972-255-3919

Welcome to August 3rd on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the juicy deliciousness of the refreshing summertime watermelon, and who doesn't heart watermelon? So here are some watermelon-inspired cocktails, treats and even a few not-so-secret recipes from Irving eateries that are going to make your participation in this summer holiday lots o fun!

Y'all Gonna Make Me Lose my Rind Cocktails

Mexican Sugar

Machete Margarita

Sweeten up your summer at Mexican Sugar when you sip on a Machete Margarita made with fresh squeezed watermelon

Irving's Best for Cheese & Wine Wednesday

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Cheese and wine truly are a perfect match, so it's natural to think of cheese when you think of Wine Wednesday. From champagne and brie to pinot noir and gruyère, here is a list of great restaurants in Irving to stock up on some great cheese or cheesy food to go with your Wine Wednesday.

Charcuterie Boards

From basic to elaborate, you can never go wrong with a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine. These boards give you a great opportunity to try several different kinds of cheese and Irving has no shortage of amazing charcuterie options.

 

The best way to celebrate National Lasagna Day on Wednesday, July 29, is to pick up an order of that delicious pasta dish at your favorite Italian restaurant. Unsurprisingly, many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation and vary from pasta size to sauce thickness to types of cheeses. These Yelp-favorite restaurants in Irving offer their own family recipes ready for takeout. It's piping hot, delicious and just waiting for you to take it home. 

 

Ever since Charles Feltman, a German immigrant, opened the first hot dog stand on Coney Island in 1870, Americans have been in love with the hot dog. It's a perfect American summer staple and one that's worthy of its own holiday, like today! So whether you like it grilled, fried, with onions, smothered in relish, or just plain, here are the top 5 spots in Irving to get your hands around a hot dog. Enjoy!

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.