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There are National Food Holidays, then there are NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS. Today’s falls into the latter category, cause it’s homegrown … that thin cut of meat dipped in batter, deep fried and smothered in gravy. Giddy up, it’s National Chicken-Fried Steak Day, y’all!

The exact origins of the Texas staple are unclear. Did it come from German and Austrian immigrants to Texas in the 19th century, who brought recipes for Wiener schnitzel from Europe? Or was it invented by accident in 1911, when a short-order cook named Jimmy Don Perkins at

5 Best Dining Deals in Irving

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

All across Irving there is always something good to eat. From Picanha to Pecan Pies to Paneer Tikka Kababs, there's a restaurant here to satisfy just about any food craving. And these days, when money is tight and you're looking to stretch a dollar, it's an added bonus to find a great deal on good food. There's no trick to finding a wide variety of great restaurants in Irving, so treat yourself to one of these deals.

Blaze Brazilian Steakhouse

310 West Las Colinas Blvd #130 | (469) 208-7977

Winging it in Irving

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

What’s not to love about an old fashion 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

What Orlando was to the National Basketball Association and Edmonton to the National Hockey Association (holla Dallas Stars!), so too is North Texas to Major League Baseball (MLB). The “Sports Bubble*” has moved to the Lone Star State, and with the National League Championship Series (NLCS) between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field in Arlington underway – then the winner of that series sticking around to play either the Tampa Bay Rays or Houston Astros in the World Series starting Oct. 20 - we wanted to provide a

A Tasty Take on Autumn in Irving

Friday, October 9, 2020 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

Well hello, pumpkins & Happy Hotober to you! Fall 2020 is finally here, well, kind of. It’s not quite sweater weather, but the season still calls for the flavors of fall. And Irving has some standout seasonal sips and bites you need to know about right now. Even if you’re not a “Pumpkin Spice Everything Lover,” you’ll find all kinds of creative fare to fall in love with at these Irving favorites.

Spice Things Up with these Coffee Creations

Argentina Bakery Serves a Warm Hug in a Mug

Irving Towne Center | 3401 W Airport Fwy | 972.252.4809

Get Your Wine and Dine on in Irving

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Hello, fellow wine lovers! While the rest of the country is dropping to cool, fall weather, North Texas just hit our sweet spot for perfect patio weather! Warm enough to still enjoy a sundress and shorts but cool enough to not melt into a puddle of sweat! To celebrate seeing the low 80s and mid-70s in the forecast, this Wine Wednesday lets take a look at all the great patios in Irving to sip your vino. Now is the perfect time for outdoor dining, fresh foods, and refreshing wines! 

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.

Half the fun of doing a gas station taco blog is the hunt. Some of the best tacos are waiting to be found tucked away at a fuel stop, off the side of the road. The best way to usually find these gems is by asking others in the area if they know of a such-and-such a place and of course searching Yelp and Google for amazing gas station taquerias. Here are five you'll most definitely want to check out for yourself located throughout Irving, Texas. 

Celebrate Coffee in Irving

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

It is officially Fall and nothing sounds better this time of year than cool weather and hot coffee! Irving offers a wide selection of coffee shops and restaurants serving up some serious caffeine. Whether you are an iced coffee year-round, straight black coffee, or pumpkin spice and everything nice in your cup, today, let’s all celebrate National Coffee day! Check out these awesome spots in Irving for your coffee fix today!