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As a diverse and vibrant community, Irving is blessed with a food scene that's made of various global flavors. From soup dumplings to guava jam empanadas, you can count on our local restaurants to serve up some of the most authentic and unique dishes in the Metroplex. 

This May, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our most beloved local eateries specializing in flavors from the East. 

Must-Try BBQ Dishes in Irving

Monday, May 16, 2022 10:00 AM by Debora Manusama

It’s so Texas that Texas-born singers Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Robert Earl Keen have belted out a tune or two about it. Weekend after weekend, January through December, you’ll be hard pressed not to find a dozen or so festivals or cookoffs around the state in its honor. And today, not just Texas celebrates its greatness. So, on National BBQ Day, we’re sharing Irving’s tangiest, smokiest, sweetest, most finger-licking good BBQ in town.  

Can anyone else believe it is already May? Well, it's true and it can only mean one thing; Cinco de Mayo is upon us! It's definitely one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and Irving has all you need for the best fiesta. Whether you are dining in, sipping margaritas at happy hour, or taking food home to go all night long with friends and family, here is a list of the top places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 

Date Night in the L.C.

Monday, May 2, 2022 2:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

You don’t have to go all white tablecloth for a fun and romantic date night out. Actually, stepping outside of the fancy dinner box can be much more exciting. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a couple's staycation or venturing out for a first date, our city's got plenty for you two to do. Read on, because we’ve picked out a few uniquely Irving date night spots for you and your boo. 

Top 5 Must-Do's for May in Irving

Friday, April 29, 2022 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

North Texas breathes a life of its own in May. It is patio season and all over town people are enjoying dining al fresco - with cool breezes, Venetian views in Las Colinas, and small town vibes in downtown. Many Irving restaurants even feature live music on the weekends! There's no better time than springtime to get out and enjoy life. While you're out and about town, we've listed for you our top five picks from all that's happening in Irving this month. Of course, you can find the full list of events on our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events

I once read that “Motherhood is powered by love, fueled by coffee, and sustained by wine.” This quote got me to chuckling, but I don’t think it’s entirely true. We moms run on so many other awesome things that we might not always get, but we love so dearly like mani-pedis, chocolate, movies, and late-night Netflix binge when everyone else is asleep. So to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we’ve put together a fun itinerary, featuring some of the things mentioned above, for moms to make the most of the holiday in Irving.