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Seven Standout Labor Day Staycays!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Staycations are the best way to vacation. With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, we’ve rounded up some standout Irving hotels for a perfect summer send-off staycation. Read on and you may just find yourself savoring summer’s finale poolside or lakeside or both - cocktail in hand, toasting the end of a season we will surely not forget.

Fluffy & Fido's Irving Staycation

Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

My Bear is the absolute love of my life! My Bear is not really a bear, of course,  but actually, a dog that looks like a bear, a teddy bear to be exact, and he’s got me wrapped around his fluffy paw. He knows how to pull the puppy-dog eyes to tug at my heart when he sees me packing my suitcase, like these guys...

Bacon: A Sizzling Love Story

Friday, August 20, 2021 3:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

Are you a bacon lover? 

The aroma. The sizzle. The crackle. The taste. The smell of bacon in the morning, or any time really, is like nothing else. It can literally make your mouth water. Bacon is an American staple in homes and restaurants alike. Commonly featured in breakfast dishes and sandwiches, bacon has made its way into our desserts and cocktails too. It’s not the latest food trend though, because bacon transcends trendiness. Whether you wrap a jalapeno with it, use it to garnish a Bloody Mary, or pile it high on a BLT, bacon is a versatile food that has nearly as many uses as it does lovers. Yes, bacon is for lovers! You’ve probably heard “you had me at bacon” or “I love you as much as bacon” or even “I love you MORE than bacon” and other odes to the savory strip. This puts bacon squarely in the camp of Love & Romance.

7 Sandwiches You Have to Try in Irving

Monday, August 16, 2021 1:00 PM by Kristina Rowe

One of the best things about this city is its diverse dining options, with so many international cuisines represented. It’s a wonderful thing when you’re trying to decide what’s for dinner, and you know that a unique ambiance can bring a different culture to life as you dine.

A Guide to Irving Downtown Eats

Friday, August 13, 2021 3:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Downtown Irving, also known as the Heritage District, showcases the old and new features of Irving. Reminiscent of small-town America, it combines views of growth and prosperity with nostalgia. Recognized as a Best Neighborhood by the Dallas Morning News, Irving's downtown allows you to quietly stroll past soda shops, antique stores and tree-lined streets. Between the shopping and nature walks at Centennial Park, enjoy these delicious restaurants of downtown Irving! 

To help you best navigate dining out, we have updated our local restaurant list. While dining rooms are now allowed to serve dine-in customers at 100% occupancy, below is a list of restaurants whose dining rooms are open, who will require face masks to be worn, and other amenities you might find useful. Thank you for eating locally and showing Irving restaurants some love!

Catfish Roundup in Irving, Texas

Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Nothing says summertime in the south like fresh grilled, blackened or fried catfish! Irving offers several places where you can load up on this soul-comforting classic. Whether you want to enjoy it as a po’ boy, on a bed of french fries, or as part of a seafood platter, check out these spots in Irving to get your catfish on! Pass the tartar sauce, please!

New Irving Eateries You Need To Know About

Friday, August 6, 2021 4:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

The Irving dining scene is red hot right now as we start to navigate the post-pandemic age of eating. From genuine Nepalese Himalayan dishes to beautiful baked goods and everything in between, here are the best new restaurants in Irving worth checking out this month (and beyond). I hope you like chicken.  

Snow Cones of Irving

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 1:00 PM by Kayla Mansour

When it comes to icy concoctions, there are plenty of options in Irving to keep you busy trying them all season long. Summertime equals snow cones in my book. Lucky for you, I'm very pregnant, VERY HOT, and craving those finely ground icy treats on the regular! So, enjoy this guide to Irving's snow cones.