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Author: Chelsea Bilbia

A SoCal native happy to call Irving my new home. From food to wine to adventures, I love spending my free time exploring cities, nature, and all the hot spots to try. Cheers! 

Irving Day Trip Activities

Friday, September 10, 2021 10:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Any time of the year, day trips rule! While the DFW area is full of exciting cities and nature, you can create a whole day of activities right here in Irving. From local farmer’s markets to water sports to a sunset picnic in the park, let’s explore all the fun Irving day trip options!

Irving's Best Tex-Mex Restaurants

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 11:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Tex-Mex is known and loved throughout Irving and there is no shortage of local restaurants cooking up the sizzling flavors of the southwest. The perfect combination of Mexican cuisine and Tejano flare, Tex-Mex classics can be found in the form of margaritas to tacos to desserts. Check out these festive spots in Irving for the best Tex-Mex around!

A Guide to Water Street in Irving

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Definitely a place locals will recommend when visiting Irving, Water Street is a scenic blend of restaurants and to-go shops that create a small-town Main Street feel, even though you're surrounded by Las Colinas skyscrapers. It is the perfect place to catch up with friends or gather for a family meal; there is something here for everyone. Located just around the bend from Toyota Music Factory and along the shores of Lake Carolyn, you can enjoy lakeside beers, gourmet coffee and some of the freshest Mexican cuisine you will ever have!

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! 

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!

It is officially summer in Irving and the temperature is rising along with our sweet tooth. Whether you're craving something decadent or fruity, Irving has all the treats you need to stay cool. The perfect indulgence on a hot afternoon or warm evening, check out these Irving locations for sweet, cold treats! 

Warm Weather Wines

Friday, July 23, 2021 10:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

The sun is shining and the wine is flowing in Irving this summer! With several new restaurants and local favorites, Irving has great options to get your summer sippin’ on. For the warm weather, some wines are definitely more appealing and refreshing than others. Here is a guide to some of the best summer wines and where to find them in Irving!