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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! 

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. 

With the weather warming up, nothing sounds better than fresh air and fresh oysters! While we may be far from the sea, Irving still has some incredible oyster options to satisfy even the pickiest seafood eater. So all that is left to ask is, east coast or west coast? Check out these great spots in Irving to get your raw, Rockefeller, or fried oysters on! 

Green is in the air and in the beer! Saint Patrick's Day is here and once again Irving is ready to cheer you into a great day filled with delicious food, cold drinks and the luck of the Irish. Whether celebrating with friends, family or enjoying a to-go meal at home, check out these Irving spots for the best Saint Patrick’s Day food! 

Spring Break Foodie Fun in Irving

Monday, March 14, 2022 2:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Winter is melting away and spring is fast approaching. As we swap our parkas for t-shirts, it’s time to start thinking about what patios we will be dining at to enjoy fresh, flavorful, spring-forward dishes. Even if you are not in school anymore, we all deserve a spring break this year and there is no need to leave Irving to enjoy all the flavors of spring break. Check out these spots on Irving for spring break foodie fun! 

Classic Wines to Enjoy on Valentines Day

Monday, February 14, 2022 1:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Wine and Valentine’s Day go together like candy and roses. Celebrate the international day of love by sharing a bottle with someone special. Whether dining out in Irving or enjoying a romantic meal at home, here are some delicious wines to enjoy with all things Valentine’s Day! 

The international day of love is coming up and whether you are heart-eyes over it or just think it’s another Hallmark holiday, there is no shortage of excellent restaurant choices in Irving for Valentine’s Day. If you’re like me, then food is your love language and what better way to show your love this Valentine’s Day than sharing a delicious meal with your significant other, friends or family. Dining in, take-out at home or just looking for an elevated cocktail and appetizers, check out these lovely Irving favorites for a romantic Valentine’s Day! 

Uniquely Irving: Argentina Bakery

Friday, February 11, 2022 10:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Family-owned and operated, Argentina Bakery is a must visit for all things sweet, savory and delicious. Named the Best Bakery in Irving in 2021, visitors can easily see why this establishment is a shining star in Irving. Regional delicacies of South America, along with American and European classics, blend together for the ultimate one-stop-shop bakery experience. Enjoy fresh coffee, handmade treats, and explore unique grocery items of Argentina. Since 2003, Argentina Bakery's skilled pastry chefs have been hard at work to create one of the best bakeries in all of Dallas/Fort Worth.  

Best off the Menu Drinks in Irving

Monday, January 24, 2022 11:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

There is no shortage of amazing cocktail menus in Irving, but a greater experience awaits when the bartender creates a unique blend or personal twist on their classic drink. For those days when you just want a good cocktail made by a skilled bartender, Irving has you covered. From large and diverse bottle selections, Irving’s bartenders are ready to make your perfect drink, or maybe you're ready to be adventurous and try something new. Whether distilled in our home state of Texas or the other side of the world, check out these Irving spots for the best spirits to create an off-the-menu drink. 

Neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, however you enjoy your whiskey, you are sure to warm up this winter season with a smooth glass from any of Irving’s whiskey watering holes. While whiskey and bourbon did not originate in Texas, there is definitely something so cowboy about an Old Fashioned next to the fireplace with delicious food on your plate. This is something that can be found in Irving at these spots to wet your whistle with the best whiskey and bourbon!