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Author: Kristina Rowe

A tech writer by day, I help people navigate software that helps them do their jobs. In my free time, I write stories that guide people to the great food and fun that awaits them in Irving, where I live, and all-around Dallas Fort-Worth. When I'm out and about with my colorful sneakers on, you might find me checking out a larger-than-life, outdoor work of art or a historically or architecturally significant building, plotting where I'm going to go eat next. 


Photo Credit: Barbara Brands  

Chicken Five Ways at Irving Restaurants

Monday, June 14, 2021 2:00 PM by Kristina Rowe

Before cooking magazines and blogs were a thing, women’s magazines were one of the top sources for recipes. In them, you’d find a never-ending stream of articles with different ways to cook chicken. Moms needed ideas for how to keep mealtime interesting and affordable, and chicken was the way to go.

Now, chicken is more popular than ever, and it’s still affordable, but Moms (and the rest of us) might be looking to eat out. With so many cuisines and cooking styles represented in Irving restaurants, finding five different chicken dishes is a breeze.

Public Art You Haven't Seen in Irving

Friday, June 11, 2021 11:00 AM by Kristina Rowe

I’m so excited that the Irving Arts Center has reopened; I missed it so much over the last year or so. Like many of you, I went out of the way to enjoy outdoor sculptures and art installations around Irving, and I made an interesting discovery.

I was overlooking some fun public art around town that’s right under our noses. Art doesn’t have to be a special occasion thing. Local businesses have sculptures and murals nearby that we sometimes miss when we’re focused on our daily grind. Here are a few of my favorite places to enjoy some stellar