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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  

Women-Owned Businesses in Irving to Support

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:00 PM by Kristina Rowe

When you support local women-owned businesses, you’re supporting economic justice and empowerment for women, and that feels good. You’re also supporting the local economy, the surrounding community and most of all, local families, both the owners' and their employees'. That feels good too, but truth be told, these businesses are worthy of your support, even without all of that. 

Uniquely Irving: Venetian Terrace

Friday, October 8, 2021 10:00 AM by Kristina Rowe

In Venice, cafés and restaurants along the canals make picture-perfect scenes that have been recaptured on Venice Beach in California, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and on the Mandalay Canals right here in Irving. The canals in Las Colinas are one of the most photographed locations in Irving, and Venetian Terrace is part of that beautiful scene. More like a palazzo (palace) than anything else, this wedding venue and restaurant has been bringing opulence, old-world charm and romance to Irving for over twenty years.  

Very few of us will ever get to dine in a restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal, but lucky for us, Cafemandu - Flavors of Nepal restaurant has brought all those flavors right here to Irving. Let’s be fair, some of us (raises hand) don’t even know where Nepal is on the map. But if you’ve heard of Mount Everest, it’s the highest point in the Himalayan mountain range, which lies between Nepal and Tibet.

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.

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.