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A Guide to Toyota Music Factory

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

The ultimate foodie and music lover destination; Toyota Music Factory (TMF) is an exciting blend of restaurants, bars, live music, and community events. Located in Las Colinas, Toyota Music Factory is home to several local Irving businesses and is a great spot to show tourists and locals alike what Irving has to offer. Whatever you are in the mood for, TMF has it. Tacos, craft beers, hard-to-find wines, brunch, fresh sushi; the options are endless and your taste buds will always leave happy! It's the perfect “night out” location: catch a delicious dinner, enjoy some live music, then hit last call for a nightcap. For those that like to rise with the sun on the weekends, Toyota Music Factory offers several outdoor community workout classes that are begging to be followed by a sweet and savory brunch with friends. While it all may be one location, each night out at Toyota Music Factory will feel unique and create great memories with the ever-changing music lineups and incredible food. 

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. 

It’s fall in Texas y’all and winter is slowly making its way south, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor food, drink and fun. First, well, it’s Texas, but when we do finally feel a chill in the air, Irving is home to lots of hot spots (pun intended) featuring outdoor spaces outfitted to keep us toasty.

Is there anything more romantic than falling in love against a firelight glow? Whether it's a crackling fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, there's just something about those flickering flames that gets you in the mood for romance, and you may find yourself temporarily forgetting about those chilly temps, should they arrive. Here’s where to get cozy.

Where to Find a Fine Thanksgiving Dinner in Irving

Friday, November 12, 2021 11:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Let's Talk Turkey! 

This 2021 holiday season, there's no shortage of warnings about, well, shortages. If you don’t plan ahead, you might find yourself in a turkey day dilemma, because there may not be enough birds to go around. Here in Irving, there are a range of outstanding restaurants where you can have your turkey and dressing and eat it too, along with all the sides and pies - even pizza pies! That’s right, we’ve got the skinny on all the restaurants open for you to gobble till you wobble from fine dining to fast food and everything in between. Get your fat pants ready! 

Celebrate Veterans Day In Irving

Thursday, November 11, 2021 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. However, each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 


Visit Irving salutes our past and present men and women in uniform today. Below is a list of Veterans Day celebrations throughout the city.

Food Trucks of Irving

Monday, October 25, 2021 9:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

Did you know there are several delicious food trucks here in Irving? The perfect way to enjoy diverse menu items in a casual to-go setting, check out these awesome meals on the move in Irving! From tacos to BBQ to sandwiches, there is something for everyone, so keep your eyes to the streets for your next meal to roll by. 

Uniquely Irving: Edoko Omakase

Friday, October 22, 2021 7:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

When searching for the outstanding sushi in Irving, look no further than Edoko Omakase. This locally owned restaurant serves up only fresh ingredients and always sources from local farmers markets when possible, while the kitchen features a sushi chef expert with over 20 years of experience. All seafood served here is extremely high quality and you will feel as if you are dining along the shores of Japan with every bite. While sushi is king, there is an array of flavorful Japanese dishes for all to enjoy. Some of my favorites include the teriyaki chicken and shrimp tempura. Those looking to keep a vegetarian diet will enjoy the rich umami flavors through the vegetable tempura and the vege don with a mixed variety of pickled veggies served on top of sushi rice.

5 Popular Covered Patios

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

We know this beautiful weather can’t keep you indoors for long. To help you get outdoors and stay outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best-covered patios in Irving. Drinking and dining al fresco at these Irving bars and restaurants will keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Seasonal Standouts: The Flavors of Fall

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Well howdy, pumpkins, and happy autumn to you! It’s “officially” fall, but helloooooo, we're in Texas y'all. One day it's hot and humid, the next it's storming, and the next, lo and behold, you rise and shine to a lovey crisp morning. Our weather may be bi-polar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t tailgate, carve pumpkins and indulge in the flavors of fall. If you’ve been anticipating sweet treats, game-day snacks, hearty soups or elegant meals with seasonal ingredients, now’s the time to find the fall food traditions you crave at these Irving restaurants.