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How to Celebrate With Dad in Irving

Monday, June 14, 2021 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Whether you're celebrating Father's Day for the first time, planning a father-son night on the town or simply taking the whole family out to dinner, this year can be even more special with just a few tips. We asked the dads in our office to toss out some words of wisdom, and these are their responses. Of course there's no shortage of things to do or places to eat here in Irving, so we've listed just some of their favorite picks for you. 

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.

Six Standout Sushi Spots in Irving

Friday, June 11, 2021 3:00 PM by Lori Sirmen

Texas may be known for ribeyes, tacos and BBQ joints, and in Irving, those culinary traditions don’t disappoint. But in this city, rich with diversity and creativity, there are some sensational Japanese eateries where uber-fresh fish is the sought after dish. Don’t worry, we’re not finding Nemo in the waterways of Las Colinas for your dining delight, but you might find Maki or Toro shipped straight from the ocean direct to your plate due to our landlocked locale in the Lone Star State. 

We all know that smoked brisket is a staple in the Texas diet. It’s a culinary star of the Lone Star State and one of the holy grails of Texas barbecue. If you’re a visitor, you need to hit up a local BBQ joint and get some south in your mouth! But not just any place will do (keep reading). And you should know that brisket is hardly limited to barbecue. Tender, juicy, smoky brisket is fabulous served on a platter or sliced in a sammy with sauce and pickles, but it is equally as delicious in Mexican, Argentinian and Asian dishes. In my

Happy National Glazed Donut Day! You know we love our foodie holidays here in Irving. Any reason to celebrate our favorite foods, right? Well today, we’re celebrating the country’s most beloved fried (or sometimes baked, ugh, okay we won’t judge) dough confection a.k.a donuts! Here are some of our favorite donut places in Irving. Take notes and get ready to stuff your face with these delicious concoctions of sugar, yeast, and magic! 

A Guide to Irving's Wine Bars

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (aka National Wine Day)! While it may be tempting to curl up on the couch with your favorite bottle, take this holiday opportunity to explore the great wine bars Irving has to offer. Wine bars are the perfect place to enjoy a happy hour after work or a relaxing weekend sipping wine and enjoying charcuterie with friends. Live music, knowledgeable bartenders, full dining menus and a playful ambiance can be found at any of the wine bars here in Irving. Their outdoor patios let you soak up the springtime weather, but these May showers may have you ducking in and bellying up to their amazing bars or dining room tables. Check out these spots to raise a glass and say “Cheers”  today! 

The food scene in Irving is an unexpected array of almost every cuisine, with chefs creating globally influenced dishes, Southern comfort and soul foods, quintessential Texas faves, haute cuisine, Cajun cooking, fusion-food mashups and good ole American fare, like a juicy cheeseburger with fries. However, today we’re exploring elevated dining experiences because, within this bounty of restaurant riche in Irving, some chefs create dishes and experiences that are so delicious and so completely perfect and unforgettable, that they should be on every local and visitor’s wish list.

Hunting Down the Best Hummus in Irving

Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

From flavorful gyros, spicy shawarma, and fresh vegetables, there is so much to love and enjoy when it comes to Mediterranean dishes. But if you ask me, my favorite is the basic but delicious hummus. You definitely taste the difference from store-bought versus handmade hummus at one of Irving’s amazing Mediterranean restaurants. Hummus typically is made from chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. While the classic is always a good place to start, feel adventurous and try one of the many varieties of hummus like roasted red pepper, spicy, eggplant, or cool and creamy avocado! Pair with freshly baked pita bread, crisp vegetables or as a spread on your gyro or sandwich. Check out these amazing places to get your hummus on in Irving.