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Mom, Momma, Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mamacita, Mummy, Mum, Madre, Ma - Each and every one of them deserves a solo staycation! Seriously, there’s no “paid time off” for being a mom - especially after a year of parenting during a global pandemic - a year when Mum has not been just a parent, but a teacher, chef, housekeeper, coach, activity director, entertainer, referee, and so on.

Best Places to Dine with a View in Irving

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

The skies are calling for patio weather, live music fills the air, ambiance awaits with a side of cocktails - it couldn’t be any more perfect to enjoy a delicious meal with a stellar view! In Irving, we’ve got a view for every dining style. Some would say Irving tastes as good as it looks. So come look around! These five spots provide the opportunity to savor both the local cuisine and sweet views, simultaneously. There’s a seat waiting for you, no matter your dining style. 

The originator of the National Empanada Day might be unknown, but we’re glad it was invented because we’ll take any excuse to eat these folded pastries – baked or fried – any day! With its famously diverse food scene, the city of Irving prides itself as one of the best, if not THE ultimate destination for empanadas in DFW, with two empanaderias topping online charts and reviews for more than 5 years and counting! Without further ado, here they are! 

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! 

Irving's Most Hoppining Easter Eats & Treats

Friday, March 26, 2021 11:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Let’s hatch a plan for the upcoming holiday weekend!

He has risen! And restaurants are being reborn this holiday too.  Easter is a traditional time for family feasting and celebrating, and eateries all around Irving are pulling out all the stops to bring you the holiday meal that you may have missed last year. So treat yourself and your special somebunnies to an amazing Easter meal and support a local restaurant while you’re at it. Whether you feel comfortable sitting down for a decadent brunch or dinner or would still prefer takeout meals, here’s how to feast for Easter in Irving. Hop to it — reservations and pre-orders are a must, and soon.

With Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs for Easter coming to mind, let’s take a look at the best peanut butter dishes and treats here in Irving. From sweet to savory, frozen to saucy, we can all find a peanut butter snack to get behind. We can debate later about smooth vs. crunchy, but until then, check out these delicious, peanut butter-filled creations! 

Irving's Irish Inspired Eats and Drinks

Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

March is here and Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner. To celebrate everything green and lucky this month, check out these local Irving restaurants for the best Irish-inspired Eats and Drinks. Let’s transport mentally to the lively streets of Dublin or historic alleys of Belfast through dishes like corned beef, fish & chips, cabbage, Guinness cocktails, and Irish whiskeys. Think we can all agree we need some luck from the Irish this year, so let’s indulge and gather with friends and family; whether in person or virtually.