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Top 10 Holiday Meals in Irving

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

You've decked your halls with boughs of holly, triumphed over the supply chain bottleneck with gifts wrapped and under the tree, and you've watched holiday movies with the fam until you can quote the answer to "Why is the carpet all wet, Todd?" It's time to sit back and relax with a glass of wine by the fire, you deserve it. All that's left for a perfect Christmas is planning, purchasing, preparing and serving a delicious holiday meal. Well, let someone else do it this year. We've compiled a list of Irving restaurants with little elves to help


There are National Food Holidays, then there are NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS. Today’s falls into the latter category, cause it’s homegrown … that thin cut of meat dipped in batter, deep fried and smothered in gravy. Giddy up, it’s National Chicken-Fried Steak Day, y’all!

The exact origins of the Texas staple are unclear. Did it come from German and Austrian immigrants to Texas in the 19th century, who brought recipes for Wiener schnitzel from Europe? Or was it invented by accident in 1911, when a short-order cook named Jimmy Don Perkins at