We know that Irving is booming, so we want to make it easy for you to keep tabs on all things new in town. Follow along to stay in the loop on the exciting new developments in Irving, TX.
Poblanos Piri Piri
One of the most flavorful new restaurants in Irving is Poblanos Piri Piri. This UK/Europe-based restaurant chain blends the flavors of Portuguese, African, Lebanese, Mexican, and Indian cuisine to delightful results. The chefs here specialize in fresh and healthy street food using high-quality produce and meats to create dishes that satisfy both appetites and budgets. Make your way over to this fast-casual spot for grilled chicken of all types, chicken wings, savory sides, and more. Visit Poblanos Piri Piri at 3636 N. Beltline Road.
This bar/patio/kitchen is one of the newest additions to the always-enticing Toyota Music Factory lineup, and one of a few new restaurants in Las Colinas. Reservoir, part of the Funky Lime family of restaurants, is now open and serving up tasty bites and drinks alongside an assortment of events: a live music series on Thursday nights, TV events from games to fights, and more. Swing by before a concert at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory and choose from a huge menu featuring a great selection of American fare with a Southern comfort edge, brick-oven pies, and delicious appetizers like homemade queso. Or, come in after a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse to take advantage of the late-night bites menu, available from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tex-Mex food thrives here in Irving, so the addition of Lupe Tortilla is a welcome one. The Valley Ranch location may be new to Irving, but the business has a long history in Texas with some 20 restaurants in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. The massive menu boasts more than 60 items, with their specialty being fajitas served still sizzling. Vegetarians can select from at least eight different meat-free entrees and there’s also plenty of seafood options for pescatarians. The restaurant is also known for making tortillas fresh to order, high-quality ingredients, and a dedication to freshness. Lupe Tortilla is located at 3131 Regent Blvd.
The Ginger Man
Irving’s newest purveyors of quality beers and bites, The Ginger Man, opened at the end of May. Located in the Water Street area of Las Colinas, The Ginger Man sits overlooking Lake Carolyn, providing a relaxed outdoor patio space in addition to a spacious inside area. The bar is impressive: taps of delicious brews line the walls and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you pick the right beer. In addition to a generous selection of beers (over 100 on draught and in bottles), craft cocktails, and a wine list that would make a sommelier proud, guests can take advantage of a full kitchen serving elevated pub grub. So, make your way to the lake and seek out The Ginger Man.
Pancheros Mexican Grill
Irving’s rapid growth as both a corporate business hub and evolving music destination brings many national brands to the city. The latest chain to come to town is Pancheros Mexican Grill, located in the Valley Ranch area. This fast-casual burrito joint hails from Iowa, with this location being only its second effort in Texas. Pancheros differentiates itself from other Mexican grills by fresh pressing balls of dough into tortillas right before your eyes and also taking the time to mix your burrito ingredients before serving it to you—no more pockets of rice followed by patches of guac! Visit Pancheros Mexican Grill at 3275 Regent Blvd.
Office Depot has debuted their take on coworking spaces with the creation of Workonomy Hub. The major retailer has opened just three of these concepts so far, and Irving’s Office Depot is one of the three. Located inside the store at 1000 W. Airport Freeway, this new offering seeks to provide small businesses, remote workers, and freelancers with the professional space and resources they need for day-to-day work, meetings, and more.
Free Meals for Kids and Teens
Yes, you read that right. This summer, the City of Irving and CitySquare are partnering to give busy parents one less thing to worry about: lunch for their kids during the week. Kids and teens up to age 18 can receive a free full meal every weekday at participating Irving library locations. There will also be fun activities for kids to participate in during their lunch time. Participating libraries include Valley Ranch Library, West Irving Library, South Irving Library, and East Branch Library. Lunch times vary across the locations, so be sure to check the Irving Public Library website to learn more. It’s also a good idea to arrive toward the beginning of the lunch time so you don't miss out. This incredible program will go through August 9.