Weekend Itinerary

This Weekend in Irving

We’ve got another exciting weekend coming up in Irving, TX. Whether you are looking for concerts, happy hours, culinary or cultural events, look no further

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Kristina Rowe
Author: Kristina Rowe

A tech writer by day, I help people navigate software that helps them do their jobs. In my free time, I write stories that guide people to the great food and fun that awaits them in Irving, where I live, and all-around Dallas Fort-Worth. When I'm out and about with my colorful sneakers on, you might find me checking out a larger-than-life, outdoor work of art or a historically or architecturally significant building, plotting where I'm going to go eat next. 


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Five Ways to Have Fun at Lake Carolyn

In many ways, the planned community, Las Colinas, is the ultimate work and play destination in Irving. Lustrous office towers house corporate headquarters and Fortune 500 companies in its urban center, while luxury residential complexes abound.Lakeside hotels, the nearby convention center and Toyota Music Factory make it a great place to visit, too…

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5 Healthy Dishes to Try in Irving

Even if you didn’t make a resolution to eat healthier in 2022, the New Year is a great time to try new things. Eating out can be a challenge if you’re trying to make better food choices. But several restaurants in Irving offer sizable menus of dishes made with fresh ingredients and superfoods. With healthy options as delicious as these for every meal of the day, you might decide to make that “eat healthier” resolution after all…

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Uniquely Irving Eateries: Po Melvin’s

Every year at New Years, publications around the country publish stories about the black-eyed peas at Po Melvin’s, and many of them share the recipe to bring good luck in the New Year. But for more than 30 years, locals and visitors in Irving have been lucky enough to dine at Po Melvin’s year round…

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Where to Get Your Game On In Irving

Whatever you like to play, it’s easy to find a place in Irving to get your game on. From trivia and game nights at your favorite watering holes to laid back evenings of playing pool or no-holds-barred pinball and virtual reality games, there’s surely something to suit your sense of play. If you’re more of a spectator, local Irving restaurants and bars have you covered for that, too. Here are 15 great places to get you started if you want to set your inner gamer free…

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Uniquely Irving: Peak Restaurant and Bar

We’ve talked about some of the ways you can “visit” countries around the world through the diverse tastesof Irving restaurants. And we’ve taken you to the Himalayan mountains before, so you may have learned a little bit about Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. But you may not know that Irving has about a dozen Nepalese restaurants where you can get momos (dumplings) and other delicious dishes…

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Celebrate National Margarita Day in Irving

When National Margarita Day falls on Taco Tuesday, there’s only one way to celebrate -with Mexican food and margaritas. Of course, here in Irving there are plenty of places to celebrate. Whether you like things casual or styled up a bit, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to raise a glass to one of our all-time favorite cocktails. If you’re looking to celebrate National Margarita Day in Irving, here are eight great restaurants that will make the day a special one…

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Uniquely Irving: Mr Max Izakaya Restaurant

Mr. Max Izakaya Restaurant at 3028 N. Belt Line Roadis such a legend in Irving. It’s hard to know where to begin when describing it, except that it’s one of the top places in all of North Texas for authentic Japanese food. It’s the only Irving restaurant that was mentioned in Thrillist’s shoutout to The 18 Best Restaurants in the Dallas Suburbs. While I think they overlooked a number of Irving restaurants that deserve a place on this list, they’re definitely not wrong about Mr. Max…

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Uniquely Irving: Vinnie’s Pizzeria & Pastaria

With so many outstanding restaurants in Irving, it can be tough for a new restaurant to quickly win our hearts, but consider my heart “won over.”While I won’t be abandoning longtime favorites or the unique place-making international cuisine Irving restaurants are known for, I have been eyeing one of Irving’s newest restaurants, and I like what I see. I liked what I tasted too…

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Paws Colinas Will Make Your Best Friend Smile

There’s a new hangout in town for the very good boys and girls of Irving. If your best friend is of the four-legged kind, you owe it to them to check it out. Dogs need exercise and socialization, and let's face it, we do too. A second dog park in Irving is giving all of us a fun place to meet those needs…

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