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After a day full of meetings, you might be wondering what to do in Irving to kick back and relax. Whether you’re looking for a little solo rest and relaxation, or something to do with a group, Irving offers plenty of ways to unwind or squeeze in a little extra team building after your meeting. Irving’s prime location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex means you will find an abundance of world-class activities at your fingertips.

Things to do in Irving in November

Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00 AM by Visit Irving

It’s hard to believe that November is already here! Use the following list as a guide to all the best things to do in Irving this November.

November 1 - 3

Thursday, November 1
  • Whether you want to drop in for lunch or wait until you’re finished with work for the day, be sure to take advantage of Thirsty Thursday at Cool River Cafe, one of Irving’s go-to hot spots. Drink specials—like $5 draft beer and $5 wine by the glass—last all day long. Come unwind at this refined yet relaxed Las Colinas establishment.
Saturday, November 3
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Things to Do in Irving in October

Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:00 AM by Visit Irving

Fall is officially here. That means cooler weather, shorter days, and of course, Halloween. There’s a lot to celebrate in October, making it more fun than ever to explore Irving. Discover some of the exciting Irving things to do in October below.

Irving Events to Attend This Fall

Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:00 AM by Visit Irving

As soon as you feel that slight chill in the morning air, you know what it means: it’s time to start dreaming of apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and falling leaves. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do in September, October, and November in Irving, so get the flannel out of the closet, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and head out to some fall events in Irving, TX! 

Irving Salutes America!

Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

July is peeking just around the corner and you know what that means . . . time to don your red, white and blue and celebrate America's independence. We are so fortunate to live and work in a city that offers a wide variety of patriotic events, including live music, food trucks, festivities for the whole family, fireworks, and did I mention live music?  Here are our recommended events to attend beginning this weekend.  You can also look on our website for more.  www.irvingtexas.com

Easter Fun Around Irving

Friday, March 23, 2018 10:00 AM by Roselle Pliego

Hip Hop Hooray for all the fun-filled Easter activities that will be going on in Irving. This year will be like no other Easter thanks to the two new entertainment venues in Irving who are adding even more fun. So bring your baskets and cheerful spirit and take part in one or more activities this Easter. There will be activities for kids, teens, adults and grandparents. Check out the irvingtexas.com event calendar to get the complete list.

Week Roundup Irving Edition - Sept. 9-11

Friday, September 9, 2016 12:12 PM by Kayla Mansour

There's a cold front blowing in this weekend! Yep, we'll be rocking it in the mid 70's, brrrrrrrr! Enjoy the "Fall" weather and get out and enjoy the fun stuff around town. If it makes you feel more in the mood wrap up in a scarf and grab a pumpkin spice latte to get you moving. 

New Eats and Fun in Irving

Friday, July 29, 2016 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Phil came home on Friday, exhausted from a week of selling fabrics to his apparel clients.   But as tired as he was, he still had the energy to fire up the grill.  Phil was a master griller.  In fact, his neighbors, family and friends became very familiar with Phil's grilling.  The delicious smell would travel for blocks.  Phil wore a cowboy hat to keep the sun off his head and he'd tie a red bandana around his neck because sitting next to a grill all night sure works up a sweat.  That's how he earned the nickname "Cowboy Phil."  Tonight it was three whole chickens on a skewer that would roast slowly until  perfection.  Of course his wife, Jeanette, gave the chickens a good rub with her special blend of spices.  Once the charcoals were at just the right color, Phil sprinkled on some mesquite chips that had soaked all day.  He had just set the chickens to grill when the phone calls began.  By dinner time, he had eight guests and happily prepared more chickens.  After a lengthy discussion, and against the advice of their friends, Cowboy Phil and Jeanette decided to open their first restaurant in Dallas.

For two weeks before opening their doors to the public, curious shoppers stopped by to see what they were up to. Cowboy Phil gave them free samples from his menu, so by the night of the grand opening, a group of new customers, neighbors, family and friends created a line that stretched around the corner.  Phil was delighted!  Word got out about his hand-rubbed, slow roasted chicken, as well as his homemade side dishes.  And don't forget dessert.  Jeanette makes a great apple cobbler, too.  Once everyone was seated, he spent some time ringing up orders, greeting everyone, explaining his process, answering questions, until suddenly he realized that no one was in the back cooking

So into the kitchen he went, only to discover there was no fire in the grill!  Somehow, while everyone was visiting, the wood just began to smoulder.  Cowboy Phil apologized to the crowd, who was very forgiving. 

"Don't worry, we'll wait," they all said.  So back in the kitchen he went.  He placed the chickens on a skewer and set them to roasting.  Phil was so excited that he would finally be able to serve dinner and watch as his customers cleaned their plates.  Only when he went to check on the chickens, they had all slid off the rod and into the fire.  There was no food to serve on opening night.  It was the disaster of all disasters. 

Phil and Jeanette were devastated.  With a broken heart he began to tell his customers one by one there would be no food that night.  He started giving everyone's money back, but some people refused to take it.  They said they would just come back the next night.  Although the crowd was forgiving, Phil and Jeanette began to question their decision to risk everything and open a restaurant.  But because of their tenacity, they became even more determined to make a go of it, and they opened the next night to another large crowd.  That night they served everyone.  And their customers came back.  And they kept coming.  Phil ran his restaurant that first year in the evenings after he worked all day selling fabrics.  And the customers kept coming.  He was doing something right!

That was 1981 and twenty some odd restaurants ago.  Today, Cowboy Phil is accompanied by a full staff who make sure all of his restaurants have that down home feel.  And most importantly, he makes sure that what he serves is still good, honest food that keeps customers coming back time and again.  You can visit Cowboy Phil and try out the newly opened Cowboy Chicken, located at 3351 Regent Blvd. #100, here in Irving.  You can also visit them online at www.CowboyChicken.com.  Look in their website for next week's calendar.  It's full of grand opening activities and specials.