DFW Restaurant Week 2016

North Texas’ hottest summer dining event, DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is back for it’s 19th year, starting August 15, 2016!

  • Dine Out and enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 or $45, and two-course lunches for just $20
  • Discover more than 125 of the finest restaurants across Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Give Back with 20 percent of each meal donated to the North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area and Lena Pope in Tarrant County, helping local children and families in need.

More than 125 restaurants throughout North Texas take part in summer’s hottest dining event! Check out the official DFW Restaurant Week list for participating restaurants, menus and offerings!

Dallas Holiday Celebrations

With Christmas just a few days away and the new year coming in fast just behind, the city is light up with holiday cheer.  Dallas certainly has no shortage of events, and there is something to see and do in every corner.  Whether your looking for some family fun, a traditional event to take the in laws too or something out of the ordinary, Dallas has got you covered. We sure know how to do things big and the holidays are of no exception.  Check out some the event happening right now in your own backyard.

 

ICE at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Spa - 11/12/2015 - 01/07/2016

1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, Texas 76051

A full on ICE sculpture exhibit made up of over two million pounds of ice, chilled at a frigid 9 degrees. ICE offers something for everybody, with tubing for the whole family, an ice bar for the grown ups and is in close proximity to the all the shopping that the Gaylord has to offer for some last minute gifts. Discounts and combo prices are available. 

ICE

Elf the Musical at Dallas Summer Musicals - 12/08/2015 - 12/20/2015

909 1st Ave. Dallas, Texas 75210

Based on the hilarious film, Elf is the story of a orphan who happens to fall into Santa's bag on Christmas Eve and is raised to believe he is a true Elf, until his human attributes kick in. With Santa's permission, Buddy the Elf, travels back to New York city to find his real family and remind all how magical Christmas really is.

Gingerbread House Making Party - 11/19/2015 - 12/ 31/2015

1616 Commerce Street Dallas, TX 75201

Full family event, adults, children and pets are welcome. The workshop is open and free from 1:00pm to 3:00pm every Sunday during the holiday season.  Mimosas are plentiful and Celebrity Cafe and Bakery will be supplying the sweets. The event is located in the Unbranded pop up shop inside of 1616 Commerce.

The Nutty Nutcracker - 12/18/2015 8:00pm

1540 Mall Circle Fort Worth, TX 76116

A hilarious parody of one of the most iconic Christmas story, "The Nutty Nutcracker" is full of celebrity guest appearances and pop culture puns. Guaranteed to leave you with a sore tummy, enjoy the lighter side of the holiday season and have yourself a good laugh.

Tesla Powerwall | A Home Energy Revolution

Tesla unveils a revolutionary game changer in how we power our homes with the release of their newest addition, the "Tesla Powerwall".

In short, the powerwall will have the ability to store energy from the sun and power your home during the night.  The powerwall also has the ability to work as a backup in the event of a power outage.  Multiple batteries can be placed together for homes that require more energy. Each battery will cost your about $3,000.00 but will dramatically cut down on your energy cost overtime. For a more detailed description check out the video below.

With Dallas recently being listed as, "One of the most green cities in America", having one in your home will surely contribute to making our city a healthier place to live . Keep in mind, all powerwall's are sold out through 2016 but reservations can be made online.

Dallas BIG Halloween


Halloween is right around the corner, time to get the weekend events planned out and pull together the last few items to finish off your costume.  Dallas is packed full of events this year spanning all areas of the city with something creepy planned for all ages.  Check out the list below to start planning your Ol' Hallows Eve schedule. Beware and be safe!


Lowest Greenville Family Trick-or-Treating

Starting at 11:00am on Halloween morning, business down the strip will have treats for the whole family.  Business down the strip will hand out candy for the little ones and invite the adults in to shop and dine.  Greenville Avenue Pizza be offering free desert pizza for the event

Scare on The Square

Hop on the hayride in the old McKinney Square for a family fun Halloween fest. Costume contest, shopping, trick-or-treating, and much more await you.

Shoppes on Hi Line Market Fall Festival

Local Dallas market vendors, food trucks and drinks...Oh My! The design districts market will feature a pumpkin patch for the kiddos and photo both. This is set to be a bloody good time.

Pumpkin Carving at the Od Monk

Giving back this Halloween by heading over to the Old Monk. Ten bucks will get you a pumpkin to carve, supplies and beer. The best pumpkins will be chosen and prizes given while all proceeds go to the North Texas Food Bank.



Underrated and Rising : Dallas Neighborhood Gems

With some many people moving into the Dallas metroplex, some neighborhoods have taken on a whole new persona, and some are just as tried and true as they have always been.  Depending on what your looking for whether it be location to work, school districts, affordability, or the neighborhood overall, finding the best neighborhood for your family is a bit of a daunting task.  So with that said, I'll do you a solid and showcase a few spot's each week around the city, you may or may not have know to be an overall great space to build and grow.

Lochwood | Northeast Dallas

Known for its lush greenery and large lot sizes, Lochwood sits just northeast of White Rock Lake. The short commute to the city while still maintaining privacy and a slower laid back lifestyle makes Lochwood a ideal neighborhood, combining the best of both worlds.  Its close proximity to Lower Grenville and the M Streets allows for the progressive culture to trickle into the tight knit community.  The crime rate is dramatically lower than its surrounding neighbors which is always a good thing, safety first.

Lochwood homes are reminiscent of the 1950's and 1970's and new homes being built with sleek contemporary lines and eye catching architecture. Notably an up and coming neighborhood, the cost of homes in the area are very appealing to younger families establishing themselves.

There is never a shortage of things to do.  Just a few blocks away you can choose from the many activities White Rock Lake has to offer. If your looking for more of an active nightlife, Grenville Ave. is just around the way, while having easy access to Uptown Dallas.