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Celebrate National Onion Ring Day Arlington Style!

Did someone say onion rings? Even folks who don’t like onions (points to self) usually get onboard with this version of deep fried fun. Although, the exact origin of deep-fried onion rings is a mystery, one claimant (according to Wikipedia) to the invention is the Kirby's Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas, in the early 1920s…

Take a Sip to Celebrate National Iced Tea Day in Arlington

Sweet? Unsweet? Half and half? Arnold Palmer? If you are from the South or have lived in the South for any amount of time, you know what I am talking about. TEA! Thirst quenching, goes with everything, Iced Tea! And I am not talking about the Long Island kind. June 10th is National Iced Tea Day. This "brew" has permeated our culture for over a…

Top 8 Spots in DFW to Watch the Big Game

It’s time. The most important day in football – The Super Bowl. Whether you watch for the sport, the crazy ads or the Jennifer Lopez and Shakira half-time performances, everyone will be gathered around the TV on February 2. This year the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off. If you’re rooting for Texas native Patrick Mahomes or…

What's Hot in Downtown's Urban Union

The emergence of the Urban Union district has upped the cool factor in Arlington by more than a few percentage points, and no wonder—it’s a destination where everything’s a bit different, and you can do bit of everything—eat, drink, enjoy live music, throw stuff, make stuff, even knock out some work. Situated along Front Street (just south of the…

Cheers to Restaurant Week in Arlington

I don’t cook. There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong, I still eat like a champ. My juicer gets plenty of exercise, and I rock a great salad. And although I do love veggies & hummus for dinner, when I get the chance to dine out, the answer is always an enthusiastic yes. And during Restaurant Week, the answer is WOOHOO followed by a shameless happy…

7 Spots to Hit Up for Happy Hour in Arlington

Are you ready to unwind? When that five o’clock whistle blows, there’s no shortage of options for a memorable happy hour in Arlington. If you’re ready to break out of your after-five routine, check out a few of my favorite places in town to meet a friend for a tasty beverage and some good conversation: 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge 506 East Division St…

Five Places To Find Late Night Fun In Arlington

I’m a confirmed night owl, as anybody who knows me well can attest to—and apparently I’m one by nature, since my mom tells me I used to drive her crazy by lying awake in my crib all night. However, I suspect I’m also a night owl by choice. I love late night dining and those great extended conversations you get into at after-hours spots, the…

Why I’m Thankful for Arlington

Title: “Why I’m Thankful for Arlington” As someone who was born and raised in Arlington—and who has also lived and worked here during multiple eras of my adult life—I’ve racked up a sizeable list of favorite places and an even larger collection of memories, as you might imagine. The older I get, the more appreciative I am of both, so it seems…

6 Spots for Festive Fall Boo-ze

There are so many reasons why fall is my favorite season—like the cooler temperatures, smell of cookouts and burning leaves, changing colors, and general excitement that’s always in the air in the form of football games, baseball playoffs, and the approach of upcoming holidays. One of my favorite autumn activities is sitting outside on a brisk…