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A Look Behind The Scenes on Valentine’s Day in Arlington

A lot of single types don’t like Valentine’s Day, but I’m not one of them. Years ago, I worked a side gig at a Hallmark store for extra cash, and the best part of the job (besides my discount and reading greeting cards when the store was slow) was working during Valentine’s season—mostly because it involves three of my favorite things: pink and red…

Texas Christkindl Market: A Little Bit of Germany in Arlington

If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit or are really in the mood for some great strudel paired with gluhwein, a trip to the Texas Christkindl Market should be on your list this holiday season. In its ninth year, the Texas Christkindl Market, presented by Comerica Bank, is one of the largest open ­air holiday markets in the Southwest and…

For Fun: Bad Dates, Great Stories

No doubt about it, bad dates have been happening to good humans ever since the first prehistoric man showed up at his lady love’s cave without bringing a little saber-toothed something. Most of these unfortunate outings fall into one of two categories: The kind with good people but bad luck, and the kind where the person you’re on the date with is…

Tourism Touches Everything: Salter Bros. Coffee Q&A

Arlington’s first coffee local roasters, Salter Bros. Coffee, create “artisan coffee roasted exclusively for you,” meaning this roaster creates delicious batches of coffee made-to-order. Selecting green coffee beans from small farms around the world, they embrace the “micro-lot” concept that ensures each cup of coffee is roasted in small batches…

Need to Work Offsite? Where to Work Remotely in Arlington

The modern workforce is changing, with more workers than ever a part of the gig economy, starting their own small business, or working remotely. The standard nine-to-five day at the office is evolving as workers have increased options on where they want to work - basically, anywhere WiFi is available. While Arlington is known for its robust…

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…

The Beginner’s Guide to Arlington’s Urban Union

No doubt about it, Downtown Arlington is booming right now, with new developments and destinations busting out all over—such as Urban Union, a highly-walkable, mixed-used district of converted industrial buildings that’s tucked between Abram and Division streets near the heart of downtown. If you haven’t yet checked it out, here’s a sneak peek:…

Your Guide to Arlington’s International Flavors

Tucked into every corner of the city, Arlington’s mom-and-pop shops and old-world family restaurants offer visitors a smorgasbord of authentic international flavor. KOREAN NAMOO KOREAN BOWL 300 E Abram, #170 “Appa loves to make people cry,” says server Genesis Aleman, a PR major at UTA who studies Korean, explaining that Appa means “dad” in Korean…