Texas might be best known for its cowboy culture and its wide-open spaces, but there’s a whole lot more to the Lone Star State than just cowpokes and big skies. From sophisticated wineries to a vibrant music and cultural scene, Texas is brimming with fascinating and intriguing things to see and do.
Two years in the making, local nonprofit DFW Italians proudly presents the inaugural DFW Italian Festival to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Italy. The one-day festival will be filled with Italian food, wine tastings, stage performances by local and national artists, arts and crafts for kids, gondola rides and more.
Rain or shine, the festival will be held at the southeast corner of Las Colinas Blvd. and N. O’Connor Blvd. at 5220 N. O’Connor Blvd. Irving, TX 75039 on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 12 pm to 10 pm. General admission tickets start at $5 and kids 10 years old and under are free. These tickets can be purchased on their website (recommended) or in person. Parking is available in the surrounding areas. Visit the website at www.dfwitalianfestival.com for a map and more information.
Crave was there at the start with Dalat when Khanh Nguyen was serving hot Pho bowls and Dragon Shots til 2am. We were there when we saw the first Zalat Pizza street sign go up next door on Fitzhugh with “Open til 4am” on it. We remember telling Khanh that it was a bold move to put 4am on the permanent street sign. His response was that he didn’t want to give himself the option to not stick to it. Dallas has followed Zalat over the past 8 years as their late-night, “luxury pizzas for the masses” concept has exploded from its original Fitzhugh location to now 29 locations across Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin.
One of Dallas’ most revered holiday traditions, Holiday Tea at The Adolphus, is returning to The French Room on Wednesday, November 1 – Sunday, January 7.
For the first time ever, The French Room will offer Holiday Tea seven days a week. Reservations are available every day (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Reservations go live on Tuesday, October 3.
For one night only, Southfork Ranch becomes the estate of Sir Warren Peace. While dining there, guests will be thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue and murder they will never forget. Anyone could be the murderer, and of course, anyone could be the next victim. To play along, guests can bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Although not required, everyone is encouraged to dress in evening finery for this classy crime scene. There will be a costume contest for the best dressed, and the winner will receive an overnight stay in the famed Southfork Ranch mansion.*
Drinkers & diners will find delight in the new watering hole located at the bottom floor of Dallas’ Downtown Westin. Newcomer, Patrick Kennedy’s Irish Pub, has officially opened its doors at 1201 Main Street #100.
While the bar may be new in name, the team behind the concept is no novice to Irish pubs as they are behind many sister concepts throughout the metroplex including Playwright Irish Pub, The Crafty Irishman Public House, Trinity College Irish Pub and Cannon’s Corner Irish Pub.