Dining Out for Thanksgivings Dinner

Thanksgiving turkey dinner

Family and friends are finally gathering together this year to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving Dinner. Whether you will have a small group of close family members or you’re hosting a large Turkey Day feast, you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen.

Some of our favorite DFW restaurants are offering delicious Thanksgiving dinner menus for dine-in and carry-out options. Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving Dinners at Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants.

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5 Spooky, and Scary Halloween Events

The cooler fall weather is the perfect time to enjoy the scary, spooky, altogether ‘ooky events in the DFW area. So dress up in your favorite costume, here are 5 of the best Halloween events you won’t want to miss.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Fright Fest is here and lurking around the corner in Arlington, TX. Come to Six Flags Over Texas to enjoy the family-friendly attractions during the day…and experience

Look Out! The park has three interactive Photo Scare Zones, where a zombie, a witch, or something else that goes bump in the night waiting for you. There are also Haunted Houses that only the bravest of the brave dare to go. our Haunted Houses. But beware of those trying to help you as you navigate a labyrinth in darkness. Be sure to grab the Haunted House Add-On which lets you visit all 6 of the premium haunted houses. (You must have park admission and a Haunted House Add-On to visit our premium haunted houses.)

🎃 Fright Fest Admission: One Day Tickets are as low as $39.99. Don’t forget your Haunted House Add-On pass to visit the Premium Haunted Houses. Haunted House Add-On lets you visit all SIX of our premium haunted houses, which are sold separately from your park admission.

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Fun-Filled Memorial Day Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Make Memories at the Dallas Arboretum During Memorial Day Weekend

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites the community to visit the garden during Memorial Day weekend, an official kick-off to summer. The action-packed weekend includes live music, cooking demonstrations, a curated “Celebrating America” playlist created by Top Ten Records for the garden, and food and drink specials at The Terrace Café. Active military, retired and veteran military and active first responders receive free admission all weekend with proper identification; free admission for these individuals is at the gate only and not available to reserve online.

Now through August 8, arboretum you and your family can stroll the garden to see the Summer of Sculpture exhibit featuring ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures. ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden. These contemporary pieces, created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe, are carved from various types of serpentine and semi-precious stone, often weighing tons, and can be as large as seven feet tall. Daily, Zimbabwean sculptors carve statues for people to see and ask questions. 

You can purchase any of the sculptures on display in the garden, as well as the ones created by the onsite artists in The Marketplace, which is located in the Dallas Arboretum’s Pecan Grove.

For guests who are interested in visiting Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, Memorial Day weekend includes Kelley Family Days from May 29 to 31 when there is free entrance with paid general garden admission.

Dallas Arboretum Concert

Arboretum Memorial Day Weekend Highlights

Sunday, May 30: Live music performances
The Dallas Tap Dazzlers, 2 p.m.
Justin Kemp concert (country)  (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn

Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)
10:30 a.m.: Window to the Wild bird show and Q&A (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)
11 a.m.: Dallas College Cooks demo (A Tasteful Place)

Saturday-Monday, May 29-31
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Activities – Kelley Family Days,
FREE entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden with general garden admission (Thanks to a gift from the Kelley Family)

Kick Of Your Summer at Panther Island

Let the summer fun begin this Memorial Day weekend at Panther Island Pavilion, located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding or take a leisurely bike ride along the Trinity Trails System. You can also watch a movies under the stars at  the Coyote Drive-In.

Kylde Warren Park MusicFest

Enjoy a night under the stars with a live music performances by Robert Earl Keen and Devon Gilfillian on Thursday, May 27, from 6 – 20 pm. Food trucks will be available for food and beverages.

Follow us on Twitter @BigDConcierge, #DFWMemorialDay for more fun Memorial Day events.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats for Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th. But it’s not too late to show your love for that special lady. Here are a few Mother’s Day dining events and gift ideas that any mother will love.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Al Biernat’s

Al Biernat’s is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch from 10 am-2:30 pm, featuring strawberry pancakes, brioche French toast, crab cake benedict, lobster scramble, and garlic cheese grits.

The Mother’s Day Brunch menu is available at both the Oak Lawn and North Dallas locations. Call for reservations  for dine-in or curbside pickup. Oak Lawn 214-219-2201 , North Dallas  — 972-239-3400.

Fort Worth Opera’s Mother’s Day & Teddy Bear Tea

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The Fort Worth Opera will celebrate mothers with a special tea and performance of opera and musical theater favorites on Saturday, May 8 at 2 pm at Ashton Depot in Fort Worth. You and Mom will enjoy a glass of champagne; traditional tea; and sandwiches, scones, and sweets while opera singers serenade you. A special Teddy Bear Tea menu is available for children 12. Reservations  are required. For more information: FW Opera Mother’s Day Tea

Afternoon Tea at Hotel Crescent Court

Located in the Crescent Court hotel’s Conservatory sunroom and tranquil courtyard, overlooking peaceful fountains and greenery, this elegant Afternoon Tea features a selection of luxury tea blends, tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones paired with clotted cream and house-made preserves, and a yummy tea cakes and pastries. The tea services takes place each Saturday and Sunday (12-2 pm). Reservations are required

A Sweet Treat for Mom

Order a MOM Cake from Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie. Spell out M-O-M in mini letter cakes. Available in two flavors: Lemon & Raspberry, Chocolate & Caramel. Custom cakes are made to order and require at least a 2-day notice. Call 214.613.3570 to order.

A beautiful box of pastel colored macarons in Mom’s favorite flavor.
2-6- or 12 piece boxes available.

Order soon. These sweet treats will sell out!

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