Food & Drink in Irving

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hilltop Indian Cuisine (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Hilltop Indian Cuisine

Irving

$22.88 $14

Chefs import spices and herbs from India to craft meat-based and vegetarian Indian dishes within a chic restaurant with great patio views

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Comfort Food at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. 7 Locations Available.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Zagat-rated, Texas-style barbecue joint where brisket, pork ribs & onion rings keep connoisseurs coming back to all seven locations

$8 for $15 Worth of Philly Cheesesteaks at Texadelphia

Texadelphia

Las Colinas

$15 $8

Texas–influenced philly cheesesteaks made with 100% Angus beef or chicken and topped with a signature mustard sauce or queso

Brazilian Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four at Rodizio Grill Las Colinas (Up to 37% Off)

Rodizio Grill Las Colinas

Las Colinas

$93.98 $59

Enjoy more than 16 cuts of rotisserie meat, appetizers, and salad, paired with drinks and dessert

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Junoon Grill

Junoon Grill

DFW Airport Hotel & Conference Center

$10 $5

Authentic Indian/Pakistani food such as chicken tikka, shish kebab, fish fry, and vegetarian curry served with clay oven-baked tandoori nan

Pan-Asian Cuisine at Piman Asian Bistro (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Piman Asian Bistro

Las Colinas

$20 $15

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Diners chow down on a variety of Asian dishes, such as drunken noodles, orange chicken, and salmon teriyaki

Mexican Food for Two During Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Danals Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Danals Mexican Restaurant

Irving

$15 $9

Chefs create Mexican staples, such as shrimp stuffed with white cheese and jalapeños, or beef sirloin steak seasoned with cilantro

Japanese and Asian Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four at Koi Xpress (Up to 40% Off)

Koi Xpress

Valley Ranch

$20 $12

Cooks quickly, but expertly prepare Japanese and Asian staples, including maki rolls, udon noodles, terriyaki bowls, and bento boxes

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

$12.25 for $21 Worth of Fried Catfish and Seafood at Jimmy's Catfish

Jimmy's Catfish

Downtown Grand Prairie

$21 $12.25

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Sizzling seafood such as oyster poboys and fried catfish with hush puppies served alongside chicken wings and fried okra

$12 for Mexican Cuisine at Beto's Mexican Restaurant ($20 Value)

Beto's Mexican Restaurant

Grand Prairie

$20 $12

Table-side guacamole, hand-rolled chili relleno, and sizzling fajitas with jumbo butterfly shrimp

Up to 50% Off Tex-Mex — Don Juan's; Valid Monday, Tuesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Don Juan's

Downtown Grand Prairie

$10 $5

Chefs cobble together fresh meat & beans to build enchiladas with chili & chips, taco burger, or bean & meat chalupa

$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pastries at Rodriguez Bakery & Restaurant ($30 Value)

Rodriguez Bakery & Restaurant

Grand Prairie Estates

$10 $5

Bakery in business since 2009 bakes pan dulce, such as pumpkin empanadas, gingerbread pigs, and cookies covered in raspberry and coconut

Handcrafted Gourmet Burgers for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Mixed Up Burgers (Up to 43% Off)

Mixed Up Burgers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Burgers made with toppings mixed into patties join other lunch and dinner mainstays including chicken tenders, house-cut fries, and hot dogs

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to The Great Texas Food Truck Rally (Up to 52% Off)

The Great Texas Food Truck Rally

Dallas - Reverchon Park

$20 $11

Guests chow down on food trucks' bites while listening to Beatles and '80s cover bands

$12 for $20 Worth of Groceries, Merchandise, and Farm-to-Table Cuisine at Urban Acres

Urban Acres

Dallas

$20 $12

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Executive Chef Rodriguez works with local farmers and artisans to prepare the freshest ingredients into tasty sandwiches, salads, and snacks

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mercado Juarez Cafe

Mercado Juarez Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Fajitas, enchiladas, and authentic Mexican specialties served with freshly made flour tortillas and homemade salsas

Dinner for Two or Four at Lolita's (50% Off)

Lolita's

Oak Lawn

$24 $12

Dig in to high-end Mexican dishes like carne asada or chicken street tacos, along with appetizers such as fresh guacamole, made table-side

Brew-HaHa Comedy Series Package with Brewery Tour and Beers, September 18–November 20 (Up to 26% Off)

Brew-HaHa Comedy Series

Multiple Locations

$21.69 $16

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Comedy and craft beer pair up during Thursday-night standup showcases at local breweries

Beer College Class for Two or Four with Growlers at The Bottle Shop (Up to 63% Off)

The Bottle Shop

Lowest Greenville

$100 $39

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In each 90-minute class, beer experts cover a topic such as German beers, local microbrewery and craft beers, or the art of home brewing

$8 for $15 Worth of American Food at BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Cheesy pub-style fries, Cajun-seasoned catfish, handmade half-pound burgers with fresh-cut fries, chicken wraps, and fresh salads

Local American Cuisine for Two or Four at Pyramid Restaurant & Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Dallas

$130 $69

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Leigh Mills creates dishes such as Kaffir & Chili Crusted Ostrich using locally sourced ingredients and herbs grown in a rooftop garden

90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

$173.90 $99

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

Mediterranean Food at Cafe Izmir (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cafe Izmir

Glencoe Park

$20 $11

Chefs prepare authentic Mediterranean fare such as hummus, grilled lamb chops & grilled quail, served family style on shareable plates

$129 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner and a Scenic Flight for 2 at Delta Charlie’s ($275 Value)

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

$275 $129

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Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

Two or Four Starters, Sliders, or Shared Plates at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (44% Off)

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Dallas Knox/Henderson

$27 $15

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Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Lee Harvey's (Up to 40% Off)

Lee Harvey's

Dallas

$20 $12

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Tacos, burgers, panini sandwiches, and award-winning onion rings fill an ever-changing menu at a beloved bar with an outdoor picnic area

Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi for Two at Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar

Broadstone Galleria

$20 $12

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Fresh sushi rolls, Korean short ribs, and hibachi seafood and steaks prepared tableside

One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for a Hookah Session with Charcoal Refill at Kismet Hookah Lounge (Up to 60% Off)

Kismet Hookah Lounge

Dallas

$25 $12

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Hookahs with multiple flavor choices served inside a upscale lounge with full bar, cocktail and bottle service, dance floor, and DJs

Cheese, Meat, and Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at Veritas Wine Room (Up to 47% Off)

Veritas Wine Room

East Dallas

$51.50 $30

Cheeses and meats from Texas and Europe served alongside award-winning chocolates at lauded wine bar

$12 for $20 Worth of Pan-Indian Dinner Cuisine at Vindu Indian Cuisine

Vindu Indian Cuisine

North Dallas

$20 $12

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Clay-fired tandoori entrees, dosas from South India, and entrees of chicken, vegetables, or lamb

One, Two, or Three Hookah Sessions for Two with Snacks at Pipe My Hookah (Up to 62% Off)

Pipe My Hookah

Dallas

$21 $10

BYOB hookah lounge invites guests to relax and enjoy a hookah in a variety of flavors

One-, Three-, or Five-Day Juice Cleanse from Elixir Juice Bar (Up to 29% Off)

Elixir Juice Bar

Dallas

$95 $69

Advanced cleanse includes eight bottles per day of juices made from fresh, raw, locally sourced ingredients and ayurvedic herbs

One-Hour Wine Education Class with Food Pairing for 2, 6, or 10 at Stoney's Wine Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

Stoney's Wine Lounge

Lowest Greenville

$57 $25

Guests learn about different varietals as they sip on wines and taste different cheeses and charcuterie

$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch at Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Dallas

$20 $12

Organic and free-range eggs, Vermont maple syrup, and made-to-order sandwiches

Bakery Goods at Bocatti (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bocatti

Midway Hollow

$20 $10

Specialty cakes or 3D gelatin made by skilled bakers

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue at Big Al’s Smokehouse BBQ

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ

Northwest Dallas

$20 $12

Meats simmered and smoked in accordance with secret recipes flanked by fried okra, beans, and coleslaw.

$12.75 for $20 Worth of Cajun and Creole Food at Alligator Cafe

Alligator Cafe

Deep Ellum

$20 $12.75

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Cajun and creole classics such as fried alligator tail with hush puppies, housemade chicken-and-sausage gumbo, and crawfish étouffée

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Maracas Cocina Mexicana

Maracas Cocina Mexicana

Deep Ellum

$30 $15

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Mexican lasagna, slow-cooked brisket tacos, spinach quesadillas with sweet ancho sauce, and other Tex-Mex dishes

American Cuisine and Drinks for Two or Four at Front Yard (Up to 50% Off)

Front Yard

Farmers Branch

$50 $25

Inside Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria, diners feast on American classics such as rib-eye steaks and burgers

Krispy Krunchy Fried Chicken at Foodplus (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Foodplus

Dallas

$6 $3

Pop in to neighborhood store for some Krispy Krunchy fried chicken or a family combo with 12 pieces of chicken, 6 Cajun tenders, and sides

Pizzeria Food for Dine-In or Carryout at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (Up to 50% Off)

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Lowest Greenville

$30 $15

Pizza by the slice or whole pies, orange-chipotle wings, calzones, and meatball subs make delicious lunch or dinner

$43 for a 1-Year Membership and One Box of Assorted Organic Produce from Johnson's Backyard Garden ($84 Value)

Johnson's Backyard Garden

Multiple Locations

$84 $43

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Members can pay to receive weekly or biweekly delivery of 10–12 in-season, organically grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs

Thai Cuisine at Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine

Dallas

$20 $10

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Chefs prepare classic Thai dishes such as pad thai, fried rice, curry puffs, and mango sticky rice

Ethiopian Cuisine at Desta Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available.

Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

Dallas

$30 $15

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Served amid contemporary, friendly atmosphere, specialties include extralean minced-beef kitfo prepared raw or slightly cooked and doro wot

One-Year Co-Op Membership, Initial Bin, and Small or Medium Share of Produce from Urban Acres (Up to 43% Off)

Urban Acres

Multiple Locations

$68.50 $39

Members receive co-op shares of organic produce, access to meat, coffee, and granola shares, and enrollment in the Rooster Loyalty program

$13 for a Sub Meal with Chips and Drinks for Two at Quiznos (Up to $21.14 Value)

Quiznos Subs

Downtown Dallas

$21.14 $13

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

$8 for $15 Worth of American Food at Bonnie & Clyde's Cheesesteak Factory

Bonnie And Clydes Cheesesteak Factory

Dallas

$15 $8

Cheesesteak sandwiches and burgers pair with loaded side dishes such as Frito pie and tater tots topped with chili and cheese

Seafood and Po'Boys at Fish Bone Grill (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Fish Bone Grill

Northeast Dallas - White Rock

$20 $12

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Alaskan snow-crab legs, blackened catfish, fried sea scallops, fried oysters, and gumbo

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Edison's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$10 for $20 Worth of Greek Food for Dinner at Stratos Greek Taverna

Stratos Greek Taverna

Northwest Dallas

$20 $10

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Homemade Greek dishes such as moussaka and souvlaki at an eatery that features Greek & belly dancers and a roof top patio

6-Inch Subs, Cookies, and Drinks for Two or One Subway Party Platter at Subway (Up to 42% Off)

Subway

Dallas

$17.20 $10

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, and vegetables

Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Hypnotic Sushi (50% Off)

Hypnotic Sushi

Oak Lawn

$40 $20

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Bento boxes brimming with salmon teriyaki, plates of ton-katsu curry rice, and colorful maki

$30 or $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Cesar Taqueria (50% Off)

Cesar Taqueria

Dallas

$15 $7.50

Diners enjoy staple Mexican dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, and tortas at a restaurant with a sports bar and karaoke stage

Greek and Lebanese Food for Two or Four at Taza Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Taza Grill

Dallas

$24 $14

Lebanese and Greek cuisines include falafel pita wraps, chicken shawarma, lamb kebabs, and fattoush salads

Fine Dining for Two or Four at Le Meridien Restaurant (50% Off)

Le Meridien Restaurant

Dallas

$50 $26

Globally inspired cuisine ranges from comforting southern fried chicken wings to upscale ahi tuna au poivre

$12 for $20 Worth of Southwest-Style Seafood, Steak, and Sandwiches for Two at The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Seafood, steak, and sandwiches with southwestern twist, including seafood combo fajitas and home cooking

Cooking Demo and Four-Course Dinner for One, Two, or Four at The Lockedoor Social Dining (38% Off)

The Lockedoor Social Dining

Dallas

$80 $50

Watch as chef Billy Brown cooks his signature dishes, then enjoy a special meal that encourages social interaction with neighbors

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Baked Goods at Urban Blend (50% Off)

Urban Blend

Dallas

$10 $5

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Historic West End coffee shop blends hot and cold drinks from locally roasted beans

$25 for $40 Worth of Locally Sourced Mexican Food at Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar

Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar

Dallas

$40 $25

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The owners of La Popular Tamale House helm this BYOB eatery, which serves authentic Mexican food made fresh from local ingredients

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or a Custom Cake from Amazing Occasion (Up to 54% Off)

Amazing Occasion

Amazing Occasion Custom Cakes

$26 $12

Each cupcake or custom cake is painstakingly baked and decorated, making it easy to impress and feed a sweets-hungry crowd

Healthy Take-Home Meals from Pick a Fit Foods (Up to 50% Off)

Pick a Fit Foods

Dallas

$20 $10

The Pick A Fit kitchen prepares nutritious meals, such as grilled Southwest chicken with pico de gallo, that can be picked up and taken home

$10 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Pepper Square Shopping Center

$20 $10

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Award-winning vegetable dishes, creamy hummus, and sizzling skewers of lamb, chicken, and beef served cafeteria-style

Mediterranean Dinner Cuisine Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

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Award-winning vegetable dishes, creamy hummus, and sizzling skewers of lamb, chicken, and beef are served cafeteria-style

Frozen Treats and Smoothies or Cakes and Pies at Tasti D-Lite/Planet Smoothie (Up to 53% Off)

Tasti D-Lite/Planet Smoothie

North Dallas

$10 $5

Low-calorie frozen treats come in dozens of flavors, from coffee toffee to pumpkin pie; smoothies are made from yogurt and fresh fruit

Eight 12-oz. Striploin Steaks or Twelve 6-oz. Filet Mignons from Frontier Meats (Up to 51% Off)

Frontier Meats

Redeem from Home

$119.98 $59

Burgers, wild boar, bison, and aged steaks delivered to your door

$12 for Two Groupons; Each Groupon Valid for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone ($20 Value)

Yogurt Zone

Dallas

$10 $6

Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 flavors on tap, including birthday cake and pomegranate, and 55 toppings

$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food from Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dough Bro's Italian Kitchen

Dallas

$20 $11

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Pizzas and calzones customized with local produce, six cheeses, and an assortment of sauces, plus catered meals with pasta and cheese sticks

Any Two or Four Menu Items of Your Choice at Muscle Maker Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Muscle Maker Grill

Dallas

$25.98 $14

Cooks whip up healthy versions of popular foods, accommodating diners with vegetarian, carb-free, or gluten-free diets

Chinese Dinner for Two or Four at May Dragon (45% Off)

May Dragon

Addison

$44 $24

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Restaurateur and former mayor Joe Chow warmly welcomes guests with stir-fried shrimp, sesame chicken, and lettuce wraps

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Farmers Branch Shopping Center

$20 $12

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At a Texas Monthly top Mexican restaurant, chefs make beef tips in mole-plantain sauce and young goat wrapped in banana leaves

Colombian Food at Casa Vieja Restaurant (43% Off)

Casa Vieja Restaurant

Southwest Carrollton

$30 $17

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Traditional Colombian empanadas and steak dishes served in a casual space that hosts live music and dancing on Saturday nights

$12 for $20 Worth of Korean Food at Spoon

Spoon

Central Carrollton

$20 $12

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Traditional Korean cuisine such as kimchi soup, bulgogi, and kalbi served in trendy bar setting

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Gangnam Sushi

Gangnam Sushi

Central Carrollton

$30 $18

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Japanese and Korean specialties are on the menu of this restaurant named for an upscale neighborhood in Seoul

$11 for $22 Toward Dinner for Two at Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Diners enjoy Mexican dishes made from generations-old family recipes and served by a staff known for its friendly, unobtrusive service

Dinner for Two or Four at Papa's Italiano (Up to 45% Off)

Papa's Italiano

Indian Creek

$20 $11

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Italian and Greek specialties ranging from chicken masala to mousala, plus specialty pies, and build-your-own pastas and pizzas

Fondue Dinner with Salads and Entrees for Two at The Melting Pot (Up to 37% Off)

The Melting Pot

Arlington Highlands

$61.80 $39

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Menu items include teriyaki-marinated sirloin, Memphis-style barbecued-pork medallions, wild-caught mahi-mahi, and wild-mushroom sacchetti

Caribbean Food at Stay C's Kitchen (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Stay C's Kitchen

Southwest Arlington

$20 $12

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Wood-grilled jerk shrimp and plantains, slow-cooked beef ribs, and Jammin fried chicken with lemon, mustard, and ginger

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Property Location
When you stay at Four Seasons Hotel Dallas in Irving, you'll be in the business district and close to Irving Convention Center and University of Dallas. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of L.B Houston Municipal Golf Course and Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 431 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Flat-panel televisions with cable programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a golf course and a health club. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Irving? This hotel has 34000 square feet (3159 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.

4150 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving,
TX
US

The tradition of Sonny Bryan?s award-winning barbecue started more than a century ago on February 13, a date that would become circled on the calendar again and again throughout Bryan?s Barbecue history. February 13, 1910, marked the opening of Elias Bryan?s Oak Cliff restaurant, Bryan's Barbecue. Exactly 20 years later to the day, his eldest son, William ?Red? Jennings Bryan, launched his own restaurant. When February 13 rolled around again 28 years later, Elias? grandson, William "Sonny" Jennings Bryan Jr., and his wife, Joanne, opened another restaurant, the first Sonny Bryan?s Smokehouse.

Although a different Dallas family now manages multiple locations of the restaurant chain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the legendary barbecue lives on. Sonny Bryan's original barbecue sauce spices up its savory pulled meats and ribs, which have been devoured by famous entertainers, sports legends, and A-list celebrities alike. Sonny's seasoned chefs also cater heaps of smoked brisket and jalape?o sausage to parties and events.

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse has been on the culinary radar since 1989, snapping up awards and publicity from Food Network, the Travel Channel?s Man V. Food Nation and 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, and Emeril Lagasse?s The Originals with Emeril. The modest joints have also earned some highbrow epicurean chops through a 2006 Zagat rating and a 2000 James Beard Foundation award for Culinary Excellence and Achievement.

4030 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving,
TX
US

Le Peep's focus on breakfast and lunch stems from a decision made more than 40 years ago, when Buddy and Rhoda Waldman opened The Village Pantry in Aspen, Colorado, and—not wanting to miss a half day of skiing—would close the kitchen each day before noon. The duo would continue to tinker with their concept, stare at it through a novelty-sized microscope, and change its name before it eventually migrated to Texas. Nowadays, the kitchen staff perpetuates the breakfast-crafting tradition by offering omelets, eggs benedict, skillets, and build-your-own pancake options that use ingredients such as walnuts, bacon, pineapple, and chocolate chips. Traditional dishes are augmented with unique twists, such as the Gooey Buns, english muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds and served with a signature side of Mom's Sassy Apples. During midday hours, a variety of salads, burgers, and sandwiches parades out of the kitchen accompanied by smoothies, juices, or Mother Parkers coffee. Le Peep's catering service delivers breakfast and lunch fare to homes, events, or filibustered neighborhood-watch meetings.

4835 N O Connor Rd
Irving,
TX
US

In 1996, the first Phil's Philly Grill introduced its signature hot sandwiches to Dallas from a single, modestly sized kitchen nestled into a bustling Metroplex. Because its founders brought decades of experience to the business, their sandwiches' of sauteed veggies and meats pleased anyone who got their hands on them. Soon, the concept steadily grew to occupy more than a half-dozen locations around Texas.

Today, sandwichsmiths at seven locations serve up everything from lena, certified rib-eye steaks?onions, peppers, cheese, and mushrooms included?to the Texas bacon barbecue burger, which understandably includes bacon, barbecue sauce, and a strange resemblance to the state of Texas. Phil's certified grill experts bring 40 hours of training to prepare chicken breasts marinated with 17-ingredients and hand chop fresh vegetables and cheeses. An array of Philly sandwiches, grilled salads, gyros plates, and wraps round out the menu. The ownership's commitment to hard work, passion, and fine meats have also spawned franchising opportunities for those looking to launch their own little bit of Phil's.

3853 Irving Mall
Irving,
TX
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

975 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving,
TX
US

Spanning more than 8,000 square feet, The Cellar Restaurant & Bar has ample space to fit several dining experiences under one roof. Submerged in the glow of purple backlights and flat-screen TVs, the 40-foot fully stocked bar stretches across one wall and invites patrons to kick back with a beer or specialty drink while socializing with the lively crowd. In the dining room, a more low-key evening rides in on the heels of lunch and dinner menus full of half-pound burgers, flat iron steaks, and pulled pork sandwiches. Just outside, the canal-facing patio offers shots of fresh air, music, and ample seating amid trees and strings of light bulbs after dark. Many evenings also offer a number of special events, such as Beat the Teach pub trivia. The Cellar also delivers its classic American food to local homes and businesses.

220 E Las Colinas Blvd, Ste 260S
Irving,
TX
US