Thursday, July 30, 2009

Colbie Caillat is Coming to Town

Friday, October 23
The Palladium Ballroom

On Sale Friday 7/31 @ 10am
PRESALE BEGINS: July 30 @ 10am
ENDS: July 30 @ 10pm

Because what you really want to do is spend money to have her songs get trapped in your brain. But it could be a good excuse to break out the bubbly.

Because You Like Men in Tights

Tickets to the Visa National Gymnastics Championships in Dallas were just slashed by up to 50 percent. Prices now start at only $7.50 to see the competitions on Aug. 12-15 at the American Airlines Center. Gymnastic stars such as 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, Silver Medalist Jonathan Horton and more are expected to compete in these events.
The following competitions are included in this sale:
- Aug. 12 at 1PM, Junior Men's ... $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Aug. 12 at 7PM, Senior Men's ... $7.50 (reg. $15)
- Aug. 13 at 1PM, Junior Women's ... $10 (reg. $20)
- Aug. 13 at 7PM, Senior Women's ... $17.50 (reg. $25)
- Aug. 14 at 7PM, Senior Men's Finals ... $17.50 (reg. $25)
- Aug. 15 at 1PM, Junior Women's ... $12.50 (reg. $25)

To buy tickets, click the link below. Use code "Travel" inthe "Promotion and Special Offers" box to get the discount.Fees of $4.75 per ticket and $4.25 per order will be added.(Full price tickets are subject to the same or greater fees.)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hula Hoop Your Way to a Cheap Hotel Room

So here’s the deal: if you can hula-hoop for one minute at check-in, Hotel Palomar will give you 50% off your stay. If you make it only 20 seconds, then you get a free room upgrade. This offer is good through September 7 and is part of the Summer Playground package that starts at $199 a night.

So if you're in the mood for a stay-cation (possibly the worst term to come out of the recession), check out Palomar. Oh, and everyone's fave Naughty Chef Blythe Beck is being naughty in the kitchen, so check her out.

Free Fireworks!

Every Friday night through September 4th at Lak Grapevine!

The 11-minute firework show can be seen from every park at the lake. The scheduled music this week (Friday- July 31) is from the 70s era. Make it a day of boating, hiking or shopping and check out the great restaurants in the area before the fireworks begin!

Check out or for more information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Hacienda in Town

Henderson is about to have yet another reason to be your fave hang out locale. Hacienda is opening on Friday and will feature fabu Mexican food, beers, and tequila (yum). While it replaced one of our old favorites (Cuquitas), it should quickly find itself in our good graces since it has house-made infused tequilas. Oh, and it's open til 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays so you've got an alternative to post-partying Taco Cabana. (Not that we mind Taco Cabana at all.)

See you on Henderson!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cool Site for Cheap Gift Certificates and More

Want to score a $50 restaurant gift card for $25? How about some smokin' spa deals and more? Check for all the details and to enjoy the abundance of great deals.

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Menus are Up

Still wondering where to go for Restaurant Week? can help you make your decision a little easier since they've posted more menus up for you to peruse. I just checked out Jasper's menu and apparently I chose wisely. Make your reservations ASAP!

I Still Don't Get the Appeal of This, but. . .

So You Think You Can Dance is coming to town October 28 at Nokia in Grand Prairie. (Love the venue, hate the drive). Anyway, if you want your tickets before everyone else can buy them, use the code: GETTIX

The presale is only today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., so you better hop on it if you want close seats to see your favorite twinkle toes.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Googling for Your Favorite Cause

You're going to Google regardless, so why not make money for your fave charity at the same time?

Check out It's powered by Yahoo Search, so you know you'll get the best results. You're helping others by helping yourself, so why not?

Go 'Stros! (Or Rangers as the case may be)

TEXAS--JULY 23, 2009-- Tickets to see the Texas Rangers play the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners were just cut by up to 70 percent. The discounted seats now start at $10 to select games from July 27 - Aug. 2. The deal also includes Lower Box seats for$31 that are regularly priced at $50.
Discounted tickets include:
- Corner Box ... $10 (reg. $33)
- Lexus Club Terrace ... $10 (reg. $25)
- Lower Reserved ... $10 (reg. $25)
- Upper Box ... $10 (reg. $20)
- Lower Box ... $31 (reg. $50)

For more information and to buy discounted tickets, clickbelow. Fees of $2.25 per ticket will be added. (Full pricetickets are subject to the same fees.)

Happy Birthday Fishy

This just in:

The Fish
JULY 23, 2009

Quietly, we have been tucked away in the corner of West Village, now 2 years old, we would like to invite you to celebrate our birthday with us and make a scene!!!

Sidenote: The Fish has great lunch specials and bento boxes, as well as super cheap (but good) sushi on Tuesday nights.

Free Outdoor Movie Tonight

At the Angelika at Mockingbird Station. I hear there will be Grey Goose martinis flowing there too. Oh, and the movie is Election, so you can see Reese Witherspoon or Chris Klein as high schoolers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free Dessert at Breadwinner's Today!

Breadwinner's is celebrating its 15th anniversary today. Dine at any location (Uptown, Plano, and Inwood Village) and get a free dessert of your choice with entree purchase. Mmmmmm…. cake!

Not That You're Ever Bored at Work. . .

But if you are, check out these two fave sites. And good luck stifling your laughter so the nerd in the cube next to you doesn't come over and ask what's so funny.

Go laugh amongst yourselves children.

Taste of West Village

Benefiting the North TX Food Bank, this inaugural event features live music on three stages (Josh Goode, Chris Johnson, others), cheap ($1 sugg donation) samples from 10 restos (Cru, Lazare, Cork, Taco Diner, Grimaldi's, PD Johnson's...) and, most crucially, booze specials including half-price wine at Grimaldi's, $3 domestics at Social House, and $2 wells/drafts/hot sake at The Fish. DJ-led after party at Lazare.

6-9p, Thur Jul 28; 3699 McKinney Ave

Under the Big Top for Less

The circus is coming to town! Not sure how many peanuts you want to shell out to watch an elephant eat peanuts? (Sorry, that's the worst joke ever.)

Great seats are still available! Buy now and SAVE 20% on tickets to ALL performances! CLICK HERE, select your desired performance, and enter code ZXD in the "Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection" box. This offer expires July 26!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big Man is Coming to Town

Ralphie May will be at The Improv July 30 - Aug. 2 and is totally worth the ticket price. He's even better now than he was on Last Comic Standing, so get your tickets ASAP and get there early to get a good seat.

Friday is National Tequila Day

Because I need an excuse to drink Tequila. . . let's celebrate the south of the border spirit on Friday. I know it's cliche, but Patron really is a good tequila. And Cuervo gold always makes a good margarita. Now, where to celebrate my new favorite holiday . . . .

New New York Deli in Town, Yum

Matzo ball soup fixes just about anything, and the good news is there's a cool new place to get your fix. Opening Thursday, Zinsky's Deli will take care of your Rueben, pastrami and other deli cravings at their new location. Check them out at

Monday, July 20, 2009

Groovy Cheap Concerts

If you're looking for a fun outdoors event why not check out the Dallas Arboretum's Cool Thursdays?

The Cool Thursdays Concert series happens every Thursday now through July 31st. This week (July 23rd)Le Freak - Crazy fun disco fever entertainment. Click here for more details

New Place to Lunch

Split Peas Soup Cafe just opened in the old Urbano place (which has been reincarnated over by Jimmy's and is BYOB!). Apparently the soup is very good (if it wasn't, that'd just be sad), but they also have some yummy salads and sandwiches for those who don't just want a liquid lunch. Oh, but they do serve some very good martinis in case you really do want a liquid lunch.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Does Anyone Know What Bastille Day Really Is? (And Do You Care?)

One of my fave people-watching spots, Toulouse, is the perfect place to enjoy a Bastille Day summer picnic plate. $30 gets you a bottle of house wine, half of a warm baguette, radishes, prosciutto and melon charantais, a trio of salads and crudites, marinated olives, and spiced nuts. It’s enough for two. Their patio rocks too because it has misters and is covered so you won't melt to the ground.

Beat the Clock at Victory Park

I'm still hoping that Victory Park will magically make a turnaround and be filled with life, but not so sure that's going to happen today or even this week. But, here's a super cool deal at The Boardroom at VP:

You can play ‘Beat the Clock’ for happy fun each Thursday. Enjoy select beers for only 50 cents beginning at 7pm, moving to $1 at 7:30, $1.50 at 8pm and so on. Happy hour Monday-Friday includes ½ off pitchers of beer and 25 percent off signature cocktails. Let's go!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2'fers at the Improv

Just got a heads up from Addison Improv that you can get 2 for 1 tickets for a number of their upcoming shows. One of those who's actually NOT part of the 2 for 1 deal is Sheryl Underwood and, if you haven't seen her, go check her out. She's insanely funny and very cool. Check out the full schedule at

Go get your laugh on already. It burns calories.

A Cheap(er) Lunch at Craft

Craft in the W Hotel at Victory Park is incredibly yummy and it just became slightly (very slightly) more affordable at lunch.

They're now serving a three-course lunch for you that costs just $28. The "Power Lunch," as they've dubbed it, is Mon–Fri, 11:00am–2pm. Word on the street is the Power Lunch menu will feature two first course options, three second course options, and two dessert options. Anyone want to do lunch?

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream (Floats)

Swing by Pokey O's by the SMU Bookstore on Mockingbird Lane to get $1 off all ice cream floats now through August 15. If you're not a float kind of girl or guy, definitely grab one of their Pokey O's ice cream sandwiches featuring fresh baked cookies and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Yum!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Heart Tiff's Treats

It comes as no surprise that Tiff's Treats won Best Desserts in Dallas in the WFAA A-List Best-Of Awards!

As promised, they are extending a $5.00 off Coupon to their frieds for this week:$5.00 off any order over $15.00. Use Online Promotion Code: 5WFAA

We love you Tiff! Way to Go!

GolfNow . . . or Later

No, it's not a typo, it's and it's a nifty way to score a cheap tee time at cool courses around town and around the country. I used it to book a tee time for this weekend so I'll actually get out and see a course other than the one in my backyard. Seriously, $19 for greens fees and a cart on a Sunday afternoon, that's cheap. Sure, it'll be like 107 degrees, but it's a dry heat, really.

Restaurant Week is Here

Every foodie's favorite week/two weeks/month is coming up and the Restaurant Week list is out. Click here to check it out.

If you're not sure what Restaurant Week is, we'll let you in on the secret. Many of the best restaurants in town offer a 3 course meal for only $35. They usually have a few options for you to choose from and it's a great way to check out all the great restaurants you've been dying to go to.

But make your reservations ASAP. Somehow I managed to get into 560, but it's on a Monday night, so that's not so sexy. Got into Jasper's too. Wondering where else to hit. . . . Probably Hector's on Henderson because the food rocks and we love Hector!

Paul McCartney is Coming to Big D

Wouldn't be how I'd pick to spend $500 on concert tickets, but a friend asked for the presale password, which is still running for a few more days. So, if you really love Sir Paul, use 8003272177 and get your $175 or $250 seats before everyone else can buy them

P.S. - It's at Jerryworld in Arlington, which is super cool. I know b/c we went to see the Jo Bros. there, err, I mean, another event, whatever, I mean the Jo Bros.

Welcome to Deals, Steals and Things You Want to Know

I decided it was time to start blogging because my friends and family keep coming to me for recommendations and information about just about anything. It's not that I'm brilliant, but I get a lot of junk emails (no not the ones about the blue pills) and I skim them for the best information. When I find good stuff, I'll put it up here. If you find good stuff you want to share, just let me know.

And to my friends who keep asking me about stuff, I'll probably post your Q&A up here too because, like they said in school, there's no such thing as a stupid question and someone else probably has that same question.