Monday, May 24, 2010

Cheap Tacos


Visit Tin Star's Allen or Preston Center locations for Monday Madness


Friday, May 21, 2010

Avenue Q for Cheap in Dallas

Yes, I'm lazy and this is a straight up cut and paste because I'm busy, but here you go:

Tony Award winner "Avenue Q" today slashed ticket prices by up to 60% for performances duringits two-week Dallas run. This discount, available only forTravelzoo subscribers, must be booked by opening night,Tuesday, May 25.
These performances through June 6 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House are on sale:
  • Saturday & Sunday matinees- Dress Circle ... $30 (reg. $75)
  • Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday evenings- Dress Circle ... $30 (reg. $55)

"Avenue Q" won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.Performed by a cast of both people and puppets, this adult comedy follows a recent college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account.

Click below to purchase tickets. Select "Click For Tickets"above the video. Enter code "TZOOQ" in the promo code box atthe top of the page. Next, select a performance from the"Jump to Date" dropdown and click "Purchase." Fees of $5 perticket and $5 per order are additional.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shakira is Coming to Town


Friday, October 1
American Airlines Center

Presale starts: Wed, May 12 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, May 13 at 5pm
Use Password: keyboard
Public Onsale: Fri, May 14 at 10am

Have Fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Making Exercise Suck Less

Elliptigo is a revolutionary contraption that combines the elliptical machine with biking, available for preorder now.

If you took an elliptical machine and grafted it onto a bike, you'd get something like this. Actually, you'd get exactly this—riding one is like riding a regular bike, but you stand and cycle on an elliptical machine's pedals.

The reason you'd do this: to get somewhere, obviously. (This thing tops out at around 25 to 30 mph on the open road.) You stand (rather than sit, as on an ordinary bike), so you won't have to put up with wet bike seats in the rain, and you'll have a better vantage point on the traffic around you. Perhaps, even a better perspective on life—but no guarantees.

The chain's in the back, so if you're wearing pants—and we advise you to do this regularly—they won't get greasy. And not that you should do anything rash (like throw out your bicycle), but you'll find it has another distinct advantage over your regular run: it's low-impact, so it's easier on the knees.

Check it out:

Entertainment for the Morning

I normally don't go political on this blog, but I would give you the Dixie Chicks presale password if the girls would go back on tour. And this isn't political as much as it is entertaining, even more entertaining than the idea of our governor running around with a gun shooting those "dangerous" coyotes. So here, be entertained. And know you would do the same thing to protect your precious kittens:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Let's Go Allen (yes, I'm biased, but it's MY blog, so I'll write what I want)

Allen Americans in CHL Finals - $9 ticket + hat!

You can get a terrace level ticket to see the Allen Americans in the Ray Miron President’s Cup Finals + a FREE Americans hat for just $9! The Americans host the Rapid City Rush Tonight, Friday, and Saturday at the Allen Event Center. The Americans will be offering $2 beer, $2 hot dogs, and free thundersticks to the first 2000 fans in attendance!

CLICK HERE and enter the password “STARS”

Half Off Smuckers - Stars on Ice, Not Grape Jelly

MAY 14 7:30 PM

For Mother's Day this year, treat your Mom to Smucker's Stars on Ice – and get two tickets for the price of one! Act now – this 50% savings offer is available for a limited time only! Use the offer code: MOM

Offer available at the Box Office, Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone, Ticketmaster outlets and by entering the password MOM into the PROMOTIONS AND SPECIAL OFFER box. Offer valid April 27 – May 6, 2010. Discount applies to tickets $55 and under, not for On Ice or previously purchased tickets. Tickets subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer. No refunds or exchanges. Date, time & skaters subject to change.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheap Beer, Dogs and Hockey

Because the Allen Americans have made it to the Finals, the Allen Americans are launching Fan Appreciation Week today. Specials include $2 beers and $2 hot dogs for the last three home games of the inaugural season! DREAD THE RED!

Check them out: They rock and are so worth the drive north. Did I mention tickets start at $10 and there's not a bad seat in the house? Yea! DREAD THE RED!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Another Site to Waste Time on at Work

It's a good one. Certainly good enough to waste a couple minutes on on a Friday afternoon when it's all pretty outside and you want to leave, but your boss keeps you chained to the desk and makes you work. That's not passive aggressive of you at all. Enjoy:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Best Thing to do with Those Annoying Plastic Bags

Central Market is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow! If you bring in 5 plastic bags - they can be from anywhere - to recycle between 3 pm and 7 pm tomorrow 4/22, they will give you a pass for a free reusable CM bag in bright spring colors for all your shopping trips! Look for Earth Day CM Organics coupons and deals in store, too!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ice Cream for 31 Cents at Baskin Robbins

Wednesday, April 28, 5-10p.m. at participating stores.

31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins helps honor America's firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™. Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cougartown Made You Love Sheryl Crow All Over Again

Yes, your 2nd fave cougar (we still love Courtney Cox best) is coming to town this summer and had the good sense to do an indoor show rather than those dumb boys who insist on going to SuperpagesWhateverTheHeckYouCallIt,It' Center

Sheryl Crow
Colbie Caillat

August 26
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
On Sale Friday @ 10am

BEGINS: April 8 @ 10am
ENDS: April 8 @ 10pm

Because You Love Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum and Love and Theft
Saturday, June 12 Center

Presale starts: Fri, Apr 9 at 10am
Presale ends: Fri, Apr 9 at 10pm
Use Password: popstar
Public Onsale: Sat, Apr 10 at 10am

Sure Lady Antebellum's song about drunk dialing has been overplayed (you did know that's what that song's about, right?), but we all love Tim McGraw. 'Nuff said.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bon Jovi on the Cheap

Bon Jovi wants you to step inside The Circle. For a limited time you can save over 25% on Bon Jovi tickets.


Offer expires Friday, April 2
at 10:00 PM

To redeem offer please follow these simple instructions when you go to :

1. Click on 'Find Tickets.

2. Look for the box marked '$35 TICKET OFFER'

3. Select number of tickets desired and $35 price level from the drop down menu. (Limit of 8 per purchase)

4. Follow remaining steps for purchasing.

Green Day Presale

The Green Day with special guest AFI pre-sale password has been added: For a LIMITED you can buy your very own tickets to Green Day with special guest AFI BEFORE the public. The free presale password for Green Day with special guest AFIs concert in Dallas, TX gives access to tickets for a short time. This might be your best chance to see Green Day with special guest AFI perform! Here are all the event details you will need.
Green Day with special guest AFI Center, Dallas, TX
Thursday, 08/26/10 7:00 PM

Citi(R) Presale On Sale
3/31/2010 10:00 AM CDT
Password: 412800, or 546616

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Ways to Waste Time at Work

Three Words: Manatee. Net. Cam.

Awesome. So, you're not really a voyeur, but you like to watch stuff, like manatees. The Dallas World Aquarium has net cams of its manatees and Leafy Sea Dragons, so feel free to waste some time during the day by watching them. It's kind of like the aquarium channel, but different, but not so different. Check it out here:

You're welcome.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You Can Get Paramore Tickets for Your Paramour

Honda Civic Tour feat. Paramore with Tegan and Sara
Friday, September 10
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

Presale starts: Fri, Mar 26 at 10am
Presale ends: Fri, Mar 26 at 10pm
Use Password: guitar

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pokey O's for $1

Free Pastry at Starbucks

So, you keep drooling over the pastries at Starbucks, but your Sig-O only give you enough allowance for coffee? Have no fear because on Tuesday, March 23, Starbucks will give you a free pastry. Just click here for the coupon and the details. Yum.

Friday, March 19, 2010

More Discounted Theater Tickets

Tony Award-winning musical "SpringAwakening" opens next week in Dallas and tickets have justbeen reduced by up to 50%. Dress Circle tickets are now $35 (reg. $55-$75) with thebiggest savings found on weekend matinees.

Friday and Saturday nights are excluded, along with the April 3 matinee. The show will run until April 4 at the AT&T Center Winspear Opera House. Spring Awakening is a rock musical that celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood, and features music from recording artist, Duncan Sheik.

To buy tickets, click the link below and follow these instructions.- Click on the "Click Here for Tickets" above the video.- Enter code "TZOOSA" in the box marked "Promo Code."- Select an show from the dropdown menu marked "Jump toDate" and click "Purchase."- The discounted tickets are in the Dress Circle. Or call 214-880-0202 and use code "TZOOSA." Fees of $5 per ticket and $5 per order will be additional.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Cheap Stars Tickets

DALLAS--MARCH 11, 2010-- The Dallas Stars just slashed ticket prices by up to 75% for six home games, including tomorrow night's game. This exclusive offer includes some of the best seats at the American Airlines Center. Upper Level seats are now $10 (reg. $40) and Lower Level seats are now $40 (reg. $85-$120) for the following games:
- Friday, March 12 vs. Los Angeles Kings
- Sunday, March 14 vs. Colorado Avalanche
- Tuesday, March 16 vs. San Jose Sharks
- Thursday, March 18 vs. Philadelphia Flyers
- Saturday, March 20 vs. Ottawa Senators
- Sunday, March 21 vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Ticket fees are reduced to $1 per ticket through this offer, saving an additional $3.25 per ticket. To buy tickets or for more information, click the link below. A password is not needed to see this deal. Click the"Login" box at the bottom of the page to choose a game.

A Good Way to Waste Two Minutes at Work

If you can't see the video, click here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You Can Be a Sushi Chef

BECOME A SUSHI CHEF IN THE RA - Monday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Join RA for a great date night or a fun group activity at its Sake & Sushi Social.

Learn sushi rolling and sake pairing basics while indulging in sushi, appetizers and sakes for just $30 per person. You will finally be able to cross becoming a sushi chef off your bucket list!

Space is limited and reservations are required, so call RA today! 469-467-7400

What's Better Than Oregon Trail? The Dallas Wine Trail!

Dallas Wine Trail is back and better than ever. There is such a thing as good Texas wine and some of these are even great. Here are the details:

Dallas Wine Trail

March 27th 2010 at all 4 Dallas wineries

We are pleased to announce the next event of the Dallas Wine Trail to be held on March 27th 2010 at the 4 Dallas wineries. The event will start at 11AM and run until 5PM.

Each participant will receive a gift bag including:
- a bottle of wine of one of the participating wineries
- a beautiful 19oz Dallas Wine Trail glass
- a map of trail
- a tasting sheet of the 12 wines to sample

Participant will start at CALAIS Winery or FUQUA Winery where they will pick their wine glass and their wine bottle. Each participant will sample 3 wines at each winery. Light food pairings will be available at each winery.

The Dallas Wine Trail is a wine trail that includes the four wineries located in Dallas, Texas:

• CALAIS Winery
• FUQUA Winery
• Inwood Estates
• Times Ten Cellars

All the wines poured will also be available for sale to drink onsite or offsite.

Tickets are available for $39 in advance and for $45 the day of the event, if available. The event will be limited to 200 people. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cheap Mavs Tickets!

DALLAS--MARCH 4, 2010-- For three games only, the DallasMavericks just slashed 50% off Lower Level and Club tickets.
Lower Level Corner seats are now $61.50,
Lower Level End arenow $34.40-$60.50 and
Platinum Club seats are $42-$75 for the following games at American Airlines Center:- Wednesday, March 10 vs. the New Jersey Nets
Tuesday, March 23 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday, April 7 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies

Platinum Club seats include exclusive access to bars andrestaurants, in-game wait staff and other perks. The best seats will likely sell out quickly. To buy tickets, click the link below. Enter code "MAVS" asthe offer code/password. Fees of up to $4.88 per ticket will be additional.

Because Everyone Loves Lobster

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day in the Gayborhood

Wine walk on Cedar Springs tonight. Woo hoo!

Five dollars is all it takes to get free-flowing wine from participating stores on your favorite gayborhood streets–pick up your glass from Buli Cafe’s tent.

I hear you'll want to head to Nuvo. Not only will you fill up your glass here, you’ll take 20 percent off your purchase from 6 pm to 9 pm. Look for one-of-a-kind gifts and an amazing card selection.

You can stop in Outlines Men’s Wear, Union Jack, and Skivvies (an undies store) for your favorite metro man (and more wine and discounts). Buy a product, get one 50 percent off at Zen Salon. And, heck, after all the wine, maybe, just maybe, you’ll stop in Condom Sense, too. Check out for more information.

Brooks & Dunn at Center Presale

Brooks & Dunn
with Jason Aldean
Saturday, May 29 Center

Presale starts: Thu, Mar 4, at 10am
Presale ends: Fri, Mar 5 at 10pm
Use Password: guitar
Public Onsale: Sat, Mar 6 at 10am

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Scream, You Scream. Fine, Here's $1 Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's is so proud of its favorite Maple Blondie, Hannah Teter (U.S. Olympian!) for bringing home the silver! Let's celebrate in true Ben & Jerry's fashion - For one day only on March 3rd (that's tomorrow, don't forget!), stop by your local participating Scoop Shop and say, "Way to go Hannah!" and you'll get a scoop of Hannah Teter's Maple Blondie for $1 - yup a buck, while supplies last! In case you forgot, it's Maple Ice Cream with a Maple Caramel Swirl and Blonde Brownie Chunks. Yum

Because Every Day is a Good Day for Bubbly

Moet & Chandon Champagne Tasting: Taste Moet & Chandon Imperial White Star and Moet & Chandon Imperial Nectar Rose

Sigel’s-Greenville (5757 Greenville Avenue)
Friday, March 5th 4-7pm

Sigel’s-Addison (15003 Inwood Road)
Sigel’s-Elite (3209 N Fitzhugh)
Saturday, March 6th 1-4pm

Moet & Chandon has been the official champagne of the Golden Globe awards for nearly two decades and in 2009 became the exclusive champagne of the Oscars®. As the exclusive champagne, Mo√ęt will be the only champagne served at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Join select Sigel’s locations this weekend as representatives of Moet & Chandon Champagne lead us through a tasting of the official Champagne of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Winery representatives will be on hand to taste through both the Moet & Chandon Imperial White Star and Moet & Chandon Imperial Nectar Rose.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Adios Cuba Libre

So sad to see that, after 10 years, Cuba Libre on Henderson has closed. Once the hottest spot on Henderson, the two-story restaurant with a Latin theme closed yesterday. The owners say they're be opening a new restaurant in it's place, but I have to say I'm bummed to see them close. I loved those pitchers of mojitos, even more when they were half-price during happy hour.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Make Money While You're Bored at Work

We all get bored and play on the internet at work. (How else do you think this blog gets written?) But here's the newest, niftiest thing for you to do at work when you're bored - Make Money! You can also use the site to farm out your own little jobs and you can pay crazy low wages (think 20 cents for 5 minutes of someone's time). Need your blog posted to other sites? They can do it. Want to become a fan of something on FB and get paid for it? They've got that too.

Here's what you do: the next time you have a ten-minute job that needs handling—posting that picture of you and Bono to Flickr—you'll log in and list the gig. You'll want to say how much you're willing to pay—most jobs will cost you the princely sum of about one dollar—and wait for someone (dubbed a "Microworker") to bid.

Once the job is completed, you can grade the person's performance, or you'll be graded on yours.
Free to sign up. Check it out here:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Getting Ready for the Oscars

Each year, AMC hosts a Best Picture Showcase that allows moviegoers to buy one ticket, sit in one seat, get a free large popcorn (with refills, of course) and see all the Academy Award Best Picture nominees. Since there are 10 films this year, AMC is splitting the event into two Saturdays: Feb. 27 and March 6.

Both schedules on both days start at 10:30 a.m., with doors opening at the theatre at 9 a.m. on the event days. A two-day pass is $60 online or $50 at the box office. A one-day pass for either Feb. 27 or March 6 is $30 both online and at the box office. (If you’re a member of the AMC MovieWatcher program, the two-day pass is $40 and the one-day pass is $25.) The event has been known to sell out, so buying your pass early might be a good idea. Also, if you only need to see one of the nominated films, theaters will be able to sell individual movie tickets for all shows starting at noon on the day of the event.

To learn more about the AMC Best Picture Showcase and to buy tickets, visit . Tickets are also available at the theaters’ box offices or at or

If you can’t make it to the event at all, you can follow the conversation on Facebook at or on Twitter using the AMC-designated hashtag: #amcbps.

Drinking is More Fun When It's Free

Complimentary Wine and Spirit Tasting at Centennial

On Friday, February 26th from 5-7 PM and Saturday, February 27th from 2-4 PM the following stores will be hosting a special complimentary tasting. Items to be tasted include: 10 Cane Rum, Newton "Red Label" Claret, Newton "Red Label" Chardonnay and Newton "Red Label" Cabernet Sauvignon.

•6312 La Vista Drive, Dallas................. 214-821-6294
•1613 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas... 972-506-8193
•6805 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas... 214-368-4162
•8123 Preston Road, Dallas.................. 214-361-6697
•8007 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas............. 214-361-0929
•5709 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas.............. 214-352-4161
•15055 Inwood Road, Addison............ 972-239-5891

Cheesy Event

Cheesemongers at Whole Foods Markets across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom at 3 p.m. Saturday will simultaneously demonstrate the traditional method of breaking into a 24-month-aged wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, using official tools (knives) from Italy's Consorzio del Fromaggio Parmigiano Reggiano.

These are 85-pound wheels, and the skilled carvers usually take about 30 minutes to complete the task, according to WFM's press release. If you're a cheesehead, this is fun to watch. Kids are entertained by it, too. So stop by any area WFM.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shameless Blogging for Charity


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They think they're cool, and they are, but the best thing is the charities they're helping :

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Simply "become a fan" of this page and they send $5 to a supported charity of your choice! (World Vision, World Wildlife Fund or Make-A-Wish are currently supported)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hoping for Avilas to Reincarnate Elsewhere

There's been a bit of family drama concerning a fave mexican restaurant in town - Avilas's. Word has now come down that that shut the doors at the Maple location. They'll be missed, but word on the street is that it will be back in a new location. Keep your fingers crossed.

Ready to Waste Away in Margaritaville?

Jimmy Buffett presale password is now available: While this special presale opportunity exists, you can buy Jimmy Buffett tickets before the public!The free presale code for Jimmy Buffetts concert in Frisco, TX only works for a limited time. This could be your best chance to get your tickets to see Jimmy Buffett. Here are the Jimmy Buffett concert details:

Jimmy Buffett
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
Sat, May 22, 2010 07:00 PM

Jimmy Buffett Presale
Start: Wed, 02/17/10 10:00 AM CST
End: Sun, 02/21/10 12:00 PM CST

Password: BIGTOP

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Alicia Keys Presale Password

Alicia Keys
Friday, April 2
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
On Sale to the Public Saturday @ 10am

BEGINS: February 19 @ 10am
ENDS: February 19 @ 10pm

You're welcome. :)

Flip for Free Pancakes!

On February 23, 2010, You can join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., they'll give you a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. They do ask that you consider making a donation to support Children's Miracle Network, and since you're getting the pancakes for free, you should be able to afford that.

Cheers to Crush. You Will be Missed

Crush Wine Shop has announced that it will close its doors Feb. 22 after almost three years on Knox at Cole.

"We have lost our lease," writes owner Jim Larkin in an e-mail, "and will be moving from this location. Future plans are uncertain at this time...but stayed tuned."

In the meantime, the store will be conducting an inventory clearance sale to avoid having to move stock. "So come shop for some super deals," writes Larkin.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ice Cream Tastes Better When It's For a Good Cause

OMG! Penguins for Valentines!

No, you cannot have a penguin for Valentine's Day, but you can have a real, live, wearing a permanent tuxedo, holy crap he's cute penguin deliver your valentine. You'll be supporting the Fort Worth Zoo (which rocks) by adopting a penguin (no, you don't get to keep him at your house). But, OMG, it sounds like so much fun. There are various donation levels that come with a whole host of benefits, but for higher levels there is an add-on of a penguin delivered valentine. Hurry up and make your donation because those penguin deliveries are going FAST!

The One Reason You Go to Denny's

is back. Free Grand Slam Tuesday is tomorrow (2/9). So figure out where your closest Denny's is and grab a date for and early Valentine's Day celebration. Oh, and it's only good until 2 p.m., so it's going to have to be a lunch date.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ta Ta Tom Tom

Word on the street is that Tom Tom Noodle House in the West Village has closed. Bummer. They always had good bento boxes and I was always a fan of their patio.

You Heart Bon Jovi

Despite a lackluster Grammy performance, you think Bon Jovi could still put on a good show. Well, you're in luck since they're performing at the AAC in Dallas on April 11. And I've got your presale password. Today, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., use the password: HAPPYNOW

Tell Jon hi for me.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Dish on Valentines

While people seem decidedly split on whether V-Day rocks or sucks rocks, it's no doubt that restaurants pull out all the stops on food. (Although they get a little unfriendly with you wallet) Moving on though, Dish, one of my new faves on Cedar Springs is doing a yummy Valentine's dinner that I'd be checking out if I was in that area. Here it is for only $50 ($70 with wine pairings)

First Course: Jumbo lump crab and asparagus salad (sexy)
Second Course: Oven roasted cold water lobster tail and filet with wild mushroom gratin (very sexy)
Dessert: Chocolate Mousse Parfait for Two (please keep your clothes on while dining)

They'll also have champagne specials on the 13th and 14th because, well, doesn't everyone feel sexier drinking champage?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Diddy Does Dallas

Save $10 on the BIGGEST All-Star weekend bash! You’re invited to the granddaddy of Dallas’ NBA All-Star parties, co-hosted by none other than Sean John Combs himself.

Join Diddy and co-hosts Greg Buckner from the Memphis Grizzlies, Josh Howard from the Dallas Mavericks, and local radio stars Terrence J, Rosci, and Monie Love. Plus watch DJs from across the country battle it out.

Save $10 on limited general admission tickets, just look for the box marked Special Ticket Offer at checkout.

Hurry, this offer ends Friday, Feb. 5.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Channel your Inner Ricky Bobby

Forget Speed Zone. It's a short-lived thrill on the side of the highway and you've done it 100 times. Ready for the next step? How about North Texas Karting?

It's like a go-kart, but you actually get to shift gears and go much, much faster than those silly child carts. Sure, you'll actually need to buy your own (they've got all the resources for you), but think of the thrill of real racing just inches from the ground. If you've got the Andretti gene, you'll want to check it out. Sounds like good time or a good V-day present for the loved one who loves speed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Toast to the State of the Union

Wondering how to make watching the state of the union address fun? How about making it a drinking game? That's right, every time you hear something along the lines of "hopey, hopey, change, change," you can take a drink. If you're wanting something more sophisticated, check out the drinking game these guys made up:

They may have too much time on their hands, but it certainly could make it a more interesting party. Next up, drinking game for the Republican gubernatorial debate in Texas. Shot every time Medina talks about guns or just generally does ridiculous banter. Shot every time Kay looks like stone or waffles on abortion. Shot every time Rick makes some stupid reference to him as being Texas and to Texas being so great that we should be subjected to another term of him. Good luck making it past the first 10 minutes without losing consciousness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two-fer for Timbaland

Today (and tonight until midnight) you can get your 2 for 1 general admission to Timbaland w/ Down With Webster and The Bright on Wednesday - February 3, 2010 at House of Blues

Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM All Ages

Sig-O and I will be there for sure. You don't miss this special or this great show!

It's Time for a Woot Off

In case you haven't discovered the good time known as, today is your lucky day. Not only is the super cool site the home of one amazing deal a day, but today is their Woot Off! Day. Here's the deal, straight from the source:

In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.)

Check it out ASAP at www.WOOT.COM

They also have a cool wine site and kid site.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Adios Sala

Here's one more for the "Another One Bites the Dust" File. Sala, the Tex-Mex eatery founded by chef Doug Brown in his former Amuse space at 1326 S. Lamar closed on New Years Eve.

Word on the street is that a neighborhood bar called Stop-Play-Rewind that was slated for Victory Park iss now moving to South Side where two-time Superbowl winner and Oak Cliff native Brian Williams will debut the concept under a new name.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Party with Purpose

It’s time to party for a purpose. For a limited time, the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a “Couples’ Discount” for the Mardi Gras Masquerade on Saturday, February 6 at the House of Blues. Buy one ticket and you will receive another one free of charge.

To learn more about the event or take advantage of this great offer, go to and click on Buy Tickets. As you complete your ticket purchase, enter “Mask” in the promo code box.

Having been to this party several times, it's not to be missed. We'll see you there!

Free Drinks for the Boys, or Girls

This just in from my favorite boys at Gay List Daily:

That's right, free drinks thanks to Pure Dental. And go visit to sign up for their snarky fun emails filled with helpful tips for your tricks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Enjoy the Not Winter Weather

With the next few days being balmy for January stop by the Dallas Arboretum at a discounted rate. Wednesday is buy one admission, get one free; Thursday is AT&T Senior Thursdays with $6.50 admission and 20% off in The Hoffman Family Gift Store.

Sounds like a nice field trip during the work week.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Box Lunch at Beyond the Box

It's lunchtime again, which, let's face it, is like your favorite time of day. Now you can hit the new Beyond the Box restaurant and grab a yummy lunch on Wednesdays for just $7. It won't be like that tired old Subway sandwich you eat, but loathe. It'll be a yummy lasagna, salad and bread, or something else fabulous they put together. It's on Cedar Springs, underneath Ilume.

Sounds like I know where I'll be on Wednesday.

Speaking of that shopping center, Sig-O and I hit up Dish last night and it was yummy. GM Shawn Horne took good care of us. We'll be back. Soon. Check it out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cheap Vacation

For 99 hours, has slashed prices on all-inclusive Mexico vacations over peak winter dates from Dallas.

Spend five nights beachfront at the BlueBay Grand Esmeraldaresort in Riviera Maya for $629 per person. This offer saves$100-$200 off the price of self packaging and is available to the first 99 bookings only.
Book by Friday, Jan. 15. The package includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas to Cancun
  • 5 nights in a Deluxe Garden View Room
  • All meals, drinks, and tips
    Non-motorized water sports, fitness center and sauna use
  • This offer is valid for travel through March 24 and April 12-30.

You can visit or call 800-915-2322. The promo code "DFWCUN99" is valid for all Riviera Maya packages.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Flowers Make People Happy

So I recommend swinging by the Petal Pusher (3301 Gaston, Across the stree from Baylor Hospital). They've got a great deal on tulips - 10 stems for only $8. Did I mention their flowers really last? They're fantastic and will certainly get you out of the dog house or build up your brownie points.

This deal isn't good for delivery, but they still do a great job on delivery and I'm sure your loved one would love to have flowers on his or her desk. Just give Shelly or Nathan a call at 214-827-7496

Yes dear, I'll swing by there after work.

Free Really Good Wine and Food

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ride to the Mavs Game in Style

How about dinner and a limo ride to the Mavs game for only $39?

Bengal Coast is offering the special deal to game-goers so they can avoid expensive parking, traffic delays, and cold walks from the parking lots. Park for free in the restaurant’s garage, enjoy a yummy dinner, hop in a limo, and cheer on the Mavs. Limited space. Reservations: 972-230-8144.

You can snag cheap tix on ebay, craigslist or, but everyone will think you're someone important for showing up in a limo. Have fun.

$1 Champagne and Margaritas at Shade

What better way to celebrate the end of the dreaded holiday season than with a margarita or glass of champagne? Head to Shade for cheap drinks and DJ Hooligan beats. $1 drinks from 10-11 pm. No cover. For discount bottles, call 214-289-9889.

A Good Reason to Cheer for the Cowboys on Saturday

Dunkin’ Donuts will give away tasty treats if the Dallas Cowboys win this weekend.

The Cowboys will try to win their first playoff game in 13 years when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday at 7 p.m. in Cowboys Stadium.

Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to celebrate a victory with free donuts for fans at participating stores on Sunday.

The offer is good for one donut in any flavor per customer during store hours, which may vary by location. No purchase is necessary.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

You Enjoy the Suite Life

Looking for a surprise in town getaway (because staycation is a stupid made up craptastic word)? The Magnolia Hotel is giving you a free suite upgrade on selected nights that only cost $109. You don't have to tell the Sig-O that it's free, you can just let him or her think that how you roll. Roll on.

Arena Football is Coming Back to Dallas!

When the AFL disbanded in 2009 Dallas lost, quite possibly, its best sports team - your Dallas Desperados. If you never had a chance to make it to a game, have no fear because your chance has suddenly reappeared with the creation of Arena Football One. The season will start in April and they say tickets are already on sale, although I haven't seen the team website up yet.

And, seriously, Arena Football is awesome. It's like football, but better because it's much faster and more exciting. :30 left in the game and your team is two touchdowns down? Don't worry, they can come back and win. At least the Desperados always did. Go Desperados!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The People Who Brought You the Worst Song Ever

Are coming to town. Yes, that's right. Owl City, the reason for that cursed Fireflies song that makes us all go crazy in the bad way, is coming to town April 17.

Saturday, April 17
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
On Sale Friday @ 10am

BEGINS: January 7 @ 10am
ENDS: January 7 @ 10pm

Sneaky? Yea, that sneaky song snuck into my brain and has turned it into mush. Thanks Owl City.

A Great Sandwich for Under a Buck

Today, and today only, Which Wich is offering any sandwich for just 99 cents. It's customer appreciation day, so swing by and grab yours. There's a limit of one per customer. Yum.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Adios La Cubanita

From the old cut-and-paste from a press release department:

"Lombardi Family Concepts has announced today that it will sell its holdings in La Cubanita restaurant on McKinney Avenue in Dallas to its partners in the operation. "La Cubanita received such good reviews and excellent feedback from the guests," says creator Alberto Lombardi, "but it wasn't able to garner the numbers necessary to make it a success. Lombardis' partners will reopen the location with a new concept." La Cubanita will close immediately."


Monday, January 4, 2010

How Long Can You Survive Chained to a Bunk Bed with a Velociraptor?

I can make it 1 minute at 10 seconds. Beat that. Although I wouldn't really want to try it. It's not a deal or a steal, but it's something to entertain you for 30 seconds at work:

Let me know how that goes for you.