Thursday, March 31, 2011

Victoria's Secret - She Loves the Rangers

I don't normally give fashion advice, but this stuff is cute. Seriously cute. I'm not one to show my panties off at a Rangers game, but these will undoubtedly make some girls want to. Visit to snag yours.

Presales, Presales, Presales

Really? I had no idea she was still touring and performing, but this one could be a good time: Dolly Parton July 19 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie On Sale Friday @ 10am PRESALE BEGINS: March 31 @ 10am ENDS: March 31 @ 10pm PASSWORD: BETTER Really? This band still exists? They have one song and it's the reason for the "worst music ever" tag on this post: Owl City Matt Kearney July 26 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie On Sale Friday @ Noon PRESALE BEGINS: March 31 @ 10am ENDS: March 31 @ 10pm PASSWORD: ATBAB Really? Look, you don't question my music taste, so I'm not questioning yours: Luis Miguel June 15 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie On Sale Friday @ 10am PRESALE BEGINS: March 31 @ 10am ENDS: March 31 @ 10pm PASSWORD: BAND

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Because You Deserve a Staycation

Stay at a Dallas landmark hotel for $99 and save up to 45% on current prices. The deal from the Hilton Anatole includes:

  • Breakfast for two in the Terrace restaurant ($38 value)

  • Access to Verandah Fitness Club ($17 value)

  • 20% off VSpa Treatments

Travel Friday-Sunday, April 4 - May 4, or Monday-Thursday for an extra $50 per night. Situated on 45 acres just north of downtown, the hotel's location allows guests easy access to nightlife, dining, shopping, sports action at the American Airlines Center, and activities downtown and in the West End.

The 4-star Hilton Anatole offers five dining options, including the upscale Nana on the 27th floor overlooking the Dallas skyline; seven bars and lounges; two heated indoor swimming pools; one outdoor swimming pool and a private seven-acre sculpture park with jogging trails, fish pond and tennis courts. Check it out:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Run, Don't Walk

to Pokey O's. It's Dollar Day! They're celebrating their 5th anniversary, so they want to give you Pokey O's for just a dollar! That's right! $1 buys you Bluebell ice cream sandwiched between yummy cookies served to you by the always cheerful crew at Pokey O's. So head on over there because this deal is only good for today!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lobster, Fondue. Half Price, Oh My!

You’re a membership warehouse fiend, priding yourself on your ability to save oodles on everything from toilet paper and cereal, to Italian wines. But when you want to impress a hot date or tantalize your taste buds, that $6 bottle of Pinot and frozen lasagna won’t make the cut. Maintain your thrifty dignity and enjoy a decadent dining experience with today’s deal: $62 gets you a four-course Lobster Extravaganza dinner for two at Simply Fondue’s Greenville Avenue location ($124 value). This is a date night that is sure to impress. Click here to snag your certificate now. BTW, Sig-O and I hit Simply Fondue a month or two ago and it was wonderful. The service was friendly, the food was fun and it was such a nice date night. I think this certificate may be the perfect excuse to revist.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Great Offer from the Dallas Opera

ACT NOW! Seriously, if you don't act within the next hour, you won't get this awesome deal!

ONE HOUR ONLY FACEBOOK15 TICKET SPECIAL: Best Available Grand Tier seats to Boris Godunov on Fri, April 1 for $15 each (up to a 70% savings) from now till 5:00 pm today only! New online orders only. Use Code “FB15”.

Dallas! Stars! Stanely Cup Presale!

Yea for hockey playoff time! For being an awesome DealStealerWho'sInTheKnow, you have the chance to purchase individual tickets for this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs before they sell out!

Tickets for Round 1 will go on sale to the public on March 25th @ 10:00am, but through your exclusive pre-sale you can secure your seats now.

Your Pre-Sale:
3/23 @ 10:00am - 3/25 @ 9:00am
Password = INSIDER

These games will sell out! Take advantage of your exclusive pre-sale window and secure your seats today!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Dinner Date with Free Wine

Dallas is a fickle restaurant town, so while I love to visit the hot new spots, I'm also a big fan of the oldies but goodies. That's why I was so happy when the email from St. Martin's Wine Bistro hit my inbox. During their Spring Wine and Dine you'll get a fantastic 3-course meal from a restaurant hailed as one of the best French Restaurants in town by the Dallas Morning News for only $35. Wait! There's more! You'll also receive a free bottle of wine per couple!

This deal runs through April 30. Here are all the details: Great food, free wine and romantic setting? What are you waiting for?

Cheap Massage - And It's Not the Sketchy Kind

Want a full hour massage for under $10? Today is your lucky day! Grab one for yourself, your special someone, your mom (mother's day is coming), heck, grab an extra one so you'll have a backup birthday present around.

This deal is only around for a few more days, so go ahead and grab yours:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Free Wedding

The Oh So Lovely Crow Collection of Asian Art is giving away a wedding and reception! Grab your girl friends, hell, even your fiance and his friends, and have a crane folding party! The Crow Collection is offering a free wedding and reception in their beautiful facility to one lucky bride who submits the most oragami cranes (1,000+) made from recycled newspaper. This is such a great and fun idea, so grab your friends and get to folding! Here's the link for the details:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Because, Even If You Won't Admit It, You Like Motley Crue


Motley Crue and Poison with New York Dolls
Tuesday, June 7

Gexa Energy Pavilion (formerly known as Center)

Presale starts: Wed, Mar 16 at 12pm Presale ends: Thu, Mar 17 at 10pm

Use Password: concert

Public Onsale: Fri, Mar 18 at 10am

$15 Lawn Tickets - Limited Time Only!**Ends March 20 at 10pm or while supplies last

Click here to get your tickets.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quick Bite: Three Sheets

Sunday morning, the Sig-O and I wake up not sure what time it is because of that pesky daylight savings time change, which is kind of irrelevant since really we were just hungry. Being in the know comes with benefits, so I say, "How about we go check out the brunch at Three Sheets?" Sig-O, "Huh, where?" Me, "On Ross, and it's free this weekend and the mimosas are $1" Ok, let's go.

So, we get over to Three Sheets, which still requires you to valet on Sundays, which I'm not crazy about, but whatever. We go in, it's kind of dark, but I'm not complaining since it's a Sunday after a certain friend's birthday party and there might have been grown up jello and grown up watermelon. We venture to the patio anyway to check and see if there's a table, no such luck. Sig-O is more than ok with returning to the indoor bar cave, so we did. A cheery waitress came up and told us it was free brunch (food only) and $1 mimosas, along with some other drink specials I didn't listen too because it was too early to think about jaeger or patron. The brunch menu covers most of your basics - eggs, toast, breakfast tacos, biscuits and gravy, and breakfast pizza, as well as the obligatory sides of bacon, sausage and home fries.

I went with the breakfast pizza, which essentially was like an omlette on a pizza crust. I'm not complaining at all. The crust on that breakfast pizza made me want to come back and try their dinner pizzas (which are free on Monday nights). It included sausage, mushrooms, broccoli and cheese. It was good. I imagine it would be particularly good at helping one get over a hangover without having all the extra-greasy food. Sig-O went with the biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon (it's free, live a little!) Not as pleased with the biscuits and gravy, which could have used another biscuit or two added to this small serving. I know, I know, our servings are too big, but this one was kind of small and the presentation was lacking. The gravy tasted good, but wasn't quite warm enough, probably due to that extra lap around the dining room that it took. But the bacon. Holy goodness, the bacon. Cooked perfectly - that not crispy, but not too soft doneness, along with the fantastic smoky flavor, I'm all about ordering the bacon every time.

And there were a few mimosas. At $1 each, what do you expect? That alone would get me to return to Three Sheets. The bacon and food are bonuses.

Oh, and sorry, your brunch won't be free because last weekend was the last one. I know, I should have told you about it, but I didn't even know until Saturday night. My apologies. But really, this place is so cool I'm hitting it up for happy hour later this week. Catch you there!

Because It's Nice to Do Nice Things for People in Need

I'm a fan of Groupon. You know that already because I link to their deals from time to time. The folks at Groupon have decided to give back and have featured one person each month for their Love Drops campaign. I thought I would share the love and pass this month's post along:

Last month the Love Drop Team raised over $13,000 (and 3 iPads!) to help two little boys with autism receive a service dog. They were beyond touched, and we did this in only 1 month - that's it. Everyone came together and gave a few bucks each to impact one family's life. If you were a part of it, THANK YOU! You can check out the final video of us showing up to their house here - it's pretty cool.

This month we start all over again and rally behind Katie, a single mom out in Dallas battling not only two brain tumors so far (she's knocked out one, and currently working on the other), but who's also dealing with hydrocephalus. We're teaming up with folks at Blissdom this month to not only bring the community her way, but to make a huge dent in her medical bills.

Want to help? Here are 3 ways we could use you:

  1. Give $1.00 - This is the best way to help out and join our team at the same time.
  2. Join our blogger network - Blog about our Love Drops each month like I am :) It's easy, it's rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps our families). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
  3. Give a gift or provide a service - Gift cards are always helpful. Places like Target, Safeway, gas stations, etc would definitely help them out.

Thanks for reading! Here's to love, baby.

The Changeover to Daylight Savings Time

Is so stressfull. Go ahead and reward yourself with a nice relaxing massage. At half the price.

Source: Aqua Medical Spa

To celebrate its 20th year, Aqua Medical Spa is offering you an exclusive deal: For $49, choose any 50-minute massage or 50-minute facial at the Uptown spa(regularly up to $110). Massages include the signature Riverstone (with hot stones),deep tissue, sports and more. Facials are customized with exfoliation, rejuvenating masks and pore-purifying treatments. To get this deal, purchase a voucher directly fromTravelzoo, then call Aqua Medical Spa to schedule anappointment. Buy two vouchers and schedule two treatments back-to-backfor a complete pampering experience. Important:*This deal is valid once 25 are sold -- forward to friends!*Buy the voucher before 8 p.m. Monday, March 21.*The voucher can be redeemed starting Tuesday, March 22,through Sept. 21, 2011. For more information on the deal, click here:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Check out Tommy Tune for Less

$25.50 -- BROADWAY LEGEND IN DANCE MUSICAL, REG. $41.50 Dallas Summer Musicals

Tommy Tune's legendary brand of song and dance is heading tothe Music Hall at Fair Park next week -- and Travelzoo scored$25.50 tickets, regularly $41.50. You have exclusive access to tickets to "Tommy Tune: Steps in Time" for up to 40% off on March 15-20 at 8 p.m. or March 19-20 at 2 p.m. Tune is joined by longtime collaborators the Manhattan Kings as they revisit the choreography, music and stories ofclassic Broadway.

Seats are $25.50-$28.50 (regularly $41.50-$48.25) for First Orchestra and $32.50-$39.50 (regularly $56.50-$70.75) for Rear Orchestra. The lowest prices are Sunday evening and weeknights. To purchase tickets, click below and select "Buy Now." Enter the code TRAVEL and select seats in the second or fourth pricing levels to get the deal. Fees of $4.35 per order will be additional. (Full-price tickets are subject to the same fees.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Like a Virgin

From Ye Olde Cut & Paste Departmente:

DALLAS--MARCH 10, 2011-- Virgin America just launched afive-day sale reducing nonstop Dallas fares to Los Angelesor San Francisco to $99 -- the lowest fare they've ever run on this route. What makes this sale even more impressive is that it's for travel through the summer -- a season when deals are scarce and regular fares are at a yearly high. These prices are available on most dates through Sept. 6 with a seven-day advance purchase. Virgin America's innovative in-flight experience -- complete with Wi-Fi, food on demand, live TV and pay-per-view movies-- has earned it the title of Best Domestic Airline from Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Not available on: May 27, 30; July 1, 4-5; Sept. 2-5 To book, click the link below. This sale ends March 14.Taxes are an additional $10.70 each way.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Don't Know What He Sings

But I know other people like him

Gimme That Wink (I think that's one of his songs)
Boot Scoot Your Way to a NEAL DEAL - Spend THIS FRIDAY with NEAL MCCOY.

See Neal bring his signature blend of honky tonkin', boot scootin' music and concert high jinks for Andrews Distributing of North Texas, An Evening with Neal McCoy presented by Texas Health Presbyterian, this Friday, March 11. Here's a deal for you. Through this exclusive offer, you can get 4 tickets for only $25! But hurry, this show is selling fast.

Use code 'NEALDEAL' in the 4 for $25 Offer box before March 11 at 1 PM, and get your 4-Pack now! You'll need tickets to get in(Duh) , so get them here! Available on Ticketmaster

You Could Use Some Opera

Seriously, the Hangover II doesn't come out until Memorial Day, so you've got some time to kill and you need some culturing (eww, not the gross kind, the fancy kind). The Sig-O and I have checked out the Dallas Opera and we're fans. Romeo & Juliet was great and the Sig-O went to see Don Giovanni w/o me and said it was fantastic (thanks for that). Anyway, let's get to the deal:

You can listen to the fabulous upcoming operas online with the Dallas Opera's FREE previews of Rigoletto & Boris Godunov online at

Love what you hear? Buy tickets before March 15 and save 20% using online code "Preview" Come on, your date will think you're awesome and cultured and sexy for getting opera tickets.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jason Aldean Presale

People like him. I'm not really one of those people, but my sister is, so I'm throwing this up here for her and for the other country fans who want to see Mr. Aldean. Actually $15 lawn seats sound kind of fun. If only the beers weren't $15 too. Anyway, here are the deets:

Jason Aldean with Eric Church &The Jane Dear Girls
Saturday, May 7
Gexa Energy Pavilion (formerly known as Center)
Presale starts: Thu, Mar 10 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, Mar 10 at 10pm
Use Password: concert
Public Onsale: Fri, Mar 11 at 10am

$15 Lawn Tickets - Limited Time Only!**Ends Sun, Mar 13 at 10pm or while supplies last

Monday, March 7, 2011

Takeout Pizza, but it's Better

So, the Sig-O was out of town this weekend and I was forced to fend for myself (dun, dun, dun!) Normally, I'm gifted in the kitchen, but when forced to cook for just myself, well, that sucks. Seriously, cooking for one is not fun. So, I'm glad the Sig-O returns today so I can return to my gourmet cooking self. But, there was a bright side to my weekend search for food. I discovered Papa Murphy's pizza. I'd heard about their pizza before, and then I got a coupon for a free cookie dough from them when I got my car washed. Hello? free cookie dough? How can this place not be good?

Well, anyway, I went by on Saturday night and got the Papa's favorite (supreme). Word of warning - you cannot eat a slice of this pizza on the way home in the car. It is not cooked and that would be gross. So, you get home, throw that bad boy in the oven for about 15 minutes and, ta da! Fantastic pizza is ready and you even helped make it! So yes, I'm telling you about a take and bake pizza place, but it's worth it. Next time you've got a craving for good pizza, give it a try. I'm glad I did and it made pizza and a movie night much better. I'd just recommend having a date around because it's more fun to share somethign that good. Here's the site so you can find the one closest to you:

Friday, March 4, 2011

Because We Might Find Out What Happened to the Ovo

If you're anything like I am, you're still asking yourself what happened to the ovo in Cirque's Ovo. Seriously? What happened to it? I think it probably hatched and ate all the bugs, which really makes it more of a horror show than family friendly entertainment, so they left that part out. But, I'm thinking this is probably the sequel. And here's the presale info:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Really, Really Cheap Netbook!

But you have to buy it today.

Here's the write up from 1 Sale-A-Day:

Redefine mobile connectivity with the Augen Netbook. Powered by the Google Android 1.6 Operating System, this netbook provides a stable computing platform and makes it easy to check email, share photos, surf the Internet, and more.Featuring an 800x480 color TFT screen, the netbook is packed with a 2GB internal memory and 128MB DDR2 Ram. The built-in 802.11 b/g WiFi ensures connectivity on the go while the web browser, PDF viewer, Quick Office, media player, and email management do the rest to ensure optimal functionality. A great choice for students as well as business travelers who like to travel light, Augen makes it easy to stay productive wherever you are.

It's not the sexiest computer you can find, but it's $79.99. With all the money you save you can go buy a skin or stickers for it to make it prettier. Here's the link:

Seriously, you have to buy it today, before midnight, you have 13 hours. Go!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Because Even a Texas Democrat's Vote Will Count

You can be a Democrat, Republican, Independent or event a Libertarian and your vote will actually count (no, not you Tea Party, ok, your vote will actually count, but anyway) Here's the link so you can cast your vote for the Best of Big D:

This one is my favorite categories - food and drink. And if you're looking for voting guidance - Winetastic for wine bar and wine store. Feel free to share your thoughts too.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Restaurant Review: Dining at a Crossroads

The corner of Walnut Hill and 75 has been in severe need of good food for quite some time. It’s not that we don’t love Dave & Busters for wings and beer while watching a game or attempting to rack up enough tickets for that XBOX 360, but Crossroads Diner, with its sticky bun mural on the side of the building, is an entirely different ticket.

When the Sig-O and I walked in on a Saturday morning, the place was full and we were politely told by the hostess (who chose green as the color of the day – shirt, hair and eye shadow) there would be a 15-20 minute wait. No worries, we each grabbed a section of the paper, did the usual read, switch, read, our buzzer went off and we were seated easily within the 15 minutes we were told.

The Sig-O was in need of the caffeine after a late Friday night and Crossroads brews an excellent cup of Joe, or Illy as the case may be. I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but have had enough to know when there’s a good cup worth drinking. Full disclosure- I’d read a review of Crossroads and was told to order the Sticky Bun to split as an appetizer. While I’m not one to normally choose a breakfast appetizer, I went with the advice, as well as the proof on every other table, and ordered it. Good call. The sticky bun is good, like really, really good, like Sig-O was going to get a fork in the back of the hand if I didn’t get the last bite.

As we perused the menu, everything sounded good. Breakfast is served all day, with lunch kicking in at 11 a.m. It should also be noted that Crossroads is only open for breakfast and lunch. Crossroads does frittatas rather than omelets, but I’m good with that. I finally chose the one with chorizo, red peppers and goat cheese, and I asked for grits rather than toast. The other half ordered the waffles.

The frittata was light, fluffy and topped with nuggets of yummy goat cheese. The chorizo was also flavorful and a wonderful friend to the goat cheese. The disappointment came around on the grits. I love grits, I’m all about grits. Toast as a side? No thanks, I’ll sub that for grits. So I was so sad when the grits showed up with what looked like melty cheese grease on top. Mixed it up, still no better. Sig-O, who’s not so much the grit connoisseur, asks, “Are grits supposed to look like that?” I reply, “Negatory, but share that waffle?” The waffle is done perfectly. Crunchy on the outside, yet soft on the inside and wonderfully absorbing the melting butter and syrup. “Trade you for the grits?” I offer. “Not a chance, but you can have another bite,” I get in response. Not a bad settlement there.

While we only had a chance to try the breakfast offerings at Crossroads, the lunch choices sounded quite good with various sandwiches, gourmet salads and burgers that would make your mouth water. The service was friendly and the people watching is fantastic. Whether it’s the Lake Highlands family enjoying breakfast before a soccer game, the cute 30-somethings grabbing a bite after a workout (it justifies the sticky bun), or the HP couples with the baby who decided to venture out of the bubble, Crossroads Diner seems to fill the void of good food at this crossroads.

Winos and Music Lovers Unite

From the Cut & Paste Department:

Source: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Hear the sounds of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" for50% off. The famous symphony, which was featured in Disney's"Fantasia," will be performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in March.

For $29, Travelzoo subscribers can get a ticket to the Friday, March 18, performance and receive a free ticket tothe Savor Dallas Arts District Wine Stroll prior to the show. This package is regularly $93.

This popular evening event is held in the lobbies of Dallas' biggest performing art venues and includes wine tastings at each stop. The Savor Dallas Arts District Wine Stroll alone costs $35. Seats for the symphony, without the art walk and winetasting are also available on Thursday, March 17, at 8 p.m.;Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 18, at7:30 p.m: -Grand Tier ... $15-$29 (regularly $30-$58)-Orchestra Floor ... $30-$49 (regularly $60-$98)-Orchestra Terrace ... $39-$59 (regularly $78-$118) To get this deal, purchase a voucher directly from Travelzoo.

There is no limit to the number of vouchers thatcan be purchased.

Again, apologies that this had to come from the Cut & Paste Department, but unless you want this fabulous blog to go behind a paywall (like a daily newspaper in town that shall remain nameless, cough, DMN, cough, cough), it'll have to do while I do the whole paying job thing. Thanks!

Yummy Lunch Special

Yes, I love Pokey O's. I know, they appear here ofter, but they are so freaking good and they're nice and they are great people. So, go get yourself some lunch. Oh, and read the fine print about the upcoming $1 POKEY O'S on March 26.

You Next Getaway

Groupon, Living Social, Yipit and a bunch of other people send me their daily emails, and, just because I'm a good person, I read all of them and give you the good ones. Not the obnoxious ones for hair removal or yet another facial (not that those aren't good, but enough already). But here's a site you may actually want to bookmark. I know, I know, you're all like, "But B, I don't have time to read your blog and check out another site." Fine, no biggie, but you should still check out this site because you can get great deals on lots of vacations and getaways. Seriously, got one for the Sig-O and myself the other day. It's like a staycation, but more fun because you're actually going somewhere. Check it out:

Hello Again

I know, it's been a while. Ok, it's been more like 9 months. No, no baby, just been busy. Seriously busy. You want to make the big guy upstairs laugh? Just tell him your plans. But, no more excuses, I'm back and ready to tell you all the stuff you need to know. You're welcome. . . in advance. And please feel free to spread the word that I'm back and full of good information.

Oh, and just because I love my blog readers, I'm adding restaurant reviews. See, things just keep getting better!