Thursday, October 9, 2014

Southwest's Free Concert Celebrating the End of Wright!

Planning your weekend? Southwest Airlines is celebrating the end of the Wright Amendment and the Freedom to Fly with a FREE Sunday concert starting at 2 p.m. featuring Robert Early Keen, Jack Ingram and more at Klyde Warren Park. Get all the deets here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Checking Out the Best State Fair of Texas Discounts

Supposedly some people still pay full price admission to the State Fair of Texas ($17 for GA and $13 for seniors and kids under 48 inches). That means a family of four is easily looking at $60 just for entry(not including parking, but we recommend taking DART). The good news is there are plenty of discounts you can get for admission. Here are the best discounts available for the State Fair of Texas:
·         Buy your tickets in advance
o   Online - Meh, you’ll only save $2 for GA and $1 for seniors/kids when you buy them at, but then you’ll pay almost $9 in shipping. Nevermind.
o   Kroger – You can buy GA tickets there for $15.50, but they don’t offer the senior or kids ones.
·         Season Passes – If you plan going to the State Fair at least three times (and we assume your cardiologist has given you a refill of your Lipitor), buy a season pass. For just $39.95 you’ll get your season pass, plus a one-day free guest ticket and free rides on the Texas Sky Way and Top o’ Texas Tower during special season pass event. Buy this one at Kroger to save $5.
·         North Texas Food Bank Deals – This one is always good for a great deal that helps people in our community. All food and drinks will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.
o   Opening Day – Bring a full 20-ounce Dasani or Coca-Cola product and get in for $6. Everyone in your party needs to bring their own.
o   Wednesdays – Bring at least three cans of food on a Wednesday and you’ll get in for $3. Again, everybody needs to bring their own three cans.
·         Senior Deals – Ah, the luxury of getting older – Seniors get into the Fair for $4 off every day. AND, every Thursday is Senior Day, so those folks get in for FREE!
·         Dr Pepper Deals – Each person who brings and empty Dr Pepper can gets $5 admission on Tuesdays or $8 admission after 5 p.m. any day.
·         Coca-Cola Thursday – Bring an empty 20-ounce bottle any Thursday and get it for $6.
·         McDonald’s Coupons – Check your tray liner or bag for State Fair coupons. They’ve got ones that can save $3 off GA admission and $7 discounts for kids.
·         KISS-FM Fridays – Visit the KISS-FM site to print a coupon for each member of your group to get $5 off GA tickets.
·         Group Tickets – If you’ve got at least 20 people, you’ll start seeing the discounts rack up. But going to the fair with 20 other people in the group is going to make it hard to decide which ride to go on next.

Discount on Midway rides – Tuesdays are a great day to go to the fair. You can get your $5 Dr Pepper ticket, plus all rides (except thrill rides and the Texas Star) are only six coupons! If you like going for the rides, this can be a big saver for you.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Restaurant Week Report: Canary By Gorgi

I have to share that we had the most delightful dinner at Canary By Gorgi on Saturday night. We hadn’t been there before, but after looking at Chef Gorgi’s RW menu, and knowing we could cross another off on our quest to eat at all 100 of the D Magazine Top 100 restaurants (we’re at 84 thank-you-very-much), we happily pointed our car north to Addison.

The 4th course was actually the 1st course, and was a poached shrimp on a grilled avocado with a puttanesca sauce. The warm tomato sauce and shrimp came together so well with the cooled avocado. We knew that if the rest of dinner was like this, we were certainly in for a treat.

I then had the seared sea scallops, which had a delightful gazpacho salad with them. What a welcome change to have a gazpacho salad rather than the usual, and often not done well, gazpacho soup. The Sig-O loved the escargot. Again, a welcome change being served in a Mediterranean pomodoro sauce rather than the usual garlic butter.

While I’m normally not a steak during RW person, the side of gnocchi with valdeon cream sauce convinced me to try the filet. So glad I did, as this is one of the places in town you can count on to cook your steak to the perfect temperature. When you ask for medium rare, that truly is what comes out, not the more medium pink that many places pass off as MR. The Sig-O was quite pleased with the lamb T-bone and grilled quail, “Wait, I get both.” Yes, it was quite the plate, and proof that Chef Gorgi knows how to treat RW diners right. When the table gets suddenly quiet after the entrees are brought, that is generally a good sign. We both agreed that this was one of the better RW menus we experienced.

But wait, there’s more! Desserts were the chocolate liqueur cake and the date and Turkish kefir butterfly. What a wonderful flavor juxtaposition we had with those two – chocolate cake was dark deep chocolate with a sweeter icing, while the butterfly was beautifully tart and well complemented by the sweeter date. Chocolate and kefir, what an interesting finish to our meal.

After so many years of RW and countless delicious meals, it’s so refreshing to see Chef Gorgi still embracing Restaurant Week and the cause behind it. More importantly, with his charming demeanor and delicious food, he’s enticed new customers to come back to his lovely little Addison gem. I know we’ve already decided to go back for our anniversary this fall, if not sooner.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dallas Observer Brewfest is Coming! And We've Got a Presale Password for You!

Join Dallas Observer on Saturday, September 13th at the Dallas Farmers Market as we celebrate the 4th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest presented by Whole Foods Market. BrewFest is an outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature over 150 beers from around the globe, local food vendors and live music! Twelve (2oz) beer samples are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 6:00 for VIP and 7:00 for General Admission. 21+ ONLY We are excited to offer you this exclusive presale opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public! Starts: July 8 @ 10am Ends: July 10 @ 10pm Promo Code: IntheKnowDallas Public On sale: 7/11 @ 10am VIP Ticket includes: 12 – 2 oz. Beer Samplings from 150+ Beer Options PLUS Early Entry into Event one hour earlier at 6:00, access to VIP Area with liquor sampling and exclusive catered food. All Tickets Include: 12 – 2 oz. Beer Samplings, with additional sampling cards available for purchase at the event and Live Music All Guests must be 21+, with a Valid I.D. Websites: Website: Ticket Site: Facebook Event: Event Hashtag: #BrewFestDAL

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Brad Paisley Presale Password

Brad Paisley
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Brad Paisley
with Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham

Friday, September 5
Gexa Energy Pavilion

Presale starts: Wed, Jun 25 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, Jun 26 at 10pm
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Public On Sale: Fri, Jun 27 at 10am
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Decks in The Park This Thursday at Klyde Warren Park


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tax Day is Lame, Except for the Free Stuff - Including Cane Rosso Pizza for $1!

From the Cut & Paste via Edition:

Cane Rosso (White Rock location): This deal is in honor not only of tax day, but also of the one-year anniversary of the first anniversary of the Neopolitan pizza joint's White Rock location. The Margherita and Marinara pizzas are just $1 each, as is the focaccia appetizer. 5-10 p.m., White Rock location only, dine-in only.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: Buy a cupcake, get one free when you whisper "tax free."
Arby's: You can get a free snack-sized order of curly fries. You need a coupon for it, though. Get it here.
Schlotzsky's: You can get a free small Original sandwich when you buy a 32-ounce fountain drink and chips. No coupon necessary for this deal.
Hard Rock Cafe: They're going to make you work for this one. If you're willing to sing a song on stage, you get a free entree. Sign up at the local Hard Rock. First come, first served.
Pizza Hut: "As an ode to the 1099 tax form," Pizza Hut announced this deal: You can order a large pizza and one of three sides (breadsticks, chocolate dunkers or cinnamon sticks) for $10.99. You must enter the promo code TAXDAY to get the deal.
Sonic: You can get half-price drinks and slushes all day. We'll have a cherry limeade, please.
Boston Market: For just $10.40 (get it?), you can get two half-chicken meals.
Great American Cookie Co.: Free cookie! It's that simple. Just stop by a Great American Cookies store (there are locations at many area malls) and get a free regular chocolate chip cookie on April 15.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Fill your cup for just $4.15. You have to claim the offer on Orange Leaf'sFacebook page.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Don't Swear Off Beer - North Texas Beer & Wine Fest is Coming May 10!

You had a lot of fun at the Big Texas Beer Fest last weekend. So much fun you likely felt it the next morning. But before you go swearing off beer, keep in mind that you have four weeks to get back into tip top beer tasting condition with the North Texas Beer & Wine  Festival coming up on May 10.

They've got seminars on home brewing, performances in the beer garden and great chef demos (learned how to make the Velvet Taco Elotes last year thankyouverymuch).

Click here to get more info and get your tickets before they sell out!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Free Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Norma's to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on Friday

You've probably had it marked on your calendar for weeks now, but in case you didn't, Friday(tomorrow!) is National Grilled Cheese Day. And your friends at Norma's are helping celebrate by giving free grilled cheese sandwiches to those who go by tomorrow. Word on the street is they've created a new one stuffed with (wait for it). . . . mac & cheese and bacon. That sounds like a plan.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Justin Timberlake Presale Password - He's Coming Back to Dallas December 3!

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Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Wednesday, December 3
American Airlines Center

Presale starts: Thu, Apr 10 at 10am
Presale ends: Fri, Apr 11 at 5pm
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Public On Sale: Mon, Apr 14 at 10am
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Texas Food Truckin' Fest at Globe Life Park in Arlington April 25-26

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You love food trucks. Who doesn't? Well, the best food trucks from around the state are set to be at the Globe on April 25th and 26th so you can finally check out that great food truck from Austin or Houston that you keep hearing about. Plus, all your Dallas favorites will be there too. 

You can get discount admission to the fest by bringing a non-perishable food donation for the North Texas Food Bank. Here's where you can get all the deets.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Planning Your Next Picnic Date

You know how it goes. She(or maybe he) wants to go on a picnic at the Lake or the park because it's romantic. You kind of agree, assuming you can get past the sitting on the ground, bugs crawling around, and the bikers whizzing past you. But grocery bags aren't sexy, not even the ones from Central Market. So what's a girl or guy to do if you don't have your own cute picnic basket? The smart folks over at Scardello have you covered.
Scardello has picnic baskets available for rent. Inside the basket you'll find everything you need for the perfect picnic, packed with artisan cheeses, sliced baguette and wine along with glasses, plates, and all of the other service items you need to make your picnic a fantastic success! The best part is that they handle all the unfun parts of the picnic - packing, dishes and cleanup. And you're in the know about cheese or wine? That's ok too since you can customize to your hearts content and they'll provide the basket. Prices start at $49.95 and include the cheese and wine. Here's the rest of the deets from Scardello.

And just think, if it happens to be one of those very, very special picnics and you get a "yes," you can always register for your own picnic basket.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Break Block Party in the Dallas Arts District!

On March 14th (Friday!), Dallas Arts District is helping you celebrate Spring Break by closing down Flora and Harwood streets to throw an EPIC Arts Block Party!
Starting at 6:00 pm, the Dallas Museum of ArtCrow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center are hosting this free family event. Grab dinner or dessert from gourmet food trucks lining the streets as you enjoy all three museums and participate in special activities, live concerts, guided tours, films, and more!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Texas-Sized Yoga Session on The Bridge this Weekend

It's Thursday afternoon, so you're no doubt planning your weekend as you read this. How many times have you thought to yourself while driving over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, "Ugh, if I could just get out of my car and do yoga on the bridge, my life would be so much better." Well, Saturday, you'll get your chance thanks to the Trinity Commons Foundation. See the details below, or check out their site.

Yoga on the Bridge is a Texas-sized yoga session that will be held in the middle of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, directly below the center white arch.
Saturday, March 1, 1 p.m.
A one-hour open level yoga class will run side-by-side with a 45-minute family yoga class. Open level yoga is designed for adults who are new to yoga as well as for experienced practitioners. Instructors and assistants will ensure you have a satisfying experience. The family yoga class is designed for adults and children.
Adults may participate for a minimum $5 donation per person. Your tax-deductible donation supports the non-profit Trinity Commons Foundation and its goal to turn the Trinity River Corridor into Dallas' Central Park. Children may participate for free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Yoga on the Bridge will take place in the middle of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas, TX. Access will be from the west end of the bridge (Singleton Blvd. at North Beckley Ave.). Parking will be available in Trinity Groves and on nearby streets. Some street closures will be in place for other All Out Trinity events. Please consult the map found here.
Presented by the Trinity Commons Foundation as part of All Out Trinity, the second-annual Yoga on the Bridge is sponsored by SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing and Clairevista Vitality Club.
Yoga instructors include Jennifer Lawson, Mike Luckock, Julie Wright and Stephanie Spett.
Register now for Yoga on the Bridge

Make Scary St. Patty's Plans

Sure, St. Patty's Day weekend will likely involve some green beer, green shirts, green beads, and green partying. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, the Witches of Coven Manor at Dark Hour Haunted House have also decided to go green that weekend. Grab your Lady Luck, Leprechaun or someone you want to get lucky with for a scaringly fun St. Patrick's Slay Weekend.

Dark Hour Haunted House is undoubtedly one of the best haunted houses in town. Checked it out with the Sig-O in October and it's not to be missed. (Here's that write up) The St. Patty's Slay show is all new, so if you've been before, it's still worth the trip and a little green. Get you tickets and all the deets at 

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Brace Yourself . . . Big Texas Beer Fest is Coming

The Sig-O and I hit up the Big Texas Beer Fest last year and it was AMAZING. Featuring local beers, as well as some very not local (aka international) beers, this is a contender for one of the best beer festivals in town. Tickets are already on sale, and are likely to sell out (particularly the VIP tickets). VIP is the way to go if you've got the cash to spend (Just found out VIP has already sold out!), otherwise you'll likely find yourself in a line that snakes around the Automobile Building at Fair Park.(Also found out that they took note of that last year and are staffing up with lots of volunteers to fix this). I know we've got this one on our calendar again and are looking forward to checking out some new brews as well as revisiting favorites.  
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Take Your Pup to Paws on the Prairie at Trinity River Audubon Center

Join Trinity River Audubon Center for the 2nd annual Paws on the Prairie on February 8th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Normally they're bird-watching and tracking wildlife, so this is the one day a year that domestic pets are allowed on their 120 acres and 5 miles of trails.  Learn how you and your dog can help the environment. Exercise mind and body with a fun dog agility course. Don't have a pet? They've got you covered too since you can take home a new friend through their pet adoption partners. Free Family Fun! Great food and doggie giveaways too. Free admission with a $5 parking suggested donation. Click here for all the details


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Suburbia Music Festival Presale Code

Suburbia Music Festival Exclusive Presale Code
Festival To Be Hosted By The City Of Plano, TX On May 3 & 4, 2014

Festival Line-Up Of World Class Pop, Rock, Dance, Folk Rock, Alt Country, Singer/Songwriter and Urban Music Artists Includes Tegan and Sara, Violent Femmes, Third Eye Blind, The Dandy Warhols And Many, Many More

The day by day festival line-up to be announced soon! Be sure to check back often at:
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Junior Associates of the DMA are throwing a FREE Party!

The Junior Associates of the DMA are bringing the party to the Dallas Museum of Art for their annual and highly anticipated event, Curators' Choice.
Junior Associates are encouraged to bring their friends for a fun cocktail party, complete with tunes by DJ Mark, and a photo booth from CultureMap Dallas, followed by brief tours where you have the chance to hear curators and local artists talk about their favorite piece in the collection.
It's free for anyone to come, click here to RSVP.


Friday, January 24
6:30 - 9 pm


Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201