Save Big at the State Fair


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The State Fair of Texas kicks off this weekend! For those planning a trip (or a few trips), these money-saving opportunities are available Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 20.

 

State Fair Savings

Online Tickets
Save time and money by purchasing tickets online. Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased in person.

Season Passes
Going to the State Fair of Texas for one day is definitely not enough time to get the full experience. Get a season pass, enjoy all the attractions and save money. Season passes are now available for $45, which includes 24-day admission and a variety of special VIP benefits.

Discounted Group Tickets
Going to the fair with a group of friends or coworkers? Well you’re in luck! Groups as small as 20 can get through the gates for as low as $10 per person (a savings of more than 55%).

 

Any Day Discounts

Dart GoPass
Through the Dart GoPass app, you can buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas. General admission tickets are $16, while child and senior tickets are $12.

Kroger
Get your tickets in advance at your local Kroger. General admission is $16.50 and season passes are $39.95. Tickets can be purchased at the checkout counter or service desk up until October 20, 2019.

Dr Pepper
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the State Fair gates after 5 p.m. any day of the week and get general admission for half price.

McDonald’s
Discount coupons are available at participating McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas. Bring your coupon to the State Fair gate any day and save $5 off general admission or half off a children’s ticket (with purchase of general admission).

 

Opening Day – Friday, September 27

Military Appreciation Day
All active military, retired military, and veterans receive free admission when they present valid documentation of military service. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID, as well as children under the age of 18, also receive free admission.

Dasani
Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for $9 on Opening Day.

 

Every Tuesday – October 1, 8 & 15

Dr Pepper
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can any Tuesday and receive $9 admission.

Thrilling Tuesdays
Discounts extended to the Midway with most rides offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.

 

Every Wednesday – October 2, 9 & 16

North Texas Food Bank
Bring four cans of food as a donation to the North Texas Food Bank and receive $4 admission.

 

Every Thursday – October 3, 10 & 17

Senior Days
Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the fair for free.

Coca-Cola Half-Price
Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and receive $9 admission.

Coca-Cola Thrifty Thursdays
Every Thursday of the fair you can save while snacking with participating food vendors offering one of their signature menu items at a reduced price.

 

Friday, October 11

First Responders Day
All first responders, including active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency service agencies, will receive free admission when they present a valid badge or ID from their department or organization. In addition, up to three admission tickets will be available for their family members.

 

For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit bigtex.com.

 

Meet the Designers of IBB Design


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Designer Michael Reese with Shay Geyer, designer and owner of IBB Designs

It’s that time of year when IBB Design Fine Furnishings hosts their annual Meet the Designers Open House. Join Shay Geyer and her award-winning team for an evening packed with design inspiration and fun. Several designers will be showcasing their personally curated vignettes featuring in-stock furnishings and accessories.

 

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Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while browsing beautiful inventory and elevated designs. Beyond all of the eye candy, it’s a chance to mingle with the designers, ask all of your style questions, and even get to know the experts who may lead your next design project.

 

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When: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19

Where: 5798 Genesis Court, Frisco

RSVP: rsvp@ibbdesign.com

 

Plus, the first 100 guests will receive one of IBB Design’s signature swag bags! View more details about the open house event at ibbdesign.com/meetthedesigners2019. For more design trends and inspo, follow IBB Design on Instagram @ibbdesign.

Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco


Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco

 

Ebby’s Frisco Office invites you to its inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest at The Chapel at Ana Villa on Thursday, October 10. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco.

 

“One of the founding principles of the Ebby Halliday Companies is service to the community,” says President and CEO Chris Kelly. “Our agents and employees take pride in serving their neighbors across North Texas, and I couldn’t be more excited about our Frisco Office’s new Food + Wine Fest benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children.”

 

Says Bill Tucker, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office, “Ebby Frisco is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, as well as certain related neurological and learning disorders, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.”

 

The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest’s VIP Experience includes a Riedel Glass Seminar hosted by a Riedel expert. Each participant will receive a Riedel Tasting Set, a $140 value, and taste four extraordinary wines. Afterward, participants are invited to join the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants offering specially curated appetizers. The VIP Experience is $175.

 

The Ebby Frisco Food + Wine Fest’s Signature Event featuresa wine glass and general admission to a walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants’ specially curated appetizers. The Signature Event is $50.

 

“Participants in our inaugural Food + Wine Fest will enjoy an exceptional evening, all benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers,” Tucker says. “Texas Scottish Rite expanded to Frisco in 2018 with the opening of Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center and we’re thrilled to once again support such a widely respected, local organization.”

 

The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest will also feature a silent auction with great prizes, including a wine enthusiast refrigerator filled with 36 bottles of wine; a 5-day/4-night stay at a Mustang Beach home in Port Aransas; a 7-day/6-night stay at a Lake Arrowhead, Calif., home with $400 airfare card; a Dallas Cowboys game-day suite; a Dallas Stars or Mavericks VIP suite; Texas Rangers game packages and memorabilia; an entertainment suite for 20 plus dinner and Dr Pepper products at a Frisco RoughRiders game; a Pizzeria Testa 40-person pizza party; rounds of golf at Stonebriar Country Club, Old American Golf Club and The Tribute; signed Hall of Fame jersey, balls, bats and books; and additional one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia.

 

“Even if you’re not a wine enthusiast you’re invited to the inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest,” says Tucker. “It’s sure to be a fun time benefitting a great cause.”

 

To learn more about the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest and to purchase your tickets, visit ebbyfriscofoodandwinefest.org.

DSO on the GO Arriving Soon


DSO on the GO Arriving Soon

 

The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

DSO on the Go concerts will begin in September as the orchestra travels to Cliff Temple Baptist Church on September 6, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on September 7 and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano on September 8. These concerts will feature members of the DSO string sections and harpsichord in a concert that will place Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons side by side.

 

Members of the DSO winds, brass and string sections will present a concert featuring Gounod’s Petite Symphony for Wind Instruments, Stravinsky’s Concertino for 12 Instruments and Dvořák’s Seranade at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

 

The full orchestra will return to the Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center in Terrell on September 21 and to Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco on November 17.

 

Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214-TIX-4DSO.

Shop for a Cause: Scottish Rite Frisco


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Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels at the Kendra Gives Back party!

 

Shop for a cause and Kendra Scott Plano will donate 20% of sales from supporters to Scottish Rite Frisco on behalf of Ebby Halliday Realtors. Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27 at Kendra Scott in The Shops at Legacy.

 

If you’re unable to attend, please call the store at 214-299-5227 on the day of the event to place an order and mention “Ebby Halliday” to receive free shipping. Gift card purchases do not contribute to the event sales total, and the store is unable to count online orders.

Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Local Fare


Vegetable stall in farmer market, including celery, parsnips and broccoli.

 

Summer is in full swing, and so are local farmers markets. Whether you’re shopping for fresh and locally grown veggies, sweet treats, specialty foods or homemade goodies, these North Texas farmers markets have it all.

 

Carrollton

Carrollton Farmers Market
2722 N. Josey Lane
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Year-round

Highlights: Handmade crafts and homegrown produce

 

Coppell

Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November; December (Winter Market)

Highlights: Fresh berry custard pie, pickled jalapeños, fresh ginger beer

 

Dallas

Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Hours vary by season)
Year-round

Highlights: The Market – a fully renovated indoor space featuring local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants

 

White Rock Local Market
9150 Garland Road
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Wine samples, JJ&B jams and butters, local craft artists

 

Denton

Denton Community Market
317 W. Mulberry Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon (summer hours)
April through November

Highlights: Live music, local farms and artists, food trucks

 

Fort Worth

Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Boulevard
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
Year-round

Highlights: Fiddle-and-guitar jam sessions, pastured chicken

 

Frisco

Frisco Farmers Market
8821 4th Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade traditional Greek desserts and meals from Greek Mama’s Bites

 

Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
120 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Plethora of crafts, Christmas in July

 

Grapevine

Grapevine Farmers Market
520 South Main Street, No. 203
Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fried pies, cajun cheddar kettle popcorn, gourmet tamales

 

Mansfield

Mansfield Farmers Market
703 E. Broad Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fudge, refreshing lemonade, allergy-free baked goods

 

McKinney

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November

Highlights: Baked goods, craft items, artisanal and speciality foods

 

Mesquite

The Marketplace DFW
150 W. Main Street
Second and fourth Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Locally grown honey, mustard pickles, handcrafted goods

 

Richardson

Richardson Farmers Market
101 S. Coit Road
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (summer hours)
Year-round

Highlights: European-style market that mimics the popular village markets throughout Europe

 

Rockwall

Rockwall Farmers Market
101 Rusk Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
May through September

Highlights: Just Pie’s award-winning, buttermilk Pap’s Texas Pecan

 

Sherman

Sherman Farmers Market
115 N. Travis Street
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to noon
May through October

Highlights: Pasture-raised meats, kombucha, handmade soaps

July Fourth Fireworks and Fun


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The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events to toast our nation’s birth.

 

Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade : July 4

Bedford 4th Fest Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: June 29

Celina Splash & Blast: June 29

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

Denton Fourth of July Jubilee: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 4

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 3

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 4 & 5

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 3 & 4

Grapevine Lake July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Independence Day Parade and Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade: July 4

Lake Texoma Fireworks at Roosevelt Bridge: July 5

Lewisville Sounds of Red, White & Lewisville: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Rockin 4th of July: July 3

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks: July 3

Plano’s Freedom Celebration: July 4

Pottsboro’s 4th of July Fireworks at Highport Marina: July 6

Prosper’s Pride in the Sky: July 3

Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration: July 4

Rockwall’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City’s Celebrating Freedom Fireworks: June 28

Rowlett Fireworks on Main: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3 & 4

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day


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Many people equate Memorial Day with backyard barbecues, trips to the lake or lounging around the pool, but if you ask a veteran what this day means, you will get a very different answer. They know the heart-wrenching realities behind this special day.

 

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to honor those who lost their lives. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.

 

On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to contemplate the cost of our freedoms – the freedom to vote, to live where we choose, to travel, to be ourselves, and to speak our mind – and to honor those who have given their all.

Treat Your Faves to Mother’s Day Brunch


Festive brunch or breakfast set for Valentines day, Mothers day or Easter.

 

Mother’s Day is Sunday and what better way to spend the day than treating Mom to a delicious brunch? Whether you’re craving eggs Benedict, a warm cinnamon roll or a refreshing mimosa, we’ve got you covered.

 

We pulled together some of our favorite spots offering special Mother’s Day menus to celebrate with her on her special day.

 

Mother with little daughter eating dinner in restaurant

 

Seasons 52 – Dallas

Enjoy a three-course meal on Mother’s Day at Seasons 52, a casual and sophisticated wine bar and grill inside NorthPark Center. Delicious offerings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include French toast with fresh blueberry compote, $6 mimosas and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake.

 

The Capital Grille – Plano

This Mother’s Day, The Capital Grille will be offering a prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with selections including white cheddar potato soup, lobster frittata and flourless chocolate espresso cake.

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Turtle Creek

Treat Mom to a three-course brunch this Mother’s Day at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, a prime quality seafood restaurant on Oak Lawn in Dallas. Enjoy delicious offerings, such as warm cinnamon rolls, lobster quiche Florentine and bananas foster cake with butter pecan ice cream.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake

Sophisticated and trendy chophouse Del Frisco’s Grille is offering a Mother’s Day brunch you don’t want to miss. Enjoy Nonna’s pan cinnamon rolls drizzled with bourbon-espresso caramel sauce, crab cake Benedict and refreshing mimosa carafes.

 

Le Bilboquet – Knox Henderson

Delight in a delicious French-American brunch by Chef Momo at Le Bilboquet for $70 per adult and $40 per child under 12 this Mother’s Day. Selections include tuna tartare, veal scallopini and lemon tart. Can’t make brunch? For $75 per person, enjoy a Mother’s Day dinner, including mushroom risotto, beet salad and Petit Filet au Poivre.

 

Culpepper Steak House – Rockwall

Enjoy a three-course meal at Culpepper Steak House, a Rockwall favorite that combines excellent service and Texas ambiance for an unforgettable dining experience. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, selections include lobster tamales, brisket Benedict and Kentucky Black Bottom Pie for $49.95 per person.

 

Sevy’s Grill – Park Cities

For $45.95 per person, enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at Sevy’s Grill to celebrate her. Delicious offerings include a complimentary assortment of muffins, lobster bisque, crispy chicken and waffles and Callebaut chocolate.

 

The Keeper – Plano

Sustainably sourced seafood restaurant and wine bar The Keeper will be offering mouth-watering chef specials this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a New York strip roast with herb whipped potatoes and crab hollandaise sauce while sipping on a chambord royale.

 

Asador – Design District

Don’t miss a locally sourced Mother’s Day brunch at Asador, a farm-to-table grill inside the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet, including made-to-order omelets, a charcuterie bar, a donut dip station and $2 mimosas.

 

Jasper’s Richardson – Richardson

Treat Mom this Sunday to a special $45 Mother’s Day prix fixe menu at Jasper’s Richardson, a fine dining experience specializing in backyard cuisine. Enjoy delicious selections, including $5 mimosas, blue cheese potato chips, chicken fried chicken lobster tail and key lime pie.

Where to Dine With Your Valentine


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Valentine’s Day is this week, but it’s never too late to make plans. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite North Texas dinner spots offering special Valentine’s Day menus.

 

Dee Lincoln Prime – Frisco

Enjoy a four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day at Dee Lincoln Prime, an upscale steakhouse located in “The Star” at the World Headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Delicious offerings include grilled quail, chilean sea bass and white chocolate cheesecake for $85 per person.

 

Lavendou Bistro Provençal – Dallas

Classic French bistro, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, will be offering a delicious three-course meal on Valentine’s Day for $69.95 per person. Selections from the chef include lobster bisque, filet mignon and red velvet cake.

 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – Dallas, Frisco, Grapevine

Enjoy a three-course meal at any time of the evening at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille in Frisco. Book your reservation before 5:30 p.m. for the $59.95 per person option, or after 5:45 p.m. for $74.95 per person.

 

Princi Italia – Plano

This restaurant specializes in “scratch-made Italian fare” prepared using modern techniques. This Valentine’s Day, Princi Italia will offer a four-course dinner for $55 per person. Special selections include beef carpaccio, lobster salad, chilean sea bass and chocolate Italian cream cake.

 

Bistro 31 – Dallas

This classic restaurant in Highland Park Village dishes up savory American and European classics with a modern twist. This Valentine’s Day, Bistro 31 will offer selections including petite sweet oysters, charred tomato soup and lobster.

 

Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Plano, Southlake

If you’re looking for something romantic yet low-key on Valentine’s Day, Del Frisco’s is a great choice. This traditional American steakhouse is offering a sophisticated yet fun Valentine’s Day menu, including shareable appetizers and desserts galore.

 

Table 13 – Addison

This restaurant specializes in fine dining, live music and reliving the 1960s. Table 13 is offering a chef-prepared, fixed-price dinner for $75 per person this Valentine’s Day. Choose from jumbo lump crab cake, shrimp cocktail or bacon-wrapped dates for your starter, and select from a number of delicious entrée options.

 

Abacus – Dallas

Enjoy a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day at Abacus, an upscale restaurant with a relaxed ambience and a passion for food. For $90 per person, enjoy a range of selections from venison empanadas, wagyu beef and lobster thermidor.

 

Sambuca 360 – Plano

This Valentine’s Day, Sambuca 360 will be offering a savory three-course dinner for $55 per person with delicious offerings, including crab bisque, pan-roasted halibut and white chocolate cheesecake. The entertainment for the night will be Memory Trip, a rock and blues band from Dallas.

 

Bullion – Dallas

Dying to take a trip to France? Bullion is the epitome of French cuisine in Dallas and is offering a Valentine’s Day dinner for $135 per person. Enjoy selections from Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon, including elevated cocktails, peekytoe crab, scallops and a raspberry poached apple.