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.

5 Chic Dallas Condominiums


These spectacular condominium homes offer a premier lifestyle in the heart of Dallas, and they are all currently on the market.

 

1_3505 Turtle Creek PH

3505 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Penthouse 20DThe Vendome | $3,550,000

 

2_2555 N Pearl

2555 N. Pearl Street, No. 602The Ritz-Carlton Residences | $3,325,000

 

3_3525 turtle creek

3525 Turtle Creek Boulevard, 22-ATurtle Creek | $1,600,000

 

4_3515 Normandy

3515 Normandy Avenue, No. 6 | Highland Park | $1,100,000

 

5_4120 Gilbert Ave D

4120 Gilbert Avenue DOak Lawn | $810,000

 

To see more exceptional condominiums and view all of the North Texas homes for sale, visit the mobile-friendly ebby.com.

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman Crush


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Happy Friday, everyone! We have a major house crush on this week’s Fresh Listing Friday. The listing at 5007 Victor St. is the ideal Craftsman-style home, filled with character and details that immediately make you feel as if you’ve found the one. You may recognize it from our recent Feature We Love and FB House of The Day posts, but this time we’re going to give you a few more important details.

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushLocated in the Munger Place Historic District, perfectly situated between Uptown, Downtown, Lower Greenville, and Deep Ellum, this four-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath home has 3,520 square feet of living space and is listed for $569,000. This place is all about the details, and you’ll find timeless touches throughout starting with the front porch.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushIf this isn’t the most picturesque front porch, we don’t know what is. Complete with a porch swing, a red painted floor, ceiling fans, and of course the Texas and American flags, this space defines the charm and style you’ll find inside the fabulous front door.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushIt’s Craftsman-style through and through once you come in, with thick white moldings, beautiful hardwoods, and large, paned windows.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushThe room above is the first of two living spaces. It’s situated to the right of the front door and has those gorgeous windows, a fireplace, and is connected to the dining room.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushThe second living room is towards the back of the house off the kitchen and the breakfast/sunroom. This room maximizes space with wonderful built-ins, natural light, and an open flow to the connecting rooms.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushThe kitchen has been updated to include granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. White cabinetry, a walk-in, pantry, and a window perfectly situated over the sink all make this space exactly what you’d expect from this exceptional listing.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushWe’re calling the room at the back of the house the breakfast room/sunroom, but really it could be anything you want it to be. With a wonderful windows and French doors, this space is perfect for informal meals, a third living room, and indoor/outdoor entertaining all year long. Not pictured are the dining room and half bath, which finish out the first floor.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushThe second story is home two all four bedrooms and the two full baths. The master suite is spacious with a bay window, a sitting area, a walk-in closet, and, one of our favorites, a claw-footed tub.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushAn office, with gorgeous character windows, and a laundry room finish out this floor.

 

Fresh Listing Friday: Craftsman CrushThe greatness continues in the backyard, of course, which is accessed from the aforementioned French doors in the breakfast/sunroom. There’s a semi-circle patio, a fenced-in yard, and access to the garage.

 

This listing is truly special. It’s location, style, and layout make it ideal for almost any homeowner. Translation: it’s going to sell quickly! Click any of the images above to get more information.

 

To see all the homes that were new to the market this week, click here.

Photos via ebby.com & Shoot2Sell

Fort Worth has America’s #1 Downtown


Fort Worth Voted America's No. 1 Downtown

According to Livability.com, Fort Worth’s downtown is the No. 1 downtown in the U.S., a pretty awesome accolade if you ask us. We’ve raved about the city’s development of Sundance Square and we’ve also talked about the major attraction that is the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. These two things combine to make Fort Worth an entirely unique and exciting place to visit.

 

“Few downtowns have achieved the cohesion between cowboy culture and urban sophistication that Fort Worth has to offer,” the article states. “The number of people living in downtown Fort Worth continues to grow as new developments add residential, office and retail options.”

 

Much of this growth is attributed to the leaders of the city who continue to bring in new improvement and rehabilitation projects that boost the economy, employment rate, and create a more walkable environment with less traffic congestion. There is further growth expected in relation to the Trinity River Vision Project, which includes a plan to develop 800 acres connecting downtown, the Cultural District and the Stockyards that could eventually double the size of downtown.

 

Some other noteworthy stats about the city are:

-13 parks for residents and visitors to dine and relax

-80 locally owned restaurants and bars

-The 2,056-seat Bass Performance Hall

-A population of 777,898 people

-2.6% decrease in retail vacancy between 2012 & 2013

-3.3% average income growth

-6.6% unemployment

 

Congrats to Fort Worth and to all of us who get to visit the No. 1 downtown in America!