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DFW Restaurant Week 2015

It’s that delicious time of year again – DFW Restaurant Week! Presented by Central Market, the event is in its 18th year and will run from August 10-16, 2015. Even better, 20% of every meal purchased during DFW Restaurant Week goes to the charities of the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope. This year there are 125 restaurants participating, with three-course prix fixe dinner ($35-$45) and two course lunch ($20) options. Many of the restaurants offer wine pairings and themed cocktails with the fixed menus. Don’t miss out on this amazing DFW event that is both delicious and for a great cause! See the list of participating restaurants here: Official List of DFW Restaurant Week Participants. Make your reservation today at Opentable.com.

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Best 4th of July Fireworks in DFW

Parades. Picnics. Pool Parties. BBQ. Pie. FIREWORKS! No Fourth of July is complete without lying on a blanket under the stars watching brilliant explosions of color light up the summer night sky! The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is one of the best places to watch fireworks in honor of our country’s independence. There are a multitude of cities putting on fantastic evening festivities over the Fourth of July weekend, ending with dynamite fireworks shows. Below are just a few of the amazing 4th of July fireworks options you have to choose from in DFW!

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July from all of us at DFW Realty by Design!

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Summer 5K Races in DFW

Heat + Humidity = Summer in DFW.

If you’re a runner, you know the summer season in North Texas brings a special mix of obstacles and challenges to keep your runs “interesting”, to say the least. Most of us tweak our typical workouts for summer by: running earlier in the morning or after sunset; doing less mileage; hydrating double-time; incorporating more cross-training like, spin class, swimming; running in the AC (aka the treadmill), etc.

Racing also undergoes a big change in the summer. In most warm places, like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the majority of races are shorter distances and take place early in the morning or later in the evening – around 7 or 8pm. This is why summer is 5K season!  The 5K distance is short and sweet; however, under the brutal summer conditions, it is ‘long enough’ for even the most seasoned runner.

A summer 5K race is the perfect time to run your very first 5K or an opportunity to break your personal record! Take advantage of the easy-going, laid-back summer vibes and cruise into a 5K PR or cross your very first 5K finish line! See Runner’s World’s 5K Training Plans for all levels and goals: http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/5k-training-plans.

Pick a race, sign up and set a goal! You are much more likely to stick to your training plans if you sign up and commit to a race. Even veteran runners don’t want to run a marathon (or even a half) in the summer – so why not make this the time to shatter your 5K personal best? Check out all the many 5K races you can run this summer, right here in Dallas-Fort Worth: http://www.dfwraces.com/.

So, let’s embrace the heat, set some new goals and rock the 5K this summer! Don’t forget your water 🙂

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Named one of the finest art festivals in the country, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival is not to be missed! On April 9-12, 2015, the best in food, music, and art will converge upon Downtown Fort Worth for the event of the season. The festival is free to attend; however, coupons for food and drink can be purchased on site.

In the festival’s 30th year, Blue Moon Brewing Company has joined as a presenting sponsor. There’s certainly no shortage of music and entertainment at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, with three performance stages packed with great lineups. Special guests include the Latin rhythms of Tito Puente, Jr. With such a multitude of bands, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!

The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival Program Guide has all the information for the perfect experience, including parking and street closures, musician/band performance schedules, food and beverage menus, children’s activities, artist exhibitors, etc.

See the Program Guide here: http://www.mainstreetartsfest.org/festival-guide/.

Spring has sprung and we cannot think of a better way to celebrate this beautiful season than at the amazing Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival this weekend!

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Best Easter Brunch Spots in DFW

Eggs Benedict, Quiche Lorraine, French Toast, Omelettes, Mimosas…Easter Brunch is a wonderful springtime tradition! While hosting your own Easter celebration is a very special experience, sometimes it’s nice to hang up the apron and indulge in a relaxing Sunday morning of allowing others to serve YOU! The Dallas/Fort Worth area is ripe with delicious spots to celebrate Easter over a fine meal with your loved ones. Call in advance to make reservations, as many people will be descending upon the same places on Easter Sunday, April 5th, around Brunch time (typically 10am-2pm). Another note, this may not be the day to expect your favorite dish from your tried and true restaurants as many establishments will only serve from a set Brunch menu. Check the restaurant’s website for their menu options so you won’t have any disappointing surprises on Sunday.

Read the suggestions from D Magazine (below) for some of the best Easter Brunch spots in DFW.

Happy Easter and Happy Brunching from all of us at DFW Realty by Design (http://www.dfwrbd.com/)!

“These restaurants will do the wining and dining for you this Easter.

Jasper’s
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Mimi’s Cafe
The Ranch at Las Colinas
SER
The Second Floor
Hotel St. Germain
The Mercury
Lavendou Bistro Provençal
Bistro 31
Penne Pomodoro
Sangria
Toulouse
Stephan Pyles
Kitchen LTO
Hibashi
R Bar & Grill
The Gin Mill
Victory Tavern
Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Jasper’s

“Easter is approaching, so to ensure your holiday is happy and you’re well-fed, Jasper’s is hosting a special brunch on Easter Sunday with Jazz Band Brother Pete’s Sunday Best Ensemble, featuring Clate Bowen. While listening to songs popularized by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole, Kent Rathbun’s team will be preparing a three-course menu featuring a variety of dishes, from soups and salads to crab cakes, omelets, French toast and glazed ham. And of course, the Jasper’s staff will handle everything, which means no cooking, no dishes and no hosting for a stress-free day. So make a reservation, and make it an Easter to remember.

When: Sunday, April 5, 2015
Price: $38 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations: Reservations are recommended. Please call 469-229-9111.”


Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

” Fogo restaurants nationwide will celebrate Easter Sunday by extending their hours, welcoming guests from 11:00am until 9:00pm. Children 6 years of age and under eat for free, and kids 7 to 12 dine at half price.

WHAT: Family Easter Celebration

WHERE: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

For U.S. locations visit http://www.fogo.com

WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 2014 11:00am – 9:00pm

COST:Easter lunch and dinner prices vary by location – see website (fogo.com)”


Mimi’s Cafe

“Mimi’s Cafe is serving several special treats for all guests this Easter! In addition to signature brunch items, including Fried Chicken & Waffles, Smoked Salmon Benedict and Hickory-Smoked Ham & Swiss Crepes, guests can enjoy an Easter Three Course Menu. Served from 11:30 a.m., the menu includes:
Starters: Soup (French Onion, Corn Chowder or Tomato Basil) OR a House or Caesar salad
Main Courses: Slow-Roasted Turkey with Apple Orange Cranberry Relish or Hickory Smoked Ham with Orange Dijon Glaze. Side dishes are Whipped Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Cornbread Stuffing and Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon and Caramelized Onions.
Dessert: Decadent Triple Croissant Bread Pudding –all-butter, chocolate and almond croissants with salted caramel and whipped cream.
Adult price is $16.99 and kids are $8.99.”


The Ranch at Las Colinas

The Ranch_Easter Brunch Menu


SER

“SER Steak + Spirits is celebrating Easter Sunday with an elegant, four-course brunch menu prepared by Chef Anthony Van Camp. Guests will choose from a selection of menu items from each of the four courses. Chef Anthony Van Camp has prepared a very special dessert for the holiday called SERiously Easter made with Cadbury Egg, Peeps and pistachio cake.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 5 from 10a.m. – 2p.m.

COST:
$75 per person

WHERE:
SĒR Steak + Spirits
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207″


The Second Floor

“Skip the cooking this Easter and enjoy a celebratory brunch feast at The Second Floor where you’ll go on a culinary hunt at the sweet and savory waffle station, and select from dishes such as Pomegranate & Jalapeno Glazed Ham, Roast Beef with Cabernet Demi-Glace & Horseradish Crème, Blueberry French Toast Bread Pudding and much, much more.

Kids will love the two Easter egg hunts that will take place during brunch hours, and an appearance by the Easter bunny.

WHEN:
Sunday, April 5th
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt
Noon & 2:30 p.m.
*Pictures with the Easter bunny

RESERVATIONS:
Reservations are recommended to be made via Open Table or by phone: 972.450.2978

COST:
$58 per adult
$26 per child (ages 6-12)
FREE for children ages 5 and under
*Tax and 18% service charge will be added to check

WHERE:
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
Level 2″


Hotel St. Germain

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The Mercury

Chef Chris Ward invites you and your family to celebrate Easter Sunday at The Mercury this year with a buffet-style Easter Brunch. Enjoy a delicious selection of both lunch and brunch entrees, salads, side items and desserts. Now accepting reservations.

WHAT: Easter Brunch Buffet
WHEN: Sunday, April 5, 2015 11:00AM – 3:00PM
PRICE: Adults $49.95, Children 10 and under half price
WHERE: The Mercury 11909 Preston Road, Suite 1418 Dallas, TX 75240
RESERVATIONS:(972) 960-7774
http://www.themercurydallas.com/reserve.php


Lavendou Bistro Provençal

“Easter Brunch at Lavendou Bistro Provençal is always a celebration tradition of French culinary treats, and Easter 2015 at the classic destination is a lovely three-course experience on Sunday, April 5.

The Lavendou team led by Chef and owner Pascal Cayet are preparing the following selections in a three-course prix-fixe brunch.The Lavendou Easter Sunday 2015 brunch has three courses for $38.95 per person. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5.

To make plans for Easter Sunday 2015, contact Lavendou at 972-248-1911, or e-mail provencial@aol.com.”


Bistro 31

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Penne Pomodoro

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Sangria

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Toulouse

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Stephan Pyles

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Kitchen LTO

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Hibashi

“The Easter Sunday celebration at Hibashi on April 5 will include two special rolls created by the sushi chef team for everyone to enjoy at the holiday gathering. The hibachi chefs at Hibashi will also be cooking a special Steak and Lobster special, along with serving the restaurant’s popular full menu of favorites.

The Easter Egg Roll includes soft-shell crab, crab, shichimi powder, sesame oil, wrapped in avocado and topped with masago, spicy mayo. $18

The Springtime Joy Roll also features soft-shell crab, crab, shichimi powder, sesame oil, wrapped in tuna, spicy mayo. $18″


R Bar & Grill

“WHAT: R Bar & Grill offers guests a decadent dinner this Easter with two pre-set dinner options. Let R Bar & Grill do all the work this Easter, so you can sit back and enjoy your time with the family.

WHEN:Easter, April 5th, 2015 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHERE: R Bar & Grill 2401 E Lamar Blvd Arlington, TX”


The Gin Mill

“Henderson eatery The Gin Mill celebrates Easter April 3-5 with their popular Easter Roast. Enjoy Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with homemade mint sauce served alongside petit pois, roasted potatoes and salad for $18. The popular a la carte menu is also available. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Thursday 4pm-2am, Friday 3pm-2am, Saturday and Sunday 11am-2am. The kitchen is open until 11pm Sunday – Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The Gin Mill is located at 1921 North Henderson. For more information call 214-824-3343 or go to http://www.ginmilldallas.com.”


Victory Tavern

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

WHAT: Five Sixty will open its doors for brunch on Easter Sunday offering an array of Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes and spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. Easter brunch is priced at $55 for adults and $30 for children (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.741.5560.

WHEN: Sunday, April 5th, 2015 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Reunion Tower

300 Reunion Boulevard

214.741.5560

http://www.wolfgangpuck.com”

From D Magazine: http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2015/03/27/where-to-book-easter-brunch-in-dallas-2015/