Posts Tagged ‘Cocktails’

Love tacos? Get thee to Tacolandia!

Tacolandia festival comes to Dallas! |

In a land of tacos and the people who are rabid about them comes a new taco festival joining the lineup of signature events from the Dallas Observer. Tacolandia arrives in Dallas for its inaugural run on Oct. 17, bringing tastes of all manner of tacos to Dallas City Hall Plaza. In addition to showcasing eats ranging from authentic street tacos to contemporary tacos, Tacolandia will host live music acts, offer cash bars selling beer and cocktails, and give out awards to the best tacos of the event.


Summer is spectacular at Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch!

Vacation #resort in Colorado |

It’s summer, y’all! That means it’s time to travel. Resorts are among my favorite getaways, because of the multitude of great things you can partake of without even leaving the property: spa visits, pool time, great dining and all manner of events and activities onsite and in surrounding areas. If you’re looking for all of the above a quick flight from Dallas, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Colorado has got you covered!


Dallas Dinner Date: Mixology class at Steel


Welcome to the first post in what I hope becomes a very useful series for my chickadees out there in the dating pool: the Diva’s Dallas Dinner Dates!

As you may have observed from following me, I dine and drink around town A LOT, and in my excursions, I run into a ton of great local spots that’d make terrific settings for a date. I also get daily notices of great dining and drinking events that would be an ideal date for foodie couples. And now I’m happy to share all this fabulous info with you! Read on to find out more about my first-ever foodie date recommendation!


My tour of Austin bars and restaurants

Recently, I went to Austin for a visit, and, let me say, I fell in love with our neighbor down I-35 all over again! It’d been about four years since I’d really torn up the town, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy to report that the city is as fun, vibrant and quirky as I lovingly remembered.

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There’s hot new stuff popping up all over town; I could hardly keep up! But here’s a rundown of what I DID get into; voila, my travel recap of my eats and drinks in Austin.


Why Culinaria is worth the trek to San Antonio

You should know by now that I adore San Antonio a ton: Our neighbor to the south has grown by leaps and bounds in just the two years that I’ve been visiting for cocktail conferences and resort visits.

Previewing Culinaria Festival Week, a food and drinks extravaganza in San Antonio |

Now I’m about to head back to check out Culinaria Festival Week, a food and drink extravaganza that sounds like an epic Alamo City delight. The nonprofit organization brings together a food truck party, tequila tasting, wine dinners, burger-and-beer fest and more in one four-day weekend of festivity from May 13-17.

While Festival Week isn’t the only foodie event that Culinaria puts on, it’s possibly the most varied and sounds like it’d make a worthy, action-packed weekend trip from Dallas. Read on to learn more!


Vivo 53 modernizes Italian cuisine classics

I finally trekked it out to Fort Worth recently to bite into new Italian eatery Vivo 53. As any good foodie knows, DFW doesn’t really have a ton of quality, classic-Italian eats. It’s a problem! While Vivo 53 isn’t what I call red-checkered-tablecloth, Little Italy food, it does present modern fare from the boot country with pizzazz and delicious tweaks.

A plate of bolognese at Fort Worth's new Vivo 53 |

From apps and cocktails to dessert, there was a great lot to rave about at Vivo 53, and it’s very much worth the drive west — let’s dig in!


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