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November
7

Go to an Art Museum Day: DFW Art Museums

DFW Art Museums

Art lovers such as our real estate agents feel right at home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since Dallas has the largest Arts District in the United States. Discover DFW's rich cultural community by participating in Go to an Art Museum Day on Wednesday, November 9.

  • Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201
    For more than 100 years, the Dallas Museum of Art has been the flagship attraction in the downtown Arts District. As one of the 10 largest art museums in the country, the DMA draws upwards of 650,000 visitors each year. Their permanent collection includes more than 25,000 pieces representing 5,000 years of art across all cultures, while they also offer a full calendar of family-friendly classes and workshops so visitors can explore their own creativity. General admission is free but does require an entry ticket that can be obtained online. The DMA is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday except for Friday, with extended hours until 9 p.m.

  • Nasher Sculpture Center - 2001 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
    As passionate collectors of sculpture, the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher wanted to share their interests with others around Dallas homes for sale. That dream was fulfilled in 2003 with the opening of the Nasher Sculpture Center. The building itself, designed by noted architect Renzo Piano, almost qualifies as a larger-than-life sculpture. Inside the center, more than 300 works represent legendary sculptors such as Calder, Rodin, Miró, and Picasso. Many exhibits feature pieces from the Nasher family collection. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for kids under 12. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

  • The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Despite its name, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest museum in Texas, dating back to 1892. Over time, the mission of The Modern has evolved, and today, they aim to showcase "the most compelling art and ideas of our time." Located in the Cultural District, just minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale, The Modern's collection of paintings, photos, and sculptures includes artists such as Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, and Henry Moore. Admission is $16 for adults, $10 for students, and free for kids under 18. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday except for Friday, when closing time is 8 p.m.

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art - 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    The Amon Carter Museum of Modern Art celebrates the incredible artistic legacy of our own country. View stunning works from artists such as Frederic Remington, Georgia O'Keefe, and Louise Nevelson. Admission is free. The Carter is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon- 5 p.m. Sunday.

There are many museums and galleries to explore when you call the Dallas-Fort Worth area home. Are you ready to buy or sell a home in this area? Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates to get started.

October
17

Retro Diners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

DFW Diners

After a busy day, our real estate agents want a satisfying home-cooked meal with someone else doing the work. When these moods strike, they head for the retro charms of these delightful diners around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

  • Mama's Daughters' Diner - 2412 W. Shady Grove Rd., Irving, TX 75060
    As the owners of Mama's Daughters' Diner proudly proclaim, "the only thing you'll find instant here is our service." Mama Norma, along with her daughters and granddaughters, turns out a menu of scratch-made comfort food favorites, such as meatloaf, chicken-fried steak, and biscuits & gravy. Daily specials offer your choice of entree with three sides for only $10.99. Save room for freshly-baked pie or cobbler. Stop in for lunch on a day of viewing Irving homes for sale. Hours are 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends.

  • Norma's Cafe - 605 W. 15th St., Plano, TX 75075
    While the diner's namesake is no longer involved, the owners of Norma's Cafe carry on the proud tradition she started back in 1956. Norma's is probably best known for their generous breakfasts, which include Mexican-style dishes. The menu also features nostalgic blue-plate specials with vegetables, homemade rolls, and cornbread. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of their famous Mile-High Pies™ in five different flavors, or get one to go after touring Plano homes for sale. Norma's is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Lucky's Cafe - 3531 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    From the pastel neon sign out front to the old-school kitchen pass-through, Lucky's Cafe provides a comfortingly retro ambiance just minutes from Dallas homes for sale. But the food gets a modern update with farm-to-table dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. Due to popular demand, Lucky's began serving their breakfast menu all day, so you can enjoy decadent banana cognac pancakes or hearty pot roast hash anytime. Vegans and vegetarians may be delightfully surprised to find several meatless options, such as sweet potato hash and veggie enchiladas. Lucky's is open every day from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Local Diner - 477 W. Bethel Rd., Coppell, TX 75019
    Local Diner, right down the street from Coppell homes for sale, may have been founded in 1989, but they have the classic food and friendly customer service down pat. "Breakfast by the Number" is scaled-down portions of their full-size meals, with budget-friendly prices that start at just $3.25. Each month, the spotlight is on a new special such as September's Fair Food Feast of lemonade, corn dog, and funnel cake fries. Become an insider when you join the E-Club. Members receive a 10 percent discount daily, along with a birthday gift and other special offers. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily. 

  • Spiral Diner & Bakery - 1314 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Beef is king around Forth Worth homes for sale, yet Spiral Diner & Bakery defied expectations by opening a successful restaurant featuring a completely plant-based menu. Burgers come in a choice of cashew-quinoa, veggie, or "beyond" patties, while Mexican dishes are topped with their signature cashew-based nacho cheese. Cakes and cookies baked on-site are vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free. Hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

For a real treat, get your diner meal to go and gather around the dining table in your Dallas-Fort Worth home. Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for experienced help with all your real estate needs. 

October
3

DFW Local Coffee Shops

DFW Coffee Shops

With more than 7.6 million residents in total, the DFW area is consistently one of America's fastest-growing and most attractive urban areas. In 2022, it crossed the threshold to become the #3 largest metroplex in the United States, and it continues to entice newcomers from far and wide.

Our real estate agents are always glad to welcome anyone who is considering becoming a part of the unfolding DFW story. There are homes to meet every taste, need, and budget throughout the DFW's many colorful and historic communities. And you're sure to love meeting the many small businesses.

Let's drop in on some of the best places to enjoy a coffee in Dallas-Fort Worth:

  • Pax and Beneficia – 3550 Grapevine Mills Boulevard North, Suite 100, Grapevine TX, 76051
    Pax and Beneficia has locations near Grapevine homes for sale and Irving homes for sale to suit your needs no matter where you are. Prizing people and coffee in equal measure, it prides itself on being a place that strengthens the local sense of community. The spirit of hospitality is alive and well alongside artisan coffees from local producers and international fair trade brands alike.

  • Houndstooth Coffee – 1878 Sylvan Avenue E150, Dallas, TX 75208
    With eight locations, including several throughout Austin and Dallas, Houndstooth Coffee has the potential to become one of your favorite places if you choose Dallas homes for sale. It is one of the region's top success stories, getting started right in the area and bouncing back after tough years in 2020 and 2021. This is one place where you can truly become a regular right in Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • Staycation – 201 South Texas Street, Richardson, TX 75081
    Staycation is the place to visit near Richardson homes for sale if you want a fun and memorable way to get your morning coffee fix. Situated in "a little house on the corner of Polk and Texas Street," it's not quite like any other cafe on this list. The simple yet delicious menu is full of flavorful coffees, teas, and pastries baked by local pastry artisans. The coffee is exclusively Tweed brand, a Texas favorite.

  • Peaberry Coffee to Go – 2446 West Kiest Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75233
    Peaberry Coffee to Go bills itself as "The home of Kiestwood Iced Coffee." Its elite Kiestwood Reserve 004, sourced from Kenya, has a distinctive floral aroma with blueberry notes. You'll find all kinds of creative and funky concoctions at Peaberry, including such unusual sights as the breakfast taco, the ceremonial matcha, and the churro latte. Remember: It's pickup and curbside only, no delivery.

  • Crude Coffee Bar – 804 South Main Street Suite #120, Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Looking for a "pick me up" near Fort Worth homes for sale? If so, you're in luck. Crude Coffee Bar has been serving up a unique blend of barista-style craft coffees and handmade, small-batch desserts in a warm and friendly environment since getting its start as a family-side business back in 2008. A range of exciting seasonal selections awaits you any time of the year at this classic cafe.

Contact us to find out more about homes and amenities in Dallas-Fort Worth.

September
12

Plan a Visit to Fort Worth's Log Cabin Village

Fort Worth Cabin

Fort Worth's Log Cabin Village offers visitors a glimpse into pioneer times. Located near our Fort Worth homes for sale, this site is a museum where you can explore and interact with the perfectly preserved exhibits. 

About the Village

The Log Cabin Village is a historical site operated by the City of Fort Worth. Its goal is to preserve examples of pioneer architecture and help show modern Texans what frontier life was like. The site contains several historic buildings that were moved from other parts of Texas. 

The village is located at 2100 Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, Texas, and is open between Tuesday and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission costs $7 per person aged 18 to 59 and $6 for children, teenagers, or seniors. Groups of 10 people or more can get tickets for just $5 per person. The last tickets are sold at 3:00 PM, so be sure to arrive before then if you haven't bought your tickets in advance.

Exploring the Cabins

The Log Cabin Village's historic structures are the site's main attractions. These buildings are mostly log cabins that were built by settlers during the 19th century. Each one is a simple home made from cedar and oak planks with just one or two rooms. Each one was deconstructed, moved to the village, and carefully reassembled on the village's grounds. Later, the village acquired the one-room Marine Schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and an old gristmill attached to another log cabin. 

Each of the exhibition buildings is equipped with detailed labels stating what each part of the structure was used for. There are also historical interpreters on hand to answer all of your questions and offer additional information on pioneer life. Our real estate agents love how they use the art of storytelling to bring their audience closer to the real people who once lived in these old buildings.

Other Attractions

Once you've spent some time touring the cabins, there's even more to do on the village's grounds.

Visiting the thriving herb garden and nearby drying shed demonstrates how the settlers lived on the frontier. There are also many walking paths you can take to get a closer look at the natural landscape and imagine yourself in an earlier time.  

Finally, you can stop by the village's gift shop to pick up some souvenirs. This shop stocks all kinds of memorabilia, but it's especially well-known for its stick candy and old-fashioned soda pop. You won't find treats like these at your local grocery store! 

Make Your Home on the New Frontier

The Fort Worth area's history is rich and – thanks to projects like the Log Cabin Village – has been carefully preserved for future generations. You and your family deserve the chance to experience it. Contact us today to start looking for your next home in our vast selection of Fort Worth and Dallas homes for sale.

August
8

Go Biking on These Dallas-Fort Worth Trails

Dallas Biking Trails

When our real estate agents are asked why they recommend moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, they often mention the region's outdoor amenities. The DFW has so many lovely natural areas where you can enjoy wildlife and beautiful plants. One of the best ways to enjoy these natural areas is by riding a bike. Whether you're a casual bike rider or a more serious cyclist, here are some of the top DFW bike trails to visit.

  • Katy Trail: 3505 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    The Katy Trail runs north from Reverchon Park on Maple Avenue to Knox Street. You can park either in Reverchon Park or in the smaller lot on Knox Street, just after the intersection with Travis Street. 

    This trail is paved, smooth, and well-maintained. At 3.5 miles long, it's suitable for casual bike rides and walks. Motorized vehicles are not permitted, and pets must be leashed. The Katy Trail was built on an abandoned railroad bed. You'll pass through wooded areas, meadows, and even a few neighborhoods.

  • Santa Fe Trail: 302 S. Glasgow Dr., Dallas, TX 75219
    The Santa Fe Trail is another wide, paved bike path built on an old railroad bed. You can park in the lot at the Glasgow Dr. address listed above. The trail stretches about 4.2 miles from S. Hill Ave. to Winstead Dr.

    The Santa Fe Trail stretches mostly through rural areas, making it a good choice if you need a break from looking at Dallas homes for sale. You'll pass White Rock Lake, where you can see water birds and often frogs. There are a few small hills along the trail, but it's mostly flat.

  • Gateway Park: 1701 N. Beach Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111-5943
    Gateway Park is the perfect place to stop for a bike ride while looking at Fort Worth homes for sale. This 1,000-acre park has a series of mountain biking trails running through it. The Trinity Trail, which is a 100-mile trail system, also stretches through the park.

    Beginner mountain bikers may want to try the trails on the west side of they park. This trail is 3.5 miles long and is relatively flat. More advanced mountain bikers may enjoy the east side trails, which are longer and hillier. 

  • Trinity River Audubon Center: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
    The Great Trinity Forest is one of the most beautiful forests in the DFW area. One of the best ways to see it is to ride the trails at the Trinity River Audubon Center. These trails run for miles through the 6,000-acre forest, offering stunning views of the river and trees.

    There is a small admission charge to access these trails. The funds are used to maintain the Audubon center, trails, bathrooms, and other facilities.  

  • Harry Moss Park: 7601 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
    Harry Moss Park contains a 5.6-mile mountain bike trail that stretches along White Rock Creek. This is a great trail to ride on hot days as the water keeps temperatures a bit cooler. There are a few hilly sections, but the trail is beginner-friendly overall. You'll ride over a few small bridges.

    The Harry Moss Park trail does welcome walkers and hikers, too. So if you want to see the scenery but don't have your bike with you, just go for a walk.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you're still looking for a home to buy. We'd love to help guide your search. 

July
18

Get to Know the Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts

Dallas is a city with many different sides. It's a tech hub, a foodie paradise, and a gateway to the Wild West. It's also one of the great cultural cities in Texas, and our real estate agents never cease to be amazed by Dallas' vibrant art scene. 

The Dallas Arts District is at the heart of that scene. Located in Downtown Dallas, it's the largest arts district in the United States. From museums and art galleries to world-class restaurants and live music venues, there's always something fresh waiting to be discovered. Be sure to check out these attractions in the Dallas Arts District!

  1. Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
    What better way to begin your exploration of the Dallas Arts District than by paying a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art? The museum houses more than 25,000 works of art that span 5,000 years of human history, making it one of the largest art museums in the nation. In addition to ever-changing exhibitions, the Dallas Art Museum's permanent collection includes artifacts from ancient Greece, a vast collection of Texas art, and works by artists like Claude Monet, Jackson Pollack, and Georgia O'Keeffe. It's also located just minutes from many Dallas homes for sale.

  2. Sammons Park - Historic District, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75021
    Sammons Park opened to the public in 2009 as part of the newly-built AT&T Performing Arts Center. This beautiful public park serves as a community gathering place and a performance space for local artists, in addition to being an extension of AT&T's venues. In a sense, the landscape of Sammons Park is a work of art. Highlights include beautifully-manicured gardens, reflecting pools, and a network of walkways and promenades.

  3. Winspear Opera House - 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
    A 2,200-seat theater built in the traditional horseshoe-shaped configuration, the Winspear Opera House has been called America's finest opera house. The opera house is located footsteps away from Sammons Park, and its instantly-recognizable 60-foot glass facade creates a sense of transparency between the interior of the theater and the world outside. It's a remarkable structure that hosts an ever-changing lineup of events year-round. 

  4. HALL Park Sculpture Walk - 6801 Gaylord Pkwy Ste 100, Frisco, TX 75034
    Appreciating art can be as simple as taking a walk in the park. HALL Park, which spans 126 acres, is a mixed-use area of residential, recreational, and commercial space that includes a world-class art collection. A real highlight of HALL Park is the Texas Sculpture Walk, a unique urban green space where more than 200 works of art have been integrated into the landscape. 

  5. Crow Museum of Asian Art - 2010 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
    The Dallas Arts District is home to several fantastic museums, perfect for spending an afternoon. The Crow Museum of Asian Art is free to the public and celebrates art from various eras throughout Asia. Take in the ancient artwork in a serene setting when you stop at this museum.

Contact us today to learn more about living, working, and playing in Dallas, Texas. It's a unique art and cultural hub in the Lone Star State, and our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find your dream home in Dallas and the surrounding areas. 

July
11

Farm-to-Table Restaurants Near Dallas

Farm to Table Dallas Restaurants

Summer in Texas brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Our real estate agents love the healthy, seasonal dishes at these wonderful farm-to-table restaurants around Dallas homes for sale

  • Garden Cafe - 5310 Junius Ave., Dallas, TX 75214
    At Garden Cafe, many of the fresh ingredients used in their dishes are literally just steps away. Out back is a stunning garden where a number of herbs and vegetables are grown on-site. The garden also makes a beautiful backdrop for their patio seating. Garden Cafe's Southern-influenced menu includes favorites such as Cajun shrimp & cheddar grits, Nana's chicken and dumplings, and collard greens. Save room for the legendary lavender creme brulee. Hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with brunch served Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Fount - 2414 Routh St., Dallas, TX 75201
    Fount wants to take farm-to-table dining a step further by providing "edible experiences." They use local produce and edible flowers to create dishes such as garden sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and kale Caesar salads that are as nice to look at as they are to eat. Planning a picnic or special occasion? Fount's signature grazing boards, featuring cheese, charcuterie, and gourmet foods, are available in sizes from grab-and-go to x-large that serve up to 20 people. Hours are Sunday through Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Patina Green Home and Market - 116 N. Tennessee, Suite 102, McKinney, TX 75069
    Patina Green Home and Market believes that good food stands on its own. Their menu is seasonally driven, featuring dishes made from locally sourced ingredients with minimal processing. A typical offering may include Greek chicken salad, roasted cauliflower with green tomato relish, and jalapeno grilled cheese on sourdough. Create your own farm-to-table dishes at home with items from the on-site home goods and artisanal gift shop. Stop in for a break while viewing McKinney homes for sale. Patina Green is open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, while the shop remains open until 5 p.m.

  • Texas Spice - Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
    Get your day off to a great start with a delicious breakfast at Texas Spice. Red brick walls, garage door-style entrances, and wood detailing create a rustic ambiance that complements dishes like huevos rancheros, avocado toast, and Texas-shaped waffles. Texas Spice maintains its own vegetable and herb garden, while all other ingredients are sourced from providers less than 300 miles away. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on weekdays, with weekend brunch served from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Celebration - 4503 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
    Founder Ed Lowe was well ahead of the curve when he opened Celebration in 1971. Decades before farm-to-table became an established dining trend, Ed formed a partnership with local farmers. As a result, the freshest ingredients go into preparing a menu based on dishes Ed's mom served at the family table. Get second helpings of comfort-food favorites, such as pot roast, meatloaf, and fried catfish, for only $3.95. Entrees include homemade bread and three vegetables served family-style. Celebration is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Friday and Saturday when hours are extended to 9:30 p.m.

The DFW is a delightful blend of urban amenities and country flavor. Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for help with all your real estate needs.

June
6

Catch a Minor League Baseball Game in the DFW

DFW Baseball

Catching a baseball game is a fun family summer evening activity, and Frisco just happens to be home to one of the best ballparks in Minor League Baseball.

Head on over to Riders Park where you can watch the Frisco RoughRiders, a double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, compete in the Texas League. Our real estate agents love heading out to the park, grabbing some peanuts, and relaxing on a warm summer night. It's super easy to do because the park is just a short drive from some beautiful Dallas homes for sale.

About Riders Park
Riders Park is a beautiful ballpark equipped with plenty of seating, luxury suites, fun activities, and great food. Concession options include Rojo's, Frisco Smoque BBQ, Frank's Hot Dogs, Coop & Kennel, Fairlane's Hot Dogs, and Ono Pacific Grill where you can grab a delicious cheesesteak. There are also six bars throughout the park where you can enjoy beer, wine, mixed drinks, or frozen margaritas. The park makes for a great community asset that is conveniently located just a short distance from these Fort Worth homes for sale.

The park is surrounded by 5 parking lots, all of which open 2 hours before the game.

Upcoming Games and Promotions
The RoughRiders have several home games between now and September 11, with many taking place throughout the week. Below are some highlights from the upcoming schedule along with some great promotions:

  • Saturday, June 18 vs. Midland RockHounds at 6:05 pm
    Sky-Lit Saturday -- watch a spectacular fireworks display after the game, weather permitting. It's also Scout Night and Whataburger Food Bank Night.

  • Sunday, June 19 vs. Midland RockHounds at 6:05 pm
    Celebrate Father's Day at the ballpark with Kids Sunday Funday. The park will host numerous fun activities for the kids.

  • Tuesday, June 28 vs. Corpus Christi Hooks at 7:05 pm
    Silver Slugger Tuesday -- fans 65 years old and up can grab a $10 ticket when showing their ID at the box office.

  • Wednesday, June 29 vs. Corpus Christi Hooks at 7:05 pm
    Texas Rangers baseball legend Mark McLemore, also known as the "Dr of Defense" will be on hand for a meet and greet.

  • Thursday, June 30 vs. Corpus Christi Hooks at 7:05 pm
    Come on out to the park for Thirsty Thursday and enjoy a variety of drink specials including $2 drafts. It's also Singles Night and Ivan Hall from Season 16 of the Bachelorette will be in attendance for a meet and greet.

  • Friday, July 15 vs. Midland RockHounds at 7:05 pm
    Celebrate Christmas in July at the ballpark and also take home a free Teddy Leg Lamp bobblehead. 

  • Sunday, July 17 vs. Midland RockHounds at 6:05 pm
    Kids Sunday Funday plus Marvel Super Hero Night makes this game a great family event.

  • Sunday, August 7 vs. Sod Poodles at 6:05 pm
    Celebrate back to school night with a lunch box giveaway.

Make sure to buy your tickets in advance for a fun summer evening with the whole family. View the full game schedule here. We love showing our support for our local sports teams, and a trip to Riders Park gives you the opportunity to enjoy America's favorite pastime. Contact us today for more information about local events.

April
11

Get Your Garden Ready: Dallas Gardening Stores and Greenhouses

DFW Garden

Will April showers be bringing May flowers to your yard? Our real estate agents may not have green thumbs, but they have beautiful lawns and gardens thanks to help from these great gardening stores and greenhouses around Dallas homes for sale.

  • Brumley Gardens - 10540 Church Rd., Dallas, TX 75238
    Hot Texas summers can be tough on plants and greenery. Brumley Gardens specializes in succulents and other drought-tolerant plants that can handle dry conditions. Add whimsy to your garden or yard with their selection of signs and decorations. Be sure to stop by their gift shop to see the assortment of decor items, including their own line of candles. Hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.

  • Jacksons Home & Garden - 6950 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75209 
    Founded in 1983, Jacksons Home & Garden grew from a modest pottery shop into a major DFW shopping destination. As a family-owned (and pet-friendly) business, Jacksons takes pride in offering an elite level of customer service. In addition to what is now the largest selection of pottery in the Southwest, Jacksons has a full line of garden supplies and outdoor living products, from grills to patio furniture. Dress up the inside of your home with their beautiful, maintenance-free faux flowers and greens. Jacksons is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • North Haven Gardens - 7700 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75230
    Whether you're a newbie or an experienced gardener, you're bound to have questions. Since 1951, North Haven Gardens has built a reputation as a source for qualified advice and education. Schedule a consultation with one of their Garden Advisors or use their landscape concierge service for major projects. These features, along with a first-rate inventory of plants and supplies, earned North Haven Gardens the 2021 People's Choice Gold Award of "Best in DFW" from the Dallas Morning News. Store hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.

  • Redenta's Garden - 2001 Skillman St., Dallas, TX 75206
    Owner Ruth Kinler named Redenta's Garden after her aunt, who was a nun in Siena, Italy. The name reflects the European influences that shaped Ruth's love of gardening and inspired her to share her passion with others. Redenta's focuses on a sustainable approach to gardening that is 100 percent organic. Get ideas for your own garden from Redenta's 50, a curated list of plants for any type of situation. Ruth's son Michael and his wife Lorie keep it all in the family by running Redenta's Landscape Design, not far from Fort Worth homes for sale. Redenta's is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Spring Gardening Tips

Now that you've acquired your gardening supplies, how do you turn your garden into something truly marvelous? Follow these tips in your Texas garden.

  • Are your perennials getting enough water? Use a rain gauge to determine the weekly average. If it's less than half an inch, they need more.

  • Apply a layer of compost and mulch to annuals and perennials for improved drought tolerance as warmer weather approaches.

  • Wait for spring-blooming plants to die completely before pruning.

  • Avoid the use of "weed and feed" products on your lawn. Runoff pollution during rains results in damage to the ecosystem. 

  • Planning a fruit and vegetable garden? Good foods to plant in April and May include corn, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, summer squash, and herbs such as basil, dill, fennel, and thyme. 

Looking for a new home with enough space for a garden? Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for help with all your real estate needs. 

April
4

5 Things to do in the Downtown Plano Arts District

Plano Arts District

Plano homes for sale put you right in the middle of one of Texas's great centers of culture and fine arts.

Our real estate agents know that when you're buying a home, it's not just about picking the right piece of property. You want to move into the right community – one you'll be excited to live in for many years to come. As the ninth-biggest city in Texas, Plano has so much to offer.

The Downtown Plano Arts District Ranks as One of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America

The Downtown Plano Arts District has a style all its own. You can catch a show at some of the top venues in the Lone Star State, discover boutiques, galleries, and antique shops, or savor scrumptious fine dining.

Downtown Plano Arts District is a vibrant place, energized by more than ten major public artworks that have been unveiled over the last few years. You'll see sculptures, murals, and more, all commemorating Plano's fascinating history, culture, and future.

Plano's Arts District is also the centerpiece of its social calendar. More than a dozen annual events take place every year, and McCall Plaza hosts trivia, live musical performances, and more every week. There's always something to do, no matter the season or the reason.

Some of the biggest Plano Arts District events include Asiafest, the Plano International Festival, Plano Artfest, Steinfest, and the Urban Movement Festival. For those who want to get involved, there are countless community groups to join – and, of course, you can always start your own.

Let's look at five popular stops along your Arts District journey:

  • The Interurban Railway Museum – 901 East 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    Located in Haggard Park, The Interurban Railway Museum was formerly the Plano station of the Texas Electric Railway. The station was completed in 1908 and operated until 1948 before it was converted to an interpretive site for the history of Texas rail. Visitors of all ages are admitted free.

  • McCall Plaza – 998 East 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    McCall Plaza is a popular public music and arts venue you can drop in on just steps from the Railway Museum. It's the starting point of many of Plano's public events, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade, dramatic performances, and Plano food festivals.

  • Ebesu Robata & Sushi – 1007 East 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    Described as a modern Japanese bistro, Ebesu Robata & Sushi may well be home to the freshest and most flavorful sushi in Plano. The vision of distinguished head chef Koji Yoshida, the restaurant also offers New York strip steak and other entrees using Japanese-style barbecue.

  • Courtyard Theater – 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
    Courtyard Theater is a proscenium theater with capacity for 321 guests. The venue is one of the best-loved in Plano and has hosted weddings, recitals, stage plays, musicals, academic thesis defenses, meetings, birthdays, and other parties.

  • ArtCentre of Plano – 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074
    ArtCentre of Plano is a unique local gallery space centered on the historic Saigling House. It has an expansive permanent collection relating to generations of Plano artists and also hosts temporary exhibitions focused on celebrating the contemporary American experience.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Plano, Texas.

March
14

DFW Kid-Friendly Activities

Kid-friendly places

Want to plan some outings that you and your kids can both enjoy? The DFW is full of family-friendly activities that are entertaining and educational. Our real estate agents love spending quality time with their families at these great spots around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Museum of the American Railroad - 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034
    Trains, both real and model versions, have long captivated the imagination of "kids" of all ages. In 1962, the Museum of the American Railroad was founded to preserve this important legacy in our country's history. TrainTopia is an incredibly detailed miniature railroad exhibit that includes a real movie playing at the famous Palo Duro drive-in theater. See pieces of the museum's rolling stock collection during guided tours, which are offered at specific times as the museum conducts its move to the new location near Frisco homes for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission starts at $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3-12.

  • Yogi Kids - Fit Family, 3051 Churchill Dr., Suite 250, Flower Mound, TX 75022
    Yogi Kids incorporates fun activities such as yoga, Pilates, and dance to help your young ones get active and burn some energy. Fit Family also offers preschool play and after-school programs at schools not far from Flower Mound homes for sale. Mom and Dad can join the fun with yoga classes for adults. Visit the website for information about schedules and prices. 

  • ArtCentre of Plano - 902 E. 16th St., Plano, TX 75074
    In 2021, the ArtCentre of Plano celebrated 40 years of supporting and promoting creativity in the local community. Located in historic Saigling House, just down the street from Plano homes for sale, the ArtCentre hosts exhibitions showcasing the works of a diverse range of artists. Don't miss the stunning Sculpture Garden, which includes a series of mosaic tiles honoring various donors to the ArtCentre. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

  • The Dallas Firefighters Museum - 3801 Parry Ave., Dallas, TX 75226
    At one time or another, nearly every kid dreams of becoming a firefighter. Learn more about the contributions of these heroic men and women at the Dallas Firefighters Museum. The historic fire station at Fair Park, only minutes from Dallas homes for sale, has served as the site of the museum since 1975. Exhibits include a steam engine dating back to 1884 along with authentic helmets, uniforms, and equipment from past years. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children.

  • Cowtown Cattlepen Maze - Fort Worth Stockyards, 145 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
    How well does your family work together? Sharpen your communication and cooperation skills at the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, near Fort Worth homes for sale. Wooden pathways wind around a span of 5,400 square feet, posing an exciting challenge to everyone's sense of direction and deduction. Scope out the grounds from the spacious second-story observation deck. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily and admission is $6.

Contact us RE/MAX DFW Associates for help with any of your real estate needs.

February
7

Date Night in Dallas: Local Cooking Classes

DFW Cooking Classes

If you feel like you've done it all, our real estate agents have a new date night suggestion for you: Cooking classes!

Cooking classes are both fun and functional. You'll learn to create wholesome, satisfying meals that can save you plenty of money. At the same time, you'll share a unique experience that might just give you a new favorite thing to do together. Maybe your next date includes cooking the dinner of your dreams!

No matter whether you're looking at Dallas homes for sale or down the road at Fort Worth homes for sale, there are plenty of cooking classes to browse. Virtual or in-person options are both available, so you can choose to have date night in the comfort of your own kitchen if you prefer.

Here's a taste of some of the leading local brands for local cooking classes:

  • The Village Culinary Lab – 6130 Greenville Avenue Suite #102, Dallas, TX 75206
    The Village Culinary Lab is one of the first and most beloved places for cooking classes in Dallas. It always has a range of classes for both beginner and intermediate chefs, including seasonal events such as "Holly Jolly Cooking." The roster of classes changes every three months, so there is always something new to try.

  • Dallas Chocolate Classes – 1626 Banbury Lane, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Dallas Chocolate Classes gives you a whole new way to appreciate one of the most popular candy and dessert foods in the world. Private couples classes are available both online and in-person, and you have the opportunity to learn chocolate and dessert-making by exploring classic European recipes. All this and more can be found near Carrollton homes for sale.

  • The Cookery – 710 South Main Street #130, Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Billing itself as "cooking classes meet dinner party," The Cookery features both public classes and private events that can be customized to suit your interests. "Can't-miss" classes include how to host a cocktail party, the secret to perfect homemade pasta, and the "Elegant Dinner Party" evening where students learn a bevy of rich and comforting dishes. Locations in both Houston and Dallas are coming soon!

  • Cooking the Details – 1414 South Broadway Street #3107, Carrollton, TX 75006
    Cooking the Details is headed by chef and NASM Certified Nutrition Coach Dazore, a local success story who took a chance on her dream of a cooking business in May 2019. She believes the difference between good and great food is "all in the details," and you'll learn your favorite foodstuffs inside and out as you opt for one-hour or 2.5-hour themed cooking classes.

  • The Table Market – 120 St. Louis Avenue, Suite 103B, Fort Worth, TX 76104
    The Table Market makes the most of its core values of "Fitness, Farmers, and Fort Worth" by offering cooking classes at all levels and a full commercial kitchen for entrepreneurs to use. There's a monthly cookbook club and a variety of workshops that will make your meals even better, from tablescape to food photography. Classes have an international flair, with offerings like "Dumpling Party" and "Indian Curry Feast" topping the list.

Contact us to learn more about real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth.

January
10

Explore Plano: Legacy Food Hall

Plano Legacy Food Hall

Legacy Food Hall is a favorite among residents around our Plano homes for sale who visit this spot regularly for great food, lively entertainment, and excellent company. In fact, this food hall was mentioned by Taste of Home as one of the Best Food Halls Across the United States.

Legacy Food Hall has been a landmark of downtown Plano since it opened in 2017. The hall opens at 10 AM every day and closes as late as 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, though some vendors may keep slightly different hours.  

The location also hosts a hall-wide happy hour every day between 3 PM and 6 PM, giving patrons the chance to mingle and pick up discounted drinks from any of the many bars on the premises. 

The Food 

The main attraction at the food hall is, of course, the food. The hall showcases nearly 20 food vendors specializing in cuisines from all over the world. Savor the sublime spiciness of Chilango's Tacos, sample high-grade lobster and other seafood from Dock Local, or treat yourself to a handcrafted marshmallow-laden dessert from the popular Mallow Box – it's all up to you.  

When it's time for a drink, you can head over to one of the many bars on the premises. One of the most popular is Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co., an award-winning local brewery with innovative brews like Public Dissent, Smoke Screen, and Peacemonger. Curious about how these beloved brews get made? The company offers brewery tours every Saturday to give guests the inside scoop.  

If you prefer cocktails over beer, Bar Main is the place for you. This elegant establishment serves Unlawful Assembly brews, but the real highlight is the range of handcrafted cocktails made using local alcohol as a base. Some of the most popular drinks on their signature menu are the White Mezcal Negroni, the Lucky Charm, and the Blackberry Bourbon Mule. 

The Entertainment 

This hall is more than just a place to sample some great local food – it also offers plenty of entertainment for patrons to enjoy. Their trivia nights and live DJ music liven up the atmosphere in the communal eating area and make the space feel like one big party. 

If you want to make your night out into a complete experience, head out to The Box Garden. This sizable outdoor space is a big part of the hall's appeal, especially for younger patrons. Here, you can enjoy live music, movies, dancing, sports broadcasts, and other public events among an enthusiastic crowd. You can also rent part or all of the space for special events like reunions or weddings.  

Legacy Food Hall is well worth visiting, but it's not the only exciting attraction near Plano. From nightlife to family day trips, this area is full of things to see and do. Interested in living a little closer to the action? Contact us today to arrange a viewing of a local home with one of our real estate agents; we'll be happy to help you find the perfect Plano property for you and your family.  

December
13

Bake Cookies Day: DFW Bakeries for Holiday Cookies

Cookies DFW

December 18th is Bake Cookies Day. This is a great opportunity to dig in and enjoy some holiday baking. But don't worry — if you're too busy to fit cookie baking into your schedule, there are some excellent DFW bakeries selling holiday cookies that your whole family will love. Here are some of the top bakeries our real estate agents recommend visiting in honor of Bake Cookies Day.

  • JD's Chippery: 6601 Hillcrest Ave., Suite A, Dallas, TX 75205
    JD's Chippery is a cookie-focused bakery located near many Dallas homes for sale. Opened in 1983, the business is still family-owned with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients and from-scratch baking. These cookies taste like they're homemade, and in the very best way.

    JD's Chippery always features some special cookies for the holidays. But you can't go wrong with their classic standbys, either. The oatmeal chocolate are tender with just the right level of sweetness. The white chocolate cookies are another fan favorite on the menu and are a perfect holiday choice.

  • Haute Sweets Patisserie: 6959 Arapaho Rd., Suite 106, Dallas, TX 75248
    Haute Sweets Patisserie is a French-style bakery in North Dallas. While they may be best known for their macarons and beignets, they create some fabulous cookies, too. They'll have macarons decorated in red and green for the holiday season. The chocolate cream pies and s'mores cookies are also incredible.

    If you're in a hurry, you can pre-order cookies for pickup on the Haute Sweets website. They also partner with delivery companies including Uber Eats and Door Dash, so you can have cookies delivered right to your door.

  • Grandma's Bakery: 17997 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252
    For cookies like your grandma used to make, you need to stop by Grandma's Bakery. This cozy little bakery is a lovely place to sit with friends, munch on cookies, and sip a nice coffee or hot chocolate. They have rice cookies, walnut cookies, coconut cookies, butter cookies, and even baklava.

    In addition to cookies, Grandma's Bakery carries fresh pastries including Napoleons, cream puffs, and fruit cream rolls. Treat yourself, and then bring another treat home for the family.

  • Kessler Baking Studio: 1129 North Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX 75203
    Kessler Baking Studio is a Dallas bakery that's now so popular that they ship their cookies across the country. They always have some classic cookies on their menu. The biscotti are incredible, sold in 12 different flavors. The giant oatmeal cream pies are a full 9 inches across and enough to share with a few friends. You also can't go wrong with the chocolate chip pecan or the oatmeal chocolate toffee cookies.

    While you're in Kessler Baking Studio, make sure you also buy some Texas-shaped shortbread cookies to celebrate your state!

  • Unrefined Bakery: 2222 McKinney Ave. #180, Dallas, TX 75201
    If you follow a gluten-free diet, then Unrefined Bakery is the place to visit on Bake Cookies Day. This is a 100% gluten-free bakery and is a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

    There are plenty of cookies on the menu at Unrefined Bakery. They sell decorated cookies for the holiday season. They also have keto whoopie pies, cookie sammies, confetti cookies, and more. If you're having guests over, then the keto stacked cookie cake is the perfect treat to share.

Whether you love chocolate, lemon, peanut butter, or all of the above, these Dallas bakeries have delectable options for your sweet tooth. Make sure you take the time to celebrate Bake Cookies Day. And don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a real estate agent to guide you through finding a new home with a perfect kitchen for baking.

October
4

5 Craft Shows Near Dallas to Add to Your Calendar

Texas Craft ShowsShopping at local arts and crafts shows is a fun way to spend a few hours while picking up some unique handmade items for yourself or to give as a gift. Whether you're shopping for paintings, jewelry, apparel, or something different, you're like to find some treasures to take home.
  
Our real estate agents suggest visiting some of the following arts and crafts shows:

  1. Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash - Nov. 13 - Gilley's Dallas Event Venues, 1135 Botham Jean Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215  
    Etsy is a well-known online site for buying and selling every type of handmade item you can imagine. The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash lets you enjoy that experience and selection in person, where you can see items close up. Artists, crafters, and designers have been handpicked to showcase their wares, so you'll be able to find unique items in a one-stop shopping experience. And if you're one of the first 50 shoppers, you'll score a Bash Bag filled with swag from different vendors. Visit a make-and-take table to learn how to create crafts that you can take home. And to keep your energy up, stop by the food trucks. Finally, remember your visit with a souvenir from fun photo booths.

  2. The Other Art Fair - Oct. 21-24, 2021 - Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
    The Other Art Fair, held near Dallas homes for sale, is a great way to get into buying art since it has pieces that can be worked into almost any budget. For as little as $100, you can start your collection, or if you already have pieces, add to them. Available pieces are carefully curated, and you'll also have the chance to meet the artists and find out more about their works. Over 140 emergent, independent artists will have work available at the show. 

  3. Sky Dancers Craft Show - Oct. 30, 2021 - Timber Creek High School, 12350 Timberland Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76244
    Treat yourself to handmade products at the Sky Dancers Craft Show, and you'll also be helping drill team members at Timber Creek High School, located just around the corner from Fort Worth homes for sale. Vendors will sell art, jewelry, edible treats, and more. And if you have kids, bring them along in their costumes so they can trick-or-treat at vendor booths and decorate pumpkins while they're at the craft show.

  4. Happily Ever Sip & Shop Craft Fair - Oct. 17 - Rahr and Sons Brewing, 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104  
    Visit the Happily Ever Sip & Shop Craft Fair to shop for one-of-a-kind works from approximately 50 different artisans. This family-friendly event features fun for everyone. And if you'd like to take a brewery tour while you're there, set aside a little time to check out their offerings and see how they're made.

  5. Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market - every Saturday from April-November - Front Street Station, 100 W. Front St., Mesquite, TX 75149  
    Like many farmers markets these days, the Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market offers a lot more than produce. Sure, you'll still find delicious local crops, but you'll also be able to shop for handmade goods from different artisans. In addition, musical acts sometimes perform to add to the festive atmosphere. And while you're at Front Street Station, which is conveniently located near Mesquite homes for sale, walk around to enjoy viewing eight public art pieces placed throughout the area.  

Contact us if you'd like to buy a home or sell yours in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Mesquite area. Our agents will help every step of the way. 

September
13

Shop for Comic Books Near Dallas

Dallas Comic Book Stores

September 25 is National Comic Book Day, and in honor of the occasion, we highly recommend paying your local comic book store a visit. We're lucky to have some really great comic shops here in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas.

Of course, we know you don't need a holiday just to raid the bins at your favorite comic book store! If you're wondering where you can always find the latest issue of your favorite comics in the DFW, our real estate agents know just where to go. 

  • Cosmic Comics & Cards - 728 E Marshall Dr, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
    Cosmic Comics & Cards is a cozy shop offering an eclectic selection of comic books, games, sports, and non-sports trading cards, action figures, and other collectibles. Located conveniently to many Grand Prairie homes for sale, the shop also has friendly staff to help you find anything you need. Comic fans will find a great selection of new titles as well as thousands of back issues. 

  • Twenty Eleven Comics - 2230 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
    You can always count on discovering some unique treasures at Twenty Eleven Comics, a family-owned shop whose proprietors have an obvious affection for all things comic-related. Twenty Eleven Comics has tens of thousands of back issues in stock. They're also known for hosting events, including Dungeons and Dragons campaigns and Magic the Gathering tournaments.

  • Red Pegasus Comics - 319 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
    Nestled in the quirky Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Red Pegasus Comics is a great place to discover new comics. Though a relatively small space, the shop is packed with comic books new and old, and they carry all the latest titles from D.C. and Marvel as well as a cool selection of indie comics. Walkable from many Dallas homes for sale, Red Pegasus is definitely a shop that requires return visits. 

  • Zeus Comics and Collectibles - 1334 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75247
    Offering a huge selection of comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and Manga, Zeus Comics and Collectibles is a staple of the Dallas comic book community. They've worked hard to create an inclusive space that's open to all, and the shop was named Dallas' "best pop culture experience" by the Dallas Observer in 2018. They have a vast and well-organized selection of comics in every genre and from every era. 

  • Urban Legends Comic Shop - 3501 Gus Thomasson Rd, Mesquite, TX 75150
    You can browse games, puzzles, and an incredible array of comic books at Urban Legends Comic Shop. The store opened its doors in 2013 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the best places to shop for comics near these Mesquite homes for sale. Urban Legends Comic Shop is especially great for fans of independent comics that are a bit less mainstream than your typical superhero fare, but they carry a bit of everything. 

  • Y2Komics - 5276 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76133
    Y2Komics has been open for more than 20 years, which makes it the longest-standing comic book shop in Fort Worth. It's also one of the largest, and its shelves and bins are packed with a tremendous variety of comic books. Just minutes from these Fort Worth homes for sale, Y2Komics is a great place to find silver age classics as well as hot new issues, and they also carry games, toys, and all kinds of collectibles. 

Great comic book shops are just the beginning of what the area has to offer. Contact us today to learn more about life in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas!

September
7

Fort Worth Gardens to Visit This Fall

Fort Worth Gardens

April showers may bring May flowers, but Mother Nature's creativity is still in full bloom during the fall. Our real estate agents love to visit these incredible gardens, just minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale.

  • Fort Worth Water Gardens - 1502 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Does a garden have to include plants? Not when it's as stunning as the Fort Worth Water Gardens, adjacent to the Convention Center in the heart of downtown. Opened in 1974, this stunning space was designed by noted architect Philip Johnson, whose works are characterized by sleek, modern lines. The aerating, active, and quiet pools allow visitors to experience water in many forms, whether they're strolling around or simply relaxing.

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden - 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Founded in 1934, Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest major garden in Texas. The garden serves as the campus for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, which engages in fundraising, education, and research activities. More than 2,500 species of plants can be found in 25 specialty gardens across 120 acres. Don't miss the dramatic Japanese Garden and the picturesque Rose Garden. Hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for ages 6-15.

  • Weston Gardens - 8101 Anglin Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76140
    Take a trip across the Atlantic without leaving the state. Owners Sue and Randy Weston created Weston Gardens to be "English gardens, Texas-style." In developing the pet-friendly property, the Westons have incorporated much of the history and features of "Dripping Springs," the elegant weekend home of Leon and Peggy Bandy that originally occupied the grounds. See a plant that would look great at your home? Many of the plants can be purchased at the garden center. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

  • The Molly Hollar Wildscape - 2600 Spanish Trail, Arlington, TX 76016
    In 1994, local conservationists founded the Molly Hollar Wildscape with a modest $3,000 in funds and a half-acre property. Today, thanks to dedicated volunteers and generous donations, the space has grown to a four-acre "living lab" near Arlington homes for sale. Along with an amazing variety of plants, visitors have a great opportunity to spot coyotes, foxes, butterflies, owls, and other wildlife and birds. The Wildscape is open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. and admission is free.

  • Tea Garden Nursery - 1211 E. Arkansas Ln., Arlington, TX 76010
    Whether you're building your own garden or just like to see beautiful plants, it's worth the visit to Tea Garden Nursery. The family-owned business is well-known for its selection of Bonzai trees, some of which are more than 50 years old. Knowledgeable staff members are on hand to assist with your gardening questions. Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Serenity Gardens - Julian Field Park, 1531 E. Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063
    The appropriately-named Serenity Gardens was added to Julian Field Park in 1960 as a quiet place to reflect and remember loved ones. In addition, the Texas Smart Scape demonstration garden educates visitors about the benefits of landscaping with native plants that are suited to the land and weather conditions around Mansfield homes for sale. Hours are 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week.

The best garden of all is the one you plant in the backyard of your own Fort Worth home. Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates to speak with one of our experienced agents. 

August
16

Visit Downtown Fort Worth: 5 Spots Around Sundance Square

Downtown Fort WorthOur real estate agents love the energy and diverse range of activities found at Sundance Square, just minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale. Take in a show, learn some history, or just stroll the scenic parks at these great spots in this 35-block section of downtown Fort Worth.

  • Fort Worth Water Gardens - 1502 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    With the Fort Worth Water Gardens, famed architect Philip Johnson created an urban oasis that rivals natural sites. Aerating, quiet, and active pools let visitors experience the delights of water in three different ways. A terraced knoll shields the park from the rest of the city, while cypress and oak trees enhance the feeling of serenity. 

  • Bass Performance Hall - 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    It takes an entire city block to hold the visual and cultural magnificence of Bass Performance Hall. Visitors are greeted by a pair of 48-foot tall limestone angels, which have become an iconic feature of downtown Fort Worth. Patterned after classic European opera houses, the venue is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, and Fort Worth Opera. Other presentations include Broadway shows, musical concerts, and comedy acts.

  • Sid Richardson Museum - 309 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    The Wild West has inspired several incredible works of art, many of which are on display at the Sid Richardson Museum. The museum's permanent collection showcases works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, considered to be the "titans of Western art." Touring exhibits have focused on themes such as the Chisholm Trail and the making of Lonesome Dove. Enhance your knowledge and appreciation with lectures, discussions, and other museum-sponsored events. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

  • General Worth Square - 900 Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Like the city itself, General Worth Square takes its name from General William Jenkins Worth, a military officer who served in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. The park's terraced steps and tree-shaded areas make it a popular spot for both relaxation and outdoor events. Don't miss the John F. Kennedy Tribute, a memorial that honors the late President's last public speech at the Hilton Fort Worth on November 22, 1963. The Aviation Wall of Honor celebrates the city's rich legacy in the field of aviation.

  • Simply Fondue - 111 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a lively gathering of family and friends, Simply Fondue is appropriate for both. Proceed at your own pace through interactive dining that's fun for kids and adults. Design a meal a la carte or choose the four-course Fondue Feast that includes salad, appetizer, choice of four entrées, and dessert. In addition to beef, chicken, and seafood, the menu includes garlic-roasted tofu, falafel, and other vegetarian options. Have a family night out on Sunday, when kids 12 and under eat free with each adult purchase. Simply Fondue is open daily from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are recommended.

Let us answer all your Fort Worth real estate questions. Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for cheerful and knowledgeable assistance. 

August
2

Texas Wine Trails to Explore This Summer

Texas Wine

Dallas, Fort Worth, and the many wonderful smaller cities in North Texas are home to some of the state's best, most acclaimed wineries. In addition to producing award-winning wines, these wineries often host special events where you can enjoy great food, camaraderie, live entertainment, and unique, behind-the-scenes tours. Many of the area's most popular wineries work together to create wine trails, with coordinated events that make it easy to explore all that various local wineries have to offer. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 4 North Texas wine trails that you will love to explore this summer.

Dallas Town and Country Wine Trail

The Dallas Town and Country Wine Trail is the perfect option for anyone who wants to visit some amazing wineries close to Dallas homes for sale. There are six great wineries to visit on this trail, including Carmela Winery, Eden Hill Winery and Vineyard, Caudalie Crest, Lone Star Wine Cellars, Landon Winery, and Grayson Hill Winery. Many of these wineries are located in quaint, historic town squares in smaller communities just outside of Dallas. Taste some award-winning local wines, enjoy scenic countryside drives between each winery, and learn more from the experts about how some of the best wines around Dallas are produced.

North Texas Wine Country Trail

Looking for a single wine trail that can keep you busy with new places to explore all summer long? The North Texas Wine Country Trail includes wineries in 22 counties, starting with the DFW region and spreading out through a diverse selection of North Texas communities. There's a winery for every taste on this trail, from urban wineries in DFW to sprawling, countryside vineyards located far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. There's a ton to explore throughout the summer, and the fun continues well into the fall. Keep an eye out for big events like the Downtown Wine Walks of North Texas Wine Country and the Windsong Wine & Music Festival.

Grapevine Wine Trail

Located just a short drive from the big cities, the Grapevine Wine Trail showcases five of the best wineries in downtown Grapevine. Most of the wineries on this trail are within walking distance so that you can enjoy a leisurely walk through Grapevine's historic downtown between each stop. During coordinated events on the Grapevine Wine Trail, one ticket will give you access to three tastings with food pairings at each winery on the trail, along with a commemorative wine glass from each winery that you visit. Check the website regularly for scheduled events, and plan ahead for transportation if you'd rather not walk between wineries.

Vine & Wine Tours of North Texas

While most wine trails are self-guided, Vine & Wine Tours of North Texas offers a guided, all-inclusive tour of three of the most popular wineries located near Fort Worth homes for sale. These tours will take you to some of the oldest wineries in DFW, with the opportunity to tour production facilities, ask questions to expert winemakers, stroll through the vineyards, and of course, taste some incredible wines. During your five-plus-hour tour, you will be guided by a former winery owner who is happy to tell you more about the industry and the history of wine in North Texas.

Fine wine and great times are never far from your front door when you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and our team is here to help you find your next home in your favorite city. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the DFW region.

July
19

National Chicken Wing Day: Restaurants Near Dallas to Try

Dallas Chicken Wings

Mark your calendars, wing fanatics: July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day! It's the holiday we never knew we needed. If you happen to be in Dallas-Fort Worth for this momentous occasion, be sure to check out these great local wing spots.

  • Wing Bucket - 101 S Coit Rd #10, Richardson, TX 75080
    With a name like Wing Bucket, you can be confident that you'll get some pretty awesome wings. This place doesn't disappoint, with juicy jumbo wings cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. They offer some fun and inventive sauces like bourbon, bacon, and orange ginger, as well as old standbys like mild, medium, and hot buffalo sauce. Wing Bucket is just minutes from these Richardson homes for sale, with additional locations in Downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum. 

  • LB Wings - 3015 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212
    At LB Wings, you can order wings by the pound. And lest you worry that you're getting quantity over quality, you can rest assured. These wings pack amazing depth of flavor and a wide spectrum of spice levels, with flavors including buffalo, chipotle BBQ, and mango-habanero. LB Wings is a stone's throw from many Dallas homes for sale, and in addition to killer wings, they also offer some really great side dishes, like fried okra, smoked green beans, and bourbon corn. 

  • Gidi Wings - 921 W Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75208
    The folks at Gidi Wings do one thing—make great wings—and they do it very well. This Dallas favorite offers a minimalist menu that includes wings, sides (either fries or veggies), drinks, and that's pretty much it. Choose between traditional bone-in wings or boneless wings, and decide which of their 18 wing sauces and flavors best suits your palate. Choose Volcanic Fire if you have a thing for heat or Carolina Reaper if you have a death wish. 

  • Tail Feathers Wing Wagon - 2800 Bledsoe St #150a, Fort Worth, TX 76107
    With a reputation as the best local wing spot in Fort Worth, Tail Feathers Wing Wagon has really got that perfect crispy-yet juicy wing thing locked down. The wings are slathered in sauce ranging from mild to inferno and served with homemade thick-cut potato chips. The only problem with Tail Feathers is that it can be hard to find. It's actually inside another business called the Whiskey Garden, just down the road from these Forth Worth homes for sale.

  • Pluckers Wing Bar - 190 E Stacy Rd Ste 1800, Allen, TX 75002
    A local branch of the beloved Austin-based wing establishment, Pluckers Wing Bar is a classic hot-wings-and-cold-beer joint with a fun, welcoming atmosphere. With a location convenient to many Allen homes for sale, Pluckers is especially well-known for their incredible variety of wing sauces (more than 25 flavors to choose from) and the ability to order a whopping 100 wings. 

  • Smoky Rose- 8602 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
    Smoky Rose is known for making some delicious smoked meats in Dallas, from brisket and pulled pork to ribs and sausage. They offer wings too, but they do them a little differently here. The wings are slowly smoked before being flash-fried and dunked in sauce, and the result is a whole other level of flavor. They also serve up some amazing craft cocktails in their charming rustic-chic space.

Ready to learn more about life in the DFW? Our real estate agents are here to help you find your dream home in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and you can contact us any time—even on National Chicken Wing Day. 

June
7

Where to Order Bubble Tea Throughout the DFW

Bubble Tea Dallas

Bubble tea—also known as boba tea—has taken America by storm in the last 10 years. This sweet tea-based drink with chewy tapioca balls originated in Taiwan back in the 1980s, but these days it's everywhere. 

Case in point: we have some truly great bubble tea joints here in the DFW. Whether you're looking for a new place to get your boba fix, or you're just getting ready to try it for the first time, our real estate agents recommend these awesome bubble tea shops in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas! 

  1. Fat Straws Bubble Tea - 1251 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
    Fat Straws is a local bubble tea chain that has exploded in popularity since it got started in 2002. They've grown to include locations all over the DFW area, but you should really check out their largest shop in Richardson. Not only is it convenient to these Richardson homes for sale, but it's the only Fat Straws Bubble Tea location that makes their signature matcha donuts. They're incredibly tasty and are the perfect accompaniment to any of Fat Straws' tasty bubble tea drinks.

  2. Bobadiction - 3014 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
    Family-owned and operated since 2012, Bobadiction is one of the best places in Dallas to grab a bubble tea or smoothie while you're on the go. Not only are their drinks delicious, but they're made using only real cane sugar—never high fructose corn syrup. Their original flagship location is in Deep Ellum, the oldest neighborhood in Dallas is just minutes from many Dallas homes for sale. They also have a second location in North Richland Hills, and you never know where the Bobadiction food truck might turn up!

  3. Boba Tea & Treats - 4135 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001
    Offering a seemingly infinite drink menu and a fun, funky atmosphere, Boba Tea & Treats is a great place to visit if you've never tried bubble tea before. The combinations of flavors and toppings are almost endless, but the folks at Boba Tea & Treats also have a well-curated menu of signature favorites that practically beg to be sampled. They're also just a short drive from these Addison homes for sale.

  4. Fruitealicious - 3043 Greene Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76109
    You'll find an incredible variety of boba teas, smoothies, and other treats at Fruitealicious, along with iced coffee, lemonade, and tea. Each of their drinks comes with numerous options to make it your own, including the ability to choose your preferred sweetness level. That's great news for anyone who likes bubble tea but can sometimes find it too sweet. Fruitealicious has a handful of locations in and around the DFW area, but we're partial to the Fort Worth spot. It's just around the corner from Fort Worth homes for sale.

  5. Craft Boba Tea - 6105 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
    There's a lot to love about Craft Boba Tea. This Dallas bubble tea mainstay has two locations, both with a charming mom-and-pop-store vibe, but each offering something a little different. The Greenville Avenue location, which is operated in conjunction with an awesome Thai eatery, offers tasty smoothies and fresh-pressed juices as part of their menu. The Bishop Avenue location, on the other hand, has unique boba tea-flavored frozen yogurt. Which is better? Who's to say. We highly recommend checking out both. 

Contact us today to learn more about life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

May
17

New Restaurants to Try in the DFW

DFW Restaurants

Looking for a new place to eat in the DFW area? You're in luck. This area is home to a thriving community of eateries that has something to offer for every hungry would-be diner. Our real estate agents can help you find a home close to countless new DFW restaurants, including the five listed below.

  1. Bonchon - 4980 Belt Line Rd, Suite 140, Addison, TX 75254
    Bonchon, also known as Bonchon Chicken, is a Korean fried chicken franchise with over 340 locations worldwide. This chain is known for its authentic Korean-style chicken wings; these delectable morsels impressed Business Insider so much that the publication named them the "gold standard for fried chicken" in 2019. The new restaurant is located close to Addison homes for sale, making it easy for residents to sample some of this internationally beloved fare. 

  2. Encina - 614 W Davis, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75208
    Encina was born of a shared vision between experienced restauranteurs Matt Balke and Corey McCombs. Their establishment uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create luxury dishes like their Berkshire Pork Chop and English Pea Risotto. They also pride themselves on keeping a well-stocked bar with a wide selection of signature mixed drinks. DFW residents looking for a new happy hour spot should be sure to pop in for a visit sometime. 

  3. The Neighborhood Grill - 821 NE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76006
    Fine dining is an incredible experience, but sometimes all you want is some good old-fashioned comfort food. The Neighborhood Grill in North Arlington is located near Arlington homes for sale and serves generous portions of hearty diner fare, including burgers, cheesesteaks, and fried chicken. You can even get a funnel cake or a serving of tiramisu for dessert. This food is affordable, delicious, and extremely crowd-friendly - what's not to love?

  4. Elm & Good - 2551 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
    Elm & Good is an up-and-coming restaurant is located inside the Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Dallas, close to many Dallas homes for sale. The restaurant's website describes the food served here as "upscale American farmhouse fare." From the popular Grab N' Go Breakfast (perfect for hotel guests looking for a quick, high-quality meal to take with them on the road) to dinner staples like the 44 Farms Ribeye Steak and the Saffron Campanelle Pasta, there is something for everyone at this comfortable yet classy eatery.  

  5. ZAAP Kitchen - 1152 N. Buckner Blvd., Casa Linda, Dallas, TX 7521
    ZAAP Kitchen is on a mission to bring a greater variety of Asian food to the DFW area. They serve street food with a particular focus on Laotian cuisine, which they feel is underrepresented in the local food scene. Some of their most popular dishes include their Lao Style Papaya Salad, their assortment of curry and noodle dishes, and their authentic sticky rice side dishes. It should also be noted that although the Casa Linda location is the most prominent of the bunch, there are three more ZAAP Kitchen sister locations operating in Fitzhugh, Greenville, and West Bend. 

With all of these options to choose from, you'll always have a great place to enjoy a meal in the DFW area. Contact us today for help finding the perfect DFW home for you. 

May
3

DFW Restaurants Perfect for Mother's Day Brunch

DFW BrunchMother's Day is fast approaching, and there's no better way to appreciate your mom than treating her to a delicious meal. Start Mother's Day with a memorable brunch at a fantastic local restaurant. Our real estate agents have rounded up some of the most exquisite DFW restaurants where you'll find a delicious treat that your mother will thoroughly enjoy: 

  1. Reata Forth Worth—310 Houston Street, Sundance Square, Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Located close to Fort Worth homes for sale, this restaurant is renowned for its sophisticated cowboy cooking and exclusive wine list. Reata Fort Worth offers both private dining and family meals and is a great spot for Texans who are hankering for some mouth-watering food. If your mom is a lover of classic cuisine, she'll undoubtedly enjoy the restaurant's specialty items such as the Tenderloin Tamales or the Pan Seared Pepper Crusted Tenderloin. 
     
  2. Pinstripes—5001 Trailhead Bend Way, Fort Worth, TX 76109
    Is there a better way to celebrate your mom than reserving her a spot at Pinstripes on Mother's Day? Pinstripes recently opened patio seating just in time for May 9th. Savor a world-class brunch with mom, washed down with discounted handcrafted cocktails. You can also win a brunch for your mom and the entire family by entering Pinstripes' Mother's Day competition. All you have to do is send a snap of your mom with a short description of what makes her special.

  3. Snooze Eatery—3211 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
    This spot prides itself on being the number one breakfast and brunch restaurant near our Dallas homes for sale. Your mom will undoubtedly love Snooze Eatery's laidback attitude, tasty meals, and cozy ambiance. Start with green eggs and ham followed by a special Mother's Day soup or the restaurant's renowned hot and cold sandwiches. If your mom is a wine lover, she'll love the extensive wine list offered at Snooze Eatery. Takeaway services are available on request.

  4. Yolk—8315 Westchester Drive, Dallas, TX 75225
    Treat your mom like the queen she is by reserving her a brunch at Yolk. The restaurant is renowned for its fantastic fusion breakfasts that your mom won't forget. The fresh approach to brunch is what makes the Yolk restaurants stand out. All foods are made from quality ingredients and are incredibly affordable. Thus, you can give your mom a treat without breaking the bank. Special discounts will be offered on Mother's Day, so you should be on the lookout for them.

  5. Del Frisco's Grille—7200 Bishop Road, Suite D9, Plano, TX 75024
    Take a trip to Spain when you treat your mom to a Spanish brunch at Del Frisco's Grille. Here, you'll find seasoned, polished Spanish country cooking that has stood the test of time. Del Frisco's Grille is a favorite brunch spot for many Texans, thanks to its tasty foods, fine wines, and convenient location near Plano homes for sale. The welcoming ambiance at the restaurant allows you to eat, drink, and talk all day.

Do not hesitate to contact our real estate agents to see what we have on offer.

March
9

Bakeries in the DFW for Pi Day

DFW Pies

Our real estate agents love having an excuse to enjoy a sweet treat. March 14th is affectionately known as "Pi Day" -- and we think that's close enough!

There are so many great bakeries in the DFW area, you might want to start visiting them now, so you're prepared when the big day rolls around. Here are a few of our favorites. 

  1. Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop: 1707 North Collins Street, Ste. 115, Arlington, TX 76011
    Any time we're in the area showing Arlington homes for sale, we love stopping by Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop to check out their selection of goodies. Every day, they have nine different pie flavors in three different sizes, making it easy to find something you'll love each time you visit. Some of our favorite flavors are Peanut Butter Cream, Chewy Chocolate Chip, and Nanny's Pecan.

  2. Emporium Pies: 107 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069
    Specialty shop Emporium Pies is known for fine pies that are handmade with quality ingredients. Their offerings change with the seasons, so you can visit again and again and never get bored. We love the "Drunken Nut," a bourbon pecan pie with a shortbread crust, and the "Smooth Operator," a French silk chocolate pie with a pretzel crust. They also make homemade vanilla ice cream, which is the ideal complement to their delicious desserts. Whether you live in the area or you're looking at McKinney homes for sale, chances are you'll want to return to this great bakery again and again. 

  3. JudyPie: 520 S. Main St., #200, Grapevine, TX 76051
    Affectionately known as "The cutest vintage pie shop in Texas," JudyPie makes fresh pies from scratch every day in their on-site kitchen. We love this shop, in part because they'll happily make a smaller six-inch version of any of their standard 10-inch pies. This makes it easy to enjoy a few different flavors each time we visit! If you're in the area exploring Grapevine homes for sale, we recommend stopping here. From classics like Salted Caramel Apple Pie to decadent creations like the "Memphis Mafia" (a combination of peanut butter truffle and banana pudding pies), you're always guaranteed to find something the whole family will love! 

  4. Batch Bakery: 5355 Dallas Pkwy., Ste 610 Frisco, TX 75034
    Batch Bakery is one of the area's most popular pie shops. They offer nine-inch and four-inch pies and "Batch Bites," a selection of a dozen mini-pies in assorted flavors. This is a great way to enjoy a variety of their creations in one sitting! They have all the classics, like Apple, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, and Peanut Butter. You might also want to try our favorite, Chocolate Chess. It's a gooey fudge brownie baked in a shortbread crust! After you pick up your pie, we recommend taking a short drive around. Some of the best Frisco homes for sale are located nearby.  

  5. Miz. G's House of Pies: 2315 Sutter St., Dallas, TX 75216
    If you've been looking at Dallas homes for sale, you can expect to pay plenty of visits to Miz. G's House of Pies. They've been pleasing customers since 2010 with delicious family recipes baked from scratch. We love that they'll happily make pies that are gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free so that everyone can enjoy them! Some of our favorite flavors are the German Chocolate, Old Fashion Apple, and their signature Sweet Potato Pie made with Texas-grown sweet potatoes.

Are you looking for a "sweet" deal on a new home? Our agents would love to show you some of the area's best neighborhoods! Contact us today to discuss your goals and get started.

November
9

DFW: Fine Dining Destinations for Thanksgiving Dinner

Order Out for Thanksgiving Dinner - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Whatever else is going on in our lives, Thanksgiving is a constant, providing us with a comforting sense of gratitude. Celebrate in style with a fine-dining feast from one of these upscale restaurants around DFW recommended by our real estate agents

  • Mignon - 4005 Preston Rd., Suite 518, Plano, TX 75093
    With its intimate booths, Mondrian-style abstract artwork and elegant wood surfaces, dining at Mignon, just minutes from Plano homes for sale, feels like being in a scene from a 1960s French film. The three-course, $54 prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu begins with soup or salad, followed by turkey breast with stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, and cranberry relish. For dessert, choose between apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Substitute filet mignon or Chilean sea bass for an additional charge. Two private dining rooms for each seating time allow safe social distancing. Hours are 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a two-hour limit.

  • Fearing's Restaurant - 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
    Located in the iconic Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Fearing's Restaurant was recently named #1 among the "Top Dallas Restaurants for Celebrating Special Occasions." The elegant Thanksgiving menu is in keeping with the restaurant's high standards and sense of style. Start with a choice of four appetizers before moving on to the main course of turkey, halibut, beef tenderloin, or lamb osso buco, finishing with one of three different desserts. Price is $125 per person. Hours are 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Hotel Crescent Court - 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
    Turn your home into the most exclusive dining room around Dallas homes for sale. Thanksgiving To-Go from Hotel Crescent Court does all the work while you get all the credit. The holiday feast includes a whole turkey, salad, bread and dinner rolls, and assortment of classic side dishes along with a pumpkin pie and apple pie, enough to feed 8-10 people. Price is $275 plus tax and a 10 percent service charge. Visit the website to order by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23. Orders may be picked up Wednesday, November 25 between 5 - 7 p.m. and Thursday, November 26 between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

  • Perry's Steakhouse & Grill - 2440 Parkwood Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034
    Whether you prefer dining out or enjoying Thanksgiving in the comfort of your own home, Perry's Steakhouse & Grill has got you covered. Dine-in guests at the popular restaurant near Frisco homes for sale may order from the special Thanksgiving Day $45 prix-fixe menu or the regular dinner menu. For your convenience, the holiday meal can be ordered for curbside pickup at the same price plus a 15 percent handling fee. Kids' meals for ages 12 and under are available for $15, both dine-in and carryout. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Bacchus Kitchen + Bar - 215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine, TX 76051
    Named after the Roman god of wine, Bacchus Kitchen + Bar, not far from Grapevine homes for sale, is all about that ancient civilization's tradition of celebratory feasts. The daily menu highlights contemporary cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and the same holds true for the special Thanksgiving Day menu. Enjoy a family-style meal featuring cider-brined turkey or bourbon maple-glazed ham accompanied by gourmet sides, including jalapeño corn bread stuffing and roasted garlic and crème fraiche whipped potatoes. Price is $75 for adults and $30 for kids over age 5. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

In 2021, will you be giving thanks for a new home in Dallas or Fort Worth? Contact us at RE/MAX DFW Associates for help with all your real estate questions. 

November
2

Visit These DFW Delis on National Sandwich Day

Delis Around the DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

November 3rd isn't only Election Day; it's also National Sandwich Day. Hot or cold, thin or high, there is no wrong way to make a sandwich. Everybody has their own ideal combination of bread, meat, and cheese, and this simple creation has become the staple of the all-American lunch. 

Our real estate agents love our local sandwich shops and pulled together a list of six recommendations we think you should check out on National Sandwich Day.

  • Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop - 2713 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
    Uncle Uber's is known for their "sammiches," which they say are the holiest and mightiest sandwiches. They offer a robust menu filled with dozens of custom combinations. We recommend the roast beef, which has tasty thinly sliced beef, melted provolone, and Au Jus sauce. Best of all, Uncle Uber's is conveniently located near several of these beautiful Dallas homes for sale.

  • East Hampton Sandwich Co. - 1605 S. University Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107
    With five locations around town, East Hampton Sandwich Co. is becoming a Dallas / Fort Worth staple. Besides a variety of "hot signature" and "cold signature" sandwiches, East Hampton Sandwich Co. also offers four different delicious lobster rolls. This East Hampton location is conveniently located a few minutes away from great Fort Worth homes for sale.

  • Captain Nemo's Steak Submarines - 1426 N. Irving Heights Dr., Irving, TX 75061
    Captain Nemo's has been serving their famous sizzling steak sandwich for 47 years. In addition to steak, their menu is full of several other tasty sandwich options. Add a bowl of "The Captain's Chili" to your order for a perfect meal. You can dine-in or takeout for lunch or dinner Monday through Saturday. After stopping by, take a look at these Irving homes for sale.

  • Patriot Sandwich Company - 1507 S. Loop 288 #203, Denton, TX 76205
    Located near these Denton homes for sale is the Patriot Sandwich Company, a veteran-owned sandwich shop that serves breakfast and lunch. Menu items are named after military lingo, and local hometown heroes are honored on the restaurant's wall.  They also offer a wide range of custom-made sauces that are made daily onsite.

  • Sourdough Bread Deli - 4120 W. 15th St., Plano, TX 75093
    If you're near Plano, grab a sandwich at Sourdough Bread Deli. This sandwich shop truly prides itself on quality. Their menu features a wide range of poultry, meat, and fish sandwiches, all made on delicious sourdough bread made every morning from scratch. All vegetables are prepared daily, and meats are never pre-cooked. While you're in the area, take a look at these Plano homes for sale.

  • The Tin Cup - 1025 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013
    This laid back sandwich shop is family owned and operated and offers dozens of sandwiches, paninis, and salads. We recommend trying the "Alamo," which has the perfect mix of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, and mozzarella.The Tin Cup is located just a short drive from these Arlington homes for sale.

One of the best parts about living near in or around Dallas / Fort Worth is that there are always new restaurants to try. For more local business recommendations, contact us today!

October
19

Order Amazing Cakes for Any Occasion Around the DFW

Cake Bakeries - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

As culinary icon Julia Child so aptly stated, "A party without a cake is just a meeting." Our real estate agents happily agree that any occasion becomes even more special with a tasty, beautifully-made cake. Add the icing on top of your next event when you order a custom cake from one of these top bakeries around the DFW. 

  • CC's Cupcake Heaven - West Fort Worth, TX
    Whether you're hosting a formal party or an intimate family gathering, CC's Cupcake Heaven has you covered. Full-size cakes may be customized to make your personal vision a reality. Cupcakes and mini-cupcakes come in dozens of mouthwatering flavors, such as Coffee Caramel Crunch, Kit-Kat Creation, and Raspberry Lemonade. Bite-sized cake pops serve double duty as edible decorations or favors. Order by phone, text, or website for pickup only minutes from Fort Worth homes for sale.

  • Delicious Cakes - 14819 Inwood Rd., Addison, TX 75001
    The name says it all. For more than 25 years, founders Butch and Ruthie Stivers and their family have been serving Delicious Cakes to the area near Addison homes for sale. In addition to classic layer cakes, the bakery offers full-size, mini, and loaf Bundt cakes in several fun flavors, including Bourbon & Pecans and Kahlua-Mocha.  Need a last-minute cake? Check out the selection in the pastry case. Delicious Cakes opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

  • Cake-aholics - 4201 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Suite 416, Arlington, TX 76016
    Satisfy your most extreme cake dreams at Cake-aholics, a bakery close to Arlington homes for sale, where art and taste receive equal priority. Owner Matthew Wohlkinger, a native of South Africa, is a formally-trained pastry chef who took home $10,000 for his creative birthday cake on Food Network's WINNER CAKE ALL. While Cake-aholics offers an extensive menu of cake and filling flavors, everything is scratch-made, so they're happy to accommodate your requests. Craving variety? Ask about their selections of cheesecakes, tarts, cream puffs, and other specialty desserts. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Rum Cakes Factory - 1628 W. Hebron Pkwy., Suite 112, Carrollton, TX 75010
    Rum cakes are a traditional holiday treat, but once you taste the delicious products of Rum Cakes Factory, you'll want them any time of the year. While rum cakes are generally vanilla- or chocolate-flavored, owner Jorge Saab infuses the popular liquor in red velvet, lemon, coconut, carrot, and just about any cake flavor you can think of. Alcohol content is less than 0.5 percent, but those who prefer to abstain can choose from tres leches cake, tiramisu, and other alcohol-free options. In August, Jorge opened a second location by Plano homes for sale. The original bakery, just down the street from Carrollton homes for sale, opens at noon Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Daisy Cakes - 5200 Lemmon Ave., Suite 101, Dallas TX 75209
    On its own, Daisy Cakes is a charming name for a bakery. It also has a special meaning for owner Michele Dowdy, who chose it to honor her mother. Daisy Cakes' motto is, "Baking Special Memories," and that's been true for the many customers around Dallas homes for sale who rave about the extraordinary service that goes along with the remarkable cakes. Dozens of available cake flavors include hummingbird, a banana-pineapple spice cake that's a Southern favorite. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday.

What cake will you choose to celebrate your new home in the DFW? Contact us for help with all your local real estate needs.

October
12

6 Places for Wine Tastings Around the DFW

Wine Tasting - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Let's be honest — we could all use a glass of wine these days. Thankfully, we don't have to venture far for the vino. Our real estate agents heard through the grapevine that there are plenty of places in the DFW to grab a glass, a bottle, or a carafe of wine at a moment's notice. If you're searching for a new favorite for your wine cellar or just want to sample some unique flavors, we encourage you to enjoy a wine tasting at one of these six local hot-spots.

  1. Grape Vine Springs Winery – 409 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051
    Grape Vine Springs Winery knows how to show you a good time. Their award-winning winery will now be offering food service so you can savor your wine tasting with a few tasty treats. The winery also hosts blending classes, winery tours, ghost tours, and other events. If you purchase one of your Grapevine homes for sale, Grape Vine Springs Winery is one site you'll want to visit again and again.

  2. Landon Winery – 103 N. Ballard Ave., Wylie, TX 75098
    Whether you're just discovering our Wylie homes for sale or if you've lived in town for years, Landon Winery is a must-visit. With a full calendar of events, wine tasting has never been better. Can't make it to a wine tasting? No problem! Landon Winery hosts virtual wine tastings so you can sip and sample from the comfort of your own home!

  3. Rancho Loma Vineyards – 411 S. Main St. Ste. 104, Fort Worth, TX 76104
    In the last four years, Rancho Loma Vineyards has won too many awards to count. Take one sip of any of their wines, and you'll see why. RLV believes that remarkable wines should be experienced with delicious food; join them for wine tasting paired with their artisan Charcuterie boards next time you're in the area searching for Fort Worth homes for sale.

  4. Two Brothers Winery – 110 Lamar St., Keller, TX 76248
    If your tastebuds are craving a unique style of wine, head over to Two Brothers Winery for a treat. A pecan infused merlot, a bourbon barrel cabernet sauvignon, and a coffee-infused Syrah are just a few of their delightfully interesting bottles. Two Brother Winery is now offering foods at their winery, making it a wonderful place to grab a drink and a bite to eat with your family and friends whenever you're nearby looking at Keller homes for sale.

  5. The Wine Authority – 508 W. Lookout Dr. Ste 24, Richardson, TX 75080 With a name like The Wine Authority, you already know that you're going to receive expert service from knowledgeable sommeliers the moment you walk in. They're ready to answer all of your questions, suggest the best wines that fit your tastes, and even talk you through every glass they pour. Though The Wine Authority may be a retail store, once you pop a cork and raise a glass, you feel like you'll be experiencing a private wine tasting with your own personal sommelier. Just be sure to grab a few bottles to go so you can stock up the kitchen of one of our new Richardson homes for sale.

  6. Larue Vineyards – 1491 N. Kealy Ave. Ste 55., Lewisville, TX 75057
    Larue Vineyards handcrafts their wines with passion and perfectly picked grapes from Chile and California. On Fridays and Saturdays, they open up their winery for tours while on Sundays, they make Paint & Wine events available for guests who want to get creative while they sip. No appointment is necessary to sample their wines, so feel free to stop by after visiting the charming Lewisville homes for sale.

Are you searching for a home where you can host your own wine tastings? We can help! Contact us today to tour our great Dallas homes for sale.

September
14

The Cheeseburgers Are the Best at These 6 DFW Destinations

Cheeseburger Day - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Break out the bibs and rustle up an appetite – National Cheeseburger Day is Friday, September 18th! What better way to celebrate one of our nation's most iconic foods than to sample some of the best burgers in town. Our real estate agents encourage you to grab your burger crew and head to one of these tasty cheeseburger destinations in the DFW.

  1. Burgers N Beyond – 1704 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110
    Burgers N Beyond
    is a great place to grab a classic cheeseburger cooked to perfection after you've checked out a few Fort Worth homes for sale. Their BNB Burger contains an all-beef patty, lettuce, pickles, cheese, grilled onions, and their BNB sauce. You can double the patties by ordering their Big BNB Burger. With sides like volcano fries, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, and coleslaw, Burgers N Beyond takes taste to the next level with the classic ingredients you know and love.

  2. Zoli's NY Pizza – 14910 Midway Rd., Addison, TX 75001
    Yes, we know Zoli's NY Pizza specializes in saucy pies, but you're missing out if you haven't tried their cheeseburger. They've got two Texas-sized burgers on their menu: the O.D. Burger and the Gigante Burger, both made with an 1855 chuck-brisket-short-rib blend, two types of cheeses, Zoli sauce, and horseradish pickles. The Gigante Burger ups the ante by adding a fried mozzarella patty and soppressata marmalade to the sandwich. Make a pit stop to fuel up when you're in town searching for Addison homes for sale.

  3. K Pop Burger – 5000 Main St. Suite 314, The Colony, TX 75056
    Locally sourced and crafted with love, K Pop Burger offers an interesting menu of burgers. A half-pound of fresh Angus beef is dressed with everything imaginable to create unforgettable burgers. Try the Kimchi with grilled kimchi and a fried egg. The Kangnam grills up veggies and covers them in Korean bulgogi sauce. Whether you're looking for Ramen, grilled corn, grilled spam, or heaps of different cheeses, you can find it all between the buns of a K Pop Burger.

  4. Del's Charcoal Burgers – 110 S. McKinney St., Richardson, TX 75081
    This local landmark will become your new favorite burger joint if you move into one of our Richardson homes for sale. Sure, you can grab a standard cheeseburger topped with onions, mustard, pickles, and tomatoes, but why not kick it up a notch with something special? Del's Charcoal Burgers offers combo specials include the Texas Cheese Burger, Patty Melt, Guacamole Swiss Burger, and the Mushroom Swiss Burger.

  5. Chapps Burgers – 4146 S. Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
    Do you want to know the recipe for the Chapps Burgers secret sauce? Hard work and zero shortcuts. Known for their Nolan Ryan Black Angus Beef Burgers, Chapps Burgers lets you create your own namesake cheeseburger. Choose from five meats, six cheeses, and seventeen toppings to concoct the ultimate burger or try one of their creations. The Chapps Classic and the 1984 Burger are classic creations while the Knockout Burger adds a fried egg and basil mayo into the mix. Other favorites include their Mushroom Cheeseburger, Jalapeno Cheeseburger, and Bacon Cheeseburger, offering plenty of options for dinner when you're finished shopping Grand Prairie homes for sale.  

  6. Wayback Burgers – 6421 Riverside Dr., Irving, TX 75039
    Wayback Burgers
    delivers the comfort food you love. Delicious beef, melty cheese, and crispy bacon pair perfectly with their creamy hand-dipped milkshakes. Bring the family down after closing on one of our Irving homes for sale and enjoy a meal that'll make you feel at home in town.

Are you searching for a house in the DFW area? We can help! Contact us today to learn more about our Dallas homes for sale.

July
27

'Pick' Your Way to These DFW Guitar Shops

Guitar Shops - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Whether you've been playing the guitar for years, or you just want to take up a new hobby, you'll find everything need at these shops around the DFW. Our real estate agents share their favorite places for all things guitar.

  • Charley's Guitar Shop - 2720 Royal Lane #100, Dallas, TX 75229
    A mainstay of the DFW music community, Charley's Guitar Shop has been buying and selling guitars and amps for more than 30 years. Located just minutes from these Dallas homes for sale, they have an incredible selection of instruments and gear, including acoustic and electric guitars, basses, amplifiers, and more. Charley's also offers guitar lessons and a full range of guitar repairs and restorations. 

  • Wick's Guitar Shop - 3535 W. 7th St. Suite A1, Fort Worth, TX 76107
    If your guitar needs some work, Wicks Guitar Shop is the place to take it in Fort Worth. Offering everything from basic setups and restrings to extensive rebuilding and electronics repairs, there's no problem too big or too small for their experienced luthiers. A stone's throw from some of the most beautiful Fort Worth homes for sale, Wick's Guitar Shop will have your guitar looking and sounding better than ever. 

  • Texas Guitar Ranch - 3206 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021
    With a name like Texas Guitar Ranch, you can be sure you're going to have a great experience before you even walk in the door. The place doesn't disappoint, offering a Lone Star State-sized selection of guitars, both new and vintage, acoustic and electric. Right around the corner from these Bedford Homes for Sale, Texas Guitar Ranch also offers a hard-to-beat selection of amps, keyboards, drums, ukuleles, and folk instruments, plus accessories like picks, tuners, and capos. 

  • Shake Rag Music Store - 4112 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX 75204
    Something close to heaven on earth for music lovers, Shake Rag Music Store sells guitars, but they also offer a whole lot more. In addition to a deep assortment of quality vintage guitars, Shake Rage Music Store is one of the best places in DFW to find music memorabilia, vinyl records, turntables, vintage gear, and music-related oddities of all kinds. They also have a very friendly cat who will probably come say hello. 

  • Tone Shop Guitars - 15317 Midway Road, Addison, TX 75001
    One of the newest guitar shops in the DFW area, Tone Shop Guitars boasts the biggest acoustic guitar showroom in North Texas. They're no slouch when it comes to electric guitars, pedals, and amps either, rivaling giants like Guitar Center when it comes to selection. They also have a friendly staff and a convenient location near these Addison homes for sale.

  • Killer Vintage Specialty Guitars - 3738 Haggar Way #108, Dallas, TX 75209
    The name might be a mouthful, but Killer Vintage Specialty Guitars more than lives up to its advertising. Originally founded in St. Louis in 1994, Killer Vintage Specialty Guitars offers an incredible stock of vintage Fender and Gibson electric guitars. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better selection of high-end vintage guitars in the DFW. 

Before you head out to any of these shops, we encourage you to call to confirm business hours, as times may be temporarily changed.

Contact us today to learn more about life in DFW and talk to our team of real estate agents about finding your dream home in North Texas!

June
22

Farm Fresh: Where to Stock Up On Local Produce Around the DFW

Farm-Fresh Produce - DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

One of the many advantages of living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is our generally warm weather and long growing season. This makes it possible to enjoy local produce throughout the year as you add a burst of color, flavor, and nutrition to your family's diet.

The area is home to many farmers markets that feature produce from a variety of local vendors and serve as a community gathering spot where you can take in the sights and smells of delicious local crops. If you're planning a visit, you can sign up to receive newsletters from many markets to let you know more about their vendors and special events.

Our real estate agents recommend making a stop at the following farmers markets to get a taste of local produce in Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • Denton Community Market - 317 W. Mulberry St., Denton, TX 76201 
    You'll find plenty of locally grown produce at Denton Community Market, as well as other goodies including cheeses, eggs, pickles, local honey, and microgreens. While its traditional April opening was delayed this year, Denton Community Market is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Stop in after looking at Denton homes for sale.

  • The Shed in the Dallas Farmers Market - 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201 
    Looking at Dallas homes for sale? Stopping at The Shed in the Dallas Farmers Market will let you buy all types of seasonal fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. You can even have your choice of farm-fresh items delivered to you curbside by placing your order online and choosing a pickup time from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. Just bring along your digital copy of your receipt. You can also buy a pre-selected bag of seasonal produce with items such as swiss chard, cucumbers, summer squash, strawberries, and much more. Each bag contains well over a week's worth of produce from local farmers.

  • Cowtown Farmers Market - 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116
    Check out the Cowtown Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, conveniently located near Fort Worth homes for sale. You'll find plenty of produce, including strawberries, arugula, and radishes, to add to your meals, and everything at the market is either grown, raised, or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth. 

  • The Clearfork Farmers Market - 4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109  
    Open year-round (when the temperature's higher than 40 degrees), The Clearfork Farmers Market features produce and other offerings from over 25 local farmers, ranchers, and artisan vendors. It's open from 8 a.m.-noon throughout most of the year, with hours shortening to 9 p.m.-noon in the winter.

  • Coppell Farmers Market - 768 W. Main St. Coppell, TX 75019 
    Visit the Coppell Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays after touring Coppell homes for sale, and you'll find a variety of locally grown, seasonal, and fresh produce. All vendors are located within a 150-mile radius of Coppell, and in some cases, the produce you buy was picked just the day before you purchased it. The market also has a farm-themed playground along with an interactive fountain area.

Contact us today if you're interested in buying a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our RE/MAX DFW Associates are knowledgeable about our community and will be happy to help you find your dream home and find out for yourself just what makes living in DFW so special!

February
3

7 Dallas Restaurants for Valentine's Day Dining

Dallas Dining for Valentine's Day - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Valentine's Day is a day to shower your better half with gifts and tokens of appreciation more than any other day of the year. And it's not really Valentine's Day without a romantic dinner, complete with a magnificent bottle of wine, candles, and mood lighting.

Our real estate agents have sampled some of the best Dallas restaurants for Valentine's Day dining. We hope that you will be able to find a sweet spot for this intimate occasion, whether you are a Dallas resident or just looking for Dallas homes for sale.

  1. Oak Dallas - 1628 Oak Lawn Ave. #110, Dallas, TX 75207
    Opened in 2012, Oak Dallas turns out a terrific, seasonal array of dishes, including wood-grilled steak and fresh seafood, along with a polished décor and an inviting ambiance. Featuring an impressive wine list and hand-squeezed cocktails, Oak Dallas is not slacking off when it comes to drinks either. Oak Dallas will be featuring a $95+ four-course prix fixe menu on Valentine's Day.

  2. 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse - # 18010 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75287
    12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse serves special Brazilian and Argentinian prime meat, sumptuous homemade desserts, and specialty sides. The restaurant's 2020 Valentine's Day Special Menu features $46.85 per person tableside service of fire-roasted, charcoal grill meats and a fresh salad bar with unlimited access to more than 40 items.

  3. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Uptown Dallas - 2000 McKinney, Dallas, TX 75201
    Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is known for serving the best hand-selected, USDA-aged prime beef and seven-finger-high pork chop carved tableside. The restaurant will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu featuring nine entree choices for $60 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and $75 from 5:45 until close on Valentine's Day. Only this prix fixe menu will be available.

  4. Boulevardier - 408 N. Bishop Ave. #108, Dallas, TX 75208, United States
    Located in the historic and beautiful Bishop Arts District, Boulevardier is a French-inspired bistro offering a wide selection of oysters, steaks, chicken, and fish. The restaurant's Valentine's Day menu features a special four-course prix fixe menu at $110 per person + $50 optional wine pairing.

  5. Rapscallion - 2023 Greenville Ave. #110, Dallas, TX 75206
    Rapscallion is a Southern-influenced boulevardier serving updated Southern fare, including Nashville-style hot chicken and more. Rapscallion will be offering a Valentine's Day special three-course prix fixe menu at $80 per person + $30 optional wine pairing. The regular menu will not be available on Valentine's Day.

  6. 18th & Vine Barbeque - 4100 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    18th & Vine BBQ is an upscale Kansas City barbeque that turns out Kansas City-style smoked meats in abundance. This establishment features a full bar with an extensive list of beer, wines, and cocktails. 18th & Vine Barbeque will be offering regular menu options on Valentine's Day.

  7. Eddie V's - 4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    Eddie V's offers a mouth-watering seafood & steak menu, an impressive wine list featuring over 200 wines, plus a cocktail lounge featuring live jazz. Eddie V's will be offering their regular menu this Valentine's Day.

Are you looking to move to the Dallas area this Valentine's Day? RE/MAX DFW Associates can help. Our real estate agents will work to ensure that you get a nice, comfy home for you and your loved one in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Contact us for more information.

January
6

Dallas Dining: Decidedly Different Destinations

Unique Dining in Dallas - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Is your restaurant routine getting a little stale? Trust us, our real estate agents know what it's like to crave a fresh and exciting night out. Thankfully, we've discovered these decidedly different dining destinations in Dallas that we know you'll love!

  • True Food Kitchen — 8383 Preston Center Plaza Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75225
    Eating well is always in season at True Food Kitchen. Their rotating menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients presents you with delicious yet healthy options for every meal of the day. True Food Kitchen will even customize any order to fit dietary needs and restrictions such as keto and paleo. If you'd like to sample a few items, come in for their Social Hour weekdays from 3-6 pm and try their $5 Menu.

  • Yenat Guada Ethiopian Cuisine — 7015 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231
    Authentic Ethiopian cuisine is now in the heart of Dallas thanks to Yenat Guada. Translated to "Mom's Kitchen", this family-run restaurant was first opened in the 1970s in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Today, they're proud to share their homecooked food to the residents and visitors of Texas. Order a starter of che che'bsa, which is spiced bread, then try to doro wot chicken leg or yebeg alitcha lamb for your entrée. Yenat Guada also has nearly a dozen vegetarian options as well, opening its diverse menu up to people of all appetites.

  • Kalachandji's — 5430 Gurley Ave., Dallas, TX 75223
    Kalachandji's
    is the longest-serving vegetarian restaurant in Dallas for good reason. Their international buffet changes every day and a few staples include soups, rice, vegetable curry, homemade bread and farina cake. Many of their daily options are also gluten-free or dairy-free, so be sure to inquire about any dietary restrictions you may need met. If you fall in love with their food, consider signing up for one of their cooking classes so you can make these meals in your own kitchen!

  • Rise — 5360 W. Lovers Ln. Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75209
    Rise is a salon de souffle, offering a one-of-a-kind experience combining French flavors and hospitality. First and foremost, you must order a bowl of their Marshmallow Soup before indulging in one of their savory souffles. If the Salad Niçoise or Parisian Jambon Sandwich on the entrée menu piques your interest, you can add a sweet dessert souffle to your order instead.    

  • Bishop Cidercade — 2777 Irving Blvd. Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75207
    Bishop Cidercade is a bar featuring nearly 200 arcade games. All 30 ciders and wines on tap are made in-house and they have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available as well. This fun night out is only made better by the food trucks that roll up outside every Thursday through Sunday, bringing you the best Dallas bites in between rounds of pinball and video games.

  • Nazca Kitchen — 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. Suite 854, Dallas, TX 75231
    Nazca Kitchen delivers a fresh take on authentic South American cuisine that will take you from the Andes to the Amazon and everywhere in between. Once you get your fill of pupusa and empanadas, relax with a cup of their heritage blend coffee blended with beans from Peru, Colombia, and Brazil or a glass of wine from Argentina or Chile.

  • Public School 214 — 3700 McKinney Ave. Suite 148, Dallas, TX 75204
    Get on the A-List at PS 214, a restaurant and bar that's the coolest in its class. Gluten-friendly, vegan and vegetarian options rival their exceptional wings, tacos and burgers. Reward yourself from a hard day at work with one of their delectable desserts like the Nutella Cookie Sandwich.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment to view Dallas homes for sale near the best restaurants in the city, contact us today!

December
2

Get in the Christmas Shopping Spirit Around Dallas

Holiday Shop Local in Dallas - RE/MAX DFW Associates

One of the many advantages of living in the Dallas area is the number of outstanding shops in the area. This comes in handy throughout the year, but especially when it's time to start Christmas shopping. Grab your list of gift recipients and start finding the ideal Christmas present for each one.

Our real estate agents recommend the following shops to help you get in the Christmas shopping spirit around Dallas:

  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop - 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste 175, Dallas, TX 75206
    Ugly Christmas sweaters are a popular trend and the focus of many holiday parties throughout the season. But when your friends announce they're having this type of party, you may find yourself without the right type of sweater to wear. That's where the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop comes in. You can choose from sweaters in your choice of many different colors and sizes. And you won't have to spend very much to find your colorfully tacky sweater since most range in price from $19.99 to $28.99.

  2. Decorator's Warehouse - 3708 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013
    Whether you're looking for inspiration or already know just what type of Christmas décor you're looking for, Decorator's Warehouse is the store to visit while you're looking for Arlington homes for sale. It's the largest Christmas store in Texas and has more than an acre of décor arranged in artful displays. You'll find everything you need to deck your halls for the holidays, including trees, lights, wreaths, garlands, ribbons, outdoor display pieces, and more.

  3. Holidaze and Gifts - 3400 Preston Road, Ste 200, Plano, TX 75093
    This family-owned and operated gift shop has served the Plano area since 1991, undergoing several name and location changes. Its popularity enabled the shop to move to its largest location, where you'll find beautiful gifts including jewelry, candles, collectibles, home décor items, and more. And to help you save time over the holidays as you look for Plano homes for sale, complimentary gift wrap is included with each purchase.

  4. Betty Lou - 3207 Knox St., Dallas, TX 75205
    Betty Lou has a wide variety of eclectic gift items including collectibles, jewelry, and books. You'll also find perfect stocking stuffers such as face masks, lip balms, lotions, mugs, and other small items. And if your gift list extends to your pets, Betty Lou even carries pet bowls and other presents for your furry friends.

  5. Josey Records - 2821 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75234
    Find a gift for the music-lover in your life at Josey Records—if you can stop finding items to buy for yourself! You'll find over a million stocked titles on new and used vinyl, 45s, and CDs, so no matter what type of music you're looking for, you're likely to find it. And if your gift recipient needs something to play their vinyl on, you can buy a turntable for them at Josey Records.

  6. Polka Dot Presents – 6124 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132
    Polka Dot Presents is packed with gift items for everyone on your list. You'll find Christmas ornaments, nativity sets, candles, pet items, home décor, soaps in fun scents like fried green tomato, and much more. The shop also prides itself on offering the best gift wrapping, so you can buy gifts and leave with them ready to give.

Contact us today to find out about more terrific shops and other destinations that make Dallas and its surrounding area the perfect place to call home!

October
7

Around the DFW: Where to Go for Halloween Fun

DFW Halloween Events - RE/MAX DFW Associates

So you love Halloween, but you'll be away from home for the holiday this year shopping Dallas homes for sale. Does that mean you'll have to miss out on Halloween fun? Not at all. While you may not be able to spend the holiday at your usual haunts, there's lots of Halloween fun to be had around Dallas-Fort Worth, and our real estate agents know where to find it. Here's where to scare up some Halloween fun around the DFW area:

  • Halloween Half Fort Worth - Trinity Park, 2401 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX
    The Halloween Half Fort Worth is a popular event for runners and families. It's happening on October 26th this year at Trinity Park, with the race kicking off at 7 a.m. Organizers urge runners to don their favorite Halloween costumes and arrive early to ensure an on-time start. Early arrival will also give you time to enjoy the entertainment, vendors, and other types of Halloween fun you'll find at this event. If you'll be focused on Forth Worth homes for sale as you shop for your next home, arriving early for this event will also be an opportunity to socialize with people who may soon be your neighbors.

  • Haunted W Dallas Rooftop - Halloween Costume Ball - 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75219
    If dancing is more your style than running, DFW has you covered. The annual Haunted W Dallas Rooftop Halloween Costume Ball will be held on October 26th as well, from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. This event takes place at W Dallas' famed Altitude, where patrons can enjoy breathtaking views along with the evening's festivities.

  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Spooktacular - Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
    The DFW offers Halloween Fun for music lovers as well. The Halloween Spooktacular concert, presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, begins at 11 a.m. on October 26th. This show is a treat for the whole family, and patrons are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit by attending in costume.

  • Movie Night: Halloween - Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 111 E. 3rd St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102
    A popular downtown pub located in the heart of Fort Worth's Sundance Square, the Flying Saucer is hosting a Halloween Movie Night on October 30th, from 9 p.m. to midnight. All are invited to join the friendly folks at the Flying Saucer for a scary movie and a pint or two.

  • Van Gogh's Starry Nightmare - Halloween - Pinot's Palette, 5290 Belt Line Road, Suite 122B, Dallas, TX 75254
    A unique local Halloween event, Starry Nightmare combines art and holiday fun. Patrons will enjoy drinks, music, and conversation while painting with the aid of an instructor. This event offers a fun, festive atmosphere that appeals to first-time painters and accomplished artists alike.

These events are just a small sampling of the many opportunities for Halloween fun around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information on where to scare up some Halloween fun, or any other questions you may have about our area, please feel free to contact us. We're always happy to help potential new DFW residents discover the many reasons our area is a great place to call home.

August
12

Just Keep Paddling: Where to Kayak and SUP Around the DFW

Kayaking and Paddleboarding in the DFW - RE/MAX DFW Associates

What's your favorite way to unwind? Do you head out for some physical activity or spend time in nature? Find both at these top kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) spots recommended by our real estate agents.

  • White Rock Paddle Co. - 389 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas 75216
    White Rock Paddle Co. takes its name from the stunning lake it sits on that is the highlight of one of the most popular parks near Dallas homes for sale. Single and tandem sit-on-top kayaks and paddleboards are available for rental periods of one to two hours. Listen to live music during your workout on the Thursday evening concert series paddle trips beginning at 6 p.m. White Rock is open 10 a.m. - sundown Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - sundown Friday through Sunday.

  • Stand Up Paddle North Texas - 113 Las Colinas Blvd. E., Irving 75039
    Stand Up Paddle North Texas, known as the SUP Shack, was the first facility to offer the sport near Irving homes for sale. The SUP Shack is located on Lake Carolyn, which is a private lake where you're free from crowds of boaters or swimmers. Challenge yourself with a SUP yoga class, held at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Private and group lessons, as well as kayak rentals, are also available. The SUP Shack is open every day but Monday.

  • DFW Surf - 20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road, Frisco 75034
    If you're looking for adventures out on the water, there's no better place than DFW Surf. Enjoy surfing, SUP, kayaking, canoeing and tubing on the protected waters of Hidden Cove at Lake Lewisville, just minutes away from Frisco homes for sale. Get exercise and make some new friends at group activities such as SUP yoga, Women's Wednesdays and Monday night Surf to Turf Fitness. Looking for a way to keep kids entertained during summer vacation? Check out DFW Surf's weekly day camps. DFW Surf is open seven days a week.

  • Adventures Unlimited Paddling Company - 6300 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington 76016
    Adventures Unlimited Paddling Company is based on Lake Arlington, but their "playground" encompasses the Metroplex area, which includes Arlington homes for sale. Rent kayaks, SUPs, and canoes by the hour or the day. If you have your own paddlecraft, bring it along on their river and lake trips, sunset and moonlight paddles, and other events. Rentals, classes and events are by reservation only.

  • Kayak Instruction Inc. - 6800 Miller Road, Rowlett 75089
    Whether you're a newbie or an experienced paddler, enhance your skills at Kayak Instruction Inc. The company's mission is to provide students with up-to-date and accurate instruction in paddling safety and skills. Kayak Instruction, Inc. is the only North Texas program with instructors certified by the American Canoe Association (AC) to teach kayak rolls and whitewater navigation. Try out their wide variety of kayak styles to find the one that best suits your preference. Kayak Instruction Inc. is open weekends from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., with last boats going out at 5 p.m. Relax with a leisurely kayak ride after a day viewing Rowlett homes for sale.

Dallas-Fort Worth features a special blend of urban and outdoor attractions. Whether you're buying or selling a home in the area, contact us for friendly and knowledgeable assistance.

May
7

U.S. Creates 263,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Falls to 3.6%

The economy generated a stronger than expected 263,000 new jobs in April, helping to drive down the unemployment rate to a 49-year low of 3.6%. The increase in new jobs easily topped the 217,000 MarketWatch forecast. The jobless rate slid from 3.8% in March to hit the lowest level since December 1969. The average wage paid to American workers rose 6 cents, or 0.2%, to $27.77 an hour. The 12-month rate of hourly wage gains was unchanged at 3.2%. Hours worked each week fell 0.1 hour in April to 34.4. The government revised the increase in new jobs in March to 189,000 from a preliminary 196,000. February's gain was raised to 56,000 from 33,000.

  • Market Watch, May 3, 2019
May
6

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day Around the DFW

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As you view Dallas homes for sale looking for the perfect place to raise a family, does it bring back fond memories of your own childhood? Thank Mom for all her love and support with one of these great Mother's Day activities around Dallas and Fort Worth.

  • Mother's Day Wine & Jazz Festival - Fair Park Band Shell, 1465 First Ave., Dallas 75210
    Treat Mom to some cool jazz on a hot May afternoon. Martini Blu, an elegant music cafe in the Galleria area, is the sponsor of Mother's Day Wine & Jazz Festival. Featured performers include Maysa, Kirk Whalum, Kim Waters, and Kayla Waters. Show starts at noon on Sunday, May 12, and tickets range from $52.50 - $72.50. Want to make it a family event? A limited number of 10-seat VIP tables are available.

  • Mother's Day Concert & Butterfly Release - Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas 75210
    Why give a bouquet when you can present Mom with 7.5 acres of stunning gardens? The Women's Chorus of Dallas is holding their annual Mother's Day Concert at Texas Discovery Gardens on Sunday, May 12. A program of uplifting music concludes with a breathtaking butterfly release. Showtimes are 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and the earlier performance includes children's programming. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under.

  • Mother's Day Brunch and Paint - Pinot's Palette, 4560 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 75209
    Help Mom express her inner creativity at Mother's Brunch and Paint, hosted by Pinot's Palette at noon on Sunday, May 12. Enjoy a champagne brunch of mini-quiches and more as a local artist guides you through painting your unique version of "Playful Posies." Tickets are $45 per person.

  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - Fort Worth Botanical Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth 76107
    Mom will truly feel like the queen she is at Mother's Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 11 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy a traditional selection of pastries, finger sandwiches, and other treats to accompany your choice of tea. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for children between 4 and 12. Reservations are required.

  • Public School 214 - 3700 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75204
    Put a contemporary spin on the classic Mother's Day brunch at Public School 214. Creative options on the menu include eggs Benedict pizza, fried chicken with green chili cornbread waffles, and beermosas. If Mom wants to sleep in, weekend lunch and dinner menus are equally intriguing, with choices such as chorizo mac & cheese, Colorado lamb burger, and roasted peanut coleslaw. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with brunch served between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit the website for reservations.

  • Hideaway Spa & Salon - 5756 Boat Club Road, Suite 500, Fort Worth 76179
    Mom puts everyone first, so surprise her with a day of pampering at Hideaway Spa & Salon. Services include a wide range of massages, facials, and body treatments along with manicures and pedicures, hair cuts and treatments, and waxing. Mother's Day specials are offered as well as gift certificates so Mom can plan a day at her convenience. Spa hours are 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. There is also a second location at 12201 Bella Italia Drive in Fort Worth.

Every day is special when you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Contact us and let our real estate agents help you find the home of your dreams.

February
18

7 Speakeasies Worth Finding in Dallas

Dallas Speakeasy Bars - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Speakeasies rose to prominence during prohibition, illicitly serving alcohol in secret haunts out of sight and out of the law's reach. The fact that alcohol was made legal again more than 80 years ago has done nothing to diminish these establishment's appeal. 

Today, speakeasies remain some of the best places in Dallas to grab a drink, with high-end cocktails, tasty happy hour specials, and second-to-none ambiance. Our real estate agents share some of the best old-fashioned watering holes to visit in the DFW area.

  1. Atwater - 4900 McKinney Ave.
    Tucked away in an unassuming alleyway behind Henry's Majestic, Atwater is a dark, secretive den that feels like it belongs in another era. Walking into the dimly-lit bar room with its classic atmosphere and vintage decor gives the impression that you've discovered a secret world that you weren't supposed to know about. With high-end cocktails prepared by expert mixologists, it's a discovery you'll be glad you made. 

  2. Parliament - 2418 Allen St.
    Offering craft beers on tap and towering shelves lined with every spirit you could imagine, Parliament is a hip, cozy, romantic spot to grab a drink in a classic setting. The ambiance falls somewhere between Gatsby's Mansion and Ollivander's Wand Shop, and the bartenders are known for offering the most friendly service in town. 

  3. Bourbon & Banter - 1914 Commerce St.
    Nestled inside the historic Statler Dallas, Bourbon & Banter isn't just a bar, it's a bourbon library, a cocktail encyclopedia. This beauty salon turned underground lounge serves up endlessly innovative mixed drinks and houses the best bourbon collection in Dallas within its classy, sleek-rustic walls. 

  4. High and Tight Barbershop - 2701 Main St.
    Tucked away in the historic Deep Ellum Neighborhood, High and Tight Barbershop is exactly what its name implies—and then some. This 1920s-inspired barbershop offers haircuts and trims that are as stylish today as they were in the Roaring 20s, and the adjoining barroom serves up classic cocktails to the sweet sounds of live music. 

  5. Black Swan Saloon - 2708 W. Elm St.
    With a Vegas-meets-Texas vibe and extraordinary, unique takes on classic cocktails, Black Swan Saloon is a cozy, brick-lined hole-in-the-wall with minimal signage. If you didn't know it was there, you could walk right by and never know what you were missing (and what a shame that would be). Also, when the stage in the corner isn't being used for live music, you'll find a pair of vintage arcade tabletops with Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. It's where the '20s meet the '80s.  

  6. Midnight Rambler - 1530 Main St.
    Midnight Rambler is a luxurious craft cocktail salon at the equally luxurious Joule Hotel. With a timeless ambiance and deep catalog of cocktails both familiar and exotic, D Magazine calls it the most "Dallas" bar in Dallas. DJs spin records Thursday through Sunday, and a great wine and craft beer list supplements the ever-changing cocktail menu.

  7. Jettison - 1878 Sylvan Ave.
    You could visit Houndstooth Coffee in Sylvan Thirty a dozen times and not notice that this hidden gem is right next door. Jettison's spartan decor, and unassuming atmosphere, make it a minimalist take on the speakeasy concept—the collection of alcohol bottles displayed behind the bar is almost shockingly restrained—but the impeccably crafted cocktails confirm that this is one of Dallas' best-kept secrets.

Contact us today to learn more about life in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Our team is dedicated to helping you find your perfect Dallas homes, and to making sure you're ready to live your new life to the fullest. 

 

January
21

6 Favorite Spots to Watch the Big Game in the DFW

Dallas Sports Bars - RE/MAX DFW Associates

Fort Worth real estate provides exciting opportunities all year round. Dallas homes are some of the most desirable in the U.S., and our real estate agents are always glad to show them off.

Everything's bigger in Texas, and that's just as true of our Game Day parties! No matter if you follow football or consider yourself a casual fan, a Big Game get-together in the DFW area offers fun you won't want to miss. Everyone turns out for a great day of excitement.

Naturally, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans are the local teams close to our heart here in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Cowboys have won five matchups, and although the last was in 1996, die-hard fans will never stop rooting for them. 

Let's look in on six of the best places to see the biggest game of them all.

  1. Happiest Hour in Dallas' Harwood District - 2616 Olive Street
    You've been to happy hour, but have you been to the Happiest Hour? The Dallas Observer called this place the home of one of the best happy hours in the region. It's the largest patio and lounge in Dallas. Four full-service bars feature indoor and outdoor seating.

  2. The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum - 2713 Canton Street
    For a real blast right here in Dallas, check out The Bomb Factory. This is one of the top venues for live music in Dallas. It has something new every week, including premium seats and suites. You can even rent a space for a private Game Day party with you and your 149 closest friends.

  3. Champps in Las Colinas - 855 West John Carpenter Freeway
    Champps over in Irving is where you go if you want a mouthwatering burger. Premium seating is available for the Big Game, which includes an endless buffet of choice bar foods: Wings, pasta, pizza, and more. Champps also airs other events such as the latest UFC bouts.

  4. Fort Worth Texas Republic Bar & Kitchen - 941 Foch Street
    If you want a Texas-sized meal while you enjoy Game Day, Texas Republic Bar & Kitchen is here for you. It provides an incredible 8,300-square foot main floor and is working on a 6,000-square foot climate controlled patio on the roof! The drinks menu is similarly huge!

  5. Reservoir Bar, Patio & Kitchen - 1001 Foch Street
    Get refreshed at the Reservoir, and you'll have a Game Day experience that's second to none. With modern industrial flair and patio-centered seating, Reservoir is unique. It's a gastropub that fuses Southern comfort foods with brick oven pizzas and two full-service bars for "libations."

  6. Flying Saucer in Sundance Square - 111 E. Third Street
    Since 1995, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium has been the favorite "UFO" in the Fort Worth area. A successful franchise with a growing number of locations, this craft beer bars focuses on the best brews. Its special members-only club makes it popular for serious "beer nerds."

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RE/MAX DFW Associates is proud to be the biggest RE/MAX company in Texas and the biggest anywhere in the southwestern United States. We've cultivated our team with a mix of responsive customer service and market expertise you're sure to love.

Whether you're visiting for the Big Game or any other time of year, we won't miss the chance to welcome you to Texas – and show you all Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer.

Contact us to find out more. We look forward to meeting you.

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