I can't find a single fault with brunch. Fabulous food. Mimosas. Lavish buffets where you don't have to commit to just one egg dish.
Here are some of my top picks for Easter Brunch 2014.
Round up the family or invite some friends out but enjoy your Easter Sunday! Be sure to let me know what your favorite brunch item is -- my current fave is Eggs Benedict!
Photo by Angela Patterson
Love baseball? The Frisco Roughriders kicked off their season Thursday (amidst the crazy North Texas weather). But if the weather holds out, you won't want to miss the Friday Night Fireworks show post-game April 4th to kick off Opening Week.
More on the Frisco RoughRiders.
If you're in the market for a job that's fun and exciting, check out Lone Star Park. LSP at Grand Prairie is hosting its final Job Fair of the season on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Immediate openings are available for Mutuel Clerks and Walk-Around Mutuel Clerks. They are looking for customer-oriented professionals who have a winning smile, strong cash handling skills and will bring their best self to work each day. Positions also include paid training.
Lone Star Park will accept applications and conduct interviews for employment during the 2014 Spring Thoroughbred season, which begins Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, July 12.
There are still plenty of positions available for this final on-the-spot hiring opportunity!
For more information, including salary, work schedules and minimum skill requirements, please visit LoneStarPark.com/jobs.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age for positions in Mutuels. Job openings are subject to change without notice. References and background checks conducted. Lone Star Park is an equal opportunity employer committed to a drug-free workplace.
Location: Lone Star Park is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie. Exit Belt Line Road off of I-30, go ½ mile North on Belt Line and turn right onto Lone Star Parkway (enter Gate 5) and follow signs to parking.
More on Lone Star Park.
(Photo by Angela Patterson)
It's never too early to plan fun on your calendar. Here is info that you won't want to miss. That's right: Mayfest, the HP Byron Nelson Golf Championship, water parks opening. Check it out! May 2014 calendar
Ladies, you will need a clear plastic bag for all sporting events so just go out and buy yourself one now. Dudes, don't take chair cushions and backpacks -- or diaper bags.
There are some new rules for the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Golf Championship so read up now so you don't have to go back to the shuttle bus and back to your car.
Here's the Guide to the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Golf Championship.
If you're into car shows or live music, the Tucker Hill neighborhood in McKinney has just the event for you!
"Concerts & Cars" is a free classic car show hosted by Classic BMW. It's open to both Tucker Hill residents as well as the general public.
Here is more info on Tucker Hill's Concerts and Cars.
Grab a bottle of wine, a blanket and a picnic basket and head over to the Dallas Arboretum for the Cool Thursdays concert series. It's the prettiest place on earth to enjoy a concert. That's right, it's OK to BYOB -- even in a glass container because alcohol is not sold during concerts. So you don't have to sneak it in like you do at other venues. (That is not an admission of guilt, BTW).
Here's the 2014 Cool Thursdays concert schedule.
Plan to check out one of these shows. I'd love to sit among the gorgeous flowers and trees with a lake view, my hubby, a bottle off wine and rock out to Emerald City. (Note to self: book sitter now)!
(Photo by Angela Patterson)
Who's your Crawdaddy?!
Sometimes it's not what you eat -- but how you eat it. Crawfish season in DFW is in full swing and no matter how you look at it, a crawfish boil is just good fun. (It's not clean fun because you'll need about 80 paper towels or wet wipes.)
Unless you want to get out your ginormous crawfish pot and cook for a huge crowd, there are lots of great places to find mudbugs without the hassle. And most restaurants provide the party atmosphere for you: cold beer, napkins and loud music.
Here are some of the best places for crawfish in DFW.
I've made it a point to check out restaurants that I've never visited. You never know what you're missing out on.
Recently I visited the Becks Prime Restaurants location at Preston/Forest and I was in for a treat indeed. I found mesquite-grilled prime steaks and burgers, excellent salads and reasonably-priced glasses of cabernet. Keyword: Prime. In case you didn't grow up with a Dad that was a Texas cattle rancher, that's a very important word. USDA Prime is the top grade of beef available -- and believe me, it's what you want.
I sampled several items at Becks and I would definitely go back and order all of them again. Here is my review of Becks Prime Restaurants.
My overall impression: It's very nice but it's not fancy and formal. It's a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a great patio. The food is great. Period. The food is high quality. Don't expect to see the Dollar Menu. You get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed (or leave hungry). There is a drive-thru window for your convenience -- but it's not a fast food burger joint by any means. The Bill's Burger was definitely worthy of my "Best Burgers in DFW" list.
(Photos by Kelly Fordham - bigInk Marketing & PR)
Everyone is a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right? I actually have Irish ancestors. My maiden name is Mayo and there's a County Mayo in Ireland, so forgive me if I pinch you for not wearing green to celebrate my holiday.
Have fun Dallas -- and be safe. Get a designated driver or call a cab. And don't order Potato Skins. That's not really an Irish food.
(Photo by Angela Patterson)