Saturday, March 30, 2013

Are You in Need of Some LAST MINUTE Easter Plans?

And when we say last minute, we mean last minute!  ;)

Here are three ideas, courtesy of Rundown:  Dallas, an online local happenings resource:

1. Sunrise & Beer Biscuits at Barbec's
Grab a blanket, pull up a piece of shoreline, and catch the sunrise over White Rock Lake before hiking over to Barbec's for a hearty (and cheap) breakfast loaded with bacon, eggs, and their famous beer biscuits.
Open 7:30a. 8949 Garland Rd., East Dallas (214-321-5597).

2. Brunch at Marquee Grill
& A Movie
Bloody Marys and carafes of sangria (above) set the stage for a special three-course, fixed price Easter Brunch menu featuring crab cakes Benedict, steak and eggs or shredded chicken chilaquiles. Then let the food coma set in while watching a mo vie upstairs.
$37 for 3 courses. Reservations recommended. 33 Highland Park Village, Highland Park (214-522-6035).

3. Easter in the Park & Dinner at Steel

Catch live entertainment, a hilarious pooch parade, and an Easter bonnet contest on the lawn at Lee Park . Then keep your parking spot and walk to Steel for a four-course Dungeness crab feast and half-price bottles of wine.
$48 for 4 courses. Reservations recommended. 3180 Welborn St. in the Centrum Building, Oak Lawn (214-219-9908).

Hoppy Easter, Y'all!!  ;)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Do YOU See What I See????

Plan the road. Plan the road.
Mark it on the map.
Hammer in the marking pegs.

Move the earth. Move the earth.
Dig and cut and push.
Clear a pathway for the road.

-Roadwork, by Sally Sutton*Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

In keeping with our theme of building, I thought I might quote one of my three year old's favorite books, Roadwork.  It seems fitting as seemingly everywhere we drive these days, we see construction work being done.  This is a constant theme in our lives, but also the lives of fellow North Texans.  If you find your car driving along 121 or even North of 121, new housing developments among other things, seem to pop up at a blistering rate.  My son just loves to point out road graders, excavators, dump trucks, front loaders and skid steers.  It's almost as if they have taken on a life of their own as Frisco/Allen/McKinney's native animal species in the midst of a population boom!!

Check out just a FEW of the new communities and their builders in our area.  FYI: The community websites with all builder information is linked in the name of the community.  Otherwise, there is no community website and individual builders are listed under the community name. 


Just in case you have a construction crazy little boy or girl.....

~ UrbanMama