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Irving’s Frontier Spirit Reflected in Mustang’s of Las Colinas The Mustangs of Las Colinas, located in the plaza at Williams Square in the Las Colinas Urban Center, is a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs galloping through a free flowing stream. Tourists from around the world visit the plaza to view the larger than life depiction. Ben Carpenter, the developer of Las Colinas, wanted the centerpiece of his development to stand as a monumental piece of art that honored Texas’s natural and untamed past. In 1976, he commissioned well-known African wildlife artist Robert Glen to bring this vision to reality. Glen spent years designing and sculpting the nine horses in his studio in Nairobi, Kenya, and casting the figures at a foundry in England. The work was completed in 1981. The mustangs were shipped by air from England to Irving. After an intricate procedure of mounting the figures, “The Mustangs of Las Colinas” was dedicated on September 25, 1984. Adjacent to the sculpture, in the West Tower of Williams Square Plaza, is the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. In the museum, visitors learn the story of the eight years of work Glen invested in creating the Mustangs. The museum also presents a short film which brings to life for the visitor the time and effort that went into designing, molding, and mounting this distinctive piece of public art. Other works of art by Robert Glen are also on display in the museum. Admission to the museum is free. Visitors can learn about the creation of this distinctive piece of public art by visiting The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum in the West Tower of Williams Square at 5205 O’Connor Blvd., Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Photo by John Starkey

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You the reader have judged our local resources and your responses have been tallied. The Irving Rambler printed Reader’s Choice surveys and distributed them in the newspaper. For six weeks, readers had the opportunity to nominate their favorite Irving people, places and retailers for recognition. You responded. It is obvious that our readers are passionate about their city. Readers want to know what is happening. Because of your interest, we decided to focus the articles on how you can learn more about the city not just from The Irving Rambler, but the City itself. The more you know, the more you can provide the City with suggestions for improvement. And now the long awaited results have been compiled for your enjoyment. As you shop and travel around town, be sure to congratulate the Reader’s Choice Award winners for a job well done.

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Cover photo by John Starkey

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Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012


Irving offers residents various ways to stay informed


  rom print, to web, to social media, the

City of Irving is dedicated to keeping residents informed. Here’s a look at how easy it is to know what’s going on. Print—Irving offers several printed materials to keep residents in the know. • “City Spectrum” is the monthly resident newsletter that’s delivered to more than 90,000 households and provides information on city programs, events and initiatives. • “City Briefs” is a single-page insert delivered monthly to all utility bill customers. It offers city news and updates in both English and Spanish. • “City Operations Update” is compiled prior to each city council meeting and contains results related directly to the city’s Strategic Plan. Paper copies are available at meetings, and it is distributed to the city council, residents and employees via the • “All About Irving” email list.

Website The City of Irving website, cityofirving. org is a treasure trove of information. It offers news articles and videos, as well as web pages of individual departments. The site also includes the city’s event calendar. Also available are options to pay utility bills, apply for garage sale and building permits, and view city publications. Links also lead to the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Residents can view restaurant health scores on the “Inspections” webpage, check out upcoming development via the “Capital Improvement/Engineering” link, or offer ideas on upcoming projects via the “Public Input” tab. The “Know the Facts” tab allows community members to ask questions on any city-related

of elderly relatives or job locations. While landlines are already programmed into the system, residents can be notified via cell phone, email and text messaging by adding the information to their iALERT account. To sign up, visit

Television Irving Community Television Network (ICTN) offers three channels with programming 24/7. Viewers can enjoy award-winning programming including live meeting coverage, and original programming related to city programs, events and services. Continued on next page

topic. Responses are then posted on the “Know the Facts” webpage. Residents can sign up for the city’s weekly “All About Irving” email on the home page of the website. To subscribe, visit, locate the “All About Irving” sign up area and enter a valid email address. The weekly email contains timely city news and events.

iALERT iALERT provides the community with free, up-to-the-minute public safety information on emergencies or critical situations via phone, email or text. It allows public safety officials to notify specific areas of the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power outages, crime alerts or other high priority events. Residents can add addresses that will specify the area of the city from which they want to receive information such as their home, schools or daycare centers for children, nursing homes

In Texas, you have the right to choose your repair shop, whether it is for collision or hail damage.

All Makes & Models


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ICTN also provides on-demand programming at including Work Session and City Council meeting coverage segmented by agenda item, as well as stand-alone shows and videos. The city’s YouTube site, thecityofirving, features both ICTN television programming and webonly content for viewers. To view ICTN, tune to Time Warner channels 16, 95 and 96; Verizon channels 30, 31 and 32; or

Irving Goes Mobil Library App Irving Public Library has gone mobile! Get the latest library information and resources delivered to an iPhone or Android through these dynamic mobile apps. BookMyne makes it quick and easy to


access the Irving Public Library on the go! • Search the catalog and place holds on items of interest • Scan a barcode on a book, CD, DVD or other item at a bookstore and see if the library owns it • Find reading suggestions or check out the latest best-sellers/ award-winning titles • Manage accounts by viewing checked-out items, holds, fines, and other account information, and set up dynamic notifications • Create bookshelves with future reading lists or recommendations

In person Speakers’ Bureau—The City of Irving provides speakers to organizations and businesses that are holding meetings and interested in informative city presentations. For more information, go to or call Karen Ducote, 972.721.2533.

Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012

Congratulations to Irving Readers Choice Winners in all categories! Thanks to the sponsors of our Lions Roar fundraiser benefiting scholarships for Irving graduating seniors and eye exams and glasses for Irving school children.

Irving Noon Day Lions Club Serving the Irving community for 55 years

DFW CEO Business Ethics Luncheon

(By Invitation Only. If you are intrested in attending, please send an email to Carolina Martinez at

Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Four Seasons Resort & Club 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75038 Must RSVP by Friday, August 2 to

Speaker: Fr. Nathaniel Haslam (National Ethics Advisor to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) Leading international executives recently attended a landmark Business Ethics Summit in Vatican City, Italy June 2011. This gathering led to increased awareness of the urgency and importance to both understand and implement ethics in all areas of life, including business. Irving will serve as host of this gathering, where will speak about the foundations and applications of ethics in business beginning with the leader's own life. | 972.721.2200

Irving Public Library: Streaming Video Offered Online


s part of the library’s efforts to expand its  services beyond physical library locations, the  Irving Public Library introduces streaming videos through Access Video on Demand. This comprehensive free streaming video resource offers a broad variety of documentary, educational, cultural and instructional programming. Irving Public Library card holders can use Access Video Film on Demand from home or anywhere with broadband Internet access. Videos can be viewed on PCs, Macs, iPads, smartphones, or any Internet-enabled device. The streaming video collection includes more than 8,800 full-length videos on topics such as the arts, business, health, home and family, career exploration, history, science, cooking and travel. Content includes videos from some of the world’s finest producers and broadcasters, including BBC, PBS, ABC News, CNBC, Biography, History Channel, National Geographic, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, and Mas-

terpiece Theater. Even some popular television shows are included, such as “Modern Marvels,” “Rick Steves Europe,” “Baking with Julia Child” and Ken Burns documentaries. Beyond the full-length videos, the service also includes a huge collection of archival clips from the early 1920s to late 1960s. “The library is excited to offer this service, not only because it’s the first of its kind in our area, but also because the scope and breadth of this collection will appeal to the diverse interests and age groups within our community,” said Amanda Hipp, library services supervisor. “Now, whether you want to watch the classic ‘Hamlet’ with Laurence Olivier, learn to cook like Julia Child, see the sites in Dublin, or brush up on your interviewing skills, you can—even when the library is closed.” To access the service, visit www.cityofirving. org/library and select the Digital Media icon. Use the Access Video link to begin streaming videos.

State Representative House District 105 Congratulations to the winners & thank you to the Irving Rambler for all you do in our community!

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COLORS Irving Arts Center Main Gallery

Academy of Bangla Arts & Culture

Momentum Dance Company

"Love Supreme (Summer)" Sedrick Huckaby, Oil on Canvas

Open 7 days a week. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75062

Into the Woods, ICT MainStage

Family Fundays and Art Camps



READER’S CHOICE BEST OF IRVING 1. Top Winner 2. Runner Up 3. Honorable Mention In the case of multiple ties, no number is assigned.

Paint and Body Shop

Dry Cleaners

1. Chuck’s Body Shop 2. Charlie Leezo

1. PDQ 2. One Hour Martinizing

Alexander’s Ragtime Dave Tanner Band Nimitz H.S.

Tire Store

Shoe Store

Local Landmark

AUTOMOTIVE Auto Body/Repair

1. Discount Tire 2. Nico

1. Payless 2. SAS 2. Ross

1. Mustangs – Las Colinas 2. Old Central

COMMUNITY Community Leader

1. Mustang Museum 2. Jackie Townsell – Bear Creek

1. Lopez 2. A & F Auto

Auto Supply Store 1. O’Reilly’s 2. Pep Boys

Car Wash/Detailing 1. Mi T Fine 2. Shell Oil Station

Motorcycle Dealership 1. Stadium Yamaha 2. Kawasaki

New Car Dealership 1. Toyota of Irving 2. Freeman Mazda 2. David McDavid

Oil Change Store 1. Wal-Mart 2. Kwik Kar Lube Tune

Towing Service 1. Ron’s 2. Pro Tow

Used Car Dealership

1. Sharon Johnston 1. Ralph Ellis 2. Rose Canaday

1. Big Shoe 2. Car Max 2. The Q 2. Auto USA

Community Volunteer 1. Pat Cook 2. Margie Stipes 2. Tammy Cain

CLOTHING Children’s Clothing Platos Closet Target Children’s Place – Irving Mall R & R Fashion

Local Artist Pete Fernandez Megan Toon Mike Kelley Lyle Movinski

Clothing Store

Local Band

1. Clothing Quarters 2. Kohl’s 2. Ross

EDUCATION Charter School 1. North Hills 2. Universal Academy

Local – Museum

College/University 1. Northlake College 2. U.D.

Private School

1. Irving Cares 2. Lion’s Club 3. One Main Place

1. StoneGate Christian Academy 2. Jesuit College Prep 2. Weslyn Academe 2. St Luke Catholic School The Highlands

Local Sports Team

Public School

1. Nimitz Football 2. MacArthur Girl’s Basketball

1. Townsell 2. Las Colinas Elem


Local Theater Company

1. Anderson – MacArthur Orchestra 2. Carrie Stanford Pamela Slaughter Carol Sullivan

Local Nonprofit Organization

1. Lyric Stage 2. ICT Mainstage

1. Second Hand Smoke 2. Audioi

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We don’t just maintain your car, we can fix it too! Experienced Mechanic on staff at a price you can afford ❑ Brakes ❑ Tune ups ❑ Complete AC Repair and more!

“We Treat Every Car Like it’s Mom’s!” 8

Grant Stinchfield, Owner and Former TV Investigative Reporter

2960 North Beltline Rd at Rochelle Lube & Car Care Center • Beltline in Irving

Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012

Open 7 days a week




Graduate with Knowledge – not debt


for voting for us!

Central Campus Las Colinas 972-273-3000

South Campus South Irving 214-891-1342

North Campus Coppell 972-860-4400

West Campus Near DFW Airport 972-860-7873





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Caton Consulting Group is a service oriented accounting firm dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs.

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Movie Theater

Karen Pendy Stephanie Soto Michael Richardson Eddie Vernon Julie Brandt Leah Ford Libbi Bray

1. Hollywood Theater 2. AMC

Place to Hear Live Music/ Dance Hall 1. Arts Center 2. Cool River

Travel Agent


1. Teri Loftus-Emery 2. Shirley McGee 2. Gateway Travels

1. Las Colinas CC 2. Hackberry Creek CC

FINANCIAL Banking Facility 1. Bank of America 2. Chase 3. Bank of the West

Credit Union 1. Credit Union of Texas 2. Resource One

Financial Planning/Advice

NOW ENROLLING 3 yr. olds — 8th Grade

WE OFFER: ◆ Strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses ◆ Financial planning for individuals ◆ Financial consulting for business development and management ◆ Accounting and tax services for the Internet environment

1. Caton Consulting 2. U.S. Trust

Why Catholic School?


■ Faith-based education ■ Outstanding academics ■ Small class size ■ Nurturing environment ■ Certified teachers

Bakery 1. Outta The Oven 2. Margie Lou’s Bakery and Donuts 2. Encanto Bakery

Our Mission

St. Luke Catholic School welcomes each child in Jesus' name, developing within its students a love for God, learning and others.


St. Luke Catholic School

1. Big State Drug 1. Joe’s 1. Le Peep 2. I HOP

1023 Schulze Drive Irving, Tx. 75060 972-253 8285

Mrs. Kathy Carruth Principal Mrs. Gloria Harwerth Secretary Se habla espanol

1. Spring Creek 2. Fred’s BarBQ 3. Red Hot & Blue


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StoneGate Christian Academy

WILLIAM D. CATON, CPA 105 Decker Ct., Suite 870 Irving, Texas 75062 Phone: 972-650-1900 Fax: 972-616-6219 10

Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012

We thank you for supporting us as your 1st Choice in Private Schools!

We appreciate you! Now enrolling grades K4-12 Grades K4-6th: 2232 W. 5th Street, Irving Grades 7th-12th: 2833 W. Shady Grove Rd, Irving 972-790-0070

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Hamburgers 1. Big State 2. Five Guys Hamburgers 2. Smashburgers

Chicken Fried Steak 1. Mama’s Daughter’s Diner 2. Cheddars 2. Joe’s 2. Saltgrass

Ice Cream Shop 1. Braum’s 2. Big State Drug 3. Marble Slab

Margaritas 1. On the Border 2. The Ranch


2. Spencers 2. Jerry Verner 2. Ken Murray Air

Appliance Store 1. Sears 2. Wal-Mart

Nearly World Famous Wings

Carpet Cleaner 1. Servpro 2. Dal Worth


Carpet/Flooring Pennel Carpet

Exterminator 1. All American – Kevin Kaskey 2. All Rid Pest Control

Seafood 1. Red Lobster 2. Top Cat 3. D’s Chicken 3. Rockfish

Steak 1. The Keg 2. Saltgrass 2. Outback

Sushi 1. Blue Fish 2. Hanasho 2. Jinbeh

Wings 1. Wing Stop 2. Hooters

HOUSE Air Conditioning Service

1. Al’s Rent to Own 2. The Dump Home Works Doug Toon Mike Kelly HICO _ Bill Looney Dean’s Handyman Repair Angel Cordero Terry Wilson

Hardware/Home Improvement 1. Home Depot 2. Lowes


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Prices that can’t be beat!

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1. Home Depot 1. Lowes 2. Chamber’s Nursery

Home Builder 1. Key Life Homes 2. Bill Looney

Working for you since 1973

House Cleaning Service 1. Better Me Than You 2. Sandra Martinez

We would like to thank our patrons for trusting us with your gardening needs. God bless and we wish you a good year! 3307 W. Shady Grove Rd. Irving, Texas 75060



Home and Garden Store

1. Long’s 2. A1 Air Conditioning

Chambers Nursery


Licensed and insu insured sured plu plumbing company

Furniture Store


1. iFratelli 2. Cavali’s 2. Vitos

2522 N. Beltline Rd., Irving, TX 75062

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Lawn Care Service 1. Fuzzy Ford 2. G & F Lawn Service 2. Irving Small Engine Repair Scott West Oasis Landscaping R & R Lawn Service Jesse Aguilar

Lumber Store 1. Home Depot 2. Lowes

Paint Center 1. Lowes 2. Home Depot

Painter 1. B&R Professional Painting 2. Matt Harris

Plant Nursery 1. Chamber’s 2. Doan’s

Plumbing Company 1. Mark Ondras Plumbing 1. Ron’s Plumbing 2. Adam’s

Real Estate Agent 1. Reev Rohter 2. Judy Davis

Real Estate Company 1. Edith Ryan Real Estate 2. Reev Rothers

LIVING Apartment / Duplex / Complex 1. Canal Side Lofts 2. Rosewood Village

Assisted Living Center 1. The Remington 2. Park Manor Apts 2. Emeritus

Nursing Home 1. Northgate Plaza 2. Emeritus 2. Avente

Retirement/Alternative Care Facility 1. The Remington 2. Silverado Memory Center

-- from Dr. Conrad Bryan, O.D. and staff



Chiropractor 1. Dr. Cory Dan 2. Magnolia Chiro 3. John Longenecker 3. Dr. Griffis

2913 N. Beltline Road, Irving, TX 75062

Dr. Filbeck and staff thank you for your many years of loyalty!

Cosmetic Surgeon 1. Dr. Whetstone

Dentist 1. Dr. Jim Filbec Jr. 2. Dr. Dunn 3. Dr. Debbie Seznik 3. Dr. Byron Mitchell 3. Dr. Dennis Westmoreland

Family Doctor 1. Dr. Robert Israel 2. Dr. Mark Anderson 2. Dr. Stephanie Elmore 2. Dr. Walter Gaman 2. Dr. Powell




James W. Filbeck Jr., D.D.S. 2651 Texas Dr. Irving TX 75062

Family Dentistry

(972) 252-4919 (972) 255-1134


Hearing Aid Provider 1. Jones Hearing Aid 2. Irving ENT

Home Health Care 1. Encompass 2. Health Care Assoc.


Caring for Irving since 1989

1. Baylor 2. Las Colinas Medical

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“We thank you for voting our office as a First Choice of Dentists in Irving. It is a pleasure to serve the Irving Community.” Debra E Seznik, DDS and Team 2820 N. O’Connor Irving, TX 75062 972-594-4888


Thank you all for your support!

Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012

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Come sample our Alkaline Water!

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Massage Therapist 1. Sheri Blalock–Bodywork By Blalock 2. Barbara Garrett 2. Chad Sheddy LMT

OBGYN-Women’s Health Office 1. MacArthur OBGYN 2. Baylor 2. Dr. Shelley Rames 2. Dr. George Theilen

Attorney 1. Craig Laird 2. John Danish

Best Looking Business 1. Four Seasons Resort 2. Fluor

Business with the friendliest Service


1. Las Colinas Country Club 2. Angels & Moore

1. Dr. Diane Klein 2. Sr. Conrad Bryan

Orthopedic Care Office 1. Irving Orthopedics & Sports 2. Thomas Schott

Day Care 1. Home Healthcare 2. Morgan Day Care

Employment / Staffing Agency


1. Express Employment Insurance Company 1. Bill Hooten State Farm 2. Allstate

1. Michelle Han, MD 2. Alex Garcia 3. Dr. Edenhoffer (Kids Kinic)

Printing & Graphics Firm

Pharmacy 1. Brown’s 2. Las Colinas Pharmacy

1. Chili’s 2. Cheddars

1. Fast Signs 2. Waldrum

1. Spring Creek 2. Fred’s 3. Dickeys 3. Red Hot & Blue

1. Public Storage


1. 6th Street 2. Mimi’s

Fast Food Restaurant 1. McDonalds 2. Chick Fil A


1. The Groom Shop 2. VCA

1. LePeep 2. Joe’s 2. I Hop


1. The Groom Shop 2. Dawgs Day Spaw 2. O’Connor Animal Hospital 2. Barkingdales Pet Grooming


1. Veranda Greek Cafe

Pet Store




Greek/Middle Eastern

1. Glory House Bistro 2. Villas

Happy Hour


1. Applebees 2. The Ranch; Aspen Creek

1. Glory House Catering

Healthy/Lite/Vegetarian Sweet Tomato

1. Pet’s Mart 2. PetCo

1. Empress of China 2. New Panda Cafe

Veterinary Clinic

Coffee Shop

1. Mama’s Daughter’s Diner 2. Po Melvins

1. Joe’s Coffee Shop 2. Starbucks


1. VCA 2. Vita Pet – Story Road

. . . and Day Care Center, Inc. A DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING CENTER ●

1. Chili’s 2. Hooters 2. Applebees


1. Minute Man Press 2. Forest Ink


Coldest Beer in Town

Donut Shop


Storage Company


All Around Food

Sign Company

Best Place to Work 1. Angels & Moore 2. State Farm


2. Cam Designs 2. Las Colinas Printing


Ages 6 Wk Infant - 11 Yrs

Home Cookin’

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Thanks to all our customers! Come and see us at our NEW Downtown store!

Affordable Care & Learning

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS Summer Programs ● Swimming Pool Se Habla Español Paula Morgan, Director Sue Doyle, Owner

33 Years Y Experience in Child Development

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“Thank you Irving for your support! You have always been my 1st Choice!”

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Sports Bar

Gift Shop


1. Spirit Grille 2. Champps

1. Angels & Moore 2. Big State Drug Hallmark

1. i Fratelli 2. Angelo’s

Kid-friendly Dining 1. Big State Drug 2. Cheddar’s


Look Like A Million Dollars For Pennies! 142 S. MAIN ST., IRVING

(972) 259-1249

Located in Historic Downtown Irving at the Pigeon Hole

Late-night Dining 1. I Hop 2. Villas

Longtime Favorite Restaurant 1. Angelo’s 2. Joe’s 2. The Keg 2. Chili’s

Mexican 1. Mi Cocina’s 2. El Fenix 2.Via Real

Serving Breakfast and lunch 7am-2pm

New Restaurant

Owner Neeli Yarbrough

142 W. Irving Blvd. 75060


THANK YOU for selecting Priscilla’s Flower Shoppe as the top florist in Irving. We appreciate your vote of confidence.

Priscilla’s Flower Shoppe 1204 W 6th St., Irving, Texas 75060 at MacArthur Blvd


(less than 1 year old) 1. Scooter Beans 2. Sfuzzi

Outdoor Dining 1. On the Border 2. Scooter Beans

Romantic Dining 1. Via Real 2. Brunos 2. Villas

Sandwich/Sub 1. Texadelphia 2. Subway 2. Jersey Mike’s

Service in Restaurant 1. Olive Garden 2. Cipriani’s Saltgrass MiCocina


To Take Out-of-town Guests 1. The Ranch 2. Saltgrass

Value for the Buck 1. Joe’s 2. Burger Island 2. Cheddars

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Irving Rambler’s Reader’s Choice 2012

Jeweler 1. Gold & Carats 2. Perkins Jewlery 2. Fast Fix 2. Kay’s

1. Murphy’s

1. Empress of China 2. East Buffet

SHOPPING Antique Store 1. Vintage & Collectables 2. 135 Antiques Mall

Arts & Crafts 1. Googly Eyes 2. Michaels

Music Store 1. Murphy’s 2. Best Buy

Office Supply 1. Office Depot 2. Staples

Organic Foods Store 1. Sprouts 2. Real Life Nutrition

Specialty Boutique

Bookstore 1. Half Price Books 2. Barnes & Noble

Computer Store / Repair 1. Best Buy 2. Fry’s

1. Celebrity Look Boutique 1. Avenue

Re-Sale Clothing 1. Clothing Quarters 2. Goodwill

Wine Store

Electronics Store 1. Fry’s Electronics 2. Best Buy


1. Irving Beer & Wine #2. 2. Reserve Wine Big Daddy’s Kroger

1. Priscilla’s 1. Snow’s 2. Chocolate Rose

We Love Being Part Of The Community!

2413 West Airport Freeway, Irving NW corner of SH 183 @ Story Rd.

1. Krogers 2. Tom Thumb

Music Instrument Store


Thanks For Your Support! — from Meg, Pam, Marlene & Jessica

Grocery Store

1. The Keg 2. Saltgrass


the schedule on our web site:

* Arts & Craft Supplies * Scrapbooking & Stamping Supplies * Teacher Supplies * Learning Opportunities for All Ages

Monday - Friday 10am-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm









Voted #1 Home Cooking & Best Chicken Fried Steak Mama’s Daughters’ Diner Readers’ Choice Awards

Thank you for your votes!

Our Customers are #1! IN IRVING: 2412 W. Shady Grove (At Shady Grove & Story Rd.) Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Fri 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat OPEN SUNDAY 7a.m.-3p.m.

Breakfast All Day Visit our other locations in Dallas, Lewisville and Plano

Le Peep Las Colinas is serving up a huge helping of


for voting us Reader's Choice Best Breakfast — Restaurant and #1 Breakfast — Food

Thank you for saying Le Peep Las Colinas is egg-sellent ! Breakfast & Lunch served Monday-Friday 6:30am - 2pm and Weekends 7am-2:30pm

4835 N O’ Connor Blvd Suite 100 Irving, TX 75062 972-717-0422


For all your celebrations! Glory House is a company committed to product excellence and friendly customer service. We are a beloved meeting place in South Irving and welcome you to come visit us!



Glory House offers a daily lunch buffet for $8.95 from 11 AM to 2 PM. We post our daily menu selections to Facebook, Twitter and Linked In each day at 9:30 AM. Download our free iPhone app for contact information and menu of the day at the touch of a button. You can also visit our website,

Glory House Bistro also hosts a unique Sunday brunch once a month featuring Elvis tribute artist, Kraig Parker. Gospel brunch/show price is $25. Upcoming Elvis Gospel Brunch dates are: August 12 September 2 October 14 November 4

Enjoy our dinner and a show events with Kraig Parker on July 13, Fall Ball Oct. 19, and at Christmas on Dec. 15. Evening dinner/shows are $40.


We cater to your company, your home, or your wedding. We provide as much or as little as you need, from food drop-off to full service assistance with linen, china, chair covers, service staff, bar setup, coordination, and catering.

Glory House offers a fabulous venue here on Main Street in Irving. We offer a full service banquet including appetizers, buffet or plated dinners, service staff, bartenders (you provide your own alcohol), china, linen, decor and coordination. Our facility can host an event for up to 200 guests. Saturday minimum guest count is 40. Weekday evenings minimum guest count is 20. Our average price for a weekend event is $25-$35 per person all-inclusive. Weekday evenings $20 on average per person. Glory House is an excellent location for your holiday party, wedding and ceremony, private event, school banquet!



Irving Rambler's - Reader's Choice - 2012  
Irving Rambler's - Reader's Choice - 2012  

Irving Rambler's - Reader's Choice - 2012