Football, Food, and Fun – Your Local Guide to Arlington for State Championship Weekend

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Photo via Brian Ullestad, TexasHSFootball.com

 

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The most elite Texas High School football programs will meet in Arlington this weekend. Caravaning behind and cheering alongside of them are loyal and devoted fans, family, and friends. As you arrive to the American Dream City this weekend, check out some local eateries, festivities, and fun to keep you and your’s entertained even when your favorite team isn’t hustling on the gridiron!

Burgers

In the mood for beef? Check out Tom’s Burgers and Grill for a great selection of burgers, breakfast all day, and bottomless hot coffee. The Grease Monkey, nestled in the heart of downtown Arlington, offers a variety of burgers amongst an open atmosphere and live music in the evenings.

Pizza

When they sky hits your eye like a big pizza pie… that’s amore! Nizza Pizza will certainly have you asking for more-ay! Offering unique specialties as well as by-the-slice options, Nizza Pizza is sure to please.

Need something quick? Try Blaze Pizza where your pizza is built just for you and takes less than two minutes to cook! On the flipside, if you have time to spare but your palette wants pizza, Gino’s East is known for their Chicago-style deep dish pies.

Wings

While Buffalo Wild Wings and Wing Stop are certainly nearby, there are a couple of great local wing spots as well. Atomic Wings and Subs is a favorite where the sweet potato fries are just as coveted as the wings. For a showcase of local high school sports to accompany your wings, TJ’s Catfish and Wings packs the flavor and the fun.

Sandwiches

Looking for lunch? Dino’s Subs is truly delectable. We’re talking cream cheese-on-your-sandwich kind of good. There’s also a teensy little place with a nostalgic atmosphere and a lunch menu that will not disappoint – Fork in the Road. It is a heinous crime, however, to go there and not order some crack-a-roni.

Mexican… errr Tex-Mex

The frozen margarita machine had to come from somewhere. Mariano’s is the one to take the claim. Additionally, the menu is packed with all the Tex-Mex favorites. With Mexican food, it’s easy to pick your favorite and order the same dish everywhere. If you’re one of those people and if the chili relleno is your dish, be sure to visit Don Mario’s where the chili is in a fresh fried egg. And in case those don’t appeal to your taste buds, El Gabacho surely must.

Final Favorites

My personal most favorite restaurant of all time is Prince Lebanese Grill. Don’t ask questions. Just go there and order the mazza plate. You’re welcome. Finally, you’re going to need to leave town Sunday morning on a full stomach. Grab brunch at Division Street Diner where the buffet will leave you too full for the pie that comes with your meal. Lucky for you (and for me), they let you take your slice of pie to go.

Now, Arlington isn’t all about food. You’re going to need to have some fun too. Perhaps you can start by working off some of the afore mentioned indulgences. River Legacy Park has several trails and multiple play areas. Urban Air Trampoline Park is also an active option for those looking to exert some extra energy. For some typical family fun, there’s always Six Flags Holiday in the Park.

Don’t fall behind on our holiday shopping, walk over to the Texas Christkindl Market next to Globe Life Park where you can find tons of vendors, tasty German cuisine, and fun for the whole family.

Have a fantastic trip to Arlington!

 

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