Thursday, June 23, 2016

How To Have A Great Girls Night Out In Dallas

Cynthia Smoot with WFAA's Jane McGarry and the Ft. Worth Star Telegram's Food Editor, Bud Kennedy talking about great spots for a Girls Night Out at Scardello

Having great girlfriends is a crucial part of my happiness. My husband tries to empathize and be supportive about certain things, but he will never truly understand some of my issues around my body, child-rearing, and (let's face it) our marriage. Only another woman can nod along and know exactly what you are talking about when you go off on how your man left the toilet seat up for the 10,000th time or how he got you a vacuum cleaner for your birthday "because you said you needed one". There are endless articles about how to strengthen your marriage and keep the love alive. But friendships are much like a marriage - you have to dedicate quality time to any relationship if it's going to flourish and stay the course. Today, I visited the set of Good Morning Texas to chat with Jane McGarry about some of my favorite ways to get enjoy a Girls Night Out in Dallas. Watch the segment and let me know if I left off a favorite haunt or yours. I'm always looking for fun new options. Click to see the segment(s) and hopefully you'll discover one r two new things to try with your gal pals. Cheers!

How To Have A Great Girls Night Out In Dallas

  1. MiniLuxe: Enjoy quality conversation with your gal pal while enjoying a mani/pedi over a complimentary glass of wine or champagne. On Sundays you also have a choice of mimosas. Multiple locations.
  2. Blushington: There's nothing girlier than getting your makeup done. Get served champagne while having a beauty technician doll you up for a fun night out. Located at the Shops at Highland Park.
  3. Pinstack: It's great to bond over a glass of wine but it can also be fun to relieve some stress and do something interactive. Enjoy 50,000 sq. ft of fun and choose from bowling, 2-level laser tag arena, laser maze, and bumper cars. Every Wednesday, take advantage of ½-off bottles of wine. Pinstack also has a great restaurant and full bar on site. Located on Plano.
  4. Camp Our Way: This is everything you loved about Summer camp – but with booze! Take off for a 3-night session at lakes around Texas. Stay in air-conditioned cabins and enjoy crafts, waters sports, campfires and more!

  1. Scardello: Offers 1-hour cheese classes ($20-$40) where you'll learn how to pair cheeses with wines/beers or just learn about the various types of cheeses in general. Multiple locations.
  2. Bread Winners: All of their location have amazing food and beautifully landscaped patios for an al fresco dining experience. Partake in Happy Hour, Tues-Fri, 4-7 with ½-off apps, flatbreads & cocktails. Every Wednesday they offer 1/2-off bottles of wine after 5pm. Every Thursday enjoy ½-off all martinis after 5pm. Multiple locations. breadwinners
  3. Henry’s Majestic: Take on Happy Hour, Tues-Fri, 11am-7pm with $5 wine, drafts, and charged cocktails. On Fri-Sat-Sun evenings you get the added bonus of live music on their amazing patio. Head over for their outstanding weekend brunch and partake in their Sparkle (champagne) Bar. Located in Uptown.
  4. Ida Claire: This is a haven for Southern Bells. Enjoy a Southern-inspired menu with Fried Green Tomatoes, Crawfish Hushpuppies, Po-Boy sandwiches, etc. and lots of great craft cocktails. Every Wednesday after 4pm ladies can enjoy ½-off rosé wines on the patio. Happy Hour is M-F, 4-6pm and 9-11pm with $2 off drafts/specialty cocktails and a $5 app menu I love their funky patio with a vintage Airstream trailer for a private parties of 12+. Located in Addison.
  5. Urban Crust/32 degrees bar: Named appropriately for its constant 32 degree temperature the draft beers are poured at. Liquor taps pour Tuaca, Patron Silver Tequila, and Jagermeister at -5 degrees. The bar also features a strip of ice running the length of the bar that patrons can rest their drinks on to keep cold. Happy Hour runs 11a-2p daily. Every Thursday is Ladies Night with Martini specials all night. Located on Plano.