Happy Fall

May this autumn bring you a harvest of fun times and laughter with family and friends!

OC Burgers: Take a Bite, Haltom City

A family owned and operated restaurant that's big on flavor and variety, OC Burgers really hits the spot. With numerous incarnations of burrito, burger, and salad, it's hard to come here and not find something to like. The number of burgers is impressive, with eight creative concoctions in all manner of flavors waiting for you to try. With everything from the teriyaki pineapple burger to the Texas bacon cheese burger, it's a delicious array that's worth sampling. The same is true for the burritos, and the chicken sandwiches on the menu are a nice option for people who don't go for red meat. There are numerous breakfast options available, too, and the full menu is waiting for you all day long! Whatever you order, you're in store for big portions and fresh ingredients. Throw in a delicious milkshake, and you've got a fun and filling meal.

OC Burgers
6300 Denton Highway
Watauga, TX 76148
(817) 428-4290
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oc-burgers-watauga

Sagging, Scratching and Tearing — Oh My! Don’t Let These Common Problems Ruin Your Furniture

Whether you recently invested in a brand-new sofa or you've had your furniture for years, everyone wants to keep their furniture in top condition. Here are some smart tips that will prevent sags, tears, and other common furniture issues in your home.

  • Flip your cushions frequently. To keep your cushions from getting too flat, make sure that you flip them frequently. You can use this trick on chairs, sofas, and anything else with a removable cushion.
  • Turn your mattress. Prolong the lifespan of your mattress by flipping it every six months or so. This will help to keep the springs in place and avoid placing weight on the same spot every night.
  • Keep wood furniture away from heat and sunlight. Wood is very durable, but when it comes to sunlight, things can start fading fast. Try to arrange your hardwood furniture so that it's not in the path of direct sunlight, and avoid placing wooden pieces near a heater to prevent warping.
  • Take coasters seriously. You may think of coasters as a bit of an annoyance, but when it comes to preserving the life of your wooden tables, they're actually very important. Keep a few coasters on hand so that your cold beverages don't make rings on wood surfaces.
  • Only use oil soap for wooden furniture. Cleaning your wooden tables and chairs with any old cleaner may damage their surfaces. Instead, always clean these pieces with oil soap diluted with equal parts water.
  • Dust frequently. It may look harmless, but dust can damage the inside of your rugs, sofa cushions, and on top of wooden shelves and tables. Make sure to take cushions outside and give them a good beating to shake out the dust, and frequently dust wooden pieces using a gentle feather duster or an old rag.

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Theater Arlington: Where All the World’s a Stage

A community theater is an important part of any city’s cultural landscape, and locals are lucky to have Theater Arlington presenting entertaining, challenging dramas and musicals throughout the year. The theater was founded in 1973 with its first production, Light Up The Sky, and it's been earning an excellent reputation ever since.

Nine different programs are staged over the course of a year-long season, and regulars rave about the professionalism and attention to detail displayed by the staff. The programming is a mix of crowd-pleasers straight off the Broadway stage mixed with more thought-provoking material, plus a show or two suitable for all ages. Auditions for each show are held publicly, so you might just recognize one of your neighbors up on stage! Theater Arlington also hosts a popular teen and youth drama program once a week.

The venue is spacious with solid sightlines and good acoustics, and ticket prices are very reasonable, especially for matinees.

Theater Arlington
305 W. Main Street
Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 275-7661
www.theatrearlington.org
www.yelp.com/biz/theater-arlington-arlington

Los Molcajetes: Tasty Mexican Cuisine

For delicious Mexican cuisine, Los Molcajetes is one of the best restaurants in the Haltom City area. Named after a traditional version of a mortar and pestle, this eatery brings tasty Mexican fare to the Ft. Worth area. The warm decor is very welcoming, and the lively music will put you in the mood for delicious margaritas and high quality food.

Fajitas are the house specialty, with deliciously tender and fresh chicken, pork, beef, and shrimp to choose from. There's plenty of other great stuff on the menu, however, from enchiladas and quesadillas to the numerous comboinations platters. If you're in the mood for something sweet afterwards, choose from desserts like fried ice cream and sopapillas and you're sure to end your meal on a high note.

Los Molcajetes
4320 Western Center Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76137
(817) 306-9000
http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-molcajetes-mexican-restaurant-fort-worth

Happy Labor Day!

Have a relaxing day with fun and laughter!

Bluebonnet Café: Feast on Comfort Food

For classic American breakfast and lunch, the Bluebonnet Café is a local favorite. Its homemade tastes are a real treat, and the extensive menu all but guarantees that you'll find something you'll love. There's a rotating set of tasty daily specials, as well. Portions are large across the board, from the gigantic waffles to the enormous burgers. Bluebonnet is also full of character, with each room having a different theme and chock full of interesting collectibles. This nostalgic atmosphere helps set the tone for a wonderful meal that will make you feel right at home. The Bluebonnet Café is a tasty slice of Americana, and will fill you up with its great food and friendly spirit.

Bluebonnet Café
2223 Haltom Road
Suite A
Haltom City, TX 76117
(817) 834-4988

Dig Into Wings and Philly Cheesesteaks at A&D Buffalo’s

Some say A & D Buffalo's serves the best buffalo wings in Haltom City. Bring your appetite to dig into wings spiced according to your palate and served in orders of up to 100 pieces. If you can handle the heat, go for the "extra hot" sauce, or opt for the lemon pepper, teriyaki, or barbecue sauces.

Here, you'll also find cold sub sandwiches, gyros, salads, burgers, and some of the best Philly cheesesteaks outside the City of Brotherly Love. You can even get an order of fried rice! Most people order their food to-go, but there are some seats available.

The prices are very reasonable for the large portions of food. It's easy to see why there is almost always a line at A & D Buffalo's. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

A & D Buffalo's
4005 E. Belknap Street
Haltom City, TX 76111
(817) 834-1111
http://www.adbuffalos.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/a-and-d-buffalos-haltom-city

Get Great Vietnamese Food in a Hurry at Tu Hai

Casual, quick dining sometimes forgets to put the flavor in eating out. Not so at Tu Hai in Haltom City, where you get an authentic Vietnamese meal that doesn’t skimp on freshness or flavor. This little Asian eatery has been satisfying hunger customers for over 15 years, holding a place as a reliable and delicious lunch spot. Never too greasy or bland, Tu Hai knows Vietnamese food and ingredients, expertly preparing dishes that taste as good as they look.

Try the special Bahn Xeo, full of savory herbs and spices. Take advantage of the friendly, fast service the next time you need a full meal but are short on time. Tu Hai will make even the briefest visits worthwhile and delicious.

Tu Hai Restaurant
3909 E. Belknap Street
Haltom City, TX 76111
(817) 834-6473
http://www.yelp.com/biz/tu-hai-restaurant-haltom-city

The Cafe: Comfort Food in Haltom City

With almost four decades under its belt, The Cafe has provided countless diners in Haltom City with wonderful breakfasts and lunches. This family diner prides itself on down-home cooking, and its friendly and relaxed atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy it. The menu is full of made from scratch items served with a smile, ranging from light to filling fare. Morning offereings include egg dishes, omelettes, as well as breakfast staples like pancakes and waffles. If you're stopping in later in the day, you'll have a healthy selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads to try. Prices are extremely reasonable, and the plate lunch and blue plate specials only add to the value you'll be getting! It's an extremely competitive level of pricing that makes sure you'll get a great deal. For good food and charm, The Cafe is a local favorite that's hard to top.

The Cafe
3113 Denton Highway
Haltom City, TX 76117
(817) 838-6709
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-cafe-haltom-city

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