Arlington Journals

Arlington Texas--The dash Between Fort Worth & Dal

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A travel journal to Arlington by samepenny

Abuelos Mexican Food Embassy Photo, Arlington, Texas More Photos
Quote: Arlington is a large city with a lot going for it for visitors and residents. The Ball Park in Arlington is the home of the Texas Rangers. Plenty to do and fantastic restaurants. Arlington is fun! The limites to your fun are dense traffic and no public transportation. However, most of the time you are no more than 40 minutes from DFW International Airport.

Arlington Texas--The dash Between Fort Worth & Dal

Overview

BallPark In Arlington Texas Photo, Arlington, Texas
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South & West of D-FW International Airport, Arlington has the majority of family oriented entertainment features in North Texas. A stone's throw from the Ball Park in Arlington is Six Flags Over Texas--the ORIGINAL Six Flags! Ballet Arlington is wonderful. The variety and quality of restaurants is very interesting. You can 'shop 'til you drop' in several shopping areas. The University of Texas at Arlington is a major, world-class university that is in the heart of town. Most of Arlington is a 20 minute or less drive from D-FW Airport.

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You really have to drive in Arlington. There is no public transportation and taxis can be hard to find.

Cacharel

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Restaurant

Cacharel Photo, Arlington, Texas
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Open for lunches weekdays & dinners, but closed Sundays. Very fine food & service. The sort of place you save for special occasions! The steaks and seafood are unbelievable! My favorite is the steak, others we dine with love the fish. Wine list is excellent. A little hard to find. Ask for directions when you make your reservations. A recent visit served only to improve my opinion of this restaurant. I had a salmon entre that was among the best I've ever had in my life. Although the prices are high, the quality and service are worth it. Illogically located in an office building (look for the 'WBAP' sign, it is wonderful. Slightly west of the Hilton Hotel. Reservations...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Cacharel
2221 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, Texas 76006
(817) 640-9981

Piccolo Mondo

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Restaurant

Piccolo Mondo Photo, Arlington, Texas
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For years this restaurant has been a favorite of our family for special occasions. In a shopping center, a few feet from Whole Foods Market, it doesn't look as good from the parking lot as it actually is. A very nice white table cloth atmosphere. Very fine Italian cooking. I love the pastas. The soups are very good. Not very far from the Ball Park at Arlington and Six Flags, but the traffic can be horrible, so allow plenty of time to get there. This is certainly a treat when you consider what is served in the chain Italian restaurants. Very busy on major holidays. New Year's Eve is wonderful! Open for lunches & dinners weekdays, dinners only weekends. It's certainly worth calling for driving...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2000

Piccolo Mondo
829 East Lamar Boulevard
Arlington, Texas 76011
(817) 265-9174

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy

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Restaurant

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy Photo, Arlington, Texas
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Reservations for small groups aren't taken, but they do have a 'phone ahead' list. (817) 468-2622. Outstanding food in lovely atmosphere. Smokers are in an entirely separate room with its own air circulation system. The 'embassy' part of the name comes from the style of the building which does resemble an embassy. Both the large bar and restaurant are very popular. The menu is extensive with many items that you wouldn't think of as being typically Tex-Mex. We've both tried things all over the menu. Separate smaller lunch selections. Very good soups and salads. You CAN actually fill up a teenage boy here! I prefer the smaller meals. We both love the potatoes! The chips are very thin, ma...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 31, 2000

Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy
1041 West I-20
Arlington, Texas 76017
(817) 468-2622

Khaki's Fresh Food Restaurant

Restaurant | "Khakis Fresh Food Restaurant"

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Khakis is the original dress-your-own-hamburger restaurant in this area. They also have a vast selection of other sandwiches and plate dinners, and a complete and cheap childrens' menu. The burgers and sandwiches are very good. They come with fries. You take your food to a long salad bar arrangement where you can dress them up as you please with hot cheese, cold cheese, vegetables, pickels, peppers, condiments and sauces -- all very fresh. Free refills on drinks. The onion rings are very good, but at $3.50 per serving, pricey! It's a large restaurant. At lunch time, there can be a line, but we've never waited more than 10 minutes to order our food. It takes about 10 minutes more for the food ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2003

Khaki's Fresh Food Restaurant
4401 Little Road
Arlington, Texas 76016
(817) 475-4666

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Photo, Arlington, Texas
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This former Wet & Wild has been vastly expanded by Six Flags. They've more stuff to do, more shade and on site entertainment. (817) 265-3356.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2000

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
1800 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, Texas 76006
(817) 265-3356

Yarn Heaven

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Attraction | "Yarn Heaven (It is!) (817) 226-9276"

Yarn Heaven Photo, Arlington, Texas
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I should never have found out about this place! Its location, west of Fielder and south of Pioneer Parkway, makes it very handy for a shopping trip. This shop claims to have one of the largest selections of yarn in the US. Enormous selection of angora, wool, cashmere, metallic and synthetic yarns. All sorts of needles & hooks, many in wood. (The rumor is that you can take wooden ones on airplanes, but I haven't tested that out myself.) The best part of the shop is the teaching and help that is always available. If you are stuck on a pattern or just plain want to learn something new, this is the place to be. Yarn 'collecting' is one of my major hobbies. It seems that I have to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 5, 2002

Yarn Heaven
3300 South Watson Road
Arlington, Texas 76014
(817) 226-9276

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