ItsFiestaTeaV

ItsFiestaTeav Production: The Giving Back Edition

This project was very near and dear to my heart because I love helping other people! I love doing things for my family and friends and to do something for those in need is just more rewarding and makes me happy. Last year I did a project called Code Red , which was nothing compared to this years production!

This year I partnered with Austin Street Homeless Shelter located in my home city Dallas, Tx. The goal was to make between 200-300 care-packages and I exceeded that goal and was able to make over 300 care-packages. I asked for family and friends to donate snacks and bottles of water, for those who were not able to meet me or just wanted to donate money, I set up a GoFund Me that received $300!

The video of production day captures a little of how the day went. If you take a look at Code Red, it was no where as close as being big as The Giving Back Edition. Which excites me because I know next years production is going to be way bigger.

Advertisements

Beto & Son

Salsa Night

Every Wednesday night unless announced other wise Beto and Son host a Salsa Night. They provide step by step Salsa routines to get you as close as you can get to a salsa dancer.

First Time

The first time at Beto and Sons I invited my family and friends so it was a good group of us (10-15). Due to it being salsa night it was very crowded and the wait was an hour and forty five minutes. We waited because salsa night started at seven and we got there at seven. The class was very detailed and a good experience every body that I invited had a really good time. Now to the BUT, after the class was over we were still waiting to be seated and forty five minutes to go. My friends and family became not only ancy but hangry so we left and had to settle for El Fenix.

Second Time

The second time was so much better, this time it was just my boyfriend and I. We got seated right away and I think it is because this time it wasn’t as crowded and we had less of a party. We got one of their Nitrogen Margaritas that they bring right to the table and make right in front of you.

 

For an appetizer we got the Quaso Blanco, my boyfriend and I have a thing for white cheese and it was soo good. The entrée menu is not you traditional Tex- Mex menu it was very spunky. To keep this post lite I’m not going to mention the whole menu. We decided to go with the Mix Match Tacos, you pick any three tacos from the list provided. I chose one chicken and two steak tacos.IMG_2725

 

I love going places when not only the atmosphere is great but the food is better! I can not wait to go back! I will definitely recommend this place as a date spot or a dinner party for family and friends!

 

 

 

 

The Breakfast Club

I just want to say the line isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. For the record I did go on a Saturday and it still was a line but it went by quickly! The  hospitality was so welcoming, everyone had an Aunt or Uncle  demeanor. The food taste just like my Grandmother made it herself. To my surprise the lemonade was just as good as the food I mean forrreal I literally decided to save it after my first sip. The hours at the  restaurant are very  convenient, they reopen from like 12 a.m -3 a.m which is perfect for after club hours !

Chicken & French Toast

The menu says Chicken & Pancakes but I  substituted the pancakes for French toast and add strawberries on top.

 

Portillo’s

My boyfriend & every other person in Chicago suggested Portillo’s they are known for having the best hot dogs! Which was good because hot dogs happen to be one of my favorite meals !

IMG_1559

I got me a good ole chili cheese hot dog with a side of onion rings. I haven’t had a better hot dogs but the dog wasn’t all that if that makes sense. So basically what I am saying is, if you’re passing Portillo’s and happen to be hungry you should definitely stop there but you don’t have to go out of your way ! I also hear Maxwells is a good Chicago must have so I would try there too. We passed it but did not stop but I did notice it was 24hrs which is always cool!

IMG_1387

 

 

Jerk Taco Man

Chance The Rapper tweeted about this location literally a week before my vacation so being a food traveler I thought to myself “why not”. I was not leaving Chicago without trying Jerk Taco Man !

IMG_1600

The menu is literally FULL OF ANYTHING JERK and believe me when I say the servers will JERK YOU DOWN ! They loaded every meal with meat & toppings to the T! None of that stingy Chipotle bs, I mean they really loaded your plate up and if you know me you know I love a good loaded plate !

So I got the Jerk Shrimp which was not bad at all but when I saw other people getting nachos I wish I would’ve got that.

IMG_1418

Jerk Taco Man is a little pricey depending on what you get, just be prepared to spend at least $20!
I’m already thinking about when I go back so I can get them nachos !

El Bolero

Did someone say Lobster Fajitas 🌶

Ive been on a lobster kick for a couple of weeks now so when I ran into this dish it was nothing but perfect! I’ve heard of Lobster Rolls or lobster pizza but NEVER Lobster Fajitas. I came across El Bolero when reading a blog titled Top 10 Meals you have to try in Dallas. Soon as I scrolled pasted Lobster Fajitas I knew it was something I had to try!

IMG_1090.JPG

 

Before going to El Bolero I did more research & found out that on Fridays it is Lobster Friday & Lobster Fajitas are half off which means they are $15 usually $30 BUT WELL WORTH IT, plus it’s Lobster. 😅

IMG_1096

More Deals

Ok I know y’all are wondering how it taste! Let me just say IT WAS THE BEST THING I HAD IN A MINUTE! I’m still thinking about it, I mean seriously! Everything was great, the vibe was cool, the  restaurant  was clean, which made the visit so much better!

Im definitely going back, no doubt!

El Bolero is located in the Design District of Dallas.

Thibodeaux

I honestly don’t even know where to start…..

OK SO Boom!

When I try a new place I like to bring a guest so I can get different opinions. I decided to bring my sister with me on this adventure! While dinning out she kept mentioning how she’s so happy we came. After every bite or sip of her drink I could see her unwinding.

We decided to order fish and wings because we wanted both! (we healthy girls).,ku76

(These are not my pics, but the pictures looks how the food looks in person I swear)

You order your food at the front and then seat yourself. Soon as we set down the manager/owner greeted us I was literally shook on how personable and friendly he was! Like wow, he could’ve became my uncle if we got to know each other a little longer.

While waiting on our food we enjoyed the music from the live dj which had my sister signing and dancing the whole night.

IMG_5437

Thibodeaux also has a bar so you know I’m get a drink! I got the Swamp Water! Bae-Bayyyy when I tell you that drink was good and strong, it was the perfect combination. I mean seriously when I say if I had two of those I know I would be drunk. May I mention the bartender was soooo sweet! She came to check on my sister and I to ask about our drinks. Which was rare because bartenders usually stay behind the bar and never engaged with people outside their bar top , so I thought that was kind of her to come check on us.

I was so surprised to finally find a place where THE FOOD IS BEYOND GREAT, THE ATMOPSPHERE IS GREAT and the service is also in order. Soon as I left I got in my group msg of friends and told them about Thibodeaux and believe me or not, they where there the NEXT day and had the same good things to say.

I more than high recommend Thibodeaux !

Located

107 N Cedar Ridge Dr, Ste 106
Duncanville, Texas

Update: 3/30/15

I ordered something togo last night and I should’ve known by the look on the other people faces, that it was going to be awhile lets just say it took an hour and 40 min (no lie). BUT MAN WAS MY FOOD STILL GOOD!