Where to Take Your Valentine Date in DFW

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy this Valentine’s Day and then pick a great restaurant to take your date to in that new Chevy. Whether you want Tex-Mex, Italian, French or just a classic steak dinner, you have tons of places to choose from.

Bonnell’s

Make reservations at Bonnell’s, a Tex-Mex restaurant that serves creative Texan cuisine including exotic game meats, steaks and seafood, and features a great California wine list. Bonnell’s is located at 4259 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109. For more information visit bonnellstexas.com, and for reservations call (817) 738-5489.

Nonna

If you are in the mood for Italian, make reservations at Nonna, and enjoy Chef Julian Barsotti’s creations including pastas, salamis and pizzas. You’ll be able to choose from a great wine list and enjoy a wood-burning oven. Reservations are a must. Nonna is located at 4115 Lomo Alto Drive, Dallas, Texas, 75219. For more information visit nonnadallas.com. For reservations call 214-521-1800.

Saint-Emilion Restaurant

If you are ready for a trip to France but your job won’t let you go, make reservations at Saint-Emilion Restaurant for some of the best classic French cuisine and wine. Since the restaurant is in an A-frame home, it’s definitely a special treat and reservations are recommended. Saint-Emilion is located at 3617 West Seventh Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. For more information visit saint-emilionrestaurant.com. For reservations call 817-737-2781.

Nick & Sam’s

If steak is your thing, make reservations at Nick & Sam’s to get one of the best steaks in the area. The service matches the quality of the steaks, and you just might see a celebrity dining at the same time as you. Nick & Sam’s is located at 3008 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75201. For more information visit nick-sams.com and for reservations, call 214-871-7444.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevy so you can take your date out to a fancy restaurant for the best food in the Dallas area in style. Choose from Chevy sedans, coupes, trucks and S.U.V.s.

Don’t Miss These February Events in DFW

After you visit Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, head out on the town for some local events. You could even make a romantic day of it by getting your sweetheart a new vehicle for Valentine’s Day and then check out one of these other events happening in DFW this month.

Mardi Gras Parade – February 11

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, in Dallas with the Mardi Gras Parade. The parade runs from 4pm to 6pm and starts at the corner of Windomere Avenue and Davis Street and runs through the Bishop Arts District and ends at Melba Street.

Besides the parade, there will be food and drinks and other street vendors.

Valentine’s Day – February 14

Valentine’s Day can’t be overlooked; it’s on a Wednesday this year, but that won’t slow anything down. The DFW metroplex is home to award-winning, world-class restaurants, so be sure to scope out the culinary landscape and make your reservations ASAP. Some establishments will be running Valentine Day specials if you want to snag a deal, so be sure to ask about those regardless of where you plan to go.

Chinese New Year Festival 2018 – February 17

February 16 marks the Chinese New Year and Dallas will host a parade commemorating it on February 17. 2018 is the Year of the Dog on the Chinese Lunar Calendar and the Crow Collection of Asian Art will host their 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival to celebrate. The festivities will be at NorthPark Center from 11am to 2pm and at Klyde Warren Park from 2pm to 8pm.

There will be art activities and demonstrations at both locations, as well as food and fireworks at Klyde Warren Park plus the main stage will be filled with a list of talented performers, old and new. Join in the fun at either location to say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster and ring in 2018 as the Year of the Dog, a year marked by loyalty, kindness, and love.

In order to honor the Year of the Dog, don’t forget to bring along your best dog friend to Klyde Warren Park for puppy portraits and pampering. In need of a furry companion? Don’t worry – they’ll have dog rescues out all day at the park including the SPCA of Texas, Dallas DogsRRR, and more.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Make it a romantic day with a new Chevy and a night out by stopping by Classic Chevy to test drive a new sedan, coupe, SUV or truck.

Tom Durant Named Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association 2018

Texas native and owner of Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, as well as 20 other car dealerships across Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, Tom Durant has been elected as Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association for 2018.  

The TADA is the statewide trade association representing over 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas. TADA advocates on behalf of the dealers at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies.  

As leader of the association, Tom Durant explains his inspiration to represent the Texas franchised auto dealers.  “There are legitimate concerns about our future and the changes that are occurring. I have great respect for Bill Wolters (TADA President) and his staff because they have put together a great organization, one that I am very proud to be a part of. As dealers we all have a responsibility to self-govern and make good decisions. The TADA makes that process a lot easier.  It’s important for us as members to understand the complexities of the franchised dealer challenges in today’s market and to be the clear and concise voice on their behalf while also understanding government influences, market trends and the overall landscape of the industry. TADA makes that a more realistic endeavor. Because of what TADA does, we as dealers can sell and service cars, impact our communities and make a positive difference.”

Chairman Durant will take the office at a time when strong leadership is crucial.  “There is no doubt we are facing unprecedented threats to the future of the Texas franchised dealer network with new industry players and third parties intervening between the customer and the dealer,” says Mr. Durant.  “The disruption of the franchised dealer network as we know it would have a profound effect on the local, state and national economy as well as a devastating effect on the individual communities we as dealers serve each day. And if you are not part of the solution, you become a part of the problem.  Getting involved at this level at the TADA for me was becoming part of the solution.”

Tom Durant, a man known for his keen vision, strong leadership and a genuine humility is undeniably the man for the job, but gives his team the credit for his nomination. “While it is a very personal honor to be named Chairman of the TADA, the recognition ultimately stems from the work our entire team has put in at all of Classic dealerships.”

Family Fun in DFW During Winter

Winter doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun out of your house. Get out and about in DFW for some family fun. If you need a new vehicle to get around, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a truck, car, or SUV so you have something new, fun, and reliable to take you and your family to area events.

The Dallas Zoo

Visit The Dallas Zoo with your family – members of all ages will enjoy the animals and events at the zoo. The zoo is located at 650 South R. L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203-3013.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

For some great photo opportunities, visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, located at 8225 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. This is also a nice way to wind down younger children after a visit to the zoo.

Cedar Ridge Preserve

For those who are more active and don’t have very young children or those who like to hike and see nature at its best, visit the Cedar Ridge Preserve. The Preserve is located at 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75249-1159. The Preserve is a 360-acre park that features seven miles of hiking trails around Joe Pool Lake, a butterfly garden, educational exhibits, and picnic areas. You’re sure to see many different animals and birds that live on the Preserve.

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

For a rousing dinner and show, be sure to visit Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. The venue is located at 2021 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207 and features authentic costumes. Your kids can even eat with their hands and not get yelled at!

Legoland Discovery Center

Of course, the one thing you can’t miss out on, regardless of your age or whether you have small children, is Legoland Discovery Center, located at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051. While it is geared for those under 12, older teens and adults can have fun, too. The Discovery Center also features a 4D cinema theater, carnival-type rides, and a climbing and play area.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Make sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet before you hit the road for further destinations. If you are not in the market for a new vehicle, but currently drive a Chevy, be sure your maintenance is up to date before leaving. Schedule an appointment with the service center to bring everything up to date and to be sure your current Chevy is in good working order with no surprises coming up.

Best Events Around DFW in January

After you pick up your new Chevy at Classic Chevrolet, you’ll be ready to head out to some January events in and around Dallas. Pack up the kids for some events, or pack up yourself and a significant other for other events. You could even leave the kids with the significant other and head out with friends for some events.

Dinosaurs Live!

The Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place in Mckinney, is hosting Dinosaurs Live!, a perfect way to keep the kids entertained for a couple hours. Admission ranges from free to $9 and the 46-foot T-Rex is included. Plus the exhibit features eight new animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Pick a day when temperatures are above 45 degrees as the museum cannot animate the dinosaurs when it’s too cold. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. though 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. For more information call (972) 562-5566.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

Turn Dallas into a game. Throughout January and through July from sunrise to sunset, enjoy the Amazing Race and a three-hour city tour. You’ll need a smart phone for this activity as this is what will be guiding you. Make your way among the city’s gems to solve clues and complete challenges. Admission is $39.20 for a team of two to five players after promo code VISITDALLAS. Start your game any time during daylight hours at Union Station, 400 South Houston Street in Dallas. For more information call (805) 603-5620. Sign up at UrbanAdventureQuest.com/.

Paint the Town Burgundy

On January 9, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. through 10:00 p.m., head uptown to 5118 Greenville Ave to start this winery, chocolate, cheese, pizza and jazz tour. The tour starts at Two Corks and a Bottle with a wine tasting. Chocolate includes Kate Weiser Chocolate, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and CocoAndre Chocolatier. Enjoy jazz at Deep Ellum. Admission is $59 and includes private bus, food samples, tour guide and beverages. For more information call (972) 814-5997. Tickets are available at dallasbitesfoodtours.com/.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new Chevrolet or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

Must-Attend Holiday Events in DFW

This year, be sure to catch some of the family attractions you can’t miss that are being held in the Dallas area. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced. And, if you have been thinking about a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive your favorite model – you’ll be able to ride to these December events and to Christmas parties in style.

Miracle on 34th Street

From now until December 20, 2017, visit the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas, 75231 to see this favorite sell-out holiday spectacular. Enjoy the story of Kris Kringle rescuing a single mother and her daughter who gave up on Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas

From now through January 3, 2018, take part in Dallas’ newest holiday tradition and enjoy 500,000 lights and costumed characters animals and music that fill 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos all made famous by the famous Christmas carol. The 12 Days of Christmas takes place at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Visit Santa Claus at Galleria Dallas

Through December 24, 2017, visit Santa at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240. Admission price varies by the photo package you request. Santa will hear gift requests and his assistants will take photos on Level 2 near Belk. For more information call (972) 702-7100.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle and to learn more about the standard features available on the model and trim level you choose.

Thanksgiving Tailgate Traditions

Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.

Football vs. Family Dinner

Since the Dallas game is at 3:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.

More Football

Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.

Setting Up

A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.

Tailgating with Your Trailer

Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.

The Best BBQ Joints in DFW

If you just bought or leased a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet and are looking for a great place to celebrate your new vehicle, visit one of these iconic DFW BBQ joints. From the slow-cooked meats to the signature sauces and homestyle sides, you can’t go wrong with a meal at any of these restaurants.

Heim Barbecue

What started as one of the hottest food trucks in Fort Worth has now become one of the hottest BBQ restaurants in the entire metroplex. Located at 1109 W Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, Heim Barbecue serves some of the best dishes around. Not only can you expect to find your favorites, like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausage, but you can also pick up some dishes unique to Heim, the best of which are the bacon burnt ends, which you cannot pass up. Meals come on platters or on sandwiches and there are numerous sides to choose from, like coleslaw, pinto beans, green chile mac and cheese, and hand cut fries. Don’t wait too late in the day to drop in: Heim makes everything fresh daily and when they’re out, they’re out.

Shady Oak BBQ and Grill

A pleasant place to grab some grub, Shady Oak BBQ and Grill is located in north Fort Worth along Fossil Creek. With a big outdoor eating area situated on a great big green lawn and under a stand of trees, it makes for a wonderful atmosphere on a Friday night at the end of a long week, especially if there’s live music as there often is. The entire restaurant is built in and around a historic stone barn located at 6364 Sandshell Drive in Fort Worth and serves up hickory-smoked meats with all the fixins. It’s also a great place to go if you’ve got people in your party that aren’t in the mood for BBQ since the menu includes alternatives like catfish, burgers, and chicken fried steak.

Pecan Lodge

The Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is the place to go in Dallas for great BBQ. Located at 2702 Main Street in Dallas, the Pecan Lodge has been serving up straightforward smoked BBQ for years. Besides the staples like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and sausages, you can also try some of the specialties at the Pecan Lodge, like their Pitmaster sandwich (brisket, pulled pork, sausage, slaw, sauce, and sliced jalapeno) or the Hot Mess (a salt-crusted sweet potato topped with South Texas barbacoa, chipotle cream, cheese, butter, and green onions).

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle, then take it out to celebrate at your favorite BBQ restaurant.

Don’t Miss These DFW Events This November

While winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean the events calendar clears up – as a matter of fact, it just might be a bit busier because of the upcoming holidays. That means you need to keep your vehicle in good working order so you don’t miss out on the events that are a “must.” Stop by Classic Chevy for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are considering buying or leasing something new.

Autumn at the Arboretum

This event runs until November 26 at the Dallas Arboretum. This is a great fall event for the entire family. When you visit, you’ll see more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Pumpkin Village. Every day, you’ll find great photo opportunities and fall events. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

3D Chocolate Tour: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours

On November 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., take a tour of the top chocolate venues in Dallas and enjoy sweet treats and beverages. Admission is $39. Meet at 5118 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75206. For more information call Jeanine Stevens at (972) 814-5997 or visit dallasbitesfoodtours.com.

Blues, Bandits, and BBQ

Head out to Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff next weekend where more than 30 teams of barbecue specialists will be occupying the park for a two-day festival. Food and drink will be for sale and live music will be playing. November 11, spectators can watch the teams fire up their grills. The results will be presented on November 12 from 1-3pm.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Before you hit the road to enjoy any festivals or events this November in DFW, drop by Classic Chevy to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rigors of the road. Think it’s time to get a new car or truck? There’s no better place to shop in the metroplex than Classic Chevrolet. Stop by today and check out our inventory and try out your favorite vehicles with a test drive.

 

Best Weekend Getaway Places in and Around Grapevine

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and you don’t have to go far. You can choose to stay in a local bed and breakfast just to relax and let someone else wait on you for the weekend. Make a great weekend out of it by going to the spa or pretending to be a tourist by visiting some of the tourist attractions in the area. If you are considering a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle so you can take it with you when you go for your relaxing weekend.

Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Stay at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, which is located in a nice residential neighborhood at 1400 Robinwood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76111. You’re about 10 minutes from the Stockyards Historic District and even closer to the newly restored Sundance Square. The Azalea Plantation features a view of an acre of oak trees, a gazebo, fountain and rock terracing.

If you want to just relax on the grounds and sleep on one of the most comfortable beds in the city, this is the place. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or make a reservation just because you want to relax.

The Guesthouse on Allen Street

The Guesthouse on Allen Street is located at 2203 Allen Street in Dallas. If you are looking for a private and intimate spot to spend the weekend and don’t want to drive far, this is the place you’ll want to spend your weekend. The Guesthouse is located in the Uptown State Thomas neighborhood that offers lots of trendy things to do. You’ll need reservations, of course, and you’ll be able to walk to several popular restaurants.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Visit Classic Chevy today to test drive the vehicle you’ve been keeping your eye on. Once you do that, you can drive it to your favorite place to stay for a relaxing weekend.