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.

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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.

4 Best Texan Thanksgiving Recipes You Have to Try

When making your Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to try something new or put a twist on one of your standard side dishes. Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle and then head out to the grocery store to pick up any special ingredients you might need.

Cornbread

Instead of making regular cornbread, make creamed corn cornbread. Cook it in a cast iron pot in the oven and you’ll surely make an impression on everyone. Instead of using shortening or vegetable oil to grease the pan, use bacon fat. It brings out the flavor of cornbread when you use a cast iron pan.

Macaroni and Cheese

Though macaroni and cheese is not a standard Thanksgiving staple, many families like to add it, especially if you have hard-working hands at your table that need lots of energy. To make the best cheese sauce use half Velveeta sharp cheddar because it melts easily. For the other half, use at least 25 percent pepper jack and another favorite cheese. To make the cheese sauce, melt about 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. Add about ¼ cup milk and a combination of ½ to ¾ pound cheese.

Mashed Potatoes

Give your mashed potatoes a kick by roasting garlic and adding it to the potatoes. When you mashed them, use a stick of butter and about ¼ cup of milk for every pound of potatoes. Add in the roasted garlic to taste and mash them until they are creamy.

Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Bake sweet potatoes with pecans, agave nectar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, apples and whiskey to give these sweet potatoes a kick.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle. You’ll find that no matter what your needs are, you’ll find something that fits your family, whether you want an economical sedan for commuting, an SUV to take the family on road trips or to take your kids and their friends to school events or even a truck to help with projects around the house or the farm.

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 Hikes in Dallas to Get You Active This Fall

Fall doesn’t mean that you have to sit around inside doing nothing. With cooler weather on the way, now’s the ideal time to hop in your Chevy and drive out to one of Dallas’s best hiking spots for a few hours of exercise and introspection among nature.

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Probably the best hiking spot in the Metroplex, Cedar Ridge Preserve is an area near Joe Pool Lake that is managed by Audubon Dallas. It features hills (anyone who lives in DFW knows how rare hills are!) that provide great scenic overlook points. Several cool creeks meander through the preserve and can provide hours of exploration as you follow their courses.

Spring Creek Forest Trail

Located in Garland, Spring Creek Forest Trail is primarily covered by old growth woodlands full of oak and walnut trees. It’s a great place to get “lost” for hours as you walk its secluded glades. It’s also a birdwatcher’s paradise as several species of birds love the area for nesting and resting. In the fall, the abundant trees mean abundant fall colors, which make for a fantastic setting for a hike as the wind rustles the leaves.

Texas Buckeye Trail

One of the most accessible hikes in Dallas (the trailhead is on Bexar Street) is the Texas Buckeye Trail. Just walk across the Trinity River levee and you leave Dallas and enter another world. You’ll seriously forget that you just walked out of a city as you cross green meadows, through wooded areas, and follow along the Trinity River. You’ll wonder how such a natural area persisted this long in an urban area.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy this fall to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and find one that’s perfect for both day-to-day life and road trips. If you’re not on the market for a new car, but are planning a road trip, stop by and see the service department at Classic Chevrolet to make sure that your vehicle is in good shape for travel.

Last Minute Road Trip Ideas

If you want to take one last road trip this summer  you’ll find plenty of “short” road trips where it’s only a few hours to your destination. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Classic Chevrolet – or test drive that new vehicle you’ve been planning on getting this summer.

Possum Kingdom

This trip takes just under 3 hours from Dallas and if you love outdoor activities, this is a great place. Pack the tent or make a reservation for a cabin and enjoy scuba diving, hiking and more. Be sure to bring your camera so you can get some great pictures of the wildlife.

Mineral Wells

Visit the home of “Crazy Water,” water from Mineral Wells. Supposedly, the water from this spring cured a woman of dementia in 1881. Be sure to visit the haunted hotel in the middle of The Baker. The hotel was built after the bottled water boom in the 1920s and was a place for rich people to go for a spa day. The property was abandoned in the 1950s and is haunted by ghosts from the past.

Muenster

If you want some of the best German food, head over to Muenster. The town was founded in 1889 and the mostly German population still holds. Pick up traditional German sausage at Fischer’s Meat Market and visit the wineries just outside of town. And, visit Bayer’s Kolonialwaren for donuts, kolaches and strudel.

Roma

Visit Roma, the most historic city in Texas. Over 30 buildings were built before 1900 and are located in the Roma National Historic district. The town is located on the Rio Grande and you have easy access to Mexico. You’ll need a long weekend for this trip though, as it is just under eight hours from Dallas.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to test drive that new vehicle you’ve been eying or give us a call to schedule a service appointment before you take your road trip. Even if you just had your vehicle serviced, it’s a good idea to have it checked before you leave.

Chevrolets Featured in Movies and on TV

When you pick out a new vehicle at Classic Chevrolet, you may pick out one that was featured in a movie if you choose a Corvette, Impala or Camaro. Other models that were featured in movies include the Lumina, the ’57 Chevy and the ’55 Chevy 210.

1990 Chevrolet Lumina

This model was featured in Days of Thunder as the #46 race car. This movie launched NASCAR’s most successful decade.

Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette was featured in three movies over the years. Route 66 features a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. Every year, GM put the stars in a new ‘vette for this series, which ran from1960 to 1964.

The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was featured in Corvette Summer where Mark Hamill spends this entire 1978 flick getting the car back after it was stolen. And, a 1965 model year was used in Stingray, a series that ran from 1985 through 1987.

1958 Chevrolet Impala

This model was featured in American Graffiti, a film about a summer night in 1962.

Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro was featured in Transformers – this was a 1976 model year and this “Bumblebee” became a 2010 Camaro in the 2007 megahit. And, in the 1985 John Cusak film, Better off Dead, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was featured.

1957 Chevy

The iconic ’57 Chevy was featured in Hollywood Knights, a 1980 film. The ’57 was driven by Tony Danza.

1955 Chevy 210

This model, which featured a solid front axle and a 454 with a tunnel ram, was featured in American Graffiti and Two-Lane Blacktop.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

While some of these vehicles are classics and hard to come by; and are not even made anymore, you can get some of them in their newer skins when you stop by Classic Chevy for a test drive. Take a ride in a Camaro, Corvette or Impala and remember some of these great movies that featured great cars.

Best Texas Beaches to Visit This Summer

There’s still a lot of summer left here in Texas: even if school’s back in, the heat isn’t letting up any time soon. If you’ve got an open weekend, jaunt down to the gulf or your nearest lake and hit up one of Texas’s best beaches for a day of fun, sun, and relaxation.

Galveston

Most Texans know that Galveston is a hot vacation destination. However, many don’t know that it’s one of Texas’ most historic cities. Travel just an hour south of Houston, and you can enjoy more than 32 miles of beach, stunning Victorian architecture, museums, and, of course, plenty of sun and sand. Galveston is the ideal getaway spot for travelers seeking uncrowded beaches that are located minutes from attractions, eateries, and more.

South Padre Island 

South Padre Island is on nearly every list of top Texas destinations. That’s because South Padre Island, located near the Mexico border, offers warm temperatures, towering palm trees, and stunning Gulf Coast beaches.

Spend your days on the sand, engage in a number of water-based activities (like surfing, paddleboarding or renting a wave runner), play a round of golf or venture to the action-packed Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. South Padre Island is overflowing with things to do for visitors of all ages.

Burger’s Lake

If you’re in the DFW area, like Classic Chevy, and don’t want to drive to the coast for a day at the beach, this is probably already one of your favorites spots to cool off. Burger’s Lake in Fort Worth offers family fun. The spring-fed pool offers sandy beaches, diving boards, water slides, and fountains. There are also concessions and picnic areas with plenty of shade from the abundant trees in the area.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy this summer to test drive a new or used Chevrolet and find one that’s perfect for both day-to-day life and road trips. If you’re not on the market for a new car, but are planning a road trip, stop by and see the service department at Classic Chevrolet to make sure that your vehicle is in good shape for travel.

 

How to Make the Best of the Rest of Your Summer

If you are looking for something to do for at least part of the rest of the summer, plan some weekend road trips. Pick a place you’ve never been before. Or, throw a huge family barbecue in your back yard or at your local park. Whatever you decide to do, be sure that your vehicle has been serviced at Classic Chevrolet recently.

No More Procrastination

One of the other things you can do is to stop procrastinating on buying that new vehicle. If you still haven’t made up your mind as to what brand you might like, stop by our showroom to test drive a truck, SUV, sedan or a sports car. Since we won’t pressure you into buying something you don’t want, you can feel comfortable coming by to test drive your favorite model.

Chevrolet models tend to give you many choices so choosing a trim level might seem overwhelming. We can make that easy for you. Just tell your salesperson what features you want and he or she will be able to point you to the right trim level. Be sure to ask about additional options – sometimes you may not want everything in a certain trim level but you just have to have that one feature. Sometimes you can order a lower trim level and add the feature you need to that model.

Road Tripping

Pick something that’s only a few hours out so that you have more time to spend at your destination. Even if you plan on staying the weekend, the sooner you get to your destination, the more fun you can have. Rent a cabin on a lake or a houseboat if you want to get some fishing in or if you just want to have fun on the water. If suntanning is what you want, drive to the beach for the weekend – or make it a long weekend by taking an extra vacation day. No matter what you decide to do, just have fun! Soon enough, it will be harder to get away due to school kids and weather.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Be sure to stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment.