Best Events Around DFW

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See what February has in store for DFW. Check out one of these events and explore what the metroplex has to offer.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum – Starts February 11

Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports, and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming traveling exhibition – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed opening February 11th. The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S., the 10,000 square-foot display brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, is presented by Highland Capital Management and will run through Sept. 4, 2017.

General hours of operation for the Perot Museum are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Please visit the museum website for more information about the extended hours on first Thursdays and members hours on Saturday mornings.

Admission is $19 for adults, $12 for youths, $13 for seniors, and free for children under 2. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.

DFW Valentine’s Dinner – February 14

Head to Dallas Farmer’s Market and celebrate Valentines Day! Rex’s Seafood, Scardello, and Stocks and Bondy have all joined together to host a five course meal, with wine pairings that is sure to be a special night! Available to couples and singles. Menu will include cheese course from Scardello paired with a glass of bubbles, spinach salad from Rex’s paired with wine, Italian Sausage soup from Stock’s and Bondy paired with wine, prime tenderloin with colossal river shrimp over a brown rice pilaf from Rex’s paired with wine and strawberry cake from Stock’s and Bond paired with sparkling rose.

Admission costs $75.00 per person. The event is located at 920 S. Harwood St. in Dallas and starts at 7:0opm.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet this month to test drive a new 2017 Chevy model before you head out to any festivals or events in the DFW area. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love your test drive so  much that you’ll head out in the comfort of a new Chevy.

 

Best Restaurants to Take Your Valentine Date in DFW

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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 plain old steak, 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.

National Soup Month Recipes

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January is National Soup Month. In honor of that, try these two mouthwatering soup recipes this January to warm yourself and your family after a long day.

Creamy Broccoli and Spinach Soup

What you’ll need:

  • 2 leeks (chopped)
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch broccoli (chopped)
  • 6 cups low-sodium broth
  • 1 small russet potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • Sour cream for garnish

Cooking instructions:

  1. Cook the leeks in 4 tablespoons of butter with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large soup pot on medium-high heat. Stir occasionally for 4 to 6 minutes or until leeks have softened.
  2. Ad the broccoli, potato and vegetable broth to the pot. Simmer until the vegetables are tender. This should take 18 to 22 minutes.
  3. Stir the spinach into the mixture until wilted.
  4. Move the mixture to the blender and puree until smooth.
  5. Serve the soup hot with a dollop of sour cream and a dash of black pepper.

Chickpea, Vegetable and Pesto Soup

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 pound green beans (halved)
  • 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas (rinsed)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Cooking instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Stir in the celery, onion, carrots, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste and cook until the mixture is slightly darkened (roughly 1 minute)
  3. Stir in the vegetable broth, chickpeas, green beans and frozen peas. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve with pesto on top.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Don’t forget to stop and see us at Classic Chevy soon. Whether you need to schedule maintenance or would like to test drive a new Chevrolet, Classic Chevrolet is here to help.

A Look Into 2018: Traverse Style

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Chevrolet has revealed its all-new, redesigned Traverse at the North American International Auto Show earlier this month. The Traverse debuted back in 2008 as a 2009 model, so a complete redesign was due and had been expected by many Chevy commentators.

The 2018 Traverse will bring a lot to the table, but still retains the qualities that made the Traverse an ever-popular choice year after year.

Lots of Space

The spacious interior features supple touch surfaces and a Smart Slide second row seat that moves to allow easy access to the third row. The Traverse features 116.3 cubic feet of maximum storage space with 24.4 cubic feet behind the third row. You’ll still have plenty of room for luggage, even when the third row is being used. Access the cargo area through a power remote lift gate.

Technology

The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse features a USB port in the front center console and two in the rear, plus you can get an available rear seat entertainment system. Enjoy features such as Bluetooth, syncing your phone through a USB port, Internet Radio, Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. Use touch controls or your voice to access your favorite media and tunes.

Stay connected via a 6.5-inch diagonal color touch screen. Add RemoteLink Key Fob services through OnStar so you can remotely lock and unlock your vehicle and activate the horn and lights so you can easily find your vehicle.

Safety Features

Standard features include StabiliTrak electronic stability control, traction control, high-strength materials, the LATCH system for cars seats and six airbags. Available safety features include side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert and more.

The Traverse also features OnStar with automatic crash response and OnStar Advisor, which uses GPS technology to request emergency help to be routed to your location.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Visit Classic Chevy to test drive the Chevy Traverse or any other model in our inventory. Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 Traverse as it becomes available.

A Night Out in Grapevine

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Nothing is more relaxing than a night out on the town, especially if you are celebrating something special (such as the purchase of a new Chevrolet from Classic Chevrolet!). Great food, great company, and the new car smell – you can’t beat it. Stop by the dealership today to test drive a new Chevrolet, and then break it in by spending a night out.

Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano

If you like Mexican food, make reservations at Esparza’s, located at 124 E. Worth Street in Grapevine. Call ahead for reservations at (817)481-4668. The restaurant offers a daily menu, brunch menu, gluten free menu, and a happy hour menu.

You can enjoy a margarita on the outdoor patio or enjoy a meal in one of the many dining areas. The restaurant is located in an 1800s renovated house in the historic district of Grapevine and is well-known for Tex Mex dishes, atmosphere, and its margaritas. The restaurant has seven HD televisions so you can also enjoy sports. If you’re familiar with the restaurant, stop by anyway and try something you have never tried before.

Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s is located at 2 Eagle Point Road in Lewisville and can be reached at (972)434-2500 for information and reservations. The restaurant has been serving burgers and beer since 1989 and is a favorite for everyone. It features four bars, volleyball courts, has a lake, and a pool deck. Sneaky Pete’s also has a family-friendly atmosphere. Because the restaurant is first-come, first served, no reservations are necessary, but you may want to call ahead if you have a large party so that special seating may be arranged.

Either restaurant offers great food and a great atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating something fun, such as buying a new Silverado or Corvette – or any of the Chevrolet vehicles on the lot.

Visit Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today to test drive your next new vehicle, whether you want or need a truck, sedan or one of the sporty Corvettes or Camaros.

Why We Love It: 2017 Bolt EV

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Chevy is shaking things up for 2017, and the introduction of the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is guaranteed to change the auto industry forever. The following are five reasons why you should start getting excited about the release of this groundbreaking vehicle.

1. It’s All Electric

Chevrolet obsessed over creating the 2017 Bolt EV, and it shows. This all-electric vehicle can travel an estimated 200 miles per charge, so you don’t have to worry about recharging while you’re at work or out running errands.

2. You Can Charge At Home

Skeptics have been steering clear of electric vehicles for years, but that’s because charging hasn’t been made as simple as it is with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. A 240-volt charging unit can be purchased and professionally installed at your home, so charging your vehicle is as simple as charging your smartphone. The available unit will charge your Bolt EV faster than the competition and makes customizing your charge settings easy. Best of all, you can still use public charging stations while you’re away.

A full charge on the available 240-volt unit requires just 9 hours, and you can reach up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge.

3. You Can Stay Connected Everywhere You Go

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV offers technology in every nook and cranny. The standard 10.2-inch center display screen provides important information, including your battery levels, estimated range, climate controls, charge settings, music, calls and text messages. The interactive screen looks and operates like a tablet, so you can easily access all of your phone and battery’s information.

4. Safety Comes First

Technology isn’t worth anything if you and your fellow travelers aren’t safe inside your vehicle. The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV provides peace of mind with 10 air bags, a high-strength steel frame, available forward, side and rear alerts, OnStar advisors and automatic crash response. Chevy’s available Surround Vision camera system utilize four optimally-placed cameras to help you see what’s happening on all sides of your vehicle at all times. Whether you’re taking the kids to school, dropping your pet at the groomer or driving solo to work, you can rest assured that your Chevy is constantly working to keep you and your cargo safe.

5. Your Vehicle Will Turn Heads

Unlike other electric vehicles, the Chevy Bolt EV doesn’t turn heads because it looks funny. This all-electric hatch back vehicle features expressive proportions, stylish curves and an enclosed, flat underbelly  that will turn heads — in a good way.

Find it at Classic Chevrolet

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will undoubtedly be ahead of the curve. Reach out to our Classic Chevrolet sales team to find out how you can be one of the first to own it.

New Year Resolutions: Chevy Style

It’s a brand new year and that calls for a brand new vehicle. With stylish, convenient, comfortable, and reliable selections across its 2017 model line-up, Chevy ought to be at the top of your shopping list if you’re on the market for a new car, truck, or SUV this year.

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2017 Chevy Sonic

Design

The new exterior takes some cues from the Bolt EV, Cruze and the 2017 Trax. The design is more detailed, the Sonic has a new hood and front fascia, new lights, and a new rear fascia. The wheels stay at the corners, so with the new design, the Sonic look even sportier.

You can also choose from 15-inch, 16-inch and 17-inch wheels; and, the Sonic has four brand new colors for the 2017 model year: Arctic Blue Metallic, Brimstone, Orange Burst Metallic and Cajun Red Tintcoat.

Interior

The interior features a new gauge cluster that features an analog speedometer, available 4G LTE and available WiFi hot spot. If you choose the RS model, you’ll get piano black décor, RS logo floor mats, an RS flat bottom steering wheel with the RS badge and available red cloth seats.

Available safety features include lane departure warning and forward collision alert. The Sonic comes standard with 10 airbags, ABS brakes a rearview camera and StabiliTrak electronic stability control.

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2017 Chevrolet Trax

Design

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax features a new proportioned dual port grille and headlights that flow around the corners, a sportier look, halogen reflector headlights on the LS trim level and LED signature lighting on the LT and Premier trim levels. The rear features dual taillights, a new fascia and LED signature lighting and 18-inch aluminum wheels on the Premier trim level. Many of these elements are already found on other Chevy models including the Cruze, Malibu and the Volt.

Interior

The 2017 Trax’s interior features a modified instrument panel in Chevy’s dual cockpit design and a dashboard hood that runs the width of the vehicle without interruptions. This new design allows the diver to better see the 7-inch diagonal MyLink color touch screen. The instrument panel and the console feature Galvano chrome trim. The Premier trim level features an instrument panel with a contrasting color that matches its leatherette seat trim. The Trax also features a new gauge display that features an analog tach and speedo plus digital displays.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Ready to test drive a 2017 Chevy? Stop in at Classic Chevrolet today to check out the models that appeal to you and to get answers to any questions you have about features, capabilities, or financing. Classic Chevy is here to help get you into the Cheverolet of your dreams.

Tire Safety Tips for Cold Weather

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Winter is one of the best seasons for road trips. The Texas temperatures are more mild and destinations are less crowded. However, it’s important to know that your vehicle is in top condition before you hit the road, and your tires are a big part of that.

These tire safety tips will help you stay safe on the roads as temperatures drop this season.

Check for Signs of Wear and Tear

Do a visual inspection of your tires before you hit the road. Check for over or under inflation by seeing if your tires are wearing more in certain areas than others. A majority of the wear on over-inflated tires will be in the center of the tread, while you’ll notice more wear on the edges of the tread if your tires are under-inflated.

Low tire pressure is something you may encounter on a road trip in the cooler months. Keep a pressure gauge in your vehicle to check your tire pressure often. Your recommended tire pressure is listed on a sticker inside your driver-side door, or you can find it in your owner’s manual.

Check Your Tire’s Tread

One of the easiest ways to check if your tires have enough tread is to use a coin test. Insert a coin into the tread groove with George Washington’s head facing down. If Washington’s head is not visible, your tires are ready to hit the road. If you can see a portion of Washington’s head, you’ll want to stop and see us at Classic Chevrolet for a dependable set of new tires.

Be Aware While Driving

Be aware of any unusual thumping or vibrating noises while you’re driving. These signs could alert you that one of your tires has a flat spot, a separated belt or another issue.

Bring your vehicle to our service department at Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas, to ensure your tires are in top condition before you hit the road.

Let’s Review the 2017 Malibu

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If you are in the market for a new sedan, stop by Classic Chevy to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and to learn more about this model’s features. This affordable sedan seats up to five people comfortably and get excellent fuel mileage.

Impressions

The 2017 Malibu feature great fuel economy, quick acceleration, and good handling. The tech features, like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Chevy MyLink, make the Malibu a tech lover’s dream. Plenty of legroom and a stylish exterior are also pluses.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include cruise control, a full center console with covered storage, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a multi-function remote for doors and trunk, air conditioning, power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote power door locks, OnStar Directions & Connections, power mirrors, Bluetooth, one-touch power windows on all four windows, and a rear window defroster.

Additional features include privacy/tinted glass, plenty of storage, beverage holders, power driver’s seat, front bucket seats, a compass, clock, tachometer and trip computer.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include intermittent wipers, four-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, dusk-sensing headlights, electronic stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, a passenger airbag, driver’s front impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbags and head curtain airbags for the first and second rows.

Technical Features

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu features a 2.5-liter engine that puts out 196 horsepower. The engine is backed by a front-wheel drive six-speed automatic transmission.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu today and to learn more about this model’s convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any finance or lease specials. Not in the market for a new vehicle? Schedule service with Classic Chevy for your current car or truck.

New Year Car Organization Tips

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You don’t have to wait until spring to do some organizing and cleaning. A clean car is a happy car and the new year, with its numerous resolutions, is all about finding happiness. Try these organization tips to get your car neater and more pleasant to drive.

Get a Backseat Organizer

With numerous choices on the market, you can find a good backseat organizer at most stores. Just strap one to the back of a front or mid-row seat and keep the clutter off the seats and floor. This is especially great for kids in the back seat on longer road trips. All of their toys and games can be stowed on the organizer, which will help control the clutter.

Get a Car Trash Can

These can also go on the back of a seat, but regardless of where they’re placed, they can help immensely. We all know the situation: you’ve got a bunch of trash you don’t know what to do with, maybe the remains of a fast food meal you had to eat in the car. Lacking options, you toss it behind you into the back seat and forget all about it. A few days later, that forgotten bag starts to smell. Avoid having a trashy vehicle by having a designated place to put all your trash.

Evaluate the Essentials and Toss the Rest

If you still find you have too much clutter, go to your car the next opportunity that you have, clean out what’s obviously trash, and then look at what items are left. If you don’t expect ice, do you really need the ice scraper? If it’s the depths of winter and the days are cloudy, do you really need that sun visor? The best way to deal with clutter is to simply eliminate it and avoid putting it back in your car.

Use Storage Areas Whenever Possible

This seems like common sense, but it’s worth mentioning. Whatever you do keep in your car, stow it away in one of the vehicle’s storage areas. Put whatever you can (as neatly as you can) into the glove box, under the seats, and in the trunk.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a Chevy and start over with a clean slate. Classic Chevy can also help you to get your car in good shape with maintenance and service.