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Omni Hotel Dover's Grille Park West near Farmers Branch

HOP OVER TO DOVER’S GRILLE FOR BRUNCH AT THE OMNI

The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is hosting an extraordinary Easter Brunch on Sunday April 21 inside Dover’s Grille.  If you’re wanting the breakfast side of this culinary experience then be sure to seek out the brioche French toast, blueberry sausage, fresh-to-order omelets, and pancakes with banana foster syrup. 

When you’re ready to move on to the next course we suggest visiting the seafood station.  It will be piled with assorted sushi, gulf coast red snapper and scallop ceviche, shrimp cocktail, and crab claws. Or, meander over to the carving station for the garlic and herb infused beef tenderloin with a side of smoked cheddar potatoes au gratin.

Can’t decide between breakfast and lunch? Have the best of both with homemade waffles, pepper gravy, bacon bourbon glaze and buttermilk fried chicken.

Easter Brunch Menu Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West Dover's Grille near Farmers Branch

Save room for a sweet ending and sample the cakes, tartes, strudels, pastries and chocolate caramel bread pudding. Children can even decorate their very own cupcake for dessert.

Seating is available by reservation only from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. by calling 214-442-2125.  The per person cost is $54 for adults, $44 for Seniors, and $28 children ages 6-12 years old.  All kids ages 5 years and under receive complimentary dining.

Complimentary self-parking is available in the hotel garage or valet for $11 during the day.

This vibrant location also embraces the youngest guests through the Omni Kids Crew program. Children receive a backpack filled with fun items at check-in and milk and cookies are delivered to their room on the first night.

Book a room and discover Deluxe Room rates under $90 per night or an Executive Suite for less than $130 per night. The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is a luxury 12-story upscale hotel with Texas warmth.  Relax in their outdoor heated swimming pool or get your heart-rate going in their fully equipped fitness center. The Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West is located at 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75234 and the main number is 972-869-4300. 

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West Near Farmers Branch Maps and Directions

BOARDROOM BREAKOUT ESCAPES TO FARMERS BRANCH

Boardroom Breakout, the “world’s first corporate race game,” has escaped Dallas and can now be discovered in Farmers Branch.  This engineered experience creates and facilitates competitive games for companies that wish to enhance camaraderie and teamwork within their organization.

Be warned because this is not your typical icebreaker! It’s a hands-on, brain stimulating activity that fosters creativity and collaborative problem-solving. 

In short, their mission is “to bring hidden potential to life and spark high-performing teams” for businesses.

Groups of 4 – 10 collaborate to perform tasks and puzzles which require critical thinking. Teams tackle the challenges that are arranged in themed rooms as a mystery and played simultaneously. The goal is to complete the challenges before the 60 – minute timer runs down. It is a friendly, team-building competition at best.

“We leveraged years of escape room experience, gameplay data, behavioral patterns, and customer feedback to successfully design the ultimate on-site corporate team building experience, Boardroom Breakout – the world’s first corporate race game (CRG).”   P. Williams, Game Engineer

Boardroom Breakout provides for groups of up to 1,000 players on their Farmers Branch site at 4392 Spring Valley Road. This one-of-a-kind corporate race game allows participants and their colleagues to have a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

The Boardroom Breakout CRG is a team-building experience designed for pure enjoyment in a different setting than the office. Games are guided by impressive and motivating moderators.

The entertaining yet challenging games can be held on site or at one of the many Dallas venues that they partner with for your convenience. They host functions across the United States as well. Meetings, conventions and any corporate gatherings are ideal locations to call upon the Boardroom Breakout staff to help promote staff productivity.

Boardroom Breakout

 “This type of team building was a first for our company, and I have to say this experience exceeded all of my expectations. In my 12 years, I’ve never seen the staff have so much fun together. The BB team was personable — their energy permeated the entire event. A month later, our managers are still talking about this event and they want them back for the next training session.  Great job guys!”    Scott Chaney | SVTronics, Inc., Senior Production Manager

Clients are welcome to bring food and beverages. Many options for catering are available here in Farmers Branch and alcohol is permitted to be brought in and enjoyed during the games.

Discover more about Boardroom Breakout and find out innovative ways to motivate your company to perform more efficiently as a team and re-energize their drive to succeed together. Email contact@boardroombreakout.com or call 1-888-989-3746 for more information.

Boardroom Breakout

Want to discover local hotels and venues to host a Boardroom Breakout session? Browse the List of Locations in and around Farmers Branch that can accommodate corporate events!

Artist Christopher Clark Incredible Art Gallery at Sheraton

INCREDIBLE ART GALLERY HOSTS FREE SHOW FOR FANS AT SHERATON

Air out those costumes to suit up for three days of cosplay and a galaxy sized art exhibition hosted by Incredible Art Gallery at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria. This colossal event is open to the public and showcases Lucasfilm’s #1 selling artist Christopher Clark, plus additional collections by Dominic Glover and Kat Tatz.

Friday, April 12 the event is open from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 the hours are extended from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and the hotel also offers free self-parking. Witches, wizards, young Jedi knights, and superheros of all ages are invited to experience this epic weekend of magic and creativity. Muggles and Cornish Pixies on comets will be tolerated if properly supervised.

Attendees receive a free Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel or Anime 9” x 11” print, limit one per family or party of two.

Is the artwork affordable? Yes! In addition to the original oil on canvas paintings, you’ll discover various print sizes, smaller size canvases and greeting cards. Many of the pieces are not available on the website and may only be found at this art show. Look around and find the artists on-site throughout the event to autograph artwork for collectors.

While there won’t be any blood-flavoured lollipops for Harry Potter fans, there will be Butterbeer and special themed drinks available for purchase at the hotel.

Artist Christopher Clark – Incredible Art Gallery

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria is offering a special room rate starting at $89 per night for reservations booked between April 11-15.  The rate includes complimentary high-speed internet access, and since this is a pet-friendly hotel you can also bring your four-legged Ewok.

If you want to receive 25% off at the Red Eye Restaurant and Bar inside the hotel, simply mention the art show and your ticket will be discounted by your server. This newly renovated restaurant is open until 11:30 p.m. and has a fully enclosed veranda with patio seating and double-sided bar.

The free art show does not require a ticket to attend and you may obtain additional information by following the Facebook Event Page.  The Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria is located at 4801 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75244. Contact 1-800-771-9501 for more information.

DOGGIE DATE NIGHT IN THE PARK

The dog days of summer are quickly approaching, and Farmers Branch is kicking off Date Night In The Park on April 13 with a special showing of A Dog’s Purpose.  Is there a reason for the canine theme? You’re doggone right! Farmers Branch is opening the Barney Wood Bark Park in June and to celebrate we’re rolling over and rolling out “Doggie Date Night.”

All well-behaved four-legged pooches are welcome to attend but owners must keep them on a leash. Admission for Date Night In the Park is usually only free for age 17 and up, but this event is free for everyone!

Want a dog house all your own? Fetch a VIP Cabana Experience and receive your own personal tent, a VIP parking pass inside the Farmers Branch Historical Park, two Adirondack chairs, bottled water, snacks, four drink tickets and $30 in Branch Bucks!  These have limited availability and generally sell out quickly, so you’ll want to book the $125 package in advance. 

VIP Cabana Experience at Date Night In The Park

There are four dogs portrayed in A Dog’s Purpose and although Bradley Cooper was originally slated, it was Josh Gad who actually provided the voice of Bailey, Ellie, Tino, and Buddy.  This film is rated PG with an easily manageable screen time of only 1 hour and 40 minutes.

The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and you’ll want to bring a blanket to spread out or a couple of chairs to set-up on the lawn.  Chairs are available to rent for $2 courtesy of the Friends of the Historical Park.

Friends of the Historical Park in Farmers Branch

Mustang Station Apartments presents the pre-show featuring Lone Star Bottle Band on stage at 6:00 p.m. Since the movie won’t start until the sun goes down you should plan to have a rollicking good time listening to the “joyful collision of country and rock and roll” that is Lone Star Bottle Band.

Lone Star Bottle Band

We’ve booked a wide variety of crazy cool food trucks to roll into the park and serve it up when you place the order.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted but alcohol may not be brought into the event. But if you want a hair of the dog then we’ve got that covered once you enter Date Night In The Park!  Beer and wine may be purchased (and consumed) within the gates.

Beer & Wine at Date Night In The Park

Parking is free at the Metro Square Business Park located at the corner of Ford Road and Villa Creek. Want to park inside the gates? Cruise the Trails of Farmers Branch and park your bicycle so close to the grounds.  View a Map of the Event Parking and Location that also includes driving directions.

The sun is setting at Date Night In The Park

Date Night In The Park is generously sponsored by Dallas Medical Center and Mustang Station. The Farmers Branch Historical Park is located at 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. 

CEDAR CREEK BREWHOUSE AND EATERY OPENS FALL 2019

“Cedar Creek Brewhouse and Eatery” discovered by guest contributor Maridee Dietzel.

Heads up, fans of locally brewed beer and excellent, from-scratch American comfort food! Farmers Branch will soon be home to the Metroplex’s newest brewpub: Cedar Creek Brewery from Seven Points, Texas, and LUCK at Trinity Groves have come together to open Cedar Creek Brewhouse and Eatery (CCBE).

Cedar Creek Brewery opened in 2012 in Seven Points, about 60 miles southeast of Dallas. They won their first award only one year later—a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival for their Belgian-Style Dubbel. LUCK at Trinity Groves, the popular craft beer-inspired restaurant, offers dishes that are made from and pair with local beers.

“While craft beer continues to make an impact in North Texas, and the desire for craft kitchens captures the attention away from chain restaurants, this partnership was an easy decision,” said Jim Elliot, the founder of Cedar Creek Brewery.

Jeff Dietzman of Chef-Engineered (the driving force behind LUCK) added, “Our hearty sandwiches, salads, and entrees are the perfect addition to fresh, locally brewed beer.”

Cedar Creek Brewhouse photo courtesy of GuideLive

According to GuideLive.com, Cedar Creek Brewery will bring their award-winning Dankosaurus IPA to the partnership, and it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll also bring their other award winners: the Belgian-Style Dubbel, Patio Pounder Pale Lager, and Oat and Aboat Oatmeal Stout as well as their special-release brews. CCBE’s menu will be similar to the tasty offerings at LUCK, so one could hope that they’ll also feature popular area favorites, such as Lakewood Brewing’s Temptress Imperial Milk Stout and Rabbit Hole Brewing’s Mike Modano’s 561.

Every meal on the full-service menu will feature a suggested pairing of one of 30 hand-crafted, on-tap brews. Plans currently call for 15 Cedar Creek draft beers and 15 yet-to-be-determined local brews, in addition to an on-site brewery and a full bar.

The joint venture is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019. You can discover Cedar Creek Brewhouse and Eatery at the intersection of Valley View Lane and Bee Street in Mustang Station, the soon-to-be premier entertainment destination of Farmers Branch.