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I know, I know, we’ve been talking about running a bunch lately, but you know what? It’s fun, right? Right.

Well, add the sense of impending, food-driven joy that comes from Thanksgiving morning to a 5k, and it’s even better, we think. Come on. Lets be honest, we all know that well eat so much through the day. It’ll be good to make some extra room for that extra slice of pie by getting in a few miles before the family gathers together.

As it turns out, There are several Turkey Trots that will take place on Thanksgiving morning all over the state. Check these out below for information on the one or ones in your area.

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This Saturday in Dallas, men will be hitting the streets of Dallas for a cause far greater than the odd fashion statement they’ll surely be making.

Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, brought to us by the folks at the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition, will be a fun event that provides some serious awareness to the north Texas area. Billed as the “Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence,” the walk which starts at 9 am on Saturday at The Nodding Donkey, could also score someone a couple of Cowboys tickets, along with helping a truly worthy cause.

Follow the instructions below to register for the race and to be automatically entered for FOUR TICKETS and a PARKING PASS to the Cowboys-Seahawks game on November 6th. This is a package worth over $1400. All that for simply registering to walk in some heels for an amazing cause. Don’t forget, you’ll need our BestBuzz App to take part in the give-away. Go HERE for your iPhone or HERE for your Android.

 

Aside from the incredible line-up that typically occupies the grounds of The Austin City Limits Festival, I’ve got a short list of things that certainly qualify as non-musical highlights each year when I visit the weekend long musical love fest.

The Austin Eats pavilion is almost reason to hit the festival all by itself. The sloppy nachos from the Salt Lick BBQ booth makes this dude bust out a massive BBQ-sauce covered smile. To wash it down? Sure, there’s beer and that’s always a nice way to enjoy a sunny afternoon, but in Austin, there’s something else that seems to call out to me more so than even an icy brew does. Sweet Leaf Iced Tea.

I know, I know. the Austin-based bottled tea is readily available on a relatively wide-scale outside of Austin, but when in Rome, you know?

Whether your heading to the Festival this year or not, head over to Sweet Leaf’s new Granny’s Almanac site, where you can get involved and possibly win all sorts of sweet items from the Austin institution. Feel really passionate towards Sweet Leaf? Put your passion into words and see if that can make you a big winner, also.

Prizes range from tickets to festivals such as ACL, Lollapoalooza and Langerado to a year’s supply of Sweet Leaf Tea! Hey, there are also great offers and deals to be had, even if you’re not some grand-prize winner, so get to it!

In fact, WANT SOME SWEET LEAF TEA MERCH FOR YOURSELF? Leave a comment telling us what your faovrite flavor of Sweet Leaf Tea is (or perhaps tell us what your favorite cocktail recipe involving Sweet Leaf Tea is?), and we’ll pick a random winner from a drawing for some great stuff!

At the risk of sounding like a bit of a pig, it’s hardly a secret that our fine state is especially fine when it comes to the quality of our Lone Star ladies. By quality, I mean, looks. Really good looks, you know?

Yes, the Miss Texas pagaent has a long, storied history of producing well-rounded queens that typically vie for even larger crowns on a regular basis, but let’s face it: This is one place to go where you get to stare at beautiful women and it’s totally cool.

Thanks to the fine folks at the Miss Texas Organization, you, our very attractive readers, have the chance of catching this year’s coronation for FREE, this Friday, July 1st in Arlington! Yes, we’re giving you yet another reason to grab our prolifically beneficial BestBuzz App for iPhone or Android.

Go here for details, and scan in below, once you have the App ready to go, and good luck!

BestBuzz and Taste of Dallas are giving away at least 2 prizes PER DAY!

We’ve got gift cards to your favorite Dallas restaurants, tickets to local attractions, Ultimate Taste of Dallas prize packs worth over $75 dollars, and more!

One entry per day and receive extra entries for sharing with your Facebook friends! Be sure to “Like” BestBuzz and Taste of Dallas on Facebook!

We’re not sure what else really needs to be said. We’re giving away a pair of GAME 2 MAVS PLAYOFF TICKETS!

It’s playoff time and the Dallas Mavericks find themselves in the NBA’s final four, fighting for a spot in the finals. The playoff series starts tomorrow night in Dallas as they take on Kevin Durant and the young and exciting Oklahoma City Blazers. Perhaps this is a new regional rivalry in the making? You can see for yourself on Thursday night, May 19th in Dallas. 

So, scan the code here, using your BestBuzz App and be entered to win, why don’t ya? Also, head on over to Facebook and “like us” while you’re at it. We’ve told as many people as we can about the benefits of downloading the BestBuzz App for the iPhone or Andrioid. Tons of great goodies, food and drink specials and give-aways. And now MAVERICKS PLAYOFF TICKETS!

For you northern, D/FW Metroplex dwellers that may have been wondering when we would get around to bringing an Appy Hour to your neck of the woods, wonder no more!

This Thursday, April 28, from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, we’ll be smoking some fine cigars with the even finer folks at McKinney’s the Cigar Lounge (6840 West Virginia Pkwy, McKinney TX, 75071).

Buzz-in to enter a chance to win a trip to The Cayman Islands and other fun prizes!

All Perdomo cigars will be Buy 3, Get 1 Free including the Habano, Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne, Lot 23, Cuban Bullet and Fresco lines.

In addition, we will be one of the first shops to preview some of Perdomo’s new cigars including the Champagne Noir.The Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noiris blended with dark, oily triple-fermented Cuban-seed Maduro wrappers meticulously aged in bourbon barrels. Filled with hints of chocolate and dark roasted coffee, this medium to full-bodied blend offers a sweet aroma with a smooth satisfying finish. Supplies on these cigars will be limited so get here early!

To RSVP- download the free BestBuzz app, login with Facebook, and scan the code below with your smartphone! See you there!

Oh, yes. We’ve told you there would plenty of them. If you didn’t believe us, well, hopefully you’re starting to come around. We’ve got another special “Appy Hour” for you this week! This time, we’re going to be slinging all kinds of specials at the new Nodding Donkey in Uptown on Thursday, the 21st (2900 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX, 75204).

As with all of our other shin-digs, there are going to be tons of drink specials that you can only get once you buzz on in using our BestBuzz App (So get on your iPhone or Android and get to downloadin’ if you haven’t already!). This time around, the Nodding Donkey will be offering deals like $2 Donkey Punch, $2 Miller Lite Drafts, $4 Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and even 1/2 price wings.

Of course, that isn’t all of the fun, here. Scan the code below to RSVP, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip to the CAYMAN ISLANDS (7 days/6 nights, airfare, hotel, and more). 

SEE Y’ALL THERE!

Twenty. Five. Cent. Margaritas. Gloria’s - Uptown Dallas. April 14. 4:00 – 8:00pm.

Let’s all just go ahead and be honest with each other: The above pronouncement is likely all we would typically need to know before making our plans for some after-work frivolity, no?

Well, just hang with us for a few more words please, now that you know your Thursday night is now planned sufficiently. Gloria’s Restaurants, the place we have all come to love for their south of the border delights (hello, black bean dip!), will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary on Thursday the 14th and have included us in the proceedings.

While the low-priced, celebratory margarita’s will be available at each of Gloria’s 13 area locations for that day, it will be at their popular Uptown location where faithful BestBuzzers can scan the code below (DO IT!!) to RSVP and be automatically entered into a number of drawings that will award BestBuzzers all sorts of cool prizes like tickets to Texas Ranger baseball games and other sweet items.

Sounds great, right? Yes, we agree. See you at Gloria’s Uptown (3223 Lemmon Ave Dallas, TX 75204) on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00pm, then!

Monday night is the new Friday night! Want proof? Check out what’s going on in Addison with Best of Texas and our BestBuzz App this coming Monday – I meanFunday.

Join us at Bella 32 Ultra Lounge for the launch party of Service Industry Mondays in Addison, TX on Monday, March 28th.  Also, get ready to party like never before on a Monday night, with ultra-celebrity guest, Dennis Rodman and his special guests: Playboy Playmates, Tisha Marie and Lauren Waugh

Doors open at 7pm and guests will enjoy $2 Bellatinis and $2 Bellaritas until 9pm and $3 well drinks all night long with VIP Bottle Specials.  Live entertainment with Studio 54 will begin at 8pm, and DJ John Fox and a live remote broadcast from iHits – 93.3 FM will rock the house all night. 

 RSVP and be entered to win a VIP table with Bottle Service for 10 friends!  Download the free BestBuzz app and scan the code below with your phone to enter.  Deadline for all entries is Monday 3/28 at NOON.