It is hard to put into words my love for these cupcakes. They are not just cupcakes. They are delicious, melt in your mouth, can't get enough of the frosting, goodness. And if you haven't tried them yet, you are missing out! RGV Cupcake Factory won Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" in 2012 bringing their cupcakes, McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley national recognition. So go treat yourself, McAllen! RGV Cupcake Factory is located at 1414 North 10th Street (across from Shipley's.)
Be sure to check out the cupcake menu before you go in to the store- it can be found on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.409697342398882.80081.184282454940373&type=3
News story from Channel 4:
Cambria Suites, the stylish all-suite, all new construction hotel brand which is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world's largest lodging companies, announces two hotel franchise agreements, on of which will be in McAllen, Texas. Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices. The hotel's suites are larger than standard hotel rooms and include a separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network. As of March 31, 2013, there were 19 properties open across the country, representing nearly 2200 guest suites, and 26 properties in various stages of development, representing an additional 3700 guest suites.
Cambria Suites is working with the McAllen Strategic Group LLC and affiliates Hankin Enterprises and Fulcrum Management Corp as the official hotel of the McAllen Convention Center and promises an upscale lodging option. The Cambria Suites hotel will be a 121 suite, 4-story property which will also offer two banquet rooms and an executive conference room and will feature a resort style pool, alfresco living room inspired decor, cabana lounge pods and a fire pit.
"Cambria Suites is the perfect brand for these expanding markets," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president of upscale brands for Choice Hotels International. "We are seeing incredible growth in the Fargo, North Dakota and South Texas regions. Multi-national companies are expanding very fast in these cities, attracting business travelers and driving demand for a spacious, upscale lodging option where they can relax and remain productive on the road. We are working with developers who understand these markets as well as we do and Cambria Suites hits a sweet spot with these guests."
In 2012, U.S. Census Bureau rated McAllen one of the ten fastest growing cities in the United States, largely due to the McAllen-Foreign Trade Zone. The McAllen FTZ is one of the country's most active due to provisions under the North American Free Trade Agreement which offer tariff and tax relief and other cost-savings to businesses. This has attracted major global companies in recent years, transforming the McAllen metropolitan area into an international hub where multi-national companies have dedicated significant investment and resources. These organizations include: LG, Panasonic, Corning, Motorola and Black & Decker, to name a few. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol McAllen Station also has a major presence attracting government employees and civilian contractors to support its mission overseeing operation of the FTZ and for patrolling 53 miles of the Rio Grande.
Conveniently located near McAllen International Airport, Cambria Suites McAllen Convention Center is situated in close proximity to major interstate highways and numerous international cross border bridges. The city leads the state of Texas in retail sales making it a major shopping and restaurant destination. Right next door, guests of Cambria Suites can enjoy the Simon Property Group's popular 350,000 square foot lifestyle retail center, Palms Crossing.
All Cambria Suites hotels are new-construction and the brand leads the rest of the upscale lodging segment in guest satisfaction scores as measured by guests' likelihood to recommend (LTR). As of today, many Cambria Suites hotels are ranked #1 and #2 in their respective markets on TripAdvisor.
All Cambria Suites hotels feature Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks and sundries.
In addition, each suite offers the latest technology, including two flat-screen LCD televisions and MediaHub™ plug-and-play technology, allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or CD/DVD player hassle-free. Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel so that guests can stay connected.
"Our team couldn't be more enthusiastic about our affiliation with the remarkable Cambria Suites brand," said Christopher Haridopolos, principal of McAllen Strategic Group LLC. "We look forward to growing within the ever expanding Cambria Suites family."
Cambria Suites McAllen Convention Center is expected to break ground in the third quarter of 2013.
SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc. Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
El domingo 12 de Mayo de 2013, Festeja a tu Mamà por el “Dia de las Madres” con un Brunch del Hotel Renaissance Casa de Palmas en McAllen, en el que habrá frutas de temporada, ensaladas, carnes finas, pescado, camarones y mas, todo cocinado suculentamente.
El brunch es de las 11:00 am a las 2:00 p.m. y el precio incluye una copa de champaña.
Para mas información puede llamar al tel: 001-956-631-1101
Les recuerdo que en Casa McAllen tenemos los cupones de descuento sin costo alguno y vencen hasta junio 30 del 2013. Pueden pasar por ellos a Cintermex local 104 primer nivel, Monterrey, N.L. tel (81) 8369-6452.
McAllen: On Thursday, March 28th, 2013, Fantich Media’s “House of China Style” :90 second TV commercial for the House of China restaurant went viral on the social news website,www.reddit.com.
The YouTube video hit Reddit around 2PM on Thursday, and quickly climbed the charts getting up-voted with over 2,000 votes!
The video reached #1 on the SubReddit category of “VIDEOS” and #10 on the the overall “HOT” category!
The YouTube video now has 324,787 views, the most any video from the Rio Grande Valley has received.
SEE THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr7DKXXfCWI
* Ahorre un 10% en accesorios en el Designer`s Showroom
- 10% de descuento en el Restaurant Spanish Room en el hotel Renaissance
- 20% de descuento sobre la tarifa regular en el hotel La Copa Inn en la playa
- 20% de descuento sobre la tarifa regular en el hotel La Copa Inn de McAllen
- Platillo Luann en Luby`s $6 dlls
- Ahorre $10 dlls en su próxima comida mayor de $40 dlls o mas en Tony Roma`s
- Ahorre $10 dlls en su próxima comida mayor de $40 dlls o mas en Romano`s Macaroni Grill
- Compra una hamburguesa Western Bacon Cheeseburger y obten una igual gratis en el Cheeseburger en Carl`s Jr.
- 25% de descuento sobre la tarifa regular en el hotel Mision Express McAllen
- $100 dlls de descuento en la compra de anillos de compromiso con valor de $1,000 dlls o mas en Portillo Jewelers
- 10% de descuento sobre la tarifa regular en el hotel Staybridge Suites McAllen airport
- Compre 1 buffet y obtenga otro gratis en el Restaurant Remington`s
- Y mucho mas ofertas………..
De nuevo es la época del año, donde 35 de los mejores restaurantes de McAllen, se preparan para mostrar algunas de las muchas delicias de su menú, todo en el mismo lugar y al mismo tiempo, en el McAllen Internatinal Food Festival, patrocinado por la Camara de Comercio de McAllen y los chefs del area.
Fecha: Jueves 21 de Marzo
Hora: 6:00 a 9:00 p.m.
Lugar: McAllen Convention Center
El Festrival ofrece una emocionante oportunidad para los restaurantes y empresas de servicios de alimentos a domicilio, para promover sus negocios, asi como dar la oportunidad a los visitantes de probar algunas de las delicias que se ofrecen.
Los boletos de entrada se venden en la Camara de Comercio de McAllen en $15 dlls por persona (todo lo que puedas comer) y los niños menores de 10 años entran gratis.
Venga a disfrutar de una noche de cocina internacional, música y entretenimiento para toda la familia.
Para mas información, favor de conctactarse con Luis Cantu en la Camara de Comercio de McAllen al tel (956) 682-2871