Allen Travel Guide

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    Anna playing U5 Soccer
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    Carroll Family in Allen
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Allen Things to Do

  • Get your Title Shot!

    I recently came across a great new fitness workout, which I later learned is actually a chain across the US. Title Boxing Club is a great workout, touting up to 1000 calories burned in a hour long session. It is a great workout for me and I feel like a ton of stress is lifted off after punching the bag for an hour!Stop in and tell them I sent you!

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  • Lounge around and Play Golf?

    TopGolf in Allen is a great location to host friends and family in a very relaxed and fun manner. It incorporates the fun of hitting a golf ball with the video game type arcade experience that allows for people of all skills and ages to compete against one another, or for the non-golfers to come and hang out.

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  • Allen Sports Association

    Since Allen is the home to many families, one of the best things to do in town is enjoy the excellent Sports Association that the kids can be a member of many teams.Anna, my four year old has a great time playing soccer and they have team sports for boys and girls from 4 years old all the way to adult leagues.

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  • A Fantastic Evening of Entertainment!

    Spotlight Theatre is a hidden gem in Allen, Texas. The theatre presents full run plays, musicals, late-night comedy, variety shows, live musica and more.The plays are about the best "off broadway" as you will find. A great evening of entertainment.The theatre is all black...ceiling, floor, walls. All the attention is directed to the stage. Seating...

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  • One final shot.....

    This was my last shot of her before the indoor celebration started.The streets of the Allen Station Park were lined with people, all on their way to the gymnasiam.

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  • Parade route

    Yes I am still waiting with thousands to see her ....There is a nice BIG red white and blue sign honoring the Gold Medalist that the band is holding. You have to enlarge the pic to see it better.

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  • The back of a Olympian Gold Medalist

    Well, she had to perfect all angles on the balancing beam, floor excercises etc...... so I try with my photography..... =0)She is the best in the whole wide world now.....so I wanted to see her, I sat watching her on tv while she performed in the Olympics.

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  • Doh....do I get the vt idiot award this...

    Here is the last picture left on my roll and guess who did not bring extra rolls?Well, I had no idea what a Olympic celebration would be like, but I will know next time.There are many here....Runners, Kayakers, Swimmers all won the Gold.Not to forget Lance Armstrong who won the "Tour de France" for the 6th time. He is a Texan also.I wait nearby the...

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  • oops ok one more of Carly!!

    Before you eat your Wheaties.......see the real thing in Allen TX. ;o)What a role model for children, her training facility is at Plano Texas which is the city next to Allen Texas.

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  • So proud of her Gold Medals

    She is not arrogant in the least bit, I just tried to catch her lifting up her Gold Medals for a picture.I guess I need more practice, but then again I was running along the parade route.Maybe I will get a job as a papparazi yet?? There is another gentleman taking a nice photo also.Hymmm.......how much does it pay??

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  • A side view....hehe

    I think Carly thought I was the papparazi, well there sure was a guy who was........get ready for stardom young girl.Has she even had her first sweet 16 kiss yet??

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  • Closer

    And closer, here she is, Allen's Golden Girl.The city named Sept 4 as "Carly Patterson" day on the city records.

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  • Olympic medals

    How many did she win?She had 3 medals. 2 Gold and 1 silver I believe. I was trying to get a closer look at them. I have never seen one up close, even after going to Greece and standing in the Olympic stadium.

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  • IT IS CARLY ~~~~~~~~~

    Here she comes in that convertible Cadillac!!Fireman, police guarded her, I am not sure why? One thing I do know is she will be a STAR, she is already on the Wheaties cereal box cover.She was also on Jay Leno, David Letterman and the MTV awards. Wow, so much for a 16 year old!!

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  • The band plays on...

    Of course I am right in front - first to see Carly, but this longgggggggggg band keeps playing and playing and playing.I was happy for her and the support of the city to honor her with a parade and there is more, a celebration in the high school to follow.

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Allen Restaurants

  • Thai one on

    Thai Pan is my favorite Thai Restaurant in Allen, which surprisingly has quite a few. It is absolutely in a horrible location for people to just drop in, which might be bad for their overall business, but it is wonderful for people in the know. There is rarely ever a crowd in there, and the service is great. I have been to Thailand a couple times,...

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  • Torch one up

    I am convinced with this next iteration that Dallas just does not know how to do Austin very well. I *LOVE* Torchy's Tacos in Austin. Love it. Go there often. That said, this location just is a buzzkill comparatively. The tortillas aren't warm, the skillets aren't seasoned well enough yet, or the cooks are not Austin originals. The food and the...

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  • St. Louis Pizza in Allen

    For those of you who get attached to the different styles of pizza, you may or may not be familiar with "St. Louis Style". After consulting with a native St Lunatic, it is my understanding that St Louis Style means... cheeze whiz on a saltine cracker. In other words, solid processed cheese on a thin well baked pizza. 5th Street definitely delivers...

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  • Churrascaria in Allen

    Braza Dancante has a dual role in the Allen community. It is both a food location and also a bar/danceclub. For the purpose of this review, I am solely going to speak to the food portion of the location.For those familiar with churrascarias, it is a place that provides gauchos who serve all the meat you can eat on skewers that they bring to your...

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  • Best Chicken Wings in Town

    If you are American, you are familiar with the phenomenon that is Chicken Wing restaurants. Whether it is the mega chains like WingStop and Buffalo Wild Wings, or the smaller chains like the Anchor Bar, chicken wings are in high demand. I have tried many, but all around, the winner I choose is Pluckers in Allen. This chain started in Austin, and is...

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  • Lobster (Sushi) Roll

    Let me start by saying that The Blue Fish is in fact a chain. There are several locations in the greater DFW area, which normally means I am not interested in eating there. Luckily for them however, I am a sushi fan, so I was in anyway.Then they brought out the Lobster Roll. What a piece of monumentous sushi achievementry. Yes, English goes out the...

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  • Skip this Breakfast Spot

    If you are looking for a good greasy spoon, don't consider this one. The food here was microwaved, the sauces were basic, and it was just not a great experience. I brought my daughter over for a weekend Daddy/Daughter breakfast, and the place was eerily empty, but after the food, I know why. Skip.

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  • Home of the Three Salsas

    I think sometimes people rate locations higher strictly for the ambiance, but for me it is about the food. I had the pleasure of going with a couple friends on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. We had a party of 12, were seating efficiently, and were immediately hit with chips, tres salsas, and tea/water. My tea glass was never empty, despite the...

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  • $1 Street Tacos? Yes, Please.

    When I go out to a restaurant, I am always happy to pay for good food at a good price. So what happens when you find great food at an unbelievably good price? Normally you hide it so that the owners don't change! I will share one of my favorite places, Chito's which has two locations, one in Plano and one in Allen. I give the slight nod to the...

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Allen Shopping

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    by Kodi01 Written Sep 5, 2004

    There are about 50 outlet stores here in Allen TX.

    A outlet store sells the best name brand seconds for great prices, less than at the mall.

    They come right from the manufacturer.
    My favorite stores here are Nine West Shoes, which I visited in NYC and believe me, the prices are much better here than in NYC.

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