Forever Lawn of North Texas opens showroom

Lake Highlands resident and owner of Forever Lawn of North Texas, Tom O’Brien, says the 7-year-old Lake Highlands company is growing daily. Offering high-quality, synthetic grass, Forever Lawn of North Texas recently acquired a warehouse on Plano Road for appointment-only showings of its popular products, which include grass for pets, sports, playgrounds, landscaping, golfing or pool areas. “With our product, you don’t have to mow, fertilize, water … anything!” O’Brien says. Forever Lawn of North Texas recently completed the rooftop of the Dallas Convention Center and is working on a project with the Winspear Opera House for a life-size chess set area.
Forever Lawn of North Texas, 11601 Plano, Ste. 116, 214.341.4332

 The Cake Ball Company debuts new fall flavors

Autumn at The Cake Ball Company means new, rich flavors. The decadent, bite-size desserts now come in s’mores, gingerbread, pumpkin spice and cinnamon streusel. These flavors are only available seasonally. “Our s’mores cake ball is graham cracker cake mixed with marshmallow pieces and chocolate chips, blended with cream cheese icing, then dipped in dark chocolate and topped off with a marshmallow piece,” says owner Robin Ankeny. The gingerbread is no less amazing: gingerbread cake with cream cheese icing, dipped in white chocolate, then topped with crushed gingersnap cookies and crystalized ginger.
The Cake Ball Company, 10230 E. Northwest Highway, 214.559.5788

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Mariano’s celebrates the Smithsonian with half-price ’ritas

This month marks Mariano’s annual “Smithsonian Frozen Margarita Induction Fiesta,” commemorating the induction of Mariano’s invention into the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History. From Oct. 10-16, Mariano’s will introduce its new margarita menu and feature a different signature margarita each day at half-price. The new menu welcomes the new Burnt Orange Margarita, the Salty Perro Rojo and the Frozen Coronita Rita.
Mariano’s, 6300 Skillman, 214.691.3888

2011 Partners Card

Presented by the Bank of Texas, the 2011 Partners Card is currently available for purchase at For the $60 purchase, cardholders receive a 20 percent discount at more than 750 stores and restaurants in the DFW area from Oct. 28–Nov. 6, and 100 percent of proceeds benefit The Family Place and its work toward family violence intervention and prevention. Many Lake Highlands businesses are involved, including Brumley Gardens, T. Hee Greetings & Gifts, The Store in Lake Highlands, Sample House & Candle Shop and more.

More business buzz:

Eat the World presents its “What the @#&*% is a TurDucHen” open house on Oct. 12 from 4-9 p.m. The evening includes samplings of turduchen, fried turkey and other holiday menu items along with sangria and specials. Brumley Gardens is hosting a “Witches’ Night Out” Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m. Leave the kids at home and enjoy a night full of cocktails, sexy bartenders, music and shopping.
Eat the World, 8530 Abrams, 214.340.3663
Brumley Gardens, 10540 Church, 214.343.4900