Looking for a new spot for a team party? Andy B’s Bowl Social, a new entertainment facility in Denton, is now open for business. Located in Rayzor Ranch Town Center directly behind the Denton Convention Center, it offers a mix of social games and attractions, including bowling, laser tag, an arcade, virtual reality and classic table games (think Jenga). It also offers a full-service restaurant serving chef-driven American eats, craft cocktails and mocktails, and a large local draft selection. Larger groups can buy out the space, and private event space is available. If you’re interested in team-building, Andy B’s will even provide you with a team facilitator.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

When it comes to planning events, planners must be choosy when determining the venue. Setting priorities like location, size, and technological capabilities sets them up for a successful event, but often forces them to weed out dozens of venues due to their limitations. Although sometimes, a venue comes along that provides the perfect location, high-speed technology, and much more without having to compromise.