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Grab a cup. A hot drink at Rosalind Coffee will warm you. A short walk from Downtown Garland Station and nestled on the town square, it's cozy and inviting, and uses some of the most expertly roasted beans around. Grab a window table and take in the quaint scene, where shopping and dining options abound. Or hit Downtown Plano Station and head to 1418 Coffeehouse, a quintessentially indie spot with comfy couches, locally sourced coffee and a wide selection of tea, all in cool early 20th-century digs.
Turn up the heat. The spicy kind, that is. ZestFest aims for a weekend of forehead sweat, with the spiciest food from around the country in one place. If you like it hot, you'll find yourself right at home, with thousands of options to sample. Add cooking demos, live music and contests, and you've got the ingredients you need to crank up the heat. The zest happens Jan. 24-26 at the Irving Convention Center, a short walk from Irving Convention Center Station.
Take in a show. An evening - or matinee - at the theater can take you to another time and place, and DART serves some of the area's best venues. Near Addison Transit Center, revisit the classic Harvey at WaterTower Theatre from Feb. 6-23. For more nostalgic fun, check out The Drowsy Chaperone from Jan. 30-Feb. 23. The parody of 1920s musicals is on stage at The Firehouse Theatre, right across the street from Farmers Branch Station.