Piada Italian Street Food: Inventive Italian Fare Debuts in Tyler

May 18, 2017 10:00 am

Street food is having a moment right now. Whether it's Korean street fare fresh from a food truck or French crepes served hot from the griddle, there's something about eating these simple, delicious snacks that is so enticing and enjoyable. At Piada Italian Street Food, you can taste the same cuisine that residents of Italy enjoy daily.

Piada just debuted a branch near Orion at the Cascades a few months ago, so you're ahead of the curve if you've already dined here. If not, it's time to come check out some of the signature items. The piadas, of course, are the main event. They're essentially wraps swathed in thin Italian dough that's baked to golden-brown on the grill and then hand-rolled around fresh ingredients. Try the Chef's Favorite piada, filled with romaine, sweet and spicy peppers, mozzarella, creamy Parmesan dressing, and spicy diavolo sauce for the quintessential Piada Italian Street Food experience.

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Learn About the Stars at the Center for Earth and Space Science Education

May 11, 2017 10:01 am

Residents of Tyler are lucky enough to live just a few minutes away from the Center for Earth and Space Science Education, one of the area’s most impressive planetariums and also East Texas’s first planetarium. Today, the recently remodeled center is home to a 40-foot domed theater that promises immersive experiences to everyone who visits.

The movie theater schedule is available online and features films about ocean life, National Parks, and more. In addition to the theater, this science education center also promises interactive exhibits and displays. The science center isn't far from Orion at the Cascades, so don’t miss your opportunity to check it out! It's open Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is $12 for adults for an all-day pass and $7 for tickets to an individual show.

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Test Your Intellect at Tyler’s Original Escape Room

May 1, 2017 12:00 pm

At Tyler's Original Escape Room, guests work together to solve mysteries and master puzzles in order to "escape the room" before time runs out. Like other escape room businesses, Tyler's Original Escape Room requires visitors to use a mix of intellect and teamwork to win. What sets this place apart, however, is that it offers five different experiences with respective escape rates, so you can decide how much of a challenge you'd like.

"The List" puzzle has an 80% escape rate and features an all-ages plot, while a group of thrill-seeking adults, on the other hand, may want to try Murder on 155. True to its name, this escape room plunks you right in the middle of a murder-mystery. You must follow the clues to the murderer within 60 minutes in order to escape. Will you be testing your intellect this spring at Tyler's Original Escape Room?

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