7-Eleven Slurpee

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    The Best Frozen Cocktails in Dallas

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. It may be less than a month until the official start of fall, but this is Texas, so it's best to accept that it may be sw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    7-Eleven's Under Attack: It's Free Slurpee Day

    Yes, yes it's free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven stores across the country. The promotion has whipped area munchkins into a fervor. I had to battle my way to the machine to secure my own (sugar-free mango because I'm trying to care about myself) and the free, small-sized cups were flying off the shelves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Slurpees and Roller Coasters: Six Flags and 7-Eleven Have Conspired for July 11

    Have you had your eye on the Titan at Six Flags for a while, but couldn't stomach the price of admission to the park? Well, we found your opening. Next Wednesday is July 11, and, as usual, you'll be able to partake in a 7.11 ounce Slurpee "on the house" at 7-Elevens everywhere, while supplies las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven Tomorrow; Here's How to Make the Most of It

    Tomorrow is SlurpFREE Day at (participating) 7-Eleven stores. Things are never what they seem though, okay? Sure, a store is giving away something free, but that doesn't meant it's mandatory flip-out time. Here are a few party tips: 1. You need to know, and strongly consider, that 7-Eleven is plo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Oh Hey, Slurpee Lite: Fuck You.

    Yesterday the Huffington Post reported that 7-Eleven is nationally debuting Slurpee Lite. Slurpee Lite will be made with Splenda instead of real sugar and promises to be "50% fewer calories, 100% awesome taste." Give me a summer-fucking break. Seems to me that if you're inside a 7-Eleven at all, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Dallas' Five Best Margaritas, in Honor of National Margarita Day

    The margarita may be the greatest drink of all time, if only because it almost always comes alongside a free, bottomless basket of chips and salsa. Born out of desperation, the margarita originally provided a way to choke down bad tequila. At some restaurants this still holds true. At others the dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    7-11's Hot Dog Potato Chips Taste Shockingly Hot Doggy

    ​7-Eleven has a storied tradition of attempting foods that taste like other foods rather than just making the foods themselves edible. But this time around, your favorite gas station-grocery-movie-rental store hit a grand slam in synthetic flavor simulation. That's right: I tried 7 Select Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Celebrating the Day the Margarita Died (In the City That Killed It)

    ​Sunday is National Tequila Day, a "holiday" Dallasites can celebrate with extra exuberance as residents of the city that fucked up margaritas forever. Mariano Martinez birthed the margarita machine here, 40 years ago, after a frightening opening night nearly handed him his ass. Turns out his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Are You Really That Bummed Out You Didn't Get Your Free Slurpee Yesterday?

    ​When I got home last night, my son asked if I went to the next-door 7-Eleven for my free Slurpee. I told him, sorry, I forgot about the giveaway. He didn't: 'Round 4 yesterday he and my wife stopped by the Preston Forest location, only to find they were all sold out. At which point they bought a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven Today. Need We Say More?

    ​It's in honor of the date, of course. But yes, there's a catch. With free frozen drinks, there's always a catch. 7-Eleven actually sold more Slurpees last July 11 then on any other day last year. Sales jumped an 38 percent, in fact. Apparently the free tiny ones are just enough to tease you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Redhead Appreciation Day at Marble Slab

    ​For once, it doesn't completely suck to be a ginger. To celebrate the launch of their brand-spankin-new ice cream flavor, Red Velvet, the good folks at Marble Slab Creamery will be offering up a free scoop of their tasty new creation today for a very limited time - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - for any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Poster of the Week: Girl Talk at the Granada

    ​ Pretty sure you guys know by now about the Girl Talk show going down at the Granada Theater tonight. We've sure talked about it enough this week... So, on that note, this will be the last time we mention it. Promise. (Not counting tomorrow morning's show review.)

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to See The Sold-Out Girl Talk and Cool Kids Show at the Granada

    Kevin TodoraThe scene at Girl Talk's last show in Dallas.​Mashup artist Girl Talk is known for putting on one heck of a show. So, yeah, the lucky few who managed to score tickets his sold-out show tomorrow night at the Granada Theater -- all tickets for the event were scooped up less than an hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Blink-182 & My Chemical Romance, Girl Talk & The Cool Kids, and Many Other Announcements

    Blink 182 are back, and they're looking for corporate sponsorhips​This week's most notable show announcements come our way via huge corporate sponsorships -- one from Honda Civic, and the other from 7-Eleven. The former, which features the newly reunited pop-punk forefathers Blink-182 and their mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    7-Eleven To Introduce Sippy Cups For Slurpees This Summer

    A sippy cup for all ages​You don't need Pete Delkus to tell you that it's hot outside, but if we're already seeing highs in the 90s in April, just wait for the griping and sweating we'll all be doing in June. Luckily, 7-Eleven, our chosen retailer for issues of Mugly! and beer pong parapherna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    7-Eleven Introduces "Middle-Tier" Wines -- For the Kids

    Mix it with a cherry Slurpee -- instant sangria!​Thanksgiving celebrants who are still fretting about which wine to serve with their turkey feasts will no doubt be pleased to know 7-Eleven's put three new private-label varietals on its shelves. The convenience store chain this week introduced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    "Purple Friday" Brings Free Iced Beverages To 7-Eleven

    ​A press release from 7-Eleven today announces "Purple Friday" as an alternative to "Black Friday," the busiest shopping day of the year, when hordes of deal-seekers rise at the asscrack to trample each other for large-screen televisions, game systems and other crap they couldn't possibly survive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Rangers vs. Giants: Grilled Crab at a Ballpark Instead of Nachos? This is America, Dammit.

    See you for Game Three.​Since City of Ate readers are the sort who might hesitate upon being offered a World Series ticket, taking a much-needed moment to wonder what they might find to eat at the game, we offer here a cheat sheet to the leading concessions at Rangers Ballpark and AT&T Park. ... More >>

  • News

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Oh, Thank Heaven! 7-Eleven Gets
    In on the Roasted Chicken Act

    Not a 7-Eleven bird, but we can dream...some Observer staffers eat lunch there three times a week.​Move over, Boston Market. There's a new bird in town. 7-Eleven, home of the Slurpee, is adding roasted chicken, for the low, low price of $7.99, to its menu, according to a report in the Chicago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Good Friday: Pleasant Grove, Toadies, B.o.B., RTB2, Queensryche, Ishi, Slobberbone, Spooky Folk, Dark Dark Dark, Trey Songz, Dondria, More...

    ​Dallas has seen many bands come and go. Some put out records that generated a lot of hype, but ultimately were forgotten. Some released albums that defined our music scene and still stand up today. Pleasant Grove is an example of the latter, and their crowning achievement is their album, Ausculta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    News Team Assemble Hopes To Slurp Up A Win In 7-Eleven Battle Of The Bands

    ​7-Eleven and its cold-blooded broham, the Slurpee, have been looking for America's next great rock band with a nation-wide Battle of the Bands. The competition has been narrowed down to 12 finalists, one of which is Arlington's News Team Assemble. The alt-rock foursome, which apparently has inde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Sunday's Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven, So... Bring Your Cameras?

    "I feel it right inside my head somewhere.""I feel like I've ben shot."Maybe you already forgot. It's cool -- it's been almost a year. But yeah, this Sunday's another July 11 -- 7/11, right -- so just like last year and the year before that, 7-Eleven is celebrating with free 7.11-ounce Slurpees fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Sangria-Rita Diaries of Gloria, Buca and Matt

    The weather has been pretty great lately, calling for a little patio here, a little frozen slurp there. But it's never a guarantee, so this girl drinker has been grabbing the goods when and where she can get them. I'm not going to say one word about the forecast this weekend for fear of a jinx, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Bowling For Soup Announces Album Details, Remains Proud Of Its 'Wena'

    ​In a press release sent out Thursday night, Bowling for Soup revealed the details of its upcoming album, Sorry For Partyin'. Oh, and it unveiled more details about its crotch-shot of a music video, "My Wena"... Far as the album's concerned, the pop-punk band's tenth release will see the lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Whitt's End: 8.28.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Okay, let me snap off this Olive branch and extend it to the Christians this week. Peace? *Props to 103.3 FM ESPN Radio's Randy Galloway for landing the first in-depth interview with Texas Rangers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Have You Opened Your 7-Eleven Yet?

    ​We've said it before: Sooner or later, we'll own a 7-Eleven location or just work at one. The Dallas-based convenience-store chain's been making a concerted effort to expand since last summer, and it's been reaching out to potential franchisees, including the wanna-be boss looking to take over an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Taco Diner

    I generally don't dig on the frozen beverage unless I've just finished riding a roller coaster in 103-degree heat, urgently need a drink and someone is standing nearby with a Slurpee. I'll eat ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato, provided I'm in the mood (it's a seasonal thing; plus I'm a girl, so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Kids Eat The Darndest Things: Los Lupes, Duncanville

    For this inaugural edition of Kids Eat…11 year-old Iris and 6 year-old Lyle traveled, with quite a bit of adult assistance, to Los Lupes III, one of the local Tex-Mex chain’s seven franchise locations. The basics: Iris opted for the chicken kids fajitas ($5.99), featuring a generous serving of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007
  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Thank Heaven

    Irving's Kasbah Grill replaces lukewarm 7-Eleven hot dogs with great Moroccan fare

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Rich Kids Behaving Badly

    Nerdy, bitter and shod in fake Uggs, Andrea Grimes investigates the legend of the Park Cities Party

  • Calendar

    August 4, 2005


    Get your motor running for the Hot Import Nights Tour

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Mix A Lot

    Kid 606 separates the beats from the crap

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Cosmopolitan Reach

    Local is a slice of culinary dazzle

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002

    That Frozen Concoction

    What's up with all the different margaritas?

  • Music

    June 10, 1999
  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Rhett's exploding

    Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    Fly Boys

    Like a gang of punk Peter Pans, suburbia's not-so-lost boys flock to Eisenbergs Skate Park to test their wings

  • Dining

    August 14, 1997

    Bungle in the jungle

    This tangled tropical adventure might make you turn green

  • News

    April 3, 1997
  • Music

    March 28, 1996

    To be or not to bop

    Texan Jazz unveils the Lone Star contribution to jazz

  • Music

    September 21, 1995
  • Dining

    December 1, 1994

    Comforts of old Mexico

    Casa Navarro reincarnates one of Dallas' original Tex-Mex restaurants

  • Culture

    November 10, 1994

    Macaw of the wild

    Undermain verbal nonsense entertains with loopy wit