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KENT RATHBUN CONCEPTS The Texas Chef Creates Contemporary Global Cuisine

KELLIE RASBERRY Radio Host Celebrates 20 Years On Air

SYMPHONY SPOTLIGHT Fort Worth’s Maestro Takes Center Stage

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38 GLITTER & GOLD

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya, celebrated music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, talks with Dallas Hotel Magazine. BY DAVE MUSCARI

For glam gifts that have a high wow factor, look no further than our 2014 Holiday Luxe Gift Guide.

Iron Chef Kent Rathbun and his Contemporary Global cuisine turn the culinary spotlight on Texas. BY DAVE MUSCARI

34 HOLIDAY STAR

Kellie Rasberry celebrates two decades on the radio as co-host for The Kidd Kraddick Show. BY GAIL BENNISON

46 GOLF WORTH THE TRIP

56 THE ROAD BEYOND SUCCESS LeAnn Rimes’ trip to stardom began in Garland, Texas. We find out about her journey and where it has taken her since. BY DAVE MUSCARI

Our resident golf connoisseur plays a round at Rosewood CordeValle in Northern California and shares his awe-inspiring experience. BY STEVE GUCKENHEIMER

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Food Network Star finalist Chef Sarah Penrod shares her best entertaining tips and a fabulous fudge recipe that’s sure to please. BY LEAH CAST

42 20 YEARS OF KISS AND TELL

56 ON THE COVER: Award-winning singer and reality star LeAnn Rimes breaks from traditional country music with her latest album of greatest-hit dance remixes.

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66 THE SCENE In Dallas, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay, including special holiday events.

73 DINING

79 SHOPPING From trendy boutiques and highend malls to hip vintage stores, DHM knows the smart spots to shop in Big D.

89 ATTRACTIONS What will make your visit memorable? Allow DHM to recommend what to do and where to go for fun and adventure in and around Dallas.

96 OUR PARTING SHOT We salute the annual State Fair of Texas and its most popular ride, the Texas Star Ferris wheel.

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Just as the popular song says, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Holidays in North Texas are incomparable in my book. From unforgettable seasonal dining experiences and excellent shopping, to a vast array of theater, music and other performance art, to special holiday events you won’t find anywhere but right here in Big D — welcome to our hometown. Speaking of songs, Dallas Hotel Magazine is pleased to feature an extraordinary young singer for our cover story. LeAnn Rimes may have been born in Mississippi, but she certainly got to Texas as soon as she could. LeAnn was reared in the Dallas area and hit the big time early when her version of the classic country tearjerker “Blue” became an international hit. Since then, she has sold nearly 40 million albums while collecting Grammys, CMAs and American Music Awards. We caught up with one of our favorite Texas talents

for a look at her past, present and what’s next. When it comes to innovative cuisine, Dallas has earned a reputation as one of the country’s top culinary destinations. Some of the world’s best chefs call this home base, including Iron Chef America winner Kent Rathbun. His kitchens are well known as launching pads for budding culinary superstars. Get Kent’s take on the local food scene, as well as secrets to his incredible success. For classic music lovers, Miguel Harth-Bedoya needs little introduction. He’s led the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to new heights during his 15-year tenure as its music director. As the season begins, we check in with the maestro to find out what’s in store. You know her voice, but maybe not her face. Kellie Rasberry is one of American’s biggest radio stars, best known for her work on the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show. This

year she celebrates 20 years on the air, and what a story she has to tell. Get out the smartphone and prepare to fill up your calendar with a variety of fall and seasonal activities. In The Scene, you’ll find a rundown of concerts, theater, art exhibits and other happenings. Plus, check out our listings of the area’s toprated sports schedules, among the best in the U.S., as well as the lowdown on restaurants, shopping and attractions. Please enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

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Whether on their honeymoon or a romantic weekend getaway, couples discover what they are looking for at Viceroy Riviera Maya—complete privacy in an ultra-luxurious and intimate ambiance with special amenities to enhance that special escape. At this exclusive boutique resort in a stunning natural environment, with no kids because guests must be 14 years old, choose from 41 exceptionally spacious villas set in the lush jungle but only steps from the beautiful white-sand Caribbean beach. Highlighting each exquisitely appointed villa is a patio with a private plunge pool where Viceroy Riviera Maya creates the mood for an incredibly sensual evening: ‘Plunge Pool Romantic Turndown’ gives new meaning to how romantic a turndown can be with aromatherapy, candles, lanterns, music, food and drink, and special touches in an evocative ambiance under the stars.

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Indulge in a massage or couples treatment in a Jungle Spa Suite for Two at the Maya-influenced spa where indigenous healing techniques and traditions infuse every aspect of the guest experience. A favorite of honeymooners is the Xaman Ek fertility massage using an exclusive “love oil.” At the Lagoon Pool or on the sand, get the royal treatment: Relax with your significant other nestled on a comfortable daybed with your every whim catered to by a Pool or Beach Butler. With the “dine anywhere” policy, couples can dine wherever their romantic impulses take them— the beach with a bonfire, La Marea with its gourmet Mexican cuisine served on a sea-view loft, an intimate dinner on their suite’s terrace, or on the resort’s private pier. The pier is also a popular spot for lovers to enjoy a massage for two over the aquamarine Caribbean.

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$79.99 Chef Gorji, owner of Canary by Gorji restaurant in Dallas, makes creating a gourmet meal easy with favorites from his clean and natural food product line, Gorji Gourmet Foods®. The gift basket includes one jar each of vibrant Pomodoro and tangy Puttanesca Pizza and Pasta Sauces, the versatile Dipping Oil and Marinade, and a bottle of Gorji’s famous Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Gnocchi, pasta, and chef recipes are also included. Add “Zing! By Gorji Cookbook” to the basket for $34.95. 972.503.7080. GorjiGourmetFoods.com

$28.95 Treat yourself or loved ones to a fresh and healthy selection of some of Texas’ sweetest citrus from the Rio Grand Valley. Included in this basket is four Texas Red Grapefruit, four Texas sweet oranges, four Red Delicious apples, one jar of jelly or jam, sprinkled with strawberry-filled candies. Other equally delectable combinations are available online. This basket will be available mid-November; pre-season orders can be taken by telephone. 800.580.1900. CrockettFarms.com

$39.45 Take home the fixin’s for an authentic “Truly Texas” meal packed in a box that’s the shape of the Lone Star state. Customize it to your liking with a choice of BBQ or enchilada sauce, one seasoning, one jelly, three 8 oz. jars of your pick of salsas, queso, mustards or mini peños and a box of the award-winning Truly Texas chili mix. The standard order includes one box of chili mix, spicy enchilada sauce, hoot ‘n holler jalapeño powder, jalapeño salsa, queso and green chile salsa. 936.582.6798. TrulyTexasFoods.com

$110 Cooking is made easier and more flavorful with this combo of three 500ml bottles of premium extra virgin olive oils (Terra Verde, Texas and Sola Stella) and traditional Terra Verde balsamic vinegar that’s simply the best we’ve tried. We also recommend trying the fruit and garlic-infused balsamic vinegars to brighten up salads and add tang to marinades (available for purchase separately). 512-607.6512. TexasHillCountryOliveCo.com

Prices start at $7 per ¼ lb. Bite into this traditional nutty English treat mixed with a Texas blend of ingredients, and we swear you’ll never be tempted by another. Chose from almond, Texas pecan, walnut, peanut, macadamia, or dusted with Ghost Pepper for a spicy kick, packaged in 4-, 8and 16-ounce cellophane bags or a Texas-shaped tin. Order online to knock off that corporate gift list in one fell swoop. As for yourself, make sure you pack this in your suitcase, or it’ll never make it home. 800.599.2133. TexasToffee.com

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Made To Measure Basiques travelwear line for women delivers the perfect fit

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Colette Mayers used to dread shopping as she struggled to find stylish, age-appropriate clothes that fit. Now, she says, she dresses with confidence, thanks to the creative designs of Sheri Falk. “Once I turned 40, the trendy clothes didn’t fit my body type any more, yet I didn’t want to look frumpy,” says Mayers, a Texas-based auctioneer. “Sheri was phenomenal. She gave me a slew of options and showed me how to wear them. Now, I never have to worry about how I look.” Falk is the owner and creative force behind the women’s travelwear line Basiques, a custom clothing service offered by appointment onsite to women in their homes or hotel rooms. She said her brand, which is headquartered in Texas, specializes in providing women a wardrobe with “the perfect fit” in mind. “Men, for generations, have been accustomed to getting these made-to-measure garments; it’s just standard menswear protocol,” Falk says. “Women are

the ones with hips and curves and shapes that have very unique proportions, but are often the ones left to shop off the rack.” “Basiques has always been about fantastic products coupled with the service of teaching women how to build a wardrobe for their unique, individual body shapes and sizes.” The brand features a specialized fitting system that creates a profile for each client and provides instruction on how to highlight and contour her unique silhouette. After selecting fabrics, clients then have a custom wardrobe built for them with the option to order additional items online. Falk said the collection, which does offer some ready-to-wear pieces, focuses on providing the basic staples of a women’s wardrobe, such as classic shirts, pants, skirts and jackets. “What I have discovered through the years is that simplicity is often the hardest to find,” she said. “Texas women have very big

closets, but if we’re not careful, we can end up with a huge wardrobe and nothing to wear.” Falk’s journey in fashion and appreciation for simplicity began while living in Paris after completing business school. She said it was the French style of wearing great-fitting, classic clothes, rather than chasing trends, that inspired her to launch her own clothing brand. “As a woman, I was so tired of buying something new for one occasion, then never wearing it again,” she said. “I created Basiques based on the idea that we don’t need a lot of things, we just need a few great things.” Upon returning to the U.S., Falk said she started her very first fashion company, La Chemise Blanche, in Dallas in partnership with designer Anne Fontaine. Then, after several years of heading North American operations for Fontaine in New York, Falk started Basiques in 2001. Basiques has style teams throughout Texas, New York


and Boston. Falk said she has positioned the collection as a travel wardrobe because there is a connection between traveling and the need for stylish yet functional attire. “Women who travel have multifaceted activities going on throughout the day, and there needed to be a style choice that could fit all of those personalities, from work meetings to evening affairs,” Falk said. “Basiques is an obvious match because we represent the classic pieces you are wearing time and again.” Basiques.com — LEAH CAST

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Electric and elegant — the cars of the future are here, on display at the Tesla Gallery in NorthPark Center in Dallas. These sleek, high-performance vehicles would thrill the company’s namesake, Nikola Tesla, a visionary SerbianAmerican scientist who unveiled alternating current at Chicago’s World Columbian Exposition 121 years ago. By career’s end, he had developed fluorescent, neon and laser lights and wireless communication. He also invented the AC induction electric motor, transformed in today’s Tesla Model S, SUV/minivan Model X and sporty Roadster. Model S features an aluminum body reinforced with boron steel, rear wheel drive, liquid-cooled powertrain and a regenerative braking system. Separate vehicle and 8-year battery warranties ensure unmatched coverage. The glass panoramic roof can be raised for a convertible-like driving experience, and rear seats fold to create a remarkable 58

cubic feet of storage, easily loaded through the rear hatchback. Model X, a blended SUV and minivan, features a dual motor, all-wheel drive and a center of gravity lower than any SUV; the resulting torque and traction deliver a stunning show of agility and performance. Too-tight parking spots evaporate when Model X doors become “falcon wings,” rising up and out over the vehicle. This unique design allows drivers and second-row passengers full access while entering or exiting the vehicle and also provides easy access to third-row occupants. At the Tesla Gallery at NorthPark, visitors may customize the Model S at design stations, slide into the driver’s seat in static displays, and speak with product specialists in private seating areas. Gallery visitors may receive information only, however, because Texas laws prevent direct sales by manufacturers. “[In Texas,] we educate people about the company, our

technology and the benefits of going electric,” said Alexis Georgeson, Tesla spokesperson. “Texas customers are able to purchase the Model S online on their computers or smartphones.” Teslas crave only clean electricity and releases zero emissions. Models S and X travel up to 265 miles on a single charge, and the Roadster boasts a 245-mile range. The cars can be charged at any 240-volt, standard 120-volt wall outlet or free Tesla charging station and can receive a 50 percent charge in about 20 minutes at free Tesla supercharging stations. Tesla owners — which include 2,000 Texans, to date — may charge at the downtown Dallas Marriott City Center. Travelers headed south from Dallas on I-35 may power up in Waco, San Marcos and Austin and, on I-45, at Corsicana and Huntsville, on the way to Houston. Service centers in Texas are located in Houston, Dallas and Austin. TeslaMotors.com — PATI HAWORTH


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Bernadette Schaeffler enjoyed a youth infused with a kaleidoscope of art, multi-cultural environments and diverse styles and design. She traversed the charms of Southern Italy and sampled the refined elegance and sophistication of France and was steeped in the precision and quality of the German lifestyle. Schaeffler was raised with a keen eye for quality honed through years of extensive travel with her father, owner of Germany’s first high-end shoe distributor. She worked throughout regions of Europe and visited leather manufacturers in Italy, including Ferragamo, Bruno Mali, Sergio Rossi and Bally. From these master craftsmen, she learned important nuances of quality and methods of construction. Later, she parlayed this knowledge into an element of her success as she chose leather sofa designs for her clients. Twenty years ago, Schaeffler moved with her family to the United States. She instantly fell in

love with the diversity, freedom and entrepreneurial spirit of America, as she saw that here, with hard work, dreams can become reality. Schooled with a degree in business from University of Mainz, Germany, she was prepared when she opened her first showroom, the Bernadette Schaeffler Collection, in Dallas. In the collection, Schaeffler incorporates influences of Milan, Venice, and Paris —cities known for their sophistication of style, color and design. Schaeffler’s Texas connections allow her to provide a growing U.S. clientele with collections from master craftsman around the world. The German native insists on being “hands on,” a trait she likely inherited from early travels with her father. She personally selects unique furniture, glassware, pottery and one-of-a-kind accessories for her signature collection as she visits manufacturers around the globe. Schaeffler is on a quest to eradicate the cookie-cutter

options that often permeate design for her clients that, until now, have been unaware other choices existed. “Quality always endures the test of time,” she says. “Discerning clients have an expanded awareness and desire to collect the best, without compromising their high standards.” There’s both art and science in blending a client’s personal tastes to create a masterpiece within every room of a home or office, each of which reflects a balance and unique “personality,” Schaeffler believes. As one client noted, “Bernadette expands her client’s range of perception, fusing Old World classics with more modern simplicity.” In an era where outsourcing of manufacturing frequently sacrifices quality, Schaeffler insists on using only the best and has created a thriving business by following this mantra. BernadetteSchaeffler.com

Distinguished Décor Bernadette Schaeffler brings European quality and high style to Texas

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DFW TOWN CARS DFW Town Cars has been serving the Metroplex for over 25 years, and our philosophy has always been the same; we don’t need to be the biggest, we just need to be the best.

When you travel with DFWTC, one of our professionally trained chauffeurs will arrive at your pick up destination on time and ready to assist you with anything you may require for your travels. Each of our vehicles is stocked daily with fresh bottled water and a morning newspaper. Upon your return, a driver will await you at your arrival area and take you directly to your destination, quickly and comfortably. DFW Town Cars prides itself on our “on-time” service. We constantly monitor the status of your arriving and departing flights allowing us to confirm your terminal, gate and flight information – always keeping you on schedule. Whether you’re traveling alone or require coordination for large groups, our extensive fleet of luxury vehicles allows us to provide professional top of the line transportation. Your time is very important and for your convenience, payment arrangements are handled at the time you make your reservation.

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Forget Chinese, French or Italian. You’ve come all the way to Texas — home of the steer — and you want some meat. From mouthwatering rib-eyes to succulent strips, the best steaks in the country can be found right here. Because there’s nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best steakhouses in Dallas. At each one you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts of beef you will be raving about for days.

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BLUE CHARCOAL This family-style restaurant serves up Brazilian flavor. The restaurant offers an all-you-caneat meal that includes meat as it is prepares in most areas of Brazil. The server will bring samples of 11 varieties of meats along with side dishes and salad, all for a fixed price. 518 W. Arapaho Rd. Richardson, TX 75080 972.907.1862 blue-charcoal.com

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks re-creates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining consisted of the best food, service and atmosphere. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as groups of up to 900, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

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COOL RIVER Cool River incorporates fine dining, a chic, high-energy bar and an exquisite Cigar & Cognac Lounge. Some even call it, “The Celebrity Playground of the Metroplex.” The ultimate dining experience is extended to accommodate private parties, celebrations and business meetings. Each of its rooms delivers a memorable experience with excellent food and quality service in an upscale atmosphere.

DEE LINCOLN STEAK & BURGER BAR This Dallas favorite showcases an approachable menu with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Dee Lincoln’s name is synonymous with steak, and that expertise is not only showcased in her delicious prime cuts, but also in how she rethinks the burger. DALLAS 2626 Howell St. 214.754.4949 PLANO 4701 W. Park Blvd. 972.519.1642 deelincolnsteak.com

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CULPEPPER STEAKHOUSE Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to top off the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s.

At this favorite Rockwall steakhouse, enjoy prime cuts of meat with a selection of more than 230 wines from which to chose. The attentive service, menu selections and the ambiance is what keep the regulars coming back time and time again.

LEMMON 4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446

309 E. I-30 Rockwall, TX 75087 972.771.1001

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4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201

5330 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.2467

1045 Hidden Ridge Irving, TX 75038 972.871.8881

DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St. 214.652.4800

Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semi-casual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world.

every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is memorable for days to come.

THE CAPITAL GRILLE A block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers works of art, like steaks dry-aged on-site. With an extensive wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot. UPTOWN 500 Crescent Ct. 214.303.0500 PLANO 7300 Dallas Pkwy. 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients. It selects the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts of beef ensure that

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DAKOTA’S Dallas’ underground marvel has been a downtown dining tradition for locals since it opened 30 years ago. Its unique location creates an ambiance unlike any other, and its patio has long been considered one of the city’s most romantic spots. The Midwestern grain-fed beef is aged a minimum of 28 days. 600 N. Akard St. 214.740.4001 dakotasrestaurant.com

DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach toward classic steak-house recipes. With in-house dry-aging and flavor-filled recipes prepared by a top culinary team, the Chop House is consistently ranked as one of the best steakhouses around. 1717 Main St. 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

This restaurant planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago and embodies the rich tradition of classic American steakhouses and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse without the high prices. Plenty of USDA “Prime” steaks are on the menu along with many of the original choice cuts. Also making the transitions to the new building are the traditional home-cooked favorites like chicken fried rib-eye and fried catfish that Dunston’s is famous for. 8526 Harry Hines Blvd. 214.637.3513 dunstonssteakhouse.com

FIREPIT STEAK & FRITES This North Dallas neighborhood favorite grills its beef, chicken and other meats to perfection on an open flame. On the menu is a fixed priced option called The Formula: An 8-ounce


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Angus strip filet smothered with FirePit Secret Sauce with truffle frites and the restaurant’s unlimited Palmito Walnut Salad. 8141 Walnut Hill Ln. 972.955.2225

beef and come see why baseball’s famed legend Mickey Mantle was a regular patron for years. 14925 Midway Rd., Addison 972.458.7888 jaxxsteakhouse.com

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HOFFBRAU STEAKS The West End location is a family-owned Texas steakhouse in the heart of the Historic Wend End in downtown Dallas. The décor is casual and rustic with unique country comfort Texas atmosphere. This restaurant features high-quality USDA choice steaks, cocktails and an extensive wine list. 311 N. Market St. 214.742.4663

Quality, comfort and value are three key ingredients that make this experience like no other. The menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow-roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish, fresh salads, irresistible desserts and an outstanding wine list. The steaks are aged for tenderness with a special blend of added seasonings, which gives them a unique flavor that enhances the flavor of the high quality, well-aged beef. PLANO 6101 W. Park Blvd. 972.403.0430

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JAXX STEAKHOUSE This neighborhood favorite, formerly Jaxx Cafe, offers casual fine dining at its best, with uncompromised service in a romantic 1930s, Boston-style setting. Enjoy Jaxx’s prime aged

IRVING 859 W. John Carpenter Fwy. 972.556.9188 kegsteakhouse.com

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This Addison hotspot is reminiscent of a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse that’s classy and relaxed with a warm atmosphere. The menu features wood-grilled seafood, prime-cut meats and traditional American classics with a twist. Every meal begins with the famous popovers that are warm, flaky and fresh from the oven with a crispy outside and doughy center that’ll have you begging for more.

The menu melds classic and modern steakhouse dishes with all-natural, born-and-raised beef, pork and lamb and dry-aged prime cuts prepared in cast irons and steakhouse broilers. Additional specialty cuts include chuck flap, outside skirt, tri tip, culet, beef cheeks, beef tongue, oxtail and rich, exotic Akaushi beef. Other meats include grass-fed bison and lamb and specialty breeds of port, chicken and seasonal game birds, and house-made sausages, hotdogs and brats and more.

5000 Belt Line Rd. 972.392.9663 kennyswoodfiredgrill.com

KIRBY’S Since 1954, this steakhouse has served the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern prime beef and fresh seafood, daily chef features and a spectacular collection of Old and New World wines. Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, excellent service and cuisine makes it among the best steakhouses in the area. 3305 E. Hwy. 114 Southlake, TX 76092 817.410.2221

5680 N. Central Expwy. 214.443.9339 knifedallas.com

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a fun-filled atmosphere, where specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes on hibachi grills. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood,

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chicken, and vegetables, and a fabulous flaming onion volcano.

then, indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace.

5000 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.8150

1501 Gaylord Tr. Grapevine, TX 76051 817.778.2215

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LAWRY’S In Texas, where beef is serious business, this restaurant has earned its reputation. Its famous roasted prime rib is carved tableside in a luxurious club-like setting. Expect to find the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that has made Lawry’s a Dallas favorite since 1982.

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the country. Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs.

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

NICK & SAM’S Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops in town pairing well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar. 3008 Maple Ave. 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

OCEAN PRIME Steak or Seafood? Here you can choose the best of both. Add in world class wines, award winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and take-your-breath-away service. Ocean Prime’s passion is to give you an extraordinary supper club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner. 2101 Cedar Springs Rd. 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com

OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is on of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish yet contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails and

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This Dallasite-owned and operated restaurant just celebrated its first year at its new Cedar Springs location with an upbeat, lively atmosphere. Dallas’ premier modern day steakhouse experience is filled with ambient natural light and an urban feel, with artwork produced by Dallas artists and design houses. 2680 Cedar Springs Rd. 214.871.9991

14655 Dallas Pkwy. 972.503.6688

Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high-quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment.

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There’s no better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm than The Palm, whose doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, the restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE This restaurant prides itself on its straightforward approach to serving their guests the best steaks available by buying only the highest-quality ingredients and using a timeless recipe so that the meat is flawless each and every time. The restaurant’s dry aged steaks are the stars of the show. 10477 Lombardy Ln. 214.366.2000 pappasbros.com

PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE This award-winning menu is offered in a comfortable, casual elegant setting. The restaurant serves hand-selected USDA-aged prime beef cuts that are brought in fresh daily. For a memorable dining experience, try one of its specialties such as Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, chateaubriand and flaming desserts. Here you will find a spectacular selection of world-class wines. 2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE This award-winning steakhouse’s story began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass, and thus became known for creaking the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by the Landry family and serves only prime cut of meats along with campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily. 13561 N. Central Expwy 469.330.0152 3000 Dallas Pkwy 972.781.2202 4101 LBJ Fwy. 972.243.9440 saltgrass.com

SER STEAK+SPIRITS With a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline, Ser offers guests a casual, sophisticated atmosphere with an urban feel. Ser displays a collection of antique car mascots — early 20th century automobile hood ornaments that are collectors’ items. Enjoy prime cuts of the finest beef and market-fresh seafood, unique appetizers, handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine program. Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy. 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

A USDA prime-beef emporium, Silver Fox is one of the few exclusively prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox’s delectable menu also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, jumbo sautéed scallops and succulent Australian lobster tail. Four locations in the area; visit the website for full details. FRISCO 1303 Legacy Dr. 214.618.5220 RICHARDSON 3650 Shire Blvd. 972.423.8121 silverfoxcafe.com

TEXAS LAND AND CATTLE This restaurant features more than 60 dishes and beverages on its menu that use local Texas products, including genuine Black Angus beef from Stephenville, sticky toffee pudding from Austin, Blue Bell vanilla ice cream from Brenham, corn and flour tortillas from Dallas, Daisy Brand sour cream from Dallas, bourbon pecan pie from Humble, Tito’s Handmade Vodka from Austin and Dr Pepper products from Plano. 3130 Lemmon Ave. 214.526.4664 10250 Technology West 214.353.8000 texaslandandcattle.com

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse as “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” 702 Ross Ave. 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com All restaurants are located in Dallas, unless otherwise noted.


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Miguel Harth-Bedoya: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra maestro talks with Dallas Hotel Magazine.

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in its home at the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square.

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eet a classical-music rock star. But instead of slinging a shiny electric guitar over his shoulder, this musician wears a tuxedo and carries a baton to gigs. Miguel Harth-Bedoya, 46, has intense eyes as dark as his thick shock of jet-black hair, with scores of symphonies in his head. When he appears onstage, the audience erupts in applause. He nods to them and smiles before stepping onto the podium. As he faces the orchestra, the concert hall falls silent. Once Harth-Bedoya gives the downbeat, the focus is no longer just on him — but on the music. Harth-Bedoya grew up in Lima, Peru. As a child, he took piano lessons, and he and his sisters were members of a chorus directed by their mother. He recalls being reluctant to practice or to spend much time playing music alone, but as a teenager,

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he began working in the theater. He enjoyed being backstage and loved listening to operas and operettas. It was then that he decided what he wanted to do with his life. Harth-Bedoya earned conducting degrees from Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and The Juilliard School in New York. His career was launched when he was appointed music director of Norwalk Youth Symphony, with which he made his Carnegie Hall debut. As conductor of the New York Youth Symphony, he worked with some of the world’s most prominent musicians, including another classical-music rock star, violinist Joshua Bell. Harth-Bedoya soon was named a staff conductor for the New York Philharmonic, then served six years as associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As he continued to receive invitations to guest conduct some of the world’s greatest orchestras, his reputation grew.

In 2000, Harth-Bedoya was appointed music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO). He also is founder and artistic director of Caminos del Inka, a nonprofit dedicated to the performance and promotion of South American music. HarthBedoya and his wife, Maritza, have three children — all native Texans — and make the Lone Star State their home. We asked Harth-Bedoya about his influences, where he sees FWSO headed, and why he chose Texas. DHM: Fifteen years with the FWSO is a milestone; what are you most proud of during your tenure? MHB: I am very proud of the extraordinary camaraderie and teamwork that has helped us achieve a high level of musicmaking. We have also had several important milestones that have added to the legacy of the orchestra, like the establishment in 2001 of a Great Performances Festival each August that focuses on the music of one or two


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Miguel Harth-Bedoya chats with a young music fan while signing autographs during the annual Main Street Arts Festival.

In addition to his position as artistic director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya is the chief conductor for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo.

Highlights from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 2014–2015 Season Oct. 3–5 Beethoven and Ravel, featuring Simone Dinnerstein, piano Oct. 10–12 A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

composers, the world premiere of Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov at Carnegie Hall in 2008, worldpremiere recordings, such as our CD Take Six, featuring the FWSO’s Composers-in-Residence; and our artistic partnership with [pianist] Vadym Kholodenko over three consecutive seasons, which includes recordings and touring. Also, we were able to confirm a tour to Spain, planned for 2016. DHM: What else can we anticipate this season? MHB: We have our agreement with Harmonia Mundi to record the Prokofiev [piano] concerti with Vadym Kholodenko, and, this season, we look forward to performances of music by [our] three Composers-in-Residence: Anna Clyne, Jennifer Higdon and Adam Schoenberg. DHM: Where do you hope to take the symphony over the next few years? MHB: I see the FWSO continuing our upward trajectory of great

music-making. We will continue to be an artistic partner in our community and have an impact locally, to create valuable recordings, and, as I mentioned earlier, to take the orchestra to Europe. Of course, it’s also very important for the FWSO to continually strive to be engaging and inviting to people. DHM: For a musician with an international perspective, what makes Fort Worth so intriguing? MHB: The people — because cities are made of people. I think that the mix of cultures here creates a very warm feeling. In my case, the fact that Fort Worth’s cultural scene is so good has been important. We have so many great resident companies, such as Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, the Cliburn, guitar societies, choral groups … you name it. And it is not just performing arts. The Trinity River (we go fishing there), the Stockyards, the museums — there’s everything here. It

happens to work well for us as musicians and as a family.

Oct. 24–26** Cliburn Gold featuring 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko, piano

DHM: Why have you made Fort Worth home? MHB: Maritza and I have lived in many other places: Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Eugene, Oregon; Auckland, New Zealand; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Monterey, California, to name a few. We have always been gypsies, but we are now beginning our 15th year in Fort Worth, and it truly feels like home. Our children were born here, and it’s a great place to raise a family. We have had so many meaningful experiences here.

Nov. 7–9** Hitchcock! A musical anthology with scenes selected from Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films Nov. 14–16 American Ballads, works by Copland, Barber and Shostakovich Dec. 2 Handel Messiah Dec. 4 Von Trapp Family Christmas Dec. 31 Swingin’ New Year’s Eve Jan. 9–11** Grammy-Winning Percussion, works by Copland, Higdon, Rachmaninoff Jan. 30–Feb. 1** Lalo and Schumann Feb. 28** Gala: Lang Lang. The piano virtuoso performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 March 20–22** Two Mighty Fifths, works include Prokoviev Piano Concerto No. 5 in G Major featuring Vadym Kholodenko, and Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 April 10–12** Cirque de la Symphonie **Conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya

To view the full season concert schedule, visit fwso.org

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y a d i l o H r a t S Food Network Star Chef Sarah Penrod shares her secrets to holiday hosting

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Penrod made it to the final four on Season 10 of Food Network Star.

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ooking for the holidays is something that Chef Sarah Penrod knows plenty about. After all, the Southern cooking skill and Texas-sized personality that landed her in the final four on Food Network Star earlier this year didn’t come from a culinary textbook. “I have this huge family, and we get together all the time for Sunday dinners and especially holidays,” says Penrod, 31, a native of Denton, 30 miles north of Dallas. “We’re like redneck Italians! I grew up around loud personalities, food and entertaining.” It was this family environment — and her daily childhood routine watching the TV cooking shows that followed Sesame Street — that nurtured Penrod’s desire to become a chef. And, after training at Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Arizona, landing a job as personal chef for San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker and his then-wife Eva Longoria,

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Food Network Star finalist Sarah Penrod cooking for the Star Challenge “Live Demo at Knotts Berry Farm” on Season 10.

and jumping into the national spotlight as a finalist on the most recent season of Food Network Star, Penrod’s whirlwind career has kept her right where she wants to be: in the kitchen. “Going on Food Network Star was certainly the experience of a lifetime,” Penrod says. “Ever since the show, doors have been opening. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but right now, I feel so blessed and have faith that this is just the beginning.” Penrod says she’s working with an agent to continue her pursuits in food television, with hopes of getting her show concept, The Lone Star Kitchen, on the air. She also still runs her private chef business, writes a popular food blog and enjoys being the mother of two young boys. Whatever exciting developments the future holds, Penrod says they won’t prevent her from taking part in holiday season festivities: hosting big family gatherings and cooking some of her favorite dishes. “Fall is definitely my favorite season,” Penrod says. “It’s a time 36

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for feasting and gathering — and remembering what’s important.” For her own holiday preparations, Penrod says she loves visiting the pick-your-own produce farms found throughout the state and coming up with flavorful treats, such as her famous white-chocolate pumpkin cheesecake or her Texas fudge with fresh fruit add-ins. But, when it comes to hosting holiday dinners, Penrod says she likes to “keep things simple” and advises others to do the same. “When you try to spread yourself too thin, that’s when things get crazy,” she says. “I always suggest focusing on a couple of main dishes that you can do really well, rather than trying to do too many elaborate dishes that turn out just OK.” For large dinner parties, Penrod suggests preparing some items, such as dressings and sauces, the day before. To save time for perfecting main dishes, Penrod says, it is worth purchasing certain foods, such as hummus or dinner bread, from your favorite restaurant.

And, when it comes to cooking, Penrod says you shouldn’t be afraid to try new things. “A lot of people say never make a new recipe when you are entertaining, but I don’t necessarily abide by that rule,” she says. “If it’s a source you have tested in the past and you are comfortable, it’s perfectly fine and can be really fun.” For Penrod, hosting a great holiday dinner isn’t just about the food, either. She says going the extra mile when decorating your tablescape, setting lighting and selecting ambiance music can make a huge difference for guests as well. “People don’t forget walking into a home filled with warmth,” she says. “You want to set the mood for the holiday before anyone ever reaches the table.”


Food Network Star Chef Sarah Penrod shares on e of her favorite recipes for the fa ll and holidays.

Texas Fud ge I might be a professional chef, but I’m the kind of girl who would rather have an easy, reliable recipe that I can experiment with over a technical recipe, any day of the week. Candy-making is notoriously difficult and not for the faint of heart, no matter how sweet and innocent the finished project might look! Boiling liquid sugar? Thanks, but I’ll pass! My suggestion for your holiday sweet tooth? Try this great 4th generation fudge formula straight from my “kin folks” in Sweetwater, Texas. Let’s not even call it a recipe, because it is really just a good “base” for making all of those delightful varieties of “fudgalicious” goodness we pass out when the cold weather hits. You can try my variations or experiment with your own!

MAIN INGREDIENTS • 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk • 3 c. semi-sweet chocolate (or white chocolate, dark chocolate) chips • 1 t. vanilla • Pinch of salt In a saucepan, whisk 1 can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk with 3 cups of your choice of chocolate until melted. Throw in 1 t. vanilla and a dash of salt. Stir and quickly pour into a straight-edged casserole-style dish lined with wax paper or parchment paper; a little baking spray on the bottom of the pan will help the

paper stick to it. Cool in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Pop the fudge out by pulling up on the wax paper and cut into squares. To spice up this recipe, try stirring in these variations with the chocolate chips, per the instructions above: RASPBERRY WASABI • 1 t. wasabi powder • 1/3 c. seedless raspberry jam (Use with white chocolate chips) ROOTBEER • 1 t. root beer extract (Use with white chocolate chips)

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OREO DREAMS VERSION Make a double recipe, one with white chocolate chips, one with dark chocolate chips. Pour both into the pan and use the end of a sharp knife to make swirls. Top with crushed Oreos before placing in the refrigerator to chill. ADDITIONAL STIR-IN IDEAS AND TOPPERS: citrus zest, crushed peppermints, pistachios, jams and lemon curd, fresh vanilla bean, dried cherries, Butterfinger candies, M&Ms, mashed bananas, salted caramel or a pinch of cayenne pepper in dark chocolate fudge base.

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Nanis 18k Yellow Gold Ring handengraved finishing with diamonds (Transformista Collection) $3,960 DeutschJewelers.com

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Ivanka Trump Metropolis Lune Dome Ring with Blue Chalcedony and Diamonds in 18k Yellow Gold $3,950 DeutschJewelers.com

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Persian “Devonian” Pocket Knife $1,100 PintoRanchcom

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Roberto Coin “Chic and Chine” Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold Bangle $5,180 EisemanJewels.com

El Kineno Shave Kit Large $200 Small $162 KRSaddleShop.com

Feathered Fox Stroller, Reversible to Grey Cashmere $2,990 SakowitzFurs.net

Jennifer Meyer Turquoise Heart Necklace $3,750 Jennifer Meyer Yellow Gold Large Leaf Pendent $2,600 Ylang23.com

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Waterfall Pendant with Diamonds in 14K yellow gold (Matching earrings available) $599 NaHoku.com

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Big Bang Unico All Black Orange Price upon request Hublot.com

Catstudio - Texas Pillow, 19" x 19" $158 Catstudio - Texas Glass $15 each Kuhl-Linscomb.com

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Congratulations to Kellie Rasberry who celebrates two decades as a radio personality on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.

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ellie Rasberry called the manager of her hometown radio station in Florence, South Carolina. She told him she was funny and asked for a job. She was 19. And determined. Anything was possible. He gave her the job. She worked part-time and only got paid if the morning-show host used her. A few months passed, and the station hired her fulltime at minimum wage, but she didn’t mind. She was hooked. Nine years later in Dallas, Rasberry’s life was changed the day she met radio show host David Cradick, better known as Kidd Kraddick. An award-winning Dallas-Fort Worth radio mainstay since 1984, Kraddick commanded two generations of loyal fans, first at KEGL 97.1 FM, then at 106.1 KISS-FM, where he hosted Kidd Kraddick in the Morning from 1993 to 2013. “I didn’t know enough to be scared,” Rasberry says, recalling her first interview. “I didn’t even Photo: David Woo Makeup: Jenine Galante

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The Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio team promote new Kidd's Kids shirts in the show's studio in Las Colinas, a Dallas suburb. (From left to right: J-Si Chavez, Shanon Murphy (producer), Kellie Rasberry, Kidd Kraddick, Big Al Mack and Jenna Owens.)

Emma Kelly, Rasberry's 8-yearold daughter, says her mom's best quality is that she is kind.

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know who Kidd Kraddick was. Our relationship was wonderful from the beginning,” she says. For nearly 20 years, until Kraddick’s untimely death at age 53, Rasberry served as co-anchor of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show, an icon of pop culture commentary. The show was produced at KISSFM and syndicated nationally. Rasberry was Kraddick’s on-air foil and, she says, her best friend. Listeners didn’t connect right away to Rasberry, who replaced Jocelyn White, a popular, long-time area broadcaster, but persistence paid off. “Kidd always told me that as long as I was getting a reaction, I was doing something right — positive or negative,” Rasberry says. “He told me, ‘It’s when they don’t care that you need to worry.’”

Top: About 300 people took part in the Kidd’s Kids 4th annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at Timberlane Country Club in Gretna, Louisiana in July. Above: Rasberry takes a selfie with one of the young attendees at the Kidd’s Kids 4th annual Golf Tournament.

Kraddick and Rasberry had a certain on-air vibe, a chemistry that worked. “We could go at each other and fight because there was love underneath,” Rasberry says. “The audience knew that and could find the humor in it. We were like an old married couple.” On July 27, 2013, Kraddick died of heart disease while attending a golf-tournament fundraiser in New Orleans for his charity, Kidd’s Kids. The following Monday, a devastated Rasberry and co-hosts Big Al Mack, Jenna Owens and Jose “J-Si” Chavez remembered their friend and coworker on a shortened version of the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show while devoted fans mourned outside the KISS-FM Las Colinas studios in Irving, Texas. “My proudest moment on air was the first day we came back after Kidd died,” Rasberry says. “Everybody was questioning whether we would be able to [do the show]. We were grieving. We were questioning whether the

audience would even want to hear us. It was a huge deal, with all the nerves and anxiety. There was a big audience listening that day, probably more than ever before. He would have wanted us to do that.” The show, now known as The Kidd Kraddick Show, continues to thrive today without its namesake host. Rasberry, who has been on the show the longest, says all the co-hosts work together as a family. The show, which airs from 6 to 10 a.m. on weekday mornings and is in national syndication, is heard on more than 70 Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations. “We pride ourselves in being an upfront and honest show,” says Chavez, who Rasberry reveals is a Peter Pan at heart. “We don’t fake anything, ever. If Kellie is not feeling something, she’s not one to hide it, and that turns into hilarity more often than not. If you want honest advice or answers, Kellie Rasberry is your girl.” “Kellie is genuine, and with that comes an unpredictability


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that keeps me entertained every morning,” says Owens, who admittedly loves being goofy while being ridiculed for it in front of millions of people every morning. “It’s not easy revealing our weaknesses in such a public forum, but candid Kellie breaks that wall down, so women of all ages feel like they really know her. Which in many ways, they really do.” Rasberry says that Owens is smart and quick and makes her want to try harder. According to Mack, Rasberry is considerate and always sends thank-you cards. “She is so great about it that I usually feel the need to [give] her a thank-you card for sending me a thank-you card!” he says with a chuckle. Rasberry says that Mack aggravates her at times, but never holds a grudge and is a generous, forgiving person. In addition to The Kidd Kraddick Show, Rasberry also coanchors the syndicated TV show Dish Nation. She has won several female personality radio awards.

She co-hosted a Live! With Regis show during Women of Radio week and played a small part in the made-for-TV movie, Holiday in Your Heart. Also, Rasberry is “Mom” to 8-year-old daughter Emma Kelly, who, she says, is the love of her life. “She’s a challenge, she always keeps me on my toes, and she’s very articulate and funny.” Rasberry gives much credit to the people off-air, behind the scenes. “Not everyone wants to be in the spotlight, but we couldn’t do what we do without them.” The biggest influence in her life, Rasberry says, is “Kidd, obviously. Absolutely. If he hadn’t seen something in me and taken me on as his partner, there’s no way I could’ve had all this abundance in my life. And I don’t mean monetarily . . . my friends, family and the listeners. I’m very blessed. And I’m proud of our show.”

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Above and left: J-Si Chavez, Kidd Kraddick, Kellie Rasberry and Big Al Mack dance on stage with a Kidd's Kids talent show contestant (left). This group shot was taken at the end of an annual Kidd's Kids trip and was sent to sponsors and volunteers for their service and patronage to the cause.

Each year, Kidd’s Kids, an outreach program of the The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, sponsors approximately 50 children and their families for an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Eligible children must be between ages 5 and 12, suffer from a chronic or terminal illness, be physically challenged and/or have a catastrophic impairment due to an accident or birth defect, reside in one of the radio show’s listening areas and demonstrate financial need. This year’s trip dates are Nov. 20 through Nov. 24.

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or complete rest and relaxation, here’s a suggestion: Escape for a few days to Rosewood CordeValle, a luxurious boutique hideaway and golf resort in Northern California. Privacy and pampering are key at the 45room Rosewood property at San Martin, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains on 1,700 acres of rolling terrain. This charming, sophisticated retreat earned the distinction as Northern California’s #1 resort in the Best in the World Readers’ Choice Award category in the 2012 edition of Conde Nast Traveler and its Gold List from 2012 through 2014. The exclusive property’s centerpiece is the Rosewood CordeValle golf course, which was designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1999. It is currently ranked No. 61 by Golf Digest on its list of America’s

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100 Greatest Public Courses. The course’s stature and popularity skyrocketed since hosting the PGA Tour Frys.com Open from 2010 to 2013 and the 2013 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. In 2016, the world’s finest female golfers will compete in the prestigious U.S. Women’s Open at Rosewood CordeValle. The club boasts a large, local private membership, which shares tee times with resort guests whenever possible. I enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the patio of the Lion’s Peak Grill, one of the hotel’s four excellent dining options, and then spent a few minutes warming up on the driving range before Nick Bailey, director of golf, invited me onto the course. While the Rosewood CordeValle course can play up to 7,360 yards from the Black (pro) tees, I elected the member Green tees measuring 6,482, playing to

a par 72 with a slope rating of 131. There are additional teeing choices at Blue (6,810 yards), White (6,010 yards) and Red (5,325 yards). My caddie, Erik, who had caddied for the course architect on several occasions, made the round especially entertaining as he shared insights on the club’s rich history. “This is Mr. Jones favorite hole,” he remarked, as we approached the 13th tee. The scenery is captivating, making it more than a little difficult, at times, to focus on the next shot. The sixth hole, in particular, presents a picturesque panorama, as the fairway is adjacent to the Clos Lachance Winery and its 150-acre vineyard. I was struck by the beautiful setting, which invokes the grapecovered hills of Tuscany, Italy. Resort guests are welcome to visit the winery for a closer look, tours, tastings, picnics — and even a game of bocce ball.


Texas also is home to a pair of outstanding Rosewood hotels: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent in Dallas.

On the resort’s 2.3-mile hiking trail, fresh-air enthusiasts can experience the splendor of the surrounding natural areas and catch glimpses of wildlife. Other outdoor experiences include the tennis center, which features four Plexicushion tournament courts, and a pool centrally located behind the reception area. For those who prefer indoor activities, Rosewood CordeValle boasts a world-class Sense® Spa and top-notch fitness facility. An outstanding art collection is on display throughout the property, and a library off the main lobby provides a quiet, comfortable place to relax. Rosewood CordeValle’s intimate lodging options vary in size from 550 to 1,100 square feet and include 12 fairway rooms, 28 bungalows, and five villa suites. The 750-square-foot bungalows built high above the ninth fairway, for example, overlook sprawling meadowlands

and lush, tree-covered hills; these bungalows are just a few of Rosewood CordeValle’s private sanctuaries offering welcome respite from city life. Rosewood CordeValle also serves well as a home base from which to explore other acclaimed golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Pasatiempo Golf Course. All are located within an hour’s drive of Rosewood CordeValle, which is 25 miles south of the San Jose airport, west of Highway 101, and 45 minutes north of the Monterey Peninsula. For both the adventurous golfer and those seeking peaceful solitude, I highly recommend Rosewood CordeValle – it’s a perfect getaway and well worth the trip.

Stylish and sophisticated, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is an indelible part of the state’s history. Constructed as a wealthy cattle baron’s estate, the hotel serves as a home-away-from-home for the world’s most discerning travelers, including U.S. presidents, international heads of state, celebrities and entertainers.

The classic elegance of Rosewood Crescent combines contemporary European flair with warm Texas hospitality. The luxury hotel serves as the majestic centerpiece of upscale Uptown and Dallas’ bustling business and arts districts, within walking distance of the city’s major entertainment venues and museums.

All photos courtesy Rosewood Properties

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or a guy who started his restaurant career as a dishwasher in a Missouri diner, Kent Rathbun has come a long way. Now he stands among the most prestigious culinary figures in Texas, paving the way for others to follow. Rathbun was nominated four times for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southwest. He has been featured on The Food Network television programs, including Chef du Jour, Cooking Live with Sara Moulton and Ready Set Cook, and he successfully competed on Iron Chef America. In addition, Rathbun has been a popular guest for years on network television shows. Rathbun’s restaurants create buzz. They have also helped define Dallas’ identity as one of America’s premiere culinary destinations, from awardwinning Abacus in Uptown to Jasper’s in Plano. The chef’s last offering, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen in the Park Cities, closed last May with promises to “reconcept the space” sometime in the fall. Rathbun discovered his passion for cooking when he was 10 years old. “My brother and I grew up in a family of people who loved to celebrate in the kitchen,” he says, 52

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reminiscing about his mother, father and grandmother. “They weren’t chefs, but they were great country cooks.” His first serious job was at La Bonne Auberge, an upscale French restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, where his mother worked as a maître d’. “I got an apprenticeship when I was 17 years old as a junior in high school,” Rathbun remembers. His experience there was an education and opened his eyes to the complexities of ingredients and the fine art of preparation. “I kicked my career off quicker than most people,” he says. As he moved on, Rathbun worked with some of the best chefs in the country at Mr. B’s in New Orleans, American Restaurant and Milano in Kansas City, Missouri, and The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Landmark Restaurant in the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas. Rathbun began traveling annually to Bangkok. The seminal experience provided the research and resources he needed to create his personal culinary vernacular, the basis of what would morph into his signature cuisine. Drawing on influences from the Pacific Rim, Southwest, Mediterranean,

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Creole and other parts of the world, Rathbun’s unique amalgamation of flavors formed the underpinnings of his first restaurant, Abacus. Abacus was a sensation from the day it opened in Dallas in 1999. Diverse and distinctive, fans flocked to it, and culinary critics fawned over it. The restaurant was honored as Bon Appetit’s 2001 Best of the Year; it was tabbed as one of the top meals around the world by USA Today and was featured in Southern Living, Elle and Texas Monthly magazines. With critical acclaim mounting and a fiery following of foodie fans, Rathbun seized the moment to work on his second concept, Jasper’s, which debuted in 2003. It became another darling among national food critics and was named one of Esquire’s top 20 best new American restaurants. For this venture, he added a touch of home cooking creatively baked into a fresh outdoor theme. Steaks, chops, fish, rotisserie chicken, pasta, pizza and, of course, his mother’s famous “sink salad,” are the mainstays of Jasper’s menu. Word spread about his brand of “gourmet backyard cuisine,” and he successfully expanded the concept from Dallas to Austin and The Woodlands.


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Rathbun’s catering company also is a success. His client list includes businessman and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and The Kenny GossGeorge Michael Foundation. His line of culinary products, Ken Rathbun Elements, includes imaginative sauces, dressings, spices and marinades. Rathbun has left a big imprint on some of Texas’ hottest young chefs, including Tre Wilcox, who has appeared on Bravo cable channel and Top Chef. Wilcox logged nearly 10 years in Rathbun’s kitchen before going on his own. “I can’t tell you all the things that were drilled into my head, but most of it probably came from Kent,” he says. “Make it nice or make it twice,” Rathbun would say, according to Wilcox. “You couldn’t get a sloppy dish past him.” Rathbun’s impressive list of protégés also includes Aaron Staudenmaier, executive chef at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas; Katie and George Brown, who recently opened Experimental Table, a farmto-table catering venture; and Casey Thompson, executive chef at Aveline in San Francisco’s Union Square and runner-up

on season three of Top Chef. Rathbun beams when he talks about the many chefs he has mentored. “Hopefully, I have given them as much as they have given me.” Rathbun and his Atlanta-based restaurateur brother Kevin Rathbun were contestants in 2008 on Iron Chef America, defeating Food Network resident grill master Bobby Flay. Kent Rathbun still speaks highly of the program, calling it “the mac daddy television show” and “one of the most awesome things that have ever happened” to him. “[Iron Chef America] is not a BS show, you know? It’s two teams of chefs in a rockin’ kitchen with awesome products. Nobody is there trying to slip you up with some kind of weird or rotten ingredient or cooking off the back of a pick-up truck. It’s all about skill, and being able to deliver five plates.” Rathbun lends his celebrity status to good causes and is a staunch supporter of organizations, including the American Cancer Society, North Texas Food Bank, March of Dimes and American Heart Association. Of course, he’s only too happy to spread the word about his adopted state’s culinary

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scene. “We’re more than just barbecue in Texas,” he says. Rathbun’s seen his share of culinary transformations. “The biggest change is the products that we’re able to get so close to home,” he says. He’s also watched a variety of trends gain steam, including the current emphasis on a farm-to-table philosophy. “We try to bring the best products we can to the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean we’re not going to pay attention to what’s in our own backyard,” he says. “Let’s face it: we don’t have everything we need. We’re not growing halibut in the Gulf. If that means buying from a farm in Cleveland, we do. If that means buying from seafood purveyors in Boston or Honolulu, we do.” However, he says, now many more quality state producers offer cheeses, honeys, different kinds of artisan meats and vegetables. Restaurants, chefs and, ultimately, consumers are the beneficiaries. “It’s better than it has ever been in terms of the products available to us inside our own little state. Not that it’s a little state,” he adds with a laugh.

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The trip to stardom began in Texas for LeAnn Rimes. Dallas Hotel Magazine finds out where her journey has taken her since.

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she says, because her father was worried that the training might potentially harm what came naturally for her. As a child, she sang country standards on local television shows in Dallas. In the mid-‘90s, Colleen Horning, a producer for Good Morning Texas, booked the young singer several times. “Her manager was a woman named Marty Rendleman,” says Horning. “She was very precise about what she wanted for LeAnn on our show.” Each time Rimes appeared on television, Horning says, her confidence grew. “You could tell they had big plans for her.” Rimes performed “The StarSpangled Banner” a cappella at Texas Stadium prior to Dallas Cowboys games. She also appeared frequently on Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue, a regional showcase for country singers and musicians, including Lee Ann Womack, Gary Morris and others. Looking back, Rimes said she viewed herself as a normal kid. “I went to public school at Club Hill Elementary [in Garland, Texas],”

she says. “The major difference was that every weekend I was performing at the Johnnie High show. People knew my name around Dallas and were playing my music.” At home, she was influenced by her parents’ tastes, which, she believes, helped her become musically well rounded. “My mom loves old soul music, and my dad likes country and classic rock … so I was all across the board.” Around that time, an aspiring songwriter named Ron Grimes crossed paths with the young singer. He saw Rimes perform on one of High’s shows at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center but didn’t catch her name. He remembers her as a precocious little girl with star quality. “This child had so much intensity,” Grimes recalls. “She walked back and forth across the stage, and just had so much presence. I thought, ‘That kid is going somewhere.’” A few years later, Grimes got word that a young artist liked one of the songs he’d written and wanted to discuss working together. When


he went to meet her, he said he was struck by an odd coincidence: “Her last name is R-i-m-e-s, and mine is G-r-i-m-e-s,” he says. “I thought that was interesting. Her middle name is LeAnn and my middle name is Lee. So I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’m supposed to work with her?’” “I knew from the moment that I sat down to work with her that she was destined for greatness,” Grimes says. They wrote a song, “right off the bat” during their first session together. “Her dad heard it, then asked me if I’d ever seen LeAnn perform,” Grimes remembers. “I said I didn’t think so. He put a video on … and it was a tape of the same night that I saw her in Fort Worth … the same outfit, the same hair. I thought, ‘Gosh … there’s that little girl. I always wondered what became of her!’” Grimes wrote three songs with the young Rimes. He played guitar and she sang as they penned “Talk To Me,” which appeared on her on Blue album; “More Than Anyone Deserves,” for Sitting On Top of the World;

and “Together, Forever, Always,” which landed on I Need You. The pair’s professional relationship deepened, as did their personal connection. “She had no siblings and I had three little girls at home,” Grimes says, “She loved to come over to our home. It was a very safe place. Her folks trusted us with her. “ “She was an amazing child … the most respectful, wonderful, sensitive, caring, beautiful person inside and out,” Grimes says. “I wish everybody could know her the way that I know her.” In 1991, Rimes appeared on a junior edition of Star Search. While she didn’t win the overall competition, the 8-year-old charmed the audience as well as host Ed McMahon. Soon she was deep into the grind, keeping a relentless schedule performing around the country; her father, Wilbur Rimes, acted as her agent and producer. “I knew my voice was different, but I didn’t see myself as different,” says Rimes. “I still was a kid that had to go to school and all those things that a kid would do.” As for her peers,

sometimes that was another story. “My name was in the newspaper…I’d see it up on the bulletin board,” she says. “And I got picked on for it … a lot. Jealousy in girls at that age is very difficult to deal with.” She had a polished stage presence and a grown-up vocal style reminiscent of more seasoned singers well beyond “Music moves me tremendously. her years. But Sometimes I have to not think the performance schedule was about the story that I’m grueling at times. “I think adrenaline telling in the song because the and being a kid really kind of kept story will affect me, and I will me going,” she says. “At that age start crying.” you don’t really understand what stress is and you just keep going and going and going. You never say ‘no’ to anything.” Rimes recorded covers of songs such as Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” The Beatles’ “Yesterday” and the Patsy Montana western classic, “Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Rimes opens up the top country artists performances during Country Fest ‘97 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Eventually, a copy of her independent album, All That, which included “Blue,” landed in the hands of Mike Curb, president and founder of an independent Nashville record label. He quickly signed on the gifted 11-year-old. “I worked really hard when I was a kid,” says “I think that adrenaline and Rimes. “When I signed my record being a kid really kind of deal, a lot of people would say, ‘Oh, kept me going. At that age you well, you really didn’t have to work don’t really understand what that hard for it. It just kind of came stress is … you just keep to you.’ That wasn’t the case.” going and going and going. You With the 1996 re-release of Blue never say ‘no’ to anything.” on Curb Records, Rimes’ life changed. The song was a huge radio hit with a significant ripple effect. The following year, Rimes became the youngest performer ever to score two Grammy awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best New Artist, which was a first for a country 60

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singer. But Rimes says history regarding “Blue” could have easily been much different if not for her persistence. “The demo was horrible,” she remembers. “I came in one day and told my dad I wanted to listen to my demo of ‘Blue’.” Her father said he had just thrown it away. When he left to run some errands, Rimes says she boldly retrieved the tape and went straight to work. “When he came back I had basically made it my own, with the whole yodel thing that wasn’t there. Then he looked at it in a whole different light. Thank God I dug it out of the trash. It just goes to show you – the song was there, absolutely. I guess I had an intuition to go and make it mine.” Rimes still thinks of herself as rebellious in some respects, she says. “If someone said I couldn’t do something, I’d say, ‘Yes, I can.’ That defiance is what made me take it out of the trash for sure.” When it comes to radio play, longtime broadcaster Mike Crow says Rimes’ popularity remains strong in Texas. The program director at 92.1 HANK FM in Fort Worth, Crow hosts a weekly

Above: June 2004, Rimes performs at the Meyerson Symphony Center at a benefit for Special Olympics of Texas.

syndicated radio show, Sunday Morning Coming Down, which features a variety of homegrown music. Several years ago while working in Arlington, Texas, at KSCS-FM, one of the nation’s top country stations, Crow says he became acquainted with Bill Mack, host of the cult favorite Midnight Cowboy Trucking Show on sister station WBAP-AM. Mack gave him an advance copy of “Blue” and said, “This one is gonna hit!” “I played LeAnn’s version right along with the other Texas artists … because, at that point, I considered her a ‘local artist,’” says Crow. He once played Rimes’ version of Eddy Arnold’s classic “Cattle Call” when Arnold was a guest on his show. “Listeners loved LeAnn from the very start,” he says. Rimes was just getting started. She starred in a Disney Channel special and released an album of inspirational songs. She had a hit with the Debby Boone classic, “You Light Up My Life,” and set a Billboard “Hot 100” milestone with “How Do I Live,” which stayed on the chart nearly


70 weeks. She covered Patsy Cline songs, fueling inevitable comparisons between the two. There were more country music albums and a sensational 1999 duet with Elton John of “Written in the Stars.” Rimes also was making a subtle change in her music, moving toward crossover pop. Earlier in her career, she had raised eyebrows over choices of material some considered too mature for her age, such as “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” from the movie Coyote Ugly, in which she also made a cameo appearance. In 2002, Rimes performed at the Salt Lake City Olympics and released the album Twisted Angel, which represented another turning point in her career. Two years earlier, Rimes had sued her father and former manager amid allegations of financial irregularities. Countersuits flew, and feelings were fractured. Up to this point, Rimes’ dad had been her producer, but now, his more mature and determined daughter took the reins. While reviews of Twisted Angel were not as glowing

as those of Rimes’ previous projects, it was her second gold album and lit a green light for important changes ahead. At age 21, Rimes married Dean Sheremet, a dancer whom she’d met while hosting an award show the year before. She was at the top of her game, recording hit records and touring and working with a range of musicians, including Jon Bon Jovi, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Joss Stone, and Keith Urban. Eventually, she reconciled with her father, but the singer remained firmly in charge of her own career. Grimes says that he admires Rimes’ resilience through it all. “She’s taken it on the chin every day that I have ever been around her. You would not believe what a day entails for her, even before this rocket ship took off. I tease her and tell her that her initials stand for ‘lightning rod.’ I’ve never seen anybody overcome so much.” In June 2013, she released Spitfire. It was her third collection of country songs in a row, but this time the release held a sharp

edge. Guest artists included English rock guitarist Jeff Beck and Matchbox 20 vocalist Rob Thomas. While some of the songs seemed uncannily autobiographical, the album came out during a time when toxic tabloid smack was raging around her. But, confessional and cathartic in tone, Spitfire was spot-on. Rolling Stone suggested “I consider a huge part of my the album might be one of the upbringing and its influence year’s top country albums, with songs on me as Texan. I call myself that included “Borrowed” and 100 percent Texan. I grew up “Gasoline and Matches.” most of my life in Dallas.” A lot has changed, including Rimes’ musical methodology, which she reports is different these days. “I approach it with less fear, and I feel like I’m making music that I want to make,” she says. “I realize that I’m a human being with feelings and a gift to be able to share them.” Over the years, Rimes has learned much about herself, D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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LeAnn’s most recent work includes Spitfire, Dance Like You Don’t Give A…Greatest Hits Remixes and this fall’s One Christmas.

LeAnn Does Dallas When a Texas girl shoots back into town for a quick visit, where does she go for fun, food and a little chillaxation? We asked Rimes to tell us about some of her favorite local haunts. She was more than happy to oblige. The Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is nothing short of legendary, and gets a clear thumbs up from Rimes. “It’s the best Texas BBQ,” she says. Rimes is also big on Oddfellows in the hip Bishop Arts District. “It’s southern but edgy,” she says, “and has the best mac ‘n’ cheese. Coffee and desserts are killer.” As a well-known Grammy Awardwinning performer, it is difficult to get out in public without being hit on for photos and autographs? “You definitely get looked at, that’s for sure,” she says. “There aren’t very may places I can go without someone recognizing me. I shop online a lot these days. NorthPark [Center] is the exception to the rule!”

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including the fact that she wears her emotions on her sleeve. Instead of hiding that tendency, she embraces it. “Music moves me tremendously,” she confesses. “Sometimes I have to not think about the story that I’m telling in the song because it will affect me, and I will start crying.” “It’s a double edge “It is a blessing, thank God, sword,” she says. “As I’ve gotten to be able to get it [EMOTION] older, I’ve learned to appreciate that out through music … as I’ve part of the gift more than ever.” gotten older, I’ve learned to This past August, she released a appreciate that part of the new album with a provocative gift more than ever.” title and cover photograph to match. Dance Like You Don’t Give A…Greatest Hits Remixes features super-charged, techno-drenched versions of some of Rimes’ top hits spanning nearly 20 years, including “You’ve Ruined Me,” “What I Cannot Change,” “I Need You” and more. The 13-track collection represents a giant leap

into pop with this, her first-ever full dance remix album. “I love dancing,” she says. “I’ve had a lot of success on the dance charts, so it may seem like a complete departure but it’s not.” For the album, she enlisted all-star contributions from club wizards such as English electronica musicians Fear of Tigers, DJ and producer Dave Audé, Cahill, and top-notch pros. She also has a Christmas EP, One Christmas, due out this fall. “My favorite song on the record is ‘I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas’ … it was so fun,” she says. “It sounds like you’re in the middle of New Orleans at times … with horns, and whistles blowing. I think I used every different part of my voice on this record.” The album was recorded in the spring, and she is looking forward to its release. “I love the whole record, honestly,” says Rimes. While both Rimes and the music business have changed over the years, one crucial element has not: the silky voice that brought her to the world stage in the first place. “I just got out of a record


deal that I was in for 20 years,” she says. “I didn’t even know how to take a record meeting – I mean, when you’re signed when you’re 11. ‘Wait a minute. How does this work?’ So I’m learning a lot for the first time about these things.” In 2009, while working on Lifetime’s Northern Lights, Rimes met Eddie Cibrian. The 41-year old California actor was known for roles in television shows such as Third Watch, Sunset Beach, Tilt and Invasion. As rumors of an affair between co-stars spread, their faces were splashed all over the tabloids. After Rimes and Cibrian divorced their respective spouses, they became engaged in late 2010 and married the following year. Last summer, she and Cibrian made the rounds of network talk shows to promote LeAnn and Eddie, the couple’s VH1 program, and to dispell a few rumors, while explaining there are two sides to every story. “We wanted to do something based in comedy because that’s how we cope with it, that’s who Eddie and I are as a couple anyway.”

“Do we make jokes about ourselves? Do we make jokes about the situation? Absolutely,” she says. “That was the fun part. … We’ve been through every emotion you can possibly go through in this situation, and finally come out able to laugh about it.” The VH1 show puts the pair under the microscope as they juggle careers and other responsibilities, including parenting Cibrian’s two young children, while enduring Hollywood’s harsh tabloid spotlight. Rimes’ mom Belinda, her two best friends and other characters round out the reality show cast. Rimes now calls California home, but her roots remain firmly planted in Texas. “I consider a huge part of my upbringing and its influence on me as Texan. I call myself 100 percent Texan. I grew up most of my life in Dallas … the place I would come home to after being on the road,” she says. “I love Texas, and I love Dallas. I still have extended family that lives

there. I consider a huge part of my upbringing and its influence on me as Texan. I call myself 100 percent Texan.” “Dallas was such an influence on what I am and what I like. Texans are proud, very proud people. And I’m proud to call myself one.”

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OCT. 13

Paul McCartney American Airlines Center

Rescheduled due to a last-minute June cancellation, Sir Paul is back with unforgettable songs from the most beloved catalog in the history of popular music. McCartney’s songs span his entire career as a solo artist and as a member of Wings and, of course, The Beatles. McCartney concerts are known to unite multigenerations of fans in explosions of nostalgia. Beyond Fab Four favorites, the set list also includes material from his most recent studio album.

In Dallas, we’ve got events to suit everyone’s style. Check our calendar for the best of the city’s culture and entertainment during your stay.

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october OCT. 2–3

OCT. 24, 26, 29; NOV. 1, 7, 9

American Airlines Center

Katy Perry

CALENDAR Winspear Opera House

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Marriage of Figaro, Dallas Opera

The international superstar appears in support of her latest album Prism, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and remained in the Top 10 well after its release. The platinum album also brought Perry her biggest-ever single, “Roar.” The 11-time Grammy-nominated performer’s hits include “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night”.

OCT. 2–5

OCT. 4

Meyerson Symphony Center

College Park Center (UTA)

The program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8, the second of the noted “war symphonies.”

For four decades, the Grammy-winning band is a force in pop music with hits such as “What a Fool Believes” and “Listen to the Music.”

THROUGH OCT. 19

OCT. 11

Emanuel Ax, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) The Doobie Brothers

State Fair of Texas

Ringo Starr

Fair Park*

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Big Tex, corny dogs, carousels, canned goods, multi-flavored music, ‘30s art deco and a stadium full of college football memories are just a part of the largest state fair in America.

The former Beatle drummer is backed by a supergroup that includes Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather (Toto), Greg Rolle (Santana) and Richard Page (Mr. Mister).

THROUGH DEC. 14

Doors will be secretly locked, kisses passionately exchanged and hearts revealed in this production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous score that once was banned due to its sexual content. The free, opening-night performance under the stars at Klyde Warren Park downtown will be simulcast. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and directed by Kevin Moriarty.

OCT. 17–18

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-off Farmers Branch*

Cooler weather signals an opportunity for outdoor fun at this tasty annual festival that specializes in Texas music and foodie fun. OCT. 17–18

ReMix: Song of the Symphony, DSO

OCT. 26

Alton Brown Majestic Theatre

The creator of The Food Network’s Good Eats brings his unpredictable culinary science to the stage. Bring an apron — things may get messy. OCT. 26

Karla Bonoff Kessler Theater

Enjoy cockstails in the hall and hear the evolution of orchestral song in a program that showcases Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Gershwin.

Along with Raitt, Taylor, Ronstadt and others, the California singer helped define an era with her songs, including “I Can’t Hold On” and “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me.”

OCT. 11

OCT. 21

OCT. 30

Dallas Museum of Art

Majestic Theater

Known best for duets with Paul Simon, this Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Golden Globe-nominated actor and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame singer is a consummate solo performer.

McFarlin Auditorium

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Art in America magazine notes the Slavs and Tatars exhibit “provokes interpretations as shifting and ambiguous as the transcontinental region it explores.” OCT. 3

OCT. 16–NOV. 16

Concentrations 57

Experience Hendrix

Art Garfunkel

Driving Miss Daisy

Choctaw Event Center (Durant, OK)

Kalita Humphreys Theater

Celebrate the music of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix with special appearances by Zakk Wylde, Billy Cox, blues artist Buddy Guy and more.

Oscar nominee June Squibb (“Nebraska”) is a persnickety Southern matriarch in this iconic tale about the importance of family and transformative power of friendship.

OCT. 4–DEC. 31

Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

OCT. 17

Irving Arts Center

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull

This remarkable collection of artifacts was excavated from Peru’s royal tombs in a National Geographic Society project. It makes only two U.S. stops.

American Airlines Center

* Outdoor Venue

Is it getting hot in here? The two international pop idols bring their tour to town with hit songs including “I’m a Freak” and others.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Peter Thiel, SMU-Tate Lecture Series Garrison Keillor The former CEO and co-founder of PayPal is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who seeks out and funds young people with ambitious ideas.

The host of PBS’ heralded A Prairie Home Companion delivers a rare solo performance at one of the nation’s finest performance venues.

OCT. 24–25

OCT. 30; NOV. 2, 5, 8

Meyerson Symphony Center

Winspear Opera House

Tony DeSare, DSO

Salome, The Dallas Opera

This contemporary crooner has been called “two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel” by The New York Times.

A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession combine with explosive force in this stunning production set in ancient Judea.

OCT. 25

OCT. 30–NOV. 2

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Meyerson Symphony Center

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr Scheherazade, DSO Aldean’s triple platinum album, My Kinda Party, speaks volumes about the country star’s popularity and includes “Big Green Tractor,” “Why” and “She’s Country.”

Stephen Hough performs Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1, and Hans Graf conducts “Scheherazade,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling masterpiece inspired by “The Arabian Nights.”

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NOV. 25–DEC. 27

NOV. 29–DEC. 8

Wyly Theatre

The Nutcracker

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A Christmas Carol

Winspear Opera House

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CALENDAR

‘Tis the season to be jolly with this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic from The Dallas Theater Center. Wonders include magical ghosts flying overhead and bursting from the floor plus an abundance of falling snow. The show sparkles with Christmas songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements and jaw-dropping special effects.

Celebrate the season with waltzing flowers, mischievous mice, adorable children, a glittering swan sleigh, a flying carpet and, of course, spectacular dancing. Sir Ben Stevenson’s Texas Ballet Theater presents its version of the enduring seasonal extravaganza featuring lavish, detailed sets and stunning costumes. This production is one of Dallas’ top holiday attractions.

THROUGH JAN. 4

NOV. 7

Nasher Sculpture Center

This represents the first major museum exhibition in North America of the work of English designer Thomas Heatherwick and his studio.

From The Commodores to a sensational solo career, one of the world’s top performers returns with his hottest hits, including “Lady,” “Hello” and “All Night Long.”

NOV. 1

NOV. 11

NOV. 16

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

McFarlin Auditorium

American Airlines Center

Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook appears as America’s legendary author and humorist in this one-man show, which he has performed, with updates, every year since 1954.

His incisive writings in The New York Times and commentary on the PBS News Hour often are the subjects of water-cooler talk.

The indie rockers from Ohio scored big in 2010 with the album Brother, followed by Lonely Boy, which took home three Grammy Awards. Special guest is Jake Bugg.

NOV. 6 & 8

David Sedaris

Provocations: Architecture & Design Lionel Richie Choctaw Event Center (Durant, OK) of Heatherwick Studio

Mark Twain Tonight

NOV. 16–JAN. 4

The 12 Days of Christmas

NOV. 21–22 Brian Brooks Moving Company, TITAS

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

City Performance Hall

The $2 million 12 Days of Christmas fantasy features 12 dramatic, 15-foot gazebos, one for each day of the song, with Victorian-costumed mannequins and whimsical animals.

Witness this innovative, imaginative and razor-edged company as it shatters conventional notions about contemporary dance. NOV. 21

David Brooks, SMU-Tate Lecture Series

The Black Keys

NOV. 11

Leon Russell Granada Theater

Few people have impacted rock as dramatically as this solo artist, who also has served as a sideman with acts as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Dylan, Cocker, and Clapton. NOV. 21–23

NOV. 16

Golden Age of Jazz, DSO

Winspear Opera House

Primus & The Chocolate Factory Majestic Theater

Bartok’s chilling tale of seven locked doors, a curious bride and a secret-filled castle saw its North American premiere in Dallas in 1949.

The PBS host and best-selling author of “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” returns to Dallas with his unique brand of humor.

NOV. 6

NOV. 12

Winspear Opera House

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Broad City Live

Often described as “the poet of the violin,” the acclaimed Grammy-winning performer displays the stunning virtuosity and charismatic stage presence that audiences love.

Few have impacted country music as significantly as the man behind 40 No. 1 hits, including gems such as “Okie From Muskogee” and “Mama Tried.” Marty Stuart opens.

Kessler Theater

From the minds of Comedy Central vets Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer comes this delicately crafted big barrel of laugh-out-loud fun.

The group features stars of The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, and more, reunited for a nationwide tour with this stop in North Texas.

NOV. 7–9 Hitchcock! Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO)

NOV. 13–15

NOV. 20

NOV. 28

Bass Hall

City Performance Hall

Winspear Opera House

House of Blues

From its origin in a small cabaret to the world’s most prolific improv comedy company, the Chicago institution celebrates its 55th anniversary.

Alumni of Network TV’s popular show include Kathleen Madigan, Amy Schumer, Ralphie May and others in one of America favorite laugh fests.

The Texas alt-rock band became a post-grunge sensation with a string of hit records such as “Foiled For the Last Time” and “Sway.”

Bluebeard’s Castle, DSO Meyerson Symphony Center

Joshua Bell

Suspense never sounded as good. Spine-tingling scores from timeless motion pictures by one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers.

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Merle Haggard

The Second City

The band’s definitive line-up of
Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Tim
Alexander released its first studio album in nearly 20 years and, here, takes the project on the road.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Join this huge celebration of America’s greatest musical art form, featuring Jeff Clayton, saxophone, Byron Stripling, trumpet and Wycliffe Gordon, trombone. NOV. 22

NOV. 19

Last Comic Standing

The Hit Men Eisemann Center (Richardson)

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DEC. 11

American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center

Andrea Bocelli

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Justin Timberlake

CALENDAR

The 20/20 Experience Tour makes a stop in Dallas before it ends in December after more than a year. The singer, actor and performer bundles his suave musical style with substance. Tom Ford designed more than 600 film-noir-styled costumes for JT and The Tennessee Kids on the tour. They deliver hits like “SexyBack,” “Mirrors,” “Rock Your Body,” and “Suit and Tie.”

The Italian tenor with the distinctive melancholic, romantic voice embodies the crossover spirit of classical, pop and opera. “His powerful, heroic timbre, along with his range, profound control and commanding presence, makes for an overwhelming live experience,” raved one California critic. His Dallas stop is one of only six U.S. appearances in 2014.

DEC. 2

DEC. 5–7, 12–21

DEC. 12–27

DEC. 17–28

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Meyerson Symphony Center

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Winspear Opera House

The holiday classic, performed here with the outstanding Southwestern Seminary Chorale, brings a joyful start to the Christmas season.

The beloved holiday music extravaganza returns for performances with the symphony and the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas.

Texas Ballet Theater’s magnificently staged holiday classic in its annual presentation at Fort Worth’s top performance venue.

Based on the hit film, this winner of eight Tony Awards features an impressive ensemble of actor-musicians who also serve as the orchestra and play instruments onstage.

Handel’s Messiah, FWSO

Christmas Celebration, DSO

DEC. 2

A Darlene Love Christmas

The Nutcracker

Once

DEC. 13 DEC. 8–9

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Organ and Brass Christmas, DSO

A Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she recorded with Phil Spector in the 1960s. The Oscar Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom tells her unforgettable story.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Brian Setzer Orchestra

DEC. 19–20

Winspear Opera House

Mo’Nique

Improv (Addison)

Enjoy majestic seasonal melodies featuring the symphony’s renowned brass section and the world-class Lay Family Concert Organ.

The former Stray Cat and Grammy Award-winning guitarist has made a name for himself with his annual Christmas-themed concerts that puts a little swing in the season.

DEC. 4

DEC. 11

DEC. 13

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Casa Manaña (Fort Worth)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Robert Earl Keen

The great-grandchildren of the original von Trapp family singers of “The Sound of Music” fame perform both American and Austrian holiday favorites.

One of America’s great vocal talents presents this festive offering, which includes some of the season’s most endearing musical treats.

The Discovery Channel brings to town its popular road show, which uses science to expose old wives’ tales, rumors, news stories and more.

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

DEC. 11–14

DEC. 14

Roads go on forever and parties never end when the master of Texas country storytelling takes the stage with a treasure chest of musical memories.

Improv (Addison)

American Airlines Center

DEC. 31

From his appearances on the TV comedy In Living Color to movies such as Jumanji and more, Grier’s stand-up is fresh and razor-sharp.

The group’s hit-generating line-up is back together for this historic new tour featuring some of pop’s most popular songs, including “Dreams,” “Rhiannon” and “Go Your Own Way.”

Von Trapp Christmas, FWSO

DEC. 4

Usher American Airlines Center

With a string of major hits, including “My Boo,” “Confessions” and “Love in This Club,” the Dallas-born artist has become a worldwide smash, selling over 65 million records. DEC. 2–14

A Christmas Story, The Musical Music Hall at Fair Park

Based on the classic movie, this show chronicles a frantic quest to ensure the most perfect of gifts ends up under his Christmas tree.

Sandi Patty Yuletide Joy

David Alan Grier

Mythbusters

Fleetwood Mac

DEC. 11

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

DEC. 14

Meyerson Symphony Center

Celtic Thunder

The Chicago Tribune deemed these musicians “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today.” Here, enjoy seasonal swing with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The comedic powerhouse was the first woman to host Showtime at the Apollo on NBC. Her specials on BET and HBO, plus roles in movies and network TV shows, are classic. DEC. 28

Swingin’ New Year’s Eve, FWSO Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Get in the mood with classic swing by a variety of American music icons, including Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, and more.

The singing group from Ireland salutes their musical heroes through tributes to a diverse wealth of artists, including Fred Astaire, Jim Croce and the Beach Boys.

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SPORTS 2014 SEASON

Dallas Cowboys

TCU Football

2014–2015 SEASON

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

All home games played at Amon Carter Stadium (Fort Worth)

Dallas Mavericks

Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Dec. 6

vs. Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech vs. Kansas State vs. Iowa State

GoFrogs.cstv.com

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All home games played at Ford Stadium on SMU campus

Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 15 Nov. 28

vs. Cincinnati vs. Memphis vs. South Florida vs. Houston

SMUMustangs.com

vs. Houston Texans vs. New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals

Nov. 27 Dec. 21

vs. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts

OCT. 4

Dirty Girl Mud Run

2014–2015 SEASON

Dallas Stars

Skyline Ranch OCT. 4–5

Tough Mudder Triple R Ranch (Seagoville) OCT. 5

AIDS Arms LifeWalk Robert E. Lee Park OCT. 11 Trey Hill

Texas vs. Oklahoma

All home games played at American Airlines Center

Oct. 9 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 22 Nov. 25 Nov. 28 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 Dec. 13 Dec. 23 Dec. 29 Dec. 31

vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. LA Kings vs. Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Phoenix Coyotes vs. LA Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. New Jersey Devils vs. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Stars.NHL.com

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SMU Basketball

DallasCowboys.com

Cotton Bowl, Fair Park

The Longhorns and the Sooners have gone head to head for more than a century. Burnt orange mixes with crimson and cream against the colorful sights and sounds of the State Fair of Texas in the historic Cotton Bowl stadium. OCT. 18

Susan G. Komen North Texas Race for the Cure

David Woo

Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Nov. 2

All home games played at American Airlines Center

OCT. 7 OCT. 10 OCT. 12 OCT. 20 OCT. 30 NOV. 3 NOV. 9 NOV. 11 NOV. 13 NOV. 15 NOV. 21 NOV. 24 NOV. 26 DEC. 5 DEC. 7 DEC. 10 DEC. 13 DEC. 20 DEC. 22 DEC. 26 DEC. 28 DEC. 30

vs. Houston Rockets* vs. Oklahoma City* vs. Indiana Pacers* vs. Memphis Grizzlies* vs. Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards

NBA.com/Mavericks * Preseason

Baylor vs. Texas Tech AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie)

Aerial attacks battle it out on the gridiron in this red-hot, late-season Big 12 conference game. Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his Red Raiders match wits with crafty Art Briles and a high-flying Bear offense.

NOV. 27

NOV. 20–DEC. 13

Allen Event Center (Allen) NOV. 23

Chocoholic Frolic

Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot Dallas City Hall

vs. Lamar vs. Eastern Washington vs. Arkansas vs. Texas Southern vs. Monmouth (N.J.) vs. Wyoming vs. UC Santa Barbara vs. UIC

UNT Football All home games played at Apogee Stadium (Denton)

Oct. 18 Nov. 8 Nov. 22

vs. Southern Mississippi vs. Florida Atlantic vs. Florida International

MeanGreenSports.com

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NASCAR Texas Motor Speedway (3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth)

Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals NOV. 29

Dallas Sidekicks (Home Opener)

Nov. 14 Nov. 22 Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Nov. 30 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 17

OCT. 3–5

NorthPark Center OCT. 25

All home games played at Moody Coliseum

National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Will Rogers Coliseum (Fort Worth)

Strategy meets athleticism when horse and rider work as a single, well-oiled machine.

OCT. 30

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice OCT. 31

Winstar World Casino & Resort 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NOV. 1

O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge NASCAR Nationwide Series NOV. 2

AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TexasMotorSpeedway.com


holidays

O It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Y’all

The fall holiday season in North Texas is simply incomparable. We at Dallas Hotel Magazine want to help make your visit to our beautiful city a memorable one, so we have compiled a list of sensational seasonal events just for you. From musical delights to special performances, markets, parades and more, come celebrate the holidays with us during your Dallas stay.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

THROUGH NOV. 26

NOV. 8–16

DEC. 6

Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

Downtown Dallas

This annual event features more than 50,000 pumpkins and gourds on display, plus the beloved Pumpkin Village and Cinderella’s Carriage.

Welcome to Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas, where anything can happen — and usually does! Jaston Williams and Joe Sears star in the hilarious holiday tradition.

Streets light up with colorful floats, marching bands and St. Nick himself as downtown Dallas welcomes in the holiday season.

OCT. 3–5

NOV. 18–23

Town Square (Southlake)

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Nearly 50,000 people attend annually to sample a range of authentic German food and beverages while browsing tons of arts and crafts.

This Broadway production, based on the film comedy starring Will Ferrell, hit the stage in 2010 and is perfect for a Christmastime chuckle.

Autumn at the Arboretum

A Tuna Christmas

Dallas Children’s Christmas Parade

DEC. 12

Oktoberfest

Elf: The Musical

NOV. 16

Cottonwood Art Festival Cottonwood Park (Richardson)

This event features the finest from the nation’s top visual artists and has been part of the Dallas suburb’s culture for four decades. The juried show displays works of 240 artists competing in 14 categories. OCT. 3–NOV. 1

Slaughterhouse The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will display a $2 million exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas, for daytime and evening viewing, November 16 through January 4, 2015. Dramatically designed 15-foot-tall gazebos have been created for each day of the popular carol and include either Victorian-costumed mannequins or whimsical animals, each encased in glass with music and movement.

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2615 Elm Street, Deep Ellum

Billed as “16,000 square feet of pure terror,” it is said to be the longest-running haunted house in the downtown Dallas area. OCT. 24–26

Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival Fort Worth Stockyards

The 24th edition of this annual event features a celebration of the nation’s Western heritage, complete with livestock, chuck-wagon cuisine, music and more.

Snider Plaza Tree Lighting University Park

This annual event, staged in one of the area’s most picturesque neighborhoods. welcomes visitors from across the Park Cities and beyond.

Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Dallas Symphony Orchestra American Airlines Center

A pair of superstar performers presents Christmas favorites and seasonal songs with the orchestra and its magnificent 100-member chorus. DEC. 15

Michael Martin Murphey Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

NOV. 28–DEC. 21

The Dallas native, best known for radio hits including “Wildfire,” Carolina in the Pines” and “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” returns with his annual concert of cowboy Christmas songs.

Ballpark Way/Six Flags (Arlington)

DEC. 31

Texas Christkindl Market Stroll through an enchanting re-creation of an authentic outdoor German Christmas market featuring gifts, ornaments and European fabrics, with Deutschland cuisine, beers and more. NOV. 28

Parade of Lights

New Year’s Eve, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Ring in 2015 with From Moscow to Vienna, a European-style concert featuring waltzes, overtures and beloved classics in a Texas holiday tradition.

Downtown Fort Worth

More than 100 illuminated entries help usher in the holiday season in grand style along an extended route in a pre-winter wonderland. NOV. 29–30

Home For the Holidays, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

DEC. 31

Big D NYE Victory Park

Texas’ largest New Year’s Eve celebration features bands on multiple stages, stars and a massive fireworks display for a syndicated TV audience.

Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

The Texas Boys Choir and Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale fill the hall with seasonal song in this annual holiday celebration in Fort Worth’s premier classical venue.

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enjoy authentic new york and southern style favorites

5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Abacus

Belly & Trumpet

Café Madrid

This eclectic Dallas restaurant pushes the envelope with its fusion cuisine. Legendary chef and owner Kent Rathbun offers world cuisine ranging from Thai, Spanish and Japanese to “homeboy” dishes like bacon and eggs.

Set in an intimate cottage, the menu provides guests the opportunity to experience a variety of Chef Zenner’s innovative creations during their dining experience. The menu incorporates global influences in soulful, contemporary dishes that change on a regular basis. The wine list is approachable and eclectic.

Celebrating 25 years as Dallas’ original Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, Cafe Madrid offers patrons a cozy, intimate dining setting reminiscent of the little cafés found on the streets of Madrid. Family owned and operated, Café Madrid features such Spanish classics as paella, fried calamari, shrimp in garlic, and grilled quail. The restaurant has been honored for its unique wine list, which includes 85 varieties of Spanish wines and sherries.

4511 McKinney Ave. 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

3407 McKinney Ave. 214.855.5551

Adelmo’s Ristorante

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Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Adelmo’s intimate setting, personalized service and enticing cuisine have made it one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Ave. 214.559.0325

Bijoux This classy and quiet West Lovers Lane destination provides fantastic New French fare from chef Scott Gottlich, offered in six-course tastings with à la carte options available. Also available is a vegetarian tasting menu and an extensive wine list.

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5450 W. Lovers Lane 214.350.6100

Avanti Ristorante

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Avanti features Northern and Southern Italian dishes made with fresh seafood, steaks, veal and pasta. Its small, intimate dining room with a sleek, uptown bistro atmosphere is convenient to the McKinney Avenue Trolley line. For mouth-watering entrées and live nightly music, this popular spot is not to be missed. 2720 McKinney Ave. 214.871.4955 avantirestaurants.com

Baboush This Lebanese restaurant, located in the West Village, offers a fresh new take on Mediterranean cuisine and ambiance. Named for Moroccan slippers, Baboush lets diners slip into a Moroccan state of mind while dining on exotic small plates inside a sleek, vibrant space. 3636 McKinney Ave. 214.599.0707

Bistro 31 Located in Highland Park Village, this European-style establishment offers everything from Italian to Spanish to French influences. Serving only fresh, gourmet ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons, and the restaurant offers an extensive wine list. 87 Highland Park Village, Ste. 200 214.420.3900 bistro31dallas.com

Bolsa This cozy Dallas spot near the Bishop Arts District in a historic building features a seasonal menu that changes regularly, focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails and the pocket-friendly wine list.

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Barter

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2014 Tastemaker Awards’ celebrates Dallas’ rich culinary history and pays homage to Texas cuisine at Barter. Executive chef Andrew Dilda collaborated with chef Tim Love to design a menu that honors Dallas’ culinary traditions and flavors, turning to the city and its diversity as a muse to inspire a take on contemporary Texan cuisine. 3232 McKinney Ave. 214.969.6898 barteruptown.com

408 N. Bishop Ave. 214.942.1828 dallasboulevardier.com

5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080 canarybygorji.com

Cantina Laredo

4501 Travis St. 214.528.1731 cafemadrid-dallas.com

Café On The Green The imaginative chefs serve American cuisine with a gentle Texan accent at this quaint eatery that is one of five eateries in the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The restaurant over looks the villas and the Resort pool. It is sophisticated but relaxed dining at its best.

Serving authentic Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated space, this spot offers delicious dishes complemented by signature sauces. It serves only the freshest fish, quality beef steaks and handrolled enchiladas. See website for more locations. 6025 Royal Lane 214.265.1610

4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75038 972.717.2420

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Created by Paul Draper, Central 214 is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. This warm and energetic restaurant features approachable, regional American cuisine highlighting rustic flavors. Stop by Central 214’s chic bar or cozy courtyard patio for daily happy hour specials and bites.

Café Pacific An institution in Dallas dining for over 34 years, Café Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. This friendly neighborhood seafood and steak restaurant has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance.

Central 214

5680 N. Central Expy. 214.444.9339

24 Highland Park Village 214.526.1170

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Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill

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Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening. 4525 Belt Line Road 972.503.3474

Boulevardier Chef Nathan Tate teamed up with Brooks and Bradley Anderson to create a casual urban bistro serving French food and affordable wines in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. On the menu is one of the better French soups in town that features a crunchy baguette with caramelized onions and nutty Gruyère.

The creative culinary interpretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list.

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Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads.

Charlie Palmer at The Joule This popular restaurant is housed in an expansion of the former Dallas National Bank, a 1920’s era building listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the only Gothic revival-style “skyscraper” tower in the city. Enjoy a personal twist on classic steakhouse

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City Café

atmosphere that’s perfect for private parties and business meetings.

Crossroads Diner

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

dishes like poached black tiger shrimp in Bloody Mary vinaigrette and dry-aged New York strip steak with bone marrow flan. 1530 Main St. 214.261.4491 www.thejouledallas.com

Cindi’s New York Deli

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Craft Come enjoy this exceptional white-tablecloth bistro whose New-American-California-style menu changes seasonally. Impressing even distinguished chef Julia Child, City Café has been recognized in Texas Monthly, Food & Wine and Wine Spectator and received AAA’s Diamond Award. 5757 W. Lovers Lane 214.351.2233 thecitycafedallas.com

Cool River Café Enjoy authentic New York and Southern-style favorites right here in North Texas at one of Cindi’s many locations. From reubens and matzo ball soup to pancakes, and chicken and dumplings, Cindi’s offers delicious breakfast and lunch selections, plus fresh bagels, breads and pastries. See website for more locations. 7522 Campbell Road 972.248.0608 cindisnydeli.com

This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Cool River offers the ultimate dining experience with excellent food and service in an upscale

Following the lead of its much-imitated and adored New York namesake, Craft Dallas at the W Hotel serves the freshest seasonal ingredients a la carte. Plate by plate, the creations are pure decadence. The seasonal menu is ever changing, but may include gems such as roasted New Zealand venison, black trompette mushrooms, diver scallops or cippolini onions. 2440 Victory Park Lane 214.397.4100 starwoodhotels.com

Crossroads At The House Of Blues Whether you’re in the mood for the tender center-cut Adobo rubbed pork chop or the shrimp and grits with its seductive and crispy fried grit cake, there’s a little something for every rockstar on this menu. Chef Aaron’s menu is bold yet classic and has a contemporary twist leaving your taste buds singing all the way home.

This restaurant offers homestyle goodness combined with traditional diner fare and features great recipes, fresh ingredients, a comfortable environment and genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill Lane 214.346.3491 crossroads-diner.com

Crú Food and Wine Bar This romantic food and wine bar offers a choice of more than 300 wine selections and 40 premium wines offered by the glass as well as taster pairings and wine flights to pair with a Napa-style menu. Visit the website for more locations. 3699 McKinney Ave. (West Village) 214.526.9463

2200 N. Lamar St. 214.978.2583

PLANO 7201 Bishop Road (The Shops at Legacy) 972.312.9463

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Dallas Fish Market The nationally acclaimed eatery in the heart of downtown Dallas features the best fresh seafood prepared in New American recipes. With an emphasis on seasonal and small catches from the best purveyors worldwide, it is no wonder Dallas Fish Market enjoys national acclaim. 1501 Main St. 214.744.3474 dallasfishmarket.com

Dish Located at the swanky Ilume residence, Dish diners can expect only the best ingredients melded together to create classic dishes with a twist at an affordable price. Describes as “modern comfort food,” the menu features items you will want to eat every day, with a revolving seasonal menu. 4123 Cedar Springs Road 214.522.3474 dish-dallas.com

Dragonfly Diners here enjoy a collision of global cuisine in a playful, intimate atmosphere. Dragonfly offers fabulous views of the Dallas skyline. After dinner, stop by the Urban Oasis nightclub for a nightcap and experience the best of Dallas nightlife. 2332 Leonard St. 214.550.9500 hotelzazadallas.com

Driftwood For a unique spin on seafood, head to the Bishop Arts District to experience Driftwood’s casual but exceptional quality menu. For the adventurous, try the chargrilled octopus. For something more traditional, the menu features smoked salmon and ahi tuna. 642 W. Davis St. 214.942.2530 driftwood-dallas.com

Eddie V’s

attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave. 214.922.0200 ritzcarlton.com

Ferrari’s Italian Villa Offering prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood accompanied by heartwarming entrées prepared from 100-year-old Sardinian family recipes, Ferrari’s gives every guest a taste of traditional Italian fare. Ferrari’s boasts two locations, private dining rooms, patios and even a full bocce-ball court. GRAPEVINE 1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.251.2525 ADDISON 14831 Midway Road, Addison 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck Known as one of the greatest chefs in the world, Wolfgang Puck brings his restaurant knowledge atop Reunion Tower giving the patrons a beautiful sky-high view of the city. Five Sixty provides Asian-fusion cuisine in a revolving atmosphere. 300 Reunion Blvd. 214.741.5560 wolfgangpuck.com

The French Room Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel features a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an award-winning wine list. It garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years.

The Grape This small, neighborhood restaurant is a long-standing Dallas favorite. Chef-owner Brain Luscher and chef du cuisine Danyele McPherson change the blackboard menu offerings regaularly, offering bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations. 2808 Greenville Ave. 214.828.1981 thegraperestaurant.com

Located in the Galleria Dallas, the famous signature dishes include prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood pasta and freshly prepared salads, which are complimented by an extensive wine list. The Grill features unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high-energy bar with hand crafted cocktails. 13270 Dallas Pkwy. 214.459.1601

Hard Rock Café With a menu full of mouth-watering American classics, memorabilia from the biggest names in rock, signature cocktails, and a full complement of city-specific merchandise to commemorate your visit, the Hard Rock Café Dallas is one trip you just have to make. 2211 N. Houston St. 469.341.7625 hardrock.com

Hibiscus

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The Front Room

2927 N. Henderson Ave. 214.827.2927

Located in the chic Kimpton Hotel Lumen, this Park Cities diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and anyone else in the downtown and Southern Methodist University area looking for a great meal in a beautifully decorated space.

4023 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.890.1500

6101 Hillcrest Ave. 214.219.2400

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Javier’s offers traditional cuisine from Mexico City. The low-lit dining room is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests.

Fearing’s Restaurant

FT33

4912 Cole Ave. 214.521.4211

This Dallas hot spot located in the Design District features seasonally inspired modern cuisine. Matt McCallister, chef and co-owner of FT33, serves up one of the best charcuterie boards in the city. Don’t miss the whipped chorizo and the oyster mushroom sausage. 1617 Hi Line Drive 214.741.2629

Browse our special steak restaurant section, starting on page 23.

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Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features award-winning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail.

Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious,

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Wood cooking is a noted specialty at Hibiscus — especially when applied to pasture-raised steaks, poultry and game from nearby ranches. Much of the restaurant’s pristine seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find high quality Texas wines along with spirits with local heritage.

1321 Commerce St. 214.742.8200

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Javier’s

dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work. It is located in the heart of Victory Park under the South Tower of The W Hotel. 2400 Victory Park Lane 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

The Kitchen Table Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at this restaurant located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. It also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St. 214.922.8000 sheratondallashotel.com

The Landmark Restaurant The Warwick Melrose Hotel culinary team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award, the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. The Landmark offers favorites including pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and Dallas-style specialties for brunch. 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

Lark On The Park

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Kenichi Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi that is considered some of the best in Dallas. The restaurant’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for

Lark on the Park is a new contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren

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DINING Park in downtown Dallas. Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence. Illustrators are heavily featured on chalkboards throughout. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. 214.855.5275 larkonthepark.com

Le Méridien Restaurant Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le Méridien Restaurant, inside the hotel by the same name, offers fine dining with eclectic cuisine featuring fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary bar for a nightcap with friends. 13402 Noel Road 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

Mansion Restaurant Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion, located inside the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The legendary restaurant’s talented culinary team offers guests a most inviting and unforgettable dining experience in Texas. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

Max’s Wine Dive Come hang out at this laid-back, unpretentious restaurant and wine bar in the West Village where you can rock out to music on the juke box and enjoy gourmet comfort food paired with reasonably priced selections from the extensive wine list.

ing, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite served by a family of friendly and professional staff. 3699 McKinney Ave. 469.533.5663 mcrowd.com

Neighborhood Services Located in the upscale Park Cities, haute blueplate specials headline Chef Nick Badovinus’ ingredient-driven New American menu, delivering creative twists on homestyle cuisine with delightful cocktails and an extensive wine list. 5027 W. Lovers Lane 214.350.5027 nhstheoriginal.com

Nobu East meets Woakest at this Japanese restaurant with Southern charm. The menu features new-style Japanese dishes as well as Dallas specialties, such as tuna tataki with cilantro dressing, seared toro with karashi sumiso, scallops with jalapeño salsa and ranchero rib-eye steak. Guests can sit in the dining room, in the sushi bar or have drinks in the bar lounge. 400 Crescent Court 214.252.7000 noburestaurants.com/dallas

Oak Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant.

3600 McKinney Ave. 214.559.3483

1628 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.712.9700

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Meddlesome Moth

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

A great bar with great food, this gastropub in Dallas’ Trinity Design District offers a full bar and features the city’s best beer menu, including 40 draft beers with a few live ales and over 85 bottles.

13340 Dallas Pkwy. 972.759.2277

Commitment to freshness sets this seafood restaurant apart from others. Only top-of-thecatch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers is served, and each dish is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded. The menu is based on market availability, therefore the selections change each day.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.628.7900

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Parigi

Mi Cocina The M Crowd’s first Mexican food concept started in 1991 and has become a Dallas classic. From famous, homemade salsa to mouthwater-

Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an


upscale option with a perfect patio — great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.521.0295 parigidallas.com

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar The Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid sports sleek contemporary decor and an exciting menu. The culinary philosophy draws inspiration from local purveyors and emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize its carbon footprint and support the local economy. 1717 N. Akard St. 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.com

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses.

Shinsei The chic Park Cities hot spot offers an assortment of sushi and Asian fusion specialties. Simplicity is the key in the spicy tuna roll, which is filled with plenty of fish and just enough wasabi to awaken your senses. 7713 Inwood Road 214.352.0005 shinseirestaurant.com

Smoke This restaurant at the Belmont Hotel pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Chef/owner Tim Byres employs time-honored cooking techniques and recipes and a commitment to local ingredients. 901 Fort Worth Ave. 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

Soda Bar

2516 Maple Ave. 214.871.2516 hotelstgermain.com

Saint Ann Restaurant And Bar This modern restaurant and bar is located in the Harwood district in Uptown between the American Airlines Center and Klyde Warren Park and boasts the largest garden patio in Dallas. It has a refined but casual atmosphere and an extensive menu. Originally, the two-story red-brick building built in 1927 was Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children. 2501 N. Harwood St. 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

Sambuca Located in the heart of Uptown, Sambuca is Dallas’ only rockin’ dinner club that features live music every night. It’s open for lunch daily, and the restaurant features specials, such as the half sandwich, soup and salad entrée. The outdoor lounge is shaped like a fishbowl, with great views of the band. 2120 McKinney Ave. 214.744.0820 sambucarestaurant.com

Seasons 52 The fresh grill and wine bar, located at The Shops at Legacy, invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casual, sophisticated atmosphere. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852 seasons52.com

Relax above the city streets of downtown Dallas at the rooftop Soda Bar at NYLO Dallas South Side hotel. The stylish lounge and adjacent pool are perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail while soaking in magnificent views. Soda Bar also features a casual grill for tasty meals and small plates. 1325 S. Lamar St. 214.421.1080 nylohotels.com

Spoon Bar & Kitchen Chef John Tesar directs his attention to seafood at this fine-dining locale in Preston Center. Spoon has an upscale menu ranging from raw bar offerings to globally influenced plates like butter-poached Maine lobster with sauce gribiche. Come visit this elegant, dimly lit setting, with marble tables and creamy white walls. 8220-B Westchester Drive 214.368.8220 spoonbarandkitchen.com

Stampede 66 Several of the recipes on the menu pay homage to Chef Stephan Pyles’ family and culinary heroes. A culmination of elements that signify a singular, “True Texas” dining experience in the city, where Uptown and downtown Dallas connect. Local foods, wines, beers and spirits are showcased in an atmosphere of gracious Southern hospitality. 2203 N. Akard St. 214.550.6966 stampede66.com


DINING Steel Restaurant & Lounge Located in the Oak Lawn area, Steel is an esteemed Dallas sushi restaurant and lounge. This elegant, contemporary interior sets the perfect mood for anything from a romantic date night to an important business meeting. It features an unmatchable sushi selection, along with unique IndoChine, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine. 3102 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.9908 steelrestaurant.com

Stephan Pyles This notable fine-dining restaurant named after its chef-owner serves New Millenium southwestern cuisine that’s highly innovative with a multi-cultural mix from Texas, South America, Spain, the Middle East and the Mediterranean using smoky, spicy, aggressive and bold flavors. The restaurant is an easy walk from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Dallas Arts District. 1807 Ross Ave. 214.580.7000 stephanpyles.com

Taco Diner The M Crowd’s second Mexican food concept, Taco Diner, focuses on the bold flavors found in traditional Mexico City taquerias. With an emphasis on fresh fish, salads and classic tacos, Taco Diner presents a lighter approach to Mexican cooking in a fun, high-energy atmosphere.

2727 Cedar Springs Road 214.720.1414 15101 Addison Road 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

Tillman’s Roadhouse

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Victory Tavern

Tei-An

This stylish but unpretentious restaurant, located directly across from the American Airline Center at Victory Park, serves a modern take on American culinary classics. The restaurant is lively before a game but settles down afterwards and becomes a more upscale dining experience.

Chef-owner Teiichi Sakurai’s brilliant cuisine at this Japanese atelier in the Arts District showcases amazing handmade soba, sushi and more esoteric specials, all served in a “Zenlike” interior. Don’t miss the rooftop cocktail bar available to those dining at the restaurant.

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Texas De Brazil Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style meal that includes pork, steak, and chicken served on large skewers and sliced tableside onto your plate by the attentive wait staff. Visit the fresh and extensive salad bar to accompany your delightful meal.

This comfortably elegant surf-and-turf restaurant is known for its award winning fresh seafood direct from its own fisheries as well as USDA-prime and Angus beef. Customers can order by the glass or by the bottle from Truluck’s exceptional and extensive wine list. 2401 McKinney Ave. 214.220.2401

3669 McKinney Ave. 214.521.3669

1722 Routh St. 214.220.2828

Truluck’s

This local favorite in the Bishop Arts District offers for good food, drinks and music in a fun, casual, come-as-you-are environment. An update on the classic Texas roadhouse, Tillman’s offers regional menu favorites, familiar tunes and genuine Southern hospitality, all energized with a modern twist, in an atmosphere that’s both lush and rustic. 324 W. 7th St. 214.942.0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

2501 N. Houston St. 214.432.1900 All restaurants are located in Dallas, unless otherwise noted.


SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS

Mockingbird Station

Allen Premium Outlets

An urban oasis, Preston Center’s walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants to suit every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsies.

Chico’s, Pottery Barn, Lucky Brand Jeans, Eddie Bauer, Coach, Bebe Anthropologie and J. Crew.

8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive 469.232.0000

West Village

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Discover savings up to 65 percent on merchandise from 100 designer name-brand outlets such as BCBG Max Azria, Coach, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Lacoste and Last Call by Neiman Marcus. 820 Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.7000 premiumoutlets.com/allen

Galleria

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock.

The Shops at Legacy

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Consisting of 2,665 acres, Legacy is a master-planned business, retail, and residential community that is located in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. The Shops at Legacy accommodates over 50,000 individuals who live and work in the area. The shops include Bachendorf’s, Ella Bleu, The Lash Lounge and William-Sonoma.

NorthPark Center

7200 Bishop Road 214.473.9700

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane 214.452.7180

1256 Main St., Southlake 817.329.5566 southlaketownsquare.com

Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and high-end boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Street 214.922.9622 westvil.com

JEWELRY Bachendorf’s

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The Shops at Willow Bend This shopping destination is located north of Dallas in one of the nations most affluent and fastest growing suburban markets, Plano. It is the only shopping center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, and one of only 14 in the nation to feature these fashion department stores.

This shopping destination is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Karen Millen and Zara — plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. From its legendary ice rink to the amazing Westin Galleria hotel and chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a must-do while in Big D.

One of the top shopping destinations in the country offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture.

13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972.702.7100

8687 N. Central Expy. 214.361.6345

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Highland Park Village

The Plaza at Preston Center

This shopping village is Dallas’ equivalent to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultra-chic corner of high-end shopping in Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports boutiques such as Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John and more. 47 Highland Park Village 214.559.2740 hpvillage.com

6121 West Park Blvd., Plano 972.202.7110 shopwillowbend.com

Snider Plaza This charming place to shop is a Dallas jewel. In one of the most peaceful, family-friendly neighborhoods near Southern Methodist University, it has catered to the well-manicured sensibilities of those dwelling in the surrounding Park Cities for generations. In one small area, shop for home décor, specialty clothing, spa treatments, furniture or gourmet items and more. 6709 Snider Plaza sniderplaza.net

Southlake Town Square This shopping destination spot in the suburb of Southlake between Dallas and Fort Worth hosts some of the more prominent retail establishments and restaurants, a movie theater and the Hilton Southlake hotel. Here you can find Talbots, Cache, Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles,

The first Bachendorf’s store opened in 1977 featuring high-quality handmade custom jewelry and an extensive collection of watches. Today, Bachendorf’s continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer timepieces and collectibles and is located in North Dallas’ Preston Center. 8400 Preston Road 214.692.8400

Barse Barse Jewelry offers designer sterling silver, bronze, copper and silver overlay with a focus on opaque stones, especially through custom cuts and placements. Barse customers love the detail that goes into each piece, which bears an unusual detail that reveals the special touch that Barse fans love. 1252 Main St., Southlake barse.com

deBoulle Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and has built a reputation as one of the preeminent,

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SHOPPING independently owned jewelers in the United States. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa located in the Highland Park area. 6821 Preston Road 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

Diamond Doctor With roots as a true wholesaler, Diamond Doctor sells the same high-quality diamonds to its customers as it does to retail partners. Stones are purchased from mines, allowing Diamond Doctor to offer top-quality GIA Certified diamonds for a fraction of the price. Service is personalized with strict attention paid to desires and preferences. 8127 Preston Road 972.342.6663 diamonddoctor.com

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Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry This is a destination spot for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry, referred to by clients as one of Dallas’ best-kept, modern secrets. The jewel-box gallery exclusively represents many of the finest, most-talented contemporary jewelry artists in the world. 6131 Luther Lane 214.691.5400 jerryszor.com

Markham Fine Jewelers This jeweler has North Texas’ best selection of one of a kind bridal rings, certified diamonds, wedding banks and diamond semi-mounts alongside the Dallas area’s finest collection of designer jewelry; including Italian designers Roberto Coin and Marco Bicego. Markham’s own line of diamond jewelry features GIA-certified diamond stud earrings and pendants, which independently documents your diamond’s real value, a certification many jewelers do not offer. 8355 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco 214.705.9913 markhamfinejewelers.com

Matthew Trent This beautiful store located at The Plaza at Preston Center, designs and manufactures nearly every piece of jewelry on-site. Trent’s styles range anywhere from simple to ornate. Choose from colored stones, such as aquamarines, rubies, green tourmalines and sapphires. Come visit Trent and let him design your next family heirloom.

Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years.

8300 Preston Road 214.871.9170 matthewtrent.com

William Noble Rare Jewels

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This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing.

Elizabeth Showers

100 Highland Park Village 214.526.3890

8687 N. Central Expwy. (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100

The pieces designed by the store’s namesake have evolved to reflect the artist’s experiences and maturity. Showers’ world of reference has been deeply informed by extensive travel and adventure, especially the exotic influences of Africa, Thailand and the Far East. The unique stones and gems found in these places are central to Elizabeth’s designs. She says, “Imperfection is what makes each stone perfect. My designs are created to highlight what’s special about each individual stone.”

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3131 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214.879.9944

8300 Preston Road (The Plaza at Preston Center) 972.980.0819

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Ylang 23 Owners Joanne and Charles Teichman have met the designers, know the collections and can even find pieces from previous seasons. Bringing you the ultimate level of service, they can help find the perfect gift and take time to giftwrap and ship the order within a day to your specifications. The store has recently moved and is now open in a beautiful new location.

APPAREL Abi Ferrin This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wearit-five-ways Nikki dress. She also operates from her studio in South Side on Lamar. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support, Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women.

and his aesthetic. Here you can shop for men and women’s clothing along with special luggage items. 70 Highland Park Village 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

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1409 S. Lamar St. 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

Adeline For a constantly changing selection of quality and fashion-forward finds at affordable prices, don’t miss this quaint boutique for trendy fashions, such as bandage skirts and other items in tribal prints as well as Hazel dresses and Vintage Havana ponchos. 4412 Lovers Lane 214.706.9935 adelinestores.com

Aftershock Find a wide range of accessories, scarves and jewelry at this flagship store for British retailer Aftershock London. The store’s motto is “affordable glamour.” Come visit this newly opened store in Preston Center and a favorite among the Dallas social scene. 8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive 214.363.4699 aftershockplc.us

Allie Coosh Designer Paulette Martsolf dreamed of coming to Texas to design women’s clothing and jewelry. Since it opened in 1989, it has become a women’s paradise, and her designs have become known worldwide. 6726 Snider Plaza 214.363.8616 allie-coosh.com

Betty Reiter Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces, and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country. 4030 Villanova St. 214.373.9990 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

Billy Reid Located in Highland Park Village, the owner’s vision is to build a designer brand around his authentic lifestyle and establish retail shops that reflect his upbringing, his personality

This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind store with great prices. 6105 Sherry Lane 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

Club Monaco Founded in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco is an international lifestyle brand that offers affordable luxury with a modern sensibility. Club Monaco appeals to the creative consumer: cultural influencers who mix fashion must-haves with timeless classics. Its brand represents a distinctly urban-casual point of view, best defined as a sophisticated play of opposites: mixing vintage with new, hard with soft and eclectic with minimal. 3699 McKinney Ave. 214.219.2301 clubmonaco.com

Cowboy Cool Cowboy Cool is an inventive shop located in the West Village that blends traditional Western wear with a contemporary edge. With its horseshoe sales counter, crocodile carpet and old-school décor, the flagship store offers an engaging experience the moment customers walk through the door. 3699 McKinney Ave. 214.521.4500 cowboycool.com

Daniel Taylor Clothier Located in Dallas’ upscale commercial-residential center known as the West Village, Daniel Taylor Clothier is “the discerning classic men’s outfitter,” offering neatly cut trousers and shirts in both casual and business wear. With top brands such as Samuelsohn, Ike Behar, Carnoustie, Peter Millar, Bucatchi, Scott Barber, Martin Dingman, Bill’s Khakis,


SHOPPING Dion Neckwear, JZ Richards Neckwear, Hickey Freeman, Equilbrio, and Skip Gambert Custom Shirts, makes Daniel Taylor Clothier the perfect place to shop. 3600 McKinney Ave. 214.521.0433 danieltaylorclothier.com

Demerara Men’s and women’s specialty boutique, located in Dallas’ West Village, offers a variety of designer apparel and accessories. It offers a wide selection in low quantities at its 3,000-squarefoot shopping venue, ensuring that customers purchase exclusive pieces that won’t be seen on anyone else in the area. Expect to find a majority of on-trend up and comers, as well as a few established labels, and complimentary in-house tailoring on all apparel. 3699 McKinney Ave. 214.295.7622 demerarausa.com

Elements Shoppers will find personalized assistance in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Whether you need a great fitting pair of jeans or a complete wardrobe update, Elements’ sales team will help you find exactly what you are looking for from the best selection of modern clothing, accessories and gifts. 4400 Lovers Lane 214.987.0837 elementsclothing.com

Five and Ten This chic concept boutique in Highland Park Village from Forty Five Ten offers clothing for him and her, fragrances from lines like Diptyque and Comme des Garçons, pet accessories from Mungo & Maud, accessories from Costume National, Proenza Schouler, and more. If you’re looking for that fashionable coffee table book, you’ll find a great selection here. 60 Highland Park Village 214.252.0510 shopfiveandten.com

Forty Five Ten One of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, Forty Five Ten boasts a reputation for offering the best of the best. Set in a beautifully renovated historic building, it houses a world-class mix of the top collections for women, men and the home. Its acclaimed café, the T Room, is a chic lunch spot. 4510 McKinney Ave. 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.com

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We are convinced that this is the best shoe store in town. You can also find men’s and women’s clothing here from well known brands, and it’s definitely a well-thought-out blend of brands—Temperley, Balmain. This is truly the place to visit if you are looking for that perfect pair of shoes to compliment your wardrobe whether it’s a special occasion or just a night out on the town.

Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and handcrafted details has brought a fresh point of view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated women that embody a spirit of effortless elegance.

This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil.

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69 Highland Park Village 214.599,6283

Tootsies

Henri Bendel

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8687 N. Central Expwy. 972.490.1285

The brand, still vibrant more than a century after its inception, continues to champion the spirit of the store’s visionary founder. It strives to always delight and serve fashionable women, to seek out the best of the New & the Next™ and to always experiment and innovate. 8687 N. Central Expwy. 214.265.7440 henribendel.com

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place, located one block from the Bishop Arts District. This 5,000-quare-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design. 409 N. Zang Blvd. 214.991.0075 beindiegenius.typepad.com

Indigo 1745 A boutique for men and women specializing in premium denim and sportswear, Indigo 1745 carefully selects its products to fit a calm, cool lifestyle. Whether looking for clothing, bedding, accessories or a special gift, you’ll find this shop excites the senses and offers something that is personal for you and your style.

Lublu Meaning “I love” in Russian, Lublu has a fun and flirty, yet elegant and sophisticated vibe. Dynamic patterns and luxurious fabrics, along with chic silhouettes have become a signature of Kira Plastinina, the designer. The brand’s DNA stands apart in the fashion arena, while always embracing three key themes – feminine, daring and savvy - which describe the collections and the designer perfectly. 8311 Preston Center Plaza 214.346.3422

8300 Preston Road 214.969.9993 tootsies.com

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Since 1976, Peeper’s has offered the finest in prescription eyewear and sunglasses in the Southwest. As shopping trends have changed, Peeper’s has stayed on the forefront of the latest in luxury eyewear. Today, Peeper’s is located in Highland Park Village, with more than 1,000 designer frames to choose from. 64 Highland Park Village 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

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The Dallas’ Design District showroom offers Old World treasures with modern elements in creative expression. “Focusing on the mix, not the match,” says Schaeffler, who combines different époques and styles, to avoid decorating in one distinct look. Schaeffler wants clients to derive decades of enjoyment, creating a space that reflects a family’s unique personality with the right mix of unique furnishings. 1616 HI Line Drive 214.749.0816

Ken’s Man’s Shop

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Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premier shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Designers such as Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin and Babi, and Theyskens Theory are featured.

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6025 Royal Lane, 214.369.5367

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370 W. 7th St. 214.948.1745

This store for men, located at Preston and Royal on the northeast quadrant, is a classic contemporary haberdashery with understated elegance and unique details. Founder Ken Helfman and his team chose every vendor “from the sleeve to the accessory.” The store also provides in-store consulting, conference calls, email support, social media outlets, free wraps, courier services and onsite closet consultation and office presentations by appointment.

85 Highland Park Village 214.780.0555

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Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the Old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States.

Carlyn Galerie

8687 N. Central Expy. 214.217.6200

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This boutique offers an extraordinary fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables, perfect for special occasions, wedding and holiday presents, and corporate gifts. The dazzling displays and unique selections of contemporary crafts promise great finds. 6137 Luther Lane 214.368.2828


Gary Riggs Home Inside the 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix. 5217 Alpha Road 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

Home on Bishop

This leader in European high-end furniture has always been in a class of its own. With a network of 240 stores in 40 countries, the company just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Known for its high quality, European know-how, and customization, each furniture piece is born of a close collaboration between the brand, designers, and manufacturers, many of which can be customized to specifically suit your needs. 1707 Oak Lawn Ave. 972.239.4430 roche-bobois.com

Smink Modern Living

Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find Home on Bishop a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving by constantly being replenished with fresh new merchandise. 502 N. Bishop Ave. 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place, located one block from the Bishop Arts District. This 5,000-quare-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design. 409 N. Zang Blvd. 214.991.0075

As one of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts and throughout its 20 year history, Smink has been dedicated to the education of its clients — always encouraging them to enlist the expertise of local design professionals. The company has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public. 1019 Dragon St. 214.350.0542 sminkinc.com

Southwest Gallery Located near the lavish shops of the Galleria, this beautiful gallery boasts one of Dallas’ most expansive collections of fine 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. It features an array of stunning works from Western to Contemporary art displayed in 16,000 square feet of sensational space. 4500 Sigma Road 972.960.8395 swgallery.com

SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

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Nest As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. Nest has been a destination for unique gifts and home accents for over a decade. 4524 McKinney Ave. 214.373.4444

Roche Bobois

David Woo

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Located in Highland Park Village, Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns and sideby-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com


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Stanley Korshak Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. It also carries the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. The bridal salon caters to discriminating brides-to-be. It was named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily and is considered the esteemed bible of the fashion business.

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When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, the goal at Neiman Marcus was to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today. 1618 Main St. 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

The California-based company recently opened its first Texas location, offering trés chic products for the home, from indoor- and outdoor-kitchens and laundry appliances to personal wellness systems, bath fixtures and decorative plumbing. 8687 N. Central Expwy. (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750 pirch.com

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Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions.

Addison Circle Park Enjoy interactive fountains, a water garden, fields for active recreation and walking trails at this park that’s conveniently located just north of Belt Line Road between Addison Road and Quorum Drive. It’s adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle.

2100 Ross Ave. 214.954.9925 attpac.org

Bass Performance Hall

15650 Addison Road, Addison 972.450.2851

Dallas City Performance Hall DCPH serves as a multi-disciplinary center to present cultural performances by emerging and mid-sized organizations that represent the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity within the City of Dallas. The dynamic theater and front lobby are designed to encourage interaction from the street to the stage. DCPH is the place to discover the next generation of great artists, local arts organizations, and be captivated with the creative Dallas spirit.

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Allen Event Center

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This multi-purpose arena in a suburb of North Dallas plays host to a number of regional sports teams and many top performing artists. Visitors can shop at retail stores and grab a bite to eat at the nearby Village at Allen.

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200 E. Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.4646

The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage.

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American Airlines Center The American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment. Home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, it features 142 luxury suites and room for 20,000 fans. The AAC brings the hottest sports, concerts and family entertainment to town.

4th and Calhoun St., Fort Worth 817.212.4325 basshall.com

2500 Victory Ave. 214.222.3687

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

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This charming building near the Bishop Arts District offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the private balcony suites for an intimate theater experience. The theater’s excellent acoustics are ideal for plays, concerts, seminars, films and conferences. The building was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, a nonprofit multicultural theater company.

Annette Strauss Square The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s outdoor performance venue is named for a late former mayor of Dallas, Annette Strauss. Located adjacent to Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, Annette Strauss Square provides a serene setting for outdoor performances, festivals and events.

215 S. Tyler St. 214.948.0716

2403 Flora St. 214.954.9925

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Casa Manana This iconic treasure, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, is also known as the “House of Tomorrow.” Originally an outdoor amphitheater, Casa opened in 1936 as part of the official Texas Centennial Celebration, and now it presents live professional theatre and educational programs. Carter Rose

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3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 817.332.2272 casamanana.org

This ballpark is home to the Frisco RoughRiders Class AA minor league baseball club. It won awards for its unique design and feel by architect David M. Schwartz, who wanted to create a village-like park within a ball park. It hosts numerous functions in addition to minor league baseball games, including corporate and charity events, wedding receptions, City of Frisco events and church services. 7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco 972.731.9200 frisco.roughriders.milb.com

Gexa Energy Pavilion This outdoor performing arts center in Dallas Fair Park hosts some of the top entertainment to come through North Texas. The covered pavilion seats more than 7,500 people while the sloping lawn accommodates many more. The venue is operated by Live Nation Concerts. 1818 First Ave. 214.421.1111 gexaenergypavilion.com

Granada Theater Dallas’ historic live music venue and event space originally opened as a 700-seat first-run movie house after it was built in 1946. Owner Mike Schoder took over the ownership of the building in 2004 and transformed it into a visionary music destination. It now serves as a beacon to the best indie, jazz, country and alternative music in Dallas. 3524 Greenville Ave. 214.824.9933 granadatheater.com

Gilley’s Dallas This is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley

and a world-class entertainment venue. Gilley’s is open every day, hosting corporate events, conventions, live music concerts, private parties, weddings, banquets and more. 1135 S. Lamar St. 214.421.2021 gilleysdallas.com

Kessler Theater The acoustics are near perfect in the listening room inside this intimate, art-deco theater, praised by many of the top artists who have performed there. This historic Oak Cliff theater that was nearly destroyed in 1957 when a tornado swept through Dallas is now the space for a neighborhood civic center, a bar, gallery, office space, and can provide room for corporate events. 1230 W. Davis St. 214.272.8346 thekessler.org

Majestic Theater One of the most elegant and historic performing arts venues in the Southwest hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events and fundraisers. The Theatre is also available for corporate meeting and private functions and is managed by the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. 1925 Elm St. 214.670.3687 dallasculture.org

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dallas Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum, among the most renowned and impressive gardens in the country, offers an array of popular annual events, musical performances and educational programs for children and adults. Stroll amongst the spectacular flora and fauna blooming in season located on the southeastern shore of Dallas’ White Rock Lake. 8525 Garland Road 214.515.6615 dallasorboretum.org

Dallas Arts District This rare gem is the largest arts district in the nation, encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks. Arts venues include the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian

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Art and Trammell Crow Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center. An urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway serves as an inviting gathering place for Dallas and its visitors.

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Fair Park A national historic landmark and a Texas favorite, Fair Park shows off the world’s largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. Serving as Dallas’ fairgrounds location as early as 1886, today the 277-acre park hosts the annual Texas Longhorns versus Oklahoma Sooners college football game as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas.

2200 Ross Ave. 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

Dallas Farmers Market One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products.

1121 1st Ave. 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria

1010 S. Pearl Expy. 214.939.2808

This unique indoor ice skating experience is located in the middle of one of Dallas’ premier shopping centers, surrounded by hundreds of stores, shoppers and restaurants. Skaters can take a lesson, have a party, or just go for a spin at the coolest ice rink in town.

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Dallas World Aquarium This colorful aquarium near the historic West End District is home to an array of vibrant marine life. A unique display of flora and fauna from five continents, 14 countries, three oceans and numerous seas and rivers offers a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures.

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Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The zoo is home to the only koalas in Texas, along with kangaroos, lorikeets and more from Down Under. The 11-acre Giants of the Savanna showcases elephants, lions, giraffes and other favorite African species. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

Dealey Plaza The historic West End district of downtown Dallas is the location of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve the plaza, street rights-of-way, buildings and nearby

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This horse-racing track and entertainment destination in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie has two live racing seasons each year: The Spring Thoroughbred Season runs from early April through mid-July an the Fall Meeting of Champions runs from early September through mid-November. It hosts races such as the annual Lone Star Million Day – a series of six stake races with a total purse of more than $1 million – and it was also the location for the Breeder’s Cup in 2004. During the summer, enjoy fireworks, live music, and many more special events almost every weekend. Holding nearly 8,000 racing fans, the enclosed air-conditions grandstand is the best spot to place your bet and cheer on your favorite horse. 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie 972.263.7223 lonestarpark.com

Main Street Garden

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This garden, bounded by Main Street, Commerce Street, Harwood, and St. Paul, is a community gathering place for downtown residents, employees, and visitors. The park is equipped with Wi-Fi, a great lawn, toddler play area, dog run, fountains, City Park Cafe, and public art installations. It is also available for special event rentals.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

1902 Main St. 214.744.1986

13350 Dallas Parkway 972.392.3361

1801 N. Griffin St. 214.720.2224

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

This tribute to an extraordinary man was dedicated in June 24, 1970, and in the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. The memorial, a square, roofless room, 30 feet high and 50 by 50 feet wide, sits in the middle of the block with narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white pre-cast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support 29 inches above the earth. 646 Main St. 214.747.6660 jfk.org

Klyde Warren Park The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Come enjoy this highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

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McKinney Avenue Trolley The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys run 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. A ride on one of the trolley cars provides a unique and charming opportunity to experience this historic, upscale district. 3153 Oak Grove Ave. 214.855.0006 mata.org

a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. It commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. Visitors often come here for photo-ops. Corner of Griffin and Young St. 214.953.1184 visitdallas.com

Reunion Tower Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide “Top 10 Jaunts of 2013,” a visit to the Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas. 300 Reunion Blvd. East 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

Southfork Ranch No visit to Dallas is complete without making the pilgrimage to the scenic ranch northeast of Big D that is the home for the fictional Ewing family of the popular, long-running television series, “Dallas.” Visitors can experience the opulent lifestyle made famous by the Ewings, see where the show was filmed and view show memorabilia. The original series ran for 13 seasons and in 2012, a new “Dallas” show was introduced, featuring familiar characters and a new generation of Ewings. Southfork is now a premier special events and meeting destination for reunions, holiday parties, corporate retreats, training sessions and more. 3700 Hogge Road, Parker 972.442.7800 southforkranch.com

One Arts Plaza The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment making it a true destination spot.

White Rock Lake

1722 Routh St. 972.820.2236

8300 E. Lawther Drive 214.670.4100

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Pioneer Plaza In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing

The 1,015-acre city lake is located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. It is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and is the location of many special events and runs. White Rock Lake offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting.


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Amon Carter Museum of American Art The museum in Fort Worth’s cultural district houses one of the nation’s pre-eminent collections of American art, from early 19th-century expeditionary art to mid-20th-century modernism and contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two great artists of the American West. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.738.1933

Meadows Museum

Located in the Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times.

The museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad international audience. It presents an exciting series of special exhibitions, public lectures, symposia and gallery talks featuring university professors, visiting scholars and artists.

1717 N. Harwood St. 214.922.1200

5900 Bishop Blvd. 214.768.2516

Frontiers of Flight Museum

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3535 Grand Ave. 214.426.3400

Nasher Sculpture Center

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The museum is located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport. Housed in a modern 100,000 square foot facility, the museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. 6911 Lemmon Ave. 214.350.1651

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

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The Nasher Sculpture Center features a regularly changing selection of works from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, including ethnographic and archaeological Latin American pieces and American modernist pieces in both its indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture garden.

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Ripley’s Grand Prairie

3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215

601 W. Palace Pkwy., Grand Prairie 972.263.2391

2943 SMU Blvd. 214.200.4300

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Quality is of the highest importance in the compilation of masterpieces that call the Kimbell home. The $137 million Piano Pavillion opposite the museum’s original building was designed by the great architect, Louis I. Kahn. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.654.1034 kimbellart.org

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Kimball Art Museum

Dallas Holocaust Museum

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Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. More than 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art are housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space.

Located on the picturesque campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU), the Bush Center invites you to learn about the former U.S. president and his wife during his presidency. Explore the interactive museum galleries, sit in the Oval Office, enjoy the Texas Rose Garden, eat lunch, shop in the Museum store and stroll through the 15-acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers.

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211 N. Record St. 214.741.7500

100 S. Houston St. 214.745.1100

Come and experience the unique attractions, including the Odditorium, the mind-bending Mirror Maze, the challenging LaserRace, the sweet Candy Factory, and meet the stars at the Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax. This is the only place in the area where you’ll see shrunken heads, two-headed animals, decorated Tibetan skulls and more strange sites that proves that fact is stranger than fiction.

2010 Flora St. 214.979.6430

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, it is one of 19 Holocaust-related Museums in the United States and the only Holocaust Museum serving North Central Texas.

The museum inside the courthouse offers new historical discoveries in abundance - not only in our galleries, but also within the building itself. Original construction of the Old Red Courthouse took place in 1892, undergoing many transformations throughout the years, which ultimately led to the beautiful restoration of today. Authentic features and architectural elements have been uncovered to display a truly magnificent piece of Dallas County history.

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George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

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The 12,000-square-foot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed array of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, India, China and Southeast Asia.

Old Red Courthouse

2001 Flora St. 214.242.5100

4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison 972.380.8800

Crow Collection of Asian Art

The former Dallas Museum of Natural History is now called the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, where it is headquartered. The Fair Park Campus is consolidated in the former Dallas Museum of Natural History building and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas.

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The non-profit museum is devoted to promoting aviation studies and to perpetuating America’s aviation heritage; the museum fulfills its mission by restoring, operating, maintaining and displaying historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

The culmination of decades’ worth of work, this 180,000-square-foot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits. 2201 N. Field St. 214.428.5555 perotmuseum.org

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ATTRACTIONS

Home to priceless documentary and photographic records, the museum offers self-guided tours providing an intimate view to those seeking information and understanding about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 411 Elm St. 214.747.6660 jfk.org


MAKE A DAY OF IT! Amon Carter Museum of American Art www.cartermuseum.org

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River features sixteen iconic paintings and fifty related drawings by the artist, signaling the importance of western rivers to the culture and economy of the developing nation. October 2, 2014 through January 18, 2015 Image credit: George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879). The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1846 (detail). Oil on canvas. Manoogian Collection

Kimbell Art Museum www.kimbellart.org

Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay showcases 70 masterworks by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh and more. On view October 19, 2014 through January 25, 2015. Image: Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait (detail), 1887, oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Laurie Anderson • Jean-Michel Basquiat Ross Bleckner • Troy Brauntuch • Francesco Clemente Eric Fischl • Nan Goldin • Jack Goldstein Peter Halley • Keith Haring • Jenny Holzer

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s Jeff Koons • Barbara Kruger • Sherrie Levine Robert Longo • Robert Mapplethorpe • Allan McCollum Richard Prince • David Salle • Kenny Scharf Julian Schnabel • Cindy Sherman • Donald Sultan Philip Taaffe • Andy Warhol • Christopher Wool

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth www.themodern.org

Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. On view through January 4, 2015.

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


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Touching The Sky An unforgettable view of Dallas can been seen from atop the Texas Star, which was, until recently, the largest Ferris wheel in North America. The giant structure stands 212 feet tall, some 20 stories high, in historic Fair Park. On a clear day, one can see beyond the Dallas skyline to downtown Fort Worth, 40 miles to the west. At night, the ride glows red, white, and blue — the colors of the Texas state flag. The Texas Star comes alive only during the annual State Fair of Texas, which dates back to 1886. The fair begins the end of September

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and continues through the third weekend in October. Today, the celebration draws millions — more than any such event in the country — and the Texas Star is its most popular ride. Long after the prize-winning cows go home, the vendors pack up their wares, and the crowds disperse, only the Texas Star remains — a permanent reminder of all that is great about the Lone Star State.


THE MAN. THE STORY. THE LEGACY. Fifty Years. Thousands of Stories. An event that forever lives in the memory of a nation and the world. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, interpreting and presenting contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Visit and discover President Kennedy’s enduring influence. Mon, Noon – 6 p.m.; Tues-Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

ADD YOUR STORY TO THE ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION

If you have a recollection of the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s, contact us at oralhistory@jfk.org. And when in Dallas, we invite you to come hear for yourself.

411 Elm Street | Dallas, TX 75202 | 214.747.6660 Dallas Times Herald Collection / The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza


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