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WINTER 2013

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO DALLAS

NEW PEROT MUSEUM Thinking Inside The Box

Classics, Exotics And More

CARNIVORES RULE

Dallas’ Best Steakhouses

PLAYING HOST TO HISTORY Adolphus Hotel Turns 100

STARCK, RAVING

Dallas’ Most Scandalous Club

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CAFFEINATED CAR-TALK

A Texas-Size Tribute


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RICH IN HERITAGE The Beretta Gallery in Dallas, Texas exemplifies traditional Italian quality in every detail. Located in the exclusive Highland Park area, Beretta Gallery Dallas is the perfect destination for those wishing to indulge in the rich sporting heritage of Beretta. A unique assortment of clothing and accessories for the classic outdoorsman, from leather guncases and luggage, to sports clothing for all types of hunting, shooting and country living. A distinct feature is our fascinating library of hunting books, collections of beautiful one-of-a kind gift items and hand crafted works of art. The beautiful, well-stocked gunroom in Dallas showcases Beretta’s full line of pistols, field and competition shotguns, as well as Sako rifles. The history of Beretta’s nearly 500 years of quality gun making is best exemplified by are large selection of Beretta Premium Grade shotguns and express rifles. Our professional staff is ready to answer all your requests and they look forward to welcome you to Beretta Gallery Dallas.


The Brown Palace was Denver’s first luxury hotel. And it remains the finest. For those who want modern amenities and an authentic Mile High City experience, look no further than the only Denver hotel in Marriott’s Autograph Collection. To reserve your room, visit BrownPalace.com.

The Brown Palace was recently recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the West.


SophiStication haS a new home. a home at museum tower puts you in the hub of the best Dallas has to offer. You can indulge your senses at the meyerson Symphony center or the at&t performing arts center, cheer on the mavs or Stars at american airlines center and enjoy gourmet dining, lively nightlife and worldclass shopping just minutes away. and that’s just for starters. nestled along the recently opened Klyde warren park, museum tower gives you a taste of nature right in the center of the city. any way you look at it, this is not just a place to live. it’s the place. now is the time to discover how sophistication has taken up residence in the heart of Dallas. call 214.954.1234 or visit MuseumTowerDallas.com to schedule your personal appointment today. 2112 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 • ph 214.954.1234 fax 214.954.9964 • info@MuseumTowerDallas.com www.museumtowerDallas.com

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Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique is an inspired fusion of luxurious holiday resort with cutting-edge medical spa. The visionary approach integrates a health-focused hotel, offering every upscale amenity and facility, with the most advanced wellness programs and services.

At Longevity, vacation is not only about luxury pleasures but also health optimization, enhanced wellness and increased longevity through detoxification, weight loss, stress management and anti-aging programs. Programs are personalized to your individual needs and aspirations. Though open for only two years, Longevity has already enjoyed international recognition. The UK’s Tatler magazine, in its Best Spas 2013 list, named Longevity the world’s Most Life Changing Spa. In the U.S., SpaFinder Wellness awarded the resort 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards in three categories: Best for Weight Loss, Best Medical Spa, and Best Health Spa Cuisine. In December 2011, it was nominated one of the world’s best wellness spas at the World Travel Awards. The 135 suites are elegant, beautifully appointed and spacious with separate bedroom, two bathrooms, living room, kitchenette, private garden and terrace with stunning views of mountains and coast.


The extensive guest facilities include heated outdoor and indoor pools, fitness center with state-of-the-art exercise and workout equipment, a variety of game and activity rooms, and three restaurants. The cuisine is healthy and gourmet at the same time – a perfect fusion of taste, art and well-being. The Day Spa offers an extensive selection of treatments and facilities, from Turkish bath and sauna to sensation showers, while the Medical Spa is expanding therapeutic boundaries with state-of-the-art rejuvenating cures and life-changing solutions directed by leading doctors and specialists. The location — the tranquil village of Monchique, in a beautiful mountain area known as the ‘Garden of the Algarve’ with a mild, healthy climate, pure fresh air and gorgeous coastal views — is ideal for a world-class wellness resort. The wealth of activities here includes bird watching, golf, Jeep Safaris, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. And nearby

are the countless attractions of the Algarve, one of the world’s most popular vacation Meccas. At Longevity Wellness Resort, you choose your own path: Indulge only in the pleasures of the resort, take advantage of one of the specialized wellness programs, or immerse yourself in the full scope of rejuvenating and transformative possibilities at the Medical Spa. Longevity believes in a purposeful vacation where you are empowered with practical tools and strategies to enhance health and establish the path to a healthier, happier and longer life. +351 282 240 110 reservations@longevitywellnessresort.com www.longevitywellnessresort.com


CONTENTS

ISSUE 09: WINTER 2013

FEATURES

The grand dame of Dallas hotels passes the century mark, having made its own mark on city history. BY SARAH RUFCA

38 DESTINATION DALLAS

Phillip Jones, president and CEO of the Dallas Visitor and Convention Bureau, sits down with DHM to talk about the city’s transformation, renaissance and why “Big Things Happen Here.”

40 MARQUEE MASTER

50 STARCK, RAVING...

44 INSIDE THE BOX: THE NEW PEROT MUSEUM

54 HAGMAN: TEXAS-SIZE TRIBUTE

Texan and Top Chef contestant Tre Wilcox dishes up his take on Dallas’ tempestuous culinary climate from his perch at Highland Park’s ritzy Marquee Grill. BY DAVE MUSCARI

Dallas’ newest museum challenges visitors young and old to think, explore, create and imagine, all from within the confines of a $190 million cube. BY CATHERINE ADCOCK

A party-den for Dallas’ elite, the Starck Club added a storied, albeit short-lived, chapter to DFW nightlife history. Today, a group of Dallas filmmakers seek to explore the club’s legacy. BY CATHERINE ADCOCK

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Once a month, hundreds of priceless autos and their owners head to Plano, Texas, where they can kick the tires and chat over a hot cup of Joe. BY DAVE MUSCARI

DHM remembers a larger-thanlife Texan legend who leaves an indelible mark on the culture and history of the Lone Star State. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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31 HOST TO HISTORY: ADOLPHUS HOTEL TURNS 100

COVER STORY: LARRY HAGMAN


CONTENTS IN EVERY ISSUE 19 THE RUNDOWN

A quick tour through what’s got the Dallas Hotel Magazine staff buzzing right now.

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68 THE SCENE

Dallas’ cultural events span varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. Mark your calendar with the best of the city’s offerings.

77 SHOPPING

Spending time in Dallas is always a trip less ordinary. Learn about local attractions that make for unique experiences and excellent adventures.

88 DINING

From high-end boutiques and malls to trendy vintage shops, DHM shows you Dallas’ top spots to shop.

96 OUR PARTING SHOT

A native of Dallas’ fitness Disneyland explains why living a healthy life doesn’t have to mean going it alone.

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Big D’s innovative restaurants and talented chefs mine flavors from all over the globe. Check out this guide before planning your next culinary adventure.


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ISSUE 09: WINTER 2013

PUBLISHER’S NOTE A few months ago, we asked the legendary Larry Hagman if he would take a break from his busy schedule to sit down for a cover-story interview for Dallas Hotel Magazine. We were a few days away from our interview when we received the sad news that he had passed away. Larry was recognized worldwide as the black-hearted villain in the white cowboy hat on Dallas. In real life, the Fort Worth native was a cheerful man with a smile as wide as Texas. Larry was a talented “working actor” who spent six successful decades in show business. He also served as an enthusiastic ambassador for our city. In this, our first issue of 2013, we feature a special tribute to this wonderful actor, producer and director, and one of the most memorable Texans of our time. Back during my ’80s heyday, you could often find me at the Starck Club, where I was one of the investors. It enjoyed a controversial reign over the Dallas nightlife scene. DHM sits down with a group of Dallas filmmakers who seek to explore the club’s impact and lasting legacy.

After that blast from the past, we look to the future with the latest addition to Dallas’ cultural institutions. We’ll take you on an interesting bird’seye tour through Dallas’ new high-tech, high-style “science and nature in a box,” the striking Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Millions of Americans met chef Tre Wilcox a few years ago on Top Chef and Iron Chef America. We’ve known Tre since his days at Abacus, but now he’s executive chef at the Marquee Grill & Bar. We stopped by to get a first-hand look (and taste) of one of Highland Park’s hot restaurants. Then we head a few miles up the Dallas North Tollway for a unique monthly gathering of thousands of owners and drivers, all in the name of “Cars and Coffee.” Plus, we commemorate a very special anniversary at one of America’s grandest destinations as the glorious Adolphus Hotel turns 100 years old. Finally, we have a special Parting Shot direct from the Disneyland of health and wellness facilities: the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. Looking for a night at the theater, a concert or a big game? The Scene contains up-to-date listings on everything from performance and sporting events to seasonal happenings and activities, all designed to help you plan your time in Big D. No matter what you do or where you go around town, please enjoy your stay here in North Texas’ largest and busiest metropolitan area. Please enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine

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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.

For professionally trained chauffeurs, make your reservation at www.dfwtowncars.com or by calling 214.956.1880 75

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Welcome to Dallas, a place brimming with a

vibrant energy that extends beyond city boundaries and county lines. Considering a move? Here is a little insight into some of the many neighborhoods that make the Metroplex a great place to call home.  HigHland Park and University Park

The Park Cities are often considered quintessential American neighborhoods with children walking to exemplary schools, bike riding and playing in city green spaces.  Preston Hollow

Just to the north of the Park Cities and minutes from Love Field, Downtown and the north communities, Preston Hollow is home to many estates and buyers looking to build.  greenway Parks and devonsHire

Picture an old-fashioned neighborhood bursting with green spaces, a variety of lot sizes and a commitment to preserving the tranquil beauty of the area, all with quick access to Downtown.  BlUffview

Minutes from Love Field, Bluffview is a showplace for architecturally distinct homes, with one-acre lots that provide ample green space and breathing room for residents.  tUrtle Creek

Near the Kalita Humphreys Theater and Rosewood Mansion, Turtle Creek is considered one of the best addresses in the city. Residents get breathtaking sky views and homes within walking distance of dining and shopping.  UPtown/downtown

Uptown/Downtown features the best in contemporary living right in the city’s cultural center. Many homes and high rises are just steps away from the Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, museums and more.  lakewood

Overlooking White Rock Lake, the area is known for personality-rich neighborhoods. With miles of bike trails and the Dallas Arboretum next door, Lakewood is home to many who enjoy outdoor living.  oak Cliff

Oak Cliff boasts numerous parks, beautiful trees and rolling terrain. The popular Bishops Arts District is a great place to stroll, enjoy unique shops, visit a pub, artisan chocolatier or trendy restaurant.  soUtHlake and Colleyville

Close to Dallas, DFW Airport, Fort Worth and Arlington, the cities of Southlake and Colleyville draw North Texans looking for excellent schools, great home values and pastoral country living.  westlake and vaqUero

Known for nationally-ranked schools, large lots, exceptional golf and distinct architecture, Westlake and Vaquero blend gorgeous surroundings with strong community ties and fantastic outdoor living. No matter where you look, Dallas offers great opportunities for homes, schools and quality of life. Please contact me with any of your real estate questions.

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A quick tour through what’s got the Dallas Hotel Magazine staff buzzing right now...

Tantalizing Texas’ Tours Looking for a new way to explore North Texas? These local companies offer guests opportunities to eat and drink their way through the best the Metroplex has to offer! — CATHERINE ADCOCK

Uptown Dallas Tasting Tour

Travelers without time to eat their way from Addison’s Restaurant Row to the downtown Arts District can rely on Dallas Uptown Tasting Tours to get a picture of the local culinary scene. Winding its way through 1.5 miles of culinary feats and feasts, this walking foodie fest allows hungry locals and visitors to taste Dallas’ many takes on dining. With knowledgeable guides as versed on the area’s 125-year history as they are on restaurant trends, these tours will give you the inside scoop on Dallas historical roots and current culinary scene. $45, toursdallas.net, 888.871.2052

Dallas by Chocolate

Over here at DHM, we’re cuckoo for cocoa, so we were beside ourselves when we heard of Dallas’ latest tour addition. Dallas by Chocolate offers a brilliant excuse (as if you needed one) to fill your belly with delicate delights. Guests visit three to four local chocolatiers, bakeries, shops or restaurants where they’re surrounded by succulent samples and goodies to take home. In between stops, guests enjoy complimentary wine. Upcoming events include Chocolate New Year Resolution, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day tours. Check website for more information. $30–$45, dallasbychocolate.com, 972.814.5997

Grapevine Wine Tours

Get out of the city and into the country with Grapevine Wine Tours, a local company that takes guests on a very fine journey through some of North Texas’ best wineries. Each tour samples the products of three acclaimed wineries and travels through historic Grapevine, while guides detail the history of wine making in North Texas. With so many extraordinary wineries to choose from, guests can enjoy more than one tour without sampling the same vintage twice! $75–90, grapevinewinetours.com, 917.259.9463

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Jason Reimer

The Picture Shows

THE TEXAS THEATRE

INWOOD THEATRE

Built in 1931 as an opulent movie venue with opera seating and a pipe organ, The Texas Theatre is a historic landmark once owned by famed billionaire Howard Hughes. Best known as the site of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest on the afternoon of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, it was remodeled several times until its restoration for Oliver Stone’s critically acclaimed film JFK. Today, the theater has an impressive bar and hosts films, concerts and events. thetexastheatre.com, 214.948.1546

Along with The Magnolia, the Inwood is co-owned by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. The cozy cinematheque has an adjoining bar, the Inwood Lounge, for libations, while the concession stand makes the best buttered popcorn in town. Patrons enjoy weekly midnight showings of cult classics. With overstuffed couches, ottomans and beanbag chairs, the downstairs auditorium is the closest you can get to your own personal theater. landmarktheatres.com, 214.352.5085

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Cinephiles looking to venture beyond the megaplex won’t be disappointed in the Dallas film scene. The city boasts several luxury and off-the-beaten-path theaters showing a variety of films in state-of-theart digital projection and sound. These premier destinations and film-festival favorites screen a variety of must-see movies. Combined, they represent the best in repertory cinema, showing independent and arthouse productions, a few so-bad-they’re-good flicks, select first-runs (including 3-D showings) and foreign films. The theaters frequently play host to special events with the occasional celebrity guest appearance and numerous film festivals, including the Dallas International Film Festival. Dallas’ niche group of theaters can expect a new addition in North Dallas with the spring 2013 opening of the innovative Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, named No. 1 Theater in America by Entertainment Weekly and Coolest Movie Theater in the World by Wired. Best known for its strict no-texting policy, the theater will be in good company with these venues as a go-to place to catch a good flick. — GINGER BELLAMY

within the theater feature in-seat food and drink service as well as extra-large leatherstyle seats. landmarktheatres.com, 214.764.9106

show dinner and drinks. Weekly crybaby matinées give parents the chance to catch a show with their own little film buff. angelikafilmcenter.com, 214.841.4713

VILLAGE THEATRE 32 Highland Park Village

The Magnolia’s gourmet concessions.

3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER

This theater in Uptown’s West Village has newly widened rows and plush seating for comfortable viewing with ample legroom. The Magnolia offers gourmet concessions, including local baked confections, and the bar offers exceptional cocktails and draft beers. Reserved seating is available, and two V.I.P. auditoriums

5321 East Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 230

This gem lies nestled within historic Highland Park Village (touted as the first planned shopping center in the U.S.) amid upscale boutique shops and restaurants. The Village Theatre offers a full bar and two large screens, as well as two small private screening rooms. The “Living Room” and “Red Room” are available by reservation for group events, complete with an attendant, concessions packages and an à la carte menu. hpvillagetheatre.com, 214.443.6035

Located at Mockingbird Station, a modern mixed-use development with shops, restaurants, offices and lofts, the Angelika Film Center is an impeccably designed theater with stadium seating, wallto-wall screens and a café serving gourmet coffee, sandwiches and pastries. Filmgoers frequent the adjacent pub for pre- and postThe grand entrance to the Village Theater.


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Seriously Studied Shoes THE OFFICES OF ANGELA SCOTT

Inspired by a childhood surrounded by men and wielding a style punctuated by touches of whimsy, Dallas-based designer Angela Scott imbues a sense of fun into her bespoke ladies footwear line. Despite her well-trained focus on current trends, however, the boots, heels and oxfords of The Office of Angela Scott are made — handmade, natch — to last through fashion fads aplenty. “There’s something to say about luxury goods — if they’re made well, you’re not going to buy it just for the season, you’re going to buy it for a lifetime,” Scott remarks. “It just doesn’t come and go.” Part of what’s made the buzzed-about shoe line stick since its fall 2011 launch is the

seriousness with which the brand pursues craftsmanship and detail. The Victory Park store’s wares are individually benchmade using a process originated in Italy to exacting standards that make each pair unique. The lovingly selected materials add to that one-of-a-kind flair: calfskin uppers and bamboo shanks come standard in every shoe. One might expect the resulting product of such time-tested craftsmanship to be a bit stuffy, but delightful notes of modernity and fun always rise to the fore in an Angela Scott shoe. A brightly painted toe, a seam of multicolored hand-sewn thread or lines of hammered rose-gold brogans are among the unexpected touches fans of the brand have come to

rejoice about. So rabid are her well-heeled fans that men have visited the Victory Park shop to try — and even buy — pieces they managed to fit into. As for the brand’s classic-withan-edge style, Scott attributes that to her upbringing. “The aesthetic is really influenced by my grandfather and his style and also from growing up with three older brothers — I had a very masculine approach to things, you’ll see that throughout the collection. Also, as much as I’m a little punk-rock, I’m also very classic and preppy. I think that stems from being surrounded by my brothers, who were skateboarders and surfers, to living in California where you have that really casual but elegant

preppy style.” On the heels of a big year (that included a Fashion Group International of Dallas award for Scott in October 2012), The Office of Angela Scott has a spate of new endeavors on the horizon, including a men’s line arriving in fall 2013 and handbags the following year. Closer on the calendar, expect additional ladies oxfords and a line of all-new ballerina slip-ons for spring 2013. For her part, Scott is simply trying to ride the wave. “All I say is, enjoy it while it’s happening, and keep working. There is no ‘best moment’ yet — I’m hoping to get there.” — FARAH FLEURIMA

SPOTLIGHT SPORTS

ARTS & CULTURE

HEALTH & FITNESS

ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & WINE

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

The Joffrey Ballet

Big D Climb

Eric Clapton

Savor Dallas

Winspear Opera House

Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave.

American Airlines Center

Check website for locations

Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Arlington)

Known for its unique perspective on dance, The Joffrey Ballet reflects America’s richly diverse history through story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and a variety of contemporary works.

Climb your way to fitness in a downtown skyscraper, up 52 flights of stairs (1,040 steps), with awards given for fastest overall, by age, team, best team spirit and top fund-raisers. bigdclimb.org

Slowhand returns with a blistering set of old-school rock-’n’-roll favorites, blues standards and a big bag full of classic Clapton hits. The Wallflowers (“One Headlight”) open the evening.

This weekend festival showcases the cuisine of 50 top chefs and more than 400 premium spirits. Welcome to a food and wine lovers’ extravaganza of sampling. savordallas.com

JANUARY 4

Fresh on the heels of his 2012 Heisman Trophy, QB “Johnny Football” Manziel and his Texas A&M Aggies teammates take on the Oklahoma Sooners in an SEC–Big XII battle.

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POCKETCELL This universal rechargeable mobile battery bank provides you power when you need it the most. The PocketCell is compatible with over 10,000 devices, according to the retailer, so chances are it can handle your tablet, smartphone, MP3 player, portable game console and more. A full charge can power up not one, but two smartphones. $80, myinnergie.com — CA

OKOBAN LUGGAGE TRACKER TAG Hook the Okoban’s high-tensile steel cable to your bag to protect it with the tag’s unique identifier linked to the company’s free global lost-and-found registration system. Okoban features the only property registration system linked to the airline industry’s tracking system used by 300 airlines in 2,000 airports worldwide. $10, brookstone.com — CA

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MICRO WIRELESS SPEAKER

NOISE-CANCELING EARPHONES POCKET PROJECTOR

Less than two-inches thick, this lightweight wireless speaker takes its big bass sound and goes just about anywhere. Wirelessly connect it to your iPhone or tablet, and enjoy five hours of uninterrupted crystal-clear sound from its Li-ion battery, rechargeable through a microUSB port. $60, jbl.com — CA

Noise-canceling used to mean bulky headphones that were awkward to travel with. Try Logitech’s new earphones which come with two detachable, braided cables: one with a mic and volume control, one without. Listen to your tunes in studio-grade sound and not any background chatter. $400, Logitech.com — CA

Go big or go home! Compatible with most smartphones and tablets, this mini projector packs major punch. With a 60" 1080p HD projection, 85 lumens of brightness and a two-hour long battery life, this 4-inch device can turn a standard business proposal into a stunning, account-winning presentation. $300, brookstone.com — CA


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Dallas: The Prime City for Prime Beef. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook,” said the late great Julia Child. We couldn’t agree more. You didn’t claw your way up the food chain just to eat grilled vegetables. Texas is

cattle country — and Dallas is home to some of the finest steakhouses in America. The editors at DHM know a thing or two about the local restaurant scene, so we assembled the following listings to aid

serious foodies searching for the perfect cut of prime beef. If you’re in the mood for a mouth-watering steak served by experienced staff in an elegant atmosphere, this section is perfect for you.

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Welcome to Big D! Home to the Original Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Bob’s is the place to be seen and served in an elegantly understated and relaxed ambiance. Step into Bob’s and you will feel as if you had been transported back to a classic evening of the late 19th century. At any moment, you can expect to see an international celebrity or a local sports legend, but make no mistake, Bob’s focus is on fabulous food. Since opening the first Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Dallas in 1993, Bob’s has been synonymous with the finest cuts of prime steak, chops, and fresh off the boat seafood. The flawless combination of lively atmosphere, splendid service, fine wines and spirits, and extraordinary fare has elevated Bob’s to the highest echelon of dining excellence. Indeed, reviewers have called Bob’s the best in town, while others rank the steakhouse among the best in the country. Come visit the legendary steak house and you’ll find that Bob’s has perfected the 21st century dining experience.

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

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4300 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214. 528. 9446 www.bobs-steakandchop.com

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experienced service and extensive wine list 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 Steak & Chop House. 4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446 555 South Lamar St. 214.652.4800

Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks recreates 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 up to 900 making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

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PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE 2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

THE PLACE AT PERRY’S 2911 Routh St. 214.871.9991 placeatperrys.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

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5330 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.2467 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE

4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. The restaurant 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

This noted steakhouse is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country. The

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The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars to the depicted Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 10477 Lombardy Ln. 214.366.2000 pappasbros.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. 1303 Legacy Dr. Frisco, Texas 75034 214.618.5220 silverfoxcafe.com


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Host to History√ BY SARAH RUFCA

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100 The grande dame of Dallas hotels passes the century mark, having made its own mark on city history.

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After two years of construction, the Adolphus opened in 1912 to eager anticipation throughout the city.

The Adolphus Hotel’s famed Century Room nightclub hosted acts such as Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.

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“Winning the bank was a signal achievement. Yet Dallas wanted more. Somehow, the city leaders yearned always for greater recognition,” wrote Darwin Payne, professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University, in the Dallas Morning News in 2010. City leaders decided that Dallas needed a luxury hotel to signal its status as a new metropolis. In 1910, Dallas mayor S.J. Hay and a group of prominent local businessmen successfully convinced St. Louis beer magnate Adolphus Busch to invest in the idea. Busch, a baron of the Anheuser-Busch empire, owned Dallas’ six-story Oriental Hotel (built in 1892) and soon agreed to finance another hotel in the city, promising to make it “the finest of its kind in the South.” Built on the site of Dallas’ 1880s-era city hall, The Adolphus was designed by Tom P. Barnett. Described at the time as being of the Louis XIV style, the hotel is one of the most notable Texas examples of the turn-of-thecentury influence of Paris’ Ecole des Beaux Arts. It features an ornate façade of red tapestry brick and gray granite topped by a two-story bronze and slate mansard roof and is embellished

with French Renaissance and Baroque details. A cylindrical tower rising from the southwest corner of the roof was soon dubbed the “beer bottle” for its shape and the hotel’s connection to the brewing industry. “The view of this building coming down Commerce street, with its highly decorated roof lines of green bronze, its picturesque dormers and towers, takes one back to the golden age of art in France, and we are transported for a moment from Dallas to Paris,” wrote the Dallas Morning News in 1912. After almost two years of construction at a cost of $1.5 million (in today’s money: $35 million) the Adolphus Hotel opened to the public on Oct. 5, 1912. The Dallas Morning News called it “one of the most handsomely appointed hostelries to be found on this continent,” while the American Institute of Architects referred to it as “the most beautiful building west of Venice.” The lobbies and public spaces were designed to impress, with wainscoting, vaulted ceilings and sculptured panels in basrelief. Works of art from Busch’s private collection hung on the walls alongside silk and velvet

The Adolphus Hotel’s ornate facade of is one element that demonstrates the influence of Paris’ Ecole des Beaux Arts.

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spectacular new building that epitomized a rising new Texas metropolis when it opened, the Adolphus Hotel celebrates its centennial this year. The 20-story brick and granite structure — the tallest in Texas for a decade — transformed the Dallas skyline. Over the next century, the Adolphus would become a hub for Dallas society, go through two major expansions and play host to monarchs, music legends and political movements while never losing its status as the grande dame of Dallas hotels. At the beginning of the 20th century, Dallas was in a state of metamorphosis. The city had transformed into one of the largest centers for trade, finance and industry in the Southwest, with a population that nearly tripled from 38,000 to over 92,000 between 1890 and 1910. But Dallas wasn’t just getting bigger, it was getting richer, more powerful and more cultured. Dallas became home to the new Southern Methodist University in 1915. Neiman Marcus opened its first store in Dallas in 1907, and in 1911, Dallas was awarded the 11th regional branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Dorothy Franey ice skaters performed at The Century Room in the 1940s.

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In 1980, the hotel closed its doors for the first time for 18 months of renovations at a cost of $60 million.

draperies, and period French furniture filled the rooms. The Adolphus proved to be an immediate success, but Adolphus Busch, who died in Germany in 1913 after a prolonged illness, never had a chance to see his namesake. Under the direction of Busch’s heirs, the Adolphus almost immediately began to expand, with a 12-story U-shaped annex added in 1918 and a separate 22-story building constructed in 1926, giving the Adolphus a total of 825 guest rooms. Throughout the years those rooms would host some of the 20th century’s most famous figures. Joan Crawford stayed at the Adolphus, as did Harry 34

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Houdini, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, Julia Child, Nelson Mandela, and virtually every American president since William Howard Taft. Silent-film star Rudolph Valentino danced in the Adolphus ballroom, Franklin Delano Roosevelt spent a birthday at the Adolphus, and Truman took his famous morning constitutional from the hotel through the Dallas streets, back when the secret service would allow such a thing. “There are pages and pages of celebrities, authors, statesmen, kings and queens and presidents,” says Adolphus director of public relations David Davis. “It’s mind-boggling.” But no celebrity could compare

to a visit from Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, stayed at the hotel during a brief trip through Texas in 1991, the only time a British monarch has ever visited the state. Though the guest rooms were described by the Dallas Morning News in 1912 as having “every modern convenience,” the Adolphus’ history of first-class entertainment has often been as much of a draw as the luxury accommodations. In 1917, the hotel opened Dallas’ first-ever rooftop garden for dining and dancing 275 feet above the Dallas streets. Opened in 1936, The Century Room, the Adolphus’ most-famous nightlife


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Room restaurant. The Adolphus Hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Even as the Adolphus sets up a year of celebrations for it’s birthday — the better to let as many guests as possible enjoy the fête, according to Davis — there are reminders that for a hotel born of the desire to be the best, there’s no such thing as resting on laurels. In July, the Bostonbased realty company that owns the Adolphus announced it was looking for a buyer to complete the hotel’s first major upgrades in 30 years. Even for the grande dame of Dallas, the only thing constant is change.

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attraction, hosted some of the most-famous big band acts of the day, including Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Glenn Miller played his final concert there before his disappearance on an ill-fated flight to Europe in 1944. In 1980, the hotel was sold, and for the first time, the Adolphus closed its doors on Feb. 3 for 18 months of renovations at a cost of $60 million. Though many original elements remain, including the oversize chandelier that hangs over the escalators, some of the lobby’s most noteworthy decor, including an 1893 Steinway piano and a set of 17th-century Flemish tapestries, dates to this update, as does the Adolphus’s famed French

The famed French Room restaurant at The Adolphus offers diners gourmet meals in a fine-dining environment.

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The president and CEO of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau sits down with DHM to talk about the city’s transformation, renaissance and why “Big Things Happen Here.”

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Q. Dallas is in the midst of a

renaissance, with something in the neighborhood of $15 billion in development happening over the past four to five years. With that growth in mind, you have said before that you thought some people might have a dated perception of Dallas; what makes you say that? A. Every few years, Dallas experiences changes to our skyline, the establishment of exciting new venues and the relocation of Fortune 500 headquarters. When visitors haven’t been here recently,

and still a very young city. While many older cities have stagnated economically, the entrepreneurial, sky-is-the-limit drive here is palpable. It’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Superior shopping. Restaurants with chefs that excel traditionally but push their culinary boundaries to be the best. Diversity that enriches the fabric of the city and each neighborhood. A diversified business center that provides a firm foundation in tough economic times. A sports and

“Life is good here because we make it that way. People in Dallas don’t just dream. They do.” we tell them it’s time to take another look. More than $15 billion in recent development has resulted in the new Calatrava bridge, additions to the Dallas Arts District, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Klyde Warren Park and Main Street Garden, plus unique shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Fifteen years ago, 250 people lived downtown. Today, we have more than 30,000 residents in and near downtown. We are fortunate the domestic and international popularity of the new Dallas television show is helping us portray the city as vibrant, diverse, sophisticated — a business center, yet distinctly Dallas. It’s definitely not the TV show of yesteryear.

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Q. How does Dallas stack up against other metro areas our size around the country these days? What does Dallas have to sell? A. Dallas is the nation’s ninthlargest city, part of the fourthlargest metropolitan area

media center. Packed with optimism and opportunity. I’ll put Dallas at the top of the stack any day.

Q. Driving convention business is

a critical part of the Dallas CVB mission. What do you commonly hear when you bring companies in to see our city for the first time? A. “I had no idea,” “I’m blown away,” and “This sure isn’t the Dallas I remember visiting as a child” are common reactions. Once we get them to Dallas, the city sells itself. And the hospitality here puts the visitor experience over the top.

Q. After a rather public political battle,

the new city-owned Omni Hotel opened in November 2011 to much fanfare. How has the addition of this facility contributed to the Dallas CVB sales pitch on Dallas as a convention town? A. The president of American Society of Association Executives told us repeatedly during the group’s recent convention here that they wouldn’t have been here without an attached

convention-center hotel. That is often echoed by groups who excluded Dallas from consideration as a meeting site just years ago. Now, Dallas is back on their lists and the numbers speak for themselves. This year, we booked a record 28 citywide conventions and more than 1.25 million room nights for future years. The Omni Dallas convention-center hotel has been a game-changer for us.

Q. Las Vegas, California and New

Orleans, to name a few, are all huge convention centers. Can Dallas compete with those cities? A. Las Vegas’ budget and capacity put it in a tier by itself — but, I’m proud to say, we’ve pulled several meetings away from there and to Dallas in recent years. It’s not difficult to justify holding or attending a meeting here. We compete with other cities regularly and are currently ranked a top-10 convention destination. Our goal is to achieve top-five designation in future years.

Q. You have been in Dallas for nine

years now. What are the most significant changes you have observed? A. The transformation of downtown. It is successfully and beautifully reinventing itself and is reclaiming its role as the vital heartbeat of the city and the region.

Q. Any that may have flown a bit under

the radar? A. While downtown is the heart of this region, the lifeblood is provided by our neighborhoods and residents. Dallas is wonderfully diverse and enriched through an infusion of customs, cuisines, music, religions, festivals and chambers of commerce. From Bishop Arts, Main Street and the Cedars to Uptown, Cedar Springs, Greenville Avenue and Knox-Henderson, you’ll find great homegrown restaurants and retail and great people.

Q. Downtown Dallas in particular

has undergone quite a significant transformation over the past few years. In 2012, the city’s performing-arts district grew. Expansive new urban green spaces such as the Belo Garden, as well as Klyde Warren Park, innovatively constructed over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, were added. The sensational new Perot Museum of Nature and Science also opened. What does this kind of expansion say about Dallas? A. As Dallas’ new slogan says, “Big Things Happen Here.” Life is good here because we make it that way. People in Dallas don’t just dream. They do. Everyone who lives, visits or moves to Dallas is attracted to this entrepreneurial spirit. And, as I’ve mentioned, it’s a young city. The best is yet to come. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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Marquee Grill & Bar executive chef Tre Wilcox poses upstairs in front of Isa Catto’s Landscape X11.


Native Texan and Top Chef contestant Tre Wilcox dishes up his take on Dallas’ tempestuous culinary climate from his perch at Highland Park’s ritzy Marquee Grill.

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re Wilcox considers himself as much of an artist as a chef. “The spoons I use to cook or plate food are my brushes,” says the Dallas-based chef. “My plates are the canvas,” he says with a confident smile. And he is smiling a lot lately. For two consecutive years Wilcox was nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef Award. However, his culinary breakout moments came before millions of viewers on two seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef as well as on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. “I looked at those shows as opportunities for experiences. I’m a thrill seeker. I like to try new things and touch the fire.” According to Wilcox, from the very beginning Bravo was clear about Top Chef: an appearance opens important industry doors. Right after it wrapped, he was approached about his own show. “There are so many things that DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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Spice-rubbed tuna sashimi with compressed cucumbers, lemon yogurt and red pepper relish. Tre Wilcox was a guest chef at the Dallas Wine & Food Festival at Mockingbird Station on May, 6, 2012.

come your way,” he says. He inked a deal with Chantal cookware. “It was a fun endorsement that lasted a couple of years,” he says. “That came directly to me from what they saw on the show.” Would he do it all over again? “Actually, I am more interested in doing Iron Chef America again,” he says. “[Top Chef] is so time consuming. With Iron Chef America, you get in at 6 a.m., you’re cooking by 7:30 a.m., and you are out of there by 1 p.m.” Since 2011, Wilcox’s energy has been laser-focused on the Marquee Grill & Bar in Highland Park Village. The restaurant features a progressive menu as well as prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. “I’m adaptable,” says Wilcox, describing his fare as “Texas-style cuisine with some New American flair.” “At the end of the day, it’s all about the ingredients. I also apply some kind of artistic touches…thoughtfulness when plating the dishes.” The restaurant decor is stylish yet comfortable, with a tip of the hat to the Art Deco architecture of the 1930s. “It’s in an historic location in the center of what we call the Beverly Hills of Dallas,” says Wilcox. Stores Harry

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Winston, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Fürstenberg, Tory Burch and Hermès call the shopping plaza home. The restored Highland Park movie theater sits adjacent to the Marquee. It’s a perfect setting for the power crowd that call one of the state’s mostinfluential zip codes home. As executive chef, Wilcox takes the task of effectively working an energized room to heart. “Ever since my days at Abacus, Kent Rathbun told me: ‘You have to work the floor.’ When you come out and talk to people you don’t know, you subject yourself to criticism of your food. You have to get used to it.” Wilcox’s stewardship of Marquee is the culmination of a lifelong journey that started with his first job at a Boston Chicken franchise. An impressionable 16-year-old from Duncanville, he “bounced around some fast-food stuff to get used to the burns, the cuts, the long hours.” By the time he was 19, he says, “I decided this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Wilcox says his first serious food job was at EatZi’s on Oak Lawn. He learned the ropes and worked his way into a series of high-profile positions in some of

Dallas’ top restaurants, including Loft 610 and Abacus, where Rathbun became his mentor. “Kent was one of those chefs that hung out at the counter and waited for food to come up,” says Wilcox. “If it didn’t look good, he sent it right back to you. ‘Make it nice or make it twice.’ That was something I disciplined myself to do from that point on. I’ve got that knack for making food really look good the first time.” Marquee Grill’s menu is a blast. The restaurant features a spectacular sushi and raw bar with wow-factor fare such as spice crusted tuna sashimi with lemon yogurt and red pepper-tomato relish; smoked Japanese hamachi tartar; and a delicious lobster and squid ceviche. Wilcox also brings the tried and true with classic entrées: a prime filet mignon; boneless rib-eye with foie gras butter melted on top; bone-in strip or the bone-in cowboy rib-eye. There is also a tasty selection of seafood including grilled Scottish salmon with lemon olive-oil whipped potatoes; fresh jumbo Gulf shrimp and chipotle jack cheese grits; seared Alaskan halibut; and crispy seared barramundi (sea bass) with baby artichokes and eggplant gratin.


Coffee and ancho-chile rubbed rabbit tenderloin with chocolate panna cotta, Texas honey and pumpkin seed powder.

Lamb cannelloni with herb pesto, horseradish foam and olive-oil powder.

Wilcox employs a small but passionate staff comprised of people who have worked with him since his Abacus days. “My little brothers downstairs in the kitchen,” he says, referring to the sous chefs. “We all stuck together.” He also praises the restaurant’s exotic bar program run by celebrated executive beverage director Jason Kosmas. “Jason’s written a couple of

true to Texas cuisine. That is how we have been branded, but it’s not really indicative of what we actually do.” Wilcox also sees a spotlight on the local landscape, intensifying all the time. “Many of the country’s best chefs have moved here and put restaurants of their own in Dallas,” he says. “Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Palmer.” Dallas diners expect a lot.

“Not a lot of people stay true to Texas cuisine. That is how we have been branded, but it’s not really indicative of what we actually do.” books,” says Wilcox. “He’s like a chef who deals with liquid. We play off each other very well.” As someone who has been on the local cuisine path for a long time, the 36-year-old chef knows the market well and how Dallas is perceived nationally. Wilcox refers to his hometown’s culinary landscape as a “hodgepodge…a lot like the people here…a lot of transplants.” He says there are still some misperceptions about Dallas in the food community. “Although there is a strong influence of Southwestern cuisine, not a lot of people stay

“Eating out here is the norm,” Wilcox shrugs. “Cooking at home is opening a package of cheese and a bottle of wine, and saying, ‘Oh, look what I made!’” He says the area’s newer restaurants, the ones that are hyperpopular, are smaller and take a little while to get into. However, Wilcox says the wait is well worth it. “Once you get in, you’ll find delicious, chef-crafted food.” As for culinary trends, such as some chef’s emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine, Wilcox is nonchalant: “We’re in Texas.

We’re in a desert, dude,” he deadpans. “Look at a calendar: What’s growing in Dallas, or Texas, right now? You got squat. In places like Denver, Portland or New York, where their stuff is flourishing, it’s ideal. You get fresh-made stuff on the table the day after its picked.” And, if you’re not… “Tell them like I do; ‘I don’t care how you get it here. Planes, trains or automobiles, I need my mushrooms.’ Federal Express loves me,” he laughs. “At the end of the day, just find the right ingredients. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t worry about where it comes from.” For today, Wilcox is enjoying the hard work and the notoriety. He remains in demand; a simple internet search will yield dozens of stories about him. “I am very comfortable in my own skin, so I will continue to utilize that blessing and put myself out there anytime I can,” he says.

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Dallas’ newest museum challenges visitors young and old to think, explore, create and imagine, all from within the confines of a $190 million cube.

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“There is a tremendous need for great scientists. Where do great scientists come from? We certainly hope that we have created a place where folks begin that journey.” — Steve Hinkley, Perot Vice President of Programming

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The T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall features the first-ever installation of the Alamosaurus dinosaur (above, right) and the new species Pachyrhinosaurus peroterum (above).

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allas’ newest museum makes the earth move… or can at least simulate it. Experience an earthquake. Race a dinosaur. Program a robot. Just a few of the things topping visitors’ to-do lists at the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. A product of a prodigious fund-raising effort with a backstory 70 years long, the Perot delivers hand-over-dinosaurfootprint when it comes to education and, dare we say, entertainment. That’s what its designers had in mind “There are so many ways when they attempted for audiences of the adult to build a forwardage to engage with this looking science museum: engaging museum. As we like to audiences by relating say, ‘We’re going for the science to everyday life cradle to the grave.’” in an interactive and compelling manner. — Steve Hinkley Successfully doing so would mean keeping the attention of visitors as varied as bored teenagers and wide-eyed youngsters to smartphone-addled adults. “We’ve tried to tell stories,” explains Steve Hinkley, Perot

Museum vice president of programs. “You won’t see a chemistry hall in this museum. You will see a Sports Hall where you can go run against a T-Rex.” The aforementioned Sports Hall encourages visitors to see how their bodies stack up against others’, such those belonging to Dallas Cowboy Felix Jones, a cheetah and, yes, a T-Rex. “Those are the stories that begin to get people involved and asking questions of ‘Why is the cheetah so much faster than I am? Why is Felix Jones? What makes his body different from mine?’” says Hinkley. From the dancing water molecules greeting guests in the lobby to the glass-enclosed elevators and escalators, the new museum is designed to provoke, educate, inspire with the goal of creating a more science-literate community and leading a younger generation on to careers in math, science, medicine and technology. “There is a tremendous need for great scientists. Where do great scientists come from?” says Hinkley. “We certainly hope that we have created a place where folks begin that journey.”


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Far left: The Dynamic Earth Hall invites guests to touch a twister. Above: The entrance to the Discovering Life Hall. Left: Kids and their grownups interact with an exhibit in the Engineering and Innovations Hall.

The creation of a new museum and its attendant fund-raising effort were well underway when the children of Ross and Margot Perot contributed $50 million in their parents’ name to fund the institution. “My dad is an engineer. Mom is a teacher. And they have a passion for education,” explains Perot Museum board of directors chair Carolyn Perot Rathjen. “It meets a community need that has not been [met] previously…not in this magnificent form.” All in all, nearly $190 million of private donations funded this foray into the next generation of museum experiences, housed in a building that is a work of art in itself. Designed by Pritzker Prizewinning architect Thom Mayne, the museum appears to be a floating gray cube composed of striated materials, its surface only broken by an external escalator enclosed in glass. It’s situated west of Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas, a location that invited millions of motorists to look on in amused skepticism as construction progressed starting in November 2009.

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A NEW INSTITUTION In 2006, three major cultural institutions, the Children’s Museum, the Science Place and the Museum of Natural History, merged to form the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park, clearing the way for what is now the Perot Museum, located near the arts district in downtown. Housed in buildings dating to 1936, the combined institutions desperately needed to expand and update their facilities. However, Fair Park buildings carry historical landmark standing, which curtailed the possibility of on-site expansions. A gift from Hunt Petroleum led to the purchase of the 4.7-acre property where the Perot Museum now stands. What began as a planned expansion turned into a wholesale rebuild — a brand new museum. “The decision to build this new museum came as many in our community realized that the city had grown up around our institution,” says Perot Museum CEO Nicole Smalls. “Great cities have great science museums. North Texas deserved a great science museum.”

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The Hoglund Foundation Theater features larger-than-life 3-D technology.

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“The decision to build this new museum came as many in our community realized that the city had grown up around our institution. Great cities have great science museums. North Texas deserved a great science museum.” — Nicole Smalls,

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Perot Chief Executive Officer

Visitors can (from top) journey through the solar system in the Expanding Universe Hall, experience an earthquake in the Dynamic Earth Hall, create music in a sound studio in the Engineering and Innovations Hall, and explore movement with motion-picture capture technology in the Being Human Hall.

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Looking out from the escalator, one can catch postcard-worthy vistas of Dallas’ iconic skyline. Inside, the building feels open and inviting, with detail elements that ignite curiosity, such as a musical staircase. Says Smalls, “We were really struck by Thom’s want to have a building that was a teaching institution that was going to inspire minds and dreamers and innovators.” As a living testament to the natural world in which it exists, the eco-friendly building also houses its own habitat of native flora. On the one-acre roof deck, drought-resistant grasses pop up in between shale. The landscape stays hydrated through a sophisticated roof-collection system that also meets the building’s non-potable water needs. The building itself is on track to garner three green accreditations: LEED, Green Globes and Sustainable Sites Initiative certifications. Eleven permanent exhibits showcase the work of several design firms, inviting visitors to explore, create, experiment and, most importantly, think. “They

took the challenge to make better exhibits than they have ever made to heart,” says Smalls. In the Being Human Hall, one will find full-size slices of the human body displayed for inspection. They answer the same basic curiosity that drove 1940s museum-goers to the Dallas Health Museum, one of the Perot’s forerunners, to see the Transparent Man. Ten-feet tall, his body was composed of clear plastic skin covering anatomically correct, and lighted, organs and systems. In the same hall, an exhibit demonstrates how the brain’s neurotransmitters and electromagnetic pulses work by having visitors shoot PingPong balls using thoughts. The Engineering and Innovation Hall unpacks technology, inviting guests to build robots capable of solving a maze. For those looking for a more traditional experience, the fourth floor of the museum is home to the only complete Alamosaurus dinosaur skeleton in the world, as tall as two school buses and one school bus long. And, yes, the Gems and Minerals Hall will dazzle even the most bedazzled jewel connoisseur.


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Day at the Museum For Grown-Ups Think the new Perot museum is just for kids? Think again. Don’t just go for the exhibit halls (though they are not to be missed), catch a film in a theater featuring the latest in 3-D technology or stop in to enjoy the museum’s adult programming. Hours: Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

targets grownups as well. “One of the areas where we’ve allowed technology to expand our capacity is in creating layered experiences, says Hinkley. “There are so many ways for audiences of the adult age to engage with this museum. As we like to say, ‘We’re going for the cradle to the grave.’” Math and science can strike fear in the hearts of many adults who recall textbooks, lab sets and cramming for finals. A better understanding of math and science and how they function in day-to-day life can be a pleasant experience, even entertaining for grown-ups. And the pay-offs are more than worth it. “I feel confident that the investments that we have each made in this institution will leave significant rewards, create a more science-literate community and create a generation of children that are creative, innovative and passionate about learning,” says Smalls.

Pricing: 3-D Theater: $5-8 Admission $15, $20 (with theater ticket)

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What’s exciting about the Perot Museum is less that it’s a museum, and more that it’s an experience. An experience that offers attendants old and young information to demystify the science, math and technology that make our universe move from one day to the next and into tomorrow. “Math and science are the engines of innovation,” said UT Southwestern professor and Nobel Laureate Michael Brown. “If America is to maintain our high standard of living, we must continue to innovate.” A science-literate community isn’t just necessary to securing those innovations, it’s also vital to utilizing current advances in day-to-day life and understanding the greater issues society faces, such as health epidemics and energy challenges. Creating this community begins with early education, but must continue for a lifetime. So, sure, the lowest floor of the new Perot museum boasts a Children’s Museum where tykes can embark on an outdoor dino dig and experiment with water, but the larger museum

Leap frogs invite visitors to interact with the exterior of the museum. Other features include a rain-tube collection system and a musical forest.

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Starck, Starck, Raving… Raving… A party-den for Dallas’ elite, the Starck Club added a storied, albeit short-lived, chapter to DFW nightlife history. Today, a group of Dallas filmmakers seek to explore the club’s legacy. BY CATHERINE ADCOCK Grace Jones (above) performed at the Starck Club’s opening and closing nights. John Sex (right) also performed there.

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or those seeking the kind of night where anything could, and would, happen, the Starck Club provided the ultimate destination. Nestled into a backdrop of ’80s excess, it featured coed bathrooms, a mixed gay and straight crowd, bartenders who openly peddled drugs, not-heard-anywhere-else music and a hedonism that could only exist before Ecstasy became illegal and AIDS took its bow on the American conscience. Today, a group of Dallas filmmakers seek to explore the club’s impact and legacy in a series of works called The Starck Project. The 1980s saw the emergence of a new era in North Texas. High oil prices brought in capital that transformed Dallas into the metropolis it always dreamed of being. Downtown, new towers designed by famed architects climbed skyward, each more sparkling than the last. The city’s airport completed an expansion that allowed it to be fittingly renamed DFW International Airport. The Republican Party even saw fit to bring its national convention to town in 1984. “You had all this wealth in Dallas,” explains The Starck Project director and producer Michael Cain. “A city that had kind of been under a mushroom of the JFK assassination suddenly found itself able to stand toe-to-toe with any city in the world.” Dallas became a major player

not just financially or politically, but culturally as well. The television show, Dallas, captivated millions upon millions of viewers the world over every week. The Dallas Cowboys were quickly gaining momentum as America’s Team. The expansion of the Dallas Trade Mart to include the 15-story Apparel Mart, renamed the World Trade Center, demanded the attention of the fashion world. “We’re telling the story of Dallas,” says Cain. “We’re telling the story of America and the world from 1979 to 1989. The Starck Club was just a microcosm of what was going on everywhere else.” Dallas was alive, vital, and forward-looking. The actors, athletes and fashion models who now lived and worked there needed a playground. “People were looking for some place to party rather than flying to New York or Paris. We were a very popular city,” says Cain. Young and brash, Blake Woodall, his brother Blair and a number of other investors, including this magazine’s publisher, sought to create a club fitting for such a city, but they couldn’t have imagined what its legacy would turn out to be. The group looked to Europe for inspiration, bringing in then-unknown French designer Philippe Starck to design the club. Following years worth of

Starck Club guests dressed to impress — and get past the door — night after night.

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The Stark Project team poses in front of the club’s original entrance. (From left: coproducer Tom Huckabee, executive producer Gary Cogill, producer and director Michael Cain, producer and music supervisor Wade Hampton, production coordinator M3 Films Julia Geyer, unit production manager M3 Films Jason Cirone, producer Dennis Bishop, coproducer Frankey Dey and director and editor Miles Hargrove (not pictured: producer Melina McKinnon).

planning, construction and financing, the club opened in May 1984 with a celeb-studded, press-heavy night headlined by Grace Jones and Stevie Nicks. The era for which the Starck Club is known lasted only two years, but those years are so storied, one couldn’t be blamed for thinking it must have been longer. It wasn’t just a place for the elites; the club could hold 2,000 “They thought they were going to guests at one time, and several do something that Dallas needed and thousand would didn’t even know that it needed. The pass through its doors over arts were such a big part of that.” the course of a weekend. The — The Starck Project director club’s environment and producer Michael Cain offered freedom and invited subversion. The club drug Ecstasy, then legal, flowed freely. Those bending gender could find a home alongside the offspring of the elite and the famous. “You might go in, and there would be transvestites, and then there would be the children of politicians there,” says Cain. “It was a very diverse crowd. That opened a lot of minds and doors.” The Starck’s arts-oriented aspirations only furthered its freewheeling air. It featured televisions showcasing art of a new medium — video. Artists The Starck Club’s dance pit, from concept David Hynds and Suzie Riddle (top) to reality (bottom). contributed works. DJs searched high and low to feature the best All photos courtesy The Starck Project The Stark Project director Michael Cain with designer Philipe Starck (right).

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tracks no one had heard before. “They thought they were going to do something that Dallas needed and didn’t even know that it needed,” says Cain. “The arts were such a big part of that. That would inspire you to take chances and push Dallas up to the next level. You had Basquiat coming to town, Andy Warhol coming.” Miles Hargrove, director and editor of the film, agrees. “It was like an art-gallery space,” he says. “The nightclub was just part of it.” The patrons themselves certainly looked the part. Trying to find their way past the velvet ropes, they dressed themselves accordingly. “What the clientele was doing was art — the fashion statements they were making trying to get in. They were pushing boundaries,” says Hargrove. The Starck Club’s sheer existence seemed unthinkable, a wonderland of sex, drugs and freedom in the middle of the Bible Belt — its longevity proved impossible. In May 1985, the Drug Enforcement Agency classified Esctasy as a Schedule 1 controlled narcotic, placing it alongside heroin and cocaine in illegality. By that time, the Starck Club had developed a reputation as a major distribution point for the drug in North Texas and the greater United States. In August 1986, police raided the joint, arresting 36 people on drug charges. “The Starck Club was a victim of its


Some say the Starck Club DJs, including Philippe Krootchey (above), Rick Squillante and Mike DuPriest, spun a legacy that led to house music and rave culture of the ’90s.

own success,” explains Hargrove. “Ecstasy was all over the city, but the Starck Club got national media attention and was the poster boy for it.” Most agree that in the years following the raid, the Starck Club was never the same. It closed its doors in 1991. The drugs trafficked through the club first interested filmmaker Michael Cain, whose TV Junkie was a 2006 Sundance Film Festival selection and received Special Jury Prize for Documentary Excellence. Around Dallas, though, he’s known for his founding of the Deep Ellum Film Fest as well as his involvement in creating the Dallas Film Society and AFI Dallas, now the Dallas International Film Festival. “I read a story about an Ecstasy dealer in Texas,” Cain explains. “I developed the script based on the Starck Club and this Ecstasy dealer.” Cain wasn’t the only one inspired by the Starck Club: Director Wade Hampton also had developed a Starck script. “For about a year, we didn’t talk to or trust each other,” says Cain. Eventually the two sat down, deciding to collaborate. The Starck Project encompasses not only the duo’s shared vision for a narrative script, now positioned as a narrative series, but also a documentary, which required Starck regulars to revisit years they’d probably rather forget. “You know when you open

up people’s pasts, it’s a delicate place to be,” says Cain. “You have to really earn their trust.” However, so many people opened up, offering interviews, photos and videos to the filmmakers, that they ended up with over 15 terabytes of digital information. Starck Club regulars eagerly await the film’s debut, planned for sometime this spring. Hargrove says, “It wasn’t just a nightclub, it affected people on so many different levels.” Cain, who frequented the club during its heyday, counts himself among those touched. “It opened my eyes. I realized that there were other possibilities out there, and I started applying to film schools.” The story of the Starck Club stays firmly rooted in the glamour and indulgence of the ’80s, but its legacy lasted much longer. Not only did the Starck Club serve as a means of introduction for many to the wonders of Ecstasy, it also provided the launching point for rave culture, club culture, even house music that went on to dominate the next decade. Cain extrapolates the influence the club had on him to a larger audience. “There are a lot of people who have gone on from that club to do great things, not taking the conventional road. They are leaders who’ve moved around the world influencing things, for the most part, for the better.”

Top: Starck Club guests ring in the New Year. Bottom: Guests in the club’s notorious dance pit.

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ore than 20 years after the original bad boy of prime-time television rode off into the sunset on Dallas, native Texan Larry Hagman returned, riding the range in a sizzling new version of the landmark television show on TNT. And by all accounts, he was tickled pink about it. Larry Hagman knew a thing or two about living. The Texas icon packed more eclectic experiences into his 81 years than most people could even imagine. During his more than six decades in show business, Hagman could say that he did it all. He worked as an actor, producer and director, recorded music, wrote a bestselling autobiography and even released an instructional video to help people stop smoking. Hagman died in Dallas the afternoon of Nov. 23, reportedly due to complications from cancer. His personal manager, John Castonia, told local media that the actor had an acorn-size tumor removed from his mouth in 2011. Last summer he was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Hagman took medication and also tried to lick the cancer by becoming a vegetarian. Sadly, nothing

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worked. The actor’s family released a statement saying, “He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for.” During his years, Hagman battled a number of health scares including a liver transplant in the ’90s. As a result, he was deeply involved with a series of charities, most notably the National Kidney Foundation, as well as a passionate advocate of organ donation. Throughout his life, Hagman was proud to called a “working actor.” In fact, he worked up until the week before he died. In the early years, he starred in the theater, then in a variety of enormously popular television shows including classics such as I Dream of Jeannie. More recently, he stayed visible, popping up in juicy guest roles on contemporary fare such as FX’s Nip/Tuck and Desperate Housewives on ABC. “If I can work past 80, I’ll be happy,” he told a Dallas news reporter not long ago. Hagman’s work in motion pictures goes way back. He had a string of memorable roles in features including: Ensign Pulver, starring alongside Walter Matthau; the Cold War thriller

On the set of the made-for-TV movie Dallas: War of the Ewings with Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray surrounding director Michael Preece.

Fail-Safe with Henry Fonda; Otto Preminger’s epic war saga In Harm’s Way; the Academy Award–winning Harry and Tonto, in which he starred as Art Carney’s self-absorbed son (Carney won a best actor Oscar for his role); he was a gung-ho military colonel in The Eagle Has Landed and a smarmy Hollywood studio chief in S.O.B. He also directed a number of episodes of popular television programs such as The Good Life and In the Heat of the Night, both on NBC. But Hagman was best known for his plum role as ruthless oil tycoon John Ross “J.R.” Ewing in the ’80s primetime soap Dallas that aired from 1978 to 1991 on CBS. The show that would define an entire genre premiered as a five-part miniseries in the spring of 1978 with no real plans to continue beyond that. However, ratings were promising, and the network ordered new episodes. In his autobiography, Hello Darlin’: Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life, Hagman wrote that the J.R. Ewing character was not originally intended to be the program’s central focus. However, that changed as he began ad-libbing various lines. Hagman made the


Studying lines on the back of a truck loaded with pigs during the filming of a Dallas reunion show in 1996.

character extra contemptible by adding special touches that came from an intimate understanding of his home state. Created in the image of Hollywood director George Stevens’ sprawling 1956 Academy Award–winning motion picture Giant, which starred Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, Dallas drilled deep into the bedrock of Texas’ legendary oil and cattle economy. The show focused on sex, money, greed and a mountain of unsavory backstories involving the ultrarich and powerful Ewing clan, headquartered at a swanky ranch known as Southfork. The cast featured a series of well-known Hollywood types including stage actress Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie and B-movie Western journeyman Jim Davis as Jock Ewing. The storyline was high drama: one part caricature and another ripped directly from the pages of Big D high society. Dallas quickly captured the country’s imagination and catapulted North Texas’ largest city back into America’s cultural consciousness for the first time since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was over-the-top

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fun, filled with western-cut suits, shiny cowboy hats, boots and big hair wrapped around more guilty pleasures than you could shake an oil well at. Within its first couple of seasons, Dallas became one of the most-watched programs on television, rising week after week in the ratings, bulldozing its way into American pop culture consciousness. J.R., Bobby, Sue Ellen, Lucy and the rest of the show’s marvelous characters provided water-cooler talk each week and a steady stream of salacious headlines on supermarket tabloids. The high-drama characters made stars out of the cast members. “I really can’t remember half of the people I’ve slept with, stabbed in the back or driven to suicide,” Hagman once told Time magazine about his infamous character. When the drama was cast, Hagman was up for a couple of parts at the same time: Dallas and The Waverly Wonders. His wife, Maj Axelsson, suggested the nighttime soap about his old stomping grounds looked like the better of the two roles, and he accepted. The decision redefined Hagman’s career, and made him an international sensation. At its

height, Dallas was seen in nearly 100 countries around the world. At more than 350 episodes, the program rates among the longestrunning, most-successful primetime shows in television history. It featured a constant parade of shady characters, accented by inventive plot thickeners. The program’s writers and producers helped perfect the art of the TV cliffhanger. On Nov. 21, 1980, dubbed the notorious “Who Done It?” episode, the infamous question, “Who shot J.R.?” was finally answered. Actress Mary Crosby, in her role as Kristen Shepard, Sue Ellen’s sister, was revealed as the mysterious triggerwoman during the episode that, to this day, remains among the highest-rated television broadcasts ever, watched by an estimated 80 million-plus viewers. Over time, inevitably the show’s ratings faded in a wake of increasingly exaggerated storylines. Plus, a stream of spinoffs and copycats such as Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and The Colbys began to water down the formula. Dallas folded its tent in 1991 after 14 seasons including the original miniseries. Hagman was the show’s only actor to appear in every episode.

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Actors such as Larry Hagman don’t come around too often. All one has to do is look at the breadth of his work in show business to understand just how versatile and prolific he was over the years. Beyond the motion pictures mentioned in the cover story, the following is a short sampling of Hagman’s career highlights on television and in feature films: Dallas cast at a Los Angeles party in 1978. From left: Linda Gray, Steve Kanaly, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy.

Hagman’s roots in Texas dug deep. As a child, his father, Benjamin, was a successful attorney, and his mother, Mary Martin, who gave birth to Larry at age 17, was a Broadway sensation. His parents divorced in 1936 when he was only 5 years old, so he split his time growing up between California and Texas and was raised in part by his grandparents. In his autobiography, he described himself as “…a good boy with a sweet disposition…” Young Larry was shipped off to military and boarding school but returned to Texas to attend high school in Weatherford, outside of Fort Worth, where he became interested in theater. After a year at Bard College, Hagman went to work in the prestigious Margo Jones theater company in Dallas. She was a well-respected figure in the U.S. regional theater movement, balancing time between Broadway productions and her Dallas acting company, where she pioneered the “theater in the round” concept. Tragically, Jones died in 1955 at age 43, reportedly due to accidental exposure to poisonous fumes from carpet cleaner in her Dallas apartment.

After working with Jones, Hagman acted in a series of tent shows around the country. He also appeared in London in a Drury Lane production of South Pacific alongside his mother and another young actor named Sean Connery, who joined him onstage singing one of the show’s centerpieces, “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.” He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and served primarily entertaining troops while stationed in London. He also met Maj in England (they were married in 1954). After his military service Hagman returned to the stage in New York appearing in a number of off-Broadway productions followed by work in a variety of early television shows. In 1965 NBC cast Hagman as a dashing young Air Force officer who meets a 2,000-year-old genie from a bottle. The network developed I Dream of Jeannie to compete with a pair of mystical comedies: ABC’s Bewitched starring Elizabeth Montgomery, and a sci-fi number with Bill Bixby and Ray Walston on CBS, My Favorite Martian. The formula worked. Hagman and his costar, Barbara Eden, clicked, and the show became a big hit, lasting five years.


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The Hagmans relaxing in 1980 on the deck of their beachfront home in Malibu. From left: daughter Heidi, Larry, son Preston and wife Maj.

Insofar as the latest version of Dallas, critics had been kind. The pilot premiered on TNT last summer amidst a nice bit of fanfare, followed by 10 onehour episodes. Ratings were also good for the basic-cable network averaging over 5 million viewers and ranking it as the top new adult-cable drama. Beside Hagman, former Dallas stars who have revived roles on the new show include Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ann Ewing), plus Ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs). Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones even appeared in a cameo role during Season 1. New cast members include the requisite amount of fresh young faces such as Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing III), Jesse Metcalf (Christopher Ewing) and love interest Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos). Southfork is back, and cast and crew have been spotted all over town shooting scenes, reminiscent of the ’80s heydays. For the show to reach the heights of the original would be a stretch; without Hagman’s iconic character, much is likely in limbo. According to various reports, Hagman had shot about half of

the 15 episodes for the show’s sophomore season. He was scheduled to appear in the first episode of the new season in late January. Producers are said to have been aware of past health issues and, in true Dallas fashion, are likely working on a suitable send-off for America’s best-loved TV villain. The news of Hagman’s death the day after Thanksgiving was stunning and, by most accounts, a surprise to fans. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke for a grateful city when he called Hagman “an ambassador for Dallas.” “The recognition and affinity he created for Dallas can never be replicated,” said Rawlings. “He was one-of-a-kind…a North Texas jewel that was larger than life and he will be missed by many in Dallas and around the world.” Longtime costars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray both released heartfelt statements. “Friday, I lost one of the greatest friends ever to grace my life,” said Duffy in a statement. “The loneliness is only what is difficult, as Larry’s peace and comfort is always what is important to me, now as when he was here. He was a fighter in the gentlest way, against his obstacles and for his friends. I wear his

Remembering Larry Hagman LIFE AS A WORKING ACTOR Former Dallas Morning News television critic Ed Bark met Larry Hagman during the first few years Dallas was on the air. Bark estimates he interviewed the actor “about 10 different times…at least,” once at his Malibu beach home “during the ‘Who shot J.R.?’ frenzy.” “He was affable but clearly focused on making a living as a ‘working actor,’” remembers Bark. “Always very pleasant, but not the most introspective guy, that’s for sure,” he said. Bark said one of his more vivid recollections about Hagman involved his role in the film Fail-Safe. The young actor played a Russian interpreter, with the bulk of his time onscreen opposite Henry Fonda as president of the United States. “He was pretty much an unknown back in ’64,” says Bark. “Hagman was really good in the role. At that time, he could have gone a lot of different ways with his career…. He was in a very good film, that got very good reviews, and then a year later, he was doing I Dream of Jeannie, and the die was kind of cast.” Bark says he asked Hagman if the actor considered Fail-Safe a “crossroads” in his career? Why would he decide to do “I Dream of Jeannie” instead of staying in feature films? “I had a family to support,” Hagman told Bark, in his characteristic nonchalant fashion. “I didn’t have anyone to really direct my career, so I took what came along, and that’s what came along.” “That’s about as deep as he got on this stuff with me…. He went where the money was,” says Bark.

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Strolling arm in arm, Hagman and Linda Gray were guests of honor at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Dallas’ new Omni Hotel in late 2011.

J.R. Rides Again BY DAVID WOO When I was a 12-year-old growing up in Port Arthur, I would come home from school in the afternoon and watch I Dream of Jeannie before I did my homework. That was the first time I saw Larry Hagman on television, playing the role of an Air Force major, who also happened to be an astronaut, next to an exotic genie from a bottle played by the beautiful actress Barbara Eden. Fast forward to the late ’70s when I met Larry on the set of Dallas while on assignment for The Dallas Morning News. Over the course of more than a dozen seasons and 350-plus episodes, I was assigned to cover the show when the newspaper’s TV critic would write a feature story about it. Dallas was an international hit back in those years, and the buzz that surrounded the show’s cast was astonishing. They were like rockstars, especially here in Dallas where the show was filmed, and particularly when it came to the show’s biggest star, Larry Hagman. I shot so many photos of Larry over the years, and he was always polite and gracious. He was generous with his time during rehearsals and between takes. I have also had the opportunity to photograph Larry several times since those early days, the last time at the huge ribbon-cutting ceremony in 2011 outside the new Omni Hotel next to the Dallas Convention Center. “J.R. rides again,” I thought to myself, as he and his longtime costar and close friend Linda Gray smiled broadly for my camera. It was such a nostalgic moment, and they were so proud to be a part of this new chapter in Dallas history. I was prepared to shoot a new feature on Larry for DHM. It was already scheduled when I heard that he had died. I will remember him fondly, as a larger than life figure and a really nice guy.

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friendship with honor.” Duffy played Bobby Ewing, the brother of Hagman’s character on Dallas. “Larry Hagman was my best friend for 35 years,” said Gray in a statement released to People. “He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss him enormously. He was an original and lived life to the fullest. The world was a brighter place because of Larry.” In a web posting, Metcalf called working with Hagman on the new version of the show, “an honor.” “With piercing wit and undeniable charm he brought to life one of the most legendary television characters of all time,” wrote Metcalf. “But to know the man, however briefly, was to know a passion and dedication for life and acting that was profoundly inspirational.”

On her Facebook page, longtime friend and I Dream of Jeannie costar Barbara Eden wrote, “I can still remember, that first day on Zuma Beach [in Malibu, Calif.] with him, in the frigid cold. From that day for five more years, Larry was the center of so many fun, wild, shocking… and, in retrospect, memorable moments that will remain in my heart forever.” “Throughout various productions I had the pleasure of watching the Texas Tornado that was Larry Hagman. Amidst a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality Larry was always, simply Larry,” Eden wrote.


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Once a month, hundreds of priceless autos and their owners head to Plano, Texas, home to Cars and Coffee, a place where car aficionados can kick the tires and chat over a hot cup of Joe. WORDS BY DAVE MUSCARI PHOTOS BY DAVID WOO

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North Texas’ first Cars and Coffee in May 2009 featured about 150 cars. Since then, the monthly event in Plano has mushroomed. “I have somewhere around 750 parking spaces...I know I will fill more than that,” explains organizer Eric Maas of Classic BMW.

Burtis Moses of Frisco proudly leans against his copper and créme Nash Metropolitan. He comes to the show every month and says he’s yet to see another one like his 1958 vintage car.

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ometimes called the “world’s most diverse automobile museum,” grassroots Cars and Coffee events have become a premier gathering of car enthusiasts looking to feed their shared addictions to cars and caffeine all over the world. And it’s all free of charge. Volunteers work the event, and local coffee supplier Robert Conti brings the Joe. Attendees of the North Texas Cars and Coffee, held in Plano the first Saturday of every month, are simply asked to contribute to one of a series of rotating charities featured monthly. No defined screening process exists — if you’ve got a nice car to show, just find a parking space. Cars and Coffee originated in Irvine, Calif., back in 2005, where it quickly saw exponential growth. According to Dallas car dealer Eric Maas, it all started with a small circle of friends. “The same few guys showed up at the same coffee shop every Saturday morning with their great cars,” says Maas. “As they say in the commercial, they told two friends, who told two friends and so on. The next thing you knew, the entire parking lot was filled with all kinds of new cars

and vintage stuff: Rolls-Royces and exotics like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. It ended up becoming such a prolific thing that the guys created a corporation.” Today Cars and Coffee exists all over the U.S. and internationally. When it began in North Texas, the event quickly became an eagerly anticipated monthly happening. It takes place on the grounds of Classic BMW (6800 Dallas Parkway) in Plano. Maas owns the dealership, and, along with his employees, has served as the dedicated driving force behind the Dallas event. “We had our first show in May of 2009,” says Maas. Since then, the North Texas version ballooned. “I have somewhere around 750 parking spaces. I know I will fill more than that, 750 to 850,” explains Maas. To suggest that car fans look forward to the monthly experience would be an understatement. Doug Boehner, a Dallas-based Internet manager who lives in nearby Frisco, says he has attended nearly every local Cars and Coffee event since they began. “There may be 500 to 700 cars or so on a good weekend,” he estimates. He really enjoys seeing the Lotuses, Ferraris and Lamborghinis up close.


Spectators find plenty of exotic eye-candy to choose from: Porsches, Maseratis and even an occasional Maybach, the celebrated German luxury car reportedly scheduled to cease production sometime in 2013. James Iley of Plano says he’s been showing Lamborghinis here since 2009. On the day we met, Iley was standing by his shiny, red Ferrari. “I’ve done the progression: I’ve had a 328, a 348, a 355, a 360 in both the coupe and the convertible…and now the 430, which is by far the best car,” he beams. Iley’s wife drives a Bentley convertible, and her car comes along, too. In November, crowds parted like the Red Sea when a McLaren MP4-12C, price-tagged at around $240,000, pulled onto the lot. However, organizers report the car with the most appeal is the Bugatti Veyron. “Once, I looked into the middle of the parking lot, and there was literally a circle of 100 people,” says Maas. “I asked what was going on, and one of my employees turned to me and said, ‘It’s either the Bugatti that just pulled in, or somebody’s taken their top off.’” “The gull wings were up on the car, and the owner was standing by, letting dads take

pictures of their daughters behind the wheel of a milliondollar-plus car,” says Maas. “It was awesome.” Beyond the exotics, Boehner says some of the vintage cars and more unusual fare offer an even bigger kick. “I once saw a 1940s Volkswagen with a ‘swamp cooler,’ an air conditioner that hung outside of the window, like a tray at an old drive-in movie,” he laughs. Bill Baly of Friendswood brought his 1949 Ford wagon to the show last November. It drew crowds of curious fans with all sorts of questions about the handcrafted work on his Sportsman “woodie.” “Ford never made a wood-sided convertible Sportsman in ’49, so this was my idea of what it should have looked like,” says Baly. “There is only about 250 pounds of wood on it — basically it’s like a big fat guy in the back seat.” Burtis Moses of Frisco was showing his 1958, copper and crème Nash Metropolitan. “This is the way it looked when I bought it,” he says, smiling behind a bushy handlebar mustache. “Runs pretty good.” Moses says he comes to the show every month and has yet to see another like his car. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE

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Bill Baly of Friendswood smiles in his handcrafted version of a ’40s Ford Sportsman “woodie.” He laughs, “There is only about 250 pounds of wood on it — basically it’s like a big fat guy in the back seat.”

There is plenty of exotic eye-candy to choose from in addition to domestics like Chevrolet (above, right) at Cars and Coffee. Lotus (above), Porsche, Maserati and Lamborghini are well represented.

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There is a wide selection of Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs and GTOs on display each month. Owners often stage vintage versions next to current models for some good, old-fashioned compare and contrast.

As one might suspect, a wide selection of Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs and GTOs are displayed each month. Maas says owners often stage a vintage version of a given vehicle next to a current model for some good, oldfashioned compare and contrast. “When the Dodge Challenger came out there was the old and the new, side-by-side — both of them orange with black interior,” says Maas. “It was like, ‘Wow, look at how close they are’…you know? Or, ‘So what’s the difference between these two?’” Beyond the car stargazing, Cars and Coffee provides its share of entertaining moments. For a time, dozens of cheering fans would line the street, cameras in hand, to catch glimpses of highperformance vehicles, hot rods and other classics burning rubber on their way toward the highway on-ramp. After a few minor bumps, bruises and spin-outs, law enforcement clamped down on that part of the show. But one can still find a number of videos of the spectacle on YouTube. Grandstanders aside, Cars and Coffee is growing and more popular than ever. From about 150 cars in its first North Texas showing, to the 800 or so when we visited last November,

attendance can be seasonal. “During the summer, or when it falls on a really cold morning, things seem a little slower,” explains an exhibitor who says he’s been to a dozen or so shows. Back in Irvine, Cars and Coffee has transformed into a weekly event, says Maas. He said it starts at around sunrise, goes to about 9 a.m. and features “around 400 cars.” As for here in North Texas, the crowds keep growing and the quality of the cars only gets better. “The part that always gets me is how I just keep walking down Memory Lane, saying, ‘Man, I haven’t seen one of those in 15 years,’” says Maas. “Or, ‘I didn’t even know that there were Yugos anymore!’”

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Remembers Larry Hagman

Dallas’ cultural events span varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. DHM whittles it down to the best of Big D’s offerings.

Meyerson Symphony Center The late star of Dallas was widely respected for his philanthropic contributions to the arts. A longtime supporter of the DSO, the Texas-born actor endowed an annual DSO Pops Series concert 20 years ago in memory of his mother, actress Mary Martin. This tribute concert features violinist Nicola Benedetti performing Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto,” with Pablo González conducting.

David Woo

The Who, What and Where

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ENTERTAINMENT

FEBRUARY 5

travels, the Tennessee-raised wildlife expert and naturalist is one of a kind. His books and JANUARY 19 television shows have made him Los Lobos popular with all generations, Kessler Theater teaching many respect for The legendary roots-rock band animals in the wild and captivity. from East L.A. formed in the early Jungle Jack brings his amazing ’70s and has been performing, tales of his travels to the stage in recording and touring ever since. this unique event. Over the years, their unique combination of Tejano, country JANUARY 29 and straight-up rock ’n’ roll Lady Gaga has exposed audiences to fresh American Airlines Center musical styles and created a The young New York performer devoted following for the band. flamboyantly burst onto the scene in 2007 with “Poker Face” and “Just Dance,” followed by the smash hit “Born This Way” in 2011. An estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles later, Lady Gaga brings her electronic music, laced with metal, rock and pop melodies and accented by sledgehammer dance beats, back to Dallas.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Winspear Opera House

Mark Kelly

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Texas Hall, UT Arlington

Video Games Live

Wynton Marsalis

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John Amos in Halley’s Comet

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Winspear Opera House

Jack Hanna

JANUARY 26

Jack Hanna

House of Blues Known for his khaki safari clothes, rugged tan and exotic

A heart-pounding showstopper takes the marching-band tradition from the football field to the stage. The production features lively musicians and dancers who have honed their skills in the stellar marching-band programs of historically AfricanAmerican colleges across the South. Enjoy this synchronized musical showcase that combines original compositions and soulinfused versions of current hits.

As an astronaut, Kelly flew four missions aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which he commanded on its final flight. He became the center of international attention after the assassination attempt on his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Kelly’s identical twin brother is also an astronaut, and they are the only twins and only siblings to have both traveled in space. FEBRUARY 22

Winspear Opera House

Pink

Take an emotional journey through the American experience. Amos (Roots, Good Times, The West Wing) plays a man who’s lived long enough to see Halley’s Comet appear twice — once as a child and now at age 87. When his cosmic friend returns, he shares what has occurred since their last encounter on this roller-coaster ride through one man’s touching, humorous and thought-provoking life.

The brash, bold singer found gargantuan success in 2001 with “Don’t Let Me Get Me,” “Family Portrait,” and the supercharged anthem “Get the Party Started.” Since then, the multiple Grammy winner has sold over 40 million albums and 70 million singles worldwide and continues to create new buzz touring in support of a sizzling new album The Truth About Love.

American Airlines Center

FEBRUARY 12–24

Catch Me If You Can

Dallas Summer Musicals, Fair Park Music Hall Step aboard the high-flying Broadway musical based on the hit movie that tells the story of a young man posing as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. It’s a big-hearted musical adventure based on an

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Eisemann Center (Richardson)

JANUARY 31

Catch Me If You Can

FEBRUARY 19

JANUARY 26

Lady Gaga

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The acclaimed musician performs with some of jazz’s leading soloists, drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Marsalis and members of the orchestra, as well as the works of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane and other greats. The concerts of Jazz at Lincoln Center are critically applauded everywhere they perform.

Los Lobos

Billed as an “immersive concert” experience, this explosive event features music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by renowned game-industry superstar Tommy Tallarico, the program includes a live orchestra and chorus performing with synchronized video footage.

astonishing real-life story of being young, in love…and in big trouble!

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MARCH 8–10

MARCH 21

Chris Botti

Maroon 5

He is one of the most outstanding trumpet players in the world, famous for his sensuous music, sophisticated rhythms and melodic soul. Botti’s collaborations with artists such as Sting, Paul Simon and Burt Bacharach are well known, as is his solo work characterized by a beguiling brand of crossover jazz.

The L.A. pop-rock group won a Grammy for best new artist in 2005. Since then, the band has sold over 10 million albums. “Moves Like Jagger” was released in 2012 and became their biggest hit. Other songs include “Makes Me Wonder,” “Wake Up Call” and “Harder to Breathe.”

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Dave Mason

Granada Theater As one of the founding members of Traffic, the English guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer charted an amazing course for dozens of seminal bands to follow. His “Feelin’ Alright” and “Only You Know and I Know” are timeless pop masterpieces and continually played on local classic rock stations.

American Airlines Center

Crow Collection

THROUGH JANUARY 27

On the Silk Road and the High Seas

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Harry Belafonte

Chris Botti

Winspear Opera House

MARCH 15

This celebrated artist has lived a remarkable life as a performer on Broadway, in recordings and in motion pictures. Belafonte’s friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. sparked decades of courageous activism. He fought for the dismantlement of apartheid and has served as cultural adviser to the Peace Corps. Listen to amazing stories from the man himself onstage in a rare Dallas appearance.

The Moody Blues

Maroon 5

Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie With more than a dozen platinum and gold records, the progressive rockers with a classical twist have been a force in music since the ’60s. While known for hits including “Nights in White Satin,” “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” and “Ride My See Saw,” the band continues to innovate and evolve for their legions of loyal fans.

MARCH 27

Jeff Corwin, 100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement College Park Center, UT Arlington

Join an intimate conversation with the Emmy-winning Animal Planet host who has worked on the conservation of endangered species and critical ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades. Corwin’s well-reviewed book, 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species was published in 2010. 

Million Dollar Quartet

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Mary Poppins

Dallas Summer Musicals, Fair Park Music Hall One of the world’s most beloved Disney movies is also a Broadway hit musical. Experience an enchanting mixture of unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing staging that makes evenings soar.

Mary Poppins

This stunning exhibition examines the fine art of Chinese ceramics. Sometimes called “white gold,” examples of proto-porcelain appeared in China about 3,000 years ago. Foreign trade and changing domestic markets played a role in stimulating Chinese potters to continually reinvent their repertoire of shapes and decorative techniques. These exchanges also illuminate important episodes in cultural history. JANUARY 18–19

The Joffrey Ballet

Winspear Opera House Welcome one of America’s most honored arts institutions back to Dallas after a 20-year absence. Known for its unique, inclusive perspective on dance, The Joffrey Ballet reflects America’s rich diversity through story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and contemporary works.

ARTS & CULTURE

FEBRUARY 17–MAY 26

NOW OPEN

Marc Chagall: Beyond Color

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

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Crow Collection of Asian Art

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MARCH 3

Harry Belafonte

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Meyerson Symphony Center

Years in the making, the distinctive multi-level structure stands in the heart of the city’s Arts District on 4.7 acres. Various halls within the facility focus on areas including engineering and innovation, the expanding universe, energy, gems and minerals and more. The museum also features a 300-seat digital theater and a café by Wolfgang Puck.

Dallas Museum of Art

This magnificent exhibition places the artist’s beloved paintings alongside his works in sculpture, ceramics and collage to explore his relationship with space and volume. The centerpiece is a display of costumes made by Chagall in 1942 for the production of the ballet Aleko with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.


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boundaries, and he has sold 30 million albums during his extraordinary career.

CALENDAR MARCH 1

Texas Ballet Theater’s Lambarena & Voluntaries

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) The visually stunning banquet for the eyes and ears treats the audience to a celebration of two cultures. Incredible choreography, dancing, African rhythms and the melodies of Bach are fused together in a delightful evening of entertainment.

Sir James Galway

MARCH 8

Founded in the mid ’70s, the Brazilian dance-theater company electrifies audiences wherever they go with their astonishing brand of skill and stamina. The company’s inventive fusion of ballet and modern dance applied to impossibly quick tempos is as demanding to perform as it is fascinating to observe.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Winspear Opera House

Beautiful, bold and creative, this evening of dance features 10 of the world’s most-renowned stars performing the best of dance today — from classic pas de deux to awe-inspiring contemporary works in the definitive dance event of the year. Year after year, Command Performance brings audiences to their feet. Experience the beauty and passion of this tour-de-force dance event. MARCH 2

Sir James Galway

Eisemann Center (Richardson) This living musical legend boasts an international reputation and is considered the supreme interpreter of the classical flute. Sir Galway’s repertoire has successfully crossed all musical

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Yoga + Counseling

Cowtown Marathon

This innovative workshop combines mind and body in learning skills to manage exhaustion, frustration and depression. Learn specific breath work and body postures designed to reduce stress and elevate the mood, along with yoga and counseling techniques to handle daily anxieties.

It is the 35th anniversary of this North Texas favorite. The course winds through the heart of the cultural district bordered by treelined streets with beautifully manicured lawns, the Botanic Gardens, Trinity Park and the chic So7 urban neighborhood. Races start and finish at Will Rogers. Information is online at cowtownmarathon.org.

American Power Yoga, 5400 East Mockingbird Ln.

Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth)

Big D Climb

Winspear Opera House

Command Performance

FEBRUARY 22–24

JANUARY 26

Grupo Corpo

MARCH 2

JANUARY 26

JANUARY 12

Women’s Health & Fitness Expo Crowne Plaza, 1015 Elm St.

Celebrate women’s health and fitness in a one-day extravaganza. More than 30 health, wellness and beauty vendors will be onsite with training, various products, services, sampling and educational opportunities available for attendees.

Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Ave. Come climb one of Downtown Dallas’ most recognizable skyscrapers with 1,500 of your closest friends benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s a race up 52 flights of stairs (1,040 steps) with awards given for fastest overall, fastest by age, fastest team, best team spirit and top fund-raising individual and team. Details are at bigdclimb.org. FEBRUARY 9

Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K Dallas Fair Park

This early season race starts near the historic Cotton Bowl, which is undergoing a rather significant facelift this year. It has designated corrals for all registered participants and benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Details are online at hotchocolate15k.com/ dallas. Sweet!

Wisdom of the Chakras presented by Trina Hall

Mat Yoga Studio, 670 North Coit Rd., Ste. 2381 (Richardson) Energy flows through the body and the chakras, a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “turning,” is said to provide a sacred roadmap to our consciousness. The concept was introduced in the eighth century and thrives to this day. Investigate the healing practice and power of yoga. Don’t forget your yoga mat and a journal. MARCH 24

Dallas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

JANUARY 19

Snowman Shuffle 10K & 5K

FEBRUARY 16

This annual event began in the ’70s and continues today. Both races start together at Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake. Both travel north on East Lawther (east shore of the lake), turn around at their halfway points, then return to Winfrey Point.

CrossFit White Rock, 5815 Live Oak St.

White Rock Lake

MARCH 2

Young & South Griffin Streets

Introduction to a CrossFit Workout Dallas is among more than 20 For exercise junkies this is one of the hottest workouts around. See for yourself what the buzz is about in a free, one-hour introductory session. Certified coaches will guide you through a warm-up, skills session and workout for a free sampling of what this training offers.

U.S. cities scheduled to host one of the nation’s favorite marathons this year. Rock ’n’ Roll Marathons began in San Diego in the ’90s, contributing to the enormous popularization of the sport. Today they are some of America’s top recreational running events. Details are available at runrocknroll.competitor.com.


Dishes. Drinks. Dreams. All at the Omni. Enjoy one of the many accommodations available at the Omni Dallas Hotel in thriving downtown Dallas. Try the unique farm-to-market cuisine of Texas Spice. Or cheer on your favorite team at The Owners Box, the best sports bar in town. Whichever fare you enjoy, end it with a quiet, serene visit to Mokara Spa. There’s a dish, a drink and a session for everyone. And they’re each available at the Omni. For more information, visit omnihotels.com/dallas or call 214-744-6664.

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Bon Appétit!

Dallas Farmers Market Harwood Street

CALENDAR

FOOD & WINE JANUARY 5

Dallas by Chocolate Taste Tours Empire Baking Company 5450 West Lovers Ln.

Taste samples and learn behindthe-scenes secrets that go into making tasty treats at some of the city’s top bakeries and chocolate-related emporiums. There is chocolate history, trivia and much more. Get details at dallasbychocolate.com.

Soprano Susan Nicely portrays culinary icon Julia Child in Bon Appétit! a one-act operetta. The witty, warm-hearted opera premiered in the ’80s and starred actress Jean Stapleton in the title role. The Dallas Opera presents two free performances sung entirely in English at the Dallas Farmers Market demonstration kitchen. Seating is limited and RSVPs are requested. Secure a seat for a taste of this delightful opera at dallasopera.org.

SPORTS The Sporting News named DallasFort Worth among the best sports cities in America. With the Stars, Mavericks, Cowboys and Rangers, to name a few of the majors, local sports fans can get their fix on just about any field of play. Plus, there are also a wide variety of major college teams to root for in North Texas. Here are some select picks this season that have local fans excited.

MARCH 8–11

Big XII Women’s Basketball Tournament American Airlines Center

JANUARY 1

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Purdue

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FEBRUARY 9

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas Fair Park JANUARY 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Arlington)

NCAA Women’s College Basketball

SMU Men’s Basketball

Moody Coliseum, SMU Campus Susan Nicely as Julia Childs in Bon Appétit!

MARCH 15

Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off Tiferet Israel, 10909 Hillcrest Rd. Dallas by Chocolate Taste Tour

JANUARY 19

SoundBites

Times Ten Cellars, 6324 Prospect Ave. Members of Voices of Change, a contemporary classical musical ensemble, perform at the popular area winery for this unique tasting. Bring friends to this free event and experience new music in a relaxed setting while enjoying the perfect glass of wine. FEBRUARY 6

Burgundy Wine Class

Barnes & Noble, Preston Road (Plano) Ever been confused by a wine list or overwhelmed by the selection of wines in a retail shop? Would you like to drink better wines and spend less money? Listen as experts explain Burgundy wines, answer your questions and pave the way to a better understanding and appreciation of wine.

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Chili lovers all over North Texas look forward to taste-testing the hot stuff in this 20th-annual event. Nearly 50 teams gather at dawn to chop, slice and stir their way toward the ultimate batch of red. There are turkey, chicken, beef and vegetarian categories, and it’s all strictly kosher. Details available at kosherchilicookoff.us. MARCH 15–16

Savor Dallas

Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Friday) Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (Saturday) Celebrating wine, food, spirits and the arts, one of the area’s most anticipated events returns for its ninth consecutive year. The weekend festival showcases over 50 top chefs, and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers. Welcome to a food and wine lovers’ extravaganza of sampling at one Texas’ largest annual events.

Cowboys Stadium

JANUARY 12–13

National Cheerleading Association High School Nationals Dallas Convention Center FEBRUARY 2

Harlem Globetrotters American Airlines Center

January 2 January 6 January 12 January 16 February 2 February 6 February 23 February 27 March 9

vs. Wyoming vs. Tulsa vs. Tulane vs. Southern Mississippi vs. Houston vs. Memphis vs. East Carolina vs. Rice vs. UTEP

TCU Men’s Basketball

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (Fort Worth) January 5 January 16 January 19 January 26 February 6 February 9 February 19 February 27 March 9

vs. Texas Tech vs. Kansas State vs. Iowa State vs. Baylor vs. Kansas vs. West Virginia vs. Texas vs. Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma

University of North Texas Men’s Basketball UNT Coliseum (Denton)

Harlem Globetrotters

FEBRUARY 25

WWE Raw

American Airlines Center

January 5 January 24 January 26 February 7 February 2 February 28

vs. Louisiana-Monore vs. Middle Tenn. State vs. Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Western Kentucky vs. Florida Atlantic vs. Arkansas State  


University of Texas-Arlington Men’s Basketball College Park Center (Arlington) January 2 January 5 January 17 January 19 February 7 February 9 February 20 February 23 February 28 March 2

vs. Boise State vs. La. Tech vs. Seattle University vs. Idaho vs. Texas State vs. UTSA vs. UT Pan American vs. TBA vs. San Jose State vs. Utah State

Dallas Mavericks Basketball American Airlines Center January 5 January 12 January 14 January 16 January 18 January 25 January 27 February 6 February 9 February 11 February 13 February 20 February 24 February 26 March 6 March 17 March 20 March 22 March 24 March 26 March 28 March 30

vs. New Orleans Hornets vs. Grizzlies vs. Minn. Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets vs. OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden St. Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets vs. OKC Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers vs. Chic. Bulls

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concerts

JANUARY 2–3 Shen Yun (Classical) Winspear Opera House

JANUARY 25 James Keelaghan (Folk) Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse

FEBRUARY 15–16 David Wilcox (Folk) Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

JANUARY 4 Gregg Allman, John Hiatt and Leon Russell (Blues, Country, Rock) Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie

JANUARY 25 Rhett Butler and Adam Rafferty (Blues, Rock, Pop) Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 15 Eleven Hundred Springs (Country) Granada Theater

JANUARY 5 Guster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Pop) Meyerson Symphony Center JANUARY 5 Bernadette Peters, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Pop, Broadway) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 25–26 Oz with Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 10–15 Benedetti Plays Tchaikovsky, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center

FEBRUARY 1–3 Nobu Plays Tchaikovsky, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 11 Sara Evans (Country) Arlington Music Hall

FEBRUARY 1 Austin Lounge Lizards (Country, Bluegrass) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 11–13 D.L. Hughley (Comedy) Improv (Addison) JANUARY 11 Reckless Kelly (Country) House of Blues JANUARY 11 Radney Foster (Texas Country) Kessler Theater JANUARY 12 B.B. King (Blues) House of Blues JANUARY 12 The English Beat (Indie) Granada Theater JANUARY 13 Ralphie May (Comedy) Improv (Arlington) JANUARY 13 Slaid Cleaves (Folk) Granada Theater JANUARY 11–13 Wagner & Strauss, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) JANUARY 15&18 Lucinda Williams (Folk Kessler Theater JANUARY 17–20 Pablo Francisco (Comedy) Improv (Addison) JANUARY 18 James McMurtry (Texas Country) Granada Theater JANUARY 18 Ed Sheeran (Folk) Palladium Ballroom JANUARY 19 Music of John Bucchino, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) JANUARY 25–26 Craig Gass (Comedy) Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

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FEBRUARY 2 Mike Epps (Comedy) Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie FEBRUARY 2 Cowboy Mouth (Rock) House of Blues FEBRUARY 7 G. Love & Special Sauce (Jam) Granada Theater FEBRUARY 8–10 Tribute to John Williams & Arthur Fiedler, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center FEBRUARY 8 The New Agrarians (Folk) Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse FEBRUARY 9 Loretta Lynn (Country) Arlington Music Hall FEBRUARY 9 Anjelah Johnson (Comedy) Majestic Theater FEBRUARY 9 Splendor of the Strads, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 10 Lily Tomlin (Comedy) Winspear Opera House FEBRUARY 12 Brave Combo with the Dallas Wind Symphony (Pop) Meyerson Symphony Center FEBRUARY 13 Tift Merritt (Texas Country) Kessler Theater FEBRUARY 14–17 Romeo and Juliet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center FEBRUARY 14 Sara Hickman (Folk) Poor David’s Pub

FEBRUARY 16 Flogging Molly (Celtic Punk) House of Blues FEBRUARY 17 Russell Peters (Comedy) Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie FEBRUARY 17 Rick Springfield (Pop) Arlington Music Hall FEBRUARY 18 Morrissey (Rock) Palladium Ballroom FEBRUARY 19 The Black Watch (Pipe & Drum) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 19 Mike Tyson’s Undisputed Truth (Monologue) Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie FEBRUARY 21 Brian Regan (Comedy) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 21–24 Beethoven and Strauss, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center FEBRUARY 21–24 Sesame Street Live (Children’s) Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie FEBRUARY 21–22 Monte Montgomery (Country) Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 21 Old 97’s (New Americana) Granada Theater FEBRUARY 22 The Swingle Singers (A cappella) Eisemann Center (Richardson) FEBRUARY 22–23 Frank Caliendo (Comedy) Improv (Addison) FEBRUARY 22–24 Mozart & Enigma Variations, Fort Worth Symphony (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) FEBRUARY 23 Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks Showband and All-Star Review (Soul) Poor David’s Pub FEBRUARY 23 Melanie (Folk) Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall) FEBRUARY 26 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligary, Dallas Chamber Symphony (Classical) AT&T Performing Arts Center, City Performance Hall FEBRUARY 28 Clint Black (Country) Arlington Music Hall

FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 3 Mahler’s Mighty Sixth, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 5 Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars (World) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Square MARCH 7 Nathan Pacheco (Pop) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 8 Chris Tomlin (Christian Contemporary) Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie MARCH 9 The Charlie Daniels Band (Southern Rock) Arlington Music Hall MARCH 10 Joan Rivers (Comedy) Winspear Opera House MARCH 12 They Might Be Giants (Rock) House of Blues MARCH 12 Alabama Shakes (Rock) Palladium Ballroom MARCH 13 Penatonix (Pop) House of Blues MARCH 14–17 Trevor Noah (Comedy) Improv (Addison) MARCH 15–16 Guy Clark (Texas Country) Poor David’s Pub MARCH 21 Blackberry Smoke (Southern Rock) House of Blues MARCH 22–24 Springtime in Paris, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) MARCH 23 Laurie Berkner Band (Children’s) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Square MARCH 26 Dallas Wind Symphony, “Bad to the Bone” (Rock) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 26 Wyeth String Quartet with the Dallas Chamber Symphony (Classical) AT&T Performing Arts Center, City Performance Hall MARCH 29–30 Quebe Sisters Band, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Western) Meyerson Symphony Center MARCH 30 Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s Percussion Ensemble (Classical) Eisemann Center (Richardson)


The Big D offers more trendy, historic and eclectic shopping destinations than most major cities. From high-end boutiques and malls to trendy vintage shops, here are Dallas’ top spots to shop. SHOPPING CENTERS GALLERIA Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home to Thomas Pink, TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony Style, ZARA and Karen Millen — plus favorites like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Juicy Couture and Sephora. From its legendary ice rink to its fusion of hip fashion and chic dining, Galleria Dallas truly is a shopping destination. 13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

8687 N. Central Expy. 214.361.6345 northparkcenter.com

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE This shopping village is as close as you’ll get to Rodeo Drive in Dallas. Built in the 1930s, this ultrachic corner of high-end shopping in the midst of Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports boutiques like Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John and many more. 47 Highland Park Village 214.559.2740 hpvillage.com

MOCKINGBIRD STATION Hop on the DART train and head to Mockingbird Station, a conveniently located urban village. With 40 shops and restaurants, luxury lofts and a variety of events and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center, the Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln. 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

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NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and top-tier anchors, like Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York and Nordstrom. Guests also enjoy a movie theater, exceptional restaurants, a world-class art collection, award-winning architecture and nonstop events.

GERALD TOMLIN ANTIQUES A second-generation Dallas business, Tomlin Antiques offers a personalized selection of investment-quality antiques. The firm specializes in 18th- and 19thcentury period antiques from around the globe. For the past 17 years, the main gallery has been located in the historic Highland Park Village. The Plaza at Preston Center

SNIDER PLAZA One of the most peaceful, family-friendly neighborhoods on earth, this Dallas tradition has catered to the well-manicured sensibilities of those dwelling in the surrounding Park Cities for generations. The backbone of Snider Plaza’s local appeal is the dozens of delightful boutiques specializing in everything from stationery and antiques to imported fabrics. Hillcrest & Lovers Lane sniderplaza.net

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THE PLAZA AT PRESTON CENTER An urban oasis in the heart of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhood, Preston Center’s walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants suiting every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsie’s. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Dr. 469.232.0000 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

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WEST VILLAGE Visit Dallas’ newest hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment. West Village is home to the independent Magnolia Theatre as well as plenty of shops and boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue M-Line streetcar. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Street 214.922.9622 westvil.com

54 Highland Park Village 214.526.3702 tomlinantiques.com

FORESTWOOD ANTIQUE MALL Forestwood Antique Mall offers 4,000 square feet chock full of antiques. Walk around for hours, looking at everything from fine china, crystal, antique Staffordshire and Majolica to estate jewelry. Visit the quaint tearoom and enjoy homemade desserts, gourmet coffee and scrumptious daily specials. 5333 Forest Ln. 972.661.0001 forestwoodantiquemall.com

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fine watches. Now, WNRJ has the largest new and estate inventory in the southwest and is still growing. 100 Highland Park Village, Ste. 370 214.526.3890 williamnoble.com

PRESTON CENTER 8400 Preston Rd. 214.692.8400 GALLERIA 13350 Dallas Pkwy., No. 1415 972.392.9900

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DEBOULLE Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served discriminating customers and built a reputation as one of the preeminent, independently owned jewelers in the United States. The sophisticated deBoulle salon features a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa. 6821 Preston Rd. 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

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JERRY SZOR CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY A destination for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry, Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry is 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 Ln., No. 210 214.691.5400 jerryszor.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. 972.342.6663 8127 Preston Rd. diamonddoctor.com

EISEMAN JEWELS It is very clear to Richard Eiseman Jr. what makes Eiseman Jewels different than other stores. As Dallas’ premier jewelry store, Eiseman Jewels has been building customer loyalty and providing a high level of quality, consistency and service to its customers for over 46 years. NorthPark Center, Ste. 514 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com 78

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YLANG|23 Formerly known as Ylang-Ylang, YLANG|23 is owned by Joanne and Charles Teichman, who opened the store in Dallas in 1985 and quickly attracted a clientele who can afford anything but prefer the fine workmanship of renowned designers shaping trends all over the world.

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6137 Luther Ln. 214.368.2828 carlyngalerie.com

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In business for 20 years, William Noble is located in Dallas’ prestigious Highland Park Village. For its first 10 years, William Noble was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry and

6105 Sherry Ln. 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

6726 Snider Plaza 214.363.8616 allie-coosh.com

BERETTA GALLERY Located in the exclusive Highland Park Village, Beretta Gallery is the destination for those wanting to indulge in the rich heritage of Beretta. Today Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner. 41 Highland Park Village 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com

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DUXIANA PRESTON CENTER Are you dreaming of a good night’s sleep? Duxiana can make that a reality with handmade beds from Sweden. Offering a wide array of European linens, down pillows and comforters, Duxiana has everything you need for the perfect night’s sleep.

13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1300 972.980.0819 ylang23.com

WILLIAM NOBLE RARE JEWELS

This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. A knowledgeable, creative staff make all the difference in this one-of-a-kind store with unbelievably great prices.

This unique store bears the stamp of Canadian designer, Paulette Martsolf, who dreamed of coming to Texas to design women’s clothing and jewelry. Opened in 1989, Allie Coosh has since become a women’s paradise, and Paulette Martsolf’s designs have become internationally renowned.

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PLANO 7401 Lonestar Dr. Plano, Texas 75024 972.596.2090

ceramic pieces, perfect for the home or office. The dazzling display of designer jewelry and wearables such as scarves promises great finds.

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CARLYN GALERIE This boutique offers an extraordinary look at fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics and wearables. Browse through gorgeous glass works and

6134 Berkshire Ln. 214.739.8133 duxiana.com

FORTY FIVE TEN One of Dallas’ premier boutique destinations, Forty Five Ten boasts an international reputation for offering the best of the best. Set in a beautifully renovated historic building, it houses a world-class mix of the


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Bishop Arts District Home to over sixty independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theatres and art galleries.

Tillman’s Roadhouse

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Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks, and music in a fun, casual, come-asyou-are environment. Tillman’s is an update on the classic Texas roadhouse. Regional menu favorites, familiar tunes, no-one is a stranger hospitality — all energized with a modern take. A combination of both rustic and lush in everything from the menu to the décor make Tillman’s a good-time any time destination, whether it’s for a quick drink, a casual dinner or a special occasion.

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indigo 1745 A boutique for men and women delivering premium denim, sportswear and accessories to enhance your stylish yet relaxed lifestyle. Indigo 1745 captures your independent spirit whether it’s modern vintage, cowboy casual or urbane chic. This smartly appointed boutique with engaging staff welcomes you to shop or just hang out in a relaxed environment that feels a little like your personal over sized closet.

324 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-942-0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

A 5,000 square foot creative compound, featuring over 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. If you love Etsy, this is your place! Also a host to over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing, and design. One block outside the Bishop Arts District. 409 North Zang Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75208 214-991-0075 makeitindiegenius.com

Bolsa

Monday, 12 pm to 4 pm Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 am to 7 pm Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm (except 1st Thursdays of the month when we are open until 9 pm) Friday - Saturday, 11 am - 11 pm Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm

Fresh, local ingredients. A seasonal menu. The best cocktails in the city. D Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year in 2009 and Dallas Observer’s ‘Best Place To Take A Date’ and ‘Best Patio’ makes Bolsa a great choice for lunch or dinner 7 days per week.

370 West 7th Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-948-1745 indigo1745.com

614 West Davis Street Dallas, Texas 75208 214-943-1883 bolsadallas.com

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SHOPPING top collections for women, men and the home. It’s acclaimed café, the T Room, has become a chic lunch spot in the city.

find that this shop excites the senses and strives to bring you that certain something that is personal for you and your style. 370 West 7th St. 214.948.1745 indigo1745.com

1618 Main St. 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

4510 McKinney Ave. 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.com

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GARY RIGGS HOME In a 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an eclectic mix of extraordinary environments. Furnishings and decor range from ultracontemporary to very traditional. 5217 Alpha Rd. 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

HOME ON BISHOP 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 decor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving by constantly being replenished with fresh new merchandise.

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 principles today.

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KEN’S MAN’S SHOP The keystone to the ongoing success of Ken’s Man’s Shop lies in their unique ability to clothe relationships and generations, which they have been doing superbly for decades. 6025 Royal Ln., Ste. 309 214.369.5367 kensmenshop

502 N. Bishop Ave. 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

Since 1976, Peeper’s has been offering the very 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 exclusively located in Highland Park Village, catering to the needs of those who wish to wear the absolute finest in eyewear. 64 Highland Park Village 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

Q CLOTHIER 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. 85 Highland Park Village 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com

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NEIMAN MARCUS DOWNTOWN When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors and the best hotel was $3

In 1995, Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner-Collins brought their architecture and design experience to the Southwest. Today, with over 20,000 square feet of showroom space, Scott+Cooner represents 70-plus lines of classic and contemporary furniture, modern lighting designs and incredible European kitchen systems. 1617 Hi-Line Dr., Ste. 100 214.748.9838 scottcooner.com

SMINK MODERN LIVING A Texas institution for more than 24 years, Smink Modern Living brings design, luxury furnishings, fine art, photography and accessories to the West. One of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts, Smink enjoys a reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers’ prices. 1019 Dragon St. 214.350.0542 sminkinc.com

STANLEY KORSHAK Named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed bible of the fashion business, Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. They carry the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. Discriminating brides-to-be should visit the bridal salon. 500 Crescent Ct., No. 100 214.871.3600 214.473.9700 stanleykorshak.com

TOOTSIES Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premier shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Featured designers include Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin + Babi and Theyskens Theory. 8300 Preston Rd., No. 200 214.696.9993 tootsies.com


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BEST TRAVEL — viceroy riviera maya, mexico

The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a serene escape where guests arrive to a Mayan Blessing, in which an authentic shaman releases you from your worries into a new beginning at the resort. True relaxation, gracious villa living, exquisite dining, personalized pampering, healing spa treatments and much more await you. The award-winning, all-villa resort combines sugary, white-sand beaches, warm turquoise Caribbean waters and a lush jungle of ferns, palms, guava trees and friendly family spider monkeys.

The seaside Coral Grill features magnificent Caribbean vistas, a Mexican-Mediterranean menu cooked on wood-burning grills, and a bar known for its innovative mixology.

The 41 spacious villas — in beach front, ocean view and jungle locations — are each elegantly appointed with a private plunge pool, terrace, outdoor shower and high-ceiling thatched-palapa roof that resonates with the jungle environment.

Among the amenities — a lagoon pool, beach day beds and a pier where guests enjoy massages, savor romantic dinners and are conveniently picked up by boat for snorkeling, diving and other excursions. A fitness center offers the latest equipment along with a variety of classes.

Mayan healing traditions infuse every aspect of the spa concept, and one-of-a-kind experiences are enjoyed in an Herbal Steam Room, Jungle Spa Suite for Two, Outdoor Rain Room, Fertility Spa Suite and traditional Mayan Temazcal sweat lodge. Located on a romantic sea-view loft, La Marea serves refined Mexican cuisine accented with international influences.

Viceroy Riviera Maya is located just 35 minutes from Cancun International Airport, and 3 miles from popular Playa del Carmen, known for its restaurants, boutiques and nightlife. (866) 332-1672

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Dallas is home to world-class arts, entertainment and performance venues. For a truly exceptional adventure, here’s a list of some special attractions you might enjoy. EVENT CENTERS AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER Since opening in July 2001, 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 American Airlines Center is flying high, bringing the hottest sporting events, concerts and family entertainment to Dallas. 2500 Victory Ave.
 214.222.3687 americanairlinescenter.com

AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, four spectacular venues and a 10-acre urban park, the center plays host to Dallas’ most virtuosic artists and performers as well as premier touring productions from around the globe. 2100 Ross Ave. 214.954.9925 attpac.org

THE BALLPARK IN ARLINGTON This beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex. You can entertain your clients in one of the spacious, open-air suites or try your luck at a foul ball where the proximity of the fans to the action is among the closest in the major leagues. 1000 Ballpark Way
 Arlington, Texas 76011
 817.273.5222 texasrangers.com

COWBOYS STADIUM Take in a game at the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington featuring the largest LED screen in the world. This

eighth wonder of the world is open for tours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 900 E. Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, Texas 76011 817.892.4161 dallascowboys.com

MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER Elegantly fused into the surroundings of the Dallas Arts District, the Meyerson Center has become a landmark. Renowned architect I.M. Pei’s masterpiece is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also plays host to various music legends throughout the year. 2301 Flora St. 214.670.3600 dallassymphony.com

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT This rare gem encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks is the centerpiece of Dallas’ cultural life. With arts venues such as the Dallas Museum of Arts, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this neighborhood is the Taj Mahal for art enthusiasts. 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4600E 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 right here in Texas. Also offering specialty and international products, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a unique shopping opportunity. 1010 South Pearl Expy. 214.939.2808 dallasfarmersmarket.org

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM Situated in an old warehouse near the historic West End District, this colorful aquarium 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 offer a glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful creatures. 1801 N. Griffin St. 214.720.2224 dwazoo.com

DALLAS ZOO Go on an urban safari just south of downtown Dallas and discover wildlife from around the world. The Koala Walkabout 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 South R.L. Thornton Fwy. 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

FAIR PARK A national historic landmark and Texas favorite, Fair Park shows off the world’s largest collection of Art Deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture. Serving as Dallas’ fairgrounds location since 1886, today the 277-acre park hosts the explosive Texas versus Oklahoma football game as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas. 1462 1st Ave. 469.554.7340 fairpark.org

MUSEUMS AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Designed by architect Philip

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Johnson, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses one of the nation’s preeminent 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, TX 76107 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART Located in the downtown Dallas 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. 1717 North Harwood St. 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART Opened in 1998, the 12,000-square-foot museum includes four light-filled galleries that house selections from the permanent collection including a widely acclaimed collection of Chinese jade. The Crow also features touring exhibitions from Japan, India, China and Southeast Asia. 2010 Flora St. 214.979.6430 crowcollection.org

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM Quality is of the highest importance in the compilation of masterpieces that call the Kimbell home, including works by Cezanne, Matisse and Caravaggio, and collections

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Bring your family and friends to the NEW Koala Walkabout! Meet koalas Kobi and Tekin in their new Dallas home along with Australian kangaroos, wallabies, emus, kookaburras and lorikeets. DallasZoo.com

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3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817.654.1034 kimbellart.org

NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER 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. 2001 Flora St. 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

MODERN ART MUSEUM FORT WORTH Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. You will find over 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space at The Modern. 3200 Darnell St. Ft. Worth, Texas 76107 817.738.9215 themodern.org

PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE Opened Dec. 1, 2012, The Perot Museum is the culmination of decades worth of work, bringing the forefront of nature and science education to Dallas. The180,000-squarefoot facility extends beyond the typical museum experience,

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of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman antiquities. Asian, pre-Columbian, Oceanic and African arts are also incorporated into the museum’s permanent exhibit.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits, where they can study everything from dinosaurs to DNA. 2201 N. Field St. 214.428.5555 perotmuseum.org

THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has

Kimbell Art Museum Bernini: Sculpting in Clay February 3-April 14, 2013 Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth.

www.kimbellart.org Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Modello for the Fountain of the Moor, 1653 (detail). Kimbell Art Museum

welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world. 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

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth On View – New Acquisitions and Permanent Collection www.themodern.org Jenny Holzer, Kind of Blue, 2012. 9 LED signs with blue diodes. 0.85 x 120 x 576 inches. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Museum purchase. Acquired in 2012. Photo by Paul Kamuf. © 2012 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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The Swingle Singers Presented in Partnership with UT Dallas Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Asleep at the Wheel: On Screen and On Stage Fri. Mar. 1, 8:00 pm

Sir James Galway: Legacy Tour with Lady Jeanne Galway Sat. Mar. 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Sally Mayes’ Story Hour Off‐Broadway Cabaret Series Fri. Mar. 15, 7:00 & 9:30 pm

Monty Python’s Spamalot Tue. Mar. 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm Wed. Mar. 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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GOLF

Golf is a year-round possibility in Dallas, a city that offers plenty of places to play. DHM’s fearless editors logged many hours of research to produce this list of courses well worth the green fees.

The Cliffs Resort Perfectly blended into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake, the resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, par-71 course fool you, The Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Dr. Graford, Texas 76449 940.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

Cowboys Golf Club These fairways are sure to test your skill at the world’s first NFL-themed golf resort. Perfect for business travelers, corporate tournaments or special events, this golf experience is one of the best in the Lone Star State. 1600 Fairway Dr. Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.481.7277 cowboysgolfclub.com

The Golf Club at Castle Hills Tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood, Castle Hills flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully orchestrated through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60-foot elevation changes. Designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind, The Golf Club at Castle Hills is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy. 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd. Lewisville, Texas 75056 972.899.7400 castlehillsgolfclub.com

Texas Star Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy world-class golf, Texas-style. Located 10 minutes from DFW

Airport, this hidden jewel features bent grass greens, with the right balance between nature and golf. 1400 Texas Star Pkwy. Euless, Texas 76040 888.839.7827 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com

Tour 18 Dallas Easily Dallas’ most unique golf course, Tour 18 replicates some of the greatest golf holes in America and offers a rare experience to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience. 8718 Amen Corner Flower Mound, Texas 75022 817.430.2000 tour18-dallas.com

The Tribute Golf Club Honoring the birthplace of golf, the Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland. Whether you’re entertaining clients or planning a tournament, or if you want your regular foursome to experience golf in all its glorious tradition, you won’t want to miss the Tribute. 1000 Lebanon Rd. The Colony, Texas 75056 972.370.5465 thetributegc.com

Westin Stonebriar Resort Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst No. 8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations, adds another breathtaking 18-hole golf course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis. 1549 Legacy Dr. Frisco, Texas 75034 972.668.8000 westinstonebriar.com


DINING

III FORKS Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining was a perfect combination of great food, service, atmosphere and music. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as social gatherings up to 900. 17776 Dallas Parkway 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

Welcome to a food-lovers town! Big D long ago found its way onto America’s culinary map with innovative restaurants and talented chefs mining the flavors from all over the globe. cuisine have made it one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Ave. 214.559.0325 adelmos.com

AL BIERNAT’S Offering upscale American cuisine, Al Biernat’s specializes in prime steaks and seafood. Enjoy a semicasual atmosphere and an award-winning wine list featuring more than 650 selections from around the world. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE This noted steakhouse is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country. The experienced service and extensive wine list 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. III Forks

4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446

ABACUS

555 South Lamar St. 214.652.4800

This eclectic Dallas restaurant pushes the envelope with its fusion cuisine. Legendary chef and owner Kent Rathbun offers a world cuisine ranging from Thai, Spanish and Japanese to “homeboy” dishes like bacon and eggs. A recent renovation not only overhauled the interior decor but the menu as well.

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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.

614 W. Davis St. 214.943.1883 bolsadallas.com

CANTINA LAREDO Serving authentic Mexican in a sophisticated atmosphere, this spot offers delicious dishes complemented by signature sauces. Serving only the freshest fish, certified Angus beef steaks and hand-rolled enchiladas, one can surely taste the difference. See website for more locations. 5550 West Lovers Ln. 214.350.5227 cantinalaredo.com

5680 North Central Expy. 214.444.9339 central214.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Open for almost 20 years, Chamberlain’s serves the finest steaks, seafood and prime rib in a traditional fine dining atmosphere. Chef Chamberlain will dazzle your taste buds in a relaxing atmosphere sure to please, washing away the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle. 5330 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.2467 chamberlainsteakhouse.com

Cantina Laredo

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.

ADELMO’S RISTORANTE

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This cozy Dallas spot features a seasonal menu 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 pocket-friendly wine list.

bobs-steakandchop.com

4511 McKinney Ave. 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Adelmo’s intimate setting, personalized service and enticing

BOLSA

Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Cool River Café

COOL RIVER CAFE

500 Crescent Ct. 214.303.0500

The see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Perfect for private parties and business meetings, Cool River offers the ultimate dining experience with excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere.

7300 Dallas Parkway Plano, TX 75024 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

1045 Hidden Ridge Irving, Texas 75038 972.871.8881 coolrivercafe.com


TasTe The GourmeT side of mexican cuisine

Sip the finest margarita Taste guacamole made fresh at your table Savor fresh seafood and steaks with authentic sauces Follow us on Facebook and Twitter • cantinalaredo.com Sign up for our text group for complimentary Queso Laredo, text “CANTINA” to 89686


DINING CROSSROADS DINER 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 Ln. 214.346.3491 crossroads-diner.com

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

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. The restaurant 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

FERRARI’S ITALIAN VILLA

place for dinner, before a game, Offering prime steaks, chops and happy hour or after work. fresh seafood accompanied by 2400 Victory Park Ln. heartwarming entrées prepared 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com 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 bocceball court, and owners Jane and Francesco personally welcome guests each evening. GRAPEVINE 1200 William D. Tate Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.251.2525 ADDISON 14831 Midway Road Addison, Texas 75001 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

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DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach toward classic steakhouse recipes. With in-house dry-aging and flavor-filled recipes prepared by a top culinary team, it’s no wonder the Chop House is consistently ranked as one of the best steakhouses around. 1717 Main St. 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

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’s no wonder Dallas Fish Market has enjoyed national acclaim. 1501 Main St. 214.744.3474 dallasfishmarket.com

DRAGONFLY Diners here enjoy a collision of global cuisine in a playful, intimate atmosphere. Dragonfly offers fabulous views of the Dallas 90

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EDDIE V’S

Ferrari’s Italian Villa

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

THE FRENCH ROOM

FEARING’S RESTAURANT Chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining settings in one restaurant. Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor and outdoor environments. 2121 McKinney Ave. 214.922.0200 ritzcarlton.com

THE KITCHEN TABLE Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at the Kitchen Table. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. The Kitchen Table also offers a lounge with a full service bar and outdoor patio complete with fire pits. 400 North Olive St. 214.922.8000 sheratondallashotel.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

4023 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

Kenichi

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 has garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce St. 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

KENICHI A modern restaurant and lounge that features contemporary Asian cuisine and worldclass sushi, Kenichi has been voted Best Sushi in Dallas by Citysearch three years in a row. Kenichi’s upbeat, modern atmosphere make it a great

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. 3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

LE MÉRIDIEN RESTAURANT Nestled in the heart of Dallas’ famous Galleria area, Le Méridien Restaurant offers fine dining of eclectic cuisine with fresh ingredients. Stroll down to the contemporary bar for a nightcap with friends or business partners. 13402 Noel Rd. 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien


Family = Tradition = Pride

For more than 30 years, owners Jane & Francesco Secchi greet guests with a personal touch each evening - welcoming you upon arrival - Buona Sera!

Offering prime steaks, chops & fresh seafood accompanied

FerrarisRestaurant.com

by authentic Italian cuisine, you will enjoy Ferrari’s charm and upscale ambiance underscored by our pride in quality

Grapevine

Addison

and excellence. Heartwarming entrees prepared from

1200 William D Tate Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.251.2525

14831 Midway Road Addison, Texas 75001 972.980.9898

100 year-old Sardinian family recipes, give you a taste of traditional Italian fare. With two locations, private dining

Italian Chop House and Seafood

rooms, spacious patios, lounges and even a full Bocce ball

Private Events

court, you can find a way to unwind at the end of any day.

ferrarisevents@gmail.com or 469.999.8811


DINING MANSION RESTAURANT Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The Mansion’s talented culinary team offers guests one of the most inviting, approachable and valuable dining experiences in Texas. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

MEDDLESOME MOTH A great bar with great food, this gastropub offers a full bar and features 40 draft beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles to help round out the selection of the city’s best beer menu. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 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. 2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm.

a beautiful piano bar, a banquet room and a delicious menu.

701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

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.

NOBU The dining room of Nobu’s Dallas outpost recalls New York’s Nobu but adds a touch of Texas charm. Nobu Dallas can be your destination for dinner in the dining room or at the bar, drinks in the bar lounge or a private function in the skylight room. 400 Crescent Ct. 214.252.7000 noburestaurants.com/dallas

PALM RESTAURANT The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984.

829 Lamar Boulevard East Arlington, Texas 76011 817.265.9174 piccolomondo.com

PYRAMID RESTAURANT & BAR

The Palm

1717 North Akard St. 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.com

PICCOLO MONDO

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Established 25 years ago, Piccolo Mondo has become one of the most popular and famous Italian restaurants in the Metroplex. This Mid-City location features

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

KENICHI DALLAS IS A MODERN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE THAT FEATURES CONTEMPORARY ASIAN CUISINE AND WORLD-CLASS SUSHI. VOTED “BEST SUSHI IN DALLAS” BY CITYSEARCH 3 YEARS IN A ROW, KENICHI IS NOT ONLY KNOWN FOR ITS SUSHI, BUT ITS UPBEAT AND MODERN ATMOSPHERE MAKE IT A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN AN EVENING BEFORE A GAME OR CONCERT, OR THE PERFECT PLACE TO HOST A HAPPY HOUR EVENT AFTER A DAY OF WORK.

voted best sushi in dallas

Contemporary asian cuisine & World Class Sushi

2400 Victory Park Lane Dallas, Texas 75219 (214) 871-8883


STIR

YOUR SENSES. Slip into Cool River and surround yourself with a mix of fine food, live music and exotic cocktails. From dining to dancing, from the bar to billiards, excitement is swirling around every corner at Cool River.

1045 Hidden Ridge Road Las Colinas, Texas 75038 972-871-8881 CoolRiverCafe.com Follow us on Twitter and Facebook


DINING two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris can accommodate your needs. 17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

America. Silver Fox also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, jumbo sautéed scallops and succulent lobster tail. 1303 Legacy Dr. Frisco, Texas 75034 214.618.5220 silverfoxcafe.com

SER STEAK & SPIRITS With a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline, Ser offers guests a casual, sophisticated atmosphere with an urban feel. Enjoy prime cuts of the finest beef and seafood, unique appetizers and an awardwinning wine program. 2201 Stemmons Fwy. 214.306.5977 sersteak.com

SILVER FOX A USDA prime-beef emporium, Silver Fox is one of the few Crossroads Diner Ad_Outlined.pdf exclusively prime steakhouses in

local ingredients, Smoke offers down-home cooking done right. 901 Fort Worth Ave. 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

SAINT ANN RESTAURANT With the largest garden patio in Dallas, St. Ann Restaurant is located in the Harwood district. The historic St. Ann’s School was converted into a restaurant and bar surrounded by art. 2501 N. Harwood St. 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

Silver Fox

SMOKE This restaurant pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Employing time-honored cooking 3/22/12 3:03:32 PM techniques and a commitment to

TILLMAN’S ROADHOUSE Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks and music in a fun, casual, come-as-youare 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. 324 West 7th St. 214.942.0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

T/X RESTAURANT Step into T/X Restaurant for innovative dishes that showcase fare with a Texas twist. T/X offers guests cuisine built around radiant flavors, colors and textures, perfectly in tune with Dallas’ fashionable and timeless style. 2927 Maple Ave. 214.871.7111 luxestoneleighhotel.com

Tillman’s Roadhouse


YOUR TABLE

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Experience an evening at the quintessential steakhouse while dining in an intimate atmosphere. Savor our menu specializing in USDA Prime steaks and ocean favorites.

Grapevine Frisco Fort Worth Richardson follow on facebook & twitter silverfoxsteakhouse.com


OUR PARTING SHOT

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You,re Not the Lone Ranger WRITTEN BY TODD WHITTHORNE

cept. But for most Americans that’s not the case. Embracing healthy habits can be incredibly challenging for many. We live in a world that’s often referred as “obesigenic.” Many of our food options are unhealthy, and physical activity has seemingly become optional. We plant ourselves in one place, all day, staring at a screen, typing on a keyboard and talking on a phone. Then we sit in the car until we get home, where we can sit on the couch, watching hour after hour of television. The truth is this: We’re all made to eat wonderful, nutritious food. We’re also born to move. To run, jump, fall, dance and play. Bill Bowerman, the late, legendary track and field coach at the University of Oregon, once famously remarked, “If you have a body, you are an athlete.” He was right. However, you have to understand: You are not the Lone Ranger.

If you want to improve your health, it’s not all about personal willpower. That’s just a small part of a big picture. Your environments at home and work, along with those people closest to you, have an incredible impact on your personal health and quality of life. Don’t believe me? The National Institutes of Health reports you are 37 percent more likely to become obese if your spouse is obese. And you are 171 percent more likely to become obese if your friends are obese. Take a step back and ask yourself if your environment and your warm circle of family, friends and colleagues are supporting or hindering your quest for good health. If not, what strategies can you use to improve the situation? Another question might be what are you doing to have a positive impact on the lives of others? Remember, we’re all in this together. Taking the time to reach out and let

someone know you support his or her efforts might make all the difference in the world — for both of you. We know from experience that it’s never too late to get started. In fact, today might be the perfect time. May I suggest a nice, long walk with the dog?

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tell people all the time that I work at Disneyland. Not technically, but if you’re passionate about health and wellness then the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas is very much like the Magic Kingdom. Within two minutes of my office, I have a world-class fitness center, two heated pools, four tennis courts and a mile-long padded running path. A restaurant down the hall serves delicious, healthy food. My closest colleagues include renowned doctors, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and registered dieticians. Most importantly, my boss, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, is an internationally recognized leader in preventive medicine. He invented aerobics, for cryin’ out loud. Dr. Cooper doesn’t just allow me to workout while at work, he actually encourages it. It’s easy for me to be healthy, which is a very important con-

Todd Whitthorne

Todd Whitthorne is a native Texan and a graduate of UCLA. During his career, he has worked as an award-winning journalist in Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Dallas, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. He is president and chief executive officer of Cooper Concepts, a division of Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. If you have a special Dallas experience or story to share, we would be pleased to read it and consider printing it in our magazine. Email your story to our publisher, Pete Northway, at pete@dallashotelmagazine.com. 96

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