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THRIVING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME Entertained by animals and plants of the Maya culture Surrounded by marine life from around the world Immersed in a South American rainforest Unique venues for evening events Signature cafĂŠs

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FEATURES

ISSUE 19: SUMMER 2015

CONTENTS 32 IMMERSIVE IMAGES

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Dallas-based photographer Jeremy McKane takes fashion to new depths as he creates out-ofthis-world imagery below the waves. BY KATIE-ROSE WATSON

Sun-kissed beaches, emerald golf courses, timeless resorts, prime wines, migrating monarchs and Route 66: coastal California shimmers with both new and classic experiences. BY GALEN BEALE

34 ARTISTIC IDENTITY In the city’s Design District, forwardthinking architecture, design, art and atmosphere meld with an ambitious eye to what’s next. Dallas business pro Bill Hutchinson has quite a vision for the district—and he can’t wait to tell you all about it. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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TIM DELAUGHTER’S POLYPHONIC SPREE With a high-energy, genre-bending fusion of pop, rock and classical performed in trademark costumes, the Dallas composer and his mighty ensemble are leaving a distinctive mark on music. BY DAVE MUSCARI

46 ON THE COVER: Pop music maestro, Polyphonic Spree founder and inspirational leader Tim DeLaughter

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IN EVERY ISSUE

ISSUE 19: SUMMER 2015

Here’s some of what we think makes this part of the world special—from Dallas Hotel Magazine.

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

63 DINING

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Whether you want a quick bite or a savory sit-down meal, there’s plenty of places from which to choose in Dallas. Take a glance at our guide before heading out on your next culinary excursion.

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

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

88 OUR PARTING SHOT Feast your eyes on a fresh new twist of a once-towering Texas idol. Welcome back, Pegasus.

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Summertime always sizzles here in Dallas. In record-breaking 2011, we broiled, baked and roasted during nearly 100 days of 100plus degrees. However, the natives know how to chill-out and keep ultra-cool, and here we share our best secrets for beating the heat. Whether on the golf course or poolside, at cocktail hour or enjoying incomparable al fresco dining at one of America’s finest restaurants, you’ve come to the right place. In this issue, Dallas Hotel Magazine (DHM) presents super ways to uncover the best this sensational summer city has to offer. We hope you enjoy our new collection of stories about the unique people and intriguing places that make Big D special. We start by introducing you to whirling dervish Tim DeLaughter, the head of The Polyphonic Spree, an internationally recognized musical locomotive and one of the most inventive acts ever to wind its way in and out of North Texas. A boundless kaleidoscope of creative energy, DeLaughter has mastered a one-of-a-kind blend of original compositions well-seasoned with music of our life, including The Beatles, ELO and

The Beach Boys. The result is a wildly eclectic, symphonic, choral pop-rock ensemble like no other. DHM caught up with Tim to learn his fascinating success story. The Dallas Design District has been making headlines for years, and developer Bill Hutchinson is bursting with even bigger plans for this iconic destination. Avant-garde galleries and high-design shopping are just the beginning, as our story reveals. Texas Renaissance man Daryl Richardson is head of the Dallas World Aquarium, which occupies nearly an acre of land downtown and is swimming in exotic creatures. Here, Richardson shares his dedication to global conservation. We’ll also check in with local fine-art photographer Jeremy McKane, who shoots his award-winning motion pictures and stills—of all places—underwater! Then, California, here we come, with a guide to some of the Left Coast’s most luxurious spots for chilling and relaxing. And finally-—Dallas is home to amazingly funny people, which explains why our local comedy clubs represent some of the best in the country. We share the details.

Up for the perfect evening of entertainment, a concert, glitzy night at the theater or a day with one of our terrific Texas sports teams? You’ve come to the right place. By popular demand, we’ve expanded “The Scene” to include more up-to-date listings on everything from performances and sporting events to a variety of seasonal happenings, as well as unique community activities. It’s all designed to help you plan your time for maximum enjoyment while visiting the Metroplex. No matter what you do or where you go around town, we hope you have a fabulous stay here in North Texas’ busy metropolitan area. Quite simply, there’s no place like it. And please enjoy this new summertime edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

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Here’s some of what we think makes this part of the world special—from Dallas Hotel Magazine.

Baubles Without Borders This Paris jeweler pairs high-tech imaging with customer dreams when designing decadent adornments.

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hoosing jewelry can be tricky. Even fine pieces frequently elicit a less-than-perfect response, such as “almost right” or “love the design, but hate the color.” Luxury Parisian jeweler Maison Jaubalet, however, has found the ideal solution to this problem: bespoke jewelry designed by the customer using a 3-D image. The concept is proving extremely popular, especially for wedding and engagement rings. “You have free rein to [explore] your imagination and

become your own designer, [to decide] what pearls and what precious gems will go best together with the gold of your jewelry,” explains Brice Perron of Maison Jaubalet. “From an original idea to the creation of the finished product, a team of jewelry artisans is there with you at each phase of the design and crafting process,” says Perron. “These experts are attentive to your desires and wishes, provide you with their professional advice and explain the crafting process step by step. Your inspiration and imagination help the designer sketch the silhouette of your ring soon to be born.” At the conclusion of the design process, Maison Jaubalet creates an exact, 3-D wax replica that is sent to the customer who tests the fit and decides if any design changes or modifications are desired. Once the customer grants

his or her approval, Maison Jaubalet’s master jewelers handcraft the final piece. “I couldn’t possibly make a choice and sign a check simply from looking at a picture on the Internet,” says customer Carine Pichon. “What if I buy something and it is not the size I want? What if it’s too big or too small? So I think that having something that is not the final product, but is close to it when it comes to size and shape, is important, to reassure clients they’re making the right choice.” Shortly after the launch of 3-D styling, Maison Jaubalet began receiving appointment requests from individuals throughout the Middle East. Customers now come from around the world to the company office on the Place Vendome, where they spend time with designers discussing preferred materials and gems and

creating simple sketches. “It is about the experience of jewelry as much as the pleasure of owning a bespoke item,” says Patrick Barruel, commercial director of Maison Jaubalet. “It is the ultimate luxury to have jewelry handmade—and even better when it is designed by the wearer.” jaubalet-paris.com —JENNA MILLICHAP

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Jungle Gem Vibrant treasures from earth’s far corners combine with strong conservation efforts to create the fascinating paradise that is Dallas World Aquarium.

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ff a busy highway, tucked among downtown Dallas skyscrapers, a hidden oasis rich in leafy tropical plants is overrun by feathered friends in brilliant hues and countless varieties of creatures that swim, swing, slink and slither. Here, the expansive indoor safari space of the Dallas World Aquarium (DWA) marries zoo and aquarium in a setting acclaimed by its peers. The for-profit facility, which opened in 1992, has earned accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is home to the second-largest live bird collection in North America. In addition, DWA recently was named by TripAdvisor.com as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world. 18

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Much more than a cultural attraction, educational space or conservation center, DWA is an experience. And that’s just how founder and CEO Daryl Richardson wants it. “Our main goal is to create more of an immersion in nature,” he says. “Growing up, I didn’t go to any zoos that I went away [from] with a good feeling about. It was more of an animal-in-a-box [feeling].” Prior to creating the aquarium, Richardson constructed elaborate events for high-profile clients through Daryl by Design, his restaurant and catering business. Holidays, however, found him on diving trips to exotic locales. Inspired by the colorful ecosystems he found underwater, Richardson decided he wanted to enable others to share the experience. His first step was to purchase a 1920s warehouse in the West End Historic District and renovate it into the space that today houses the aquarium. Additional, self-funded acquisitions led to new spaces that opened in 1997 and 2004; these form the three major exhibits of the DWA, which

now encompasses an entire city block. Much like diving, the immersion experience for DWA visitors is immediate, as even the queue for admissions winds through part of the South Asian exhibit, which leads into a bird-filled canopy native to Borneo. Winding walkways guide visitors among all exhibits, and 139 interactive touchscreens provide interesting information. Orinoco—Secrets of the River, an exquisite seven-story, 45,000-square-foot Venezuelan rainforest, features a 40foot waterfall cascading into a 200,000-gallon “lake,” which serves as home to rescued manatees. Here, guests gawk at flying toucans, tree-dwelling red howler monkeys, ground-bound anteaters and water-loving crocodiles. “One of my goals is to educate [people] about the different geographic regions throughout the world,” says Richardson. And he achieves that goal on a grand scale; underneath the Orinoco exhibit awaits a giant aquarium filled with species from around the world and organized by area.


Visitors move next to the Mundo Maya exhibit, a multi-story, neotropical paradise alive with owls, macaws and harpy eagles. The Temple of the Jaguar provides a three-story home to the endangered black cats and their smaller ocelot cousins. Each habitat features flora and fauna true to the area of origin. “We’re very consistent with the regions,” says Richardson. “We’re very particular about keeping geography correct.” Visitors to DWA may enjoy a variety of onsite cuisine in the upscale international fare of eighteen-O-one, Cafe Maya, which features foods of Mexico and Central America; and the quick-service Jungle Cafe. Private events catered by Daryl’s by Design are available after hours in locations throughout the aquarium. The DWA’s immersion experience is complemented by its significant education and conservation efforts. The DWA works in tandem with nearly 20 agencies and non-profit organizations both to further eco-conservation worldwide and to provide safe

haven for countless endangered species often overlooked by mainstream zoos. In one such relationship, DWA partners with Amazon Rescue Center in Iquitos, Peru, in sponsorship of a robust, endangered manatees program with an aggressive educational component. The effort began when the DWA accepted 10 orphaned manatees from the region in a single year. Today, the area has been deemed safe enough for 15 manatees fostered at DWA to be released back into their native habitat. This program employs 18 individuals and has touched more than one million people. In addition, the DWA enjoys a 15-year relationship with the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. The Dallas facility has accepted many of these animals, including Leno, a three-toed sloth who hangs around greeting guests each day. “We also collaborated with Brazil this year and have satellite tags on five Jaguars in the Pantanal as part of our commitment to ... these beautiful animals,” says Richardson.

At home in Dallas, the DWA maintains a thriving reproduction program. “We’re one of the preeminent breeding facilities,” says Richardson. “For all the animals that you see on display, we are reproducing a sustainable number.” One of the most successful breeding programs is for cockof-the-rocks birds, first brought to the aquarium in 1999. From just eight of the South American natives, the DWA has successfully raised more than 150. All breeding activity currently is conducted on the top floor of the DWA but soon will relocate to a $30 million center under construction in South Dallas. The DWA takes its role in conservation seriously, which enhances and deepens the visitor experience. So, plan to come for entertainment, but expect to leave with a fresh, new appreciation for nature brought from the world’s wildest places to the heart of downtown Dallas just for you. dwazoo.com —CATHERINE ADCOCK

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ooking for laughs in all the wrong places? You can stop searching, because North Texas boasts a hearty history of funny. We’re talking not just stand-up comedians, but also writers and actors—and that’s no joke! Here, we introduce you to the cream of our crop in comedy. Dallas natives and brothers Luke and Owen Wilson have starred in dozens of movies, including comedy classics The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School, Meet the Parents, Wedding Crashers and Zoolander. George “Spanky” McFarland, The Little Rascals 20

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legend, was born in the area. Journeyman character actor Stephen Tobolowsky graduated from Southern Methodist University and went on to land juicy roles in films such as Groundhog Day with Bill Murray and Fox’s popular Glee TV series. Tobolowsky also has appeared on NBC comedies Will & Grace and Seinfeld during his 30-year career in show business. The Dallas suburb of Plano claims Michael Urie, who starred in the ABC hit sitcom Ugly Betty. Garland native Mitchel Musso was a regular on The Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana and also provided voice-overs for Phineas and Ferb. In 2000, Robert Altman shot scenes in Dallas for his romantic comedy Dr. T and the Women with Richard Gere, Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson and Helen Hunt. In addition, animation work on the popular Jimmy

Neutron cartoon features and television shows was produced right here in Big D. Beyond TV and film fare, some of the most seriously funny comedians in show business also hail from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and talented ventriloquists Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator. A number of successful contemporary comedians from the area can be found working the national stand-up circuit, including Dallas native Iliza Shlesinger, who recorded her first comedy record, War Paint, at Dallas’ Lakewood Theater. Shlesinger was designated winner of the sixth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Paul Varghese was reared in the area and earned a degree at the University of North Texas. He made it to the semifinals of


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the second season of Last Comic Standing, which paved the way for him to open for national acts, including Joan Rivers and Russell Peters. Emmy Award-winner Wyatt Cenac graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, then worked as a writer on the prime time, Texas-flavored animated comedy King of the Hill. Cenac later worked as a correspondent and writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, North Texas offers a fantastic, ever-expanding selection of quality comedy clubs, including Hyena’s, which is slated to open a new location in Plano in July. So, check out these cool comedy clubs; you might just catch the next big name on his— or her—way up!

Backdoor Comedy (Doubletree Hotel)

Hyena’s (Mockingbird Station)

Dallas Comedy House

Hyena’s (Fort Worth)

8250 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75206 214.328.4444 BackdoorComedy.com

3025 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75226 214.741.4448 DallasComedyHouse.com

Improv (Addison) 4980 Belt Line Road Addison, Texas 75254 214.404.8501 Addison.Improv.com

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5321 East Mockingbird Lane Dallas, Texas 75206 214.823.5233 HyenasComedyNightclub.com

425 Commerce Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817.877.5233 HyenasComedyNightclub.com

Hyena’s (Plano)

1941 Preston Road Plano, Texas 75093 972.380.5233 HyenasComedyNightclub.com

309 Curtis Mathes Way Arlington, Texas 76018 817.635.5555 Arlington.Improv.com

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Step On The Gas! The Lotus test track in England provides an unmatched racing experience to those seeking to fulfill a need for speed.

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tep on the gas!” yelled a voice in my ear. It was an order that seemed to go far beyond anything a sane driver would do. Yet, I found myself obeying. After all, this was a racetrack, and I was driving a Lotus Elite racing car. Only a few days earlier, I had been attending a police-sponsored class to mitigate a speeding ticket. Now, speed was all that mattered—and nerves of steel were required. The call came again: “Step on the gas!” The car rocketed around the track as the professional racer in the passenger’s seat encouraged me to drive at progressively higher and higher speeds. It was nerve-wracking. My session, “Scare Yourself Sensible,” was conducted at the 22

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headquarters of Lotus Cars at Hethel, near Norwich, UK, on a former military base occupied by the U.S. Air Force 389th Bombardment Group during WWII. Today, the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile-approved racetrack includes runways once used by American bombers. Lotus employs the track both to test sports and racing cars and to teach people to drive its high-powered vehicles. I had discovered the hard way that even getting in a low-slung racing car cannot be achieved gracefully. One must both step in and sit down at the same time, or the head will hit the roof; thank goodness crash helmets are provided. Once I was seated, Martin, my instructor, gave the signal to move forward. As I’ve driven automatics for years and the car was, of course, a manual, my first challenge was remembering how to use a clutch. Although fighting every instinct to signal when we turned left on the racetrack, I soon began to enjoy the sensation of being at the helm of a high-powered car. Martin main-

tained a running commentary, telling me when to slow down on curves and—more important— when to speed up. After a few laps, Martin and I changed places, and the difference was dramatic. With a professional racing driver in charge, the car shot forward like a rocket. It almost seemed to teeter on two wheels as it roared around curves. My head jerked backward, forced against the seat back by wind gusting past. The experience of green fields hurtling by and tires screaming on turns is surely one not to be missed.

As we thundered down the straight sections, I couldn’t help but think of the pilots of the USAF 389th Bombardment Group and how they must have felt on take-off. Those whose need for speed isn’t fully satisfied in one session may enroll in additional courses. Upon completion of all courses, drivers will have learned professional-level driving skills with which they can compete on racetracks throughout the world. —ANGELA YOUNGMAN


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

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This family-style restaurant serves up Brazilian flavor in an all-you-can-eat meal that includes meats prepared as they are in Brazil. The table side presentation includes samples of 11 varieties of meats, along with side dishes and salad, all for a fixed price.

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

The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse, but without the high prices. The menu includes many choices in USDA prime steaks, along with choice cuts familiar to regulars. Also making the transition to the new building are traditional home-cooked favorites, including the chicken-fried rib eyes and fried catfish for which Dunston’s is famous.

518 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson 972.907.1862 blue-charcoal.com

BOB’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle of Texans who believe that fine dining includes premier cuisine, service and ambiance. With more than 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties and groups of up to 900, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

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Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to complement the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s. 4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446

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4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKS & SEAFOOD Designed to be dazzling but not pretentious, Arthur’s invites you to dine in a setting as comfortable as your own home. The menu features prime aged steaks and fresh seafood flown in daily. Desserts are made in-house, and an extensive wine list is featured. Service always is attentive and professional. 15175 Quorum Drive, Addison 972.385.0800 arthursdallas.com

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DALLAS CHOP HOUSE Innovating the American steakhouse experience, this restaurant features a modern approach to classic steakhouse recipes. With in-house dryaged meats and flavor-filled recipes prepared by a top culinary team, the Chop House consistently is ranked as one of the best steakhouses around.

DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.652.4800

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

600 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001

One block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers edible works of art, including steaks dryaged onsite. With a superb 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.

1717 Main St., Dallas 214.736.7300

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This North Dallas neighborhood favorite grills its beef, chicken and other meats to perfection on an open flame. The menu includes a fixed priced option, The Formula: An 8-ounce Angus strip filet smothered with FirePit Secret Sauce with truffle frites and unlimited Palmito Walnut Salad.

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This Dallas favorite showcases an approachable menu with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Lincoln’s name is synonymous with steak, and her expertise is showcased in not only her delicious prime cuts, but also in her rethinking of the burger. 2626 Howell St., Dallas 214.754.4949 4701 W. Park Blvd., Plano 972.519.1642 deelincolnsteak.com

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JAXX STEAKHOUSE This neighborhood favorite, formerly Jaxx Cafe, offers casual fine dining at its best, with uncompromising service in a romantic 1930s, Boston-style setting. Enjoy Jaxx’s prime aged beef and come see why baseball’s famed legend Mickey Mantle was a regular patron for years. 14925 Midway Road, Addison 972.458.7888 jaxxsteakhouse.com

KENNY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL This Addison hotspot is reminiscent of a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse—classy and relaxed with a warm atmosphere. The menu features wood-grilled seafood, prime-cut meats and American classics with a twist. Every meal begins with its famous popovers, which are warm, flaky and fresh from the oven with a crispy outside and soft center that’ll have you begging for more. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.392.9663

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FIREPIT STEAK & FRITES

8141 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 972.955.2225

7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221

This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients, including the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts ensures that every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is memorable.

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UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE

8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513

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This restaurant planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. Today, it embodies the rich tradition of classic American steakhouses, with added enhancements of chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Road, Dallas 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

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

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Bob’s Steak & Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the county for a reason. We serve the best prime steak you’ve ever had. Our service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the

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drinks are stiff. If you’re not a regular already, come by and let us show why we’re so proud of what we do and why you should be.

At our original Dallas location, Co-Owner & General Manager, Jessica Smith will help ensure that you have a perfect dining experience.


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Steak or seafood? Here you can choose the best of both. Add in world-class wines, award winning, handcrafted cocktails, timeless elegance and take-your-breath-away service. Ocean Prime’s passion is to provide an extraordinary supper-club experience. Located at Rosewood Court in Uptown, Ocean Prime is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner.

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

2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440

2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5151

5680 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.443.9339

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OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE

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Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is one of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish, contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails or indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace.

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

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215

2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.871.9991

5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150

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

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a funfilled atmosphere in which specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood, chicken, vegetables and a fabulous flaming onion volcano.

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

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

17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688 lawrysonline.com

SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE

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.

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

2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277

701 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.698.0470

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Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the city’s finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops, which pair well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar.

The story of this award-winning steakhouse began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass. They soon became known for creating the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by Landry’s, Inc. The menu features only prime cuts of meats, campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily. 13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152

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SILVER FOX

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

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

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE

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702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287

3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444

10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas 214.366.2000

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With a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline, Ser offers guests a casual, sophisticated atmosphere with an urban feel. Ser displays a collection of early 20th century automobile hood

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Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.”

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

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4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440

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Le Bilboquet Authentic French Fare in Dallas

-Le Bilboquet in New York City was always one of our favorites and this one in Dallas did not disappoint! We love everything about it - food is superb, staff is fantastic and ambiance is perfect.

(469) 730-2937

-Love having lunch, brunch or dinner at Le Bilboquet!! Food and atmosphere is excellent, it is always a special experience.

4514 Travis St #124, Dallas, TX 75205

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This Dallas-based artist takes fashion to new depths as he creates out-of-thisworld imagery below the waves.

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isitors to the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas may have noticed displays of ethereal, other-worldly photos in which models appear to be suspended in time. If so, these lucky guests have had the good fortune to view original art by Jeremy McKane, a Dallas-based international artist who shoots his subjects underwater. “As a photographer, you have the power to show the world in a different way,” says McKane. “Photography gives you the power to tell a story about a single moment in time.” McKane adds that his desire is to use this power for good. One beneficial way McKane is using his clout is through his recent appointment as a director of ArtPrize Dallas, which sponsors what will be the largest international art competition in the world next year; nearly $500,000 will be awarded to artists in 2016, half to be decided by a public vote. “ArtPrize gives artists a platform [on which] to show their work to an international audience while competing for cash prizes, which could ultimately fund their art careers,” he says. McKane’s own career as a selftaught photographer began when his grandmother bought him his first camera, a Polaroid. He attended Dallas’ public arts magnet school, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, but took only one art class, focusing instead on computer and tech classes. After high school, McKane

worked full-time for a tech firm. Later, he founded a web design company, an experience that, he says, was beneficial because he learned on-the-job training unavailable to most artists: finance, sales and running a business. He sold the company in 2004 to pursue his passion for photography. McKane’s first professional gig was shooting for one of the world’s top commercial brokerage houses. Although hesitant at first to photograph people, a school friend convinced him to shoot a fashion show in Dallas. After McKane delivered the edited photos by 8 a.m. the following morning, word spread. McKane soon was invited to shoot a fashion show in New York, but found the experience disappointing. “As a photographer, you’re in a box bumping elbows with tons of other photographers, getting exactly the same angle,” explained McKane. “It just wasn’t for me. What was animate somehow became inanimate.” His solution was to reanimate fashion by shooting underwater, but no one would give him a dress. His tide turned when Project Runway’s Elisa Jimenez offered one of her designs, and model Kyle Gober, later a competitor on America’s Next Top Model, agreed to an underwater shoot. They shut off all the swimming pool lights and shot in pitch-black darkness. The piece, titled “Vogue,” highlights solely the dress, creating the illusion of a model floating in space. “It was so gracious of Elise to

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let me shoot her dress underwater,” says Kyle. “She was the first designer who went for it, and I was hooked after that shoot.” However, the growing awareness of a “sameness’ to his photos, created by a pool’s controlled environment, led McKane to shift his shoots to the wildest water on earth: the sea. While visiting a friend’s private island in Australia, McKane tackled his first ocean fashion shoot. Yoga instructor Mell Thompson and McKane waded into the sea, and he illuminated her in upside-down yoga poses by bouncing light off the sand. McKane says the experience was educational. “With time, you get better at your craft. You learn new ways to make it work,” says McKane. “For me, that was adding the element of waves. It added a new challenge .... Every wave is different and every shore break is different.

Therefore even with the same model and same dress, every single photo is a different work of art.” Today, the land-locked ocean enthusiast prefers exotic locations such as Hawaii and Australia for photo shoots with model Sony Chang. McKane’s latest series of photographs promotes ocean conservation and explores harmony, balance and ways humans communicate with the earth. “The Hawaiians have a belief called pono, which means righteousness and balance. Native Hawaiians believe that it’s impossible for any one individual to own land,” explains McKane. “We’re the caretakers of the land. If one person looks at my work and sees the world in a new way, I’ve done my job as an artist. As they say in Hawai’i: Live Pono.” jeremymckanegallery.com D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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esign and Dallas are synonymous. For decades, North Texas’ largest city has been an important destination for inthe-know industry pros. From early icons such as the Marcus family, who co-opened the flagship Neiman Marcus store in downtown Dallas more than a century ago, to mega-developer Trammell Crow and his bustling Dallas Market Center (1957), Dallas long has blazed national trails in design, fashion, art and architecture. Highland Park Village (1931), with its signature Spanish architecture, was the first shopping center in the nation and today proudly carries National Historic Landmark designation. Ray Nasher’s NorthPark Center (1965) accelerated accessibility to designer fare while showcasing sculpture and other works by re-

nowned artists in a large, indoor mall setting, first of its size in the Southwest. It’s no secret: When Dallas talks design, fashion and architecture, people listen. These days, more emphasis than ever is focused on design in Dallas. Urban neighborhoods such as Uptown, brimming with trendy boutiques, tasty bistros and contemporary living spaces, continue to spread throughout the region. Even Lower Greenville Avenue has experienced gentrification and growth, upgrading its worn pool halls and bohemian vibe to upscale restaurants and living spaces that attract young professionals by the score. Dallas business executive Bill Hutchinson likes living in the buzz. The son of missionaries, he was born in Detroit and reared in Monterrey, Mexico. Hutchinson

is a Southern Methodist University business school graduate (and former rock ‘n’ roll drummer) who began his real estate career after college. “I interviewed with the typical real estate groups and didn’t get offered a job,” he says. In 1984, after working for several boutique real estate firms, Hutchinson created Dunhill Partners; he chose the name because it sounded stable, wealthy and Olde English. “It was everything that I wasn’t,” he said. “But it worked. It’s amazing how a name can give you instant credibility.” Dunhill Partners specialized first in leasing shopping centers. By the mid-1990s, however, Hutchinson decided to try his hand at ownership. “Today, we are very well-known in the shopping center industry in the Southwest—from Texas to CaliD A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Above, Left to Right: The world’s finest coffees and wines are complemented by exquisitely prepared edibles at Ascension, 1621 Oak Lawn Avenue. ■ The Dallas showroom of Brown Jordan sells luxury leisure furniture to both retail customers and the trade at 1617 Hi Line Drive. ■ Sir Richard Branson, left, and Bill Hutchinson celebrate an agreement to bring the first Virgin Hotel to Dallas, to be sited near Love Field not far from The Design District.

fornia, all the way to Hawaii,” he says. “I’ve had a fun, larger-thanlife experience growing Dunhill Partners; it’s been my baby and my joy. I feel like I’m playing Monopoly for a living.” Last November, Hutchinson and his investors purchased large sections collectively known as The Design District, which is located within an area near downtown along Stemmons Freeway (I-35E). The area is home to warehouse spaces where craftsmen have made and sold specialty fixtures, frames and furniture for years. Well-established interior design studios and showrooms thrive throughout the district. Today’s Design District was spawned in the late 1950s by Trammell Crow, who built his Design Center on a seven-and-a-halfacre city block bounded by Oak Lawn Avenue, Hi Line Drive and Slocum Street. The site formerly was owned by Leslie Stemmons, a Dallas real estate baron and namesake of the freeway. Legend has it that Crow modeled the industrial feel of the area, in part, on Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart. Today, the site is home to The Decorative Center.

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Hutchinson called the listing company. “They said, ‘Oh, no … you’re not the right buyer,’” he recalls. “‘This is going to be bought by a developer … a group that’s going to come in, see the potential, tear everything down and build high-rises. You’re a shopping center guy.’” But Hutchinson described a vision different from that of other bidders. He portrayed the area as “one big shopping center,” with hundreds of square feet of showrooms and restaurants. “The end of that story,” Hutchinson says, “is that I ended up being their buyer.” Dunhill Partners didn’t buy the entire Design District, however. “I really just purchased a piece of it,” he clarifies. “We have the biggest block under one ownership, but the district is much larger than just what Dunhill Partners acquired.” Dunhill’s “piece” is more than 30 acres, including 700,000 square feet of buildings, many of which house design showrooms, and five restaurants. Hutchinson says he owns none of the residential, nor does he control 100% of the area’s showrooms. The two most critical parts under his control are The Design Center, 370,000 square feet of showrooms catering almost exclusively to industry trade, and The Decorative Center, 110,000

square feet of showrooms, which sells to both the trade and the general public. Dunhill also owns all of the showrooms along Hi Line Drive and Oak Lawn Avenue, which he says, cater to everyone. Hutchinson says they are “… two of the most important design centers in the entire country.”

Correcting Misconceptions A well-worn, warehouse-rugged quality permeates The Design District—loading docks, heavy trucks and a traffic issue or two— which probably enhances the region’s unique character. However, Hutchinson believes some misconceptions abound about the area, even among Dallas natives. “When I first went down there to interview the tenants … I realized these are some of the neatest people in Dallas,” he says, noting their profound passion. “They’re designers who love quality and quality of life. I’d say these are some of Dallas’ finest. And I was not aware of that.” Long-time Dallas restauranteur Shannon Wynne also knows well the passion within The Design District, as he enjoys deep roots in the area. Today, Wynne owns The Meddlesome Moth, a gastropub that, when it opened in 2010, was the first significant restaurant in the district. In addition, Wynne owns Lark on the Park, which overlooks Klyde Warren Park in


downtown, The Flying Fish and The Flying Saucer. Wynne says he is concerned about district issues such as overcrowding and lack of parking. But make no mistake; he’s a supporter of what can be accomplished, too. “I don’t have much fear that he [Hutchinson] will do anything but help the area,” says Wynne. Another popular myth about The Design District is that only licensed designers are allowed in. Hutchinson says that’s not the case. “Most will sell to the public; it’s just not well-advertised.” Although Hutchinson lists New York, Los Angeles and Miami as the three most important U.S. design centers, he notes customers fly from all over the world to Dallas’ Design District because of its central location and relative affordability. “Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina—we get a huge influx from Latin America,” says Hutchinson. “But they also come from Canada and Europe. The people who come to The Design District are looking for high-end, quality items, and that’s the only place you can buy them in ... our state.” Hutchinson notes the district sells the finest products in the world. “Sure, Highland Park Village sells Hermes scarves, but if you go to The Design District, you can buy Hermes curtains for $900 a square yard.”

Sir Richard Branson Signs On Hutchinson’s pitch about the area is wrapped in a je ne sais quoi tone and an if-you-build-it-theywill-come quality. Perhaps his most exciting announcement, a significant mile-marker of recent progress, is confirmation of an agreement that will bring Sir Richard Branson’s first Virgin Hotel in Texas to The Design District. In April, Hutchinson attended the grand opening of the Virgin Hotel in Chicago, and, while there, he and Sir Branson sealed the Dallas deal. “We celebrated our signatures on the term sheet,” he says, “and will now be building a 209-room, 4-star hotel on the corner of Hi Line Drive and Turtle Creek, adjacent to Michael Goss Gallery.” Branson’s Virgin airline now flies to Dallas’ Love Field, which provides an appropriate fit for a Virgin Hotel. “The Virgin brand is very cool and edgy, thus they want the area to be equally cool and edgy … and tie it into their network of airport [destinations].” Hutchinson says Love Field’s proximity to The Design District (an eight-minute cab ride) makes for a smart association. “[Branson is] under construction for four more hotels—San Francisco, New York City and Nashville, [and] they’ll also be breaking ground in New Orleans pretty soon,” he says. “So by the time we get our

Virgin Hotel up and running in 2018, there will be six Virgin Hotels open in the United States.” According to Hutchinson, more than 2,500 people live in The Design District. He characterizes the demographic as more mature and financially established, with greater disposable income, than Uptown residents. “[Uptown is] about kids right out of college,” he says. “They’re single and ready to mingle.” Hutchinson says his team will build more residences in response to strong demand. “Both of our hotel towers, the Virgin Hotel and a second hotel, which will be built fronting onto I-35E, will also have residential components.”

Signature Chefs and Cuisines Hutchison seems happy with the area’s growing reputation for award-winning cuisine. “[It’s] a good launching pad to make this a fun, pedestrian area where people live, play and entertain,” he says. “Dallas has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the nation. We definitely cherish our restaurants here.” Five restaurants currently operate in the area, and Hutchinson reports recently signing leases for three more. But not too long ago, there were none. First came Wynne’s Meddlesome Moth, followed by Richard Ellman and Tiffanee Siri Ellman’s two restaurants, Oak

“IT’S COOL TO BE URBAN AGAIN. IF YOU LOOK ON A MAP, THE DESIGN DISTRICT FILLS THAT URBAN CORE PERFECTLY” —Bill Hutchinson

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and Pakpao Thai. District javaheads find their fix at Ascension, a successful coffee bar/restaurant and popular meeting spot. “It’s hard to get a table in there,” laughs Hutchinson. Perhaps the most-talked about restaurant is FT33, located in the Decorative Center. “It’s one of only two 5-star restaurants in the entire city of Dallas,” Hutchinson says. When chef Matt McCallister opened FT33 three years ago, he says some advised the off-thebeaten-path location would be too hard to find. “‘You’re out of your mind,’ they told me. ‘You’re opening in an obscure, weird area.’” Not to worry. In 2013, Bon Appetit listed FT33 among its top 50 new restaurants, and, the following year, Food & Wine Magazine honored McCallister as Best New Chef. Wynne seems to take a measured view of the development around his restaurant in the district. “As long as people understand that it’s still in a process that’s evolving, we’ll be fine,” he cautions. “If there’s a gold rush, and people do irresponsible development there, then it can go the way of every other project in Dallas that’s had to redefine itself at some point, just due to overcrowding.” The new restaurants will include Thirteen Pies, a remake of the popular Fireside Pies, and American Food and Beverage, a spin-off of The Porch. Both restaurants will be located in the Decorative Center and are slated for fall openings. Billionaire oilman Tim Headington owns both

restaurants, in addition to other swank Dallas properties, including Lumen and Joule hotels. Headington also is an investor in Dunhill’s acquisitions in The Design District, along with Ray Washburne and Stephen Summers (owners of Highland Park Village), Newt Walker, Steve Lieberman and Scott Ginsburg. Another new face is the Quill Lounge, which is scheduled for a September 2015 launch. Located adjacent to Oak, it is co-owned by Ellman in partnership with Joe Palladino of Nick & Sam’s Grill fame. Hutchinson describes it as a high-end New York- or Londonstyle lounge with bottle service and low-key music. “It will be a place you can go and stay in The Design District after eating at a nice restaurant,” he explains.

Civic Responsibility Hutchinson says he’s keenly aware of the responsibility attached to the project and is grateful for the spotlight. “For years I’ve been buying shopping centers—big ones, small ones … all over the board,” he explains. “It doesn’t get any attention. I’d chug along doing what I do, making my investors happy. But it’s never put us on the map. It’s never created the kind of attention that buying The Design District has.” “Because this is such an important piece to Dallas, all of a sudden, Dunhill Partners is very visible,” he says. “And I need to be a good steward of this [project], because it is of such importance.”


These days, Hutchinson’s three daughters—Holly, Rachel and Tess—work with their father. “They all have a strong interest in design and quality, just like I do.” One by one, Hutchinson says, he brought them into the fold. They handle marketing, events, leasing and website creation. “Years ago, we were at dinner with another family, and they asked my daughter what I did for a living. She said, ‘My daddy talks on the phone for a living,’” he says, laughing. “It’s been so fun to all be working side by side.” Fast-forward into the future: From Hutchinson’s perspective, what will The Design District look like? “Five years from now, you won’t recognize it,” he says. “And that’s scary,” adds Wynne, laughing. “You want to be able to recognize it … that’s part of the reason that it has charm.” Hutchinson says that, in 2020, he envisions the area resembling a 2015 version of Uptown but with six to 12 residential, hotel and office towers and additional luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels. The District’s proximity to downtown is a colossal advantage, says Hutchinson. And, Texas suburbanites are relocating to urban settings “because of gas prices, and it’s cool to be urban again,” he says. “That’s why Uptown got so hot. It you look on a map, The Design District fills that urban core perfectly.”

eventually nudge the area’s hallmark craftsmen out of the area? “That is the elephant in the room,” says Wynne adamantly. “You’ve got to keep the artistic pulse there. The Design District doesn’t want to go the way of the meatpacking district.” Hutchinson concurs. “People were afraid that we were going to tear everything down … and just start building everything from scratch … that’s not me,” he says emphatically. “When you do that, an area loses its soul. And I don’t want that to happen here.” Wynne thinks that may be a smart policy for everyone. “It’s a cliché to say ‘Keep Austin Weird’ for Austin; they’re tired of that statement,” he says. “But you’ve got to keep The Design District— The Design District. It’s delightful down there,” he adds. “And it’ll be too bad if the schemers start putting pencil to paper and find out that they’re allowed to do this, that or the other that they really shouldn’t do.” Hutchinson says he has always believed there is a special quality to the area, and his No. 1 goal is to preserve it. “The designers are the foundation for the area,” he says. “We’re just going to take it from there and … offer more entertainment, more restaurants, hotel options, and bring in more showrooms.”

that are not in The Dallas Design District yet,” he says. “That’s the key, the foundation and the building-block of my vision for The Design District. Even though they can’t pay the high rents that others can, we’re going to keep them, even if we have to subsidize them .…” As a symbol of his deep appreciation for—and continuing commitment to—the area’s artisan community, Hutchinson recently commissioned an artist to create Heart of The Design District, a massive 20-foot sculpture that will be erected in the middle of Hi Line Drive at the entrance to The Decorative Center. “It’s a dark, metal statue of a craftsman, a blue-collar man holding a hammer,” he says, adding that in the center of the figure will be a large, red heart, brightly illuminated and highly visible up and down Hi Line Drive. The piece will be emblematic of the passion of the craftsmen who live and work in the area and display in the showrooms. “It’s a beautiful sculpture and perfectly aligned with what the area represents,” says Hutchinson. The piece is slated to be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting celebration with Mayor Mike Rawlings in late August.

Above, Left to Right: The Design District owes its successful rebirth to the genius of Bill Hutchinson, left, president of Dunhill Partners, shown here with Andy Crosland, executive vice president of the company. ■ Cutting-edge twoand three-dimensional art awaits discerning buyers at Wall Art Gallery, 1529 Dragon Street. ■ Fine contemporary fixtures and furnishings from around the world are on display at David Sutherland Showroom, 1025 N. Stemmons. ■ As growth comes, Dallas restauranteur Shannon Wynne, owner of Meddlesome Moth, believes the area’s historical essence must be respected, noting, “You’ve got to keep the Design District—The Design District.”

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LUXURY Sun-kissed beaches, emerald golf courses, timeless resorts, prime wines, migrating monarchs and Route 66: Coastal California shimmers with both new and classic experiences. BY GALEN BEALE

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alifornia is far more than just a land of inviting beaches and sunshine. The Golden State also boasts a stunning heritage coast accented by miles of undeveloped coastal bluffs, tiny islands available only at low tide and wildlife in abundance. In addition, our 31st state is a wine connoisseur’s paradise of vineyards and vintners. Whatever your dream holiday, California can make it come true. Bask on the beach and drift

in the warmth of the sun while watching dolphins at play or whales breaching the ocean. Enjoy a cool drink as the sun descends over the sea while the moon rises over the redwoods, or choose more active pursuits such as golf, horseback riding or paddle surfboarding. Watch horse racing at Del Mar or savor the sunrise from a hot-air balloon drifting gently across the sky. Beautiful coastal towns Avalon, Monterey, Cannery Row and Car-

mel await your exploration. With a history of wine production going back 200 years, the Monterey Peninsula is one of the oldest grape-growing areas in America. Wine enthusiasts are drawn here by the presence of 85 vintners, so allow time to tour the wineries and discover new wines to take home. While on the peninsula, visit John Steinbeck’s historic Cannery Row and the storybook village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Not to be D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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missed is Pacific Grove, better known as Butterfly Town, U.S.A., where each fall and winter, visitors enjoy the spectacular sight of thousands of migrating monarch butterflies. As a holiday destination, our third-largest state offers many spectacular coastal resorts renowned for their beauty, service and seclusion. The Resort at Pelican Hill is characterized by superb panoramic views across the Pacific Ocean and low-slung, Tuscan-style, soft yellow stone buildings adorned in shades of terracotta and cream. Guests step back to the Italian Renaissance in curving structures that glow in sunlight. This is a home-awayfrom-home set amid an Italian-inspired landscape perched above picturesque Crystal Cove beach. Private villas and bungalow guest rooms offer marble walk-in showers and Italian limestone fireplaces. While adults enjoy their activities—or just the view— Camp Pelican provides a host of activities for children.

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A fleet of butlers and concierge staff ensures guests experience the perfect holiday. Using fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, the chef at Andrea Ristorante crafts cuisine personalized to guests’ individual wishes and dietary requirements, from vegan specialties to gluten-free birthday cakes and gluten-free pasta made daily by hand. During the Festa dell’Autunno each October, guest chefs travel from Italy to prepare special seasonal cuisine. Guests may enjoy a relaxing swim in the 136-foot circular

Coliseum Pool, which is sheltered from ocean breezes and edged with palm trees, and drink a handcrafted cocktail while admiring spectacular ocean views. With a 5-star Forbes rating for six consecutive years, the Spa at Pelican Hill has developed an enviable reputation. Life’s stresses fall away in the spa’s complimentary herbal steam rooms, saunas and saltwater-soaking tubs. Signature massages, pedicures and facials await within beautiful colonnaded treatment areas. For those who love the links,

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Above: The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach features the circular Coliseum Pool, which measures 136 feet in diameter. Below right: Golfers enjoy panoramic ocean views from every hole of the North Course, one of three courses at Pelican Hill.


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the resort offers three magnificent golf courses designed by Tom Fazio to test skills to the utmost. Included are 36 championship holes on Pelican Hill’s two seaview courses, which treat golfers to the beauty of the California coastline while the sea murmurs below. Alternatively, go kayaking, rent a boat for a few hours or try paddle surfboarding out to Seal Rock or around local coves. Glass-bottomed boats provide unrivaled views of marine life within the bay. For a more aerial view, take the zip-line on Catalina Island. Thousands of acres of open space surround The Resort at Pelican Hill, making it perfect for hiking amid the verdant hills and fragrant coastal sage. Better known as the Pink Lady of La Jolla, the seaside resort of La Valencia del Mar features dramatic vintage style and is a popular destination of Hollywood stars. Movie buffs may well find it familiar, as the venue has provided location shots for countless films. Guests are well-sited to

enjoy both top-class horse racing at nearby Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and fantastic shopping in La Jolla. An atmosphere of timeless elegance infuses the resort. The soft pink, Mediterranean style buildings feature intricate Spanish mosaics and decorative wroughtiron stair railings, hand-painted murals and luxurious rooms. Guests in the spectacular Sky Suite, which offers 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, experience a sensation of sailing on the azure waters below. Lush, terraced gardens of tropical plants and relaxing fountains surround La Valencia. Fresh and sassy cuisine, complemented by vintage and handcrafted cocktails, is one of many specialties at La Valencia restaurants and bistros. Guests can combine people-watching with gourmet offerings at Café la Rue, where arched windows open onto Prospect Street, and French art deco paintings dominate interior walls. Dogs are welcome at the resort, and La Valencia’s Privileged Pet

Program caters to all their daily needs. Owners can share surf lessons with their pampered pups or book canine massage therapy sessions for their four-legged friends.

Above: La Valencia del Mar, nicknamed the Pink Lady of La Jolla, opened in 1926. The seaside resort offers two distinctive restaurants and 112 guest rooms of three types: Vintage, Classic and Villas.

Shutters on the Beach at Los Angeles offers a laid-back beachhouse atmosphere combined with all the comforts of a hotel. Furnished in a contemporary style, Shutters is casually elegant, yet chic. The flower-coated trellises, cabana-striped awnings and slate-grey shingled siding set the stage for a relaxed, beach atmosphere. A wide selection of novels fills the bookshelves in each room, which feature hardwood floors, whirlpool tubs and marble bathrooms. At close of day, guests can watch spectacular sunsets from private balconies, and, at night, the surf gently lulls guests to restful sleep. It’s a straight walk from the hotel to the silky, soft sand of the beach, the perfect place to soak up the sun, enjoy a surfing lesson or take a yoga lesson. Beach cruisers are available to guests upon D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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request. Enjoy al fresco dining in the beachfront restaurants, which are perfect for a quick bite or a romantic dinner; cuisine is prepared using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Only one block away, at Santa Monica Pier, guests revisit childhood thrills on the iconic Ferris wheel, reminisce on a carousel ride or enjoy a phosphate at the vintage soda fountain. The daring can fly high above the pier after a lesson at Trapeze School. A breathtaking variety of marine life awaits at the Aquarium, and special souvenirs may be found at the Rock Shop. This is where Route 66 ends; a historical walking tour reveals secrets of the past. Follow in the footsteps of Jackie and John Kennedy at their

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honeymoon destination, San Ysidro Ranch at Santa Barbara. Described as California’s most-historic secret hideaway, San Ysidro occupies a tranquil wooded location of more than 500 acres set in the Montecito foothills of Southern California. This resort of stars has been a desired destination for more than a century, and it’s easy to see why guests return again and again. Old-world charm permeates tree-lined paths and private cottages and suites hidden along the creek. Even individual residences sport delightfully evocative vintage names: French Lavender Cottage, Daisy Cottage and Hummingbird Cottage. Persian rugs complement antique furnishings, and art works decorate the walls. Hot tubs, complete with outdoor

rain showers on private patios, overlook the lush landscape. The elegant setting is complemented by attentive employees who serve guests in a royal manner. Spa treatments are provided in the privacy of guest rooms. Guests may relax in seclusion or venture out and about, exploring the area as they choose. Guests may dine in the privacy of their rooms or visit one of the onsite restaurants. The resort’s superb cuisine features a variety of carefully prepared fresh offerings, from house-made Herb Gnocchi to Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio. After lunch, relax with a yoga class, visit the fitness center or share a game of golf. Not just dogs, but pets large and small are welcome to join their owners on holiday at San


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Ysidro Ranch. A wide variety of at Pebble Beach, the ocean views The iconic 18th green on the non-human guests have been in are magical. Pacific at Pebble Beach is legendresidence, including cats, a fish— Stately architecture dating back ary among golfing enthusiasts, and a teacup pig! to 1919 offers relaxed elegance in including Tiger Woods. Jack While staying at San Ysidro, ex- The Lodge, while Casa Palmero Nicklaus is purported to have plore the historic Santa Barbara features a more Mediterranean said, “If I had only one more Mission founded by Spanish Fran- style. Take a trip into the Del round to play, I would choose ciscans in 1786 or absorb a variety Monte Forest beside Casa Palme- to play it at Pebble Beach.” This of exhibits at Santa Barbara ro or discover the delights of The truly is a golfer’s paradise. After Museum of Art. A dizzying array Spa at Pebble Beach. Here, visithe game, therapy at the Spa will of fantastic flora is found in the tors enjoy signature treatments rejuvenate tired forearms, necks spectacular Botanical Gardens. incorporating healing properties and lower backs, ensuring visitors Covering 65 acres with five miles of plants, herbs and minerals can continue to play in comfort of paths, the Gardens contain native to the Monterey Peninsula. throughout their stay. plants from all regions of CaliforThose who prefer a more conDevotees of custom cars are nia, including its wonderful redtemporary style will be at home drawn inexorably to the Pebble wood forests. Hiking trails into at The Inn at Spanish Bay. Stroll Beach Resort each August for the Montecito foothills close to around Spyglass Hill and enjoy Concours d’Elegance. This year the Santa Ynez mountain range the views before savoring a meal marks the 65th anniversary of the and at the Refugio State Beach in one of the many fine-dining event, which is one of the world’s offer stunning views, enjoyable restaurants in which chefs bestow premier automotive gatherings. walks and plenty of exercise. special touches to fresh-from-theCalifornia is a place to visit ocean seafood paired perfectly time and time again. In this To the north, Pebble Beach Re- with locally grown produce and Golden State, the sun always sorts have played host to countmeats. shines, and dreams become realless celebrities, including Teddy The 17-mile drive around the ity. Whether you choose to relax Roosevelt, Sir Winston Churchill, Monterey Peninsula is regarded by the beach or explore its many Bing Crosby, Bill Murray and as one of the most scenic in the delights, California is guaranteed Justin Timberlake. The dramatic world. Hiking, kayaking, horseto please. coastline with its shady forests back riding and cycling are just a is ideal for both family getaways few of the many activities that can and couples seeking private space be enjoyed within the Monterey and time together. Regardless of Peninsula. Then, of course, there your choice of accommodation is golf.

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o suggest Tim DeLaughter marches to the beat of a different drummer is putting it mildly. Exuberant, eclectic and enthusiastically idiosyncratic, DeLaughter’s band, The Polyphonic Spree, is a symphony of sorts that takes choral music to a whole new level. And if the sound isn’t enough, feast your eyes on the visual display that unfolds during a typical concert. When The Polyphonic Spree concerts begin and the bomb-bay doors open, performers sing, sway and tear their way through fiery, multi-layered, orchestral choral music. Musicians are decked out in matching kitschwear that often consists of long, flowing robes reminiscent of a psychedelic cult, only way cooler. One can’t help but smile about the entire spectacle; after all, it darned near takes the breath away. Singing, smiling and playing their way through sets, DeLaughter’s super-sized musical collective seems to derive great pleasure from bucking convention. The ensemble contracts and expands, depending on need, from about 13 to 27 members at any given time. This sounds like an expensive proposition by any measure, especially for pop musicians likely more accustomed to splitting gig proceeds among three or four members. Sure, size matters, but, in the case of one of Dallas’ most innovative musical acts, some things matter more. “The focus was always on the 48

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music,” DeLaughter said when we talked in late April about his sprawling army of talented performers. “When we all got onstage and started playing, everyone’s personality began to come out. We would literally meet each other for the first time, so to speak. It was a real trip, because it was the unknown of how we were going to be affected playing this music.” So is the performance as fun onstage as it appears from 50 rows away? “The answer is ‘Yes!’” says DeLaughter. “It takes so much to bring The Polyphonic Spree out to the public—we all have to pull our weight and come together for a common goal,” he says. “That goal is to play a show. When we get to do that, it’s celebrated.” Overboard, you might say, but squarely within the bounds of quality musicianship. It’s power pop that’s vibrant, shiny and, some may suggest, excessively happy. The music is driven by a polished band of dynamic players with guitars, keyboards, cello, violin and a harp (to name some of the instruments that have surfaced over the years). Plus there’s a chorus of voices singing like mad. Gini Mascorro works mornings at KXT 91.7. The Dallas public radio station specializes in acoustic, alternative country, indie rock, alternative and world music. She’s worked the market for many years and knows the local scene well. “They’re definitely one of the most engaging live acts from the area,” she says, “and they certainly know how to fire up the crowd.” How did this all take shape? Was it calculated or simply a

light-bulb moment out of left field that drove DeLaughter, a successful rock musician, to build the eclectic collective in the first place? “I would say I was more curious than anything,” he emphasizes. “Classical instrumentation with traditional rock instruments and 10 people singing as one sounded like a dream. I think the idea came from my childhood love of radio. The ‘70s songs were so sunny to me at that time.” Ah, yes, the garish decadence of the 1970s. Some critics point to the period with absolute disdain. After all, it was the same decade that ushered in disco, as well as a long list of tunes we still can’t get out of our heads. Who can forget “Billy, Don’t Be a Hero,” “Seasons in the Sun,” “Precious and Few” and ”Me and You and a Dog Named Boo”? For his part, DeLaughter disagrees. “Music was so good [in those years],” he says. Also, recording technique came into its own during the period. “You had great songs being written with the best production available,” he adds. “It was a golden time in my eyes.”

Breaking the Mold Since forming in 2000, The Polyphonic Spree has performed in venues from Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival (and most other major music festivals) to New York’s famed Fashion Week. The band has lent its music to national advertising campaigns promoting top brands such as Volkswagen and Apple. DeLaughter has scored motion pictures, including the dark comedies Thumbsucker and


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Visioneers, and he wrote and performed the theme song for the cable television hit, The United States of Tara, which received an Emmy nomination. The band’s music also was featured in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and in TV episodes of Scrubs and Weeds. In 2012, the group joined Dallas native Owen Wilson, Trombone Shorty and others for the opening of Klyde Warren Park, Big D’s new downtown green space. Band members even created a song for their hometown professional soccer team, FC Dallas. And that’s just a fraction of the exposure The Polyphonic Spree has enjoyed in its first 15 years.

Polyphonic Graduates The band’s alumni include a who’s who of Dallas musicians. And DeLaughter seems genuinely delighted by their success beyond the borders of his band. “I have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many talented musicians,” he says proudly. “Every single person that’s been in the band left an

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impression, and, for that, I’m grateful—I wish nothing but the best for them.” Perhaps the best-known performer to come out of the group is Annie Clark, better known by her stage name: St. Vincent. Since leaving The Polyphonic Spree about 10 years ago, the Berklee College of Music alumna has toured and recorded successfully as a solo artist. “Annie is a remarkable guitarist, and [she] was such a pleasure to watch,” says DeLaughter about his former bandmate. “She’s come a long way since she was with us—really developed as an artist, and it’s been fun to watch her process.” In just the past three years, Clark’s career has followed an accelerated solar trajectory. In 2012, Talking Heads founder David Byrne and Clark collaborated on Love This Giant, an impressive album praised for its innovative use of brass instruments to accentuate their individual and collective songwriting. Last year, New Music Express (NME) magazine named her self-titled St. Vincent among the top 50 albums of 2014. In

February, Clark received her first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album of the Year. Around the same time, Clark was nominated, along with Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and Sia, for a 2015 Brit Award as Best International Artist.

Musical Beginnings A native Texan, DeLaughter attended Duncanville High School (DHS), located southwest of Dallas. Famous DHS graduates include Texas Governor Greg Abbott, notable NBA players Greg Ostertag and Perry Jones, and actress Jill Marie Jones. As one might suspect, DeLaughter played in a number of bands while in high school and after graduation. Eventually, he took a break from music and moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting. “I ended up selling my clothes for food,” he remembers. Upon returning to Texas, he landed a job at Hard Rock Café in Dallas. He remembers rock stars of the day coming in and out of the McKinney Avenue hot spot. “You never really knew


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says, referencing “Love Like We Do” and “What I Am” from their 1988 album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars. Tripping Daisy also recorded Bill, a well-regarded record that gained nice traction locally. A pair of albums on Island Records followed, including I Am an Elastic Firecracker highlighted by the single, “I Got a Girl,” in 1995. Three years later, Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb was released to solid reviews. “It was an amazing experience,” says DeLaughter. “I learned so much in a short time.” Scott Berman grew up with DeLaughter, and says they have been “…best friends since the 7th grade.” When Tripping Daisy was still in the idea phase, Berman was an art major at the University of North Texas. He says DeLaughter enlisted him to help create “a multimedia light show” to enhance the visual aspect of performances. Tripping Daisy was wellreceived almost instantly, Berman said, and developed a significant fan base. “What was crazy and Tripping Daisy and Beyond awesome about Tripping Daisy DeLaughter’s first significant was the seemingly overnight brush with fame came as the success of the band … the energy singer for Tripping Daisy, and anticipation on a show night the psychedelic-pop band he founded. The Dallas-based group, was infectious,” recalls Berman. which has been described as pure On concert nights, long lines of fans waiting for tickets snaked joy, gathered significant positive press throughout its near-decade around its Dallas venues. “It was kind of rough in the together. beginning, because we were in no Hunter Gilbert counts himself way prepared for the amount of among Tripping Daisy’s earliest success we had,” says DeLaughter. fans. In fact, he says he attended The band’s repertoire was pretty its very first show. “An openslim, yet it clicked with audiences. mic night at Club Dada,” he “We only knew about eight or remembers. “The band had a nine songs but were playing to bunch of supporters.” Gilbert sold-out shows,” he says. liked the new group’s energy. Tripping Daisy’s lack of “Fresh … sort of psychedelic material forced them to start pop,” he says. improvising—live. DeLaughter Rather than finding musical still credits the group’s thin incentive in rock stars of the day, catalog for the success that would DeLaughter says that, for him follow. “We got to the point and the band, it was all about his where we could improvise songs peer group “…doing music and with lyrics and melodies; people being successful at it.” thought we were showing them He noted, “People like Kenny new songs when actually we were and Edie—I was in elementary school with them and [suddenly] playing them for the first time,” he says. “It was loads of fun and they were playing all over the full throttle for about six years.” country, touring on a huge The band’s success came to record. That was inspiring,” he

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who would walk in … it was an exciting time.” Later, DeLaughter left town again, this time for Crested Butte, Colorado, where he “skied to work every day and managed a warming hut on the mountain.” It was there that he decided to return to music once and for all. So in the late ‘80s, DeLaughter returned to Dallas, this time for good. He started a lawn-care business, because the flexible schedule allowed him freedom to set his own hours and play music whenever he felt the urge. “I started jamming with folks around the neighborhood,” he remembers. “Kenny Withrow [of Edie Brickell and New Bohemians fame] would have these jams where people would get together and improvise.” During this time, he met local drummer Jeff Bouck, and DeLaughter’s wife introduced her husband to Wes Berggren, a hot local guitarist, who brought in bassist Mark Pirro. The guys hit it off and decided to form a band.

an abrupt halt with the death in October 1999 of Berggren, the band’s talented guitarist and a cofounding member, after a drug overdose. About a month later, Tripping Daisy was done. DeLaughter says his friend’s death was devastating, and took an emotional toll on everyone. “He was such a life force, a remarkable human being,” says DeLaughter. “I have never encountered another that’s come close—truly a loss.” At the time of Berggren’s passing, DeLaughter was starting his own family. The irony of

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the situation was not lost on him: “After experiencing the worst news of my life thus far to experiencing the most amazing moment of my life,” he says, “I was a dad.” Following the birth of DeLaughter’s daughter, Stella, he says, “…the world became lighter. I started to look at things differently. I started to play piano again…then guitar, [and] then I began to write. I was feeling like I could participate again.” It was at this point that a novel idea bubbled up. “That’s

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when I thought of maybe doing The Polyphonic Spree—as an experiment,” DeLaughter said. And the rest is history. Today, DeLaughter still maintains some interesting ties to Tripping Daisy. He and guitarist Phil Karnats moonlight in Preteen Zenith, a DeLaughter band that includes other Polyphonic Spree musicians, drummer Jason Garner, guitarist Dylan Silvers, plus Evan Hisey and DeLaughter’s wife, Julie Doyle. Preteen Zenith’s debut album includes one cut, “Damage Control,” that features guest vocals by Dallas native Erykah Badu. Yes, It’s True (Kirtland Records/ Good Records, 2013) is the The Polyphonic Spree’s fourth studio-length album. With its ‘70s overtones, the work is an example of the band’s expertise in motion; the music is refined and uplifting in tone. Even those with mixed feelings about the songs have to admit it’s definitely different. The band’s earlier albums include The Beginning Stages Of…, Together We’re Heavy, The Fragile Army and a Christmas record, Holiday Dream, which

features both “Let It Snow” and a version of The Plastic Ono Band’s “Happy Christmas (War is Over).” “The beauty of The Polyphonic Spree is the vast musical palette,” reasons DeLaughter. “We can literally go anywhere musically … so, we do. That’s why each record is different.” Mascorro says that, today, KXT plays The Polyphonic Spree songs including, “I’m Calling,” “Light and Day,” “You Don’t Know Me.” However, she adds, the station also continues to play a handful of tracks by Tripping Daisy: “Sonic Bloom,” “Motivation” and “their fantastic cover of The Lemon Pipers’ ‘Green Tambourine’ from the album Bill.” Stories about rock groups hearing their music on the radio for the first time are legend, but DeLaughter says he still gets a charge out of listening to his band on the airwaves. “It’s awesome!” he says emphatically. “The Polyphonic Spree has really never been embraced by mainstream radio, so it’s nice to hear our music …


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Imagine: you’re stuck on a remote Island with only a trusty MP3 player to sustain you. But who needs food, water and shelter when you’ve got a tip-top selection of summer sounds? With that in mind, we asked Tim DeLaughter for a short stack of downloads he’d bring along to pass the time. See if you agree.

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Every December for the past 12 years, The Polyphonic Spree has presented multiple performances of its mammoth holiday show. Suitable for families, the event has featured kid-friendly acts, face-painters, magicians, ventriloquists and more. The production has been staged at the venerable Lakewood Theater in Dallas and in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco. “If someone hasn’t seen The Polyphonic Spree live, then they haven’t experienced everything that live music can be,” says Berman, adding that the music “ … puts you in a positive frame of mind and offers the hope that people can do great things, individually and collectively.” Last New Year’s Eve, DeLaughter brought his traveling holiday show to 40,000 cheering fans at Dallas’ glitzy Victory Park. There the band headlined Big D NYE, a live event and syndicated TV show. While braving freezing temperatures, The Polyphonic Spree whipped the animated crowd into a lather as its founder played his role of half-singer, half-medicine man while wearing a large, furry Native American buffalo headdress, complete with horns. Grinning ear-toear, DeLaughter clearly found a happy place onstage as he brought his usual, indomitable spirit to the show. And it was difficult to know who was having more fun: the lead singer or the audience. As is customary, the band energetically tackled original tunes and also plugged in a few covers; this time, vintage choices were Paul McCartney’s “Band on the Run” and the 1969 Thunderclap Newman oddball chestnut, “Something in the Air.” “We have done ‘Live and Let Die’ by Wings, ‘Run to Me’ by the Bee Gees, ‘Dreamer’ by Supertramp, ‘Don’t Change’ by INXS, ‘The Porpoise Song’ by The Monkees, [and] ‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond, with a few Tripping Daisy songs sprinkled in,” DeLaughter says,

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adding “I know there’s more [that] I just can’t think of right now.” DeLaughter says he likes all of the songs. “I love those songs for different reasons, but I guess we do them ‘cause we can. You see, when you have all these different instruments and a talented band, it’s hard not to play some covers from time to time.” In late summer, the band heads to the United Kingdom for a series of 15th anniversary shows in London, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh and other major cities. The official plan is to perform The Polyphonic Spree’s 2002 debut album The Beginning Stages Of... in its entirety. A number of bands, including Yes, Brian Wilson, Phish and Rush, have undertaken similar tours, playing best-selling records from start to finish in live concert settings. Where does life go after the tour is over? Where will the merry drum major be leading his troupe five or even 10 years down the road? “Well … I hope I’m still doing The Polyphonic Spree, that’s for sure,” says DeLaughter happily. Whatever he does, Mascorro thinks DeLaughter’s bands will forever be part of the rich tapestry of the Dallas music scene, “given the taste of commercial success Tripping Daisy had with their Island (Records) signing, the love MTV gave ‘em with their video for ‘I Got A Girl’—and the evolution of The Polyphonic Spree, the success of their tours and their reputation for putting on unforgettable live shows ….” Mascorro sums it up, saying, “Historically speaking, when it comes to local music … yeah, Tim DeLaughter knows where all the bodies are buried in this town.”

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in any format.”

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YES Released in the U.S. back in 1972, it was the fourth studio-album by the English progressive rock group, and the band’s first with prodigal keyboardist Rick Wakeman onboard. “Roundabout” is one of the band’s best-known songs.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK The rugged soundtrack by Oscarwinning Italian composer Ennio Morricone was written for Sergio Leone’s classic 1966 spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood. “I love the track ‘The Strong,’” says DeLaughter.

Percy Faith’s Greatest Hits The theme from A Summer Place and “Jamaican Rhumba” highlight this swanky best-of collection from the renowned Canadian-born bandleader. “I’m a sucker for easy listening,” DeLaughter insists.

The Best Of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell “It’s so spirited!” declares DeLaughter. And with solid gold hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Your Precious Love” and “You’re All I Need to Get By,” the late Motown duo are a perfect summer match.

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PINK FLOYD The band’s 1973 conceptual chefd’oeuvre remained on the Billboard charts for more than 740 weeks and has sold more than 50 million copies, to date. Clearly, it still rings true for The Polyphonic Spree founder. — Dave Muscari D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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The State Fair of Texas Fair Park

Our State Fair is the greatest State Fair! Since the 1800s, America’s largest such event has entertained millions with nationally known musical acts, midway rides, super-creative and highly anticipated fried treats and more. It’s also home to a number of annual college football contests, including one of the nation’s best: the 100th edition of the legendary Red River Showdown between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns. Catch Big Tex, corny dogs and more—don’t miss it!

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

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JULY 10

JULY 11

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Tedeschi Trucks Band

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Bob Newhart

Gexa Energy Pavilion

His groundbreaking 1960 comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, went straight to No. 1, edging out Elvis Presley for the top slot on the Billboard pop album chart. The icon’s The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart are TV comedy classics. But his stand-up routines are what made him a household name, replete with gentle satire and wry and irreverent wit. Never blue, only gold; catch a comic genius at work.

This powder-keg ensemble led by the celebrated husband-and-wife guitar team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks specializes in a blazing blues-rock sound. The group channels musical spirits from Mississippi blues legends up through The Allman Brothers Band, of which Trucks was a longtime member. The band’s debut recording, Revelator, won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2012.

JULY 3

JULY 7–12

JULY 10

JULY 12

Addison Circle Park

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Majestic Theater

Majestic Theater

USA Today tabbed it one of the top Independence Day fireworks displays. It’s free and visible from just about anywhere in the Addison area.

From the silver screen to the Broadway stage, this production features all the right moves plus hit songs such as “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

This Food Network veteran and Emmy Award-winning chef, author and raconteur seasons his shows with wit sharper than his knives in this Close to the Bone tour.

He’s become a leading voice for LGBT youth and others through his focus on social issues, including gay rights, healthcare, education and suicide prevention.

JULY 3–4

JULY 7–19 & 21–26 JULY 11

JULY 12–14

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Fair Park Music Hall and Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Kaboom Town

Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic This two-day event features an impressive list of talent, including Merle Haggard, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ryan Bingham and many others at this rollicking outdoor music festival. JULY 4

Fair Park Fourth Cotton Bowl

This free annual event features a massive fireworks display that may be seen best from inside the stadium, the first home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Dirty Dancing

Pippin

The New York Times declared this version of the Broadway jewel “astonishing!” The 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical Revue comes to Texas for performances in both Dallas and Fort Worth. JULY 8

Widespread Panic Winspear Opera House

JULY 5

The popular jam band built a loyal following on the road, beginning in dingy dive bars across the South, and eventually headlined nearly every major U.S. music festival.

American Airlines Center

JULY 9

Maná With four Grammys, seven Latin Grammys and an armful of MTV Video Awards, the rock band from Guadalajara is an international music sensation.

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Filarmónica Joven de Colombia Meyerson Symphony Center

Launched in 2010, the Colombian Youth Philharmonic has performed 83 concerts in 16 cities across its home country. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts.

Anthony Bourdain

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes & Anna Glass Winspear Opera House

This American Life host Ira Glass and team combine two art forms that, as he puts it, “have no business being together: dance and radio.” The result is one funny, lively, talky evening. JULY 11

Rob Bell Majestic Theater

The popular Mars Hill Bible Church pastor is a bestselling author (Love Wins), and was named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2011.

Tyler Oakley

Taste of Dallas Fair Park

Sample scrumptious dishes from dozens of top Texas chefs, all in one convenient location inside the Automobile Building at Fair Park. JULY 14

Bastille on Bishop Bishop Arts District (Oak Cliff)

The annual event in one of the region’s top arts districts features a mussels competition, outdoor markets, wine tastings, crepes stands, Petanque courts, French music, dancing and more. Voila! JULY 15

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The Canadian group has a load of indie hits, including “Brian Wilson” and “One Week.” The popular alt rockers and the former singer from Men at Work join BNL for the tour.


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Majestic Theater

Winspear Opera House

Motown: The Musical Joan Marcus

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The Dallas-born guitarist has penned some of rock’s most enduring anthems, including “For What It’s Worth,” “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Love the One You’re With,” “Marianne” and “Carry On.” Rolling Stone named him one of its 100 greatest guitarists, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice—a first for any individual—for bands he co-founded: Crosby, Stills & Nash and Buffalo Springfield.

The Detroit label’s unique sound blasted onto airwaves in 1959 and forever changed our culture. Revel in the music of Michael Jackson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and others. Experience the beat of a generation—and the soul of a nation—in a story for the ages with classic songs, including “ABC,” “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “My Girl.”

JULY 15

JULY 17

JULY 21

JULY 29

Gilley’s

Gexa Energy Pavilion

House of Blues

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Ray Benson puts Texas swing in overdrive with his Grammy-winning team of players who blend rock, jazz and blues in the spirit of Bob Wills.

The provocative rapper, singer and songwriter is making headlines with her inventive Pinkprint Tour, performing songs from a long string of hit albums.

Hit me with your best shot! This pair of oldschool rockers are back on tour playing from their deep songbook of classic hits.

One part Allmans with a dash of The Dead and a style all their own—since the ‘80s, this Vermont rock ensemble has helped defined the term “jam band” for fans worldwide.

Asleep at the Wheel

Nicki Minaj

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Framing Desire: Photography and Video The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

This showcase features iconic works in which artists address sexuality, gender, longing, catharsis and transgression, among other subjects. JULY 15

The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson Gexa Energy Pavilion

Billy Corgan and his alt-rock outfit began in the late ‘80s, then broke into the musical mainstream with songs such as “1979” and “Zero.” JULY 17

Imagine Dragons American Airlines Center

It exploded in 2012 with the album Night Visions. Billboard tabbed it breakthrough band of 2013, while Rolling Stone called “Radioactive” the biggest rock hit of the year.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Phish

JULY 23 JULY 18

Trace Adkins Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

The big cowboy baritone has influenced country for years, powering hits such as “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” while selling 10 million albums. JULY 18

Shenandoah Arlington Music Hall

The band’s songs include “Two Dozen Roses” and “Next to You, Next to Me,” plus the beautiful Grammy-winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” with Alison Krauss. JULY 19

Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Gexa Energy Pavilion

Headliners Becker, Fagen and friends are on the road performing some of the most momentous hits of the Baby Boom generation, including “Hey, Nineteen,” “Peg” and “My Old School.”

Kid Rock, Foreigner

JULY 30–31 & AUGUST 1

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Dustin Diamond

It’s another big, summer rock show, with a couple of classic bands playing all sorts of radio hits, including “Born Free,” “Cold As Ice” and “Urgent.”

Hyena’s (Plano)

JULY 24

JULY 31

Gexa Energy Pavilion

House of Blues

The pairing of these legendary, horn-augmented bands makes for a special evening. Listen for classic hits “Hard Habit To Break,” “Colour My World” and “Shining Star.”

Formed in 1996, this Grammy-winning band from San Angelo, Texas, plays self-described “Texican rock ‘n’ roll,” a super-charged brand of power pop.

JULY 25

JULY 31

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

She’s sold more than 10 million albums while earning the title of “La Reina del Rock” (The Queen of Rock) with her music, sensual dance steps and amazing stage presence.

The top-notch, four-time Grammy nominee saxophonist and the soulful singer and multiinstrumentalist are two of the bigger names in smooth-jazz circles.

Chicago; Earth, Wind & Fire

Alejandra Guzmán

The California comic may be remembered best for his role on the once-popular teenage sitcom, Saved By The Bell.

Los Lonely Boys

Boney James & Brian McKnight

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AUGUST 19–23

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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Sam Smith

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The English singer first garnered critics’ attention with his UK hit, “Latch.” In 2014, he was nominated for six Grammy Awards and captured four, including Best New Artist, Pop Vocal Album and both Record and Song of the Year (“Stay With Me”). From stunning ballads to hard grooves, Smith continues to gain momentum with tracks on par with “Lay Me Down” and “Money On My Mind.”

AUGUST 1

Randy Rogers Band, Jason Isbell, Stoney LaRue Gexa Energy Pavilion

The Texas country/rock group from nearby Cleburne has written hits for others and has of few of their own, including “One More Sad Song.” AUGUST 1

Tanya Tucker Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Since the native Texan made her first big splash as a teenager with “Delta Dawn” in 1972, country has never been quite the same. She’s matured, and so has her music. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20

Botticelli to Braque

Kimball Art Museum (Fort Worth)

The paintings in this exhibition span more than 400 years and include some of the greatest holdings of the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland. AUGUST 2

R5

After 18 months on tour, playing 150 shows to packed houses in 21 countries, the red-hot poprock quintet plays its first North Texas show. 58

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AUGUST 6-8

AUGUST 8

Poor David’s Pub

Hyena’s (Plano)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

After years of singing with the phenomenally successful Celtic Thunder, the sensational Irish singer is recording and touring as a solo act.

With her irreverent brand of overtly sexual humor, she’s been known to bulldoze double standards, all in the name of big laughs.

The outstanding Mexican musician and record producer is an international fan favorite, with five Latin Grammys to his credit.

AUGUST 3

AUGUST 6-9

AUGUST 9

Winspear Opera House

Improv (Addison)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The host and co-creator of the popular podcast Serial spent a decade as a producer of This American Life before beginning her own show about love, death, justice and truth.

What’s up, fool? The East Los Angeles native’s random observations about the struggles of everyday life are simply hilarious.

This is one of the true pioneers of rock. The current line-up is a mixture of original members and other pros playing big hits such as “Smoke On The Water” and “Woman From Tokyo.”

Emmet Cahill

Sarah Koenig

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April Macie

Felipe Esparza

Marco Antonio Solís

Deep Purple

AUGUST 7 AUGUST 4

Fifth Harmony Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The all-female group won Artist to Watch at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. With big radio hits such as “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer,” the ladies built a large, loyal fan base.

Gary P. Nunn

AUGUST 10

Granada Theater

Shania Twain

The fun-loving Texas Country stalwart has been performing his brand of outlaw music for years, including his signature song, “The London Homesick Blues.”

American Airlines Center

She ranks among the world’s top-selling artists with songs from “You’re Still the One” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much” to “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”

AUGUST 8 AUGUST 4

Kevin Hart American Airlines Center

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Renowned Dallas-based Pastor T.D. Jakes returns with his annual, mammoth, three-day festival of faith, film and family-oriented events. In 2013, more than 75,000 attendees came from 20 states and 31 countries, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and more impactful. The nation’s largest inspirational celebration provides opportunity to recharge and reconnect.

The diminutive actor made a big comedic splash at this year’s Oscars. He’s also known for his movie roles (Think Like a Man, Little Fockers, Get Hard) and brilliant stand-up routines.

Sara Hickman

AUGUST 12

Poor David’s Pub

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Don’t let her lazy grin and sunny pop hooks fool you; this is one serious songwriter with a deep catalog of beautiful music that melds rock, folk, jazz and pop.

Granada Theater

Since forming in the 60’s and hitting the charts with a fresh version of “Mr. Bojangles,” they’ve helped steer the country-rock movement that spawned bands from Poco to the Eagles.


august AUGUST 29

AUGUST 30

Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix

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Dierks Bentley

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Twelve of his 18 singles, including “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Every Mile A Memory,” “Settle for a Slowdown” and “Feel That Fire,” have hit No. 1 on the country charts. People magazine recently named the 39-year-old Phoenix native the hottest guy in country. Now based in Nashville, the former Grand Old Opry member and Vanderbilt alumnus brings his Sounds of Summer Tour to Dallas.

After winning the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002, this North Texas native rose to fame on the wings of hit songs such as “Since U Been Gone” and “My Life Would Suck Without You.” Since then, her albums have received nearly every major music award. Opening act Pentatonix (PTX), a primo a cappella quintet from nearby Arlington, Texas, captured The Sing Off (NBC) in 2011.

AUGUST 12

AUGUST 18

AUGUST 21

AUGUST 27

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The international television phenomenon returns with Season 14’s stars singing their way onto the North Texas stage.

The Southern band gained props after an armload of 2013 Grammy nominations for their debut album, Boys & Girls. Now they’re on tour promoting a new record, Sound & Color.

It’s old-school rock-star stuff with this trio of 80’s bands playing a variety of radio hits such as “Animal,” “Photograph,” “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” “Come Sail Away” and “Mr. Roboto.”

These Grammy-winning acts are on a sizzling summer tour playing classic rock hits such as “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “Africa,” “Hold the Line” and “Rosanna.”

American Idol Live!

Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers

Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla

Yes, Toto

AUGUST 13-15

Brad Williams

AUGUST 19

Michael McDonald

AUGUST 22

AUGUST 27

Hyena’s (Plano)

The late Robin Williams once referred to the diminutive comic as “Prozac … with a head.” Catch his high-energy, razor-sharp stand-up.

House of Blues

Winspear Opera House

House of Blues

AUGUST 14

From working with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers (“What A Fool Believes,” “Real Love”), to super solo projects, the keyboardist/vocalist is among the top blue-eyed soul artists.

Relive the pre-Sgt. Pepper era with the group hailed as the world’s most authentic Beatles tribute band, complete with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and more.

The guitarist, a five-time Grammy nominee, is best known for his Spanish-influenced easy listening music. His Nouveau Flamenco went platinum in 1990.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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AUGUST 22

AUGUST 28

The duo’s unique style is known as “bro-country” and includes hits such as “Get Your Shine On” and “Round Here.” They also won ACM awards for Best New Artist and Video (“Cruise”).

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

AUGUST 29

Jill Scott

The singer, model and actress began her career as a spoken-word artist. Since those years, she’s recorded a series of gold and platinum records and starred in multiple hit movies.

Jim Florentine Hyena’s (Plano)

1964 The Tribute

Florida Georgia Line, Frankie Ballard Music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, Gexa Energy Pavilion Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

AUGUST 15

His appearances on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers were hilarious. He’s also been on Chelsea Lately, HBO’s Inside the NFL, Craig Kilborn, Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel.

Bill Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

AUGUST 21

AUGUST 23

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history has spoofed everyone from Jacko to Lady Gaga and more. He’s back on the road with his new Mandatory World Tour.

The native Texan with the silky voice and quirky look has long been an American favorites. He seamlessly mixes country, pop, rock and blues, rolling them into one extraordinary sound.

Clay Walker The 45-year old native Texan made his 90’s debut with a heartfelt love song, “What’s It To You.” He’s put 30 singles on the charts, six of them No. 1 songs.

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in music by a trio of classical giants of the symphonic repertoire.

Chayanne Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

This Puerto Rican heartthrob is a Latin pop music idol. He’s released 21 records, and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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SEPTEMBER 23

Winspear Opera House

Van Halen Marc von Borstel

Twila Tharp, TITAS

Gexa Energy Pavilion

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The influential choreographer celebrates 50 years of dance in modern and ballet companies, on television and the Broadway stage, and in Hollywood films on this milestone tour produced in collaboration with TITAS, the AT&T Performing Arts Center and other U.S. centers. The 12 dancers of Twyla Tharp Dance perform to music by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein and John Zorn.

SEPTEMBER 2–OCTOBER 11

Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical Wyly Theatre (Potter Rose Performance Hall)

It’s a toe-tapping good time with the world premiere of this new Dallas Theater Center musical comedy lovingly (and lightly) inspired by the iconic syndicated TV show. THROUGH DECEMBER 6

Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage, Visualizing the Self After the Internet Dallas Museum of Art

Through a series of recent videos, this exhibit examines the changing understanding and representation of the self via digital technology and the Internet. SEPTEMBER 4

ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke Fair Park Music Hall

That little ol’ band from Texas just keeps going. With hits such as “Tush,” “Got Me Under Pressure” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” the group makes a stop in Big D on its Grooves & Gravy Tour. SEPTEMBER 4–6

Sci-Fi Spectacular, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

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One of pop music’s elite guitar-driven acts and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees returns to town with a big bag chock-full of classic hits, including “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher,” “Jump” and “Why Can’t This Be Love.” The razorsharp performance of leader Eddie Van Halen mixes with the showman’s antics of lead vocalist David Lee Roth to create a larger-than-life evening.

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SEPTEMBER 16–NOVEMBER 15

Hilton Anatole

Wyly Theatre (Studio Theatre)

SEPTEMBER 4–6

Fox Sports’ top broadcaster has called some of sports’ greatest moments, including 17 World Series and four Super Bowls.

Much like the recent movie sensation Selma, this play looks inside the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but here, the night before his murder.

Meyerson Symphony Center

SEPTEMBER 10–12

SEPTEMBER 16

Hyena’s (Plano)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

SEPTEMBER 5

Known for his sharp delivery and rough voice, the edgy New York comedian was a regular in the Police Academy movies and has done stand-up for years.

Since its founding in the 50’s, this lively ensemble from Mexico City has performed ballet works and outstanding musical pieces in 80 cities around the globe.

Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

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SEPTEMBER 20

out of this world! From Star Trek to Star Wars, Close Encounters and more, some of the top sci-fi movies’ soundtracks come to life.

Sinatra Century, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Jeff Tyzik conducts vocalist Curtis Stigers singing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ favorites, including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New York” and “The Lady is a Tramp.”

Hank Williams, Jr. Are you ready for some red-hot country with an old-school snap, crackle and pop? Bocephus is back with a whole bunch of rowdy friends and unforgettable hits.

Joe Buck, SMU Athletic Forum Luncheon The Mountaintop, Dallas Theater Center

Bobcat Goldthwait

Mozart & Rachmaninoff, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Itzhak Perlman/Emanuel Ax Winspear Opera House

SEPTEMBER 5

Enjoy Mozart’s timeless Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos, featuring Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier, plus Rachmaninoff’s majestic Symphonic Dancer.

The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman is a superstar. Ax is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates from Yale and Columbia.

Arlington Music Hall

SEPTEMBER 12

SEPTEMBER 17–19

Majestic Theater

Hyena’s (Plano)

Bill Anderson “Whispering” Bill has been a star since writing his first hit, “City Lights.” He’s sold millions of records worldwide on his way to membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Patton Oswald The stand-up comedian is known best for his role on the top-rated CBS sitcom, The King of Queens, and as the voice of Remy in the popular animated movie, Ratatouille.

Steve “Mudflap” McGrew This country comedian is a hard-working mainstay on the national stand-up circuit. Born in Tulsa but reared in Texas, catch his hilarious brand of blue-collar humor.


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Winspear Opera House

Meyerson Symphony Center

AT&T Gala, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Kristina Bowman

Matilda The Musical

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Winner of five Tony awards, this sweet story of a precocious 5-year-old girl who loves to read is based on a beloved Roald Dahl novel. The family-friendly show, which has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity on both sides of the Atlantic, captured seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. It’s smart, silly, poignant, offbeat and lots of fun.

Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts acclaimed violinist Pinchas Zukerman, a two-time Grammy Award recipient, in this star-studded evening marking the 2015-16 season opener. Dallas society tunes up its elegance for this extravagant annual event. A free simulcast, perfect for families or date-night under the stars, will be shown in nearby Klyde Warren Park.

SEPTEMBER 17–20

SEPTEMBER 18

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SEPTEMBER 25-27

Grapevine

Majestic Theater

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Celebrate the wines of Texas and enjoy festivities such as the annual GrapeStomp and People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic.

The former DJ-turned-TV host, stand-up comic and actor is a kick. He’s best-known for work on Comedy Central and AMC shows, such as Talking Bad and Talking Dead.

Tchaikovsky’s classic, fashioned from Russian folk tales, tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

No passport is required for this popular annual event that features deliciously authentic food, fun and historic Greek culture. Opa!

SEPTEMBER 24-26

SEPTEMBER 26

Improv (Addison)

House of Blues

This 55th annual gala raises funds for FWO programming, community and educational initiatives, and children’s theater.

Known to devotees of NPR’s Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me, he also has performed as part of the Axis of Evil comedy group and in movies such as Better Off Ted and Dragonfly.

With singles, including “Run-Around” and “Hook,” powered by vocalist and harmonica virtuoso John Popper, the band has released 12 albums, including the latest, Blow Up the Moon. SEPTEMBER 26

GrapeFest

Chris Hardwick

SEPTEMBER 17–20

Oktoberfest

SEPTEMBER 19-20

Addison

Fort Worth Opera Ball

Welcome to an authentic recreation of the annual Munich event. USA Today has deemed it one of America’s best Oktoberfest celebrations.

The Worthington Renaissance Hotel (Fort Worth)

Swan Lake, Russian Grand Ballet

Maz Jobrani

Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Blues Traveler

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Moe Bandy, Jeannie Seely

SEPTEMBER 20-JANUARY 10, 2016

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

SEPTEMBER 24-26

Arlington Music Hall

His “I Cheated Me Right Out of You” is a country classic, and she won a Grammy in the 60’s with “Don’t Touch Me.”

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Hyena’s (Plano)

This exhibit highlights the artist’s prolific career. It features early paintings inspired by observations of street life in Harlem as seen through his unique take on traditional European portraiture.

The Cajun comic made her debut on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She’s headlined shows on Comedy Central and was part of Brett Butler’s Southern Belles of Comedy in 2012.

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House of Blues

Majestic Theater

The former Disney kid, then the youngest member of the Dallas-based Jonas Brothers, has forged a successful pop music career all his own.

The power pop duo and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees once owned 70’s and 80’s radio airwaves with hits such as “Private Eyes,” “Rich Girl,” “She’s Gone” and “Sara Smile.”

SEPTEMBER 18-20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic production returns, reimagining the unforgettable Biblical saga of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Nick Jonas

Lisa Landry

Hall & Oates

Doc Severinsen, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ball Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Known best for his work on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, America’s most cherished trumpeter is back in Texas for a special performance. SEPTEMBER 26

Mark Knopfler Majestic Theater

Since breaking out with Dire Straits, the fourtime Grammy winning guitarist has released seven solo albums. He’s also worked as a sideman with Chet Atkins, Steely Dan and more. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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SEPTEMBER 18–20

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Plano Balloon Festival DCVB

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Cowboys Classic: Alabama vs. Wisconsin

Oak Point Park (Plano)

What a way to start the college football season! The mighty Crimson Tide returns to Texas to battle the scrappy Badgers in a Lone Star gridiron battle for the ages.

Enjoy the splendor of 45 colorful hot-air balloons, including Pigasus the Flying Pig, High Kitty, Yellow Bird, Puddy Cat and High Jack, plus a skydiving team and more.

Dallas Cowboys

SMU Football

Texas Motor Speedway

Home games at AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium

3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

Aug. 29 Sept. 3 Sept. 13 Sept. 27

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 12 Sept. 26

July 3, 10, 17 & 24 Sept. 11–12 September 26–27

vs. Minnesota Vikings (preseason game) vs. Houston Texans (preseason game) vs. New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons

vs. Baylor vs. North Texas vs. TCU (at TCU in Fort Worth) vs. James Madison

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TCU Football

FC Dallas Home games at Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

July 4 July 18 July 25 Aug. 15 Aug. 29 Sept. 12

vs. New England vs. D.C. United vs. Portland vs. Los Angeles vs. Real Salt Lake vs. New York City

JULY 11

Sept. 12 Sept. 19

Community Beer Company

University of North Texas Football Home games at Apogee Stadium (Denton)

Sept. 12 Sept. 19

vs. SMU (at SMU in Dallas) vs. Rice

TollTag Triathlon

Friday Night Drags Port-A-Cool U.S. National Dirt Track Championship Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Home games at Amon Carter Stadium (Fort Worth)

vs. Stephen F. Austin vs. SMU

JULY 26

Toyota of Lewisville (Railroad Park) AUGUST 9

Texas Twister Regional Taekwondo Tournament Allen Event Center

Run Together

AUGUST 23

The Hottest Half Community Beer Company Brewery

JULY 12

Too Hot to Handle 5K and 15K

SEPTEMBER 5

Color Fun Fest 5K

Norbuck Park (White Rock Lake)

Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie)

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Texas Rangers Home games at Globe Life Park (Arlington)

July 3–5 July 7–8 July 10–12 July 27–30 July 31–Aug. 2 Aug. 3–5 Aug. 14–16 Aug. 17–19 Aug. 25–27 Aug. 28–20 Sept. 11–13 Sept. 14–17 Sept. 18–20 Sept. 28–30

vs. Los Angeles Angels vs. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Devil Rays vs. Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers

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American Heart Association Heart Walk Base of Reunion Tower SEPTEMBER 26

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Victory Park SEPTEMBER 26

Neon Dash 3-mile Fun Run/Walk Globe Life Park (Arlington)


When you’re in Dallas, there are plenty of BIG things to do. Whether you’re browsing luxury boutiques, dining with worldrenowned chefs or simply pampering yourself — here, there are countless ways to unwind. And if the only thing on your mind is taking a moment for yourself, we’ve got just the spot. Find your scene at VisitDallas.com/Things-To-Do.


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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Abacus

Bijoux

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

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

4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

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

5450 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.350.6100 bijouxrestaurant.com

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

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87 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.420.3900

Avanti Ristorante

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

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

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

Bolsa This cozy Dallas spot near the Bishop Arts District in a historic building features a seasonal menu that changes regularly, focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails and the pocket-friendly wine list. 614 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.943.1883

The restaurant has been honored for its unique wine list, which includes 85 varieties of Spanish wines and sherries.

Cantina Laredo

4501 Travis St., Dallas 214.528.1731 cafemadrid-dallas.com

Café On The Green The imaginative chefs serve American cuisine with a gentle Texan accent at this quaint eatery that is one of five eateries in the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. The restaurant over looks the villas and the Resort pool. It is sophisticated but relaxed dining at its best. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving Irving, TX 75038 972.717.2420

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

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Café Pacific

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill

An institution in Dallas dining for over 34 years, Café Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. This friendly neighborhood seafood and steak restaurant has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. 24 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.1170 cafepacificdallas.com

Canary By Gorji

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

Cindi’s New York Deli

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Boulevardier Chef Nathan Tate teamed up with Brooks and Bradley Anderson to create a casual urban bistro serving French food and affordable wines in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. On the menu is one of the better French soups in town that features a crunchy baguette with caramelized onions and nutty Gruyère. 408 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.942.1828 dallasboulevardier.com

Café Madrid Celebrating 25 years as Dallas’ original Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, Cafe Madrid offers patrons a cozy, intimate dining setting reminiscent of the little cafés found on the streets of Madrid. Family owned and operated, Café Madrid features such Spanish classics as paella, fried calamari, shrimp in garlic, and grilled quail.

Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads. The creative culinary interpretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list.

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

5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080

7522 Campbell Road, Dallas 972.248.0608

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DINING City Café

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

Crú Food and Wine Bar This romantic food and wine bar offers a choice of more than 300 wine selections and 40 premium wines offered by the glass as well as taster pairings and wine flights to pair with a Napa-style menu. Visit the website for more locations. Come enjoy this exceptional white-tablecloth bistro whose New-American-California-style menu changes seasonally. Impressing even distinguished chef Julia Child, City Café has been recognized in Texas Monthly, Food & Wine and Wine Spectator and received AAA’s Diamond Award.

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas (West Village) 214.526.9463

5757 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.351.2233

Dallas Fish Market

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Cool River Café

Plano 7201 Bishop Road, Plano (The Shops at Legacy) 972.312.9463 cruawinebar.com

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

This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Cool River specializes in steaks and southwestern cuisine. It is the ultimate dining experience—excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere that’s perfect for private parties and business meetings. 1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881 coolrivercafe.com

Crossroads At The House Of Blues Whether you’re in the mood for the tender center-cut Adobo rubbed pork chop or the shrimp and grits with its seductive and crispy fried grit cake, there’s a little something for every rockstar on this menu. Chef Aaron’s menu is bold yet classic and has a contemporary twist leaving your taste buds singing all the way home. 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas 214.978.2583 houseofblues.com

Crossroads Diner

Dish

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Fearing’s Restaurant Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.0200 ritzcarlton.com

Ferrari’s Italian Villa Offering prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood accompanied by heartwarming entrées prepared from 100-year-old Sardinian family recipes, Ferrari’s gives every guest a taste of traditional Italian fare. Ferrari’s boasts two locations, private dining rooms, patios and even a full bocce-ball court.

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

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

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

6101 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas 214.219.2400 hotellumen.com

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.522.3474 dish-dallas.com

lunch and dinner to hotel guests and anyone else in the downtown and Southern Methodist University area looking for a great meal in a beautifully decorated space.

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500

1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.251.2525

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

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

642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530

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Eddie V’s

14831 Midway Road, Addison 972.980.9898

This Dallas hot spot located in the Design District features seasonally inspired modern cuisine. Matt McCallister, chef and co-owner of FT33, serves up one of the best charcuterie boards in the city. Don’t miss the whipped chorizo and the oyster mushroom sausage. 1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.741.2629 ft33dallas.com

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

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

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13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601

Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck

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300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas 214.741.5560

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

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2211 N. Houston St., Dallas 469.341.7625

The French Room

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Nationally recognized and critically acclaimed, The French Room at The Adolphus Hotel features a menu rich in fresh seasonal ingredients and an award-winning wine list. It garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years. 1321 Commerce St., Dallas 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

The Front Room Located in the chic Kimpton Hotel Lumen, this Park Cities diner is open for breakfast,

Hibiscus Wood cooking is a noted specialty at Hibiscus—especially when applied to pasture-raised steaks, poultry and game from nearby ranches. Much of the restaurant’s pristine seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find high quality Texas wines along with spirits with local heritage. 2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 214.827.2927 hibiscusdallas.com


Javier’s

The Landmark Restaurant

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

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

4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211 javiers.net

Kenichi Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi that is considered some of the best in Dallas. The restaurant’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work. It is located in the heart of Victory Park under the South Tower of The W Hotel.

3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

The Kitchen Table

4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937 lebilboquetdallas.com

Lark On The Park

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

This contemporary, urban restaurant is located on the edge of downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence. Illustrators are featured on chalkboards throughout.

Max’s Wine Dive Come hang out at this laid-back, unpretentious restaurant and wine bar in the West Village where you can rock out to music on the juke box and enjoy gourmet comfort food paired with reasonably priced selections from the extensive wine list. 3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3483 maxswinedive.com/dallas

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Mansion Restaurant

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

400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214.922.8000

Le Bilboquet

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747

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This cozy, upscale neighborhood French bistro is

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

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13402 Noel Road, Dallas 972.503.8700

2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

the ultimate rare find. The incredibly charming ambiance provides the ideal setting for a casual or business lunch or a romantic candle-lit dinner. The unique setting of the restaurant and garden room transports guests and offers them a European-style experience. The menu offers a diverse selection of French stables and French-American fusion dishes, such as the famous Cajun chicken.

2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275

A great bar with great food, this gastropub in Dallas’ Trinity Design District offers a full bar and features the city’s best beer menu, including 40 draft beers with a few live ales and over 85 bottles. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

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DINING Mi Cocina The M Crowd’s first Mexican food concept started in 1991 and has become a Dallas classic. From famous, homemade salsa to mouthwatering, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite served by a family of friendly and professional staff. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 469.533.5663 mcrowd.com

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

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

Oak Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.712.9700 oakdallas.com

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Commitment to freshness sets this seafood restaurant apart. Only top-of-the-catch fish from the world’s most reputable suppliers is served, and each dish is carefully crafted to ensure the restaurant’s high standards of quality and flavor are exceeded. The menu is based on market availability, therefore the selections change each day. 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.759.2277 theoceanaire.com

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Parigi Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an upscale option with a perfect patio—great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.521.0295

and the restaurant features specials, such as the half sandwich, soup and salad entrée. The outdoor lounge is shaped like a fishbowl, with great views of the band.

Soda Bar

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820 sambucarestaurant.com

Savor

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

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

RA Sushi

The gastropub and main restaurant at Klyde Warren Park is located in downtown’s 5.2-acre deck park. Its chef-driven menu designed by Executive Chef John Coleman and Chef Partner Joe Scigliano offers favorite pub fare with a twist of unique flavor combinations. The restaurant was the first to offer premium wines on tap to Dallas, guaranteeing a fresh glass of wine each time, with no cork taint.

1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080 nylohotels.com

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905

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

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8220-B Westchester Drive, Dallas 214.368.8220

Head to Addison north of Dallas for sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails in a hip, lively, upscale environment. Whether you’re into traditional nigiri and sashimi or want to explore some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, you are in for a treat.

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.2516 hotelstgermain.com

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

2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

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

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

Smoke

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

Sambuca

901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas 214.393.2300

2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807

Located in the heart of Uptown, Sambuca is Dallas’ only rockin’ dinner club that features live music every night. It’s open for lunch daily,

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

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


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

award-winning brunch on the patio, diners are sure to enjoy Taverna.

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Taco Diner

1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828 tei-an.com

Texas De Brazil

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

Taverna

2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414

3669 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.521.3669

Offering authentic, farm-to-table Italian cuisine, Taverna brings a little corner of Italy to Dallas. Whether enjoying signature risotto in the restaurant’s rustic, inviting interior or

Truluck’s

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

DINING

3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933

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

1807 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.580.7000

Tillman’s Roadhouse

15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

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

Toulouse Cafe and Bar Inspired by the owner’s time in Brussels, Belgium, Toulouse Cafe and Bar offers French-influenced Belgian cuisine. Its menu, which features both traditional staples and more adventurous twists, earned it inclusion on The Dallas Morning News’ list of best French restaurants in the Metroplex.

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

Victory Tavern This stylish but unpretentious restaurant, located directly across from the American Airline Center at Victory Park, serves a modern take on American culinary classics. The restaurant is lively before a game but settles down afterwards and becomes a more upscale dining experience. 2501 N. Houston St., Dallas 214.432.1900 victorytavern.com

3314 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.8999 www.toulousecafeandbar.com

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SHOPPING CENTERS Allen Premium Outlets

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

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

5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano 469.467.9995

NorthPark Center

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

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Galleria

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

Consisting of 2,665 acres, Legacy is a master-planned business, retail, and residential community that is located in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. The Shops at Legacy accommodates over 50,000 individuals who live and work in the area. The shops include Del Frisco’s Grille, Kendra Scott, Ella Bleu and Mexican Sugar.

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820 Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.7000

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

The Shops at Legacy

One of the top shopping destinations in the country offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.361.6345 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

6121 West Park Blvd., Plano 972.202.7110 shopwillowbend.com

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

Southlake Town Square This shopping destination in the suburb of Southlake between Dallas and Fort Worth hosts prominent retail establishments and restaurants, a cinema and the Hilton Southlake hotel. You’ll find Talbots, Cache, Banana Republic, Brighton Collectibles, Chico’s, Pottery Barn, Lucky Brand Jeans, Coach, Bebe Anthropologie and J. Crew.

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

1256 Main St., Southlake 817.329.5566

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Mockingbird Station

An urban oasis, Preston Center’s walkways invite leisurely strolling past one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants to suit every taste. The Plaza is home to dozens of delightful stores you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsies. 8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 469.232.0000 theplazaatprestoncenter.com

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JEWELRY Bachendorf’s

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

deBoulle Experience the beauty, quality and fine craftsmanship of the deBoulle Collection. Over the past two decades, deBoulle has served thousands of discriminating customers and has built a reputation as one of the preeminent independently-owned jewelers in the US. The sophisticated deBoulle salon has a historic flair in the style of a two-story French villa. 6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

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

Eiseman Jewels

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

Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of

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SHOPPING designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com

Elizabeth Showers The pieces designed by the store’s namesake have evolved to reflect the artist’s experiences and maturity. Showers’ world of reference has been informed by extensive travel and adventure, especially the exotic influences of Africa, Thailand and the Far East. The unique stones and gems found in these places are central to Elizabeth’s designs. She says, “Imperfection is what makes each stone perfect. My designs are created to highlight what’s special about each individual stone.” 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.879.9944 elizabethshowers.com

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

Matthew Trent This beautiful store located at The Plaza at Preston Center, designs and manufactures nearly every piece of jewelry on-site. Trent’s styles range anywhere from simple to ornate. Choose from colored stones, such as aquamarines, rubies, green tourmalines and sapphires. Come visit Trent and let him design your next family heirloom. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170 matthewtrent.com

William Noble Rare Jewels This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over 20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing. 100 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.3890 williamnoble.com

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Indie Genius

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

70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010

If you love Etsy, this is your place. Located one block from the Bishop Arts District, this 5,000-square-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design.

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409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.991.0075

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APPAREL Abi Ferrin This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wear-it-fiveways Nikki dress. She also operates from her studio in South Side on Lamar. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support, Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women. 1409 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

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

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

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

Billy Reid Located in Highland Park Village, the owner’s vision is to build a designer brand around his authentic lifestyle and establish retail shops that reflect his upbringing, his personality and his aesthetic. Here you can shop for men and

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Indigo 1745 This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind store with great prices. 6105 Sherry Lane, Dallas 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

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

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

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

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

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A boutique for men and women specializing in premium denim and sportswear, Indigo 1745 carefully selects its products to fit a calm, cool lifestyle. Whether looking for clothing, bedding, accessories or a special gift, you’ll find this shop excites the senses and offers something that is personal for you and your style. 370 W. 7th St., Dallas 214.948.1745 indigo1745.com

Ken’s Man’s Shop This store for men, located at Preston and Royal, is a classic contemporary haberdashery with understated elegance and unique details. Founder Ken Helfman and his team chose every vendor “from the sleeve to the accessory.” Ken’s also provides in-store consulting, conference calls, email support, social media outlets, free wraps, courier services and onsite closet consultation and office presentations by appointment. 6025 Royal Lane, Dallas 214.369.5367 kensmansshop.com

Lela Rose Lela Rose’s aesthetic of adding whimsy to elegance through brilliant color and handcrafted details has brought a fresh point of view to modern American fashion. Lela was raised in Texas and went to school in Colorado where nature, its surrounding landscapes, and the sublime colors it offers have long been an inspiration. Today, Lela continues to draw from these early influences as she designs clothes for the modern sophisticated women that embody a spirit of effortless elegance. 69 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.599,6283 lelarose.com

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


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

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handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States.

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200

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

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5217 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054

Q Clothier

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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, Dallas 214.780.0555

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

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1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816

Tootsies

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Nestled in the Plaza at Preston Center, Tootsies is a premier shopping destination for women’s contemporary attire, dresses, accessories, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Designers such as Alice and Olivia, Jay Godfrey, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Sachin and Babi, and Theyskens Theory are featured. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, 214.969.9993 Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the tootsies.com TG-DallasMag-Ad-8.625x5.25-03_FINAL.pdf 1 6/9/15 Old West combined with contemporary style and

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

Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find this a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving and is constantly replenished with fresh merchandise.

6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828

502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421

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

SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444

David Woo

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Roche Bobois Located in Highland Park Village, 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, Dallas 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com

Neiman Marcus Downtown

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

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

Smink Modern Living

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 972.239.4430

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

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

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

Stanley Korshak Korshak is far more than a savvy men’s store, purveying the finest suits, sportswear, shoes and furnishings. It also carries the most in-demand women’s couture and designer sportswear and accessories. The bridal salon caters to discriminating brides-to-be. It was named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily and is considered the esteemed bible of the fashion business. 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.871.3600 stanleykorshak.com


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EVENT CENTERS Addison Circle Park Enjoy interactive fountains, a water garden, fields for active recreation and walking trails at this park that’s conveniently located just north of Belt Line Road between Addison Road and Quorum Drive. It’s adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle. 15650 Addison Road, Addison 972.450.2851

Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10-acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions. 2100 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.954.9925 attpac.org

Bass Performance Hall

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

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Allen Event Center

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This multi-purpose arena in a suburb of North Dallas plays host to a number of regional sports teams and many top performing artists. Visitors can shop at retail stores and grab a bite to eat at the nearby Village at Allen. 200 E. Stacy Road, Allen 972.678.4646 alleneventcenter.com

American Airlines Center The American Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment. Home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars, it features 142 luxury suites and room for 20,000 fans. The AAC brings the hottest sports, concerts and family entertainment to town. 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas 214.222.3687 americanairlinescenter.com

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

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The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage. 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth 817.212.4325 basshall.com

Bishop Arts Theatre Center This charming building near the Bishop Arts District offers comfortable seating for theatergoers with the private balcony suites for an intimate theater experience. The theater’s excellent acoustics are ideal for plays, concerts, seminars, films and conferences. The building was donated to TeCo Theatrical Productions, a nonprofit multicultural theater company. 215 S. Tyler St., Dallas 214.948.0716

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Dallas City Performance Hall

This iconic treasure, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, is also known as the “House of Tomorrow.” Originally an outdoor amphitheater, Casa opened in 1936 as part of the official Texas Centennial Celebration, and now it presents live professional theatre and educational programs. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 817.332.2272 casamanana.org

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

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

is open every day, hosting corporate events, conventions, live music concerts, private parties, weddings, banquets and more. 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.2021 gilleysdallas.com

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

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

Prestonwood Polo & Country Club

1818 First Ave., Dallas 214.421.1111 gexaenergypavilion.com

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

Gilley’s Dallas This is the home of the Urban Cowboy legacy and memorabilia, namesake of Mickey Gilley and a world-class entertainment venue. Gilley’s

Conveniently located north of Dallas between Frisco and Denton, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing with friends and family at a polo match. Enjoy the day in a grandstand box seat with elevated viewing, or park your care next to the polo field and tailgate. Food and beverages are available in the Polo Pavilion. With the sun at your back, take in the beauty of horses during this great equestrian sport while overlooking the lush green landscape and the traditional Champagne half-time divot stomp. 626 Yacht Club Road, Oak Point 214.390.3444 prestonwoodpolo.com

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Dallas Zoo

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

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

8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6615

650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas 469.554.7500

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dallaszoo.com

Dallas Arts District

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria

This rare gem is the largest arts district in the nation, encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks. Arts venues include the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Trammell Crow Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. An urban green space built over Woodall Rogers Freeway serves as an inviting gathering place for Dallas and its visitors. 2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

This unique indoor ice skating experience is located in the middle of one of Dallas’ premier shopping centers, surrounded by hundreds of stores, shoppers and restaurants. Skaters can take a lesson, have a party, or just go for a spin at the coolest ice rink in town. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.392.3361 galleriaiceskatingcenter.com

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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Dallas World Aquarium

646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

Dallas Farmers Market One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas 214.939.2808

Reunion Tower

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

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

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223 lonestarpark.com

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

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

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Klyde Warren Park

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

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

1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas 214.720.2224

1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500

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

One Arts Plaza The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment making it a true destination spot. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 972.820.2236

300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

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

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

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Pioneer Plaza In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. It commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses, made by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose. Visitors often come here for photo-ops. Corner of Griffin and Young Streets, Dallas 214.953.1184 visitdallas.com

Crow Collection of Asian Art

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

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

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 artworks from tribes across the North American continent, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts. On view through September 13. Free admission. Man’s shirt, ca. 1850, Niimiipu (Nez Perce), Oregon or Idaho. Hide, porcupine quills, horsehair, wool, glass beads, pigment, courtesy American Federation of Arts

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Great Art. Great Buildings. Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland on view now through September 20. Photograph by Nic LeHoux

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

On view through August 23, FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video, an exhibition showcasing over 40 recent acquisitions alongside iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection. Ragnar Kjartansson and The National, A Lot of Sorrow, 2013–14. Single-channel video. 6 hours, 9 minutes, 35 seconds. Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase. © Ragnar Kjartansson and The National; Courtesy of the artists, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik. Photography by Elísabet Davids

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and to teaching the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, it is one of 19 Holocaust-related Museums in the US, and the only one in North Central Texas. 211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500 dallasholocaustmuseum.org

Dallas Museum of Art Located in the Arts District, the museum features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

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Dallas Holocaust Museum

Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. More than 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art are housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215 themodern.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., Dallas 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Located on the picturesque campus of Southern Methodist University, the Bush Center invites you to learn about the former U.S. president and his wife during his presidency. Explore the interactive museum galleries, sit in the Oval Office, enjoy the Texas Rose Garden, eat lunch, shop in the Museum store and stroll through the 15-acre park filled with native Texas grasses and wildflowers. 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300 bushcenter.org

Don’t miss the world’s only museum dedicated to honoring women of the American West who displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive galleries featuring artifacts from its permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, a gift shop and a research library and archives. 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-336-4475 cowgirl.net

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Mark Knight Photography

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Kimbell Art Museum

This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Its collection includes masterpieces by artists including Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The museum’s two buildings were designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano.

Fun for Everyone!

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.654.1034

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED since 2001

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Greek & Belly Dance Shows with Instruction!

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

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park The former Dallas Museum of Natural History is now called the Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park, where it is headquartered.


The Fair Park Campus is consolidated in the former Dallas Museum of Natural History building and features exhibits such as Mineral Majesty, Light Play and historical dioramas. 3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400

ing Possum Kingdom Lake. 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 Drive, Graford 940.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

fairpark.org

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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 Drive, Grapevine cowboysgolfclub.com

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., Dallas 214.747.6660 jfk.org

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

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The Cliffs Resort The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that’s blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surround-

Old American Golf Club Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA tour winner Justin Leonard designed this course to pay homage

to the classic, early American courses from the Golden Age of Golf Architecture. The substantive course with naturally formed bunkers and native grasses stops along the banks of Lake Lewisville and presents challenges that change with the elements. 1001 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.4653 theoldamericangolfclub.com

Texas Star

ATTRACTIONS The Tribute Golf Club The Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland, whether you’re entertaining clients, planning a tournament, or want your regular foursome to honor the birthplace of golf.

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.

1000 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.5465

1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless 888.839.7827, 817.685.7888

Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst No. 8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations, adds another breathtaking 18-hole course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis.

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 opportunity to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience.

thetributegc.com

Westin Stonebriar Resort

1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco 972.668.8000 westinstonebriar.com

8718 Amen Corner, Flower Mound 817.430.2000 tour18-dallas.com

The complete redesign of Stevens Park Golf Course was completed in and has become the premier public golf destination in the DFW Metroplex. 214-670-7506

GolfInDallas.net

Tenison Highlands is one of the most popular golf courses in Texas. Each hole was designed to fit the natural terrain and provide a challenge to all levels of players. 214-670-1402


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OUR PARTING SHOT

Return Flight The famed, winged red horse known as Pegasus flew proudly from the top of the Magnolia Building, the city’s first skyscraper, for more than 60 years. In the 1990s, the fragile, weather-beaten icon came down and disappeared into storage, slated for eventual restoration. In 1999, a replica of Pegasus was erected on the Magnolia Building, now the Magnolia Hotel Dallas, and unveiled just in time for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration of the new millennium. This replica can be seen

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glowing boldly and surrounded by many taller skyscrapers. Last May, restoration of the original Pegasus was completed, and the fiery symbol was returned to downtown, albeit to a new home. Today, he rotates proudly on a grand, 22-foot stylized oil derrick in front the Omni Dallas Hotel adjacent to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Welcome back, old friend.


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