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FEATURES

ISSUE 21: WINTER 2016

CONTENTS 34 AGAINST ALL ODDS Native Dallasite Brooke Burns rises above injuries, setbacks to maintain a successful Hollywood career. BY ROBERT PIPER

37 LIQUID GOLD RUSH There’s no scotching prices of investment whiskies. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

38 THE TWO FACES

OF DEL FRISCO’S

Diners double their pleasure at the company’s two superb restaurant brands. BY CHRISTINA ALTY

40 LOS CABOS IS BACK Like a phoenix, the tip of the Baja Peninsula has emerged from Hurricane Odile renewed, revitalized and ready to rock! BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

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34 ON THE COVER: Sexy, sultry Brooke Burns talks Texas as she tells her life story, both highs and lows.

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ISSUE 21: WINTER 2016

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

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59 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.

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69 DINING

75 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 At 561 feet, go high for high-tech at Reunion Tower’s sleek GeO-Deck, the prime spot in Dallas for both seeing the sights and learning their histories.

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


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In Dallas, you never know when inspiration will strike—because this is a city where anything is possible and every moment is BIG. Home to the nation’s largest urban arts district complete with contemporary museums, world-renowned performance halls and more, it’s a place full of unforgettable memories waiting to be made. It all starts at VisitDallas.com.


PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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Sweep up the confetti and put away the party hats. The year 2015 is over and out, and 2016 officially has begun. But as New Year’s festivities are winding down, we’re still celebrating here at Dallas Hotel Magazine. It’s our 21st edition, and we’re proud to share it with you. Dallas is well known as a haven for the beautiful people, many of whom have been featured on our front covers. However, few compare to native Texan Brooke Burns. Born right here in Big D, she’s both a glamorous fashion model and an actress in sizzling TV hits such as Melrose Place, Baywatch, and the popular game show Dog Eat Dog. She’s also appeared in films, including Shallow Hal starring Jack Black (School of Rock) and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld). Brooke has traveled the globe, living and working in some of the world’s most exotic locales. We caught up with her to find out why she’ll always consider herself a Dallas girl. As repeat visitors know, nothing beats cuisine in Big D. Two of the area’s most prestigious steak-

houses opened their doors to us for an interesting dual profile on the executive chefs at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle and Del Frisco’s Grille. Then, while whisky—and whiskey—connoisseurs traditionally are fanatical about their brands, today many are facing an increasingly hard choice: drink it or keep the bottle unopened as a smart investment? We have all the spirited details. On the travel front, join us in going up, up and away as hometown favorite Southwest Airlines takes off on its inaugural flight from Texas to picturesque Montego Bay. For another warm-weather getaway, check out how Cabo San Lucas and San Jose de Cabo, the spectacular resort cities on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, have emerged phoenix-like and better than ever from Hurricane Odile. We have specifics (and beautiful photos) of the area’s awesome beaches and the sizzling Cabos nightlife. As iconic NorthPark Center celebrates 50 years, we share the legacy of—and secret behind—

one of the area’s most illustrious, successful destinations for haute couture, world-class art and award-winning architecture. Our area is overflowing with fabulous things to do this winter. From some of Broadway’s top shows, staged in a variety of spectacular local venues, to a never-ending parade of concerts, dance, comedy, festivals and more, check out all the details in The Scene. Also, find a rundown of the area’s top sports battles and a guide to top-name entertainment and other happenings here. Plus, we offer complete listings with inside details on restaurants, shopping, spas and more. We hope you’ll enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine with our sincere thanks. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.”

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EXPERIENCE HISTORY AT THE GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Experience the story of America’s 43rd president, and relive important moments in American history at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Visitors can sit behind the Resolute Desk in a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, view a touching 9/11 tribute with real steel beams from the World Trade Center, and explore the interactive Decision Points Theater. Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

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

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Dallas is 1,127 miles from the heart of Mexico City, but only minutes away from Gourmet Mexican cuisine. Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for the last 35 years, Javier’s is not your typical Tex-Mex Restaurant. You will not find tacos or enchiladas here, but you will find delicious dishes of tenderloin beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken and quail dishes seasoned with traditional spices of Mexico, and influenced by its Spanish heritage. Javier’s will change the way you think of Mexican food. We surround you with a classic colonial sophistication that you will not want to leave behind. And why should you? After dinner enjoy the wonderful ambiance of the famous cigar bar, and select from the large selection of premium cigars, ports, and handcrafted drinks in a sophisticated ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas.

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Late No More New app finds and maintains up-to-date event info on devices.

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ad the White Rabbit in the film Alice in Wonderland been able to access the Allcal app, he might not have been late for his very important date, an appearance by the Queen. Free to download and use, Allcal ensures users won’t be late for their important dates, from meetings with queens to business seminars, concerts, dinner with friends or family gatherings. The app streamlines finding, monitoring and updating event information by live-linking online information to calendars maintained on users’ devices. “Allcal exists to make your life easier,” says Daniel Cocanougher, creator, founder and CEO of Allcal. While Allcal’s sleek interface and touch controls will delight Apple fans, its real value lies in a simple feature: live links. Users can browse a wide array of public calendars and, with one click, either link events to their own calendars or subscribe to those calendars for ready access later. The event on user’s calendar is, therefore, not a copy, but a live link to the original. Trigger for creation of the app, Cocanougher says, was when he realized that we usually are not in charge of the events in our lives: A friend plans a party; a stadium hosts a football game; a dance class presents a recital. In addition, device users are at the mercy of texts, e-mails, and the little red number on top of the Facebook icon for event information and updates. Those who keep track of activ-

ities on their devices often input calendar data manually by copying it. Problems arise when events change key information—time, place, weather-related changes, parking instructions, etc. —and those planning to attend aren’t informed. Even if they are advised of changes, those updates also must be manually input. A serial entrepreneur (FUNimation Productions; SKEDS.

COM app) with an engineering background, Cocanougher set out to solve this problem. His solution is Allcal, a revolutionary tool for planning. At first glance, the improved calendar and event discovery app is an intuitive organizational solution for iPhone, iPad, Android, and desktop, but, in reality, it is much more. With advanced ETA features, customizable event cover

photos, Google map plug-ins and an unlimited number of subscribers to any public or personal calendar, Allcal is the dream app for those who want a better way to plan. Fast growing in popularity, Allcal strives to ensure users know about—and are never late for— their important dates. Allcal.com —KATIE-ROSE WATSON

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NorthPark Center boasts an unparalleled collection of bestin-class retailers, including a magnificent Louis Vuitton boutique that overlooks the 1.4-acre CenterPark garden.

Children have enjoyed playing on the sloping planters in Neiman Marcus Court since the mall’s opening in 1965.

NorthPark Turns 50

The shopping center’s original design, by E.G. Hamilton, featured white bricks and plenty of natural light.

square feet. At a time when many U. S. malls are struggling to survive, NorthPark remains at the top of its game, hosting 26 million visitors each year. “The unparalleled mix of retailThis timeless Texas diamond remains ers, award-winning architecture as radiant—and profitable—as ever and vast collection of 20th and by honoring its heritage. 21st century art has kept shoppers coming back for decades,” says hen founders Raymond Stephanie Abernathy, NorthPark and Patsy Nasher opened Center client services manager. NorthPark Center to great fanfare Behind NorthPark’s current in August 1965, visitors knew success is the Nashers’ daughter instantly that the first climate-con- Nancy Nasher. With her husband, trolled shopping center in the David Haemisegger, Nasher works Southwest was unique. The Nash- tirelessly to respect her parents’ ers’ vision, which combined high- legacy of excellence. end retail with fine art in public spaces, stunning architecture and 50-year celebrations cutting-edge fashion, received In honor of NorthPark’s 50th answeeping, national acclaim; the niversary, the couple packed the following year, American Instiyear with celebrations, including tute of Architects Dallas named fashion shows, new exhibits— NorthPark recipient of its “Design and philanthropy. On August of the Decade – 1960s.” 19, 2015, exactly 50 years to the Fifty years and several signifiday after NorthPark opened, cant renovations later, NorthPark Nancy Nasher stood in front of is the 21st largest mall in America, the burnt-orange Mark di Suvero with more than 235 stores and sculpture inside the mall’s walls restaurants covering 2.35 million and announced NorthPark50:

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Fifty Years of Giving, paying homage to charitable events her parents had sponsored during the 50 years prior. Beginning the next day, and for 49 days thereafter, NorthPark50: Fifty Years of Giving provided funds to 50 organizations, each hand-picked by Nasher and her NorthPark team. Beneficiaries included SPCA of Texas, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the Young Strings program of Dallas Symphony Orchestra, North Texas Food Bank and 45 other organizations. Additional celebratory activities included “Art Meets Fashion: 1965-2015”; the exhibit highlighted looks fashionable during the first 50 years and was presented by the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas. Also featured were a search by Kim Dawson Agency for male and female models, back-to-school runway show of children’s fashion and runway show of adult fashion. In October, NorthPark and Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced a special music partnership.

Evolution of a landmark After signing a 99-year ground lease with the Hillcrest Foundation in 1961 for land at the northwest corner of Central Expressway (I-75) and Northwest Highway, developer Raymond Nasher began turning his concept for a masterpiece mall into reality. Nasher chose architect E. G. Hamilton of Harrell & Hamilton (later Omniplan) to bring the project to fruition. NorthPark Center held its ribbon-cutting ceremony in 1965 with more than 150,000 in attendance; men were attired in suits and ties, and ladies donned hats and gloves for the occasion. One hundred stores opened that day, including Neiman Marcus and Titche-Goettinger. Thanks to comprehensive media coverage that brought Dallasites and regional residents clamoring for a peek inside, NorthPark was an instant success. In ensuing years, NorthPark continued to grow. In 1974, the mall added 300,000 new square feet of space for a Lord & Taylor


The Dillard’s Fountain provided a serene place for shoppers to gather—and still mesmerizes children today.

and room for 30 new retailers. Ten years later, Neiman Marcus added a third floor to house additional departments and a Zodiac restaurant, sister to the The Zodiac in Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas. In 1995, Nasher acquired the mall from her father. Four years later, Nasher and Haemisegger purchased the land and continued renovations. To stay true to her parent’s initial vision and maintain the original aesthetic throughout a three-phase expansion, Nasher contracted with the architectural firm that had designed NorthPark. On Nov. 11, 2005, phase one opened, featuring a new Nordstrom flagship store. A year later, phase two opened a new wing that connected Nordstrom to Foley’s, an 88,000-sq.-ft. Barneys New York, a 15-theater AMC cinema, an open cafe area, and CenterPark, a 1.4-acre garden. The completion created a continuous loop that connected all shops and restaurants together, easing circulation.

The 50th anniversary celebrations included a weekend of designer fashion shows held under the iconic Ad Astra sculpture by Mark di Suvero.

The three-phase, $250 million renovation added 1.2 million sq. ft. to the mall, bringing its total to 2.35 million sq. ft.

Fine art in public spaces Since its inauguration, NorthPark Center has featured art exhibitions in its courts and corridors. Art is such a prominent part of NorthPark’s interior that the mall employs an art director. “Sharing art with the public is an important aspect of the NorthPark identity,” notes Abernathy. “Art has been a part of the NorthPark experience from the very beginning.” Today, more than 50 original pieces of artwork are on view, including Beverly Pepper’s “Dallas Land Canal and Hillside” (197172), the first sculpture from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection to be displayed at NorthPark. Since 1995, Nasher and Haemisegger have displayed artwork from their own collection, thus continuing the family tradition. With its first 50 years behind

it, NorthPark remains one of America’s most profitable shopping malls, a success achieved by the rigorous upholding of the Nashers’ original values and timeless aesthetics. “NorthPark will always be improving and adapting to the fast-moving landscape of the retail industry,” says Abernathy, “It is our goal to keep the traditions and standards

that have been the foundation of NorthPark since it began, while also staying relevant and maintaining our place as the premier shopping destination in Dallas-Fort Worth.” NorthParkCenter.com —HAYLEY HARRISON

Photos courtesy of NorthPark Center

Opening day, on August 19, 1965, drew 150,000 visitors.

Displaying world-class art for the public is very important to NorthPark Center. The brightly colored 20 Elements by Joel Shapiro stands in front of Nordstrom. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Jamaica Tourist Board Southwest Airlines

The enchantment of Jamaica awaits Dallas Love Field travelers flying Southwest Airlines via its new daily non-stop service from Houston Hobby to Montego Bay.

Diners descend to the sea from Rick’s Cafe, a 42-year-old Negril institution perched atop seaside cliffs, a prime site for spectacular sunsets.

Island Bound New Southwest Airlines service brings the Caribbean closer to DFW.

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reakfast in Dallas and happy hour in Jamaica? No problem, mon. Looking for the most romantic wedding or honeymoon destination just a few hours from Dallas? Look to LUV to find love in all the right places, especially Montego Bay. Texas-based Southwest Airlines (stock symbol LUV) recently began daily non-stop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica, from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. This is good news for those departing from Love Field, since Southwest offers 20 daily nonstop flights to Houston, some beginning as early as 6 a.m. Upon arrival at Hobby, travelers easily can catch the mid-morning flight 20

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to Montego Bay—and Southwest is the sole airline offering international flights out of Hobby Airport. “Our international journey wouldn’t be where it is today had it not been for our grassroots campaign to ‘Free Hobby’ and bring international flights to Houston Hobby,” says Dan Landson, communications specialist at Southwest Airlines. “By opening the international concourse in October 2015, we’re upping the customer-service game for international flights and Texas travelers in general.” In addition to a quick getaway to Jamaica, travelers on Southwest also may benefit from an array of all-inclusive vacation packages available at SouthwestVacations.com. These packages, of course, include Jamaica, birthplace of the all-inclusive resort and wedding and honeymoon destination. Visitors to Montego Bay enjoy

an array of first-class choices in lodging. The 352-room Royalton White Sands features multiple pools, private beaches, five specialty restaurants, six bars, live shows and performances and a host of fun-filled activities for all ages. The resort even sports an on-site water park. RoyaltonResorts.com For an adults-only experience, enchantment reigns at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, a luxurious, Georgian-style oasis featuring seven pools, unlimited land and water sports, a variety of gourmet dining options and an offshore island complete with new overthe-water suites. Additional perks include unlimited access and complimentary transportation among all three Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Sandals.com With deluxe beachfront amenities and a host of service personnel ready to cater to guests’ every whim, it would be easy to

spend an entire vacation within a resort’s comfortable confines. But those willing to explore will be rewarded with lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, soaring mountains and some of the finest attractions in the Caribbean. The easiest, safest way to see the island is by hiring a professional transportation service such as Paradise Travels Private Transportation and Tours. ParadiseTravelsInja.com Any exploration of Montego Bay should begin with a visit to Rose Hall Great House, a beautifully restored, Georgian-style plantation mansion that was home to Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall. Legend has it that Palmer tortured her slaves and murdered all three of her husbands. Guided history tours of the mansion are offered during the day, but those interested in paranormal activities may choose to take the tour at night, when they may encounter Palmer’s


Ilene Jacobs Jamaica Tourist Board

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Top: Twist down Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios on a 1,000-meter bobsled ride. Above: Explore off-road through a 3,000-acre citrus plantation at Chukka’s Good Hope Estate. Now beautifully restored with 18th-century decor and antiques and a tavern in the dungeon, Rose Hall and its most infamous resident, White Witch Annee Powell, continue to fascinate generations.

ghost roaming the house. RoseHall.com Thrill-seekers will want to check out Chukka’s Good Hope Estate, a coconut plantation located in Falmouth, on the east side of Montego Bay. Here, visitors can soar through a lush jungle on a canopy tour, tube down a river or head off-road in all-terrain vehicles and dune buggies. Chukka.com More adventures await just an hour away in the town of Ocho Rios, home to Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica’s most popular attraction, which features a stunning, 600-foot cascading waterfall that visitors can climb, assisted by experienced guides. DunnsRiverFallsJa.com Nestled above the rainforest near Dunn’s River Falls is Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures, which offers gondola rides, zip-lining tours and exhilarating bobsled rides down a 1,000-me-

ter track. RainForestAdventure.com Also an hour away from Montego Bay is Negril, a laidback fishing village known for its rugged cliffs and pristine beaches. Be sure to stop at Rick’s Cafe, an island hotspot famous for daredevil cliff divers. RicksCafeJamaica.com No trip to Jamaica is complete without a sample of spicy jerk cuisine at Scotchies, which offers convenient locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston. Authentic Caribbean delicacies in Ocho Rios also may be found at Miss T’s Kitchen, a lovely open-air restaurant operated by Jamaica’s rising-star chef, Anna-Kay Tomlinson. An essential dish is braised oxtails, a sumptuous stew that won rave reviews from Guy Fieri (Food Network). MissTsKitchen.com For more information about Jamaica: VisitJamaica.com

Traveling from Dallas to Jamaica Southwest Airlines offers daily service beginning at 6 a.m. from Dallas Love Field to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. Service to Montego Bay departs at 10:35 a.m. from William P. Hobby Airport and arrives at 2:50 p.m. at Donald Sangster International Airport.

About Southwest Airlines Co. Now in its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary customer service delivered by more than 47,000 employees to more than 100 million customers annually. Southwest operates more than 3,600 flights each day, serving 96 destinations across the U.S. and in seven additional countries. Southwest.com

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Every Girl Gourmet Master Chef veteran shares expertise in tasty in-home events. is my love language,” “Food says Audrey McGinnis, creator

of Every Girl Gourmet. “A good meal just brings people together.” McGinnis has infused her in-your-home business with this philosophy while keeping the concept simple: The host provides the guests, the kitchen and an empty dishwasher; McGinnis does all prep work off-site, then prepares the meal on-site. Guests may relax as she prepares the meal or may stay in the kitchen, roll up their sleeves and participate. Of the experience, McGinnis says, laughing, “It’s like Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef had a baby!” Menu items range from $40 to $60 per person. McGinnis provides recipe cards so guests can prepare her dishes at home. “I just want to inspire people to get in the kitchen and cook. If you can read, you can cook,” she says. McGinnis began her culinary 22

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career making custom cakes to help out her family after the real estate market took a hit. On a dare by her children, the brunette Texan auditioned for Master Chef (Fox) and was accepted. One day after she was cut from the competition, she says, a title for her business came to her. “I remember doing my hair, and the words just popped in my head, and I thought, ‘If this ‘every girl’ can make gourmet meals, why can’t everyone?’” Soon Every Girl Gourmet was born. However, what started out as a “girls’ night in” soon became a co-ed event, as McGinnis found that men also want to participate. Word spread quickly, with minimal marketing. “Sometimes I’ll have three guests from the same party [who] all want to throw their own Every Girl Gourmet party for their friends. It’s just been word-ofmouth so far.” At the $40 per person pricepoint, McGinnis shows guests to how to prepare Caribbean chicken wings, braised garlic chicken and lemon cupcakes with lavender butter cream. At the $60 price-point, choices include roasted nutmeg cauliflower bites with jalapeno aioli and wine-braised pork tenderloin with mushrooms,

■ 2 large Poblano peppers ■ ¾ c. yellow onion, finely chopped ■ 1 shallot, chopped ■ 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ■ ½ lb. aged white cheddar cheese, shredded ■ ½ lb. smoked cheddar, shredded ■ ½ lb. Gruyere cheese, shredded ■ 4 oz. Romano cheese, shredded ■ 1 ½ c. butter, plus 3 Tbs. ■ ½ lb. medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined

■ ½ lb. lobster tail, peeled ■ ½ lb. sea scallops ■ 1 c. all-purpose flour ■ ½ tsp. cayenne pepper ■ 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning ■ ½ tsp. salt ■ ½ tsp. black pepper ■ 3 c. plus 1 c. whole milk ■ ½ c. Panko bread crumbs ■ 16 oz. medium-size pasta shells, cooked per pkg. directions

Directions ■ Roast peppers over open flame or grill or in high-heat oven till charred. Rub off most black char and remove stem, membrane and seeds. Chop and set aside. ■ Heat 3 Tbs. butter in a 5 qt. stock pot. Brown over medium-low heat, approx. 7-9 min. Do not strain. Add onions and shallots and cook for 3-4 min. Add garlic and cook for 2 min., stirring constantly. Add peppers and mix well. Using a slotted spoon, remove mixture and set aside. ■ Add remaining 1 ½ c. butter to pot and melt. Add lobster and shrimp and cook over low heat until shrimp turn light pink, turning after 2 min. Remove fish and add scallops. Cook scallops for 3 min. per side. Remove scallops and add to lobster/ shrimp. Set aside.

with Bananas Foster á la Sienna for dessert. In addition, McGinnis offers a dozen different cocktail options or wine pairings. What McGinnis loves most about her job—besides going to a party every time she goes to work—is inspiring people to cook.

■ Sift flour into butter remaining in pot. Whisk well while cooking for 3 min. Add cayenne, Old Bay, salt and pepper and continue whisking for an additional 3-4 min. ■ Slowly add 3 c. milk into flour/butter mixture and whisk till no lumps remain. Add cheeses and stir until cheeses are almost melted. ■ Cut fish into 1 ½ in. pieces and add to cheese sauce. Add drained pasta to pot and mix well. Stir in remaining 1 c. milk. ■ Lightly coat 13x9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour mac-n-cheese into dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Broil on high on next-to-bottom rack for 3-4 min. or until bread crumbs turn golden brown.

“I have the best job in the world. I get to show people that everyone is capable of cooking a gourmet meal. If I can do it, so can you!” EveryGirlGourmet.com —KATIE-ROSE WATSON


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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

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.

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1717 Main St., Dallas 214.736.7300

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE 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. 5330 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467

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FIREPIT STEAK & FRITES 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. 8141 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 972.955.2225

DEE LINCOLN STEAK & BURGER BAR

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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. 4701 W. Park Blvd., Plano 972.519.1642 deelincolnsteak.com

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7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513

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UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500

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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

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 unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Road, Dallas 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

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 kennyswoodfiredgrill.com

KIRBY’S Since 1954, this steakhouse has served the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern prime beef and fresh seafood, daily chef features and a spectacular collection of Old and New World wines. Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, 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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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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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.

2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440

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.

The Highland Dallas 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.443.9339 knifedallas.com

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.

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OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE 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. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215 gaylordhotels.com

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LAWRY’S In Texas, where beef is serious business, this restaurant has earned its reputation. Its famous roasted prime rib is carved tableside in a luxurious club-like setting. Expect to find the warm hospitality, exceptional service and award-winning food that has made Lawry’s a Dallas favorite since 1982. 14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688 lawrysonline.com

2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.871.9991 placeatperrys.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE This well-known Dallas steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere and some of the best steak in the country. Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. 17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

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5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150

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

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.

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3000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.781.2202 4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440

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

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2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277 mortons.com

NICK & SAM’S 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. 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

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

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

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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 & CATTLE

Texas Land & Cattle’s menu is inspired by traditional favorites crafted with an unexpected Texas twist. They combine flavors from the four corners of Texas and are committed to sourcing local Texas ingredients whenever possible, like Hartley Ranch Genuine Black Angus Beef from Stephenville and crafted cocktails featuring local TX spirits. 3130 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.526.4664 10250 Technology West, Dallas 214.353.8000

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse puts immeasurable care into everything they do, all to provide their guests with a dining experience like no other. They buy the highest-quality ingredients, use a timeless recipe, and cook it flawlessly each and every time. Discover for yourself why Pappas Bros. is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country. 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas 214.366.2000

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1600 E. Copeland, Arlington 817.461.1500 texaslandandcattle.com

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE Welcome to SER—an exciting breed of Dallas steakhouse. Poised atop the iconic Hilton Anatole and boasting unparalleled views of the Dallas skyline, SER offers a sophisticated urban dining experience unlike any other. You’ll be treated to bold, chef-driven cuisine featuring the finest steaks, chops and market-fresh seafood paired with handcrafted cocktails and expertly selected wines. Hilton Anatole, Floor 27 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 214.761.7479 sersteak.com

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.” 702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com


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rooke Burns burns Dallas from start to finish. She grew up muddin’ in a four-wheeler, two steppin’ at the honkytonk, and chowin’ down at some of the finest restaurants in Big D. Viewers know her larger-thanlife personality from The Chase game show, her leading role on The Gourmet Detective, and her appearances in a long list of top television shows dating back to Ally McBeal and Baywatch. What viewers may not know, however, is that, in 2005, Burns survived a devastating diving accident in which her neck was fractured. Although statistics show 90% of spinal injuries result in spinal injury and paralysis, the actress was extremely fortunate; she made a full recovery and was able to return to work and continue a successful acting career. Today, she shares her experience to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries for several charitable organizations, including Life Rolls On, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by

spinal cord injury or living with paralysis. Burns’ childhood, although happy, hid a harbinger of physical woes to come. Burns and her mother Betsy, younger sister Beth and older sister Becky grew up attending Sojourn Church, a church her father Brad founded with a fellow classmate from Southern Methodist University. Burns began ballet studies at age 3 and, from kindergarten through seventh grade, attended Trinity Christian Academy in the Dallas suburb of Addison. From eighth grade through graduation, Burns was homeschooled, as her increasingly demanding ballet studies required scheduling flexibility. The Dallas native knew early on that her life would be that of a performer, not in front of a camera, but on a stage, performing as a ballerina. At age 15, Burns had 12 years of ballet study under her tutu and was performing with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet when her anterior cruciate ligament was torn in a skiing accident.

Any future she may have had as a professional ballet dancer ended that day. Burns said the loss of ballet as a career was the hardest obstacle she had to overcome. “I think it was because of my age—you know, I was only 15 years old and my identity was as a dancer, and my identity was challenged as a teenager—that I thought life was threatening and devastating,” Burns said. “At the same time, I feel like that was one of the very first things that did give me that opportunity to say ‘Are you gonna crumble here? Or maybe God has another destiny for your life. And it’s a different road than what you may think it is.’” After the skiing accident, the Burns family moved to Europe. Upon her return to the U.S., Burns shifted her focus to a new endeavor, one that morphed into a major milestone for her acting career. Shaking off depression from the loss of dance as a career choice, she became a model with Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting. There, Burns built the primary foundation for her

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Burns and director Gavin O’Connor at the 2011 Los Angeles premiere of O’Connor’s film Warrior. The couple wed in 2013.

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future acting career. She began modeling and appeared in commercials, then connected with agents in Los Angeles, New York and, later, Europe. One of Burns’ first repeat roles was that of Jennifer Higgin in the hit TV show Ally McBeal. A breakthrough role as Jessie Owens in Baywatch followed; she remained in the role for three years, then was cast as Nicole Booth in North Shore. But, in 2005, a devastating accident halted her second career choice. Every night after dinner at her Los Angeles home, Burns would swim in her pool as part of a health regimen designed to keep her fit. One night, Burns decided to dive in, but a light in the black-bottomed pool was out, and she misjudged the angle, hitting the bottom head first. A visiting friend, who was a trained firefighter and paramedic, was on the scene. He immobilized her neck and held her in the

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pool, with her head above water, until paramedics arrived. His actions preserved her mobility and were possibly life-saving, as well. The decade following the diving accident held many challenges, including a divorce and news she would never be able to bear children. However, she proved physicians wrong with the birth of her daughter, Madison, declaring it “the most god-like moment I’ve ever experienced.” Now, Burns’ bio on Twitter proclaims, “Above all else…MOM.” Today, the actress enjoys a new outlook on life. She says she has found deeper meaning in her relationships with family members, including her daughter and husband Gavin O’Connor, a Hollywood movie director producer, and screenwriter. Burns continues to work on new projects, explaining, “We

just came out with the fourth season of The Chase for GSN [Game Show Network], and our second Gourmet Detective for Hallmark Movies and Mysteries just aired; we’ll be shooting a third one in October....” Burns also reveals she’s working on a new line of “spiritual jewelry.” Fans should expect to see a lot more of Burns in the future, both on-screen and in her hometown. When returning to Big D for visits, she may be found at favorite haunts Bubba’s Cooks Country, the BlackEyed Pea, Goff’s Hamburgers, Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse and The Original Pancake House. Although now a California resident, it’s clear that for this Texas girl, Dallas will always be in her DNA.


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s whiskies rise in popularity as an investment, aficionados are facing an increasingly hard choice: Should they savor the contents—or maintain the bottle unopened? Some solve this quandary by purchasing two bottles, one to open and one to retain as an investment. By far the most expensive whisky ever sold is The Macallan M Imperiale 6-liter Lalique. In 2014, it was auctioned in Hong Kong for a staggering $628,205, a world record confirmed by Guinness World Records. The price exceeded the previous record of at $460,000, also held by The Macallan, for its 64 Years Old in Lalique Cire Perdue. “To achieve this record for a second time is an outstanding achievement for The Macallan,” says David Cox, director of fine and rare malt whiskies at The Macallan. “M Imperiale is the largest decanter Lalique has ever made and the largest The Macallan has ever filled.” The whisky itself was a combination of three rare vintages, casks filled in 1942, 1945 and 1946. Other high-priced bottles include the $6.2 million Isabella’s Islay from Scotland, which includes a white-gold bottle encrusted in 8,500 diamonds and 300 rubies; the bottle may, of course, be customized. More-affordable four-figure bottles of whisky include the $2,500 Hibiki from Japan. Kentucky is very much the cen-

ter of bourbon production, and prices of premium whiskies from The Bluegrass State easily can top five figures. An online auction in 2014 saw the first bottle of Boundary Oak bourbon produced in Kentucky in 10 years command a final bid of $25,000, said to be the most ever paid for a bottle of American whiskey. Keeping company with the state’s more expensive bourbons are Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, which has been bringing around $5,455 per bottle. The $2,200 Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year is part of the Old Rip Van Winkle line, a brand that commands high regard among investors and consumers; prices frequently reach $1,000 or more per bottle. Other premium brands include Angel’s Envy, at $1,000 a bottle, and William Larue Weller, at $5,000. The Universal Whisky Experience is an annual gathering of whisky collectors who meet each March in Las Vegas. The event was conceived by Mahesh Patel, who says, “I own one of the largest private whisky collections and set up this event because no one did an event I wanted to attend. We have 350 people who now attend, including high rollers and connoisseurs.” Among the activities on offer is the Universal Whisky Experience, a tasting that allows participants to sample some of the world’s most unique and interesting whiskies.

An exquisite marriage of Lalique crystal and the world’s most expensive whisky ($628,000 at auction), The Macallan M Imperiale crowns the brand’s 1824 Series.

Each pour is valued at $300 or more, with the average bottle costing above $2,000. High rollers may enjoy pours from bottles costing more than $20,000. An unusual bonus is the opportunity to try Whisky Speed Dating with seven whisky celebrities. www.universalwhiskyexperience.com. Whisky collections can be extensive. The largest collection in the world contains 3,384 bottles and was created by Claive Vidiz of Brazil. One of his first purchases was the Dimple Pinch, for which he paid $1,000 in 1969. Some bottles, such as the centenary

Strathmill single malt, of which only 100 bottles were produced, are priceless. No Strathmills were sold but, instead, were presented to members of the staff and some fortunate guests, including Vidiz. The Scotch Whisky Experience says it is impossible to put a price on the Vidiz collection, due to the rarity of the bottles. Now owned by Diageo PLC, the liquor giant that owns Guinness, Johnnie Walker and Ketel One, the Vidiz collection is on display at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Some connoisseurs debate whether the spelling of the savory spirit should be “whisky” or “whiskey.” In Scotland and Japan, it is “whisky,” while most other countries use “whiskey.” But regardless the spelling, the clear gold favorite is fast becoming a major investment asset. Yet the pleasure of the drink should not be forgotten, as longtime connoisseur and investor Patel notes. “My advice is always to buy two of everything—one to collect and the other to drink.”

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Tender filet grilled to perfection at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. Spicy pork meatball flatbread with roasted tomato sauce at Del Frisco’s Grille.

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House The quintessential fine-dining establishment, the Double Eagle Steak House offers all the bells and whistles for which one could hope, including prime hand-cut steaks, chops and fresh seafood. “This is an unparalleled dining experience from a world-class 38

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steakhouse brand, from the valet who parks your car to the hostess with the smiling face and the knowledgeable server,” said David Holben, regional executive chef for Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. “The idea is to help each table of guests make a memory.” Holben has been at the helm of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House since 2003, when he began working for the company as an executive chef. In 2011, Holben was promoted to regional executive chef. In the position, he oversees the Dallas steak house, the training of all kitchen staff and openings of all Double Eagle Steak Houses in the U.S. Holben trained at the Culinary Institute of America and spent a year on a working scholarship

in France, where he learned the highest quality standards in the kitchens of 3-Star Michelin restaurants. Holben has opened five acclaimed restaurants, including The Riviera in Dallas, which earned a 5-Star rating. With more than 30 years of cooking experience under his toque, Holben considers his greatest career accomplishment inclusion in Food and Wine magazine’s list of Best New Chefs in America in 1990. Through the years, Holben has garnered a number of accolades, including selection by Esquire as a “Chef to Watch For,” inclusion on the cover of D Magazine and opportunities to cook for two former U.S. presidents. Although Holben is a worldclass chef, he doesn’t let the status


Del Frisco’s Grille While Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is likely the most familiar of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, it is far from the company’s only brand. In New York in 2011, the group opened the first Del Frisco’s Grille. Del Frisco’s Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine. The Grille in Dallas, located in the heart of Uptown, has been led since 2014 by Chef John Holloman, who clearly is enthusiastic about his role at the restaurant. “My favorite part about my job is the constant challenges day-in and day-out,” he said. “I love the ‘controlled chaos’ of the kitchen and that feeling you get at the end of a great service shift, [one] that you

Tuna tartare, a light appetizer at Double Eagle Steak House.

specials and, for events, he can produce custom items for each course. For example, for a fall beer social, he designed a custom, six-course meal in which each course was paired with a different beer; one course included ahi tuna, scallop crudo and watermelon relish on a crispy wonton. “I love working with fresh seafood, especially scallops,” he said. Holloman is busy, and his dedication to the kitchen has ensured his continued success in the industry, but he spends days off enjoying soccer, disc golf and the finer things in life, including his loved ones. “I spend my free time with my family,” Holloman said. “I enjoy eating out across the city, too. There is so much good food in Dallas right now.”

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can share with your culinary team.” A Dallas native, Holloman graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, then moved to New Mexico, where his first job was in the kitchen of a 5-Star Hyatt resort in Albuquerque. In interim years, he has worked at a variety of other establishments, from fast casual dining to the fine dining, before landing at Del Frisco’s Grille. Holloman says the grille provides him with the best of both worlds, since the casual menu includes the opportunity for him to kick it up a notch when an order for a steak or seafood entrée is placed. He said he feels the diversity of the grille makes it extra-appealing. “The fresh ingredients we use everyday create food that is great, and we have something for everyone and every dining occasion,” Holloman said. “You can come in for a great prime cheeseburger and a DFG Pale Ale or join us for a special night out and enjoy a prime steak or fresh seafood feature and a bottle of wine.” The grille’s unique food isn’t the only thing that makes it appealing, as the ambiance contributes to the experience. Separating the dining room from one patio is an edgy, sexy bar, the perfect place to sip and be seen and a prime vantage point for people-watching. Two patios at the grille provide the perfect place for diners to enjoy nice weather. The grille also serves as a brunch destination, with spectacular offerings that include Red Velvet Waffles and Crab Cake Benedict. Although the Del Frisco’s Grille menu is extensive, Holloman still exercises creative freedom with

David Holden, (left) executive chef, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House; John Holloman, executive chef, Del Frisco’s Grille in Dallas.

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go to his head. Twenty years ago, he founded the Dallas chapter of the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation; today, he continues to spearhead Dining Out in Dallas, an annual charity dinner that has raised $1.6 million, to date, for the organization. In addition, Holben volunteers his time and culinary skills for a number of other charity causes. With lofty goals still ahead, Holben maintains balance in his life and stays actively involved in the lives of his family members. When he isn’t working at Del Frisco’s, he says he loves spending downtime with his three children. “To see them happy is my greatest pleasure. What else can a parent ask for?” he says.

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AND BETTER THAN EVER Like a phoenix, the tip of the Baja Peninsula has emerged from Hurricane Odile renewed, revitalized and ready to rock!

ONE&ONLY PALMILLA Ocean-front Pool Casita Suites offer the option of a romantic moonlight dip in the Sea of Cortez or an intimate, late-night swim in a private pool. Afterward, guests may soak in the panoramic starlight view from the pool terrace or enjoy 24-hour dining in-suite. Also available is pampering for both men and women at Jonathan and George’s OBO Salon.

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One&Only Palmilla At the legendary One&Only Palmilla resort, red-tiled roofs and whitewashed walls surrounded by swaying palms create an idyllic setting. With a margarita in hand, this the perfect way to watch the sun set in a blaze of

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os Cabos is back and better than ever, after the Baja California Peninsula suffered $1.22 billion in damages from Hurricane Odile in 2014. Significant repairs achieved at warp speed have beautifully restored Cabo San Lucas and San Jose de Cabo, collectively known as Los Cabos, one of the most desirable, picturesque holiday destinations in Mexico. Often referred to as “the end of the earth,” this beautiful area boasts a lush green landscape stretching between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California and framed by stunning sandy beaches and dramatic coastlines. San Jose del Cabo is a tranquil town with cobblestone streets and charming boutiques that sell local arts and crafts, handcrafted silver and clothing. On the opposite side of the peninsula, the lively, bohemian Cabo San Lucas offers a party lifestyle, marina and luxury shopping mall. The distinctive persona of Los Cabos shines in its wealth of shopping and activities unique to the region. In Los Cabos, championship golf courses wind through centuries-old cacti in rugged desert mountain terrain, making each hole a memorable experience. Jack Nicklaus described the Cabo del Sol course as “the most spectacular golf course property on earth.” More than 800 species of game fish await deep-sea fishermen on the Gordo or Jaime Bank at the Marlin Capital of the World. While snorkeling in crystal-clear water around the natural reef, expect to encounter manta rays, sea turtles and hammerheads. Swim deep with dolphins, climb high for bungee jumping, or, on terra firma, discover the beauties of Baja’s wild, mountainous deserts.

crimson and amethyst. In the rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure no mesmerizing ocean views are missed. At Palmilla, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has imprinted his internationally renowned signature style onto Seared, a new steakhouse. The finest steaks, including Kobe Tomahawk and Porterhouse, await in a glass-walled, dry-edge curing room, and fresh seafood also is available. Dine al fresco on the stunning, ocean-facing terrace or inside on Aztec-themed marble floors under elegant, tawny chandeliers. For guests who desire Asian cuisine, Chef Yoshiaki Akaike demonstrates his expertise in sushi and sashimi in the Japanese Suviche restaurant. Completing the dining experience is Chef Larbi Dahrouch, whose extensive travels throughout Mexico have influenced his creations. Guests also may

indulge in the tequila and mescal trolley. Dining within unique pods perched among rocks above the Sea of Cortez ensures an intensely memorable experience. At the Palmilla, guests stay in casas (houses) nestled around the edge of the Cabo peninsula. Gentle breezes kiss private balconies and patios adjoining beautifully refurbished guest rooms and suites. In the apartments, Mexican handcrafted accessories accent decor in rich red, soft cream and deep blues. To meet guests' every need, 24-hour butlers provide service with a smile. At OBO Salon, Beverly Hills stylists Jonathan and George provide ladies with signature treatments, such as Baja Deep Tissue Pindas Ritual. Treatments also are available in the privacy of individual villas set among secluded courtyards. Also offered are plunge pools, rain showers and hair and beauty treatments. Barber & Blade, an exclusive

ESPERANZA The crown on a towering spit extending into the ocean, Esperanza is haunting in her beauty. The super-secluded resort’s post-Odile redesign features attention to detail par excellence, including infinity-edged hot tubs, handcrafted furnishings, Latin and Asian-inspired cuisine and a world-class spa.

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Esperanza’s luxury spa has been named the No. 1 spa in Latin America. Signature treatments include a warm, sun-baked, river-stone massage designed to soothe muscles and ease tension, followed by a refreshing cucumber-and-lime facial. Private chefs and butlers provide the ultimate in personal service. Cochina del Mar is known for its broad variety of fresh fish and seafood served amid an oceanfront setting with a spectacular view of the beach. Alternatively, PESCA features a new, hand-sculpted ceramic ceviche bar that boasts made-to-order, citrus-cured seafood dishes inspired by Latin and Asian flavors.

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THOMPSON HOTEL / THE CAPE Nature’s wonders permeate this new resort, which was sited to maximize its desert-meets-sea location. Furnished in clean, contemporary California-meets-Baja style, the newest member of the Los Cabos resorts features dining in an exhibitionstyle kitchen and Realeza tequila, which is produced and bottled especially for The Cape.

men’s salon, provides elegant barbershop-quality shaving and grooming experiences. During the winter, camel safaris often see amazing views of humpback whales swimming down the coast. Cruise in the sumptuous One & Only, Palmilla’s 43-foot Azimat yacht, skip the waves on a water motorbike or don an underwater helmet for an unusual sea trek in zero gravity. Kids' programs include laughter-inducing piñata-making classes, origami, picnics and games. As night falls, and bright stars emerge, a star-gazing session reveals new light on the mysteries of the universe.

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Close to the tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsular sparkles The Cape, the first-ever Thompson Hotel. Set beside Monuments Beach, the surfer’s paradise, this resort caters to discerning guests. Larger-than-life Richard Serra-inspired art sculptures framed by lush vegetation mark the ascending driveway. The precise siting of the hotel ensures even more magnificent. each guestroom and most public With its unique coastal locaspaces enjoy superb views of both tion, perched on top of cliffs with- the Sea of Cortez and the famed in the exclusive enclave of Punta El Arco granite arch, which was Ballena, Esperanza has long been carved by centuries of winds and a favorite destination of travelers waves. The six-story building who delight in barefoot elegance. sports a rooftop lounge, complete To enter the secluded resort, with bars, fire pits and peaceful guests pass through two gates water features. and are rewarded by two beach Interior décor is a mix of clean, coves—sans public access—where contemporary lines combined they can enjoy sun and surf in with a relaxed 1960s southtotal privacy. ern-California-meets-Baja style. Rising from the ocean in a Unusual wing-tipped leather fairy-tale setting, tiered infinity headboards and freestanding pools stretch to the horizon. Low- copper-leafed bathtubs introduce slung terracotta buildings amid an unexpected element. Bathtubs stone walkways and lush greenery are carefully positioned to ensure convey intimacy and tranquility in privacy while concurrently grantthis elegant tropical oasis. ing an unrestricted view of the Soft, white-edged netting terrace and the ocean beyond. draped over beds and handcraftEach terrace includes binocued Baja-style furnishings continue lars for whale-watching, and large the ambiance. From the palatial floor-to-ceiling windows provide rooms of Esperanza's casitas, stunning views across the bay. guests enjoy stunning views of Tequila produced and bottled exgardens. The ocean terraces offer clusively for The Cape is provided hammocks and private, infiniin each guest room; Realeza ty-edge hot tubs.


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Mexicana tequila is made from 100% blue agave, accompanied by fresh orange slices and Sal de Gusano, a traditional condiment of smoky, savory salt made of gusano worms. Calming ocean waves provide music for spa cabanas snuggled among rock formations. With a minimalist approach, conveyed in dark charcoal grey walls and sparse artwork, the Spa allows the adjacent desert-meets-thesea landscape to dominate. Try out signature treatments, such as Currents Anti-Aging Massage of orange and rose oils blended with natural massage oil or a face massage with Tata Harper Facial Serum. Yoga and private workout sessions with expert trainers keep muscles in trim. Gourmet dining awaits at the refined, yet casual, Manta Restaurant supervised by acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera of Cosme restaurant in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood. Guests may watch the chef at work in the exhibi-

tion-style kitchen, with its teppanyaki and robata grills. Locally sourced seafood and homemade tortillas appear prominently on the menus, together with fine craft spirits and Mexican delicacies. For something extra-special when celebrating with friends, experience the 360-degree transparent wall of the Glass Box. Award-winning mixologist Osvaldo Vazquez received the G’Vine Global Bartender award, earned by his ingenious cocktail inspired by the creator of color television. Weekly tasting sessions, hosted by Vazquez, enable guests to try new creations as part of the Agave Experience, a special array of unique tequila, mescal and other regional agave spirits. Guests may experience the ocean's splendor via sunset cruises, snorkeling and sailing. On terra firma, buggies are available for exploration of the Sierra. Alternatively, choose an excursion to the beautiful colonial town of Todos Santos, nestled amid the Sierra

de la Laguna Mountains foothills, or explore art and architecture of San José del Cabo.

Hyatt Ziva Imposing, glamorous and enticing, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos makes a significant impression upon guests arriving at the golden colonnaded lobby and panoramic views. In the rooms, handcrafted wood furnishings and terracotta tiled floors provide gentle accents to neutral color schemes. Baths resemble private spas complete with rainfall showers, and private balconies open to ocean vistas. The patios of swim-up suites lead to sparkling, private outdoor pools, and personal concierge service ensures superb service with prompt response. The premium-level lounge offers imported drinks, appetizers, table games and books. Sip a mojito on the beach while watching waves gently lap the sand or relax with a drink on the

HYATT ZIVA An inclusive oasis, this imposing hotel and resort caters to all ages. A variety of supervised activities for children free mom and dad to enjoy adult activities, including spa treatments in beachside thatched cabanas, Broadway-style shows and a swim-up bar in the adults-only pool.


CASA DEL MAR This boutique hotel on the sea provides the perfect home for golfers, with its proximity to seven championship courses designed by worldfamous players, including Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. For the healthconscious, the fitness center is open 24 hours per day, and organic menus featuring locally sourced ingredients are available.

and a children’s water-feature play area. Bask in the sun and dive into the crystal clear waters of the Pacific, then enjoy a yoga session on the beach. For variety, try water aerobics, basketball, beach volleyball or a game of tennis. In the fitness club, a range of equipment helps guests to stay trim. At night, the broad range of live entertainment includes Broadway-style shows in the Gran Teatro. The Kidz Club provides a comprehensive program of supervised activities for children. Depending on the time of year, youngsters can participate in the release of baby turtles into the sea, a memorable experience. An inclusive oasis with activities for all age groups, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a dream come true.

Casa del Mar Dramatic decor in rich reds, natural stone and wood sets the tone as guests enter the exclusive Casa del Mar boutique hotel. Gently glowing, ornately carved

teak furniture bears witness to the skill of craftspeople in Antigua, as does the stunning, geometric Mexican artwork. In rooms, linens are ornamented by designs of flowers and birds, and marble bathrooms and rain showers complement the furnishings. Palm trees tower over lush vegetation surrounding the pools and leading down to the beach. A broad expanse of smooth sand, azure sea and distant mountains is visible from every room. Floor-to-ceiling windows in each room open out onto a private terrace, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine and delicious fresh, local fruit. Dine in style among elegant courtyards surrounded by tiered colonnades, with each table illuminated by gently flickering wall and table lights. The fountain’s flowing waters sing a pleasant accompaniment to the dining experience. Diners may choose from among a fusion of traditional Mexican and nou-

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terrace. Have a game of billiards in the sports bar, which pays homage to the year Mexico hosted the Olympics. Seven gourmet restaurants feature cuisine from a variety of international countries, including Spain, Japan, France, Italy, Mexico, and the U.S. The poolside Coco Loco is a guest favorite, offering a genuine cantina atmosphere with tacos, ceviche and guacamole. For casual diners, the Mexican plaza offers an authentic taqueria and innovative food carts with local offerings that change daily. The restorative Zen spa at Hyatt Ziva uses only botanical products. For something different, try the Chirogolf massage, which employs golf balls, or a palapa-style outdoor treatment in one of the private cabanas. Steam baths, sauna, plunge pool, hydrotherapy and a beauty salon complete the list of available treatments. Multiple swimming pools on site include an adult-only pool


Hotel El Ganzo Only a short distance divides Casa del Mar from its sister resort Hotel El Ganzo, but the ambiance is a striking contrast. Conceived as an epicenter for cultural arts, El Ganzo is the only hotel in Cabos with its own underground recording facility. The studio attracts performers from around the world; some visiting artists also present fantastic performances on the lobby stage, with its state-of-the-art audio facilities.

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velle cuisine, gourmet menus or organic menus that use locally sourced ingredients, some from the hotel's vegetable and herb garden. Private, in-room dining can be arranged for an intimate, romantic evening. The glittering gold entrance to Sueños Del Mar Spa hints at the glowing results awaiting guests. This is a place to replenish energies, regain the skin’s natural luster and rejuvenate every cell. A full range of massage and body therapies are available, including a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Ocean-front beach cabanas ensure fabulous views while guests undergo treatments. Muscle tone can be improved in the fitness center, which is open 24 hours per day and contains a complete range of cardio and fitness equipment. A golfer’s paradise, the Casa Del Mar maintains special access to the Grupo Questro, with its challenging golf courses and 11 lush, rolling greens. Nearby are seven championship courses designed by world famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Robert Jones Jr. Casa Del Mar also offers adventurous guests ziplines, rappelling, bungee jumping and off-road adventures in the Wild Canyon or flying in three dimensions—forward, backward, left, right, over and underwater—in the Hydro Flyboar. A botanical garden contains more than 1,500 varieties of desert plants from around the world. Alternatively, guests can swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery Center.

In addition, the hotel offers a special residency program in which visual artists create installations and other works on site. The 2-D and 3-D art on display changes frequently; visual-art programs also include screenings of cutting-edge films. This is, quite simply, an art and music lover’s utopia. Each room is luxuriously appointed with modern, refined decor that employs natural materials, wooden surfaces and rustic undertones. Each of the large suites has been individually designed and decorated; the artworks contained therein are by El Ganzo’s artists-in-residence and are continually changing. The two largest suites include indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, glass-enclosed gyms, a grand salon and private ping-pong tables. For a boutique hotel, El Ganzo offers a stunning range of amenities, including a beach club, signature golf courses, a rooftop

with lounge, an open-air music venue, restaurant and cabana, a lined infinity pool and a glass-enclosed Jacuzzi offering limitless views of the marina. Dining options are equally broad: Ganzo Downstairs blends traditional Mexican flavors with international cuisine, the bar offers signature cocktails in the bar, and sushi is served all day on the rooftop. An informal ‘no shoes, no problem’ approach characterizes the Ganzo de Playa Beach Club. Los Cabos is definitely back as a vacation destination and better than ever before. New experiences and new resorts await visitors to this unforgettable destination.

HOTEL EL GANZO An epicenter for cultural arts, this contrasting sister to Casa del Mar boasts an underground recording facility and a residency program for visual artists. Together, they ensure the hotel is awash in music performances, everchanging exhibits of 2-D and 3-D visual art exhibits and film screenings.

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Sophia Loren

Winspear Opera House The internationally beloved actress holds an intimate conversation with her audience in this rare appearance. The evening features a special question-and-answer session with one of show businesses’ most prolific artists about her amazing journey from Italy to the silver screen. From her Academy Award-winning role in Two Women to decades of celebrated stardom in films such as Houseboat, That Kind of Woman and It Started in Naples, Loren is a fascinating icon in world cinema.

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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JANUARY 23

Granada Theater

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Todd Rundgren

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

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Since releasing a string of saccharine-sweet pop songs (“I Saw the Light,” “Hello, It’s Me,” “We Gotta Get You a Woman”) in the 1970s, the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has also produced hits for seminal acts such as Hall & Oates, Meat Loaf, Grand Funk Railroad and XTC. Over the years he’s continued producing new music and breakthrough videos. THROUGH JANUARY 10

Shen Yun

Winspear Opera House

Experience a luminous blend of energy and grace. Every movement and every musical note make this a stunning visual and emotional presentation. JANUARY 8

Dave Rawlings Machine Majestic Theatre

The superb guitarist-singer is known for a longtime musical partnership with American bluegrass superstar Gillian Welch. JANUARY 8

Big Sam’s Funky Nation Granada Theater

The former Dirty Dozen Brass Band player brings to the stage a masterful stew of rock and improvisation, with a horn-heavy front section. It’s Nola-delic power funk at its finest. JANUARY 9

Lavell Crawford Majestic Theatre

Known for his juicy role as Huell Babineaux on Breaking Bad, the actor is a force in contemporary stand-up. JANUARY 9

Pat Greene Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

He’s possibly the college crowd’s favorite Texas County performer with a string of huge hits, such as “Wave On Wave” and more.

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JANUARY 9

Atomic Frolic Naughty New Year Burlesque Kessler Theater

For the tiki-bar crowd, this annual event features Ruby Champagne, April Shows, Ruby Joule, La Divina and more. JANUARY 11

Janeane Garafalo Granada Theater

A former Saturday Night Live cast member, she’s appeared in more than 50 motion pictures such as Reality Bites and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. JANUARY 13–17

Motown The Musical

It’s been more than 40 years since the revolutionary ensemble blended rock and jazz into a single sound. The band’s second album (“You Made Me So Very Happy” and “Spinning Wheel”) beat out The Beatles’ Abbey Road for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. A renovated version of the group is touring again, fronted by the former American Idol star. JANUARY 15–FEBRUARY 6

JANUARY 20–21

3400 Burnett Tandy Drive (Fort Worth)

Kessler Theater

One of the West’s oldest, continual livestock exhibitions has been presented in Cowtown since 1896.

He was the brain behind Men at Work (“Who Can It Be Now?”), and his music has grown in many different directions since then, including 11 much-admired solo albums.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

JANUARY 16

Slaid Cleaves

Jessimae Peluso

The Texas favorite spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated folkie continues to play amazing music.

Improv (Addison)

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JANUARY 22–24

Rodney Carrington Majestic Theatre

His southern stand-up has been a huge hit with fans for years. He also starred in his own sitcom (Rodney on ABC) and has recorded a handful of comedy records.

JANUARY 14–16

JANUARY 17

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Meiko

Poor David’s Pub

Based on a 16th-century hymn cherished for its beauty and romanticism. Alexander Kerr also performs the mesmerizing Walton Violin Concerto.

She’s performed alongside Sara Bareilles, Cary Brothers and Ingrid Michaelson. Each track from her self-titled album has been featured in a network television show.

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JANUARY 17–18

Meyerson Symphony Center

Radney Foster Kessler Theater

The Del Rio native made his recording debut with Foster and Lloyd. Since then, he’s continued to write and record great Texas country music.

JANUARY 21–24

Kessler Theater

The Broadway sensation relives the early years of The Jackson Five, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and more.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Colin Hay, Heather Maloney

The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

This ode to gender confusion is filled with some of the funniest scenes in theater and remains one of Shakespeare’s most revered comedies.

An ultra-clever stand-up comedian, she was a cast member of the first two seasons of MTV’s Girl Code and also appeared on Failosophy.

Gershwin’s Greatest Hits, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Swoon to the best of the brilliant composer, including: “Lullaby,” “Cuban Overture,” the overture to Funny Face and selections from Porgy and Bess. JANUARY 22

Patton Oswald Majestic Theatre

The King of Queens helped transport the comedian into the mainstream. He’s currently the narrator on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. JANUARY 22

BODYTRAFFIC, TITAS Winspear Opera House

Named one of Dance Magazine’s coveted “25 to Watch,” this brilliant ensemble has skyrocketed to international acclaim in just three years.


january JANUARY 28

JANUARY 30

Granada Theater

Kessler Theater

Nils Lofgren

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Judy Collins

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Her unforgettable renditions, from Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” and “Chelsea Morning” to Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” are the inspiration for CSN’s pop classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Years of social activism through music and unforgettably graceful performances have made her an American treasure. The brilliant Grammy winner continues to record and tour. THROUGH JANUARY 31

Clarkston, Dallas Theater Center Studio Theatre

Brimming with humor and compassion, this world-premiere production juxtaposes dayto-day existence with historical allusions and themes of faith and doubt.  JANUARY 22

Let’s Hang On: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute

JANUARY 23

This recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (far left, in Bruce Springsteen’s illustrious E Street Band) has been singing and recording his own songs for nearly 50 years. His credits as guitarist include Crazy Horse and the celebrated All-Starr Band tours of Beatle Ringo Starr. Also, he was featured on Neil Young’s seminal country-rock album After the Gold Rush. JANUARY 26

JANUARY 28–30

McFarlin Auditorium

Hyena’s (Plano)

One half of the infamous Blue Collar Comedy Tour is back with new material, all part of their current We’ve Been Thinking Tour.

She created Project VOICE, a team of highly accomplished writers, performers and educators. Her celebrated 2011 TED Talk has been watched more than 8 million times.

Best known as one-half of the hip-hop act Kid ‘n Play with Christopher “Play” Martin, Reid is particularly notable for his 1990s extreme hightop fade hairstyle.

JANUARY 23

JANUARY 27–31

JANUARY 29–31

Kessler Theater

Winspear Opera House

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Joe Ely

Sarah Kay, SMU Tate Lecture Series

If/Then

The well-oiled ensemble combines spot-on vocals with crisp, Vegas-style choreography to pay tribute to the storied Jersey Boys.

The reigning king of the Texas troubadours is as authentic as they come. Known as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” his music just improves with age.

From the Tony-winning creators of Next to Normal, this contemporary musical explores life in New York today and all of tomorrow’s possibilities.

JANUARY 22–24

JANUARY 24

JANUARY 27–FEBRUARY 28

Arlington Music Hall

Night at the Oscars, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

A red-carpet selection of silver-screen favorites includes segments from The Godfather, The Pink Panther, The Magnificent Seven and more. JANUARY 23

Kathleen Madigan Majestic Theatre

She’s a huge favorite on the late-night talkshow circuit, and her comedy CDs and DVDs are certified hits with fans. JANUARY 23

Bishop’s Gala, Catholic Charities of Dallas Hilton Anatole

Oh, what a night when Frankie Valli headlines the annual event that supports a variety of poverty-centered programming and -awareness efforts.

Lee Ritenour, Elan Trotman TeCo Theatre (Bishop Arts District)

The award-winning guitarist and saxophonist duo are among the hottest names in contemporary smooth-jazz circles.

Romeo and Juliet, Dallas Theater Center Kalita Humphreys Theater

From the director behind DTC’s 2014 blockbuster The Rocky Horror Show comes Shakespeare’s immortal tale of impetuous young lovers.

JANUARY 24

Mike Gordon

JANUARY 27

Granada Theater

Shaping Sound

With four solo albums to his credit, the celebrated bassist is a founding member and vocalist of uber-jam band Phish.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

It’s an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres dynamically brought to life by a team of Emmy-nominated choreographers.

JANUARY 24

Asleep at the Wheel

JANUARY 28

Kessler Theater

Garrison Keillor

Ray Benson and his Grammy-winning band channel the swing spirit of Texas greats such as Bob Wills—and also add a few musical wrinkles of their own.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares anecdotes about growing up in Minnesota and the memorable residents of Lake Wobegon.

Chris Reid

Mozart 39 and The Magic Flute Overture, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

The evening includes the zany overture from The Magic Flute, the Labeque sisters performing Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and a Jeremy Gill world premiere. JANUARY 29–31

Viva Italia! Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Revel in Italian art and architecture, the open countryside and Mediterranean sunshine in spacious works by Mendelssohn and Paganini. JANUARY 29–31

Zest Fest

Convention Center (Irving)

Tickle your taste buds with spicy cooking demos by celebrity chefs, interactive contests and thousands of red-hot food samples. JANUARY 30

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam Granada Theater

A founding member of Traffic, he penned “Feelin’ Alright?” and others. In the 1980s, his “We Just Disagree” became a pop standard. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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FEBRUARY 2–14

Granada Theater

Scott Stapp Matthew Murphy

The Bridges of Madison County

FEBRUARY 10

Fair Park Music Hall

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The two-time, novel-based Tony-winning musical tells the haunting story of two people caught between decisions and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at much more. This stunning new production features soulful songs by award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The Daily News hails it as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” FEBRUARY 2

FEBRUARY 6

Granada Theater

Arlington Music Hall

The ingenious indie-rock band (whose name translates to “I have it”) is on tour supporting a hot new album, Stuff Like That There.

One of the earliest Western music ensembles—its membership featured Roy Rogers and other notables—the band continues to perform trail songs.

Yo La Tengo

Sons of the Pioneers

FEBRUARY 2

Ron Paul, Mavericks Speaker Series

FEBRUARY 6

Texas Hall (University of Texas at Arlington)

Monte Montgomery

The former U.S. Congressman has earned a reputation as a lightning-rod advocate for libertarian views in American politics.

Granada Theater

Calling the Texas-based guitarist a virtuoso isn’t a stretch by any means. His command of the instrument leaves listeners breathless.

FEBRUARY 4–7

Shostakovich 7, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Jaap van Zweden conducts Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 24, followed by Shostakovich’s heartbreaking symphony for the ages. THROUGH APRIL 25

Time and Eternity: Landscape Paintings by Bireswar Sen Crow Collection of Asian Art

The unique exhibit includes 60 stunning, incredible watercolor paintings, each smaller than 4 x 4 inches. FEBRUARY 4

Branford Marsalis City Performance Hall

Considered jazz royalty, the Grammy-winning New Orleans saxophonist was named a Jazz Master by The National Endowment for the Arts.

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FEBRUARY 6

Now on his own solo winter tour, the mega-rocker has felt the ups and downs of stardom during a meteoric career. He enjoyed massive success as a founding member and lead vocalist of the post-grunge band Creed, which won over fans with blistering songs such as “My Own Prison” and “Higher,” plus a Grammy nod for “With Arms Wide Open.” FEBRUARY 9

Jessica Williams, UNT Distinguished Lecture Series University of North Texas (Denton)

Best known for her work on The Daily Show, this super-cool young actress/comedian speaks to a generation of her peers. THROUGH AUGUST 21

Johannes Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings Dallas Museum of Art

This 17th-century Dutch painter specialized in domestic scenes of middle-class life and created fewer than 40 paintings during his lifetime.

Joshua Bell, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

FEBRUARY 11–13

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Wyly Theatre

One of the world’s most celebrated musicians, he joins the symphony for the first time in 20 years to perform Bruch’s seductive violin concerto in a gala event. FEBRUARY 6–7

Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Bishop Arts District

From parades to the O’Carnivale Masquerade Ball at the Kessler Theater, the eclectic neighborhood is alive and rockin’. FEBRUARY 6

Music of Billy Joel and Elton John, Richardson Symphony Orchestra Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Share Grammy-winning songs we know by heart, played to perfection by one of North Texas’ top orchestras.

The Lion

In inspirational and disarming fashion, this musical experience tells one man’s coming-ofage story, a journey from boyhood to manhood through pain, healing and redemption.

THROUGH MARCH 20

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots Dallas Museum of Art

This ambitious show features 70 pieces from the artist’s oeuvre, circa 1950-53, as well as one of his few sculptures. FEBRUARY 12

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Kessler Theater

Acclaimed as New Zealand’s hottest comedy ensemble, the popular group combines Kiwi humor, disarmingly small instruments and sublime musicality. FEBRUARY 12

Rock and Worship Road Show American Airlines Center

Christian contemporary music favorites Newsboys, Jeremy Camp and Mandisa, Phil Wickham, Family Force 5 and Audio Adrenaline are scheduled to perform. FEBRUARY 12–14

FEBRUARY 11–14

West Side Story, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Improv (Addison)

Meyerson Symphony Center

Pablo Francisco His spot-on impressions cover everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christopher Walken to Chris Rock, Ricky Martin and more. FEBRUARY 11

George Winston Kessler Theater

The New Age pianist has released 13 solo albums. This concert features songs from a new album, Spring Carousel; seasonal songs and some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces.

Bernstein and Sondheim’s exhilarating score and haunting songs are performed live in conjunction with the re-mastered film presented in glorious HD. FEBRUARY 13

Delbert McClinton Granada Theater

The Texas bluesman has been at it since the ‘60s. His Grammy-winning Cost of Living is one more in a long line of his terrific R&B records.


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FEBRUARY 19–21

American Airlines Center

Allen Event Center

Riverdance: The 25th Anniversary World Tour

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Barry Manilow

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Few artists have enjoyed consistent commercial success or stood the test of time like the former jingle writer turned mega-star. His songs (“Mandy,” “Copacabana,” “Can’t Smile Without You”) command elite status on adult contemporary radio stations. The Brooklyn native has sold 80 million records, making him one of the most popular artists of all time. FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 19

Kessler Theater

American Airlines Center

Since the ‘70s she has captivated fans with her ability to meld jazz, pop, blues and soul in songs such as “Chuck E’s in Love,” “Satellite” and “Pirates.”

The Australian-based worship group has a massive base of fans through studio albums, a series of live recordings and concerts.

Rickie Lee Jones

FEBRUARY 16

Jason Isbell South Side Ballroom

The former Drive-By Truckers member is a solo sensation. His Something More Than Free debuted at the top of the Billboard rock, folk and country charts. FEBRUARY 17

Warren Haynes Granada Theater

Named No. 23 on the Rolling Stone list of greatest guitarists of all time, the former Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers rocker is touring again. FEBRUARY 18

Arlo Guthrie Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour rolls on, featuring some of the ‘60s best-loved songs by one of folk music’s greatest artists. FEBRUARY 18-21

Flip Orley

Improv (Addison)

He’s singlehandedly reshaped the image of hypnosis from old-style vaudeville to hip and edgy enough for the MTV generation.

Hillsong UNITED, Rend Collective

This global Irish dance phenomenon returns by popular demand. To mark the group’s eagerly awaited arrival in the U.S., this production features fresh costumes, cutting-edge lighting and projection systems and the addition of “Anna Livia,” a exciting new number that features female members of the dance troupe in a spectacular a capella, hard-shoe number. FEBRUARY 25–28

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

FEBRUARY 19-21

Enjoy the intensely romantic Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1, Schumann’s passionate Symphony No. 4 and works by American composers Adams and Copland.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 25

The unique combination of music, staging elements and music makes for one of the world’s most distinctive performance groups.

Texas Hall (University of Texas at Arlington)

Blue Man Group

FEBRUARY 20

Hard Travelin’ with Woody

The political commentator is also a professor, author and vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee. FEBRUARY 26

The Fab Four McFarlin Auditorium

FEBRUARY 22

Considered one of the world’s top Beatles tribute bands, the California ensemble covers nearly the band’s entire catalog plus solo material.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

FEBRUARY 26

Gain a new perspective with the gifted pianist as he plays the music of the great composers and explains their works in easy-to-understand terms.

Granada Theater

Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations: Golden Age of the Piano

Rachel Platten

FEBRUARY 23

The New York City-based performer and songwriter of the power pop anthem “Fight Song” is a viral sensation.

McFarlin Auditorium

FEBRUARY 26

Rob Lowe, SMU Tate Lecture Series The former “brat pack” star opens the colorful curtains of his life for a candid look back at a fascinating career that includes films St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night and TV’s The West Wing.

Jon Reep

Improv (Arlington)

The stand-up comic may be best remembered for asking, “That thing got a Hemi?” in the now-infamous Dodge Ram commercials. FEBRUARY 26–28

Classic Combination: Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Symphony Donna Brazile, Maverick Speaker Series Orchestra

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Commune with the spirit and songs of Woody Guthrie, saint of the workingman and poet of the people, in this celebrated multimedia play.

FEBRUARY 26–28

Ronnie Milsap Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

His string of country hits goes back to the ‘70s with “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “There’s No Getting Over Me.”

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

This exquisite night of dance and music is punctuated by three performances in one extraordinary evening with the award-winning company. FEBRUARY 27–MARCH 6

Rent

Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

Loosely based on Puccini’s La Bohème, this Tony winner tells the story of artists struggling to create a life under the dark shadow of HIV/AIDS. FEBRUARY 27

Pilobolus Dance Theater Eisemann Center (Richardson)

For 40 years the company has engaged and inspired global audiences through performance, education and creative consultation. FEBRUARY 27

Mark Chesnutt Arlington Music Hall

With three platinum albums, the Texas-born singer continues to release new material, with hit singles and tours attached.

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MARCH 6

MARCH 19

American Airlines Center

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Rihanna

Majestic Theater

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CALENDAR

Few contemporary performers share the global status achieved by this dynamo from Barbados. At only 27, she’s released seven albums in as many years, with 13 top singles (“Umbrella,” “Only Girl in the World”), and won eight Grammy Awards with a staggering 200 million records sold worldwide. Her 210 million digital sales make her the top-selling digital artist of all time. MARCH 1

George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Edgar Winter Majestic Theatre

Two of rock’s marquee names perform on the same stage playing hits that include “Move It On Over,” “Bad to the Bone” and “Frankenstein.” THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4

Frank Stella: A Retrospective The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s career to date showcases his prolific output from the 1950s to present. MARCH 3

Experience Hendrix

MARCH 3–5

MARCH 4–12

MARCH 10–13

Hyena’s

Winspear Opera House

Improv (Arlington)

The comedian, actor, producer, writer, teacher and humanitarian also is known as DEA agent Steven Gomez on TV’s Breaking Bad.

Can a woman with exquisite tastes sacrifice it all in the name of love? This timeless tale of romance encompasses the allure of unavoidable temptations.

Fans of Comedy Central’s Workaholics instantly recognize him as the show’s iconic regular Montez.

Steven Michael Quezada

All the Way, Dallas Theater Center Wyly Theatre

The 2014 Tony winner explores LBJ’s accidental presidency, from its earliest moments to his hard-fought landslide election. MARCH 4–5

Mavis Staple, Nick Lowe

MARCH 3–6

MARCH 4

Improv (Arlington)

He’s well-known in clubs and had hilarious roles in Zoolander, The Johnson Family Vacation and other comedy movies. MARCH 3–6

Bach and Beyond, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

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Nick Carter South Side Music Hall

A former Backstreet Boy and Dancing with the Stars participant, he’s carved out a niche as a solo pop act with albums including Now Or Never and I’m Taking Off. MARCH 4–6

North Texas Irish Festival Fair Park

The area’s leading salute to Irish heritage is an annual extravaganza featuring authentic music and dancing, Irish cuisine and brews and Celtic fun and games.

Erik Griffin

MARCH 11–27 AND MARCH 29–APRIL 3 MARCH 5

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Like many of his creations (Riverdance, Celtic Tiger), this new show features a talented troupe of Irish dancers bathed in technology and special effects.

Kessler Theater

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and more celebrate the musical trailblazer with original Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Billy Cox, who anchors the rhythm section.

Godfrey

Manon, The Dallas Opera

MARCH 3–27

The soul stirrer and Brit pop hero also are fast friends. The pair sings “Cruel to Be Kind,” “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love & Understanding” and “I’ll Take You There” on a cool double bill.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The world has dubbed Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble’s unique approach to music as “popera,” an inventive blending of contemporary compositions and opera elements into one fabulous sound. The wildly popular Italian trio has achieved worldwide fame after breaking onto the scene in 2010 with performances on American Idol, Ellen and other programs.

MARCH 5

Three Redneck Tenors Granville Arts Center (Garland)

Take a sidesplitting romp through a smorgasbord of music ranging from gospel to country, Broadway and pop to classical.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Fair Park Music Hall and Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

The captivating tale is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story and features songs by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. MARCH 11–13

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Byron Stripling takes the stage for a memorable tribute to the late jazzmaster. MARCH 11

MARCH 5

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Arlington Music Hall

One of country music’s most durable acts performs favorites including “All the Gold in California” and “Broken Lady.”

Vance Joy Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

The former Australian Rules football star has developed a significant fan base with his fresh, indie-folk ukulele-driven sound. MARCH 11

MARCH 9

Joe Satriani Majestic Theatre

With 15 Grammy nominations, he’s also sold 10 million albums, making the New Yorker the top-selling instrumental-rock guitarist of all time.

The Mavericks House of Blues

“Dance the Night Away” was a colossal radio hit for Raul Malo and his bandmates, and they won a Grammy for “Here Comes the Rain.”


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Winspear Opera House

Love Letters, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal Robert Guerra

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

MARCH 22–APRIL 3

Greenville Avenue

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MARCH 19

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For the 37th straight year, one of the Southwest’s largest annual events salutes everything Irish. This multi-block blow-out features 90+ floats, food, fun and plenty of opportunities to be outrageous with 125,000 of your closest friends—and leprechauns you’ve yet to meet. Arrive early, stay late and soak up some good green fun in one of Dallas’ most historic neighborhoods.

The pair first sizzled in the 1970s tearjerker Love Story, which remains enormously popular with audiences to this day. Now, in A.R. Gurney’s two-character play about first loves and second chances, the actors and longtime close friends reunite to play a couple from similar backgrounds who took very different paths in life, yet their 50-year connection still sparks chemistry.

MARCH 11–13 AND 25–27

MARCH 14

MARCH 20

MARCH 26

Eisemann Center (Richardson), Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

TeCo Theatre (Bishop Arts District)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Arlington Music Hall

The decorated pair of saxophonists have worked with musicians such as Rod Stewart, Sade, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole and Tom Petty.

Keith Robinson and Terron Brooks star in the poignant stage play about the trials and tribulations of single parenthood.

His songs include “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” and his signature number, “Farewell Party.”

MARCH 16

MARCH 24

MARCH 26

House of Blues

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

This Austin musician represents a fresh breed of blues/rock guitarists. Here, he’s on the road supporting his blistering album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.

Five decades of memories come to the concert hall in this lavish production featuring a live orchestra with footage projected onto a 40-foot wide screen.

MARCH 16–20

MARCH 24–26

Cinderella, Texas Ballet Theater Fabulous frocks, stepsibling rivalry and the most coveted shoe of all time provide pageantry to enthrall all ages. MARCH 11–13

Tribute to the Beatles, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

“Imagine” to “Yesterday” and more—enjoy the meticulousness of a performance The L.A. Times hails for its “goose bump quotient.” MARCH 12

The Quebe Sisters Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Rick Braun, Steve Cole

Gary Clark, Jr.

DFW Auto Show Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

The Texas-swing fiddle band features a trio of sisters and supporting players performing selections from Bob Wills and other Western greats.

Since 1982, this event has grown to more than half-million square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs. Compare styling and pricing of every major line.

MARCH 12

MARCH 18–19

The Sklar Brothers Hyena’s

Randy and Jason are the creators and stars of the ESPN cult hit series Cheap Seats. They’ve done stand-up on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Comedy Central Presents. MARCH 12

Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

It’s sensational soul food, coupled with life lessons on friendship, marriage and personal reflection, presented by the prestigious director, actor and producer.

Celtic Fire, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Hailed as the “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Grammy-winner Eileen Ivers and her band bring a special St. Patrick’s Day concert to town.

I’m Still Your Mama

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

Beethoven’s Fifth, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Electrifying yet elegant, Jaap van Zweden is joined by renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos for the great German composer’s prolific work. MARCH 24–26

Brent Morin Improv (Addison)

Best known for his work in Undateable, he’s appeared on the TV gabfest Chelsea Lately and is a well-known fixture on the stand-up circuit. MARCH 25

MARCH 18

Katt Williams Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

From voice-overs on The Boondocks to a plum role in the film Friday After Next, the edgy actor and stand-up comedian is in high demand.

Yanni

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

His Live at the Acropolis launched his fame and remains one of the best-selling videos of all time. Since its release, he’s performed in 30 countries on five continents.

Gene Watson

The Music of Led Zeppelin, The Dallas Pops Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Bridging the gap between rock and classical, this program provides a fresh listening experience of Led Zeppelin’s everlasting music. MARCH 29

Keith Alexander and Kevin Mandia, SMU Tate Lecture Series McFarlin Auditorium

A former NSA director and the president of FireEye Security discuss perilous issues surrounding threats to cybersecurity. MARCH 31–APRIL 3

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Various locations

Honor Cowtown’s culinary traditions with the works of celebrated chefs and wine makers, all in one taste-filled weekend. MARCH 31

Dr. Jane Goodall, Maverick Speaker Series Texas Hall (University of Texas at Arlington)

For more that 50 years the primatologist has studied chimpanzees in the wild, redefining the relationship between humans and animals. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

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JANUARY 3

Time to wrap up the 2015–16 regular season with a top-tier battle between the hometown football heroes and their division rivals.

Gorge on the world’s finest wilderness experiences, sporting equipment and displays by hundreds of exhibitors, from local shops to African hunting lodges.

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Stars

Texas Motor Speedway

American Airlines Center

American Airlines Center

3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 21 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 Mar. 1 Mar. 3 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 12 Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 30

Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 25 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Feb. 29 Mar. 4 Mar. 11 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 29 Mar. 31

Mar. 11–13 Goodguys 6th Lone Star Nationals

Cowtown Marathon

TexasMotorSpeedway.com

Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth)

JANUARY 24

MARCH 5

vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings vs. LA Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers vs. New York Knicks

Mavs.com

Texas Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run Convention Center (Irving) JANUARY 30

Big D Climb

vs. USF Bulls vs. Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars vs. Memphis Tigers vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Gonzaga Zags vs. East Carolina Pirates vs. UConn Huskies

SMUMustangs.com

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (Trinity Groves) MARCH 12-15

NCWA National Wrestling Championships

JANUARY 31

MARCH 19

St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K Central Market at Greenville and Lovers

FEBRUARY 6

Stars.NHL.com

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Fair Park

JANUARY 30–31

MARCH 19-20

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 5K Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Harlem Globetrotters

FEBRUARY 13

Cupid’s Chase Bachman Lake

Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI Various locations

Heart and Soul 5K Webb Chapel Church of Christ (Carrollton) FEBRUARY 27

PBR Iron Cowboy Major Catch the ball-handling wizardry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that’s thrilled crowds worldwide for years.

MARCH 20-27

FEBRUARY 20

AT&T Stadium (Arlington) FEBRUARY 28

RFD-TV’s “The American” Rodeo AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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Trinity River Levee Run

Event Center (Allen)

Norbuck Park

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Moody Coliseum

FEBRUARY 28

Bank of America Plaza

Too Cold to Hold Marathon

American Airlines Center

SMU Basketball Jan. 2 Jan. 7 Jan. 19 Jan. 30 Feb. 10 Feb. 13 Feb. 21 Feb. 28

vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders vs. Nashville Predators vs. Phoenix Coyotes

MARCH 26 & 28

NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals American Airlines Center


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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Abacus

Bolsa

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 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.

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

614 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.367.9367

Adelmo’s Ristorante

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

Avanti Ristorante 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

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

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

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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

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

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. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080 canarybygorji.com

Cantina Laredo

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

City Café

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.

Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers

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

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DINING Cool River Café

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

Dish 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.

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.

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.522.3474

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Crossroads At The House Of Blues

Dragonfly

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.

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.

distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.4848 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. 1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.251.2525 14831 Midway Road, Addison 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

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

2332 Leonard St., Dallas 214.550.9500

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2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas 214.978.2583

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Driftwood

Crossroads Diner

This restaurant offers homestyle goodness combined with traditional diner fare and features great recipes, fresh ingredients, a comfortable environment and genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill 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. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas (West Village) 214.526.9463 Plano 7201 Bishop Road, Plano (The Shops at Legacy) 972.312.9463 cruawinebar.com 58

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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.

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

642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530

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Eddie V’s 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. 4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

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

Located in the chic Kimpton Hotel Lumen, this Park Cities diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and anyone else in the downtown and Southern Methodist University area looking for a great meal in a beautifully decorated space. 6101 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas 214.219.8282 hotellumen.com

FT33 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. 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601 thegrill.com

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

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 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. 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.

Lark On The Park

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.

2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

The Kitchen Table Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at this restaurant located inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. It also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits. 400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214.922.0374 sheratondallashotel.com

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

Le Méridien Restaurant

DINING Meddlesome Moth

13402 Noel Road, Dallas 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

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. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275

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

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2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747

Le Bilboquet

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This cozy, upscale neighborhood French bistro is 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. 4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937 lebilboquetdallas.com

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

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-mckinney-ave

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

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DINING 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

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 parigidallas.com 60

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Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

Savor

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 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. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905 rasushi.com

The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain Experience full-service, European-style dining by candlelight in the intimate, Old World ambiance of the dining room that overlooks an ivy-covered French Quarter-style garden courtyard. Wines and champagnes are served in glittering cut crystal, and the table is set with antique Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette table linen and lavender roses. 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. 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

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

Side hotel. The stylish lounge and adjacent pool are perfect for enjoying a refreshing cocktail while soaking in magnificent views. Soda Bar also features a casual grill for tasty meals and small plates. 1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080 nylohotels.com

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.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

8220-B Westchester Drive, Dallas 214.368.8220

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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.

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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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.

Shinsei

1717 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.550.6966

7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852

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

Soda Bar

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820

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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. 3180 Welborn St., 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. 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.580.7000

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Relax above the city streets of downtown Dallas at the rooftop Soda Bar at NYLO Dallas South


Taco Diner The M Crowd’s second Mexican food concept, Taco Diner, focuses on the bold flavors found in traditional Mexico City taquerias. With an emphasis on fresh fish, salads and classic tacos, Taco Diner presents a lighter approach to Mexican cooking in a fun, high-energy atmosphere. 3669 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.521.3669 mcrowd.com

Taverna 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 award-winning brunch on the patio, diners are sure to enjoy Taverna. 3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933 www.tavernabylombardi.com

cocktail bar available to those dining at the restaurant. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828 tei-an.com

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

This 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

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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.

Tillman’s Roadhouse

3314 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.8999

2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414 15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000

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Tei-An 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

DINING 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

Truluck’s 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

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SHOPPING CENTERS Galleria

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

like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsies.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

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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NorthPark Center

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The Shops at Legacy

5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano 469.467.9995 shopsatlegacy.com

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.

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

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

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.

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 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

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

47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898

deBoulle

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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

Eiseman Jewels

8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 469.232.0000

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

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

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APPAREL Abi Ferrin

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

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

This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wear-it-fiveways Nikki dress. 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. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

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

Aftershock

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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.

William Noble Rare Jewels

8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 214.363.4699

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170

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

Ylang 23 Owners Joanne and Charles Teichman have met the designers, know the collections and can even find pieces from previous seasons. Bringing you the ultimate level of service, they can help find the perfect gift and take time to gift-wrap and ship the order within a day to your specifications. The store has recently moved and is now open in a beautiful new location. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas (The Plaza at Preston Center) 214.234.0002 ylang23.com

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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 women’s clothing as well as special luggage items. 70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

Club Monaco Founded in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco is an international lifestyle brand that offers affordable luxury with a modern sensibility. Club Monaco appeals to the creative consumer: cultural influencers who mix fashion must-haves with timeless classics. Its brand represents a distinctly urban-casual point of

view, best defined as a sophisticated play of opposites: mixing vintage with new, hard with soft and eclectic with minimal. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.219.2301 clubmonaco.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 800.423.6335 henribendel.com

Indie Genius 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. 409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.941.0075 beindiegenius.typepad.com

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

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

Pinto Ranch Offering a wide range of exclusive collections, Pinto Ranch, located at NorthPark Center, embodies the romanticism and traditions of the Old West combined with contemporary style and handcrafted quality. Enjoy a selection of premier men’s and ladies’ apparel, hats, belts, buckles and jewelry as well as the largest collection of handmade cowboy boots in the United States. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200 pintoranch.com

Q Clothier This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil. 85 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com


Home on Bishop

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

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Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

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. 502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

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. 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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merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today.

Southwest Gallery

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

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.

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SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750 pirch.com

Roche Bobois

Carlyn Galerie

41 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.559.9800

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. 4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

The California-based company recently opened its first Texas location, offering trés chic products for the home, from indoor- and outdoor-kitchens and laundry appliances to personal wellness systems, bath fixtures and decorative plumbing.

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Pirch

4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444

1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816

6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828

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4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395

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

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.

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local design professionals. The company has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public.

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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 knowhow, 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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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

1707 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 972.239.4430 roche-bobois.com

Smink Modern Living 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

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 D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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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. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 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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2520 Flora St., Dallas 214.671.1450

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 817.212.4200 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

2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202

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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

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

Reunion Tower

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.

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.

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

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223

Dallas Arts District

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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.

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2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

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ATTRACTIONS GENERAL ATTRACTIONS Dallas Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum, among the most renowned and impressive gardens in the country, offers an array of popular annual events, musical performances and educational programs for children and adults. Stroll amongst the spectacular flora and fauna blooming in season located on the southeastern shore of Dallas’ White Rock Lake. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6500 dallasarboretum.org

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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 214.664.9110 dallasfarmersmarket.org

Dallas World Aquarium

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

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza 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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646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

Klyde Warren Park

1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas 214.720.2224 dwazoo.com

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. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

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3153 Oak Grove Ave., Dallas 214.855.0006 mata.org

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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 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.

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. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.451.0313 oneartsplaza.com

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

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 preeminent 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

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


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.

Experience the story of America’s 43rd president and relive important moments in American history at The Bush Center on the Southern Methodist University campus. Sit behind the Resolute Desk in a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, view a 9/11 tribute with steel beams from the World Trade Center and explore the interactive Decision Points Theater. Also, on-site dining and shopping.

211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

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classical antiquities; and Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The museum’s two buildings were designed by renowned architects Louis I. Kahn and Renzo Piano.

Nasher Sculpture Center

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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

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Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

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.

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1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200 dallasmuseumofart.org

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library 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

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

2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 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

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Reserve tickets online at jfk.org Exhibit included with Museum admission.

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

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designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind.

The Cliffs Resort

699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that’s blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding 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.

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 940.779.4040

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.

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

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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

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

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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 Texas Star provides golfers nationwide an opportunity to enjoy world-class golf, Texas-style. Located 10 minutes from DFW Airport, this hidden jewel features bent grass greens with the right balance between nature and golf. 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless 888.839.7827, 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com


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

More than 100 works of art are on view in the groundbreaking exhibition Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum, which highlights the roles of folk and selftaught artists as figures who are central to the shared history of America. October 10, 2015–January 3, 2016, free admission. Ralph Fasanella (1914–1997), Subway Riders, 1950 (detail). Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Ralph and Eva Fasanella, courtesy MTA Arts & Urban Design

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Great Art. Great Buildings. Come to Fort Worth to See Impressionist Paris Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye November 8, 2015–February 14, 2016 Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and supported by an indemnity from the Federal grant from the Council on the Arts and Humanities. Image: Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street, Rainy Day, 1877. The Art Institute of Chicago, Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

On view Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an overview highlighting the artist’s career, which includes his work examining the European tradition of portraiture, taking specific paintings by renowned masters and replacing the historical subjects with contemporary, young black men sporting fashionable urban gear. Kehinde Wiley, Shantavia Beale II, 2012 (detail). Oil on canvas. 60 x 48 inches. Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Jason Wyche)

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


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OUR PARTING SHOT

The GeO-Deck Experience: Getting High on Dallas So you think you know Dallas like the back of your hand? Test your observational skills at GeO-Deck. Perched high atop Big D in the iconic Reunion Tower, this may be the best spot in Dallas from which to survey the city’s ever-sprawling landscape. Sleek and modern in tone, GeO-Deck features digital interactive touch screens that provide an interesting historical perspective on the region for out-of-towners and natives alike. The platform also boasts a variety of telescopes and high-definition cameras that facilitate dramatic bird’s-eye views around the area.

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Located adjacent to the Hyatt Regency, Reunion Tower was christened in the late 1970s. Through the years, the tower has featured a unique 360-degree observational platform, radio stations, restaurants and more. In 2007, the facility underwent a major facelift. GeO-Deck opened in October 2013, just as the landmark Texas tower celebrated its 35th anniversary.


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