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36 PUERTO VALLERTA

41 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

The late sports magnate brought pro football to Dallas, then helped wrap heads around soccer. Now with son Dan at the helm of surging FC Dallas, Lamar Hunt’s legacy means more than ever. BY DAVE MUSCARI & ELIZABETH A MUSCARI

Rich, warm and South-of-theBorder spectacular, Puerto Vallerta hospitality is legendary, especially when it comes to the recently restored Macy Family Estate.

Find the best luxury gifts for him, for her, and for the kids in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Discover the best from local Texas vendors and beyond. BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

30 JOJO’S WORLD She stole America’s heart with her appearance on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” Get to know the real JoJo Fletcher, Texas’ newest TV darling. BY DAVE MUSCARI & ELIZABETH A MUSCARI

38 HOTELS OF THE FUTURE Customer service has taken a turn with high tech concierge robots catering to your every whim. The look of luxury hotels may be changing for good. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

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“The Bachelorette”’s JoJo Fletcher shares her experiences from her time on the hit TV sensation, tales from her Texan roots, and what the future holds for her and new fiancée, Jordan Rodgers.

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47 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.

61 DINING 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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75 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.

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allas during the fall is a thing of beauty. It’s time to welcome football season (Go Cowboys!), cooler temperatures and a host of extraordinary festivals and events you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all here in this edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine -we think it may be our best yet. ABC’s sudsy, soapy franchises “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” have spawned some of television’s most unforgettable moments. Dallas native Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher recently completed her second turn in the box, during one of the program’s most talked-about series of shows ever. For our cover story, we spoke with the Baylor University graduate and successful young real estate developer for her take on how her latest reality romance all went down. Years ago, Lamar Hunt brought professional football and major league soccer to North Texas. He went on to found the American Football League and even coined the name of the championship game, the Super Bowl, after watching his children playing with a Wham-O Super Ball. Nowadays, his two boys

carry on their late father’s lasting legacy with pride. Dan Hunt, who also happens to be the president of DFW’s surging pro soccer team, FC Dallas, has a fascinating story all his own which we share with the requisite amount of Texas pride. If a holiday getaway is in the cards, we’ve got a few novel ideas, South of the Border style, including relaxing in luxury in Puerto Vallarta. And, in the spirit of pampered lodging, we’ll also look inside the latest high tech amenity cropping up in rooms and at hotel concierges: robots! Since it is the season to be jolly, just in time for Christmas shopaholics our annual Holiday Gift Guide returns bigger and better than ever. It’s several glorious pages of sensational ideas from Dallas blogger, Cynthia Smoot. If you’re up for a performance, our stages are world-class and feature everything from ballet and contemporary dance, to dramas and Broadway musicals, symphonies, opera, rock, pop and more. Don’t make plans until you’ve consulted our much-expanded

version of The Scene; it’s a meticulous roadmap for any given day or night – take a look. We also have a depth of listings with inside details on the area’s A-list restaurants, shopping, spas and more. Please enjoy your time in our hometown, as well as this, our latest fall/holiday edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine. We hope you like what you see in the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.” Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine


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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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is a universal Classical Music’s Music language. The Dallas String Quartet, with its diverse ensemble of musicians and New Groove electric string instruments,

The Dallas String Quartet transcends genre with a funky fusion of classical and pop. BY THOMAS FORRISTER Photography by Teresa Jolie

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transcends genre and gives contemporary music a classical, resonating dialect all its own. Seemingly dissonant fusions of style blend harmoniously together, as do the group’s talented players. Comprised of violinists Tatiana Glava and Melissa Priller, violist Ion Zanca, and bassist Young Heo, the quartet is an unstoppable force of mashup mastery -- you’re just

as likely to hear “Pachelbel’s Canon” as you are a vigorous cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” at any given performance. And the group is intent on pushing sound further in fresh, funky ways. Founded in 2007 by Ion Zanca, the quartet’s members came together at Dallas’ own Southern Methodist University from various walks of life. “For me, I was an international student; a lot of the string players were international students. It helped to have other foreign people there,” says

Zanca. Hailing originally from Argentina, Moldova, Romania, and the United States, each member’s background included an interest in music from a young age. At SMU, that shared passion for music inspired them to play together. As any legendary rock band story begins, this classical string ensemble started lining up gigs. Falling into a successful routine, the quartet members decided to take their musicianship to the next level, incorporating contemporary songs as well as electric instruments.


“We were at a lot of social clubs in Dallas,” says Zanca. “At one point, we were playing a lot of classical music…. Once, we were at a public event playing Mozart, but then we played ‘Bittersweet Symphony’. The energy of the crowd changed, and that was the spark for our first album.” Half-classical and half contemporary music, their debut album was an instant success. The DSQ continues today to improvise during performances, knowing each other’s styles well enough to make an impromptu jump or transition. “It keeps it fresh,” adds Zanca. “When we change the harmony and rhythm, it changes the song.” The group continues to adapt to changes, not only through its performances. When its former cellist, Gaston Colloca, moved to Argentina, the quartet had to find a replacement with a background

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in jazz as well as classical. At first, it was hard to find a new player. “We use cello for the rhythm part. It had to be somebody with a lot of groove,” says Zanca. After a while, the DSQ realized it had the solution all along, and tried a different tactic: “This whole time we’ve been trying to turn a cello into a bass, so why don’t we try to audition a bass player?” The quartet members found their answer in Young Heo, a bassist with a talent for jazz, grooving and improvisation. The quartet’s latest album release, “DSQ,” ranges from softer tracks such as “A Thousand Years” to the high-energy, electronic dance single, “Rather Be.” “DSQ” features various guest artists and musicians, and even has the quartet’s first original composition, “Drops of Jewels.” With more than eight concerts booked this year, ranging from

Dallas to Grand Prairie to Addison, the DSQ continues to shake things up. In addition to even higher production levels and new stage lighting for shows, for the first time, DSQ is not the opening act for the likes of Kenny G or Josh Groban. This time, DSQ is the headliner.

KEEPING UP WITH DSQ The Dallas String Quartet’s music plays frequently on Pandora and Sirius XM and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and on the DSQ’s website: dallasstringquartet.com. Order the “DSQ” album from the official website and get an autographed copy!

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FC Dallas player Maxi Urruti (37) with a sliding shot on goal.

Lamar’s Lasting Legacy Few people have impacted sports culture more than Lamar Hunt. From establishing the American Football League to coining the term “Super Bowl,” his substantial legacy continues to resonate years after his passing through his sons, who are responsible for preserving and expanding their legendary father’s passion and remarkable heritage. BY DAVE MUSCARI & ELIZABETH A. MUSCARI Photos Courtesy of FC Dallas

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hen thousands of rabid FC Dallas soccer fans pack into Frisco’s Toyota Stadium or when Kansas City fans bleed red, gold and white for their beloved Chiefs, Lamar Hunt’s impact is abundantly apparent. He was the early mastermind behind some of America’s most popular sports leagues including pro football’s upstart AFL and Major League Soccer. In 1962, his Dallas Texans won a league championship before exiting for Kansas City where they became the Chiefs, leaving the NFL’s Cowboys all alone in Big D. Today, a decade after their father’s passing, his sons Daniel and Clark lead the Hunt Sports Partners (HSG), worth an estimated $1.3 billion. Lamar Hunt’s legacy, which his sons protect fiercely, however, is priceless. As this story went to press, FC Dallas was headed towards pro-

fessional soccer’s promised land: the play-offs, with a decent shot at a championship trophy. And it’s likely that nothing would have made Lamar Hunt happier.

American Roots The family history reads like an American who’s who. Dan Hunt’s grandmother Lyda Bunker Hunt was a descendent of William the Conqueror, King Edward I of England. The Bunker family is also famous for The Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War, which spawned the historic order, “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.” Bunker Hill Day is observed every June 17 in the Boston area. The family’s first American ancestor was Rev. Robert Hunt, who sailed over in 1607 in the initial founding of the Jamestown settlement in what is

now Virginia. The arduous journey took five months on a ship. Rev. Hunt is thought to be the first Anglican minister in the Americas, however he only lasted a year in the New World. His grandfather was legendary Texas oil baron H.L. Hunt. His American roots are deep, and colorful. According to family history, H. L. Hunt’s grandfather, Waddy Thorpe Hunt, was a Confederate cavalry leader. The Quantrill Raiders, made up of Jesse and Frank James, and the Younger Brothers, gunned him down during the Civil War. At one point during his life H.L. was among the wealthiest private citizens in the U.S. Some suggest H.L. was the original inspiration for Larry Hagman’s portrayal of the iconic J.R. Ewing on TV’s “Dallas.”


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bar and wants as many titles as the club can gather. “I expect us For the past several years, Dan to win championships,” he adds, Hunt has served as the North in definitive fashion. “I expect Texas soccer club’s president. over the next 5-10 years that we He may also be the team’s biggest fan. “Those who have had will have won more than one.” Lamar Hunt originally fell the misfortune of sitting around in love with soccer when he me at a game can understand caught a Shamrock Rovers match my passion for it… I get pretty in Ireland. “He thought it was crazy,” he says. “I take wins and losses harder than anybody else.” a terrific family game, not just Overall, it’s been a good ride. as a spectator sport but also because everybody could kick The team set franchise marks for single-season points and wins. the ball around.” The fact is, Dan Hunt’s father loved all sports. While FC Dallas, once known as “His nickname was ‘Games’ as a the Dallas Burn, lost the 2015 child,” says his son. MLS Supporter’s Shield (the anFrom a financial standpoint, nual award given to the team with things in Frisco are increasingly the best regular season record, rosy: under Hunt’s recent as determined by an MLS points system) to Red Bull New York on leadership, FC Dallas earned the highest revenue in the club’s a tiebreaker, the team advanced to the Western Conference final, history, and scored a significant coup by securing Toyota, which is earning a berth in CONCACAF Champions League as one of the moving corporate headquarters from California to Plano in early top MLS clubs. “I’m doing this because I love 2017, as the club’s stadiumnaming rights partner. it,” says Hunt. When the stadium opened in However, he sets a high jump

2005 it was known as Pizza Hut Park until the agreement expired in 2012. Just prior to the Toyota deal, the facility was simply called FC Dallas Stadium.

Like Father, Like Son Arm-in-arm with his late father, Hunt spent years working on design and construction of the Frisco fields. Some critics said that leaving Dallas for a new home so far north of town was a stretch; after all, the main thoroughfare to the facility, the North Dallas Tollway, ended miles short of the stadium. But Lamar Hunt famously disagreed. He told his son, “the golden corridor” (anything off of the North Dallas Tollway, in-between the toll-road and Preston Road), would ultimately prove the perfect location. “He predicted that Frisco was going to explode,” says the younger Hunt, and that the communities past Frisco

would follow suite as the road approached. “Dad told me: ‘One day the toll road is going to go all the way to Oklahoma,’” says Hunt. “It was always a good laugh … but he was right.” “The area on which the FC Dallas soccer complex now stands was basically farmland,” says longtime area resident, communications executive Craig Harper. “Now it is a vibrant part of Frisco’s landscape and is in-use almost every day,” he added. Since opening Toyota Stadium has hosted a variety of key sporting events including the NCAA Division I Football Championship and the NCAA Men’s College Cup, as well as splashy rock shows by beach rocker Jimmy Buffett, heavy metal’s Ozzy Osbourne and more. “It’s not just soccer or concerts,” says Hunt regarding the facilities future possibilities. “I want to chase other events … tennis … boxing. It will be something, I hope, the high schools will use for

Siblings Sharon, Clark and Dan join their father, Lamar Hunt, in breaking ground on Toyota Stadium, which opened in August 2005.

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their graduation ceremonies and other events.” Today the Toyota Soccer Complex is an extraordinary facility, over 145-acre featuring 17 professional-grade soccer fields. It has drawn over 1 million visitors annually since opening. The $100 million complex is owned by the City of Frisco in partnership with HSG, the Frisco Independent School District and Collin County. The public-private relationship has been successful, and reportedly a model for other communities. As one of only a pair of five-star facilities, as rated by the 2011 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Rankings, the complex acts as a well-oiled recruiter, already leaving an indelible mark on North Texas soccer culture. It’s also helped FC Dallas sign a major league record 14 area players to MLS in the past seven years.

Champion of Youth Soccer When it comes to grassroots and youth soccer, few in sports have walked the walk quite like Hunt. In fact, he followed a similar path

as the kids in FC Dallas programs. “Clark played about six months of club soccer; I played from the time I was about 10 years old for several different clubs,” he says. “I played for (English soccer legend) Bobby Moffat on my first club.” Many of the world’s top teams have robust youth systems and produce a lot of players as a result. “You have golden generations of players from clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester United that have brought players through their system,” says Hunt. “We’re in maybe the most talent-rich market in America. We can (also) develop our own players.” FC Dallas Youth and the FC Dallas Academy have exploded in size to include about 7,000 players. There are affiliates throughout the U.S., as well as in Mexico and Costa Rica. “We want to be the (soccer) brand of Dallas, the brand of North Texas, with these local, homegrown players,” says Hunt. While the NFL, NBA and others leagues are driven by

FC Dallas players Maxi Urruti and Atiba Harris celebrate a goal.

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drafts, lotteries and free agency, Hunt says, “…we can build from (within) our own youth system, and have young people from our own community.” Maybe a fraction of kids participating in youth soccer will ever become professional players, but Hunt’s overarching vision is much bigger. “If we can provide healthy, active lifestyles for them and get them outdoors in a great team sport that teaches a lot of life lessons, that’s important to us as well,” he says. Mia Lopez of Dallas is a good case-in-point. “Playing for FC Dallas helped me become not only a better player but also a better person,” says Lopez, who participated as a pre-teen on an FC Dallas youth squad for four years. “They taught me integrity, responsibility and how to work and communicate with other people,” she added. Now a student Dallas Christian College, Lopez says because of her experience she continues to support FC Dallas due to the “wholesome, family oriented” tone of the club. She says it makes

her proud to be from Dallas. Hunt, a Dallas native and SMU graduate brings a unique view of the professional landscape. “Sports businesses are very hands-on, if you want to be successful,” says Hunt. “These things don’t run themselves. Nobody will care more than you.” Beyond FC Dallas, the 39-yearold has a direct influence in a number of areas including his family’s long-standing interest in the Kansas City Chiefs. He assisted in the renovation of Arrowhead Stadium during the 2010 season. Along with his brother, Hunt also continues to represents his family at NFL meetings. “Toyota Stadium was in its infancy when Dad passed away whereas Arrowhead was much more mature,” says Hunt. “But I know if he was alive today, his love, like my love and Clark, is equally shared amongst these teams.”

Dan Hunt and his brother Clark present American Soccer legend Landon Donovan with a retirement gift at his final match played at Toyota Stadium.


Dan Hunt trades jerseys with international superstar Didier Drogba before a final 2014 World Cup tune-up match between Ivory Coast and El Salvador.

Hall of Fame in Frisco Last October Hunt turned heads when he boldly announced that a $40-Million renovation of Toyota Stadium that would house America’s National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum. “There were so many other markets that wanted (the Hall of Fame), and they all put forward good cases on why they should get it,” says Hunt who was vying against six or seven other parties. Winning the bid was a considerable coup; Hunt calls it his most “significant professional accomplishment.” It means FC Dallas will be home base for the first professional sports hall of fame located inside an active facility. “For emotional reasons, I’m glad to have it because my Dad is in the (Hall of Fame) Class of 1982,” he says. “I really look at (Lamar Hunt’s) efforts, fighting so diligently for so many years -- and that’s not to take away anything from (MLS co-founder) Phil

Anschutz, or Robert Kraft (New England Patriots and Revolution owner) -- but his continued fight and passion and ability to unify everyone is the reason why MLS is what it is today,” says Hunt. “We’re building the next generation of American soccer players here, and will continue to do that,” he says regarding the North Texas sports complex, a fitting place for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Lamar Hunt once nicknamed Dan, “the collector,” due to his love for accumulating items including coins and stamps. These days, however, he collects more coveted items. Hunt and international art dealer Robert Casterline recently made news when they loaned their 300,000-football card collection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “They built us our own exhibition hall in Canton, Ohio,” says Hunt. With items dating back to 1888, it is regarded as the greatest

football card collection in the world. “It’s been a fun project, a neat side project,” he says proudly. Beyond sports, Hunt has other business interests including real estate, as well as oil and gas. However, he says the vast majority of his waking hours (“It’s probably 90/10 or 95/5 in favor of FC Dallas”) are devoted almost exclusively to soccer. “Overall, soccer is growing so fast; the demand for expansion franchises (is huge),” he says. In fact, Hunt predicts the league’s next television contract, about six years away, has the potential for a “revolutionary moment in TV contracts,” would could catapult MLS into a much different zip code. “I’m hoping that by 2026 we will have played in a World Cup semifinal or a World Cup Final,” he says confidently. “I think that would be a watershed moment for the U.S. Men’s National Team and for MLS. A lot of these players will

have their roots in (the league), whether it’s from playing for a development academy team or playing MLS.” Hunt continues to be inspired by his father’s keen legacy, and knows not to “rest on his laurels.” “There’s a saying out here in the hall, which I walk by every day, that reads: The best way to improve the team is to start by improving yourself,” says Hunt. As for his Dad, how would he view all the progress? “He would be thrilled to see where the league is, where FC Dallas is, where Toyota Stadium is,” says Hunt. “He had a personal fondness for Frisco, and I think he would be very excited to see the growth of the city.”

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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.

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.

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

AL BIERNAT’S

600 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001 dakotasrestaurant.com

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

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.

1717 Main St., Dallas 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE

4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

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

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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

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

3305 E. SH 114, Southlake 817.410.2221

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. UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

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 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

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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.

4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446 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.

14925 Midway Road, Addison 972.458.7888

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

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 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. 8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513 dunstonssteakhouse.com

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KNIFE The menu melds classic and modern steakhouse dishes with all-natural beef, pork, lamb and dry-aged prime cuts. Additional specialty cuts include chuck flap, outside skirt, tri tip, culet, beef cheeks, beef tongue, oxtail and rich, exotic Akaushi beef. Other meats include grass-fed bison and lamb, specialty breeds of pork, chicken and seasonal game birds; and house-made sausages, hotdogs and brats. The Highland Dallas 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

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. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150 kobesteaks.net


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

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

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


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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.

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, of course, quintessentially Dallas.

14655 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.503.6688

701 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.698.0470

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Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown combines generous portions of high-quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. 2222 McKinney Ave., 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 weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com

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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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 pappasbros.com

17840 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

2000 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com

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

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elegant ambiance and chic lounge. Appropriately named one of the best steakhouses in Dallas, this chic steakhouse is sure to please everyone’s tastebuds. 5013 W. Park Boulevard, Plano 972.596.7100 stevefields.com

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SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE The story of this award-winning steakhouse began when Longhorn cattle were driven to the Texas Gulf Coast to graze on the rich coastal salt grass. They soon became known for creating the best beef Texas. The restaurant offers great food and legendary hospitality and is one of many restaurants owned by Landry’s, Inc. The menu features only prime cuts of meats, campfire-style favorites and succulent desserts made from scratch daily. 13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152 3000 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.781.2202 4101 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 972.243.9440 saltgrass.com

SER STEAK+SPIRITS

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 1600 E. Copeland, Arlington 817.461.1500

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.

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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

STEVE FIELD’S STEAK & LOBSTER LOUNGE

This Prime Brazilian Steakhouse serves meats that are charcoal grilled to perfection. Featuring a themed and fun ambiance, gaucho staff, and a salad bar, this establishment is an experience filled with powerful flavors.

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

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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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a couple days later ast year As a two-time participant on network TV’s once I realize how Joelle “JoJo” storied dating franchises, JoJo Fletcher turned final that moment Fletcher stole heads while searching for true love. Now, back and decision was. hearts on TV’s in her hometown, with her broadcast beau on “The Bachelor.” her arm, the fresh-faced Dallas beauty gives DMH: Was it a difficult She made it all the happly ever after a try. decision to return as way to the dramatic the latest version of finale of Season 20 “The Bachelorette”? only to be dumped by dreamy beau-to-be Ben Higgins. JJ: Not difficult, but I definitely thought long But the Big D-born beauty with a down-toand hard about it. I was so excited at the idea of earth style recovered quickly, taking an encore potentially finding love again; however putting turn on “The Bachelorette.” your life and heart out there for a second time Season 12 was among the popular ABC proaround, especially on this sort of platform, was gram’s most memorable series of shows. And something I was cautious about. JoJo was at the center of the action. After wadAt the end of the day -- I was more ready ing through controversy and drama, sending than ever to find my person. And I went into five hunky bachelors packing in two of prothis season so excited and hopeful that he gram’s most unforgettable rose ceremonies, could possibly be there. ultimately she chose former NFL QB Jordan Rodgers as her main man for life. DHM: Prior to appearing on the show, were you With her good humor, low tolerance for a fan? What was your take on the “The Bachedrama and winning smile, now that the show is lor” and “The Bachelorette” as a viewer? in the rear view mirror some critics predict she could go down as one of the program’s best JJ: I loved the show! I would watch every participants of all time. season and think how perfect and romantic At press time the happy, storybook coueverything was. I remember saying to my ple had reportedly moved into a comfortable girlfriends on one season, “I want a love Lakewood neighborhood in East Dallas, and like that!” were openly discussing wedding plans. And sure enough, I found it in the very If you think she’s just another diva with a same place. It’s still so crazy that I was the pretty face, you don’t know JoJo. Spunky, sassy bachelorette! Like how did I get here? and Lone Star proud, we caught up with the sparkling 25-year-old Dallas sweetheart, for DHM: Between the bright lights, cameras rolling her take on love lost and gained, mostly in and all the action, there is so much happening front of glaring spotlights, cameras rolling and behind-the-scenes that most viewers never see. off as well as on-stage shenanigans. Can you tell us a few things that might surprise the average TV viewer when it comes to “The DHM: During your appearance on “The BacheBachelor” or “The Bachelorette”? lor,” you were left heartbroken in Jamaica when Ben Higgins made the difficult decision to let JJ: Hmm … one thing I didn’t know before you go. It was a punch to the gut finale for viewcoming onto the show is that the lead bacheers: was it as tough as it appeared for you? lor or bachelorette doesn’t travel with the cast. The group of guys always flew on different JJ: Absolutely. That was an extremely flights, and we never saw each other until the heartbreaking day for me. It’s difficult to put day of the date. They don’t like anything to into words all the different emotions I was happen off-camera. Oh, and what everyone, feeling … certainly shock, confusion, sadness I’m sure, is dying to know … you can eat the … but the real heartache didn’t set in until

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food at dinner … we just eat before the dates so that when we are together, we can actually talk and not stuff our faces the entire time. DHM: Chris Harrison was born and raised in Dallas too. Were you acquainted with him before taping the show? JJ: I had never met Chris until (Season 20). While on “The Bachelor,” we would chat briefly here and there. However on my season as “The Bachelorette,” Chris was always around and definitely turned into a confidant for me. DHM: To some viewers, his role seems minimal, however, for contestants it’s likely another story. Tell us about Chris’ involvement in the show?

JJ: We traveled together, ate together, would sometimes hang out during hair and makeup, therapy sessions -- you name it. He truly cares about each person that comes onto this show and is the type of person that -- when he cares -- he will have your back forever. Love him. DHM: During Season 12 of “The Bachelorette,” there were a number of men from the Lone Star State in your group. Did the Texas bachelors have any special advantage over the other guys? JJ: I certainly love my home state, that’s for sure! But I didn’t let that affect any of my decision-making when figuring out who was the right guy for me. DHM: One of the bachelors in your

group of guys wore a kilt, while another donned a big red Santa Claus suit complete with a flowing white beard: how did that strike you?

At the end of the day, i was more ready than ever to find my person."

JJ: (Laughs). You know what -- I loved it. I can appreciate anyone who comes onto national television and can make fun of themselves … it’s endearing. Oh, and the fact that I wore a unicorn mask on my first night with Ben … I don’t have much room for judgment. DHM: There seemed to more testosterone than usual flowing on the program your season as “The Bachelorette.” Looking back on it all, tell us how you felt about the fighting between the guys?

JJ: Well, it seemed like the testosterone overload came mostly from one individual rather than the group as a whole … but as far as the fighting, I didn’t realize it was as bad as it was! I thought it was a bit much. DHM: There’s also been a lot of conversation about one bache-

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FAMILY COMES FIRST: JoJo is part of a big blended band, which includes half-brothers, Ben and Matt Patton, and half-sister and brother, Rachel and Peter Fletcher.

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ANIMAL LOVER: MIDDLE RIGHT: JoJo shares a close bond with her dog, Jackson. He loves bath time and playing catch!

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i love letting life take me wherever it goes, and the unexpected surprises that come along with that.

elor in particular, Chad Johnson, and his behavior on the show. Looking back on the experience, what’s your take on him? JJ: Chad is Chad. I don’t even have the energy to get into that … I’m definitely over the Chad drama. DHM: So far, there has not been a mixed race couple on the show. Why do you think that’s the case, and do you believe it’ll change at some point? JJ: I’m not sure. I don’t believe it comes down to race, but rather there being a connection or not with certain individuals. I certainly foresee that happening though. DHM: Between “The Bachelor” and

“The Bachelorette,” quite a deep alumni base has developed since ABC began producing the program in 2002. Have you remained friends with some of the cast and/ or crew you met while shooting the two shows? JJ: Of course … I found such a close group of girlfriends from Ben’s season … we all keep in touch and talk often. Becca (Tilley) has become one of my best friends! And the crew is amazing; they are like family to me now. DHM: You’re a successful real-estate developer in North Texas; can you talk about your career and how you got to where you are today? JJ: Real estate kind of just hap-

pened … I was a Pre-Med major in college (at Baylor University) so I didn’t necessarily foresee this happening. DHM: And your family? JJ: My family has always (been involved in) real estate on the side; my mom owned apartment complexes; my brothers were always were involved in different real estate ventures. When I was in college, I decided to build a house, with the help of my parents, to live in and lease out to my friends so that we had a cool place. After I graduated, I wanted to expand on my own. So took out a loan, and began building my next student housing.

It eventually got to the point where I knew the market, loved what I was doing, and just wanted to keep going. Then the idea of flipping houses came to mind. I’m still learning the ins and outs of that process. But I love the hands-on creative aspect/vision of that. DHM: You have three older brothers and a sister. Your mom and dad (they are both physicians) live in North Texas. Tell us about your family and the role they play in your life? JJ: My family is everything to me. I am so incredibly lucky to have them in my life. Not only are they my best friends and my support system,

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THE FINAL ROSE: “Jordan, will you accept this rose?” JoJo asked, after saying yes to his marriage proposal, and opening the door to the fairy tale love she deeply desired. but they also all inspire and motivate me. My entire family is full of the hardest workers I have ever seen. It’s amazing. Not to mention incredibly smart, loving, and kindhearted. I’m very proud. DHM: Were they good “sounding boards” during the show? JJ: Unfortunately I wasn’t able to talk to any of my family (while the shows were being shot). But having them there, in Thailand during those final days, meant so much. DHM: You are a Baylor Bear, graduating with a B.A. in Medical Humanities. Did you want to follow in your parents’ footsteps? JJ: I did! I grew up wanting to become a doctor. I spent a lot of my time in high school shadowing dermatologists and plastic surgeons -- it fascinated me. But by the end of my senior year, I knew I had lost the passion for it. That’s the type of field you

have to love what you do in order to make it out alive. I didn’t have that anymore. DHM: What’s in the Waco water system that’s spawned so many recent TV careers such as Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s hit show, “Fixer Upper”? JJ: For me, it made sense to do it in Waco because as a student, I noticed the demand for houses that made you feel more at home as opposed to the typical student apartment complexes. That’s how it (first) started. I also think Waco initially was a little behind in development and therefore made for a great market to start. Plus there are so many cute little homes that are perfect for remodeling. I love Chip and Joanna! DHM: North Texas well known as a paradise for young singles. How have you met people around the area? JJ: Dallas is such a happening place … you can literally meet people

anywhere -- through friends, at the gym, jogging on the Katy Trail, etc. DHM: Where will we find JoJo on a free Saturday afternoon in Dallas, or on a date on Friday or Saturday night? JJ: On a free Saturday afternoon I would typically like to go have a nice lunch on a patio somewhere (if the weather’s good); Mexican food, preferably. Also, I love to get all my shopping done if possible. Local boutiques, if I’m brave enough, include: NorthPark Center, and of course, Target and HomeGoods! Those are my favorites. I am a sucker for buying new knick-knacks for the house. As far as date night, I am definitely lower key now. Depending on the mood, dinner and a movie or, if we felt more adventurous, I love checking out concerts at House of Blues or any surrounding venue.

JJ: Mi Cocina and Taco Diner are my staple Mexican restaurants, or Al Biernat’s for a steak dinner. I am still trying to find the perfect spa though (I love getting facials and massages). DHM: Get our your crystal ball and tell us where you see yourself five, or maybe even 10 years down the road? JJ: It’s funny because I was never the type of girl to have a five-year plan, etc. I love letting life take me wherever it goes, and the unexpected surprises that come along with that (i.e. falling in love and meeting my fiancé on a TV show). My career is important to me so continuing to grow professionally is something I always am working towards. I definitely see myself still being so happily in love, in a beautiful marriage and even some babies crawling around. We will see!

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mericans first discovered Puerto Vallarta in the 1960s after Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor decided to maintain a vacation home there. A host of other celebrities soon followed, establishing the locale as a prime destination for a veritable who’s who of film and entertainment. Today, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines whisk travelers daily from urban living to the charming seaside village on the Mexican Riviera; the trip takes only a little over two hours from Dallas Fort Worth Airport and Houston Hobby Airport. Upon arrival, visitors may stroll cobblestone streets, browse art galleries and waterfront shops, and linger in inviting cafes. Rich in warmth and hospitality, Puerto Vallarta has successfully maintained its original quaint, small-town ambience.

Puerto Vallarta Beach Club and Villa Verano, a walled estate on Los Muertos Beach, also were born of celebrity; the compound was built by the Macy family of department store fame. The current owners, who reside in Newport Beach, CA, purchased the property from a Macy granddaughter. Today, visitors to the estate include public figures, dignitaries and business visionaries. Designed for groups, the compound is perched on the most tranquil part of the beach and includes five villas. Each of the included 22 guest suites commands a magnificent view of the Bay of Banderas. The Puerto Vallarta Beach Club accommodates from two to eight guests in private villas, each with butler and heated pool. A professional, bilingual staff of 22 pro-

BACKGROUND: A sea of water sports is available on the peaceful beaches. BELOW: This popular, romantic one-bedroom beach house built for two.


vides five-star service for customized vacations or retreats, the estate’s specialties. The low guest-to-staff ratio ensures unmatched personalized attention. Menus customized to guests’ preferences are all prepared by accommodating chefs trained at The Four Seasons and acclaimed eateries in the Los Angeles area. In addition, chefs are happy to share their skills and recipes with guest culinary enthusiasts in the kitchen. A host of water sports, including paddle boarding and jet-skiing, are available just outside the beach gate. Other popular excursions include zipline jungle tours, snorkeling, fishing, and boating to unique beaches accessible only via water. Nearby Marina Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita offer world-class golfing. A private car and driver can be reserved by the Villa concierge on a moment’s notice, or guests may take one of the town’s ubiquitous taxis.

During happy hour, nothing compares with a brilliant Puerto Vallarta sunset shared with friends over specialty cocktails on the private “infinity” beach that overlooks the public beach below. Equally memorable is dinner on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Banderas; the view includes fireworks provided by the Marigalante Galleon, a wood “pirate ship” that cruises the Bay each night. Many guests at this exceptional, yet surprisingly affordable, private estate choose to return year after year. More than a few have commented on the perceived “healing qualities” of the experience and how the beauty of the setting, combined with the staff’s warmth and hospitality, seems to enhance, deepen and solidify personal relationships.

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The estate’s unique, private infinity beach.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens provides an unprecedented opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the wonder of Mexico’s diverse species of flora. The crown jewel of this splendid sanctuary is Vallarta Conservatory of Orchids and Native Plants. Home to more than 1,200 species, one-third of the country’s native orchids, the Conservatory reigns as the mostvisited public collection of orchids in Mexico. The 20-acre Gardens has earned a reputation as the essential highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta. TripAdvisor rates the Gardens No. 3 on its Things to Do list. In addition, the peaceful paradise is recommended by Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Fodor’s. Vallarta Botanical Garden, www.vbgardens.org D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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ROBOT HOTELS With friendly robot staff, facial recognition scans in lieu of key cards, and rooms tailored to each guest’s body temperature readings, some hotels offer high tech hospitality with a personal touch. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

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re robots the future of the hotel industry? The Hilton McLean in Virginia now has a robot concierge. Powered by Watson, a cognitive computing technology platform enabling her to understand the world through learning and experience, Connie works alongside human team members to answer visitor requests, provide information, plan trips and make recommendations about hotel features, amenities and where to dine. The more guests interact with Connie, the more she learns, adapts and improves her recommendations.

All her knowledge is drawn from WayBlazer travel domain sites. “We’re focused on re-imagining the entire travel experience to make it smarter, easier and more enjoyable for guests. By tapping into innovative partners like IBM Watson, we’re wowing our guests in the most unpredictable ways,” says Jonathan Wilson, vice president of Hilton Worldwide. By using information gained from the log of questions asked and Connie’s answers, the hotel is able to improve guest experiences before, during and after their stay. Requesting items from the front desk at 10 hotels in America can result in a robot delivery. Savioke has developed a Relay robot, which takes orders from the front desk and then delivers the toiletries, linens and other sundries direct to guest rooms.


During 2015, it made over 11,000 guest deliveries with the most popular delivery being tubes of toothpaste. Relay also delivers coffee from the Starbucks in the lobby to guests at the Marriott Los Angeles LAX. Many of the Relays have been given names – the robot at LAX is called Wally, while at the Crowne Plaza it is called Dash. Over in Japan, one hotelier has gone one step further. Henn-na hotel in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park is staffed almost entirely by robots. Before booking in, guests are told by the hotel that they should “feel free to enjoy conversing with these warm and friendly robots as they efficiently go about their work.” Robots undertake the cleaning and provide room service. Luggage is taken by automated trolley direct to your room. No key cards are used, just facial recognition technology. Integral computer systems within each room adjust

“WE’RE WOWING OUr GUESTS IN THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE WAYS.” the temperature to the guest’s body heat. Want to know the time or the weather forecast? Just ask the small pink robot with three hearts adorning its forehead seated beside your bed. It will also automatically turn the lights off when you go to bed, or on when you get up. Perhaps the most dramatic change is at the reception desk. Guests have to choose their receptionist with care. The 72room hotel is staffed by a trio of receptionists – including a robotic dinosaur. Fortunately the velociraptor is a friendly one. All three dinosaurs speak English, Japanese and Korean. Their appearance is quite

lifelike as they seem to breathe and blink as they politely greet guests. Hideo Sawads, president of Huis TenBosch, believes that “in the future, 90 percent of the hotel’s services could be carried out by robots.” What is certain is that robots do lack the personal touch. For non-techies, this could well be one step too far, especially if you want comfort, luxury and service.

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Holiday Gift Guide

BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

he holidays always evoke visions of sugarplums dancing in our head, sledding down snowcovered hills, bundling up in warm coats, snowball fights and snuggling close with the ones we love. Alas, here in Dallas we will more than likely still be experiencing an Indian Summer, which means temperatures in the 80s and convertible weather. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still enjoy the season and this year we are bringing you great gift ideas to make this the merriest holiday ever. This is the time of year to reflect on what’s important and show the ones you love how they continue to make an impact on your life in a positive way. It’s also a great time to ponder the year ahead and dream big for 2017. Dallas is legendary for it’s largerthan-life personalities and over-thetop way of life, so no ordinary gifts will do. We scoured the city to bring you items that are unique to our city and will show the lucky recipient you bestow this gift upon the talents of Dallas designers and manufacturers, or items available exclusively at Dallas boutiques. Whether you are shopping online or wandering the malls and shopping centers that DFW affords, it is our hope that you support local businesses so that we keep our talented artists and designers in Big D for years to come.


r e H r o F Ylang 23 Kataoka Emerald and Diamond Ring in Beige Gold $3,220.00

State Fair of TX Cookbook Celebrate the best part of the State Fair of Texas, the FOOD, with this Limited Edition Coobkook. $25.00

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Draper James

Halo Home by KSW Emoji Cocktail Napkins Set for 4 $48.00

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Solid Tennessee Tote by Draper James in Highland Park Village $198.00

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Allison Mitchell Ylang 23

Square Cut-Out Tote in Colbalt Bubble Lamb Leather $1250.00

Selim Mouzannar Rose Gold Star Pendant $3,950.00

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Lily Pulitzer Levy Vest by Lily Pulitzer at NorthPark Center $98.00

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Shannon Kincaid 48x36 Your Photo Recreated as a Personalized Oil Painting $10,000

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American Airlines Center

For Him

American AIrlines Center Platinum Season Tickets Call for Pricing.

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Eiseman Jewelers

T-X Whiskey

Ulysse Nardin’s award-winning Excecutive Tourbillion Price Upon Request

T-X Blended Whiskey from Fireston & Robertson Distilling Co. 750ml: $35.00 1.75L: $68.00

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Kinvio Headphones Kinvio BTH26- (V2) Sport Headphones $44.99

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Beretta 687 EELL Classic $7,995.00 berettagallery.com


Bullzerk Tool Belt Onsie & Boots $20.00 for set

Sold In-Store Only at: Bullzerk, 1909 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Little Bean Me & Re Design

Fawn Coat $170.00

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Monogrammed Wall Clock, 10� diameter $79.99

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Motorola Talkabout Two-Way Radios for Kids $34.99

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NOVEMBER 1-2

Adele

American Airlines Center

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.

She made a name with spectacular vocal performances of songs such as “Rolling in the Deep,” “Hello” and “Skyfall,” the James Bond theme that resulted in the Oscar for best original song. In 2015 her third album, 25, went straight to number one in over 100 countries around the world. It was the only album to sell over three million copies in a single week in the U.S., as well the only album to sell over a million albums in two separate weeks. In 2011, her album 21 won six Grammys and went platinum multiple times over. It’s the English megastar’s first North American Tour in five years.

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THROUGH OCTOBER 23

OCTOBER 14

Fair Park

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris

One of America’s largest such events is a grand tradition, entertaining for years with nationally known bands, exciting midway rides plus a celebrated annual collection of fried treats. With 25 full days of activities and 75 different concerts, the iconic Big Tex presides over the grounds catching headliners such as Kacey Musgraves, Nelly, Chris Perez and more. OCTOBER 1

Black Tie Dinner* Sheraton Downtown

Named 2016’s “Best LGBT Charitable Organization” by the Dallas Voice, it’s an evening of fun and glamour for a good cause. OCTOBER 1-2

OCTOBER 7-8

DanceAFrica, Dallas Black Dance Theatre City Performance Hall

This special weekend features all five DBDT companies, as well as guests New York’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

He Said, She Said: Kim Whitley and David Arnold

OCTOBER 7-8

Improv (Arlington)

Improv (Addison)

It’s like watching a pair of old friends laugh and joke about everything. With 30 years combined experience, they take stand up to a new level.

He was once among the late night talk kings with his own show. Nowadays, he’s acting and performing on the stand up circuit.

OCTOBER 2

OCTOBER 8

Maná*

American Airlines Center

Latin rock’s most-engaging, arena-level band unites and inspires communities to make their voices heard during the Latina Power Tour. THROUGH NOVEMBER 23

Arsenio Hall

Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Streisand and Sinatra never shared the same stage. Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo bring to life the most beloved legends ever.

Autumn at the Arboretum National Fall Festival

OCTOBER 8

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Majestic Theatre

Named as “America’s Best Pumpkin Festival” by Fodor’s Travel & “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest.

The trendy stand-up star made quite a splash after starring in TV comedies including “Whitney” and “Undateable.”

OCTOBER 6-9

OCTOBER 8

A German Requiem, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Jaap van Zweden leads pianist Yuja Want and soprano Lisette Oropesa, along with baritone Matthias Goerne and the Dallas Symphony Chorus. *Editor’s Choice Selection 58 4 0

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Chris D’Elia*

The B-52s Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

After 36 years the Georgia party band’s still rockin (“Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack”) with original members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider and Cindy Wilson.

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State Fair of Texas

American Airlines Center

As one of country music’s best live performers, he specializes in exhilarating and unpredictable shows with eye-popping production. His Ripcord World Tour features a set list saturated with many of his 19 number one songs. Electrifying and emotional, face-paced and fun, Urban’s concerts are always an explosive experience. Supporting act Morris is an Arlington native. OCTOBER 9

OCTOBER 14

Improv (Arlington)

House of Blues

He starred memorably as “Biff” in the Back to the Future movies; a crack musician, he’s also performed stand up for years.

After a Christian conversion, the blues guitarist added new dimensions including “My Love Remains,” writeen with Steven Curtis Chapman.

OCTOBER 11

OCTOBER 14-15

Gary Owen*

Elvis Costello* Majestic Theatre

He fronted second British invasion with a series of songs including “Alison”, “Watching the Detectives” and others. OCTOBER 13

Kris Kristofferson Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

A native Texan, he wrote and recorded classics such as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “For the Good Times.’

Jonny Lange

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off Farmers Branch Historic Park

Cooler fall weather means outdoor time at this tasty festival that features Jerry Douglas, David Grisman and Del McCoury. OCTOBER 14-16

The Beat Goes On: Music of the Baby Boomers, FWSO Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

OCTOBER 13

It’s the soundtrack of a generation: from The Beatles and the Beach Boys to Motown’s most memorable groups and more.

Kessler Theater

OCTOBER 15

Ozomatli

Innovation and creativity define the L.A. group, from classic Latin, electro-cumbia, mambo, jazz, reggae, garage rock & hip hop styles.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at NorthPark* NorthPark Center

OCTOBER 13-16

Take in a free evening of music in the garden when Jaap van Zweden leads the DSO in their second annual performance here.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

OCTOBER 15

Tchaikovsky 4 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Jaap van Zweden leads violinist Augustin Hadelich through the fabled Russian composer’s “Symphony No. 4.”

Kansas

Majestic Theatre

The music legends head to Dallas to perform hits such as “Carry on My Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”.


october OCTOBER 15

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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Marc Anthony

OCTOBER 22

American Airlines Center

CALENDAR

Latin music’s top selling tropical salsa artist of all time is off on a sizzling new tour. The concerts are an interesting journey through the five time Latin Grammy winner’s deep catalogue exploring hits such as “You Sang Me,” “I Need to Know” and “Vivir Mi Vida.” The New York born singer has also appeared in a number of features, including Man on Fire, starring opposite Denzel Washington.

The country star has placed 14 singles at number one and sold nearly eight million albums. Now, the two-time CMA and ACM entertainer of the year brings his new tour to DFW. In 2015 his Kill The Lights debuted at number one, and was year’s best-selling country album. He wrapped up 2015 with a performance on ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”

OCTOBER 15

OCTOBER 20-21, 22

OCTOBER 22

OCTOBER 25

Gilley’s

Hyena’s Comedy Night Club (Fort Worth, Plano)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

South Side Ballroom

Toby Keith and Dwight Yaokam headline the charity event that’s raised millions over the years for the National Cancer Society.

No stranger to stand up, he’s among the most recognizable comedians in show business with hilarious riffs on politics, divorce, & his career.

Laugh... gasp... repeat! The often-outrageous performer turns magic upside-down and sideways with his proficiency.

Gavin DeGraw performs hits such as “Not Over You” and “Solider”, alongside “Honey I’m Good” singer Andy Grammer.

OCTOBER 15

OCTOBER 20-33

OCTOBER 22

OCTOBER 26

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Bass Performance Hall

Majestic Theatre

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

A Julliard grad and Grammy nominated drummer, his band shares the power of community through their joyful jazz.

Critics are raving at this breathtaking production of the musical sensation, featuring “Music of the Night”, “All I Ask Of You” and more.

Celerating 50 years, the country-rockers bring a pocketful of hits to the stage including “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles.”

The duo gained fame courtesy of their HBO show, calling themselves “the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular fok duo in New Zealand.”

OCTOBER 16

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 22

Kessler Theater

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Reverchon Park

For three years he played & sang with Emmylou’s Hot Band before going solo, penning “Ain’t Lovin’ Long Like This” & “After All This Time.”

Her hits “Here” and “Wild Things” from the Canadian singer’s 2015 album Know-It-All topped the Billboard charts.

Celebrate plant-based lifestyle options of every kind. Guests include vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheek and eco-expert Ashlee Piper (The Little Foxes).

OCTOBER 20

OCTOBER 21

OCTOBER 24

Kessler Theater

Bass Performanec Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth)

Elle King*

The acclaimed author discusses his debut novel, Homegoing; the National Book Critics Circle Award winner talks about her book, Negroland: A Memoir.

Will & Crystal Yates, Songbird & Strings and J. Withrow join the Grammy winning headliner for this Art House Dallas Sixth Anniversary concert salute.

She released one platinum and three gold albums charting top 10 singles including “Cross My Broken Heart” and “Letting Go.”

House of Blues

OCTOBER 27

Boasting two Grammy nominations, she brings a unique mix of a country, rock, soul and blues-driven sounds to the stage.

Winspear Opera House

Cattle Baron’s Ball*

Sammy Miller and the Congregation*

Rodney Crowell*

Jars of Clay

Bobcat Goldthwaite

The Phantom of the Opera

Alessia Cara

Suzy Bogguss

The Futurist: Adam Trent

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band*

Texas State Veggie Fair

KAWS*

The Modern Museum of Fort Worth

This major exhibition of the Brooklyn-based artist features key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys and street art interventions.

Flight of the Conchords

OCTOBER 26

Yaa Gyasi and Marjo Jefferson, Arts & Letters Live Dallas Museum of Art

First Sight Fashion Show & Luncheon

OCTOBER 24-25

AT&T Performing Arts Center

Phish

Dozens of the memorable Versace pieces are accented by Wolfgang Puck’s catering to help kick off the Dallas Opera’s 60th season.

Ten massive art, light and music displays from all over the world set the table for next year’s return of the popular festival.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

OCTOBER 27

Since forming in 1983, the group has grown into one of the world’s greatest progressive jam bands with a massive following of fans.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

OCTOBER 21-22 OCTOBER 20 - JANUARY 22

Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017

Celtic Thunder Men in kilts are on a “best-of” tour featuring an eclectic collection of the group’s most popular songs over the past seven years. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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OCTOBER 28, 30 & NOVEMER 2,5

Moby-Dick, The Dallas Opera

Winspear Opera House

Courtesy of The Dallas Opera

Eugene Onegin, The Dallas Opera

NOVEMBER 4,6,9,12,18 & 20

Winspear Opera House

Set in late 19th century Russia, innocence and passion collide. A country girl is smitten with an aristocrat only to face rejection. Years later the tables turn, and the plot thickens. Tchaikovsky’s powerfully passionate opera is simply unforgettable. Baritone Andrei Bondarenko stars in the title role of this 2016-17 season-opener. Catch a free opening night simulcast in Klyde Warren Park. OCTOBER 28

Straight No Chaser* McFarlin Auditorium

The a-capella ensemble began as a college singing group and are on the road celebrating 20 years with their I’ll Have Another Tour. OCTOBER 28

Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

NOVEMBER 1

NOVEMBER 4-6

Music Hall at Fair Park

McFarlin Auditorium, SMU

Wyly Theatre

Catch the sights and sounds of video games giving hard-core fans and newcomers the chance to experience the evolution of Pokémon like never before.

He’s spent more time in space than any other American astronaut, and commanded the International Space Station for a full year.

Journey through a century of Black dance masters in the premiere of Tribute. Then, disco meets modern dance as the audience selects the music for the premiere of The B Side.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, The Dallas Pops

A legacy lives on: the music, the passion and the happiness continues through one of the world’s great tribute acts.

House of Blues

With the release of “Over My Head (Cable Car” and “How to Save a Life,” the band made an international splash that continues to this day.

OCTOBER 21 OCTOBER 29

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Pat Green

The multinational quartet has sold 30 million records, with 160 certified gold and platinum hits and an electrifying “popera” sound.

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

One of Texas Country’s more bankable stars shares his songs and the night’s spotlight with the World Steak Championship.

OCTOBER 28-29

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

OCTOBER 29

Bianca Del Rio South Side Music Hall

The iconic animated feature returns with works from the original 1940 film as well as selections from Fantasia 2000.

Bow down to the majesty of America’s funniest drag superstar when the queenof the carefree put-down brings her mutilating wit to Dallas.

OCTOBER 28-29

OCTOBER 30

City Performance Hall

American Airlines Center

Estampas Porteñas Tango Founded in Buenos Aires, the company has performed globally with Tango Fire, Tango Feeling, Entre Tangos y Firuletes and more. *Editor’s Choice Selection 50 2

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Scott Kelly, SMU Tate Lecture Series*

Director’s Choice, Dallas Black Dance Theatre

NOVEMBER 1 OCTOBER 29

The Fray

Disney’s Fantasia Live In Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

It’s the return of the White Whale and the crew in pursuit of him. Back by popular demand, a 21st century phenomenon that continues to earn accolades and sensational reviews in revivals across the U.S. and abroad. The critically acclaimed contemporary opera by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer is based on the epic novel by author Herman Melville.

OCTOBER 29

Arlington Music Hall

Il Divo*

Courtesy of The Dallas Opera

CALENDAR

Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders As a solo artist and member of Fleetwood Mac she sold over 140 million albums. Now, the Grammy winner brings her 24-Karat Gold Tour to Dallas.

NOVEMBER 5 Unelectable You: Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Revue Maria Bamford Majestic Theatre

It’s a white-hot spotlight on the humor, the scandals, political news and “electable” candidates found along the campaign trail. NOVEMBER 1

Rumor Willis Granada Theater

Since sweeping “Dancing with the Stars”, she’s made her Broadway debut (Chicago) and released a sizzling pop single, “Toxic.” NOVEMBER 3

Mary Chapin Carpenter Majestic Theatre

Over the course of the Grammy winner’s career, she’s sold over 14 million records including singles “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.”

Majestic Theatre

SHe’s lit up laptops with “Lady Dynamite.” Armed with a thousand voices, her off the wall style mines the depths of her mental health, pop culture and her own life. NOVEMBER 5

Lindsay Stirling* Music Hall at Fair Park

Her widely praised “Shatter Me” sold over a quarter million copies in the U.S. to date for the classically trained violinist. NOVEMBER 6

Jeanne Robertson Bass Performance Hall

At 6’2”, the former beauty queen is disarming and amusing all at the same time with her unique takes on modern life. NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 3

NOVEMBER 4

Adam Carolla* Majestic Theatre

With a roster of reocurring/celebrity guests, the former “Loveline” host dissects the day’s headlines and spins anecdotes about life.

The Twelve Days of Christmas* Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Victorian gazebos filled with the characters made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. One of “...the South’s Best Holiday Experiences”, says Southern Living.


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NOVEMBER 20

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

American Airlines Center

Pentatonix

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Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox

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Since forming in 2011, this genre busting collective of musicians has taken contemporary music hits and inventively turned them upside down in the style of jazz and swing classics of the 1920’s and 30’s. Pianist/bandleader Bradlee and his coterie of crack players bring vintage instruments to concerts, and routinely cover songs by Lady Gaga, White Stripes, Katy Perry and more in the process.

The homegrown Grammy winning act from nearby Arlington took flight after convincingly sweeping season three of “The Sing-Off” on NBC. With a creative mix of extensive vocal riffing and beat box harmonies, the a-cappella pop ensemble has captured the hearts of music lovers all over the world with their unique performance chops.

NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 10-11

NOVEMBER 12

NOVEMBER 15

House of Blues

Kessler Theater

Granada Theater

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

She gained notoriety on “The Biggest Loser” and “The Doctors,” before starring in her own reality show, “Just Jillian.”

His classic “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother” helped set the stage in the 70’s for more outlaw Texas Country to follow.

He’s Texas music royalty serving as Eric Clapton’s guitar sideman and Roger Waters’ guitarist for his In The Flesh Tour.

Forming in the 60’s the band broke with huge hits (“Beginnings,” “Colour My World”) then kept things rolling for year (“Hard Habit to Break,” “Saturday in the Park”).

NOVEMBER 9

NOVEMBER 11

NOVEMBER 12

Granada Theater

Arlington Music Hall

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Morrissey

The contemporary guitarist presents an introduction for younger music fans to his late father Frank’s songs.

The country pop band formed in 1981 and has been at it foryears, singing and dancing their way into fan’s hearts.

Celebrate 35 years of the venerable Cowtown saloon with Texas’ best-loved outlaw and his long chain of iconic country hits.

McFarlin Auditorium

NOVEMBER 9

NOVEMBER 11

NOVEMBER 12

House of Blues

Granada Theater

The award winning singer/guitarist/songwriter is a favorite with songs including “Have a Little Faith in Me” and “Thing Called Love.”

Built by the former New Order and Joy Division bassist, the group’s post-punk set lists contain songs from his former bands.

NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 11-13

Jillian Michales

Dweezil Zappa

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

Shooter Jennings

Ray Wilie Hubbarad

Sawyer Brown

Peter Hook and the Light

The Sounds of America, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Doyle Bramhall II

Willie Nelson and Family

The Marvin Gaye Experience starring Brian Owens* Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Chicago

NOVEMBER 16

Riding the charts with hit after hit as the lead singer of The Smiths, the English musician has been a pop mainstay for years. NOVEMBER 16-19

Chi Omega Christmas Market* Centennial Hall (Fair Park)

Partake in an evening that combines lesserknown songs and beloved hits from the legendary Motown arist including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” & “Let’s Get It On.”

This yearly shopping experiene features over 175 merchants showcasing gifts, holiday decor, women’s clothing/accessories, home accents, children’s clothing/toys and more.

NOVEMBER 13

NOVEMBER 17

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Robyn Hitchcock Kessler Theater

Kessler Theater

NOVEMBER 10 - JANUARY 1

Enjoy iconic music by great American composers: Gershwin’s “Lullaby for Strings,” Copeland’s “Lincoln Portrait”, “Duke Ellington Fantasy” and more.

Blending folk and psychadelia, with a dash of wry wit, the talented English guitarist is among alt rock’s true father figures.

The singer/songwriter is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record, “Walking to Memphis.”

Gaylord Texan (Grapevine)

NOVEMBER 11-13

NOVEMBER 15

NOVEMBER 17

Their massive ICE display, plus Santa’s Workshop, elaborate decorations throughout the resort and more are all a holiday eye-opener.

Improv (Arlington)

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Musuem of Art

Her movie appearances include Soul Plane, Dirty Laundry and Friday After Next. She also worked on the Queens of Comedy tour.

The film director and the first woman chair of the National Gallery in London discusses her first novel during her only U.S. stop.

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Waylon’s son is a significant talent in his own right, blending Old School country with a cutting edge all his own.

Lone Star Christmas

Sommore

Hannah Rothschild, Art & Letters Live

Marc Cohn

Patricia Cornwell The New York Times bestselling author discusses Chaos, the twenty-fourth thriller in her popular series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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NOVEMBER 25-27, DECEMBER 9-11, 15, 17-18, 21-24

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

It’s a Texas holiday tradition like none other. This delightfully re-imagined production of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s classic is built around Christmas wishes, dancing snowflakes, toy soldiers and one very special nutcracker. The Dallas Morning News says, “Sir Ben Stevenson’s Nutcracker takes the magical impossibilities of a Christmas dream and … makes them beautifully, tantalizingly real.”

Everett Collection

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The Nutcracker

NOVEMBER 29

Winspear Opera House, Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

World War I wages on the Western Front. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps out between the trenches -- “No Man’s Land” -- singing “Silent Night.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and peace. A remarkable true story, told through the extraordinary words and songs of the men who lived to tell this compelling tale.

NOVEMBER 17-20

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 20

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Snider Plaza (University Park)

Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway hilarious hit dives head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media.

They’ve made a living coercing one another into public pranks while captured by hidden cameras. Their truTV show is a sidesplitting hit.

Residents from throughout the area gather to celebrate the coming holiday season amidst carolers and dancers.

NOVEMBER 18 - NOVER 12, 2017

NOVEMBER 19

NOVEMBER 20

Poor David’s Pub

House of Blues

The two old friends bring an amazing musical background including years in the Byrds, Burrito Brothers, Desert Rose Band & more.

The German born guitarist and songwriter is best known for his Spanish-influenced easy listening music with a definitive jazzy edge.

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 9

NOVEMBER 20

NorthPark Center

Sundance Square (Fort Worth)

The Book of Moron

Shaken, Stirred and Styled: The Art of the Cocktail Dallas Museum of Art

Follow the development of the modern cocktail tracing reflections of the rituals of the cocktail’s concoction, presentation, & consumption. NOVEMBER 18

Alan Parsons Project*

Impractical Jokers

Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson

The Trains at NorthPark

He worked on seminal albums (Let It Be, Dark Side of the Moon) while an Abby Road engineer, and has had a stellar solo career too.

More than 60,000 people visit the seasonal exhibit which features 4,000 square feet of train themed environments & raises money for the Ronald McDonald House.

NOVEMBER 18

NOVEMBER 19

House of Blues

Sheraton Hotel

Majestic Theatre

Jim Bruer

Dallas Margarita Ball*

The comic actor was once a cast member on “SNL” (1995-98) where his impressions of actor Joe Pesci were spot on.

The largest annual invitation-only charity black tie gala in the world provides gifts for more than 6,800 at-risk children each year.

NOVEMBER 18 & 20

NOVEMBER 19

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker McFarlin Auditorium

It’s the quintessential holiday performance as toy soldiers, Sugar Plum Fairies and more, dance to Tchaikovsky’s immortal theme. *Editor’s Choice Selection 52 4

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Billy Haley Jr. and The Comets Arlington Music Hall

Relive one of the greatest eras in pop music through the music of a pioneer with songs such as “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Rock Around the Clock” and more.

Snider Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Parade of Lights

NOVEMBER 22-23 & NOVEMBER 25-27

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth), Music at Fair Park

The vintage TV seasonal special uses projections, colorful costumes and characters to stage classic songs and dialogue. NOVEMBER 25

The Rebirth Brass Band Granada Theater

The Grammy winning ensemble brings their ultra funky music to town, turning the grand old theater into a New Orleans style Granada Mardi Gras party.

NOVEMBER 25 The annual trek through Cowtown signals the Home Free: beginning of the holiday season with floats, A Country Christmas* music, and thousands of colorful lights. *Editor’s MajesticChoice Theatre Selection The band that won “The Sing-Off” peppers NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 21 Nashville standards with country-dipped pop Texas Christkindl Market slams and fan favorites on this holiday tour. Ballpark Way and Road to Sixflags (Arlington)

Music, cuisine culture, gift ideas and more; enter an authentic German holiday market just in time for the holiday season.

NOVEMBER 27

A Peter White Christmas Majestic Theatre

NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 28

The smooth jazz master and veteran English guitarist brings a tasty selection of seasonal sounds to one of Dallas’ top concert venues.

Wyly Theatre (Potter Rose Hall)

NOVEMBER 29

The Dickens classic is inventively reimagined in this production, adapted by Kevin Morjarty and directed by Michael Walters.

Arlington Hall

A Christmas Carol, Dallas Theater Center

Light Up Lee Park Watch one of the area’s grand parks come alive with twinkling white lights on a huge lwan. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.


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Winspear Opera House

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Dolly Parton

DECEMBER 9

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Courtesy of Jessica Lange Dance

DECEMBER 3

CALENDAR

The global icon is on one of the hottest streaks of her storied career. Her recent TV movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” attracted nearly 16 million viewers. Now, on her biggest North American tour in more than 20 years, she brings her boundless energy and set-list that includes timeless favorites, and others that haven’t been performed live in decades. DECEMBER 1

John Cleese and Eric Idle of Monty Python* Majestic Theatre

Two of Britain’s top comedians sit down for storytelling, musical numbers and a Q&A session where the audience decides what they perform. DECEMBER 1

Chris Botti, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The Grammy winning trumpeter has had four of his albums reach the top of the Billboard jazz album charts. DECEMBER 1

Lighting of the Big Pecan Tree Highland Park

It takes a week to decorate the old tree with over 5,000 lights, reported to be the oldest Christmas tradition in Dallas County. DECEMBER 2

Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant, Plano Symphony Orchestra Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

The longtime good friends take the stage together singing Christmas favorites. Jordan Smith (“The Voice”) also performs.

DECEMBER 2

Handel’s Messiah, FWSO Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Thrilling choruses, soaring solos and triumphant orchestration, featuring the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Chorus. DECEMBER 2

Maxwell, Mary J. Blige American Airlines Center

This pair of super sexy soulful singers teamed up to bring their King and Queen of Hearts Tour to the stage in North Texas.

Christmas Cheer, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas

DECEMBER 4

Andra Day House of Blues

The chorus performs the Metropolitan Winds and children’s choirs, singing seasonal repertoire of traditional & contemporary music.

She’s released a pair of singles (“Rise Up”, “Forever Mine”) and made a splash performing at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games closing ceremony.

DECEMBER 3

DECEMBER 4

Poor David’s Pub

Granada Theater

City Performance Hall

Zac Harmon

The Wood Brothers The roots-pop group features Oliver and Chris Wood, the latter is the bassist for Medeski Martin & Wood.

DECEMBER 2-11

Arlington Music Hall

DECEMBER 3

The Crystal Charity Ball

Keyboard Conservation with Jeffery Siegel, The Genius of Chopin

Hilton Anatole

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Since 1952, the glitzy event has been an annual center point in benefitting a diversity of children’s charities in Dallas County.

Masterfully composed and beautiful, hear the extraordinary ingredients used by the classical master to create his works, many featured in film and TV.

Christmas Spectacular An array of Texas talent in a show designed by a former Disney writer/director features a capella vocal stylings created exclusively for the production. DECEMBER 2-18

DECEMBER 5

Christmas Pops, Dallas Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

DECEMBER 3-4

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Paul Thorn

Enjoy the magic of the most wonderful time of the year in an all-new creation featuring holiday favorites and sing-along carols.

A seasoned troupe of 30 performers transform into costumed characters to perform astonishing feats that celebrate the season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical joy.

Kessler Theater

DECEMBER 3 -11

DECEMBER 6

Prestonwood Baptist Church (Plano)

Winspear Opera House

With the polish of a Broadway show, this multimedia event features stunning special effects, a multiplicity of voices and instruments, flying angels, live animals and more.

The successful comic left stand up to take the reins from Johnny Carson and hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” from 1992-2009.

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze

DECEMBER 5

The Mississippi-raised roots rocker has shared stages with Huey Lewis, Sting, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt and more.

DECEMBER 3

Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade*

Haggard Park (Plano)

Downtown

Drop off a letter to Santa, catch stages filled with holiday music and watch the lighting of Plano’s official Christmas tree.

DECEMBER 3

An award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul/blues artists with a modern twist.

DECEMBER 2

Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

Acclaimed as a “master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, the company immerses audiences in the exquisite beauty of sound and movement. The performance includes a new work created in collaboration with architect/watercolorist Steven Holl. Tesseracts of Time showcases Lang’s company of dancers superbly and highlights her ability to create stunning imagery with poetic choreography.

It’s a colorful display of large inflatables, exciting marching bands and musical acts, as well as floats and celebrities.

The Gift of Christmas

Jay Leno

*Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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DECEMBER 10

DECEMBER 20-31

American Airlines Center

The Book of Mormon Zoran Karapancev / Shutterstock.com

Andrea Bocelli

Winspear Opera House

Joan Marcus

CALENDAR

At age 58, the world-renowned operatic tenor and classical crossover artist is an international star. The Italian sensation has recorded fourteen solo studio albums of both popular and classical music, a trio of greatest hits collections, as well as nine complete operas. During his career he’s sold over 80 million records, and found record-breaking success a crossover performer taking classical music to international pop audiences. DECEMBER 6-18

Broadway Christmas Wonderland, Dallas Summer Musicals

THROUGH MARCH 12

Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl Dallas Museum of Art

Start the Christmas season with a production that features a dazzling cast and the highest kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole.

The artist’s large-format images explore the trappings of modern day consumer culture by addressing branding, consumption, addiction/ dependency and excess.

DECEMBER 7

DECEMBER 9

Kessler Theater

Majestic Theatre

Music Hall at Fair Park

Amanda Shires

Jim Jefferies

She’s performed as a member of the Texas Playboys as well as alongside her husband, Jason Isbell.

The Aussie comedian gets away with jokes that most wouldn’t touch due to his ability to both charm and offend audiences in equal measure.

DECEMBER 7

DECEMBER 9-10

Cindy Kaza Improv (Addison)

When the “evidential medium” takes the stages, she isn’t just in touch with her audiences – she’s also in touch with their departed loved ones.

Black on Black, Dallas Black Dance Theatre DBDT Studio

The performance showcases the choreography skills of company members as they create special dance works for their peers to perform.

DECEMBER 7 - JANUARY 22

Gloria, Dallas Theater Center

DECEMBER 10

Wyly Theatre (Studio Theatre)

Joe Bonamassa*

Winning means fame, fortune and book deals. Losing is life in a cubicle... forever. The New York Post calls it “...an adrenaline rush...”.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

His version of blues, rock, jazz and soul has paved a blistering DIY to success for the celebrated guitarist, one of the world’s best.

DECEMBER 8-11

Not So Silent Night, Turtle Creek Chorale City Performance Hall

For years, the popular men’s ensemble has presented an annual program that’s heavy on contemporary fun mixed with spectacular music. *Editor’s Choice Selection 54 6

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DECEMBER 10

The Polyphonic Spree* Majestic Theatre

Tim DeLaughter’s symphonic choral collective is a feast for the senses, particularly when it comes to their annual Christmas event.

Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century,” the winner of nine Tonys returns to Dallas. From the minds of “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney’s Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez, comes one of the most outrageously hilarious shows of all time. DECEMBER 10

Peace on Earth with A Band Called Honalee Eisemann Center (Richardson)

A joyous evening of Olde English Christmas carols, Celtic favorites and signature twists on beloved folk songs of the ‘60’s. DECEMBER 11

A Merry Little Christmas w/ Ricki Derek

DECEMBER 15-17

Steve Byrne Improv (Addison)

A gifted stand up comedian, he also created and starred in the cable series “Sullivan and Son” on TBS. THROUGH JANUARY 29

Claude Monet: The Early Years Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

It’s a local tradition featuring classical arrangements of some of the season’s best with an old style crooner and big band vibe.

The groundbreaking exhibit is the first ever devloped to the young genius of Monet with approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of his career.

DECEMBER 13-17

DECEMBER 16

The Palace Arts Center (Grapevine)

The Texas Tenors, Deep in the Heart of Christmas The Palace Arts Center (Grapevine)

The talented trio is known for their appearances on TV’s “America’s Got Talent” with a unique blend of country, gospel, classical & Broadway. DECEMBER 14

A John Waters Christmas Kessler Theater

The director of Pink Flamingos and Hairspray brings a night of slightly left of center holiday fun in an acclaimed one-man show. THROUGH JANUARY 15

FOCUS: Lorna Simpson The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Her conceptual photographs and videos continually challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity.

MercyMe with The Dallas Pops American Airlines Center

The Texas Christian band has 13 consecutive topfive singles with seven number ones, incuding “So Long Self”, “Hold-Fast”, & “God With Us.” DECEMBER 17

Nils Lofgren Kessler Theater

As a member of Neil Young’s band, Springsteen’s Hall of Fame E. Street Band and as a solo artist, his career has never slowed down. DECEMBER 18

Frankie and Valli and Four Seaons Winspear Opera House

The real-life Jersey Boys return with a long string of hits to sing including “Sherry Baby,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Oh, What a Night.”


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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Fair ParkCenter

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State New FairYear’s of Texas Eve, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Out with the old and in with the new. It’s that time again for the symphony’s annual, highly anticipated New Year’s Eve concert. The evening features a variety of lovely Strauss waltzes and Viennese-inspired revelry. Tip a glass of bubbly, Texas-style, and ring in the beginning of 2017 in opulence at one of the world’s great performance venues. DECEMBER 19

Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas* Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The Dallas native, known for “Wildfire” and “Carolina in the Pines,” returns for an annual performance of seasonal cowboy songs.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 12

Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles Crow Collection of Art

THROUGH MAY 28

The exhibit’s story spans 11 centuries and three continents, through warring kingdoms, protectionist dynasties and early empries, to the banks of the Euphrates.

Dallas Museum of Art

DECEMBER 30

Passages in Modern Art: 1946-1996 The exhibit brings together objects by artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, and Mark Rothko. DECEMBER 22

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve American Airlines Center

The world’s greatest electrified-ensemble, celebrating their 20th anniversary, expands on the fan favorite rock opera with new twists. DECEMBER 23

The Hip Hop Nutcracker Eisemann Center (Richardson)

An energized cast of all-star dancers, DJ and violinist transforms this classical holiday tale into a supercharged story for the ages. DECEMBER 29

Mannheim Steamroller Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Chip Davis’ legendary electrified, ultra high-octane collective playing seasonal music their way.

Robert Earl Keen* Bass PerformancE hall (Fort Worth)

The Texas star’s annual Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee is a holiday hootenanny, staged appropriately on New Year’s Eve...Eve! THROUGH JANUARY 27

Spanish Art from the Association Coleccion Arts Contemporaneo Meadows Museum (SMU)

The most inclusive survey of Spanish modern art shown in the U.S. in 50 years will feature 90 works by approximately 50 artists. DECEMBER 31

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Ring in 2017 with a stirring tribute as Grammy winning vocalist Carmen Bradford sings and swings in a brand New Year.

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SPORTS & RECREATION NOVEMBER 17- DECEMBER 10

All games at American Airlines Center

vs. Florida Panthers* vs. Colorado Avalanche* vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. L.A. Kings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks vs. New Jersey Devils vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver vs. Calgary Flames vs. Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers vs. St. Louis Blues vs. L.A. Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers

* Pre Season

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Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 13 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 25 Nov 3 Nov 5 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 21 Nov 25 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 20 Dec 23 Dec 29 Dec 31

National Cutting Horse Association Futurity

Sean Berry

Dallas Stars

Strategy meets athleticism when horse and rider work togetehr as one, well-oiled machine in this Old West sport. NOVEMBER 9-13

Elite Rodeo Athletes World Championship American AIrlines Center NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 16

Panther Island Ice Skating Rink Fort Worth

Dallas Cowboys

UNT Football

OCTOBER 8

NOVEMBER 24

Oct 9 Oct 30 Nov 20 Nov 24 Dec 18 Dec 26

Oct 1 Oct 8 Nov 5 Nov 19

Cotton Bowl

City Hall

vs. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Detroit Lions

DallasCowboys.com

FC Dallas Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

Oct 1 Oct 16

vs. L.A. Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Apogee Stadium (Denton)

vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

MeanGreenSports.com

SMU Football Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19

vs. Oklahoma Sooners vs. Memphis Tigers vs. USF Bulls

OCTOBER 15

Dallas Mavericks American AIrlines Center

Oct 3 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 28 Nov 04 Nov 06 Nov 18 Nov 23 Nov 27 Nov 30 Dec 03 Dec 05 Dec 07 Dec 09 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 18 Dec 27

vs. Charlotte Hornets vs. OKC Thunder vs. Houston Rockets vs. Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. L.A. Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Sours vs. Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets

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The Longhorns and Sooners battle it out during the State Fair of Texas, usually with national championship implications on the line.

SMUmustangs.com

FCDallas.com

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TCU Football

Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth)

Oct 1 Oct 29 Nov 19 Dec 3

GoFrogs.com

vs. Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Kansas State Wildcats

OCTOBER 1

Grambling vs. Prairie View A&M Cotton Bowl OCTOBER 1

Deep Ellum Urban Race Deep Ellum Neighborhood

Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

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AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure NorthPark Center OCTOBER 22

Mud Run Bear Creek Park (Lancaster) OCTOBER 29

Spooktacular Trails & Glow Run Railroad Park (Lewisville) NOVEMBER 13

Fort Worth Marathon LaGrave Field (Fort Worth)

NOVEMBER 25

Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders AT&T Stadium (Arlington) DECEMBER 5

Chocoholic Frolic 10K & 5K Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie) DECEMBER 10

Oncor’s Mayor’s Race 5K Reunion Tower DECEMBER 11

BMW Dallas Marathon Downtown DECEMBER 17-18

Whine Not a Marathon & Half Marathon Bachman Lake DECEMBER 23

Lockeed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 27

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl (Fair Park)


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

More than 80 miles of multi-colored thread make up this “indoor rainbow” at the Amon Carter. The art installation, titled Plexus no. 34 by Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe, is composed of 18 colors and is a visual interpretation of the full spectrum of natural light. Admission is free. Gabriel Dawe Plexus no. 34, 2016 Gütermann thread, painted wood, and hooks Courtesy of the artist and Conduit Gallery

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Monet: The Early Years Come see the first exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet. October 16, 2016–January 29, 2017 Claude Monet On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt, 1868 Oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Potter Palmer Collection

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS Don’t miss the highly charged work of artist KAWS at the Modern, the only venue in the US. October 20, 2016–January 22, 2017 KAWS KAWSBOB 3, 2007 Acrylic on canvas on wall mural 72 x 96 inches Collection of Pharrell Williams

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Abacus

Bolsa

of Spanish wines and sherries.

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.

4501 Travis St., Dallas 214.528.1731

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.

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 Herrera

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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.

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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

Cindi’s New York Deli

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

cafepacificdallas.com

Canary By Gorji

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

Baboush

3636 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.599.0707

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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.

4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474

4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving Irving, TX 75038 972.717.2420

24 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.1170

2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.871.4955

tilapia served with green beans, bell peppers and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening.

At its shiny new location in the Omni Hotel, Café Herrera is one of the finest and most prominent Tex-Mex restaurants in Dallas. Their enchiladas are famous, but their new build-your-own fajita bar and craft cocktails are sure to blow you away and keep you coming back for more. 665 S. Lamar Street 214.749.0455 cafemadrid-dallas.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

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

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

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill Truly a seafood lover’s paradise, Chamberlain’s offers up tasty dishes such as the Honduran

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

and experience the best of Dallas nightlife.

The Front Room

along with spirits with local heritage.

2332 Leonard St., Dallas 214.550.9500

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.

2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 214.827.2927

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Cool River Café

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

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.

642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530 driftwood-dallas.com

Eddie V’s

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

Crossroads At The House Of Blues

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

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

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

Dallas Fish Market

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Fearing’s Restaurant Chef Dean Fearing, known as the “father of Southwestern cuisine,” has made his culinary home inside the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and can often be spotted in his chef coat and cowboy boots, chatting with customers. Fearing’s innovative and award-winning menu includes Texas farm-to-market specialties that change regularly. The restaurant is also known for its gracious, attentive service and its seven distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.4848 ritzcarlton.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.

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.

300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas 214.741.5560

1501 Main St., Dallas 214.744.3474

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.

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Dragonfly Diners here enjoy a collision of global cuisine in a playful, intimate atmosphere. Dragonfly offers fabulous views of the Dallas skyline. After dinner, stop by the Urban Oasis nightclub for a nightcap

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The French Room

1321 Commerce St., Dallas 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

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.

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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. 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

Lark On The Park

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

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


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Max’s Wine Dive

2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275

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.

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Le Bilboquet 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.

3600 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.559.3483 maxswinedive.com/dallas-mckinney-ave

Meddlesome Moth

4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937 lebilboquetdallas.com

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

Little Katana

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

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

Visit the new Little Katana location on Cole Street in Uptown, or the “Blackship” location inside the Omni Dallas Hotel. You won’t find fresher sushi or more powerful flavors for a better price. Blackship Location: 665 Lamar Street 214.760.7200

Uptown Location: 4525 Cole Ave. 214.443.9600

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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. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

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Neighborhood Services Located in the upscale Park Cities, haute blue-plate 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

East meets west at Black Ship Little Katana, located at the Restaurants on Lamar dining strip. The casually elegant restaurant features sushi, Japanese and traditional Korean dishes along with a creative take on American fare.

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

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DINING 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

The Owners Box

Pyramid Restaurant & Bar

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 Located inside the Omni Hotel, Owner’s Box is a sports fanatic’s dream. Visitors can enjoy state of the art technology, oversized seating areas, and an outside pation, while picking from the authentic sports bar menu. You can watch the game in the main bar area on the 16-foot screen, or at a private game watching table. 555 S. Lamar Street 214.652.4805 omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/the-owners-box

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

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.

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.

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. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597 savor-relish.com

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

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. 1717 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.550.6966 stampede66.com

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Shinsei

3180 Welborn St., Dallas 214.219.9908

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.

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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 stephanpyles.com

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Soda Bar

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820

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

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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.

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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.


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.

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 can order by the glass or by the bottle from Truluck’s exceptional and extensive wine list.

3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933

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Tei-An

Victory Tavern

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

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.

1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.220.2828

2501 N. Houston St., Dallas 214.432.1900

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Texas De Brazil Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Brazilian-style meal that includes pork, steak, and chicken served on large skewers and sliced tableside onto your plate by the attentive wait staff. Visit the fresh and extensive salad bar to accompany your delightful meal. 2727 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.720.1414 15101 Addison Road, Dallas 972.385.1000 texasdebrazil.com

Texas Spice

A NEW GENERATION OF A DALLAS TEX-MEX CLASSIC, CAFÉ HERRERA FUSES CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN CUISINE ALONG WITH TEQUILA COCKTAILS.

Located inside the beautiful Omni Dallas Hotel, Texas Spice offers a twist on homewtown classics and truly captures the Texan flavor. This innovative restaurant focuses on local produce and farm-tomarket goods to create incredible dishes. 555 S. Lamar Street 214.652.4810 omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/texas-spice

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

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

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At the center of it all Thrilling theme parks, world class shopping and yearround sunshine. Conveniently located between LA and San Diego, Fairmont Newport Beach is your gateway to spectacular Southern California

20/20 Offer

Book the 20/20 Offer and receive 20% off the Daily Rate and 20% off Food & Beverage visit www.fairmont.com/newport-beach and enter promo code PFIR to book

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Mockingbird Station

The Plaza at Preston Center

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.

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. 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.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

NorthPark Center

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

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

The Shops at Legacy 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.

6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

Eiseman Jewels 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

5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano

West 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. 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898 hpvillage.com

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. 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

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

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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


Harry Winston

Founded in New York City in 1932, The House of Harry Winston to this day still sets the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch making. Their world famous gemstones and diamonds have been adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies for over 80 years. 19 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.647.5830 www.harrywinston.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

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. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170 matthewtrent.com

William Noble Rare Jewels This jewelry store, located in posh Highland Park Village, has been in business for over

20 years. For the first 10 years, WNRJ was an upscale jewelry boutique that emphasized diamonds, designer jewelry, and fine watches. Now, William Noble has the largest new and estate inventory in the Southwest, and it is still growing.

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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

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.

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.

4400 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.987.0838 elementsclothing.com

Five and Ten

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.565.0055

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

Elements

Elements is a modern and chic women’s clothing and accessories boutique. Their trained sales team is dedicated to the highest standards in customer service. Whether you just need a pair of jeans fitted or an entire wardrobe update, they’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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.

4412 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.706.9935

6713 Snider Plaza, Dallas 469.291.7605

Clothes Circuit

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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.

Located in the quaint Snider Plaza, Dear Hannah is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique that has modern style with flair, and a favorite of the University and Highland Park locals. At Dear Hannah you’ll find everything from Mumu dresses to home accessories.

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Clothes Circuit is the destination for designer clothing, jewelry and accessories at a great price. Consignment of fresh, pre-owned fashion including, but not limited to, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch, Rag and Bone, Lululemon and more. 6105 Sherry Lane, Dallas 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

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

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

Hemline Hemline is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a wide range of different designers from Free People to Karina Grimaldi. With their impressive collection of styles and accessories ranging from boho chich to modern and edgy, there’s always a fashion find for

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SHOPPING everyone. 4439 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.559.3600 shophemline.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.

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

Peeper’s American Eyewear

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 800.423.6335

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

Indigo 1745

64 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.522.0352

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

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

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Planet Blue

8687 N Central Expy., Dallas 214.691.3800 intermixonline.com

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

4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

Home on Bishop

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.696.9993

Located in the luxurious Highland Park Village, Vince is a modern fashion brand that is best known for its elite staples and classic cuts that reflect a contemporary, sophisticated style. Vince uses only the finest fabrics and leather, with a trained eye for detail, without compromising wearability. 94 Highland Park Village 214.559.0033 vince.com

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Pinto Ranch

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200

INTERMIX offers the most sought-after styles from an edited selection of coveted designers. Renowned for their philosophy of mixing on-trend pieces in unexpected ways, INTERMIX delivers a unique point of view and an individualized approach to shopping and personal style.

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

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Indie Genius

409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.941.0075

85 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.780.0555

Gary Riggs Home

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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.

using hand-selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil.

Planet Blue is the ultimate upscale women’s bohemian-chich clothing and accessories boutique. It’s laid back atmosphere is an enclave for celebrities, in-the-know locals, and anyone seeking contemporary women’s fashion. 3010 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas 972;935.0304 shopplanetblue.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

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. 4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444 nestdallas.com

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.

Restoration Hardware

1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816 bernadetteschaeffler.com

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

Restoration Hardware is a luxury home finishings company offering contemporary art, furniture, bath ware, decor, lighting, outdoor, and textile products. They feature authentic reproductions and new twists on classic furnishings and art. With a cool modern-chic yet historic atmosphere, customers can’t help but be enticed. 3133 Knox Street 214.520.7255 restorationhardware.com


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SPECIALTY STORES Allure Home Frangrances

almost three decades. This gallery specializes in fine Western and Wildlife art and bronzes, and also carries a variety of unique home furnishings, gifts, and clothing. 6071 Sherry Lane, Dallas 214.521.7880 collectorsconvey.com

Neiman Marcus Downtown

Allure Home Fragrances invites you to “decorate with fragrance.” Offering specialy made products including scented candles, natural potpourri, home fragrance oils, reed diffusers, wax melts and more, your home is sure to smell heavenly.

SHOPPING 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

2632 Freewood Dr., Dallas 214.389.7300

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

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 local design professionals. The company has cultivated an international reputation for selling high-end products and art at designers price to the public. 1019 Dragon St., Dallas 214.350.0542

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

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.

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Pirch

41 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.559.9800 dallas.berettagallery.com

Collectors Convey

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

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.

4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395

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

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CONSERVATION CONVERSATION DHM hunts for answers with Dallas Safari Club executive director Ben Carter.

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n avid hunter and conservationist, Ben Carter is the executive director of the Dallas Safari Club. The organization is a member of the IUCN, the United Nations’ globally respected International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Carter oversees implementation of the Dallas Safari Club mission: conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, as well as promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. DHM: The organization has a local name but states a global purpose. What exactly is DSC? BC: Dallas Safari Club is a hunting conservation organization whose mission is conservation, education and protecting hunters’ rights around the world. We have more than 6,000 members with about 40 percent of those in Texas. The rest are from all over the United States and around the world. Each year in January, we have a convention that is our main fundraiser, and its success has allowed us to grant more than $5 million during the last five years to support conservation, education and hunter advocacy worldwide.

DHM: How does the continued hunting of these animals actually contribute to the survival of the species?

DHM: What is the biggest threat to hunting at this time and how does DSC combat it?

BC: Sustainable-use hunting is the source of most conservation funding. It gives measurable value to wildlife. In Africa, for example, there is a saying, “If it pays, it stays.” Many species are tolerated on private lands there only because hunters are willing to pay to hunt them. Wildlife disappears from places where hunting is banned to reduce depredation on cattle and crops. It costs a lot of money to manage wildlife and conserve habitat. Under The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which we follow here in the United States, wildlife conservation is funded solely by sportsmen’s dollars, through the Pittman-Robertson Act, which is an excise tax on hunting-related goods, and also through license sales. Those two sources of revenue provide the bulk of the funding for state fish and wildlife agencies. But in Africa, wildlife management and the protection of species from poachers is financed entirely by huntinggenerated revenues and grants from organizations like DSC.

BC: The biggest threat is a lack of knowledge. We’ve become such an urban-centered society and the hunting tradition isn’t passed on like it was. The best thing we can do is to educate people on how wildlife management works and how people who hunt are the ones who truly support it. Watching animal shows on TV or threatening hunters via social media doesn’t help enhance wildlife at all. We understand and respect the fact not all people hunt nor wish to be hunters, but people need to understand hunting is a vital part of wildlife management and the only way wildlife can be preserved for the future. DHM: The DSC Convention shattered attendance records last year and is scheduled for January 2016. Is the DSC Convention just for safari hunters and what draws so many people to the event? BC: The DSC Convention is an outdoor show with exhibitors from all over the world. There are hunting and fishing outfitters from all over, acclaimed artists, firearms manufacturers, optics makers, clothiers, furriers, jewelers—something for everyone.

That’s what brings people in and what brings them back and why the show contributes so much to the local economy. DHM: What will the future of hunting look like, both here in the United States and around the world, especially in African countries? BC: If countries around the world are serious about keeping wildlife they will continue to allow hunting. All they have to do is look at what happened in Kenya in the 1970s. Kenya used to be home to the richest game populations on the continent, if not in the world. When anti-hunting groups pressured the government to ban hunting, all of that quickly changed. Today, more than 75 percent of Kenya’s wildlife is gone. Those animals have been killed by poachers. There are so many people who desire a real, natural world, not a world where wildlife can only be seen on TV and in zoos. A natural world can exist only if hunting is allowed to be the driving force for sound management and conservation practices. So, while the threats to wildlife and hunting probably will always be there, I believe hunting in the U.S. and abroad will continue.


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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

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

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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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Casa Mañana

AT&T Performing Arts Center

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 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

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.

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

Dallas Zoo

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Klyde Warren Park

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

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.

2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

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

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Dallas Children’s Theater

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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. 646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

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5938 Skillman, Dallas 214.978.0110 dct.org

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.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6500

Named “one of the top five theaters for children in the country” by Time Magazine, this theater specializes in cultivating creativity in children. Their productions promote social values and morals, and they are engaging, enriching, and even educational for the whole community.

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria

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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.

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

2200 N. Lamar Street, Dallas 214.978.2583 houseofblues.com/dallas

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.392.3361

This is not your average bowling alley. Located in the luxurious Shops at Park Lane, Bowl & Barrel is a modern American tavern that offers a full-service restaurant and 15 upscale lanes. 8084 Park Lane, Dallas 972.392.3361 bowlandbarrel.com

The House of Blues has multiple locations across the country and is world-renowned. The Downtown Dallas location is a great spot to go out with friends for some live music, excellent food and drinks, and a lively atmosphere.

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

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

One Arts Plaza

The 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

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

Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags Over Texas is an iconic amusement park in Arlington, Texas that features pulse-pounding roller coasters, live entertainment, carnival games, dining, events, and more. A great way to spend an action-packed day with the family. 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington 817.640.8900 sixflags.com/overtexas

Reunion Tower Recently ranked in The Dallas Morning News: Guide “Top 10 Jaunts of 2013,” a visit to the

Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas. 300 Reunion Blvd. East, 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

TopGolf Show off your golf skills at TopGolf! This is the premier entertainment and event venue with fun golf inspired games for all skill levels. TopGolf also offers upscale bar food, drinks, great music and more! 8787 Park Lane, Dallas 214.341.9600 topgolf.com/us/dallas

White Rock Lake Park

ATTRACTIONS 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

Come visit White Rock Lake for breathtaking views of downtown Dallas with easy accessibility to resdients throughout North Texas. The lake offers many attractions including: The Bath House Cultural Center, Flag Pole Hill, The Filter Building and the Mockingbird Dog Park. 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas 214.670.8740 whiterocklake.org

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

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 Morning News Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza; Donated by The Dallas Morning News in the interest of preserving history

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3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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Dallas Museum of Art

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

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

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.

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth 817.738.9215 themodern.org

Nasher Sculpture Center

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.

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.

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

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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Kimbell Art Museum

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400

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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.

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

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699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Old American Golf Club

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.

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.

1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth 817-336-4475

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cowgirl.net

160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 940.779.4040

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

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The 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.

1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park

2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

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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.

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

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The State Fair of Texas is world-renowned for an acute taste for all things battered. In fact, since 2005, Dallas’ Fair Park has been the epicenter of deep-dipped oddities with the annual Big Tex Choice Awards. This year’s Best Tasting winner was an AllAmerican classic with a

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