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FEATURES

ISSUE 23: SUMMER 2016

29 SNAPPY HOURS After you’ve shopped and seen the sites, it’s time to relax with a cocktail at one of Dallas’ premiere Happy Hours. We’ll take you there! BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

32 BIG D IS BACK! Downtown Dallas is in the midst of exciting new renaissance with a series of ambitious projects that’s transforming mundane city streets to a vibrant new paradise for visitors. BY ILENE JACOBS

40 JOE ELY: TEXAS’ ORIGINAL

ROAD WARRIOR

His most ardent fans include some of the biggest names in music. Bruce Springsteen, Linda Ronstadt, The Clash and more have all sung the native Texas troubadour’s praises over the years. Take a peek inside the unforgettable life and career of a lone star legend. BY DAVE MUSCARI

44 CUBA: BLISSFUL BEACHES U.S. travel to Cuba may be just around the corner, but don’t pack your bags just yet. Here’s what you need to know before planning a Cuban vacation. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN & THOMAS FORRISTER

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snapchat PHOTO CREDITS ALONE AREN’T ENOUGH FOR MIKE REYHER, OUR PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE DOWNTOWN DALLAS COVER AND THE FEATURE STORY.

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Mike is a Dallas area commercial photographer specializing in helping businesses and municipalities tell their stories with engaging images. When the creative team at Dallas Hotel Magazine was looking for the perfect cover shot for this issue, we came across Mike and the beautiful photo that graces our summer cover. In addition, we asked him to provide many of the shots you see in the feature story on page 32. His incredible eye and attention to detail make his work stand out and we couldn’t be happier. Mike says it best, “My passion is making photographs that touch people and tell a story whether it’s about a special place, special people, or a special moment. A great image tells a story that endures beyond physical space and time. Each image is by definition unique and reaches people in a way like nothing else. To make a photo for someone that reflects something unique about their story that they had never seen before is the most gratifying part of my work.”

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

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

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

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63 DINING

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

73 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.

78 OUR PARTING SHOT The Dallas Zoo welcomes a big new arrival. Here’s your first look at their new elephant calf.

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


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

ISSUE 23: SUMMER 2016

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here are hot summer temperatures. And then there is Dallas, Texas, USA. If you’re visiting from out of the area, and not acclimated to our sweltering season, have no fear. We actually pride ourselves on not merely surviving, but thriving during the summer months. It’s a time for lounging by swanky pool scenes during the day, followed by refreshing happy hours and delightful al fresco dining in the evening. “When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go…downtown.” British ingénue Petula Clark could have easily been referring to Dallas when she first sang her iconic song in the sixties. With a reinvigorated look and feel, Downtown Big D is making an exciting splash these days with developers. We’ll get you up-to-date with our cover story for this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine. Each year our legislature formally appoints an official Texas state musician. It’s an elite list including Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Sara Hickman and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, all

of whom have served a one-year term. Roadhouse rocker and alt-country pioneer Joe Ely is our representative for 2016, and his story is a blast. Texans love to travel, so here’s a fresh idea. At just 760 miles long and 55 miles wide, Cuba is truly and island paradise. Over 2.5 million people descend upon her shores annually. Now that the icy political relationship between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south has thawed a bit, we’ll take a look at some travel options and exotic resorts available on the “Pearl of the Antilles.” From honky-tonks to hipsterhaunts, “DARTable Gems” are the legendary locales, beloved institutions, unique boutiques and places that make Dallas special. And the best part is, Dallas Area Rapid Transit will drop you off on the doorstep. We’ll show you the shortcuts. Ready to get your drink on? From dynamic to profuse, when it comes to Happy Hour, Dallas doesn’t miss a trick. Check out our can’t miss hit list of awesome hot spots. Finally, animal lovers won’t want to miss our heartwarming

Parting Shot: it comes from the Dallas Zoo and is simply “unforgettable.” If you’re up for a performance, North Texas stages are worldclass and feature everything from ballet and contemporary dance, to dramas and Broadway musicals, symphonies, opera, rock, pop and more. Our much-expanded version of The Scene brings Dallas in focus – it’s a spectacular roadmap for any given day or night. We also have complete listings with insider details on the area’s A-list restaurants, shopping, spas and more. We hope you’ll enjoy your time in our favorite hometown, as well as Dallas Hotel Magazine – thanks for taking a look. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.”

Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine


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

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Step into the candidates’ shoes during this special exhibit on the history of campaigns and elections in the United States. Deliver a speech from the teleprompter and pose for your own campaign poster. Learn about landmark elections and how technological and cultural advances are changing the way we elect our leaders.

Through October 9, 2016 Enjoy shopping, dining, and the Native Texas Park during your visit. Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. DISCOVER MORE AT WWW.BUSHCENTER.ORG/EXPERIENCE-CAMPAIGNS For more information call 214.346.1650


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

All Aboard the Adventure Safari

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et your tickets to ride the revamped Wilds of Africa Adventure Safari at the Dallas Zoo, which reopened in March after a $3 million renovation that includes air conditioning, new animal exhibits and more! The one-of-a-kind monorail originally opened in 1990 and is one of the most popular attractions at the Zoo, with more than 4 million riders so far. The attraction eases along at 3 mph on a one-mile loop around the back side of the 106-acre zoo, allowing visitors to see six

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habitats not accessible by foot. Get ready for your sightseeing adventure by boarding at the Ajabu Station and prepare to crisscross the African continent in 17 minutes, seeing dozens of species of animals along the way. The excitement builds as you enter the rustic station, featuring posters for African travel destinations and clocks to time your departure. While waiting for your trip, you’ll meet African cranes and storks milling about their habitat. Check the field guide in each refurbished car to become acquainted with the animals you’ll soon see. As you depart the station, get a glimpse of crews working on the Simmons Hippo Outpost, scheduled to open in 2017. Ascend to the North African mountains to view Nubian ibex

and Kordofan aoudad. Visit the Samburu Game Preserve to see eland, dik-dik and caracal cats, then on to the Great Rift Valley, where waterfalls await you, along with great white pelicans and bongo antelope. The Sahara Desert is home to critically endangered addax and Somali wild asses, as well as ostrich and gemsbok. Along the way, our Adventure Safari guides point out animals and share other fun facts about Africa and the scenery that makes up each African habitat. Visit the Serengeti bush to meet our new lesser kudu, as well as Thompson’s gazelles, gerenuks, secretary birds and lappetfaced vultures. As you descend around the corner, you enter Western Tanzania and Central Africa. Here you’ll see chimpanzees at

the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest, followed by Nile crocodiles and wattled cranes. Hear about western lowland gorillas at the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, then head south to the tip of Africa to view African penguins from high above, before the monorail Adventure Safari returns to Ajabu Station. “This experience starts with creating a fun adventure for our guests,” says Sean Greene, vice president of guest experiences. “During their 17-minute journey, they learn how the Dallas Zoo cares for wildlife and supports conservation efforts around the world.” The Adventure Safari operates every day. Tickets are $5 per person 3 and older; 2 and under are free. Hop aboard and begin your African adventure!


DART Connects You to Entertainment and Dining Explore Dallas with even more DART-able destinations

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allas is among the hottest urban travel destinations for 2016, according an American Public Transportation Association survey. That same survey discovered that nearly 60 percent of Americans who plan to vacation here will use public transportation for activities. With 90 miles of light rail and 62 stations, DART opens

up a world of possibilities for business and leisure travelers. The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, boasting three museums, several performance venues, and buildings by four Pritzker Prizewinning architects. The district is bordered by Klyde Warren Park, a deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway that connects downtown and Uptown Dallas. The popular spot has become Dallas’ “front yard.” It’s all within blocks of the St. Paul and Pearl/Arts District stations, or right along the M-Line Trolley. Consider exploring the Bishop Arts District, located just outside of downtown, which offers a unique blend of boutiques, bakeries and foodie-friendly bistros that line the sidewalks of this quaint

historic neighborhood. The Dallas Streetcar will whisk riders from downtown’s Union Station right to the heart of the bustling Bishop Arts District. When it comes to dining, DART can get you there, too – whether you are looking for casual dining or a more upscale restaurant experience. Steps from Downtown Plano Station, you have numerous choices, from brick-oven pizza to Tex-Mex cuisine. Mockingbird Station also offers access to restaurants that will satisfy just about every palette, taste and budget. Or you can take the Orange Line to Las Colinas Urban Center Station and stroll along scenic Lake Carolyn to Las Colinas Boulevard where you will find abundant dining, including Japanese, Italian and American fare.

Not sure where DART can take you? Discover other places DART can take you by visiting DART.org/ DARTable. And be sure to download DART’s free GoPassSM app. It has every travel tool you need, and you can purchase your passes on your phone! Download it from the App Store or the Google Play store.

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Computer renderings of Jade Waters show visitors lounging pool side.

Making a Splash at Jade Waters The Hilton Anatole’s new outdoor resortstyle pool complex is giving business and leisure travelers something to get excited about.

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allas’ iconic Hilton Anatole Hotel has it all: luxurious rooms, a rooftop steakhouse, a museum quality art-n-antique collection… and now the Hilton Anatole is ramping up for an epic summer season with the debut of Jade Waters, a spectacular 4-acre water wonderland. “The Hilton Anatole is nationally renowned for its unique ability to balance resort-style amenities with an abundance of meeting space and capacity to groups of all sizes,” says Harold Rapoza, General Manager of the Hilton Anatole. “Our newest addition – Jade Waters, an upscale resort-style pool complex, which opens in July – was conceptualized to attract leisure and group guests in the summer months. This new facility will provide a refined, upscale environment most similar to that found at resorts in San Antonio and Austin. The experience will be truly unparalleled here in Dallas.”

And according to Brooke Hoffman, Public Relations Manager at the Anatole, the new addition has already been generating quite a buzz. “We have noticed an increase in family bookings and expect to see that growth continue once the facility is unveiled this month. We’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the positive response we have received from our group clients as well.” Stylish and utterly laid-back, the $15 million Asian-inspired resort not only features a heated 4,000-square-foot leisure pool with a 23-seat swim-up bar, but also a 630-foot-long lazy river and a 7,000-square-foot beachentry family pool – complete with a splash zone and two 180-foot water slides. Oh, and about that world-class art? Along with its 1,000-piece indoor art collection, the hotel has installed 46 more art pieces around the complex’s lush landscape – all of which can be admired while floating in the

lazy river. Should you need a respite from the sun and water-based frolics, an array of plush day beds and luxury private cabanas offer the perfect place to cool down. The complex also includes a 120seat outdoor bar and grill, as well as multiple spaces for hosting outdoor functions. In addition to water activities, the resort dials up the fun with everything from lawn games and dive-in movies to special events. And instrumental in creating the overall Jade Waters experience is the new Recreation Director, Ta’alolo Puni Pau, who previously served as the Recreation Manager at Disney’s acclaimed Aulani Resort and Spa on the island of Oahu. “We are excited about the unique expertise and energy Ta’alolo brings to the Hilton Anatole,” says Rapoza. “The Anatole is internationally recognized as a top destination for groups and conventions. We feel that this appointment


A bird’s eye view of the proposal design Jade Waters.

is a further step toward strengthening our position as a top destination for leisure and family travelers.” Which is no easy feat in Dallas’ increasingly competitive hotel market, but then the Anatole is not just any hotel. “Our owners [Crow Holdings] are greatly supportive of the Hilton Anatole and our team members who work to provide an exceptional stay for our guests,” says Rapoza. “This property is far more than just an asset to them. They built the hotel and continue to be

involved and dedicated to its success to this day, which is pretty rare in our industry. They are always discussing ways to ensure the Anatole stays ‘top of mind’ among the many hotels that have opened in Dallas and nationwide over the past 10 to 15 years. This project will further set us apart from our competition, solidifying Hilton Anatole as the premiere hotel choice for guests seeking an exceptional visit to Dallas and its many attractions during the summer months.”

About Hilton Anatole Located within a 45-acre campus, Hilton Anatole features two high-rise atriums; a 27-story tower; and 1,606 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class, in-room amenities and wired internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 500,000 square feet of event space as well as a variety of recreational activities, including viewing the Art Collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000-square-foot fitness center; tennis courts;

one of the finest lap pools in the region; an indoor jogging track; gift and sundry boutiques; V Spa, the hotel’s newest luxury spa oasis; and five unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the new high-tech Media Grill + Bar, the critically-acclaimed SĒR Steak + Spirits and the chic Gossip Bar. www.hiltonanatole.com

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

Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis explores the artist’s influential role in the Harlem art community and the abstract expressionist movement. On view through August 21; admission is free. Norman Lewis (1909–1979), Title Unknown (March on Washington), 1965, © Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY, L. Ann and Jonathan P. Binstock

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

The Museum’s landmark buildings house one of America’s most distinguished art collections. Admission to the permanent collection is always FREE. Photograph by Nic LeHoux

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s work to date, including 120 works in various media—paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Through September 18. Installation view of Frank Stella: A Retrospective (Whitney Museum of American Art , October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016). From left to right: Lac Laronge IV, 1969; The Fountain, 1992; La penna di hu, 1987–2009; The Grand Armada (IRS-6, IX), 1989; ‘At Sainte Luce!’[Hoango][Q#1], 1998; K.81 combo (K.37 and K.43) large size, 2009; Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), 1970. Photography by Ronald Amstutz.

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


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FEED YOUR NEEDS

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

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

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

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.

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

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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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This esteemed steakhouse offers prime, juicy cuts and succulent, fresh seafood in an

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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happy hours BIERGARTEN This stylish German bar and restaurant outside the entrance to the Omni Dallas Hotel features a wraparound patio and signature menu items as pastrami, baked pretzels, bratwurst and knockwurst. Guests can enjoy $2 off wine, beer & cocktails every Monday – Thursday from 4-6:30 P.M. 665 S. Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 214-303-1880 // biergartenonlamar.com

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allas is scorching hot this time of year, but locals don’t let that keep us from our social gatherings. We just look for air-conditioned spaces and long, cool drinks of anything tasty (preferably alcoholic). After a long day at the office, sight-seeing or shopping there’s nothing better than a great Happy Hour to sit a spell, knock one back and unwind with friends or your partner. Dallas has many entertainment districts within minutes of Downtown that can provide great people watching, delicious nibbles, and creative libations. There are generally two ways to approach your search for the perfect meeting place: cheap drinks or atmosphere? It’s a bonus if you can accomplish both in one venue. Here are a few suggestions:

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Also located outside the entrance to the Omni Dallas Hotel, Cafe Herrera takes a modern and ingredient-focused approach to their cocktail program. Every Monday-Friday from 4-7 P.M., guests can savor $7 select specialty cocktails made with 100% agave tequila, $5 Margaritas, $4 Domestic and $5 Imports. 665 S. Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 214-749-0455 // cafeherrera.com

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Located at the corner of Main and Exposition, CBC offers a great mix of twenty-four local, import and American craft beer on draft every day. CBC gets bonus points for being dog-and-bike friendly. Monday-Friday from 4-7 P.M. you’ll nab $1 off all drafts, wells and wine.

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3600 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226 214-370-9301 // coldbeerco.com Designed for the everyday crowd, Filament offers modern Southern cuisine with classic, memory-evoking desserts. Locals and visitors alike can savor cocktails and appetizers at the bar or experience the a meal tucked into the blue booths lining the interior. Every Monday-Friday from 4:30-6 P.M. small plates are half off and cocktails priced $10 and under are $5 during Happy Hour.

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Located in Uptown’s West Village entertainment and shopping center, Eureka! offers 40 American craft beers on tap and 40 small-batch whiskeys in a modern yet rustic atmosphere. The 200-seat restaurant features a main dining room, spacious bar area, and an al fresco patio complete with ourdoor music. Every day from 2-6 P.M. guests can enjoy $2 off all beers, wines by the glass and Bufalo Trace & Dripping Springs Vodka.

2626 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226 214-760-1080 // filamentdallas.com

mudhen Want a cocktail with a side of healthy eats? “We are not a health food restaurant, but will offer a huge assortment of healthful options, for those who care.” says the Mudhen website. Every Monday -Friday from 4-7 P.M. you’ll find 21 Craft Beers on tap, $1 off all pints, $3 Draughts, $1 off wines by the glass. 900 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201 214-698-7000 // mudheninthe.net

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BREADWINNERS Bread Winners has four locations around town but the Uptown location is one of Dallas’ most iconic spots. Tuesday through Fridays from 4-7 P.M. take advantage of ½-priced appetizers, flatbreads and specialty cocktails and $1 off beer and wine on the patio or inside their spacious New Orleans-style courtyard. Visit their website for additional daily specials.

With two stories and plenty of outdoor areas, the French Quarter vibe of this place will transport you straight to the Big Easy. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 11 A.M. -7 P.M and includes $2 Wells, $2 Domestics, and $4 select wines. Their daily drink specials are too numerous to mention, so visit their website for details.

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3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 214-754-0099 // breadwinnerscafe.com

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Sambuca – Check out “Dallas’ only rockin’ restaurant, featuring a savory new American menu and a variety of nightly live music.” They also have a pretty rockin’ Happy Hour. $4 off all appetizers, $3 off all wines by the glass & well/call/ premium liquors and $2 off all beers every Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 P.M.

In addition to some seriously amazing seafood, you can enjoy ½ -price cocktails, featured wines, and selected appetizers in the Stone Crab Lounge from 4:306:30 P.M. every Monday-Friday.

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3301 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 214-754-0106 // quarterbardallas.com

2401 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201 214-220-2401 // trulucks.com

2120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-744-0820 uptowndallas.sambucarestaurant.com

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A SERIES OF AMBITIOUS PROJECTS HAS TRANSFORMED DOWNTOWN DALLAS FROM A STERILE OFFICE PARK TO A VIBRANT URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE THOUSANDS COME TO LIVE AND EVEN MORE COME TO PLAY.

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f you haven’t visited Downtown Dallas lately, then you probably won’t recognize it. Sure, the iconic orb atop Reunion Tower still graces the skyline, and the century-old Neiman Marcus flagship store continues to be a bastion of fashion along Main Street. But amid the jumble of shimmering skyscrapers, a monumental transformation is taking place: Downtown Dallas is experiencing a major boom. For the first time in nearly three decades, the area is showing renewed signs of life: new highrises are being constructed and abandoned buildings are being repurposed— not only to house offices— but also to accommodate upscale residences and hotels. “At present, there are over 90 current developments announced or under construction in Downtown’s 15 districts,” says John Crawford, CEO and President of Downtown Dallas, Inc. “Residential growth is off the charts (over 5,500 units announced or under construction), and our residential occupancy rates are over 94 percent.” In the past decade, Downtown Dallas has become a hot place to live—the population has grown from 200 to 8,000 residents inside its urban core, notwithstanding the more than 40,000 people residing within all fifteen districts. It’s not only apartments that are going up at a record rate; there’s

also a demand for more hotels to support the area’s growing tourism sector—which according to the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, accounts for over 24 million visitors each year. Dallas led the country in hotel projects in 2015— a dozen of which were constructed in downtown’s central core. Among the fresh crop is a 326room Westin— which debuted in March as part of an adaptive re-use project in the 1960s-era One Main Place building. Opening inside the historic Mercantile Commerce tower is a new dual-brand Marriott, featuring a Residence Inn and boutique AC Hotel. And developers are also breathing new life into the long-abandoned Statler Hilton, a hotel which was one of the most glamorous of its time when it opened in 1956. When it reopens next year, the 19-story, mid-century structure will feature guest rooms and apartments as well as offices, shops, restaurants and a rooftop pool overlooking the skyline. And the lineup of options is still growing: during the next two years, seventeen more are projected to open— amounting to a total number of 54 hotels, with roughly 12,000 rooms up for grabs— in the downtown area alone. The expansion of hotel rooms is certainly boosting Dallas’ appeal as one of the top convention destinations in the nation, but the

area’s abundance of attractions— particularly in Downtown—is proving to be a big draw for leisure travelers, too. Indeed, the downtown of today is a far cry from the desolate ghost town it was just a decade ago. “Today there is new energy on the streets day and night,” adds Crawford. “There are over 180 places to shop downtown with more on the way, and almost every new project or redevelopment has some component of retail on the ground floor.” Downtown’s food scene is also blossoming with over 420 bars and restaurants, 50 of which opened up in 2015. And when it comes to attractions, Downtown Dallas boasts some of the best, if not the biggest in the country— and a prime example is the 68-acre Dallas Arts District, the largest urban art zone of its kind in the nation. Not only does the District offer several superb performance venues, including the nationally acclaimed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center— and three world-class museums (the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art)— it also houses one of the world’s largest collections of Pritzker Prize-winning buildings in one contiguous location. Just down the road in Victory Park lies another breathtaking


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“TODAY THERE IS A NEW ENERGY ON THE STREETS DAY AND NIGHT.”

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Top: The city sets up for the Farmer’s Market. Left: Catch a glimpse of Dallas’ iconic eye in the Bishop Arts District. Upper Right: City Hall in Downtown Dallas. Lower right: The stunning exterior of the Joule Hotel. Bottom: Children play in the fountains of Klyde Warren Park.

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“WE ARE A VERY YOUNG CITY AND WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN.”

masterpiece— the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne. The $185 million museum, featuring five floors, was funded solely from donations, including a $60 million gift from the family of billionaire businessman and former presidential candidate Ross Perot. Downtown’s long-ignored east side is experiencing a rebirth as well, with a recent $65-million makeover to the 75-year-old Dallas Farmers Market. And with it has come a slew of new vendors and a massive 26,000-square-foot food hall offering everything from artisanal food stalls to restaurants and retail shops. Speaking of delicious happenings, the city-owned Omni Dallas Hotel in the Convention District has recently transformed a vacant corner of its property into a culinary destination by bringing in four new eateries: Biergarten, Coal Vines, Black Ship Little Katana, and Café Herrera. “The four new restaurants are Dallas icons that locals love,” says Ed Netzhammer, Regional Vice President of the Omni Dallas

Hotel. “Visitors always ask our concierge, ‘Where do the locals go?’ Our answer now is right outside our front door.” But it’s not only hotel guests who are digging into the Omni’s array of dining options (which also include Texas Spice, Bob’s Steak & Chop House and the Owners Box sports bar) – the restaurants are also becoming a huge draw for area workers and residents. “In fact, the hotel is now a destination where locals plan staycations,” says Netzhammer. “They stay at the hotel, dine in our seven restaurants, watch their team in the Owners Box, relax in the spa and enjoy our pool. Many end up never leaving the hotel.” And as if that’s not enough, Downtown is now home to an amazing community gathering place —the Klyde Warren Park— a 5-acre deck park perched on top of a recessed freeway. In addition to making the area more pedestrian friendly, the park generated millions in economic benefits for the city. Along with allocated spaces for kids, dogs and lawn games, the park offers year-round programming, ranging from

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daily fitness sessions to musical performances and seasonal film screenings. However, these changes haven’t happened overnight— it has taken decades of planning and billions of dollars in investment. “Several factors have made the revitalization process possible, including a renewed interest in Downtowns, and the live, work and play concept,” says Crawford. “Public private partnerships also play a huge role; many of the large-scale redevelopments and adaptive reuse projects we see happening in Downtown Dallas would not be possible without all parties involved, including the City of Dallas, private developers and everyone in between.” One of the major players leading the way in Downtown’s rebirth is developer Tim Headington of Headington Oil Co. LLC. In the last twelve years, Headington has spent more than $150 million to transform part of Main Street into a premier shopping and dining destination. One of Headington’s most prized accomplishments to date

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The trolly makes its way through Downtown Dallas.

Meanwhile, across the street — adjacent to Tony Tasset’s famed Eye sculpture —Headington’s company is finishing the final touches on a 45,000-square-foot, multilevel structure that will house Dallas luxury retailer Forty Five Ten in the fall. And over in the Arts District, Dallas developer Craig Hall, chairman and CEO of Hall Financial Group, has been busy working on the Hall Arts development, a three-tower, $500-million complex occupying a prime 5-acre slice of land near the AT&T Performing Arts Center. “We first purchased our land in the Dallas Arts District in 1995 with the knowledge that there were plans for performing arts buildings in the neighborhood,”

says Hall. “It took years to raise the money, but eventually the buildings that are now known as the Wyly Theater and Winspear Opera House were built. We knew we were early, and we waited patiently until the time came for us to begin building.” Already open is the first phase of the development, KPMG Plaza, an 18-story office tower that was more than 70 percent leased before it opened in the summer of 2015. In addition to offices, the tower includes 20,000 square feet of retail space and houses award-winning chef Stephan Pyles’ new flagship restaurant, Flora Street Cafe. “Our second and third phases are in-design and in-process,” says Hall. “We hope to be starting the

second phase, which will include a luxury residential tower and boutique hotel, late this year or early next year, though we are more concerned about getting the details exactly right than the absolute timing. Our goal is to do everything we can to bring more excitement and energy to the Arts District.” Dallas is no longer simply a place to pass through on business; it’s now becoming an exciting destination worthy of a visit on its own. And there’s still much more to come. “In the coming decade as Downtown continues to evolve, expect to see more retail and services as well as new schools and grocery stores, says Crawford. “Infill projects are starting to

transpire, as we are almost out of old empty office buildings to convert to other uses. We will begin to see a lot of new construction likely taking the place of surface parking lots, and the skyline will also be very different in ten years. We are a very young city, and we have only just begun.”

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DOWNTOWN DALLAS DETAILS WHAT TO DO Dallas Museum of Art One of the largest art museums in the nation, the Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed Dallas Museum of Art is home to over 23,000 works of paintings, sculptures, jewelry and artifacts by artists such as Pollock, Rothko, Monet, Rodin and Picasso. (dm-art.org) Meyerson Symphony Center Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and widely considered one of the world’s greatest orchestra halls, the Meyerson offers a packed schedule of performances by visiting musical luminaries as well as the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra. (mydso.com)

School Book Depository building, may help clear up the confusion or at least provide a comprehensive perspective into the events that transpired that fateful day in 1963. (jfk.org) Nasher Sculpture Center Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Nasher showcases the private sculpture collection of real estate developer Raymond Nasher and his wife Nancy. The collection is considered to be one of the most extraordinary assemblages of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. (nashersculpturecenter.org) Crow Collection of Asian Art Known for housing one of the most important Eastern art collections in the Southwest, this intimate museum features master works hailing from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, many of which have been assembled from the private collection of local real estate mogul Trammel Crow and his wife Margaret. (crowcollection.com) Dallas World Aquarium There’s more than exotic fish than meets the eye at this privately-owned rainforest retreat. Be on the lookout

for everything from three-toed sloths to manatees, penguins and even a few jaguars. (dwazoo.com)

WHERE TO SHOP Neiman Marcus A Dallas icon dating back to 1914, the flagship Neiman Marcus on Main Street boasts five floors of designer labels for women, men and children as well as toys, gifts and home decor. (neimanmarcus.com) TenOverSix This popular Los Angeles based boutique, tucked inside of the Joule Hotel on Main Street, is a veritable haven for anyone needing a little retail therapy, with everything from unique gifts to accessories and fashions for women, men and children. (shop.tenover6.com) Wild Bill’s Western Store For those looking to cowboy it up, Wild Bill’s in the West End is a treasure trove of western chic touting everything from Lucchese boots and Stetson hats to apparel, accessories and gifts. (wildbillswestern.com) Dallas Antique Company Nestled inside of the Market food hall at the Dallas Farmers Market,

this antique emporium is a muststop for anyone on the hunt for hard-to-find vintage collectibles, rustic decor and one-of-a-kind European furnishings. (dallasantiquecompany.com) Stanley Korshak This stunning 65,000 square-foot Uptown emporium is comprised of a collection of specialized boutiques offering chic off-the-runway fashions, made-to-order suits, lavish accessories and home decor. (www.stanleykorshak.com)

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK Flora Street Cafe One of the legendary founding fathers of Southwestern cuisine, chef Stephan Pyles, pays homage to elevated Texas cuisine at his new elegant flagship— located within Hall Arts Plaza in the Dallas Arts District. (stephanpylesrestaurant.com) Fearing’s Celebrity chef Dean Fearing (also known as one of the fathers of Southwestern cuisine) turns out superb modern American dishes at his namesake restaurant in Uptown’s Ritz Carlton hotel. (fearingsrestaurant.com)

Left: Entrance to the Nasher Scultpure Garden. Middle: Lock eyes with the fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. Right: Explore treasures at Dallas Antique Company. Bottom: Discover gorgeous galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art. Courtesy of the Dallas Antique Company

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Uchi Dallas Located in Uptown, this Austin-based offshoot of James Beard Award-winning chef Tyson Cole turns out some of the most imaginative Japanese fare in town. If tables are impossible to snag, head upstairs to Top Knot, Uchi’s more casual sibling. (uchirestaurants.com) CBD Provisions The Joule’s chic brasserie is where to go for delicious modern American fare in the heart of Downtown’s Main Street District. Do try the signature Berkshire pig head carnitas and be sure to top off the evening with a craft cocktail at Midnight Rambler, the hotel’s sexy, subterranean lounge. (cbdprovisions.com) The Palm This legendary New York export has been a West End fixture for over three decades. Expect to find mouth-watering steaks, succulent lobsters and walls filled with caricatures of famous faces. (thepalm.com/Dallas) Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse Sensational steaks and an extensive menu of wild game are on order at Tony Street’s sprawling,

country-style retreat in Dallas’ West End. (yoranchsteakhouse.com)

WHERE TO STAY The Joule Set in a renovated 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building in the Main Street District, this gorgeous 161room hotel features retail boutiques, restaurants, a world-class spa and more than 30,000-square-feet of meeting and event space. One of the main attractions is a cantilevered pool that extends over the walkway below. (thejouledallas.com) The Westin Dallas Nestled inside a revamped 1960s-era Main Street District building, the luxurious Westin has 326 oversized guest rooms, three restaurants, a fitness studio and over 31,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel also houses the highest indoor pool in Texas, boasting Instagram-worthy views of the skyline. (starwoodhotels.com/westin) The Adolphus Hotel Set in a historically-listed Beaux Arts building, this century-old Dallas grande dame in the Main Street District offers 407 elegantly-ap-

pointed rooms, a fitness center and three dining options, including the renowned French Room restaurant. (hoteladolphus.com) Ritz Carlton Everything you’d expect from a Ritz is at this 218-room Dallas outpost in the vibrant Uptown District. Along with a 24-hour spa and fitness center, a heated pool and 19,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel hosts a complimentary guacamole and margarita tasting every evening in the lobby. Also located here is celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s eponymous restaurant. (ritzcarlton.com) Omni Dallas Hotel Crowning the Civic Center District with an ever-changing LED light show, this 1,000-room deluxe hotel is just the ticket for convention-goers, especially since it offers direct access to the Dallas Convention Center via its own sky bridge. Amenities include a state-of-theart fitness center, several terrific restaurants and 110,000 square feet of event space. The icing on the cake is the hotel’s infinity pool offering sweeping views of the city. (omnihotels.com)

DOWNTOWN DALLAS DETAILS GETTING AROUND Downtown Dallas is the most walkable area in Texas, but if you don’t want to pound the pavement, you can hop aboard the DART D-Link, a complimentary shuttle which regularly circulates throughout downtown. (www.dart.org/dlink) The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority also offers free rides on its three restored vintage trolleys between the Dallas Arts District and Uptown seven days a week. (www.mata.org) For more information, check out Downtown Dallas Inc. at downtowndallas.com.

Left: Delectable dining at the Flora Street Cafe. Right: Stay in style at The Joule Hotel. Bottom: The luxorious lobby of the famous Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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he first time I saw Joe Ely perform was in the 70s at a club in Minneapolis. The room was overflowing with college-age kids, much like me, many from the nearby University of Minnesota. A few nights before, James Brown had smoked a similarly packed house with the kind of supercharged funk-fest you’d expect from The Godfather of Soul in his prime. But Ely was a different act altogether. He possessed a unique ability to stir up a crowd with a Buddy Holly-styled roadhouse barnburner followed by a wistful ballad that could silence the same room and leave his audience hanging on every word. The evening proved a musical education, I suspect, for most of those in attendance that would

likely be remembered fondly for years. Fortunately, some things are slow to change. Just as he did in the early days, Ely still cuts an uncommon figure in his cowboy uniform: denim jeans and western-cut shirt, accented by a faded red bandana and worn boots. He’s a little on the inconspicuous side. If you’re not paying attention you may miss him, sitting unassumingly at the end of a dark bar while a Hank Williams tune crackles on the jukebox. “There’s an earthy roguish, very manly quality to Joe Ely’s voice,” says musician Sara Hickman, who grew up in Houston and is an avowed fan. “He’s a modern rock and roll cowboy with a dash of GQ.” The lines around Ely’s eyes

read a bit like a roadmap of the southwestern states he’s travelled for decades. His songs take you to the places he writes about so eloquently. And even though you’ve never been to “Mockingbird Hill,” “Cloister Mountain” or “Silver City,” after listening you’d probably swear you had. “Letter to Laredo” and “She Never Spoke Spanish to Me” are every bit as poetic as Leonard Cohen chestnuts “Suzanne” and “Bird on a Wire,” but with Ely’s definitive edge. He epitomizes what might be considered old school Country, with a thick slice of “high & lonesome” on the side. And his best songs, they ring as sure today as they did when he wrote them years ago. Ely’s image is that of a


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Left: Ely still gets a charge from taking the stage with kindred spirit and old friend Bruce Springsteen. Right: A 25-year old duet by Ely and Linda Ronstadt, “Where Is My Love,” was uncovered and released in 2014. Recorded in Los Angeles back in 1987, Ely has performed the song during concerts over the years. It is currently available on iTunes.

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troubadour. In fact, it seems he’s hardly ever been off the road since he started performing. Old friend Bruce Springsteen has been connected to Ely for many years. Rarified rock and roll air for certain, but something the road-tested, 69-year-old Texas Country icon routinely shrugs off. Small wonder for a guy who’s opened for The Rolling Stones, and consistently shared stages and studios with established stars including The Boss, John Hiatt and Tom Petty, as well as younger artists such as Uncle Tupelo and Reckless Kelly. When Springsteen played Texas in May 2014, he eagerly welcomed his ol’ Texas buddy onstage to harmonize a pair of flame-thrower encores in “Great Balls of Fire” and “Lucille.” And why not: Ely’s been extraordinarily adroit at keeping a boot in a number of musical camps. His 1978 album, Honky Tonk Masquerade, made it into the hands of the late Joe Strummer of famed English punk band, The Clash. The pair became friends, and played on the same concert bills. When the band cut their landmark Combat Rock album, Ely was invited along to lend background vocals (in Tex-Mex Spanish) to one of the group’s most memorable tunes, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Years later Strummer planned

to record with Ely’s band. However, he died suddenly of cardiac arrest in 2002 at age 50 before anything materialized. Ely’s said it’s one of his life’s greatest regrets. Lubbock’s a Texas original; a breeding ground for country music, which locals discuss in damn near spiritual tones. Beyond the city’s most famous son, Buddy Holly, it’s been a proving ground for Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Delbert McClinton, Angela Strehli and more. Echoes of the past can be heard baked into Ely’s music, along with influences of folk contemporaries such as Bob Dylan, and fellow Texans including the late Guy Clark (who passed away this year) and Townes Van Zandt. Born in Amarillo, Ely’s family moved to Lubbock when young Joe was a boy. His dad died a couple of years later. Family issues forced Ely and his brother to leave the area to live with relatives for a spell. When they returned to town as teenagers, Ely dropped out of school to focus on music. He decided to take his show on the road, traveling to California, then to New York and later to Europe, where he worked with a theatrical company. “I first met Joey Ely (as he was called back then) in ‘69 at a little club in Lubbock,” says Bob Livingston, a founding member of the legendary Lost Gonzo

Band, which backed Jerry Jeff Walker and Dallas native Michael Martin Murphey in the 1970s. He played in a sort of a “dreamy, detached way,” recalls Livingston. Ely would fidget, he says, look uncomfortable and rarely speak between songs. “He just looked down a lot and mumbled. But he sang really soulfully and chose obscure songs (at least ones I’d never heard before),” he remembers fondly. For Livingston, a key figure in the 70s outlaw movement in Texas and a globetrotting ambassador of American music, the experience proved transforming. “His unusual and blasé performance had a profound affect on me,” he says. “… I basically reinvented my musical direction in the model of Joey Ely.” In 1972 Ely hooked up with friends Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. They would soon introduce the world to The Flatlanders. “Jimmie was like a well of country music,” says Ely. “He knew everything about it. And Butch was from the folk world. I was kind of the rock and roll guy…. We hit it off and started playing a lot together. That opened up a whole new world I had never known existed.” The trio’s first recording together included 14 basic tracks laid off to a reel-to-reel in an Odessa studio. Aficionados have gone as far to


music executive asked if there were other Texas groups to consider, Livingston knew just what to do. “I gave him a demo Ely had recorded in Lubbock,” he recalls. “They were so blown away, they flew to Lubbock and caught Ely’s show.” The MCA mangers signed him on the spot. Eventually, Ely left Lubbock for good. With Austin as home base, he’s toured and recorded for years. Aside from his long running solo career, Ely’s also been an active member of a musical collective know as Los Super Seven. Since forming in the late 90s, the band’s included players such as the late Freddy Fender, plus David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos among many. Over the years the Grammywinning ensemble has morphed with each project, but managed to retain its distinctive vibe, thanks in no small part to its unique participants. “Joe has always been one-of-a-kind,” says

Maines. “He never tried to sound like anyone and no one sounds like him.” Big commercial success has been evasive, but it’s never seemed to bother Ely. That said, he has been on a bit of an impressive dash over the last few years. In May 2015 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Ely was named State Musician of Texas by the legislature. It’s a distinctive honor held in the past by Lone Star luminaries including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett

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call it the birth of American altcountry music. Without The Flatlander’s paving the genre’s road, it’s doubtful artists such as Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Old 97’s and others would have ever gotten too far into gear. The band’s brilliant blend of folk, blues, country and Tex-Mex was simply unprecedented, as unique as it is enduring. Together, they’ve made some of the most memorable music to come out of Texas since Willie Nelson left Nashville and returned home to help kick-start the Austin scene with musicians such as Livingston, Murphey, Walker and others. In celebration of The Flatlanders’ 40 years together, in 2012 they finally released the recordings, known as The Odessa Tapes, on CD, DVD and, of course, vinyl. Ely returned to the road, but this time with his own group: the Joe Ely Band. One of the players was young Lloyd Maines, a talented steel guitarist who went on to produce for musicians including Ely and The Flatlanders as well as Texas Country mainstays Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green and The Dixie Chicks (his daughter, Natalie Maines, is the band’s lead singer). Maines won a Grammy in 2003 as producer of the Chicks’ celebrated album, Home. “Our first gig was in Lubbock at the Main Street Saloon,” remembers Maines, who estimates he’s played over 2,000 shows with Ely since 1973. “Joe called me and said he wanted to play Friday and Saturday to try and make enough money to move to Austin for a while.” Maines says things went so well for Ely’s new quartet, they regrouped and played the next weekend. “That evolved into a band that would have an important impact for many years. Still does. And the rest is history.” Around the same time, The Lost Gonzo Band had been recording for MCA Records. When the label’s top country

and others. As the state’s designated musician in 2010, Sara Hickman has a special appreciation for the role. “He’s unique, he’s quirky, he has the clarity and precise, getto-the-point writing of a Lubbock songwriter. He sings about Texas, love and people in a way that’s never corny, but gritty and real,” says Hickman. The consequence of the official designation wasn’t lost on Ely. “I am, of course, honored and surprised,” he added. “I’ve lived in this state all of my life, and Texas has been the source of a lot of inspiration for my songs.” Ely released Panhandle Rambler in 2015 to a predictably enthusiastic reception by music critics and longtime fans. Count Linda Ronstadt among them. “I’ve been playing it the last few days,” she says. “Joe’s stories are like watching a movie in Cinemascope and Technicolor. He did a perfect job....” This is album number fourteen for Ely; it features a dozen songs ranging from introspective sketches of a windblown life on the road to a lovely paean for his wife. “You Saved Me” was written, he says, while hopelessly stuck in a cramped motel room during an ice storm in small town Texas

Ely performs with Texas Country singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen last February.

after playing a benefit. “Here’s to the Weary” has special meaning to Ely, particularly as it relates to his early hometown musical heroes. Panhandle Rambler also features covers of colleagues’ tunes: Guy Clark’s classic “Magdalene” and another from Butch Hancock, “When the Nights Are Cold.” “I had a great time working on the record,” says Ely. “I wish they all were that much fun.” The ol’ Texas road warrior is back on the road. Already this year he’s played nearly every major market in Texas (some twice), as well as crisscrossing the U.S. with shows in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Kansas City, Miami, Chicago and more. Rock and roll may be a young man’s game, but don’t tell Joe Ely. He continues to travel America’s highways and back roads, on his way to the next gig, across a vast landscape filled with yet-tobe-told stories. You just have to know where to look for them.

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mysterious country that has been closed to Americans for over 50 years could soon be open for travel. In a historic move, President Barack Obama has opened diplomatic relations and begun loosening travel sanctions for Americans visiting Cuba. What’s more, the U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded six domestic airlines to begin scheduled air service to Cuba from five U.S. cities. While service to Havana is currently off limits, Cuba’s nine international airports in other cities will be open for business. Most authorized airlines plan to begin their services in the fall and winter of 2016 and 2017, with tickets likely available much sooner. But don’t rush to buy a plane ticket – you could find yourself prevented from boarding the plane. You need permission from the U.S. and Cuba to travel. Each approved

airline must follow the laws and regulations still in place regarding travel from the U.S. to Cuba. Always check with the carrier directly if you’re thinking of buying a ticket. The six approved carriers are: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. So far, travelers will be able to fly to one of Cuba’s nine approved airports from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Philadelphia. 90 daily round trips are approved, with more to come if Havana flights are later allowed. The decision on flights to Havana will be announced later this summer. So, what are the travel limitations, and how should you navigate them? General tourism to Cuba is strictly prohibited; and travel is limited to specific categories with individual and group tourism still banned. The

outcome of the next presidential election may determine how fast this situation changes – whether travel restrictions will continue to loosen, or whether the airline services will cease due to the current non-legally-binding arrangement. Currently, travel is limited to 12 categories, including religious, educational, journalistic or cultural visits. Family visits for Cuban Americans are easier to arrange, but you have to use agencies approved by the U.S. Treasury. Every U.S. citizen needs a visa to enter Cuba. Bringing back $400 worth of Cuban goods is allowed as long as it is for personal use, with just $100 accounting for alcohol and tobacco. Travelers from the U.S. should also pay for expenses while on the island in cash, using the Cuban peso – while U.S. debit and credit cards are legal, they do not yet function in Cuba. Visitors must also keep records and travel


receipts for up to five years after returning home. Despite all of the restrictions, many Americans are optimistic. A U.S. traveler to Cuba no longer needs a specialized license from the government to go, as long as the traveler fits one of the 12 categories – one only needs a general license, which is not a piece of paper, but more or less an honor-based presumption. And with a wide array of categories, travelers are happy to schedule educational and cultural excursions – meeting with Cuban people, visiting historic museums and exhibitions – as main events in their itineraries. However, it is still tricky to travel to Cuba as an individual, so your best option for traveling legally is to go as part of a small guided trip tailored to your interests – authorized travel agencies can help you navigate the limitations smoothly and arrange peopleto-people interactions so that

you need only relax and enjoy your stay. So what can you expect to find when visiting Cuba? This is a land that to some extent is still in a time warp. The pace of life is much slower. Technology and property development have only just begun to affect the Cuban landscape. You can take private tours of Havana in a 1950s Chevy without feeling out of place. Only 90 miles from Miami, Cuba was once the playground for the rich and famous, and U.S. citizens swarmed to the island. Organized crime even set its sights on the casinos and hotels, with the likes of leading mob bosses Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano. Havana was a haven for mobsters under the Batista regime, which profited from the extensive fees the crime lords paid for the privilege of running casinos. The American Mafia’s infamous Havana Conference in 1946 ran under the cover of

a gala party with singer Frank Sinatra as its entertainment. Others in attendance included Sam Giancana, Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, Carlos Marcello and the Fischetti brothers, who delivered a suitcase containing $2 million in cash to Luciano. In 1959, when then Prime Minister Fidel Castro gained power, Castro abolished gambling in Cuba and sent the Mafia scrambling. Now, among other possibilities should the U.S. and Cuba relations succeed, Cuba could see a return to U.S. executive-owned casinos – all legal, of course! “The most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen,” is how Christopher Columbus described Cuba when landing on its shores for the first time in 1492. Little has changed since then. Many of the beaches and mountainous, forested interiors would be instantly recognizable. This

“The most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen.”

Celebrity Frank Sinatra (left) visited the island in the 50’s along with gangster Meyer Lansky (right) who was hoping to cash in on the lucrative Cuban Casino business.

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“Cuba is a land of contrasts.” is a land of incredible beauty, of crystal clear waters and sun drenched beaches, of massive green rivers winding through forests to quiet beaches covered in sand of every color from pale pink to sparkling black. This is a tropical paradise perfect for romantic celebrations, relaxing vacations, as well as adventurous exploration. Cuba is a land of contrasts, from the tropical rain forest of the Sagua-Barocoa Mountains to the Zapata Peninsula, which is the largest wetland in the Antilles. The Cays house the second largest coral reef in the world, and at Cayo Largo del Sur, one of the most stunning sights of the natural world can be seen when hundreds of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. There are miles of shimmering beaches protected by coral reefs. At night, the historic cities and towns of Cuba come

alive with music and dance. There are clubs, cabarets and street side salsas. Cuba’s capital city, Havana, is the largest city in the Caribbean, possessing a stunning historic neighborhood of Vieja Habana complete with castles, cathedrals and mansions. Numerous resorts can be found mainly within the Varadero, Jardines del Rey and Herradua Keys areas. Most hotels are owned by the Cuban government, or by overseas businesses such as Spanish resort groups. Located on a long narrow peninsula stretching out into the Caribbean, Varadero has been attracting visitors (including Al Capone!) since the 1870s. The soft, white sandy beaches are fringed with palm trees, and the azure blue sea perfect for scuba diving into stalagmite caves. Royal Service Paradisus Varadero is one of the most

luxurious hotels in the area. The stylish Hispanic architecture has its own special charm, with its canopy-edged beds and cream-and-brown décor with subtle splashes of color creating an oasis of tranquility. Choose the Royal Service option for the services of a personal butler and a private pool. When dining, guests are spoiled for choice since the restaurants cook up a plethora of A la Carte cuisines from Cuban to Italian, Mexican to Japanese. Sited directly opposite the expansive Varadero beach, the Iberostar Varadero is characterized by low-slung, tropical Cuban-styled buildings. The bright sunny interior décor in yellows, apricots and terracottas reflect the lively Caribbean style. Take a dance class; try your skills at archery, horseback riding, waterskiing or golf. Dine A la Carte on gourmet food, sample Cuban

delicacies, sushi, burgers or dishes from around the world. At night, enjoy the music of live bands, dance in the disco or enjoy a spectacular show or two. Over on Cuba’s North Coast, the Jardines del Rey archipelago is the site of the Meliá Buenavista. An ecofriendly, adults-only resort, it offers total luxury, impeccable service and exclusivity. Even the three beaches are exclusive to the resort. Each elegant suite is set within pretty, two story bungalows built on stilts with views over the beach, garden or pools. Paintings and prints by prestigious Cuban artist, Zaida del Rio, adorn the walls of the Hispanic-styled buildings. The crystalline waters and sparkling white beach of the Cayo Ensenachos, part of the Herradua Keys, are among the most beautiful in Cuba. These are quiet, uncrowded

Left: Havana comes alive with local street musicians. Right: Thatched buildings in colonial architecture surround the shimmering pool waters of the Iborestar Veradero.

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As dusk falls, a fairy tale setting emerges at the Iberostar Ensenaches Beach.

beaches surrounded by stunning scenery. Iberostar Ensenachos is a luxury resort built in a colonial style of architecture. The welcoming, sophisticated décor is beautifully cool and fresh with hints of blue and green enhancing the predominant white and cream. Balco-

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nies and terraces provide views across the gardens and sea. As dusk draws in, the charming pool area with its grand staircases becomes a fairytale setting, perfect for a romantic evening. Take a trip from Cayo Ensenachos to discover the other Cuban Keys. Roads link

the network of islands, allowing visitors to explore the forests and hidden beaches. Swim with dolphins at Cayo Santa Maria, go sailing, or relax with a camchánchara made from eaude-vie, honey, lemon and mint at La Estrella. A paradise island, Cuba

is a perfect destination for relaxation and fun, where sports and exploration on land and sea offer superb experiences for everyone – once the restrictions are fully lifted!

Check out the links below for the most up to date from the U.S. Government: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_faqs_new.pdf For specific details about the de-restrictions and specialist groups allowed in Cuba: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/cuba.html https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/CubanonHavanaFactSheet.pdf

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The Dixie Chicks Gexa Energy Pavillion

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.

The little ol’ cowgirl band that began in Dallas grew up to become one of the most successful crossover groups in history. Their mix of country, bluegrass and pop changed music in the 90’s fueled by songs including “Wide Open Spaces” and “Not Ready To Make Nice.” The Chicks have been awarded 13 Grammys, including five for the band’s seminal album Taking the Long Way. They’ve also sold over 30 million albums (more than 27 million in the U.S. alone) making the group the top-selling all-female band and biggest selling country group of the era (1991-present). The band has reunited for their highly anticipated DCX MMXVI World Tour.

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Gexa Energy Pavilion

Miranda July’s Lost Child!

Todd Cole

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Jim Gaffigan

Winspear Opera House

The stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist is one of the bigger names in contemporary humor. He’s also the father of five children, which brings an endless stream of hilarious family remarks to his shows. The former college football player is never blue and always family friendly; catch a hilariously deep well of observational humor and jokes about food. THROUGH JULY 10 & JULY 12-17

42nd Street

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Kaboom Town

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From a fledgling Portland artist, to her current successes as an award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, she delivers insights ranging from poignant to hilarious. With moments of interactive performance, video clips and short readings, the evening explores the world of one of today’s most original artists discussing the making of books, movies, performances and more. JULY 8

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Event Center (Allen)

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

Twenty Øne Pilots

La Tropa F

Music Hall at Fair Park, Bass Hall (Fort Worth)

Addison Circle Park

Broadway’s triumph returns with a fresh new face. New York-style singing/dancing and hits such as “We’re In the Money” and more.

USA Today named it one of America’s top Independence Day fireworks displays. It’s free, and visible from about anywhere in the area.

The electric-duo powered their popularity with songs including “Tear in My Heart”, “Stressed Out” and “Car Radio.”

The award-winning Tejano band has a Grammy nomination and three Latin Grammy nominations to their credit.

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JULY 11

Nasher Sculpture Garden

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

Improv (Addison)

Event Center (Allen)

The Swiss-born artist has spent years making work based on a fictional feminist art commune she created called The Crystal Frontier.

She stole hearts on “The Voice,” covering rock anthems. Last summer, she released “Power” from her debut album, Fire in My Soul.

Known for his character on NBC’s “The Office”, the comedian’s also had plum roles in Pineapple Express and more.

As Badlands shot up the charts, she joined The Weeknd for a tour and gathered a People’s Choice nomination in the process.

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JULY 9

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SIghtings: Mai-Thu Perret

4th of July Picnic

Hannah Kirby

Fair Park Fourth

Craig Robinson

Charley Pride

Billy Bob’s Texas (Forth Worth)

Cotton Bowl

Arlington Music Hall

Commemorate America’s birthday a little early with Turnpike Troubadours, Billy Joe Shaver and Mike and the Moonpies.

This event is free and features a fireworks display best seen from inside the stadium, the original home of the Dallas Cowboys.

A longtime Dallasite, he earned a place in country music history with more than 30 number ones, including “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.”

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The Singapore Slingers Celebrate America Kessler Theater

Catch authentic arrangements, attire, even many of the instruments, all spiked with preswing American dance tunes. JULY 2-4

Family Fireworks’ Picnic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Botanic Gardens (Fort Worth)

Pack a picnic and chant U-S-A, U-S-A, in patriotic fashion, with marches, military salutes and a fireworks show.

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Ms. Pat

Improv (Arlington)

Very funny stuff – she’s appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

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Rick Trevino Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

A native Texan Grammy-winner, he’s one of the most popular Latin country singers ever. “She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry” and “Doctor Time.”

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Marcia Ball Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

A rollicking, barrelhouse piano is a hallmark of one of Texas’ favorite musicians known for rockin’ the house whenever she plays.

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Book of Love Granada Theater

Led by vocalist Susan Ottaviano, the synthpop group formed in the 80’s and became an American dance club essential.

Halsey

Welcome to Night Vale (with musical guest Erin McKeown) Majestic Theatre

This stage version of the podcast tells stories from the strange desert town with rich, nuanced drama in the form of a local radio show. JULY 11

98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream, Ryan Cabrera Music Hall at Fair Park

Nick and Drew Lachey along with boy bandmates headline an evening of soulful pop and dance moves. JULY 12

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Poor David’s Pub

The band’s all-star drummer pays a special tribute in Remembering Keith: The Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer.

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Windspear Opera House

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

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Some may be surprised to learn that the California comic’s works have sold millions of albums and resulted in four Grammy Awards as well as four gold and six platinum records in the U.S. during his career. The king of musical parody staged his Mandatory World Tour in 2015. It was wildly successful, so much so that the four-time Grammy-winning artist has kept it going.

He started his career at age 20, and before long was performing on “Def Comedy Jam.” Since then, the comedic actor from Atlanta has gained superstar status working as Smokey in Friday and in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. As a stand up artist, he’s a mind-blower, a huge favorite with audiences in large concert halls and venues

JULY 12-14

JULY 15

JULY 20

JULY 22

Fair Park (Automobile Building)

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

The Field @ Verizon Theatre (Grand Prarie)

Sample scrumptious dishes from dozens of top tier Texas chefs all in one, big convenient location.

David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John and the Black Crowes have all featured the New Orleans powerhouse ensemble on their albums.

At age 15 he became the youngest artist to debut in the Top 25 with his first song on the Billboard Hot 100.

Both bands perform full headlining sets in the wake of Modest Mouse’s latest (Strangers to Ourselves) and Brand New’s single, “Mene.”

JULY 14

JULY 16

JULY 21

JULY 22

Bishop Arts District (Oak Cliff)

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

Granada Theater

American Airlines Center

Vive la France! Celebrate all things French in the heart of one of DFW’s top arts districts with wine, crepe stands and more.

Once part of Foster & Lloyd, the native Texan has also written for stars such as Kieth Urban and The Dixie Chicks.

After successful stints in Toadies and Burden Brothers, now the Texas vocalist takes a solo turn with a unique post-grunge sound.

The global rap and hip-hop superstar and Grammy Award winner brings his red-hot Bad Man Tour to North Texas.

JULY 14-17

JULY 16

JULY 21

JULY 22-23

Improv (Addison)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

American Airlines Center

Improv (Arlington)

Chris’ younger brother is also an excellent stand up comic. He’s appeared on stages around the world, on Comedy Central, Oxygen, and in films.

Since the 70’s the Red, White and Blue guitarist has been playing hits including “Journey to the Center of your Mind” and “Cat Scratch Fever.”

From his early TV role on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” up through his Grammy winning music career, the superstar rapper has it all.

The former “SNL” player’s had a decent career working in movies. He’s currently starring in his own innovative series, “Real Rob.”

JULY 21

JULY 23

JULY 14-17

JULY 19

Taste of Dallas

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Bastille on Bishop

Radney Foster

Tony Rock

Pablo Francisco

Ted Nugent

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Seryn

Improv (Addison)

Granada Theater

Few comics bring such an assortment of characters to the stage: from Schwarzenegger and Stern to Rock, Walken and more.

With a unique blend of voices and instrumentation, their progressive-folk sound isn’t easily defined.

JULY 14-21

JULY 19

Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Violent Femmes

Angelica Theater

House of Blues

Since premiering in 2002, the volunteer-run festival has grown into the Southwest’s largest annual showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema.

The on again/off again punkers from the 80’s may be best remembered for “Kiss Off”, “Nightmares” and “American Music.”

Shawn Mendes

Modest Mouse, Brand New

Vaden Todd Lewis

Pitbull, Prince Royce

Drake, Future, Roy Woods, DVSN

Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz

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Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

The “American Idol” finalist puts a new “twister” on a classic with sensational choreography, dazzling costumes, dancing, 20 original songs and more. JULY 22

Travis Tritt Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

“Put Some Drive in Your Country” and “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” are a couple of the country star’s biggest hits.

Rob Schneider

Fitz and The Tantrums House of Blues

Indie pop and neo-soul is the California group’s specialty. They were labled a “band to watch” by Rolling Stone in 2011. JULY 23

Rocky Erickson Granada Theater

In the 60’s he was a pioneer in the pssychedelic rock movement as a founding member of the cult band, The 13th Floor Elevators.

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AUGUST 13

Gexa Energy Pavillion

Gwen Stefani

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Rascal Flatts

Gexa Energy Pavilion

The trio owns some of country music’s biggest hits. Their studio albums have accounted for more than 25 singles, 12 of which have reached number one. With songs such as “Love You Out Loud” and “I Melt,” the group set the tone for future success. In 2012 they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the recording category. JULY 23

Stephen “Ragga” Marley House of Blues

A six-time Grammy winner, he’s also a member of the fabled musical family, considered Jamaican reggae royalty. JULY 23

Julion Alvarez American Airlines Center

After leaving Band MS, the talented singer launched a solo career and is currently among the top performers of regional Mexican music.

JULY 30

Space Oddity: David Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie

After ripping up the charts with No Doubt, in 2004 the singer built a magnificent solo career behind hits such as “Hollaback Girl,” “Wind It Up” and “The Sweet Escape.” In 2005, Rolling Stone Magazine effusively referred to her as “the only true female rock star left on radio.” She is currently a celebrity judge on NBC’s “The Voice.” AUGUST 1

Granada Theater

Critics have hailed him as the world’s-best Bowie impersonator, fronting one of the most entertaining tribute-acts ever.

The jam band from New Orleans plays a thick gumbo of musical styles heavy on jazz-fusion, funk and RNB grooves.

JULY 30

AUGST 2

Alejandro Escovedo, Ian Moore Kessler Theater

AUGUST 4

Music Hall at Fair Park

JULY 30

THROUGH AUGUST 14

Jamey Johnson

Culture Club

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shootout

JULY 24

Verizon Theatre at Grand prarie

A heated debate is the genesis of this new show: two bands, in tribute form, on one stage perform as the audience crowns a winner.

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

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Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Dallas Museum of Art

JULY 29-30

Bearded and Alabama proud, the country singer’s hits include “The Dollar,” “In Color” and the “High Cost of Living.”

With over 140 photographs, including iconic images as well as previously unseen photos, it’s the first retrospective in nearly 20 years.

Improv (Arlington)

JULY 31

AUGUST 3

Mo’Nique She gained fame starring in “The Parkers” on UPN, and earned a Grammy nomination for best comedy album in 2002. JULY 29

Blink 182 Gexa Energy Pavilion

With energized concerts laced with impertinent humor, the group emerged in the 90’s singing “What’s My Age Again?” and “The Rock Show.”

Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Common Kings Event Center (Allen)

It all started with “All About That Bass,” which introduced her to the world and shaped major pop fame in the process.

Guns N’ Roses AT&T Stadium

And they said it’d never happen! Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen regrouped for the Not In This Lifetime sumer stadium tour. AUGUST 3-14

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME American Airlines Center

It’s the traditional elements of the circus combined with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-pasced performances and hilarious moments. 52 4

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Backed by his Nashville-based band, the Grammy winner gets up-close-and-personal, sharing real-life heartaches, trials, and tribulations from his piano.

Arlington Music Hall

TV’s Miss D and her Dancing Dolls perform original routines in a high-energy night of fantastic feats.

Galactic

Music Hall at Fair Park

Arlington Music Hall

The native Texan is one with his muse and music. From the rock of punk to a whispery harmony without amplification, his vocal range is amazing.

Bring It! Live

AUGUST 4

Steven Tyler

In the 80’s Boy George’s vociferous videos aired on MTV including “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” AUGUST 4

Case/lang/Veirs

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Winspear Opera House

Catch a rare show with the trio of k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs, who recently recorded a number of original songs for a new album. AUGUST 4-7

Na’im Lynn Improv (Arlington)

The talented comedian and writer is known for Kevin Hart’s Laugh at My Pain and Let Me Explain, plus Master Debaters with Jay Mohr. AUGUST 5-7

Vir Das

Improv (Addison)

The Bollywood actor and stand up comedian has been labled as “the Indian answer to Jay Leno” in the press.


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AUGUST 19

Winspear Opera House

Arlington Music Hall

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Joan Marcus

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Getting away with murder can be so much fun! The 2014 Tony best musical tells the story of Monty, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the relatives in his way. The New York Times says, “(It) will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”

While some may consider her simply a one-hit-wonder (“The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”), the talented actress is much more. The singer/comedian/dancer portrayed the wacky character, “Mama,” for the entire run of The Carol Burnett Show working with actors including Harvey Korman and Tim Conway. Later she launched her own show, “Mama’s Family,” and also starred in “Hannah Montana.”

AUGUST 6

AUGUST 7

AUGUST 13

AUGUST 18-21

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

Music Hall at Fair Park

Majestic Theatre

Improv (Addison)

From “Dancing with the Stars” fame, the Chmerkovskiy brothers blend a dramatic narrative with world-class dance, creativity and passion.

Versatile, contemporary saxophonists, they’ve been leading proponents of the smooth jazz movement for years.

She sang with Stevie Wonder, was a featured vocalist with Incognito and has topped the smooth jazz charts with her own enchanting vocal style.

Fans of the “Jackass” TV franchise and movie will instantly recognize him as the show’s iconic chief daredevil.

AUGUST 6

THROUGH AUGUST 21

Maks & Val on Tour: Our Way

Local Brews Local Grooves House of Blues

It’s the ultimate craft beer and music festival featuring some of DFW’s finest from 16 area breweries with 18 bands on four stages. THROUGH AUGUST 21

Joel Shapiro

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Nasher Sculpture Garden

The influential sculptor has long explored geometric form through structural compositions that challenge the possibilities of balance and weight. AUGUST 6

Johnny Lee, Johnny Rodriguez Arlington Music Hall

Between the two seasoned Texas stars they boast a long line of number ones including “Lookin’ for Love” and “Down on the Rio Grande”. AUGUST 7

Return of the Star Wars Trilogy Majestic Theatre

Screen Star Wars episodes IV-VI back-to-backto-back as one, galactic-sized triple feature. May the force be with you!

Dave Koz and David Sanborn

Johannes Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th Cent. Dutch Painting Dallas Musuem of Art

Maysa

AUGUST 19 AUGUST 14

Zac Brown Band Gexa Energy Pavilion

The Dutch artist created less than 40 paintings; the classic Young Woman Seated at a Virginal is one of his last.

These country-fried rockers have put eight number one songs on the charts to date including “Toes” and “Knee Deep.”

AUGUST 11-14

AUGUST 17

Improv (Addison)

Kessler Theater

Jamie Lissow A talented writer and comedian, he’s written episodes of “Real Rob” on NETFLIX for friend Rob Schneider. AUGUST 13

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly & Chaka Kahn Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

Pedrito Martinez The Cuban percussionist has performed with the best: Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor, and contributed to over 100 albums. AUGUST 17-21

The Sound of Music Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The beloved story of Maria and the von Trapps includes favorite “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Edleweiss” and more.

AUGUST 13

AUGUST 18

Poor David’s Pub

A classic “high and lonesome” singer, he’s written over 1,500 songs and shared stages with Ray Price, Bobby Bare and Del McCoury.

Odin Dupeyron Majestic Theatre

The talented writer/actor hails from Mexico City and is author of “Y colorín colorado este cuento aún no se ha acabado.” AUGUST 19-FEBURARY 17

Their chart toppers include “Travelin’ Man” and “Joy and Pain,” plus “I Feel For You” and “Tell Me Something Good.”

Allen Hurt

Steve-O

Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick Gexa Energy Pavilion

A trio of bands hit the stage for anevening full of sizzlers including “Barracuda,” “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Dream Police.”

Nicolas Party

Dallas Museum of Art

Once a 90’s graffiti artist, his projects range from mural-interventions to refined pastel on canvas, often with a playful surrealist bent. AUGUST 19

Sugar Ray, Everclear, LIT, Sponge Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

With hits such as “Fly,” “Someday” and “Every Morning,” singer Mark McGrath and mates owned their airwaves in the 90’s. AUGUST 19

John Ford Coley Poor David’s Pub

As one half of a duo with England Dan (Seals), he struck lightning with “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight” and “Nights are Forever Without You.”

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AUGUST 27

AUGUST 27

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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Coldplay

Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Fans consider English musician Chris Martin and bandmates rock royalty. A Head Full of Dreams is the British musicians’ seventh album and follow-up to 2014’s Grammy-nominated Ghost Stories. The new album zoomed to the top of the Billboard 200 while selling millions of copies worldwide. Listen for big time classic hits including “Clocks,” “Yellow” and more.

With 12 million albums sold, three Grammys and 14 CMA Awards, he is among country music’s most popular acts. “Letter to Me,” “I Wish You’d Stay” and “Celebrity” are all classic hits. Over the years he’s also scored 32 top-10 singles (19 of which have been crowned number one) and set a new record for most consecutive singles (10) reaching the top spot.

AUGUST 19-20

AUGUST 20

AUGUST 25-28

Improv (Arlington)

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Improv (Arlington)

She’s a brilliant stand up comedian with a large following. Lately, she’s been a regular on CBS’ daytime gabfest, “The Talk.”

His albums have produced 18 singles on teh country singles charts, including number ones “Every Mile a Memory” and “Home.”

He was once a staple on “In Living Color.” Since then he’s starred in movies and remains a first-rate regular on the circuit.

AUGUST 19-21

AUGUST 21

AUGUST 25-OCTOBER 9

Unity Park (Highland Village)

American AIrlines Center

It’s a beautiful display in the Texas skies. The best time to see the balloons is early morning when temps are cooler and winds lighter.

Christian Contemporary artists together on one stage including Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Housefires and others.

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18

AUGUST 23

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Granada Theater

This comprehensive exhibit of one of America’s most important artists showcases a profile output from the 50’s up through today.

The group once dominated MTV along with INXS and Talking Heads on the strength of songs such as “One Thing Leads to Another.”

AUGUST 18

AUGUST 24

Hyena’s Comedy Night Club

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

Remembered for his role on TV’s “Saved By the Bell,” he is also a quality stand up comic who regularly performs on the circuit.

Long before glam bands theatrical antics there was the original “King of Schock Rock.” Listen for classics such as “School’s Out.”

AUGUST 20

AUGUST 24

Sheryl Underwood

Highland Village Balloon Festival

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Dustin “Screech” Diamond

Raul Malo

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Granada Theater

As the lead singer of The Mavericks he struck pay dirt with “Dance the Night Away”, and has a solid solo career.

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Dierks Bentley

OUTCRY: Summer 2016 Tour

The Fixx

Alice Cooper

Tommy Davidson

Constellations, Dallas Theater Center Wyly Studio Theatre (AT&T Performing Arts Center)

One of The New York Times’ 10 best plays of 2015 is this gripping drama about the difference between choice and destiny. AUGUST 26

Terry Bozzio Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio (Fort Worth)

A drumming legend, he’s worked with Zappa, Beck and more. Catch this unique show peppered with music and storytelling. AUGUST 26

Sinbad

House of Blues

For years he was America’s hottest name in stand up comedy, playing Vegas, starring on TV and working in movies.

AUGUST 26-28

Classical Master Festival, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

For three days, Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts a series of spectacular pieces by the masters: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. AUGUST 27

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Most Good Music Concert PICK with Robert Earl Keen, Lee Ann Womack, Madison King Bomb Factory

A trio of native Texans headline this year’s big show benefiting the Salvation Army. AUGUST 28

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals South Side Ballroom

His soulful blend of folk, blues and rock has made the three-time Grammy winner one of the more innovative artists of his generation. AUGUST 30

Kenny G

Winspear Opera House

Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Telsa

AUGUST 26-27

With a recording career that spans almost 30 years and 23 albums, the Grammy winning saxophonist brings his smooth jazz chops to town.

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

From “Photograph” to “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” the English rockers perform their hitsa long with a pair of All-American bands.

From the creative mind of actor Robert Dubac comes this fast-paced production mixing theater and satire.

AUGUST 31

Male Intellect: An Oxymoron

An Evening with Werner Herzog Winspear Opera House

Known for controversial films (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo) and an unapologetic demeanor, the German auteur is among cinema’s most masterful storytellers.

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Winspear Opera House

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Jerry Seinfeld

Meyerson Symphony Center

Harald Hoffmann

SEPTEMBER 10

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His “show about nothing” aired for nine seasons on NBC, redefining television sitcoms in the process. Based in Manhattan apartment, “Seinfeld” became a weekly home to big audiences and even bigger ratings giving the New York comic a perfect platform for his “observational humor.” Lately, his “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” internet show is a contemporary hit. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19

Texas Folk Art

Amon Carter Musuem of American Art (Fort Worth)

Lively storytelling was their focus, utilizing any pictorial means necessary to create animated narratives about working, playing, and worshipping in Texas. SEPTEMBER 1-3

Jimmy O. Yang Hyena’s Comedy Night Club (Plano)

He’s a regular on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” and had roles on “2 Broke Girls,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” SEPTEMBER 2-4

E.T. The Exra-Terrestrial, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall

Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts John Williams’ Oscar winning score in-sync with the motion picture projected on a screen in glorious HD. SEPTEMBER 2-4

Piff the Magic Dragon Improv (Addison)

Dressed in a green dragon costume, the English deadpan comedian runs a riotous show mixing his jokes with a slew of magic tricks. SEPTEMBER 2-4

Bedford Blues and BBQ Fest City Hall (Bedford)

Crank it up and dig into this Labor Day event devoted to two Texas art forms: great music and extraordinary BBQ.

SEPTEMBER 3

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

He’s as comfortable on the classical concert stage as he is working with Metallica and Pharrell Williams, displaying astonishing technique and an electric personality that brings theatrical excitement to performances. The internationally renowned pianist returns to Dallas spotlighted as the featured soloist at the 2016 DSO Gala, the symphony’s largest annual fundraiser. SEPTEMBER 8-11

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House of Blues

It’s not exactly the Rat Pack, but the comedy act borrows its retro style from Frank and the rest for their hilarious performances. SEPTEMBER 3

Flashback Fest II feat. Teddy Riley & Friends Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

The New Jack Swing King brings an all-star cast to town including Bobby Brown, Al B Sure, Kool Moe Dee and more. SEPTEMBER 4

Tab Benoit

Granada Theater

The well-traveled Louisiana guitarists blends blues and rock with a touch of soul into indigenous sounds of the bayou.

Brandon T. Jackson

SEPTEMBER 10

Improv (Arlington)

Kraftwerk

With roles in movies such as Roll Bounce, Tropic Thunder and the Percy Jackson films, he’s a talented comic on the move.

Bomb Factory

SEPTEMBER 9

SEPTEMBER 10

Arlington Music Hall

Gexa Energy Pavilion

With 16 number one hits, the electrifying performer’s known for country ballads (“Love, Me,” “In This Life,” and “If I Were You”).

The Georgia-born singer has released two studio albums, Halfway to Heaven and Just As I Am, and boasts four number one country hits.

SEPTEMBER 9-10

SEPTEMBER 11

Collin Raye

Rickey Smiley

Brantley Gilbert

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Sofia Talvik

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Improv (Addison)

Opening Bell Coffee

From a popular syndicated Dallas radio host, to playing sold out halls, his clean, down home southern humor makes him a favorite.

The first Swedish musician to play Lollapalooza inventively mingles folk and pop with acoustic instruments in her beautifully crafted songs.

SEPTEMBER 9-11

SEPTEMBER 12

SEPTEMBER 7

An Evening with Megan Hilty, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Meyerson Symphony Center

Black Sabbath

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Nearly 50 years ago, long before reality TV stardom, the band introduced us to what’s been known as heavy metal ever since.

Jeff Tyzik conducts the pop concert featuring a rising star known for TV roles (“Sean Saves the World”) and Broadway (Wicked, 9 to 5).

SEPTEMBER 7

SEPTEMBER 9-11

Goo Goo Dolls Event Center (Allen)

The alt rockers began playing music together in the 80’s and scored a number of top hits including “Slide,” “Name” and “Iris.”

Early on the German band pushed the limits and paved the way for Human League, OMD, Depeche Mode and more.

Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

A new season opens with a soaring classic, plus two works by Shostakovich: “Festive Overture,” and the demanding “Violin Concerto No. 1”

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas American Airlines Center

A pair of influential superstars from Texas joins forces for what will be one of the year’s most anticipated tours. SEPTEMBER 14

Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour American Airlines Center

It’s a cavalcade of rap and hip-hop acts from an earlier time featuring Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, Mase, Mario Winans and more.

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SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 23

Music Hall at Fair Park

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Leon Bridges

Fair Park

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With his poignant delivery, the young musician has been hailed as a throwback to an earlier era. He’s seems as comfortable delivering an emotional gospel number as he does a soulful standard in the manner of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding. Based in Fort Worth, he hit big time with the retro sound of “Coming Home,” which was released in 2015. SEPTEMBER 15

SEPTEMBER 16-17

Tegan and Sara

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, TITAS

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Since the 1800’s, one of America’s largest such event has entertained millions with nationally known musical acts, midway rides, super-creative and highly anticipated fried treats and more. It’s also home to a number of annual college football contests including one of the nation’s best: legendary Red River rivalry between the Sooners and Longhorns. Catch Big Tex, Corny Dogs and more.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

SEPTEMBER 22-23 & 25

McFarlin Auditorium

Granada Theatre

Dallas City Performance Hall

They’ve built an avid global following via a unique ability to bridge pop and indie with music that crosses traditional boundaries of genre.

Bold and visionary with a distinctively groundbreaking repertoire, ASFB is a gem in the international dance landscape.

With a presidential election a few weeks away, the former NBC anchor and renowned historian examine the historic election and how it will shape America.

SEPTEMBER 15-18

SEPTEMBER 17-FEBRUARY 12

SEPTEMBER 20

Oktoberfest

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Addison

Welcome to an authentic recreation of the annual Munich event. USA Today has called it one of America’s best Oktoberfest celebrations. SEPTEMBER 16-MARCH 12

Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl Dallas Museum of Art

Her first U.S. solo museum show presents immersive installations featuring a number of her “Prayer Wheels” (beer cans and oil drums that can be spun by the viewer). SEPTEMBER 16

The Crystal Charity Ball’s Ten Best Dressed Women Neiman Marcus (Downtown)

For more than 40-years this event has recognized Dallas’ Top-10 in this glitzy annual event. Special guest: Carolina Herrera. SEPTEMBER 16

Matt Wertz

Granada Theater

Nashville-based, the young singer/guitarist is a longtime favorite of the college crowd, touring with acts such as Jason Mraz, Hanson and more. 56 8

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Wyly Theatre

This thought-provoking exhibit reveals a remarkable story that spans eleven centuries and three continents. SEPTEMBER 18

SEPTEMBER 20

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Recognize a global day of peace and celebrate the lives of local heroes; their dedication and perserverance to make the world a better place.

Carrie Underwood, Corbin Easton

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American Airlines Center

SEPTEMBER 18 Oak Lawn

SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 2

The annual parade has long been a significant event in the LGBT community in North Texas, attracting thousands of participants.

Winspear Opera House

Rent

SEPTEMBER 18

America Airlines Center

SEPTEMBER 22

His electrifying all-new show is performed on a 360 degree set with 50 mariachi and orchestra players and 30 singers and dancers.

Event Center (Allen)

SEPTEMBER 20

Tom Brokaw and

Arlington Music Hall

According to Billboard, his breakthrough hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” was the most played country single of 2008. SEPTEMBER 23

TACA Custom Auction Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Two decades after its premiere, this re-imagning of Puccini’s La bohème continues to speak loudly and defiantly across generations.

Juan Gabriel

Bullets and fists fly, heads and hearts break in this world premiere western with a soulful score from Kirsten Childs (FLY). SEPTEMBER 23

With a string of three-handkerchief ballads including “Before He Cheats” and “Jesus Takes the Wheel”, the seven-time Grammy winner is on tour.

Dallas Pride Parade

Music director Jaap van Zweden conducts violinist Simone Lamsma and Stravinsky’s classic masterpiece.

Bella: An American Tall Tale

The celebrated Scottish psychedelic folkie brings the Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour to town singing his most memorable 60’s songs.

Peace One Day

Meyerson Symphony Center

SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 23

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

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Since its inception in 1966, TACA has given more than $23 million to the performing arts community in North Texas. SEPTEMBER 23

John Sebastian Poor David’s Pub

Sadie Robertson: Live Original Billed as “an inspirational night of motivational messages,” the “Duck Dynasty” star takes her show on the road.

He founded The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe in Magic?), played Woodstock and has enjoyed a decent solo career (“Welcome Back”)


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Majestic Fair Park Theatre

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An acclaimed irish singer, he was once guitarist for The Frames, where he developed a nice following of fans. He also appeared in Alan Parker’s cult classic, The Commitments. But his real breakthrough came when he starred in Once, a small film with a huge heart about a struggling street musician. Hansard penned the 2007 Oscar winning best song from the movie, “Falling Slowly.” SEPTEMBER 23-25

Chefs For Farmers Lee Park

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Local farmers and chefs come together for a good cause. Enjoy bites by talented Texas chefs, top-notch wines and cocktails, music & more benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. SEPTEMBER 23-25

Lavell Crawford Improv (Addison)

Beyond his hilarious stand up routines, he’s best known as Huell Babineaux in TV’s “Breaking Bad.” SEPTEMBER 23-25

Greek Food Festial of Dallas Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

No passport is required for this yearly event that features deliciously authentic food, fun and historic greek Culture. Opa! SEPTEMBER 24

Ray LaMontagne South Side Ballroom

The raspy Grammy winning baritone mixes guitar driven melodies with gentle lyrics to create unforgettable music for fans. SEPTEMBER 24

Cha-Cha-Cha Changes: A Symphonic Tribute to David Bowie Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie

Hear all the hits from “Fame” to “Let’s Dance” and more brought to life by The Dallas Pops and full rock band.

SEPTEMBER 24

Counting Crows, Rob Thomas Event Center (Allen)

The multiplatinum-selling band and multiple-Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter are co-headlining a 39 city tour. SEPTEMBER 25

Texas Instruments Jazz Band with guest John Pizzarelli

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Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Sparked by an ad in a company newsletter, the 18-piece band formed in 1986 and have been playing gigs ever since. SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1

Pfokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Jaap van Zweden conducts Ryan Anthony performing Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto” and Prokofiev’s grand ballet. SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 2

Godfrey

Improv (Addison)

The comedian/actor has appeared in movies Soul Plane, Original Gangstas, Zoolander and Johnson Family Vacation. SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1

Belong Tour

American Airlines Center

It’s an event for women of all faiths to connect with their own dreams, and within their relationships and communities.

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SPORTS & RECREATION SEPTEMBER 3 DCVB

Texas Rangers Home games at Globe Life Park (Arlington)

vs. Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros # vs. Colorado Rockies vs. Detriot Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros vs. Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels vs. Milwaukee Brewers vs. Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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Oak Point Center (Plano)

The defending national champion Crimson Tide battle the scrappy Trojans in a Lone Star gridiron battle for the ages. SEPTEMBER 5

Blackand Triathlon

# Minute Maid Park (Houston) Texas.Rangers.mlb.com

Oak Point Center (Plano)

SMU Football

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

All games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium except where noted

Aug 19 Sept 1 Sept 11 Sept 25 Oct 9 Oct 30 Nov 20 Nov 24 Dec 18 Dec 26

Sep 3 Sep 17 Sep 23

vs. Miami Dolphins + vs. Houston Texans + vs. New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears vs. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Detroit Lions

Preseason DallasCowboys.com +

FC Dallas Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

July 4 July 16 July 31 Aug 13 Sept 3 Sept 10

vs. Orlando City SC vs. Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids

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Dallas Wings All games at College Park Center (Arlington)

July 2 July 5 July 17 July 20 Aug 28 Sept 2 Sept 4 Sept 11

vs. Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky vs. Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty

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UNT Football

vs. North Texas Mean Green* vs. Liberty Flames vs. TCU Horned Frogs

* Apogee Stadium (Denton) SMUmustangs.com

TCU Football

** Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas) GoFrogs.com

American Heart Association Heart Walk Base of Reunion Tower) SEPTEMBER 10

CF Cycle for Life The Shops at Highland Village

Toyota of Lewisville (Railroad Park) SEPTEMBER 23-25

Rockwall Kiwanis Tri-Rock Triathlon

Plano Balloon Festival Oak Point Park (Plano)

AUGUST 13

Cobra Brewing 5K Walk/Run 146 Whatley Avenue (Lewisville)

Texas Motor Speedway 3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

AUGUST 14

Sept 30-Oct 2 Goodguys 24th Lone Star Nationals

The Hottest Half

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Community Beer Company Brewery

JULY 2

AUGUST 20

Dallas Running Club July Independence 5K & 10K Winfrey Point (White Rock Lake) JULY 4

Fireworks Watching Party & Polo Match

Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk and Roll 5K Central Market (Southlake)

Enjoy the aerial splendor of over 45 colorful hot air balloons spread across the Texas sky, plus a skydiving team and more. SEPTEMBER 29

2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions American Airlines Center

AUGUST 27

Snowball Express 5K Trinity Park Pavilion #1 (Fort Worth)

Prestonwood Polo and Country Club (Oak Point) AUGUST 27 JULY 10

Too Hot to Handle 5K & 10K Norbuck Park (White Rock Lake)

Lone Star Park (Grand Prarie)

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TollTag Triathlon

Rockwall ISD Aquatic Center

JULY 16

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JULY 24

Sept 3 Sept 10 Sept 17 Sept 23

vs. South Dakota Jackrabbits vs. Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Iowa State Cyclones vs. SMU Mustangs **

SEPTEMBER 10

Bent Trail (Red Oak)

AUGUST 7

Sept 3 Sept 10

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Independent Polo Cup, Dallas Polo Club

All games at Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth) except where noted

Apogee Stadium (Denton)

vs. SMU Mustangs vs. Benthune-Cookman Wildcats

JULY 23

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Dallas Cowboys

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July 7-10 July 25-27 July 28-31 Aug 5-7 Aug 10-11 Aug 12-14 Aug 15-17 Aug 25-28 Aug 29-31 Sept 2-4 Sept 12-14 Sept 16-18 Sept 19-21 Sept 26-28 Sept 30 - Oct 2

Cowboy Classics: Alabama vs. Southern Cal

Vodka Trot

Heat Wave Dog Day Afternoon, Dallas Polo Club Bent Trail (Red Oak)

Members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams converge in Dallas for this dynamic event.


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sept 30 - oct 23 · Dallas It’s Big. Texas Big. Since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated the unique culture and spirit of the Lone Star State. The annual exposition offers hundreds of family-friendly activities, livestock shows, thrills on the Midway, an expansive auto show, free headliner music acts on the Chevrolet Main Stage and more. Big Tex ® welcomes you to be our guest at the 2016 State Fair of Texas.

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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.

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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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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


featured on chalkboards throughout.

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

Owner’s 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

Steel Restaurant & Lounge

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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

901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

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

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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

2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.220.2401

www.tavernabylombardi.com

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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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SHOPPING CENTERS Galleria

NorthPark Center 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.

Just 45 minutes from Houston Stay Sunday-Thursday for best lodging rates and fewer crowds & Book 4 or more attractions and save 40% with Galveston Island Pass

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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. 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

This shopping village is Dallas’ equivalent to Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultra-chic corner of high-end shopping in Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhood sports boutiques such as Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, St. John and more. 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898 hpvillage.com

Mockingbird Station

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

The Shops at Legacy

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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.

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.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano 469.467.9995

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West Village

Elizabeth Showers

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.

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

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

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

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.

William Noble Rare Jewels

Eiseman Jewels

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8300 Preston Road, Dallas (The Plaza at Preston Center) 214.234.0002

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deboulle.com

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100

6131 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.691.5400 jerryszor.com

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170

6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400

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

moved and is now open in a beautiful new location.

Markham Fine Jewelers

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144

Barse

represents many of the finest, most-talented contemporary jewelry artists in the world.

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

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

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

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APPAREL Abi Ferrin This local designer is known for her soft, feminine clothing and her signature wear-it-fiveways Nikki dress. Ferrin purchases buttons and other accessories that she uses in her designs as part of her Freedom Project to help support, Sak Saum, a Cambodian ministry dedicated to help exploited men and women. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.565.0055 abiferrin.com

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

Aftershock 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

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

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Billy Reid Located in Highland Park Village, the owner’s vision is to build a designer brand around his authentic lifestyle and establish retail shops that reflect his upbringing, his personality and his aesthetic. Here you can shop for men and women’s clothing as well as special luggage items. 70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

Club Monaco

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

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.

fortyfiveten.com

3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.219.2301

4439 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.559.3600

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Dear Hannah

Henri Bendel

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 everyone.

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.

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.

6713 Snider Plaza, Dallas 469.291.7605

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 800.423.6335 henribendel.com

Elements

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

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. 4400 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.987.0838 elementsclothing.com

Five and Ten This chic concept boutique in Highland Park Village from Forty Five Ten offers clothing for him and her, fragrances from lines like Diptyque and Comme des Garçons, pet 70

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Lela Rose

Tootsies

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.

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.

69 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.599,6283 lelarose.com

64 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

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

94 Highland Park Village 214.559.0033 vince.com

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Planet Blue 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

Q Clothier

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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.

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370 W. 7th St., Dallas 214.948.1745

Vince

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.

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

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Peeper’s American Eyewear

409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.941.0075

Indigo 1745

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.696.9993

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

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. 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

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

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.

outdoor-kitchens and laundry appliances to personal wellness systems, bath fixtures and decorative plumbing. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 469.250.9750

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pirch.com

Roche Bobois

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

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

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Beretta Gallery

3133 Knox Street 214.520.7255

4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054

Home on Bishop

SPECIALTY STORES

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Neiman Marcus Downtown

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

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

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

Restoration Hardware

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 sminkinc.com

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

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. 1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com

Pirch

4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395 swgallery.com

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

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

Dr Pepper Ballpark

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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attpac.org

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 Zoo

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

Reunion Tower

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

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

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

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

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223

Dallas Arts District

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

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria

McKinney Avenue Trolley

2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

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

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Dallas Farmers Market One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown in Texas. The market provides a unique shopping opportunity that also offers specialty and international products. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas 214.664.9110 dallasfarmersmarket.org

Dallas World Aquarium

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

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

One Arts Plaza

646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

Klyde Warren Park

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

The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. Come enjoy this highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.716.4500 klydewarrenpark.org

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3153 Oak Grove Ave., Dallas 214.855.0006 mata.org

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

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

The $125 million multi-use structure is the first of three buildings on over 10 acres at the eastern edge of the Dallas Arts District that is prominently located at the eastern end of Flora Street. It is a focal point of the entire district and provides an urban oasis for those who live, work and visit the area. Adorned with dynamic fountains, it comes alive with five restaurants, live music and outdoor entertainment. 1722 Routh St., Dallas 214.451.0313 oneartsplaza.com

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

300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

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

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

Crow Collection of Asian Art

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


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

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

211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

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

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

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This is one of the finest museums in the country, located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Its collection includes masterpieces by artists including Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and

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

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1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

Nasher Sculpture Center

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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

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

2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

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

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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.

ATTRACTIONS Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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

The Cliffs Resort

699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

The resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course that’s blends into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800-yard, par-71 course fool you; the Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas.

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 940.779.4040

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

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

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

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

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

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Old American Golf Club Tripp Davis and 12-time PGA tour winner Justin Leonard designed this course to pay homage to the classic, early American courses from the Golden Age of Golf Architecture. The substantive course with naturally formed bunkers and native grasses stops along the banks of Lake Lewisville and presents challenges that change with the elements. 1001 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.4653 theoldamericangolfclub.com

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


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DALLAS ZOO WELCOMES ELEPHANT CALF

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The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a big new arrival: a male African elephant calf born in May to Mlilo, one of the five elephants the zoo rescued from drought-stricken Swaziland this spring. This is the first birth of an African elephant calf in the United States in nearly two years! The zoo’s award-winning Giants of the

Savanna exhibit is the only habitat in the U.S. where elephants mingle alongside giraffes, zebras and other African animals. Mlilo and the calf will join the zoo’s other eight elephants when the calf gets a little older.


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