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The born and bred Texan can transform an average-Joe role into a memorable gem.His impact in Hollywood is deep, and intensifies with every motion picture he makes. BY DAVE MUSCARI & ELIZABETH A MUSCARI

After a knee injury left him watching from the sidelines in Super Bowl XLVIII, Chris Harris led his teammates the following year to win the big game. Now, he talks about the win’s impact as a player, as the Broncos try to get back to the Super Bowl. BY BRIAN HOWELL

34 SUPER BOWL STATE As Houston carries out plans for extensive renovations and lively festivals beyond the football field, we kick off the new year with a look back at Texas’ rich Super Bowl heritage. BY THOMAS FORRISTER

44 SKYACHT Take to the skies abroad the most luxurious mode of travel to date. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

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Dallas native Luke Wilson shares memories from his hometown all the way to Hollywood.

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ISSUE 25: WINTER 2017

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

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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.

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

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

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

80 OUR PARTING SHOT Everything is big in Texas! Photo from Laura Wilson.

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older temperatures bring with them some sizzling wintertime entertainment options, with tons of unique activities here in our hometown. So be our guest: grab a hot toddy, find a warm spot next to a roaring fire pit on any number of trendy patios around town and join the fun. And while you’re at it, enjoy this latest issue of Dallas Hotel Magazine. First we check in with one of the world’s top contemporary actors: Luke Wilson. The Texasproud, Dallas native with the infectious grin has appeared in a number of memorable motion pictures and played a variety of unforgettable characters along the way. His first starring role was in the independent darling, “Bottle Rocket.” Then he appeared in the Frat Pack standard, “Old School”; Wes Anderson’s off-the-wall nugget, “The Royal Tenenbaums”; the bittersweet “My Dog Skip”; as well as a series of prized rom-coms including “Legally Blonde.” We catch up with the successful, always-endearing actor for an all-new Dallas Hotel

Magazine cover story. What if a luxury yacht could sprout wings and take off? Join us inside a fabulous flying mansion that may be taking air travel to an entirely new level. Rarified air, indeed. All aboard! Texas and the NFL’s Super Bowl are uniquely joined at the hip. We’ll explore those deep sports roots in a special story that connects some fascinating dots, just in time for the biggest game of the season – Super Bowl LI, being played right here in the Lone Star State.   Plus, speaking of sports, join popular local blogger Cynthia Smoot as she makes sensational suggestions about where to get your big game on – in grand style – at Dallas’ best sports bars. If you’re planning your stay in our town, we have some great news: The Scene has expanded even more, with up-to-date listings on everything from performances, concerts and sports, to a variety of seasonal and traditional community activities. It’s all designed to help design your time in Big D. No matter what you choose to see and do, we hope you enjoy your stay here

in our hometown. Please enjoy this new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, with our compliments. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.” Pete Northway Publisher, Dallas Hotel Magazine


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HOME GROWN (WHISKEY) HEROES

On an unassuming road in Fort Worth, Texas, in a preprohibition era warehouse, sits one of the state’s fastest-growing craft whiskey brands, Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. The artisanal distillery creates the Firestone & Roberston beloved TX Blended Whiskey, Distilling Co. is taking craft and has recently released their TX Straight Bourbon whiskey. whiskey to the next level, A Texas staple, the TX Whiskey creating award-winning blends brand has amassed a loyal fan full of Texas spirit. following, and is on track to gain notoriety nationwide with plans ark Twain, the famed clas- for rapid growth, courtesy of the sic American novelist, once masterminds behind the company, said, “Too much of anything is Leonard Firestone and Troy bad, but too much good whiskey Robertson. is barely enough.” For words With a shared passion for spoken over 100 years ago, the all things whiskey – its history, statement rings true today, espe- people, science, satisfaction of cially with the rising popularity of sharing it with friends, and more – artisanal spirits and the stories of Firestone and Robertson shared a the people who make them. vision of creating a uniquely Texas

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expression of classic whiskies. It would take a happenchance meeting for the duo to recognize their common dream, and a leap of faith to leave their corporate jobs and start North Texas’ first artisanal whiskey distillery. A third-generation Texan, Troy Robertson began his career in oil and gas. He studied business at Texas Tech University, and went on to spend ten years in finance for the energy industry. Despite experiencing success in his field, Robertson had a distinct yearning to build a brand and product with his hands. “I always felt more at home in jeans and boots than in a suit and cap-toed shoes,” he says. During his finance career, Robertson developed a keen appreciation for whiskey, and began sampling various styles. Over time, a few micro-distilleries crossed

his path, and his excitement for building a whiskey distillery in Fort Worth was ignited. Meanwhile, Firestone’s passion for craft whiskey was waiting to be unearthed. With a father who owns an award-winning east coast “culinary tavern,” and having fond childhood memories harvesting grapes at his uncle’s California vineyard, Firestone supposes he was destined for the food and beverage world. “It just took me a while to realize it,” he says. Firestone studied political science at the University of Colorado, and went on to operate a communications company with his brothers, which brought him to Fort Worth in 2002. He immediately fell in love with the city and its people, and it was while building his business that he fell in love with the idea of being a craft distiller.


“A friend introduced me to a new vodka brand...I found the product unique and incredibly good, and was astonished to discover it was handcrafted by a local distiller,” Firestone recalls. He began exploring the craft distilling industry and says, “I felt like I’d found my calling.” The brothers sold the communications company in 2007 at a time when Firestone’s interest in craft spirits had escalated from a slight curiosity to full-blown obsession. Fast-forward a few years, Firestone and Robertson were friends because they had children the same age. Unaware of each other’s clandestine goals, both men made independent plans to visit a craft distillery to learn more about the trade. Robertson went first, and was told by the distillery owner that “another Fort Worth guy” would be visiting the following week. Robertson was shocked to discover that “guy” would be his friend, Leonard Firestone. “I hear you want to get into

the whiskey business,” Robertson later told Firestone. The duo discussed their goals and found that, given their experience, mania for craftsmanship and shared passion for creating a truly-Texas whiskey, they had in their arsenal all they needed to transform their dreams into a reality. The pair found a building in Fort Worth, renovated it, added brand new, custombuilt copper stills, and founded Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. in 2010. The rest, as they say, is history. 2011 saw the addition of head distiller, Rob Arnold, a Kentucky native who brought with him strong family ties in the bourbon industry and a shared desire to craft a Texas whiskey. A scientific mind, Arnold held a degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee, and was pursuing a Ph.D. in biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical School, when he became aware of Fires-

tone and Robertson’s endeavors. The team was in search of a head distiller, and Arnold left school early with a master’s degree to join their team. Immediately, the group recognized that their position as craft distillers afforded them an opportunity to innovate…and innovate they did. The team’s initial venture saw the creation of the award-winning TX Blended Whiskey. Believing most American whiskeys lacked a complexity and character found in esteemed blends from other regions, they set out to create a spirit that would rival the best. The proprietary spirit’s fragrance and flavors are enjoyable neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails. It features a rich auburn color, a vanilla bean, oak and pear nose with honey, butter, banana, caramel and coffee on the palate. The finish is long, smooth and slightly sweet, making it a sophisticated, yet approachable and overall unique offering.

Still committed to crafting a truly Texas spirit, the team forged on and barreled the first ever North Texas bourbon whiskey on March 14, 2012. From experimenting with different yeasts and settling on a strain captured from a Texas pecan tree, to utilizing Texas corn, wheat and water, the team is proud to announce the anticipated release of it’s TX Straight Bourbon, which had been aging for nearly five years. The distillery is now a hotbed for the evolution of whiskey. The company is committed to fostering the next generation of talent and ushering in a new era of whiskey making while offering truly exceptional spirits. The team is proud to showcase their products and are sure whiskey connoisseurs will believe too much of the TX Blended Whiskey and TX Straight Bourbon will barely be enough.

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ping a lukewarm beer and eating over-priced nachos. Ah, there’s nothing like it. But for the majority of sports fans, bars are where we huddle together in the evenings and on weekends to root for our favorite teams and debate the prowess of our favorite athletes. The sports bars of yesteryear were dark, cave-like venues with haggard furnishings complete with the stench of stale beer. Dallas has always been forward thinking, and as more and more women have become equally addicted to

sports, we have seen a new era of sports bars recently emerge. These new concepts include luxury lounging, craft cocktails and a focus on food (Don’t worry boys, the beers are still cold and the wings are still hot and spicy). Whether you prefer a traditional man cave or a more female-friendly experience for your game day watching, Dallas has a concept for sports lovers of all kinds. Here are a few of our favorite picks for a game day visit.

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Happiest Hour features a two-deck patio bar and lounge spanning a spacious 12,000 square feet in Dallas’ lively HARWOOD District. The bar is located within walking distance to several sports and arts venues including the American Airlines Center. Its indoor and outdoor space features garden games and more than 15 flat-screen TVs for the ultimate game watching spree. On Sundays, you can watch all the sports you want with a $1 off all domestic pints, all day long. During the week enjoy $1 off all liquor, beer and wine Mondays to Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Katy Trail Ice House describes itself as an Austinstyle beer garden and restaurant, located in the heart of uptown Dallas off the Katy Trail. A 50foot long bar boasts 50 beers on tap, ranging from Texas domestics to regional and international imports. Experience game day on one of the best patios in Dallas featuring an open seating communal beer garden. Take $1 off all domestic drafts and well cocktails every Monday-Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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2811 McKinney Ave #22, Dallas, TX 75204 214.954.1511 christiessportsbar.com

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Christies Sports Bar is fondly referred to as “The Cheers of Uptown” by locals and just celebrated their 25th anniversary. With over 50 HD TVs and multiple big screens, you’ll be able to watch events anywhere in the bar as well as outside on their patio. Two pool tables, Golden Tee machines on 42″ HD Plasmas as well as Beer Pong, Megatouch and old-time pinball provide plenty of entertainment in between games. The food menu is not your typical pub grub. Selections range from great pizzas, salads, chef specials, appetizers and a delicious variety of burgers, sandwiches and entrees varying from Tex-Mex to Italian. You’ll find happy hour specials on the entire bar from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. daily. From 7 to close daily, they offer a selection of 5 beer specials and 12+ liquor specials Monday-Sunday.

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Draft Media Sports Lounge is 4,000 square feet of sports nirvana. The bar is located in the entry level of Sheraton Dallas Hotel and features more than a dozen local and international draft beers, 23 flat screen HD TVs and signature menu items including flat bread poor boys, barbeque pork shanks, brisket sliders and beer mug desserts to share. Adding to the ultimate sports and entertainment experience are pool tables and two Karaoke Lounges that are available for private reservations. 


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The Owners Box at The Omni offers sports lovers state-of-the-art features and the latest technology including a 16-foot screen for game day viewing. Never miss the game again with private game-watching tables that include sound isolating technology and interactive scheduling to fit your needs. Enjoy the big game from every angle on multiple LCD HDTVs, patio dining and oversized seating areas. Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboy’s mascot, makes appearances on Sunday’s that the Cowboys are away. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. and features $4 Drafts of Miller Lite, Bud Light and Shiner Bock, $20 Domestic Beer Buckets, $7 House Wines, $7 House Margaritas, and $5 Well Cocktails.

THE RUSTIC 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204 214.730.0596 therustic.com

The Rustic isn’t an obvious pick for a “sports bar.” The place is known for its Austin-style vibe featuring a large outdoor patio with beautiful oak trees, comfortable picnic tables, fire pits and great food and drinks. There are flat-screens scattered around the perimeter of the interior making it easy to catch a game from wherever you are sitting. Enjoy 40 beers on tap (35 are Texas Craft Brews), wines, and spirits served by a friendly staff, and listen to live music from local and national artists.

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5334 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209 214.559.4424 theivytavern.net

3407 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204 469.802.6664 eastwoodsbar.com

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Eastwood’s Bar likes to refer to itself as the “Living Room of Uptown.” The concept opened in spring 2016 as a neighborhood bar with creative craft cocktails, an elevated food menu and a spacious dogfriendly patio. The bar recently added a collection of new cocktails, many with housemade ingredients and innovative twists, as well as a variety of new menu items showcasing American fare. With 15 TVs scattered throughout the concept, there’s not a bad seat in the place to watch a game. Enjoy $4 wells, $4 wine, $5 Boilermakers, and $5 select cocktails every Monday-Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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The Quarter Bar has a French Quarter feel that will transport you straight to the Big Easy. With two stories and plenty of outdoor areas, you can cozy up to the bar or settle into one of the concepts’ many nooks and crannies to enjoy your favorite game on any number of TVs scattered throughout the concept. The menu reflects the fact that they share a kitchen with their sister concept, Bread Winners Café & Bakery. You’ll have a hard time deciding between the many options of sliders, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Mondays feature $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon (4 p.m. to 2 a.m.) and 1/2-priced pizzas (4 to 10 p.m.) and take $2 off any Texas brand from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.

The Ivy Tavern is only two years old and already a major hot-spot with the Park Cities set thanks to Lisa and Tom Georgalis, former owners of Inwood Tavern. The couple stuck to the motto “Keep the best and leave the rest” when they purchased the place. They kept the divey feel of the former bar but added an awesome outdoor patio complete with pool tables, a stage and outdoor games like Jenga and Cornhole. They also gave the menu a boost, adding craft cocktails and bites that are casual with flair. Examples include Fried Pickles, TX Chicken Fried Steak Philly Sandwich, Greek Salad, Brisket Grilled Cheese, Great American Gyro and Greek Sopapillas. Monday they offer $5 wings, $5 Jager, Rumpelmintz, Tuaca, & Fireball to accompany the game of the night. Sundays during the day enjoy $15 all-you-can-eat Brunch buffet, $6 brunch cocktails, $10 Mimosa carafes.

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

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

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

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

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THE CAPITAL GRILLE

3305 E. SH 114, Southlake 817.410.2221

One block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers edible works of art, including steaks dryaged onsite. With a superb wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot. UPTOWN 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE This Addison steakhouse only serves premium ingredients, including the finest cuts of beef, beautifully marbled and prepared to perfection. Its dedication to quality cuts ensures that every meal at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House is memorable. 5330 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.2467 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

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

4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214.528.9446 DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.652.4800

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

14925 Midway Road, Addison 972.458.7888

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

DUNSTON’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE The new Dunston’s Prime Steakhouse has the look and feel of a comfortable, high-end steakhouse, but without the high prices. The menu includes many choices in USDA prime steaks, along with choice cuts familiar to regulars. Also making the transition to the new building are traditional home-cooked favorites, including the chicken-fried rib eyes and fried catfish for which Dunston’s is famous. 8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513 dunstonssteakhouse.com

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

KOBE STEAKS Experience creative hibachi cooking in a funfilled atmosphere in which specially trained chefs demonstrate knife-wielding skill and showmanship as they prepare fresh meals before your eyes. Specialties include carefully chosen steak, seafood, chicken, vegetables and a fabulous flaming onion volcano. 5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150 kobesteaks.net


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

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

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


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

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

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

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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

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

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

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Savor the finest cuts of steak, chops and fresh fish cooked to perfection in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere at the chef-owned Y.O. Steakhouse and discover for yourself why Jim O’Connor of the Food Network declared the Y.O. Steakhouse “one of the nation’s finest steakhouses.” 702 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.3287 yoranchsteakhouse.com


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701 Ross Avenue | 214.698.0470 | thepalm.com/Dallas Lunch Served: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am– 3:00 pm Dinner Served: Monday – Thursday, 3:00–10:00 pm; Friday, 3:00–10:30 pm; Saturday, 5:00–10:30 pm; Sunday, 5:00–9:30 pm PrimeTime at Palm Bar: Monday – Friday, 5:00–7:00 pm and 9:00 pm – Close Private Dining Rooms Available


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LUKE WILSON’S SECRET WEAPON

TURNING AN AW-SHUCKS PERSONA INTO HOLLYWOOD GOLD BY DAVE MUSCARI & ELIZABETH A. MUSCARI Laura Wilson


The born and bred Texan can transform an average-Joe role into a memorable gem. But compared to other Lone Star celebrities, Luke Wilson seems to fly nonchalantly under the radar. However, his impact in Hollywood is deep, and intensifies with every motion picture he makes. Dallas manufactures movie stars. Maybe it’s something in the water that fosters a creative spirit, and fuels those 40-watt silver screen smiles. Whatever it is…it’s real. Dallas was hometown to the late megasuccessful producer Aaron Spelling – same for contemporary performers such as Robin Wright (“House of Cards,” “Forest Gump,” “The Princess Bride”) Angie Harmon (“Law & Order”), Jerrika Hinton (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal,” “Sophie’s Choice”) and Brooke Burns (“Baywatch”). Former Disney-kid-turned-millennialcelebrity Selena Gomez was born and raised in the area. So was venerable character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (“Groundhog

Day”), rapper Vanilla Ice, Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson. And then there’s Luke Wilson.

DIGGING INTO HOLLYWOOD With his sharp wit and sheepish, “Who, me?” manner, coupled with a disarmingly boyish charisma, the 45-year-old actor possesses a unique quality all his own. And while Wilson may be another star in Dallas’ storied galaxy, it seems that he’s cut from a much different cloth. He may not have the critical cache of his older brother, actor Owen Wilson, as of yet, but it’s abundantly apparent that the younger Wilson has tremendous talent. With a substantial catalog of work, he has a charm that radiates on-screen and resonates with moviegoers. Wilson progressed from his first role in the independent darling, “Bottle Rocket,” through iconic parts in quirky, but certainly memorable films – “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Old School” and “Rushmore” – to darker, more dramatic fare including “Ride,” “Concussion” and “Meadowland.” He’s also appeared in a series of successful romantic comedies starring with top actresses ranging from Kate Hudson and Drew Barrymore to Gwyneth Paltrow and Texas-born Jessica Simpson. Wilson has significant range as an actor; in Hollywood, he’s increasingly bankable…and, coincidentally, particularly likeable too. “Bottle Rocket” was released in 1996, co-written by Owen and good friend, director Wes Anderson. The “hip little comedy that-could,” starred all

three Wilson boys: Luke, Owen and Andrew, the eldest brother, as well as veteran, Oscarnominated actor James Caan. The film was shot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the most part. It also marked Anderson’s feature directorial debut, beginning a long and productive working relationship with the Wilsons. By the late nineties, Luke landed parts in a series of pictures including “Best Men,” “Bongwater,” “Telling Lies in America” and “Home Fries.” Then, in 1999 “Blue Streak” was released. The action-packed, buddy comedy featured Wilson in a sidekick role opposite red-hot comedian Martin Lawrence. The picture was a blockbuster success, setting up more significant roles to follow. Soon, there was the heartwarming “My Dog Skip” with Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane, “Legally Blonde” and “Charlie’s Angels,” as well as well-publicized sequels for both. There is also a certain measure of Lone Star influence in many of Wilson’s roles. As for theories on what is it about his home state that’s nurtured such vast amounts of creativity so successfully, he speculates, “The wind…the weather? I wonder that myself.” “Stevie Ray Vaughn is from Oak Cliff [a Dallas suburb],” he says.

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aware of our environment being particularly creative... but i guess it was.” “Willie Nelson is from down I-35 in Abbott.” “I recently worked with Ron White – the comic – who is also a great actor. He’s from a small town [Fritch] up around Amarillo.” “It’s a pioneer, rebel spirit, I think,” says Wilson.

WILSON FAMILY TRADITIONS In a family chock full of imagination via accomplished actors, writers, producers, filmmakers and photographers and such; did the atmosphere impact his direction? “Growing up, we weren’t aware of our environment being particularly creative,” says Wilson, retrospectively. “But I guess it was.” Luke’s father, Bob Wilson, was a success30

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ful advertising man. “I remember my dad being in a great mood about a poster for Bill Dickey’s Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q he came up with,” says Luke. “It was a [classic Old West artist] Charles Marion Russell painting of some cowboys being dressed by Indians and the headline was: ‘How Far Is This Damn Chili Parlor Anyway?’” Bob was also a television executive, which left an impression on the Wilson boys. “Early on, my Dad was working for Channel 13 [KERA, Dallas’ PBS station], so we met interesting people…guys building sets…technicians,” says Luke. At one point, Bob Wilson hired a former Dallas newspaper reporter, who’d covered President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, to host “Newsroom,” a daily program on the station. In time, the KERA local anchor, Jim Lehrer, left Dallas for a national gig in Washington, D.C. where he joined “The MacNeil/ Lehrer NewsHour,” PBS’s signature evening news broadcast. In 1995 it was rebranded as “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” Later, Wilson audaciously scheduled an off-the-wall British comedy on KERA when no other local station manager would dare. It was just the runway “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” needed to take off on American television. The boys’ mother, Laura Cunningham Wilson, is a rare wellspring of polished

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creativity. She worked as an assistant for renowned fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and launched her own successful career. Over the years, her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and more. She has also authored a number of books including: Watt Matthews of Lambshead, Hutterites of Montana, Avedon at Work: In the American West, and Grit and Glory: Six-Man Football. “Now that I’m older, I think how lucky I was – and am – that I had two parents that were excited by ideas…and creating something,” says Wilson. To the world he’s a name on a marquee; however to his pals around town, he’s just Luke. “I met him a while back, right after ‘Old School’ came out,” says Pete Northway of Dallas. “He was in town playing golf with some mutual friends. I joined them for a cocktail.” One of the guys in the group didn’t know who Wilson was so, Northway, rather indignantly, pointed him out. “That’s Luke Wilson. He’s a movie star,’” he said. “The guy shot back – ‘That guy’s not a movie star – Cary Grant is a movie star!’ Luke laughed harder than any of us. That’s the kind of guy he is.”


ST. MARK’S MEMORIES He graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas in North Dallas, which was established in 1906. Notable alumni include Ross Perot, Jr. and Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones, musicians Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs…and the list goes on. “Along with my family, St. Mark’s has had the most impact on my life,” he says, “…a great school with incredible, interesting teachers and coaches.” Wilson was a solid high school athlete – a member of a St. Mark’s track team that still holds a number Southwest Preparatory Conference records. “Tom Adams in art history, Bill Kysor in fine arts and my track and football coach, Jerry Reese, continue to be voices I hear, whether I’m jogging… or at work on a scene,” he says. As he ages, Wilson says, “…it makes me so thankful for [Dallas philanthropists] like the Decherd family, and Cecil and Ida Green, who helped to create the place.” St. Mark’s was a rewarding experience. “Until a few years ago, it was where I’d spent a quarter of my life,” he says. “I mainly remember smart and funny kids.” He remains grateful and loyal to this day. “I loved the place.” In fact, Wilson credits the school for contributing much during an

impressionable period. “Some of the first true characters I met were the students and teachers at St. Mark’s,” he says. Roby Mize was a classmate of Wilson’s older brother, Andrew. He met Luke in the late 1970s. The Dallas private banker describes teenage Wilson as, “talented, mischievous, witty and athletic,” but admits he had “no clue he’d end up in La-la Land doing movies!” Just a “regular guy, humble and very loyal to his family, old friends, St. Mark’s and Dallas,” says Mize. After high school, he traveled west, to California, enrolling in the prestigious liberal arts school, Occidental College, in Los Angeles. But he didn’t stay, and returned to Texas to get on with his education. Eventually, he returned to California, entering the Hollywood machine. The acting bug had bitten the young Texan as a college student, supplanting athletics. And L.A. was a logical place to be.

DALLAS DOES HOLLYWOOD Considering all of Wilson’s meaningful roles, what does he find more rewarding: dramas or comedies? “I do remember having the realization that it’s a lot more fun to do a comedy, and to hear the crew laugh at a scene,” he says. “Or see a cameraman smiling while looking down the lens. But dramas and parts of

“I THINK HOW LUCKY I WAS – AND AM – THAT I HAD TWO PARENTS WHO WERE EXCITED BY IDEAS... AND CREATING SOMETHING.” more depth have their rewards.” Over the years, he’s worn a number of professional hats capably as a writer, producer and director. “I like being behind and in front of the camera,” he confirms. “But I also enjoy writing and putting a team together to make something, then being a part of the team. It’s fun to work with cool, smart directors, like Wes or Cameron Crowe or Mike Judge. Each guy is a stubborn visionary, something I love, and respect,” he adds. “It’s almost a Texas quality [Cameron is from San Diego, but Judge and Wes are both Texans].”

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“it’s fun to work with cool, smart directors, like

wes or cameron crowe or mike judge. each guy is a stubborn visonary, something i love, and respect.”

“What I’ve always liked and admired about [Mike Judge] is that he’s got a certain sense of humor (‘juvenile, smartass’),” says Wilson. The pair worked together, along with brother Andrew, on the 2006 satirical comedy, “Idiocracy.” “When you have that [kind of humor] but with a guy who’s highly intelligent, something pretty interesting can happen,” says Wilson. “I still remember Mike saying, ‘Do you

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think Andrew would play [villain] Beef Supreme?’ in a very serious tone.” Some critics have attempted to pin complex, dystopian subtext all over “Idiocracy” as it’s become a bit of cult classic (it was recently re-released to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary). Wilson’s not so sure. “I’m just a little wary of sitting on a panel and saying my goal was to make a Swiftian satire [i.e. deadpan, ironic],” he says. “It was a movie about dumbasses. And I love dumbasses. I’m in their ranks, here and there.” And for those who assume that his comedic work – “Old School,” “Legally Blonde” and more of the lighthearted fare – is nothing but nonstop fun and games on the set, he takes a different view, understanding that when it comes to moviemaking, the stakes can be extraordinarily high. “I guess the misconception is that it’s all just a blast,” he says. “Our first movie, ‘Bottle Rocket,’ was tough to get made and kind of nerve wracking to shoot,” he says. “I remember feeling the corporate heat. Millions at stake and you’ve got an offbeat idea with some offbeat fellows.” Regardless, the good parts keep

coming his way. “Last year I did a western at Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch in New Mexico with Adam Sandler,” says Wilson. “I felt like a kid. I had a pistol, and a horse…. I couldn’t help but smile.” Recently, he starred in Showtime’s “Roadies,” a sharp, ensemble comedy that was cancelled in September after only one season. He played a road-weary, sleepdeprived tour manager of rock band. Wilson was attracted to the project about a group of unsung backstage heroes, because, he says, it presented another opportunity to work with Academy Award winning director, Cameron Crowe. “He was one of the first guys we met when we got to town,” says Wilson. “I always loved his personal story, and first movie, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High.’ It had a major impact on my brothers and my friends. Just a kind, cool, smart guy – and so enjoyable to hang and work with.” After all these years, swimming in and out of Hollywood’s mainstream, he’s grown into a well-seasoned student of the game, with an abiding admiration for craftspeople, particularly the old-timers. “What I like about the veteran character actors – such as Harry Dean Stanton [‘Cool Hand Luke,’ ‘Repo Man,’ ‘The Green Mile’]


lifetime trade, if done well.”

and Seymour Cassel [‘Coogan’s Bluff,’ ‘Indecent Proposal,’ ‘Rushmore’] – is that they’ve lasted,” says Wilson. Both Stanton and Cassel appeared in the Luke and Andrew Wilson-directed feature, “The Wendell Baker Story.” “In the best case, acting is a job – a lifetime trade, if done well. And…they have great stories.” “The list of people I’ve enjoyed working with is endless,” he says. “It’s crew, cast and directors: Wes Anderson, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Drew

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Barrymore, Laura Dern and Gene Hackman. It’s just too hard to make a list because truly, with a few exceptions, all been great stories.” As for his hometown, Wilson’s remains enthusiastic, visiting every couple of months for a few days. “I spend a lot of time in Dallas where my parents and some of my best friends live,” he says. And when he makes it to town, where do you find him? Better yet, what would he suggest first timers put on their Dallas to-do list? “To somebody visiting, I’d [suggest] The Nasher Sculpture Garden, the Stoneleigh P Bar (ask for Moe); and Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano,” says Wilson. “And the best new places anywhere (that’s in the world) that I’ve eaten at in the last few years would be Nonna [4115 Lomo Alto Drive] and Sprezza [4010 Maple Avenue], owned and operated by Julian Barsotti,” he says.

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the Super Bowl,” he says. “Dak Prescott has been so much fun to watch.” Wilson calls himself a “big fan” of Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett, and likens the current team to those in the early 1990s. “It’s good to be winning again, and in an exciting fashion,” he says. In his mid-forties Wilson probably has the best years of his career in front of him. And audiences genuinely seem to be rooting for the guy. As for how he’d like to see a period on the end of his life’s sentence, Wilson’s characteristically low-key philosophical. “Maybe, ‘…he was last seen on the International Bridge in El Paso.’”

SUPER BOWL PREDICTIONS Finally, for such a longtime sports fan, knowing the Super Bowl returns to Texas, this time at NRG Stadium in Houston, does Wilson have any bold predictions on teams, and who’ll end us on top? “Well, I’d like to see the Dallas Cowboys in D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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or the third time in history, Houston plays host to the Super Bowl. On February 5, 2017, the Super Bowl returns to the Lone Star State for its 51st game, and the changes made to the city in preparation for the big event are unparalleled. In the tail end of 2016, 10,000 volunteers, serving as ambassadors for game attendees, showed up for orientation in anticipation of an event that, for many football fans, feels like a homecoming. For months, not-so-subtle signs of the Super Bowl have been popping up everywhere in Houston – four LED screens wrapped around 15-foot footballshaped structures, displaying countdown clocks and other important messages, have been installed around the city at NRG Stadium, George Bush International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, and Discovery Green. Or how about the artwork? Interactive art installations (some rotating, some with facial recognition), a giant trumpet sculpture, and painted intersections are some of the few transformations to grace Super Bowl central. Downtown streets have gone through major facelifts, lanes have direction changes, and other streetscape and landscaping improvements abound. Houston’s Super Bowl Host Committee has been committed to making the Super Bowl accessible to fans as well

as interactive, even if you aren’t one of the lucky ones to get a ticket to the game itself. To start things off, many locals attended a “Touchdown Tour.” The tours are a series of free events around Texas to connect fans who share a love of the game. And for game week itself, Super Bowl LIVE, a free event in downtown Houston from January 27 – February 5, 2017, is a fan festival and exhibit with “pop up” performances for entertainment across the block, centered around Discovery Green. With so much at stake to make these often permanent changes to the Houston cityscape, planning was well under way years before the Big Game’s first kickoff, all with football’s biggest fans in mind. “We want to bring the excitement of Super Bowl LI into the community so everyone is able to have a great Super Bowl experience,” said Sallie Sargent, the president and CEO of the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee. It’s clear that, in addition to leaving the nation with an impactful football legacy, Texans also have big and generous hearts in sharing their love for the national pastime, never missing a pass in keeping fans connected. Not only Houston, but Texas as a whole has a long-lasting connection to the Super Bowl that’s worth looking into. Here’s some of what makes Texas’ hand in football – and the Super Bowl itself – so formative.

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Whether credit goes to Hunt alone or if the name of the game had a more organic evolution through the media and word of mouth is up for debate, but in this case, the legend is here to stay, most hardcore football fans and official sportscasters adopting it into game lore. Even Hunt himself had reservations about the name, intending the moniker to be a placeholder until the league came up with something more official-sounding. As he told an AP reporter in 1970,

“Kinda silly, isn’t it? I’m not proud of it. But nobody’s come up with anything better.” While the coinage of the Super Bowl name has had its critics (Super Bowl founding father Don Weiss mentions in his 2002 memoir “The Making of the Super Bowl” that a contest was held in 1969 to rebrand the name), “Ultimate Bowl,” “Merger Bowl”, and “Premier Bowl” just don’t have the same ring. The catchy name was here to stay – with one addition: The Roman numerals used for each

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In the 1950s, Arkansas-born and Texas-raised sportsman and entrepreneur Lamar Hunt, unable to get a license from the National Football League to found a Dallas team, decided to found instead a whole league of his own: the American Football League. Within a few short years, the AFL was a huge success. Hunt’s Dallas Texans of the AFL were competing against the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. But by the mid-1960s, competition between the two leagues became increasingly unprofitable. In 1966, the AFL and the NFL began negotiations to merge the two leagues into one, set for 1970. During negotiations, the two leagues proposed season-ending games between their team champions, putting the best players of both leagues onto one field. The first championship game in 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs was called the AFL-NFL Championship Game. Hunt, the owner and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs (formerly known as the Dallas Texans) and of the AFL, had been using the term “Super Bowl,” but the name didn’t catch on until a few years later. Hunt later explained that his daughter had a popular bouncy ball toy called the “Super Ball,” and the wordplay was a natural transposition. (The world “bowl” was already in use at the time for college football championships.) Hunt said of those first business talks about playoff games, “The words flowed something like this: ‘No, not those games — the one I mean is the final game. You know, the Super Bowl.’”

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“NO, NOT THOSE GAMES – THE ONE I MEAN IS THE FINAL GAME. YOU KNOW, THE SUPER BOWL. ” - lamar hunt championship game are also a credit to Lamar Hunt – he wrote a note to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, saying that the inclusion of Roman numerals gave the game “more dignity.” After the third Big Game, “Super Bowl” was the official name. After the fifth game, the Roman numerals had been tagged on as a permanent fixture (with the exception of Super Bowl 50 to prevent confusion). Though the Green Bay Packers’ consecutive wins during the first two years had many football fans questioning if the AFL teams would be able to compete with the NFL teams, the following year, the AFL’s New York Jets won the Super Bowl title against the NFL’s Baltimore Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs won the fourth Super Bowl, evening the score and giving fans confidence that the merger could be a success. Since the merger between the leagues, former AFL teams have won a total of 10 Super Bowls, and original NFL teams have won a total of 23. So far, two Super Bowls have been won by teams created after the two leagues joined. In 1972, Hunt was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1984, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. The trophy presented to American Football Conference Champions is called the Lamar Hunt Trophy. While Hunt left a wide-ranging impact on the sports world, from tennis to ice hockey to soccer, the happy accident that led to the naming of the Super Bowl will be associated with Hunt forever. The Super Bowl, a term that has become

so guardedly trademarked and aggressively regulated that advertisers can’t even say, “Super Bowl” in ads aired during the Big Game unless they have paid for the privilege as official Super Bowl sponsors – all started with an off-the-cuff remark about a popular children’s toy.

THE TEXAS CONNECTION texas has a proud football heritage – from high school to college level and all the way to pro. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame even has a Football Hall of Fame specific to high school players. Not only that, but the Super Bowl connection to the state is a strong one. Texas has a habit of churning out superstar athletes, boasting 30 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, from Temple-born Sammy Baugh in the 1960s to Dallas-born Tim Brown in 2015. Former Texas Longhorns have been drafted into the NFL, some going on to play in the Super Bowl, some notably going on to win multiple NFL championships, such as offensive guard Dan Neil with the Broncos in 1997 and 1998, and Casey Hampton with the Steelers in 2006 and 2009. Famous Houstonians have played in more than one Super Bowl: Larry Izzo, Ted Johnson, Thurman Thomas. Not to be forgotten, The Houston Oilers (now known as the Tennessee Titans) were the first champions of the AFL in 1960 and

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Tony romo’s future is uncertain as dak prescott’s star rises.

1961, back before the big AFL-NFL merger. The Oilers also played in the 1962 AFL Championship, losing to the Dallas Texans. Of all of these impressive teams and players, the Dallas Cowboys have a Super Bowl connection that has left a mark on history. Here’s how the Cowboys became “America’s Team” and grew to national acclaim.

the ring of honor The Cowboys have their own hall of fame known as the Ring of Honor . The Ring is currently around AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Inductees range from players to coaches to club officials who have made outstanding contributions to the Cowboys. The Ring currently has 21 members, the most recent being safety Darren Woodson, who was inducted in 2015.

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tRIVIA TIME - AMERICANS EAT MORE FOOD ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR (EXCLUDING THANKSGIVING), & AN ESTIMATED 49.2 MILLION CASES OF BEER ARE SOLD ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. - WIDE RECIEVER JERRY RICE GOES DOWN IN HISTORY FOR HAVING THE MOST SUPER BOWL TOUCH DOWN CATCHES: 8! - RUNNING AT 30 MINUTES AND BRINGING IN THE BIGGEST STARS, THE HALFTIME SHOW IS AN EVENT UNTO ITSELF. MANY FANS & EXPERTS CONSIDER MICHAEL JACKSON’S 1993 SHOW THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN HALFTIME HISTORY. - ONLY FOUR TEAMS HAVE NEVER PLAYED IN THE SUPER BOWL: THE CLEVELAND BROWNS, DETROIT LIONS, HOUSTON TEXANS, & JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS. - THE FIRST player to ever say, “I’m going to disney world!” after the big game was quarterback phil simms. - THE lombardi trophy is made by tiffany & co. and costs $25,000. super bowl rings cost approximately $5,000 each. - chris haley of the san francisco 49ers & the dallas cowboys is the only player in nfl history to have won 5 super bowl rings. 40

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cowboys owner jerry jones has two super bowl rings from the 90s.

AMERICA’S TEAM five-time winners and eight-time super bowl players, the Dallas Cowboys, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco 49ers, are among teams that have played in the Super Bowl the most times in NFL history. But for the Cowboys, it wasn’t always this way. In the 1960s, the fledgling team missed the college draft their first year and at first didn’t seem to recover, despite experienced coach and Texan Tom Landry’s efforts. The Cowboys did not win a single game their first year, with a record of 0-11-1. After six seasons, the Cowboys finally broke even, and in 1966 they won the Eastern Conference title, though they continued to miss out on other championship games such as the Cotton Bowl, and barely missed appearing in the very first Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Cowboys continued to struggle until 1970, the year of the AFL-NFL merger. They finally played in Super Bowl V, but lost 16-13 to the Baltimore Colts, and were dubbed by the media as, “Next Year’s Champions,” seeming to always get so close to a win but having to wait until the next year. It turned out that this next year was literal – the Cowboys won the NFC the following year and won Super Bowl VI against the Miami Dolphins, 24-3. The Cowboys played in the Super Bowl again in 1975, and achieved their second Super Bowl victory in 1978, defeating the Denver Broncos 27-10. Two players won Super Bowl Most Valuable Player honors that year: defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Harvey Martin. The game was the first Super Bowl to be played in prime time and was broadcast by CBS. During the 1978 season, editor-in-chief of NFL Films Bob Ryan noted the enormous popularity of the Dallas Cowboys nationwide, calling them, “America’s Team.” The Cowboys continued to surge in popularity and had consecutive winning streaks of winning seasons until 1986, and with a change of ownership under Jerry Jones and new head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys had only one game win all season. But with strategic trades and draft choices, by the following year, the Cowboys turned it all around and missed the playoffs in 1990 by only one game. In 1992 and 1993, the Cowboys won consecutive Super Bowl titles, a total of four Super Bowl victories in all, and their last big

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win came in 1996 in Super Bowl XXX, a total of five Lombardi trophies in all. However, for the next two decades, despite valiant efforts, the team failed to reach the NFC title game. A slew of coaches and changes in players followed, and for a while, things looked grim. Just as the Cowboys seemed to be rising again, quarterback Tony Romo suffered injuries to his collar bone in 2015, and a back injury at the start of the 2016 season. But lately, things are looking up again for the dogged Cowboys. Rookie Dak Prescott has been filling in and holding his own as a team leader, and Romo was officially active for the first time all season as Prescott’s backup on November 20, 2016. Even without a recent championship win, the Cowboys have left their mark in NFL history. With a brand new training facility and 2016 season wins, we have a feeling they’ll be back at the Super Bowl soon.

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LOOKING FORWARD although the cowboys have dominated Texas’ Super legacy, they may no longer be the only team to have a claim to Super Bowl fame. In 2002, the NFL started a new franchise in the state, the Houston Texans. So far, they’ve won three AFC South titles, their latest win as recent as 2015, with a NFL playoff appearance also in 2015. With no Super Bowl wins yet, as the Cowboys’ resilient history shows, Texas fans and natives know it’s only a matter of time before the Vince Lombardi Trophy is in the Houston Texans’ hands. As the NFL continues to change, Texas will surely continue to play a major part in shaping the national league and, by extension, the nature of the game.

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before the afl-nfl merger, two teams on the field and the two football leagues weren’t the only ones competing – CBS and NBC paid $1 million to broadcast the inaugural game between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. NBC ended up being the victor with a slightly larger audience. The first Big Game was also the last to have a joint broadcast. Networks weren’t alone in competing for profit during that inaugural game: the AFL

and the NFL teams used rival football brands. The NFL played with Wilson brand, “The Duke,” while the AFL used J5-V by Spalding. The Spalding footballs were arguably skinner and longer, making them easier to pass, but the Chiefs still lost the game, 35-10. If they had won, we might have been looking at a 1960s version of “Deflategate.” Even so, it was probably a wise choice to standardize the type of regulation footballs used in each Super Bowl since. In the early games, the cost of a 30-second commercial was roughly $78,000. Nowadays, that figure runs along the lines of $5 million, or $166,666 per second. It takes a while for anything new to get the ball rolling – The first AFL-NFL World Championship Game had a ton of empty seats. Over 32,000 to be precise. Nowadays, the Super Bowl sells out months in advance, to the point that the annual ticket lottery has become an institution, giving non-season ticketholders a chance to go to the game without paying out the nose for the privilege. Lottery winners are granted the ability to purchase two tickets each at face value. Ticket prices for the first Super Bowl were $12 for the best seats, and still, fans complained about the high cost. Now, the average ticket price runs close to $5,000, with the most expensive tickets ranging in the tens of thousands. The most expensive tickets sold in 2015 were around $250,000, near the 50 yard line. No wonder most fans would rather shell out that kind of dough for a flat screen TV and host their own block parties from the comfort of home.

WIth superstar players like all-pro defensive end j.j. ,Watts (above), the future looks bright for the texans.

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AFTER A KNEE INJURY LEFT HIM WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES AS THE BRONCOS LOST TO THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII, CHRIS HARRIS LED HIS TEAMMATES THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO WIN THE BIG GAME. NOW, HE TALKS ABOUT THE WIN’S IMPACT AS A PLAYER, AS THE BRONCOS TRY TO GET BACK TO THE SUPER BOWL THIS YEAR IN HOUSTON. BY BRIAN HOWELL

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ike a lot of kids who grow up around sports, Chris Harris Jr. often dreamed of being the hero in the Super Bowl. Last February, that dream came true, as Harris helped the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Now in his sixth season as a cornerback with the Broncos, Harris and his teammates are trying to get back there, setting their sights on Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. For Harris, it’s already been a remarkable journey

through his football career. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was a star at the University of Kansas, but went undrafted in the 2011 National Football League Draft. The Broncos signed him to a free agent contract and gave him a chance to make the team. Against the odds, he did, and he has become one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Harris has helped the Broncos reach the Super Bowl twice in his career. During the 2013 playoffs, Harris experienced disappointment. In the divisional playoffs against the San Diego Chargers, he went down with a

season-ending knee injury. He watched from the sidelines as the Broncos defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, and then lost 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Last season, Harris and the Broncos got back to the big game. This time, he was healthy, he played, and he made a big impact on the game, recording five tackles and a sack in the win against the Panthers. DHM: When you were a kid, did you dream of playing in the Super Bowl?


CH: Oh yeah, definitely. My family always made a big deal about it. We always had a Super Bowl party and cook-over. Watching it then always gave me that motivation to play in it. DHM: In those dreams, what position were you playing? CH: I was playing more offense, like receiver, trying to score more touchdowns. I feel like I was more of an offensiveminded football player when I was younger.

XLIV]. When Tracy Porter took that interception back [for a touchdown], that was one of the great Super Bowl games. DHM: Now that you’ve been a part of two Super Bowl teams and been able to win one, is there anything in your athletic career can even compare to playing in and winning that game?

CH: No, that was pretty much the pinnacle, but after you win that, you don’t want anyone to take it away. That’s why you work harder to try to win anDHM: Do you have any specific memories of watching a partic- other one. That’s the mindset ular Super Bowl when you were after you’ve won it. growing up? DHM: You had a fantastic season CH: I can remember that game, in 2013, but injured your knee during the playoffs and could watching Peyton [Manning] not play in Super Bowl XLVIII. vs. the Saints and watching As a competitor, how difficult the Saints win [in Super Bowl

was that experience, especially as you were unable to help your teammates that day? CH: It gave me so much motivation to come back and be a better player after my injury. That was one of my main goals, to come back healthy, and also be able to lead us back to the Super Bowl. Being able to accomplish that goal, I definitely had to put tons of work in. It wasn’t easy. That was a trial I had to go through.

chance to go, and I was just so thankful that I got an opportunity to actually play in the game and be able to make an impact in it. DHM: It’s been less than a year, but has winning a Super Bowl changed anything in your life?

CH: I would say, yeah. You get more visibility. You’re always known as a champion, and I got the key to my city, so I got that after winning a championship. I did some DHM: Given that, what were your cool things. emotions during last year’s DHM: There are so many events Super Bowl, when you got to play and be a part of a champi- and distractions – interviews, TV, social media, etc. – leading onship team? up to the Super Bowl. As playCH: My emotions going into the ers and as a team, how difficult game, I was just so thankful for is it to block that out and focus on preparing for the game? another opportunity. Rarely does anybody get a second

“.... after you win that, you don’t want anyone to take it away. that’s why you work harder to try to win another one. ”

Celebrating last year’s Super Bowl 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Photos Courtesy of the Denver Broncos

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“Seeing how much joy my family had and how happy they were, it was special to be able to share that moment.”

CH: It’s actually really hard to be able to block all that. You’re in a hotel and you have events every day, and you’re meeting with the media and the press a lot more than you do in a regular game. Also, you have tons of family there, so you really don’t get that much down time. That’s what really makes it hard, just not having any down time, always having a busy schedule with football. That makes it really hard to prepare to win the game.

ing able to celebrate with everybody. We had Flo Rida, he came and performed at our hotel. Seeing how much joy my family had and how happy they were, it was special to be able to share that moment. It’s a huge distraction beforehand, but after the game, you need them there, in case you win or lose. You need your family there.

DHM: How many of your family and friends did you bring to the Super Bowl, and does that make it more special or more of a distraction for you?

CH: No, I don’t wear it. I have it in a little secret safe, and make sure it’s always locked up. I’ll probably wear it if I have a special event, or special occasions. Whenever I have some friends over and they come and visit, I always let them wear it and take pictures of them wearing it

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DHM: : Do you wear your Super Bowl ring?

and putting it on. That’s rarely when I bring it out. I try to keep it clean and keep it safe and locked up. DHM: This year’s Super Bowl is in Houston. From what you know of that city and NRG Stadium, what makes it an ideal location for the Super Bowl? CH: The weather is going to be great, the stadium is great, and it’s a lot of people out there. They have great vibes and they have a great night life out there. It’s an exciting city, so I think this will probably be one of the better Super Bowls. DHM: For a player going to the Super Bowl for the first time, what advice would you offer on how to balance the fun and business aspects of the week?

CH: You have to be able to just be focused and be able to prepare for the game. If you’ve been through it one time, once you go the second time, I think you kind of know what’s going on. [For a first timer] I would tell them to have fun the first night and after that, just stay focused and make sure you’re studying, getting prepared. You can still have fun with your family, but I wouldn’t go too overboard except for the first night. You have all offseason to be able to celebrate after the game.


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Eddie Sotto, designer at Sutto Studios and the mind behind the Skyacht.

t can be a hard choice choosing between traveling by private plane or a super yacht – so why not combine the two? Once the thought had occurred to Los Angeles designers Sotto Studios, they quickly got out their drawing boards. The result is spectacular. “We wanted to bring the romantic sense of legacy and old world craftsmanship that you’d find in a Cartier watch or a Bentley into the relatively sterile environment of a private aircraft,” says designer Eddie Sotto. “Break the ‘beige barrier’ so to speak. Especially since planes are exponentially more expensive, why should your in-flight experience be any less? I was trained at Disney where emotion comes first and details support a vision. Classic yachts have that legacy, and certainly that romance and craftsmanship.

It seemed a good fit. Then came the jet, and the perfect solution in the Lineage 1000E by Embraer, as it is ‘state of the art’ technically, yet just the right size for our classic yacht concept. Jay Beever, VP of Design at Embraer’s executive jet division, welcomed this challenge of customization and was open to collaboration, so something this specific could be realized. Being an ex-Disney Imagineer, I just wanted to see if a yacht could fly! Walt used to say, ‘It’s fun to do the impossible.’” Skyacht One combines an Embrarer Lineage 1000E private jet with all the facilities and comforts of a private yacht, complete with a hand-painted “trompe l’oeil mahogany hull.” Once inside the aircraft, forget any idea of cramped seats and limited legroom. Sotto’s ideas make flying fun and


thoroughly enjoyable. You can even work and hold a business meeting in comfort. Every possible luxury is provided. The wood-paneled entry way is adorned with comfortable leather sofas and murals inspired by 15th century Italian Ducal palaces. The conference room is a vision in white leather, mahogany, vintage-styled leather sunshades and bejeweled controls in gold, silver and platinum. Moving onto the main cabin, a Chesterfield sofa and cocktail bar ensure that you can watch TV or surf the net in relaxed comfort. There are lavish leather seats and ‘portholes’ edged in brass and nickel. Tabletops and valences are lined with superb Shagreen “stingray’ skin. Intelligent lighting is found

“BEING AN EX-DISNEY IMAGINEER, I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF A YACHT COULD FLY!”

throughout the vessel, changing color automatically to suit the time of day. Time for sleep? The Captain’s Quarters offer an intimate and romantic setting, with bookmatched, Macassar-lined walls and paneled ceiling. 14th century star maps provided the inspiration for the silk carpet. The large, double bed is a vision in white and blue, with reading lights that adjust up and down the trusses of the ship. A hidden door leads to the master bath with its bejeweled “throttle” inspired faucet. This has to be one of the most luxurious jets possible, possessing a price tag of $83 million. Eddie Sotto

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says, “The immersive design and detail of Skyacht has brought us clients that reference it as their inspirational starting point with us. Skyacht One shows that anything is possible.”

The “Captain’s Quarters” provide a luxorious night’s sleep aboard the Lineage 100E.

The entry way (bottom) and main cabin (top) offers the height of comfort with lavish seating and entertainment options.


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MARCH 11

38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Greenville Avenue

Spanning two miles, it’s grown into the largest St. Pat’s Parade in the Southwest. North Texas makes plans to “go green” for the day, enjoying a colorful procession of floats and marchers making this festive celebration one of the city’s biggest annual street parties. It’s a significant draw with huge crowds lining streets decked out in all things Irish with a distinctively Texas twist.

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. Dallas Hotel Magazine is not responsible for schedules; please check with venues regarding cancellations and/or rescheduling of events.

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American Airlines Center

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

the funk-rock hall of fame band is among the most endearing ensembles of the modern era. Nowadays, they’re touring in support of the group’s 11th studio album, The Getaway, which debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. People Magazine praised it as the Los Angeles band’s “...best album in ages.” With vocalist Anthony Kiedis and bassist extraordinaire Flea at the helm, they just keep on rockin’. JANUARY 1

Joan Marcus

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Winspear Opera House

when 15-year-old christopher falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including best play, this dazzling adaptation is adapted from Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

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JANUARY 7

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Wyly Theatre (Studio Theatre)

House of Blues

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

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

The duo climbed the country charts with “Stay a Little Longer” and “Rum,” playing everything from traditional country to old-style rock ‘n’ roll.

JANUARY 5-7

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JANUARY 11

Hyena’s Comedy Club

Improv (Arlington)

House of Blues

The exhibition features more than 80 objects exploring wild and domestic cats, feline deities, burial practices and luxury items.

A rapidly rising star, audiences loved him on Showtime’s “Comics Without Borders,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” and “The Arsenio Hall Show.”

The former “SNL” player left for a comedy movie career that’s included Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo, The Hot Chick and The Benchwarmers.

Rescheduled from October, the saucy comedian, actress, writer and cabaret performer has been performing in NYC for years.

JANUARY 6-8

JANUARY 12

JANUARY 2

JANUARY 5-8

House of Blues

Improv (Addison)

Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas Winspear Opera House

The dazzling visuals and menagerie of characters combines the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with music for a unique holiday experience. THROUGH JANUARY 8

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt Dallas Museum of Art

Inside the Huddle

FOCUS: Lorna Simipson

Mike E. Winfield

Erik Griffin

Watch a taping with current and former Dallas Cowboys players, coaches and analysts. Mingle with fans and discuss the previous day’s game.

Fans of the Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize the stand up comic as the show’s iconic series regular, Montez.

JANUARY 3-4

JANUARY 6

Willie Nelson & Family Granada Theater

Bellamy Brothers Arlington Music Hall

It doesn’t get more Texas than the Red Headed Stranger and his band singing “Whiskey River,” “Crazy,” “Hello Walls” and more.

Their bouncy hit “Let Your Love Flow” became an anthem for country music’s most successful brother acts of all time.

JANUARY 5-7

JANUARY 6

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Dallas Symphony Orchestra* Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Selections include Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Ravel’s “Alborada del Gracioso” and Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” *Editor’s Choice Selection 50

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Cowboy Mouth Gas Monkey Bar and Grill

The Louisiana band scored in the 90s with “Jenny Says,” and continues to play their Crescent City brand of roots rock.

Gloria, Dallas Theater Center

Rob Schneider

Cheers Live on Stage, Dallas Summer Musicals Music Hall at Fair Park

This live show adaptation is brought to life with Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm, all onstage as they play out some of the most memorable moments from the TV series. JANUARY 7

Michael Carbonaro Winspear Opera House

As star of truTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect,” he performs perflexing and improbable feats of magic. Now, he’s taking his show on the road. JANUARY 7

American’s Diamond: Jay White Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Critics rave over his convincing recreations of Hall of Famer Neil Diamond, carrying on a musical legacy witha tribute performance.

Brothers Osborne

Bridget Everett

Dennis Miller Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The former “SNL” mainstay and “Monday Night Football” commentator morphed into a darling of American political neoconservatives. JANUARY 14

Lukas Graham House of Blues

The Danish pop-soul hybrid outfit released a second album in 2015 with hits such as “Mama Said” and “7 Years.” THROUGH JANUARY 22

KAWS*

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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


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JANUARY 25

Music Hall at Fair Park

Winspear Opera House

Kristen Chenoweth

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Bill Maher

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his “real time with bill maher” on HBO and “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central, and, later, ABC, thrust the stand up comic into a new realm, targeting everything from religion, pop culture and mass media in the process. His wit is sharp and insights are as biting as they come. For some, he’s a hero and others, a love-to-hate relationship in full bloom.

JANUARY 8-9

Cymbeline, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Hamon Hall

Britain is in crisis. Aleinated, insular and on the brink of disaster: can it be saved? This rarely performed romance of power and jealousy is a journey of love and reconciliation. JANUARY 12

The Devil Makes Three

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JANUARY 13-14

Hyena’s Comedy Club

City Performance Hall

A terrific writer, his popularity zoomed in 2014 after becoming a regular on “The Joe Rogan Experience.” His first special is currently on Netflix.

Whimsical and haunting, their performance of Shadowland is an eclectic mix of shadowtheater, dance, circus and concert all in one.

Tony Hinchcliffe

Sightings: Michael Dean Nasher Sculpture Garden

The Americana trio effectively blends bluegrass, folk, blues and jazz, plus elements of ragtime and rockability into one great sound. THROUGH JANUARY 27

JANUARY 12-15

Spanish Art from the Aosociation Coleccion Arte Contemporaneo Meadows Museum (SMU)

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

Ms. Pat

Improv (Arlington)

She’s turned tragedy into laughs, appearing on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

House of Blues

This groundbreaking exhibit is the first ever devoted to the young genius of Monet with approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of his career. JANUARY 12-14

Beethoven, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Karina Canellakis conducts Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8,” Strauss’ “Horn Concerto No. 1,” and Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra.”

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive (Fort Worth)

One of the West’s oldest continual livestock exhibitions has been happening in nearby Cowtown since 1896. JANUARY 14

Wade Bowen Billy Bob’s Texas

The Red Dirt singer has deep country roots. He’s co-written with Pat Green, and is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed’s Cody Canada. JANUARY 14

JANUARY 13

THROUGH JANUARY 29

Claude Monet: The Early Years

Pilobolus, TITAS

JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 4 THROUGH FEBRUARY 5

The London artist’s work explores themes including the struggle to communicate in a variety of forms – sculpture, photography, publications and performance.

Granada Theater

the oklahoma native may be best remembered for her Broadway role as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, as well as her Tony-winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She received rave reviews playing the glamorous Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century. She also co-starred in The Boy Next Door alongside Jennifer Lopez and was the unforgettable voice of Fifi in The Peanuts Movie.

It’s the longest-running Jacko tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, impressing fans worldwide. JANUARY 13

Dirty River Boys Granada Theater

Playing about 200 dates a year, the Austin band inventively merges bluegrass, folk and classic rock for a tasty, original sound.

Zadie Smith, Art & Letters Live Horchow Auditorium

The celebrated English novelist (White Teeth, Swing Time) sits down for a conversation with KERA’s Krys Boyd. JANUARY 14-16

Red Bull Flying Bach Majestic Theater

Rich cultural backgrounds collide when classical music mixes it up with urban dance steps during these ultra inventive performances.

JANUARY 15

An Evening of Soul: Jeffery Osborne, Freddie Jackson & Gerald Albright Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Their solid gold songs include classics “On the Wings of Love,” “Stay with Me Tonight,” “You Are My Lady” and more. JANUARY 17-22

Annie

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The optimistic “Tomorrow” is just one of the songs from the Broadway classic featuring Daddy Warbucks and a little orphan girl. JANUARY 19-22

Brad Williams Improv (Addison)

The funny California comic packs huge laughs in a small package. His Showtime special, “Fun Size,” was a big TV hit. JANUARY 20

Evan Felker and Rhett Miller Kessler Theater

A former Turnpike Troubadours front man and Old 97’s lead singer bring their cow punk flavored music to the stage. JANUARY 20-21

ReMix: From Prometheus to Prokofiev, DSO City Performance Hall

It’s a fun and intimate series of classical concerts in a relaxed setting. Stay after the performance to chat with the musicians. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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JANUARY 27-29

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 12, FEBURARY 14-19 Music Hall at Fair Park, Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) An American in Paris

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Jason Alexander, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Murphy / Courtesy of Dallas Summer Musicals

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his role as george costanza in “seinfeld” remains one of TV’s all-time classics. But he has also made a significant mark as a triple-threat on Broadway singing, dancing and acting his way through a variety of celebrated productions including Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (he won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical), Merrily We Roll Along, The Producers and Fish in the Dark.

The Tony-winning musical tells the tale of an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and a European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/ choreographer Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from the Gershwins in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-15 Broadway season.

JANUARY 20-21

JANUARY 23-24 & JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 5

JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 19

JANUARY 27-29

Clarence Muse Café Theatre

Bass Performance Hall; Winspear Opera House

Kalita Humphreys Theater

Convention Center (Irving)

The talented saxophonist and keyboardist speak a distinctive musical language that’s passionate, soulful and powered by jazz.

Chinese dances, authentic costumes and animated backdrops combine with an orchestra of Western and Eastern instruments.

You’ll recognize hymnals, a live choir, and a preacher at the pulpit. But you’ve likely never heard a sermon quite like this before.

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

JANUARY 21

JANUARY 24

JANUARY 27

JANUARY 28

Majestic Theater

House of Blues

The Greenhill grad was the first woman and youngest person to win “Last Comic Standing” in 2008. She also hosts “Separation Anxiety” on TBS.

Take a plant in one hand and a cocktail in the other, guiding you through the creation of a trendy terrarium. No green thumb required.

JANUARY 21

JANUARY 24

With 16 gold records & 75 hits, join Shirley Alston Reeves, The Chiffons, Johnny Tillotson, Brian Hyland and Merrilee Rush with music that defined a generation.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

JANUARY 27

Band geeks unite when they join the Dallas Winds and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony for one awesome collaboration.

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Keith Anderson, Bobby Sparks

Iliza Shlesinger*

The Texas Tenors, Plano Symphony Orchestra Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Since their debut on “America’s Got Talent,” they’ve found an audience blending classical, country and Broadway with some of the world’s greatest symphonies. JANUARY 21

Miranda Sings Live...You’re Welcome Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

Her superstar status came wrapped in 60 million YouTube views. She now stars in Netflix’s “Haters Back Off,” all while performing a hysterical one-woman show to sold-out crowds.

Shen Yun

Plant Nite

Band Geeks on Fleet, Dallas Winds

JANUARY 26-28

29th Annual Conference & Festival of Blacks in Dance

The Christians, Dallas Theater Center

The Original Stars of “American Bandstand” Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Scotty McCreery After winning “American Idol,” he released his debut album to a big fanfare with singles “I Love You This Big” & “The Trouble With Girls.” JANUARY 27-39

Majestic Theatre

Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond

Showcase performances by internationally renowned companies include the founding companies of the International Association of Blacks in Dance.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and the late Mr. Charles’ protégé Ellis Hall pays tribute to the incomparable bandleader with “Georgia on My Mind” and more.

JANUARY 26-28, FEBRUARY 2-4 JANUARY 22

Odd Squad Live Majestic Theater

Young agents use reasoning and math to solve strange happenings on the hit TV show. Now, they’re on tour playing to sold-out crowds. *Editor’s Choice Selection 52

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Matthew Broussard

JANUARY 27-28

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Dallas, Fort Worth)

Bridgman-Packer Dance, TITAS

He’s appeared on MTV2’s “Guy Code” and “Not Exactly News,” Comedy Central, and NBC, and was named Houston’s Funniest Person.

City Performance Hall

Dance meets film meets virtual reality in this groundbreaking performance that deftly mixes technology, stagecraft and movement.

Zest Fest

DNCE

Granada Theater

Crank up hits “Cake By the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” with the vivacious dance-rock group, wich showcases former Jonas Brothers’ vocalist Joe Jonas. JANUARY 28

Aaron Lewis Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Once upon a time he was lead singer in the rock group Staid. In 2011 he released his first of two solo collections of music. JANUARY 31

Adam Devine* Majestic Theatre

The star of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” has also appeared in commercials and shows such as “Modern Family.” JANUARY 31

DRUMLine Live Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The Historically Black College band experience comes alive with a cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers from the team that produced the “Drumline” movies.


february FEBRUARY 3

Arlington Music Hall

The Time Jumpers

Debby Wong / SHutterstock.com

Vince Clements / Shutterstock.com

Eric Church

FEBRUARY 9

American Airlines Center

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he’s an accomplished songwriter and singer, known for a string of number ones including “Drink in My Hand,” “The Only Way I Know,” “Talladega” and “Give Me Back My Hometown.” With his legion of devoted fans, the North Carolina-raised musician is among country music’s current crop of sizzling stars routinely selling out large performance halls and stadium concert venues. FEBRUARY 2-3

Tchaikovsky and Bruckner, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Jaap van Zweden conducts cellist Alissa Weilerstein performing Tchakovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” & Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 7.”

FEBRUARY 4

An Evening of Hitchock & Spielberg, Richard Symphony Orchestra Eisemann Center (Richardson)

FEBRUARY 2-4, 9-12

It’s music from movie favorites, including Rear Window, North by Northwest, Psycho, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Lincoln, accompanied by film montages.

Improv (Addison)

FEBRUARY 4

Carlos Mencia

The host of the “Mind of Mencia” takes delight in skewering topics ranging from pop culture and politics to race, culture and social class. FEBRUARY 3

Foreigner Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

From “Cold as Ice” and “Feels Like the First Time” to “Hot Blooded” and more, it’s hits from a catalog that includes sixteen top-30 songs.

Los Lonely Boys House of Blues

The trio of San Angelo brothers’ “Texican” rock has produced some mighty music including “Heaven,” which went to number one in 2004.

Established in 1998, this assemblage of Nashville studio musicians specializes in Western Swing. The ensemble includes Grammy-winning Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. He’s joined by a variety of crack music support such as “Ranger” Doug Green of the throwback Riders in the Sky. The group that began as a grage jam session has blossomed with albums and several Grammy nominations. FEBRUARY 7-12

FEBRUARY 10

Winspear Opera House

American Airlines Center

Innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, the fourth-wall-smashing musical features a pulsing score & electrifying performances.

Comedic legends Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy take the stage for big laughs.

FEBRUARY 8

FEBRUARY 10

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Dancing with the Stars: Live, Dance All Night Tour Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

American hero Alex Skarlatos is joined by his season 21-partner Lindsay Arnold, plus Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson & more. FEBRUARY 9

FEBRUARY 4

Cars and Coffee

Avi Avital: Cliburn at the Kimbell Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 3-4

These free monthly pop-up auto shows feature row upon row of exotics, street rods, classic and extreme collector cars.

The Grammy-nominated Israeli mandolin master is an excellent composer and performer, known for his various renditions of Baroque and folk music.

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 6

FEBRUARY 9-11

Ryan Bingham His song “The Weary Kind” won an Academy Award and a Grammy for Best Song From a Motion Picture in 2010. FEBRUARY 3-4

Tina Packer’s Women of Will

Adjacent to Classic BMW (Plano)

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffry Siegel, Splendor of Schubert

Nick Guerra

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

Step inside the beloved composer’s immortal melodies including “Ave Maria,” “Trout Quintet,” and the delightful “Sonata D. 664.”

He was an audience favorite on Season 8 of “Last Comic Standing,” and performed on Comedy Central’s “Gabriel Iglesias Stand Up Revolution.”

THROUGH MARCH 12

FEBRUARY 10

Dallas Museum of Art

Arlington Music Hall

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Funny, fierce, deep and accessible, join the master Shakespearean actor as she deconstructs and conjurs The Bard’s most famous female characters.

Concentrations 60: Lucie Stahl For the artist’s first U.S. solo museum show, she presents old and new work in an immersive installation featuring a number of her “Prayer Wheels.”

Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder* The Country Music Hall of Famer is an explosion of crossover talent with feet in bluegrass, old school country and pop camps.

Comedy Get Down*

Bear’s Den

Kessler Theater

The British alt folk-rock band scored two nominations at the UK Americana Awards in 2016: Artist of the Year & Song of the Year for “Agape.” FEBRUARY 10-11

Emanual Ax, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The acclaimed pianist performs Christopher Rouse’s “Symphony No. 5,” Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” and Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” FEBRUARY 11

Center Stage Comedy Tour Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

The Diva of Contemporary Comedy, Sommore, plus Arnez J., Bruce Bruce, Felipe Esparaza and Don DC Curry headline this good time masterpiece. FEBRUARY 11

Brian Culberston McFarlin Auditorium

The popular jazz/R&B/funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer brings his ultra smooth groove to the Dallas stage.

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

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FEBRUARY 12

FEBRUARY 23

American Airlines Center

Bon Jovi Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com

Jeff Dunham

American Airlines Center

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he sells out huge arenas and performance halls, and his TV specials are among the highest rated ever on Comedy Central. Now, one of the world’s most successful comics returns to his hometown with an all-new tour. As always, expect visits from Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Jose Jalepeño and the rest of Dunham’s animated friends for an evening of envelopepushing ventriloquism fun.

the iconic rock band is bringing the This House Is Not For Sale Tour to Texas, playing new hits (“Knockout,” “Labor of Love”) plus old favorites (“Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Blaze of Glory”). It’s big time arena rock from one of music’s top selling bands of all time, fronted by sensationally talented vocalist Jon Bon Jovi.

FEBRUARY 11

FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 16

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Majestic Theatre

Winspear Opera House

The company’s ongoing relationship with Eisemann has resulted in hosting three world premieres & the documentary Creative Domain.

The eccentric English musician was among the most iconic artist of the 80’s as the vocalist in his post-punk band, and is now a solo artist.

Best known for his “Late, Late Show” on CBS, the Glasgow-born comedian can currently be seen on the Emmy winning “Celebrity Name Game.”

FEBRUARY 11

FEBRUARY 14

FEBRUARY 16

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Winspear Opera House

House of Blues

Celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day with Gershwin’s classics, including “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Our Love is Here to Stay.”

The esteemed astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator delivers his most popular talk entitled “The Cosmic Perspective.”

The musical virtuoso is a Texas twister of a guitarist who won a Grammy for his song, “Cliffs of Dover”

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Hearts and Horns, Dallas Winds

Adam Ant

Neil deGrasse Tyson, #hearhere

FEBRUARY 11

Soji Tabuchi

Stomp, Dallas Summer Musicals

Well known for his splashy Branson shows, the high-energy entertainer brings a talented band to DFW, singing, dancing & playing in style.

Music Hall at Fair Park

FEBRUARY 12

An eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, poles, garbage cans, hubcaps and more – on stage with magnificent rhythms.

Kessler Theater

FEBRUARY 16

As a founding member of Nickel Creek, she released a number of hit albums as well as a couple of solo efforts. FEBRUARY 13

Casals String Quartet and Manuel Barrueco, Dallas Chamber Music Caruth Auditorium (SMU)

From Mozart to Shostakovich and more, the Cuban guitarist joins the acclaimed Spanish string quartet for a spectacular evening of classical music. *Editor’s Choice Selection 54

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Eric Johnson

FEBRUARY 16-18 FEBRUARY 14-19

Arlington Music Hall

Sara Watkins

Craig Ferguson*

Kevin O’Leary, Maverick Speakers Series College Park Center (UTA)

“Mr. Wonderful” is a cast member of TV’s “Shark Tank,” & a chairman of a Canadian mutual fund company with $1 billion under management. FEBRUARY 16

California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio Granada Theater

It’s a performance bill chock full of incredible talent; guitar virtuosos from all over the globe play together on the same stage.

Julie Scoggins

FEBRUARY 17

Bruce Robinson, Charlie Robinson & Jack Ingram House of Blues

The Texas guitar trio brings their signature brand of Texas Country songs to the Dallas stage for an “Unleashed Live” show. FEBRUARY 17-19

Cultural Awareness, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Wyly Theatre

The company celebrates 40-years in Interpretations, a world premiere. Also, audience favorites Awassa Astrige/Ostrich captures the powerful movements of the king of birds.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

A charm school graduate from Charlotte, she’s been touring for years and appears on XM/ Sirius Blue Collar Radio. FEBRUARY 16-19

Disenchanted

FEBRUARY 17-19

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

It’s an evening of memories and family fun when the characters from TV’s most beloved children’s show take the stage.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Snow White and her posse of disillusioned princesses are anything but Grimm in the hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical romp.

FEBRUARY 18

Yonder Mountain String Band House of Blues

FEBRUARY 17

The Colorado progressive bluegrass outfit formed in 1998. The band’s musical repertoire and followers has grown steadily ever since.

Kessler Theater

THROUGH MARCH 19

Blind Pilot

With three albums released, the sextet continues to tour and recruit fans. Their songs have been featured on “Californiacation” and “Private Practice.”

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages Dallas Museum of Art

Explore diverse modes of expression & variety of representations of nature in European midieval art, plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined.


february FEBRUARY 25 - APRIL 9

Kurios, Cabinet of Curiosities

Lone Star Park (Grand Prairie)

Fodor’s Travel has named it one of america’s best spring floral festivals. The wide array of beautiful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials makes it the largest floral festival in the Southwest. The finale of the springtime celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas.

FEBRUARY 18

FEBRUARY 22

Granada Theater

American Airlines Center

The Grammy-winning Lubbock-raised bluesman has been playing concert halls for years, recording dozens of albums in the process.

“Stressed Out,” “Heathens,” “Ride” and “Tear in My Heart” are just some of the many big hits for the electro-pop indie rockers.

FEBRUARY 18

FEBRUARY 23

Winspear Opera House

Kessler Theater

From the smallest gesture to the most powerful movement, the company reveals beauty and energy in a performance to take your breath away.

Media pundit, gay and equal rights activist, author and writer, he’s also the syndicated columnist of Savage Love.

FEBRUARY 18

Delbert McClinton*

Doug Varone and Dancers, TITAS

Cirque de la Symphonie, Plano Symphony Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Amazing acrobats, dancers, contortionists, aerialists and more bring a new program with legendary skills interpreting the music of Bernstein, Debussy, Vivaldi and more. FEBRUARY 18

Al Di Meola Majestic Theatre

From Return to Forever in the 1970’s to a stellar solo career, the searing guitarist has helped define fusion jazz with his work. FEBRUARY 20

Sting

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

From his years with The Police up through today, the English bassist brings his pop/rock/ pop groove to Dallas for an all-new show.

Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil

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Dallas Blooms

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 26

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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what if you could alter reality at will? Perhaps you can. Delve into a world where seeing is disbelieving with none other than the masters of alternative universes, Cirque du Soleil. Recognized all over the world, Cirque has constantly sought to evoke imagination, invoke senses and provoke emotions. This brand new production is a sensational step beyond the cutting edge, and in typical Cirque mind-bending fashion.

FEBRUARY 24-25

FEBRUARY 26

Eisemann Center

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church

Kelly Carlin reveals what it takes to go from living in the shadow of her dad George to standing in the light, weaving family stories with vintage footage.

The concert features music that expresses the myriad of emotions about love with superb soloists singing art songs and opera arias.

FEBRUARY 24-25

FEBRUARY 27

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Granada Theater

FEBRUARY 23-24

As one of the most successful artists in Christian music history, he’s also an artistic maverick & prophetic voice for reconciliation, justice, faith and family.

The multi-instrumentalist from Memphis imaginatively blends country, folk, blues, gospel and bluegrass in songs such as “Workin’ Woman Blues” and “You Can’t Be Told.”

Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

FEBRUARY 24-26

FEBRUARY 28

Critics have called the painist’s music making abilities legendary, filled with emotional power, depth, and expressiveness.

Bishop Arts District

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

FEBRUARY 23-25

From parades to the OCarnivale Masquerade Ball at the Kessler Theater, the eclectic neighborhood is alive and rockin’.

Their platinum-plus, self-titled debut spent 46 weeks on the charts. The single “Ho Hey” peaked at number three.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub

FEBRUARY 25

FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 5

Press says “no two shows are alike” from the high energy stand up comedian, actor and singer with great improvisation skills.

Majestic Theatre

Music Hall at Fair Park

FEBRUARY 23-26

The Mexican writer/actor is the son of popular actor Humberto Dupeyron, and a star in his own right with expressive credentials.

They’ve shattered box office records around the world, dazzling audiences with a powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts.

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

FEBRUARY 25

Twenty-One Pilots

Dan Savage

Cliburn at the Kimbell: Richard Goode

Pat Godwin

Also Sprach Zarathustra, DSO Strauss marshals instrumental forces in his iconic tone poem. Vilde Frang’s “vigor, irreverence, and imagination” revel as she performs the Britten Violin Concerto.

A Carlin Home Champion: Growing Up Carlin

TobyMac

Mardi Gras Oak Cliff

Odin Dupeyron

Expressions of Love, The Orpheus Chamber Singers

Valerie June*

The Lumineers

The Illustionists

Shang

Clarence Music Café Theatre

He’s one of the brightest funneymen in the business, showcased on HBO, “Politicaly Incorrect,” “Comedy Showcase” and many more. *Editor’s Choice Selection D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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MARCH 4

MARCH 17-19

American Airlines Center

Pink Martini Aija Lehtonen/ Shutterstock.com

Green Day

Annette Strauss Square, AT&T Performing Arts Center Chris Hornbecker

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the rock and roll hall of fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rockers bring their Revolution Radio North American Tour to Texas. Originally part of the post-punk scene, their 1994 breakthrough hit album, Dookie (named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time) paved the way for huge successes to follow. The band’s rock opera, American Idiot, is a classic inspring a Broadway musical. MARCH 2-4

Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Hans Graf conducts pianist Garrick Ohlsson performing the Russian composer’s “Piano Concerto No. 4” & “Symphony No. 1.” MARCH 3

Al Jarreau

MARCH 3-5

MARCH 4-5

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

House of Blues

Broadway World calls Christopher Bruce’s choreography “... a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. The audience leaves on a high, humming the (Rolling) Stones.”

Strip, strip hooray! She’s known internationally as the reigning Queen of Burlesque, with a devoted following that spans the globe.

Rooster & Smith & Scher, Texas Ballet Theater

MARCH 3-5

From “We’re in This Love Together” to “After All,” the scat-singing, Grammy-winning jazz sensation is an American treasure.

Dallas Fair Park

Donavon Frankenreiter, Grant Lee Phillips

North Texas Irish Festival

MARCH 4

MARCH 7

The California surfer also happens to be one heck of a singer-songwriter, closely tied to Jack Johnson, who has produced albums for him.

Opening Bell Coffee

MARCH 3

After appearing on “American Idol,” he took his spiritual songs (and wife/partner Lucy-Jayne) around the world studying music. They’re back and sharing what they’ve learned.

Poor David’s Pub

MARCH 4

MARCH 3

Visions of Women, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The power of over 250 female voices singing music by women composers features the Texas Women’s Concert Choir & UNT Women’s Chorus. *Editor’s Choice Selection 56

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College Park Center (UTA)

The host of CNN’s flagship foreign affairs program is also a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a respected Washington Post colmnist.

Drakeford

His lone solo album, released in the 1970s, remains a country folk classic with brilliant songs such as “Muskrat Love” & “Angel Eyes.”

Fareed Zakaria, Maverick Speakers Series

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

Granada Theater

Willis Alan Ramsey

Dita Von Teese’s “The Art of the Teese” Burlesque Review

MARCH 7

Majestic Theatre

MARCH 3

crossing classical, jazz and pop, fans know them as the “biggest little orchestra around,” a musical kick in the pants featuring vocalists China Forbes and Storm Large. The eclectic collective has performed its multilingual repertoire on concert stages with symphony orchestras all over the world. Their genre-bending sound is a musical travelouge for an evening of distinctive combinations of styles, all rolled into one.

Nu Soul Revival Tour Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, Kindred the Family Soul, Avery Sunshine and Chrisette Michele take the stage. MARCH 4-12

West Side Story Casa Manana

The Tony-winning love story takes to the streets. From the first notes to the final breath, the powerful story will captivate audiences.

Video Game Live: The Reboot, Dallas Winds Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Conductor Dennis Llinas leads a musical ode to joysticks in an evening of next-level performance with the coolest video game music. MARCH 7

Brandon Stanton, Tate SMU Lecture Series McFarlin Auditorium

The photagrapher behind Humans of New York portraits has more than 17.4 million likes on Facebook & 5.1 million Instagram followers. MARCH 7-19, 21-26

Let It Be

Music Hall at Fair Park, Bass Performance Hall

This celebration of The Beatles traces from their gig on “The Ed Sullivan Show” to the band’s infamous break up in 1970.

MARCH 8

The Linz Award, Junior League of Dallas Omni Hotel

For more than 75 years the annual event has honored civic and humanitarian efforts, symbolizing Dallas’ highest form of recognition. MARCH 9

Experience Hendrix Tour Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Join a who’s who list of musicians including Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lange, Dweezil Zappa and more saluting the late guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. MARCH 9-12

Pablo Francisco Improv (Addison)

The master of a million impressions has starred in his own Comedy Central specials, as well as stints on MADtv & many more. MARCH 9

Kathy Mattea Poor David’s Pub

She’s also charted more than 30 singles including “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come From the Heart” and “Where’ve You Been.” MARCH 10

The Price is Right Live Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

One of TV’s oldest and most successful game show franchises comes to North Texas with all the silliness and exchitement you’d expect.


september SEPTEMBER MARCH30 17,- 19, OCTOBER 22 & 2523

march Winspear Fair Opera ParkHouse

MARCH 23

House of Blues

Maren Morris

a governess is hired is hired to care for a pair of children at Bly, a mid-19th century English country house. The position, which initially seemed promising, soon turns puzzling when the governess sees what she believes to be a ghost. Strange and sinister, the dark, gripping tale is based on Henry James’ historic gothic novel.

MARCH 10-11

Divalo, TITAS City Performance Hall

With its large interactive sets and stunning athletics, the audacious dance company returns performing L.O.S.T [Losing One’s Self Temporarily]; Act 1: Passengers, Act 2: Cubicle. MARCH 10, 12, 15, 18, 24 & 26

Madame Butterfly, The Dallas Opera Winspear Opera House

With its emotional melodies and characters, and a storyline to match, the opera has captivated audiences and dampened handkerchiefs for more than a hundred years. MARCH 10-11

Ella & Louis, DSO Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Jeff Tyzik conducts singer Marva Hicks & trumpeter/vocalist Byron Stripling, sitting in for Ms. Fitzgerald and Mr. Armstrong respectively. MARCH 11

Dancing Beyond Borders, Dallas Black Dance Theatre W.E. Scott Theatre (Fort Worth)

The celebrated dance company travels west of the Trinity to deliver a special 40th anniverary season of crowd favorites. MARCH 12-14

King Lear, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Hamon Hall

Weary of royal duties, the king divides his kingdom and begins a legendary descent into madness in the Bard’s production for the ages.

THROUGH NOVEMBER 12

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Courtesy Suzanne Calvin / The Dallas Opera

State TheFair Turn of of Texas the Screw, The Dallas Opera

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it was a cool breath of fresh air when the CMA’s crowned the spunky, 26-year old DFW singer New Artist of the Year last fall. Her honest, down-to-earth songs including “My Church,” “80’s Mercedes” and more represent a new movement in Nashville’s country music scene. She’s toured with superstar Keith Urban, and is now hitting her own stride with tons of critical acclaim and positive press. MARCH 17

MARCH 18

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Poor David’s Pub

Featuring nearly 50 works, the exhibit explores the culture of cocktails and the ways in which they were prepared and served.

As one of his generation’s greatest urban funneymen, the stand up comic guarantees ane xperience to encourage further conversation after the curtain call.

Don’t let the broad smile and sunny musical hooks fool you; the singer-guitarist is one serious songwriter who’s been playing to enthusiastic audiences for years.

MARCH 13

MARCH 17

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

MARCH 19

We Are Here: The Worship Tour Majestic Theatre

Arlington Music Hall

Majestic Theatre

Still recognized as one of the best dance ensembles of the Big Band era, this classical orchestra is still at it, all in the name of the “Sentimental Gentleman of Swing.”

The husband/wife rockers bring radio hits “Love is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” for an acoustic show.

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

Feel the inspiration when Travis Greene, Anthony Brown & group therAPy and Jonathan Mcreynolds bring their gospel music tour to Dallas. MARCH 14

Rickie Lee Jones, Madaleine Peyroux Majestic Theatre

The Grammy winning pop/jazz singer teams up with the masterful interpreter of classic songs for a memorable evening of music.

Katt Williams

Sarah Hickman

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

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Dances at Gathering Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Trout Fishing in America Poor David’s Pub

This talented folk duo plays an afternoon show for kids, showcasing songs such as “My Hair Had a Party Last Night.”

MARCH 15

The quintessential piano ballet distills the spectrum of human interaction into the most natural of movements, a landmark for its invention, virtuosity, & constantly shifting emotions.

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Wroth)

MARCH 17-19

Poor David’s Pub

His songs dot the soundtrack of generations of American music lovers, especially the signature “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Improv (Addison)

The talented folk duo plays an afternoon show for kids, showcasing songs such as “My Hair Had a Party Last Night.”

Tony Bennett

Bill Bellamy

MARCH 16-18

For years he was an MTV staple. A biting stand up comedian, he’s also credited with coining the pop culture phrase “booty call.”

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

MARCH 18

Jaap van Zweden conducts violinist Alexander Kerr performing Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2.”

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Brahms II, DSO

Women of Ireland This innovative concert production highlighs the next generation of the country’s top female performers.

MARCH 19

Shawn Phillips

MARCH 20

Roomful of Teeth, Dallas Chamber Music Caruth Auditorium (SMU)

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Music Hall at Fair Park

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Kinky Boots, Dallas Summer Musicals

Winspear Opera House

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tony, emmy and grammy-winner Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “True Colors,” “Time After Time,” “She-Bop”) and popular playwright Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) joined forces for this outrageous Broadway classic, which was reportedly inspired by true events. Through music and dance, this production celebrates the power of diversity and how our differences can be our greatest strength.

“possibly the most successful dance company on the planet,” writes The New York Times, performing live for an estimated 25 million people. The dancers drive energy and emotion into classics and new works alike, and are widely considered the nation’s leading modern company, as well as an important American “cultural ambassador to the world.”

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

American Airlines Center

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

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

Christian music favorites Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli and Rend Collective perform along with Passion, Family Force 5 & Jordan Feliz.

It’s irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

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Relive the sensational seventies with this compilation of spectacular artists of the era singing sweet, soulful radio hits of the day.

Majestic Theatre

Hyena’s Comedy Night Club

He was a finalist on “Last Comic Standing” and has appeared on “The View” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

MARCH 31

The sequel to last season’s Intergalactic Nemesis, Target Earth brings this retro multimedia extravaganza to town.

Adam Savage and Michael Stevens explore life’s peculiarities through a show that’s somewhere between TED talks and the Blue Man Group.

MARCH 24

MARCH 26-27

DFW Auto Show

Robot Rising: An Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel Wyly Theatre

Snap Judgment Live! Majestic Theatre

This quirky hit show premiered on NPR stations five years ago, and has blossomed into musthear American radio.

The Rock & Worship Roadshow

Brain Candy Live

All’s Well That Ends Well, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Winspear Opera House (Hamon Hall)

The romantic tackles the realist at every turn in this classic comedy featuring some of the Bard’s most inventive language.

MARCH 24

Noel Paul Stookey

MARCH 26 - JUNE 25

Poor David’s Pub

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

As part of Peter, Paul & Mary, he wrote and performed some of folk’s greatest hits including “The Wedding Song (There is Love).”

The Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

MARCH 25-26

The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented range of models, original drawings, photographs and films of the architect’s important projects.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

MARCH 28

The Other Mozart It’s the untold story of Nannerl, sister of Amadeus & virtuoso in her own right, who performed with her brother only to be lost to history.

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Cliburn at the Bass: Hilary Hahn + Robert Levn Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The celebrated violinist has performed all over the world, and is joined by the talented pianist for this special program.

Greater Tuna

Louis Ramey

MARCH 31

70’s Soul Jam: The Whispers, The Manhattans and Mary Wilson of The Supremes Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Panic! At the Disco Allen Event Center

MARCH 30 - APRIL 2

The rock stars are back playing music from the 2016 release, Death of a Bachelor, as well as hits like “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

Crow Collection of Art

MARCH 31- APRIL 1

St. Matthew Passion, DSO Jap van Zweden conducts Bach’s legendary oratorio, widely regarded as one of the great masterpieces of classical music.

Big Texas Beer Fest Fair Park

MARCH 31

This annual event is gaining steam behind the power of suds. Sample beers, groove to music and have a whale of a weekend.

Majestic Theatre

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Lisa Lampanelli Often blue and rarely imitated, the so-called “Queen of Mean” is a longtime favorite on TV shows such as “Chelsea Lately” and is a regular on “The Howard Stern Show.” MARCH 31

Ronnie Milsap Arlington Music Hall

“Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Stranger in My House” and “There’s Gettin’ Over Me” are just a few of the country star’s golden hits.

Fran Lebowitz, #hearhere Winspear Opera House

The author and social commentator, known for her sardonic perspective on American life, brings her thoughts and stories to the Dallas stage. MARCH 31 - APRIL 2

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Various Locations

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


SPORTS & RECREATION FEBRUARY 18-19 Courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks American AIrlines Center

vs. Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trailblazers vs. Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Dash for Beads 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk, Costume Contest & Festival Oak Cliff FEBRUARY 26

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Will Rogers Memorial Center (Fort Worth)

One of Texas’ top running events kicks off the season as thousands gather to tackle a challenging course.

TCU Basketball

All games at American Airlines Center

Schollmaier Arena (Fort Worth)

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Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 4 Feb 7 Feb 15 Feb 25 March 1

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vs. Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears vs. Auburn Tigers vs. Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats

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SMUmustangs.com

Shops at Legacy (Plano)

JANUARY 21-22

NCA High School National Championships

MARCH 11

St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K

Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center

Central Market at Greenville and Lovers

JANUARY 28

Big D Climb

MARCH 17-19

Bank of America Plaza

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Half Marathon and Health Expo

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Harlem Globetrotters

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

American Airlines Center

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Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Western Michigan (#15) vs. Wisonsin (#8) AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Dallas Safari Club Adventure Show & Expo Bear Creek Park (Lancaster) elleon /

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

Run of the Irish

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Jiggle Butt Run

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All games at Moody Coliseum

NCA All-Star National Championship FEBRUARY 25

Dallas Stars

SMU Basketball

FEBRUARY 24-27

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

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vs. Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota Wild vs. Washington Capitols vs. Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Arizona Coyotes vs. Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators vs. San Jose Sharks vs. San Jose Sharks

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment for fans of all ages. FEBRUARY 4

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Dallas Fair Park

It’s the world’s finest wilderness experiences and sporting eqipment, displays, plus hundreds of exhibitors from local shops to African hunting lodges.

FEBRUARY 11

Cupid’s Chase Bachman Lake

Celebration! White Rock 2015 5K/10K Race & Festival Winfrey Point (White Rock Lake) MARCH 31-APRIL 2

Division I NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship American Airlines Center Aspen Photo / Shutterstock.com

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PBR Iron Cowboy, The American Rodeo

The Women’s Basketball Final Four pits the best players and coaches from the top teams competing for all the marbles. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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enjoy authentic new york and southern style favorites

5 great DFW locations

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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

Cafe 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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2332 Leonard St., Dallas 214.550.9500 hotelzazadallas.com

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. 642 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.942.2530

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.

University area looking for a great meal in a beautifully decorated space. 6101 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas 214.219.8282 hotellumen.com

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.

Eddie V’s

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2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883

The Grape

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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

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Fearing’s Restaurant

2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214.828.1981

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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

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

Dragonfly

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

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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.

1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.741.2629

4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500

2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas 214.978.2583

Kenichi

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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.

4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211 javiers.net

FT33

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.

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

plants. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests.

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. 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas 214.741.5560 wolfgangpuck.com

The French Room

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

The Front Room Located in the chic Kimpton Hotel Lumen, this Park Cities diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner to hotel guests and anyone else in the downtown and Southern Methodist

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.

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400 N. Olive St., Dallas 214.922.0374

The Grill on the Alley

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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.

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 along with spirits with local heritage. 2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 214.827.2927 hibiscusdallas.com

Javier’s

Javier’s offers traditional cuisine from Mexico City. The low-lit dining room is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging

This contemporary, urban restaurant is located on the edge of downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence. Illustrators are featured on chalkboards throughout. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.855.5275 larkonthepark.com

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. 4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937

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

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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

Mi Cocina

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

Little Katana

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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. 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

5027 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.350.5027 nhstheoriginal.com

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.

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

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

Moxie’s Grill & Bar, a premium casual Canadian concept owned by Dallas Stars proprietor Tom Gaglardi, is now open at The Crescent in Dallas. Moxie’s delivers a unique experience through its blend of high-end design, uncompromising food quality and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality. 100 Crescent Court, Suite 140, Dallas 469.687.0050

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

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

RA Sushi 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

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The Restaurant At Hotel St. Germain

The Owners Box

Moxie’s Grill & Bar

Mansion Restaurant

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13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.759.2277

Uptown Location: 4525 Cole Ave. 214.443.9600

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Meddlesome Moth

Oak

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 parigidallas.com

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

Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar This modern restaurant and bar is located in the Harwood district in Uptown between the American Airlines Center and Klyde Warren Park and boasts the largest garden patio in Dallas. It has a refined but casual atmosphere and an extensive menu. Originally, the twostory red-brick building built in 1927 was Dallas’ first school for Hispanic children. 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

Sambuca Located in the heart of Uptown, Sambuca is Dallas’ only rockin’ dinner club that features live music every night. It’s open for lunch daily, and the restaurant features specials, such as the half sandwich, soup and salad entrée. The outdoor lounge is shaped like a fishbowl, with great views of the band. 2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820 sambucarestaurant.com

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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. 7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852 seasons52.com

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

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

Soda Bar

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.

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.

1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.421.1080

3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933

2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.220.2401

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Victory Tavern

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 Located in the Oak Lawn area, Steel is an esteemed Dallas sushi restaurant and lounge. This elegant, contemporary interior sets the perfect mood for anything from a romantic date night to an important business meeting. It features an unmatchable sushi selection, along with unique IndoChine, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisine. 3180 Welborn St., Dallas 214.219.9908 steelrestaurant.com

Stephan Pyles This notable fine-dining restaurant named after its chef-owner serves New Millenium southwestern cuisine that’s highly innovative with a multi-cultural mix from Texas, South America, Spain, the Middle East and the Mediterranean using smoky, spicy, aggressive and bold flavors. The restaurant is an easy walk from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Dallas Arts District. 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.580.7000 stephanpyles.com

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

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

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

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

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


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SHOPPING

SHOPPING CENTERS

Mockingbird Station

The Plaza at Preston Center

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

Galleria

Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. This shopping destination is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Karen Millen and Zara—plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. From its legendary ice rink to the amazing Westin Galleria hotel and chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a must-do while in Big D.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

NorthPark Center

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

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

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

6821 Preston Road, Dallas 214.522.2400 deboulle.com

Eiseman Jewels Located at NorthPark Center, this destination for luxury jewelry distinguishes itself among America’s best with a unique collection of designs, timepieces and colored and white diamonds of sizes not available in most U.S. cities. It was named “Best Independent Luxury Jeweler in the U.S.” by National Jeweler in 2010. Eiseman recently opened a new Rolex store as it celebrates 50 years. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas (NorthPark Center) 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com

Elizabeth Showers

5741 Legacy Drive, Suite 315, Plano

West Village

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

Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this chic hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and highend boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. One of the top shopping destinations in the country offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

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

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


Harry Winston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4030 Villanova St., Dallas 214.373.9990

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

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

Located in Preston Center, this boutique features European lines that focus on construction and texture. Rich colors, timeless pieces, and exclusive labels make this cozy boutique a destination spot for clients all over the country.

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

SHOPPING 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 accessories from Mungo & Maud, accessories

70 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.346.0010 billyreid.com

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

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

Dear Hannah 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. 6713 Snider Plaza, Dallas 469.291.7605

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

from Costume National, Proenza Schouler, and more. You’ll also find a great selection of fashionable coffee table books. 60 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.252.0510 shopfiveandten.com

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

Hemline Hemline is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique with a wide range of different designers from Free People to Karina Grimaldi. With their impressive collection of styles and accessories ranging from boho chich to modern and edgy, there’s always a fashion find for everyone. 4439 Lovers Lane, Dallas 214.559.3600 shophemline.com

Henri Bendel The brand, still vibrant more than a century after its inception, continues to champion the spirit of the store’s visionary founder. It strives to always delight and serve fashionable women, to seek out the best of the New & the Next™ and to always experiment and innovate. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 800.423.6335 henribendel.com

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SHOPPING HUBLOT Dallas From in-house watch complications, to revolutionary materials, to world class collaborations, HUBLOT characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. Visit our HUBLOT Boutique in NorthPark Center to view our stunning collection, including the limited edition timepieces created in collaboration with global partner, the Dallas Cowboys. 8687 North Central Expy, Suite 1332, Dallas 469.232.9449

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

Peeper’s American Eyewear

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

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

INTERMIX

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

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

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

4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

Home on Bishop

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.696.9993

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

HOME DÉCOR Bernadette Schaeffler Collection

Pinto Ranch

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8687 N Central Expy., Dallas 214.691.3800 intermixonline.com

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

Vince

8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.217.6200

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

85 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.780.0555

Gary Riggs Home

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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.

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

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

Q Clothier This store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, topcoats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built

Shoppers seeking to satisfy their own unique taste will find this a comfortable, affordable place to add design and flair to their home décor. Warm and inviting, the store is ever evolving and is constantly replenished with fresh merchandise. 502 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 214.434.1421 homeonbishop.com

Nest As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. Nest has been a destination for unique gifts and home accents for over a decade. 4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444 nestdallas.com

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

Restoration Hardware

1616 Hi Line Drive, Dallas 214.749.0816 bernadetteschaeffler.com

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

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


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SPECIALTY STORES Allure Home Frangrances

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

Neiman Marcus Downtown

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

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

2632 Freewood Dr., Dallas 214.389.7300

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

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

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

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

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

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

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Pirch

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

Collectors Convey

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

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

4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395

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

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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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Casa Mañana

AT&T Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prestonwood Polo & Country Club

1818 First Ave., Dallas 214.421.1111 gexaenergypavilion.com

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

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

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

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

Dallas World Aquarium

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

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

Dallas Zoo

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Klyde Warren Park

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

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

2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

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

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Dallas Children’s Theater

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This tribute to an extraordinary man was dedicated in 1970, and in the years since, it has become an integral part of the city’s urban landscape and cultural heritage. It is located one block east of Dealey Plaza, between Main and Commerce streets, on land donated by Dallas County. The memorial, a square, roofless room, 30 feet high and 50 by 50 feet wide, sits in the middle of the block with narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white pre-cast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support 29 inches above the earth. 646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

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5938 Skillman, Dallas 214.978.0110 dct.org

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

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214.515.6500

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

Ice Skating Center at the Galleria

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

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

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

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.392.3361

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

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

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

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

One Arts Plaza

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

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


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

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

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

Reunion Tower isn’t just about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s about expanding your horizons. The GeO-Deck has something for everyone – the foodies, the fashionistas, adventure seekers or sightseers. Think you’ve seen it all? Experience the interactive Halo today, and experience this fantastic view of Dallas. 300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

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

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

White Rock Lake Park

Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two great artists of the American West. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

Crow Collection of Asian Art

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

MUSEUMS Amon Carter Museum of American Art The museum in Fort Worth’s cultural district houses one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from early 19thcentury expeditionary art to mid-20th-century modernism and contemporary photography. The museum is also home to nearly 400 works by

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President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Love Field, Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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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


Dallas Holocaust Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

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 U.S., and the only one in North Central Texas.

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

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

GOLF

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

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.

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211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500

Dallas Museum of Art

galleries featuring artifacts from its permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, a gift shop and a research library and archives.

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

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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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.

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300 bushcenter.org

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Fair Park Shawn Kashou / Shutterstock com

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.

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

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

699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400 castlehillsgolfclub.com

Old American Golf Club

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400

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.

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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

The historic and magnificent Hall of State in Fair Park, which was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, houses murals and symbols depicting the physical, social and economic development of our region at the time. The Dallas Historical Society curates numerous exhibits in the Hall, from its extensive collection, throughout the year, showing the history of Dallas. 3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas 214.421.4500 dallashistory.org 78

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Hall of State

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

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

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. cowboysgolfclub.com

perotmuseum.org

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

Cowboys Golf Club

1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine

2201 N. Field St., Dallas 214.428.5555

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The Cliffs Resort

160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 940.779.4040

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1001 Lebanon Road, The Colony 972.370.4653 theoldamericangolfclub.com

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


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

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

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

Monet: The Early Years Come see the first exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet. Through January 29 Admission is free to view the permanent collection. Claude Monet On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt, 1868 Oil on canvas The Art Institute of Chicago Potter Palmer Collection

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

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

Fort Worth’s Cultural District www.FortWorth.com


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Laura Wilson

“Driving back and forth across the American West for decades now, I am drawn to sights of civic pride. I like these life size horses painted in the colors of a sorrel or a bay, a palomino or grey. But here, outside Weatherford, Texas, is a particular favorite.” – Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson is a photographer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine, English Vogue, London’s Sunday Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, and Wallpaper. Laura Wilson is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband Robert are the parents of three sons, Andrew, Owen and Luke Wilson.

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