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ISSUE 22: SPRING 2016

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36 CELEBRATE LOMBARDI

Shaking off the remnants of a devastating hurricane, Galveston Island is a stunning beach paradise that’s better than ever. BY LEAH CAST

Foodies have flocked to Alberto Lombardi’s restaurants for decades. But there’s a secret to his longevity. BY DAVE MUSCARI

32 TEXAS-SIZED DRAMA IN BIG D

Intense traditions blend with ultra ambitious vision of the future in the world’s most luxurious dream destination. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

Meet “The Real Housewives of Dallas”, the juicy new installment of the popular TV show that specializes in big hair, big hearts and even bigger drama. BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

40 DISCOVERING DUBAI

44 CONSPIRACY: NOTHING BUT

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North Texan John B. Wells turns mainstream media on its ear with conspiracy theories, politics, UFOs and more on his world-wide internet television show. BY JIM MARRS

Photo courtesy of The Palm Atlantis Dubai.

40 ON THE COVER:

The higher the hair, the closer to heaven! The Real Housewives of Dallas are (L to R): Cary Deuber, Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman, LeAnn Locken & Tiffany Hendra.

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

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

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

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

67 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.

72 OUR PARTING SHOT As Dallas Symphony Orchestra Maestro Jaap van Zweden departs Texas for New York City, he leaves a legacy of classical music genius behind.

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h, springtime in Texas – it’s like a breath of fresh air. From the beautiful array of fresh blooms at the historic Dallas Arboretum and Frisbees whizzing by in Klyde Warren Park, to the bustling patios scenes around town and glamorous evenings as temps continue to warm (average springtime highs can get into the 70s and 80s, and we get our share of the wet stuff too). Popular food and wine festivals such as Savor Dallas, plus the annual Dallas Film Festival, as well as other destination events provide perfect opportunities to shake off winter and leap into springtime fun. It began in California, then set up shop in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and now here in Big D. “The Real Housewives of Dallas” is scheduled to premiere on Bravo in April, the ninth such franchise since the program started a few years ago. We’ll take a deep dive on this sizzling new cable show, the players and the outrageousness behind it all. “Impresario” is an apt description of Alberto Lombardi. His popular eateries around the area include the delightful French inspired fare of Toulouse, the

faithful Italian flavors of Taverna and Penne Pomodoro, the see-and-be-seen groove of Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village and more. In a crowded field of play, Lombardi’s restaurants stand out. We caught up with one of Texas’ great restaurateurs to learn the secret to his success. Dallas does business all over the world, including Dubai. It’s a place where Arabian Nights mesh with ultramodern architecture for an unforgettable visual feast, and DHM is in the center of the action. You may not know the face, but the distinctive pipes are hard to forget. John B. Wells’ voice has been attached to everything from unforgettable feature films (JFK, Talk Radio) to TV’s “Deadliest Catch” and “Gold Rush.” And now, the North Texas native has a new project that may be his most provocative effort yet. We’ll explain. Dallas and the North Texas community are teeming with activities. Maybe you’re a sports fan in search of top professional or college competition? You’ve come to the right place; our teams are among the best in their respective fields. Two of golf’s

most historic tournaments are in May: the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic in nearby Las Colinas followed by the newly christened DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. If you’re up for a performance, our stages are world-class and feature everything from ballet and contemporary dance, to dramas and Broadway musicals, symphonies, opera, rock, pop and more. Our expanded version of The Scene is a spectacular roadmap for any given day or night – take a look. We also have complete listings with inside details on the area’s A-list restaurants, shopping, spas and more. We hope you’ll enjoy your time in North Texas, as well as Dallas Hotel Magazine – thanks for taking a look. It’s the “definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.”

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collages his source photographs into new compositions, further subverting any naturalistic sense of volume. And yet for all One artist’s sophisticated the disruptions, Fitzpatrick’s re-imagining of classic string games. handling of light and form is so clearly grounded in observation that the space of his paintings, ommy Fitzpatrick’s most pleated as it may be, remains recent paintings, which tenaciously convincing. debuted at Inman Gallery in Illusionistic depth has been November 2015, are all named the preoccupation of a great after classic string games and many artists for at least half designs, and they share a a millennium, but what’s sense of serious play. Working comparatively rare is Fitzpatrick’s from photographs of wooden quixotic determination to have lattices, he translates volume, it both ways, to tell a bald lie perspective and light into hardedged pattern, pairing an almost so appealingly that it doesn’t need to be credible. That geometric articulation of space brings us to another allusion with an insistence on painted surface. That contradistinction— in the exhibition’s title: the Kurt Vonnegut novel of the between flat pattern and same name. Cat’s Cradle, the illusionistic depth—is the knot book, imagines the potentially Fitzpatrick has been untangling disastrous consequences of and retying with increasing reckless curiosity, and disputes sophistication for decades. At the virtue of truth for its own first blush, Jacob’s Ladder is a straightforward depiction of a red sake. Against the pieties of science and progress, Vonnegut cage starkly lit against a yellow proposes an admittedly absurd ground. But small idiosyncrasies religion that recommends itself as undercut the precise rendering: variations in hue break the yellow the most brazen—and therefore the most honest—hypocrisy in field into discrete shapes; errant a fraudulent world. It professes, blocks seem immune to gravity and perspective; incongruous red as its narrator summarizes in the outlines trace shadows like racing final pages, “the heartbreaking stripes. Twin Diamonds might read necessity of lying about reality, and the heartbreaking as a reflection or a symmetrical impossibility of lying about it.” armature, but nothing lines up That’s not a worldview with quite right. In fact, Fitzpatrick

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a solution. It’s a seesaw that needs a good sense of balance and a better sense of humor. Fitzpatrick’s paintings aren’t finally trying to convince us of anything, either; they’re content to present us with riddles, whose pleasure is less in the answer and more in the telling. Tommy Fitzpatrick (born 1969, Dallas, Texas) lives and works in Austin, Texas. Fitzpatrick earned his BA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in

1993. Recent solo exhibitions include: Cat’s Cradle, Inman Gallery, Houston (2015); Electric Labyrinth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas (2014); and Geometry in Reflection: Tommy Fitzpatrick and Margo Sawyer, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas (2009). Fitzpatrick’s paintings are in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. He is an Assistant Professor of painting at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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njoying the cool breezes and crashing waves of the Galveston Island shore is one of those summer pastimes that makes you forget you’re even in Texas. But these days, the beach is just the beginning of what this charming little island has to offer. Located on the Texas coast all the way south on I-45, Galveston is a thriving vacation destination because of its diversity – from its large collection of Victorian architecture and historical sites to its family attractions, culinary experiences and cruise port. Just recently, Galveston became home to The Bryan Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of Southwestern artifacts. It also opened a luxury resort, The Villas, and created a brand new beach along the western part of the seawall. But there’s a deeper story behind Galveston’s resurgence to bustling beaches and growing buzz. It’s a story of tragedy, resil-

ience and ingenuity. A story that exemplifies the epitome of the Galveston way: turn your lemons into lemonade – and then sip your lemonade while taking in a breathtaking, water view.

Tragedy and Triumph Almost eight years ago, Galveston was in a very different place. On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike forced its way through the Gulf Coast, killing 103 people and causing $25 billion in damages. It was the third costliest hurricane in U.S. history at the time, and Galveston was right in the center of it. Storm surges on the island stretched as high as 20 feet. Debris piles along parts of the seawall stood two stories high, marking all that was left of many beachfront businesses – from the legendary Balinese Room to Murdoch’s Bathhouse. “It was tragic,” said Melody Smith, who weathered the storm

from Galveston’s emergency management center. “People lost their homes, their businesses and their lives.” Smith is the marketing director for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For her, watching devastation come to some of the island’s iconic tourist attractions was particularly painful. But on an island where tourism is the dominant industry and sustains a third of all jobs, the bureau – or Galveston for that matter – couldn’t afford to sulk. “Tourism was the first industry to bounce back after the hurricane,” Smith said. “The city needed revenue so we immediately went into gear, rebuilding beaches and getting the word out that Galveston was open for business. Our community is so resilient and the tourism community took this as an opportunity to make Galveston better.” In the first three years fol-


Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District is a charming destination for shopping, dining, perusing art galleries and exploring attractions. It was recently named an official cultural arts district by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier lights up the night along the Galveston coast. The amusement park pier is home to thrill rides, games, and entertainment.

lowing the hurricane, tourism entities on the island spent more than $125 million building completely new attractions. By 2011, tourism on the island had surpassed pre-Ike levels. And, in May 2012, Landry’s Inc. helped push the trend further by opening the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. The amusement park pier towers over the Gulf of Mexico, where the former Flagship Hotel stood for many years and where a similar pier stood during the 1940s. The attraction has become an iconic image of the Texas coast. “Galveston didn’t just come back – it came back better,” said Paul Schultz, vice president of hospitality for Landry’s Inc. “It really was amazing how quickly it all happened and how dedicated the Galveston community was to make sure the island thrived again.”

“Galveston has become everything it once was and everything we always knew it could be,” said Smith, who reported Galveston has experienced record tourism numbers each year since 2011. “The island really has reached a new golden era.” Laura Flores, owner of Murdoch’s Bathhouse, knows this to be true. After rebuilding the popular seawall gift shop in 2009 for the fourth time since it originally opened in the 1800s, she says business is better than ever. Indeed, it is a lemons-into-lemonade type story. And the Murdoch’s patio just happens to be the perfect place to have a drink with a breathtaking, water view.

A New Golden Era In its Golden Era during the late 1800s, Galveston was known as the “Playground of the South.” It was a diverse town juxtaposed with Victorian charm and modern allure. The resemblance today is strikingly similar. In the newly designated historic Downtown Cultural Arts District, shoppers walk The Strand and stop for treats at La King’s Confectionery. On Postoffice Street, art-lovers peruse

the district’s 20-plus galleries before having dinner at Rudy & Paco. Next door, The Grand 1894 Opera House offers world-class performances. Across Harborside Drive, the Galveston Cruise Terminal serves as homeport for year-round itineraries with Carnival and Royal Caribbean, and seasonal itineraries with Disney. Next door, Pier 21 receives frequent visitation to the Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. On the East End, luxurious homes line the coast while kayakers and birders explore the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. East Beach and Stewart Beach draw sun-seekers for sandcastle building, live concerts, horseback riding and helicopter rides. On the West End, families find adventure at Moody Gardens, home to three pyramid-shaped buildings that feature a live rainforest attraction, aquarium and interactive museum. Within walking distance of Moody Gardens, history buffs stand in awe at the Lone Star Flight Museum and dare devils find heaven at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, which happens to be opening the world’s tallest water coaster this year. Back at the Galveston tourism bureau, an expanded staff has grown to meet the demands – and potential – of the island’s constantly growing appeal.

—LEAH CAST

Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of wellpreserved Victorian architecture in the country. The 1895 Moody Mansion is open for tours daily. ​

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

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

One block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers edible works of art, including steaks dryaged onsite. With a superb wine list, Capital Grille surrounds diners with the very best. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening at this upscale spot.

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1717 Main St., Dallas 214.736.7300

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

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FIREPIT STEAK & FRITES This North Dallas neighborhood favorite grills its beef, chicken and other meats to perfection on an open flame. The menu includes a fixed priced option, The Formula: An 8-ounce Angus strip filet smothered with FirePit Secret Sauce with truffle frites and unlimited Palmito Walnut Salad. 8141 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 972.955.2225

DEE LINCOLN STEAK & BURGER BAR

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

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7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

8526 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 214.637.3513

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

DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 214.652.4800

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

600 N. Akard St., Dallas 214.740.4001

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

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

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

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


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

2101 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.965.0440

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

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

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

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OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE Overlooking the winding river in the two-acre atrium, Old Hickory Steakhouse is one of Gaylord’s signature restaurants featuring a stylish, contemporary design. After dinner, visit the secluded lounge for signature cocktails or indulge in a fine cigar from a traditional Spanish cedar humidor on the cigar terrace. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine 817.778.2215 gaylordhotels.com

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

2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.871.9991 placeatperrys.com

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

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5000 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.934.8150

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

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

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13561 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 469.330.0152

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

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

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2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.741.2277 mortons.com

NICK & SAM’S Founded in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano, this Uptown steakhouse features some of the city’s finest cuts of meat, seafood and pork chops, which pair well with its extensive wine list of more than 450 selections. Also featured is a chef’s table, raw bar and wine bar with complementary caviar. 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas 214.871.7444 nick-sams.com

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

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

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

TEXAS LAND & CATTLE

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

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

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1600 E. Copeland, Arlington 817.461.1500 texaslandandcattle.com

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

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


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Meet the new stars of The Real Housewives of Dallas BY CYNTHIA SMOOT

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allas has always been known affectionately as “Big D.” It’s probably accurate to say that Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Dallas” will be bringing Big Drama to town when the show debuts on April 11. The Real Housewives series was created in Orange Country in 2006 and has become a juggernaut for Bravo TV, spawning nine franchises in cities across America. Over the past seven years, rumors of a Dallas offshoot have sporadically swirled up, but always died down. It seems that while Bravo always had an interest in Dallas, they could never quite get the casting right – until now. Casting for a docudrama began in August 2014, and the 32

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pitch was for a show tentatively titled, “How to Make it in Dallas.” In March 2015, filming began and Bravo announced “Ladies of Dallas” to their lineup as a follow-up to Bravo’s smash hit “Ladies of London.” A source says that once filming wrapped and they started editing the show, Bravo execs were ecstatic over the footage, and in a unanimous decision it was decided that the show would launch as “The Real Housewives of Dallas.” “‘The Real Housewives’ has become a global phenomenon that drives cultural conversation while consistently breaking ratings records,” says Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media. “We’re happy to extend

the franchise with Dallas, giving Bravo fans more of what they desire: stories of dynamic women who make us laugh, cry, cheer and experience unforgettable moments we can’t stop talking about.” In February 2016, Bravo introduced the cast to the world and gave us a launch date for the new series. “‘The Real Housewives of Dallas’ is a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that ya’ll will enjoy,” says Executive Producer Andy Cohen. The first season of “The Real Housewives of Dallas” is comprised of ten episodes and will run April 11 through June 6, 2016 on Bravo TV at 9:00 p.m. CST.


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LeeAnne Locken A far cry from a sweet, Southern belle, LeeAnne has a strong, spirited attitude and is no stranger to the spotlight. She grew up in the Houston area and in the summers would work the carnival circuit with her mother. By the age of 10, she was running her own game with adult employees and conning carnival goers out of their quarters. As a teenager she entered the pageant world, making it all the way to third place in 1989’s Miss USA pageant, and then decided to pursue acting. She has had bit parts in various things. Among her successes were appearances in “Miss Congeniality” with Sandra Bullock as a blonde pageant princess (her talent was making balloon animals) and as Faye Dunaway’s daughter in “Rain.” Out of all of the ladies, she is the only

Tiffany Hendra one with previous reality TV experience, having competed in Season 2 of the reality show, “She’s Got The Look” that aired on TV Land in 2009, where she came in third. Her entire social circuit is rooted in the premise of giving back and volunteering to the organizations she is most passionate about, and she has made a career out of her charity work. She lives in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas with her handsome police office boyfriend, Rich Emberlin, and two rescue fur babies named Chief and Carly. The SPCA, DIFFA Dallas, The Fashionistas and Legacy Counseling Center are just a few of the many charities she supports.

Tiffany gets her exotic looks from her Japanese, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Czech bloodline. She met follow cast member LeeAnne Locken at age 18 when the two were both modeling with the Neal Hamil Agency in Houston, and the pair have been besties for almost 30 years. She landed in Los Angeles in her 20s and her self-deprecating Southern charm, combined with her “keepit-real” attitude and exotic looks, landed her hosting and acting gigs on VH1, NBC, FX, Comedy Central, Showtime and Spike TV. It was in LA that she met her Australian rock star husband, Aaron Hendra. They moved from LA to Dallas about two years ago to be closer to family and currently reside in North Dallas. Tiffany now teaches women from all walks of life how to style their lives. She is a TV host, beauty and

style expert, lifestyle mentor and creator of the blog, Sanctuary of Style. Tiffany is on a mission to guide women toward living their most fabulous, healthy and spiritually-conscious lives. Her vision is for women all over the world to overcome their past circumstances and stand confident in their power. Since she and her husband were not able to have kids of their own, they have dedicated their lives to helping children who are less fortunate. They are specifically working with Angels of East Africa, who are dedicated to the rescue and restoration of orphaned children in need. Tiffany has a troubling past from her time in the limelight, but with her unwavering faith and growing foundation in Dallas, this Asian-American spitfire hopes to create her own voice and rediscover her roots. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Cary Deuber Originally an East Coast girl from Connecticut, Cary spent her childhood in Ohio before moving to Texas. After studying nursing, she pursued an advanced practice degree to become a certified registered nurse first assistant. She has actively led and participated in multiple medical mission trips, focusing on pediatric surgeries in various third world countries. She currently lives in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas with her successful plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Mark Deuber, serving as his operative assistant while still maintaining her own aesthetic injectable practice. Follow Cary on Instagram and it soon becomes apparent that her

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personal passion is yoga. Any man who has ever had a nurse fantasy will be madly in love with Cary. She has brains, beauty and is a yogi who can bend herself like a pretzel. Hers is a blended family; Mark has two teenage children from his first marriage: Laura is a freshman in high school, Grey is a freshman at Bucknell University and together they have a 3-year-old daughter, Zuri, named for Zurich, where Mark was born. Her philanthropic causes are many, including the Junior League of Dallas, Suicide and Crisis Center, Trinity River Mission, Turtle Creek Recovery Center and Texas Ballet Theater.

Brandi is best known for her time on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading squad where she performed in 2005. It’s no secret that Dallas is immensely proud of our Cowboys (aka America’s Team) and our Cheerleaders travel the world representing the USA and the NFL. Brandi has traveled on several USO tours, visited countless hospitals cheering up the sick and was a Pro Bowl representative in 2005. She has lived in the Lone Star State for 25 years and is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University. This former recruiter now lives in Plano and is a stay-at-home mom. She’s married to her high-school sweetheart, Bryan, and together they have two

adorable daughters, Brooklyn (6) and Brinkley (3). While her husband travels frequently for business, Brandi shifts her focus to charity, home-making and shenanigans with her best friend of nine years and fellow cast mate, Stephanie Hollman. A supporter of several local and national charities, she is actively involved in Folds of Honor, Krewe de Etoiles (benefiting Operation Smile) and the Community Partners of Dallas. Brandi is fun-loving, enthusiastic and unafraid to speak her mind, which can sometimes rub the other ladies the wrong way. This former cheerleader has no problem cartwheeling her way into the Dallas drama.


“We’re happy to extend the franchise with Dallas, giving Bravo fans more of what they desire: stories of dynamic women who make us laugh, cry, cheer and experience unforgettable moments we can’t stop talking about.” Shari Levine Bravo Media

Stephanie Hollman UNICEF, and Head Start are among the charities that the Hollmans support. While this venture into reality TV is new to Stephanie, Travis has dabbled in the genre on the other side of the camera as a co-executive producer on “Bully Beatdown” on MTV. He also produced the feature film, “Rain,” with Faye Dunaway. (Sound familiar? I just told you that LeeAnne Locken had a role in that film as Dunaway’s daughter. Small world isn’t it?) Her spirited personality shines brightest when she is beside her best friend, Brandi. Together they are two peas in a pod with youthful attitudes that are sometimes in stark contrast to the more established veterans of the Dallas charity circuit. When push comes to shove, Stephanie is not afraid to speak her mind and find her voice.

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Born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma, Stephanie is the “girl next door” who moved to Texas and lives on the golf course of The Four Seasons in Las Colinas with her husband, Travis, and two young sons. This former social worker is passionate about giving back and is actively involved in numerous charity organizations. She cochaired the “Texas Trailblazers Luncheon” benefiting The Family Place, which is the largest domestic violence agency in Texas; has been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters for nine years; and leads the charitable contribution efforts for Hollman, Inc. In order for her to make her own money, Stephanie’s husband, Travis, frequently writes up a list of chores for her to complete when he is away on business. Family Place, Big Brothers Big Sisters, DIFFA,

In December, 2015, the cast members dressed as oil rig workers for the filming of a promotional spot. Left to right: Hendra, Redmond, Hollman, Deuber and Locken

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Since moving to town in the ‘70s, restraunteur Alberto Lombardi has helped shift the local cuisine into high gear – and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. BY DAVE MUSCARI


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here’s a quaint Italian expression: “Figliuole e frittelle, quante piu se ne fa, piu vegon belle.” Loosely translated it means,“Children and fried food; the more you make them, the better they are.” If practice makes perfect, Texas restauranteur Alberto Lombardi should be in superb shape by now. His eponymous first restaurant opened in 1977 on McKinney Avenue in the area now referred to as “Uptown.” Lombardi’s served genuine Italian food in a market that basically consisted of “spaghetti and meatballs with straw wine bottles,” says Lombardi. “When it came to Sicilian cuisine, in those days Joe and Sam Campisi’s restaurant [The Egyptian on Mockingbird Lane] was the only authentic game in town,” says Jeanne Tadora, a Dallas resident since 1947. “Lombardi’s raised the bar.” His current lineup of local restaurants includes Dallas’ favorites: the faithful Italian flavors of

Taverna and Penne Pomodoro; the delightfully French-inspired menu of Toulouse Café & Bar; and the deliciously fresh sushi served at Bistro 31, complemented by Lounge 31 in tony Highland Park Village. In a crowded field of play, Lombardi’s restaurants eschew trends but still manage to stand out. Over the years his culinary kingdom has stretched from Dallas’ trendy Knox-Henderson area to Fort Worth, Austin and Las Vegas. Lombardi recently opened Taverna Akumal in a small resort community approximately 60 miles south of Cancún, where he owns a home, as well as one in Laguna Beach. Taverna and Toulouse are also slated for openings in Houston’s posh River Oaks area. When Lombardi was in his teens, he left his hometown of Forli, Italy to study hotel hospitality. The enterprising young Italian began working around Europe – Germany and Belgium, then on to Norway. For a time he was a waiter on a luxury Family Dinner at Taverna Dallas.

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and media executives, it became a top spot for power lunches and swanky dinners. From there the Lombardi culinary empire spread. Since the original Lombardi’s closed in 1980, he has opened, closed and sold a number of restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as in Atlanta, Phoenix, Miami, Captiva Island and Las Vegas. “I met Alberto when I purchased the Village on the Parkway in Addison over a decade ago,” remembers Dunhill Partners CEO Bill Hutchinson, a Texas real estate tycoon whose company owns over 30 acres of the Dallas Design District. Today the two men are close friends and share business interests. “He was my tenant there with an 8,000 square-foot behemoth of a concept called Lombardi Mare,” says Hutchinson who fondly recalls the space, with its distinctive “live goldfish bowls.” But the large size became an outdated model. Lombardi told Hutchinson the direction of the industry was cafes nestled in neighborhood settings. “So he proceeded to create the new, smaller footprint restaurants that he is so well known for now, such as Taverna and Toulouse, among others,” says Hutchinson.While his fare has ranged from Italian to French, Cuban and beyond, Lombardi believes one thing must remain ruthlessly static. “Personalized

- ALBERTO LOMBARDI service,” he says. “Make every customer feel like a million dollars. Our chefs and staff understand that the customer is always number one.” Today at age 67, happy in his adopted hometown, success and family surround Lombardi. “My three daughters [Sarah, Anna and Laura, all in their thirties] work for me in different facets of the company,” he says proudly of Lombardi Family Concepts. “They are also investors.” And there are more Lombardi children (and seven grandchildren) in the pipeline. “My son [Luca] is 11 years old and hasn’t demonstrated any interest for the restaurant business…yet.” Dallas recognizes Lombardi’s weighty influence – he’s been named “Legendary Restauranteur” and “Restauranteur of the Decade” by the local press.

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ocean liner, moving up the chain of command while traveling to exotic locales in Africa, India and Australia. Much of his achievement came from simply keeping his eyes and ears open. “I never really had a mentor growing up,” he says. “I just looked at the work ethic of my parents and strived to have the same.” Eventually, Lombardi migrated to the U.S. and logged time in quality restaurants from Florida to California, including San Francisco’s fabled French bistro, La Bourgogne. He listened, and he learned. “I’ve always taken away bits and pieces of things from my travels and the places I have worked,” says Lombardi. He moved to Dallas to work at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid Room and was later named general manager of the posh Venetian Room, which opened in 1969. The Venetian Room hosted various national acts, with the likes of Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Rawls, Johnny Mathis and Sonny & Cher. As for the local culinary landscape, in those years Lombardi remembers that it was “mostly old-fashioned French restaurants.” Lombardi’s was a warm, cozy bistro with oldworld atmosphere. He served a variety of rich Italian dishes and introduced signature items such as focaccia, a crispy Italian flatbread, to Dallas menus. Popular among business, sports

“I NEVER REALLY HAD A MENTOR GROWING UP. I JUST LOOKED AT THE WORK ETHIC OF MY PARENTS AND STRIVED TO HAVE THE SAME.”

Alberto Lombardi with Grammy Award winning singer and friend, Tony Bennett in 2002.

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The picturesque Taverna Akumal in Mexico.

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Penne Pomodoro: a “Make-Your-OwnPasta”” dish with grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and olive oil.

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“It’s not uncommon to see employees at his restaurants who have worked for him for over 20 or 30 years,” says Hutchinson. Watching Lombardi work a room is inspirational, he says, and believes customer care is the true secret of his success. “Alberto’s passion for life, his love for people and his curiosity for new ventures is amazing,” says Hutchinson. “He’s one-of-akind.” Although Lombardi has lived in North Texas for years, he admits there are things he still misses about Italy. “My large, extensive family – and, of course, my sister’s homemade pasta!” Looking back, does he feel self-gratification about the once pedestrian culinary panorama that he’s helped transform in the last four decades? “Nowadays, Dallas is overflowing with restaurants equal to those found in major cities around the globe,” says Lombardi. “It’s very exciting to have been part of this evolution.” Lombardi Family Portrait at Taverna Dallas.

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Photo Courtsey of the Atlantis The Palm Dubai.

DIAMOND IN THE DESERT

DISCOVER DUBAI: A city where Arabian Nights splendor has been combined with ultramodern architecture to make a dream destination. BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN

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visit to Dubai is like no other in the world. Although part of a desert kingdom located in the United Arab Emirates, activities are diverse and surprising: you can ski down snowy mountains, swim with sharks in a shopping mall, choose stunning gold jewelery in a historic souk as well as relax on beaches and enjoy a variety of sports. Dubai describes itself as unique, and it is easy to see why. This is a place where nothing is impossible. It is home to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building standing at 2,722 feet to the tip of the

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skyscraper. A mind-blowing journey in a high-speed elevator takes you 1,476 feet to the observation deck offering stunning views across the city, desert and ocean. On the terrace, telescopes allow you to combine virtual time travel with real-time views. Back on the ground, the spectacular Dubai Fountain provides a fascinating son-et-lumière with massive jets of colorful water. For shopping aficionados, it is pure heaven. Thousands of shops in Dubai offer the latest luxury goods and top international brands, plus countless independent boutiques containing

bespoke items. Then there are the traditional souks where irresistible spices, fabrics and, most of all, gold can be found. Dazzling window displays offer beautiful necklaces, rings and bangles, many of which are totally unique. Take a camel or jeep ride into the desert, or explore the Wild Wadi with its gravity-defying thrills, water slides and surfing. Relax with a round of golf on one of the many championship-level courses, watch horse racing, go scuba diving or sailing.


ATLANTIS THE PALM Photos Courtsey of the Atlantis The Palm Dubai.

Atlantis The Palm is undoubtedly the premier resort in Dubai. Located on the incredible Palm Jumeriah, a gigantic artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree, Altantis The Palm is an imposing Arabian Nights fantasy with its iconic archway and towers. This is a place where legends come to life. Incredible sculptured columns with lacelike tracery adorn the entrance hall, while spectacular mosaics catch the eye. Ornate, carved furniture, elaborate, soft furnishings and fiery ceiling paintings make this a fantasy world. The Signature Underwater Suite offers views of fish swimming past amid atmospheric ruins of the lost city of Atlantis. Outside, there is much to enjoy. The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to 65,000 marine animals, while elsewhere on site visitors can encounter dolphins and meet up with sea lions or learn to scuba dive and swim with sharks. For thrills and spills, the Aquaventure Waterpark is irresistible. It has been described as one of the top five waterworks worldwide with its Neptune slide, river rides and the unusual opportunity to feed cownose ray fish. Top: Lacy columns and mosaics combine to make this sunning entrance hall. Bottom Left: Watch the fish as you drift to sleep. Bottom Right: Sleep sloundly in the Royal Bedroom.

PALAZZO VERSACE Photos Courtsey of the Palazzo Versace.

Palazzo Versace offers a very different experience. This is elegance personified. Echoing the style of a sixteenth-century Italian Palace with Moorish influences, it embodies the Versace lifestyle. Glamorous, sophisticated, spectacular, Palazzo Versace is situated within the Culture Village section of Dubai. All furnishings are tailor-made by the House of Versace specifically for the hotel. Pure luxury consists throughout – pastelcolored silk furnishings and parquet flooring make this a romantic, hedonistic place to visit. Relax with a visit to the spa, where carefully crafted treatments are provided. Dining at Palazzo Versace is an experience in itself. Here you can try “ephemeral dining” in an avant-garde restaurant where unexpected gourmet stories await. Enjoy al fresco views across Dubai creek within the seafood restaurant or relax in the ornate Mosaic, where food is available all day.

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KEMPINKSI HOTEL Photos Courtsey of the Kempinksi Hotel.

Kempinksi’s Mall of the Emirates is perfectly placed for shopping sprees, as it is attached to an extensive mall with 520 luxury shops, as well as being close to the free trade zone. The contemporary décor is modern and bright, with spacious rooms offering views across the city. Full of the latest technology, there are in-room iPads and over 87 TV channels. Concierge services smooth out every aspect of your stay, and exclusive limousine services are available to transport guests anywhere within the city. Choosing how to relax is difficult, as options abound. Quite apart from the wonderful lounges encouraging you to sit and stay, an infinity pool beckons swimmers on the terrace. A spa and health club provides facilities to get fit, while the unique ski chalets allow you to spend the day skiing on snowy slopes. For families, the Magic Planet has countless fun-filled rides, or enjoy live entertainment in the adjacent theater and Arts Center.

Tower dining al frisco amid spectacular views.

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emerities: Comtemporary, stylish, and a shopper’s heaven!

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THE RITZ-CARLTON

Photos Courtsey of the Ritz-Carlton.

Setting a new standard for luxury hospitality, the Ritz-Carlton is an iconic beachfront retreat in the heart of the vibrant Dubai Marina district. The retreat is an intimate oasis of calm, combining luxury hospitality with the age-old traditions of the Middle East. The low-rise, elegant, Mediterranean-style buildings facing the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf possess echoes of the French Riviera. All the rooms enjoy sea-facing views from private balconies or terraces across the beautiful gardens and private beach. The Mediterranean theme continues throughout the interior dĂŠcor, with blues, white creams

The Sharooq Wing Pool at the Ritz-Carlton.

and cane furniture found everywhere, evoking an aura of calm tranquility. Choosing where to dine is not easy as there is a tempting range of multi-cuisine casual dining restaurants, al fresco cafes, global cuisine and local souk-inspired offerings. Kids are not forgotten: there is a special evening program as well as Ritz Kids, where specialty courses allow children to take part in various craft and origami activities, or learn to be a junior lifeguard. The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a positive delight to visit, radiating the traditions and warmth of an Arabian hammam with innovative touches such as the ultra-luxury Rejuvenate

and Repair Diamond Rose ritual. The treatments begin with a luminous blend of oils containing damask roses and exclusive diamond dust, followed by a massage and a Diamond Life Infusion facial.

Left: An elegant Ritz-Carlton bedroom. Right: The grand entrance of The Ritz-Carlton Dubai.

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LIE DETECTOR

Caravan To Midnight host John B. Wells takes it to the mainstream media with his TV Internet talk show. BY JIM MARRS

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fter thirty some-odd years in mass communication, John B. Wells is fed up with mainstream media. “Six companies control it all and CIA ‘owns’ every high-profile media personality. This is according to former CIA Director Colby. If you don’t believe me, you can look it up.” And that is why he is the host of Caravan to Midnight, one of the most successful and wide-ranging, internet-delivered programs in the world. Five days a week, he provides his membership extraordinary interviews with some of the most notable and controversial personalities ever to speak their minds, revealing information and opinions that are simply not available from the mainstream media. “Conspiracy is defined as deliberate concealment of something that should be generally known. So it’s not always a conspiracy theory. Sometimes it’s lie detection,” says Wells, in what has been described as a basso 44

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profondo voice instantly recognized all over the globe. The Texas native got his start at the local KZDEW-FM station known as The Zoo. His immediate success as a host at the station granted him countless bookings and international voice acting opportunities, eventually prompting him to buy his own recording studio. There he recorded everything from TV and radio commercials; corporate narrations, including those for government contractors in aerospace; movie trailers; and the occasional bit part in movies like JFK—for which he did the opening narration—and Talk Radio, both by Oliver Stone. The United Kingdom and Europe took a liking to his distinctive voice as well. BBC Radio 1, 2FM Dublin, and Hit 95 Berlin all had him as the image voice of their stations and networks. He even held a contract for sixteen years in South Africa for Lexington cigarettes.

“We went to South Africa every year. I fell in love with it at wheels-down: the culture, the food, the natural beauty and the people. Such an extraordinary place. It’s being destroyed, you know. And not for the reasons you may think,” he says, with a dour look on his face. “The whole ‘freedom’ thing was nothing more than communism. I know, because I was there. Once you know what really happened, it will make you sick. But then, once you know the truth about most of your so-called reality, it will make you sick. That’s why I do what I do now.” The march of technology soon made a studio engineer, secretary, assistant and even a specially designed, acoustically tuned studio unnecessary. Live sessions over integrated services digital network were becoming a nuisance. “These radio station producers were calling several times a day. I told them we’re dropping ISDN sessions because they’re making me nuts. Internet delivery only from


now on. Within two weeks, the word came down from corporate that ISDN was going away.” Ahead of the curve again. Now a laptop and an interface for your mic was all it took, and soon, professional boredom set in. “Not working with a crew or even having human contact was a little dreary. Get the script from email, record the file and send it back over the ‘net. Next....” In 2005, Wells contacted his friend and former Program Director from the KZEW days, Tom Owens. As it turned out, Tom was Senior VP of New Content for Premiere Radio Networks. A couple of lunches and about a month later, Wells was put into a fill-in slot at Coast to Coast AM, the most famous overnight talk show in the history of radio. He did one show and nothing else happened for two years. But then occasional fill-ins eventually led to a regular slot on Saturday night in January of 2012. And the same thing happened there that had happened at The Zoo: his listenership and the ratings went through the roof. “Coast is still a haven for ‘woo-woo’ topics. Bigfoot, ghosts and other flashlight-underthe-blanket-with-the-other-kiddies twaddle. I did a little of that; you know, Satanists and Dark Side of The Moonies. But I was more interested in NSA whistleblowers like William

Binney, new technology experts and visionaries like Ray Bradbury, nuclear experts like Arnie Gunderson.” Has he ever seen a UFO? “Yes, but you can’t talk about that to just anybody, let alone everybody. But yes, they are quite real. Everybody in government at certain levels knows it and has known about it since Harry Truman. Look it up. 1952 UFO Flap. You’ll see.” But his interviews on Coast to Coast AM were not limited to the esoteric or the arcane. “You know, one night I had Paul Rogers of Bad Company, Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Airplane, Leslie West of Mountain and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull each take an hour to talk about what ever happened to the so-called Revolution. All of these great artists on one show? Amazing! Especially Ian. He had a lot to say about the Islamization of England. He’s not happy about it, I can tell you. A great guy. You would think that show would have been made known through every PR outlet in existence.” During his time at Coast, conspiracy was always in the back of his mind. The 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown led Wells to start his own subscription TV and talk show, Caravan to Midnight, as an awareness site and a place to get Geiger counters and countermeasures equipment.

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Through the years, Wells has interviewed such diverse subjects as famed sciene fiction writer Ray Bradbury and rock legend Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.

Though “radiation shows” were feared to be ratings-killers, the ratings continued to climb and his new show was “not helpful politically” to Coast to Coast management. And so, after just a little over two years of regular programs, he was fired. “Best things that ever happened to me in radio was going on to Coast to Coast and then leaving Coast to Coast,” he says, because his audience followed him to Caravan to Midnight. “They are the most loyal listeners you could ever imagine. We are a huge family. I engage and they engage. We help people who need it. With information and sometimes with money. We bring light where there is none. It’s not a job, it’s a mission. It always has been. Did they really think I was going to stop? Too many people have been lulled into a sense of security that does not exist. Now it’s becoming denial. And denial is dangerous.” So with this huge following and a track record of high ratings numbers, why has he not been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame? “You tell me.” He grins again. Conspiracy?

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MAY 9

Beyoncé

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

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.

Her Super Bowl performance last February was among the most memorable in history. Now, one of Texas’ brightest stars is back with the highly anticipated Formation World Tour, playing songs from her new album and more Grammy-winning hits. Following the disbandment of Destiny’s Child in 2005, she skyrocketed to solo stardom behind songs such as “Beautiful Liar” and “Irreplaceable.” She’s continually struck gold since then with songs such as “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and more to secure a place among the top-selling artists ever. Forbes listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.

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American Airlines Center

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Bruce Springsteen

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

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The Boss and his E Street Band added dates to The River Tour, and Dallas fans are the beneficiaries. The group is revisiting his 1980 classic double album, the band’s fifth, featuring numbers such as “Hungry Heart,” “Fade Away” and others. This marks Springsteen’s second local appearance since 2014 when he performed at Reunion Park during the March Madness Music Festival.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist is off on an all-new North American tour. His Get Up Tour kicked off in February with a New York City concert at the Beacon Theatre. The Grammy-winning guitarist is playing songs from a new album, plus digging into a deep catalog of hits including “Heaven,” “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Summer of ’69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”

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APRIL 8

APRIL 10

APRIL 15–16

Wyly Theatre

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)

Majestic Theatre

Grapevine

Staged in the round with musicians seated in the audience, it’s a unique presentation that blurs the line between theater and concert.

The Texas native returns to her roots singing mega popular crossover hits including “Blue” and “How Do I Live Without You.”

The gospel musical trailblazer from Fort Worth brings the 24-city 20 Years in One Night Tour to town.

Enjoy great wine, art creations, live music and outstanding chocolate from area chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants, hotels and more.

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APRIL 9

APRIL 13

APRIL 16

Annette Strauss Square (AT&T Performing Arts Center)

Kessler Theater

It’s music under the stars when the awardwinning jazz ensemble performs the music of Michael Jackson plus a selection of originals.

The singer/songwriter is a Texas Country fan’s dream, a throwback reminiscent of Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt.

APRIL 14

APRIL 17

Majestic Theatre

Granada Theater

The talented musician returns with his piano infused, power pop, playing dates with the Brooklyn-based chamber sextet.

The musician has helped define the contemporary finger-style guitarist with his outstanding work. He’s a “must-see-to-believe” performer.

APRIL 14–17

APRIL 17–19

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Kessler Theater

With back-to-back smash singles (“Sorry,” “What Do You Mean?”), the superstar is on the road performing fresh and classic material.

Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he brought more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. The play is written by and stars actor Tom Dugan.

Her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road resulted in a second Grammy Award and set the table for more from one of the world’s best folk/country artists.

APRIL 10

APRIL 15–MAY 1

Show Boat, The Dallas Opera

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Poor David’s Pub

Winspear Opera House

The Modern Museum of Fort Worth

It’s the work that changed American musical theater. One of the performances (April 23) is scheduled for a free simulcast at AT&T Stadium.

This exhibition chronicles the career of one of most important living American artists, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-50’s to the present.

Ghost Quartet

Savor Dallas Various Locations

It’s a foodie favorite featuring a ton of local chefs plus the International Grand Tasting, the festival’s signature event. APRIL 7

LeeAnn Rimes

Bill Nye, UNT Distinguished Lecture Series UNT Auditorium (Denton)

As one of media’s top “science guys,” he’s had a serious hand in making math and science cool again for an entire generation.

Behind the Lens: Henry Diltz and Patty Boyd

APRIL 9

Kessler Theater

Arlington Music Hall

His library features 400 album covers (The Doors, James Taylor). She was the inspiration for songs (“Something,” “Layla”), and her photographs feature The Beatles, Clapton and more.

He traded in his cop’s badge for rock and 80’s songs that became pop standards including “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”

Eddie Money

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Padma Lakshmi: Family & Food, Arts & Letters Live First United Methodist Church of Dallas

Trace her extraordinary journey from humble kitchens to the judges’ table of the Emmy-winning Bravo series Top Chef and beyond. APRIL 8

Rita Wilson Kessler Theater

The musician, actress/producer has a new studio album, a fine collection of original songs. She’s on tour playing selections and old favorites. 58 4 0

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Justin Bieber American Airlines Center

Noel Paul Stookey The Peter, Paul and Mary guitarist works solo, performing the trio’s hits and his own memorable tunes such as “The Wedding Song (There is Love).”

Kirk Franklin

SFJAZZ Collective

Ben Folds, yMusic

Wiesenthal

ChocolateFest

Hayes Carll

Andy McKee

Lucinda Williams

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Winspear Opera House

Bonnie Raitt

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Off the Rails Country Music Fest

APRIL 26

Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

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Blake Shelton’s marriage, dating habits and tabloid headlines aside, he’s still one of the biggest names in country music. He’s joined by friends including, Eric Church (“Like a Wrecking Ball”), Sam Hunt (“Take Your Time”) and Chris Young (“Who Am I With You,” “Lonely Eyes”). They bring a runaway train full of country’s hottest music to North for a springtime concert event.

The daughter of a Broadway star (John Raitt), she debuted in the 70’s with the critically acclaimed Give It Up album. Many had written her off by the time her blockbuster album Nick of Time was released in ’89. It turned out to be a pivotal moment for the bluespop-rock legend, jumpstarting her career and restarting her life. She recently released Dig In Deep, which is her twentieth album.

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APRIL 21

APRIL 23

APRIL 27–29

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas City Performance Hall

The English singer scored with her debut “Lights” followed by “Anything Could Happen” and “Burn.” Delirium was released in November.

Integrating movement, music and visual design, the performance features recklessness, risk and rigor—a debut in Texas.

Architecture and art get the star treatment at this annual fundraiser that features dinner, a luxury live and silent auction and a festive after-party.

One of America’s most beloved contemporary humorists returns for a three-night series of performances in an intimate setting.

Ellie Goulding

Kidd Pivot

Art Ball

APRIL 21 APRIL 18

The Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair

Tom Paxton

David Sedaris

APRIL 28 APRIL 23

Jimmy Webb

Kessler Theater

David Cross Majestic Theatre

This creatively stripped-down, acoustic tour by the pair of 90’s-era bands has generated a ton of buzz in concert circles.

The great folk singer received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing an outstanding career spanning more than 50 years.

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APRIL 23–MAY 7

American Airlines Center

Fair Park

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

The popsters ushered in an era of romanticism via splashy 80’s videos (“Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Rio”). Nile Rodgers and his bandmates open (“Le Freak”).

The two-day festival is the largest of its kind. Learn how green choices can lower costs, improve health and help save the environment.

Celebrate 70 years of the company and a decade of the Festival with the anticipated opera JFK, as well as the classic Barber of Seville.

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APRIL 24

Meyerson Symphony Center

Winspear Opera House

The Dallas favorite and his band return to Dallas. The New York Times says Botti exudes “human warmth on a sweeping scale.”

The concert features Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor: “Babi Yar,” op. 113.

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APRIL 27

The talented duo was one of the hottest bands at SXSW. They blend classical, hiphop, rock and bluegrass, accompanied by a crackerjack band.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

Poor David’s Pub

APRIL 30

Each of these groups has ten Grammys to their credit. The evening culminates with a duet featuring some of the tightest harmonies in music.

As a member of Celtic Thunder, he’s performed worldwide. He also stages solo gigs featuring songs from group’s repertoire and more.

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Majestic Theatre

The cult favorite is known primarily for HBO’s Mr. Show, plus his role on the comedy Arrested Development.

Kessler Theater

His songs have contributed to the soundtrack of a generation (“Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”). APRIL 28–MAY 1

Duran Duran, Chic

APRIL 19–MAY 22

Wicked, Dallas Summer Musicals Music Hall at Fair Park

Well before Dorothy dropped in, two young girls met in the land of lions, monkeys and fireballs. It’s the untold story of the witches of Oz. APRIL 20–24

USA Film Festival Angelika Film Center

For 45 years this annual event has welcomed filmmakers, artists, actors and fans to screenings, presentations and seminars, all to cheer motion pictures.

Earth Day Texas

Chris Botti

The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6

Fort Worth Opera Festival

The Dallas Opera Orchestra

Emmett O’Hanlon

Carmina Burana, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

A reverie on fortune and fate thrills audiences with medieval chants and spectacle. The DSO Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas perform. APRIL 30

Black Violin Kessler Theater

Third Day with Steven Curtis Chapman Contemporary Christian icons join forces for this musical experience, playing songs together from each artist’s catalogs. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Winspear Opera House

Paul Simon Joan Marcus

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

MAY 8

Winspear Opera House

Courtesy AT&T Performing Arts Center

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It’s the inspiring true story of the Grammy winning performer’s path to international stardom. Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to an entire generation. The Tony Award-winning musical features an array of beloved songs including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “So Far Away” and “It’s Too Late” and the title song, plus “One Fine Day” and “Up on the Roof.” MAY 1

Brian Wilson: 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds

MAY 6

MAY 7

THROUGH JULY 17

Kessler Theater

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Hawaiian ukulele wunderkind combines jazz and blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical and folk into one amazing sound.

His intricate, three-dimensional models made from construction paper and cardboard replicate architectural spaces and natural settings.

MAY 7

MAY 12

Granada Theater

Granada Theater

From his years with The Hollies (“Bus Stop,” “Carrie-Anne”) through CSN&Y, few have left such a critical stamp on pop music.

He pioneered surf rock with “Misirlou,” “Nitro” and “Pipeline,” spawning guitar disciples including The Ventures.

MAY 7–8

MAY 12–14

Cottonwood Park (Richardson)

Dallas City Performance Hall

It’s the pyrotechnics of dance; artists from the world’s leading companies light up the stage with spectacular performances.

Jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit museum-quality work, competing in categories ranging from ceramics, drawings/pastels, painting and more.

A pulp magazine-inspired mashup has it all: science fiction plotlines, costumed characters and skilled Foley artists tying it together.

MAY 7

MAY 9

The Arts Community Alliance Lexus Party on the Green

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Join the one of music’s most revered figures, the creative force behind pop’s most cherished Beach Boys album, played live onstage. Special guests: Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

TACA’s fundraiser is spring causal chic featuring award winning chefs vying for the coveted Golden Skillet Award. MAY 7–8

MAY 2

Gipsy Kings Bomb Factory

The talented musicians from the South of France perform their Spanish-flavored pop with a flamenco twist.

Chris Kattan Hyena’s Comedy Night Club

A SNL cast member from 1995–2003, his characters included Mr. Peepers, Mango, Gay Hitler and the Butabi Brothers (with Will Ferrell). MAY 7

MAY 4

Stephen Dubner with NPR’s Faith Salie Winspear Opera House

The co-author of Freakonomics is joined by the popular radio host, and illuminating thoughts for profitable thinking. MAY 5–8

Adam Ferrara Improv (Addison)

He played Chief “Needles” Nelson in FX’s popular Rescue Me, as well as Sgt. Verelli opposite Edie Falco on Nurse Betty. MAY 6

AndersonPonty Band Majestic Theatre

Icons Jon Anderson (Yes) and jazz-rock violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty have combined their musical talents to form a new group. 30 5 2

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Few pop performers in the modern era have achieved the kind of success the Newark native has during his storied career. As a member of the greatest folk singing duo of all time (Simon & Garfunkel) to his unrivaled solo career, chock full of hits such as “Kodachrome,” “Slip Slidin’ Away” and more, he continues to play concerts and record to a devoted fan base.

Command Performance Gala, TITAS Winspear Opera House

Festival of Laughs Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Superstars Mike Epps, Cocoa Brown and Rickey Smiley bring their comedy to the stage for one sensational night of fun.

Jake Shimabukuro

Graham Nash

Cottonwood Arts Festival

Dick Dale

The Intergalactic Nemesis

MAY 12

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience House of Blues

The son of Zeppelin’s original drummer, John Bonham, is on tour reliving the band’s biggest hits with a twist.

MAY 7

Abbey Road on the Square

Focus: Thomas Demand

MAY 10

Annette Strauss Square, AT&T Performing Arts Center

Elizabeth Gilbert

Celebrate an afternoon with the world’s top Beatles tribute acts: The Newbees, BritBeat, All You Need Is Love and Jukebox.

Eisemann Center (Richardson)

The Eat, Pray, Love author offers insights into the mystery of inspiration, how to embrace curiosity and face down fears.

Joe Walsh, Bad Company Gexa Energy Pavilion

The former Eagles/James Gang guitarist joins forces with the English rockers for an evening of classic radio hits under the stars. MAY 13

Rihanna American Airlines Center

The talented artist has 13 top singles (“Umbrella,” “Only Girl in the World”), eight Grammys and 200 million records sold worldwide.


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MAY 28

Galatyn Park (Richardson)

Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

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Wildflower! Festival

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival

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Get in on this annual arts and eclectic music event featuring six stages loaded with big names. This year’s lineup includes: Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, Texas blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, British rock living legend John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, Austin’s southern soul star Black Joe Lewis, grunge-punk revivalists Toadies and many more. MAY 13

Hall & Oates, Trombone Shorty, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings Gexa Energy Pavilion

The blue-eyed soul duo struck gold with “She’s Gone,” followed by pop hits including “Rich Girl” and “Sara Smile.” MAY 13–15

Symphonic Oscars, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Favorite scores from Jaws, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more are performed under the baton of Richard Kaufman. MAY 13–14

Sheryl Underwood Improv (Addison)

She was the first female to win the Miller Lite Comedy Search, and is currently a host on CBS’s The Talk. MAY 14

Cindy Bradley, Michael Lington Bishop Arts Theatre Center

She keeps the flugelhorn hip with a charismatic presence, and the Danish saxophonist is a big name of contemporary jazz circles. MAY 14–JULY 31

Summer at the Arboretum Dallas Arboretum

The view of White Rock Lake among the many thousands of blooms is spectacular. Enjoy floral displays, activities and family fun.

MAY 14

Dave Matthews Band Gexa Energy Pavilion

The jam band’s leader has amassed a devoted worldwide following of fans with his earthy blues and folk-inspired rock songs. MAY 15

The Cure

The Alabama son of a sailor and his Coral Reefer Band return with their infamous Parrotheads in tow for a splashy Memorial Day weekend show. His string of rum-soaked hits includes “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Buffett’s performances have been known to bring out the wild side— sometimes the show outside the stadium rivals the scene inside. MAY 20

Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason Gexa Energy Pavilion

These groups helped define the Bay Area sound. Former Traffic guitarist Mason joins the fray for this throwback springtime show. MAY 20–22

MAY 22

A Conversation on “Making a Murderer” with Dean Strang and Jerry Buting Majestic Theatre

Two of the most compelling characters to emerge from the controversial Netflix show, Steven Avery’s defense team talk about the case.

Spring Celebration, Dallas Black Dance Theatre

MAY 25–JUNE 5

Wyly Theatre

Music Hall at Fair Park

MAY 17

Bruce Wood’s RED is set to the music of Philip Glass. Plus catch the premiere, a new work by DBDT II director Nycole Ray.

Taken from E.L. Doctorow’s bestseller, the Tony winner follows the story of three families from three different worlds at the turn-of-the-century.

Winspear Opera House

MAY 20

MAY 25–JUNE 5

Arlington Music Hall

Winspear Opera House

“Fool for the City” and “Slow Ride” (produced by Todd Rundgren and Dave Edmunds) were hits for the blues band in the 70’s.

The Tony-winning musical includes some of the most memorable songs in theater history including “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”

MAY 21

MAY 27–28

Winspear Opera House

Meyerson Symphony Center

MAY 19

The company overflows with cutting-edge choreography. Critics have called it is the future of contemporary ballet.

Knights vie for the hand of the imperious Queen in Mahler’s imaginative fairy tale of chivalry and ambition.

Winspear Opera House

MAY 21

MAY 28

American Airlines Center

Robert Smith leads one of the 80’s biggest bands on a new tour headed to Dallas for the first time since 2008.

Soluna: Rules of the Game Jonah Bokaer (choreography), Daniel Arsham (scenography) and Grammy-winner Pharrell Williams (score) collaborated on this world premiere. MAY 18

Florence + The Machine American Airlines Center

The English band is known for eccentric production on hit albums including Lungs and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax The celebrated statesmen of classical music come to the same stage to perform Mozart, Fauré, Strauss and others.

Foghat

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, TITAS

Jason Aldean Gexa Energy Pavilion

He’s had a whopping 14 number one singles on the country charts including “Why,” “She’s Country” and “Red Dirt Anthem.”

Ragtime, Dallas Summer Musicals

Cabaret

Jaap Van Zweden Conducts Mahler, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop Kessler Theater

Songs from the pair of esteemed songwriters are steeped in the tradition of the male/female duets where love takes center stage. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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JUNE 4

JUNE 11

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Jane Lynch Presents “See Jane Sing” pasphotography / Shutterstock.com

Kenny Chesney

House of Blues

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“Two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen and one part Billy Graham,” is how The Dallas Morning News described the eight-time Entertainer of the Year and his celebrated stadium shows. Superstar country performers such as Miranda Lambert (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Sam Hunt (“Take Your Time”) and Old Dominion (“Break Up With Him”) join the Share the Love Tour. JUNE 2

Keb’ Mo’ Majestic Theatre

He began playing with Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna, Starship). “Just Like You,” a duet with Bonnie Raitt, was a big hit.

JUNE 3–5

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

JUNE 2–5

It’s beautiful dialogue between the organ and strings when Jaap van Zweden conducts soloists Louis Lortie (piano) and Stefan Engels (organ).

Improv (Addison)

JUNE 3–5

With 198 episodes of MADtv under his belt, it makes him the comedy TV showcase’s second longest-serving cast member.

Hilton Anatole

Aries Spears

A-Kon 27

JUNE 3

Celebrating over a quarter century, the yearly event is the oldest, continually running anime-based convention in North America.

Granada Theater

JUNE 3–5

Over the Rhine The husband/wife folk duo plays from swanky to jazzy from some of the most interesting eras of American music.

Taste of Dallas Fair Park

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19

Prepare your palate for culinary delights from many of Dallas’ top chefs; sample from menus you’ve always wanted to try.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

JUNE 4–AUGUST 21

Texas Folk Art

Unfettered by convention, they used any means necessary to create narratives about working, playing and worshipping in Texas.

Precession: The Art of Norman Lewis Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)

JUNE 3

The exhibition explores the artist’s influential role as a pivotal figure in abstract expressionism and Harlem’s art community.

Majestic Theatre

JUNE 6

Justin Hayward The Moody Blues’ guitarist wrote “Nights in White Satin,” “The Story in Your Eyes” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere.” Dove Shore

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BØRNS Granada Theater

He’s performed at Lollapalooza and Coachella; his debut single“10,000 Emerald Pools” was a hit for the star in the making.

It’s never your typical Broadway narrative when the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress, best known for her hilarious comedy on TV’s “Glee,” as well as popular motion pictures such as The 40-year-Old Virgin and Best in Show, takes the stage. Accompanied by a five-piece band, the evening is built around her musical chops, sensational comedic wit and undeniable charm. JUNE 7–12

JUNE 11

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

Click your heels and follow the yellow brick road to this enchanting, reimagined adaptation of the all-time classic.

A lineup of popular soul and hip-hop acts including Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, All 4 One, Color Me Badd and more.

JUNE 9

JUNE 14–26

The Wizard of Oz

J.D. Souther Kessler Theater

The recent Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inductee is the man behind hits such as “You’re Only Lonely” and “Faithless Love.” JUNE 9–11

Bill Bellamy Improv (Arlington)

He burst onto the scene via Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO, and is widely credited with coining the phrase, “booty call.” JUNE 10

I Love the 90’s Tour

Bullets Over Broadway, Dallas Summer Musicals Music Hall at Fair Park

What was once an Oscar winner is now a stage production about a young playwright whose first Broadway show is financed by a gangster. JUNE 15

Weezer, Panic! At The Disco Gexa Energy Pavilion

The L.A. band has sold over 17 million records worldwide behind the strength of singles including “Pork and Beans” and “Beverly Hills.”

Justin Cronin: Literary Super Thrillers, Arts & Letters Live

JUNE 15

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

His book, The Passage, generated a bidding war among publishers. Film rights reportedly went for seven figures, and a trilogy was born.

Part Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre, they mix music genres into multi-instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent classics.

JUNE 10–30

JUNE 16–18

Wyly Theatre

Improv (Arlington)

It’s a production filled with legendary songs. Return to the 60’s, when women sang their way to the top in a man’s world.

The Texas comedian is a whale of a stand up success. His observational humor is hilarious, insightful and family-friendly.

Dreamgirls, Dallas Theater Center

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Ralphie May


june JUNE 28–JULY 10

American Airlines Center

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Selena Gomez

Music Hall at Fair Park

Chris Bennion

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The Grand Prairie native began her acting career working on children’s shows such as Barney & Friends and the Disneyproduced The Wizards of Waverly Place before graduating to more controversial material including the audacious motion picture, Spring Breakers. She migrated into recording music, as well as working in more movies and commercials.

One of Broadway’s greatest all-time triumphs returns to Dallas with a fresh new face. It’s an evening chock full of award winning singing, dancing, colorful costuming, staging and classic New York City style in a single show. The production features memorable hits such as “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “With Plenty of Money and You,” “We’re In the Money” and many more.

JUNE 17

JUNE 22

JUNE 24

Gexa Energy Pavilion

American Airlines Center

Majestic Theatre

The former Hootie and the Blowfish front man has had a stellar career in country with “Wagon Wheel,” This” and “Alright.”

Two of rock’s biggest acts are on the same bill, playing classic hits (“Hey Nineteen,” “FM,” “Gimme Some Lovin,” “Higher Love”).

He’s introduced the world to a new career phase: his first-ever solo record, returning to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection.

JUNE 18

JUNE 22–26

Darius Rucker

Magic Circle Mime Co., Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Conductor Karina Canellakis is joined by enthusiastic mimes with music from John Williams, as well as Mozart and Tchaikovsky. JUNE 18

The Avett Brothers Gexa Energy Pavilion

The band fused pop, rock, bluegrass, punk, folk and more to become one of the fastest rising groups on the festival scene. JUNE 18

Best Little Brewfest in Texas Historic Old Town (Lewisville)

More than 50 Texas craft breweries will be present along with 100-plus handcrafted brews to serve thousands of thirsty beer lovers.

Steely Dan, Steve Winwood

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

JUNE 24

Winspear Opera House

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs!

The Broadway musical is back in this classic love story filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and dazzling production numbers.

Dallas City Performance Hall

JUNE 23–26

From a Tony-winning role in Cabaret, to films and more, his career has run the gamut. Now the heralded actor (The Good Wife) brings his concert hit to town.

Improv (Arlington)

JUNE 24–26

The comedian is also a TV producer, with a number of high profile projects to his credit including Lock Down and Poetic Justice.

Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub (Plano, Dallas and Fort Worth)

Joe Torry

Pauly Shore

JUNE 23–26

It started with Totally Pauly on MTV. His film resume includes Encino Man, Son In Law, In the Army Now and Bio Dome.

Improv (Addison)

JUNE 25

John Witherspoon From Hollywood Shuffle, to Boondocks, The Five Heartbeats and many more, the actor began his stand up career in the 70’s. JUNE 24

Vinh Chung: Rescue to Redemption, Arts & Letters Live

Emily St. John Mandel: Hope & Art After the Apocalypse, Arts & Letters Live

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art

His family arrived in the U.S. with nothing but their clothes, unable to speak English (today they hold 21-university degrees): an amazing success story.

Her novel, Station Eleven, spans decades, portraying life before and after a pandemic in an equal parts mystery and post-apocalyptic tale.

JUNE 20

John Carpenter: Live Retrospective

Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men Gexa Energy Pavilion

This trio of explosive contemporary rock groups brings their incendiary shows to a single stage for this early summer tour.

JUNE 28–JULY 10

42nd Street, Dallas Summer Musicals Music Hall at Fair Park

One of Broadway’s greatest returns with singing and dancing in classic New York-style featuring hits such as “We’re in the Money.” JUNE 28

The Monkees Winspear Opera House

Original members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork present an evening of magic and music celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. JUNE 29

Terrance Simien Levitt Pavilion (Arlington)

The Grammy-winner worked with Disney on a song about their first African-American princess in The Princess and the Frog. JUNE 29

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry Winspear Opera House

The Simpsons creator teams with his college classmate to talk about 40 years of love, hate, comics and the perpetual joy of driving each other crazy. JUNE 30

JUNE 28

Brit Floyd Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Following its successful global concert tour, the renowned tribute ensemble returns with 50 years of Pink Floyd.

Dallas Wind Symphony, Cool Thursdays Concert Series Dallas Arboretum

Fifty woodwinds, brass and percussion players perform an eclectic blend of styles ranging from Sousa to Strauss, and more. D A L L A S H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

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Texas Rangers Home games at Globe Life Park (Arlington)

April 4–6

vs. Seattle Mariners (home opener) April 14–17 vs. Baltimore Orioles April 19–21 vs. Houston Astros April 25–27 vs. New York Yankees April 29–May 1 vs. Los Angeles Angels May 9–11 vs. Chicago White Sox May 13–15 vs. Toronto Blue Jays May 23–25 vs. Los Angeles Angels May 27–29 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates June 3–5 vs. Seattle Mariners June 6–9 vs. Houston Astros June 21–22 vs. Cincinnati Reds June 24–26 vs. Boston Red Sox

Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race Cedar Hill State Park JUNE 11-12

Wounded Warrior Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Williams Square (Las Colinas) JUNE 11

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Legacy Drive (Plano) JUNE 18

Texas.Rangers.mlb.com

Must-Dash 5K Galatyn Park (Richardson)

Dallas Mavericks

Frisco RoughRiders

American Airlines Center

Dr Pepper Ballpark (Frisco)

April 6 April 8 April 13

April 14–16 April 17–19 April 25–28 April 29–May 2 May 7–10 May 20–23 May 31–June 2 June 3–5 June 11–14 June 15–18 June 23–26

vs. Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs

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Dallas Stars American Airlines Center

April 7 April 9

vs. Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators

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FC Dallas Toyota Stadium (Frisco)

April 9 April 17 May 11 June 2 June 25

vs. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sporting Kansas City vs. Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

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vs. NW Arkansas Naturals (home opener) vs. Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Midland RockHounds vs. San Antonio Missions vs. Tulsa Drillers vs. Springfield Cardinals vs. Midland RockHounds vs. Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Corpus Christi Hooks

RidersBaseball.com APRIL 3

WrestleMania 32

Gerald J. Ford Stadium

April 8 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Qualifying Day April 9 Duck Commander 500 May 13-14 Texas World Dirt Track Championship June 10 Rattlesnake 400 June 11 Firestone 600 TexasMotorSpeedway.com

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APRIL 23

Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth)

Red Balloon Run and Ride

Hope springs eternal as the 2016 edition of the Mustangs take the field for their annual tune-up for fall football. APRIL 16–18, 22–24

Mizuno Lone Star Classic Volleyball Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center APRIL 23

UNT Spring Football Game Apogee Stadium (Denton)

DFW Tour de Cure

Children’s Medical Center (Plano)

JUNE 26

The family friendly fun run, walk and cycling event, raises funds for and benefits one of America’s top pediatric care facilities.

Panther Island Pavilion (Fort Worth)

Jalapeno Half Marathon

MAY 14

11th Annual Strut Your Mutt Trinity Groves (Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge) MAY 19-29

AMF Lanes (Richardson)

SMU Spring Football Game

Fair Park JUNE 25

APRIL 10

Big D Marathon and Half Marathon

5K-Urban Dash

Convention Center (Irving)

National Bowling Association National Championship

APRIL 16

3545 Lone Star Circle (Fort Worth)

GE Irving Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & Fun Run

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Fair Park

Texas Motor Speedway

JUNE 18 APRIL 16

MAY 20-22

2016 Toyota Texas Bass Classic Lake Ray Roberts MAY 19-22 MAY 27-29

North American Gay Volleyball Association National Championships Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center MAY 29-30

Carry The Load Reverchon Park

What was once a small local march is now a nationwide cause supporting families of first responders, and giving new meaning to Memorial Day.

AT&T Byron Nelson Classic Four Seasons Resort & Club (Las Colinas)

Some of the world’s top players converge to play in one of the greatest events named in honor of the late Lone Star golf giant. MAY 23-29

DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Colonial Country Club (Fort Worth)

One of the nation’s longest-running tournaments has a brand new name to welcome many of the biggest names in professional golf.


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5 great DFW locations

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DINING

Abacus

Bolsa

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

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

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

614 W. Davis St., Dallas 214.367.9367

Adelmo’s Ristorante

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

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

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

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

This friendly neighborhood seafood and steak restaurant has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. 24 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.526.1170 cafepacificdallas.com

Canary By Gorji

and mushrooms. Its evolving, seasonal menus balance signature creations with timeless favorites. An extensive wine list provides the perfect pairing for any evening. 4525 Belt Line Road, Dallas 972.503.3474 chamberlainsseafood.com

Cindi’s New York Deli

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

Café Madrid Celebrating 25 years as Dallas’ original Spanish restaurant and tapas bar, Cafe Madrid offers patrons a cozy, intimate dining setting reminiscent of the little cafés found on the streets of Madrid. Family owned and operated, Café Madrid features such Spanish classics as paella, fried calamari, shrimp in garlic, and grilled quail. The restaurant has been honored for its unique wine list, which includes 85 varieties of Spanish wines and sherries.

Charming and intimate, this 10 table, fine dining restaurant specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine, prime steaks and seafood. Chef Gorji, Back-To-Back Texas Steak Cook-Off Champion, offers savory selections including wild boar, lamb, beef pomegranate, braised octopus, quail, inventive appetizers and salads. The creative culinary interpretations are accompanied by a boutique international wine list. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.503.7080 canarybygorji.com

Cantina Laredo

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

City Café

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

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

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

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Café Pacific

Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill

An institution in Dallas dining for over 34 years, Café Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious.

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

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

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

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DINING Cool River Café

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

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

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

1045 Hidden Ridge, Irving 972.871.8881

4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas 214.522.3474

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Crossroads At The House Of Blues

Dragonfly

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

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

distinctly different dining settings in one restaurant. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.922.4848 ritzcarlton.com

Ferrari’s Italian Villa Offering prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood accompanied by heartwarming entrées prepared from 100-year-old Sardinian family recipes, Ferrari’s gives every guest a taste of traditional Italian fare. Ferrari’s boasts two locations, private dining rooms, patios and even a full bocce-ball court. 1200 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.251.2525 14831 Midway Road, Addison 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

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

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Crossroads Diner

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

Crú Food and Wine Bar This romantic food and wine bar offers a choice of more than 300 wine selections and 40 premium wines offered by the glass as well as taster pairings and wine flights to pair with a Napa-style menu. Visit the website for more locations. 3699 McKinney Ave., Dallas (West Village) 214.526.9463 Plano 7201 Bishop Road, Plano (The Shops at Legacy) 972.312.9463 cruawinebar.com 58

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

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

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Eddie V’s Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features award-winning concepts that focus on the freshest seafood, delectable steaks, quality ingredients, exciting atmosphere and a staff that is dedicated to every detail. 4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

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

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

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

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

The Grill On The Alley Located in the Galleria Dallas, the famous signature dishes include prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood pasta and freshly prepared salads, which are complimented by an extensive wine list. The Grill features unique selections from California’s boutique wineries, as well as a high-energy bar with hand crafted cocktails. 13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 214.459.1601 thegrill.com

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

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

Javier’s Javier’s offers traditional cuisine from Mexico City. The low-lit dining room is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. This is one of Dallas’ most popular restaurants and a favorite spot for entertaining out-of-town guests. 4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 214.521.4211 javiers.net

Kenichi Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi that is considered some of the best in Dallas. The restaurant’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for dinner, before a game, during happy hour or


after work. It is located in the heart of Victory Park under the South Tower of The W Hotel.

Lark On The Park

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

2400 Victory Park Lane, Dallas 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com

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

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

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DINING Meddlesome Moth

13402 Noel Road, Dallas 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

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

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

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Le Bilboquet

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This cozy, upscale neighborhood French bistro is the ultimate rare find. The incredibly charming ambiance provides the ideal setting for a casual or business lunch or a romantic candle-lit dinner. The unique setting of the restaurant and garden room transports guests and offers them a European-style experience. The menu offers a diverse selection of French stables and French-American fusion dishes, such as the famous Cajun chicken. 4514 Travis St., Dallas 469.730.2937 lebilboquetdallas.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parigi Featuring New American cuisine with French and Italian accents, Parigi has been an Oak Lawn favorite for 20 years. Elegant dining, delicious food and excellent service make this restaurant a must for anyone looking for an upscale option with a perfect patio—great for sampling from the wine menu. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214.521.0295 parigidallas.com 60

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

RA Sushi Head to Addison north of Dallas for sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails in a hip, lively, upscale environment. Whether you’re into traditional nigiri and sashimi or want to explore some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, you are in for a treat. 5100 Belt Line Road, Addison 972.581.2905 rasushi.com

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

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

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

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

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

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 214.306.5597

8220-B Westchester Drive, Dallas 214.368.8220

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

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

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

Shinsei

1717 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.550.6966

7300 Lone Star Drive, Plano 972.312.8852

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

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

Soda Bar

2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.744.0820

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

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

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


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

Taverna Offering authentic, farm-to-table Italian cuisine, Taverna brings a little corner of Italy to Dallas. Whether enjoying signature risotto in the restaurant’s rustic, inviting interior or award-winning brunch on the patio, diners are sure to enjoy Taverna. 3312 Knox St., Dallas 214.520.9933 www.tavernabylombardi.com

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

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

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

Toulouse Cafe and Bar

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

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

DINING can order by the glass or by the bottle from Truluck’s exceptional and extensive wine list. 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.220.2401 trulucks.com

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

Truluck’s This comfortably elegant surf-and-turf restaurant is known for its award winning fresh seafood direct from its own fisheries as well as USDA-prime and Angus beef. Customers

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SHOPPING CENTERS Galleria

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

like Sprinkles Cupcakes and Tootsies.

5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214.452.7180

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

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NorthPark Center

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The Shops at Legacy

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

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

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

13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

Highland Park Village

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

One of the top shopping destinations in the country offers more than 235 stores and luxury designer and trendsetting boutiques, including Gucci, Bvlgari, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta, and top-tier anchors including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. Guests can also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 214.363.7441 northparkcenter.com

The Plaza at Preston Center

McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Streets, Dallas 214.219.1144 westvil.com

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

47 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.443.9898

deBoulle

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Mockingbird Station

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

Eiseman Jewels

8311 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 469.232.0000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aftershock

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

William Noble Rare Jewels

8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Dallas 214.363.4699

8300 Preston Road, Dallas 214.871.9170

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indie Genius If you love Etsy, this is your place. Located one block from the Bishop Arts District, this 5,000-square-foot creative compound features more than 60 local designers, vintage dealers and modern crafters. It also offers over 40 workshops and classes in sewing, screen printing and design. 409 N. Zang Blvd., Dallas 214.941.0075 beindiegenius.typepad.com

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Nest As the destination for exclusive gifts and home décor, Nest procures a well-edited selection of the latest gifts, furniture and curiosities from around the world. Nest has been a destination for unique gifts and home accents for over a decade. This Design District showroom offers Old World treasures with modern elements. “Focusing on the mix, not the match,” says Schaeffler, who combines different époques and styles to avoid decorating in one distinct look. Schaeffler wants clients to derive decades of enjoyment, creating a space that reflects a family’s unique personality.

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

Southwest Gallery

1618 Main St., Dallas 214.741.6911

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

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SPECIALTY STORES Beretta Gallery

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

Roche Bobois

Carlyn Galerie

41 Highland Park Village, Dallas 214.559.9800

Gary Riggs Home Inside the 45,000-square-foot retail showroom, nationally noted interior designer Gary Riggs creates an array of extraordinary environments, with everything from ultra contemporary and modern, to very traditional, to an eclectic mix. 4450 Alpha Road, Dallas 214.547.1054 garyriggshome.com

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

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Pirch

4524 McKinney Ave., Dallas 214.373.4444

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6137 Luther Lane, Dallas 214.368.2828

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4500 Sigma Road, Dallas 972.960.8395

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smink Modern Living As one of the largest Italian modern furniture dealers between the coasts and throughout its 20 year history, Smink has been dedicated to the education of its clients—always encouraging them to enlist the expertise of

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

Showcasing hundreds of performances every year, with four spectacular venues and a 10-acre urban park, the center plays host to many top-name artists and performers as well as premier touring productions. 2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202 attpac.org

Bass Performance Hall

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

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2520 Flora St., Dallas 214.671.1450

Allen Event Center

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

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

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

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The Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, located in downtown Fort Worth near Sundance Square, occupies a whole city block and opened in 1998. It was built entirely with private funds and seats 2,056 people. It is home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many touring productions present top entertainment on its stage. 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth 817.212.4200 basshall.com

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

2403 Flora St., Dallas 214.880.0202

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

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

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

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

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie 972.263.7223

Dallas Arts District

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

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2200 Ross Ave., Dallas 214.744.6642

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

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

Dallas World Aquarium

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

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

One Arts Plaza

646 Main St., Dallas 214.747.6660

Klyde Warren Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

300 Reunion Blvd. East, Dallas 214.712.7040 reuniontower.com

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

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

Crow Collection of Asian Art

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


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

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

211 N. Record St., Dallas 214.741.7500

2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas 214.200.4300

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

Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

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

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

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1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas 214.922.1200

George W. Bush Presidential Center and Library

Nasher Sculpture Center

3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth 817.332.8451

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

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

2001 Flora St., Dallas 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org

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

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

ATTRACTIONS Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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

The Cliffs Resort

699 Lady of the Lake Blvd., Lewisville 972.899.7400

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

3535 Grand Ave., Dallas 214.426.3400 fairpark.org

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160 Cliffs Drive, Graford 940.779.4040

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood is the first major exhibition in more than 25 years to feature the life and works of the renowned American painter Thomas Hart Benton. Through May 1, 2016, free admission. © Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/VAGA, New York, NY The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, bequest of the artist. Photo by Jamison Miller.

Kimbell Art Museum kimbellart.org

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

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth themodern.org

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

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“It all started with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and this is something that I will never forget.” — Jaap van Zweden In late January, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden announced he would be leaving Texas for a similar position with the famed New York Philharmonic, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Maestro van Zweden joined the DSO as Music Director amid much fanfare in 2008. Bold in tone, the Amsterdam native cuts an intrepid figure at the Morton H. Meyerson

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Symphony Center podium. Known for his fiery intensity, the 56-year-old musician’s sterling international reputation earned him rock star status among fans. The day following the Philharmonic’s announcement, the DSO said that when van Zweden’s tenure as Music Director in Dallas ended, he would hold the title of Conductor Laureate for three years, “ensuring a robust conducting presence.” DSO Board of Governors Chairman Joseph Hubach praised van Zweden’s leadership and guidance, saying that he and the musicians had worked tirelessly to advance the level of

artistry of the Orchestra. “The velocity of artistic growth of the Dallas Symphony in the past seven-plus years under Jaap’s leadership is unprecedented in modern orchestra history,” added Jonathan Martin, President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association. van Zweden’s legacy in Dallas will be felt for years to come. wWhile he will continue to perform with the DSO, start spreading the news that in 2018, the Maestro will take New York by storm. And here in Dallas, we could not be more proud.


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Dallas Hotel Magazine - Spring 2016  

Ah, springtime is Texas – it’s like a breath of fresh air. From the beautiful array of fresh blooms at the historic Dallas Arboretum and Fri...

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