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RICH IN HERITAGE The Beretta Gallery in Dallas, Texas exemplifies traditional Italian quality in every detail. Located in the exclusive Highland Park area, Beretta Gallery Dallas is the perfect destination for those wishing to indulge in the rich sporting heritage of Beretta. A unique assortment of clothing and accessories for the classic outdoorsman, from leather guncases and luggage, to sports clothing for all types of hunting, shooting and country living. A distinct feature is our fascinating library of hunting books, collections of beautiful one-of-a kind gift items and hand crafted works of art. The beautiful, well-stocked gunroom in Dallas showcases Beretta’s full line of pistols, field and competition shotguns, as well as Sako rifles. The history of Beretta’s nearly 500 years of quality gun making is best exemplified by are large selection of Beretta Premium Grade shotguns and express rifles. Our professional staff is ready to answer all your requests and they look forward to welcome you to Beretta Gallery Dallas.



RENEW BEAUTY MEDSPA & SALON Renew Beauty is a state-of-the-art spa and salon offering the latest advances in skin rejuvenation, laser aesthetics, and anti-aging techniques. Renew also provides luxurious spa and hair salon services. With the highest commitment to superior service, the spa is all about results. So while you’re in town come experience the ultimate in transformation. How beautiful do you want to be? Do you want to live in flawless skin, to look years younger, and to kiss with fuller lips? Or perhaps a hair free body? Renew uses the latest in laser hair removal, non-surgical cellulite reduction, and anti-aging solutions such as Botox, Juvederm, and Dysport to remove wrinkles, and Restylane injections to restore fullness and volume to the skin around the nose and mouth to give you the lips you’ve always dreamed of.

Experience the ultimate in skin care with Renew’s 5-Star customized facial or photofacial. Advanced skin care products include PCA, Skin Ceuticals, Skin Medica and Revision. Be rejuvenated with indulgent massages, pedicures and manicures. The latest in hair design and cut or color are also available to make you look incredible for any occasion. Renew’s team of highly trained professionals are looking forward to treating you to a day of beauty you won’t soon forget. Call for a complimentary consultation or to learn more about their services. Open Monday through Saturday 9 to 9, Sundays 12 to 6.

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The true and tantalizing tale behind the smoothest sipping whiskey in the world.

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60 I REMEMBER NOV. 22, 1963

Four Texans from different walks of life recount the tragic day that changed the course of American history. BY DAVE MUSCARI

Gene Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson forged an exceptional approach to the stadium experience, building a worldclass art collection inside AT&T Stadium. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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Artists and engaged Samuel Lynne Galleries partners Lea Fisher and JD Miller share insights on the art of love. BY FARAH FLEURIMA

Lifestyle expert Christy Rost on the special touches that make the season of spirit a time to remember. BY DAVE MUSCARI

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52 ON THE COVER: Charlotte Jones Anderson and Gene Jones stand in front of Franz Ackermann’s Coming Home and (Meet Me) At The Waterfall.

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Dallas’ cultural events span varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. Mark your calendar with the best of the city’s offerings.


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Fall in Texas. For me that means not only cooler temperatures but also the muchanticipated start of football season. And in Dallas, it’s all about America’s Team. Hope springs eternal when it comes to our beloved Cowboys. Every season could bring an elusive world championship victory back to Big D. That’s where we start with this issue of Dallas Hotel Magazine. Gene Jones, her daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson and their family business — the Dallas Cowboys — need no introduction. While everyone knows about the football team, here’s something you may not know: Beneath the spaceship exterior of their




newly named AT&T Stadium is a collection of artwork that rivals many well-known museums. From sculpture, paintings and eclectic installations to music and even opera, the Joneses are blazing a fascinating trail, on and off the football field. Could this be the blueprint to redefining the world’s top sports arenas once and for all? We have all the details. Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963? This fall marks a half-century since the death of President John F. Kennedy. DHM looks back at the day the nation cried through the eyes of four Texans forever linked by the tragic events on that rainy day in Dallas so many years ago. Unforgettable. Also on the sports front, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and even Tiger Woods never did it. But 19-year-old Dallasite Jordan Spieth did. (He has since turned 20.) His recent sudden-death playoff win at the John Deere Classic made him the youngest person to win a PGA Tour event in 80-plus years. Find out why golf experts think his red-hot career is just warming up.

It’s the holidays, and few cities celebrate like we do here in Big D. Allow DHM to provide suggestions on what to do. Plus, we’ve fine-tuned the Scene calendar section as well as our listings even more to help you find the top spots to shop, dine, see and be seen at while exploring all the wonderful things available in the Dallas area — especially during the holiday season! Enjoy your stay here in the most glamorous city in Texas, as well as this brand-new edition of Dallas Hotel Magazine, with our compliments. It’s the definitive guide for discerning visitors to Big D.

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Lublu by Kira Plastinina She’s 21, an SMU student and known worldwide for her sophisticated fashions. Russianborn Kira Plastinina first made headlines as a teenager, when the fashion world took notice of her bold frocks and forwardthinking aesthetics. This past summer, Plastinina opened the flagship store for her high-end designer line Lublu in Dallas’ historic Preston Center Plaza. Fashionistas flowed into the 1,000-square-foot space to explore Lublu’s summer line, full of structured peplum dresses, bold tribal prints and flashy accessories. But it’s her fall line and its uberfeminine Victorian prints, full-volume skirts, lace and jacquard we’re most excited about! 8311 Preston Center Plaza, lublukiraplastinina.com

Ninja Nights

Take your work game to a whole new level by attending Ninja Night at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Every Tuesday evening, participants will learn the skills of the ancient ninja, including how to think under pressure and when (and how) to completely disappear. Tuesdays, 5:30–6:45 p.m., crowcollection.com

iPad and MacBook Covers This homegrown, high-quality watch, bicycle and leather goods maker decided to open up shop in Detroit two years ago and hasn’t looked back. We love their high-quality hand-stitched leather accessories, and this iPad cover and MacBook envelope make for classic and elegant accessories. The premium tanned leather promises to gain character and complexity over time. $127–$275, shinola.com — CATHERINE ADCOCK




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You are invited to visit your 13th Presidential Library and Museum here in Dallas. The Presidency of George W. Bush was witness to some of the most important events in our nation’s history. In its interactive, innovative exhibits, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum gives visitors an inside look at how the President and Mrs. Bush dealt with critical issues such as the attacks of September 11, 2001, the need for education reform, the financial crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. By preserving and making available a vast archives of Presidential materials, the Library and Museum promotes a better understanding of the workings of our government and the crafting of public policy. Through its outreach programs, it serves as an educational resource for this community and indeed the entire nation. Visit us today. For tomorrow.

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Preparing a PGA Phenom He’s the guy behind the guy — and he saw this coming. While the golf world’s been stunned by preternaturally gifted Jordan Spieth’s first PGA win at age 19 — not even Tiger Woods can claim that kind of early success — Cameron McCormick, Spieth’s coach since the age of 12, wasn’t surprised at all. “I expected it to happen,” says McCormick, currently Spieth’s swing coach. “He’s shown that winning ability at every level of competition; an ability to rise to that next level, unencumbered by the weight of expectation” In July, Spieth took home his first PGA victory after a threeway sudden-death playoff at the John Deere Classic, netting him $828,000, a tractor and the distinction of being the youngest PGA tournament winner in 82 years. His success didn’t stop there. After nearly winning another — he lost in the playoffs at the Wyndham Championship in August — he began September with a tie for fourth shooting 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship finishing up the month and the season with a flourish.

Near the end of the FedEx Cup playoffs, Spieth surged from behind to put together a run at the championship. He tied for second behind winner Henrik Stenson and came in seventh in the overall FedEx Cup standings. In his first PGA season, Spieth recorded nine top 10 finishes in 23 starts. No wonder Fred Couples named him to the Presidents Cup team as a captain’s pick. McCormick met the golfing ace when Spieth’s father called the instructor for an evaluation. Then just 12 years old, Spieth had been golfing voraciously since the age of 9 at a local country club. From the start, McCormick, currently the director of golf instruction at Dallas’ Brook Hollow Golf Club, saw something special in him. While under McCormick’s

instruction, Spieth entered high school at Jesuit College Preparatory School, where he led the golf team to three straight title wins. In 2010, Spieth missed his high school graduation to play in the HP Byron Nelson in Las Colinas — the PGA granted him an amateur exemption, the organization’s first since 1995. McCormick was taken by the then-16-year-old Spieth’s confidence. “He was stepping up on the practice range before the final round, and we had a conversation where he verbalized, in not so many words, that he felt like he could win it,” McCormick recalls. “That is an amazing thing for a 16-year-old to conceive of and imagine happen. All week, though, he was of the mind that he could compete. He was 16 finishing 16th at his first PGA tour.”

After three semesters of titles and accolades at the University of Texas at Austin, he opted to go pro in December 2012, earning his PGA tour card this past spring. McCormick was there every step of the way, so it’s no wonder he isn’t all that surprised. “He possesses a special quality of determination to succeed and a great self-confidence that his efforts will be rewarded,” says McCormick. “He’s a masteryminded athlete, which provides him the ability to separate the achievement from the rewards.” As for Spieth’s future, McCormick has great expectations. In five years, he expects the athlete to have solidified his position as one of the leading pros in the world. “I see him holding down a firm place in the top 10 in the world rankings, with multiple victories — hopefully a major,” says McCormick. — CA

McCormick (inset) first met Spieth (left) when the phenom was only 12.

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The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a serene escape where guests arrive to a Mayan Blessing, in which an authentic shaman releases you from your worries into a new beginning at the resort. True relaxation, gracious villa living, exquisite dining, personalized pampering, healing spa treatments and much more await you. The award-winning, all-villa resort combines sugary, white-sand beaches, warm turquoise Caribbean waters and a lush jungle of ferns, palms, guava trees and friendly family spider monkeys.

The seaside Coral Grill features magnificent Caribbean vistas, a Mexican-Mediterranean menu cooked on wood-burning grills, and a bar known for its innovative mixology.

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Mayan healing traditions infuse every aspect of the spa concept, and one-of-a-kind experiences are enjoyed in an Herbal Steam Room, Jungle Spa Suite for Two, Outdoor Rain Room, Fertility Spa Suite and traditional Mayan Temazcal sweat lodge. Located on a romantic sea-view loft, La Marea serves refined Mexican cuisine accented with international influences.

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Superfly at the State Fair Autumn in North Texas ushers in cooler temperatures and the arrival of that grandest of carnival spectacles, the State Fair of Texas. Revelers from throughout the region flock here to get their share of the fanciful, headlinemaking fried foods, rides, games and track-racing piglets. However, there’s a load of higher-brow fun to be had in the shadow of this year’s new Big Tex statue. From culinary tricks taught by the city’s finest chefs to a spin behind the wheel of a sportster, these unique treats can elevate your visit to Fair Park. The State Fair lights up the town from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20. bigtex.com — FF

Arrive in Style with Uber While it feels a ton more communal to pack into the DART light rail cars that sail into Fair Park Station, stepping into your own black sedan is a whole lot more luxurious. Get to the




gate in leather-seated pleasure via Uber, the car-for-hire service that summons a vehicle to your door via a convenient app. After creating a profile and loading in your payment info, you simply use the software to hail a car or SUV to your location, and a driver will have you a stone’s throw from the ticket booth in fine time. Since it’s near impossible to find a seat on the DART Green Line this time of year, anyway, your feet will thank you! uber.com

Sip Some Vino in a Shaded Spot Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Fair is a courtyard just begging you to slip away and raise a glass of red. The popular Wine Garden invites you to pop in to sample Texas wines from a perch that makes for fantastic peoplewatching. Hopefully, corny dogs pair well with a crisp chardonnay! Across from the Creative Arts Building

Sate Your Need for Speed Take that Camaro you’ve had your eye on for a spin! Chevrolet’s Ride and Drive will furnish qualified drivers with the keys to several models, including the Camaro, Equinox, Malibu and Silverado HD, among others. Have a blast…and maybe save this attraction for before the Wine Garden.

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This year’s main-stage headliners include a former Brat Packerturned-chanteuse and a Destiny’s Child alum. On Oct. 4, Molly Ringwald takes the stage to sing selections from her album of jazzy standards titled Except Sometimes — maybe she’ll even bust into her breathy remake of the Breakfast Club tune “Don’t Chevrolet Town Square You Forget About Me”! The next evening, Kelly Rowland brings her sexy dance and R&B stylings Indulge Your Inner Gastronome All through fair time, Dallas’ best- to the Fair’s main stage, which is sure to get hearts pumping and known chefs will show off their hips shaking. Don’t fret if you kitchen acumen in the Celebrity miss the divas, however, musical Kitchen. The food will fly as the culinary pros lead demonstrations acts abound on the Silverado Main Stage and the smaller Sonic of tasty creations and inspire Boom Stage showcasing up-andwatchers with delicious coming acts. possibilities of recipes to try at Silverado Main Stage and Chevrolet Town home. The emceed seminars are Square’s Sonic Boom Stage free and happen daily — ­­ keep your tastebuds on alert. Daily, Creative Arts Building

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Liberate your cell phone pics from their digital prison with this instant photo printer from LG. Print photos wirelessly through Bluetooth or NFC to this device that offers the same quality as a photo-size printer in a to-go-size container. $160, target.com — CA

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Kimbell Art Museum www.kimbellart.org The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago October 6, 2013–February 16, 2014 The NEW Renzo Piano Pavilion Opens November 27 Image © 2013 Visual Immersion, LLC

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If this Southeast Asian noodle soup (pronounced “fuh”) hasn’t taken a bow in your local restaurant scene, chances are it will soon. Here in Big D, pho’s been gaining strength among local foodies as a new fave. Traditionally, the brothy soup features linguine-style rice noodles, meat (beef or chicken) and a variety of herbs such as star anise, cloves, fennel seeds and green onions. Garnish usually includes fresh basil, bean sprouts, sliced lime wedges and more. According to local aficionados such as Thuy Le, a Dallas media research director who grew up on the stuff, all pho is not created equal. Just as Texas barbeque recipes differ significantly from those in Memphis, northern (“pho bac“) and southern (“pho nam”) versions of pho also vary. “I have yet to meet a northern Vietnamese who likes pho nam and vice versa,” says Le. “Most restaurants don’t distinguish if their pho is prepared using the northern versus southern flavors. Typically, I don’t even ask. However, I can tell by the aroma before it’s placed on my table if it’s pho bac or pho nam.” For years, it was only available in Vietnamese communities in Plano, Richardson and Carrollton, as well as in Arlington. However, more and more pho spots have

popped up around the downtown and uptown areas, making the tasty dish available to the trendy food crowd. While some say pho should be served at lunch and not for evening meals, Le disagrees. “It can be eaten at any time of day,” she says. “My family ate it until the huge pot it was prepared in was empty. I never got tired of it. When I went back to Vietnam, I noticed that rang true of the locals. Pho is comfort food for the soul, no matter what time of day.” Here is a sampling of some of our local favorite spots within a stone’s throw of downtown. — DM MOT HAI BA 6047 Lewis St. 972.638.7468 facebook.com/mothaibadallas PHO IS FOR LOVERS 5521 Greenville Ave. 972.708.1028 phoisforlovers.com PHO CHAU 1640 W. Mockingbird Ln. 214.678.9600 phochaudallas.com GREEN PAPAYA 3211 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.521.4811 greenpayayadallas.com


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Hitchcock! Meyerson Symphony Center

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs music from North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder and other Hitchcock classics projected on a screen above the stage.


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FRISCO / PLANO / MCKINNEY Located 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney’s treelined streets, identity-rich neighborhoods and dedication to quality of life make it one of the fastest growing cities in America. Nearby, Frisco is home to FC Dallas professional soccer, the Frisco Rough Riders baseball, more than two dozen parks and three golf courses—a popular place to live an active lifestyle in a welcoming community. Located just North of Dallas and filled with parks, ball fields and recognized schools, Plano features an historic downtown and a wide array of shopping, dining and community organizations.

BLUFFVIEW / DEVONSHIRE / GREENWAY PARKS Although they share rolling hills and large green spaces, these neighborhoods each have distinct and desirable personalities. Bluffview features 50 ft. cliffs, winding streets and large lots that attract premier architects who design homes to harmonize with picturesque surroundings. The Greenway Parks Conservation District is home to approximately 300 families who enjoy a community designed in the “English Commons” tradition featuring clusters of homes centered on private parkways. In Devonshire, post-war homes offer tremendous character and opportunities for renovation and expansion for residents at every phase of life.

SOUTHLAKE / COLLEYVILLE / WESTLAKE Close to Dallas and Fort Worth and within easy reach of DFW Airport and major travel arteries, Northeast Tarrant County is known for excellent home values, nationally recognized schools, sophisticated shopping and dining and welcoming communities. In Southlake and Colleyville, neighborhoods are centered on school activities and the popular Southlake Town Square creating a strong sense of community and connection. Westlake has been named one of the most affluent neighborhoods in America and is home to professional sports figures, CEOs and the nationally ranked Westlake Academy.



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UNIVERSITY PARK To live near SMU is to be neighbors with some of the city’s greatest museums, live performance and athletic venues, including TEDx lectures, concerts and more. Education is the focus of this almost 100 year-old community where 25 percent of residents are children. A college town in a sophisticated urban setting, University Park has eight parks and sports fields. At its center lies Snider Plaza, a local gathering spot for shopping and dining. Outdoor enthusiasts use the Katy Trail to connect to miles of trails that wind throughout North Texas.

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HIGHLAND PARK Wilbur David Cook, creator of Beverly Hills, designed Highland Park with winding streets, wide boulevards and 20 percent of the town’s acreage set aside for parks, pools, tennis courts and green space. Pro sports owners, CEOs, political power houses and well-known artists live in this 2.2 square mile town known for architecturally distinct homes. Neighbors meet up at Highland Park Village, the first outdoor shopping center of its kind in America. The award winning school district boasts a high school where 40 percent of students are enrolled in AP courses.

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UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN Vibrant urban neighborhoods are the centerpiece of this city on the Trinity. Stunning vertical living, townhouse communities set among treelined streets and classic neighborhoods live comfortably alongside iconic architecture, fine dining and world class shopping. Residents stroll to the American Airlines Center, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the 5.2-acre Klyde Warren Park and Dallas’ renowned Arts District, the largest contiguous museum and performance center in America. Newcomers and natives alike relish the rich history, exceptional lifestyle and distinct flavors experienced from sidewalk cafes and elevated sky views.

LAKEWOOD PRESTON HOLLOW Located just north of the Park Cities, this bucolic neighborhood is known for large, deeply wooded lots set among winding roads and private lakes. Home to former first family George and Laura Bush, owners of pro sports teams and CEOs, Preston Hollow boasts many landmark estates—ranging from sprawling ranches to mansions reminiscent of Great Gatsby. This rarified enclave boasts neighborhood traditions such as a much-loved annual Fourth of July parade. It is convenient to top private schools and NorthPark Center, which incorporates a private art collection in its public space.

LAKEWOOD Set on the shores of White Rock Lake, this artistically rich community combines close proximity with beautiful topography. Lakewood residents live life outside, taking advantage of the trails, water sports and acres of greens space in this urban oasis. The east side of the lake borders the Dallas Arboretum, one of the world’s best known botanical gardens, and every summer, the amphitheater at Samuel Grand Park hosts performances during the Shakespeare Festival. Students can attend Woodrow Wilson High School’s International Baccalaureate Programme or any of the nearby private schools.


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Mr. Gentleman Jack Daniel The true and tantalizing tale behind the smoothest sipping whiskey in the world.


ith the season of spirits upon us, along with cocktail parties, holiday giving and celebratory toasts, we look forward to warming up next to a crackling fire sipping on a smoky drink like the ultrasmooth Gentleman Jack whiskey.

The man behind the drink, Jack Daniel, crafted a lasting legacy that lives on in the company’s premium offering, perfectly suited to be a signature drink of the season. The story of Mr. Gentleman Jack is one for the ages, ready to be told over and over.


Just like Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Gentleman Jack is charcoal mellowed before going into the barrel. Gentleman Jack, however, receives an additional “blessing” when it is charcoal mellowed again after reaching maturity.


n more than 160 countries, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is revered for its individual character, a character shared by the mysterious man who gave his name to the whiskey — Mr. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel. Yes, he was a real man — all 5 foot 4 inches of him with a size 4 shoe — and this remarkable person founded what is now the world’s best-selling whiskey. A runaway at the age of 6, a distiller by the time he was 13, he was the definition of a character. After his mother passed away, with nine siblings at home and his father remarried, Jack ran away and came to live with a minister by the name of Dan Call in Lynchburg, Tenn., where he learned the art of whiskey making. “Young Jack came to live and also work with the Call family,” says Nelson Eddy, Jack Daniel’s historian. “A Lutheran minister and whiskeymaker, I guess you could say Dan Call was Lynchburg’s leading spiritual advisor.” 32



The good reverend made Jack a partner in his whiskey-making operation and eventually sold him the entire business when his congregation made clear he had to choose between making whiskey and preaching. It was Jack who had the foresight to move his distillery to a source of limestone water flowing from a cave spring in Lynchburg. The water flowed at a constant 56 degrees and was free of good whiskey’s worst enemy — iron. Today, every drop of Jack Daniel’s whiskey made at America’s oldest registered distillery draws its water from the same cave spring. But Jack didn’t stop at good water for his whiskey. He stayed true to his values by holding onto a charcoal-mellowing process when others abandoned it for cheaper ways of making whiskey after the Civil War. He mellowed his whiskey drop by drop through 10 feet of charcoal made from hard sugar-maple wood. Still done to this day at the distillery, charcoal mellowing

is a costly and time-consuming process, but one well worth it. And it’s what makes Tennessee whiskey different than bourbon. While bourbon and Tennessee whiskey share some characteristics, such as being made from at least 51 percent corn and matured in new solid oak barrels, many of the similarities end there. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey begins with the careful selection of the finest corn, rye and malted barley. The choice grains are mixed with the cave spring water to form a fermentable mixture called mash. After the mash is cooked and the fermentation process completed, the end result, called “stiller’s beer,” is sent on to the still for distillation. If the 140-proof liquid coming off the still were to be placed in barrels and matured immediately after distillation, it would be bourbon. However, Jack Daniel’s is trickled very slowly through charcoal — so while it goes in the charcoal-mellowing vat as


Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey still begins with the same fresh cave spring water its founder used.

bourbon, it comes out as smooth sipping Tennessee whiskey. “It’s this extra step that makes Jack Daniel’s more than bourbon,” says Jeff Arnett, only the seventh master distiller in the history of the brand. “Charcoal mellowing is responsible for the unique taste profile of our Tennessee whiskey. By working almost like a sponge, the charcoal takes out any off notes from the distillate, and the whiskey coming from the mellowing vat has that smooth character we like even before going into the barrel.” Arnett says that the charcoalmellowing process is responsible for nearly half of the unique taste of Jack Daniel’s, while the barrels used for maturing the whiskey — which have been toasted and charred through the distillery’s proprietary process — are responsible for its warm amber color. It’s said that Jack tried his hand at charcoal mellowing his whiskey twice to heighten the benefits imparted by the hard

sugar maple. Based on Jack’s notion, the distillery introduced Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey in 1988. Unlike any other whiskey in the world, this superpremium product is charcoal-mellowed twice, once before and once after maturation. It’s been called Tennessee’s answer to fine cognac — silky and soft with caramel and fruit flavors and laced with vanilla and smoke, according to Arnett. “What I love about Gentleman Jack is that it’s a well-balanced whiskey and admired for its ‘fond farewell,’” says Arnett, who also serves on the distillery’s master tasters panel. “It’s an exceptionally smooth whiskey with a rich, rewarding taste. Our friends will find it somewhat mellower than Old No. 7 Black Label and a little sweeter and gentler in the finish.” And others have certainly taken notice of the whiskey’s unique taste, with Gentleman Jack being named Wine Enthusiast’s Top 50 Spirit 2011

with a 96 rating and a Sante Fe Gold Star in February 2013. Gentleman Jack Brand Manager Sean Wachsman says the superpremium whiskey is perfectly positioned amidst the current renaissance of classic cocktails and hand-crafted whiskeys. “Whether you drink Gentleman Jack neat, on the rocks or as the base of almost any classic cocktail, you’re going to enjoy a premium whiskey that’s smooth and complex and can hold up to any cigar,” Wachsman says. “If Jack Daniel’s is known for anything, it’s the specialness and craftsmanship that go into the family of fine spirits produced in Lynchburg. Gentleman Jack is unlike any whiskey made in the world, and just like our distillery’s founder, it’s one of great character.”





Cocktails For Celebrating

Ready to make Gentleman Jack your go-to drink for toasting over good tidings? We are right there with you. Perhaps you prefer it PHOTOS BY KEVIN ULRICH neat or on the rocks. For those

Naughty And Nice Mixologist: Stephen Lee


Everything about this go-to for fine dining is pitch-perfect Palm, right down to the famous-people caricatures on the wall. We go to the Palm for the experience of the Palm, a restaurant that reliably takes a traditional outing for steak and transforms it into something new entirely. It’s no wonder resident mixologist Stephen offered us an updated take on the traditional Old Fashioned.




• 2 cherries • 1 orange slice without rind • 1 oz. simple syrup • 1 dash bitters • Muddle fruit, syrup and bitters • Pour into rocks glass • Add ice • Add 1½ oz. Gentleman Jack® • Add splash sweet and sour • Top off with club soda • Garnish with orange twist

who like drinks shaken and stirred, we asked the barkeeps at some of Dallas’ best haunts to concoct the perfect cocktails for celebrating in style.

Cindy Lou Who Mixologist: Charles McCrocklin


This hip hangout for Dallas’ elite offers not just a place to see and be seen but the kind of personalized service — from Al himself, even — that embodies a city known for being friendly. We highly recommend settling into a seat at the bar and ordering up this cocktail. Its lemon-lime appeal will refresh your palate and brighten your day.

• 1 dash Angostura bitters • Juice of 1 lemon • 2 tsp. simple syrup • 2 oz. Gentleman Jack® • Combine and shake ingredients • Pour into high-ball glass • Top off with lemon-lime soda • Garnish with lemon wedge and cherry

Experience the exquisite service, refined cuisine and award winning wine list. See why Biernat’s is noted as one of


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Sugarplum Dreams Mixologist: Emma Contreras


If you are unfamiliar with the stalwarts of Dallas’ steakhouse scene, chances are you will pass by The Original Bob’s unaware that inside exists a wonderland of world-class steak, seafood and service. Anytime the holiday stresses seem to be too much, this cocktail will certainly reinvigorate your senses with a muddled concoction of flavors, aromas and Gentleman Jack, of course.




• In a rocks glass • 1 tablespoon raw sugar • 1 large orange slice • 1 cherry • 1 splash ginger ale • 1 splash Angostura bitters • Muddle ingredients into a paste • Add 3 oz. Gentleman Jack® • Mix thoroughly, add ice • Garnish with cinnamon stick and candied orange twist

Del’s Manhattan Mixologist: Corinne Stevens


If you, like us, have come to rely on this steak and seafood staple for its succulent offerings, you will certainly enjoy a trip to the place where it began in Addison. There you can soak in the glow of the fireplace and enjoy the lively atmosphere, all the while sipping on this carefully crafted take on a Manhattan — created with the same precision that goes into every steak served at this Dallas standby.

• 2½ oz. Gentleman Jack® • 1½ oz. Dolin sweet vermouth • 3 dashes of Peychaud’s (aromatic cocktail) bitters • Combine and shake ingredients • Pour into martini glass • Garnish with 2 Maraschino cherries

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with steaks... Probably because we hand-select the finest USDA Prime. We deem the top .005% of beef acceptable. Call us obsessed if you must. We’ll take it as a compliment.

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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 ribeyes 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.






Welcome to Big D! Home to the Original Bob’s Steak & Chop House. Bob’s is the place to be seen and served in an elegantly understated and relaxed ambiance. Step into Bob’s and you will feel as if you had been transported back to a classic evening of the late 19th century. At any moment, you can expect to see an international celebrity or a local sports legend, but make no mistake, Bob’s focus is on fabulous food. Since opening the first Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Dallas in 1993, Bob’s has been synonymous with the finest cuts of prime steak, chops, and fresh off the boat seafood. The flawless combination of lively atmosphere, splendid service, fine wines and spirits, and extraordinary fare has elevated Bob’s to the highest echelon of dining excellence. Indeed, reviewers have called Bob’s the best in town, while others rank the steakhouse among the best in the country. Come visit the legendary steak house and you’ll find that Bob’s has perfected the 21st century dining experience.


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4300 Lemmon Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219 214. 528. 9446 www.bobs-steakandchop.com

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of classic American steakhouses and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com


Serving the ultimate in Texas French cuisine, III Forks re-creates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining consisted of the best food, service and atmosphere. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as groups of up to 900, making it the perfect choice for any special occasion. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com


2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob's offers experienced service and an extensive wine list to top off the best prime steak around. Come by and let the staff prove why they’re so proud of what they do at Bob’s. LEMMON 4300 Lemmon Ave. 214.528.9446 DOWNTOWN 555 S. Lamar St. 214.652.4800

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

4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com





The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars to the depicted Dallas Cowboys greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

This restaurant planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago and embodies the rich tradition

2680 Cedar Springs Rd. 214.871.9991 placeatperrys.com

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com



500 Crescent Ct., No. 135 214.303.0500 thecapitalgrille.com

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.


2101 Cedar Springs Rd. 214.965.0440 ocean-prime.com


5330 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.2467 chamberlainssteakhouse.com

2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100 214.855.5151 perryssteakhouse.com





PAPPAS BROS. STEAKHOUSE 10477 Lombardy Ln. 214.366.2000 pappasbros.com

A USDA prime-beef emporium, Silver Fox is one of the few exclusively prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox’s delectable menu also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, jumbo sautéed scallops and succulent Australian lobster tail. FRISCO 1303 Legacy Dr. 214.618.5220 FORT WORTH 1651 S. University Dr. 817.332.9060 GRAPEVINE 1235 William D. Tate 817.329.6995 RICHARDSON 3650 Shire Blvd. 972.423.8121 silverfoxcafe.com



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A Match Made On Canvas Engaged to be married, artists and Samuel Lynne Galleries partners Lea Fisher and JD Miller share insights on the art of love.





Artists Lea Fisher and JD Miller stand before the painting they worked on together. Styling by Leti Lackey.




Miller and Fisher also joined as partners in Samuel Lynne Galleries, where you can find the work of several established and up-andcoming artists.





hen some artists collaborate, they unite their talents and creative visions via an agreedupon medium, while others blend disparate creations to birth something entirely new. In the case of painters JD Miller and Lea Fisher, art and love mix on the same palette to form not only exciting displays on canvas, but in life. Both are practitioners of the artistic style Miller founded called Reflectionism, a school of expression that, in their hands, emerges as bold, enticing swoops of paint that crest into 3D textures formed by layering. Miller and Fisher are also engaged — not just to each other but also to their art and the day-to-day of collaboratively running Samuel Lynne Galleries, a Reflectionism showcase in the Design District. Here, DHM talks to the happy couple about dating, painting and swirling the lines between art and heart.

DHM: How did you two meet? Lea: We’ve known each other for, like, seven years. We met because I went to a party, and I saw his art before he got there, and I was waiting to meet him whenever he got to the party, so that’s when we first met. Then we dated later, after that, and when we dated, we painted together in the studio. We kind of did some [on-and-off] dating over a couple years. But I continued to paint whenever we were broken up. So the last time we got back together, he was happy that I kept on painting and saw a little bit more potential in me then. JD: I saw a lot, a lot of potential — I was blown away.

JD: The thing I tell people is really anybody can paint, and I can teach anyone to paint. What I can’t teach is the gift. We all just have our own gift, and she has the gift for painting; it blew my mind. It’s from the soul. It’s just an innate ability to create in a particular medium. For whatever reason, it’s rare, too. Everybody has their own gifts, but for whatever reason, I had it from when I was a child, and Lea had it, she just never had the opportunity to express it, to know that she had it. So it’s pretty cool — yeah, I got her started, but she just took it and ran. Because she had that God-given talent.

DHM: Have you always adhered to the Reflectionist style? Lea: Always. I didn’t have any formal painting training. I always liked art, but I was never an artist, and I’d never painted on canvas before, and certainly the technique was, well…him.

DHM: On the dating side, it sounds like you were on and off — what kept you apart, and what brought you together? JD: [Laughs] I’ll let you answer that — I’m not even going to try! Lea: Let me see…I think over the seven years that we were apart, we just had things we needed to

View Miller and Fisher’s collaborations in person at Samuel Lynne Galleries at 1105 Dragon St. in the Design District.

learn about what we really needed and wanted in relationships. And I don’t think that either one of us was really emotionally and spiritually ready for the commitment that we have now. But, you know, there was always this basic friendship, and there was never any animosity. It was like we would come into each others’ lives then kind of go apart, but it was never dramatic or angry or anything like that. I think we just weren’t ready to be together as husband and wife. JD: Obviously, there was really something strong there, and we got back together about a yearand-a-half, almost two years ago. And this time, everything came into sync. And it’s awesome. Lea: I just thought relationships were really hard — a lot of work. I mean, not that you don’t have to put effort into your relationships — I think you have to be present — but I don’t think it needs to be painful. And ours is unique in that way — it’s just easy.

JD: I’ve read a lot of books trying to figure out this whole relationship thing, and one of my books — this guy said, “find somebody that you don’t want to change.” Because if you want to change someone on a really fundamental level, you really don’t like them. But find someone you don’t want to change, because it’s so much easier.… I really don’t want to change anything about her. We help each other grow, but we really don’t want the other to change. That was pretty cool to figure that out. DHM: Talk a bit about working together JD: Lea and I just did our first couple of pieces together. It was so refreshing and so positive. [To Lea] Wasn’t it amazing? And it was an equal collaboration, we both just went back and forth, and it was effortless. So that’s something we’ll continue to explore. We’ve done a couple now.

DHM: Was it as effortless as your relationship outside the studio? Lea: Yes! JD: It was a reflection of our relationship; it absolutely was. Lea: And we help each other in the studio. Sometimes we’ll get stuck and not know where to go, especially with these really freaky abstracts, sometimes they go through a lot of different stages before they come into what they are. We help each other. JD helps me a lot. JD: You help me as well. DHM: What’s next for you two? JD: What we would like to do next is take the Reflectionist school, the Reflectionist idea, and turn it into a true artistic movement and take it to the world. That’s what I think all of our goal is.







For years, Christy Rost has been distilling practical approaches to entertaining on television and in books. With holiday festivities approaching, she tells DHM about holidays in the Rost home and how to make yours one to remember.


“The dining room is the most magical room of all, because this is where our family and friends gather for intimate meals, cocktail parties, dessert buffets and Christmas Dinner.”

Christy and her husband Randy Rost celebrate the season in style with elegant table settings.


ntertaining guests in memorable fashion takes skill. In the case of Dallas-based Christy Rost, she has elevated her signature brand of hospitality to an art form. For years, the Texas native has shared her signature approach to casual living with an elegant flair on public television, radio and in books. “I have always loved the art, process and the creativity of entertaining,” says Rost. A wellknown culinary instructor, Rost is also a popular guest presenter for top retailers around the country and a passionate counselor in all things related to home and family. Watching her parents entertain guests on a regular basis planted the seed that would grow into a career. “I was a great imitator. From the time I was a little kid, I made special Saturday morning breakfasts for my sisters.”

Over the years, Rost’s popularity and influence in the lifestyle industry has snowballed. Rost is among a number of American authors who continue the traditions of late chef Julia Child, who popularized French cuisine years before in the United States. CELEBRATING HOME Rost’s thoughtfully written, accessible and popular books include The Family Table: Where Great Food, Friends, and Family Gather Together and Where’s My Spatula? Fast, Healthy Meals for When Your Kitchen or Your Life Is A Mess. And if that’s not enough, Rost is also a registered nurse. “My license is faithfully renewed every two years,” she beams. “Continuing education allows me to approach what I do in a different fashion because I am very health-conscious.”

Celebrating Home: A Handbook for Gracious Living, published in 2012, focuses on the simple joys of nesting and at-home gatherings. In the book — a finalist for the High Plains Book Awards’ Best Culinary Book — Rost offers advice on the kinds of touches, both large and small, that make an enduring impression on guests, including serving suggestions, seasonal table settings and ideas for fresh floral arrangements. “It’s all about spoiling people,” she explains. “I want them to feel pampered while they’re here. Little tiny things can amount to a lot. That’s really what I concentrate on.” But Rost’s true mission goes much deeper. “I have been fortunate to have a life and a home where things are joyful, and peaceful…and I have beauty




Christy Rost’s Holiday Must-Haves What are the essential ingredients one needs to be the genial host? “Wine, candlelight and time to spend with people,” says a reflective Rost. “And a heart that always wants to give.” Rost lists some other must-haves for the holiday season: • Planning ahead is important. It provides the time to dream up the little things that you can do to spoil your guests. • Candlelight, not just on the table, but also in other areas. It adds an interesting element and a different feel. • I use charger plates on the table underneath the dinner plates. It allows me to introduce a different color or pattern, or texture to the table. • I mix and match my dinnerware and my glassware. I like to have different heights on my table, so my glassware is always at different levels. • I always have fresh flowers in the guest bath, because it looks lovely when a guest walks in there. • On top of my china cabinet and bookcases, I always have seasonal greenery intertwined with tiny white lights. It creates this beautiful glow that captures people’s attention and makes them feel special.




around me,” she says. “I wrote the book in an effort to help people find the little nuggets of information they need to create a peaceful and joyful home.” AN AMERICAN IN PARIS A move overseas with her husband Randy and their young family in 1981 transformed Rost’s attitudes toward entertaining and cooking. “We lived in Paris for a year, and I learned a lot about how the French entertain,” says Rost. The relaxed approach of the French put guests at ease, impressing Rost. “They may have china, crystal and silver on the table...and it may even be heirloom…but it’s still a relaxed event,” she remembers. “You never feel that there’s any stress involved at all. I loved that, and I adopted that way of doing things very quickly.” Back in the U.S., Rost’s Parisian experiences found a new life. “I was looking for a way to start following my passion for

entertaining,” she remembers. Rost became the food editor at Park Cities News, a Dallas newspaper, a position she held for 14 years. She let her happy home life with Randy and their two small boys shape her approach to the column and later her role hosting Just Like Home on Dallas-Fort Worth public television. “For much of that time, life revolved around school activities, sports, music and family gatherings — especially during mealtime with our two sons,” she says. “Those positions allowed me to share [the passion for family meals and entertaining] with others during a critical time when families were drifting away from the dinner table, and folks felt increasingly ill-prepared to entertain.” Guest spots on local television and special in-store programming with small retailers followed. Aiming higher, she called Macy’s. “I thought, why not? I’ll start big.

Rost says elegant entertaining comes down to fine details and small touches. You can learn more about her practical approach to everyday living in her book Celebrating Home: A Handbook for Gracious Living (right).

Pretty soon, I had a gig with them and other major retailers around the country.” Her transition to national television host happened in 2009, when she recorded A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, which has been broadcast annually on PBS and Create stations nationwide since 2009 and has been renewed for 2013 and 2014. Now that she’s got newspaper editor, television host and celebrated author on her résumé, Rost continues to explore her favorite passions in new, exciting ways. These days, she’s returning to her love for international cuisine and culture — while aboard a cruise ship. In October 2014, she will set sail with a few lucky new friends on an ocean-going adventure that will include hands-on cooking classes, before-dinner get-togethers, a private culinary-themed shore excursion and a special dinner put together by Rost herself. “Cruising offers a unique opportunity to

explore and embrace family and culinary traditions of other countries, adding richness to our menus and gatherings with family and friends once we return home,” says Rost. HOLIDAYS AT HOME Heading into the holiday season, many will be turning to Rost for advice on how to create a warm and inviting atmosphere when celebrating friends and family is most important. In her Dallas home, Rost ensures no detail is overlooked when setting the mood for such a special period. She describes the winter wonderland she creates every year: “Thousands of colorful lights twinkle among the front and side gardens, a fragrant tree shines brightly in my kitchen bay window, providing a cheerful glow during many late nights of holiday baking and a large tree decked with crystal ornaments, white glass balls and white lights glistens in the living room.

“In the dining room, the doorways are decked with holiday greenery, white lights, shiny gold ribbons and sparkling snowflakes, as is the top of the china cabinet. On the corner of the buffet, a trio of Christmas trees glows with tiny white lights and garlands of silver beads, set among a cloud of white tulle and delicate snowflakes. In the chandelier, silver tassels swag delicately between its graceful arms. “It’s the most magical room of all, because this is where our family and friends gather for intimate meals, cocktail parties, dessert buffets and Christmas Dinner.”

“It’s all about spoiling people. I want them to feel pampered while they’re here. Little tiny things can amount to a lot. That’s really what I concentrate on.”




Cowboy Art: Form Meets Football

AT&T Stadium houses more than a great football legacy; it also contains an unexpected world-class art collection. We sit down with the women forging this exceptional approach to the stadium experience, Gene Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson.








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Below: AT&T Stadium, formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium, opened for the 2009 season to much fanfare. Right: Trenton Doyle Hancock, From a Legend to a Choir


eneath the sleek, spaceship exterior of one of the world’s most storied sports venues is a collection of art that rivals many well-known museums. From dramatic sculpture, paintings, eclectic installations and stunning photography to performances including classical music and even opera, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is blazing a fascinating cultural trail and perhaps creating a new blueprint for stadiums the world over. And that’s exactly how Cowboys “We want the art community to owner and general embrace the sports community manager Jerry Jones wanted it. “The and let us use the interest in stadium isn’t just a place to go and see sports to broaden the arts.” a game or a concert, it’s an experience — Gene Jones you share with your family and your community,” said the Dallas-based owner. However, the drive behind the stadium’s dedication to art




came from Jones’ wife, Gene, the couple’s daughter, Charlotte Jones Anderson, a vice president with the Cowboys, and niece Melissa Meeks. “We knew that every great building, every great home, has great art,” says Mrs. Jones. “All along, Jerry and I were so interested in this building being more than a stadium. We wanted it to be a great architectural contribution to the area.” BLAZING STADIUM TRAILS Ever since a brash Arkansas oilman purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, professional sports has never been the same. When it came to his new team, Jerry Jones reportedly announced he would handle everything from “socks to jocks.” True to his word, he is one of only two ownergeneral managers in the league (Cincinnati’s Mike Brown being the other). However, nowadays Jones’ interests are much broader than just the NFL. Nowhere is that more evident than inside

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Ricci Albenda, Interior Landscape, Full Spectrum

his billion-dollar Texas football citadel, which was christened AT&T Stadium last July. The venue in nearby Arlington opened in 2009. With its steely lines, retractable roof and jaw-dropping proportions, the domed facility boasts a long list of amenities such as polished marble floors, one of the world’s largest HDTV screens and one of the more exceptional art collections anywhere in the world. Anderson says inspiration for the building came from a diversity of sources. “The frit on the outside of the building was inspired by the Chanel flagship store,” she adds. “Little bits and pieces…Times Square, the Nice Airport…all of it came together.” “We reached out to people that were not just sports fans, but fans of architecture and engineering, technology and arts to build a venue that could welcome all types,” says Anderson. “For us, especially with the art, it’s really the perfect place to meld them together.”

So was there a specific role model, something the Joneses had in mind when they began to develop their plan for displaying high art in a large sports arena? “In the NFL, when you’re playing games for the last 25 years, you visit a stadium every single weekend,” says Mrs. Jones. “We had seen all the NFL stadiums.” “Jerry and I took a trip to Europe, and we went to different stadiums in Paris and in Rome. Charlotte and I went to Beijing to see the Bird’s Nest (also known as Beijing National Stadium). We’d heard and read so “People have been so excited about much about it, and it was happening how sophisticated the building is that about the same they really pay respect. We built it for time we were building this.” For Anderson, the idea them, and they, in turn, are proud.” was refreshing, but — Charlotte Jones Anderson nothing new. “Of course, art in stadiums is as old as the Roman Coliseum,” she says. “Trying to pay respect to that, how things used




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Charlotte and Gene Jones stand in front of the stadium’s 50th installation, Jim Campbell’s Exploded View (Dallas Cowboys) 2013.




to be — why not bring it back in a way that is respectful of the artists and the building, as well as the people that are in it?”

Gayle Stoffel, Mrs. Jones decided to hire a consultant to facilitate the process of choosing the right artists for the project. “I ended up with a lady from San A COWBOY COLLECTION Francisco, Mary Zlot,” she said. The collection within the stadium “[Mary] came out because she is as ambitious as it is distinctive. thought, ‘Why would you ever “Knowing that we had a beautiful, put fine art in a stadium?’” laughs contemporary building, we didn’t Anderson. “Right between the really want [pictures mustard, the popcorn and the or artwork of] painted faces?” “Of course, art in stadiums is football players,” In addition to Zlot, Mrs. as old as the Roman Coliseum. Mrs. Jones says. “We Jones assembled a local art already have them counsel to contribute ideas and Trying to pay respect to that, on the field. We energy. The prestigious group didn’t really want included Stoffel; noted Dallas how things used to be — why to fill it with all art collector Howard Rachofsky; the heroes of our Dallas Museum of Art not bring it back in a way that game…. We thought former Curator Charles Wylie; Michael Auping, chief curator of the is respectful of the artists and instead we would brighten it up and Modern Museum of Fort Worth; make it interesting and others. Whenever the the building, as well as the with contemporary council met, Zlot would suggest people that are in it?” art that was artists for the project. “We went museum quality and through thousands of images — Charlotte Jones Anderson appreciated by the on a projector,” says Mrs. Jones. art community.” “She gave us the history of each At the advice of her friend, artist…. All of them had been Dallas contemporary art collector shown in a museum…and they

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Meet Phil Whitfield, Team Docent

all did huge-scale art.” It was particularly challenging for the artists due to the vastness of the facility and some of the massive spaces within the stadium that needed to be covered. “Museums really don’t have walls that large,” she adds. Eventually, about 50 works by more than 30 established and emerging artists, including renowned German abstractionist Franz Ackermann and Danish sculptor Olafur Eliasson, were selected. There is also photography by Uta Barth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cory Arcangel, Ken Fandell, Rika Noguchi and more. “We found these key locations that we needed artists for,” explains Mrs. Jones. That meant appropriately intermingling high art with beer stands, condiment stations, entry/exit ramps and other wide-open places. Originally, the project included site-specific commissions as well as a number of acquired pieces. Upon the stadium’s

Gene Jones hopes her family’s stadium art collection will positively impact not only customers but employees, too. “It’s so rewarding to think, ‘Hey, a football stadium can be more than beer and hot dogs,’” she says. Phil Whitfield just may have been the inspiration for that. An employee for the Dallas Cowboys for two decades, Whitfield was once a security guard at Texas Stadium. Nowadays, he is known as the stadium and art ambassador, sort of a team docent. For his part, the experience of working with the many artists on their installations has been nothing short of transcendent. “It completely changed how I look at this world,” smiles Whitfield. “I learned more during that period of time than I could in a four-year span of college because it was so hands-on.” Whitfield assisted the artists on everything from travel logistics to actually putting the art in place. He worked closely with each one, on every detail, executing intricate plans involving massive pieces of art, sometimes for months on end. “The behind-the-scenes view of the artists, I can tell you better than anybody else in this entire world,” he says. “Art people have their own code. They have a passion for it. And as long as they know you have the passion, everybody in that group can accept you like one of their own.” A Dallas native, the Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and East Texas State University graduate grew up in Oak Cliff. He says he never gave art much thought. However, the stadium experience changed everything. “These artists all made me feel at home. I was thinking they probably wouldn’t accept me as a non-art person,” says an earnest Whitfield. “But I was wrong about that.” “Going to museums and galleries was something I would not have done five years ago. Today, not only do I go to museums — I went to the opera last year…ballets…stuff that a guy from an inner-city school would never think about going to.” In the meantime, Whitfield still leads his tours and carefully watches over the artwork. He recently supervised the building’s 50th installment, California artist Jim Campbell’s mesmerizing Exploded View (Dallas Cowboys) 2013. Last April, prior to a simulcast of a Dallas Opera production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot in the facility, Whitfield led cast members running joyously onto the field during a special stadium excursion. And no one had more fun than the Cowboys docent. Whitfield says he is grateful to his employers because they listened. “Mr. and Mrs. Jones wanted this stadium to be the ultimate entertainment venue. They got points of view from so many different people. They could have just as easily said, ‘We’re the owners of the Cowboys, and we’ll do it this way.’ That’s not how they built this stadium. They listened to the employees, too.”




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opening in 2009, there were 13 commissioned works. With titles such as Coin Toss and Cheering Crowd, the artists’ works connected to the mission. “We got the artists to agree; everybody was a little hesitant at first,” says Mrs. Jones. Anderson said the council never made demands that commissions speak directly to sports, rather that the artists just be mindful of the surroundings.

Olafur Eliasson, Fat Super Star




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Olafur Eliasson, Moving Starts Takes Time

ART FOR THE MASSES “People have been so excited about how sophisticated the building is that they really pay respect,” says Anderson of how crowds have reacted to the art in the stadium. “We built it for them, and they, in turn, are proud. And they don’t want to deface it. They enjoy the space but are respectful. It’s very different.” Her mother agrees, but says the whole idea definitely took some explaining, even to family members. “My son, Jerry Jr., said, ‘Mom, you’re going to have people

throwing mustard and hot dogs on the art!’” she recalls. “It was scary, and a real consideration. I said, ‘They won’t do it, I promise. It will be so nice, they will not abuse it.’” So far, she’s been spot-on with her predictions. “We really have not had any confrontation. People are interested and wanted to get up close, so we did have security to say, ‘It’s probably not a good idea to touch it.’ They are respectful.” Today, provocative and colorful art ascends walls next to escalators, stretching boldly across expansive spaces and into small gaps, inventively dotting the facility’s landscape. FORGING AHEAD With a wide variety of complex installations in place, and critical acclaim and fan approval flowing, do the Joneses believe there is additional room to further cultivate a deeper connection between art and sports? “I really think there’s a place to bring art into

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this, whether it’s the opera [simulcasts] or whatever we’re doing with the art on the walls,” says Mrs. Jones. “I always wanted people who knew we were in sports to know that just because we are [doesn’t mean] we don’t appreciate the arts. We want that for our fans, and for our family. We want the art community to embrace the sports community and let us use the interest in sports to broaden the arts.” Mrs. Jones glows when she talks about Dallas’ expanding arts district and facilities such as the Winspear Opera House, and the Wyly Theatre. “I was real involved in those committees,” she says. Impressed with fellow North Texas arts patrons’ interest and intensity, “I thought, ‘You know, we’re building a great facility, too, and would love to see it make an impact on the community the way I feel like the Winspear and the Wyly are.’” “I love the people there who have been so generous with their

funds and with their time to bring that to Dallas and to make it a real art hub,” says Mrs. Jones. “If we could be a little part of that, how exciting that we could use what we have to bring that along.” For Mrs. Jones, the lack of exposure to the arts as a child left her even more determined to see this grand project through. “I grew up in a small town,” she says. “There were no stadiums like this, for sure. But there were no museums, either. You had to go somewhere else to get exposed to anything.” “We just want to use the good fortune that we have with the popularity of the Cowboys and the stadium being successful to expose everyone that may not have a chance to do that,” she says. “Using what we have that is positive and bringing it to those that are less fortunate and maybe making their lives better.”

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Fifty years after the tragedy that occurred on Nov. 22, 1963, we ask four Texans to recount their memories and lasting impressions of the day America cried. WRITTEN BY DAVE MUSCARI PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID WOO

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Bystanders run from Dealey Plaza in the aftermath of the shooting on Nov. 22, 1963.


he assassination of a dashing young U.S. president changed so many things about Dallas, including how the world perceived us and how we view ourselves. History took a dramatic turn that day, and Dallas has never been the same. For those who lived through Nov. 22, 1963, the dark memories of that tragic day remain as fresh as ever. We spoke with four people from a variety of walks of life about their memories of that day: a high school junior, and a member of the marching band at Fort Worth’s largest all-black




school; a former SMU studentturned-director; a seventh-grade altar boy attending a local Catholic school, just beginning to grasp the impact of American politics; and a recent University of Texas graduate, working at her first job in New York City. Native Oklahoman Bob Turner moved to Dallas in 1953 to attend SMU. He was working as a director at the local ABC affiliate the day of the shooting. A pair of out-of-breath colleagues met Turner in a stairwell. “They had been up near the grassy knoll when it all happened,” he remembered. The two men

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Bob Turner

beat a path back to the station after witnessing the gunfire near Dealey Plaza. It was Turner’s job to get them on the air with the first report of the tragic news to tell the world the young president had been shot. Kennedy’s day began in Fort Worth, home of Bob Ray Sanders. “My family goes back 150 years in Tarrant County,” he says. In 1963, Sanders was a junior who played clarinet in the marching band at I.M. Terrell, one of the city’s four all-black high schools. For him, Kennedy’s presidency signaled a new hope. Sanders and his bandmates were rehearsing when they heard that the president had been shot in Dallas. For Jerry Cadigan, memories of that rainy Friday 50 years ago remain vivid. As a seventh-grader at St. Pius X Catholic School, he was a Kennedy admirer. “Once he got elected, I would watch his weekly press conferences,” he remembered. Cadigan had been eagerly anticipating the president’s visit for weeks. Teachers had set up television sets in classrooms. Martha Russell Tiller was fresh out of the University of Texas when she moved to New York City in 1963 with a degree in broadcast journalism. “Soon thereafter I landed a job at CBS,” she says, where colleagues goodnaturedly ribbed her about her southern accent. “Everybody called me Tex.” Where are they now? Bob Turner spent nearly 50 years with

Belo Corp., which owned the television station, before retiring in 2013. Bob Ray Sanders is a decorated newspaper journalist, still writing for the Fort Worth StarTelegram in his hometown; Jerry Cadigan is a communications production executive in Dallas; Texas PR executive Martha Russell Tiller left CBS for a position with Mark Goodson and Bill Todman Productions, best-remembered for TV game shows. She later worked for Texas political figures including Governor John Connally and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and is currently CEO of her Dallas-based PR firm. DHM: What was the social and political climate like leading up to Nov. 22? BT: There were a number of incidents that gave Dallas kind of a bad name. There was a general feeling, which I shared; concern about Kennedy coming to Dallas. There was a small element of pretty radical people, and they had given Dallas a sense of uneasiness and fear in terms of people that they didn’t approve of. Certainly Kennedy was on that list. BRS: We had been taught by our teachers that change was coming…and that we would be right on the edge of it. So when Kennedy got elected and started taking on the issue of civil rights, we saw him as hope. Our great

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Jerry Cadigan

zoo, the Forest Park Zoo, we could only go one day out of the year. And that was June 19. Riding on the back of the bus, colored water fountains, all that. JC: I really remember the summer that Kennedy was nominated because he was running against Lyndon Johnson. My mother and grandmother were real thick Roman Catholics, and they knew this Catholic from Boston was hopefully going to run for president. But he had to get through the Democratic Convention. I can remember staying up late with my mother and grandmother, watching the convention. MRT: One of my first days on the job at CBS, I remember the boss called me in and said, “I have to ask you a question. The secretary of our department is black; is that a problem for you?” I said, “Why would that be a problem for me?” He said, “Well, coming from the South and all… we just thought it might be.” That was telling. DHM: Where were you when you heard President Kennedy had been shot? BT: The station’s program director, Jay Watson, came running in the front door with [news reporter] Jerry Haynes. They told me what had

happened and asked me to set up a studio so they could get on the air immediately. We pulled a couple of curtains around… put a desk down. Watson went on the air and announced that Kennedy had been shot. He and Haynes had been near the grassy knoll when it happened. From that point on, I worked almost continuously for the next four days. We ended up recording, I’ve been told, something like 40 miles of videotape. MRT: I stepped on the elevator and somebody said, “Hey, Tex, your governor down in Dallas has just been shot with the president.” When I got off the elevator on my office floor, as I walked into my office, Walter Cronkite — he was in the studio on the floor below us — was taking his glasses off and saying, with tears, the president is dead. BRS: At our school, it got crazy. Some girls were fainting. At least two people were taken away in ambulances from school. When we got the news that the president had been shot, my first impression was, “No, not in Fort Worth!” A person up on the hill said, “No, it was in Dallas.” And somebody else said, “Oh, that figures.” Needless to say, when John Kennedy was assassinated, we thought hope had died. I mean, it was devastating for us.

Martha Russell Tiller

JC: At 12:30, we turned the TV set on…and they did a news story. I didn’t quite understand it, but the teachers did. You could see teachers huddling and talking amongst themselves. It was just before 1 p.m. when the word got out that he’d been shot. Later on, when we found out that he was dead, no one believed it, that he could die in our city. The teachers were crying, and the nuns were crying. Because it was a Catholic school, [we had] a rosary in honor of the soul of the president. I was one of the alter boys for the rosary for the president the afternoon he was shot. DHM: Do you have lasting image or impression of the day?

there was history going on inside the walls of that building. My most vivid memory, though, was of my father crying. It was the only time in my life I ever saw him cry. BRS: Outside of the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth, where all those people gathered reaching for the president — there were black and white hands reaching toward him, and his reaching back trying to touch them. MRT: I was grateful to have something that kept me busy non-stop throughout that entire weekend. That was a blessing in a way. Lyndon Johnson became president that day; little did I know, when those proceedings were going on, that I would end up working for him.

BT: For four days, I couldn’t give in to my emotions at all because we had so much work to do, and had to keep it together. At the end, I really had a letdown. It was a tremendous grieving, and I had this sense that history had been changed — for the worse. It was a huge loss. JC: The view of City Hall that night, and the television vehicles, ancient by today’s standards, all lined up on Harwood and Commerce Streets. And the miles and miles of TV cables running up through the windows…knowing that cameras were attached, and




The story that shook the world continues to fascinate The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago had a profound and lingering impact on the city of Dallas. With the JFK50 series, in The Dallas Morning News and at jfk50.com, we explore the many ways in which the JFK drama has reverberated in Dallas, as well as how it has defined the city’s identity.

Bob Mong, editor, The Dallas Morning News

Join us to reflect, discuss and explore at jfk50.com




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Dallas’ cornucopia of cultural events spans varieties that suit every visitor’s taste. DHM whittles it down to the best of Big D’s offerings.

The Who, What and Where




One of this generation’s most celebrated entertainers brings his 20/20 Experience world tour to Dallas. Timberlake’s first concert tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia. Current 20/20 hits include “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.”

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

This revised powerhouse of a live act featuring BVSC alums, is gathering new rave reviews. With eclectic elements of traditional Cuban, rock and soul music, the ensemble offers an exciting evening of entertainment. OCTOBER 4

Shuggie Otis

Kessler Theater He penned the funk classic “Strawberry Letter 23,” a charttopper for The Brothers Johnson, and paved the way for artists such as Prince and Lenny Kravitz. He’s touring in support a new CD, Wings of Love. OCTOBER 4–6

An Evening of Gershwin, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Johnny Marr



American Airlines Center Once the world’s biggest rock act, the original California country rockers still pack a pretty decent wallop. With a mix of solid gold hits (“Take It Easy,” “Hotel California,”) and some contemporary material, the band returns for a pair of Dallas shows.

Celebrate the jazzy rhythms and unforgettable melodies of one of America’s best-loved composers. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff OCTOBER 11–13 Tyzik and the DSO bring a slice of symphonic swing that personifies Singin’ in the Rain, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra America’s exuberant spirit. Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) OCTOBER 5

The Lennon Sisters Arlington Music Hall

Glamorous and sophisticated yet unpretentious and down-toearth. It’s little wonder America remains fascinated by these girls next door. For years on The Lawrence Welk Show, the talented singers with the striking looks, unassuming personalities and strong family values earned a place in the homes of million of fans nationwide. OCTOBER 9

Johnny Marr

Granada Theater As a founding member of The Smiths, this English musician

Michael Bublé

American Airlines Center The multi-platinum Canadian singer/songwriter/actor brings his 40-city tour to Dallas, supporting a dazzling new show and album, To Be Loved. From jazz standards to seasonal music, contemporary stylings and more, the gifted 38-year-old crooner does it all.

House of Blues

This splendid Mexican performer sings her indie pop songs in Spanish. She’s won five Latin Grammys and composed brilliant music for theatrical productions. Her singles “Me Voy,” “Andar Conmingo” and “Algo Esta Cambiando” were all international hits for the 42-year-old singer.

John Fogerty

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Enjoy an evening of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s best-loved songs from the gentleman who started it all. Sing along to four decades of music from the fabled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer (“Fortunate Son,” “Sweet Hitchhiker,” “Proud Mary,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”).


Margaret Cho

Majestic Theatre As one of the world’s current reigning queens of comedy, Cho brings all-new stand-up gold to the Dallas stage. With a stream of irreverent pokes at race, sex, politics and pop culture, the 44-year-old California-born actress and comedian always seems to leave few stones unturned.


Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller & Kevin Nealon Allen Event Center

Nothing’s off limits during this hilarious, one-night-only special engagement on a North Texas stage. Catch the three legendary comedic forces on display from the heydays of SNL.


Bon Jovi

These New Jersey rockers exploded onto the scene in the ’80s and have never let go. With a long string of hits (“You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wanted: Dead or Alive,”) singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora and company are one of the bestselling bands of all time.

Julieta Venegas


The American Film Institute’s top-rated movie musical of all time goes up on the big screen, paired with a backdrop of lush orchestration. Experience Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and this motion picture extravaganza as never before.

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Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

for roles on TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation. The results are surprising, and always a lot of fun.

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helped fuel a new direction for pop in the ’80s. Throughout the band’s five-year, four-record lifespan, legendary songwriting partners Morrissey and Marr challenged conventions and pushed boundaries. The guitarist is on tour playing songs from a new solo album.

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Dana Carvey


Paul & Storm vs. Wil Wheaton Granada Theater

Bring on the geeks! The Virginiabased dynamic comedy duo are joined by the actor best known

Margaret Cho

OCTOBER 25, 27 & 30 AND NOVEMBER 2, 8 & 10

Carmen, The Dallas Opera AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House

Critically acclaimed mezzosoprano Clémentine Margaine makes her American debut in this timeless opera classic. Tenors Brandon Jovanovich and Bruno Ribeiro join a talented cast. Opening night features a free DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE



Dracula: The Music & Film, performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Just in time for Halloween, the groundbreaking composer returns to Texas with fangs glistening. Glass and his collection of outstanding musicians perform the score to the 1931 movie classic, as the film is shown overhead.

American Airlines Center After a last-minute cancellation last spring, the blazing young performer returns to Dallas. She first went big time with Caribbean-infused rhythms in urban-pop hits (“Umbrella,” “Take a Bow,” “Disturbia”). More recent releases include “Diamonds” and “Stay,” which fuel her current tour.

Majestic Theatre

Acclaimed songwriters and longtime friends share the stage as an intimate performance duo. The pair plays material spanning their vast catalogues (“Passionate Kisses,” “Sunny Came Home”) as well as some of their faves by other artists. NOVEMBER 8–10

A Night at the Cotton Club, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Return to Harlem’s epic Cotton Club and the music of Armstrong, Ellington and Calloway. Bluesy vocals and high68




Donny & Marie Osmond

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Delight in a mix of holiday songs and the pair’s early television specials and recordings, with a nostalgic look back on their storied career. It’s a dynamic stage show showcasing fan favorites including “I’m a Little Bit Country, I’m a Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.”


Mary J. Blige

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Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

The unforgettable characters and rich storytelling come alive in this live radio broadcast for local public station KERA. Led by noted author, actor and humorist Garrison Keillor, this talented pack of performers offers an evening of music, comedy sketches and a few surprises.


Michael Nesmith


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Rolling Stone calls it “…the greatest music never heard.” With no fewer than 15 solo albums, the founding member of The Monkees was also a key pioneer in country rock music. As a songwriter, he’s had songs covered by artists from Linda Ronstadt and Run DMC to Andy Williams.

A Prairie Home Companion Live

The Bronx-born singer, songwriter and record producer has won nine Grammys over the years. Known as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, her songs “Be Without You,” “Family Affair” and “One” are modern-day classics.

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pops concert is back with favorite songs, an audience sing-along, and snow falling inside the majestic Bass Hall.

Donny & Marie Osmond



Jaap van Zweden’s Brahms, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Brahms famously composed for piano, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra as well as for voice and chorus. The DSO pays special tribute to the German legend and brings unprecedented artistry to the poignant drama and lovely lyricism of two of his beautiful masterworks. NOVEMBER 15

Pearl Jam

American Airlines Center The Seattle-based group that helped jump-start the grunge movement during the ’90s is on tour. Along with Nirvana, singer Eddie Vedder and cohorts greased the skids for more alternative bands to follow with the release of their seminal album, Ten and songs including “Alive,” “Even Flow” and “Jeremy.”

Mary J. Blige


Gary Clark Jr. House of Blues

Up and coming rock acts rarely get much hotter than the Austin blues guitarist. He’s played alongside the Stones, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood and more. His fuzzy hot licks and silky-smooth vocal style have helped make the 29-year-old Texan a worldwide rising star. NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 1

DECEMBER 6–8, 13–15 and 19–22

Christmas Celebration, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Each year, the DSO, Celebration Chorus and Children’s Choir perform seasonal music to soldout halls in this event. There are sing-alongs, carols and, of course, a visit from Ol’ St. Nick.

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outdoor simulcast projected on a large screen at nearby Klyde Warren Park.


energy tappers revive the fun and fancy of America’s hottest nightclub scene with nostalgic ballads and big band swing.

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Home for the Holidays


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You better watch out, you better not cry, because seasonal concerts don’t get much better than this. The annual holiday

As one of the top figures in entertainment, the Houston native is back in Dallas for the second time in six months. Her

four No. 1 solo albums and 75 credit, the rags-to-riches New million albums sold worldwide put York native brings his own brand her in rarefied show business air. of musical magic back to Dallas. Listen for hits “Holy Grail,” DECEMBER 11–22 “Empire State of Mind,” “Run This Town” and more. The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess,

The American Musical

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House See what Time calls “a don’tmiss theatre event.” Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for best revival of a musical, this all-new production includes such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.” George and Ira Gershwin’s legendary masterwork is back in magnificent fashion. DECEMBER 12

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Creole Christmas Meyerson Symphony Center

One of best-loved jazz bands brings the excitement of a Crescent City Christmas party to Dallas. Enjoy New Orleans beats and’ melodies that capture the spirit of the French Quarter with just the right dash of spice, all in time for the holiday season.


Simply Sinatra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) Steve Lippia returns with his dazzling Frank Sinatra tribute concert. For one night only, the FWSO pays homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes, under the baton of guest conductor Steve Sigmund. Ring in 2014 with the timeless classics of an American icon. DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

Celebrate in style on one of Dallas’ most festive nights of the year. Enjoy a Viennese-inspired concert featuring waltzes and your favorite classics. Oliver von Dohnányi leads the DSO on this elegant night to remember.

THOUGH NOVEMBER 27 Dallas Arboretum

Welcome to a world of spectacular fall displays. Dallas’ renowned gardens overlooking White Rock Lake transform for this yearly event. It features thousands of blazing flowers with 50,000 jack-o’-lanterns, squash and gourds all coming together to form a nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village. THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2014

Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth This exciting thematic exhibition features 60 works by 23 artists exploring aspects of Mexico’s complex sociopolitical climate. The artists tackle a variety of critical issues regarding borders, violence, corruption, economic and civic institutions and revolution.


Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fair Park Music Hall

Enjoy the heartwarming story of two Army buddies staging a show at a picturesque Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. It’s dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” and “Blue Skies. DECEMBER 21


American Airlines Center Just 12 days after his wife, Beyoncé, performs in the same building, the 44-year-old rapper/ producer takes the stage. With 50 million albums sold worldwide and 17 Grammy Awards to his

THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2014 Meyerson Symphony Center


A Raisin in the Sun

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre The New York Times called it “the play that changed American theater forever.” This unflinching portrait of an embattled Chicago family poses eternal questions about identity, fairness and moral responsibility. The result is a production that’s as powerful today as it was when it premiered 50 years ago.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Return to Earth

Nasher Sculpture Center Ceramic sculpture of avant-garde artists Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi and Picasso take center stage at this exquisite exhibition. Celebrate the Nasher’s 10th anniversary with this fascinating display of spectacular art. OCTOBER 6–FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Age of Picasso & Matisse: Modern Masters from The Art Institute of Chicago

the 20th century. The two genius artists were both friends and rivals: Picasso, the great organizer of forms, and Matisse, the great manipulator of colors. OCTOBER 18–20

Romeo and Juliet, Texas Ballet Theater Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)

Award-winning artistic director Ben Stevenson brings Shakespeare’s doomed, starcrossed lovers to life. Watch brilliant costumes, elegant staging and lively fight scenes unfold in this thrilling romance on stage at one of North Texas’ most exquisite performance venues. OCTOBER 19

Lamar Street Festival

Belleview and Lamar Streets Inspired by the 100th anniversary of Dallas’ historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building (now known as South Side on Lamar), the fall festival celebrates the unique history of the neighborhood. 
It’s art galleries and restaurants, plus multiple indoor and outdoor stages featuring an eclectic array of North Texas performances. NOVEMBER 2

Understanding Tragedy: The Impact of the JFK Assassination on Dallas The Dallas Institute

Guest speakers including Jim Lehrer, Julia Pierson, Stephen Carter, Richard Rodriguez and others join in this symposium to discuss the tragedy from four specific perspectives: journalism, politics, arts and humanities. NOVEMBER 6–10

Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth)

Lone Star Film Festival

Nearly 100 masterpieces will be exhibited, telling the story of European art in the first half of

This is the signature event of the Lone Star Film Society. It

Sundance Square (Fort Worth)




CALENDAR provides North Texas audiences with their first and sometimes only opportunity to see the most celebrated films of the year while interacting with the artists who made them. NOVEMBER 9–17

Oswald: The Actual Interrogation Casa Manana (Fort Worth)

This compelling drama delves into the controversy surrounding the 48 hours Lee Harvey Oswald was in the custody of Dallas police after the assassination of President Kennedy. The play is based on notes from the actual interrogation. NOVEMBER 21–24

John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Meyerson Symphony Center

The DSO honors the JFK legacy with a special memorial concert. The evening features celebrated violinist Joshua Bell and the premiere of The World is Very Different Now, an extraordinary work by 19-year-old composer Conrad Tao, commissioned for the occasion.

services for medically underserved area residents. The original Race for the Cure was held in Dallas back in 1982 and has become Komen’s largest annual fund-raiser.


Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights


Downtown Fort Worth

Freestone County Raceway (Wortham)

The 31st annual event features over 100 highly illuminated entries to help kick off the festive season. The parade transforms Cowtown into a Texas pre-winter wonderland.

This rugged 12-mile obstacle course was reportedly designed by British Special Forces to test strength, stamina and grit. Get a sense of accomplishment, have a great time and enjoy camaraderie with other participants.

Enjoy dozens of breweries and different craft beers carefully selected by the restaurant’s resident beer gurus. Attendees will receive a tasting glass and a tasting card good for 12 samples of any of the festival beers. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available online prior to the festival.

one of the top holiday attractions in the area. Tchaikovsky’s rich score sets the tone for the amazing performance of one of the state’s top ensembles. NOVEMBER 29



Tough Mudder Dallas

Taking Cancer Out 5K Run/Walk

Celebrate the holiday season in grand style with the return of Handel’s classic. The area’s finest Messiah collaboration is a grand tradition and dazzles audiences from all over North Texas.

Join this fall fundraising event to encourage prescreening and living a healthy lifestyle. Awards will be given to top finishers of the 5K run and walk.


Dallas AIDS LifeWalk Arlington Hall

This is the largest such event in North Texas, benefiting those impacted by HIV/AIDS. It brings together people from all walks of life for a beautiful fun run and walk through the Turtle Creek area, all for an important cause.


Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot Dallas City Hall

For more than four decades, Texans have kicked off Thanksgiving morning with this run through downtown. Families and friends, strollers and canines, as well as the more serious runners hit the bricks all for a worthy community cause: the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Fort Worth


The Nutcracker, Texas Ballet Theater

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) Sir Ben Stevenson’s exciting version of the enduring ballet is




Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure NorthPark Center

Since 1992, the Dallas Susan G. Komen chapter has invested a total of more than $21 million in breast health programs and

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Fort Worth)

Kiest Park





Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth)



Wear a holiday-themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and raise important funds to fight the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5K route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving back.


65 Roses Wine and Food Extravaganza

La Paloma Ranch (Fort Worth) Some of the area’s most renowned chefs present signature dishes complemented with exceptional wines chosen especially for this event. Enjoy bidding on silent and live auction items, all to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 14th annual event. OCTOBER 26

Dallas Chocolate Conference & Festival Conference Centre (Addison)

Celebrate all things chocolate with one of the sweetest events in Texas. Enjoy a fine selection of local chocolates and the unique opportunity to be educated on all things chocolate.

Lunch alongside the Dallas Zoo’s pride of lions at the Serengeti Grill in Giants of the Savanna. Satisfy your hunger with American classics while taking in a close-up view of these majestic felines. Preview the pride and learn about other good reasons to Do the Zoo at DoTheZoo.com/lunch-with-the-lions


500 Inc. Winefest

Cavanaugh Flight Museum (Addison) Enjoy wine tastings from participating wineries and vintners along with samplings from participating restaurants and culinary venues. There is also music, dancing and silent auction.

Dallas Stars Hockey

crimson and cream against the colorful sights and sounds of the State Fair of Texas in the historic and recently refurbished stadium. NOVEMBER 16 Baylor vs. Texas Tech

AT&T Stadium (Arlington) Aerial attacks battle it out on the gridiron in this red-hot, lateseason Big 12 conference game. Rookie Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his Red Raiders match wits with crafty Art Briles and a high-flying Bear offense. DECEMBER 6

Baylor vs. Kentucky

AT&T Stadium (Arlington)

Chefs for Farmers: Down and Dirty on the Boulevard Lee Park

This outdoor food, wine and spirits festival brings local farmers, chefs and purveyors together. Enjoy bites by more than 30 of the most talented chefs in Texas. Sip on top-notch wine and cocktails. Visit with local farmers and artisans to learn about their products. DECEMBER 14

Dallas Winter Warmer Main Street Garden

Welcome to the only winter beer tasting in town. This event focuses on the big beers of the winter season including stouts, porters, barley wines, barrel-aged beers and winter seasonals.


Red River Rivalry: Texas vs. Oklahoma Cotton Bowl

The Longhorns and the Sooners have played for more than a century. Burnt orange mixes with 72



Baylor’s men’s basketball team beat Kentucky last season to end a 55-game home winning-streak. The men’s and women’s teams play a basketball doubleheader, televised on ESPN as part of the inaugural Big 12/SEC Challenge. A single ticket is good for admittance to both games.

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Dallas Cowboys Football

All Home Games Played at AT&T Stadium (Arlington) dallascowboys.com Oct. 6 vs. Denver Broncos Oct. 13 vs. Washington Redskins Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota Vikings Nov. 28 vs. Oakland Raiders Dec. 15 vs. Green Bay Packers Dec. 29 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Texas Christian University Football

All Home Games Played at American Airlines Center stars.nhl.com Oct.3 vs. Florida Panthers Oct.5 vs. Washington Capitals Oct.17 vs. San Jose Sharks Oct. 24 vs. Calgary Flames Oct. 26 vs. Winnipeg Jets Nov. 1 vs. Colorado Avalanche Nov. 9 vs. Chicago Blackhawks Nov. 21 vs. New York Rangers Nov. 26 vs. Anaheim Ducks Nov. 29 vs. Chicago Blackhawks Dec. 1 vs. Edmonton Oilers Dec. 7 vs. Philadelphia Flyers Dec. 10 vs. Chicago Blackhawks Dec. 17 vs. Colorado Avalanche Dec. 19 vs. Vancouver Canucks Dec. 27 vs. Nashville Predators Dec. 29 vs. St. Louis Blues Dec. 31 vs. Los Angeles Kings

All Home Games Played at Amon Carter Stadium (Fort Worth) gogrogs.cstv.com Oct.12 vs. Kansas Oct. 26 vs. Texas Nov. 12 vs. West Virginia Nov. 30 vs. Baylor

Southern Methodist University Football All Home Games Played at Ford Stadium on SMU campus smumustangs.com Oct. 5 vs. Rutgers Oct. 26 vs. Temple Nov. 16 vs. Connecticut Dec. 7 vs. UCF

University of North Texas Football

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Dallas Mavericks Basketball

All Home Games Played at Apogee Field (Denton) meangreensports.com Oct.12 vs. Middle Tenn. State Nov. 2 vs. Rice Nov. 9 vs. UTEP Nov. 23 vs. UTSA Dec. 7 C-USA Championship Game Hosted by team with highest C-USA winning percentage


Texas Motor Speedway (3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth) texasmotorspeedway.com

NOVEMBER 1 All Home Games Played at American WinStar World Casino 350 Airlines Center nba.com/mavericks NOVEMBER 2 Oct.30 vs. Atlanta Hawks O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Nov. 2 vs. Memphis Grizzlies Nov. 5 vs. Los Angeles Lakers NOVEMBER 3 Nov. 12 vs. Washington Wizards Nov. 15 vs. Miami Heat AAA Texas 500 Nov. 18 vs. Philadelphia 76ers Nov. 20 vs. Houston Rockets Nov. 22 vs. Utah Jazz Nov. 25 vs. Denver Nuggets Nov. 27 vs. Golden State Warriors Nov. 30 vs. Minn. Timberwolves Dec. 3 vs. Charlotte Dec. 14 vs. Milwaukee Bucks Dec. 18 vs. Memphis Grizzlies Dec. 26 vs. San Antonio Spurs

concerts OCTOBER 3 Somebody’s Darling, Ryan Thomas Becker (Rock) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park OCTOBER 4 Charlie Robison (Country) Granada Theater OCTOBER 4 Jonathan Butler (Jazz) Bishop Arts Theatre Center OCTOBER 5 Billy Currington (Country) Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth) OCTOBER 5 Jake Bugg, HoneyHoney (Pop, Rock) Kessler Theater OCTOBER 10 Vampire Weekend (Rock) Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie OCTOBER 10–12 Brian Posehn (Comedy) Hyena’s (Fort Worth) OCTOBER 10 Bravo Max (with Eric Harvey of Spoon) (Rock) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park OCTOBER 11 George Lopez (Comedy) Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie OCTOBER 11 Connie Smith (Country) Arlington Music Hall OCTOBER 11–13 Amazing Johnathan (Comedy) Improv (Addison) OCTOBER 12 Don Williams (Country) Majestic Theatre OCTOBER 15 Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra (Classical) Meyerson Symphony Center OCTOBER 17 Hard Night’s Day (Beatles Tribute) Dallas Arboretum OCTOBER 17 Jessie Ware (Soulful Pop) South Side Music Hall OCTOBER 17 Dallas String Quartet (Classical) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park OCTOBER 18–19 Sheryl Underwood (Comedy) Improv (Addison) OCTOBER 18 JJ Grey and MoFro (Jam Band, Funk) Granada Theater




OCTOBER 19 Steve Earle (Country, Blues) Granada Theater OCTOBER 20 Jonny Lang (Blues) House of Blues OCTOBER 24–26 Jon Reep (Comedy) Improv (Addison) OCTOBER 24 Centro–Matic (Rock) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park OCTOBER 24 Le Freak (Disco) Dallas Arboretum OCTOBER 25 Blues Traveler (Rock) Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth) OCTOBER 25 Franz Ferdinand (Rock) House of Blues OCTOBER 26 Patty Griffin (Folk, Pop) Kessler Theater OCTOBER 26 Michael Franti & Spearhead (Funk, Reggae, Jazz) House of Blues OCTOBER 26 Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett (Country) Gexa Energy Pavilion OCTOBER 26 Jamey Johnson (Country) Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth) OCTOBER 27 James Blake (Electronic) House of Blues OCTOBER 28 Father John Misty (Folk) House of Blues OCTOBER 31 Emerald City Band (Pop, Rock, Soul) Dallas Arboretum OCTOBER 31 Home By Hovercraft, Bethan (Rock) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park NOVEMBER 1–2 Mo’Nique (Comedy) Improv (Addison) NOVEMBER 1 Frank Turner (Indie) Granada Theater NOVEMBER 2 Aaron Carter (Pop) House of Blues

NOVEMBER 3 O.A.R. (Rock) Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 6 The Doobie Brothers (Rock) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 7 John Legend (Pop) Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie NOVEMBER 7 Laura Marling (Folk) Kessler Theater NOVEMBER 8–11 Lavell Crawford (Comedy) Improv (Addison) NOVEMBER 8 Ben Rector (Pop, Folk) South Side Ballroom NOVEMBER 9 Vienna Teng Trio (Pop) Kessler Theater NOVEMBER 9 David Sedaris (Comedy) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 9 Jeff Golub and David Pack (Jazz) Bishop Arts Theatre Center NOVEMBER 10 Drake, Miguel and Future (Hip-Hop, Soul) American Airlines Center NOVEMBER 11 Danish String Quartet (Classical) SMU Caruth Auditorium NOVEMBER 15–16 Loni Love (Comedy) Improv (Addison) NOVEMBER 15 Harry Connick Jr. (Jazz, Pop) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House NOVEMBER 20 B.B. King (Blues) AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House NOVEMBER 21 Built to Spill (Rock) Granada Theater NOVEMBER 22 Hunter Hayes, Ashley Monroe (Country) Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie NOVEMBER 22–24 Rob Schneider (Comedy) Addison Improv NOVEMBER 22 Steve Vai (Rock) House of Blues NOVEMBER 23 Keith Harkin, Red Molly (Country) Poor David’s Pub

NOVEMBER 23 Collin Raye (Country) Mesquite Arena NOVEMBER 29 Florida Georgia Line (Country) Billy Bob’s (Fort Worth) NOVEMBER 29 Trombone Shorty (Jazz, Rock, Blues) House of Blues NOVEMBER 30 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Hip-Hop, Pop) Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie DECEMBER 2 New York Polyphony (Christmas) Caruth Auditorium (SMU) DECEMBER 4 John Fullbright (Folk) Poor David’s Pub DECEMBER 5 LeAnn Rimes, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Pop, Country) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 6 Runaway Home (Bluegrass) Opening Bell Coffee DECEMBER 7 Bob Newhart (Comedy) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 12–14 Jo Koy (Comedy) Improv (Addison) DECEMBER 14 Asleep at the Wheel (Country Swing) Arlington Music Hall DECEMBER 16 Michael Martin Murphey (Cowboy Christmas) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 19 Turtle Creek Chorale (Christmas) AT&T Performing Arts Center, City Performance Hall DECEMBER 21 Jake Miller (Pop, Hip-Hop) South Side Music Hall DECEMBER 27 Emily Elbert (Folk) Poor David’s Pub DECEMBER 28 Robert Earl Keen (Country) Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) DECEMBER 30 Trans–Siberian Orchestra (Christmas) American Airlines Center


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entertainment venues, including Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub and the Angelika Film Center. The Station delivers its signature vibrancy around the clock. 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln. 214.452.7180 mockingbirdstation.com

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GALLERIA Galleria Dallas is the only North Texas home to TOUS, BCBGeneration, Tourneau, Brahmin, Sony Style and Karen Millen — plus favorites Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. From its legendary ice rink to chic dining, Galleria Dallas is a destination. 13350 Dallas Pkwy. 972.702.7100 galleriadallas.com

HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE This shopping village is as close as you’ll get to Rodeo Drive. Built in the 1930s, this ultrachic 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.

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NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center 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 also enjoy a movie theater, restaurants, a world-class art collection and award-winning architecture. 8687 N. Central Expy. 214.361.6345 northparkcenter.com

47 Highland Park Village 214.559.2740 hpvillage.com

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



With roots as a true wholesaler, Diamond Doctor sells the same high-quality diamonds to its customers as it does to retail partners. Stones are purchased from mines, allowing Diamond Doctor to offer top-quality GIA Certified diamonds for a fraction of the price. Service is personalized with strict attention paid to desires and preferences.

Home to the independent Magnolia Theatre, this hotspot for shopping, dining and entertainment has plenty of shops and boutiques. Nestled at the northern tip of the Uptown entertainment district, the Village is easily accessible via the McKinney Avenue Trolley. McKinney Avenue & Blackburn Street 214.922.9622 westvil.com


972.342.6663 8127 Preston Rd. diamonddoctor.com

EISEMAN JEWELS It is very clear to Richard Eiseman Jr. what makes Eiseman Jewels different from other stores. As Dallas’ premier jewelry store, Eiseman Jewels has been building customer loyalty and providing a high level of quality, consistency and service to its customers for over 46 years.

PRESTON CENTER 8400 Preston Rd. 214.692.8400

NorthPark Center, Ste. 514 214.369.6100 eisemanjewels.com

GALLERIA 13350 Dallas Pkwy., No. 1415 972.392.9900


bachendorfs.com Plaza at Preston Center


The first Bachendorf’s store opened in 1977 featuring highquality handmade custom jewelry and an extensive collection of watches. Today, Bachendorf’s continues the family tradition of offering the finest designer timepieces and collectibles.

PLANO 7401 Lonestar Dr. Plano, Texas 972.596.2090

MOCKINGBIRD STATION Conveniently located on the DART train line, this urban village has 40 shops, restaurants and


A destination for those in search of inspired, extraordinary jewelry, Jerry Szor Contemporary Jewelry is referred to by clients as one of Dallas’ best-kept, modern secrets. The jewel-box gallery exclusively represents many of the finest,




If Jimmy and Louis don’t fit in your suitcase, we’ll ship them for free.

and side-by-side Express rifles for the discriminating gun owner.


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most-talented contemporary jewelry artists in the world.


6131 Luther Ln., No. 210 214.691.5400 jerryszor.com

This treasure trove of upscale resale fashion has been dressing women of all ages for nearly three decades. A knowledgeable, creative staff makes all the difference in this one-of-a-kind store with great prices.

YLANG|23 YLANG|23 is owned by Joanne and Charles Teichman, who opened the store in Dallas in 1985 and quickly attracted a clientele who can afford anything but prefer the fine workmanship of renowned designers shaping trends all over the world.

6105 Sherry Ln. 214.696.8634 clothescircuit.com

13350 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1300 972.980.0819 ylang23.com


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Don’t go home without that Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, or Jimmy Choo piece. Our 8,000 square foot store is filled with gorgeous pre-loved couture. And with free shipping* you can take home what doesn’t fit in your bag. We’re Dallas’s internationally recognized, designer resale destination.

Designer Paulette Martsolf Clothes Circuit dreamed of coming to Texas to design women’s clothing and jewelry, opening this store in 1989. CLOTHESHORSE ANONYMOUS It has since become a women’s Internationally recognized, paradise, and her designs have Clotheshorse Anonymous is become world-known. a fashion mecca of women’s 6726 Snider Plaza designer resale with 26,000 214.363.8616 consignors and growing! allie-coosh.com

Beretta Gallery

BERETTA GALLERY Located in Highland Park Village, Beretta Gallery is the destination for those wanting to indulge in the rich heritage of Beretta. Today, Beretta continues the almost 500-year-old tradition of producing custom-made shotguns

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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 the top collections for women, men and the home. Its acclaimed café, the T Room, is a chic lunch spot. 4510 McKinney Ave. 214.559.4510 fortyfiveten.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.

best hotel was $3 per night. From day one, the goal at Neiman Marcus was to showcase the finest merchandise in the world and to provide personal service that exceeds expectations. These remain its guiding tenets today. 1618 Main St. 214.741.6911 neimanmarcus.com



Since 1976, Peeper’s has been offering the very 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 exclusively located in Highland Park Village, catering to the needs of those who wish to wear the absolute finest in eyewear.

When Neiman Marcus was founded in 1907, Dallas saloons outnumbered doctors, and the

64 Highland Park Village 214.522.0352 peepersdallas.com

370 W. 7th St. 214.948.1745 indigo1745.com



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 handselected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil.

Named one of the 50 most influential men’s stores in America by Women’s Wear Daily, the esteemed bible of the fashion business, 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. Discriminating bridesto-be should visit the bridal salon.

85 Highland Park Village 214.780.0555 qcustomclothier.com

SCOTT+COONER In 1995, Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner-Collins brought their architecture and design experience to the Southwest. Today, with over 20,000 square feet of showroom space, Scott+Cooner represents 70-plus lines of classic and contemporary furniture, modern lighting designs and incredible European kitchen systems.

500 Crescent Ct., No. 100 214.871.3600 214.473.9700 stanleykorshak.com

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

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

900 E. Randol Mill Rd. Arlington, Texas 817.892.4161 dallascowboys.com

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

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1000 Ballpark Way
 Arlington, Texas
 817.273.5222 texasrangers.com

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2100 Ross Ave. 214.954.9925 attpac.org

This beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270acre complex. You can entertain your clients in one of the spacious, open-air suites or try your luck at a foul ball where the proximity of the fans to the action is among the closest in the major leagues.

1801 N. Griffin St. 214.720.2224 dwazoo.com

Take a tour of the eighth wonder of the world, the $1.15 billion AT&T Stadium in Arlington, featuring the largest LED screen in existence.



2301 Flora St. 214.670.3600 dallassymphony.com

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.


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AT&T Performing Arts Center

architect I.M. Pei’s masterpiece is home to the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also plays host to various music legends throughout the year.

Located in the Galatyn Park Urban Center in the heart of Richardson’s business and technology area, the Charles W. Eisemann Center is an important component of the cultural and corporate landscapes of the North Texas region and has been recognized as one of the leading performing arts facilities serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, Texas 972.744.4600 eisemanncenter.com

MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER Elegantly fused into the surroundings of the Arts District, the Meyerson Center has become a landmark. Renowned

This rare gem encompassing 68 acres and 19 blocks is the centerpiece of Dallas’ cultural life. With arts venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this neighborhood is the Taj Mahal for art enthusiasts. 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 4600E 214.744.6642 thedallasartsdistrict.org

DALLAS ZOO 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. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. 469.554.7500 dallaszoo.com

DALLAS FARMERS MARKET One of the largest outdoor markets in America, this is where the locals go for the freshest produce grown right here in Texas. Also offering specialty and international products, the Dallas Farmers Market provides a unique shopping opportunity. 1010 S. Pearl Expy. 214.939.2808 dallasfarmersmarket.org

DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM Situated near the historic West End District, this colorful aquarium is home to an array

The Texas Star ferris wheel at Fair Park

FAIR PARK A national historic landmark and Texas favorite, Fair Park shows off the world’s largest collection of Art Deco buildings, art and sculpture. DALLAS HOTEL MAGAZINE




3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 817.738.1933 cartermuseum.org

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

CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART This 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. 214.979.6430 crowcollection.org





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KIMBELL ART MUSEUM Quality is of the highest importance in the compilation of masterpieces that call the Kimbell home, including works by Cézanne, Matisse and Caravaggio, and collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek and Roman antiquities. Asian, pre-Colombian, Oceanic and African arts are also incorporated into the museum’s permanent exhibit.

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. 2001 Flora St. 214.242.5100 nashersculpturecenter.org


Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States. You will find over 2,600 significant works of modern and contemporary international art housed in 53,000 square feet of gallery space at The Modern.


3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 817.654.1034 kimbellart.org

Kimbell Art Museum

MEADOWS MUSEUM The Meadows Museum is a resource of Southern Methodist University that serves a broad

Since 1989, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has welcomed more than 6 million visitors from around the world. 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.

3200 Darnell St. Fort Worth, Texas 817.738.9215 themodern.org

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This museum houses one of the nation’s pre-eminent collections of American art, from early 19th-century 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.

2201 N. Field St. 214.428.5555 perotmuseum.org

5900 Bishop Blvd. 214.768.2516 meadowsmuseumdallas.org

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2943 SMU Blvd. 214.200.4300 bushcenter.org

1462 1st Ave. 469.554.7340 fairpark.org

facility extends beyond the typical museum experience, offering the young and the old the opportunity to explore new ideas through tangible, galvanic exhibits.

411 Elm St. 214.747.6660 jfk.org

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Serving as Dallas’ fairgrounds location since 1886, the 277-acre park now hosts explosive college football games as well as the renowned State Fair of Texas.

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Located on the picturesque campus of SMU, the Bush Center invites you to learn about President and Mrs. Bush and the American Presidency. Explore the interactive museum galleries, sit in the Oval Office, enjoy the Texas Rose Garden, eat lunch in the restaurant or café, shop in the Museum store and stroll through the 15-acre park filled with native Texas prairie grasses and wildflowers.

international audience. The museum presents an exciting series of special exhibitions, public lectures, symposia and gallery talks featuring university professors, visiting scholars and artists.

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PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE Opened Dec. 1, 2012, The Perot Museum is the culmination of decades’ worth of work, bringing the forefront of nature and science education to Dallas. The 180,000-square-foot

Sixth Floor Museum

It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas, yet his legacy lives on at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Through nearly 400 historic

television and radio broadcasts, films, photographs and artifacts, the Museum continues to tell the story of President Kennedy’s life, death and lasting impact.

Monday Noon to 6 p.m.; Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. See what others are saying on TripAdvisor.

411 Elm Street | Dallas, TX 75202 | 214.747.6660

ATTRACTIONS: GOLF THE CLIFFS RESORT Perfectly blended into the flow of the scenic West Texas terrain surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake, the resort capitalizes on the natural landscape to offer an unforgettable course. Don’t let the seemingly short 6,800yard, par-71 course fool you, The Cliffs has been rated one of the toughest in Texas. 160 Cliffs Dr. Graford, Texas 940.779.4040 thecliffsresort.com

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 Dr. Grapevine, Texas 817.481.7277 cowboysgolfclub.com

THE GOLF CLUB AT CASTLE HILLS Tucked neatly away in a quiet Lewisville neighborhood, Castle Hills flaunts an 18-hole championship course beautifully orchestrated through rolling terrain, streams, lakes and 60foot elevation changes. Designed with both the tour-caliber player and novice golfer in mind, The Golf Club at Castle Hills is a course that all levels of players can truly enjoy. 699 Lady of the Lake Blvd. Lewisville, Texas 972.899.7400 castlehillsgolfclub.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 Pkwy. Euless, Texas 888.839.7827 817.685.7888 texasstargolf.com

TOUR 18 DALLAS Easily Dallas’ most unique golf course, Tour 18 replicates some of the greatest golf holes in America and offers a rare opportunity to play each under carefully simulated conditions. Offering one fantastic challenge after another, Tour 18 creates a rare and memorable experience. 8718 Amen Corner Flower Mound, Texas 817.430.2000 tour18-dallas.com

THE TRIBUTE GOLF CLUB Honoring the birthplace of golf, the Tribute delivers a magnificent experience inspired by the celebrated courses at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Troon in Scotland. Whether you’re entertaining clients or planning a tournament, or if you want your regular foursome to experience golf in all its glorious tradition, you won’t want to miss the Tribute. 1000 Lebanon Rd. The Colony, Texas 972.370.5465 thetributegc.com

WESTIN STONEBRIAR RESORT Tom Fazio, designer of Pinehurst No. 8, Shadow Creek, The Quarry at La Quinta and other unique creations, adds another breathtaking 18-hole golf course to his name. Dramatic landforms, softly contoured greens and masterful bunkering make this championship course in Frisco a golfer’s oasis. 1549 Legacy Dr. Frisco, Texas 972.668.8000 westinstonebriar.com


A LOCAL TREASURE. Long considered one of the finest restaurants in Dallas, for twenty-seven years City Café has served its revered Dallas customers and visitors from other great American cities as well as clients from around the world with the finest foods, wines, and outstanding personalized service. The style is New American Cuisine with fusion touches from various ethnic cultures including Asian, Italian, French, Mexican and others. Chilean Sea Bass

Chef Mario Flores, head chef for ten years, and his professional staff present creative food with impeccable service in a wonderful setting. Chef Mario has spent over eighteen years in high quality cuisine kitchens gaining invaluable experience with the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center restaurants, the Dallas Petroleum Club and Lakewood Country Club in Dallas. The ambiance at City Café is light and airy with an intimate neighborhood atmosphere and casually elegant decor. City Café presents a great setting for romantic dinners, business engagements and is perfect for food and conversation with good friends. Well-known Dallas host, Karim Alaoui, greets guests with his signature warmth and professionalism and the wait staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the charm of the cozy dining room.

Karim Alaoui, Your Host

The New American dishes are fresh, well-balanced and bright with a myriad use of textures in every dish. Menu items, from appetizers, salads, soups, entrées, and desserts, to steak, fish, and filet of sole are prepared to perfection to please any palate. For twenty-seven years City Café has received recognition and awards honoring it as one of the finest dining experiences in north Texas. Impressing even distinguished American chef Julia Child, for over two decades City Café has been widely recognized in Texas Monthly, food & Wine Magazine, Zagat, Wine Spectator, D Magazine and was also recipient of AAA’s “Diamond Award.”

Extensive Wine

214.351.2233 5757 W. Lovers Lane Just 5 minutes from downtown!


III FORKS Serving the ultimate in TexasFrench cuisine, III Forks recreates the grandiose lifestyle experienced by Texans who believed that fine dining was a perfect combination of great food, service, atmosphere and music. With over 25,000 square feet of elegant dining, III Forks can accommodate intimate parties as well as gatherings of up to 900. 17776 Dallas Pkwy. 972.267.1776 iiiforks.com

cuisine have made it one of Dallas’ most romantic dining rooms. 4537 Cole Ave. 214.559.0325 adelmos.com

AL BIERNAT’S 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. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.219.2201 albiernats.com

BABOUSH This restaurant, born inside a traditional market in Marrakesh, embodies the market’s way of life. 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. III Forks

ABACUS 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. 4511 McKinney Ave. 214.559.3111 abacus-restaurant.com

ADELMO’S RISTORANTE Visit this quaint and cozy bistro filled with wonderful aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean. Adelmo’s intimate setting, personalized service and enticing

prosciutto, fig preserves, apples, CENTRAL 214 toasted pine nuts and P’tit Basque Located in Hotel Palomar, cheese. Enjoy the fine cocktails Central 214 is a favorite of locals and pocket-friendly wine list. and visitors alike. This warm and energetic restaurant features 614 W. Davis St. approachable, regional American 214.943.1883 bolsadallas.com cuisine highlighting rustic flavors.

CANTINA LAREDO Serving authentic Mexican in a sophisticated space, this spot offers delicious dishes complemented by signature sauces. Serving only the freshest fish, quality beef steaks and handrolled enchiladas, Cantina Laredo sets itself apart. See website for more locations. 6025 Royal Ln. No. 250 214.265.1610 cantinalaredo.com

This noted steakhouse is consistently ranked as one of the top in the country. The experienced service and extensive wine list top off 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. 214.528.9446 555 S. Lamar St. 214.652.4800 bobs-steakandchop.com

BOLSA This cozy Dallas spot features a seasonal menu focusing on fresh and local ingredients. A bruschetta sampler features

CHAMBERLAIN’S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE Open for almost 20 years, Chamberlain’s serves the finest steaks, seafood and prime rib in a traditional fine-dining atmosphere. Chef Chamberlain will dazzle your taste buds in a relaxing atmosphere sure to please, washing away the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle. 5330 Belt Line Rd. 972.934.2467 chamberlainsteakhouse.com


3636 McKinney Ave., #160 214.599.0707 baboushdallas.com


5680 N. Central Expy. 214.444.9339 central214.com

Cantina Laredo

THE CAPITAL GRILLE A block from the Arts District, this restaurant offers works of art, like steaks dry-aged on-site. With an extensive 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.

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, No. 117 972.248.0608 cindisnydeli.com

500 Crescent Ct. 214.303.0500 7300 Dallas Pkwy. Plano, Texas 972.398.2221 thecapitalgrille.com

Cindi’s New York Deli





CITY CAFÉ Come enjoy this exceptional white-tablecloth neighborhood bistro. The menu changes seasonally, but retains the relaxed New American– California character that has been the restaurant’s trademark since 1985. 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 Ln., Suite 101 214.351.2233 thecitycafedallas.com


a nightcap and experience the best of Dallas nightlife.

This restaurant offers homestyle goodness combined with 2332 Leonard St. traditional diner fare and features 214.550.9500 hotelzazadallas.com great recipes, fresh ingredients, a comfortable environment and DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE genuine hospitality. 8121 Walnut Hill Ln. 214.346.3491 crossroads-diner.com


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas over 20 years ago. The restaurant embodies the rich tradition of classic American steakhouses and adds the benefits of amazing guests, impeccable chef-driven cuisine, an award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality. 5251 Spring Valley Rd. 972.490.9000 delfriscos.com

COOL RIVER CAFÉ This see-and-be-seen hotspot offers fine dining, a chic bar and an exquisite cigar lounge. Perfect for private parties and business meetings, Cool River offers the ultimate dining experience with excellent food and service in an upscale atmosphere. 1045 Hidden Ridge Irving, Texas 75038 972.871.8881 coolrivercafe.com

1717 Main St. 214.736.7300 dallaschophouse.com

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


Cool River Café




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

GRAPEVINE 1200 William D. Tate Grapevine, Texas 76051 817.251.2525 ADDISON 14831 Midway Rd. Addison, Texas 75001 972.980.9898 ferrarisrestaurant.com

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 has garnered Gourmet’s top ranking as the best Dallas restaurant for three consecutive years.


City Café

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.


Crossroads Diner

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


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

EDDIE V’S Setting the standard for fine dining, Eddie V’s features awardwinning 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. 214.890.1500 eddiev.com

FEARING’S RESTAURANT Chef Dean Fearing has created seven spectacular dining settings in one restaurant. Diners can sample Dean’s innovative menu, including Texas farm-to-market specialties and the restaurant’s gracious, attentive service in a succession of unique indoor and outdoor environments. 2121 McKinney Ave. 214.922.0200 ritzcarlton.com

1321 Commerce St. 214.742.8200 hoteladolphus.com

JAVIER’S Straying from the Tex-Mex concept that includes tacos and enchiladas, Javier’s focuses on a more realistic image of Mexico City dining. The low-lit dining room at Javier’s is replete with mounted game, large paintings and hanging plants. If you come searching for the traditional Tex-Mex restaurant, you will be disappointed, but if you come looking for a taste of the heart of Mexico, you’re at the right place! 4912 Cole Ave. 214.521.4211 javiers.net

KENICHI A modern restaurant and lounge, Kenichi features contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class

enjoy authentic new york and southern style favorites

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Lark introduces two new exciting chefs, Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley, and features seasonal cuisine with a global influence. Illustrators are heavily featured on chalkboards throughout.

DINING sushi. Kenichi’s upbeat, modern atmosphere makes it a great place for dinner, before a game, during happy hour or after work.

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. 214.855.5275 larkonthepark.com

2400 Victory Park Ln. 214.871.8883 kenichidallas.com


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

THE KITCHEN TABLE Enjoy authentic American cuisine in a casual setting at the Kitchen Table. Signature menu offerings include hand pies, coffee-rubbed short ribs and chicken-fried pot roast. The Kitchen Table also offers a lounge with a full-service bar and outdoor patio with fire pits.

13402 Noel Rd. 972.503.8700 starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien

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.





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2222 McKinney Ave. 214.741.2277 mortons.com

400 Crescent Ct. 214.252.7000 noburestaurants.com/dallas


Lark on the Park is a new contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.

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.

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214.443.4747 mansiononturtlecreek.com

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Offering fine cuisine for over 20 years, the Mansion has remained one of Dallas’s biggest and best splurges. The Mansion’s talented culinary team offers guests one of the most inviting, approachable and valuable dining experiences in Texas.

3015 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.224.3152 landmarkrestodallas.com

Lark on the Park

3699 McKinney Ave., No. 200 469.533.5663 mcrowd.com

The dining room of Nobu’s Dallas outpost recalls the New York City location of Nobu but adds a touch of Texas charm. Nobu Dallas can be your destination for dinner in the dining room or at the bar, drinks in the bar lounge or a private function in the skylight room.


400 N. Olive St. 214.922.8000 sheratondallashotel.com

to mouthwatering, hand-dipped enchiladas, you can taste the freshness and quality in every bite served by a family of friendly and professional staff.

A great bar with great food, this gastropub offers a full bar and features 40 draft beers with a few live ales and at least 75 bottles to help round out the selection of the city’s best beer menu.

The Palm’s doors have been open in Dallas since 1984. The restaurant has remained quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From the caricatures on the wall of famous Palm regulars and Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm. 701 Ross Ave. 214.698.0470 thepalm.com

1621 Oak Lawn Ave. 214.628.7900 mothinthe.net

Established 25 years ago, Piccolo Mondo has become one of the most popular and famous Italian restaurants in the Metroplex. This Mid-Cities location features a beautiful piano bar, a banquet room and a delicious menu. 829 E. Lamar Blvd. Arlington, Texas 817.265.9174 piccolomondo.com

POP DINER Step into an ’80s diner and bar inspired by pop culture, pop music and pop art! With a unique mix of true diner food, creative beverages, atmosphere and service, Pop Diner stands out in Dallas’ restaurant landscape. The menu, influenced by pop culture, has a large variety of traditional and contemporary favorites prepared to order. 3600 McKinney Ave., No. 150 214.599.8980 popdinerusa.com

PYRAMID RESTAURANT & BAR The Fairmont Hotel’s Pyramid sports sleek contemporary decor and an exciting menu. The culinary philosophy draws inspiration from local purveyors and emphasizes fresh, local ingredients in an effort to minimize its carbon footprint and support the local economy. 1717 N. Akard St. 214.720.5249 pyramidrestaurant.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 can accommodate your needs. 17840 Dallas Pkwy. 972.250.2244 ruthschris.com

MI COCINA The M Crowd’s first Mexican food concept started in 1991 and has become a Dallas classic. From famous, homemade salsa


SILVER FOX Palm Restaurant

A USDA prime-beef emporium, Silver Fox is one of the few

TasTe The MODeRN siDe Of MexicaN cuisiNe

Sip the finest margarita Taste guacamole made fresh at your table Savor fresh seafood and steaks with authentic sauces Addison Dallas Frisco Fort Worth Grapevine cantinalaredo.com follow on Facebook & Twitter



exclusively prime steakhouses in America. Silver Fox also features ocean favorites such as Atlantic salmon, jumbo sautéed scallops and succulent lobster tail.

This restaurant pays homage to an old-fashioned smokehouse, with cooking from scratch and authentic Southern flavors. Employing time-honored cooking techniques and a commitment to local ingredients, Smoke offers down-home cooking done right.

FRISCO 1303 Legacy Dr. 214.618.5220

901 Fort Worth Ave. 214.393.2300 smokerestaurant.com

RICHARDSON 3650 Shire Blvd. 972.423.8121



With the largest garden patio in Dallas, St. Ann Restaurant is located in the Harwood district. The historic St. Ann’s School was converted into a restaurant and bar surrounded by art. 2501 N. Harwood St. 214.782.9807 saintanndallas.com

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The M Crowd’s second Mexican 3/22/12 3:03:32 PM 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., No. 307 214.521.3669 mcrowd.com

TILLMAN’S ROADHOUSE Tillman’s is a place for really good food, drinks and music in a fun, casual, come-as-youare 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. 324 W. 7th St. 214.942.0988 tillmansroadhouse.com

Tillman’s Roadhouse

T/X RESTAURANT Step into T/X Restaurant for innovative dishes that showcase fare with a Texas twist. T/X offers guests cuisine built around radiant flavors, colors and textures, perfectly in tune with Dallas’ fashionable and timeless style. 2927 Maple Ave. 214.871.7111 lemeridiendallasstoneleigh.com


YOUR SENSES. Slip into Cool River and surround yourself with a mix of fine food, live music and exotic cocktails. From dining to dancing, from the bar to billiards, excitement is swirling around every corner at Cool River.

1045 Hidden Ridge Road Las Colinas, Texas 75038 972-871-8881 CoolRiverCafe.com Follow us on Twitter and Facebook





Who says quality classical music must be reserved exclusively for Lincoln Center, the Sydney Opera House or other renowned concert halls? This fall, some of the top musicians in the world will perform classic pieces in North Texas churches and other areas where a full symphonic orchestra might seem out of place — or at the very least, unexpected. This marks the second time in as many years that the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra takes its innovative show on the road as part of DSO on the GO. Playing familiar classical pieces as well as popular light classics, these world-class musicians are sure to attract more than your average classical music buff. Bringing high-brow art to the

masses is nothing new in North the GO travels to Denton and Texas. For the past two years, UNT’s Murchison Performing The Dallas Opera has simulcast Arts Center, continuing on Nov. one of its performances to 8 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church be viewed in AT&T Stadium in north Oak Cliff, and Nov. 10 for free. The DSO is taking at the Mansfield ISD Performing its open performances a step Arts Center in Mansfield. further, however — in some DSO on the GO performances communities, DSO musicians will include Felix Mendelssohn’s will also lead seminars and Italian Symphony, Sergei master classes in local schools for Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and student musicians. Morton Gould’s American Salute, This season’s exciting schedule as well as popular overtures by began on Sept. 3 with the Gioachino Rossini and Leonard symphony’s debut in Terrell. DSO Bernstein, and familiar pieces by on the GO concerts continue Aaron Copland, Edward Elgar Oct. 3 at White’s Chapel United and others. Methodist Church in Southlake and Oct. 13 at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, marking the series debut of Music Director Jaap van Zweden (above). On Nov. 6, DSO on

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