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Asian-fusion spot Hot Joy, Austin-based Cow Tipping Creamery and the Renaissance Dallas' Asador are making us hungry.

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12 Runway Report: On-Trend Essentials Coach debuts a collaboration with Texas native Selena Gomez; Hermès finds inspiration in a Dallas art collection; new boutiques arrive with everything needed to complete a fall wardrobe. BY JAIMIE SIEGLE

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Sept. 1- 3: Riverfront Jazz Festival at Texas Horse Park

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Sept. 8-9: 50th Anniversary Celebration at Southwest Gallery

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Sept. 9: Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas

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Sept. 8-10: Dallas Chocolate Festival at the F.I.G. (downtown)

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Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park

This long-awaited museum is hosting a free grand-opening celebration Oct. 1 from 11 am to 4:30 pm, where it will unveil “Streetwise,” the first chapter of a four-part series entitled “Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on Mary Ellen Mark.” Despite gaining international recognition as a photojournalist, Mark viewed herself as a street photographer; thus, the ideational Museum of Street Culture's surrounding streets are a fitting place to highlight Mark's work, and draws a parallel between its impact and the Encore Park vision. Young Street and Park Avenue, www.museumofstreetculture.org

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1 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' > SEPT. 7-10 The acclaimed Texas Ballet Theater reinvents the classic tale of true love and inner beauty in the Dallas Arts District at the Winspear Opera House. www.texasballettheater.org

2 DALLAS PRIDE 2017 > SEPT. 16-17 This 34th annual event celebrating the LGBT community expands to two days this year: The Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park takes place at Reverchon Park on Saturday, followed by the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday. www.dallaspride.org

SMOKED DALLAS > SEPT. 23 Arrive at Main Street Garden Park hungry for samples of brisket, ribs and 'cue from some of the most prominent pitmasters and chefs in the nation. www.smokeddallas.com 4

FASHION X DALLAS > SEPT. 30 Don your best black attire for this noir-themed runway event, showcasing 15 DFW designers, including Chasity Sereal, at Sixty Five Hundred. www.dallas.fashionx.co 5

PARK & PALATE > OCT. 13-14 At Klyde Warren Park's annual foodie fundraiser, top chefs from Texas' best restaurants cook for a good cause. www.parkandpalate.org 6

'PICASSO/RIVERA: STILL LIFE AND THE PRECEDENCE OF FORM' > ONGOING The Meadows Museum's exhibition explores the interplay between the two famous artists. www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org 7

3 'NIGHT FEVER' > OPENS SEPT. 20 Galleria Dallas' new fashion exhibition showcases designer styles of the 1970s disco era. www.galleriadallas.com/nightfever

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THE COACH COVER GIRL Hailing from her hometown of Grand Prairie, Selena Gomez—performer, actress, producer and, as of late, fashion designer—is what creative director Stuart Vevers describes as the quintessential Coach girl: “authentic [and] honest, [with] a romantic charm [and] cool attitude.” Turn the page to learn more about this season’s Coach x Selena Gomez collaboration, launching in stores Sept. 1. Cloud Swagger handbag, $495 coach.com

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3 4 € LEIGHT West Coast label Garrett Leight’s John Lennon-inspired round specs get a modern update with the Wilson Sun Shield, featuring sleek, khaki rims and contoured acetate accents that seem to channel a modernday Grace Kelly.

TONGUE-IN-CHIC With little more than a nondescript logo and bold type, Moschino’s readyto-wear crewnecks and casual wear speak volumes. Off-White and other edgy designers join Moschino in a wellcurated inventory of on-trend apparel at Traffic LA at the Joule Hotel.

Wilson Sun Shield in cream, $455, 3109 Knox St., 214.989.6700, garrettleight.com

Moschino crewneck sweatshirt, $275, Traffic LA at the Joule, 1502 Main St., 214.261.4585 (men), 214.261.4585 (women), shoptrafficla.com

} FEMININE MYSTIQUE Womenswear label Veronica Beard has found a home in Highland Park Village. Expect impeccablytailored dresses and blouses, a new collection of ultra-slimming denim and a luxe line of lust-worthy flats and boots at VB’s first store outside NYC. Griffin loafer,$450, 44 Highland Park Vlg., veronicabeard.com

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~ MAD FOR PLAID Reese Witherspoon’s apparel and lifestyle brand Draper James continues to excite stylish Southern belles with its fall line. In a classy collaboration with Jack

Rogers, preppy blue plaid meets functionality in a water-resistant rain boot. Jack Rogers x Draper James rain boot, $118, 6 Highland Park Vlg., 214.780.0960, draperjames.com

Known for fashion that’s not for the faint of heart, menswear label Robert Graham’s colorful sport shirts in groovy patterns and colorful prints provide the ideal pop of color and personality—and are versatile enough to dress up or down. Massif sport shirt, $298, Robert Graham at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy, 214.232.9967, robertgraham.us 13


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PIECES Designers let the clothes speak for themselves quite literally this season, from bold slogans at Ashish to conscious messages for a cause at Prabal Gurung. The

The contemporary UK line famous for its legendary biker jackets and casual, streetchic style softens up the iconic outerwear essential by trading classic black leather for sultry suede and dusty pink.

RACHEL Rachel Roy accessories, prices vary, available at Macy’s or rachelroy.com

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SCENTS The Austin-based online fragrance company’s new refillable travel case is TSAapproved, sustainable and large enough to hold a few weeks’ worth of your favorite fragrance while jetsetting about. The Wanderer travel case, $28, phlur.com

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Style & Grace “Where I’m from in Texas, Coach was the must-have brand,” Gomez said about her early experience with the designer as a teenager. When tapped to design a bag in collaboration with Coach, the artist jumped at the chance to create something that was “easy” and “big enough to fit my life!” she added. “I’m always on the move so I literally have everything

goods, toward a refined sense of modern luxury and American sensibility. Locally, the label’s resurgence feels more concentrated; at NorthPark Center, Coach moved to a larger space to accommodate more apparel and an exclusive craftsmanship bar. Add to that a new outpost at Plano’s Shops at Legacy West and a partnership with Selena Gomez, and you’ve got the makings of a label that shows no signs of slowing down.

in there.” Enter the Selena Grace bag ($395), a classic carry-all in multiple color schemes including “Selena Red”—a hue as bright as the star herself.

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It’s true: Coach is officially back. During Coach 1941’s Autumn/Winter 2017-18 runway show, vintage floral fabrics, bomber jackets, prairie dresses and seventies-inspired silhouettes flaunted a revitalized identity spearheaded by creative director Stuart Vevers. Tasked with steering the accessories label away from its steady decline, Vevers’ acute vision that started in 2013 has led the U.S. brand, synonymous with made-tolast handbags and leather


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Upon seeing the traveling exhibition “Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel BarbierMueller Collection” in Paris in 2011, French artist Aline Honoré found herself immediately captivated by the ornate beauty of the ancient armor displayed. Six years later, famed French fashion house Hermès has released 12 colorations of Parures de Samouraïs, all conceptualized by Honoré with insight from the Ann and Gabriel BarbierMueller museum curators, Niña Barbier-Mueller Tollett and Jessica Beasley. The stunning scarf incorporates 14 elements found within the Samurai Collection, which permanently resides in Dallas’ HARWOOD District. “There is great significance in understanding the ways of the noble samurai warrior and the values woven into the construction of every masterpiece,” Barbier-Mueller Tollett says. “We hope that the[se] masterpieces continue to inspire diverse expressionists around the world.” Parures de Samouraïs, $395 (subject to availability), 21 Highland Park Village, 214.528.0197, hermes.com

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€ NATIVE GEMS Iridescent crystals and raw gemstones add an earthy sparkle to outfits this fall. Dallas designer Blaine Bowen’s Fina bracelet (seen on Jessica Alba

this summer) radiates a mystic, bohemian vibe with blue chalcedony serving as the focal point. Fina bracelet, $62, blainebowen.com

11 ~ COWBOY COUTURE Western-chic influences found throughout fall runway shows offered a new-age nod to essences of the American West. Similarly, bespoke boot boutique Miron Crosby embodies thoughtful design with a decidedly Texan flair. Dallasites are drooling over the luxe materials, hand-tied tassels and vibrant colors—plus the option to custom-build the perfect pair. Little B boots, $1,295, 25 Highland Park Vlg., 214.238.3385, mironcrosby.com 15


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The New Classics If the Great Gatsby were here, you have to wonder which Prohibition cocktail he would prefer in the Big D. And just where might he choose to partake of it? Here are seven of our local haunts serving up some of the most authentic Prohibition-era beverages around town. —Rita Cook

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THE CEDARS SOCIAL At this speakeasyish haven south of downtown, expect Prohibition-era beverages with a twist of the modern. Start with the Bee’s Knees, a cocktail first crafted in 1874. Back then, it consisted of a blend of honey, lemon and orange juice to offset the bitter bathtub gin typical of the 1920s. While no one is sure of the origin of this little ditty, it was a Prohibition staple. The Pimm’s Cup, however, came about much earlier, in 1823. It calls for Pimm’s, simple syrup and lemon juice. OAK A 15-year veteran of the industry, James Slater, lead mixologist at Apheleia Restaurant Group (Oak, El Bolero, Quill, Pakpao), makes a living creating innovative drink recipes. Nevertheless, some of his favorite cocktails are the original classics made popular during the Prohibition era. At Oak, Slater stays true to the iconic recipes of the 1920s by keeping it simple: his favorites include the French 75, which he suggests to those

unsure of what to order. Bright, crisp and great to drink year-round, The French 75 is always a winner. Slater’s rendition is served simply—shaken, ice-cold and poured in a flute and garnished with a twist of lemon. STONEDECK PIZZA PUB Stonedeck Pizza Pub in Deep Ellum has house-infused moonshine, a genuine American spirit that has Prohibition written all over it. Co-owner David Haynes infuses the moonshine himself, creating inventive flavors such as pumpkin spice, country peach, Dreamsicle, blueberry pancake and lemon ginger. For patrons who can’t decide on one variety, the moonshine is available in flights. Haynes also incorporates moon-

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shine into many of his libations, including the spicy raspberry sour made with habañero moonshine, house-made sweet and sour and raspberry syrup topped off with sour ale and a fresh jalapeño slice. NOLA BRASSERIE The bartenders at NOLA Brasserie in downtown Dallas serve an authentic, handcrafted Sazerac that tastes purely of New Orleans.

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the Old-Fashioned with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, orange bitters, vanilla beans and house-made vanilla syrup.) The much-loved Aviation is also a fan favorite, with Botanist Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, fresh lemon juice and crème de violette. BIRD CAFE One of Fort Worth’s favorite patios in Sundance Square, Bird Café offers an

Zephyr Palmer Cocktail

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The Sazerac is one of the first drinks that comes to mind when thinking of the Prohibition era. And where better to drink this popular Prohibition cocktail than in a Crescent City-inspired locale reminiscent of the place the drink was born? GRAYSON SOCIAL The ‘spirit’ of Prohibition is alive and well at this downtown establishment, where the AM Old-Fashioned is prepared with baconinfused bourbon, maple syrup, orange and orange bitters. (We also suggest

Aviation Variation made into an eggwhite cocktail. Another favorite here is the Clothesline, which is a spinoff of the Godfather, another old-school classic. Don’t leave without ordering Bird Café’s Pimm’s Cup, which gives bartenders a virtually blank canvas on which to add their own unique flair. The drink begins with just citrus and carbonation, but a variety of flavors can also be added depending on the season.

Tailgate Tea Swap out the traditional tailgate toddy with a Zephyr Palmer: Simple, refreshing and not too sweet, the cocktail uses a nouveau-style gin infused with essences of elderberry and elderflower for a unique, modern take on the classic Arnold Palmer beverage. Here’s how to make it at home: 1.5 oz. Zephyr Gin 4 oz. Cold Freshly Brewed Tea .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice .75 oz. Honey Dissolve honey in lemon juice in the bottom of a shaker. Add Zephyr Gin, tea and ice to the mixture. Shake vigorously and strain cocktail over ice in a Collins glass and garnish with fresh lemon. 17


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‘Deep’ in the ‘Art’ of Texas When he saw the vacant space in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood he frequents for its eclectic live music scene and community feel, entrepreneur John LaRue was initially checking it out for a separate concept entirely. The original red letters “ART CO,” which were somehow left on the storefront, beckoned LaRue to finally build a brickand-mortar space to serve Dallas’ tight-knit, music-oriented social scene to gather, mingle and enjoy visual artistry alongside local performers (with a craft beer in hand, of course). With a bit of guidance from his wife, Kari, the name, partially there all along, was born: Deep Ellum Art Company. A hybrid art gallery/bar/music venue, DEAC opens Labor Day Weekend with a Sept. 1 concert featuring Forgotten Space, Dallas’ beloved Grateful Dead tribute band, and a group exhibition called “Inhabitants” opening Sept. 2. Defined by its “dedication to the creative and native,” this new neighborhood hangout (which boasts a seriously stacked lineup this season) promises a taste of genuine local flavor in a come-as-you-are atmosphere. 3200 Commerce St., 214.697.8086, www.deepellumart.co

Music to Our Ears As if there weren’t enough music venues and entertainment destinations popping up in North Texas (and trust us: there’s Longhorn Ballroom

plenty of room for more), the largest one of the bunch will The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory, located adjacent to the Irving Convention Center, consists of a pioneering multi-venue development anchored by a boutique amphitheater outfitted with a retractable roof and state-ofthe-art acoustics. The jam-packed schedule for the Pavilion runs the gamut from Dave Chappelle (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) and Ringo Starr (Nov. 3) to Trombone Shorty (Sept. 16) and Harry Styles (Oct. 10), but there’s even more: the newly built entertainment complex also includes an Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, retailers and restaurants like Latin American local favorite, Gloria’s. 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, www.thepavilionimf.com New Orleans native Trombone Shorty headlines the brand new Pavilion at Irving Music Factory on Sept. 16. 18 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H

Riverfront Restoration Nestled along the Trinity River just south of downtown, the historic Longhorn Ballroom has remained a fixture of Dallas entertainment for over half a century. During its heyday, headliners from the Sex Pistols and Willie Nelson to Ray Charles took the stage at the Longhorn, but over the last several years its prowess had been somewhat forgotten. In September, the 23,000-square-foot venue will be restored for new generations to enjoy (and for older generations to re-experience), with an additional two acres of riverside outdoor space primed to host concerts, parties, art shows and special events. The new Longhorn Ballroom’s grand opening kicks off with “Stetsons and Stilettos” on Sept. 9, a fundraiser for a local charity that features a Western music lineup and a tribute to the ballroom’s first owner, Texas country legend Bob Wills. 216 Corinth Street Road, www.longhornballroom.com

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Shinola The Detroit label known for quality American-made watches, leather goods and accessories just opened a Dallas outpost at NorthPark Center. Shop goods including the new Bedrock watch collection, the Runwell Backpack Navigator pictured left and a recently launched line of accessories for audiophiles, like turntables with a contemporary, minimal aesthetic. Also find the brand’s signature free monogramming station and the Willard Bar, a custom watch program. www.shinola.com. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 469.680.9268.

CLOTHES CIRCUIT— Located in University Park, this

upscale resale boutique with barely worn designer clothes and accessories from Tory Burch, Prada, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, St. John and more. www.clothescircuit.com. 6105 Sherry Lane, 214.696.8634. DRAPER JAMES— Created to honor her Southern

heritage, Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle label Draper James reflects the “special breed of charm and grace that’s signature to the South.” Visit the label’s first boutique outside of Nashville at the prestigious Highland Park Village. www.draperjames.com. 6 Highland Park Village, 214.780.0960. ELEMENTS— A veteran amongst hip boutiques,

Elements boasts luxury labels and some edgier designers, all of which make for signature looks and a true sense of style. www.elementsclothing.com. 4400 Lovers Lane, 214.987.0837. FORTY FIVE TEN ON MAIN— The name of this chic

boutique, known for its meticulously edited inventory of the most coveted designers in fashion, is known from coast to coast. A perennial favorite among trendsetting locals, Forty Five Ten on Main

boasts a designer footwear boutique and a coffee and Champagne bar, on the first floor—but that’s only the beginning: Assouline coffee table books, fine jewelry and fragrances, and a restaurant atop the fourth floor are all part of the experience. www. fortyfiveten.com. 1615 Main St., 214.559.4510. THE FRYE COMPANY—The East Coast-based brand

of built-to-last boots, bags, shoes and accessories has outfitted countless clients throughout American history, from General Patton and John Lennon to Jackie O. Its NorthPark Center boutique includes timeless designs as well as edgier styles that are equal parts classic and cool. www. thefryecompany.com. 8687 N. Central Expwy., 214.363.3793. THE GYPSY WAGON— This delightful boutique is

brimming with one-of-a-kind finds for any occasion. There’s everything from baby clothes to pet accessories, jewelry to shoes. www.the-gypsy-wagon. com. 5211 Bonita Ave., 214.370.8010. NEIMAN MARCUS FLAGSHIP— A Dallas tradition in

elegance for almost a century, the flagship downtown store defines the chain’s legacy of service and sophistication. Visit the Armani, Chanel and Escada boutiques and stay for lunch at the legend-

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ary Zodiac Room, where Dallas socialites have been holding court for generations. 1618 Main St., 214.741.6911. PLANET BLUE—This West Coast-based boutique’s

breezy, bohemian aesthetic is a must-visit for trendy shoppers looking to maintain an effortless, laid-back look all year. With labels like One Teaspoon, Wildfox and For Love and Lemons, Planet Blue offers a collection of swimwear, designer denim and accessories that go from sand to city in no time. www.shopplanetblue.com. 3010 N. Henderson Ave., 972.925.0304. ROBERT GRAHAM— Find eclectic men’s shirts, pants,

jackets, belts, cufflinks, casual wear and more at the NorthPark Center outpost of Robert Graham, the label known for men’s fashion not for the faint of heart. www.robertgraham.us. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 469.232.9967. TO BE CONTINUED—With its variety of vintage and

nearly-new designer fashions, To Be Continued is an upscale consignment boutique with an inventory of labels like Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga, Hermes and more. Shop handbags, heels, dresses, outerwear and more, and enjoy a tidy, rummage-free shopping experience at

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this boutique at The Pavilion on Lovers Lane. www.tbcconsignment.com. 5600 W. Lovers Lane, 214.431.4301.

Gifts & Specialty Shops ANOTHER TIME & PLACE— Find unique treasures

from around the world, including jewelry, clothing, home fragrance, sculpture and more. It’s a bohemian paradise, chock-full of patchouli, saris, lighting and furniture waiting to be uncovered. www.anothertimeandplace.com. 7200 Bishop Road, Suite D6, Plano, 972.398.0101.

18-karat gold, as well as platinum. Diamontrigue is a not-to-be-missed jewelry destination—it is the intelligent alternative. 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 818, 972.934.1530.

Salons & Spas EXHALE— At Exhale, mind, body and soul are

brought back in sync resulting in ultimate relaxation. Exhale also offers several skin care treatments, nail care, acupuncture and fitness/wellness classes. The Highland Hotel, 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.370.5800.

GRANGE HALL— The fare at this Knox/Henderson

boutique ranges from global teas and exotic orchids to sculpture and 18-karat gold jewelry. Much of the perfectly blended collection hails from Africa and Europe, making it a luxury seeker’s artistic dream. www.urbanflowergrangehall.com. 4445 Travis St., Suite 101, 214.443.0600. JADE & CLOVER— Located in Deep Ellum, this

independently-owned boutique features, a buildyour-own-terrarium bar, trendy women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry, art, home décor and a boho-chic vibe. www.jadeandclover.com. 2633 Main St., Ste. 150, 469.730.2264.

Home Accents ANTEKS— What began over 20 years ago as a small

shop with various collectibles is now a nationally recognized retailer, known for its casually sophisticated, Western-rustic-lodge home furnishings. With Anteks’ custom-made wooden furniture, elegant leather upholstery and eclectic diningroom options, your home is sure to exude just the right amount of rustic charm. www.antekshome. com. 1135 Dragon St., 214.528.5567. RIOS INTERIORS— If you want to give your abode

some Southwestern flair, head to Rios Interiors in the Stockyards. Their fine collection of furniture and artwork uses leather, wrought iron and a combination of woods to create a beautifully rustic style. www.riosinteriors.com. 2465 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.626.8600.

Jewelry BACHENDORF’S— Specializing in designer gold,

platinum and diamond jewelry, Bachendorf’s carries world-famous, and often exclusive, lines from David Yurman, Mikimoto, Rolex and Breitling. www. bachendorfs.com. The Plaza at Preston Center, 8400 Preston Road, 214.692.8400; Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1415, 972.392.9900. CASTLE GAP JEWELRY— Located in The Plaza at

Preston Center, Castle Gap Jewelry has been a Dallas staple for more than 40 years. Fashionable women come from far and wide for this store’s sterling-silver cuff bracelets, concho belts, earrings, charms and more. www.castlegap.com. The Plaza at Preston Center, 8300 Preston Road, Suite 500, 214.361.1677. DAVID YURMAN— Luxury jewelry retailer David

Yurman’s NorthPark Center boutique features its signature gold and silver cable bracelet accessories accented with diamonds and gemstones. www.davidyurman.com. 323 NorthPark Center, 469.232.4500. DIAMONTRIGUE— Experience one of the most

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sational” spa and gift gallery for men and women features top-of-the-line fragrances and bath and body products, plus treatments that range from a 10-minute chair massage to a two-hour Swedish massage. www.marieantoinettespa.com. 101 W. Second St., Fort Worth, 817.332.2888. V SPA AT HILTON ANATOLE— This sublime setting

allows for an intimate, carefree spa experience. There’s also a luxurious pool, Jade Waters, where massage therapists offer spa treatments poolside. www.vspadallas.com. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214.748.1200.


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ZA SPA— Unwind and decompress at Za Spa in

Hotel ZaZa. Services include massage, wraps, body therapies, baths, skin treatments and more. www.hotelzazadallas.com. 2332 Leonard St., 214.550.9492.

Shopping Centers GALLERIA DALLAS— Anchored by Belk, Nordstrom,

Macy’s, Banana Republic and Zara, this mall also has an ice rink, 34 restaurants/eateries and nearly 200 shops from around the world. www.galleriadallas.com. 13350 Dallas Parkway, 972.702.7100. HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE— Opened in 1931, High-

Our own Diamontrigue stone cut to the perfection of a fine diamond, unique designs set in luxury weight 14kt & 18kt gold, as well as platinum.

DIAMONTRIGUE Village on the Parkway 5100 Belt Line Rd. Suite 818 Dallas, TX 75254 972.934.1530 • diamontrigueofdallas.com Tues.-Sat. 10am -5:30pm

land Park Village is recognized as the first shopping center in America and is home to internationally renowned shops such as Chanel, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Hermés, Escada and Harry Winston. www.hpvillage.com. Southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road, 214.559.2740. MOCKINGBIRD STATION— Major restaurants and

tons of great shopping at stores including The Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters and West Elm. Stop and catch a flick at the Angelika Film Center & Cafe. www.mockingbirdstation.com. 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.452.7180. NORTHPARK CENTER— Located in the heart of the

city, NorthPark Center is home to over 235 unique shops, including powerhouse retailers Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s. Shop a variety of luxury brands while perusing through its collection of museum-quality art, with major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper, among others. www.northparkcenter.com. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.7441. WEST 7TH— Fine dining and the arts have united to

create the dynamic force that is Fort Worth’s West 7th Street surge. This dining and shopping mecca is home to a variety of retail establishments, including Climate Ski & Sports, Flirt Boutique, Reads Jewelers and more. Shop until you nearly drop then head to Waters, Mash’d, Thirteen Pies or Kin Kin Urban Thai to refuel. www.west-7th.com. West 7th Street, Fort Worth, 800.433.5747.

Western Wear CAVENDER’S BOOT CITY—The family-owned

Western-wear company is a must-visit for fans of cowboy boots. Find a full line of men’s, ladies’ and children’s Western wear, including hats, belts, buckles, clothing and boots. www.cavenders.com. 2833 LBJ Freeway, 972.239.1375; 5600 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, 817.294.4400. PINK’S WESTERN WORLD— With more than 30 years

experience selling Western belt buckles, hats, boots and clothing for men, women and children, Pink’s Western World prides itself on its selection and impeccable customer service. Look for the latest styles from Lucchese, Ariat, Wrangler and more. www.pinkswesternwear.com. 2475 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214.634.2668. WILD BILL’S WESTERN STORE— More than a Western

store, this legendary Dallas store carries cowboy boots, hats, belts, buckles, Western clothing, jewelry and gifts. Whether you’re looking for a $10 souvenir or a pair of custom handmade boots, Wild Bill’s will have the best prices. Plus: free cold beer and warm Texas hospitality. www.wildbillswestern. com. 311 N. Market St., Suite 101, Historic West End, 214.954.1050. w w w.wh e re t rave le r. com 23


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Galleries+Antiques ‘Glimpsed Through Liquid’ Specializing in contemporary and newmedia works and emerging artists (along with a growing focus on those who are local or Texas-based), Circuit12 Contemporary presents “Glimpsed Through Liquid,” a solo show highlighting the reflective glass sculptures of Graham Caldwell. The Brooklyn-based artist’s unique medium “focuses on glass as a conduit or modulating agent for sight,” he says. This perspective parallels “the way the eye actually functions, using a lens that flips the world upside-down and then brings the outside into the brain where it is reassembled.” See the exhibition, along with Texas artist Carmen Menza’s “Shed Some Light,” through Oct. 7. www.circuit12.com. 1811 E. Levee St., 469.865.9979.

FORESTWOOD ANTIQUE MALL— Located off the

Tollway, Forestwood Antique Mall is the mothership of fine antique furnishings and home accessories. www.forestwood.antiquelandusa.com. 5333 Forest Lane, 972.661.0001. GERALD TOMLIN ANTIQUES— A second-generation

Dallas business, Gerald Tomlin Antiques offers a personalized selection of investment quality antiques and specializes in 18th and 19th century antiques from around the globe. www.tomlin antiques.com. 54 Highland Park Village, 214.526.3702. INESSA STEWART’S ANTIQUES AND INTERIORS—

With intelligent passion, Inessa Stewart utilizes her competitive buying power and superb restoration techniques to present four impressive antique showrooms in DFW. Her adoration of history and attention to detail romances the most savvy of antique connoisseurs. Over 70,000 square feet of showrooms houses a fine diverse collection of Continental European antiques from rustic to refined, including Country French, Rustic, Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XVI, Regence and more.www. inessa.com. 1643 Dragon St., 214.742.5800. JOSEPH MINTON ANTIQUES— An authority on

English, French and Continental furniture and objects, Joseph Minton offers a chic and inspiring collection. www.josephmintonantiques.com. 1410 Slocum St., 214.744.3111.

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ernart.com. 2400 N. Main St., Fort Worth, lights up the Dallas Design District 817.624.4242. with the city’s largest selection of wheretraveler.com ALAN BARNES FINE ART— A sixth-generantique chandeliers. An 8000 squareation art dealer, Alan Barnes brings over foot showroom displays one of the a century of experience to the discerning finest collections of 18th- and 19th- century buyer. Find contemporary works, as well as 18th European antiques—antique mirrors, commodes, and 19th century pieces, at this fine-art gallery, tables, cabinets, chairs, decorative furnishings and located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood. www. works of art—from France, Italy, Spain, Belgium alanbarnesfineart.com. 2800 N. Henderson Ave., and beyond. 214.828.1311. www.legacyantiques.com. 1406 Slocum St., ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY— This gallery ex214.748.4606. ists as a partnership between 15 local artists and MONTGOMERY STREET ANTIQUE MALL— Montprimarily exhibits paintings in oils, watercolors and gomery Street Antique Mall offers more than acrylics. Also, find photography and digital art, jew200 dealers booths and types of antiques under elry, sculpture, pottery glass designs and mosaics. one big roof. Expect high-end vintage antiques www.theartistsshowplace.com. 15615 Coit Road, alongside reasonably priced knick-knacks, global Suite 230, 972.233.1223. imports, jewelry, toys, comic books, collectibles ARTIZEN FINE ARTS— Hidden in the heart of the and more. www.montgomerystreetantiques.com. Dallas Design District, this contemporary gallery 2601 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 817.735.9685. features the works of established and emerging SNIDER PLAZA ANTIQUE SHOPS— This multidealer artists like Angie Renfro, Jennifer Scott McLaughlin antique wonderland features high-quality antiques and Cara Enteles. www.artizenfinearts.com. 1215 and offers antique-buying tours to Italy. www. Dragon St., 214.979.2140. sniderplazaantiques.com. 6929 Snider Plaza, ARTSPACE 111— ArtSpace 111 fosters a creative com214.373.0822. munity where local artists often gather to share ideas and create great works. This contemporary gallery features onsite working studios for artists, ADOBE WESTERN ART GALLERY— Carrying tradian outdoor sculpture garden and highlights the tional and contemporary fine Western art, Adobe distinctive works of Texas artists like Daniel and Western Art Gallery offers sculpture, jewelry, furniDennis Blagg. www.artspace111.com. 111 Hampton ture, textiles and pottery, as well. www.adobewestSt., Fort Worth, 817.692.3228.

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BIVINS GALLERY— Bivins Gallery showcases modern

and post-war contemporary art and represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists. Located in Uptown’s iconic Crescent Court, the gallery offers offers complimentary valet parking for patrons and guests. www.bivinsgallery.com. 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, 214.272.2795. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY— A self-taught

artist, Christopher Martin is known for his reverse glass painting technique. With a distinctive style that artistically merges photography, painting and digital media, Martin’s signature acrylic-on-acrylic and acrylic-on-canvas works have a common metallic element. www.christopherhmartin.com. 2412 Victory Park Lane, 214.880.1770. COLLAGE 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS— Famed for be-

ing one of the most respected and established galleries for Modern furniture in the country, Collage 20th Century Classics has been buying and selling architect-designed and designer furniture, lighting and decorative art since 1986. Pick up a special treasure: Mid-Century Modern ceramic sculpture. www.collageclassics.com. 1300 N. Riverfront Blvd., 214.828.9888. CONDUIT GALLERY— For the past 18 years, Conduit

Gallery has been dedicated to the visual arts in North Texas, representing a range of established and emerging artists like Ellen Berman, Steven Miller, Roberto Munguia, Michael Roch, Reinhard Ziegler and Susie Phillips. www.conduitgallery.com. 1626 Hi Line Drive, Suite C, 214.939.0064. CRAIGHEAD-GREEN GALLERY— This gallery repre-

sents the work of local, national and international artists, focusing on contemporary paintings and sculptures in a myriad of media and styles. Consistently named one of the best galleries in Dallas,

Craighead-Green is a member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association. www.craigheadgreen.com. 1011 Dragon St., 214.855.0779. GALLERY 414— Gallery 414 has been promoting

contemporary art in a wide range of medium since 1995. It shows a mixture of different kinds of artists with different kinds of sensibilities, all to bring a new perspective to the viewer. www.gallery414.org. 414 Templeton Drive, Fort Worth, 817.336.6595. GALLERIE NOIR— Get inspired at Gallerie Noir in the

Dallas Design District, where a sleek, modern aesthetic meets bold colors, textures and paintings. The boutique gallery’s inventory of handcrafted gifts and statement pieces, many of which are sourced from local artists, means that whatever you take home will be truly unique. gallerienoir.com. 1525 Dragon St., 214.760.9536. HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY— The gallery was

founded in 2005 and represents about 30 different artists from around the nation. It’s also a founding member of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and the good people at Holly Johnson give great advice and recommendations for private and corporate collectors. www.hollyjohnsongallery.com. 1411 Dragon St., 214.369.0169. JANETTE KENNEDY GALLERY—The South Side on

Lamar is known for trendy and urban-style living. Amid its eclectic walls, you’ll stumble upon a sacred treasure: the Janette Kennedy Gallery. With a new exhibit every two weeks, the gallery displays ceramics, video, woodcuts, paintings, drawings, music, graphic arts and found objects by local and international artists. www.southsideliving.info. 1409 S. Lamar St., 214.426.1575. MARTIN LAWRENCE— Martin Lawrence Galleries is

internationally renowned as a premier dealer in original paintings, sculpture and limited-edition graphics by Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and other

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famous and soon-to-be famous artists. From a new exhibition gallery on the first level of Galleria Dallas, it provides access to “blue-chip” fine art not found anywhere else in Texas. www.martin lawrence.com. 13550 Dallas Parkway, First Level, Galleria Dallas, 972.546.2988. MILAN GALLERY— This diverse gallery in Sundance

Square houses works from local, national and international artists. Milan also plays host to special events, exhibitions and artist receptions. www. milangallery.com. 505 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817.338.4278. REBECCA LOW SCULPTURAL METAL GALLERY & STUDIO— One man’s trash is another’s treasure,

especially for artist Rebecca Low, whose metal art and sculpture gallery features unique pieces from various scraps, metals and materials like paint and glass. Stop by to get inspired, see what’s new or take home something that’s truly one-of-a-kind. www.rebeccalow.com. 7608 Camp Bowie W Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.244.1151. ROUGHTON GALLERIES INC.— Housed in a building

created by Foushee and Cheek in 1931, Roughton Galleries’ collection consists of 19th- and early20th-century American and European works by artists from the Hudson River school, American Luminist, Traditional Realism and more. www. roughtongalleries.com. 3702 Fairmount St., 214.871.1096. SAMUEL LYNNE GALLERIES— Contemporary artists

J.D. Miller and Philip Romano head up this modern art and sculpture gallery. The 11,100-square-foot industrial space is also home to a 30-seat, HD theater and a wine/espresso bar. www.samuellynne.com. 1105 Dragon St., 214.965.9027. SOUTHWEST GALLERY— This expansive gallery

presents a diverse collection of original paintings, graphics, sculptures and more, as well as an outstanding selection of American and European oils in a variety of styles, including contemporary, traditional, impressionist, Western and Southwestern. The gallery is also home to Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery and The Artists’ Showplace Gallery. www.swgallery.com. 4500 Sigma Road, 972.960.8935 or 800.272.9910. STOCKYARDS STATION GALLERY— The collection

of gorgeous fine art—original bronzes, paintings, home furnishings, rope art, iron carvings and more—will keep visitors perusing for hours. www. stockyardsgallery.com. 140 E. Exchange Ave., Suite 113, 817.624.7300. THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY— As one of America’s

Master colorist Richard Hickam’s vibrant array of artwork— including his works of photorealism, large-scale abstracts and figurative abstractions—will be on display at Bivins Gallery in the Uptown Dallas Crescent complex from Sept. 16-Oct. 21. The show, entitled Richard Hickam: Expressions of Color, will be center stage at the main gallery. Stop by for the opening-night reception, when Hickam himself will be in attendance. www. bivinsgallery.com. 300 Crescent Court, Suite 100, 214.272.2795. 26 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H I S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2 017

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ro Glass Blowing Studio & Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to take home something completely unique. A one-of-a-kind, gorgeous piece of blown glass makes the perfect gift for loved ones back home. While you’re there, check out the live glassblowing demonstrations; you’ll be amazed at the beauty of this colorful art. www.vetroartglass.com. 701 S. Main St., Suite 103, Grapevine, 817.251.1668.

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most collected artists, Thomas Kinkade is a legend. Thomas Kinkade Gallery carries his light-infused paintings as part of one of the most extensive collections in the world. www.thomaskinkade.com. 302 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.335.1140.


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‘All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins’ A pumpkin-themed infinity room by acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama arrives at its new permanent home within the Dallas Museum of Art—just in time for fall. Opening Oct. 1, “All the Eternal Love I Have for Pumpkins” is the only one of its kind in North America. Kusama’s infinity room installations, such as this one characterized by glowing gourds adorned in her signature black spots, offer a glimpse into the groundbreaking contemporary artist’s own infinite universe. ww.dma.org. 1717 N. Harwood St., 214.922.1200.

Attractions ALLEN— This attraction-packed town is one of the

fastest growing communities in the country. It’s home to big-time entertainment complexes such as the Allen Event Center, which hosts concerts and sporting events. Activities like TopGolf, Hydrous Wake Park, Splitsville bowling and The Edge Skatepark are great ways to spend the day. Or shop Allen Premium Outlets, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, The Village at Allen and more. Located just North of Dallas on I-75. www. visitallentexas.com. 301 Century Parkway, Allen, 214.509.4671. ARLINGTON— Known as “Fun Central” to many,

Arlington is home to Texas Rangers baseball, AT&T Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas and many more can’t-miss attractions. www.arlington.org. 1905 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, 800.342.4305. AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER— Hailed as

the most significant arts center to be built since New York City’s Lincoln Center, this multi-venue performing arts center houses the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Artist Square, City Performance Hall and Sammons Park. www.attpac. org. 2403 Flora St., 214.880.0202. BACHMAN LAKE— Complete with a recreation cen-

ter, gym, walking trail, playground and swimming pool, Bachman Lake is the perfect area for family fun. www.dallasparks.org/230/Bachman-Lake. 2750 Bachman Drive, 214.670.6266.

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spas and home decor shops such as Silver Star. Head to The Vintage Shoppe for original form, the Ball-Eddlemankitschy, antique finds and peruse Nature’s wheretraveler.com McFarland House (1899) is Fort Worth’s Gallery, a fine gem and mineral store. The premier example of Queen Anne-style city hosts seasonal events that are free and Victorian architecture. www.historicfortfamily-friendly, and offers an idyllic range worth.org. 1110 Penn St., Fort Worth, 817.332.5875. to play a round at Indian Creek Golf Club, a public two-course facility situated along the Trinity River. BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT— Check out the Bishop www.cityofcarrollton.com. 1945 E. Jackson Road, Arts District for a town-square-like shopping atCarrollton, 972.466.3000. mosphere featuring artistic treasures and eclectic gifts. Known as the mothership for hipsters and the avant-garde, the Bishop Arts District makes the hearts of artists flutter. www.bishopartsdistrict. com. North Bishop Avenue & West Davis Street. U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING—

During a visit to the Western currency facility of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (the Eastern’s in D.C.), visitors will see millions of dollars being produced at one time. The tour shows how blank sheets of paper become wallet-ready bills. www.moneyfactory.gov. 9000 Blue Mound Road, 817.231.4000. BURGER’S LAKE— This 30-acre park offers guests

a spring-fed lake, swimming, picnic tables and beaches. The lake is open from Mother’s Day through Labor Day and every weekend throughout September. www.burgerslake.com. 1200 Meandering Road, Fort Worth, 817.737.3414. CARROLLTON— Historic Carrollton Square is a

charming, historic plaza with tenants ranging from nostalgic soda fountains like Sid’s Rainbow Grill to

CHILDREN’S AQUARIUM AT FAIR PARK— This aquatic

wonder features plenty of interactive fun, such as a stingray touch tank, feeding demonstrations and more! The main attraction, Stingray Bay, features an outdoor pavilion with a 58,000-gallon tank full of our favorite sea friends. www.childrensaquarium atfairpark.com. 1462 First Ave, 469.554.7340. CHISHOLM TRAIL MURAL— Located in downtown

Fort Worth’s historic Sundance Square, Richard Haas’ mural spans the southern facade of the Jett Building, built in 1907. The mural commemorates the Fort Worth segment of the Chisholm Trail’s cattle drives from 1867 to 1875. www.sundancesquare. com. 201 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.255.5700. CITY OF ENNIS— Don’t underestimate this small

Texas town, located 25 minutes south of downtown Dallas. Ennis is home to the annual events like the Bluebonnet Trails Festival, Czech Music Festival and National Polka Festival, as well as attractions like drag racing facility Texas Motorplex, Sugar Ridge Winery and the Galaxy Drive-In

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Theatre. www.visitennis.org. 2 E. Ennis Ave., Ennis, 888.366.4748. CITYPASS—Valid for nine days from first use, City-

PASS offers reduced admission to the following attractions: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, a choice between the Dallas Zoo and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and a choice between the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Adults $48, children (ages 3-12) $32. Purchase a CityPASS booklet online or at your first attraction. www.citypass.com/ dallas. Dallas, 888.330.5008. COWTOWN COLISEUM— Built in 1908, Cowtown

Coliseum was the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo. Today, it is home to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo (every Friday and Saturday), Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show and other big events. www. cowtowncoliseum.com. 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.625.1025. DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN— Along the shores of White Rock Lake,

the Dallas Arboretum showcases 66 gorgeous acres, which feature more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas, towering magnolia trees and a reflecting pool. www.dallasarboretum.org. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615. DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT (DART)— DART trains

and buses are the affordable, hassle-free way to popular work and play destinations all over the metroplex, including direct rail service to DFW Airport. With DART’s free GoPass app, you can buy passes, plan trips and more—right on your phone! www.dart.org. 1401 Pacific Ave., or call 214.979.1111 for schedules and fares. DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT— This 68-acre development

is the largest urban arts district in the country. With arts venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the Nasher Sculpture Center, this area is the mothership for art lovers. www.thedallasartsdistrict.org. Flora and North Pearl streets. DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT— Once isolated from

downtown, the Dallas Design District has now evolved into a shopping and dining destination that’s welcoming to all, not just designers. From eclectic art galleries to treasure-filled furniture and accessory shops, delectable restaurants and hip bars, this area—which covers Dragon, Slocum, Oak Lawn, Howell and others—is situated right next to the Trinity River and its booming renovation plans. www.dallasdesigndistrict.com. DALLAS FARMERS MARKET— One of the largest

open-air markets in the country, it’s one of the few places where farmers can still sell their seasonal crops directly to customers. The market provides a unique opportunity to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, specialty and international products. www.dallasfarmersmarket.org. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway. DALLAS HERITAGE VILLAGE AT OLD CITY PARK—

This 13-acre living history museum shows visitors what life was like in Dallas in the mid-19th century. www.dallasheritagevillage.org. 1515 S. Harwood St., 214.421.5141. DALLAS SEGWAY TOURS— Experience Dallas in

a fun, new way. Dallas Segway Tours takes you through 4.5 miles of landmarks and historical sites, such as Dealey Plaza, the Old Red Museum and the J.F.K. Memorial. Tours begin and end in the West

End. www.dallassegwaytours.com. 603 Munger Ave., 800.880.2336. DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM— Located in a historic

West End building, this private aquarium features exotic marine life in chic surroundings, including two antillean manatees. Owned by one of Dallas’ best caterers, the aquarium’s Eighteen-O-One restaurant is also a great place for lunch. www. dwazoo.com. 1801 N. Griffin St., 214.720.2224. DALLAS ZOO— Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo

spreads across 106 acres of natural wonder. This wildlife park is home to more than 2,000 animals representing more than 400 species. A plethora of unique interactive activities is offered, including giraffe feeding, camel rides, and a narrated Monorail Safari tour. www.dallaszoo.com. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, 214.670.5656. DENISON— Experience a land of plenty (and Presi-

dent Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthplace), where the 89,000-acre Lake Texoma welcomes thousands of explorers each year. Perfect for those relaxing fishing excursions. Also enjoy the area’s plentiful shopping, wineries and restaurants. www.denisontexas. us. 903.465.1551. DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK— A state park

dedicated to the fossilized tracks of dinosaurs who roamed Texas millions of years ago, it’s a great place for an outdoor family excursion. Hike the winding trails, play in the river that runs through the park, or stay in one of the campsites. Fun for kids and adults alike. 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, 254.897.2863. DOWNTOWN DALLAS— Downtown Dallas, Inc. is

the principal advocate, champion and steward of downtown. From bolstering the area’s profile both locally and globally to stimulating a vibrant and sustainable environment, the people behind Downtown Dallas, Inc. make sure that the city exceeds its potential. www.downtowndallas.com. 901 Main St., Suite 7100, 214.744.1270. FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDENS— Billed as the

“oldest botanic garden in Texas,” this 109-acre location offers beauty and serenity all year long, with separately themed gardens ranging from roses to Asian varieties of flowers and plants. The garden is host to weddings, special events and celebrations all year long and features children’s activities and workshops on occasion. www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817.871.7686.

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FORT WORTH HERD CATTLE DRIVE— Twice

daily—11:30 am and 4 pm—you can witness a real live cattle drive down Exchange Avenue and through the Stockyards. www.fortworth.com/theherd. Stockyards Visitors Center, 130 E. Exchange Ave., 817.642.4741. FORT WORTH NATURE CENTER & REFUGE— Located

just inside Fort Worth’s city limits, this hidden jewel features more than 3,600 acres of wilderness and more than 20 miles of hiking trails. Composed of forests, prairies and wetlands, it is lush with native flora and fauna. www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, 817.392.7410. FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS— The Stockyards—

once a place for cowboys, cattlemen, bartenders and horse traders—is a one-of-a-kind location with many exciting attractions for the whole family, such as the daily cattle drive on Exchange Avenue or the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Sink your teeth into Riscky’s Barbecue or satisfy your sweet tooth at Cowtown Fudge & Creamery. www.fortworth

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ALL - NEW EXHIBIT stockyards.org. Stockyards Boulevard and Main Street, Fort Worth, 817.626.2334. FORT WORTH ZOO—The Fort Worth Zoo is the

oldest zoo in Texas—and one of the greatest. Founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits, it houses 542 different species today. Don’t miss “Texas Wild”—an 8-acre journey through various regional landscapes of the Lone Star State. www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Parkway, 817.759.7555. FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE PARK— Head toward Glen

Rose to this wildlife preserve, and drive-in zoo that’s home to more than 1,000 animals that roam free around the 1,800-acre habitat. Take the scenic drive tour to see rhinos, ostriches, cheetahs, gazelles and species native to the region up close. Aside from the breathtaking hilltops and expansive pastures, visitors can enjoy conservation workshops and a children’s animal center. www. fossilrim.org. 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, 254.897.2960. GRAPEVINE— For tons of old-fashioned fun, check

out Grapevine. This small area outside of Dallas has some of the most adorable stores you will find anywhere on Main Street and an abundance of wineries to explore. www.grapevinetexasusa.com. GRAPEVINE WINE TOURS— Learn about the history

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of winemaking in north Texas while touring three area wineries and sampling their products. Also to be seen along the lunch-or-dinner, climate-controlled shuttle route: Historic Grapevine Township and its eclectic mix of art galleries, shops and restaurants. Check website for frequent specials and promotions. Pickups at area hotels; locals may join at most convenient hotel stop. www.grapevinewinetours.com. For reservations, call 817.259.9463. IFLY DALLAS—Take flight at iFly Dallas, where the

ultimate adrenaline rush is closer (to the ground, that is) than you think. No prior experience is necessary—iFly’s instructors provide the training and the gear. Just step inside the vertical glass chamber and prepare for lift off as customizable wind speeds allow you to simulate the real thing. www.iflyworld.com/dallas. 8380 Highway 121, Frisco, 214.618.4359. IRVING ARTS CENTER— A space for everything relat-

THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2017 See a vibrant collection of oil paintings by President George W. Bush and the stories of the warriors they represent - honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military servicemen and women.

ed to the arts, the Irving Arts Center is comprised of several galleries, the Dupree Theater, Carpenter Hall and a sculpture garden. www.irvingartscenter. com. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, 972.252.7558. KLYDE WARREN PARK— Sprawling over five acres,

this newly opened, recreational area between St. Paul and Pearl streets hosts regular outdoor activities, such as fitness and yoga sessions, concerts and films, and even live concerts. Or, one could simply stroll the green landscape, take the dog for a walk, and enjoy some of the city’s most breathtaking views. www.klydewarrenpark.org. 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, 214.716.4500. LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER— Family fun for

For more information call 214 - 346 -1650 or visit bushcenter.org Located on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas just off US Highway 75.

everyone when the kids discover the world’s biggest box of Lego bricks! Jump into the world of Legos at the 4D cinema, and later hitch a ride on a chariot to the Medieval Lego castle. This kidapproved facility contains millions of colorful Lego bricks with tons of entertainment and exploration opportunities. www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/ dallasfw. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, 972.539.9386. w w w.wh e re t rave le r. com 29


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LEWISVILLE—Visit this suburb in far north Dallas for

outdoor adventures, community and arts events, and the revitalized district of Old Town, a charming downtown area of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues featuring original architecture built in the early 20th century. www.visitlewisville. com. 155 W. Main St., Lewisville. LONE STAR PARK AT GRAND PRAIRIE— This state-of-

the-art horse-racing track features both thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing throughout the year, as well as simulcast racing. The renowned track was host of the 2004 Breeder’s Cup World Championships. www.lonestarpark.com. 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., 972.263.7223.

SOUTHFORK RANCH— Experience television history

and Texas hospitality at Southfork, the “world’s most famous ranch.” Internationally recognized as the filming location for the TV series “Dallas,” Southfork is open year-round for guided tours of the legendary homestead and ranch. See the famed Ewing Mansion and relive moments from the classic show. www.southfork.com. 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, 972.442.7800. STOCKYARDS STATION— Located in the historic Fort

Worth Stockyards, Stockyards Station includes some 20 unique stores, historical walking tours, restaurants, a petting zoo and more. Find fun for the

M-LINE TROLLEY IN UPTOWN— Explore Uptown

Dallas in these unique, vintage trolley rides for free. The cars connect three of Dallas’ most vibrant areas with a plethora of attractions within walking distance from each stop. From shopping in West Village to dining at Gloria’s and Baboush, there are lots of opportunities for fun on every corner. www. mata.org. 3153 Oak Grove Ave., 214.855.0006. MCKINNEY MAIN STREET & HISTORIC DISTRICT—

McKinney’s Main Street and historic district are filled to the brim with places to dine, explore and shop. Stop into these stores for a taste of smalltown glory: The Little Red Hen, Barrons Estate Jewelers, Cotton Hearts, Sharla’s and Orisons Boutique. www.mckinneytexas.org. 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, 972.547.7500. PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION—A waterfront concert

venue and watersports hub rolled into one, this pavilion on Panther Island (which also houses the Coyote Drive-In and Panther Island Brewing) is the place to be when the weather heats up. Enjoy kayak, tube or SUP rentals, a tan-friendly beach area and a lineup of live music and festivals on the Trinity River. www.pantherislandpavilion.com. 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, 817.698.0700. REUNION TOWER— Expand your horizons from 470

feet up you’ll experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, a free digital photo and an indoor/outdoor observation deck that lets you see for miles in any direction. Day or night, make the iconic Reunion Tower a must-see in Dallas. www.reuniontower.com. 300 Reunion Blvd. E, 214.712.7040. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! & LOUIS TUSSAUD’S PALACE OF WAX— With more than 175 lifelike fig-

ures of Hollywood, the Wild West, religion, fantasy and horror, The Palace of Wax is a delightful experience for all. Next door, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! displays an assortment of oddities and curiosities from the collection of the famed cartoonist. www. ripleys.com/grandprairie. 601 E. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, 972.263.2391. SEA LIFE GRAPEVINE— Take a trip under the sea at

this breathtaking aquarium perfect for kids. Start with a stroll through the underwater ocean tunnel, then explore 30 fantastic displays of over 5,000 sea creatures. Hold your breath for the shark walk! www.visitsealife.com/grapevine. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, 877.819.7677. SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS— A 205-acre theme park

that features more than 100 rides, including the 325-foot Superman Tower of Power and the Titan roller coaster, which rises 225 feet and drops at 85 miles per hour. www.sixflags.com. 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, 817.640.8900. 30 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H I S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2017

whole family all day long. Don’t miss the twice-daily cattle drive that rides through the Stockyards in the afternoon. www.stockyardsstation.com. 130 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.625.9715. TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS— Discover butter-

flies, bugs and botany as you explore the 7.5-acre organic gardens at Fair Park. Don’t miss the yearround Tropical Butterfly House and Insectarium. www.texasdiscoverygardens.org. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 214.428.7476. TRINITY FOREST AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK— Go

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Adventure Park, a self-guided ropes tour with obstacles like cargo nets and balance beams. The arboreal playground consists of six courses ranging in difficulty and athletic ability, making it a soaring outdoor adventure for the whole family. www.trinitytreetops.com. 1820 Dowdy Ferry Road, 214.391.1000. TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER—Just a hop, skip

and a jump south of downtown Dallas, the 120-acre Trinity River Audubon Center has become the “gateway” to the largest urban hardwood forest in the country. Take a stroll along the Audubon Center’s five miles of walking trails (which include sce-

nic skyline views of downtown), find your zen and explore three diverse ecosystems that are home to a multitude of wildlife throughout the Great Trinity Forest. The center also hosts guided kayak and/or canoe adventure tours (no prior experience necessary!) most Saturdays in the fall and spring, where outdoor enthusiasts can spend a few hours birdwatching, connecting with nature and imbibing the sights and sounds of the Trinity—from herons and egrets to beavers, butterflies, turtles and river otters. trinityriver.audubon.org. 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, 214.309.5801.

TRINITY RIVER EXPEDITIONS—You don’t have to go

far for an outdoor adventure that’s half nature tour, half watersport. Trinity River Expeditions has been navigating kayakers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth waterway for decades, offering a range of services like private and guided tours, canoe and kayak rentals, and shuttling to and from the designated entry/exit point. Customize the length of your trip, gain insights about the region’s native wildlife from the interpretive guide, and take in the scenery as you enjoy the great outdoors. www. canoedallas.com. 304 Lyman Circle, 214.941.1757. U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING— Dur-

ing a visit to the Western currency facility of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (the Eastern facility is in D.C.)—part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury—visitors will see millions of dollars being produced at one time. The tour shows how blank sheets of paper become wallet-ready bills. www.moneyfactory.gov. 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, 817.231.4000 or 866.865.1194.

Museums AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM— The African Ameri-

can Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African-American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It also has one of the largest African-American folk art collections in the United States. www.aamdallas.org. 3536 Grand Ave., 214.565.9026. AMERICAN AIRLINES C.R. SMITH MUSEUM— This in-

August 27–December 31, 2017 #KimbellCasanova This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Mannequins provided by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loring Gallery Textile Exhibition Fund. Image: Jean-Marc Nattier, Thalia, Muse of Comedy (detail), 1739, oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Mildred Anna Williams Collection

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teractive museum is much more than your average “walk-through” type gallery. Perfect for the little ones as well as the adults, this tribute to all-thingsaviation allows visitors to “experience” (through movies, simulators and more) all manner of items and memorabilia related to the world of flight. The venue offers the Eagle Aviation Academy for 5th8th graders as well as special exhibits and events on select occasions. Opened in 1993, the museum is dedicated to American Airlines president C.R. Smith, who was himself a pioneer in the aviation industry, as well as the past and present employees of American Airlines. www.crsmithmuseum.org. 4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth, 817.967.1560. AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART— This

historic Fort Worth museum, founded by the late Amon G. Carter Sr., is devoted to the preservation and exhibition of American art in all of its varied forms. The location offers permanent and traveling exhibitions, educational programs and teaching resources. www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.738.1933. ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART— Located in an art

moderne, 1950s, former department-store building with a two-story expansive open gallery, the AMA is the anchor of a revitalized downtown Arlington. The oldest art organization in Arlington, it began 45 years ago as an art association and fulfilled its dream to become a museum in 1989. Its revolving exhibitions feature cutting-edge contemporary works, often tackling difficult themes. Admission is free. www.arlingtonmuseum.org. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, 817.275.4600. CATTLE RAISERS MUSEUM— The Cattle Raisers

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Museum provides a look at the regions heritage of ranching and the history of the cattle industry. Artifacts—from boots to branding irons—and interactive exhibits help tell the story. www.cattle raisersmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St., 817.332.8551. w w w.wh e re t rave le r. com 31


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CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUM— This

50,000-square-foot facility at the Addison airport houses a mint-condition P-51 Mustang, a TBM Avenger, an F-104 Starfighter, three Russian MiGs and 35 other airplanes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 12, and free for children under 3. www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com. 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, 972.380.8800. DALLAS CONTEMPORARY— Dallas Contemporary

BECAME HISTORY Visit The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and discover the impact of the assassination and enduring legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

presents art in a space that inspires artists and fans alike. With a mission to inspire the community, it also showcases the best of contemporary art from around the world. www.dallascontemporary.org. 161 Glass St., 214.821.2522.

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DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM— Opened in 1984 by

a group of Holocaust survivors, this center includes artifacts (among them a Belgian boxcar used to transport Jewish people), photographs, documentaries and videotapes made by local survivors, a memorial room and a library. www.dallasholocaust museum.org. 211 N. Record St., 214.741.7500. DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART— The Dallas Museum

of Art is among the largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 22,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. DMA offers free general admission every day to its collection galleries and most exhibitions, and it has the first free museum-membership loyalty program in the country, called DMA Friends. www.dma.org. 1717 N. Harwood St., 214.922.1200.

Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas | Mon, Noon–6 p.m.; Tues–Sun, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY— This museum has it all. Boasting a

recent renovation and expansion, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History houses interactive exhibits that explore everything from dinosaurs and energy to cattle ranching and the galaxy. Make sure to see a show in the Omni Imax Theater or the Noble Planetarium. www.fwmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817.255.9300. FRONTIERS OF FLIGHT MUSEUM— Relive the history

of aviation amid one of the world’s finest collections of artifacts, scale models, photographs and memorabilia. www.flightmuseum.com. 6911 Lemmon Ave., 214.350.1651. GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER— Es-

tablishing itself as one of the largest and most important museum openings in recent memory in Dallas, the George W. Bush Presidential Center has received much acclaim for both its handsome architecture and continued devotion to liberty. The center boasts a 226,000-square-foot building and a 15-acre urban park on the grounds of Southern Methodist University. One hallmark of the center is the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which reveals a snapshot of the American presidency and a location for official records and artifacts from Bush’s time in office. www.bushcenter.org. 2943 SMU Blvd., 214.200.4300. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM— This beautiful museum

in the heart of the Fort Worth Museum District is a strong anchor with exceptional exhibits. The museum’s holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, including masterpieces by artists from Fra Angelico and Caravaggio to Cezanne and Matisse, and it is one of only two institutions in the Southwest with a substantial collection of Asian arts. This museum also isn’t afraid to take risks 32 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H I S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2017


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with experimental exhibitions. Admission to the permanent collection is free. www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.332.8451. MEADOWS MUSEUM— The centerpiece of SMU’s

Meadows School of the Arts, the Meadows Museum houses a comprehensive collection of Spanish art including works by Velázquez, Ribera, Zurbaran, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. www. meadowsmuseumdallas.org. 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516. MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH— Housed

in a Tadao Ando-designed building that seems to float on water, the Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary art in the central United States. It consists of more than 3,000 works, including pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and more. It also houses a splendid café that boasts farm-to-table fare. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St., 817.738.9215. MUSEUM OF GEOMETRIC AND MADI ART— The mu-

seum houses a collection of 20th and 21st-century geometric art beginning with a 1917 Popova, continuing through the MADI movement begun by Carmelo Arden Quin in Argentina in 1945 and including many other South American artists: Cruz Diez, Juan Mele, Rhod Rothfuss, Iommi, Vardanega and Roitman. www.geometricmadimuseum.org. 3109 Carlisle St., 214.855.7802. NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER— Nasher Sculpture

Center is a world-class museum showcasing the contemporary sculpture collection of renowned philanthropist and art collector Raymond Nasher. The Nasher contains more than 300 works from around the world, displayed throughout the interior galleries and outdoor garden, including Gauguin and Picasso. www.nashersculpturecenter. org. 2001 Flora St., 214.242.5100. NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM—An ode to all

things Atari, Nintendo, Sega and beyond, the National Videogame Museum celebrates the past, present and future of the gaming industry with rare artifacts and prototypes, interactive exhibits, a classic arcade and more. www.nvmusa.org. Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, 972.668.8400. OLD RED MUSEUM OF DALLAS COUNTY HISTORY & CULTURE— Beginning as a 10x10 log cabin and

surviving four fires, The Old Red Museum is a Dallas landmark in and of itself. Inside, you can view one of the many exhibitions dedicated to the rich culture and history of Dallas County. www.oldred. org. 100 S. Houston St., 214.745.1100. PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE— This

museum offers exciting and interactive exhibits for the young and old alike. It houses permanent and traveling exhibits that are both enlightening and inspiring and promises to bring the youthful wonderment out in everyone. Race a T. rex, battle robots, report the weather, gaze at rare gems and see a tornado in action. The environmentally friendly building houses free Wi-Fi, a Wolfgang Puck-operated café, educational programs and a 297-seat multimedia theater. www.perotmuseum. org. 2201 N. Field St., 214.428.5555. THE SAMURAI COLLECTION—The Samurai Collec-

tion showcases centuries of craftsmanship, with an ever-expanding group of nearly 1,000 objects dating from the seventh to 19th centuries. See samurai masterpieces—including suits of armor, helmets, masks, horse armor and weaponry—on w w w.wh e re t rave le r. com 33


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display. The collection of samurai objects is one of the most complete and largest of its type in the world and is displayed in the only museum outside of Japan whose focus is samurai armor. The museum is located above Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar in the Harwood District. Admission is always free. www.samuraicollection.org. 2501 N. Harwood St., 214.965.1032. SID RICHARDSON MUSEUM— This informative

museum, founded by Texas oilman Sid Richardson, offers visitors a varied assortment of Western art collections. www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.332.6554. THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA—

The former schoolbook depository, which allegedly served as the perch for Lee Harvey Oswald’s shooting of President John F. Kennedy, has been transformed into a fascinating, in-depth museum chronicling the life and legacy of JFK. www.jfk.org. 411 Elm St., 214.747.6660. STOCKYARDS MUSEUM— Check out the Stockyards

Museum, housed in the 1903 Livestock Exchange building, to learn about Fort Worth’s meat-packing industry. Also, see fascinating bits of memorabilia, sepia-toned photos and information on Native American tribes. www.stockyardsmuseum.org. 131 E Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.625.5082. TEXAS CIVIL WAR MUSEUM— Offering one of the

finest collections Civil War memorabilia and works anywhere, this unique museum houses more than 15,000 square feet of exhibits, including Victorian

dress and United Daughters of the Confederacy collections, in addition to its main Civil War collection. www.texascivilwarmuseum.com. 760 N. Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, 817.246.2323. THE TRAMMELL AND MARGARET CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART— An unparalleled

collection of almost 700 masterworks from China, Japan, India and Tibet. The collection of carved jade pieces is one of the finest in North America. Admission is always free. www.crowcollection.org. 2010 Flora St., 214.979.6430.

Wineries ARCHÉ WINERY— Only one hour from Dallas, Arché

Winery offers tastings of its big reds and sweet, off-dry whites in its tasting room. www.archewines. com. 228 Wagner Road, Saint Jo, 214.908.9055. COLLIN OAKS WINERY— Collin Oaks Winery makes

small batches of uniquely blended wine. Their specialty is semi-sweet reds. www.collinoakswinery.com. 6874 County Road 398, Princeton, 214.504.9701. CROSS TIMBERS WINERY— Located in Grapevine,

Cross Timbers Winery offers a tasting room in the historic Brock residence, one of Grapevine’s oldest farmsteads. www.crosstimberswinery.com. 805 N. Main St., Grapevine, 817.488.6789. LANDON WINERY— Located in McKinney, Landon

Winery offers tastings and a gift shop, plus an art gallery walk, jazz and wine event every second

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Saturday. www.landonwinery.com. 101 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, 972.542.3030. LOST OAK WINERY— Located in Burleson, Lost Oak

Winery offers trails with picnic tables, gorgeous oak trees and a tasting room that serves awardwinning big reds. www.lostoakwinery.com. 8101 County Road 802, Burleson, 817.426.6625. SUNSET WINERY— Since 2005, Sunset Winery has

been making award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Take a wine and food pairing course while you’re in town. www.sunsetwinery.com. 1535 S. Burleson Blvd., Burleson, 817.426.1141. TIMES TEN CELLARS— If you’re looking for a relaxing

night, try these locally famous tasting rooms in Dallas and Fort Worth. The crowd is mature, the snacks are divine, and the wine is exactly what the doctor ordered. www.timestencellars.com.6324 Prospect Ave., 214.824.9463; 1100 Foch St., Fort Worth, 817.336.9463. UMBRA WINERY— Established in 2005, Little Elm-

based Umbra Winery is now run by husband-andwife team John and Debbie Wilson, who have brought a European flair to the winery. Umbra produces approximately eight wines, as well as a new honey mead. While the winery’s La Buena Vida Vineyards are located in Springtown, there’s a tasting room in Grapevine. www.umbrawinery.com. 415 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.421.2999.


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Trinity River Audubon Center invites you to a special series of dinners in the wild; starting with Songbird Supper, a meal in the meadow on Sunday, October 15 from 5:30-9:30pm. Join us for a chef-inspired menu featuring seasonal ingredients paired with delicious wines at this exceptional dining event. Dinner series tickets are $130/dinner or $360 for a series package. Future dates in this series include: Lovebird’s Dinner on Saturday, February 9 from 7–10pm and Hops and Hogs on Friday, June 15 from 7-10pm. Up-to-date information can be found online at trinityriver.audubon.org.

Trinity River Audubon Center is located 10 minutes south of downtown Dallas off of I-45. A flagship center of the National Audubon Society, Trinity River offers 5 miles of hiking trails, an exhibit hall and gift shop in an Antoine Predock designed nature center, educational programs designed to connect people to nature and birding, and signature festivals and events, all along 130 acres of the Great Trinity Forest. You will feel a world away! Hours, pricing, programs and more at trinityriver.audubon.org. Phone 214-309-5801; email TRAC@audubon.org


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This trendy new Uptown eatery, lovingly furnished with funky Asian décor, houses San Antonio-based Hot Joy’s fresh take on family-style Asian Fusion. Try signature creations like the frozen zombie cocktail and brisket dan dan, a Texas original. ww.hotjoysa.com. 3130 Lemmon Ave., 214.628.2468.

With a new outpost at The Star in Frisco, Austin’s Cow Tipping Creamery is quickly becoming the sweetest spot in town. Freshly baked brownie chunks, caramelized bananas and other gourmet toppings take the sumptuous soft-serve to a new level. www.cowtippingcreamery.com. 3685 Star Creek, Ste. 201, Frisco, 214.430.5227.

The handcrafted cocktail selection at this modern “farm-to-fire” restaurant in the Renaissance Dallas is just as impressive as the cuisine. Find 50 different varieties of fine tequila at the bar, including an Asombroso extra añejo that’s hailed as one of the world’s best. www.asadorrestaurant.com. 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy., 214.267.4815.

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AllGood Cafe. The Deep Ellum hot spot uses local suppliers such as the Dallas Farmers Market as well as quality ingredients for every dish they prepare. Entrées range from daily Blue Plate Specials to classic favorites such as tuna salad and chicken fried steak. www.allgoodcafe.com. 2934 Main St., 214.742.5362. BREAD WINNERS— Bread Winners is the perfect

combination of upscale dining and a casual, friendly atmosphere, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a famous weekend brunch. Walk into any of its four locations and you will be greeted with a tempting array of fresh baked breads, pastries and desserts. Take advantage of happy hour from 4-7pm, Mon-Fri, and daily specials. www. breadwinnerscafe.com. 3301 McKinney Ave., 214.754.4940; 4021 Preston Road, 972.312.9300.; 8687 N. Central Expressway, 469.232.9798.; 560 W. Lovers Lane, 214.351.3339. CAFÉ MOMENTUM— Chef Chad Houser (of Parigi, a

longtime local favorite in the Oak Lawn neighborhood) founded nonprofit restaurant Café Momentum across from Thanks-Giving Square to provide downtown diners with gourmet fare and also helps at-risk youth develop important life skills through culinary training. Café Momentum is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday. Reservations are recommended. www.cafemomentum.org. 1510 Pacific Ave., 214.303.1234.

peppercorn-soaked buffalo tenderloin Cindi’s Deli is a taste of the Big Apple at his namesake restaurant, located in in Dallas, and the menu runs the gamthe Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Other must-tries wheretraveler.com ut. From buttermilk pancakes, Denver include the Dublin Dr Pepper-braised short omelettes and chicken-fried steaks to ribs. www.fearingsrestaurant.com. 2121 German-style crepes, cheese blintzes, latkes McKinney Ave., 214.922.4848. and Reubens, Cindi’s has it all. www.cindisnydeli. FT33— FT33 embodies creativity and seasonal com. 11111 N. Central Expressway, 214.739.0918; ingredients in the Design District. The ingredients 7522 Campbell Road, Suite 117, 972.248.0608; 3565 are simple—lamb, pork loin, scallop, short rib—but Forest Lane, 972.241.9204; 2001 Midway Road, with whimsical touches and innovative combinaSuite 132, Carrollton, 972.458.7740; 306 S. Houston tions that are presented beautifully and prepared St., 214.744.4745. to perfection. www.ft33dallas.com. 1617 Hi Line DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE—This modern American Drive, 214.741.2629. grill and steakhouse is set in the vibrant midst of GARDEN CAFE— Founded by an attorney with a Uptown. Known in both Dallas and Manhattan green thumb, this quaint East Dallas eatery serves for its stylish yet comfortable atmosphere, this breakfast and lunch, primarily usng produce grown steakhouse is great for meeting new friends or dinin the garden behind the restaurant. Have a cup ing with a date. The menus are designed to share. of tea and enjoy the gingerbread pancakes. www. There’s also a Fort Worth location. www.delfrisgardencafe.net. 5310 Junius St., 214.887.8330. cosgrille.com. 3232 McKinney Ave., 972.807.6152; IVY KITCHEN—Visit this restaurant, located right Sundance Square Plaza, 154 E. Third St., Fort next-door to LOOK Cinemas, before or after a Worth, 817.887.9900. seeing a movie—or anytime—for creative takes ELLEN’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN— Classic dishes made on classic American comfort food, a great wine list with only the freshest ingredients make up the and original cocktails like the Bootstrap Manhatmenu at Ellen’s. Dive into the Angus bistro filet, tan. www.theivykitchen.com. 5411 Belt Line Road, Texas catfish, blackened salmon filet, buttermilk 214.306.7444. fried chicken or Cajun shrimp & grits. www. KELLER’S DRIVE-IN— If you’re looking for an auellenssouthernkitchen.com. 1718 N. Market St., thentic drive-in experience, look no further than 469.206.3339. Keller’s. Grab a greasy burger, an order of taterFEARING’S RESTAURANT— Chef Dean Fearing tots, an ice-cold beer and enjoy. 6537 E. Northwest serves up noteworthy dishes such as a maple-black Highway, 214.368.1209.

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LUCILE’S STATESIDE BISTRO—This popular bistro

draws in visitors thanks to its friendly ambiance and superb food. Favorites include pizzas that are baked in the wood-fired oven, fried green tomatoes and herb-roasted chicken. www.luciles statesidebistro.com. 4700 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.738.4761. LUCK— Using local craft beer as its base, LUCK cre-

ates dishes that could be defined as “upscale comfort� ... or simply just delicious. Forty rotating taps showcase brews from within what the owners have dubbed “the beer triangle,� coordinates that fan out from the restaurant’s hip Trinity Groves location and encompass some of the area’s award-winning breweries. www.luckdallas.com. 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 112, 469.250.0679

Second Floor Regionally Inspired Kitchen is your passport to the flavors of the Southwest. A casual, approachable atmosphere and a well-curated menu of apps and entrÊes offer a malleable setting to suit any occasion. Any dish with brisket—a musthave while in Texas—is guaranteed to hit the spot. www.thesecondfloorrestaurant.com. 13340 Dallas Parkway, 972.450.2978. SHAKE SHACK—The Dallas locale of the famed NYC

burger joint offers a vibe and menu similar to the original, but with a Texas twist: Diners can Indulge in exclusive-to-Dallas items like the Link Burger (made with Pecan Lodge sausage) or a concrete

mixed with locally made chocolate or pie. www. shakeshack.com. 2500 N. Pearl St., 214.983.1022. SISSY’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN & BAR— Gourmet

culinary talent meets traditional Southern cuisine at this eatery in the heart of Dallas. Customers flock here often, pining for the tenderly sweet crab cakes, crispy chili-fried Gulf oysters and the popular and beloved fried chicken. Finish the evening with some buttermilk-pecan pie and enjoy the lovely down-home hospitality this venue has to offer. www.sissyssouthernkitchen.com. 2929 N. Henderson Ave., 214.827.9900.

OAK—This is why lingering was invented. Oak resides

in the posh Design District and lures patrons with a sultry, sleek atmosphere and gourmet dishes that range from duck and lamb to superior vegetarian options. The salted-caramel brÝlÊe will have diners on their knees all by itself. www.oakdallas.com. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.712.9700. ODDFELLOWS—This award-winning cafÊ serves

up some of the best macaroni and cheese ever created, followed by its popular fried chicken and waffle. But wait, there’s more: The Bishop Arts District eatery is also known for its gourmet Fair Trade coffee bar and craft cocktail menu. Head to Oddfellows for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. www.oddfellowsdallas.com. 316 Seventh St., 214.944.5958. OL’ SOUTH PANCAKE HOUSE— Forget IHOP; this

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local breakfast spot is a Fort Worth gem, serving melt-in-your-mouth flapjacks and more 24 hours a day. www.olsouthpancakehouse.com. 1509 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817.336.0311. THE PORCH—The friendly, relaxed environment

earned the Porch its name. Anyone with an appetite should stop in for a bite. American classics range from the good old-fashioned cheeseburger to the Porch salad. There’s always room on the Porch. www.theporchrestaurant.com. 2912 N. Henderson Ave., 214.828.2916. PROOF + PANTRY—A contemporary eatery in the

Dallas Arts District, Proof + Pantry is known for its craft cocktails and seasonal American cuisine. Reservations are recommended on weekends, when crowds often dine before or after a performance at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. www.proofandpantry.com. 1722 Routh St., 214.880.9940. PUBLIC SCHOOL 214—The education theme at

Public School 214 would seem gimmicky if the food and drink weren’t so darn good, and the servers so knowledgeable about both. Drop by for “recess� (happy hour) or leave with “homework� (leftovers), but either way order the mac and cheese, topped with salt-and-vinegar potato chips. Extra credit if you try a new beer from the impressive, rotating draft list. www.psontap.com. 3700 McKinney Ave., 214.599.6234.

An award-winning menu and hand-craed cocktails, delivered with genuine hospitality.

REATA— Located on a rooftop patio in the middle

of Sundance Square, this upscale but inviting location offers “legendary Texas cuisineâ€? such as steaks, enchiladas and several seafood choices. Spicy sides like the JalapeĂąo Cheddar Grits help to further distinguish Reata from the rest. www.reata. net. 310 Houston St., 817.336.1009.

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SPIRAL DINER—Vegans and vegetarians frequent

this vegan café, where the menu is filled with plantbased treats ranging from faux-barbecue sandwiches and pasta to baked goods. www.spiraldiner. com. 1101 N. Beckley Ave., 214.948.4747; 1314 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.8834. WILD ABOUT HARRY’S— Families + lunch = killer hot

dogs. It may seem like simple math, but when you serve them up as good as Harry’s, you have a lot to be proud of. Wild About Harry’s has been drawing them in all around Dallas for over twenty years, offering top-of-the-line classic dogs and specialty varieties guaranteed to make you wipe your chin

afterwards. Brave souls can try the Great Southwest Fire Dog and wash it down with some hand made custard made daily on the premise. www. wildaboutharrys.com. 3113 Knox St., 214.520.3113.

Asian ASIAN MINT— Asian Mint serves fresh summer rolls

with peanut sauce, delicate dumplings, fresh salads, a variety of pad thai dishes, stir-fries, curries, noodles and more. Enjoy a delicious dessert menu with offerings like green-tea ice-cream cake and jasmine creme brulee. www.asianmint.com.

11617 N. Central Expressway, Suite 135, 214.363.6655; 4246 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.219.6468. BLUE SUSHI SAKE GRILL—A modern sushi restaurant

known for inventive rolls and chic, lounge-like ambiance, Blue Sushi’s extensive menu features a variety of sashimi, contemporary Asian entrees and a selection of signature cocktails that are upscale yet affordable. www.bluesushisakegrill.com. 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 100, 972.677.7887.; 3131 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817.332.2583. FIVE SIXTY— Touted as one of the greatest chefs in

the world, Wolfgang Puck brings his creative genius to Dallas with Five Sixty, located atop Reunion Tower. Giving guests a magical view of the city, Five Sixty serves delightful Asian-fusion cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, not to mention walls that rotate, too. www.wolfgangpuck. com. 300 Reunion Blvd. E, 214.741.5560. KENICHI— “World class sushi” and Texas-reared Sika

deer provide this modern Asian fare with an unrivaled flair. As a refreshing accompaniment, Kenichi possesses the largest assortment of rare sake in Texas. www.kenichirestaurants.com. 2400 Victory Park Lane, 214.871.8883. NOBU— Known as one of Dallas top spots to see and

be seen, Nobu is not only known for its swank environment and stellar people-watching, but also chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s culinary art. The Broiled Alaskan Black Cod in Miso is one of many stars on this menu. www.noburestaurants.com. 400 Crescent Court, 214.252.7000. TEI-AN— This Japanese Soba House receives rave

reviews for its tempura, soba noodles and sashimi. After dinner, grab a drink on the rooftop patio, which overlooks Dallas’ downtown Arts District. www.tei-an.com. One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., 214.220.2828. UCHI—Japanese word meaning “house,” Uchi is

Dallas is 1,127 miles from the heart of Mexico City, but only minutes away from Gourmet Mexican Cuisine Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for for over 40 years, Javier’s is not your traditional Tex-Mex restaurant. You will not find tacos or enchiladas here. You will find delicious dishes of tenderloin beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken and quail dishes seasoned with the world famous spices of Mexico and Influenced by its’ Spanish heritage. Javier’s will change the way you think about Mexican food. We surround you with a classic, colonial level of sophistication that you will not want to leave behind. After dinner, extend your evening and enjoy the warmth of our famous cigar bar. You can select from a large selection of premium cigars, ports and handcrafted drinks in an elegant and rich ambiance that you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas.

the third installment of award-winning chef Tyson Cole’s contemporary Asian restaurant. With innovative flavor pairings, knowledgeable staff and top-quality sushi and sasimi, Uchi is a Texas original that promises an unforgettable dining experience. www.uchirestaurants.com/dallas/uchi-reservations. 2817 Maple Ave., 214.855.5454. YUTAKA— Chef and owner Yutaka Yamato serves

both authentic Japanese cuisine and original creations that fuse both Western and Asian influences at his namesake Uptown eatery. www. yutakasushibistro.com. 2633 McKinney Ave., Suite 140, 214.969.5533.

Barbecue 18TH & VINE—This Kansas City-style barbecue

restaurant helmed by husband-and-wife pit-master duo Matt (a Kansas City, Kansas, native) and Kimi Dallman and chef Scott Gottlich (of the Second Floor at the Westin Galleria) was met with mouthwatering curiosity and excitement. Fortunately, it has lived up to the hype. The food, from the pulled pork to the vegetarian-friendly cauliflower “steak,” is unforgettable. www.18thandvinebbq.com. 4100 Maple Ave., 214.443.8335. BABY BACK SHAK—The Oak Cliff restaurant may

have gotten a facelift, but the barbecue is still the finger-licking delight it always was. www.babyback shak.net. 1800 S. Akard St., 214.428.7427. 4912 Cole Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75205

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PECAN LODGE—What started as a small catering

company with just one smoker has grown into a massively popular barbecue restaurant, where people have been known to wait for hours just for a rib or burnt end. After outgrowing their spot at the old Dallas Farmers Market, Justin and Diane Fourton claimed a spot in Deep Ellum, and the crowds followed. www.pecanlodge.com. 2702 Main St., 214.748.8900. RISCKY’S BBQ—This family-owned and -operated

barbecue tradition has been serving quality meats for more than 70 years. “Riscky’s Dust” gets handrubbed on the top cuts of beef, pork and turkey and is then slow-cooked for hours over specially made pits. Seafood and buffalo choices are also available, and Riscky’s offers full-service catering and delivery. www.risckys.com. 6701 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.989.1800; 300 Main St. (Sundance Square), 817.877.3306; 140 E. Exchange Ave. (Stockyards), 817.626.7777.

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SMOKE RESTAURANT—The name speaks for itself:

just smokin’ good. Award-winning Chef Tim Byres specializes in slow-smoked meat and old-school cooking from scratch to create some of the most flavorful New American dishes around. Try the dry-rubbed pork spare ribs with a side of creamy macaroni and cheese. Also try the organic veggies, grown right behind the restaurant. www.smoke restaurant.com. 901 Fort Worth Ave., 214.393.4141. WOODSHED SMOKEHOUSE—This “homage” to

smoke, fire and flavor rests on the Trinity River in Cowtown and treats hungry carnivores to an unexpected take on traditional barbecue. The globally influenced menu dazzles with choices like brisketstuffed piquillo peppers and smoked red fish en papillote. www.woodshedsmokehouse.com. 3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, 817.877.4545.

Brazilian CARVAO PRIME BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE— Located

in Flower Mound not far from DFW Airport, this Brazilian steakhouse provides a top-notch dining experience featuring 18 different cuts of skewered meats brought tableside, a seemingly endless salad bar and a full bar. www.carvaosteakhouse. com. 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound, 972.539.8555. ESTILO GAÚCHO— Enjoy steaks and other cuts of

meat cooked in the gaucho style—over an open flame—and in Brazil’s genuine churassco way with its emphasis on table-side service. www. estilogaucho.com. 8650 State Highway 121, Frisco, 214.618.6150. FOGO DE CHÃO—At this Brazilian steakhouse, an un-

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Cane Rosso continues to build its Texas pizza empire with a sixth location at The Star in Frisco, home of the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters and training facility. The unique location pays tribute to America’s Team with an exclusive star-shaped entrée that’s part pizza, part calzone (and 100 percent heavenly). Even the imported pizza oven remains ablaze with team spirit and Cowboys colors. www.canerosso. com. 3685 The Star Blvd., Ste. 200, Frisco, 214.430.5225.

ending parade of grilled beef, poultry and pork is presented rather unusually—suspended from giant swords and sliced off with equally giant knives right onto your plate. The Addison outpost is the original U.S. location of Fogo de Chão, while a second Dallas location recently opened in Uptown, and a Plano location is on the way. Take advantage of the full bar and weekend brunch. www.fogodechao. com. 4300 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972.503.7300; 2619 McKinney Ave., Suite 150, 214.720.2777.

Coffee, Dessert and Bakeries BIRD BAKERY—This San Antonio-based, made-

from-scratch café and bakery in Highland Park Village offers a healthy menu of sandwiches and salads so you can save room for dessert; its plethora of cupcakes and sweet treats are just as pretty as they are delicious. www.birdbakery.com. 7 Highland Park Village, 214.780.0322. CAFÉ STRADA—A charming café seemingly picked

right off of an Italian sidewalk, Café Strada serves up handmade gelato, panini, lattés and more. Located near the Joule Hotel, it’s the perfect place for a quick pick-me-up, coffee run or lunch on-the-go. It’s also ideal for people-watching and relaxing on the patio. 1520 Elm St., Suite 107, 214.202.6485. EMPORIUM PIES—The charming Bishop Arts

District pie purveyor (with sister locations in Deep Ellum and McKinney) is known for cult classics like “Lord of the Pies” (the king of apple pie) and the salty-meets-sweet Smooth Operator, but there’s almost always something new in the oven depending on the season. A perfect gift for foodies or potlucks, these pies are in high demand during the holidays. www.emporiumpies.com. 314 N. Bishop

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Ave., 469.206.6126; 2708 Main St., 972.982.2757; 107 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, 214.491.1577. HYPNOTIC DONUTS— Got a taste for something

sweet and unique? Look no further than Hypnotic Donuts, offering up specialties like Jenny’s Evil Elvis, a mix of peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey. Looking to spice it up? Try the Mexico, a glazed donut with vanilla frosting, fresh jalapenos and Tabasco! Stop by early, they sell out quickly. www.hypnoticdonuts.com. 9007 Garland Road, 214.668.6999. OPENING BELL COFFEE—To call Opening Bell

Coffee “just a coffee shop” would be selling it short. The hip gathering place in the basement of the historic Sears Roebuck building is part coffee shop, part restaurant, part wine bar and part event venue, with live music providing the soundtrack almost daily. Though the staff might not be able to offer financial advice, they can bring you a terrific latte or hot spice chai tea. www.openingbellcoffee. com. 1409 S. Lamar St., 214.565.0383.

European/Global ABACUS— Local celebrity chef Kent Rathbun, who

defeated Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” is behind this restaurant, which presents a menu of “global eclectic” cuisine with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim. Check out the newly redesigned décor. www.kentrathbun.com. 4511 McKinney Ave., 214.559.3111. BISTRO 31— Located in Highland Park Village, this

European-style restaurant offers global cuisine with everything from Italian to Spanish to French influences. The menu changes with the seasons, with fresh, gourmet ingredients and enticing desserts to cap off your experience. Bistro 31 also offers an extensive and eclectic wine and drink menu. www. bistro31dallas.com. 87 Highland Park Village, Suite 200, 214.420.3900. BOLSA—This market, café and wine bar is what

farm-to-table dining is all about. Once you soak in the natural, effortlessly beautiful décor, you can sit back with a micro-brew or glass of Texas wine, or stroll the shop for such organic goodies as bees wax candles and exotic oils. When you can order items on the menu that were grown locally, you know you’re in the right spot. www.bolsadallas. com. 614 W. Davis St., 214.943.1883. CAFE MADRID— Cafe Madrid offers patrons a cozy,

intimate setting, reminiscent of the little cafés found on the streets of Madrid. Dine on home-style Spanish classics such as calamares fritos, shrimp in garlic, tortilla española, manchego cheese and spinach croquettes, and oxtail stew. Paella cooked over a wood fire is available with 24 hours’ advance notice. Spanish wines, sherries and homemade sangria are also available. www.cafemadrid-dallas. com. 4501 Travis St., 214.528.1731. CANARY BY GORJI— Experience delicious steaks

and new Mediterranean specialties at this intimate Addison restaurant. Chef Mansour Gorji fuses Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, North African and Middle Eastern influences with fresh ingredients for a delightful menu bursting with global flavor. And as the back-to-back Texas Steak Cookoff champion, chef Gorji knows exactly how to prepare the perfect steak. Canary by Gorji also offers an impressive wine selection and a cozy patio for dining alfresco. www.canarybygorji.com. 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 402, 972.503.7080.

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was missing: A Central Texas-style barbecue joint in the tradition of those in Lockhart. The first location, in the Bishop Arts District, was so popular that it spawned another in downtown Plano. www.lockhartsmokehouse.com. 400 W. Davis St., 214.944.5521; 1026 E. 15th St., 972.516.8900.


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THE GRAPE— Brick-walled, candlelit and unpreten-

tious, this small restaurant has a magnetic draw on couples looking for just the right romantic spot. The monthly blackboard menu features signature bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations with available half portions. Call for reservations. www.thegraperestaurant.com. 2808 Greenville Ave., 214.828.1981. MERCAT BISTRO—This contemporary European-

style bistro in the Harwood District will transport you to Paris. The intimate café is decorated with antiquities from all over the world. Dine on French favorites like omelets, quiches, croque madames, foie gras and French onion soup. Don’t miss the popular weekend brunch. www.mercatbistro.com. 2501 N. Harwood St., 214.953.0917. SAINT-EMILION— One of Fort Worth’s most attrac-

tive staples, this Country/French establishment offers upscale choices in a warm, cozy and decidedly romantic environment. A fixed-price, three-course, classic menu is a highlight, with traditional and surprising choices such as pate made in-house and roast duck and veal. www.saint-emilionrestaurant. com. 3617 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817.737.2781.

Indian INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT AND BAR— Located

in North Dallas, India Palace Restaurant and Bar offers an extensive menu of exquisite Indian cuisine. The lunch buffet is especially popular. www. indiapalacedallas.com. 12817 Preston Road, Suite 105, 972.392.0190. ROTI GRILL—This fast-casual concept serves up

authentic Indian cuisine, including dishes like chicken tikka tandoori and kofta masala. www. freshindianfood.com. 4438 McKinney Ave., Suite 100, 214.521.3655.

Italian DOLCE RIVIERA—This Italian restaurant in the Har-

wood District is probably the closest one can get to Amalfi Coast in the heart of Uptown, and its airy romantic ambiance makes it a perfect date-night destination. Dine on authentic Italian cuisine, including housemade pasta. Menu favorites include Paccheri All’Astice and the Filetto Di Branzino Al Cartoccio. www.dolceriviera.com. 2950 N. Harwood St., Suite 115, 469.458.6623. NONNA TATA—This cash-only, homestyle Italian

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eatery serves up authentic dishes that you would be hard-pressed to find outside of Italy itself. Freshly baked focaccia bread is the perfect accompaniment to the hand-rolled pasta. Don’t forget to BYOB. 1400 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.0250. SAINT ROCCO’S NEW YORK ITALIAN— Located in

the Trinity Groves development at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge, Saint Rocco’s is the brainchild of Dallas’ Phil Romano, an East Coast native with a passion for food and family. The menu includes fresh, comforting staples with a contemporary twist (like a deconstructed Sicilian lasagna) and a welcoming, white-tablecloth atmosphere reminiscent of Italian restaurants in the Big Apple. www.saintroccos.com. 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 100, 469.320.9707. TAVERNA— This cozy eatery serves up a sophisti-

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more elaborate standards such as the white truffle and mushroom risotto. www.tavernabylombardi. com. 3312 Knox St., 214.520.9933; 450 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, 817.885.7502. TERILLI’S— Part upscale eatery, part neighborhood

hangout, Terilli’s offers a variety of Northern and Southern Italian dishes and fresh seafood, with a classical ambiance complemented by live piano music. Locals love the Italian nachos and crab claws. Don’t forget to enjoy the Lower Greenville location’s patio. www.terillis.com. 2815 Greenville Ave., 214.827.3993 4226 Preston Road, Frisco, 214.387.4600.

Mexican/Latin American JAVIER’S— For more than two decades, this popular

eatery has been serving upscale Mexican cuisine to locals and a parade of A-list celebrities. The menu focuses on the sophisticated side of traditional Mexican cuisine, offering such signature dishes as black-bean soup and Filete Cantinflas. Premium drinks and tasty margaritas seal the deal. Reservations are recommended, even on weeknights. www.javiers.net. 4912 Cole Ave., 214.521.4211. JOE T. GARCIA’S— Easily one of the most popular

restaurants in the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area, this top-notch Mexican hot spot keeps its menu relatively streamlined, but that just means that every dish is perfection each time you order it. The lush and festive grounds, the warm staff and the outdoor patio dining are worth a trip all by them-

selves. www.joets.com. 2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817.626.4356. MARIANO’S HACIENDA—While the food is amazing,

it’s the margaritas at Mariano’s that set it apart from the pack. Mariano’s actually invented the frozen margarita machine back in 1971. www.marianos restaurant.com. 6300 Skillman St., 214.691.3888. MESO MAYA—Taking inspiration from their Mayan

and Mexican ancestors, the chefs at Meso Maya infuse everything with bold, earthy flavors that celebrate a spiritual connection with nature. The menu’s inventive gourmet menu include mole dishes, traditional favorites like elote and pozole, and items elevated with heavenly homemade tortillas. Multiple locations. www.mesomaya.com. 1611 McKinney Ave., 214.484.6555; 11909 Preston Road, Suite 1426, 469.726.4390. MI COCINA— Mi Cocina is a Dallas staple. Known for

serving up fresh, contemporary Mexican cuisine, Mi Cocina is not to be missed. www.mcrowd.com. 77 Highland Park Village, 214.521.6426. MIA’S TEX-MEX RESTAURANT— Mia’s is famous for

their brisket tacos—tender, shredded beef served in homemade flour tortillas and topped with gravy. If you’re looking for homemade Mexican food, this is the place to be. www.miastexmex.com. 4322 Lemmon Ave., 214.526.1020. MR MESERO—Serving up contemporary Mexican/

Latin American cuisine, Mr Mesero is a must-try for diners looking for an elevated Tex-mex experience.

The McKinney Avenue restaurant’s consistently packed patio is proof that the food lives up the hype, as is the white queso, a house specialty that’s among the best in Dallas. www.mrmesero.com. 4444 McKinney Ave., 214.780.1991. PALAPAS SEAFOOD BAR— Located on Lowest

Greenville, this charming, unassuming seafood bar serves up a variety of ceviche and authentic Mexican seafood dishes to East Dallas locals (as well as in-the-know visitors) looking for a beachy, laid-back vibe and the coastal flavors of northwestern Mexico. www.palapasseafoodbar.com. 1418 Greenville Ave., 214.824.3000.

Pizza CANE ROSSO— Certified pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier has

reinvigorated pizza in DFW with crispy, chewy crusts, imaginative toppings (think spicy bacon marmalade) and a strict “no ranch” rule. Be sure to end your meal with a s’mores calzone. www. canerosso.com. Multiple locations. OLD CHICAGO PIZZA & TAPROOM— Head to Old

Chicago for enjoy pizza, paninis, salads and more in a casual, family-friendly setting. With 60-inch HDTVs, 36 beer selections on tap and daily drink specials, this Mockingbird Station pizza purveyor is also an ideal place to enjoy the big game. www. oldchicago.com/locations/dallas-mockingbirdstation. 5319 E. Mockingbird Station, Suite 100, 214.821.5700; 8933 North Freeway, Fort Worth, 817.847.7170.

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STONEDECK PIZZA PUB—This Dallas-favorite

pizzeria makes its handcrafted pies from scratch, using fresh, never-frozen ingredients. Pair a slice with a selection of over 125 American craft beers. Or opt for one of 25 craft-distilled moonshines and a dozen house-infused shines, which include inventive flavors like chocolate espresso, ginger lemon, cranberry lemonade and Dreamsicle. www.stonedeckpizzapub.com. 2613 Elm St., 469.802.6742.

Steak & Seafood AL BIERNAT’S— Incredible food like North Dakota

Buffalo, Lobster Risotto and six types of fresh fish await you daily. The award-winning wine list features more than 650 selections from around the globe. Enjoy dry-aged New York strip and see why Town and Country, Playboy and Wine Spectator selected Al Biernat’s as one of the top steakhouses in the country. www.albiernats.com. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.219.2201. BOB’S STEAK AND CHOP HOUSE— Bob’s is evidence

of what true-blue, American steakhouse fine dining is all about. The simple elegance and lively atmosphere are pitch-perfect for either a date night or a business luncheon. Prime cuts are perfectly cooked, and the waitstaff couldn’t be more attentive. www.bobs-steakandchop.com. 1255 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.481.5555. DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE—The

main attraction at these steakhouses is the meat,

OCEAN PRIME— Located in the heart of Uptown,

although the menu offers a number of great seafood options as well. Start with oysters on the half shell or lobster bisque. Prime cuts include the 24 oz. Porterhouse and the 16 oz. rib eye. Pair with a great selection of sides, including lobster macaroni and cheese and thick-cut onion rings. www.del friscos.com. 2323 Olive St., 972.490.9000; 812 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.877.3999; 5905 Legacy Drive, Plano, 972.312.9115.

Ocean Prime offers succulent seafood and steaks. The cocktails are clever, and the wine selection is divine. Offerings like white-truffle-caviar deviled eggs and the 12-ounce bone-in filet are sure to impress clients and loved ones alike. www.oceanprimedallas.com. Rosewood Court, 2101 Cedar Springs Road, 214.965.0440. THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM—With a swanky

KENNY’S WOOD FIRED GRILL— Famed chef Kenny

interior reminiscent of a 1930s ocean liner, The Oceanaire features fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world. Sip cocktails in the lounge, indulge at the oyster bar or dine on specialties like Dover sole and ahi tuna as you relax in a horseshoe booth. www.theoceanaire.com. Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1369, 972.759.2277.

Bowers is spreading his culinary gospel once again with this Addison eatery, which takes gourmands on a palatial trip by way of old-school ‘40s elegance. The restaurant’s rich wood and jewel tone interior is the perfect setting for enjoying prepared, wood-fired seafood and meats. www. kennyswoodfiredgrill.com. 5000 Belt Line Road, 972.392.WOOD.

SER STEAK+SPIRITS—This handsome and sleek

location rests atop Dallas’ Hilton Anatole. Enjoy a panoramic view of the skyline and gourmet cuisine inspired by the seasons, plus a raw bar and the finest in prime cuts of beef, chops and seafood. Wine pairings are happily offered upon request. www.sersteak.com. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214.761.7470.

KNIFE— From celebrity chef John Tesar comes Knife,

an elegant, contemporary steakhouse nestled inside the chic setting of the Highland hotel. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, enjoy some of the most exclusive cuts aged and prepared to perfection, plus seasonal salads and bacon charcuterie plates. www.knifedallas.com. 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.520.7969.

WATER GRILL—Though nestled in Uptown, Water

Grill conveys a much more coastal setting: freshly shucked oysters, vintage nautical decor, Dungeness crab-filled tanks and a spacious yet cozy atmosphere. The massive patio is ideal for brunches and alfresco evening meals. www.watergrill.com. 1920 McKinney Ave., 214.306.7111.

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE— Located in down-

town Dallas near the Dallas Convention Center, Morton’s is an upscale steakhouse perfect for a business dinner or a happy-hour hangout. www. mortons.com. 2222 McKinney Ave., 214.741.2277.

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INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT & BAR

Roti Grill serves traditional Indian food in a fast-casual atmosphere. Enjoy reasonably priced Indian cuisine including chicken tikka masala, navratan korma and mango lassi. Wine, beer and margaritas served. Takeout is available.

India Palace is the area’s favorite destination for exquisite Indian cuisine. We pride ourselves on preparing only the finest quality meals, so much so that we’ve been named the “Best” by The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and the Zagat Survey, which is based on customer reviews. All entrees are prepared with the finest ingredients that are delicately blended with warm, zesty spices to deliver the full flavor of authentic Indian cuisine. We also offer several gluten-free and vegan options. Modern décor, full bar and takeout available. 12817 Preston Road, #105, Dallas, TX

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Plano Balloon Festival

Texas Discovery Gardens

31st Annual GrapeFest

Enjoy the awe-inspiring display of nearly 50 hot air balloons (launching multiple times throughout the weekend) and experience a one-of-a-kind aerial view with a tethered balloon ride at this annual fall festival, Sept. 22-24. Stay for the fireworks display on Saturday night. 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, www.planoballoonfest.org

Explore Fair Park’s Texas Discovery Gardens—the city’s only butterfly habitat that’s open all year—during your trip to the State Fair of Texas. Within the outdoor garden, find native plants and floral displays, a reptile exhibit, sculptural artworks and a reflecting pool. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 214.428.7476, www.txdg.org

Wine enthusiasts reunite Sept. 14-17 at this ode to vino in Grapevine, the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Activities range from a people’s choice tasting event to the ever-popular grape-stomping competition, a Texas Wine Tribute, pre-festival wine dinners and more. Downtown Grapevine, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest

Bars & Clubs

DOUBLE WIDE— Look for the tornado

pleasure by combining arcade favorites (Pac-Man, anyone?) with a cold brew. The space has a great ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll lounge feel to it. www.barcadia dallas.com. 1917 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.7300. BLACK SWAN SALOON— Known for some of the best

craft cocktails in Dallas, Black Swan Saloon is where bartenders go for drinks. Expertly infused spirits and perfectly prepared Old-Fashioneds are what you’ll find here, not to mention a relaxed vibe and a taste of Deep Ellum’s cool culture. www.blackswansaloon.com. 2708 Elm St., 214.749.4848. BRITISH BEVERAGE CO.— Combining British sophis-

tication with American swagger, this urban pub boasts a superb food menu and more than 50 varieties of suds and cocktails to wash it all down. The scenic courtyard patio certainly doesn’t hurt either. www.bbcpub.com. 2800 Routh St., 214.922.8220. CANDLEROOM— Offering a hip, exclusive, well-lit

ambience, The Candle Room is the go-to bar and club for those looking for a little adventure in Dallas. The Candle Room is known for its great martinis and dance music. www.candleroomdallas. com. 5039 Willis Ave., 214.370.4155. CAPITOL PUB— This neighborhood pub offers great

food and a large drink selection. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out. www.capitolpubdallas.com. 2401 N. Henderson Ave., 214.887.9330.

FRANKIE’S DOWNTOWN— Frankie’s is a

longtime favorite for locals and sports fans alike. The neighborhood watering hole’s nightly drink specials, numerous TVs, tasty bar fare and cozy yet energetic atmosphere make Frankie’s a downtown destination for game days or casual afternoons. Go downstairs to check out The Underground, which features another full bar, darts and billiards, more TVs and live music every Friday night. www.frankiesbar.com. 1303 Main St., 214.741.1919.

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THE DUBLINER— This matchbox-sized hangout is

perfect for those who can appreciate a good whiskey or European beer. Living up to its namesake, patrons will be in awe of the Irish whiskey selection. www.dallasdubliner.com. 2818 Greenville Ave., 214.818.0911. THE EBERHARD—This chic addition to Dallas’

trendy Henderson Avenue heats up when the sun goes down. The cocktails are classy, the scene is lively (not to mention well-dressed), and the unique brunch and happy hour menus cover all the bases—think charcuterie boards, benedicts, flatbreads, tacos and more. Look for the sprawling, LED-backlit bar and you’ll know you’ve found the right spot. www.theeberhard.com. 2107 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.1100. FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM— A huge

selection of brews, nightly music, and a no-frills attitude make this the perfect spot for casual weekenders or post-Bass Hall patrons. The menu is above-average beer food, and the wait staff is accommodating and friendly. No fuss. Just beer. www.beerknurd.com. 111 E. Fourth St., 817.336.7470.

THE FREE MAN— This eclectic Creole lounge is

bound to leave you liberated. Featuring live rock/ jazz bands nearly every night and a menu filled with tasty Cajun favorites, the Free Man is an all-around hot spot for locals and visitors alike. www.freemandallas.com. 2626 Commerce St., 214.377.9893. THE GINGER MAN— The beer menu at this popular

watering hole includes nearly a hundred draught selections, many of which rotate seasonally. Enjoy premium brews and pub fare with a German twist—think bratwurst and Rueben sandwiches. Find The Ginger Man in Plano, Southlake, Fort Worth and Uptown Dallas. www.gingermanpub. com. 2718 Boll St., 214.754.8779; 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.886.2327. HAPPIEST HOUR— Dallas’ largest patio bar and

lounge features ground games in the gardens, as well as board games scattered throughout inside and on the rooftop patio. Sip on freshly pressed cocktails and dine on elevated bar fare (think tem-

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on top of the building, then step on in. Enjoy some great, local live music and some “white trash” drink specialties, such as the Yoohoo Yeehaw. www. double-wide.com. 3510 Commerce St., 214.887.6510.

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pura cauliflower, Guinness-braised short rib and a funnel cake for dessert). The Harwood District bar is the perfect spot for a drink before or after a game at the American Airlines Center. www.happiesthour dallas.com. 2616 Olive St., 972.528.0067. IDLE RICH PUB— Located along McKinney Avenue,

Idle Rich offers a lively, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a wide selection of Belgian beers, single malt Scotch/small batch bourbon, fish and chips, blue cheese-stuffed burgers and more. www.idlerichpub.com. 2614 McKinney Ave., 214.965.9926. LAKEWOOD LANDING— The dive bar of all dive

bars, Lakewood Landing is a Dallas classic. www.lakewood-landing.com. 5818 Live Oak St., 214.823.2410.

SUNDOWN AT GRANADA— With a selection of over

60 beers and a weekend brunch featuring $2 mimosas, Sundown is a neighborhood haunt boasting free live music nearly every night and a rooftop patio outfitted with a large projector screen for games, concert streams and movie nights. www. sundownatgranada.com. 3520 Greenville Ave., 214.823.8305. THE TAVERN— Located near the campus of Texas

Christian University, The Tavern offers a stylish, laid-back atmosphere with a full bar and a chef-driven menu featuring New American-style cuisine with a Southwestern twist. Watch the big

LEE HARVEY’S— Remaining true to the original bar’s

design, Lee Harvey’s retains touches of authenticity, such as wood paneling, neon beer signs and more. This quintessential Dallas dive bar offers an expansive patio, good food and a dependable live music calendar. www.leeharveys.com. 1807 Gould St., 214.428.1555. LIZARD LOUNGE— Lizard Lounge brings the best

in electronic dance music on Friday and Saturday nights, often featuring nationally and internationally-known DJs. Thursday and Sunday nights at Lizard Lounge are famous for “The Church,” Neo-Gothic, Industrial and Electro music in Dallas’ most unique nightclub environment. www.thelizard lounge.com. 2424 Swiss Ave., 214.826.4768. LOLA’S SALOON— It’s amazing how much life is

packed into the small space that is Lola’s Saloon. Brimming with laughs, live music and Texas flavor, Lola’s is one you can’t miss. www.lolasfortworth. com. 2736 W. Sixth St., 817.877.0666. MAT (MCKINNEY AVENUE TAVERN)— Located in

Uptown, the very popular McKinney Avenue Tavern offers nearly two dozen televisions and classic burgers designed to turn you into a regular. A high definition projector puts the football right in your lap. www.mckinneyavenuetavern.com. 2822 McKinney Ave., 214.969.1984. MUTTS CANINE CANTINA—This adult-friendly

Uptown dog park offers a full menu of milkshakes, burgers and local draught beer, plus a selection of items for dining doggies and separate play pen for smaller breeds. www.muttscantina.com. 2889 Cityplace W Blvd., 214.377.8723. OLD MONK— Located on historic Henderson

Avenue, this eclectic pub has an old-world feel and an assortment of antiques that give it a weathered, friendly appearance. The Old Monk also offers a widely varied beer selection and above-average food for those deep-fried or burger-fueled Friday nights. www.oldmonkdallas.com. 2847 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.1880. THE STANDARD POUR— Far from standard, this

“cocktail den and cravings kitchen” invites eager night-lifers in with far-from-ordinary creations designed to tickle the taste buds and unlock inhibitions. The menu impresses as well with decadent salads and classic upscale American dishes, all in a hip, Prohibition-era aesthetic. www.tspdallas.com. 2900 McKinney Ave., 214.935.1370. STONELEIGH P— Think “Cheers,” but with some Up-

town flair. The Stoneleigh P is a great place to chill with friends in a dive bar atmosphere—enjoy pool, stiff drinks and a laid-back vibe. www.stoneleighp. com. 2926 Maple Ave., 214.871.2346.

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game while savoring a hand-cut steak or grab a few appetizers made with made-from-scratch ingredients and freshly grown produce. www. thetavernfortworth.com. 2755 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817.923.6200.

Comedy ADDISON IMPROV COMEDY CLUB— Addison Improv

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and matinee showtimes. www.improv.com. 4980 Belt Line Road, Addison, Suite 250, 972.404.8501. DALLAS COMEDY HOUSE— Every weekend and

some weekdays, Deep Ellum’s Dallas Comedy House presents improv, sketch and stand-up shows for adults-only (18+) crowds. The house of laughs also has a full bar and menu available during all shows. www.dallascomedyhouse.com. 2645 Commerce St., 214.741.4448. HYENA’S COMEDY NIGHT CLUB— Whether they

are featuring big headliners or local funny guys, Hyena’s will have you rolling in the aisles. Visit a Hyena’s location in Plano, Fort Worth and Mockingbird Station in Dallas (not for the easily offended). Multiple locations. www.hyenascomedynightclub. com. 817.877.5233.

Family Fun/Activities BOWL & BARREL— Not only a hip bowling alley, Bowl

& Barrel doubles as trendy tavern where serious cocktails and an impressive beer list meet upscale bar bites. Located in The Shops at Park Lane. bowlandbarrel.com. 8084 Park Lane, Suite 145, 214.363.2695. BOWLOUNGE—Take a vintage bowling center from

East Texas, reassemble it in the Design District and add Twisted Root’s lauded burgers, and you have this bowling alley-slash-burger joint that’s as cool as it is counterculture. www.bowlounge.com. 167 Turtle Creek Blvd., 214.741.7737. MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT— Featur-

ing spectacular displays of horsemanship, falconry, jousting and hand-to-hand combat, Medieval Times provides centuries-old entertainment and a sans silverware feast fit for a king. Grown-up spectators can indulge at the full bar and groups can commemorate the experience with a propfilled photo op. www.medievaltimes.com. 2021 N. Stemmons Freeway, 866.731.9313. PINOT’S PALETTE PARK CITIES—The premier

purveyor of “paint-and-sip” entertainment in Park Cities, Pinot’s Palette near Love Field Airport welcomes guests, couples and groups to create their own masterpieces under the supervision of local artists and instructors. Pinot’s Palette has a BYOB (and BYO-food!) policy, but also offers a selection of snacks, beers and wines by the bottle or glass. www.pinotspalette.com/parkcities. 4560 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 110, 214.984.8895. SPARK!—An urban playground for children and

families, SPARK! offers a contemporary open space for kids to unleash their creativity through arts and crafts, activities like drawing, painting and visual animation, unique classes and more. The space is also available for birthday parties and special events. www.sparkdallas.org. 1409 S. Lamar St., Suite 4, 214.421.7727. THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS— The State Fair of Texas

has been a tradition in the Lone Star State since 1886. Renowned as one of the largest state fairs in the U.S., the monthlong event draws thousands of patrons each year with its big-name concerts, auto expos, Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, herding dog shows, thrilling Midway rides and more fried foods than you could ever imagine. This year’s fair runs from Sept. 29-Oct. 22. www.bigtex.com. 3921 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., 214.565.9931. TEXAS RANGERS— A trip to the ballpark with the

family is as timeless as stadium hot dogs and messy nachos, so grab the gang and head to

Globe Life Park to watch the American League champion Texas Rangers do what they do best. The ballpark also is home to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, with official plaques, photos and memorabilia, so you can give your own little ones a bit of baseball education. www.rangers.mlb.com. 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, 817.273.5222.

Golf COWBOYS GOLF CLUB— As the world’s first NFL-

themed golf course, this resort-style, daily fee course is an ultimate destination for business and entertainment alike. For the golf aficionados looking for an innovative course, the numerous collectibles and prestigious Super Bowl trophies will create an impressive experience. www.cowboysgolfclub.com. 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, 817.481.7277. STEVENS PARK GOLF COURSE— Come experience

the club’s complete 2011 renovation located 30 minutes from DFW International Airport. Its new design offers five sets of tees, ranging from junior to championship play, and provides a cool array of shade from the 900-plus trees peppering the terrain. Stop by and browse the fully equipped Pro Shop or take a lesson with PGA professionals at the club’s indoor teaching facility. www.stevensparkgolf.com. 1005 N. Montclair Ave., 214.670.1402. TEXAS STAR GOLF COURSE— Located outside of

Fort Worth in Euless, this lavish venue offers championship golf tournaments, dining options and facilities for special celebrations. As a vibrant part of the Euless community, this scenic course has won several national honors. It recently underwent renovations, making the course even more beautiful than before. www.texasstargolf.com. 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless, 817.685.7888. TOUR 18— A unique golf course designed to simulate

and recreate some of the most challenging holes in America. Featuring 25 miles of spectacular views and an elegant Georgian Mansion clubhouse. Open to the public with a full service golf shop, enjoy comforts of exquisite Southern hospitality. www.tour18-dallas.com. 8718 Amen Corner, Flower Mound, 817.430.2000.

Music Venues AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER— The American Air-

lines Center is one of the premier venues in Dallas for sports, special events, and top-tier musical acts like U2 and Elton John. www.americanairlinescenter.com. 2500 Victory Ave., 214.221.8326. BILLY BOB’S TEXAS— Billed as “The World’s Largest

Honky Tonk,” this renowned location is the daddy of all nightspots in Fort Worth. Billy Bob’s country and western concert calendar features A-list acts from Willie Nelson to Kenny Chesney, plus attractions like an arcade, a casino and a mechanical bull. www.billybobstexas.com. 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.7117. BOMB FACTORY—This recently resurrected Deep

Ellum music venue can accommodate more than 4,000 fans, thanks to its 50,000 square foot space and five full-service bars. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting VIP suites and reserved seating options on the mezzanine floor, the Bomb Factory—a nickname coined during World War II, when the warehouse space was used to manufacture bombs and ammunition—lends itself to a fully

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immersive live music experience. www.thebombfactory.com. 2713 Canton St., 214.932.6501. CLUB DADA— An eclectic mix of musical tastes find a

home in this hip Dallas venue that has played host to everyone from Dawes to Reverend Horton Heat. The venue also showcases special events almost every night of the week. www.dadadallas.com. 2720 Elm St., 214.748.5105. ranging from all over the world, the Granada defines the word eclectic. Great food and a lively atmosphere make this one of the best live venues for music in Dallas. www.granadatheater.com. 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933.

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HOUSE OF BLUES— Already a nationwide institution,

HOB Dallas includes a state-of-the-art music hall that features mainstream bands and performing acts, a popular Gospel Brunch on Sundays and the Eastern-inspired Foundation Room lounge. www.houseofblues.com. 2200 N. Lamar St., 214.978.2583. SCAT JAZZ LOUNGE— For cool cats who dig some

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jazz tunes, this is the ticket. Find some of the best local, regional and national jazz in an intimate, speakeasy-style venue. www.scatjazzlounge.com. 111 W. Fourth St., Suite 11, Fort Worth, 817.870.9100. one of the best outdoor venues in the city, Starplex Pavilion plays host to some of the biggest names in the business such as Dave Matthews and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Seated tickets are available, as well as lower-cost lawn seating. www.dallaspavilion.org. Fair Park, 1818 First Ave., 214.421.1111.

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VERIZON WIRELESS THEATRE— Verizon Wireless

Theatre offers a 6,350-seat auditorium that can shift from large musical acts to Broadway-style theater shows. The venue also features comfortable seating and unparalleled luxury suites. www.livenation.com. 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prarie, 972.854.5111.

Theaters and Shows BASS PERFORMANCE HALL— This architecturally

astounding concert hall entices patrons with beautiful acoustics and acts ranging from annual traditions like Lyle Lovett to A-list comedians, Broadway shows and orchestra performances. www.basshall. com. 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817.212.4325. CASA MAÑANA— This historic theater and per-

formance hall has a long and rich history in Fort Worth. The theater offers an acclaimed Children’s Playhouse and frequently partners with Bass Hall on top-of-the-line live acts and productions. www.casamanana.org. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817.332.2272. DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER— Pack up the little

ones and head to the Dallas Children’s Theater for family-oriented productions that bring storybook favorites to life on stage, as well as special performances ranging from circus shows to puppetry plays. www.dct.org. 5938 Skillman Road, 214.740.0051. KITCHEN DOG THEATER— Located in the Dallas

Design District, this edgy independent theater provides an annual season of top-notch performances and thought-provoking productions ranging from classic to contemporary. www.kitchendogtheater. org. Dallas Design District, 161 Riveredge Drive, 214.953.1055. 50 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H I S E P T E M B E R / O C TO B E R 2017

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Ascent Victory Park If “new construction” and “prime location” aren’t promising enough to make you consider moving downtown to Victory Park, the luxury and amenities (private garages, an infinity pool, a poker room, a bar and grill …) just might be. Designed with active lifestyles in mind, the Ascent boasts unparalleled perks for wellness and outdoor enthusiasts—a bike-repair and storage facility, a golf simulator, a TRX and yoga studio and a dog park. www.ascentvictorypark.com. 588 N. Houston St., 214.978.2588.

THE ALEXAN— Standing tall at the intersection of

the Uptown, Oak Lawn, downtown and Dallas Design District neighborhoods, to call The Alexan a residential gem in a prime location would be an understatement. Designed with modern, active residents in mind, amenities at The Alexan range from a two-story tness center with a yoga studio to a 17th oor viewing deck, bark park, community lounge and more. Take advantage of The Alexan’s easy access to the Katy Trail, Reverchon Park and destinations including Uptown, Victory Park and the Harwood district. www.livethealexan.com. 3333 Harry Hines Blvd., 469.202.5025.

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BLEU CIEL— This architecturally stunning residen-

tial tower anchoring Uptown’s thriving Harwood District provides 33 floors of luxury condominiums featuring custom design options, multiple penthouses and unmatched amenities—all within walking distance to and from some of Harwood’s hottest restaurants and enteratinment destinations, including Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, The Grove, Happiest Hour, Mercat Bistro and Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens, a 1.5-acre oasis. www.bleucielliving.com. 3008 N. Harwood St., 214.965.1099. THE HOUSE— This Victory Park high-rise offers an

upscale urban lifestyle in addition to its expertlydesigned floor plans and interior touches. Topof-theline amenities include a 130-foot saltwater infinity pool with a tanning shelf and private cabanas, a massive grand fireplace and grilling station on the terrace veranda and a spacious

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Dallas residences, where the W’s Bliss Spa, WET Deck infinity pool, Cook Hall and the Living Room Bar also reside. Boasting wheretraveler.com an innovative design fusing contemporary touches and local Western flair, the W’s 147 private residences offer dynamic charm and urban amenities nestled snugly in the heart of the MUSEUM TOWER— Located High-end condominiaction in Victory Park. www.wresidences.com. ums with luxe contemporary touches define 2408 Victory Park Lane, Ste. 731, 214.397.4183. this 42-story tower facing Klyde Warren Park. TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, Call for availability at this architecturally stunning DALLAS— Expect refined luxury and unmatched property. www.museumtower.com. 1918 Olive customer service in addition to all the perks that St., 214.954.1234. come with the prestigious Ritz-Carlton name at OAKWOOD WORLDWIDE— Perfect for corporate The Tower Residences in Uptown, connected housing needs or an extended-stay visit to Dallas, to the award-winning Ritz-Carlton, Dallas resort this Oakwood Worldwide® apartment provides and spa via an air-conditioned skyway. Offering fully furnished housing nearby the city’s best consultations and build-out assistance from local dining, shopping, entertainment and business interior designer Sherry Hayslip, state-of-the-art areas. www.oakwood.com. appliances and floorplans designed to fit each ONE UPTOWN— This $75 million, 20-story luxury resident’s unique lifestyle, this exclusive high-rise affords the opportunity to experience the collection of condominium homes and Regency best that Uptown Dallas has to offer—and the abilrow homes set the standard in luxury living. ity to see it all from floor-to-ceiling glass windows www.theresidencesdallas.com. 2555 N. Pearl or a 9,000 square-foot sky deck and lounge featurSt., 214.855.2020. ing the only rooftop pool in Uptown and unobWINDROSE TOWER AT LEGACY WEST— Located in structed views of the Dallas skyline. The property the heart of the action at Legacy West near the also houses two restaurants, Brazilian steakhouse ever-expanding Shops at Legacy, the Windrose Fogo de Chão and the first-in-the-U.S. location of Tower is the pinnacle of residential luxury in Plano, European concept, Circo. www. oneuptown.com. slated to open this year. Visit the sales office to view Leasing Center: 2615 Routh St., 844.885.5935. floor plans, schedule an appointment and more. THE RESIDENCES OF W DALLAS VICTORY— Immacuwww.windrosetower.com. 7800 N. Dallas Pkwy., late amenities meet modern lifestyles at the W Ste. 156, Plano, 469.900.9333. venue featuring a library, billiards table and catering station. The sales office is open Monday-Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from noon to 5 pm, as well as by appointment. www.thehouse. com. 2200 Victory Ave., 214.303.1200.

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Garrett Leight [Founder/Creative Director,GLCO] Eyewear designer Garrett Leight’s eponymous label is already a household name along the West Coast and throughout upscale optical shops, known for its classic styles, contemporary details and quality craftsmanship that defies season-by-season trends. Whether or not Leight’s affinity for timeless design is a hereditary trait (his father founded designer eyewear brand Oliver Peoples), one certainly can’t argue the appeal of Leight’s understated and effortlessly cool aesthetic. This fall, Garrett Leight California Optical will open the doors of its first Texas retail store to style-savvy Dallasites in the chic-yetcharming Knox Street neighborhood. Here, the Venice Beach native and eyeglasses designer talks about how GLCO landed in Dallas and why he selected Dallas’ Knox neighborhood as the site of his first boutique outside of California and New York City. —Jaimie Siegle 56 W H E R E D A L L A S - F O R T W O R T H I J U LY / AU G U S T 2 017

Of all the places to expand the retail side of your brand, why Dallas? I traveled around the world to research where we’d go outside California and New York. Dallas spoke to me the most. It seemed the most similar city in terms of our local consumer, and it felt like it would be the safest place that the brand would translate … particularly in the Knox neighborhood. Whether it’s For Home Forty Five Ten or Grange Hall, some of the modern businesses there felt like a great juxtaposition of brands, price point and style that I didn’t see in Chicago or anywhere else. It was kind of easy in terms of choosing Dallas; it’s a great city for style, commerce, fashion and the arts. It’s such a major art community. Your father founded Oliver Peoples many

decades ago. What have you learned from growing up in the industry and watching your father build a successful retail business? What I learned is that a style that has a timeless/ retro quality and a wellmade design is the best for longevity—for speaking to many types of styles, faces and fits and for having a brand and company that can stand the test of time ... What carried Oliver Peoples is the understated classic designs that look good on everybody—somebody who’s really conservative, someone who’s really cool. I think that sort of identity influenced me for the collection, but I’d say the biggest difference is the [GLCO] brand: I’m 30 years younger and come from a totally different generation; the [brands’] roots and styles don’t have the same DNA.

What will we see from the GLCO collection this season, and in the new Dallas store? A balance of on-trend and classic pieces? You’ll definitely see balance, and we’ll continue to make classic styles. Typically we’ll see the trendy styles represented more by women. And we’ve expanded our women’s category and designs— think oversized metal or chunky acetate styles. Next season, we’re seeing more unique avant-garde: really thin cat eyes, rimless frames and then almost a late-‘90s look [with] gradient lenses. From a trend perspective, we’re seeing more light colors and metal. But we do new collaborations every season … we’re working on a custom Dallas frame for the opening in October. Discover more at

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Runway Report: On-Trend Essentials Coach debuts a collaboration with Texas native Selena Gomez; Hermès fi nds inspiration in a Dallas art co...

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Runway Report: On-Trend Essentials Coach debuts a collaboration with Texas native Selena Gomez; Hermès fi nds inspiration in a Dallas art co...