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FIRST LOOK From iconic structures and landmark sculptures to animal attractions and green spaces, get to know DFW through these essential destinations.

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IN THE DETAILS For those who love aesthetics, the Big D delivers in a big way. PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MULVEY

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BIG GAMES ABOUND IN BIG D How the Metroplex became the center of the sports universe. BY ERIC MORENO

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COWBOYS & CULTURE Once an icon of the Old West, Fort Worth is now a thriving arts city with a history to match. BY LINDSEY WILSON

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RAISING THE STEAKS “Top Chef ” alum John Tesar’s steakhouses are the toast of Dallas. He opens up about his influences, DFW’s dining scene and living and working in the Big D. BY JENNIFER MCKEE

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ALL ABOUT TOWN Get to know the entertainment hubs and diverse downtown locales that define the eclectic appeal of the Metroplex.

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Michael Mulvey is a fine-art photographer located in Dallas, Texas. His work has deep roots in photojournalism; he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. His work is geographically tied to Texas and the Southwest. The photographs he produces often explore identity and regionalism. Mulvey is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate in the Visual Arts Department at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

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Eric Moreno

Big Games Abound in Big D, page 36 Eric Moreno is a freelance travel and sports writer based in Texas. He is a chicken fried steak scholar and devoted fan of UTSA Roadrunners football. Follow him on Twitter: @EricMoreno6477.

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Cowboys & Culture, page 40 Lindsey Wilson is a former Texas editor for Morris Visitor Publications, and has delighted in exploring her adopted state for the past decade. A Colorado native who landed in Texas by way of New York and Arizona, Wilson is also a dedicated arts journalist and theater critic. When not writing—and that’s rare—she can be found seeing plays and musicals around Dallas-Fort Worth, sampling the latest happy hour deals, checking out the newest restaurants, and spending time with her two rescue dogs.

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COURTESY THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

From iconic structures and landmark sculptures to animal attractions and green spaces, get to know DFW through these essential destinations.

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Dallas Arboretum

A 66-acre site with numerous niches to call your own, relaxation abounds throughout this lush space. It sits on the shores of White Rock Lake, but boasts many of its own aquatic features, such as this serene waterfall. Whether you visit in spring, summer or during the holidays, it always pulls out all the stops. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, 214.515.6615, www.dallasarboretum.org


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Reunion Tower

Crow Collection of Art

The only museum in Texas dedicated to the arts and cultures of Asia, Crow hosts many Asian artists whose work has never before been seen in the United States. It provides a dialogue through which to better understand Asian cultures and aesthetics; its collection of more than 1,000 masterworks from China, Japan, India and Tibet is unparalleled in the U.S. Its collection of carved jade pieces is considered one of the finest in North America. 2010 Flora St., Dallas, 214.979.6430, www.crowcollection.org 18

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Dallas’ skyline becomes even more dramatic when viewed from 470 feet in the air. Sitting in the middle of downtown Dallas, revel in 360-degree views from Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck, the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in the city. Get behind a high-definition zoom camera or telescope and learn about the city on touch screens. Dining options include the casual Cloud 9 and Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty (which refers to its elevation), serving elegant Asian cuisine. 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, 214.712.7040, www.reuniontower.com


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Klyde Warren Park

This 5.2-acre urban park is DFW’s central gathering space and hosts a full slate of events year-round, such as yoga, concerts and films. The lush space is full of breathtaking city views and contains a dog park, a children’s park, walking trails and a games area within its boundaries. 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Dallas, 214.716.4500

Standing strong since 1888, the original Dallas Zoo had just two deer and two mountain lions. Today, it is home to more than 2,000 animals and 400 species, and is in its third home, at Marsalis Park. Among its premier habitats is the “Giants of the Savanna,” the only multi-species exhibit in the U. S. to mix elephants and other species in the same habitat, a hippo outpost and a lemur lookout. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, 469.554.7500 20

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Fort Worth Stockyards

The spirit of “Cowtown” lives on at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Located inside a National Historic District, the history of cattle drovers comes alive with the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. Experience the majesty of these enormous steers firsthand; arrive early and visit them in their pen before the show. 2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.4741, www.fortworthstockyards.org 22

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Dallas Farmers Market

What was once a horse-and-wagon wholesale business is now a complex with a 26,000-square-foot food hall with four anchor restaurants, an outdoor pavilion featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables, farm-fresh eggs and pasture-raised meats and two loft complexes. Visitors can even search for antiques and handmade furniture at this farmers market on steriods. Wandering is encouraged. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, 214.670.5899, www.dallasfarmersmarket.org 24

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Named after arts patron Raymond Nasher, this treasure trove of modern and contemporary sculptures contains all of the heavyweights: Calder, Picasso, Matisse, Rodin, Miro, de Koonig and more. In all, the museum, designed by Renzo Piano, contains more than 300 masterworks in its galleries and outdoor garden; the building occupies a city block in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. 2001 Flora St., Dallas, 214.242.5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org


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A must-visit destination for public art, Dallas’ Deep Ellum district is home to the series of three Traveling Man sculptures, which progress from birth to life, created by sculptor Brad Oldham and filmmaker Brandon Oldenburg. The birds that accompany the walking men were designed to be sat upon; their backs have been fashioned into seats.“Walking Tall,” above, third in the series, resides at the Deep Ellum DART station, 450 N. Good-Latimer Expressway, www.deepellumtexas.com 26

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IN THE DETAILS For those who love aesthetics, the Big D delivers in a big way PHOTOS BY MICHAEL MULVEY

When striking out in the Metroplex, a tour through its bridges, skyscrapers, parks and public spaces is in order: their stunning architectural styles weave a rich tapestry in the tale of the city. From ornate turn-of-the-century buildings to futuristic 21st century skyscrapers, Dallas presents a grand display of inventive design. Imagination and innovation marry design and green space to create expressive masterpieces that invite your eyes skyward, stir your spirit, rev your creative juices, and remind you—you’re not just anywhere, you’re in the Big D. Join us for this photographic feast.

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Opening spread: The Tatlin’s Sentinel sculpture by John Henry looms large in the HALL Arts District. At left: A Dallas Arts District building is reflected in the Fountain Place tower, a 58-story tall glass prism. Above: Visitors flock to the Perot Museum of Science and Nature for exhibits on dinosaurs, the solar system, the complexities of human anatomy, sports and more.

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Clockwise from left, opposite page: Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe (left) and Winspear Opera House (right); Morton Myerson History Center; a view down Crockett Street towards Ross Avenue; the Tejas Warrior sculpture in the Hall of State at Fair Park. This page: The majesty of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

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Opposite: The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House opened in November 1957 with a performance by legendary soprano Maria Callas. Above: Local contemporary sculpture and art are key components of the KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts Center. Seen above is Joseph Havel’s “How to Form a Sphere (2015).”

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BIG GAMES ABOUND IN BIG D How the Metroplex became the center of the sports universe

Covering more than 9,200 square miles, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex covers an area that is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Made up of more than a dozen cities and over 7 million residents, it is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas and nothing and nowhere exemplifies that state of mind quite like the Big D. Everything that the Metroplex does is big, flashy and over-the-top. In no other area is this sense of grandeur witnessed than in their sports franchises. For more than 60 years, the Metroplex has been at the front and center of sports in the United States. The area is home to six major league franchises and has been the host site to a Super Bowl, two NCAA men’s Final Fours and multiple championship boxing matches. It also annually hosts two NASCAR races and two PGA Tour stops and is home to a score of minor league franchises and dozens more college teams in dozens more sports. The stadiums built to house the big league franchises are some of the largest and most opulent palaces for professional sports in the world. The uninitiated might be asking 36

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what sets these venues apart from other such arenas in the country. Read on for the answer. Big-time pro sports made its debut in the Metroplex in 1960 with the birth of the Dallas Cowboys. The team that became synonymous with style and flash would earn the moniker of “America’s Team” in the 1970s. A parade of legendary all-time greats have worn the star of the Cowboys; Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Bob Lilly, Tony Dorsett, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin have led the boys to five Super Bowl titles since the team’s debut. After calling the Cotton Bowl in Dallas and Texas Stadium in Irving home, owner Jerry Jones moved his team to the Taj Mahal of the NFL, AT&T Stadium, in Arlington in 2009. Home to one of the world’s largest high-definition video screens (measuring a staggering 11,520 square feet), “Jerry’s World,” as it is colloquially known, hosted the Super Bowl in 2011, the College Football National Championship Game in 2015 and Wrestlemania 32 in 2016. It has become the gold standard against which all other football stadiums in the country are measured. “AT&T Stadium could be considered the mecca of sports

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Rangers will move into a new stadium, Globe Life Field, the first closed-roof stadium in Rangers history. “Arlington is always referred to as the sports and entertainment capital of Texas,” said Decima Mullen, senior director of marketing and public relations with the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We will soon have three world-class facilities adjacent to each other: AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park and the new billion-dollar Globe Life Field, which is currently under construction. Beyond that, we are now home to the No. 1 eSports stadium in the United States with the introduction of eSports Stadium Arlington. Our fans are the best in the nation and we are dedicated to providing the best possible venues and experiences for both traditional and nontraditional sporting events.” The NBA made its debut in Dallas in 1980 (the city was previously home to the ABA’s Dallas Chaparrals from 19671973, now the San Antonio Spurs) with the arrival of the Dallas Mavericks. In 1993, the NHL came to town with the arrival of the former Minnesota North Stars. With their installation in Big D, the name morphed to the Dallas Stars.

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stadiums over the last decade,” said Michael James, the North Texas regional correspondent for Stadium Journey, a site that specializes in reviewing sporting venues from the fan perspective. “I moved to the DFW Metroplex in 1999, so I have been following Dallas sports teams, regularly, for the last 20 years. [The Metroplex] is Dallas Cowboys country. The city thrives on the Cowboys.” In 1972, the Cowboys were joined on the local sports scene by Texas’s second entrant into Major League Baseball when the latest incarnation of the Washington Senators moved to Arlington, becoming the Texas Rangers. For 20 years, the Rangers called Arlington Stadium home. Aside from being the final stop in the Hall of Fame career of the great Nolan Ryan and the beginning of the career of the great Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, the Rangers proved to be more of a frustration to their fans than a delight for the bulk of their early history. The team moved to their current home, Globe Life Park, in 1994 and their fortunes changed almost overnight. Division titles began in 1995 and the Rangers made back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. In 2020, the

“America’s Team” in the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys are synonymous with style and flash. Their home, AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, has become the gold standard against which all other football stadiums are measured.


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Left: Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence celebrates after he forces a fumble. Above: The Dallas Stars in action against the Vancouver Canucks. At right: FC Dallas plays in the Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

“The access to professional and amateur sports in North Texas is phenomenal,” said Marla Roe, Visit Frisco’s executive director. “Sports is a major pillar of our metropolitan economy and I think most people enjoy a better quality of life from having all of these venues and teams in their backyard. Being centrally located also allows us to have fans from all over the country easily travel here. For Sports City, USA, having eight professional teams headquartered or playing here in Frisco, our residents never have to stray very far from home to enjoy exciting sports experiences.” The Mavericks and the Stars have enjoyed periods of success, bringing championships to the city. The Mavs made the NBA Finals in 2006 and brought home the prize in 2011, led by future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki. The Stars made backto-back trips to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1999 and 2000, thanks to NHL greats Mike Modano and Brett Hull, and took home the Stanley Cup in 1999. In 2001, the teams moved into the American Airlines Center in the middle of downtown Dallas. Built on the site of an old power plant in Victory Park, the unique design resembles an airplane hangar. In 1996, Major League Soccer (MLS) arrived on the scene with the Dallas Burn. Owned and operated by one of the first families of Texas sports, the Hunts, the team changed its name to FC Dallas in 2005 in time for its move to Toyota Stadium in Frisco and has been a hit with fans ever since.

“Toyota Stadium was the first soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. and set the bar for professional soccer,” said Roe. “The addition of the National Soccer Hall of Fame provides a unique and immersive experience that I think visitors really appreciate.” The Dallas sports scene would be complete with the arrival of the WNBA’s Dallas Wings in 2016. The former Detroit/ Tulsa Shock brought with them three WNBA championships when they moved into College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas—Arlington. “The best way to describe why DFW is great for sports is ‘availability,’” said James. “The American Airlines Center is one of the most fan-friendly arenas in the country. Globe Life Park, although in its final season, is still a great place to watch baseball. AT&T Stadium [in Arlington] could be considered the mecca of sports stadiums over the last decade. Toyota Stadium in Frisco is now the home to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.” “The best way to describe sports fans in North Texas is ‘blessed,’” said Josh Dill, the director of sports and events for Visit Frisco. “There are a limited number of metropolitan areas in the U.S. that have teams from [all of ] the major sports leagues and we are very lucky to have that here. All the teams enjoy strong support from their fan bases, which continue to drive the teams to reinvest in the community.” WHERE GUEST B OOK

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COWBOYS & CULTURE Once an icon of the Old West, Fort Worth is now a thriving arts city with a history to match.

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When many think of Cowtown, as Fort Worth is affectionately known, they picture the cowboy-led cattle drives that amble down Exchange Avenue twice a day in the Stockyards National Historic District. What may not always come to mind is that Fort Worth is also the “museum capital of the Southwest” and home to the third-largest arts district in the nation. There are five major museums spanning the world’s history of art and artifact located just blocks from each other, all surrounded by yet more museums, cultural venues and historically significant stopping points.

So how did a city that was first established as an army outpost in 1849, later playing a huge part in the American Longhorn cattle trade, come to be the home of everything from Andy Warhol’s silkscreened Marilyns to two Claude Monet masterpieces, of world premiere plays to big-budget musicals starring Broadway talent? The answer: A population’s desire to prove it could be a place where both cowboys and culture are welcome. There are more than a dozen museums in Fort Worth proper, and unsurprisingly many of them focus on the area’s WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Western past. Besides the Stockyards Museum, housed in the historic Livestock Exchange Building, and the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to telling the stories of Quanah Parker, the Buffalo Soldiers, Sitting Bull and more, there is also the newly renovated National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. A $5.5 million rejuvenation of the second floor—and a new name, the Kit Moncrief Galleries—has built an exhibit dedicated to exploring the special bond between women and their horses, all through the lens of many of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame’s 750 honorees. These include pop-culture icons like Annie Oakley and Patsy Cline and fearless trailblazers like livestock expert Temple Grandin. The Old West theme continues at the Amon Carter Museum, where the late Fort Worth Star-Telegram founder’s extensive personal collection of American art has been on display since 1961. Expect to find everything from paintings by Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, to sculptures by Lincoln Memorial artist Daniel Chester French, along with a collection of 45,000 photographic prints that make the museum one of the country’s major repositories of American photography. Likewise, the

Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square specializes in more works by Remington and Russell, along with others who reflected both the romance and reality of the American West through their art. The museum welcomes more than 50,000 visitors annually. Many of Fort Worth’s more recognizable museums are located within the Cultural District, an easily walkable, parklike setting found just a few blocks west of downtown. Glance one way, and you’ll see the striking vertical lines of Tadao Ando’s Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It displays postWorld War II art in a permanent collection that includes almost 3,000 works and is the largest collection of modern art outside of New York City. Look the other way, and see the rolling curves of Louis I. Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum, which is flooded with natural light and counts Rembrandt, Monet, Caravaggio, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Degas, and even the first painting ever done by Michaelangelo among its permanent collection. Renzo Piano, one of the world’s leading museum architects, designed the expansion that debuted in 2013. Scratch that scientific itch nearby at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Yet another Wild West com-

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Above: A painting from the Sid Richardson Museum’s exhibit “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East.” At right: the stunning interior of Bass Performance Hall.


city’s center. But a true jewel in the arts crown is Bass Performance Hall, a classic European-style opera house adorned with two 48-foot-tall angels sculpted from Texas limestone by Marton Varo. The inside is just as incredible, with a Great Dome measuring 80 feet in diameter and artfully painted by local artists Scott and Stuart Gentling. The hall is the permanent home of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concerts series, as well as the stop for national touring Broadway shows brought in by Performing Arts Fort Worth. The astonishing classical pianist Van Cliburn brought fame to Fort Worth in the 1960s, when a competition founded (and funded) by the president of the National Guild of Piano Teachers was established in his honor. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a quadrennial contest attracting top talent from around the world, with the winners and runners-up receiving substantial cash prizes and concert tours at world-famous venues. Whether through music, theater, art, or mementos from the area’s rich Western history, Fort Worth has placed a priority on preserving and nurturing its culture. Though it can hold its own against global arts leaders, there’s no mistaking that when you’re visiting Fort Worth, you’re in a place like no other.

Below, left to right: The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame is a tribute to Fort Worth’s diversity. The Van Cliburn competition, created to honor the classical piantist, attracts top piano talent from across the globe.

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ponent is found here in the 10,000-square-foot exhibition known as the “Cattle Raisers Museum,” which employs lifesize steer replicas and antique accessories to illustrate the industry’s impact on society. But you’ll also find a three-storyhigh steel beam from the World Trade Center’s North Tower as part of a permanent 9/11 tribute, along with “Tornado Alley” and “DinoDig,” replicating a local paleontological field site. In the center of the Cultural District, next to the Will Rogers Memorial Center, is a distinctive domed building that’s home to the largest performing arts organization in Tarrant County. Casa Mañana, or “the house of tomorrow” as the original structure was dubbed in 1936, stages acclaimed productions of musicals, cabarets and children’s theater. First constructed by Amon Carter as part of the Texas Centennial Celebration, the (then-outdoor) theater featured the world’s largest revolving stage and accommodated 4,000 guests. Broadway producer Billy Rose staged an elaborate revue with showgirls, dancers, and beauty queens, a large moat surrounding the stage and fountains projecting a wall of water that doubled as the stage curtain. It would be a little more than two decades before Casa Mañana returned, this time housed in the geodesic aluminum dome. Fort Worth is home to a thriving theater scene, with the award-winning Stage West, Circle Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions and Jubilee Theatre all located near the

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RAISING THE STEAKS “Top Chef ” alum John Tesar’s steakhouses are the toast of Dallas. He opens up about his influences, DFW’s dining scene and living and working in the Big D. INTERVIEWED BY JENNIFER MCKEE

What first drew you to cooking?

The ability to stay at the beach all day and surf with my friends. I was lucky, I grew up in the Hamptons. I fell in with the cool kids, surfers and skateboarders, who all worked in this pub in Westhampton Beach called Magic’s Pub, which is no longer there. It was the local gathering place. I made bloody mary mix and tuna fish sandwiches. Every soap opera star, random movie star and Wall Street executive walked through there. I fell in love with the energy. How would you characterize the culinary scene in Dallas?

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growth spurt in 2010. We’re in a very undefined yet saturated time in the Dallas restaurants. With so much competition, how do you stay on top of your game?

I stay on top of the quality, and we interact with our employees, I try to get myself out there as much as possible at events, both local and national, and keep progressing the product. It’s like a bridge, at a restaurant. Every day you walk to one end, then you’ve got to come back to the other end. It’s repetition. That’s the hard part. Keeping employee retention, keeping the restaurant fresh but still staying within your concept and not selling out to the newest trend.

acclaim. Some of the deals weren’t the best deals in the financial or business sense but I’ve overcome that as well. I’m just really, sincerely into opening restaurants, having good food and hospitality, mentoring people, and giving my employees a good life and also having a life for myself and my family. You’re closely identified with steak. What other cuisines do you enjoy cooking?

Prior to Knife, seafood was what I was known for. I grew up on Long Island, and I worked for Rick Moonen [at RM Seafood in Las Vegas]. I think seafood is the most creative thing out there. What’s your best tip for cooking

What has been the best thing

great seafood at home?

about your move to Dallas?

Know where you’re buying your product. Seafood is really all about freshness. What’s the most important thing? The ingredient. How old it is, where it came from, how it was treated, how it was fileted, how it was cooked.

I’ve been very lucky. Coming here is the best thing that happened to my career. It gave me the opportunity to really establish myself and I was here before the real growth and expansion. I’ve had critical

What’s the best advice you ever received?

Put your head down and cook. I know it sounds cliché. But if you work hard, something good will always come from it. I believe that to be true. Outside of your own, what are your favorite restaurants in Dallas?

I’m a big fan of Japanese food so I love Tei-An and Tei Tei. I don’t eat [at Bullion] a lot, but Bruno [Davaillon] is extremely talented in the classic French way. I’m a big fan of Dean Fearing [of Fearing’s restaurant] just as a human being. Are you a Dallas or NY sports fan?

Baseball, I’ll always be a NY Yankees fan. I was a season ticket holder for 20 years. I saw Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run. I’ve been going to games since I was 6. Football, I’m trying to become a Dallas Cowboys fan. I think the Cowboys did an amazing job with the stadium. I want to see what they do in the next few years.

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A five-time James Beard nominee and twice a contestant on “Top Chef,” John Tesar is known for being bold both in and out of the kitchen. He worked in Manhattan and Las Vegas before moving to Dallas in 2007; today, his Knife steakhouse concepts are found throughout DFW.


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Chef Tesar inspects steaks in the meat locker at Knife.The modern steakhouse concept sources meat from Texas ranchers and farmers.

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BISHOP T.D. JAKES Bishop T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, entrepreneur, and pastor of The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member church in Dallas. Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time magazine and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the White House to the Nasrec Expo Centre in South Africa. Jakes’ impact is also felt through prominent conferences such as MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and the International Leadership Summit. Philanthropically, Jakes continually gives back worldwide, and his businesses span into film, television, radio, music, and national best-sellers. Married to Serita for over 30 years, he is the father of five, and grandfather of eight. 214.331.0954, www.thepottershouse.org


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BILL DEWBRE

Located in the West End Historic District, Wild Bill’s Western Store has been in business for more than 50 years and is recognized as one of the top attractions in Dallas for its assortment of the best-priced boots, hats, clothing and accessories. Owner Bill Dewbre has traveled across the U.S. sharing his passion for cowboys, cowgirls and Western heroes. Bill always says, “a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” Come in and meet your new friends at Wild Bill’s Western Store. 214.954.1050, wildbillswestern.com


ALL ABOUT TOWN Get to know entertainment hubs and diverse downtown locales that define the eclectic appeal of the Metroplex.

ets of downtown, the only challenge of exploring here is deciding where to begin. One option would be to start at Reunion Tower (“The Ball”), which offers a spectacular view from the tower’s GeO-Deck. However, the skyline can also be enjoyed from the bar at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty, the revolving restaurant on top. The newly renovated Dallas Farmers Market is also worth a visit, housing multiple eateries, local vendors and of course, fresh produce from local suppliers and farmers daily. Outdoorsy types will enjoy the fair number of green spaces throughout downtown like Main Street Garden Park and the 5.2-acre Klyde Warren Park, which sits atop the highway and separates Downtown Dallas and the Arts District from Uptown, the Harwood District and the increasingly residential Victory Park. Venues like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Airlines Center and the House of Blues keep Victory Park action-packed with family activities, concerts, sporting events and more.

KNOX-HENDERSON/OAK LAWN Dining al fresco is nearly required on Knox Street in the affluent enclave that is Highland Park, especially at essential eateries like Taverna, Café Madrid and Le Bilboquet. Across the highway is Henderson Avenue—the funkier side of the 48

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Knox-Henderson area—a bevy of hip boutiques like Planet Blue, Bonobos and Warby Parker plus top-notch restaurants like Mesero, The Porch, Fireside Pies and Gemma. The nearby Oak Lawn neighborhood lays claim to various restaurants, galleries and after-dark hot spots, and it’s arguably the capital of the LGBT nightlife scene.

UPTOWN/HARWOOD When the sun goes down, students and night owls flock to trendy Uptown, which boasts a thriving nightlife and social scene in addition to restaurants that range from high-end steakhouses to casual concepts like Shake Shack. Along with Crescent Court, West Village serves as an anchor of Uptown, as it’s home to boutiques, restaurants like Dallas institution Mi Cocina, a boutique theater and more. Ride the free M-Line trolley to bar hop or explore the neighborhood, or take it all the way to the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Also nestled in Uptown is the HARWOOD District, a collection of restaurants, business and residential towers, retail shops and even a museum. Experience Harwood like a local by starting at Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar for brunch on the patio before visiting The Samurai Collection at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum upstairs. Evening means a trip to Happiest Hour, a popular nightlife haunt, which boasts one of the best rooftop skyline views in the city.

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OAK CLIFF Once the neighborhood of Dallas’ earliest elite, Oak Cliff possesses a decidedly nostalgic yet contemporary vibe. Anchored by the Bishop Arts District, where chefs are cooking up some of the tastiest and most innovative dishes in town (try Eno’s Pizza Tavern, Lucia and Bolsa, an Oak Cliff mainstay). For drinks and a low-key vibe, head to Tiny Victories or Small Brewpub. At night, check out a concert at the Kessler or a film at the historic Texas Theatre.

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DESIGN DISTRICT With endless art galleries and showrooms, the

Left to right from opposite page: The wondrous Perot Museum; an aerial view of the Dallas Arts District; shopping at Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Plaza.

a little bit of everything: Western boutiques, fine art galleries, restaurants and the breathtaking Bass Performance Hall. Take in the view from the rooftop patio at Reata; savor New American fare at Bird Café or Del Frisco’s Grille; then sip cocktails Scat Jazz Lounge. In the Cultural District, don’t miss the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum or the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, an annual tradition that takes place at the beginning of each year.

Design District is a revitalized industrial area full of hidden gems and unexpected inspiration. With a Virgin Hotel slated to open in 2020 and hot spots like Meddlesome Moth, Sassetta, Pie Tap and the recently FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS The Stockyards maintain the opened Wheelhouse, the Design District has become a catalyst for a West look, feel and culture of the Wild West, with attracDallas urban renaissance that’s only just begintions such as the daily cattle drive on Exchange Avning; nearby developments like Trinity Groves and The Design District enue, the Stockyards Museum and Billy Bob’s Texas, Sylvan Thirty offer a unique vibe of their own, and are thriving destinations for locals and visitors. has become a catalyst a can’t-miss country dance hall.

DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH A hip haven for dining and shopping mixed with history and a truly Texan atmosphere, Sundance Square boasts

for a West Dallas renaissance that’s only just beginning.

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Nearby ARLINGTON/GRAND PRAIRIE The halfway point between Dallas and Fort Worth, these two towns are more than just stops for gas. The area currently houses attractions like Six Flags Over Texas, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, AT&T Stadium and Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, which hosts performances ranging from Phish to Sesame Street. Texas Live! is a mixed-use district housing entertainment concepts as well as a new and improved ballpark for the Texas Rangers opening in 2020.

FRISCO/PLANO Home to Dr Pepper Ballpark, FC Dallas and The Star—the new headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys and arguably the city’s most anticipated attraction as of late—the booming suburb of Frisco is an attraction on its own. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised by Plano’s wealth of happenings and hot spots, such as the expansive Shops at Legacy to Legacy West, a luxury residential and retail development anchored by the happening food hall destination Legacy Hall (includes more than 20 restaurants and bars). Disappear from the con50

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Left: Grapevine is home to the Urban Wine Trail. Right: The Millennium Fountains entrance visitors in downtown Irving.

crete jungle at Oak Point Park, which hosts multiple annual festivals and features a zip line adventure park.

IRVING/LAS COLINAS Close proximity to DFW Airport and a bevy of attractions and special events make Irving/Las Colinas a growing destination for locals and visitors alike. Stroll the Venice-like Mandalay Canal, see what’s new at the Irving Arts Center or enjoy live music at the Toyota Music Factory.

GRAPEVINE Grapevine’s Main Street is known for its small town charm. Tour the local vineyards and savor notable wines that gave the town its name, hop aboard a vintage railroad car or unwind at dining destinations like Grapevine Epicentre or the Gaylord Resort. MCKINNEY With its variety of galleries, antique shops, farm-totable bistros and more, McKinney’s unique downtown leaves a big impression. Enjoy outdoor activities, brewery tours and local cuisine at establishments like Cavalli Pizza and Patina Green Home & Market.

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Lone Star Luxury While you’ll find authentic Western wear and rustic décor here, Texas isn’t just about cowboy boots and hats (although if you’re looking for some, you’ve come to the right place). At high-end shopping centers, curated boutiques, designed showrooms and consignment shops, visitors will discover tasteful treasures and fashionable finds that reflect DFW’s timeless style.

7 FOR ALL MANKINDCL00398 The powerhouse of the premium denim renaissance offers impeccably well-cut denim, sexy tops, dresses, shoes and handbags. The look is trendy and very fashion-forward. 8687 N. Central Expressway, NorthPark Center, 469.232.4509. www.7forallmankind.com ABI FERRIN FLAGSHIP BOUTIQUE The local designer’s flagship boutique in West Village is a stylish haven for fashionistas looking to score seasonal, trendy pieces that both fit and flatter. 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 103, 214.565.0055. www.abiferrin.com

ADAIR EYEWEAR This family-owned and-operated, luxury boutique in Fort Worth offers fashionable eyewear from national brands. 3550 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817.377.3500. www.adaireyewear.com. ALLSAINTS At the celebrity-favored British fashion house’s NorthPark Center boutique, shop edgy styles for both men and women, including the brand’s signature leather jackets. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.452.0313. www.allsaints.com AMERICAN EYEWEAR For more than four decades, American Eyewear has provided customers with the finest eyewear available. Shop from more than 1,000

frames and sunglasses. 8309 Preston Road, 214.750.5793. www.americaneyeweardallas.com BEATNIK FINE GOODS Owner Lindsey Munchrath’s family-built and-run boutique stocks a curated selection of airy bohemian essentials, vintage jewelry, one-of-akind baby gifts and specialty home decor. 837 W. 7th St., 214.238.6389. www.beatnikfinegoods.com BALDWIN Get the pair of perfect jeans and other stylish staples at the Midwestern-inspired shop. 3205 Knox St., 214.545.6536. www.baldwin.co CENTRE Draws inspiration from design milestones such as Andy Warhol’s

silk-screening to Apple’s iPod to help create a unique stock of hisand-her apparel, accessories and shoes. Mockingbird Station, 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 140, 214.821.2028. www.centre214.com CLOTHES CIRCUIT Located in one of Dallas’ most affluent neighborhoods, Clothes Circuit is an upscale resale boutique with barely worn designer clothes and accessories from top designers. 6105 Sherry Lane, 214.696.8634. www.clothescircuit.com COACHCL004672 Shop sumptuous leather bags in classic and new styles at this luxury brand’s chic boutiques. Don’t forget to pick up scarves, belts and key accessories as well. NorthPark

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1220, 214.696.1772; Legacy West, 7601 Windrose Ave., Ste. F130, Plano, 972.312.9344. www.coach.com DRAPER JAMES Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle label reflects the “special breed of charm and grace that’s signature to the South.” Six Highland Park Village, 214.780.0960. www.draperjames.com ELEMENTS A veteran amongst hip boutiques, Elements boasts luxury labels and some edgier fashions. Don’t forget to peruse the shoe inventory and fragrance collection. 4400 Lovers Lane, 214.987.0837. www.elementsclothing.com FAVOR THE KIND This award-winning, home, gift and apparel boutique is brimming with one-of-a-kind finds for any occasion. Find everything from baby clothes to jewelry and shoes. 2928 N. Henderson Ave., 214.370.8010. www.favorthekind.com FORTY FIVE TEN ON MAIN This chic shop is known from coast to coast, and it’s a perennial favorite among trendsetting locals, known for its meticulously edited inventory of the most coveted designers in fashion. 1615 Main St., 214.559.4510; 60 Highland Park Village, 214.252.0510. www.fortyfiveten.com MIZZEN+MAIN This innovative menswear label creates men’s dress shirts, polos and tees that are moisture-wicking, fast-drying and fashionable enough to wear from the office to the golf course, and anywhere else life takes you.

5231 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth; 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 407. www.mizzenandmain.com NEIMAN MARCUS The flagship downtown store defines the chain’s traditions of service and sophistication. Visit the Armani, Chanel and Escada boutiques and stay for lunch at the legendary Zodiac Room. Multiple locations. Flagship: 1618 Main St., 214.741.6911 www.neimanmarcus.com OAKLEYCL00271 Whether you’re a top athlete or simply a weekend warrior, Oakley has a style and fit for you. Hip, functional and artistic define all of the products you’ll find for a trek up Everest or a run around the neighborhood. Multiple locations. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 2108, 214.363.7991. www.oakley.com H PEEPERS Peeper’s in Highland Park Village sells exceptional prescription eyewear and sunglasses. This upscale optical shop stocks more than 1,000 designer frames and offers efficient and professional service. 64 Highland Park Village, 214.522.0352. www.peepersdallas.com PINTO RANCH This purveyor of fine Western wear stocks an impressive selection of ladies’ and men’s apparel alongside home decor. They also carry the largest handmade boot collection in the U.S., replete with exotic leathers. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 2184, 214.217.6200. www.pintoranch.com

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES REBECCA TAYLOR Rebecca Taylor's Dallas boutique is the first-ever for her eponymous brand, famous for its signature prints, dimensional texture, sophisticated edge and romantic fragility. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.890.9979. www.rebeccataylor.com REFORMATION Eco-chic clothing label Reformation is equal parts stylish and sustainable; the brand offers a mix of wrap dresses, crop tops, worn-in boyfriend jeans and silky slip dresses. 2815 N. Henderson Ave., 855.756.0560. www.thereformation.com ROBERT GRAHAM Find eclectic men’s shirts, pants, jackets, belts, cufflinks, casual wear and more at Robert Graham, the label known for men’s fashion not for the faint of heart. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 469.232.9967. www.robertgraham.us STANLEY KORSHAK This Dallas mainstay, located behind the Hotel Crescent Court, offers the finest apparel for men and women, cosmetics, shoes, a unique home collection, exquisite linen boutique as well as full-service bridal and precious jewelry salons. 500 Crescent Court, Ste. 100, 214.871.3600. www.stanleykorshak.com H 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 top designer labels. 5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 130, 214.431.4301. www.tbcconsignment.com

VICTORIA'S SECRET Whether you are looking for a lacy number or sweats, Victoria’s Secret has it. Mix and match their delicious bath goods for a perfect spa gift. Multiple locations. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 469.232.9852. www.victoriassecret.com V.O.D. BOUTIQUE Local fashionistas frequent this Victory Park hot spot for designer duds. 2418 Victory Park Lane, www.vodboutique.com H WILD BILL’S WESTERN STORE Wild Bill’s has been offering warm Texas hospitality for 50 years. This store is filled with beautiful cowboy boots, hats, belts, buckles, Western clothing, jewelry and Texas gifts. 311 N. Market St., Historic West End, 214.954.1050. www.wildbillswestern.com

GALLERIES AND SHOWROOMS 500 X GALLERY INC. A haven for the works of up-and-coming artists, 500 X Gallery is a bohemian scene with a lot of soul. Peruse the reasonably priced art while enjoying the laid-back vibe. 500 Exposition Ave., 214.828.1111. www.500x.org ADOBE PICTURE FRAMING Adobe Picture Framing will outfit your new special picture with the perfect frame, creating a breathtaking presentation. Its selection of handcrafted frames, from rustic to elegant, is sure to complement your personal style. 2400 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.4242. www.adobeframing.com

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES ADOBE WESTERN ART GALLERY Carrying traditional and contemporary fine Western art, Adobe Western Art Gallery offers sculpture, jewelry, furniture, textiles and pottery. 2400 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.4242. www.adobewesternart.com ALAN BARNES FINE ART Brings more than a century of experience to the discerning buyer. Find contemporary works as well as 18th- and 19th-century pieces. 2611 Fairmount St., 214.828.1311. www.alanbarnesfineart.com

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AMERICAN FINE ART & FRAME COMPANY See one of the most impressive fine art collections in DFW, including selections of fine blown glass. Gallery quality framing services are offered along with professional crating and shipping. 1611 Dragon St., 214.749.7749. www.americanfineart.com ARTSPACE 111 ArtSpace 111 fosters a creative community where artists often gather to share ideas and create great works. This contemporary gallery features an outdoor sculpture garden and highlights the distinctive works of Texas artists. 111 Hampton St., Fort Worth, 817.692.3228. www.artspace111.com THE ART STATION Has art therapy programs for both children and adults designed to promote personal growth and help heal. 1616 Park Place Ave., Fort Worth, 817.921.2401. www.theartstation.org

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER One of the first Art Deco structures in the Southwest, it evolved from a “bath house” to a 116-seat theater. Diverse programming comes from a wide variety of visual and performing artists. 521 E. Lawther Drive, 214.670.8722. bathhouse.dallasculture.org BIVINS GALLERY Bivins Gallery showcases modern and post-war contemporary art and represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent and the estates of important legacy artists. 300 Crescent Court, Ste. 100, 214.272.2795. www.bivinsgallery.com CARLYN GALERIECL00213 For two decades, Carlyn Galerie has been devoted to showcasing some of the finest functional and decorative glass art by American artists. 6137 Luther Lane, 214.368.2828. www.carlyngalerie.com CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY Christopher Martin is known for his reverse glass painting technique. His distinctive style merges photography, painting and digital media, The signature acrylic-on-acrylic and acrylic-on-canvas works have a common metallic element. 1533 Dragon St., 214.760.1775. www.christopherhmartin.com 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. 1626 Hi Line Drive, Ste. C,

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bring a new perspective to the viewer. 414 Templeton Drive, Fort Worth, 817.336.6595. www.gallery414.com

CRAIGHEAD GREEN GALLERY This contemporary gallery represents the work of local, national and international artists, focusing on contemporary paintings and sculptures in a myriad of media and styles. 1011 Dragon St., 214.855.0779. www.craigheadgreen.com

GALLERIE NOIR Get inspired at Gallerie Noir in the Dallas Design District, where a sleek, modern aesthetic meets bold colors, textures and paintings. 4855 Vicksburg St., Ste. C, 214.760.9536. www.gallerienoir.com

FIREHOUSE POTTERY & GALLERY For contemporary ceramics and pottery, head to Fort Worth, where this working studio and art gallery features at least a dozen local artists at any given time. 4147 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, 682.560.3467. www.firehousegalleryfw.com

GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION Founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss, the foundation is a nonprofit that exhibits art owned by Goss, including those from important contemporary artists. It also supports an Artist-In-Residence program. 1305 Wycliff Ave, 214.696.0555. www.g-mf.org

FORT WORKS ART Since it opened, Fort Works Art has continued making waves in the contemporary art world. The gallery’s intriguing exhibitions highlight the diverse talent and perspective of artists hailing from the Lone Star State. 2100 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 817.759.9475. www.fortworksart.com

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY The gallery founded in 2005 represents about 30 different national artists, with eight exhibitions per annum, usually one-man shows. 1845 Levee St., Ste. 100, 214.369.0169. www.hollyjohnsongallery.com

GALERIE ZÜGER Galerie Züger showcases vibrant, contemporary art in a variety of media. Featuring more than 50 renowned artists, the gallery’s collection encompasses many styles. 1611 Dragon St., 214.749.7749. www.galeriezugerdallas.com 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

KETTLE ART If you want to see more from local artists, stop by Kettle Art. This is a laid-back gallery, where the focus is on original art, including graffiti art. 2650-B Main St. www.kettleart.com H KITTRELL RIFFKIND ART GLASS AT SOUTHWEST GALLERY Dallas’ premier art glass gallery features an ever-changing selection of outstanding and innovative work by more than 300 contemporary North American glass artists. 4500 Sigma Road (at Welch), 972.239.7957. Studio: 1600 N. Plano Road, Ste. 400,

Richardson, 972.239.7989. www.kittrellriffkind.com LR ART HOUSE American contemporary artist Laura Roosevelt opened LR Art House, a new type of gallery. A pioneer of the American Pop movement, Roosevelt highlights pieces inspired by her travels around the world. By appointment only. 214.600.2724. www.lrarthouse.com MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES Martin Lawrence Galleries is internationally renowned as a premier dealer in original paintings, sculpture and limited-edition graphics by Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and other famous and soon-to-be famous artists. 13350 Dallas Parkway, First Level, Galleria Dallas, 972.546.2988. www.martinlawrence.com NEW WEST ALLEY GALLERY & FINE GIFTS Carrying contemporary silver jewelry, pottery, wood sculpture, metal work and glass art, New West is your one-stop-shop for everything Southwestern. It features more than 60 Texas artist. 112 W. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, www.newwestalley.com THE PUBLIC TRUST Located in the Dallas Design District, The Public Trust displays contemporary works from up-and-coming and mid-career artists. 2042 Irving Blvd., Ste. 130, 214.282.4866. www.trustthepublic.com 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. 7608 Camp Bowie Blvd. W., Fort Worth, 817.244.1151. www.rebeccalow.com ROUGHTON GALLERIES INC. Roughton Galleries’ collection consists of the finest 19th- and early-20th-century American and European works. 3702 Fairmount St., 214.871.1096. www.roughtongalleries.com 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 home to a collection of J.D. Miller paintings in his signature style. 1105 Dragon St., 214.965.9027. www.samuellynne.com H SOUTHWEST GALLERY This impressive gallery offers extensive collections of original oils, graphics, antiques sculptures and bronzes, as well as an outstanding selection of American and European oils in a variety of styles. 4500 Sigma Road, 972.960.8935 or 800.272.9910 www.swgallery.com TALLEY DUNN GALLERY Talley Dunn Gallery exhibits groundbreaking contemporary art in a variety of media by established artists and up-and-comers. Dunn collaborates with numerous museums and galleries from coast to coast. 5020 Tracy St., 214.521.9898. www.talleydunn.com

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES THOMAS KINKADE GALLERY As one of America’s 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. 302 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.849.6840. www.thomaskinkadetx.com

APPLE Known for its revolutionary personal computers, iPhones, and iPods, the Apple store offers all this and more. Relish in the unique design of the store as well as all of the goodies. Multiple locations. 1612 S. University Drive, 817.840.9801. www.apple.com

BERETTA GALLERY This exotic Highland Park Village boutique is much more than it’s impressive gun room. Safari-inspired clothing, furniture, accessories and home décor bring home the excitement of the hunt. 41 Highland Park Village, 214.559.9800. www.dallas.berettagallery.com

VETRO GLASSBLOWING STUDIO & GALLERY Offers visitors the opportunity to take home something completely unique. While you’re there, check out the live glass blowing demonstrations; you’ll be amazed at the beauty of this art. 701 S. Main St., Ste. 103, Grapevine, 817.251.1668. www.vetroartglass.com

H ARLINGTON CAMERA This family-owned camera store has been helping patrons capture memories for more than 20 years. This is the go-to place for albums and frames, camera cases, cameras, camcorders, tripods and other accessories. 544 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, 817.261.8131. www.arlingtoncamera.com

BRIGHTON COLLECTIBLES Brighton is the perfect place to pick up a gift for that special lady in your life. Offering cute, ornamented bags, key accessories, jewelry, sunglasses and more. 1101 Melbourne Road, Hurst, 817.590.8493; Southlake Town Square, 335 Grand Ave. E., Southlake, 817.488.7861. www.brighton.com

WILLIAM CAMPBELL CONTEMPORARY This contemporary gallery is devoted to the preservation and advancement of modern works from all media and have dealt with some of the most important artists of the day. 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth, 817.737.9566. www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com

ASHLINS, LTD.CL0067591 This adorable boutique has remained a downtown Grapevine staple for its on-trend apparel and accessories for women and home goods. Visit for gifts, bath and body products and stylish brands. 413 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.442.0400. www.ashlins.com

BUILD-A-BEARCL005821 Kids can choose from dozens of different animals, sounds, stuffing, stitching and dressing to create a one-of-a-kind teddy bear all their own. Multiple locations. Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 2465A, 469.587.1068. www.buildabear.com

AVEDA Aveda is well-known for providing soothing and natural treatments for hair and body. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 742, 214.346.9686. www.aveda.com

CANDY BARREL Located in Stockyards Station, the Candy Barrel is the Willy Wonka of Fort Worth. Satisfy your sweet tooth with its endless inventory of gumballs, lollipops, taffies, rare candies and more. 140 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.626.5536. www.fortworthstockyards.org/candy-barrel

GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS AMERICAN GIRL The characters of the American Girl book series come to life in a sprawling space, complete with a doll hair salon and cafe. A bubbling event schedule keeps girls busy nearly every weekend. 13464 Dallas Parkway, Galleria Dallas, 877.247.5223. www.americangirl.com

BARNES & NOBLECL003476 Known the world over for quality books, magazines and reading accessories. It's also a great place to grab a cup of coffee while you enjoy your latest read. Multiple locations. 7700 W. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 300, 214.739.1124. www.barnesandnoble.com

H CHOCOLATE MOONSHINE CO. The Chocolate Hangover and Chocolate Moonshine products include chocolate bars handpainted with French cocoa butters and 16

varieties of liquor-filled chocolates, in addition to distinctive gifts. 520 S. Main St., Grapevine, 972.740.8934. www.chocolatehangover.com. H FLOWERS TO GO Offering “custom arrangements for every occasion,” this Fort Worth boutique, located in the heart of Sundance Square, features a wide assortment of plants and flowers. Choices range from classic favorites to varied exotics. Sundance Square, 325 Houston St., 817.339.2555. www.flowerstogofw.com HALF PRICE BOOKS Why pay full price for the book or record you want? Half Price Books offers the same items in good condition for a much lower price. Multiple locations. 5417 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817.294.1166. JADE & CLOVER Located in Deep Ellum, this independently owned boutique features, a build-your-own-terrarium bar, trendy women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry, art, home décor and a bohochic vibe. 2633 Main St., Ste. 150, 469.730.2264. www.jadeandclover.com PEACOCK ALLEY Fabulous collections of seriously luxurious linens. The thread count is high, the patterns are opulent and the scents are heavenly when perusing this shop. Multiple locations. 1403 Slocum St., Suite 102, 214.520.6736; Dallas outlet, 2050 Postal Way, 214.689.3755; Plano outlet, 3400 Preston Road, 972.905.2087. www.peacockalley.com

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SHOPPING & GALLERIES TEXAS TREASURES Find unusual items with Texas flair here. This tiny shop is stocked with items such as stained glass artwork and cast-iron candlesticks to Texasthemed jewelry and wooden postcards emblazoned with longhorns and armadillos. Multiple locations. 13350 Dallas Parkwy, Galleria Dallas, 972.392.0053. store.txtreasures.com UNMISTAKABLY MOLLY Gifts and trinkets line the shelves of this charming boutique. Find selections of bath essentials, candles, home accents, jewelry and more. Also stocks gifts for special occasions and seasonal décor. 4346 Lovers Lane, 214.738.0903. www.mollymolly.com

HOME ACCENTS ANTEKSCL002417 What began as a small shop with various collectibles is now a nationally recognized retailer. Choose from cowhide chairs, antler lamps and comfy couches. 1135 Dragon St., 214.528.5567. www.antekshome.com THE ARRANGEMENT Inspired by simple, rustic beauty and western influences, this unique furniture store offers designs of all kinds, as well as accessories and furnishings created from artists all around the world. 13710 Dallas Parkway, Ste. C, 214.748.4540 www.thearrangement.com HERITAGE HOUSE CLOCKSCL00251 True to its name, Heritage House offers clocks of all kinds, including grandfather, wall, and mantle 64

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designs. You’ll also find the collection of music boxes, jewelry, and fragrance lamps just as inviting. 14450 Midway Rd., 972.934.3420. www.heritagehouseclocks.com RIOS INTERIORS Stocks a fine collection of authentic rustic furniture and accessories. Owner Natividad Rios crafts much of the furniture, using leather, wrought iron and weathered board. 2465 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.626.8600. www.riosinteriors.com

JEWELRY H BACHENDORF’S Specializing in designer gold, platinum and diamond jewelry, and offering an extensive collection of watches, Bachendorf’s carries world-famous, and often exclusive, lines. Multiple locations. The Plaza at Preston Center, 8400 Preston Road, 214.692.8400. www.bachendorfs.com

CARTIER The world-famous French watchmaker and jeweler continues to dazzle lovers of luxury and taste. In addition to fine jewels, find additional items like cigarette cases, writing instruments and much more. 51 Highland Park Village, 972.726.7670. www.cartier.com

EISEMAN JEWELSCL002519 Dallas’ long-standing, family-owned jewelry business offers two very different original lines, as well as beautiful designs by Rolex, Cartier, Ulysse Nardin and Breitling. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 514, 214.369.6100. www.eisemanjewels.com.

H CASTLE GAP JEWELRY2 Fashionable women come from far and wide for this store’s Native American handcrafted sterling-silver cuff bracelets, concho belts, earrings, charms and more. The Plaza at Preston Center, 8300 Preston Road, 214.361.1677. www.castlegap.com

H GOVINDJI’S The large showroom showcases exquisite 22-karat gold and diamond jewelry. For more than six decades, Govindji’s has offered brilliant diamonds, which are hand-selected by a diamond expert in India. 245 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, 972.231.6776. www.govindjis.com

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. 325 NorthPark Center, 469.232.4500. www.davidyurman.com

BAILEY BANKS & BIDDLE Has what it takes to add a little sparkle to one’s life with top designers creating memorable jewelry. Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 1325, 972.239.5511; Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 West Park Blvd., Ste. C115, Plano, 469.366.2074. www.baileybanksandbiddle.com

DE BOULLECL002517 The store’s claim to fame is that they carry more fine watches than any other store in the Southwest, including top brands, but don’t overlook the exclusive de Boulle diamond collection. 6821 Preston Road, 214.522.2400. www.deboulle.com

BARRONS ESTATE JEWELERS Operating since 1980, this place specializes in high-end antiques, estate jewelry and Swiss timepieces. 115 E. Virginia St., McKinney, 972.795.3797; 800 Central Expressway, Plano, 972.985.9560. www.barronsestatejewelers.com

H DIAMONTRIGUE Experience one of the most exciting stores featuring the ultimate in manmade gems, with unique designs and the highest-quality stones set in luxury-weight 14- and 18-karat gold as well as platinum. 5100 Belt Line Road, Ste. 818, 972.934.1530. www.diamontrigueofdallas.com

GRANGE HALL The fare at this Knox/Henderson boutique range from global teas and exotic orchids to sculpture and 18-karat gold jewelry. Much of the perfectly blended collection hails from Africa and Europe. 4445 Travis St., 214.443.0600. www.urbanflowergrangehall.com KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRYCL004601 This trendy retailer carries something in every color, shape and size. Check out the store’s “color bar” where customers can design their own jewelry pieces with the help of a touch screen computer. Multiple locations. 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 105-B, 214.528.4800. www.kendrascott.com MATTHEW TRENTCL00261 Longtime Dallas fine jewelry designer Matthew Trent’s bespoke collection of contemporary pieces demonstrate the display of craftmanship, expertise and taste that’s kept him in


business for 30 years. 8383 Preston Center Plaza Drive, Ste. 120, 214.871.9170. www.matthewtrent.com MOVADO Beautiful and enduring quality and elegance is represented in each Swiss timepiece. Movado watches are found in 18 museum permanent collections around the globe. 820 W. Stacy Road, Allen, 972.678.2255. www.movado.com H NA HOKU Na Hoku captures the essence of Hawaiian lifestyle and tradition in its collection of fine jewelry, designed and made in Hawaii. You’ll find original pieces set with Tahitian pearls, diamonds and colored gemstones. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.265.0543. www.nahoku.com SKIBELL FINE JEWELRY A family-owned store specializing in fine jewelry, this shop and showroom offers a new inventory of renowned and exclusive designers. Find pre-owned Rolex watches, luxury estate jewelry and expertly crafted collections. 8411 Preston Road, 214.691.5123. www.skibellfinejewelry.com

REAL ESTATE H HAR.COM Utilize HAR.com to find the perfect property to rent or buy in Texas. Use provided information on home values, schools and neighborhoods and more in one convenient location Multiple locations. www.har.com

SHOPPING CENTERS GALLERIA DALLAS Anchored by Belk, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Banana Republic, this mall also has an ice rink, more than 30 restaurants/eateries and nearly 200 shops from around the world. 13350 Dallas Parkway, 972.702.7100. www.galleriadallas.com HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGECL002719 Opened in 1931, Highland Park Village is recognized as the first shopping center in America and is home to internationally renowned shops. 47 Highland Park Village, 214.443.9898. www.hpvillage.com LEGACY WEST Plano’s urban village boasts shops and restaurants, office space, apartments and a high-rise hotel. Offerings include J. Crew, Warby Parker and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. 5905 Headquarters Drive, Plano, 469.609.1500. www.legacywest.com H NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center is home to more than 230 retailers, including department stores carrying luxury labels. Museum-quality art is showcased throughout the grounds. 8687 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.7441. www.northparkcenter.com THE PLAZA AT PRESTON CENTER This chic Park Cities shopping center is home to an eclectic assortment of specialty boutiques featuring upscale women’s clothing, jewelry,

gifts, home accents and a full range of trendy dining choices. 8300 Preston Road, 469.232.0000. www.theplazaatprestoncenter.com THE SHOPS AT CLEARFORK Find both upscale and mainstream stores and restaurants at this openair shopping, dining and entertainment destination anchored by Neiman Marcus. 5188 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817.985.3773. www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-atclearfork STONEBRIAR CENTRE Anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s, Stonebriar Centre is home to more than 165 stores and restaurants including fine dining. 2601 Preston Road, Frisco, 972.668.6255. www.shopstonebriar.com WEST VILLAGE Uptown’s premier shopping and dining destination West Village features local boutiques as well as established retail brands, dining and a movie theater. 3699 McKinney Ave., www.westvillagedallas.com

SPAS & BEAUTY BLUSHINGTON Whip into Blushington for a full face of makeup applied by professionals. Pick from nine signature looks, from bridal to red carpet ready. Other services include waxing, lash tints and more. 4218 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.521.9200. www.blushington.com CHERRY BLOW DRY BAR Provides glam styling services at affordable prices. The talented stylists create beautiful blowouts and dry

styles using cherry-picked brands, including Blowpro and Pureology. The Star in Frisco, 6775 Cowboys Way, Ste. 1315, 469.535.3700. www.cherryblowdrybar.com H PARFUMERIE MARIE ANTOINETTE This “scentsational” spa and gift gallery for men and women features topof-the-line fragrances and bath and body products, plus treatments that range from a 10-minute chair massage to a two-hour Swedish massage. Sundance Square, 101 W. Second St., 817.332.2888. www.marieantoinettespa.com THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA Rejuvenate yourself at the Ritz, consistently voted a top spa by locals and visitors alike. We like the signature “Dean’s Margarita Salt Glow,” a scrub treatment named after chef Dean Fearing. 2121 McKinney Ave., 214.922.4820. www.ritzcarlton.com THE SPA AT THE CRESCENT The Spa at the Hotel Crescent Court is one of the most luxurious in town. Revel in the majestic decor and discreet service, not to mention their exquisite menu of treatments using state-of-the-art products and tools. 400 Crescent Court, 214.871.3232. www.crescentcourt.com V SPA AT THE HILTON ANATOLE With a full-service menu and the opportunity to lounge beneath a cabana at the hotel’s resort-style pool, the Hilton Anatole’s V Spa is practically a getaway on its own. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214.761.7800. www.vspadallas.com

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Multicultural Powerhouse The arts and culture scene is alive and well in North Texas—from mesmerizing murals that decorate Deep Ellum’s music venues to sheer multitude of museums you’ll find in the Metroplex: everything from science and technology-based spaces to aviation, Asian art and history. Then there’s the performance spaces that host Broadway shows, dance, symphonies, rock stars and comedians.

AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER The American Airlines Center is one of the premier venues in Dallas for sports, special events, and top-tier musical acts like U2 and Elton John. 2500 Victory Ave., 214.221.8326. www.americanairlinescenter.com AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER This multi-venue performing arts center houses the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Artist Square, Hammon Hall and Sammons Park. 2403 Flora St., 214.880.0202. www.attpac.org AT&T STADIUM Home of the Dallas Cowboys, the $1.15 billion, 140-acre complex boasts the world’s largest LED

screen. The stadium also hosts concerts and other special events. Daily tours are available. One AT&T Way, Arlington, 817.892.4161. www.attstadium.com BALL-EDDLEMANMCFARLAND HOUSECL003486 Virtually unaltered from its original form, the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (1899) is Fort Worth’s premier example of Queen Anne-style Victorian architecture. 1110 Penn St., Fort Worth, 817.336.2344. www.historicfortworth.org BASS PERFORMANCE HALL This architecturally astounding concert hall entices patrons with beautiful acoustics and offers acts ranging from annual traditions like Lyle Lovett to A-list comedians, Broadway

shows and orchestra performances. 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817.212.4280. www.basshall.com BISHOP ARTS DISTRICT A town square-like shopping atmosphere 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. 419 N. Bishop Ave. www.bishopartsdistrict.com H CATHEDRAL OF HOPE This inclusive church, founded in 1970, offers four services on Sunday—the 1 pm in Spanish—and one on Wednesday. It is known as the “world’s largest gay church.” 5910 Cedar Springs Road, 214.351.1901. www.cathedralofhope.com

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. Numerous collectibles and prestigious Super Bowl trophies create an impressive experience. 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, 817.481.7277. www.cowboysgolfclub.com 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. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6615. www.dallasarboretum.org

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS H DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT (DART) DART trains and buses are the affordable, hassle-free way to travel across the Metroplex, including direct rail service to DFW Airport. With DART’s free GoPass app, you can buy passes, plan trips and more. 1401 Pacific Ave., or call 214.979.1111 for schedules and fares. www.dart.org DALLAS CONTEMPORARY 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. 161 Glass St., 214.821.2522. www.dallascontemporary.org DALLAS DESIGN DISTRICT The Dallas Design District is now a shopping and dining destination. From art galleries to treasure-filled furniture shops and more, this area is next to the Trinity River and its booming renovation plans. www.dallasdesigndistrict.com DALLAS FARMERS MARKETCL00361 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. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and specialty products. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway. www.dallasfarmersmarket.org DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUMCL00371 In a historic West End building, this private aquarium features exotic marine life in chic surroundings. The aquarium’s Eighteen-O-One restaurant is also a great place for lunch. 1801 N. Griffin St., 214.720.2224. www.dwazoo.com

DALLAS ZOO Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals. A plethora of unique interactive activities are offered, including giraffe feeding and a narrated Adventure Safari tour. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, 469.554.7500. www.dallaszoo.com DEEP ELLUM This former warehouse district east of downtown is the local epicenter for live music and art. The area swings with everything from jazz to alternative beats and is home to more than 40 nightclubs, restaurants, galleries and shops. 214.984.7300. www.deepellumtexas.com DENISON Experience a land of plenty where the 89,000-acre Lake Texoma welcomes millions of explorers each year. Perfect for relaxing fishing excursions. Also enjoy the area’s plentiful shopping, wineries and restaurants. 903.465.1551. www.denisontexas.us 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. 901 Main St., Ste. 7100, 214.744.1270. www.downtowndallas.com DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARKCL005219 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. 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, 254.897.4588. www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ dinosaur-valley FAIR PARK Fair Park is Dallas’ largest historical landmark and cultural center, with the Dallas Aquarium, state fair, Texas Star Ferris wheel, 7.5 acre botanic garden and more. 1121 First Ave., 214.426.3400. www.fairpark.org FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDENSCL0087164 Billed as the “oldest botanic garden in Texas,” this 109-acre location offers beauty and serenity year-round, 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. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817.392.5510. www.fwbg.org FORT WORTH HERD CATTLE DRIVE Twice daily—11:30 am and 4 pm— witness a real live cattle drive down Exchange Avenue and through the Stockyards. Stockyards Visitors Center, 130 E. Exchange Ave., 817.624.4741. www.fortworth.com/the-herd FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS The Stockyards is a one-of-akind location with many exciting attractions for the whole family,

such as the daily cattle drive on Exchange Avenue or the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Stockyards Boulevard and Main Street, Fort Worth, 817.624.4741. www.fortworthstockyards.org FORT WORTH ZOO It is the oldest zoo in Texas—and one of the greatest, housing more than 540 species of animals. Don’t miss “Texas Wild!”—an eight-acre journey through various regional landscapes of the Lone Star State. 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, 817.759.7555. www.fortworthzoo.org H FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER This wildlife preserve and drive-in zoo that’s home to more than 1,100 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. 2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, 254.897.2960. www.fossilrim.org H GARLAND PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGE A relaxed outdoor facility that's a safe place for all ages to enjoy shooting sports. Open from 10 am-8 pm daily. 2606 Pleasant Valley Road, Garland, 972.495.5330. www.eaglepeakshootingrange.com/ gpsr/welcome.htm 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

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS IFLY DALLAS Go parachuting indoors at iFly Dallas. No prior experience is necessary—iFly’s instructors provide the training and the gear. Step inside the vertical glass chamber and prepare for liftoff. 8380 Highway 121, Frisco, 214.618.4359. www.iflyworld.com/dallas H IRVING ARTS CENTER A space for everything related to the arts, the Irving Arts Center is comprised of several galleries, the Dupree Theater, Carpenter Hall and a sculpture garden. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, 972.252.7558. www.irvingartscenter.com KATY TRAILCL003421 This popular running and biking trail, located in the heart of Highland Park, runs 3.5 miles from Victory Park to Airline Drive and is perfect for a serene afternoon jog. 5207 McKinney Ave., Ste. 19 A. www.katytraildallas.org KLYDE WARREN PARK Sprawling over five acres, this recreational area hosts regular outdoor activities, such as fitness sessions, concerts and films and live concerts. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy some breathtaking views. 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, 214.716.4500. www.klydewarrenpark.org H MCKINNEY MAIN STREET & HISTORIC DISTRICT McKinney’s Main Street and historic district are filled with places to dine, explore and shop. 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, 972.547.7500. www.mckinneytexas.org

M-LINE TROLLEY IN UPTOWNCL005218 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. 3153 Oak Grove Ave., 214.855.0006. www.mata.org NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER Nasher Sculpture Center is a worldclass museum showcasing more than 300 works from around the world, displayed throughout the interior galleries and outdoor garden, including pieces by Gauguin and Picasso. 2001 Flora St., 214.242.5100. www.nashersculpturecenter.org H OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SHRINE Sitting outside the Church of the Incarnation, the shrine is a place of meditation, worship and reflection in a special on-campus site at the University of Dallas. 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, www.udallas.edu PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION A waterfront concert venue and watersports hub on the Trinity River rolled into one, this pavilion on Panther Island is the place to be when the weather heats up. 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, 817.698.0700. www.pantherislandpavilion.com THE PAVILION AT TOYOTA MUSIC FACTORY The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory consists of a pioneering multivenue development anchored by a boutique amphitheater. The Pavilion’s jampacked schedule boasts big-name musicians and comedians.

300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, 214.978.4888. www.thepaviliontmf.com H THE POTTER'S HOUSE One of the nation’s largest churches, counting more than 300,000 members, the non-denominational church has worship sites in Fort Worth and Frisco in addition to the main Dallas location. 1720 Woodhaven Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.446.1999; 10501 Main St., Frisco, 469.364.6505; 6777 W. Kiest Blvd., 214.331.0954. www.thepottershouse.org REUNION TOWER From 470 feet up you’ll experience breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views, high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, a free digital photo and an observation deck that lets you see for miles. 300 Reunion Blvd. E., 214.712.7040. www.reuniontower.com RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! & LOUIS TUSSAUD’S PALACE OF WAX With more than 200 lifelike figures of Hollywood, fantasy and horror, the Palace of Wax is a delightful experience. Next door, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! displays an assortment of oddities and curiosities. 601 E. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, 972.263.2391. www.ripleys.com/grandprairie THE SAMURAI COLLECTION Showcases 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 display. 2501 N. Harwood St., 214.965.1032. www.samuraicollection.org

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 rollercoaster, which rises 255 feet and drops at 85 miles per hour. 2201 Road To Six Flags, Arlington, 817.640.8900. www.sixflags.com 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 yearround for guided tours of the legendary homestead and ranch. See the famed Ewing Mansion and relive moments from the classic show. 3700 Hogge Road, Parker, 972.442.7800. www.southfork.ranch.com THE STAR IN FRISCO This Dallas Cowboys world headquarters sits on 91 acres of land and not only features a practice facility where 12,000 fans can watch their team practice at the Ford Center, but it also has shops, restaurants, a medical center and the Omni Hotel. One Cowboys Way, Frisco, 972.497.4800. www.thestarinfrisco.com 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 whole family all day long. Don’t miss the twice-daily cattle drive that rides through the Stockyards in the afternoon. 140 E. Exchange Ave., 817.625.9715. www.stockyardsstation.com

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS TEXAS COWBOY HALL OF FAME In honor of the men and women who settled this land, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame features more than 60 wagons, carriages and sleighs as well as videos, saddles, photographs and more. 2515 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.626.7131. www.texascowboyhalloffame.com TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDENS Discover butterflies, bugs and botany as you explore the 7.5-acre organic gardens at Fair Park. Don’t miss the year-round Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium or the Snakes of Texas. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 214.428.7476. www.texasdiscoverygardens.org

MUSEUMS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM The only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African-American artistic, cultural and historical materials. 3536 Grand Ave., 214.565.9026. www.aamdallas.org 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. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817.738.1933. www.cartermuseum.org

CAVANAUGH FLIGHT MUSEUMCL0201 This 50,000-square-foot facility at the Addison airport houses a mint-condition P-51 Mustang, a TBM Avenger, an F-104 Starfighter, and three Russian MiGs. 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, 972.380.8800. www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com. THE CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART An unparalleled collection with more than 1,000 masterworks from China, Japan, India and Tibet. The collection of carved jade pieces is one of the finest in North America. 2010 Flora St., 214.979.6430. crowcollection.org DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART Among the largest art museums in the country. The heart of the museum and programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history. 1717 N. Harwood St., 214.922.1200. www.dma.org FORT WORTH AVIATION MUSEUM The airpark’s collection consists of 24 aircraft, including the F-111E Aardvark bomber, F-4C Phantom II, F-14D Tomcat and the F-105D Thunderchief fighters. Aircraft enthusiasts, rejoice! 3300 Ross Ave., Fort Worth, 855.733.8627. www.fortworthaviationmuseum.com FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY Houses interactive exhibits that explore everything from dinosaurs to cattle ranching. Make sure to see a show in the Omni Imax Theater or the Noble Planetarium. 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817.255.9300. www.fwmuseum.org

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM This beautiful art museum in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District is a strong anchor with exceptional exhibitions. The museum’s holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.332.8451. www.kimbellart.org 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, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Miró and Picasso. 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516. www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org H MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of post-World War II art in the central United States, consisting of some 3,000 works, including pieces by Anselm Kiefer, Pablo Picasso and more. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 817.738.9215. www.themodern.org MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN RAILROADCL0017 Offers one of the most comprehensive heavyweight passenger car collections around. See cabooses, diesel and electric locomotives, historic structures and small artifacts. 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, 214.428.0101. www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com.

American West. Interactive exhibit galleries feature more than 4,000 artifacts and photographs telling the stories of more than 750 women. 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth, 817.336.4475. www.cowgirl.net OLD RED MUSEUM OF DALLAS COUNTY HISTORY & CULTURE The Old Red Museum is a Dallas landmark in and of itself. Inside, you can view the many exhibitions dedicated to the rich culture and history of Dallas County. 100 S. Houston St., 214.745.1100. www.oldred.org PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE This museum offers exciting and interactive exhibits for all ages. Race a T. rex, battle robots and see a tornado in action. The museum also hosts events in the evening. Check website for dates and details. 2201 N. Field St., 214.428.5555. www.perotmuseum.org H THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA The former schoolbook depository, allegedly serving as the perch for Lee Harvey Oswald’s shooting of President John F. Kennedy, was transformed into a fascinating, in-depth museum chronicling JFK’s life and legacy. 411 Elm St., 214.747.6660. www.jfk.org

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Cathedral of Hope is a vibrant, inclusive and progressive church. As the largest predominately LGBTQ+ congregation of the United Church of Christ, we welcome you to experience the love and grace of Jesus in a joyous and welcoming atmosphere. Our services feature outstanding music, dynamic preaching and moving messages that will resonate with you all week long.

Cathedral Guadalupe serves a diverse Catholic community that welcomes visitors of all faiths to enjoy our beautiful historic church and spend a quiet moment in the rush of downtown Dallas. During the week we are open from 9 am to 9 pm, with Masses at Noon and 7 pm.

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Located in Dallas, TX, The Potter’s House is a 30,000 member non-denominational church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Deeply rooted in the heart of both local and global communities, the mission of The Potter’s House is “to extend a hand of help to the needy, a heart of compassion to the hurting, and a message of empowerment to the disenfranchised. “

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The church brings together people from all walks of life to worship and serve in one or more of 59 different ministries; including but not limited to GED/ literacy programs, STEAM education programs, homeless outreach, and one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing prison ministries. The Potter’s House consistently ranks among the largest and most influential churches in the U.S. with campuses in Los Angeles, Denver, Fort Worth, and North Dallas.

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Take a Bite of DFW What better way to explore a city than through its food and beverage scene? Eat your through the Metroplex with these great joints that serve up marvelous Mexican fare, larger-than-life steaks, barbecue, burgers, and much more; wash it down with a craft beer, glass of wine or many a margarita.

5444 Enjoy the contemporary bar and lounge for pre- or post-dinner cocktails at this upscale establishment, located in the Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. 5444 State Highway 121, Frisco, 972.668.8700. www.sheratonstonebriar.com ABACUS CL001892 A menu of “global eclectic” cuisine with an emphasis on the Mediterranean, Southwest and Pacific Rim, items from sushi to steak, leads into homemade dessert.

4511 McKinney Ave., 214.559.3111. www.kentrathbun.com ABUELO’S Upscale Mexican cuisine, including dishes infused with characteristics of interior and coastal Mexico, as well as traditional Tex-Mex, served in an authentic setting. Multiple locations. 3420 N. Central Expressway, Plano, 972.423.9290; 4740 S. Hulen St., 817.386.5600. www.abuelos.com ACAPULCO BEACH Take a trip to the beach! Delight in Mexican seafood at this family-friendly restaurant.3112 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.625.5992 ADAIR'S SALOON Adair’s is “the best hole-in-the-wall, burger, beer and live music joint

around” (according to Adair’s). Find cheap cans of Lone Star, local country and bluegrass acts and one heck of a good time. 2624 Commerce St., 214.939.9900. www.adairssaloon.com ADDISON IMPROV COMEDY CLUB Addison Improv is North Dallas’ connection to some of the biggest stars in stand-up today and is home to all-ages comedy events in addition to evening and matinee showtimes. 4980 Belt Line Road, Ste. 250, 972.404.8501. www.improvaddison.com ADELMO’S RISTORANTE The restaurant features a romantic, old-world atmosphere and serves authentic specialties such as veal chop and osso bucco, along with an

award-winning wine list. 5450 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 225, 214.559.0325. www.adelmos.com AL BIERNAT’S Incredible food such as North Dakota buffalo, lobster risotto and fresh fish await you daily. Hours vary by location. 4217 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.219.2201; 5251 Spring Valley Road, North Dallas Tollway, 972.239.3400. www.albiernats.com ALLGOOD CAFE The Deep Ellum hot spot uses local suppliers and quality ingredients for each dish. Entrées range from daily Blue Plate Specials to classic favorites such as tuna salad and chicken fried steak. 2934 Main St., 214.742.5362. www.allgoodcafe.com

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18TH & VINE The name comes from cross streets in Kansas City, that once served as the capital of the jazz and barbecue scene. The food is unforgettable. 4100 Maple Ave., 214.443.8335. www.18thandvinebbq.com


Internationally renowned charcoal-broiled steaks since 1947, Cattlemen’s Fort Worth Steak House features corn-fed aged beef. The extensive steak selections include sirloin strips, porterhouse, T-bone, rib-eyes, filet mignon and “The Rose of Texas” tenderloin. For the seafood lovers; lobster tail, shrimp, catfish, crab cakes, salmon and tilapia, with a selection of sauces such as lemon caper,

cognac pepper corn and gorgonzola for both steaks and seafood. Entrees served with salad, choice of potato and homemade rolls. The menu also includes chicken fried steak, pork chops, chicken, calf fries, pasta and the best homemade banana pudding, apple pie & pecan pie you have ever eaten. Full service bar and extensive wine list. Banquet rooms available. Ask for details. 2458 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 817.624.3945

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE ANAMIA'S TEX MEX Try some classic Tex-Mex flavors in an elegant setting at Anamia’s, a local favorite, or take it to go. Multiple locations. 2980 E. Southlake Blvd., 817.748.0100. www.anamias.com ANGRY DOGCL001842 This Deep Ellum hangout has received local awards for best burger, best hot dog, best hot wings and best bar food and has many varieties of beer to pair with it. 2726 Commerce St., 214.741.4406. www.angrydog.com 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. Multiple locations. 11617 N. Central Expressway, Suite 135, 214.363.6655. www.asianmint.com

Join us, and fall in love with our patio. An energetic atmosphere to share a bottle of wine with friends, or to enjoy Happy Hour features while you watch the game! Find globally-inspired dishes and handcrafted cocktails created with fresh ingredients at Moxie’s.

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BAR BELMONT This is the ultimate hipster hangout spot, located within the mid-century modern Belmont Hotel. The mojitos are divine ... and not to be missed. 901 Fort Worth Ave., 214.393.2300. www.belmontdallas.com BIG FISH SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR Po’boys and all the items seafood lovers crave. Meat and pasta dishes are part of the menu, too. Check the chalkboard for the Big Fish daily specials. 414 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.481.2010. www.bigfishonmain.com BIG SHUCKS Big Shucks is a casual, hangout featuring some of the freshest seafood

around. Crawfish, oysters, boiled shrimp and crab legs are the stars of the show. Multiple locations. 6232 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.887.6353. www.bigshucks.com BILLY BOB'S TEXAS Billed as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk,” this renowned location features acts from Dennis Quaid and the Sharks to Clay Walker, plus attractions like an arcade and pool tables. 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.624.7117. www.billybobstexas.com BIRD CAFÉ This chef-driven concept in Sundance Square Plaza focuses on delectable small plates like Prince Edward Island mussels and pot pies, draught beer and an extensive wine list. 155 E. Fourth and Commerce, Fort Worth, 817.332.2473. www.birdinthe.net BISOUS BISOUS PATISSERIE Specializing in a large variety of unique French-style pastries including macarons, éclairs and cakes, Bisous Bisous’ original creations are made from scratch daily using the finest ingredients. Open daily. 3700 McKinney Ave., Suite 150, 214.613.3570. www.bisous-bisous.com BLUE MARTINICL00521487 At this premier martini lounge, go casual on the outdoor patio bar, be at the heart of the party in the stage room or keep an eye on everything from the VIP room. Live entertainment nightly. Shops at Legacy, 7301 Lone Star Drive, 972.727.2583. www.bluemartinilounge.com

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Setting the bar for Continental Mexico City Cuisine for more than 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 it’s 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.


DINING & NIGHTLIFE BLUE SUSHI SAKE GRILL With locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, sushi enthusiasts throughout the Metroplex can rejoice in high-quality contemporary Asian fare here. Multiple locations. 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, 972.677.7887. www.bluesushisakegrill.com

CAFE PACIFICCL001987 Located in trendy Highland Park Village, this Dallas mainstay combines turn-of-the-century style with a thoroughly modern menu that features simple grills. 24 Highland Park Village, 214.526.1170. www.cafepacificdallas.com

BOB’S STEAK AND CHOP HOUSECL0040243 Evidence of what a true-blue, American steakhouse is all about. Prime cuts are perfectly cooked and the waitstaff couldn’t be more attentive. Multiple locations. Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St., 214.652.4800. www.bobs-steakandchop.com

CAMPISI’S RESTAURANT Campisi’s, a Dallas classic and one of the oldest eateries around (1946), is noted for some of the best crispy pizza in town. Multiple locations. 5405 W. Lover’s Lane, 214.350.2595. www.campisis.us

BOI NA BRAZA Experience the fine-dining tradition of a Brazilian churrascaria. Try deliciously seasoned meats served tableside by gauchos along with the fresh salad bar. Hours vary by location. 4025 William D. Tate, Grapevine, 817.251.9881; 310 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, 469.208.7977. www.boinabraza.com BOMB FACTORY This Deep Ellum music venue accommodates more than 4,000 fans utilizing five full-service bars. VIP suites and reserved seating options on the mezzanine floor are conducive to an immersive live music experience. 2713 Canton St., 214.932.6501. www.thebombfactory.com CAFE MADRID Find the real taste of Madrid with classic Spanish dishes, 85 types of wines and flamenco. 4501 Travis St., 214.528.1731. www.cafemadrid-dallas.com

CANARY BY GORJI Experience delicious steaks and New Mediterranean specialties at this intimate Addison restaurant which fuses European, North African and Middle Eastern influences with fresh ingredients. 5100 Belt Line Road, Ste. 402, 972.503.7080. www.canarybygorji.com CANE ROSSO Certified pizzaiolo Jay Jerrier has reinvigorated pizza in DFW with crispy, chewy crusts and imaginative toppings. Be sure to end your meal with a s’mores calzone. Multiple locations. 2612 Commerce St., 214.741.1188. www.canerosso.com CAPITOL PUBCL00392 This neighborhood pub offers great food and a large drink selection. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to hang out and drink some imported brew. 2401 N. Henderson Ave., 214.887.9330. www.capitolpubdallas.com CARBONE'S In the Shops at Highland Park, this

Italian deli and grocery specializes in excellent ingredients and a traditional aesthetic. Lunch, dinner and brunch proposes an assortment of choices. 4208 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.522.4208. www.carbonesdallas.com CARVAO PRIME BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE This Brazilian steakhouse provides a top-notch dining experience featuring 18 different cuts of skewered meats brought tableside and a seemingly endless salad bar. 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound, 972.539.8555. www.carvaosteakhouse.com H CATTLEMEN’S STEAK HOUSE This acclaimed steakhouse in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District serves some of the finest steaks and seafood in the city, including the “smoky barbecue pit”-style ribs. 2458 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.3945. www.cattlemenssteakhouse.com CHAMPPSCL003403 Champps offers flat screen televisions at every viewable angle and rockin’ appetizers like the fennel sausage flatbread. 855 W. John W. Carpenter Freeway, Irving, 972.373.0333. www.champps.com CHAMBERLAIN’S FISH MARKET GRILLCL00198 A seafood lover’s paradise, this upscale American eatery satisfies every palette with dishes featuring freshly prepared, catch-of-the-day specials made with fish flown in daily. 4525 Belt Line Road, Addison, 972.503.3474. www.chamberlainsseafood.com

CHELSEA CORNER With a large outdoor patio, multiple dining areas and a pool table, Chelsea Corner is the neighborhood joint that’s a gameday hub, a well-executed nightcap or a weekend brunch. 4830 McKinney Ave., 469.726.2211. www.chelseacornerdallas.com CHRISTIES SPORTS BARCL00340 This longstanding Uptown establishment has a sizable menu of American pub fare, a covered patio, tons of high-definition screens and an entertaining crowd of sports fans. 2811 McKinney Ave., 214.954.1511. www.christiessportsbar.com CINDI’S NEW YORK DELI AND BAKERY Cindi’s Deli is a taste of the Big Apple in Dallas, and the menu runs the gamut. From old fashioned buttermilk pancakes and cheese blintzes to latkes and Reubens, Cindi’s has it all. Multiple locations. 11111 N. Central Expressway, 214.739.0918. www.cindisnydeli.com H CULPEPPER STEAK HOUSE Rockwall’s premier upscale steakhouse offers the finest chops, steaks and other twists on fine-dining favorites like chicken-fried lobster tail. Try the breaded Texas torpedoes and poblano strips to start. 309 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, 972.771.1001. www.culpeppersteakhouse.com DA MARIO This restaurant in The Star in Frisco offers an authentic Italian dining experience. Dishes are prepared with imported Italian specialties, the highest-quality meats and the finest locally sourced ingredients.

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE 6655 Winning Drive, Ste. 605, Frisco, 972.324.3055. www.damariorestaurant.com DEE LINCOLN PRIME Located at The Star in Frisco, this upscale steakhouse features prime steak and fresh seafood along with an extensive wine list. 6670 Winning Drive, Frisco, 214.387.3333. www.deelincolnprime.com THE DUBLINER This matchbox-sized hangout is perfect for those who can appreciate a good whiskey or European beer. Patrons will be in awe of the Irish whiskey selection. 2818 Greenville Ave., 214.818.0911. www.dallasdubliner.com DUTCH’S HAMBURGERS TCU students go nuts for this hamburger joint and hangout, named after former TCU football coach Dutch Meyer. Dive into all-natural beef patties, cheese fries, milkshakes, malts and more. 3009 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, 817.927.5522. www.dutchshamburgers.com EG STEAK Enjoy steaks and other cuts of meat cooked in the gaucho style—over an open flame—and in Brazil’s genuine churrasco way with its emphasis on tableside service. 8650 State Highway 121, Frisco, 214.618.6150. www.egsteak.com ELLERBE FINE FOODS Find a farm-to-table approach to Southern-inspired American dining at Ellerbe Fine Foods, with entrées served amid contemporary ambiance in what was once an old gas station. 1501 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth,

817.926.3663. www.ellerbefinefoods.com H ESPARZA’S Whether you want to try some real Tex-Mex enchiladas or just sip on a frosty margarita on the patio, Esparza’s has got you covered. 124 E. Worth St., Grapevine, 817.481.4668. www.esparzastexas.com FEARING’S RESTAURANTCL0039201 Chef Dean Fearing serves up noteworthy dishes such as a maple-black peppercorn-soaked buffalo tenderloin at his namesake restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton. 121 McKinney Ave., 214.922.4848. www.fearingsrestaurant.com FERRARI'S ITALIAN VILLA Since October 1983, the Secchi family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, using recipes that have been in the family for more than 100 years. 14831 Midway Road, Addison, 972.980.9898; 1200 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine, 817.251.2525. www.ferrarisrestaurant.com FIVE SIXTY Wolfgang Puck brings his genius to Dallas with Five Sixty, located atop Reunion Tower. Five Sixty serves delightful Asian-fusion cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. 300 Reunion Blvd., 214.571.5784. www.wolfgangpuck.com FLEMING'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR Indulge in prime cuts of aged-to-perfection steaks, fresh seafood, decadent desserts and a curated selection of wines at this fine dining destination in Legacy Tower. Legacy Tower,

7250 N. Dallas Parkway, Plano, 972.543.2141. www.flemingssteakhouse.com H FLIPS PATIO GRILL An easygoing local joint known for its burgers, drink specials and divine patio seating. 415 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, 817.251.9800. www.flipsgrill.com FLORA STREET CAFÉ At Flora Street Café, James Beard Award-winning chef and fifth-generation Texan Stephan Pyles serves up “Elevated Texas Cuisine.” 2330 Flora St., Ste. 150, 214.580.7000. www.florastreet.com FOUR CORNERS BREWING CO. Dallas’ locally beloved brewery’s taproom—where you can pair a pint with food— and a large outdoor patio perfect for sunny weekends and game days. Free tours on Saturday. 1311 S. Ervay St., 214.748.2739. www.fcbrewing.com THE FREE MAN This eclectic Creole lounge featurs live rock/jazz bands nearly every night and a menu filled with tasty Cajun favorites. 2626 Commerce St., 214.377.9893. www.freemandallas.com FUEL CITYCL0039207 It may not look like much more than a gas station, but Fuel City’s authentic tacos are a local secret. Take your pick from barbacoa, picadillo, pastor and more. 801 S. Riverfront Blvd., 214.426.0011. www.fuelcity.com 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. 2718 Boll St., 214.754.8771; The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road, Ste. E1, Plano, 469.814.8299; Southlake Town Square, 1512 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817.778.8846. www.gingermanpub.com H GRAPEVINE EPICENTRE This center of sophisticated dining includes Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Winewood Grill, Fireside Pies and Made From Scratch. Remedy a craving for a tender filet mignon or authentic Mexican creations. South Main Street, Grapevine. www.grapevineepicentre.com HARLOWE MXM This chic spot is a great place for a quick bite and drinks during the 11 am-7 pm happy hour (Tu-F). Find burgers, lobster rolls and more. 2823 Main St., 214.624.3310. www.harlowemxm.com HULA HUT With a Tiki-torch-infused vacation vibe and Mexican and Polynesian cuisine, this laid-back restaurant and bar overlooks Lewisville Lake and an adjacent wake park. 210 E. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, 214.618.4852. www.hulahutlittleelm.com HYPNOTIC DONUTS Got a taste for something sweet and unique? Look no further than Hypnotic Donuts, offering up the Evil Elvis, a mix of peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey—they sell out quickly. 9007 Garland Road, 214.668.6999; 235 W. Hickory St., Denton, 940.488.9851. www.hypnoticdonuts.com

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE H INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT & BAR Located in North Dallas, the award-winning India Palace Restaurant & Bar offers an extensive menu of authentic, exquisite Indian cuisine. 12817 Preston Road, 972.392.0190. www.indiapalacedallas.com

KNIFE From celebrity chef John Tesar comes Knife, an elegant, contemporary steakhouse inside the chic Highland Hotel. Enjoy exclusive cuts aged and prepared to perfection, plus bacon charcuterie plates. 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, 214.443.9339. www.knifedallas.com

IRON CACTUS Iron Cactus features more than 100 tequilas. Iron Cactus specializes in a variety of margaritas and tequila drinks, served alongside a fusion of traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine. 1520 Main St., 214.749.IRON. www.ironcactus.com

H KOBE STEAKS This Japanese restaurant focuses on teppanyaki-style cooking, offering special combinations like lobster, shrimp and scallops; filet mignon and sesame-seed-crusted tuna. 5000 Beltline Road, 972.934.8150. www.kobesteaks.net/home_d.html

J. GILLIGAN'S BAR & GRILL This Irish sports bar serves up heaping plates of delicious, greasy favorites like burgers, quesadillas and their famous Irish nachos (cottage fries with cheese and all the fixin’s). 400 E. Abrams St, Arlington, 817.274.8561. www.jgilligans.com H JAVIER’S Since 1977, this popular eatery has been serving gourmet Mexican cuisine. The menu offers such signature dishes as black bean soup and filete cantinflas. 4912 Cole Ave., 214.521.4211. www.javiers.net JOE T. GARCIA’S One of the most popular restaurants in DFW, this top-notch Mexican hot spot keeps its menu relatively streamlined, meaning that every dish is perfection each time. 2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817.626.4356. www.joets.com 86

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LA PLAYA MAYA The ceviche is fresh and delicious and the variety of Mexican seafood dishes can’t be beat. Multiple locations. 1540 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817.624.8411. www.laplayamaya.com LEE HARVEY’SCL003971 This quintessential Dallas dive bar offers an expansive patio, good food and a dependable live music calendar. 1807 Gould St., 214.428.1555. www.leeharveys.com THE LEGACY GRILL American fine dining meets comfort and class at The Legacy Grill, an upscale restaurant located in Frisco at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club. 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, 972.668.8000. www.westinstonebriar.com LIZARD LOUNGE Lizard Lounge brings the best in electronic dance music Friday through Sunday nights, often featuring nationally and internationally-known


DJs. 2424 Swiss Ave., 214.826.4768. www.thelizardlounge.com 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. 2736 W. Sixth St., Fort Worth, 817.877.0666. www.lolassaloon.com THE LONDONER An authentic English bar setting with a bevy of frothy brews, grub, ice cold pints, darts, trivia and delicious British bites. 14930 Midway Road, Addison, 972.458.2444. www.londoneraddison.com MARIANO’S HACIENDA While the food is amazing, it’s the margaritas that set Mariano’s apart from the pack. Mariano’s actually invented the frozen margarita machine back in 1971. Multiple locations. 6300 Skillman St., 214.691.3888. www.marianosrestaurant.com MEDDLESOME MOTH Gourmet fare in a casual, pub-like atmosphere, with more than 120 beers to choose from and plates that make diners’ mouths water. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214.628.7900. www.mothinthe.net H THE MEN’S CLUB Men’s entertainment spot features not only dancers but lunch, dinner and late-night dining, plus an award-winning wine list. Watch sports inside on the high-definition TVs, or enjoy poolside dining and drinks. 2340 W. NW Highway, 214.956.8800. www.mensclub.com/dallas-mens-club

MERCAT BISTRO The intimate eatery serves up French favorites such as omelets, croque madames and French onion soup. Don’t miss the popular weekend brunch. 2550 Harry Hines Blvd., 214.953.0917. www.mercatbistro.com MERCURY CHOPHOUSECL008716 This hearty steak restaurant combines relaxed New York City ambiance with a Texas kick. Don’t miss creations like Cajun shrimp and grits. 525 Taylor St., Fort Worth, 817.336.4129. www.fortworthchophouse.com MESERO Serving up contemporary Mexican/ Latin American cuisine, Mesero is a must-try for diners looking for an elevated Tex-Mex experience. Multiple locations. 5330 W. Lovers Lane, 214.654.0185. www.mesero.net 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. Multiple locations. 1611 McKinney Ave., 214.484.6555. www.mesomaya.com MICHAEL'S CUISINE RESTAURANT & BAR Rusted iron and traditional artwork set the tone and the dinner selections are “contemporary ranch” in style, serving up all the classics with modern flair. 3413 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth, 817.877.3413. www.michaelscuisine.com

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE MI COCINA Mi Cocina is a Dallas staple. Known for serving up fresh, contemporary Mexican cuisine, Mi Cocina is not to be missed. Multiple locations. 77 Highland Park Village, 214.521.6426. www.micocinarestaurants.com H MI DIA FROM SCRATCHCL004024 This restaurant is a harmonious blend of traditional Mexico City recipes and modern Santa Fe and TexMex flavors. Try their divine streetstyle tacos such as duck carnitas. 1295 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.421.4747 3310 Dallas Parkway, Ste 105, Plano, 972.403.7474 2601 W. Windsor Drive, Flower Mound, 972.874.4747. www.midiafromscratch.com MISTER G’SCL005193 Mister G’s in the gorgeous Hyatt Regency DFW is a ‘cut’ above ordinary, serving only the choicest cuts and other steakhouse norms, with a well-curated wine list. DFW Airport, 2334 N. International Parkway, 972.453.1234. www.hyatt.com H MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Located in Dallas’ dynamic Uptown neighborhood, close to downtown Dallas and the Dallas Arts District, Morton’s is an upscale steakhouse perfect for a business dinner or a happy-hour hangout. 2222 McKinney Ave., 214.741.2277. www.mortons.com H MOXIE'S BAR & GRILL Clever variations on traditional dishes hit their marks at Moxie's Bar & Grill, highlighted by an open kitchen and spacious lounge. Don’t miss the 88

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sumptous weekend brunch. Multiple locations. 100 Crescent Court, 469.687.0050. us.moxies.com

the oyster bar or dine on specialties such as Dover sole and ahi tuna. Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 1369, 972.759.2277. www.theoceanaire.com

MUGHLAI FINE INDIAN CUISINE Mughlai provides an extensive menu of regional favorites, from tikka masala to biryani, prepared as mild or as spicy as you like it. There’s also a daily lunch buffet and gulab jamun for dessert. 5301 Alpha Road, Ste. 14, 972.392.7786; 3311 E. State Highway 114, Southlake, 817.251.0663. www.mughlaidallas.com

OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE With a decidedly Texas flair, the Old Hickory Steakhouse in the Gaylord Texan is the perfect choice for your favorite cut of steak and evening cocktail of choice. Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, 817.778.1000. www.gaylordhotels.com

NOBUCL00392 Nobu is not only known for its swank environment and stellar people watching, but also chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s culinary art. There are many stars on the menu. 400 Crescent Court, 214.252.7000. www.noburestaurants.com

THE OLD MONKCL00172 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. 2847 N. Henderson Ave., 214.821.1880. www.oldmonkdallas.com

H THE OAR HOUSE The Oar House has garnered a reputation for fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere, known primarily for its Northern Italian fare and seafood. 305 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, 972.771.9687. www.theoarhouserestaurant.com OCEAN PRIME Ocean Prime offers succulent seafood and steaks. Cocktails are clever and the wine selection is divine. Rosewood Court, 2101 Cedar Springs Road, 214.965.0440. www.oceanprimedallas.com H THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM The Oceanaire features fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world. Sip cocktails in the lounge, indulge at

PACIUGO If you’re in the mood for a sweet, stop by Paciugo for creamy gelato. Flavors include pistachio, amarena black cherry swirl and lighter tastes like lemon and strawberry. Multiple locations. 2115 Abrams Road, 214.828.8777. www.paciugo.com H PICCOLO MONDO ITALIAN RESTAURANT This popular restaurant in Arlington serves up Italian cuisine with a nod toward the classics. Enjoy a piano bar and banquet room. 829 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, 817.265.9174. www.piccolomondo.com

PRESS BOX GRILL This sports bar offers up traditional American fare to Cowboys, Stars and Mavericks fanatics (and most other sports fans, too). 1623 Main St., 214.747.8226. www.pressboxgrill.com H RAINFOREST CAFE Set in a cool, rainforest-themed environment in the Grapevine Mills shopping center, this restaurant features American food with tropical flair. 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, 972.539.5001. www.rainforestcafe.com H RISCKY’S BBQ This family-owned-and-operated barbecue legend has been serving quality meats for more than 75 years. “Riscky Dust” gets hand-rubbed on meats, which are then slow-smoked for hours over specially made pits. 6701 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.989.1800; Sundance Square, 300 Main St., Fort Worth, 817.877.3306; Fort Worth Stockyards Station, 140 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.626.7777. www.risckys.com H ROTI GRILL This fast-casual concept serves up authentic Indian cuisine, including dishes such as chicken tikka tandoori and kafta masala. 4438 McKinney Ave., 214.521.3655; 6770 Winnng Drive, Frisco, 469.980.7005. www.freshindianfood.com H SCAT JAZZ LOUNGE Scat Jazz Lounge features some of the best talent, focusing on straightahead jazz in an intimate, speakeasy-style venue. 111 W. Fourth St., Ste. 11, Fort Worth, 817.870.9100. www.scatjazzlounge.com


SECOND FLOOR REGIONALLY INSPIRED KITCHEN Centrally located at the Westin Galleria Dallas, Second Floor. Regionally Inspired Kitchen is your passport to the flavors of the Southwest. 13340 Dallas Parkway, 972.450.2978. www.thesecondfloorrestaurant.com H SER STEAK + SPIRITS Resting atop Dallas’ Hilton Anatole, this handsome steakhouse provides unparalleled views of the city skyline and gourmet cuisine using the finest steaks and chops and market-fresh seafood. Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 27th Floor, 214.761.7479. www.sersteak.com

STONELEIGH P CL00342 Think “Cheers,” but with some Uptown 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. 2926 Maple Ave., 214.871.2346. www.thestoneleighp.com SUNDOWN AT GRANADACL004035 With a tantalizing selection of beers and weekend brunch, Sundown boasts free live music nearly every night and a rooftop patio outfitted with a large projector screen for games, concert streams and movie nights. 3520 Greenville Ave., 214.823.8305. www.sundownatgranada.com

SEVY’S GRILL With an upscale American menu with a slightly Southwestern twist, Sevy’s Grill has been a local favorite for years. Try the spicy duck flautas or smoked shrimp cakes. 8201 Preston Road, 214.265.7389. www.sevys.com

THE TIPSY ALCHEMIST This social, sophisticated lounge serves elevated cocktails crafted with science, art and technique in mind. The drink menu is based on the periodic table of elements. 2101 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. R125, 469.899.7080. www.thetipsyalchemist.com

SNEAKY PETE'S SPORTS BAR Live music on weekends, drink specials during the week and a giant Sunday brunch: This is our kind of sports bar. Two Eagle Point Road, Lewisville, 972.434.2500. www.sneakypetesonline.com

UCHI With innovative flavor pairings, knowledgeable staff and top-quality sushi and sashimi, Uchi is a Texas original. 2817 Maple Ave., 214.855.5454. uchidallas.com

SOUTH SIDE BALLROOM This spacious venue boasts a warehouse-like interior that lends itself to a calendar that covers all the bases in terms of genre. South Side’s lineup truly does have something for everyone. 1135 S. Lamar St., www.southsideballroomdallas.com

UMBRA WINERY With a distinctly European flair, Umbra produces approximately 12 wines as well as a honey mead. While the winery’s La Buena Vida Vineyards are located in Springtown, the tasting room is in Grapevine. 415 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.421.2999. www.umbrawinery.com

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE UNREFINED BAKERY This completely gluten-free bakery offers everything from vegan recipes to dairy-free options. The focus is on all-natural and organic ingredients, with choices like paleo breads and specialty cakes. Multiple locations. 6464 E. NW Highway, 214.414.2414. www.unrefinedbakery.com

WOODSHED SMOKEHOUSECL00461 This “homage” to smoke, fire and flavor rests on the Trinity River in Cowtown and treats hungry carnivores to an unexpected and invigorating take on traditional barbecue. 3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, 817.877.4545. www.woodshedsmokehouse.com

VERITAS CL0039Owned by two wine-loving brothers, Veritas is one of the best wine bars in town. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about its wines. 2323 N. Henderson Ave., 214.841.9463. www.veritaswinedallas.com

YE OLDE BULL AND BUSH 00493W 1 ith darts, pool, live music and a killer beer selection, Ye Olde Bull and Bush is the preferred pub scene for TCU students and Fort Worth locals. 2300 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 817.731.9206. www.yeoldebullandbush.com

WATER GRILL Though nestled in Uptown, Water Grill conveys a coastal setting, with freshly shucked oysters, vintage nautical decor, Dungeness crabfilled tanks and a spacious yet cozy atmosphere. 1920 McKinney Ave., 214.306.7111. www.watergrill.com

Y.O. RANCH STEAKHOUSE Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse specializes in prime Grade A beef and favorites like chops and scallops. The no-frills bar has an extensive wine list. 702 Ross Ave., 214.744.3287. www.yoranchsteakhouse.com

WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON 08716This acclaimed honky tonk offers nightly acts that range from local to national and houses a separate restaurant called the Love Shack that specializes in “burgers, beer, and shakes.” 106 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817.624.8273. www.whiteelephantsaloon.com H WINEWOOD GRILLCL0040245 An affordable blend of quality American dishes with a modern twist. 1265 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.421.0200. www.thewinewood.com

YUTAKACL003928 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. 2633 McKinney Ave., Ste. 140, 214.969.5533. www.yutakasushibistro.com ZIZIKI’S Ziziki’s is a perfect stop to satisfy a craving for authentic Greek food. Try the pastichio, a traditional Greek lasagna, filled with chopped lamb, tomatoes and a homemade béchamel sauce. Multiple locations. 4514 Travis St., Ste. 122, 214.521.2233. www.zizikis.com

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CHOCOLATE MOONSHINE Chocolate Moonshine in Historic Downtown Grapevine is THE place for you to shop and sample handmade artisan chocolates with over 20 flavors of truffles, 18 flavors of delicious creamy fudge, 12 flavors of unique Texas-made chocolates with a kick of your favorite spirits, gourmet Belgian Fondues and light and crispy chocolate covered toffee. You can also find one-of-a-kind unique gifts for every occasion. A visit to Chocolate Moonshine is the perfect stop on Main Street in Grapevine. These world class chocolates are not only the perfect gift for friends and family, but they will also put a smile on your face and a kick in your giddyup. Come by our place and have some fun with the bootleggers of chocolates with a kick! Try’em, buy’em, eat’em and smile! Find us in Suite #207 right behind the indoor Farmers Market.

ESPARZA’S RESTAURANTE MEXICANO Sip on a notorious margarita while relaxing on the outdoor patio, or dip into some homemade salsa and chips in any one of the many dining areas. Because of Esparza’s outstanding service, great tasting food, warm atmosphere, spacious patio, and crowd-pleasing margaritas, it is an established tradition for many. Conveniently located near great shopping and attractions, it is a great way for newcomers and locals to experience Texas hospitality. Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano is a wellknown and long loved tradition that is a popular part of the Historic Downtown Grapevine experience. 124 E. Worth St., Grapevine, TX

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INDIA PALACE

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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.

We’re a tropical Texas paradise. It began in Austin in 1993 with the Hula Hut that overlooks beautiful Lake Austin. In September 2015, we were excited to bring that special paradise to Little Elm overlooking beautiful Lake Lewisville. This is a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant with a Polynesian twist that all culminates into the finest Mexonesian cuisines. Hang loose and groove to some tunes in any of our three bars. Enjoy the scene with a Mango Margarita and dive into our lavish Pu Pu Platters. The restaurant is decked out with Tiki torches, bamboo walls, grass-thatched bars and thousands of colored lights. Music from traditional Hawaiian to surf rock floats out over the water. We’re family, kid and senior friendly.

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PICCOLO MONDO

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Established more than 35 years ago, Piccolo Mondo is one of the metroplex’s most popular and famous Italian restaurants, centrally located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. House specialties include lasagna alla Bolognese, capelli d’angelo alla pescatora, eggplant parmigiana, gnocchi al pomodoro, and penne con broccoli. Beef preparations include broiled New York strip, mare e terra, and broiled aged center-cut tenderloin. Enjoy seafood items such as shrimp provinciale, lobster tail Isabella and shrimp marinara. Chicken specialties are also offered. All entrées are served with soup or salad. Open for lunch weekdays; dinner nightly. Closed major holidays. Live piano music Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Full bar. Extensive wine list. Banquet room, for special occasions, accommodates up to 50 guests. Takeout available. antonio@piccolomondo.com.

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. 4438 McKinney Avenue, Suite #100, Dallas, TX

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6770 Winning Drive, Suite #910, Frisco, TX www.freshindianfood.com

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MUSEUMS

Peeper’s ........................................................ 2 To Be Continued ....................................... 59 Wild Bill’s Western Store ................ 4-5, 47

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth ......67 The Sixth Floor Museum .......................... 71

GALLERIES & SHOWROOMS

Dallas Area Rapid Transit ................. 94-95 Downtown McKinney ..........................74-75 Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ....................... 12 Garland Public Shooting Range ...............9 Hilton Anatole Hotel .... Inside back cover Irving Arts Center ....................................... 11

Southwest Gallery .................61, 63, 69, 73 GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS

Arlington Camera ..................................... 56 Chocolate Hangover ................................. 91 Flowers to Go ............................................. 10

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JEWELRY

Bachendorf’s ...............................Back cover Castle Gap Jewelry....................................58 Diamontrigue ............................................... 8 Govindji’s13, 15,19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 53, 55, 57 Na Hoku.......................................................... 7 SERVICES

HAR.com ...................................................... 51 SHOPPING CENTERS/DEPARTMENT STORES

NorthPark Center............................ Cover, 3 SPA & BEAUTY

Parfumerie Marie Antoinette ................. 54

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Cattlemen’s Steakhouse...........................79 Culpepper Steak House .......................... 89 Esparza’s ...................................................... 91 Flips Patio Grill ...........................................85 Grapevine Epicentre .................................85 India Palace .................................................92 Javier’s ......................................................... 81 Kobe Steaks ................................................87 Mi Dia From Scratch..................................85 Morton’s The Steakhouse ....................... 86 Oar House Restaurant ............................. 89 The Oceanaire ............................................87 Piccolo Mondo ........................................... 93 Rainforest Cafe .......................................... 86 Riscky’s BBQ ...............................................83 Roti Grill ...................................................... 93 Winewood Grill...........................................85

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The Men’s Club ....................................... i2-i3 Moxie’s Grill & Bar .................................... 80 Scat Jazz Lounge ..................................... 90

PLACES OF WORSHIP Cathedral of Hope .....................................76 Our Lady of Guadalupe............................76 Potter’s House .................................... 46, 77

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WhereTraveler Guestbook Dallas/Fort Worth is the premier travel guide for discovering the best things to do and see in Dallas, Texas. Check...

WhereTraveler Guestbook Dallas/Fort Worth 2019-2020  

WhereTraveler Guestbook Dallas/Fort Worth is the premier travel guide for discovering the best things to do and see in Dallas, Texas. Check...