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Guidebook for Dallas

Nicole And Brad
Nicole And Brad
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Nicole And Brad

Guidebook for Dallas

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Oh man, the truffle fries here are amazing. The burgers are really good too. This is a very hot spot in uptown, about a 10 minute drive.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
3227 McKinney Avenue
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Oh man, the truffle fries here are amazing. The burgers are really good too. This is a very hot spot in uptown, about a 10 minute drive.
This is the most charming of breakfast/brunch spots, and you can walk there very easily. You can almost fall out of the apartment into the Garden Café. Nicole is a fan of the sweet potato pancakes. I usually build my own omelet. If you sit out back, there's a good chance you'll be eating breakfast with a live chicken!
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Garden Cafe
5310 Junius Street
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This is the most charming of breakfast/brunch spots, and you can walk there very easily. You can almost fall out of the apartment into the Garden Café. Nicole is a fan of the sweet potato pancakes. I usually build my own omelet. If you sit out back, there's a good chance you'll be eating breakfast with a live chicken!
Torchy's makes the best tacos, bar-none. BUT, the reason you go here is for the Queso. Go. Enjoy. Be Warned, it is extremely addicting. Also, it is very close to White Rock Lake and the Arboretum. So go walk off that food baby at the Lake or go replenish after walking around the Arboretum or after a good run.
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Torchy's Tacos
9440 Garland Road
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Torchy's makes the best tacos, bar-none. BUT, the reason you go here is for the Queso. Go. Enjoy. Be Warned, it is extremely addicting. Also, it is very close to White Rock Lake and the Arboretum. So go walk off that food baby at the Lake or go replenish after walking around the Arboretum or after a good run.
This is a place for the non-traditional diet. They have a Gluten Free menu and all natural foods. This is a very popular destination, just minutes from our apartment. It also has a beautiful rooftop dining area.
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HG Sply Co.
2008 Greenville Avenue
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This is a place for the non-traditional diet. They have a Gluten Free menu and all natural foods. This is a very popular destination, just minutes from our apartment. It also has a beautiful rooftop dining area.
If you want to experience an iconic Dallas late-night meal, and you have at least one male in your party, take a little trip to this taco stand that is built into a gas station. These are Legit. Mexican. Street. Tacos. They have been selling tacos literally around the clock for as long as I can remember. I have been at ALL times of the day (including 2 am), and there is ALWAYS a line. The neighborhood is a little scary, but it is well lit, and the gas station is always open. You can get Elotes here as well. Don't forget to bring CASH!
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Fuel City
801 S Riverfront Blvd
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If you want to experience an iconic Dallas late-night meal, and you have at least one male in your party, take a little trip to this taco stand that is built into a gas station. These are Legit. Mexican. Street. Tacos. They have been selling tacos literally around the clock for as long as I can remember. I have been at ALL times of the day (including 2 am), and there is ALWAYS a line. The neighborhood is a little scary, but it is well lit, and the gas station is always open. You can get Elotes here as well. Don't forget to bring CASH!
Great NY-Style pizza that is HUGE! You can buy by the slice or the whole pizza. They are open late, located in Deep Ellum, so there are plenty of music/alcohol venues near by.
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Serious Pizza
2807 Elm Street
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Great NY-Style pizza that is HUGE! You can buy by the slice or the whole pizza. They are open late, located in Deep Ellum, so there are plenty of music/alcohol venues near by.
SWEET POTATO FRIES. To be honest, that is the only reason I go there. The burgers are good, but forgettable. The Sweet Potato Fries on the other hand are epic. They are waffle style and CRISPY. Too many times sweet potato fries come out limp or even soggy. These are spectacular. They also have live music.
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Goodfriend Package
1155 Peavy Road
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SWEET POTATO FRIES. To be honest, that is the only reason I go there. The burgers are good, but forgettable. The Sweet Potato Fries on the other hand are epic. They are waffle style and CRISPY. Too many times sweet potato fries come out limp or even soggy. These are spectacular. They also have live music.
Nicole and I have been to many a late night date at this place. There are a few different Buzz Brews around, but this one is open 24/7 and is located in Deep Ellum, so there are plenty of music venues located near by. Buzz Brews has self serve bottomless coffee, this location has a bar, and the menu is excellent. The overwhelming favorite there the French Connection. It's a crepe stuffed with chicken and spinach, topped with hollandaise sauce and feta cheese and mushrooms if you like. It is my favorite, but if I have a sweet tooth, their French Toast is easily the best I've ever had. Oh, Make sure you go to the bathroom here. You may even want to take your significant other with you.
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BuzzBrews Deep Ellum
2801 Commerce Street
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Nicole and I have been to many a late night date at this place. There are a few different Buzz Brews around, but this one is open 24/7 and is located in Deep Ellum, so there are plenty of music venues located near by. Buzz Brews has self serve bottomless coffee, this location has a bar, and the menu is excellent. The overwhelming favorite there the French Connection. It's a crepe stuffed with chicken and spinach, topped with hollandaise sauce and feta cheese and mushrooms if you like. It is my favorite, but if I have a sweet tooth, their French Toast is easily the best I've ever had. Oh, Make sure you go to the bathroom here. You may even want to take your significant other with you.
Quite Simply, The best BBQ that Dallas has to offer. I've never been to Franklin's in Austin, but I've heard that Pecan Lodge is 2nd only to Franklin's. They are not open on Mondays! I always get either the brisket sandwich, or the stuffed sweet potato. Sides are NOT needed. Just the sandwich is enough put me in a food coma.
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Pecan Lodge
2702 Main Street
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Quite Simply, The best BBQ that Dallas has to offer. I've never been to Franklin's in Austin, but I've heard that Pecan Lodge is 2nd only to Franklin's. They are not open on Mondays! I always get either the brisket sandwich, or the stuffed sweet potato. Sides are NOT needed. Just the sandwich is enough put me in a food coma.
Everything I've had here is good. They have very healthy options and some not so healthy options. The Cuban is fantastic, the fries are among the best, and the Secret Sauce is delicious. You can't go wrong here. Located in Deep Ellum.
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Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop
2713 Commerce Street
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Everything I've had here is good. They have very healthy options and some not so healthy options. The Cuban is fantastic, the fries are among the best, and the Secret Sauce is delicious. You can't go wrong here. Located in Deep Ellum.
Great Live Music Venue. This is tucked into the basement of a building called South Side, directly across from the Dallas Police Station. (You can stop and pay your respects at the memorial if you like.) Very good coffee, they serve Henry's Ice Cream (which is made locally) and very fun place to hear some live music.
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Opening Bell Coffee
1409 South Lamar Street
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Great Live Music Venue. This is tucked into the basement of a building called South Side, directly across from the Dallas Police Station. (You can stop and pay your respects at the memorial if you like.) Very good coffee, they serve Henry's Ice Cream (which is made locally) and very fun place to hear some live music.
If you want excellent Thai food, this is the closest and best place you can go. I always get Pad Thai with level 3 spiciness. Nicole is a big fan of Green Curry. Whatever you order, it will be wonderful. This is a hole in the wall, secret spot, so you won't have to wait for a table. I believe it is BYOB, but don't quote me on that.
Sakhuu Thai & Lao Cuisine
4801 Bryan St
If you want excellent Thai food, this is the closest and best place you can go. I always get Pad Thai with level 3 spiciness. Nicole is a big fan of Green Curry. Whatever you order, it will be wonderful. This is a hole in the wall, secret spot, so you won't have to wait for a table. I believe it is BYOB, but don't quote me on that.
Legen.... wait for it... dary! If you want a shot of espresso, they have it for $1. If you want farm fresh produce, you can get it at Jimmy's. If you want a meatball sub (and who doesn't?), get it here. If you want to go buy a pound or two of high quality meat, get it here. If you want to get take out lasagna, or pizza, or wine, or buy a gift for a friend, or spend ten minutes picking out a soda, go to Jimmy's. Do yourself a favor, go to lunch here, order your sandwich in the back, pay up front, then walk THROUGH the kitchen, to the "back room".
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Jimmy's Food Store
4901 Bryan Street
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Legen.... wait for it... dary! If you want a shot of espresso, they have it for $1. If you want farm fresh produce, you can get it at Jimmy's. If you want a meatball sub (and who doesn't?), get it here. If you want to go buy a pound or two of high quality meat, get it here. If you want to get take out lasagna, or pizza, or wine, or buy a gift for a friend, or spend ten minutes picking out a soda, go to Jimmy's. Do yourself a favor, go to lunch here, order your sandwich in the back, pay up front, then walk THROUGH the kitchen, to the "back room".
Drinks & Nightlife
Great for the beer drinker, with a lot of different beers on tap. They have a fun menu that includes a beer float as well. There are two locations that I know of. There is this one listed, and another on Abrams and Gaston. That one is actually much closer to the apartment, but it did not pop up on this map.
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The Ginger Man
2718 Boll Street
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Great for the beer drinker, with a lot of different beers on tap. They have a fun menu that includes a beer float as well. There are two locations that I know of. There is this one listed, and another on Abrams and Gaston. That one is actually much closer to the apartment, but it did not pop up on this map.
This is a bar/restaurant/music venue with pretty good (but overprice IMO) food, a nice bar, and live music most nights. They have very comfortable seating for their little music area and the staff is extremely friendly. Also, they show The Walking Dead there for 2 hours every Sunday night when the new episodes air.
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Sundown At Granada
3520 Greenville Avenue
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This is a bar/restaurant/music venue with pretty good (but overprice IMO) food, a nice bar, and live music most nights. They have very comfortable seating for their little music area and the staff is extremely friendly. Also, they show The Walking Dead there for 2 hours every Sunday night when the new episodes air.
All the big concerts are here! Whether you're on the lawn or in the seats, you should enjoy the show! This place is quite close to our apartment, so getting back and finding a soft place to land after the show should be pretty easy.
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Dos Equis Pavilion
3839 South Fitzhugh Avenue
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All the big concerts are here! Whether you're on the lawn or in the seats, you should enjoy the show! This place is quite close to our apartment, so getting back and finding a soft place to land after the show should be pretty easy.
A lot of our guests come for concerts at House of Blues. It's in a very nice part of Dallas and they always have very good bands there. I'm not crazy about this venue (mostly because I'm old and I can't stand for an entire concert anymore), but I have been to a couple concerts there that were impressive.
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House of Blues Dallas
2200 North Lamar Street
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A lot of our guests come for concerts at House of Blues. It's in a very nice part of Dallas and they always have very good bands there. I'm not crazy about this venue (mostly because I'm old and I can't stand for an entire concert anymore), but I have been to a couple concerts there that were impressive.
This is located inside Gilley's, an iconic Dallas location. Nicole and I have gone to 1 show there and it was great. Very fun location, between Alamo Draft House and the South Side building.
South Side Ballroom
1135 S Lamar St
This is located inside Gilley's, an iconic Dallas location. Nicole and I have gone to 1 show there and it was great. Very fun location, between Alamo Draft House and the South Side building.
Do you like to Swing Dance? This is an EXTREMELY fun place to come, time travel back to a simpler time. Many of the dancers here dress up like it's the 40's and 50's. There is a good mixture of talent, ranging from beginner to expert. It can get quite crowded, you may want to bring an extra shirt guys. $7 cash entry. Lesson starts at 8 pm. on Wednesday nights. I actually proposed to Nicole here.
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Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street
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Do you like to Swing Dance? This is an EXTREMELY fun place to come, time travel back to a simpler time. Many of the dancers here dress up like it's the 40's and 50's. There is a good mixture of talent, ranging from beginner to expert. It can get quite crowded, you may want to bring an extra shirt guys. $7 cash entry. Lesson starts at 8 pm. on Wednesday nights. I actually proposed to Nicole here.
Sammons has swing dancing on Saturday night. I believe the entry fee is $10 cash. It is a very nice dance hall and they have a live band there quite often. This would be a very fun Saturday night for people wanting to dance. The talent does range from beginner to expert, but this place tends to have a majority of experienced dancers.
Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Sammons has swing dancing on Saturday night. I believe the entry fee is $10 cash. It is a very nice dance hall and they have a live band there quite often. This would be a very fun Saturday night for people wanting to dance. The talent does range from beginner to expert, but this place tends to have a majority of experienced dancers.
I've never been here, but Nicole has, and I have several friends that go regularly. This is THE Dallas location for Country Dancing.
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Cowboys Red River
10310 Technology Boulevard West
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I've never been here, but Nicole has, and I have several friends that go regularly. This is THE Dallas location for Country Dancing.
Parks & Nature
This is a beautiful lake with a 9 mile trail around it. It is great for Running or Biking, Picnics, or Kayaking. If you have some free time and you just want a quiet place to relax, you should be able to do that here.
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White Rock Lake
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This is a beautiful lake with a 9 mile trail around it. It is great for Running or Biking, Picnics, or Kayaking. If you have some free time and you just want a quiet place to relax, you should be able to do that here.
Entertainment & Activities
This is my favorite attraction in Dallas. It is a little more expensive than some of the other attractions, but it is well worth it. You can spend 5 hours or more in this place if you enjoy learning about different animals. The shark tunnel and penguins are pretty nice as well.
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The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 North Griffin Street
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This is my favorite attraction in Dallas. It is a little more expensive than some of the other attractions, but it is well worth it. You can spend 5 hours or more in this place if you enjoy learning about different animals. The shark tunnel and penguins are pretty nice as well.
Great Theater in a very fun part of town. They have a bar with patio seating with a GREAT view of downtown. This is a very fun place to relax and then watch a movie if you want. They have great food as well.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars
1005 S Lamar St
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Great Theater in a very fun part of town. They have a bar with patio seating with a GREAT view of downtown. This is a very fun place to relax and then watch a movie if you want. They have great food as well.
Great exhibits if you want to learn or teach about science. Set aside the majority of your day and get there early. There is a LOT to see. Nicole and I went for about 4 hours one day and didn't come close to finishing. Granted, they had the Sherlock Holmes exhibit that day, and I'm a Sherlock geek, so we spent about 2.5 hours at 1 exhibit.
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 North Field Street
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Great exhibits if you want to learn or teach about science. Set aside the majority of your day and get there early. There is a LOT to see. Nicole and I went for about 4 hours one day and didn't come close to finishing. Granted, they had the Sherlock Holmes exhibit that day, and I'm a Sherlock geek, so we spent about 2.5 hours at 1 exhibit.
Sightseeing
If you are interested in the JFK assassination, Houston and Main/Commerce is where you want to go. They have the JFK memorial, as well as the Sixth Floor Museum down there.
Houston Street
If you are interested in the JFK assassination, Houston and Main/Commerce is where you want to go. They have the JFK memorial, as well as the Sixth Floor Museum down there.