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1010 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The lines are long (expect to wait at least an hour) at this young barbecue joint tucked inside the Dallas Farmers' Market—but the tender, perfectly smoked meats are worth the wait says Daniel Vaugh, barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. "They have...
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Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX, USA
One of Dallas’s earliest neighborhoods, this formerly industrial area just east of downtown has a long history as an entertainment hub, from its days as a hotbed of blues and jazz clubs in the 1920s, to the 1980s, when local bands like the...
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4434 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
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Here are the rules for a good diner: Breakfast served all day and extra points are awarded for thick cut bacon and crispy hash browns. Busy waitresses who never get flustered are key—ideally she'll be calling customers "honey" and keeping their...
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11909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
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Firing up an array of pizzas in an 800-degree wood-burning oven from Naples, Dough set San Antonio ablaze before opening a lively offshoot in Dallas. As members of the Slow Food movement, Dough's owners put a lot of care into their pies—we're...
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8411 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Although Dallas may seem like an unlikely place for topnotch Italian food, Mi Piaci serves up some of the city’s best. Located in North Dallas, Mi Piaci is housed in a lovely space on a lake and has a private wine cellar you can rent for special...
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1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218, USA
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I've eaten lots of tacos during the decades that I've lived in Dallas, but last weekend I think I found my all time favorite... Good 2 Go is on my must-visit-list for every trip home to Dallas. You can kill two birds with one stone. Fresh, hearty...
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1717 McKinney Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Dallas celebrity chef Stephen Pyles’ new Texas-themed restaurant is full of personality. From the wall full of hysterical names of tiny Texas towns to the giant metal rattlesnake rolling through the dining room, the atmosphere boldly announces...
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Dallas may not have the hills of Austin or the coastline of Galveston, but locals get their fix of natural splendor at White Rock Lake. Developed in 1911 as a water source for the city, the man-made lake is now the focal point for a 1,015-acre...
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411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
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When President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas in November 1963, the world was introduced to the Texas School Book Depository building, which became the primary crime scene for the assassination. It was from a sixth-floor window in this brick...
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5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Located near the entrance to SMU's campus, The Meadows Museum houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. Its works date from the 10th to the 21st century, covering a thousand years of Spanish...
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3200 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Centuries ago, the railroad helped contribute to the birth of Dallas—and now it’s playing a part in keeping the city green. Built over abandoned Missouri-Kansas-Texas line railroad tracks that once bordered the downtown core, the Katy...
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2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Named for Dallas-based billionaire entrepreneur (and sometime politician) Ross Perot and his wife, Marjorie, this engaging center is actually split into two campuses: one on the grounds of Fair Park in East Dallas, and the other in Victory Park,...
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1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
More than just an aquatic paradise, this facility also features creatures that roam the land, making it a wonderland for kids and adults alike. Check out all manner of beasts and fowl from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mundo Maya, or meet penguins from...
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1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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Since its founding in 1903, the DMA (as locals call it) has grown to become one of the top 10 largest museums in the country, with a permanent collection of over 24,000 works culled from around the globe and spanning over 5,000 years of history....
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2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Set on the sprawling campus of SMU, the Bush Center is an engrossing, entertaining look at the 43rd president's terms that also aims to be educational, too. With a bright and expansive interior, the attraction never feels too big to get lost in....
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920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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As proof that Dallasites aren’t all about the carnivore life, this downtown market has been peddling farm-fresh veggies, dairy, and more since 1941. What started as a small horse-and-wagon wholesale market is now a 26,000-square-foot hall...
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White Rock Creek Trail, Dallas, TX, USA
Located just around the corner from the Westin Park Central hotel is the White Rock Creek Trail, one of Dallas’ original hiking and biking trails. The trail connects North Dallas to the entry point of White Rock Lake and winds seven and a half...
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2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
In the mood for an outdoor yoga session, concert, or movie, a scenic run, or just some time with nature in the midst of the urban sprawl? Head to this 5.2-acre green space, which hangs like a deck over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between...
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1093 Hemphill Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
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When you fly in the ingredients straight from Italy, it's hard to go wrong: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, and extra virgin olive oil. Even the pizza ovens are shipped in from Naples. The restaurant is open until they run out of...
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130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
A hub of preservation in the city, the Atlanta History Center is not your typical museum. The 33-acre experience features historic houses, enchanting gardens, and award-winning exhibitions, showcasing everything from Civil War artifacts to Olympic...
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101 Jackson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
To better understand the civil rights movement and its impact on Atlanta, stop by Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both Martin Luther King Jr. and his father served as pastors. The living, breathing landmark, located in Sweet Auburn, is now a part...
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1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Located near the Woodruff Arts complex, the Museum of Design Atlanta is a 5,000-square-foot space devoted to unique design. The building itself is a contemporary marvel, and the pieces inside constantly change. A recent exhibit showcased furniture...
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Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia 30060, USA
Very few places in the country can boast having a nearly 3,000-acre Civil War battlefield, but Kennesaw Mountain is just that. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was a part of Sherman's 1864 Atlanta Campaign, which ended in 3,000 Union casualties and...
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Get active on the Chattahoochee River with Shoot the Hooch, who run tubing, kayaking, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding tours of the area every weekend. "Shooting the hooch," or tubing on the river, is a great way to spend a Saturday,...
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1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has been voted the city's best place to commune with nature and upon visiting you'll agree. Located next to the sprawling Piedmont Park, the gardens boast 30 acres of plant life. But you'll find more than just flowers...
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1577 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Named for the flour that makes the famous Neapolitan pizza, Double Zero Napoletana has brought upscale Italian to the suburbs. The pizza, cooked in authentic ovens brought over from the motherland, are clearly the star of the show, particularly...
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4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346, USA
This bakery has been listed as having the best croissants in the city, and you will likely agree. Pastry chef Alon Balshan opened in 1994 in Virginia Highland selling baked goods and artisan food and wine products. The Perimeter location is an...
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220 Sandy Springs Cir, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, USA
The loyal following at this Sandy Springs cafe is truly unbelievable and there's almost always a line for lunch. Breadwinner serves up sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads all with a healthy twist. The chicken salad and tomato basil soup are...
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3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
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Named for characters from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, King + Duke is the next “it” restaurant in Atlanta. Inspired by hearty meals, King + Duke keeps it simple with entrees like hearth roasted fish, pasture leg chicken, and ratatouille....
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1495 Chattahoochee Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
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This colorful building in an area of warehouses may not look like much, but Nuevo Laredo Cantina is consistently rated among the best Mexican restaurants in Atlanta. It specializes in pork brisket, chicken mole, and chiles rellenos, but everything...
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1858, 1812 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
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From the outside you might think you’ve happened upon some beachside grill, but R. Thomas is right in the middle of Buckhead on Peachtree Street. Diners are greeted by a gang of parrots before entering the restaurant. The family owned and operated...
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1100 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
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Every city needs a go-to brunch spot and for me it's West Egg Cafe over on Atlanta's Westside. Named for the setting of The Great Gatsby, you will find a line out the door nine times out of ten. It's definitely no longer Atlanta's best kept...
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1001 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
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The Flying Biscuit was a Candler Park cafe opened by waitress and chef Delia Champion with Indigo Girls member Emily Saliers in 1993. Since opening it has expanded the original location, franchised all around town, and makes at least 5,000 of...