Collected by Elizabeth Leahy
920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
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...
411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
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...
2680 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
There's no shortage of steakhouses in Dallas. Place at Perry's distinguishes itself thanks to its fierce focus on local, sustainable, and organic produce. On Perry's plates, no meat comes from animals given antibiotics or growth hormones; the...
103 Murray St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
The artisanal, high-quality coffee beans here attract Dallas' creative class. The light café fare, interesting art, and live music (every other Thursday) is what keeps them there. Visit this coffee shop in Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood to tap...
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...
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...
167 Turtle Creek Blvd #103, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Situated in the rising Design District area, Bowlounge lifted parts of a defunct East Texas bowling alley and brought them to Dallas for a legion of new bowling fans. Be warned, the electronic scoring system has its quirks, but it's definitely...
1010 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
It's easy to burn a day simply poring over the lovingly curated used treasures at Lula B's—there's just so much to see. Stroll through the aisles, leaving no corner unturned, and you can be rewarded with stylish, retro-fantastic pieces for your...
1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Ascension takes coffee in Dallas to another level. For starters, the staff is passionate about about it, and happy to chat with you. The space is also comfortable and relaxed, so it's easy to enjoy your cup of joe. The espresso is flavorful, and...
1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
The Community Beer Company is located in Dallas’ ultra-hip design district and creates high-quality, local craft beer. Every Saturday, the brewing company hosts brewery tours and tastings, where you can sample the beer, listen to live music, and...
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...
2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
It seems wrong to call this Renzo Piano–designed complex a museum—it’s more like a “sculpture safari,” on which you get to experience the pieces in their intended habitat. Opened in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center...
1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
main street in downtown dallas has it going on. let's start with the joule hotel, which is the heartbeat of the area, and specifically cbd provisions, the restaurant on the ground floor that is so much more than a hotel restaurant. everything here...
300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
Though Dallas’s downtown skyline has evolved over the last decades, as more gleaming, angular towers have been added to the mix, you’ll still always know you’re looking at the Big D thanks to one iconic structure. Dubbed The...
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
The Downtown Dallas skyline is beautiful, and there's no better way to see it than from the Continental Ave Pedestrian Bridge. On the pedestrian bridge you can stroll along the walkway, sample food from street vendors. Or if you're in the mood for...
901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
This summer series in Dallas has it all. Phenomenal Texas musicians, a skyline and sunset to look forward to and comfortable, relaxed seating to soak up some live music magic. If you get there early enough on a warm Texas summer evening, you can...
646 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
Philip Johnson's simple concrete memorial to the late president is controversial in the very face of that simplicity, but I found it to be a fitting, moving tribute. The open tomb, known as a cenotaph, is an ode to JFK's free spirit. Nothing wrong...
2927 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Rustic and relaxed, Hibiscus is a perennial favorite of Dallas foodies—probably because every ingredient is familiar. Texas vineyards provide the wine. Nearby ranches source the restaurant's poultry and game. Fish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico....
2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Housed in a former nightclub, Mudsmith is now a cafe with a hunting lodge vibe (wood-paneled walls, taxidermy animals) and a menu that satisfies the health conscious (kombucha on tap) and the self-indulgent (cheese melts, shaved ice with cream). —...
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,...
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....
4439 Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
Hemline, a New Orleans transplant, keeps its shelves and racks brimming with some of the sweetest, of-the-moment ladies apparel, at prices that won't break the bank. Among the designers you'll find here are style mavens Chan Lu, Trina Turk, Free...
5360 W Lovers Ln #220, Dallas, TX 75209, USA
Rise Nº 1 is a neighborhood restaurant that serves up an impressive list of both sweet and savory soufflés. This would be my top pick for a romantic date night or for a girls’ night out. The interior of the restaurant makes you feel like you are...
2929 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
We have entered the age of the craft cocktail, and Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar delivers in this category big time. Beautiful containers of Belvedere punch sit behind the bar while southern attire clad bartenders chisel away at ice for their...
2701 Custer Pkwy #917, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
If you are in desperate need of a top-quality caffeine high, stop by The Pearl Cup to get your morning fix before a hard day of hitting up some of the best Dallas boutiques. Written up year after year as one of the best cups of coffee in Dallas,...
408 W Eighth St #102, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Born of an idea hatched in a Dallas dive bar, this brand has grown from a one-woman artisan chocolate outfit (with sweets made for private clients and peddled at farmers' markets) into a small kitchen/storefront in the Bishop Arts District to,...
3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
After a night of drinking and dancing till 4a.m. I assumed the only option in Dallas at that time was bed since most bars close at 2am and all stop serving drinks at 2am. However when my friend mentioned a taco joint I had no expectation but was...
1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
They'll add an egg over the pork belly or duck poutine. Enough said there alone (i know).... I was also going to post a picture of their version of a "dessert" poutine. Churros/marshmallow/caramel But I thought i'd spare you that visual "food...
310 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Trust me. Hurry up and go eat at the delicious Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. Choose from outdoor seating on a beautiful day or stay cozy inside in their hip and comfortable, bistro style setting. The sandwich menu will have you drooling and the soups...
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