Collected by Deb Herron
3524 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Granada opened as a movie theater in the 1940s, and later became a concert hall—my favorite live music venue, in fact. Check out their lineup, as big names, as well as local acts, are always on stage here—fun times to be had!
601 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
As if it were the sweetest blossom in a cluster of flowers, this taco joint is always buzzing with locals, to the exclusion of the neighboring taquerias. With authentic Mexican tacos that will fill your belly and leave your wallet largely unharmed...
4434 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
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...
2624 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
The ultimate hole in the wall. Probably not a good idea to wear white cause you'll likely get black marker on it (you'll see what i mean when you get there). Cheap beer (yum Lonestar Beer). Awesome hamburgers are pretty much the only thing on the...
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...
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...
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...
132 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
North of downtown, the Stockyards, established in 1893, had become a principal livestock market and the home of two of the country’s largest abattoir and meatpacking enterprises by the early 20th century. Today, it forms part of the heart of the...
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
Yes, it's a bit like going back in Texas time and I promise it's well worth the journey when you're in the Stockyards of Fort Worth. Where else can you wash down a burger with a cold one, see 'live' rodeo bull riding, go line dancing and see one...
310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
Fort Worth is known as Cowtown, and Reata prides itself on that tradition with its cowboy cooking, which is a blending of Mexican, Creole, and Southwestern styles. There’s also a rustic elegant feel when you enter the place; you feel like this is...
1300 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA
Fort Worth’s western heritage and colorful history are both on display at Whiskey & Rye. Though located at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, a modern tower in downtown’s southern edge, this spacious watering hole, with leather chairs, pool tables, and...
2455 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA
M.L. Leddy’s is one of the most interesting destinations of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, specializing in every kind of exquisitely made accoutrement needed on the open range, from stirrups to belts, buckles, boots, and more. But what really...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA
We headed out to Deep Ellum Brewing Co for their Saturday tour. Deep Ellum was the first microbrewery in Dallas when they opened in 2011. Of course the local craft beer scene has expanded since then. For a small fee you get a glass and a...
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