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AD3
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Dallas Trip

Post by AD3 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:25 pm

Hey all,

I'm heading to Dallas for four days during the July 4th holiday. I was looking for recommendations on activities and restaurants within Dallas. Another concern of mine is the heat and humidity, I was planning on catching a Rangers game and I'm not too sure if the heat will be bearable?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by Miriam2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:34 pm

My other thread on restaurants in Dallas!
Recommendations for Dallas BBQ/TexMex Restaurants

Pecan Lodge - BBQ brisket & collards & homemade peach cobbler :D

Don't miss the John F. Kennedy Memorial and Museum.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by livesoft » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:50 pm

That humanity is going to get you every time.

Since it appears that you live in Houston, I think you will think the Rangers game will be a nice lower temperature than what you are used to.

Anyways, I find Dallas a breeze. If you like art, the Kimbell. If the like aquariums, the aquarium.

The reality is that any restaurant that you go to will be fine. However, BBQ places are interesting for the gluttony that is on display.
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by annielouise » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 pm

Where exactly in "Dallas" ? it's a big area!

You can get covered seats at a Rangers game, and on a breezy day or evening, that is actually quite pleasant even in the summer.

If you like art museums, you can do the DMA and,/or Nasher Sculpture in Dallas. Meadows on the SMU campus is nice, too. George Bush Presidential Library is on the campus too, and it is an okay one (not nearly as good as LBJ's in Austin). If you are at Fort Worth side, Kimbell and Amon Carter are excellent, The Modern is also good but pricey.

Lots of good Indian restaurants in the Dallas area, if you like that.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by AD3 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:32 pm

livesoft wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:50 pm
That humanity is going to get you every time.

Since it appears that you live in Houston, I think you will think the Rangers game will be a nice lower temperature than what you are used to.

Anyways, I find Dallas a breeze. If you like art, the Kimbell. If the like aquariums, the aquarium.

The reality is that any restaurant that you go to will be fine. However, BBQ places are interesting for the gluttony that is on display.
Thanks! I'm coming from the bay area, so hopefully the temperature won't be too bad.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by AD3 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:33 pm

annielouise wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Where exactly in "Dallas" ? it's a big area!

You can get covered seats at a Rangers game, and on a breezy day or evening, that is actually quite pleasant even in the summer.

If you like art museums, you can do the DMA and,/or Nasher Sculpture in Dallas. Meadows on the SMU campus is nice, too. George Bush Presidential Library is on the campus too, and it is an okay one (not nearly as good as LBJ's in Austin). If you are at Fort Worth side, Kimbell and Amon Carter are excellent, The Modern is also good but pricey.

Lots of good Indian restaurants in the Dallas area, if you like that.
I'm staying in Park Central, thanks for the tip on the covered seats at a Rangers game.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by livesoft » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:35 pm

AD3 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Thanks! I'm coming from the bay area, so hopefully the temperature won't be too bad.
Yes, Galveston Bay can be quite hot and humid, so you are probably used to all that.
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by AD3 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:52 pm

livesoft wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:35 pm
AD3 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Thanks! I'm coming from the bay area, so hopefully the temperature won't be too bad.
Yes, Galveston Bay can be quite hot and humid, so you are probably used to all that.
Haha, my apologizes livesoft I didn't realize that Galveston has a Bay Area, I meant I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. Sorry about the confusion.

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Post by livesoft » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Uh-oh, then the Dallas area will overwhelm you. Sorry about that.
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by 28fe6 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:27 pm

The tower restaurant is a tourist trap best avoided.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by jabberwockOG » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 pm

Heat is likely to be brutal day or night in the middle of the summer. If temps at or over 100 skip the outdoor events. Some decent museums in Dallas and Forth Worth. Downtown area in Ft Worth is much safer, friendlier and more pleasant to walk around in at night.

I'd skip fine dining in DFW - it's OK but nothing special that cant be found in every other large city.

Lots of better than average ethnic restaurants in DFW area especially Mexican (multiple places - check yelp or chowhound for latest ratings) and Indian (Our Place in Irving). Also Babe's for fried chicken (multiple locations) very good and fun. The Feedstore for BBQ near Southlake is very good.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by corgimom11 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:44 pm

personally recommend:

BBQ - Pecan Lodge or Lockhart Smokehouse

Also recommend, for a quick meal, stopping at the quintessential Whataburger. :)

Fried chicken I recommend Whistle Britches in far north Dallas.

For more upscale / steak -- recommend Pappa Bros, Nick & Sams, or Bob Steak and chophouse.

For tex mex, hard to go wrong with Avila's.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by Cruise » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Sixth Floor Museum. Gotta see it.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by Nova1967 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:35 pm

If you have a car or you could use Uber, check out FT Worth for a day, You could visit the Stockyards, Billy Bobs, The Kimbell art Museum and Sundance square. Its 30 miles west Dallas. Ft Worth is very Cowboy oriented.
If you go to a Rangers game on a Friday night they have a big fireworks displays which I found to be more entertaining than the baseball game,

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by dooskidoo » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:40 pm

If you end up at a Ranger's game, buy tickets on the FIRST BASE side of the stadium. Third base/left field and you will be roasting!

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by SurfCityBill » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:33 pm

Cruise wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Sixth Floor Museum. Gotta see it.
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by totallystudly » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:27 pm

+1 to the 6th floor museaum. They also have a JFK assassination bus tour. I haven't taken it yet, but I will soon.

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by ddurrett896 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm

Pappasito's Cantina!!!!

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by Miriam2 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Manny's Uptown!!!!!

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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by Doom&Gloom » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:50 pm

ddurrett896 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Pappasito's Cantina!!!!
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Re: Dallas Trip

Post by jester14 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:43 pm

If you end up at a Ranger's game, buy tickets on the FIRST BASE side of the stadium. Third base/left field and you will be roasting!

Absolutely this. I roasted on the third base side until the sun went down over the top of the stadium. Once it did, it was great with a light breeze. If you go, be sure to get a dilly dog - it's a hot dog, inside a pickle, battered like a corn dog, and deep fried. When in the Rangers stadium...

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