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Traveling to Dallas for the first time next weekend and could use some advice if we have any Dallas area Buckeyes.
Everything about Dallas is nice, same w/ Austin which is where I was born. If anything, just google attractions/events etc in Dallas depending on your taste, you should find lots of things to either do or see.
I love in Dallas, thus the handle. What do you need to know?
life long Cowboys fan, coming in for the Steelers game next week for my first game in texas. (have seen them in cincy, cleveland, detroit and buffalo) I'm coming in saturday with my dad. We wont have enough time to do any site seeing, but i definitely want to make sure that Saturday night we get out to eat to the right place then have some beers at the right place.
Dinner, non-chain obviously. I want the place that if your moving and have one meal and one meal only left to eat before you move away from Dallas, you go to this place one last time. Hole in the wall bbq joint, mom and pop hole in the wall burger joint, whatever. Also a good place to reccomend to go have some beers Saturday night and chat it up with some Longhorn fans.
Thank you a ton in advance for any help!!
I'm not from, and have never been to Texas (albeit changed planes once in Houston, if you count that); but I can tell you that I'm a pretty nerdy foodie, and I'd beg, borrow, and steal to get a chance to sample the offerings at Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Bistro in Ft. Worth.
Yea I live in Dallas. Uptown is the best bet for scene if you are a young adult. Best "talent" you will ever see. If you want to have a drink with the best view and experience...go to Reunion tower. Its douchebaggy....but it offers a rotating bar-restraunt.... say 50ish stories in the air.....for one of the best views you will ever see. (7 dollar beers though and dressy) If you are a foodie....hands down best food is at Kenny's Wood Fired Grille. Its so good you will want to come back to Dallas just for this restraunt. (get a reservation though) Somewhat pricey but the food is worth it. If you want to grab a good burger and beer....and keep it cheap...go to Jakes Hamburgers!
Have fun in Dallas. Its still 70 degrees here everyday!!!
I love Fogo De Chao. All you can eat Steak.
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I went there for my birthday. Literally gained 6 lbs after that meal. Was so full I couldn't sleep at night. Got my moneys worth though!
Kennys wood fired grill sounds PERFECT. The bbq in ohio sucks balls. THANKS!!
So where should i go after to knock down some beers at a Longhorn bar and chat up a bunch of Texas fans?
I lived in Austin and Dallas for a combined ten years. Cowboy Stadium (known as the Death Star or Jerry World to locals) is in Arlington, which is in between Fort Worth and Dallas. Check out Rudy's in Arlington, which is a small southern chain that started in Austin. AMAZING Texas BBQ, especially the brisket. The Fort Worth Stockyards have a lot of good steakhouses and a lot of pretty cowgirls in sundresses and cowboy boots. Someone mentioned Fogo de Chao, which is a great spot, but there's a local place called Texas De Brazil that I like better. There's one in Ft. Worth and Dallas. Also, since you're going to the game in Arlington, please note that around the stadium, most of the restaurants are garbage chains like Chili's or Applebee's. I recommened going to the Arlington Highlands, which is a great outdoor mall, just a couple miles away. Go to a place called Plucker's, which is a Texas-based wing place. Great wings and great spiked lemonade! :)
Hope you enjoy it; I am a huge fan of Texas. Pretty women, great BBQ and steaks, tons to do...I miss it sometimes. Just keep in mind that Arlington itself is a pretty grungy, somewhat ghetto suburb. I'd spend as much time in Downtown Fort Worth or Dallas as possible.
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You guys are making this tough, REALLY wish i had 3 days down there :(
Highly recommened finding yourself a 5'4" blonde with a nice tan and having her "show you around" Texas. There's lots to see; trust me.
In the Market Center Area for the next week for training. I think all try Fogo De Chao!
Al Biernat's in Oak Lawn for the restaurant in my opinion. Yes, it is pricy but a great atmosphere. There will be people of all income ranges in there and they have damn good food. Afterwards I would recommend The Nodding Donkey. It's in the same vacinity as the restaurant and not so douchebaggy.
If you really have the time, you need to venture to the Stockyards in Ft. Worth. That is the essence of Texas at its best, seriously.
Oh, and being from Cleveland and the Midwest in general, I can say that the tailgating at Cowboys stadium is the absolute worst I have ever seen. Went a few weeks ago for the Browns game and was legitimately confused as to why there was no one tailgating before the game. What a fucking joke.
Living just east of Dallas I can say that you have gotten some pretty good advice here. I have to second Daitheflu's comment on Texas de Brazil. It is fantastic but I have as yet to see any comments on good Mexican food. In north Dallas there is a place called Ojeda's that is great. It is not pricey at all but I wouldn't call it a hole in the wall either. It's off of Maple by the Dallas North Tollway. I'm sure a search could give you the exact address. Also, I don't know where you are staying but keep in mind that travel time between Dallas and Ft. Worth can be as long as an hour or even longer depending on exactly where you are going. Hope you have fun. Dallas is awesome.
I moved to Seattle this summer and I have not ONCE had good Mexican food. This was something I took for granted living in Texas. :(
Sadly that tends to happen. Being originally from Ohio (like a lot of people here) and now living in Texas so long has spoiled me so much on the great Mexican food. It actually gets better the further south you go but I do miss the Mexican when I go home to Ohio. However, I just make up for it by eating some good sausage and sauerkraut, which I have never had in Dallas. I'm sure the sushi is much better in Seattle though.
Being new to Dallas I'm going to have to try all these places.
ok, getting on the plane in 48 hrs and this list of places to eat is killing me. HUGE thanks to all of ya. I have some more info that may help and I probably should have included in the beginning, since I don't know squat about Dallas geographically.
Our hotel is Aloft Dallas Downtown, 1033 Young Street Dallas, Texas 75202.
Does this make the list of places you guys have mentioned any easier to pick one?
Texas De Brazil is pretty close to downtown Dallas. I think it is off of Cedar Street. The hotel concierge should be able to get you directions.
You're pretty close to the new Omni, which has a Bob's Steak and Chop House. Those are reliably excellent (I've been to the one in FW), but hella expensive.
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Two places you should try to eat. Blue Mesa - TexMex food a little pricier but very very good IMO. 5100 belt line rd in addison or 7700 w nw highway in dallas. and sonny bryan's BBQ, 2202 inwood rd dallas. great BBQ good price.
Visit Jerry World for a tour - you will be floored. I know someone said it earlier but seriously check it out, i think it's $30 for a tour well worth it.
My Gf is there now and if i ever move to Dallas i want to find and join the OSU alumni club there. hopefully you have a good time! cheers.
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I went to Dallas last year for vacation and the 2 places that I enjoyed the most were Meddlesome Moth and Gingerman Bar.
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