Your Perfect Day
No matter what kind of person you are, we’ve got your perfect day planned. You a thrill-seeker? A $30K millionaire? Got kids? Pets? For 21 personality types, we’ve lined up 21 ideal iteneraries.
The Sports Fan
|Coach Joe Avezzano
photography by Scott Womack
Your fantasy really involves fantasy football.
At daybreak, tee off at Cowboys Golf Club
in Grapevine, the world’s first NFL-themed golf course. See if you can swing and hit it like Tony Romo. Or just compare your golf game to his.
Jet to Frisco and grab lunch at Coach Joe’s Sports Grille
, where beloved former Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe Avezzano fields a wondrous lineup of fried-y goodness. Start off (and perhaps end) with the “Fourth and Goal Platter”: wings, fried pickles, cheese sticks, taquitos, and—oh, yeah—cheese fries.
April 6 happens to be the only day in the regular season when the Stars, Mavericks, and Rangers
play simultaneously. So at 2 pm, head to the American Airlines Center, where the Stars host the San Jose Sharks. Watch 30 minutes of the game from your seat, then walk down to the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club inside the arena, where you can still keep an eye on the Stars while you watch the Mavericks (2:30, against the Suns) and the Rangers (2:35, against the Angels).
Celebrate your sports-watching trifecta by making the most insane sports impulse purchase ever: the $15,000 Dirk bobblehead
at the Dallas Mavericks Ultimate Fan Shop in NorthPark. Take bobblehead Dirk to The Loon
, hoping you’ll run into random Dallas sports stars. While you wait, peruse the Lone Star Park thoroughbred racing
season schedule, which starts later that week, on April 10.The Shopper
You’ve got enough InCircle points for a free Lexus.
On May 10, start your day by hitting the Urban Street Bazaar in the Bishop Arts District
, where you’ll find goodies from more than 50 local designers and artists. All that walking around will take its toll on the tresses, so head north to Victory Park to get a blowout at Avalon Salon at LFT
. Peruse the Park’s newest additions, such as Henry Beguelin
Lunch at the city’s chicest cafe, the T Room at Forty Five Ten
, while browsing the boutique’s covetable collections of fashion and home decor. Then, swing by Highland Park Village to get a glimpse of the new Carolina Herrera
boutique (one of only three in the world), where you will find the designer’s latest collection as well as bridal gowns and accessories done in collaboration with Faraone Mennella, Judith Leiber, Manolo Blahnik, and Nancy Gonzalez.
Continue your northward journey to the Historic District of McKinney
, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of new and old. Antiques and estate jewelry are bountiful. Drop by Pumps to buy a pair (or two) of fabulous shoes. Finish off with a much-needed glass (or bottle) of wine at Landon Winery
in the square.The Holy Roller
Believing doesn’t mean boring. Amen to that.
Start the day that the Lord has made with a little bite of heaven at Donut Paradise
. Then, cleanse the palate and the spirit with a session of Tuesday morning tai chi at Temple Emanu-El
For lunch, throw kosher to the wind and down a fresh-made cheeseburger at St. Paul Cafe
, inside First Baptist Church downtown, and peruse the Christian reading material in the adjoining Lifeway Bookstore
. Digest with purpose by picking an intention and weaving through the pavestone labyrinth and prayer garden at Kessler Park United Methodist Church
Wind down with a vegetarian meal served by Hare Krishna acolytes at Kalachandji’s
, situated inside the sect’s East Dallas temple. Soak up the wonder of God’s creation while seated in the serene courtyard and ditch moderation—just this once—by taking multiple trips to the mainly Indian-inspired buffet. It’s the perfect way to end your blessed day.
photography by Vanessa Gavalya
You bring them into this world. And then you have to keep them entertained.
Buckle the car seats and get to Bread Winners Bakery & Cafe
in Uptown early to beat the crowd. Chow down on kid-friendly scrambles and baked goods before piling into a McKinney Avenue Trolley
for a nostalgic jaunt. After a trip down memory lane, make memories of your own at Smashing Times
, where the entire family can piece together mosaic keepsakes.
For lunch, walk down to Purple Cow
for burgers, fries, and shakes—order minors a purple vanilla, and a spiked version for you. Steel yourself for “Are we there yet?” refrains on the drive to Hurricane Harbor for the 19th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
on May 3. Boat builders of all ages test the waters with their cardboard vessels.
Dry off and strap on the feed bag at Trail Dust Steak House
. It might not be highbrow grub, but the little buckaroos will appreciate the no-fuss, Western-style fare and the ginormous slide, which will afford you and your helpmate some much-needed downtime. With the offspring at play, it might almost start to feel like date night. Almost.The Animal Lover
You’re a friend of all creatures great and small. Except for maybe ferrets.
Break out the leash and round up the pooch for breakfast on the patio at Urban Dog Coffee
. A latte and scone for you, water and a bone for him. Afterward, drop off the pup, and go take riding lessons
at M-Bar-K stables in nearby Cedar Hill.
For lunch, have a burger—sans meat—at the all-vegetarian Cosmic Cafe
. (Animals are for cuddling, not eating.) Wash it down with a mango lassie and get on the road to the Fort Worth Zoo
, where you can appreciate the more exotic members of the animal kingdom in the African Savannah, Herpetarium, and Parrot Paradise.
Eschew animal products altogether with a vegan meal and glass of organic wine at Spiral Diner
. Then hop over to Bass Hall for the April 8 showing of A Year With Frog and Toad
|Dallas Hash House Harriers
photography by Doug Davis
Moderation is for the weak. You’ll have another.
On a Saturday, book the Karaoke Yellow Cab
in advance. Driver Francisco Loaiza has outfitted his commodious ride (seats eight) with a karaoke machine, so you’ll be safe when you’re sauced and able to sing, too.
Have him drive you to a Bloody Mary buffet
, whereat you’ll be given a glass of vodka and your pick of mix and assorted garnishes. Choose one, or try all three (each is excellent): Blue Goose Cantina, Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill, and/or Ozona Grill & Bar.
Now you’re ready for a run. Have Francisco drive you to the Dallas Hash House Harriers
, who bill themselves as “the drinking club with the running problem.” They run every Saturday, and their cross-country courses—marked by flour, punctuated with drinking checkpoints—are just as likely to take you through a supermarket as they are a muddy bog. Don’t wear new sneakers, as the Hashers will force you to drink beer out of them. Oh, and be prepared for nudity.
Finally, to finish your day, have Francisco take you to J.Pepe’s, where you’ll find not only good Tex-Mex but one of the only swimming pools in town that sits in a restaurant’s backyard. After a couple margaritas, unleash a few cannonballs
on your fellow diners.
On the way home, sing Ice Cube’s “It Was a Good Day.”
photography courtesy of DFW Elite Auto Rental
You like the top down and the wind in your hair.
Are you still despondent over the sale of your ’68 Mustang convertible? Make your first call to DFW Elite Auto Rental
and choose—oh, just for grins—a Lamborghini Gallardo convertible. After they deliver it to your door, head over to Keller’s Drive In
, where the bikers and classic car collectors who frequent the popular spot will nod in approval as you slip into a covered space.
After you’ve filled your tummy with a couple of No. 5s, fill your tank and head down Highway 67 southwest to Glen Rose, home of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
. Spend the afternoon driving the 9-mile tour through 1,800 acres, where you’ll see wildlife including antelope, giraffe, wildebeest, and zebra. Halfway through, stretch your legs at the Overlook Cafe
Then drive Highway 287 to Ennis, home of the Galaxy Drive-In Theater
, one of the last great drive-ins in Texas. All four screens have been refurbished. Before the first feature, you’ll be flooded with memories of that old Mustang. Perhaps you’d better put the top up.
What’s a little PDA between friends? It’s your idea of a good time.
Call in sick to work. Walk hand-in-hand along the Katy Trail
. Smile a lot, and make catty comments to each other about the attire worn by those who’ve come to get actual exercise. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely, mimosa-soaked brunch at Toulouse Cafe and Bar
. Head home to “shower.”
For lunch, recharge your batteries at a Dallas mainstay, S&D Oyster Company
. Of course, you’ll order oysters on the half shell and not just because they make the cocktail sauce tableside.
Find a screening of the new George Clooney romantic comedy, Leatherheads
. Sit in the back row. Indulge in a high-school-style make-out session.
Repair to one of Dallas’ most romantic restaurants, The Grape
, for wine and a cheese plate over candlelight. Then finish the night by hearing Etta James
herself, at the House of Blues, sing “At Last.”
The Music Lover
|The Brooklyn Jazz Cafe
photography by Kevin Hunter Marple
You have 10,000 songs on two iPods and a fishbowl full of ticket stubs.
It’s April 13. A quick glance at the two tickets tucked into the corner of the mirror on your dresser reminds you of the big night ahead. You ease into your Sunday with brunch at Brooklyn Jazz Cafe
. It doesn’t matter who’s scheduled to play; it’s always someone good. The Miles Quiche is better.
Afterward, depart to Good Records
. C.J. Davis is behind the counter, and he hips you to a few discs you didn’t know you wanted. You pay for everything, but hang around for a bit and check out the band playing in-store for free.
You spent so much time shopping that it’s time to eat again. Steer over to Deep Ellum and AllGood Cafe
, where you can eat lunch surrounded by owner Mike Snider’s collection of concert posters and Wilco on the stereo.
Now it’s time for the main event. You start humming “Born to Run” en route to the American Airlines Center, where Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band are playing. Two hours, two dozen songs, and one killer version of “Badlands” later, you think about going home but decide on beers at the Barley House
instead. You grab a fistful of quarters from the ashtray of your car; Barley House has a jukebox. There is still time for a little more music.
The Millionaire Millionaire
|Lamb tartare topped with caviar at Aurora
photography by Kevin Hunter Marple
You’ve got everything. But a little more of it wouldn’t hurt.
When your butler brings your morning coffee, have him summon a tailor from Lombardo Custom Apparel to come measure you for a bespoke suit
made from the wool of the endangered Andean vicuna ($18,000).
The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts has had so much success with its capital campaign that it recently raised the goal to $338 million. The campaign is about $56 million short of the mark. So call up DCPA president and CEO Bill Lively, and donate some money
. Want your name on something? Of course you do. Plan to give at least $3 million.
To celebrate your largesse, go eat a truly fine meal at Aurora
. Your appetizer: beluga caviar over Colorado lamb tartare in avocado roll on pear tomato jelly and brushed lamb glaze ($125), paired with a bottle of Dom Ruinart Reims, 1996 ($950). Your entree: boudin de langoustine Breton with Perigord truffle emulsion and young fennel puree ($99), paired with a bottle of Bâtard-Montrachet ($550). Finally, your dessert: Aurora degustation de douceur ($45 for two), paired with Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes ($350 for 375 mil.).The $30,000 Millionaire
You look like a million bucks (but you’re up to your frosted tips in debt).
You could spend your Saturday morning brushing up on your French or reading three newspapers. You won’t. Instead, head over to Face and drop some plastic on highlights and a manicure. The shoe shine and the two glasses of wine? On the house.
So you at least have some good news for your rep from Consumer Credit Counseling Services
. Meeting at the Starbucks on Knox over a couple of half-caf, nonfat lattes helps the medicine go down. She says you’re not completely maxed out yet. You fail to hear the black cloud of emphasis she places on “completely” and “yet.”
One fist pump later, it’s off to Q Shirtmakers
in West Village to pick up a custom-made number that’s all stripes and cuffs. You’re bounding further into the red, but you’re looking good doing it, right? Besides, you’ve figured out where pennies can be pinched. On the way back to your tiny studio apartment, you and your BMW 3 Series hit the drive-thru at Taco Bell
After a power nap, it’s time for the cherry on top of your fake-it-until-you-make-it sundae: prowling at Kenichi
. Any stray worries over your financial house of cards are assuaged by bottle-service Belvedere and the blond personal trainer you’ve managed to cut from the herd. Well played.
photography by Elizabeth Lavin
Your perfect day will require a certain level of fabulousness.
Because Sunday is usually full of temptation, make a preemptive, soul-cleansing run to morning service at Cathedral of Hope
—the 11 service, not the 9, because what self-respecting gay man or woman is up at 9 after a long Saturday night? Rev. Dr. Jo Hudson
will get your day started right with singing, fellowship, and prayer in the world’s largest predominantly gay and lesbian congregation.
After that, Sunday brunch at Bronx Restaurant
is a Dallas gay tradition that you’d be silly to ignore. The New American-style menu is at once innovative and comforting, which is why it’s a fave among the “old guard” gay establishment. The Bloody Marys are also fantastic.
Now you’re ready to mingle with the younger set, so head for Uptown, where you can sip drinks and ogle at the adjacent corner patios of Taco Diner and Mi Cocina
—which at least one staffer calls “Guy (pronounced gee) Cocina” on Sundays. Carb up on chips and salsa before you head next door to Energy Fitness for an upper-body party pump. (Talk to the staff about cost for a day pass.)
Then, time to dance the night away at Minc Lounge
, the nightclub described by one gay scenester as “so gay, the Scissor Sisters held their after-party there.” Delish, no?
You just moved here from Scranton.We’re here to help.
Eat breakfast at the Mecca
, a Dallas institution and one of the finest diners in town. Have the cinnamon roll. And the chicken-fried steak.
If you’ve never been to Dealey Plaza, see the Grassy Knoll and buy a pamphlet from a conspiracy nut. But don’t miss the Sixth Floor Museum
, an understated, thought-provoking experience.
Now switch gears and visit the flagship Neiman Marcus store downtown, where it all started. Have lunch at the Zodiac Room
, on the sixth floor. Make sure to smear your popover with plenty of strawberry butter.
Don’t linger, because you’ll spend the afternoon at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, April 24 through 27. Golf fanatics say the tournament has lost its luster because so many pros skip it. But now that you’re a local, you know the Byron is really a social event, and the real action takes place in the beer tent called the Pavilion
Finish off your day with dinner at Nana
, high atop the Hilton Anatole. The food is amazing, but the glorious view of downtown Dallas will put your shiny new home in perspective.
You own camouflage clothing, and you’re not afraid to use it.
Lace up your hiking boots, pack a bird book and binoculars, and hit Cedar Ridge Preserve
as the sun clears the horizon. It’s 633 acres of hiking trails, butterfly gardens, and picnic areas. Wander up to the Escarpment Nature Preserve
, the highest point in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Chances of spotting the endangered black-capped vireo are good.
Now for a big breakfast. We suggest you stop at the Original Market Diner
for a No. 2 (eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, and pancakes, and endless refills of black coffee) on your way to Elm Fork Shooting Sports
. The 467-acre facility includes six skeet fields, two 100-target sporting clay courses, ATA and Wobble traps, and plenty of golf carts to get you to it all.
Afterward, spend some time shopping at the new 125,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop
in Garland. If you’re looking to tighten your archery skills, check out Archery Fest on April 19 and 20, when the parking lot will be full of vendors, targets, and interactive events. The store’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant
overlooks Lake Ray Hubbard and features a 13,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, cocktails at sunset, and great steaks and seafood.
|A true sloth at The Dallas World Aquarium
photography by Doug Davis
You’re not lazy. You just want to take things slow . . . ly.
Change your 6 am alarm to 8 am, and wait for personal chef Tre Wilcox
(formerly of Abacus) to push open your bedroom door with a tray full of breakfast goodies. As you drain a mimosa, check in with On The Run, the personal errand service
you hired the day before to do everything you need done—grocery shopping, car inspected, waiting for the cable repair guy, dogs walked—while you spend the rest of the day and night at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton
. Try the Spa for the hydrating bathing tub, Prada Beauty Experience facial, and their personalized de-stress program. Later, room service will deliver caramelized pound cake with fresh fruit from Fearing’s
Now head to the Dallas World Aquarium
, where Bella the three-toed sloth makes her way ever so slowly through the treetops of the rainforest. Sit, don’t stand, in awe. Understandably exhausted, you should return to the poolside bar at the Ritz, order one of their signature margaritas, and nap away the afternoon.
Then check Slow Food Dallas
’ website for a dinner suggestion. Wait, we’ll do the work for you: head to the Tasting Room at Lola for an unhurried 10-course tasting menu
with wine pairings. The Guys
You’re macho enough for an all-day man-date.
Grab your sticks and meet the fellas at Top Golf
. It’s kind of like Guy Nirvana, if such a place were designed by John Daly and the guy who invented Hooters. It’s ostensibly a golf practice range, but you practice by competing against your friends and hitting the balls into concentric circles (scoring more points for more accurate shots). Friendly female waitstaff will take your adult beverage and food orders while you play.
After three or six or nine hours of golfing, gambling with your buddies, eating, and drinking, you need to relax and get ready for the evening. Do so at The Boardroom Salon for Men
. Get your hair trimmed, a hot shave, a massage, a brow waxing, get your spa on—heck, throw in a mani/pedi. Sometimes being a dude means girling it up. Far as you know.
Besides, you need to look nice when you and your boys pile into The Lodge
, Dallas’ classiest exotic dancer emporium, for some steak, scotch, cigars, and the best companionship a fat roll of $20 bills can buy.
Just you and your best friends with an entire day to catch up.
Meet for coffee and those banned-from-weekdays chocolate almond croissants at Main Street Bread Baking
Company in Plano. Make sure to take note of exactly how much everyone eats for discussion later. Because you deserve it, drive into town and treat yourself to a hot rocks massage
at the Spa at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel. The hotter the stones, the deeper the massage, and the quicker last week’s work issues (or snappy S.O.) will fade away.
For lunch, go just around the corner to Bice Restaurant
. Since money should be reserved for new clothes, sit in the lounge, and order the $10 executive lunch that includes soup, salad, and pasta. Pre-shopping, treat yourself to group manicures and pedicures at Beverly Hills Nails
. Everything is more fun with a glass of wine, so order one while your polish is perfected.
Stop by Flirt
and Kacky & Carl
to find something new—and maybe a little sexy—for your big night out. Make sure all new attire is tried on, discussed from all angles, and approved before purchase.
After going home to freshen up, meet back up at The Porch
for blueberry martinis, appetizers, and boy talk. With any luck, owner Tristan Simon will be there, and a little flirting will get you and the girls an invitation to his newly opened “cocktail parlor” right across the street, Victor Tango’s
photography by Kevin Hunter Marple
You eat local. You shop vintage. And you went green before green was cool.
Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. Do your part and pick up trash around White Rock Lake
, during the Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up. The group called For the Love of the Lake provides all the supplies, including Starbucks coffee, juice, and tasty breadstuffs. After a couple of hours of hard work, reward yourself with an Illy espresso
and a granola parfait at Deep Ellum’s Murray Street Coffee Shop.
Stop in at the newly opened Smart Center Dallas on Lemmon to test-drive a Smart Car
. See how small you can really make your carbon footprint.
Have lunch at the Kozy Kitchen, where they serve a great grass-fed buffalo burger
and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
Head over to the Nasher Sculpture Center
to see the exhibit “Beyond the Grasp, Transcending the Physical.” Discuss the deeper meaning.
For dinner, pick up a loaf of Philomena Food Company’s stuffed Italian bread
from the Dallas Farmers Market.
After a long day, unwind with a European beer at Amsterdam Bar
, the anti-Uptown spot where the cool kids hang out.
|Dunia Broga at La Duni
photography by James Bland
You love to eat, and it shows—by how you go only local.
Start your day in the Bishop Arts District with steaming hot coffee, great mixed company, and fresh handmade breakfast tacos ($1.25 each) at El Jordan
. Then trundle over to the Dallas Farmers Market
to meet, greet, and support our local farmers. Ask the growers when to expect locally grown peaches and tomatoes.
All that talk about food have you hungry? Head east to Garden Cafe
, where the menu rotates according to what is harvested from the on-site garden. If you find yourself grazing on a Saturday, stop in to Jimmy’s Food Store, home to more than 500 Italian wines. Each Saturday they host fine wine tastings with antipasto and interesting speakers.
Didn’t find those blue chanterelles you were looking for at the Dallas Farmers Market? Drop into FM1410
, where local forager Tom Spicer is likely to have them along with loads of not-local mushrooms, baby heads of lettuce, green tomatoes, and herbs. Hard-to-find is his specialty.
Dinner at chef Sharon Hage’s York Street
is de rigueur for Dallas gourmands. A new menu every day reflects the chef’s whim inspired by the seasons and the availability of the freshest ingredients from small, owner-operated suppliers.
We know it’s hard to skip chef Hage’s desserts, but you must push away from the table and move on to the espresso bar at La Duni Kitchen and Baking Studio
. They offer more than 20 coffee concoctions, and you’ll find a nice selection of cognacs, rare Anguilla rums, port, and dessert wines. Oh, and sinful desserts.
The Urban Cowboy
photography by Vanessa Gavalya
Where the West begins? Right between your ears.
Start with a hearty, rib-sticking steak ’n‘ eggs breakfast at Buzzbrews
, followed by a little shopping at Cowboy Cool, just around the corner in West Village, for the most stylish cowboy and cowgirl wear you’ve ever laid eyes on.
Next, ride south to the Dallas Museum of Art. On April 14 at 11 am, “Cowboy vs. Cowgirl Cuisine
” will feature a lunch buffet and cook-off between Paula Disbrowe and Robb Walsh, two chefs and food writers celebrating Texas cuisine.
End your day in Fort Worth. In the Fort Worth Stockyards
, you can watch the afternoon cattle drive on Fridays or Saturdays, followed by ropin’, ridin’, and barrel racin’ at the rodeo. Finish off your night with dinner at chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
, and then drinkin’ and dancin’ at Billy Bob’s
. Tuckered out? Spend the night at Miss Molly’s Hotel Bed and Breakfast
for a taste of rustic elegance.The Thrill-Seeker
You don’t want to live forever.
Skip breakfast. Otherwise you’ll be seeing it twice when you start the day with a dawn patrol parachute jump
with the daredevils at Skydive Dallas, northeast of McKinney. Nothing puts the world in perspective like stepping out of a plane at 13,500 feet. They’ll have you ready for a tandem jump inside one hour.
Jump on North Central Expressway and head south for a quick lunch. Make it a light one, though. You’ll be strapping into the back of an open cockpit stunt biplane
outside the Cavanaugh Flight Museum for another trip into the wild blue yonder—no parachute needed, this time. The pilots will dip, dive, and shimmy you, leaving your stomach somewhere up there at 5,000 feet.
Got your legs back? Good. Decompress with dinner. But avoid the alcohol, because you’ll be playing stunt professional again at Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
, where you can bungee jump, free-fall, and slingshot your body until your heart pounds out of your chest. RESOURCESSports Fan:
Cowboys Golf Club, 1600 Fairway Dr., Grapevine, 817-481-7277, www.cowboysgolfclub.com
. Coach Joe’s Sports Grille, 9305 Preston Rd., Frisco, 214-387-3422, www.coachjoes.com
. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000, www.americanairlinescenter.com
. Mavericks Ultimate Fan Shop, 214-373-6287, www.northparkcenter.com
. The Loon, 3531 McKinney Ave., 214-559-3059. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, 972-263-7223, www.lonestarpark.com
Urban Street Bazaar, The Make, 313 N. Bishop Ave., 214-256–3061, www.urbanstreetbazaar.com
. Avalon Salon, 2350 Victory Park Ln., 214-623-6544, www.avalon-salon.com
. LFT. 2350 Victory Park Ln., 214-635-2150, www.mylft.com
. Henry Beguelin, 2426 Victory Park Ln., 214-303-0120, www.henrybeguelin.it
. V.O.D., 2418 Victory Park Ln., 214-754-0644, www.vodboutique.com
. Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave., 214-559-4510, www.fortyfiveten.com
. Carolina Herrera, 31 Highland Park Village, 214-559-4300, www.carolinaherrera.com
. Pumps, 217 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, 972-562-4555, www.gottahavemypumps.com
. Landon Winery, 101 N. Kentucky St., McKinney, 972-542-3030, www.landonwinery.com
Bread Winners Bakery & Cafe, 3301 McKinney Ave., 214-754-4940, www.breadwinnerscafe.com
. McKinney Avenue Trolley, 3153 Oak Grove Ave., 214-855-0006, www.mata.org
. Smashing Times, 308 Preston Royal Shopping Center, 214-363-2088, www.smashingtimes.com
. Purple Cow, 6025 Royal Ln., No. 110, 214-373-0037. Cardboard Boat Regatta (9 am–4 pm), Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, 817-861-2576, www.riverlegacy.org
. Trail Dust Steak House, 2300 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, 817-640-6411, www.traildust.com
Urban Dog Coffee, 2720 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-219-5511, www.urbandogcoffee.com
. M-Bar-K, 1302 S. Duncanville Rd., Cedar Hill, 469-682-4405, www.dfwridinglessons.com
. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-521-6157, www.cosmiccafedallas.com
. Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth, 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.com
. Spiral Diner, 1314 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-8834, www.spiraldiner.com
. Bass Hall, Fourth and Calhoun streets, Fort Worth, 817-212-4325, www.basshall.com
Donut Paradise, 1916 Abrams Pkwy., 214-824-7126. Tai chi at Temple Emanu-El (Tuesdays at 9:30 am), 8500 Hillcrest Rd., 214-706-0000, www.tedallas.org
. St. Paul Cafe, 1707 San Jacinto St., 214-969-7753, www.firstdallas.org
. Kessler Park United Methodist Church, 1215 Turner Ave., 214-942-0098, www.kpumc.org
. Kalachandji’s, 5430 Gurley Ave., 214-821-1048, www.kalachandjis.com
Karaoke Cab, 214-893-0613, www.karaokeyellowcab.com
. Blue Goose Cantina, 2905 Greenville Ave., 214-823-8339, www.bluegoosecantina.com
. Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill, 3227 McKinney Ave., 214-999-8932, www.frankiesbar.com
. Ozona Grill & Bar, 4615 Greenville Ave., 214-265-9105, www.ozonagrill.com
. Hash House Harriers, 214-804-3999, www.dfwh3.org
. J.Pepe’s, 3619 Greenville Ave., 214-821-6431, www.jpepesgreenville.com
DFW Elite Auto Rental, 214-247-4700, www.dfweliteautorental.com
. Keller’s, 6537 E. Northwest Hwy., 214-368-1209. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2155 CR 2008, Glen Rose, 254-897-2960, www.fossilrim.com
. Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, 5301 N. IH-45, Ennis, 972-875-5505, www.galaxydriveintheatre.com
Katy Trail, www.katytraildallas.org
for map. Toulouse Cafe and Bar, 3314 Knox St., 214-520-8999, www.toulousecafeandbar.com
. S&D Oyster Company, 2701 McKinney Ave., 214-880-0111, www.sdoyster.com
. The Grape, 2808 Greenville Ave., 214-828-1981, www.thegraperestaurant.com
. Etta James at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., 214-978-2583, www.ticketmaster.com
Brooklyn Jazz Cafe, 1701 S. Lamar St., 214-428-0025, www.brooklynjazzcafe.com
. Good Records, 1808 Greenville Ave., 214-752-4663, www.goodrecords.com
. AllGood Cafe, 2934 Main St., 214-742-5362, www.allgoodcafe.com
. Bruce Springsteen concert, American Airlines Center, www.ticketmaster.com
. Barley House, 5612 Yale Blvd., 214-824-0306, www.barleyhouse.com
Lombardo Custom Apparel, 17604 N. Dallas Pkwy., 214-265-8488, www.lombardocustomapparel.com
. Center for the Performing Arts, 214-954-9925, ext. 223 (to ring Bill Lively directly). Aurora, 4216 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-528-9400, www.auroradallas.com
Face, 3000 Blackburn Ave., Ste. 190, 214-520-1103, www.faceformen.com
. Consumer Credit Counseling Services, 6500 Greenville Ave., 214-363-4357, www.cccs.net
. Starbucks on Knox, 326 Knox St., 214-520-2273, www.starbucks.com
. Q Shirtmakers, 3699 McKinney Ave., No. 303, 214-780-9888, www.qcustomclothier.com
. Taco Bell, various locations. Kenichi, 2400 Victory Park Ln., 214-871-6883, www.kenichirestaurants.com
Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd., 214-351-1901, www.cathedralofhope.com
. Bronx Restaurant, 3835 Cedar Springs Rd., 214-521-5821. Taco Diner and Mi Cocina at West Village, both at 3699 McKinney Ave., 214-521-3669 and 469-533-5663, both at www.mcrowd.com
. Energy Fitness, 2901 Cityplace West Blvd., 214-219-1900, www.efitnessgym.com
. Minc Lounge, 813 Exposition Ave., 214-370-4077, www.minclounge.com
. The Newcomer:
The Mecca, 10422 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-357-6803. Dealey Plaza, 500 Main St. Sixth Floor Museum, 411 Elm St., Ste. 120, 214-747-6660, www.jfk.org
. Zodiac Room, 1618 Main St., Level Six, 214-573-5800, www.neimanmarcus.com
. EDS Byron Nelson Championship, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, 214-373-8000, www.edsbyronnelsonchampionship.org
. Nana, 2201 Stemmons Fwy., 27th floor, 214-761-7470, www.nanarestaurant.com
Tre Wilcox, email@example.com
. On the Run, 214-274-6800, www.ontherunerrands.com
. Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., 214-922-0200, www.ritzcarlton.com
. Fearing’s, 2121 McKinney Ave., 214-922-4848, www.fearingsrestaurant.com
. Dallas World Aquarium, 1801 N. Griffin St., 214-720-2224, www.dwazoo.com
. Slow Food, www.slowfooddallas.org
. Lola, 2917 Fairmount St., 214-855-0700, www.lola4dinner.com
Cedar Ridge Preserve, 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy., www.audubondallas.org/cedarridge.html
. Original Market Diner, 4434 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-521-0992. Elm Fork Shooting Sports, 10751 Luna Rd., 972-556-0103 (shotgun), 972-556-0164 (rifle/pistol), www.elmfork.com
. Bass Pro Shop, 5001 Bass Pro Dr., Garland, 469-221-2600, www.basspro.com
. The Guys:
Top Golf, 8787 Park Ln., 214-341-9600, www.topgolfusa.com
. The Boardroom Salon, 5550 W. Lovers Ln., No. 169, 214-358-7565, www.theboardroomsalon.com
. The Lodge, 10530 Spangler Rd., 972-506-9229, www.the-lodge.com
Main Street Bread Baking Company, 7200 Bishop Rd., Ste. D11, Plano, 972-309-0404, www.themainbakery.com
. The Spa at the Rosewood Crescent, 400 Crescent Ct., 214-871-3200, www.crescentcourt.com/spa
. Bice, 100 Crescent Ct., 214-922-9055, www.bicedallas.com
. Beverly Hills Nails, 2633 McKinney Ave., No. 199, 214-953-0110. Flirt, 2633 McKinney Ave., No. 150, 214-754-7001, www.flirtboutique.com
. Kacky & Carl, 2722 Routh St., 214-295-4486, www.kackyandcarl.com
. The Porch, 2916 N. Henderson Ave., 214-828-2916, www.theporchrestaurant.com
. Victor Tango’s, 3001 N. Henderson Ave. The Hipster:
For the Love of the Lake, 972-622-7283, 1152 N. Buckner Blvd., Ste. 123, www.whiterocklake.org
. Murray Street Coffee Shop, 214-655-2808, 3100 Main St., www.murraystreetcoffee.com
. Smart Center Dallas, 214-224-7200, 6113 Lemmon Ave., www.smartcenterdallas.com
. The Kozy Kitchen, 4433 McKinney Ave., 214-219-5044, www.thekozy.net
. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org
. Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl St., 214-670-5880, www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
. Amsterdam Bar, 831 Exposition Ave., No. C, 214-827-3433, www.theamsterdambar.com
El Jordan, 416 N. Bishop Ave., 214-941-4451. Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl St., 214-939-2808, www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
. Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius St., 214-887-8330, www.gardencafe.net
. Jimmy’s Food Store, 4901 Bryan St., 214-823-6180, www.jimmysfoodstore.com
. FM1410, 1410 Fitzhugh near Bryan, 214-828-0322, open 10 am–5 pm Saturday. York Street, 6047 Lewis St., 214-826-0968, www.yorkstreetdallas.com
. La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio, 4264 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-520-6888, www.laduni.com
. Urban Cowboy:
Buzzbrews, 4154 N. Central Expwy., 214-826-7100, www.buzzbrews.com
. Cowboy Cool, 3699 McKinney Ave., 214-521-4500, www.cowboycool.com
. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., 214-922-1200, www.dallasmuseumofart.org
. Fort Worth Stockyards, www.fortworthstockyards.org
. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, 2406 N. Main St., Fort Worth, 817-740-8810, www.lonesomedovebistro.com
. Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817-624-7117, www.billybobstexas.com
. Miss Molly’s Hotel Bed and Breakfast, 109 W. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, 817-626-1522, www.missmollyshotel.com
Skydive Dallas, Whitewright Airfield, 800-759-3483, www.skydivedallas.com
. Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Airport, 972-380-8800, www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com
. Zero Gravity, 11131 Malibu Dr., 972-394-8359, www.gojump.com