Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
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The best bets in town
By D Magazine |

A few of our favorite things: 1. The intelligent selection of movies at the Granada Theater. 2. The outdoor concerts at Park Central. 3. Rex Beasley’s Autographs. 4. The very appropriate print of Edward Hopper’s “Night-hawks” at the Bradford Hotel. 5. The Dallas skyline from the Dr Pep-per campus, heading south on Greenville. 6. The vast collection of books and magazines at Half Price Books. 7. Any speech, joke or comment by former City Councilman Max Goldblatt. 8. The morning drive-time antics of KZEW’s LaBella and Rody. 9. The Sunday night Latin rock and dancing at Genaro’s Tropical. 10. Jogging through the Turtle Creek greenbelt. 11. Bluebonnet Natural Foods Grocery. 12. The fiery temper of Dallas Mavericks’ coach Dick Motta. 13. The sports commentaries of Norm Hitzges on KERA 90.FM. 14. Happy hour at Rocco’s, with cut-rate oysters and theaptly named Tornadoes. 15. The works of Dallaswriters C.W. Smith, Richard Condon, A.C. Greene and Benjamin Capps. 16. The moo goo gai pan at Wok n’ Roll. 17. The white chocolate cheesecake at Zanzibar. 18. The hefty hero sandwiches at Antone’s. 19. The consistent high-quality entertainment at Poor David’s Pub. 20. Shakespeare in the Park. 21. The straight-shooting commercials of Lamar Muse. 22. Any chance to get in on a business deal with Harold Simmons, Dallas’ answer to Boone Pickens. 23. Arlington Stadium beer vendor Jim Street, who has the most unforgettable way of yelling “Cold Beer!” 24. Dial-a-Kathy 559-5201. 25. The personal ads in the Dallas Observer. 26. The french fries at Snuffer’s. 27. Great local bands like Vince Vance and the Valiants, Robert Lee Kolb and Local Heroes, Feat First and Anson and the Rockets. 28. Any wacky scheme or wise observation by Buffalo George Toomer. 29. The giant Fresh Approach grocery store in Northlake Center. 30. The verandah at Biff’s. 31. The great variety of music and community programming on KNON. 32. Mayfest. 33. The eggplant with garlic sauce at Pacific Pearl. 34. DENSA(Diversely Educated, Not Seriously Affected), Dallas’ answer to MENSA. 35.Sau-sages at Hans Mueller’s. 36. Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. 37. Anything said or done by Stanley Marcus. 38. Shrimp dip and chips at Shrimper’s. 39. The Starck Club. 40. Triple D Car Wash on Ross. 41. The red beans and rice at Andrew’s. 42. The Inwood Lounge and Inwood Theater, for great foreign films. 43. Jogging around White Rock Lake. 44. The White Rock marathon.