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D Magazine March 2023

Cover Story

The Best Little Roadhouses in North Texas

A few unexpected destinations for an unforgettable Texas night out.


Ned Fritz
Nature & Environment

How Ned Fritz and Others Fought for the Trinity River

Fifty years ago, Dallas killed a plan that would have turned the Trinity River into a barge canal. The journalist Laray Polk recounted that history in our March issue.
mr crappie wally marshall
Person of Interest

Mr. Crappie is Texas’ Reel, Live Hall of Famer

After a lifetime of crappie achievement, Wally Marshall will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. We found out how Marshall jumped from plumber to fishing master–it took over 90,000 miles of road time.
Things to do in Allen, Texas
One Day In…

How to Spend a Day in Allen

Allen is known for its high school sports. But with revitalization in the works, this 26.5 mile town offers shopping, dining, and events galore. Here’s where to start.
MATT TOBIN watch collection

Matt Tobin of Goodfriend: Confessions of a Watch Freak

We all know Tobin as the owner of Goodfriend, a beer garden and burger house hybrid. But here’s a fun fact about him: he has been fascinated with watches ever since his parents got matching Omegas. And now, Tobin has acquired a full collection.
LOCAL restaurant Dallas
Restaurants & Bars

Local Celebrates 20 Years of Fine Dining in Deep Ellum

This year marks 20 years of Deep Ellum’s Local, which is still going strong under the leadership of chef-owner Tracy Miller. Though Miller is known for her fresh seafood and tasting menus, one thing’s for sure: Local serves an outstanding salad.
Restaurant Reviews

The Coronation of King Carlos

El Carlos Elegante is the crowning achievement of Duro Hospitality’s burgeoning empire. And it has the elevated Mexican fare to prove it.
Coupes champagne bar
Restaurants & Bars

Raise a Glass to the Park Cities’ Newest Bubbly Bar

Looking for a luxe Champagne bar with a side of Foie Gras? Oak Lawn newcomer, Coupes, is your answer.
Norma Minnis
Local Government

Inside the East Dallas Groundswell Against Airbnb

Norma Minnis has spent decades killing projects that would have forever altered her neighborhood and single-family neighborhoods across Dallas. Her current target: Airbnb.
Claude Spider webb

How Luckenbach Led Me to Open a Bar in a Former Bank

I’d been a teacher, a preacher, and a basketball coach. But my dream since my days at Adair’s had always been to open a beer joint where I could drink with my friends.
giving tree

Frisco: The Giving City

Some thoughts on Frisco, Shel Silverstein style.