With Dallas so close to Mexico, tequila has become the star of many city menus. But only select restaurants and bars know which brands to stock and how to properly serve them. Check out the following stops that will have you thinking you've crossed the border after a few tequila totties. (Photo: Kravchenko Marina/Shutterstock)
Mark Cuban confirmed recently that Jason Kidd, a nine-time All Star basketball player, was re-signed to the Mavericks. We're excited as the Big D is where he began and could potentially end his career. A $25 million contract grants Kidd the good life for at least three more years in Dallas. With that kind of purchasing power, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the 6'4" point guard at some of the nicest places in town. Although most of us can't high roll like Jason, you may be lucky enough to visit one of these luxury stops sometime. If so, keep your eye out for this millionaire Maverick.
Takin' care of business over lunch or dinner? Well we've got the restaurants that are sure to feed your hunger for prestige, power and palatable fare. Make reservations at these dynamic dining spots that are known for making the right professional impression.
You don't have to travel far to experience the culinary cultures of the world. International food and mood are found just around the corner. Check out the following restaurants that allow your taste buds to tour the globe without stamping a passport.
It's hard to imagine traipsing off to the spa in the midst of layoffs and the overall feeling of apocalypse. But it's precisely in these times that people need the pampering. Relax at these budget spas in Dallas. Because while it may be ugly out there, you don't have to be.
Although Dallas has accommodating temperatures for outdoor activities, most people play and eat indoors, where air conditioning is our friend. But some days, Mother Nature's call is too strong and we need to be outdoors with a blanket, basket, select treats and fresh air. Branch out and enjoy your eats alfresco in some place other than the outdoor food court.
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The economic downturn doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. If anything, there's a rainbow after the storm: deep clearances on food, home decor, jewelry and more so you can live like royalty on a pauper's pay. So get out there and fight the financial fall. We found the best bargains in Dallas.
Sure the city has fancy menu items such as Kobe beef Carpaccio, lobster ravioli and prime osetra caviar but good ol' chicken salad is all you really need or want sometimes. It's a staple item that's not hard to find, but it is tough to find just the right kind. And depending on how you like it--crunchy, smooth, scoop form or on a sandwich--we've found some of the best chicken salad in Dallas.
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Don't you hate that look in your dog's eyes just before you close the door to head out? It makes you feel like the poor pup's in a torture-tolerated prison. Although all things are not canine occasions, there are a lot of dog-friendly digs in Dallas to avoid that uncomfortable wag good-bye. Take a look; we've sniffed out some of the best places in town to hang with your hound.
Exotic, relaxed, esteemed or award winning, your getaway needs to merely be a change of scenery from your daily routine. One or all of these qualities can be found in our own backyard--without the expense or fatigue of travel. Find an adventure at these best staycation spots in Dallas, and you may never leave the city limits again.