One piece of advice about the Big D: Find a local. A maxim for nearly all occasions, it’s especially relevant here. A sprawling metropolis that’s the least cowboy of Lone Star cities, Dallas can be a misunderstood urban jungle without an insider’s guidance. Bright-eyed locals steer us beyond the book depository and the flagship Neiman’s to the places where the true town lives and plays. Come with me as I follow this host of real-deal Dallas kindreds.
Who Are They?
Our numerous Dallas informants included a fashion photographer, Americana musician, gallery owner, furniture-maker, hotel manager, newspaper reporter, pastry chef, landscape guru, and graphic artist. Not to mention many a bartender, concierge, and cab driver. All are very proud of their city.