Do Dallas Like a Local
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.
Local Thought: City officials broke ground on the city-block-size, $17-million Main Street garden last October.
Info: Henry C. Beck, Jr. Park, North Akard Street and Munger Avenue; Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Avenue; Nasher Sculpture Center. (All are within three blocks.)
Local Thought: Before Mavs games, the hopping lounge and bar might as well be the unofficial uptown NBA tip-off club.
Info: Call (214) 871-7111 for a one-night Southern Living studio suite rate of $229 (based on availability through Spring 2009); www.stoneleighhotel.com
Local Thought: “In Deep Ellum [the neighborhood due east of downtown], we are destinational dining,” Tracy says. “People love the mystery of finding somewhere.”
Info: 2936A Elm Street; www.localdallas.com or (214) 752-7500
Local Thought: Players gather at 2 p.m. on Sundays for a public picker’s jam. “Adair’s is a true Texas honky-tonk,” says Americana singer-songwriter Jimmy Baldwin.
Info: 2624 Commerce Street; www.adairssaloon.com
Local Thought: Owner Sara Tillman forged an early path into the artsy-cool Oak Cliff neighborhood.
Info: 324 West Seventh Street; www.tillmansroadhouse.com or (214) 942-0988
Local Thought: Lee Harvey’s owner Seth Smith named his pup Ruby. The neighbor’s goes by Jack. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” he says.
Info: 1807 Gould Street; www.leeharveys.com
Local Thought: Chef Stephan Pyles’s bio reads like a culinary philanthropist’s. He has helped found three remarkable food organizations, including The Hunger Link, a Dallas program that matches hotels and restaurants with 27 feeding agencies.
Info: 1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 200; www.stephanpyles.com or (214) 580-7000
Local Thought: Going Green at home is easier said than done. Learn sustainability tricks and organic gardening tips in a monthly “Living Green” course ($20).
Info: 6500 South Loop 12; www.tx.audubon.org/trinity.html or (214) 398-8722
Local Thought: Buy one and drink it outside; or mix and match your own sixer to go.
Local Thought: Because of the short winters, the hotel’s “Barefoot” poolside outdoor concert series usually begins in mid-March.
Info: 901 Fort Worth Avenue; www.belmontdallas.com
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