Tour Texas Series: What to See & Do and Where to Shop & Eat in Dallas

I’m doing this last post on Dallas before I forget all the fun things we did, ate, saw, and shopped there.

To Do, See and Shop:

The reason we went to Dallas in the first place is because two of C.’s jobs are there. One is in an area called Bishop Arts District and one is an area called Deep Ellum. Both are technically in Dallas, but they are on opposite sides of the city and have different vibes for sure.

For the kind of shopping where you park and go to multiple stores along a sidewalk, I love Bishop Arts District. We also ate at Hattie’s while there and it was yummy {I had an onion tart}. DIRT Flowers there is amazing. And Emporium Pies looked delish.

The other things we did while in Dallas were to go to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (read my review here and DON’T go there before 1pm during the school year).  We also went to Klyde Warren Park first thing one morning and it was dead (but it’s super cool–the interstate runs right under it!) so I would recommend going to lunch and eating a burger at Savor Gastropub (you can order from a takeout window or sit inside) or go at lunch on Saturdays when they have food trucks.  Another thing MM really enjoyed was the Reunion Tower–a giant tower (you ride an elevator up) that allows you to see all over Dallas.

April 5. perot museum. observation_0013_edited-1

One thing MM said she wished we had done was go on the trolley. It went right by our hotel (we stayed here and it was great) and every morning she would talk about it, but we never got a chance to do it.

My favorite souvenir shop we went to was Buzzerk in Lower Greenville. We got the coolest Dallas t-shirts (some shirts were not little kid appropriate, but most were) and coasters. While we were in the neighborhood we ate at Toasted–an entire restaurant/bakery/cafe built around different types of toast. The peanut butter-honey toast was GOOD.

To Eat:

Probably the best place we ate was a small hole in the wall/kinda fast food restaurant called Velvet Taco (they also have restaurants in Ft. Worth, Austin, and Houston). The roasted corn side was amazing. They also have artisanal sodas (MM love the grapefruit one). It’s a definite ‘must do’ in my book and will be my first stop when I go back to Dallas.

We also ate at the Shake Shack one day.

I’ve heard great things about Pecan Lodge (BBQ and sides) from C. in Deep Ellum, but we didn’t go there.

And that’s it. This is the last post about our Dallas trip even if we did get stuck there for an extra two days and had to drive allllll the way back home. #thanksdelta

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We don’t have much going on (YAY!) other than MM’s artwork is being featured in a pretty prestigious art show for our school system’s K-12 annual art show. We’re all going out to eat lunch before we go on Sunday and she is on cloud nine that all the people she loves will be there celebrating her. Art is where her heart and passion are and she was over-the-moon to be chosen for this exhibition. It’s so amazing/interesting/thrilling to watch as your children find their passion.


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