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Dallas/Arlington, 2-4 November

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  1. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I'll be in Dallas/Arlington visiting a friend from 2-4 November in a few weeks. Are there any cool things to do that weekend that I should be aware of?

    Particularly, date-style things. My friend happens to be a lady. :D
  2. DallasCowpoke

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    Check the Dallas Morning News/Guide Live & Dallas Observer websites. You'll find a comprehensive listing by event-types between those 2.
  3. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    In Arlington, Six Flags, Cowboys Stadium and Ranger Stadium come to mind. (Thats pretty much it)

    In Dallas, all i know is the Dallas World Aquarium. In Fort Worth there is the Stockyards.

    Yup theres not much to do here in DFW.
  4. 1st & 10

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    Very cool, unique thing to do:

    http://texasdiscoverygardens.org/butterfly_house.php

    My wife loved this...
  5. DallasCowpoke

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    There's always the Dallas Arboretum. Chics luvs'em some flowers don't 'cha know! :busty:

    Seriously though, this CHIHULY glass sculpture exhibit is bad-A!
  6. TheCowboy

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    This is a must when you're near DFW. I unfortunately didn't go to six flags but I would have loved to.
  7. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    The stuff in Arlington is old hat...she lives in Arlington and I've been to Six Flags/Cowboys Stadium enough times.
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Good suggestions though. Dallas Observer is a great site.

    Thanks all.
  9. Rynie

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    Hyena's comedy club or Addison improv
  10. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Good ones dude. Thanks for the info.
  11. WoodysGirl

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    Well there's an Improv in the Highlands in Arlington, as well. In the Highlands, there are literally ton of bars, restaurants, shops, etc... Just a matter of what you're into over there.

    http://www.arlingtonhighlands.com/cms/index.php

    If you're looking for some pseudo kid stuff to do, I liked Alley Cats over by the Parks Mall in Arlington. Bowling, video games, laser tag, etc.

    I think there's a putt putt over there, too, tho I know you like the real thing.
  12. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    lol. been paying attention to facebook, eh? :)

    good info, good info. I'll look into the highlands, though I'm sure she knows where to go for the most part.
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Ha! I'm sneaky nosey.. I don't get all in your biz, but I do pay attn. :p:


    And yeah, if she lives in Arlington, she knows all about the Highlands. I tend to go there whenever I'm in FW, because my friend likes this sushi place over there and my cousin from Dallas can meet us there.
  14. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I actually really like Arlington. I like all the suburbs in DFW. Hell, I like Dallas proper too.

    Really only two places I'd want to live in the US - DC area or DFW area.
  15. yimyammer

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    Here's a slam dunk list of options to please your lady friend:

    Start by staying at one of the coolest restored old hotels in Dallas called the Belmont Hotel and you'll be right off of Interstate 30 which can take you toward downtown Dallas or out to Arlington in minutes.

    Best of all you'll be near some of the best food in Dallas in Oak Cliff:

    Lucias is booked months in advance, but if you get there early (they open at 5:30), you might get one of the 4 seats available first come first serve at the bar. There are also some small tables outside & I think they are first come first serve as well and don't need reservations.

    Next door to Lucia's is a great chocolate maker called Dude, Sweet Chocolates, they have lots of unique chocolates and tons of free samples.

    If you can't get into Lucias, 100 feet down the road is Veracruz for great mexican and margaritas or Boulevardier for french.

    If you like some great farm to market food prepared by some great chefs, drive a quarter mile west and eat at Bolsa or you could go 2 doors down and get a great sandwich, pastries or housemade sausages (by me) at Bolsa Mercado.

    Like fish? Go next door to Bolsa Mercado & eat at Driftwood

    If for some reason, all these places are too busy, go another mile down the road and eat some really tasty food at Nova Gastropub.

    You happen to be in town when the Oak Cliff Music Festival will be occurring at the restored Kessler Theater It's a really cool old theater thats been restored and I hear its a great venue.

    Up for a movie? See what's showing at the restored Texas Theater (this is where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested).

    and when you get back to your hotel, you can cap the night off with a drink at the Belmont Bar and enjoy this view:

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    If you want to drink a few too many, you can easily walk to the Foundry from Belmont Hotel

    To add to the myriad of food options, the acclaimed Smoke restaurant is adjacent to the Belmont hotel.

    You can read about all the above at the following Dallas food & entertainment blogs online:

    http://cravedfw.com

    http://dallas.eater.com

    I forgot to recommend one more Oak Cliff eatery. If you or your gal like pastries, you gotta check out Rush Patisserie The owner is a former CPA who quit and went to study at The Cordon Bleu culinary school in France. Came back, apprenticed in Vegas and now resides in this little hole in a wall of a place in Oak Cliff.

    If you plug in the hotel and various recommendations I made into google maps, you'll see how close everything is to each other.

    You're also be very close to the new Calatrava Bridge

    ~Enjoy!~
  16. Rynie

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    I wouldn't go to the Improv at the Highlands. Just know you'll be dealing with LOUD, obnoxious people who don't SHUT UP during the show. Go to the Addison, or Ft. Worth one. TRUST ME.
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    :eek: Bookmarked! Thanks!

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