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48 Hours in Dallas

An April 2004 trip to Dallas by Coronado Bob & Berie

Quote: Big D is a shining, upscale city filled with upscale and sophisticated shopping, dining, and business. This is a city that welcomes long and short stays by offering sites and activities that are worth the visit.

48 Hours in Dallas

Overview

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Dallas has been growing north and filling the countryside with tall shiny glass buildings, well-landscaped housing developments, and great choices for dining casual or formal. Upscale shopping is available in more than one location, including the Galleria, which is reinventing itself after only about 15 years of operation.Quick Tips: Dallas is almost always windy, so be prepared. The temperature can vary by 20 degrees over night so be prepared with layers of clothes. When dining, look to some of the historically "known" places to eat!Best Way To Get Around: Dallas is a flat and spreading city so a rental car is required for maximum flexibility. The freeway system is beginning to ...Read More

Hampton Inn Plano

Hotel | "Hampton Inn"

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This was a relatively new Hampton Inn with very nice lobby area. The building was five stories high with spacious rooms equipped with small refrigerator and microwave. There was a nice swimming pool. It is conveniently located for doing business in Plano, Richardson, or Frisco, and convenient to dining and shopping. Your room includes a free DSL connection and continental breakfast. Great for business or family travel.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Hampton Inn Plano
4901 Old Shepard Place
Dallas, Texas 75093
(972) 519-1000

Enchiladas

Restaurant

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This 25-year old establishment has not changed at all in that time. The signature chicken stuffed batter fried jalapeno peppers with avocado dipping sauce are still wonderful! While it now has sister restaurants, it maintains its local Mom and Pop feeling. Tex-Mex spicy flavors are unlike the bland tastes of California Mexican food. You won't find this authentic taste in the national chains.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Enchiladas
6526 East Northwest Hwy
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 363-1100

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This is another old favorite in Dallas. There are now many Dickey's in Dallas but they still slow smoke their ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage as they did in the "old days." They have the non-sweet barbecue sauce that many Texans prefer. It is just finger lickin' good!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Dickey's BarBeCue Pit
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75270
(214) 760-2400

Luna de Noche

Restaurant

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This is fresh Mexican, not from cans. It is healthy with everything cooked from scratch and it is a little more upscale than Tex Mex with unusual versions of sauces. Their salsa is fabulous (spicy) and their chips are fresh and non greasy. This started as a single restaurant and now has expanded to three or four in the north Dallas area. This is lighter than most Tex Mex, but every bit as full of flavor.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Luna de Noche
1401 Preston Rd. - NW Corner of Preston @ Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 818-2727

Galleria

Attraction | "The Galleria"

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Here you'll find Cartier, Tiffany, Saks, and every other upscale shop imaginable! The Galleria is approaching the 20-year mark and is under major remodel. It is a relaxed and beautiful place to shop in air-conditioned comfort. Enjoy a drink or iced tea by the skating rink.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 18, 2004

Galleria
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75240
+1 972 702 7100