Dallas Journals

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A travel journal to Dallas by EdwardAggie98

Quote: Dallas is a lot more than you think -- a very cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer. Don't get fooled by stereotypical presentations of the city you might see in movies or television. Dallas has its own thing going on.

Big D

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Overview

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Sure, you're going to hit Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy unfortunately was assassinated, and the Sixth Floor Museum, which is dedicated to that tragedy, and you're going to go to the cavernous malls that are plentiful. You might even venture out to the suburbs and visit Southfork Ranch, home of J.R. Ewing. But there's a lot more to Dallas than this. It also boasts a world-class symphony in one of the most acoustically perfect and beautiful symphony halls (the I.M. Pei-designed Meyerson Symphony Center); a vibrant arts scene in the SoHo-like Deep Ellum district; outdoor fun sailing on or biking/rollerblading around White Rock Lake; a vibrant independent cinema community; loads of places for live...Read More

Mercury

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Restaurant | "The Mercury Grill"

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What can I say about Chef Chris Ward that many of the nation's critics haven't said already? Ward's creative cuisine has been tickling Dallas taste buds for awhile, and everyone else is catching on. Chris Ward is a hot property in Dallas cuisine, but he still starts every day at this, his first restaurant. It's easy to miss The Mercury Grill, sitting there in its nondescript strip mall in northern Dallas, wedged between a Starbucks and a Tuesday Morning discount store. But don’t be fooled by its austere location – this is a five-star dining experience. It opened to insanely good reviews about 7 years ago – it was named Restaurant of the Year in 1998 – but, luckily, the quality has not suffered a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 20, 2005

Mercury
11909 Preston Road, Suite 1418
Dallas, Texas 75230
+1 972 960 7774

Stoneleigh P

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Attraction

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When I lived in Dallas, this was my neighborhood bar. You could find me there every Sunday afternoon on the patio sipping on a Shiner Bock. Alas, I don't live there anymore, but when I'm in town, you bet I make a beeline for "the P." (It was originally called the "Stoneleigh Pharmacy," until The Man cracked down.) It's the site of a former pharmacy, hence the wall decorations. The wait staff is very friendly, and in a short time, you'll all become friends (if you go, say hi to Lisa for me and tip her well). There are a lot of regulars who frequent this joint, and if you go, you'll see why. They have cheap beer, strong drinks, and a killer jukebox. On the weekends, there's live music. And there's...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 20, 2005

Stoneleigh P
2926 Maple Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 871-2346

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza

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Attraction | "The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza"

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My first trip to the Sixth Floor Musem was, eerily enough, on July 16, 1999 -- the same day John F. Kennedy Jr. was killed in a plane crash. No doubt that added to the emotions and the experience of visiting this museum that is dedicated to the life and tragic death of his father, President John F. Kennedy. Dallas has always had a scar across its name because of the events of November 22, 1963. But the city has rebounded and accepted its place in history. No better place showcases this than the Sixth Floor Museum. The museum, which is housed in the old Texas Schoolbook Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly perched to shoot the president, is more than just a museum abou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 21, 2005

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 747-6660