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Making Dallas Even Better
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It took 15 years to find the Pegasus that once topped the Magnolia Building. We didn’t need that long to locate the best this city has to offer. These winners soared above all others this year.
We searched high-end restaurants and dark dives to satisfy our craving for deliciously composed ground-beef patties sandwiched between two buns. After sampling gloriously melted cheese, the crunch of fresh tomatoes and pickles, and satisfying mouthfuls of bacon and sautéed mushrooms, these are the best burgers in Dallas we just can’t live without.
We had the bright idea of not just chronicling these important moments, but getting the people who made the moments happen to write about them. This proved to be a Herculean task, but our efforts paid off. What other city magazine in America could get no fewer than seven billionaires to contribute to such an undertaking?
From hiking in Cedar Hill to family-friendly bike trails in Plano to tracking bison in Fort Worth, your next great nature adventure awaits.
Spin the wheel to discover when produce is at its peak.
Newcomers eager to try Dallas’ most famous cuisine tend to be unsettled the first time a server shoves a platter—“Hot plate!”—of greasy, yellow cheese in front of them. Maybe you had to grow up with it. For sure you have to live with it awhile to love it. But for most of us, Tex-Mex is the taste we crave when we are away and the one that defines “home.”
How it became the hottest block in the city.
From off-the-menu epicurean delights to private swimming holes to historical finds, it’s a safe bet that you have yet to discover these 89 city secrets. Have fun exploring.
Your guide to the top shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more.
There were plenty of high-profile openings this year, but many failed to deliver an experience worthy of their price points. Restaurateurs learned a lesson: trends have shifted. Younger diners value a gourmet meal, but they don’t want to pay for the overhead of an expensive finish-out. Ramen pushed pho out of the hot-liquid lunch spotlight. Fast food is now faster and healthier, and all things Asian are hot. It was a wild culinary ride this year. Here were my favorite stops.
by Nancy Nichols || Photography by Kevin Marple
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