The Best New Restaurants in Dallas 2014

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

The Best New Bars in Dallas 2014

Raise a glass to the best new bars of 2014 (with their help, of course). These dives and lounges, clubs and pubs span the city — from the heart of downtown to the outskirts of Deep Ellum — serving up beers, wines, and swoon-worthy cocktails. Here, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of our favorite new Dallas joints. Time to get in the spirit.

By Catherine Downes

Holiday Giveaways

To celebrate the spirit of the season, we’re partnering with some of Dallas’ best businesses to give away amazing prizes.

100 Great Holiday Gifts

100 Best Shops In Dallas

Presenting the top local Dallas stores for women’s clothing, jewelry, men’s clothing, pets, kids, gifts, arts, home furnishings, gardening, books, and more.

The Dallas 40

40 Greatest Stories

Throughout 2014, in celebration of our 40th anniversary, we’re revealing the most indelible tales ever told in our pages.

The Best of Big D 2014

The stars come out for our annual celebration of the city’s best and brightest. Prepare to be dazzled.

Plus: The results from our readers’ choice online poll.