Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Where you would send an out-of-towner on a three-day binge in Big D?
We want your bucket list.
DALLAS This week, USA Today posted a story from travel writer Flash Parker's latest "mystery trip." Would he wind up in New Orleans? Disneyland? Hawaii? Here's hoping he wasn't too let down when he learned that his excursion would take him to landlocked Dallas.
The story of his travels is a fascinating look at what North Texas has to offer an out-of-towner in just three days. And it got me thinking: If you knew someone who was coming to the Dallas area on a pilgrimage to eat, drink, and see, where would you send them?
Parker asked that question of his Twitter followers and then heeded the advice of strangers, bartenders, and cab drivers once he arrived in Big D. He found the city to be "sleek, slick and stylish" when he expected to be dropped on the set of a stuck-in-time Western film.
Parker's sources sent him to a great variety of Dallas hotspots, but there are certainly some he missed. Take a look at the places he mentioned, and tell us where else he should have gone:
- The Old Monk for a Deep Ellum IPA
- Capitol Pub
- The Blue Goose Cantina
- Stroll through Lower Greenville and into Good Records (where he was turned onto local bands Smile Smile, Calhoun, and The Rocket Summer)
- Belmont Hotel and Smoke, despite "Oak Cliff's tough reputation"
- Dallas Farmers Market and, of course, Pecan Lodge, named one of Texas' best barbecue joints by Texas Monthly
- Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza
- Deep Ellum Brewery
- Over to the Fort Worth Stockyards to Billy Bob's, White Elephant Saloon, and Love Shack
- Margaritas at Chimy's
- West 7th
- Sherlock's Pub & Grill in Arlington
- Back to Dallas for doughnuts at Hypnotic in East Dallas
- A walk by White Rock Lake
Not bad for a travel writer from Canada, eh? Tell us where you would send an out-of-towner on a three-day binge in Big D.Follow @sblaskovich