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Shopping in Dallas

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Shopping in Dallas

We are visiting Dallas over Christmas. Where is some nice dinner places, shopping. We will be in Irving at the Residence Inn. We will have a car and willing to travel around. Our son is being stationed in Ft Hood, so we will be visiting that area also. What should we do and see?

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1. Re: Shopping in Dallas

Dinner at the Four Seasons would be very nice. And close since it's in Irving. They have a Christmas brunch. Otherwise...depends on what you might be into. guidelive.com may help.

Shopping...if you want malls...Northpark at NW Hwy/Loop12 and I-75. Galleria at 635 and Tollway. Willow Bend at Tollway and Park in Plano.

Something more unique, although some chain stores, Mockingbird station at I-75 and Mockingbird, West Village at Lemmon and McKinney, Inwood Village and Inwood and Lovers.

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Expensive Restaurants: Bob's Steak and Chop House on Lemmon is divine. The French Room at the Adolphus is excellent. The Mansion on Turtle Creek is excellent. Of the three Bob's is the least expensive, and my personal favorite.

Moderate restaurants: Celebration on Lovers Lane has great and plentiful food. You can get seconds of anything you want--if you order a $12.00 entree you can have seconds of any comparable or less expensive entree. They give smaller portions of seconds, but you can have as many as you want, and as varied as you want. They serve salad in salad bowls for you to serve yourself and all the dressings are made by Celebration (the Green Godddess is excellent, but they are all better than what you normally get at restaurants). The side dishes are served family style in bowls that everyone serves themselves from. The bar is great--wonderful margaritas.

Kathleen's Art Cafe on Lovers is excellent.

The chinese restaurant on the 3rd floor of the Galleria has the best chinese food anywhere, note: they also make the food served in the chinese food place in the food court by the skating rink.

Inexpensive: Around town Cafe Brazil and La Madeline are local chainsand extremely reliable both in food and service. For funky fun go to the Cafe Brazil at University and Central on a weekend evening when they have musicians. This Cafe Brazil is also open 24 hours every day so a great place to grab food if you're hungry and it's late--the other ones are either open late hours, and 24 hours on weekends.

West End: Spasso's has great pizza.

A very Christmassy thing to do is go see 'Ebenezer Scrooge' at the Pocket Sandwich Theater (they have a web site). I saw the show opening night (normally see ES 2 or 3 times during the season) and it was wonderful. I've seen if several times each year for 13 years and this was the best version yet. They also offer low cost food. Their phone number for reservations is 214-821-1860.

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3. Re: Shopping in Dallas

Well, went to the Galleria today and the Chinese restaurant is no longer there.

Another local chain that has really good food is the Blue Mesa Grill.

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Since you'll be in Irving, here's a couple of easy restaurant options:

Cafe Cipriani - intimate Italian

Cool River - eclectic lodge - huge - bar and cigar bar, as well as the restaurant itself. It really is a great experience.

Someone mentioned the restaurant at the Four Seasons, which is excellent. You should also try Trevi's, which is the restaurant at the Omni Mandalay.

Jinbeh - Japanese

Benihana - if you're in the Las Colinas Residence Inn, this will literally be next door to you.

As for area attractions - the National Scouting Museum is just down the road from your hotel, and they also have a wonderful collection of Norman Rockwell's work. If you're into sports, Texas Stadium (where the Dallas Cowboys play) and the Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Texas Rangers) both offer tours, but call ahead since you'll be here during the holidays to make sure they are open.

Be sure to visit the beautiful Mustangs of Las Colinas - they are the world's largest equestrian sculpture, and are really magnificent. I love catching them at twilight.

The Nasher Sculpture Museum in Dallas is wonderful, there is also a great exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, Splendors of China. Fort Worth offers several world class museums in its arts district, well worth checking out.

Since you'll be staying in Irving, you might want to check out the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.irvingtexas.com. As for special events/activities/performances while you're in town, check out www.guidelive.com or www.startime. com for calendars.

Have a great trip!