5 Haute Things To Do In Dallas

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Affectionately named “Big D” by the locals, Dallas is well known for its southern hospitality and charm and is quickly becoming a sought after tourist destination. Its reputation as an oil rich community made famous by Dallas, the iconic television series definitely positioned and personified its affinity for living life LARGE. Despite, preconceived notions, there are three things that Dallasites take very seriously. It’s the three F’s: Fashion, Food and of course Football! It’s by no coincidence that for years, they have boasted having more restaurants “per capita” than New York City, that city planning has a allowed for malls and strip malls to be easily accessible from any of Dallas’ many suburbs and that its fervent love of high school football was immortalized forever in the movie “Friday Night Lights.”

Whether you are a local or just passing through, Haute Living has put together a list of the top 5 thing that should be on your to do list in Dallas.

1 A MARGARITA AT GLORIA'S LATIN CUISINE

Latin inspired cuisine is big in Texas and what could better compliment it than an ice cold margarita. Served on the rocks or frozen Gloria's has managed to come up with the perfect concoctions to satisfy your cravings. What began as a little Salvadorian restaurant now has over 15 locations around Dallas. Gloria's growth and reputation has stayed consistent for 25 years and has become well known for signature ethnic dishes and margaritas. The most famous of their margaritas is known by locals as the GGM or the Great Gloria's Meltdown. Its a 16 oz frozen house margarita, sangria and grand mariner. It may just cause a meltdown but consider one of Dallas' rites of passage.
Gloria's Latin Cuisine, 3223 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75204

2 SHOPPING AT NEIMAN MARCUS DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Since opening its doors in 1907, Neiman Marcus has had a rich history of providing the very best in luxury retail and serving the unique needs of its patrons. Moments after the valet whisks your car away and you walk through the doors of the entrance, you are transported to a mecca of fashion, offering an upscale assortment of anything that your little fashionista heart desires. With 42 stores across America, it is in Dallas that you will find the iconic flagship store and where its distinctive service began. If fashion is not your thing, not to worry Neiman Marcus has found a way to appeal to all your senses with an in-house restaurant serving fine cuisine and a cafe serving its famous, urban legend, chocolate chip cookies!
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201

3 DINNER AT CHEF STEPHAN PYLES' STAMPEDE 66

Think honey fried chicken, cornbread and chili pie. If your mouth isn't watering yet, it will be when you step into Chef Stephan Pyle's, Stampede 66. The Father of Southwestern cuisine, has outdone himself creating a menu of comfort food inspired by Tex Mex and traditional southern cooking. Not only will you be blown away by a menu offering all kinds of mouthwatering flavors but the decor filled with rattlesnakes, horses, longhorns and tumbleweeds meticulously tie together the perfect culmination to a true Texas dining experience.
Stampede 66, 1717 McKinney Ave, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75202

4 STAYING AT THE MANSION ON TURTLE CREEK

Dallasites love their luxury digs and when combined with impeccable service it's a win win situation every time. The Mansion on Turtle Creek is a romantic part of Dallas history. Once the home of a cotton baron the estate was transformed into a luxurious hotel situated in the idyllic area of Turtle Creek. It has hosted notable guests from all over the world including, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and countless high-profile celebrities. With 143 rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed, a award winning restaurant, stylish bar and lush outdoor terrace the Mansion retains the intimate ambiance of the private residence it once was.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219

5 WATCHING A DALLAS COWBOY GAME IN A LUXURY SUITE AT AT&T STADIUM

Being home to America's Team and five-time Super Bowl Champions it's easy to understand why the die hard passion for football exists in Dallas. For Texans football is a serious business and it wasn't before long that they managed to create the perfect venue. The AT&T Stadium in Arlington known as the Cowboy's Stadium is an Olympic sized 80,000 seat capacity venue with a retractable roof. You've never experienced a football game like this before! To take your entertainment experience to the next level your luxurious suite awaits with unparalleled views, wifi, flat screen televisions, climate control and ample bar space.
AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
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