You’re headed to Dallas for our Summit, but you’re not sure what else to do while you’re here? We asked girl on the go Taylor Madison of The Simple Sol to guide you around. Here are 16 of her favorite Big D spots.
What: A Frenchy breakfast
Where: La Boulangerie, Lower Greenville
Why: A little slice of Paris on Greenville Ave. Must-tries are the chocolate-almond croissant and the kouign-amann.
What: A boozy lunch in a classy setting
Where: Sissy’s, Knox-Henderson
Why: Who can say no to fried chicken and champagne? Request a seat on the screened porch.
What: A fancy-pants dinner
Where: FT33, Design District
Why: The vibiest vibe and the freshest farm-to-table menu in town
What: A snack you haven’t had before
Where: Joy Macarons, Lower Greenville
Why: Texas summers are hot, and the macaron ice cream sandwich is everything.
What: The best almond milk latte you’ve ever tasted
Where: Local Press & Brew, Oak Cliff
Why: The walk-up window and outdoor patio make it a great hangout. There’s a juice bar, too.
What: A cup of joe with a splash of people-watching
Where: Weekend Coffee, Downtown
Why: A fashiony crowd haunts this jewel of perfection inside The Joule Hotel. Peek The Taschen Library while you’re there.
What: Happy hour on the cheap
Where: Top Knot, Uptown
Why: Skip the wait for pricey sushi at Uchi and head upstairs to its laid-back little brother, where the happy hour menu offers five plates and five drinks for $5 each (daily, 5-6:30 p.m.).
What: Craft cocktails with a flourish
Where: Armoury D.E., Deep Ellum
Why: The Lulu Clavo
What: One-of-a-kind south-of-the-border finds
Where: La Mariposa, Knox/Henderson
Why: Belts from Peru, sashes from Guatemala, and embroidered dresses, blouses and skirts from Mexico
What: Up-and-coming designers from all over the world
Where: V.O.D., Victory Park
Why: It’s like stepping into Dallas’ most glam closet.
What: A cool selection of vintage goods
Where: Dolly Python, East Dallas
Why: Clothing, boots, jewelry, furniture, records and more from days past
What: An international mix of fashion, home goods and art
Where: TenOverSix, Downtown
Why: You’re already downtown drinking coffee and talking selfies; may as well browse.
What: Artist Tony Tasset’s 30-foot eyeball sculpture
Where: The garden across from The Joule Hotel, Downtown
Why: An Instagram to remember
What: One of the finer collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, Arts District
Why: Small enough to see everything, large enough to feel satisfied
What: The ultimate outdoor art gallery
Where: Iconic street displays, Deep Ellum
Why: More chances for unforgettable photos