Dallas is a city where food and cultures have always mixed. The independent minded Texans are not too proud to make the most of what’s on offer in the way of food from cultures around the world. The home of Tex-Mex cuisine and one of the best places in the US to enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, the region’s ranching heritage also features largely in the steak houses and the art of the barbecue.
From Barbecue to Brazilian
Whether you are living, working or visiting Dallas, Tex-Mex, and barbeque will not prove hard to find. The majority of residents eat out at least four times a week and it’s not really a great surprise. For kid’s birthday parties, right through to more sophisticated evenings out, there’s a whole host of opportunities of the gastronomic kind. International cuisine is also easily available in the Texan city, from Brazilian to Indian and everything in between.
High Class Establishments
Although there are an excellent range of chain restaurants and well-priced venues for everyday eating or birthday parties, Dallas is not without its awarding winning high class venues. Esquire Magazine, New York Times and the James Beard Foundation, to name a few, have all presented awards to the high class eateries in the city. There are an estimated nine thousand restaurants in the greater Dallas area and any meal out turns into something of an event, whether or not you are planning a party!
For stylish eating experiences its worth looking to McKinney Avenue, a popular up-market nightlife hotspot. If only for light appetizers or a cocktail or two to get the party started in the rather unique and stylish surroundings, this area is worth a visit. Victory Park, a recent arrival on the entertainment districts scene also offers modern, contemporary restaurants that ooze luxury.
For the more bohemian minded, perhaps a more relaxed eating experience, the Dallas Arts District is the place to visit. The nightlife here is vibrant and the range of artsy eating experience grows all the time. Main Street district also includes a host of opportunities for eating out and entertainment combined, while for parties a night out in Deep Ellum or Greenville Avenue, which feature a host of live music venues and restaurants with a relaxed party attitude to life is a must.
If you’re planning a Dallas days out for the kids or a birthday party in the city for the younger members of the family the West End Historic District offers the essential taste of Tex-Mex, steaks and the ever popular burger which should be more than enough to provide enough energy for the average energetic party goer of the small variety. For Dallas days out with the kids or birthday parties of a more grown up kind, with thousands of restaurants representing just about every cuisine you could imagine, there’s a lot more to Dallas Dining than steaks and barbecues.
Carlo is a freelance writer and blogs about entertainment, food and Dallas covering everything from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas birthday parties to fine dining in Forth Worth. When’s not online or cycling around town you can’t get him out of the kitchen for his love of food.