This post is 6 things I like about Dallas and 6 things I find unusual about Dallas. I come to Dallas fairly frequently, mostly just to pay my bills. Like Los Angeles, it is hard to talk about the city itself, because the greater Dallas metropolis is vast.
6 Things I Like About Dallas
- Dallas has some great and interesting sites, including the Texas School Book Depository, the Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and the Ronald Kirk Bridge – a dynamic pedestrian footbridge over the Trinity River.
- Dallas has some great neighborhoods: Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum, and Knox – Henderson, to name a few.
- Forget craft beer, Dallas has amazing craft whiskey bars. A lot of them.
- For a place not traditionally known for fried chicken (like Kentucky and Maryland are), Dallas has some pretty damn good fried chicken – Babe’s Fried Chicken is my favorite.
- Dallas has some great venues for live music. My favorite is the Majestic Theatre.
- The crazy left lane u-turn loop at big intersections – no lights! Love these!
5 Oddities of Dallas
- Too many cardinal directions in highway names. “….take Dallas North Tollway South…..” “Get on 35 East going North for 2 exits……” (I am not making these quotes up.)
- For a state where everything is supposed the be big, the road signs certainly aren’t. WTF?
- Road construction vehicles have lights that make them look like police cars.
- Dallas has really scary rain.
- People in Dallas are proud to correct your pronunciation. Like the beer called Tecate – I was pronouncing it phonetically all these years until someone in Dallas corrected me. (They also told me I should drink better beer.)
- Its hard to find indigenous Texans in Dallas. They have to be here somewhere, right?
Bonus: DFW airport is a pretty good place for plane spotting. Click this link for a map for plane spotting locations.