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Music Venues

Gilley's Dallas

There's been a lot of confusion surrounding Gilley's ever since South Side Music Hall opened. The entire building is known as Gilley's Complex, but the big question is: Which of the complex's four...
Bars and Clubs, Music Venues

Texas Theatre

This historic theater -- best known as the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended after assassinating JFK -- was revived in a major way in 2010 and is now known as the place to catch...
Bars and Clubs, Music Venues, Theaters

The Wild Detectives

Don’t let the fact that the Wild Detectives is a bookstore fool you. You’ll be as comfortable spending your evening perched on a stool here as you would be at your favorite bar. Come in during the...
Coffee Shops, Retail

Kendall Karsen’s Upscale Soul Food

At the end of a strip center under the shadow of U.S. 67, chef Kevin Winston is rethinking classic Southern food. What’s remarkable about the dishes at Kendall Karsen’s is their confidence. No,...


Trompo is their name, and tacos de trompo are their game. The trompo, a vertical spit much like that used for shawarma in the Middle East and gyros in Greece, supports layers of pork rubbed red...
Mexican, Street Food

Baby Back Shak

A half slab at this 23-year-old Cedars barbecue joint means seven baby back ribs kissed with smoke, spiced with pepper and just-right tender: The meat doesn’t fall off the bone, but pulls off with...
Barbecue, Restaurants


The Limon family’s Veracruzan kitchen sits well outside the spotlight on the west side of Oak Cliff, which means that Dallas at large is still hearing the good news about their exceptional food....


Lucia might just be the most beloved restaurant in Dallas. Its fans are fiercely loyal, and most of them live nearby. That following combines with the restaurant’s small size, with fewer than 40...
Italian, Restaurants

Ly Food Market

An Oak Cliff hole-in-the-wall situated behind a potholed strip mall parking lot is the source of some of Dallas’ best Thai food, including superbly fiery drunken noodles that might be among the...
Thai, Asian, Market

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