We packed the weekend with lots of food and shopping and food followed by more shopping. Here are some of the favorite local spots I encountered in Dallas.
Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restauarant
Mama's Daughters' Diner
|University Park location|
|Bishop Parks location|
This one wins for my favorite spot in Dallas. Make that two spots. In total, Cafe Brazil has 10 locations in Texas. During the weekend, I managed to visit their University Park and Bishop Parks locations and quickly fell in love with both of them. Each location is open pretty late into the night, and some are open 24 hours. They're the kind of place you can sit and enjoy a bottomless mug from their extensive coffee bar or split dessert with friends, or take your laptop while you cram for an upcoming test. So in that way, it reminded me of Flying Star Cafe here in Albuquerque. At either rate, I was really digging the atmosphere, enjoying the coffee and gorging on their dessert. The seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake was one of the best I had, retaining its cheesecake qualities without being overpowered by pumpkin. A big win in my book.
This is just a quick snapshot of the many places we went. Dallas is such a great city to visit. I don't know that I could handle living there with how spread out everything is and the headache of traffic and construction to get anywhere, but it's still a great place to spend a weekend.