DALLAS FARMER’S MARKET
We began our exploration of this infamous city by heading over to the Dallas World Aquarium to see the array of exotic and marine wildlife on display, which made for some great filming opportunities. We then embarked upon a tour of the Dallas Farmer’s Market, an absolute must see on any Texan itinerary. Home to the best you can get in way of Texan cuisine, it was here that we got the chance to try what’s been voted as the second best BBQ joint in Texas and it turned out to be something definitely worth waiting for (after queuing for over an hour and half). As you can imagine, the Farmer’s Market left us officially barbequed out, so, after loosening our belts, we took a trip over to the Nasher Sculpture Centre. This urban retreat has 300 sculptures by Raymond and Patsy Nasher which blur the lines between nature and sculptural art fantastically. Continuing on our cultural trail, we finished up at the sculpture garden and headed over to the brilliant Dallas Arts Museum for a mosey round the array of exhibits on show there.
Texas really is a gourmet destination, so naturally we made the most of what was on offer during our time here (well, who wouldn’t?). The next stop on our culinary journey through Dallas was Fearings, a restaurant specialising in Tex Mex and southern style food. Here we went food crazy (again) as we enjoyed combinations of corn bread, tortilla soup, shrimp tacos and buffalo sliders. We also took some time to head over to the Good Records Store on Greenville Ave to check out their unique variety of records, posters and magazines and we captured some great true-American style shots. Next stop was the infamous 6th floor museum, where we were treated to an interesting insight into the life and death of President John F Kennedy. We spent our time here browsing through the wealth of documents and artefacts surrounding his assassination before heading back to our hotel’s rooftop bar to take advantage of the amazing sunset views. And to end an incredible whistle-stop tour of this amazing city? Why with food, of course, and this time it was some delicious sushi on Mckinney Street.
As you might have guessed, the food in Dallas alone is something not to be missed. Team this with the city’s interesting history and beautiful arts scene and you’ve got one incredible destination. We were sad to leave. Still, the rest of Texas awaited us, and that’s something we just couldn’t wait to experience…