Spring in the City: DALLAS

Spring in the City: DALLAS

Spring is nearly here and I don’t know about you, but my family can’t wait to get out and about in some warmer weather!  Now I know “warmer” is relative…for us living in Dallas that’s upwards of 70 degrees! We love exploring new places to visit and restaurants to try, both in the city and closer to home in the north suburbs.  One of our favorite restaurants in Dallas is The Rustic. This spot highlights home style, farm-to-table food (the bone-in pork chop is my favorite), local craft beer and live music. Whether we choose to dine inside the restaurant or outside on the community picnic tables, this place has a fantastic atmosphere, especially at night.  And no worries when we have to wait for a table…we just play some bags outside.

A little closer to home, we love to frequent Watters Creek.  Shops and restaurants wind their way through this beautiful outdoor mall.  And the green space in the center of it all has a play area with slides nestled in the trees for the kiddos.  On Saturday nights during the summer, we can grab a pizza to go from Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and spread out on our blanket to listen to a cover band as the sun goes down.  That’s some family fun!

Watters Creek Dallas
Watters Creek

A new spot we are anxious to try this spring in a town nearby is called The Yard.  We stumbled upon it in December when we were headed to a different restaurant for dinner.  It was an unusually warm night and the crowd out in front caught my eye. Our family walked over to find people playing ping pong on three outdoor tables and kids playing oversize Connect 4 games and the like while their parents sat around fire pits with a beer or glass of wine.  We had already told our daughters we were going to their favorite burger place, so we stuck to the plan that night but vowed to come back soon.

Wherever you live, start making some plans to get outside when the weather breaks.  We get a local magazine that has recommendations for new experiences and restaurants.  Maybe there’s something similar in your area! Thank goodness spring is here!