AT#508 – Travel to Dallas, Texas

What to do, see and eat in Dallas, Texas - Amateur Traveler Episode 508


Hear about travel to Dallas, Texas as the Amateur Traveler talks to Penny Sadler from about her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Penny tells us why we might be surprised at all Dallas has to offer and why we should leave our cowboy hats at home.

Penny says, “Dallas has changed obviously a lot in 30 years but in the last five years it is just exploding in a very good way. There is so much more nightlife, there is so much more culture. There’s a lot to see and do here. I have people come and stay with me for a week and I never see them. They’re out doing stuff every single day.”

Penny starts us with a JFK themed morning at the The Sixth Floor Museum at the old Texas Book Depository, the grassy knoll, and the JFK Memorial. She then takes us up to the Reunion Tower for a view that goes on for miles across the Texas prairie.

We meander through a number of small neighborhoods for the restaurant scenes and the nightlife. We talk about a wide variety of restaurants from high end or high up and revolving to a good old smoke houses. (Texas does seem to have a habit of frying weird things like Cappuccino at the Texas State Fair).

Penny exposes us to Dallas’s music scene which includes blues and jazz clubs, opera, a symphony, small clubs with live music and large concerts at the American Airlines Center. Dallas has a number of art museums including the Crow Collection of Asian Art. It also has a great science center for kids in the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

We get out of town to visit the near by Fort Worth (cowboy hat optional) and out to the Southfork Ranch where the old TV series Dallas was filmed.

Listen to Penny and you might find a reason to fly to Dallas and not just through Dallas.

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Show Notes

The Sixth Floor Museum

JFK Movie 1991

Reunion Tower

Travel to Fort Worth, Texas – Episode 370

Dallas: The Complete First & Second Seasons

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

Midnight Rambler Bar at the Joule Hotel

The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge

508 Park

Poor David’s Pub

Shelley Carrol (saxophonist)

Jimmie Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan

American Airlines Center

Hotel Zaza

Hotel Zaza reviews

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Minute Suites DFW

Dallas Love Field

Pink Magnolia

The Kessler

Bishop Arts District

Ten Bells Tavern

Trip Guide to Lower Greenville

Texas State Fair

Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series

My All American

Big Tex

You Can Fry That? 10 Unusual Deep Fried Foods from the Texas State Fair

Sonny Bryan’s

Smoke Restaurant

Lockhart Smokehouse

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

The Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House

Wyly Theatre

Nasher Sculpture Center

Crow Collection

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Klyde Warren Park

White Rock Lake

Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

Scat Jazz Lounge

Fort Worth Stockyards

Southfork Ranch

Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete Series

Fair Park’s Esplanade

Santiago Calatrava

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

5 Great Places for Jazz Music in Dallas


on Travel to Buffalo, New York – Episode 507:

Erik left a comment

Hey Chris,

Chris Bogdon here from the Pittsburgh and Poland episode. How are you doing? BTW – I listened to you on the Mac Power Users Podcast a few weeks back. Really enjoyed that.

Anyway, last night, I listened to the Buffalo episode and I really enjoyed it. I mentioned in my last two podcasts about a Polish Polka Band that I play with. Well, one of the things that Buffalo is very famous for is Dyngus Day. It is always the Monday after Easter and it is more of a americanized holiday similar to St Patrick’s Day for the Irish. It is definitely a national holiday in Buffalo:

There is a massive parade, fun, drinking and polka bands in like every bar. Definitely something to see when you are in Buffalo.

Also, not far from Buffalo but on the trip between Erie, PA and Buffalo is the great Lake Erie Wine Trail: Although not like Napa Valley wines, but there are alot of bed and breakfasts and wineries. Definitely something to check out.

Keep up the good work!

Chris Bogdon

What to do, see and eat in Dallas, Texas - Amateur Traveler Episode 508

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