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Stars99Lobo37 10-06-2010 02:09 PM

Visitors Guide to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
 
Leave your suggestions here for what visitors to the Metroplex should do.

Links to look at:
Dallas City Hall Visitors Page
Visit Dallas.com
Travel Texas
Downtown Fort Worth.com
DFW Town Guide
Tour Texas - DFW

Transportation:
DART
The T (Fort Worth Transportation)
Trinity Railway Express
DCTA (Denton/Lewisville)

Top Suggestion: Rent a car. You'll need it.

Kritter471 10-06-2010 04:04 PM

Rent a car, buy a freeway map and get familiar with it. The road system is a numerical soup of 35E, 35W, 20, 30, 45 (a little of it), 360, 820, 121, 114, 183, 635, the Tollway, the Turnpike and more! If you don't have the general idea of what you need, it's really easy to end up halfway across three cities.

Major tourist attractions:
Dealy Plaza/6th Floor Museum: http://www.jfk.org
Dallas Museum of Art: http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
Fort Worth Zoo: http://www.fortworthzoo.org
Dallas World Aquarium: http://www.dwazoo.com/d
Six Flags over Texas: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/overtexas/index.asp
Fort Worth Stockyards: http://www.fortworthstockyards.org

Seasonal attractions include the State Fair of Texas (late Sept. - early Oct.).

Hockey-related things include:
Dallas Stars (NHL): http://www.dallasstars.com
They play at the American Airlines Center: http://www.americanairlinescenter.com
They practice (usually open practice with autographs available afterwards) in Frisco at: http://www.drpepperstarcenter.com
Texas Tornado (NAHL): http://texastornado.pointstreaksites.com
Allen Americans (CHL): http://www.allenamericans.com
Texas Brahmas (CHL): http://www.brahmas.com

Major airports include:
DFW International: http://www.dfwairport.com
DFW is located about 25 minutes away from downtown Dallas and Forth Worth (each a different direction). Has most of the major carriers and big international flights. Big American Airlines hub. Tends to be more expensive to fly into.
Dallas Love Field: http://www.dallas-lovefield.com
Smaller regional airport about 10 minutes away from downtown Dallas, much further away from Fort Worth. Has United and Southwest. Southwest flights can be very cheap depending on where you fly from. Older than DFW, less airport-type amenities in the direct vicinity.

piqued 10-09-2010 10:17 PM

I went back and compiled a brief list of the more recent topics where useful info was given out. I might add on to it later.

Visiting Dallas

Visiting Dallas/Fort Worth

Insight for a visiting fan

Coming to Dallas, advice sought...

beeker16 10-10-2010 01:48 AM

Beer & Wine:

http://www.rahrbrewing.com/our-brewe...r-tasting.html

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/Th...5/Default.aspx

NYVanfan 02-02-2011 06:32 AM

Questions about Dallas
 
Hi, I posted this in last night's GDT, but didn't get any replies -- re-posting, hope you don't mind, thanks.

coming this weekend for big game, couple Qs i was wondering if you could help out with.

Whats the best Steakhouse for Saturday night?
currently have a reservation at JRs in Arlington, but not sure how great it is. I hear Bobs is up there, Capitol Grille too (though that's a chain, been to the one in Nashville.) ..How about Silverfox?

Also, want to play golf Saturday -- but is the weather going to blow that plan out? It's supposed to be 50+ then, but brutal today, right? So will the courses be icy Sat still?
Considering these 3 courses, any advice/comments -- Buffalo Creek, Tiere Verde, Golf Club at the Resort.

Staying in Arlington,
thanks

GL to the Stars the rest of the way

Cin 02-02-2011 07:44 AM

Fogo De Chao or Trulucks for steakhouse.

NYVanfan 02-02-2011 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cin (Post 30605629)
Fogo De Chao or Trulucks for steakhouse.

thanks
I've had Fogo in LA ..it's a chain, Brazilian style, right?
I figured Dallas would be a great place for home grown steakhouses, but the top rated ones all seem to be chains (Capitol Grille, Mortons, Ruths Chris, etc...) Bit disappointing

DaStars99 02-02-2011 11:23 AM

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
III Forks
Nick & Sams
Chamberlains

Lawry's Prime Rib (if you like Prime Rib)

I would recommend Del Frisco's. Best meal I've ever had.
Most of these restaurants are on or near North Dallas Tollway (Del Frisco, Lawry's, and III Forks. Chamberlains is about two blocks off the tollway) Nick & Sams is on McKinney Ave. Just North of downtown Dallas. I would NOT suggest capital grille. I have never been to JR's and Silver Fox is good but I prefer III Forks, they are similar (same proprietor) Bob's is quality too though. Trulucks also good as Cin said. I am not a huge churriscaria fan so I wouldn't choose Fogo or Texas de Brazil or anything like that but that is preference.

I hope that helps. Enjoy Dallas' greatest

beeker16 02-02-2011 11:45 AM

the "homegrown" places are not within the same style of the 4-5 star places you mentioned imo.

As I don't go to the III Forks / Nick & Sam's / Pappas Bros places often, couldn't tell you which to try.

vofty 02-02-2011 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30606269)
thanks
I've had Fogo in LA ..it's a chain, Brazilian style, right?
I figured Dallas would be a great place for home grown steakhouses, but the top rated ones all seem to be chains (Capitol Grille, Mortons, Ruths Chris, etc...) Bit disappointing

Can't go wrong with Bob's IMHO and if you are looking for a great burger for lunch go to Twisted Root.

StarsFan74 02-02-2011 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30605236)
Whats the best Steakhouse for Saturday night?

Al Biernat's (endorsed once by Phillippe Boucher) or Bob's

Quote:

Also, want to play golf Saturday -- but is the weather going to blow that plan out? It's supposed to be 50+ then, but brutal today, right? So will the courses be icy Sat still?
It might be rainy on Saturday...do check. It's definitely horrible today.

NYVanfan 02-02-2011 12:03 PM

thanks all for the replies!
was trying Bob's, but it's pretty packed that night
will likely stick with JRs

this was NYT thing...
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/gui...staurants.html

hairylikebear 02-02-2011 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cin (Post 30605629)
Fogo De Chao

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9...6981938615.jpg

beeker16 02-02-2011 07:47 PM

JRs in Arlington?
What's the address on that?

I go to the Keg in Arlington on occasion, but looking at Google, see JRs is in Colleyville (Grapevine basically).

Also no offense, we all have different tastes, but if you're in TX - are you limiting yourself to steakhouses? I think of TX as more of a Mexican, Tex-Mex, and BBQ place as far as dining goes.


Quote:

Originally Posted by NYVanfan (Post 30609665)
thanks all for the replies!
was trying Bob's, but it's pretty packed that night
will likely stick with JRs

this was NYT thing...
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/gui...staurants.html

The Mansion on Turtle Creek is where Belfour was at when he was arrested, so you know it's good. :)

Dominic Roussel 02-02-2011 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beeker16 (Post 30619564)
The Mansion on Turtle Creek is where Belfour was at when he was arrested, so you know it's good. :)

However it requires a billion dollar budget. :sarcasm:

piqued 02-04-2011 12:29 PM

Let us know how the golf goes.

Bkennedy 02-28-2011 07:54 PM

Question about tickets
 
Hey guys, I'm moving to Dallas next year for college, so I'll obviously be a bit tight on money being a college kid.

I've been doing a bit of research on tickets, (as I'd like to go to every stars game that I can, I am a somewhat new fan, but I've fallen massively in love.), and I saw that the "East Terrace" tickets are going to be about the only thing that are consistently affordable for me.

My question: How good are these seats? Obviously not the best in the house, but are they still manageable? Prices I've seen, especially on stubhub, etc. make me cautious about the quality. Thanks guys.

Edit: The priority terrace are also affordable, how are those?

Kritter471 02-28-2011 08:16 PM

Student rush was made for kids like you. Last rules I'm aware of is the tickets are released an hour before the game (though for some low-sale games they are sold earlier), $10 for upper bowl, $25 for lower bowl.

Can't buy them in advance but they're great deals.

Bkennedy 02-28-2011 08:18 PM

What does the "upper bowl" consist of. If I'm at the line every night waiting for these, will there be any problem consistently getting them? Is it every night?

Sorry for so many questions, but this definitely seems like a good thing.

Kritter471 02-28-2011 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bkennedy (Post 31325274)
What does the "upper bowl" consist of. If I'm at the line every night waiting for these, will there be any problem consistently getting them? Is it every night?

Sorry for so many questions, but this definitely seems like a good thing.

http://stars.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=39206

That's this year's program.

Bkennedy 02-28-2011 09:05 PM

Sweet! That seems like it will for sure be reliable for games that are less popular.

How are the other seats I mentioned for games that I might not be able to get into 1 hour in advance, though? (Against rivals, etc.)

DaStars99 02-28-2011 09:05 PM

I've taken advantage of student rush many times, well worth it. I am sad that I'll have to pay full next season as I'll be graduating. Definitely going to be hitting it up during my spring break.

DaStars99 02-28-2011 09:08 PM

you should be able to get tickets to just about any game. I have never been turned away as long as I arrived at 6:45 for a 7:30 drop. I have seen plenty of more popular games such as NYR, SJ, MTL, and DET to name a few. I wouldn't think that would that big of a problem. The bigger the group you go with the earlier you should arrive, harder to seat groups of 6 rather than 3-4. Welcome to the boards!

Bkennedy 02-28-2011 09:18 PM

Thanks mate! Glad to be here.

Yeah, I probably won't need more than 2 tickets at most moments, so as long as there's a seat open at all, I should be fine. Not many of my friends are as hardcore of hockey fans lately as I have been, hence why I joined here to talk about hockey :).

Good to know there are some really helpful people on here, I look forward to talking to you all in the future.

Bkennedy 02-28-2011 09:21 PM

Last question.

http://stars.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=39206

That link titles it "group ticket student rush" discount, do I have to be in a group to get this?


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