Top things to do

Top Choice Pub in Dallas

Ginger Man

An appropriately spice-colored house is home to this always-busy neighborhood pub. It has multilevel patios and porches, out front and back, plus one of the best beer menus in the city.
Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum

No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas g…
Top Choice Mexican in Fort Worth

Joe T Garcia's

The most famous restaurant in Fort Worth, this fourth-generation place takes up a city block. Dining in the walled courtyard is a magical experience, as Mexican-tile fountains bubble among the acres of tropical foli…
Top Choice Southern in Fort Worth

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

At Tim Love's mod-Western dining experience, even the chefs wear cowboy hats. It's Southern fusion, with the traditional flavors of the region enlivened by all manner of influences. The wine list is superb and the $…
Top Choice Mall in Dallas

NorthPark Center

Almost 2 million sq ft of retail space, NorthPark's major stores include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy's. It has hundreds of other retailers, including most upscale brands. Despite its size, it gets jammed and p…
Top Choice Museum in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Center

A huge version of Holly's trademark horn-rims mark the Buddy Holly Center. The center is home to the Buddy Holly Gallery; a room devoted to the Man with those glasses and pristine teeth. The gallery includes some of…
Top Choice American in Dallas


This classic downtown lunch spot, which has been tucked into Neiman Marcus for more than 50 years, evokes old-school Dallas. Attentive waiters bustle about, soothing and pampering diners with hot chicken consommé, p…
Top Choice American in Dallas

Bread Winners

If sipping a mimosa in a lush courtyard atrium is the reward for the agony of choosing what to order for brunch, then bring on the pain. Lunch and dinner offer similar, though less tortuous, conundrums. In a pinch, …
Top Choice Live Music in Dallas

Granada Theater

This converted movie theater, often praised as the best live music venue in town, books popular rock and country bands. It's the anchor of Lower Greenwood. Check the website for what's on.
Top Choice Live Music in Fort Worth

Pearls Dance Hall

On the edge of the stockyards, this raucous old brothel once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody is an atmospheric place to hear traditional country music with an edge. Texas luminaries such as Dale Watson are known to rock …