Dining in Dallas sprawls with options much like the city itself. There are several areas worthy of your attention: Deep Ellum, just east of downtown, is your choice for eclectic eats. This area, 'deep' up Elm St, gets its name from the Southern-drawl pronunciation of 'Elm.'

Heading uptown offers myriad choices, especially in the Lower Greenfield neighborhood with its walkable blocks. To the west, the Arts District, University Park and uptown are among the neighborhoods worth exploring for a bite.

Southwest, the Bishop Arts District is dotted with interesting places to eat and drink. It merges hipster and funky – walk off your vittles by window-shopping the idiosyncratic boutiques.