A newbie to the growing Bishop Arts District dining scene (no comments about the neighborhood's safety here, thanks), Lucia's wine list, authentic Italian menu selections and amazing service have pushed it to the top of the date night list for many Dallas foodies. Cane Rosso Jay Jerrier is an epic pizza maker on a quest to bring a taste of Napoli to Dallas. Cane Rosso, a mobile pizza oven in a previous life, has found a home on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum, complete with a great wine & beer selection and a custom installed oven. Or, if you're feeling really ambitious, head around the corner to Dude Sweet Chocolate for some of the best aphrodisiacs in town. You can even bring over snacks from Whole Foods across the street. Plus, their drink menu was designed by an honest-to-goodness mixologist, resulting in some beautiful concoctions like their blood orange margarita. Whether you're walking on the wild side of beer, wine, cocktails or food - Meddlesome Moth has some new experience to offer. Date night is all about trying something new and exciting - and even taking yourself a bit outside your comfort zone.
Caveat: they're already booked for June, so if you're looking to head there sometime soon, you're better off heading to the bar or hoping for a cancellation. Impress your date by sitting at the bar and ordering a pizza with sea salt, and a smores calzone for dessert. So, if the date's a bust, at least you'll have the booze, no? Local Your goal: impress your date/significant other with your foodie-ness. Reservations are definitely recommended (or you can sit at the bar). Pull up a chair, cozy up to that someone special, and give a new restaurant a shot.
My job — at times, anyway — is to people watch, to see who is there and who is not.So I've started to keep tabs on places around town where you are bound to run into someone. Below are 10 Dallas hot spots — some new, some tried-and-true — that leave you feeling like you are in the right place at the right time all of the time: Blushington Dallas was an obvious next location for this West Hollywood-based beauty bar and lounge.You may have guessed that we're big dessert people. Your mission: to conquer Local's tasting menu without being full by the 5th course. For an extra dose of romance, put your heads together and split a couple of their share plate options - you'll both get what you want, and may even discover a new favorite dish! Well, Tillman's is no exception, letting you get hands-on with your dessert, making your own tableside smores. While the phrase "tasting menu" may bring to mind microscopic portions of frou-frou French food, Local's menu defies tradition. That's what Teppo, a Lower Greenville restaurant, is known for. The buzzy bar — a prime spot to watch the show in the dining room and the kitchen — lures you right in off the street.
You may also spot a celeb, like those in town for the recent Chanel Metiers d'Art.Chapter Two Brian Bolke's Forty Five Ten and T Room on Mc Kinney Avenue continue to attract the most fashionable and high-profile clients from here and elsewhere, but now they have a new place to hang: Chapter Two bookstore in Highland Park Village.It's not just any bookstore, however; browse only the best and most beautiful titles to grace a coffee table.The second oldest free Shakespeare festival in the country, the professional troupe holds performances like Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare on the Go and Shakespeare Unplugged, all outdoors in the summer and fall.Shakespeare Dallas is rooted in the tradition of summer stock and Shakespeare in the Park productions.Or you can watch a show at the Dallas Hub Theater, where the production was voted Best Place for a First Date. Address: 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201 - MAP Phone: (214) 692-0203 Web: the sweeping sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, where there's always an interesting twist on classical presentations.