Help me find things to do in Dallas...(guitar/food/other)

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  1. lovesickmusic

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    My wife and I are heading to Dallas for a few days this week, just to get away on a mini vacation. Any good guitar shops/restaurants/must see, things that you would recommend?

    If you all visit OKC, I'll return the favor.......

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  2. jim683

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    I like going to Speedzone when I'm in Dallas. The Top Eliminator drag cars are a lot of fun. there are 2 of these in the country. My wife is actually better at driving these than I am......

    $18 for 3 passes I think is the price and depending on when you go, the lines can get long.
     
  3. JMC

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    North Dallas Guitar Center - Platinum room.

    Sam Ash on 75 a little south of 635.

    Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney - way north on 75.

    Guitar Maverick in Keller - if you're near the airport (DFW). Make an appointment first.

    The usual JFK stuff - museum, etc.

    Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - or Gas Monkey Live depending on who's playing.

    Speaking of who's playing - the Majestic theater downtown is 100+ years old, great venue - again, depends on who's in town... Indigo Hotel right across the street is nice, eclectic, if you end up going to a show at the Majestic. Plus their shuttle will take to restaurant district near the JFK stuff.
     
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    See if "Big Wampum" is playing around town. Great front man singer/guitarist, Neil Drennan, and the incredible Rusty Burns (Point Blank) on lead guitar. It's a kick ass band.
     
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    You have to do the Dealy Plaza drive. I was struck by how incredibly tiny it is in real life.
     
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    In Dallas? Trying to merge onto the freeway. Strip clubs (I hear), but you may have to drop her off at N-M.

    Oh, and a number of the ERs are really 'posed to be something too.
     
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    Tommy Roberts just opened Tone Shop Guitars somewhere in Dallas. He always has cool stuff.

    Pappasito's for fajitas.
     
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    I'd recommend El Fenix downtown or Mia's on Lemmon for Tex Mex.
     
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    Where would you go for good 'cue? My dad knew a great place decades ago, but I disremember the name and he's not around to ask anymore. I do remember it was almost right on (or very near) a minor railroad line.
     
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    Dallas isn't really known for having great BBQ places.

    There's a Pappa's Bar B Q in Dallas, which is a Houston chain, that's solid.
     
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    Hard 8, pecan lodge, smoke, Lockhart, off the bone, ten50- all great bbq. There's also a ton of small spits around town thatre incredible.
     
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    For BBQ my favorite is Lockharts esp the Plano location. Pecan Lodge is good too. Check the hours before you make the trip. For Mexican food skip El Fenix and head straight to Mia's.
     
  15. lovesickmusic

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    What about guitar shops?
     
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    Houstons was great. Wife and I both loved it. Not cheap though.
     

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