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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

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by Mike Marrero

Sometimes you experience an establishment where everything is always perfect; you have no want or need to move onto another destination for it suits the two of you time and time again.  The restaurant we recommend this week for you to make your “spot” is Del Frisco’s Grille at 3232 McKinney Avenue in Dallas.  When you get the right combination of quality, ambiance, and service… why go anywhere else?  A couple should always have one special location they mutually love and trust that they will be pleased with again and again.

When you step into Del Frisco’s Grille, you get everything you pay for and then some.  While meeting the budget of this column, you can still experience a great evening with superior product and service.  Many times couples brush off or delay visits to great restaurants because they have the mindset they cannot afford to go.   With a little help below, we should be able to show you how you can make just about any of your favorite restaurants your “spot.”   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

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Labor Day weekend comes early this year, and we will be starting you off right on Saturday the 30th with some beer, barbecue, and fun in the sun for $100 or less.    Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

Have you wanted to go to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, without leaving afterwards and immediately searching the web for non-invasive Vasectomy options?  Here is your chance, and it is a great one!  Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

Your next date will be Saturday during the day and starts with brunch at Boulevardier in the Bishop Arts District.  Boulevardier is a French inspired modern bistro with a selection of over 120 bottles of French and American wine, a large liquor selection including signature cocktails, and chef driven menu offering many delicious choices from its wood-fired grill.  This consistently top ranked Oak Cliff gem is open for brunch on the weekends from 11am – 3pm.  Order a round of mimosas for $10, share the Legs and Eggs featuring crisp duck legs confit, sunny side up Texas Farm eggs, homestead stone-ground grits cake, and huckleberry sauce for $16, and the French toast with biscoff, cinnamon toast brittle, Texas pecan maple syrup, and Grand Marnier Chantilly for $10.  Boulevardier is located at 408 North Bishop Avenue in Dallas.   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This column is intended to help couples, whether single or married, to have special date nights that do not break the bank, while still experiencing fantastic evenings with high quality food and drinks. My intention is to provide you with suggestions to help prevent date night monotony.

I keep running into readers that have not yet been to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, and it floors me.  You are missing out on one of the best beer and burger concepts in DFW.  This high praise is not limited to CraveDFW, but also mirrored on Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor, Foursquare, Urbanspoon, Zagat, and other local polls and publications.   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings for $100 or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This week’s installment of Date Night in Dallas is casual, and starts around 5pm.

Your first stop will be Dallas Contemporary art museum for a free exhibit featuring Richard Phillips. A 40-foot high Playboy bunny logo that had upset some residents of the West Texas town of Marfa is now on display at Dallas Contemporary along with many of his other works. The Playboy piece will be one of several three-dimensional art works displayed along with paintings and drawings. His subject matter ranges between political figures like George Bush and pop culture icons like Justin Timberlake and Dakota Fanning.

Richard’s first solo museum exhibition ends August 10th, so go visit before you run out of time. Dallas Contemporary is located is the Design District at 161 Glass Street in Dallas and open until 6pm. Your next stop Bowlounge is only a few blocks away.   Continue reading

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