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whose goal is to shop local, eat local and live local. Farm-to-table restaurants and vintage spots ensure the corporations stay out of this neighborhood whose organic origins match the organic food. Have a drink at Bolsa, Southern food at Tillmans Roadhouse and enjoy some live music at Enos Pizza Tavern. If its local, its here.
DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT
Stroll the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation, and enjoy the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. As the newest addition to the district, the world-class AT&T Performing Arts Center offers first-run Broadway shows and a mix of opera, theater, lectures and outdoor concerts. The Nasher Sculpture Center is not only an architectural marvel in its own right, but its comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary sculpture has turned the heads of art lovers from around the world. Across the street, the Crow Collection of Asian Art explores the unique methods of artistic expression from the numerous cultures of the Far East. As the anchor of the district, the Dallas Museum of Arts permanent collection spans the globe and consistently earns praise for its fabulous roster of exhibitions.
East of Central Expressway, between the Missouri-Pacific Railroad tracks and Interstate 30, is the eclectic neighborhood known as Deep Ellum. The east corridor of Downtown Dallas is a diverse warehouse district that offers a selection of innovative theaters, alternative nightclubs, popular restaurants and funky retail shops. In recent years the area has re-claimed its status as Dallas destination for live music and on the weekends the area comes alive with everything from rock n roll to jazz to hip-hop.
Stretching from LBJ Freeway to Downtowns Ross Avenue, Greenville offers visitors an avenue of entertainment. Enjoy live music at the historic Granada Theater or a variety of nightlife options on lower Greenville as well as dozens of unique shopping opportunities.
MAIN STREET DISTRICT
Downtowns Main Street District is undergoing a renaissance and the core of this development is a six-block area of restaurants, bars, boutique hotels and entertainment choices with more slated for the future. New to the area is Main Street Garden which offers an urban dog park, a childrens playground, beautiful botanicals and an outdoor café.
Knox-Henderson is named for two streets that cross Central Expressway north of Downtown Dallas. This charming area has an eclectic variety of dining options including Tex-Mex, sushi and Mediterranean. Boutiques, unique furniture, garden and antique shops are also featured at this quaint crossroads. Nearby Travis Walk is home to additional fine dining choices and the Henderson half of the street has become an epicenter for Dallas legendary nightlife.
To travel from Downtown to Uptown, visitors can hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley for a FREE ride. This century old neighborhood blends historic homes with new high-rise residences. Uptown boasts a dozen art galleries and antique shops, almost 100 restaurants, four exclusive hotels, four bed and breakfasts, two performance theaters, one movie theater and four historic cemeteries. Within Uptown and along the McKinney Avenue Trolley M-Line is The Ritz Carlton, Dallas, the only location of the posh hotel in Texas, which features Fearings, the namesake restaurant of famed Chef Dean Fearing. West Village is at the north end of the area and is anchored by the Magnolia Theatre. It features a mix of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Residential lofts overlook busy streets, giving an urban feel to the Village.
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