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DFW’s collection of top-shelf museums doesn’t end with the Dallas Museum of Art and Dealey Plaza. In fact, the Metroplex is home to dozens of museums of all sizes for all kinds of tastes. So why not veer off the beaten path and check out some museums you might not have known were right here all along?

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, Arlington

Right near Six Flags and the home of the Cowboys sits the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, which charts the sport from its beginnings to the biggest names in the game. Did you know, by the way, that bowling (a.k.a. kegling) is more than 5,000 years old? From ancient Egyptians and British monarchs to American taverns and the microchip, the long and fascinating history of bowling is on

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A great glass of wine is a wonderful thing. So is a night out. And when you want to enjoy a glass without having to put up with the bar scene to do it, one of DFW’s great wine bars could be the answer you’re looking for.

Mercy Wine Bar, Addison

Mercy is about the complete wine experience, where novices can learn and would-be sommeliers can indulge their palates. There’s always something new to try at Mercy, where warm and cozy are the watchwords. And you know they’re serious about good times because the name comes from Roy Orbison’s famous exclamation in the song Oh, Pretty Woman.

Cru, Dallas and Allen

With locations in Uptown and at Watters Creek in Allen, Cru manages to combine high-end wine with a non-snooty, welcoming atmosphere sure to

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One of the biggest youth basketball tournaments in the U.S., the Hype Tournament championship, took place last weekend in North Texas, and VIP Realty president Richard Soto’s  son, Caleb, was there when his squad scored the buzzer-beater that won the tournament.

Caleb is a member of the D1 Shooters 2023, which competed against some of the best teams in the country. Teams from California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas took to the hardwood for the Hype championship, which seeks to foster drug-free, violence-free, diverse programs that advocate tolerance, unity, and acceptance among the many races, religions, and ethnicities of the world. The Shooters entered the championship 5-0, and put everyone across the county on notice that some of the

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DFW might not be world-famous for pizza, but there are indeed some world-class choices here. Next time you get a hankerin’ for pizza that’s above and beyond the norm, check out these fine examples of Italian bliss.

Campisi’s

In Dallas, if there’s one definitively Texas institution for pizza, it’s Campisi’s. It’s been around since the 40s and trust us, you’ve never seen so many oblong (yet somehow not misshapen) pizzas in one place in your life. Now with nine Dallas-area locations, Campisi’s is a good bet for a great slice (or 4).

Cavalli Pizzeria Napoletana

If you’ve ever heard anyone refer to New York-style pizza, they mean the one with the thin, foldable Napolitano crust. Surprisingly, no one in DFW could get one until 2008, when Cavalli

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When you live in an area like DFW, there’s a lot more reason to stay put when it’s time to take a few days off. DFW offers a ton of great things to do on  a staycation, and plenty of great spots to stay. Before you book your next trip out of town, consider booking a staycation at one of these top-notch hotels.

The Joule

 

The Joule in Downtown Dallas is a fab boutique hotel that draws pretty much every celebrity who passes through DFW. Indulge in the gym, the yoga classes, the world-class coffee, and the top-tier service. You’re in the right hotel if you see the giant eyeball sculpture across the street.

The One Boutique Hotel at Spa Castle

 Need to relax? Stay at The One, where the in-house Spa Castle offers detox rooms, swim-up bars,

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Everybody loves a good sandwich. But for the adventurous out there, take heart ‒‒ DFW has no shortage of oddball gems that go great between two slices of bread (or some other form of exquisite pastry). But just don’t take our word for it. Consider what the folks at the Dallas Observer consider among the best sandwiches in town.

1. Challah French Toast Sandwich at the Coffee House Cafe

It might have a redundant name, but the Coffee House Café’ offers an epic breakfast sandwich that makes up for the traffic you must endure to get to this fine Frankford Road eatery. The challah French toast sandwich is a breakfast all its own ‒‒cheddar cheese, bacon, and one egg, over-easy that comes with a side of fried potatoes.

2. The Doc Brown at the  Pecan

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The Hayman Company announced that it has acquired Irving commercial real estate, as well as a property in San Antonio.

Union Bower Business Park is a303, 000 square foot facility with multiple tenants. It is ideal for distribution facilities with multiple loading capabilities and numerous truck courts. This multi-tenant property includes office space, some of which is presently vacant.

The business complex is conveniently situated near both the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Love Field, and has quick access to several highways, further increasing the property

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People from all over visit Dallas for more than just the Cowboys (whom we all know play in Arlington anyway). If you feel like being a tourist in Big D, visit these must-see places.

Dealey Plaza and the Sixth Floor Museum

Dallas’ most unfortunately famous site is Dealy Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was killed. The Sixth Floor Museum at the Dallas Book Depository annually draws millions of visitors, and many a conspiracy and history buff has walked the famed “grassy knoll.” The Sixth Floor Museum is a National Historic Landmark District.

Reunion Tower

The downtown skyline’s most famous site is Reunion Tower, which features the ball of light. Reunion Tower has an observation deck and a rotating restaurant offering sweeping, dramatic

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