140 DESTINATION DFW – WINTER | SPRING 2014
ne fully appreciates the ‘Everything is bigger in Texas’ motto after experiencing DFW,
particularly for its grand shopping and magnificent selection of cuisines. According
to the Texas Restaurant Association, more than 6,000 restaurants are serving up dishes in
Dallas. In fact, it offers more restaurants per person than New York City. Whether it’s
TexMex, southwestern-style, barbecue, cowboy cuisine, French or Asian fusion, DFW
offers you a variety you won’t forget and the perfect accompanying beverage to boot.
The only service DFW dishes up better than food is its retail industry—giving shoppers an endless
list of high-end, vintage, contemporary and every-thing-in-between shopping venues. A few fun
facts offered by the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau is enough to get shoppers revved up to
explore: Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931, holds the distinction of being
the first shopping center in America. North Park Center was the first covered shopping mall in the
country. Today it features the largest-grossing Dillard’s and Neiman Marcus stores in the nation.
So, get out and see why DFW may be the King of Big in Texas. As for dining and shopping, there’s
no place that offers variety like the DFW Metroplex.