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1 evening in Dallas with best friends..need suggestions..

1 evening in Dallas with best friends..need suggestions..

Old May 10th, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Just called Nail Bar - they can take walk-ins. But not so much on weekends when it's really busy. They are in the extended part of West Village; across Blackburn near a shop called "lucy".

http://www.dailycandy.com/article.js...d=27219&city=8

Personally...I would go for the pizza at Campagna. A friend of mine drives from our Casa Linda neighborhood (10 miles) just for this pizza. No other pizza will do for her!!

There's also the Tahitian Noni Cafe, but I don't know much about it. A couple of dessert places - Paciugo for gelato and a pastry shop called Petit Four.

You should walk around when you first get there and see where you'd like to eat....maybe you could have appetizers here and there...
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:56 AM
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Ok thanks..
Is West Village an area that you just walk around to everywhere or will we have to be driving from here or there? I was thinking it was kind of a place where you just park and then walk to all the different shops, restaurants, etc? Not sure were the nail bar is but it is listed on the WV website..
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:59 AM
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Oops you posted when I did..lol
So it is a walk around kind of place??
Yes, I saw that gelato place listed..I will DEFINITELY be going there!! ; )
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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Ahab Bowen is really cool, but it isn't in West Village. It's south on McKinney a bit, then turn right onto Boll.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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Definately park and walk. There's a parking garage in the middle of West Village - follow the "P" signs. There is also valet. Parking spots in front of the shops and restaurants usually have an hour or two time limit on them.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Ferre is good, but make sure you order more than one course. Portions are small. I've left hungry before when I've been in a hurry at lunch and just ordered an entree. (Four ravioli don't fill me up, no matter how slowly I chew.)
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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Hmmm. I'm a big Mi Cocina fan but ONLY the location at Campbell and Coit. I always get their dinner chicken fajitas so I wouldn't know about the other food.

If you have time to do some research on your own check out www.guidelive.com for lots of good info.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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I think we will probably be more casual and opt for the pizza..
We will walk around and check everything out, but the pizza sounds YUMMY!!
You girls rock!! Thanks so much for your help, and especially calling the nail bar..how nice of you!!
I am so looking forward to my friend's visit and exploring WV..Time for some "girl time!!".. ; )
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Definitely a place to walk around. You could also visit the area around McKinney and Hall St, just a couple blocks south of West Village. There you will find Primo's (a popular TexMex hangout), Frankie's Sports Bar, and a few other bars. There is Valet parking across from Primo's, and you can walk around that area to the different places as well.
Here's the McKinney Trolley Map:
http://www.mata.org/map.htm
Points 1 & 2 are the West Village, and I believe point 4 is about where Primo's is located. Have fun!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:39 AM
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You're right Pepper131

Ahab Bowen isn't actually in the West Village. I just always think of that entire area as one, I guess. UpTown West Village, etc.....
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:53 AM
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Oh my....Primo's looks delish too!!
Maybe dinner at Primo's and then over to WV for gelato dessert?? ; )
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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You'd like Primo's - it just isn't good for vegetarians (bell pepper fajita's make me gag!). More excellent margs, though!! It has a patio scene and many chefs hang out there when they are done with their shift.

wug - just didn't want our out-of-town guests to get lost/mixed up. Do love Ahab Bowen! Have you gone into Dolly Python (on Haskell at Delano)?...it's Gretchen's store (she used to be at Ahab).
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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I agree that Mi Cocina food is average, but I really like Taco Diner or Primo's. Uptown Pub is the bar I was thinking of and its at the NW corner of Lemmon & McKinney. All that stuff is definitely walking distance. A taxi from DFW to West Village will take around 20-25 minutes and cost $50ish. Taxis in Dallas always seem very expensive to me compared to other cities.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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Last time I went to Campagna, it was BYOB, just fyi. Great pizza though. Ferre also had good thin crust pizza in a little bit nicer atmosphere.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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Primo's it is.... ; )
We don't need a taxi..I will be driving in from north Texas to pick her up at the airport and then we will be staying the night there in Dallas...Can't wait!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Cool, hope you enjoy Dallas!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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I think you'll have a great time. We were there this past Saturday and the entire block was packed with people. Lots of fun!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Thanks guys... ; ) Now I am so excited and ready for her to get here! I will post after and let you know how it all goes...
Anyone been to the Aveda spa for massage?
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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I used to get my hair done there and its a very nice place, but I never did any spa treatments.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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I like going to the Estee Lauder spa at Neiman's in Northpark. I always feel soooo pampered!
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