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Old 09-15-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Colleyville
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Completely agree. Just b/c every food chain imaginable is located here, it doesn't make Dallas a "foodie" city or destination. Those are NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans etc.
I've found the vast majority of people I've come into contact with here have no idea what good food is. Coworkers sing the praises of Red Lobster, Pappadeaux's, etc. They get excited when a new chain opens in the neighborhood. It's just not something I'm used to. In New Orleans, most neighborhoods fight chains opening.

As far as outdoors, Dallas has things to do, but there isn't an overabundance of things to do. I predict you'd get bored quickly here.
Then quite frankly, most of the people you are in contact with are not foodies. It doesn't speak to the entirety of the Metroplex, it speaks to the level of interest in food of the people in your circle.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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Then quite frankly, most of the people you are in contact with are not foodies. It doesn't speak to the entirety of the Metroplex, it speaks to the level of interest in food of the people in your circle.
Of course they're not foodies, that was my point. I'm not really referring to people in my circle, but many of the people I come into contact with on a daily basis during the course of the workday, at the gym, etc. Some of the restaurants recommended to me as "awesome" "fantastic" "best ever [insert food]" are truly underwhelming.

The people in my close circle of friends are pretty adventurous food wise and we often try out new restaurants, but most of them are not Dallas natives either.
And of course there are some great non chain restaurants here and knowledgeable foodies, but not to the extent I've seen in New Orleans, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco. Those are just world-class food destinations.
No one is visiting Dallas to go on a culinary tour.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Both feet on banana peel's, on ice.
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Of course they're not foodies, that was my point. I'm not really referring to people in my circle, but many of the people I come into contact with on a daily basis during the course of the workday, at the gym, etc. Some of the restaurants recommended to me as "awesome" "fantastic" "best ever [insert food]" are truly underwhelming.

The people in my close circle of friends are pretty adventurous food wise and we often try out new restaurants, but most of them are not Dallas natives either.
And of course there are some great non chain restaurants here and knowledgeable foodies, but not to the extent I've seen in New Orleans, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco. Those are just world-class food destinations.
No one is visiting Dallas to go on a culinary tour.
agreed; also, could it be said, that though Dallas has some solid historical aspects, a few cool things going for it and some nice folks, comparatively speaking, does Dallas lack "authenticity"? Just sayin'...
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:13 AM
 
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A nice green area is around White Rock Lake. Although the lake is a non-swimming lake, there is a lot of activity around it. Neighborhoods around here have lots of trees and lots of green space. Look up zip codes 75214, 75218, 75228.
75238 has plenty of green space as well.
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