In-Flight Catering and Travel Tips for Dallas, TexasAugust 25, 2014 by Danielle Porterfield
Welcome to Dallas, Texas – also known as the “Big D!” Dallas is centrally located and within an average four-hour flight time from most cities in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., JC Penney and AT&T. With so many large corporations located in the area, there is also a thriving business aviation community serving them.
Two major commercial airports serve the metroplex – Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW) (ninth busiest in the world and the second largest in the United States) and Dallas Love Field (KDAL). These two airports combined service more than 2000 flights a day. Add to that number the private flights at Addison Airport (KADS), Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW), Denton Municipal Airport (KDTO), Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW), Fort Worth Spinks Airport (KFWS), Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), Majors Airport (KGVT), Mesquite Metro Airport (KHQZ), Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), McKinney National Airport (KTKI) and you have one of the busiest aviation hubs in the world. With that amount of activity, make sure to allow extra time for traffic!
If you are looking for activities to bring out your inner cowboy, here are a few Dallas events you do not want to miss. The State Fair of Texas runs every year from late September through mid-October. The state’s largest cowboy, “Big Tex,” can be found here, chatting it up with the fairgoers. Prize winning livestock is the main attraction, as well as the prize-winning foods. Chicken Fried Bacon, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner and a Fried Cuban Roll have been winning dishes in the past. ”Steers, Beers and Tears” is a common theme in the “Big D.” Since no one thinks “Texas” without thinking “cattle,” the Mesquite Rodeo is the perfect place to visit Friday and Saturday nights from May to August. Here you can get an authentic taste of Texas! The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is also not to be missed. With its start back in 1896, you can get your fill of heifers, horses and true cowboys to boot. (No pun intended!)
For art lovers, the Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the country. Be sure to plan a visit the Nasher Sculpture Center, Winspear Opera House and Dallas Museum of Art just to name a few! If you are more interested in history and science, Dallas has the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for you to explore. Additionally, Dealey Plaza’s Sixth Floor Museum is an iconic museum that explores the life and untimely death of one of America’s most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy.
Calling all sports fans! Dallas is home to four professional sports teams. Arlington, a Dallas suburb, hosts the world-famous Dallas Cowboys with the state of the art Dallas Cowboys Stadium sure to impress anyone. This stadium is so large that even with the roof sealed off, the statue of liberty could fit inside! In addition, Dallas is the home of the Dallas Mavericks and all-star power forward Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers.
If all of that sightseeing makes you hungry, Dallas boasts a diverse culinary scene. From five-star contemporary dining at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, to down-home barbecue, there is something to be found for everyone. Texas is known for its Tex-Mex, and there is a bevy of restaurants to choose from. D Magazine’s 2013 Best Tex-Mex winner is Pepe & Mito’s Mexican Café. The owners call it “Mex-Tex,” because their food has more Mexican influences and flavors than typical “Tex-Mex” (more meat, less cheese). Barbecue is another big Dallas tradition. If you are in the mood for a drippy, melt-in-your-mouth, sauce-running-down-your-arms kind of brisket, head on over to Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. The barbecue there is a well-known favorite of culinary celebrities such as Julia Child and Emeril Lagasse.
Of course, the DFW Metroplex has a lot more to offer. So pack your bags, grab your camera and come on down, ya’ll!
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