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Art Rodriguez

Proud Texan Art Rodriguez helps guests navigate their way around the iconic streets of Dallas.

Navigator Biography

Steeped in the proud traditions of Southern hospitality, Texan Art Rodriguez brings a can-do spirit and oodles of local knowledge to his role as Navigator at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Prior to settling in Dallas, Art lived and worked all across his home state, accruing 11 years of experience in various customer service roles. He believes his travels helped prepare him for the demands of being a Navigator, a position which, in his words, always keeps you on your toes. A stickler for organization, Art likes to have a place for everything and believes he has found his rightful place in the iconic Texas city. Dallas has that right mix of local flair and global appeal and that works just perfect for me, he reflects. Working from the Renaissance Dallas Hotel next door to the Dallas Market Center and close to the glitz of the West End Art is certainly at the heart of the action. Which is where he likes to be. He commends the colorful neighborhood for its ability to provide amazing food, a good drink and a great time. A typical day will see him go for tea on his way into work and enjoy a chicken and blue cheese brioche sandwich at his favorite lunch spot. On the whole, though, Art lives for spontaneity and likes to get out and experience as many different places as possible, using social media as his guide. Thankfully, his Southern hospitality extends to keeping guests and his fellow Navigators up to date on the best of his finds.

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Art of Old India

For beautiful antiques from Asia and the Middle East, look no further. Gilded mirrors, elaborate mosaics and more abound.
Bringing to the US market rare Asian imports since 1974, Art of Old India is a renowned decorative showroom. This award-winning establishment presents valuable pieces which are highly sought after by designers, architects and builders. Find intricately carved ceiling panels, columns, arches, antique furniture, trunks, armories, rugs, velvet carpets, fine textiles, decorative doors, lightings, mirrors, and other fancy furnishings here.
Address: 1030 Dragon Street, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 760 9216
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Grapevine Bar

Every city needs a great dive bar, and this is just that. With pool, basketball courts and a jukebox, you'll never get bored.
This is one nightclub unlike any other. If you like dancing in your living room, you will love the ambiance at the Grapevine. Furnished with comfy chairs, couches and a jukebox, this hot spot is nothing if not homey. You can also shoot pool on one of the indoor or outdoor pool tables while enjoying one of the bar's special frozen Ever clear bellinis. The rooftop patio is the perfect place to watch the Oak Lawn party goers as they bounce from club to club.
Address: 3902 Maple Avenue, Dallas, 75219, United States
Phone: +1 214 522 8466
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 03:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 02:00 AM
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Meddlesome Moth

Beer lovers rejoice over the 40 drafts, two cask ales and 85 bottled beers at this gastro pub that also hosts paired beer dinners.
Jump into action with your buds at this local favorite bar featuring a dynamic beer menu. Serving delectable bar fare like salads, mussels, shared plates, singular plates, meat on a stick, pot pies and various other delicacies, you can be sure to find something to suit your tastes. Their renowned beer menu features a staggering 40 draft beers, two live ales and over 85 bottled beers!
Address: 1621 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 628 7900
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Company Cafe

This cafe's top-quality menu features naturally-bred, organic ingredients without any chemicals. Try their signature venison sausage.
If you care about where your food came from, head to Company Cafe on Katy Trail. This popular restaurant specializes in delicious, organic and healthy fare, without compromising on variety. Grass-bred and cage-free produce, in addition to the absence of gluten and chemical agents, is Company's unconcealed secret. Owner Stephen White and team have fostered partnerships with local businesses in the state to guarantee farm-to-fork operation. With more than one location, this establishment is a hit among advocates of this trending lifestyle alternative.
Address: 3136 Routh Street, Dallas, 75201, United States
Phone: +1 214 468 8721
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Sunday from 08:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Mario's Mexican & Salvadorian Restaurant

This Dallas institution is credited with unrivaled Tex-Mex flavors, an excellent Happy Hour, and keeping Salvadorian tradition alive.
Mario Alfaro is living his entrepreneurial dream by way of his namesake restaurant that opened its doors back in 2009. Specializing in authentic Salvadorian flavors, it was later influenced by Dallas' Tex-Mex dominated dining scene to include Mexican staples that cater to the local palate. Made from traditional family recipes, savor pupusas, banana leaf wrapped tamaesl, Yuca con Chicharon, or a sampler plate for all of the above and more. Enjoy one of the best happy hours in town with classical burritos, quesadillas, seafood and grills. The vibrant ambiance is nestled in a colorful patio of carnival-esque vibes and Latin hospitality.
Address: 5404 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, 75209, United States
Phone: +1 214 599 9744
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Locally sourced ingredients and culinary expertise come together to create the inspired American dishes at FT33.
In a trendy, modern atmosphere, FT33 offers a menu of seasonally inspired items that are beautifully presented. The open kitchen and clean decor create a lively ambiance. Pork chop, beef cheeks, and pork belly are some of the delicious entrees offered, but the lemon sorbet dessert really stands out: it is served on what looks like a piece of fallen log. 
Address: 1617 Hi Line Drive, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 741 2629
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 04:30 PM to 11:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 04:30 PM to 12:00 AM
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The Common Table

For sugar junkies, nothing beats the Skittles Sangria at The Common Table. Their grilled cheese is also a must-try.
With an eclectic menu available for every meal of the day, The Common Table is sure to have something to suit anyone's taste. This casual, but trendy eatery is particularly famous for its pork spring rolls and grilled cheese sandwich. The diversity and creativity of their food menu is matched by their drinks menu, which features some tasty surprises like the Skittles Sangria. Dessert is a must here, so save room for a delicious cobbler or pie. With live music performances scheduled regularly, this is the place to go for a lively night out in Dallas. 
Address: 2917 Fairmount Street, Dallas, 75201, United States
Phone: +1 214 880 7414
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM
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Pakpao Thai

Sample flavors of Thailand like pineapple fried rice at contemporary crowd-favorite Dallas Thai restaurant, Pakpao.
Conjuring up the rich aromas and robust spices of Thailand, Pakpao is a can't-miss Thai restaurant in uptown Dallas. Crispy tamarind duck and prawns served with mung bean noodles (all served in gigantic portions) are just a few of the traditional items gracing the menu. The decor sticks to the contemporary model of trendy Thai restaurants, but a few regional accents bring a bit of authenticity and life to the interior. Elegant plating, friendly service, and a range of delectable Thai items make Pakpao an enduring favorite in the area.
Address: 1628 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 120, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 749 7002
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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Rodeo Goat

Opt for one of their amazing burgers. House-ground beef and unusual toppings like candied bacon and blackberry compote pack the flavor.
Rodeo Goat brings its second location to Dallas, capitalizing on the success of its Forth Worth location with yet another great spot for some ice cold beers outdoors or in the shady interior. Rodeo Goat is a Texas-sized open bar with fun retro diner stools, an impressive list of grub, and a massive selection of beers served ice cold on the sprawling patio. The burgers aren't just an afterthought at this informal beer garden, with each burger sporting carefully selected cheese and topping varieties to create a comprehensive burger package. The beer list carries just as much of a punch at Rodeo Goat, making it the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon cooling down with some drafts. 
Address: 1926 Market Center Boulevard, Dallas, 75207, United States
Phone: +1 214 741 4628
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 AM
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Renfield's Corner

Pop into this trendy Irish pub for live music and the charming patio area. There's nothing like a warm Dallas night and cold brew.
If you are looking for a place where you can party with your buddies, have decently-priced drinks, good food and entertainment all under one roof, look no further than the Renfield's Corner. The place which is located at the Routh Street has a wonderful rustic charm, with wooden floors, picnic benches and small lamps that give it a barn-like appeal. The interiors are a bit dimly lit and the patio is illuminated with Christmas lights making it ideal for a date too. Drinks menu at the Renfield's Corner include a variety of draft beers and a vast selection of imported as well as domestic bottled beers. Everything on the food menu is delectable and goes perfectly well with the drinks. 
Address: 2603 Routh Street, Suite A, Dallas, 75201, United States
Phone: +1 214 397 0300
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Urban Taco

Mexico City inspired street food culture mixed with Acapulco coastal cuisine.
Inspired by Mexico City street food culture and the coastal cuisine flair of Acapulco, Urban Taco delivers deliciousness on every front. Order the Avocado Lime Crema and then add it to your tacos. You won’t regret it.
Address: 3411 McKinney Ave, Dallas, 75204, TX, United States
Phone: +214.922.7080
Opening hours: 11:00 am
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The Traveling Man

A series of three sculptural installations metaphorically representing all that is Deep Ellum.
The Traveling Man Sculptures are found in three locations. All are on Good Latimer in Deep Ellum; the first is between Swiss Ave. and Miranda, the second is at Gaston and Good Latimer and the third is at Elm St. The best way to see the statues is to take DART to Deep Ellum station and walk south. You'll end up passing the sculptures along the way and end up at Deep Ellum Art Park.
Address: 599 N. Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, 75226, TX, United States