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Where to eat and drink in the Contemporary City

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Dallas, known as the Contemporary City, is known for its skylines, shopping centers, and delicious restaurants. Sometimes when you think of this city, all that pops into your head is cowboy boots and hats. However, you need to switch this perception to orient around their booming culinary scene. This famous Texan city has some of the best Tex-Mex food you can hope for. For a taste of this, stop by E bar Tex-Mex, Mia’s Tex-Mex Restaurant, or Gabriela and Sofia’s. Some more great options are CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen for oysters, Yao Fuzi Cuisine for pan-fried duck, Ari Korean BBQ for an interactive cooking experience. If you are looking to capture Southern cuisine while visiting this state, visit Roots Southern Table, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Bubba’s Cooks Country. Keep those appetites high while in Dallas, and make sure to visit some of these spots to appease your taste buds.

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