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A Less Than Complete Recap of Last Night’s ‘Best of Big D’ Party That Includes an Appearance by Pat Green

A good time was had by all, I believe, at last night’s Best of Big D party at the Rustic. DJ Sober and Sam Lao were great. The drinks flowed freely. Much food went into many mouths. And so on and so forth. But I will tell you this: before the front moved through, it was a little steamy. The meteorological conditions occasioned my favorite moment of the night:

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10 Reasons You Should Attend Best of Big D Live

1. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of this year’s winners in our annual Best of Big D issue.

2. Guests will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, cocktails, and same menu items from some of the best bars and restaurants in town.

3. DJ Sober and singer Sam Lao will perform.

4. The Rustic is a swell place to spend an evening eating and imbibing outdoors.

5. There’s a Jackopierce concert right after the party.

6. You can get 20% off an UBER ride to and from the event with the promo code ‘BOBDAL.’

7. Tickets are only $50

8. Tickets are only $65 if you want to attend the Jackopierce show too.

9. It’s an opportunity to swear at Tim Rogers to his face. (NOTE: Offer not valid after the Jackopierce show has begun.)

10. You know you don’t have any better plans for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23.

So get your ticket now. While they’re still available.

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Who Provides the Best Yard Care in Dallas?

That’s one of the questions we’d like for you to answer this year in our Best of Big D: Services survey. We’d like to hear about your favorite stationers, salons, tailors, and pet boarders, too. Check it out and let us know who you love. Cast your ballot at the end of the survey and come back every day to show your favorite local businesses some love.

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Who’s the Best Local Athlete?

That’s something we’re asking you in the Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice culture survey. Here are your options:

  • Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys (Desmond Demond Bryant)
  • Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
  • Raul Fernandez, FC Dallas
  • Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
  • Jordan Spieth, Pro Golf
  • Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers
  • Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
  • Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
  • Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
  • Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks

Pick your favorite and vote for him here. And then vote for the best dance company, best local TV news team, best local band, and lots of other culture-y questions. Vote throughout the weekend. The contest ends Sunday at midnight.

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Which Restaurant Serves the Best Burger in Dallas?

That’s just one of the questions on our Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice food and drink survey that started today. So, let’s hear it. Who’s got the best burger? Who makes the best barbecue? Who serves a slice of the most mouthwatering dessert? You tell us. Vote today and come back again every day […]

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Which Stores Are Your Favorite in Dallas?

Tell us in our Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice survey. It launched today. You can vote for your favorite sneaker shop, florist, bookstore, gift shop, clothing boutique, and more. We’re keeping it short: just one week. So come back every day to vote. The ballots are on a 24-hour clock, so if you vote at noon, you will be able to vote again at noon the next day. Show your favorite local businesses a little love and give them a click. Vote now.

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Best of Big D Readers’ Choice Voting Starts Monday

Despite the latest campaign against the word, you may like being “bossy.” Here’s your chance. Tell us who’s the best in Dallas. Let’s start with shopping.

What’s your favorite place for picking up your favorite designers? Where do you pick up your gardening tools? Where do you shop for your kiddos’ clothing?  Who’s your favorite jewelry designer?

You can put your stamp of approval on all your go-to spots on Monday, when our Best of Big D: Readers’ Choice Shopping survey begins. You’ll have one week to vote every day* for the most deserving businesses.

*Our survey will run on a 24-hour schedule. So, if you vote at 2 pm, you will be able to vote after 2 pm the following day. 

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D Magazine’s Lame-Duck Editor To Debate the Merits of Dallas vs. Houston on Public Radio, Ctd.

I could be wrong, but I might have made an enemy today. His name is Scott Vogel, and he’s the editorial director of Houstonia Magazine. He was my sparring partner in the debate today about the supposed rivalry between Dallas and Houston. It aired on Houston’s public radio station, KUHF. I did the segment from […]

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