This Februrary, Dallas will play host to the 2011 Super Bowl, which will lure football fans from far and wide to celebrate the biggest event in American sports. We've gathered some of Dallas's best eats, activities, and events for fans, families, and locals alike. Don't worry if you missed out on JetBlue's If-The-Jet's-Win-You-Fly-Free promo, we've listed other sources for more practical travel deals.
Where to Eat:
In The Lobby Lounge, share hand-crafted guacamole made of produce from the two competing cities with other patrons.
At home, you can replicate Chef Dean Fearing's Ultimate Super Bowl Party but if you're in Dallas, you can get the real thing. Always among the top Dallas restaurants, this Super Bowl weekend look forward to game-themed specials like Lobster Rellenos with a trio of sauces.
One of Kent Rathbun's critically acclaimed restaurants, boasting contemporary global cuisine.
Serving international tapas that borrow largely from flavors of Spain, India, and Eastern Mediterranean.
If you're expecting good barbeque in Texas, Tim Byres' restaurant is the place to be.
This smokehouse became legendary for its century-old recipes for everything from homemade BBQ sauce to brisket.
Artisan cakes made to go, for an upscale addition to your tailgate.
A "true Dallas original," this bakery believes in baking and creating on premises.
Where to Drink:
Enjoy pre-game Bloody Marys, game-time beer or bourbon, and post-game brandy in the men's TV viewing lounge.
The Hotel Za Za's bar has an extensive menu of signature cocktails, wine, and beer for nights when you'd like to dress "Uptown chic."
Trendsetting mixologist Jason Kosmas joins legendary Eddie "Lucky" Campbell to develop create cocktails at this hotspot.
Voted 2010 Best Coffeehouse in Dallas by D Magazine.
This indoor/outdoor bar space has vintage arcade games and skeeball.
Get a cocktail on the terrace at Belmont Hotel to watch the sunset over the Dallas skyline.
This Texas sports saloon will be embracing the Super Bowl with an all-day open bar and an all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner.
What to Do:
Day-to-day event listings, restaurant and nightlife search.
An inventive new way to gain some authentic local experience, under the direction of an insider.
Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing hosts a tailgate-style cooking demo complete with lunch and beer.
When in town, check out some of America's masterpieces by Van Gogh, Warhol, and Pollock.
New offerings like The Quarterback Sports Wrap, First Down Facial, and Tight End Body Treatment.
Super Bowl Tips:
Celebrities, musicians, DJs, and athletes celebrate together under a climate-controlled tent on-field in the Cotton Bowl.
The twelfth annual gospel concert was rated "One Of The Best Super Bowl Events To Attend" by USA Today.
This bash is hosted by Pamela Anderson, and promises to have a high profile turnout.
Capital A Entertainment presents a party that meets Diddy's standards.
Interactive games, clinics, autograph seesions, and more at the Dallas Convention Center.
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