Enjoy The Offseason in Victory Park.
Welcome to Perfect Date Night, our weekly feature that acts as your spirit guide for going on a perfect date in what is objectively Texas' best city, Dallas. Each week, we'll give you a night's worth of suggestions for a date night in a specific neighborhood, complete with recommendations for bars, restaurants, concerts, art shows, sporting events or, well, anything, really. Just make sure you include an emoji or two when you text your crush to invite them out.
• When: Sunday.
• Duration: 5 hours.
• Number of Stops: Two to three.
• Modest Estimated Budget For Two: $100.
• Ballin' Estimated Budget For Two: $150.
• Ideal Partner: Science and saffron lovers.
• Romance Scale: Two-and-a-half out of five hearts.
The Stars' and Mavericks' seasons may have recently come to an end, but thatt doesn't mean the Victory Park area is totally dead these days. The area is full of up-and-coming restaurants and bars with entertainment ranging from concerts to community 5Ks.
Basically, it's a fun place with a less college-bro atmosphere than Uptown, making it the perfect spot for an adult-ish day date.
Stop No. 1: The Perot Museum (2201 N. Field Street, Dallas). As for what to do, there's a lot to choose from in the area. My personal favorite is the Perot — but, hey, the House of Blues has a calendar packed with solid shows to choose from, too, and there's always the events at American Airlines Center. Movie buffs can also get excited for Cinepolis, a luxury movie theater opening here in 2017. For now, let's go with exploring one of the best museums in Dallas, if only because it's always a sure thing. At the moment, the Perot's current “Eye of the Collector” exhibit explores why we humans feel the need to collect things, with real life examples — including PEZ dispensers and Dallas Cowboys memorabilia — on display.
Stop No. 2: Medina Oven & Bar (2304 Victory Park Lane, Dallas). Now that you've built up an appetite from wandering around the Perot, it's time to stop by Medina, a Moroccan-Mediterranean restaurant with a menu that'll make your mouth water and your stomach rumble. I recommend grabbing a couple small plates to share. Oh, and definitely don't miss out on the calamari or one of their oven-baked phyllos. If you're in the mood for a drink or three, check out their “sexy drinks” menu. And, finally, don't forget to end the meal with some creme brulee as dessert.
Stop No. 3: Victory Plaza (2500 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219). If things are going well and/or you feel like you need to walk off some of that dessert, then stroll over to nearby Victory Plaza, where the Quaker City Night Hawks will perform for free on Sunday night, live out on the plaza to promote their new El Astronauta LP. Hell, even if you'd rather take the action back to your car, you can still enjoy the show; it'll be broadcast live on the radio via KTCK 1310-AM The Ticket.
This date will leave fat, happy and cultured, guaranteed.