Dallas Hockey and BBQ

A few weeks ago, we got to have another wonderful adventure with our Texas family-Ashley, Jason, and Ethan!  We headed to Dallas for some hockey, good eats and great company.  We left on a Friday afternoon and got to experience some lovely traffic along, especially right around Waco and then again as we drove into Dallas.  We stayed at beautiful hotel, the Fairmont,  in the downtown area, which was very convenient to all the cool things we decided to do.  We checked in and ate dinner downstairs at the bar, which had some delicious treats.  We spent some time hanging out and making plans for the rest of the weekend.

 Pizza from the bar at the Fairmont  

Pizza from the bar at the Fairmont  

Saturday morning, we stopped by Starbucks to start our day.  We headed to Mad Hatters for sandwiches before the hockey game.  It was really cute with lots of Alice and Wonderland inspired decor and so many tasty sandwiches.   

 Philly Cheesesteak from Mad Hatter

Philly Cheesesteak from Mad Hatter

Next, we headed to the hockey game to see the Dallas Stars versus our St. Louis Blues.  It pretty exciting as it was Ethan’s first hockey game and I haven’t been to a Blues game in about 15 years.  Brett Hull was also honored at the game.  It was a great game with lots of fights and ending with overtime.  Unfortunately, the Blues lost, but it was a really good game. 

 Go Blues! 

Go Blues! 

IMAGE.JPG

For dinner, we headed to Pecan Lodge, a local BBQ joint.  There was a pretty long line, but it moved pretty fast.  Unfortuntately, they ran out of the giant beef ribs right before Mike ordered, but there were still plenty of great choices.  I tried the brisket, sausage and mac and cheese.  I was very happy with my choices.  This bbq had plenty of flavor and taste.  It was definitely worth the wait!   We stopped at a few shops and a brewery before heading back to the hotel.

 BBQ from Pecan Lodge

BBQ from Pecan Lodge

On Sunday, we were pretty tired, so Mike and I decided to head home after checking out of the hotel.  We decided to stop for kolaches on our way home.  We got to stand in another really long line in order to get some tasty kolaches.  It was so crowded at Czech Stop that we had to eat in the car and we couldn’t even get to the gas pumps!  

 Kolache from Czech Stop

Kolache from Czech Stop

We had another great weekend with our friends and can’t wait for our next adventure. Thanks so much to sweet Ashley for her excellent planning skills for making this trip possible!