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Texas... [Mar. 27th, 2016|11:21 am]
So, tomorrow I'm flying out to Texas. Las Colinas/Irving, for training at the Microsoft offices out there. It's near the DFW airport - and not too far from Dallas.

Microsoft is flying me out - but they won't rent me a car. And honestly, I'll have Monday night, and Wednesday night, to use the car anyway - so going carless is probably best anyway.

I don't think I'll have time for touristy stuff but - anyone know of any good cuisines to look for, and any good places in that area? I have a generous meal budget. I wouldn't mind trying Texas chili or barbecue while I'm down there. (There's a good barbecue place near me that calls itself "Texas barbecue" but how can you trust Texasness in Washington?)

Of course, I wouldn't mind just finding a good restaurant of any type. It's just, I'd hate to pass up an opportunity if it presents itself. I'm not likely to travel to Texas all that often for other reasons.

[User Picture]From: rickvs
2016-03-27 07:29 pm (UTC)
Do I understand correctly that you'd be using Uber or Lyft to get around, or that you're looking for places within walking distance of Microsoft?

If you're just looking for someplace drivably close, I would recommend the Red Hot & Blue in Irving -- officially, it's Memphis style barbecue, for whatever that's worth. If you don't mind driving north on 35 for a bit, I'd also give high marks to Fat Cow BBQ in Lewisville.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2016-04-11 12:49 am (UTC)
You know, I should have thought about Uber and Lyft - and maybe I should have risked a longer walk. I was thinking of walking out to Red Hot and Blue but it was always muggy and the one completely free night was threatening thunderstorms (with massive hail possible). I know some folks did get together for a more famous barbecue place - one of the downsides of fatigue is not being "in" with the crowd enough to catch those things! Ah well.

I should at least check out what level of sun exist down there - it might be a place to try to shake off some of the SAD that afflicts us Washingtonians next winter!
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[User Picture]From: bkwrrm_tx
2016-03-27 09:41 pm (UTC)
No help at all, but I hope you enjoy your trip.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2016-04-11 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was exhausting, but then, what isn't? :-).
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