Links to some hot spots in or around the DDD.

1617 Hi Line Drive – Chef Matt McCallister has been creating a buzz around Dallas with his new fresh, seasonally-inspired restaurant, FT33. Menu items include uni and chive pancakes, scallops with piquillo chile, grapes and capers, and desserts that feature combinations like “blue cheese, pomegranate, walnut and olive oil.”

2226 Irving Blvd. ~ Chef Nick Badovinus of Neighborhood Services brings his new project to the corner of Irving Blvd. and Wycliff with menu items such as burgers, slow-roasted brisket, short rib sandwiches, and sloppy tacos. Delish!

1628 Oak Lawn Ave. ~ International cuisine, creative cocktails and season wine lists in an elegant, sexy space. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday.

1621 Oak Lawn ~ A great bar with great food! They have a full bar featuring 40 draught beers, a few live ales and at least 75 bottles providing the city’s best beer menu. Plus, a knockout menu featuring small plates.

At the International on Turtle Creek, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. ~ to eat is a necessity, but to create a memorable event based on fabulous food is an art.

2014 Irving Blvd. ~ ‘Aint nothin’ finer than Mama’s Daughter’s Diner. A family owned restaurant going on three generations strong. Mama’s has been making their own pies, cornbread, rolls and good ol’ home-style plates since 1958!

1225 Riverfront ~ Located inside Found Antiques serving fine dining with an atmosphere of home.

921 Riverfront ~ Kay Agnew’s newest eatery features Cajun-American cuisine, bridge-themed cocktails and unique coffee concoctions. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, Monday through Friday.

2025 Irving Blvd. #111 ~ This small cafe offers a salad bar, cold & hot sandwiches, and various lunch baskets. Perfect for a Design professional to grab a quick bite while on the go.

1400 N. Riverfront Blvd. ~ Preparing traditional Mexican food by using recipes that have been passed down through three generations. Plus, really cheap margaritas at happy hour.

1838 Irving Blvd. ~ Good home cooking and friendly service.

940 N. Riverfront Blvd ~ Great place to grab quick & inexpensive breakfast or lunch. The best thing on the menu is the old fashioned greasy hamburger!

1950 Market Center Blvd ~ Great place to grab some inexpensive BBQ in the Design District– casual and family friendly.

2234 Irving Blvd ~ Good Ol’ BBQ with fast service