TNT's Dallas remake from a few years back was a great continuation of the legendary franchise. Unfortunately, the series just couldn't recover from the death of its star Larry Hagman. But it was fun while it lasted and while it lasted it made great use of several Dallas filming locations.
Episode 2 showed off a few different places in Big D. Let's jump in starting with the Ewing cousins favorite hangout: The Cedars Social:
This bar and restaurant on the south side of Dallas is where Christopher hangs out to drown his sorrows. The producers must have liked this location because John Ross returns in a future episode. It's also right next door to the South Side apartments where both John Ross and Rebecca (respectively) live and it's next door to the Jack Evans Police Headquarters which was featured in a couple of other episodes.
I haven't eaten here yet so I don't have any meal recommendations but they were very nice to me when I showed up to take pictures and as the saying goes "If it's good enough for the Ewings..."
Later in the episode the Ewing clan heads to the Cattle Baron's Ball which is being hosted at the American Airlines Center (where the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play):
Interested in the AAC's unique architecture? You better say "yes" because our resident, award winning geologist Devin Dennie is going to break it down for you:
The actual State Fair begins in a few weeks and Big Tex will be debuting new boots and a new outfit. Here is a little bit about the old man: