Dallas is home for Rachel Lindsay and when she's not showing her Final Four all the best spots around the world, she's enjoying her local favorites in the Big D.
Dallas is known for having an incredible selection of restaurants and cuisine and, of course, Rachel has favorites across the spectrum. For an upscale steakhouse experience, Rachel prefers Perry's. Stop by before the weekend for Pork Chop Fridays, when a lunch-cut portion of their sweet, smoky chop is served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce.'
For a fast-casual spot, Rachel says Crisp Salad; their Lower Greenville Avenue location is perfect for a quick meal before hitting up all the local spots. And HG SPLY CO, another Lower Greenville restaurant, is another favorite. Their paleo-influenced menu and gorgeous rooftop are just a few reasons to check it out.
BBQ for days
Smokey John's is one of Rachel's favorites. This iconic Dallas spot has been around for 40 years, serving up hearty portions of all the Southern staples such as fried catfish, brisket and pork ribs. Another go-to spot for the Bachelorette is Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum. It started in the Dallas Farmers Market and quickly outgrew the space, and has since moved to their permanent home on Main Street. There's usually a line during peak times and it's absolutely worth the wait.
Shopping is a must and Rachel's ideal shopping destination is NorthPark Center. This shopping experience is known as one of the best in the country and their impressive lineup of stores is all the proof you need. Grab lunch out on the patio at one of the restaurants that lines CenterPark, a quiet outdoor green space in the center of the mall that provides a nice break from your shopping spree.
Work, Work, Work
Working out can be really fun, and Rachel knows that Zyn22 brings the party. The popular Park Lane boutique spin studio has a cult-like following and even attracts other Bachelorettes: Dallas-native Melissa Rycroft is another regular at this studio. The studio's "party on a bike" mentality is addictive, so it's no wonder they recently opened a second location in Uptown.
Can't forget about Copper!
No one made quite an impact this season like Copper, Rachel's two-year-old rescue pup. The duo makes Downtown Dog near the Cedars/Southside District a regular stop thanks to their 10 outdoor play yards and massive indoor play space. And if you're traveling with your furry friend, their day care options are perfect for a day of exploring.