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Got a hard-to-shop-for mom? Let her pick out the perfect presents herself with the Mother's Day giveaway sponsored by The Plaza at Preston Center.

One lucky winner will receive a $750 gift card to Bachendorf's, a $250 gift card to Apples to Zinnias, a $200 gift card to Cos Bar, and a $100 gift card to il Bracco.

That's $1,300 to spend on jewelry, flowers, skincare, and Italian cuisine at this premier Dallas shopping center, and a guarantee that every single item will be exactly what she wants.

Here's how to enter:

You must be following @theplazaatpreston, @bachendorfs, @applestozinnias, @ilbraccoparkcities, and @cosbar.

Like this post, and then tag your mom or a friend in the comments and tell everyone why they're special. Each comment counts as one entry, and there's no limit to how many comments you can leave.

One winner will be randomly selected on May 12 and will be contacted from the @plazaatpreston account with a DM.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and don't forget to spoil all the mothers in your life this weekend and year-round.


The Plaza at Preston Center does not have additional giveaways or accounts. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

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You could win your mom $750 to spend at Bachendorf's.

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Dazzle Mom with a treat from Highland Park Village's Mother's Day gift guide

For Mom With Love

Make this Mother’s Day memorable when you celebrate the incredible moms in your life with Highland Park Village’s most beloved boutiques.

From chic clothes and gorgeous accessories to luxurious home and beauty items, Dallas’ premier open-air shopping destination has you covered. Here are some no-fail gift ideas for this Mother's Day:

For the accessory queen
She’s one of a kind, and her boots should be too. The bespoke boot brand Miron Crosby is launching a new style just in time for Mother’s Day: the Natalie Boot. Miron Crosby also offers customization in-studio at its Highland Park Village location. To make her gift an heirloom, bring her boots to the studio after she opens them and treat her to custom ear pulls.

Miron Crosby Natalie bootMiron Crosby Natalie bootPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

The Tory Burch Ella Bio Tote features an innovative leather alternative that is durable, luxurious, and fade-resistant. A functional and practical bag for any on-the-go mom, its mint leaf green color is a perfect pastel shade for the spring/summer season. Bonus: The bag utilizes sustainable materials instead of leather.

Tory Burch Ella Bio ToteTory Burch Ella Bio TotePhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Christian Louboutin’s Ariella Zeppa 130mm Espadrille Sandal will be a summer staple for sure. An audacious twist on the espadrille, the Arielle Zeppa sandal has an elegant appeal with its braided wedge heel in natural rope and black leather for a sophisticated finish.

Christian Louboutin Ariella Zeppa 130mm Espadrille SandalChristian Louboutin’s Ariella Zeppa 130mm Espadrille SandalPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

A matching moment:
A matching moment from alice + olivia’s Mommy + Me line, this gorgeous Dawn Floral print is perfect for a mom and her daughter. The cotton girls’ dress is complete with a fit and flare silhouette, spaghetti straps, and a smocked bodice. The matching Eloise Button Down for mom helps the look come together.

Alice + Olivia Dawn Floral matching top and dressAlice + Olivia Dawn Floral matching top and dress Photo courtesy of Highland Park Village

Roller Rabbit’s ultra-cozy PJs are perfect for a mama and her mini. Feel the L-O-V-E in these fan-favorite pajamas — the collection has sets available for women, kids, and infants. The Love & Letters collection is launching just in time to celebrate mom, too.

Roller Rabbit's mommy and me pajamasRoller Rabbit's mommy and me pajamasPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Dallas-native and mother Lisa ‘Lele’ Sadoughi designs elevated accessories and jewelry for any age. Made with quality fabrics and unique hand-sewn trims, this Papaya Pebble Cabochon Knotted Headband and its matching kid counterpart, the Papaya Kids Pebble Cabochon Knotted Headband, is a fun accessory for any mom or child this summer.

Lele Sadoughi headbandLele Sadoughi headbandPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Luxe jewelry
Exclusive to Highland Park Village, Market houses a finely curated selection of sought-after designers and their dazzling jewelry. The EF Collection Diamond ‘Mama’ Nameplate Necklace makes the perfect gift for all moms and mom-like figures. Featuring a horizontal bar pendant with .14 carats of diamond set in block letters spelling out “mama,” this necklace is a sweet, shimmery addition to any layer.

Market Mama diamond bar necklaceMama diamond bar necklacePhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Another beautiful selection from Market are these earrings, which are the perfect addition to any outfit, casual or dressy. The Marlo Laz Southwestern Heart Earrings are decorated with gold embroidery of floral and paisley motifs. The Southwestern Heart Collection is an ode to the enchantment of the American West and trailblazing women.

Market Marlo Laz Southwestern Heart EarringsMarlo Laz Southwestern Heart EarringsPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Representing happiness and delight as well as love and affection, pink diamonds are one of the most extraordinary gifts produced by Mother Nature and are the ideal addition to the season’s palette of pastel hues. This Harry Winston ring is sure to impress this Mother’s Day.

Harry Winston pink diamond ringHarry Winston pink diamond ringPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Pamper her with services:
With only four locations in the United States, Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & Spa offers well-deserved self-care like a Signature SturmGlow Facial, session in the Spa Wave Bed, or Lymphatic Sculpt & Tone Massage. Afterwards, she can browse the selection of innovative products for every skin type.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & SpaDr. Barbara Sturm Boutique & SpaPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Pamper her with a gift card to Cerón Highland Park, a premier hair and beauty experience in Highland Park Village. Let her choose from an array of incredible services, like a blow out, makeup application, manicure, or pedicure.

Ceron Highland ParkCeron Highland ParkPhoto courtesy of Highland Park Village

Treat Mom to a meal:
Ensure you get the most of your day with mom by treating her to a delicious meal in Highland Park Village. Enjoy incredible dining experiences with tastes of old-school Italian at Fachini, traditional Tex-Mex at Mi Cocina, fresh seafood at Café Pacific, New York City-style bagels at Sadelle’s, and much more at Highland Park Village’s vast selection of restaurants.

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Nothing but love for these 3 can't-fail Valentine's Day gift ideas

Heart Eyes

The countdown is on, and if you're still searching for just the right Valentine's Day gift, we've got three unique ways to show your sweetheart how much you care.

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A membership to Mokara Spa at Omni Dallas is a gift that keeps on giving.

James Avery Artisan Jewelry
Celebrate the one you love with jewelry that's been proudly crafted in the Texas Hill Country since 1954. Each James Avery piece is inspired by the most precious things in life: love, family, and friendship.

What begins as a piece of jewelry grows into something more for those who wear it. Shop now to find a Valentine’s gift that expresses your feelings, straight from the heart.

Mokara Spa at Omni Dallas membership
Pamper your loved one with the gift of relaxation every month. A Mokara Spa membership allows you to enjoy one or two signature services, such as a facial, massage, or manicure/pedicure, depending on tier level.

Benefits include access to the Omni Dallas fitness center, the Uptown Terrace Infinity Pool, and exclusive rates at the Restaurants on Lamar.

Right now you can score a 50 percent savings for the first month when purchasing a 12-month contract, which also comes with a complimentary welcome package.

Milam & Greene whiskey
Tempt your Valentine with a gorgeous bottle of whiskey. Like rewarding romances, creating a great whiskey through blending brings out the best of the individuals’ “personalities.” The double-gold-winning Milam & Greene Triple Cask Bourbon is a blend of three of the best bourbons you will ever taste. It has five-year-old Kentucky bourbon and 14-year-old Tennessee bourbon, married with four-year-old bourbon distilled by master distiller Marlene Holmes in Blanco, Texas. This creamy, soft, and surprisingly smooth bourbon is a perfect Valentine gift.

For something slightly sweeter for your sweetie, try the Milam & Greene Port Finished Rye. This remarkable rye whiskey is finished in Port wine casks that bring out seductive flavors of cinnamon, rich velvety chocolate, dark cherries, and black currants. Forbes named it the “World’s Best Whiskey.” Wine Enthusiast loves it so much, they scored it an outstanding 97 points and it made one of the Top 100 Spirits.

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Favorite Texas jeweler launches new Yellow Rose collection at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Cowgirl up

There's big beads-and-bangles news coming from a tiny house set up on the west side of the Metroplex - at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

Popular Texas jeweler Kendra Scott has launched a new ranch-inspired capsule collection called (what else?) Yellow Rose by Kendra Scott that'll be sold across the rodeo circuit in major Texas cities this year. But before it saddles up and rides into Houston, Austin, or San Antonio, the collection has lassoed its big reveal in Cowtown.

Visitors to the FWSSR will find the Kendra Scott tiny house pop-up shop on the Go Texas Plaza at the Richardson-Bass Building on the Stock Show grounds. It will be open through the duration of the FWSSR, which runs through February 4.

Inside the tiny house is the new 56-piece Yellow Rose collection, all inspired from time spent on Scott's family ranch, the designer says. The line was conceived with the "modern cowgirl" in mind and even includes a suite of pieces sculpted to look like Scott's beloved horse, Beau.

"Keeping innovation at the forefront, Yellow Rose by Kendra Scott spotlights the traditional designs and materials that are synonymous with the Southwest, while seamlessly blending the bright, colorful style and versatility that the brand is known for," a release says.

Highlights include a one-of-a-kind Bronze Veined Turquoise Magnesite Red Oyster in a beaded collection that is reminiscent of a Southwestern sunset, as well as heritage Kendra Scott pieces in new vintage gold and silver metals.

And, cowboys haven't been forgotten by Kendra. The Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott collection includes the popular Cade & Grey bracelets in genuine stone, like African Turquoise. Price range from $70 to $80.

While the Yellow Rose Collection is available online, a special artisan collection of artisan jewelry is available exclusively at the Texas rodeos. Every piece can be found inside the Kendra Scott Tiny Home at FWSSR.

Jewelry prices range from $60 to $298, with rodeo exclusives ranging from $98 to $5,500.

In additional to shopping for jewelry, guests can pop in the tiny house pop-up to create a one-of-a-kind hat via Kendra Scott’s Color Bar with Hat Customization. Rodeo attendees can personalize GIGI PIP hats with bands, pins, feathers, and more adornments. Hats start at $112, with customization accessories ranging from $2 to $48.

Kendra Scott is also the presenting sponsor of the Bubbles & Bites Brunch Tasting at the FWSSR on Sunday, January 29. Attendees can sip sparkling wine paired with bites from nearly a dozen popular Fort Worth eateries during the brunch-time event. A few of the participating restaurants include Atico, Don Artemio, Joe T. Garcia’s, and Wishbone & Flynt. The event, which will run from 11:30 am-1 pm, and tickets are $50-$65.

Scott herself will not be in attendance at the brunch, but guests will be able to shop the Yellow Rose Collection on site.

Once FWSSR wraps up, the Kendra Scott team will head to the rodeos in San Antonio and Houston to showcase the new collection to even more Texas shoppers in person. The adorable tiny house, however, will not go on the road with them.

Kendra Scott Yellow Rose

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Kendra Scott Yellow Rose Collection pieces.

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Texas fashion mogul Kendra Scott teams up with Barbie for hot pink capsule collection

I'm a Barbie Girl

Apart from her iconic jewelry designs, Texas fashion mogul Kendra Scott is known for two things: awesome collaborations and giving back. Her latest collection blends all three, teaming up with fellow female fashion icon, Barbie, on a line of exclusive designs that give back to a cause.

Launching Wednesday, November 16, the six-piece Barbie x Kendra Scott capsule draws inspiration from fashion, friendship, and being a force for good. The collaboration comes as both brands celebrate big anniversaries, 20 years for Scott and 60 for Barbie Dreamhouse.

Highlights of the collection include two necklaces in elevated plating, two bracelets, and two pairs of earrings — all in hot pink Barbie hues and all featuring the craftsmanship and attention to detail Kendra Scott customers know and love. Reinventing the brand's signature silhouette, the versatile Barbie x Kendra Scott gold Elisa multi strand necklace features a double sided design, as does the Barbie x Kendra Scott chain necklace, which is perfect for layering or as its own statement piece.

Barbie x Kendra Scott ElisaThe versatile Barbie x Kendra Scott gold Elisa multi strand necklace features a double sided design.Courtesy of Kendra Scott

For ear candy, the Barbie x Kendra Scott gold statement earrings are just that, adorned with new hot pink drusy and high-shine stones. Hoop lovers will hop straight to the Barbie x Kendra Scott gold huggie earrings, where pink opal adds a pop of color to the sophisticated-yet-playful design. Meanwhile, the Barbie x Kendra Scott gold delicate chain bracelet is minimal, yet attention-grabbing with pink crystal baguette stones.

As for the giving back, Scott will donate 20 percent of every purchase of the Barbie x Kendra Everlyne friendship bracelet to the Barbie Dream Gap Project. Created to raise awareness around limiting factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential, the brand's global initiative supports Girls Inc. in its mission to empower a new generation of leaders. In collaboration with global charitable organizations, the initiative provides resources, curriculum, skills development, and leadership opportunities to girls between the ages of 5 and 10.

“Barbie™ x Kendra Scott draws from a desire to help women feel confident, powerful, and capable of anything that we set our minds to. Growing up, Barbie taught me that beauty comes in many forms, and most importantly, to pursue my passions,” said Kendra Scott, founder, designer, and executive chairwoman of the brand, in a release. “I’m so proud to partner together on a collection that celebrates both fashion and philanthropy so we can continue to inspire the next generation of girls to dream even bigger.”

Prices range from $65-$198, and the limited-edition Barbie x Kendra Scott collection will be available at Kendra Scott retail stores and online.

Courtesy of Kendra Scott

Texas jewelry icon Kendra Scott marks 20-year milestone with very exclusive collection

Great Scott

Texas entrepreneur, designer, Shark Tank guest shark, and philanthropist Kendra Scott is reaching a big milestone this year. After starting her jewelry business from home with just $500, the female founder marks two decades in business in 2022, and she's releasing a special collection to celebrate.

Nowadays, Austin-based Kendra Scott is a household name, and customers of every age deem her chic, affordable accessories to be essential wardrobe staples. The hashtag #KendraScott trends every year during rush season for Greek societies at colleges across the country, with 131.3 million views to date.

”I am so proud of what my team and I have been able to create over the past 20 years at Kendra Scott," she tells CultureMap via email. "It’s incredible to see an idea that started in my spare bedroom turn into a fashion brand with over 2,600 employees and 130 stores nationwide. As a company comprised primarily of women, our core values of Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy are at the forefront of everything we do and have played a huge role in our success today."

Even 20 years later, Scott stays true to those core values of family, fashion, and philanthropy, giving back to local, national, and international organizations every year. To date, she has donated over $50 million in philanthropic efforts; partnered with over 10,000 local causes through the Kendra Gives Back program, virtually and in-person; funded over 6,000+ research hours dedicated to improving treatment and prevention of metastatic breast cancer; and raised over $475,000 to support families touched by tragedy in national and local disasters.

As part of celebrating 20 years in business, Scott is releasing a limited edition 20th Anniversary Collection for the holidays.

Kendra Scott 20th Anniversary CollectionThe extremely limited collection launches Friday, October 14.Courtesy of Kendra Scott

With just three styles, the special collection features a Dira gold diamond 38mm watch in ivory and mother-of-pearl ($8,995); the elegant Ellen 14K yellow gold drop earrings in white diamond ($4,500); and a delicate Dira 14K gold cushion pendant necklace with yellow lab-grown diamonds ($4,000). The extremely limited collection launched Friday, October 14, and will only have 20 pieces of each style available for purchase.

"I cannot wait for the next 20 years," Scott shared, "to continue to show up for our customers, support our communities, and create beautiful, timeless jewelry for all.”

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Warm up to these 8 must-see art exhibitions in Dallas-Fort Worth for June


As the lazy days of summer approach, the frenetic pace of art festivals and exhibits quiets down a bit. But that doesn’t mean artists' voices are hushed; they’re coming through loud and clear.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth digs deep into post-war paintings, Dallas Center for Photography delivers a look at the compelling vision of women in photography, and several group exhibitions explore a range of media and subject matter.

Art lovers ready to welcome (or seek respite from) the warmth of June should put these eight exhibits on their must-see list.

Artist's Retrospective
Lewisville Grand Theatre, through July 8
Works by members of the Visual Art League (VAL) of Lewisville will be on display this month in the art gallery in Lewisville's Grand Theater. Each entry in the show judged by Denton-area artist Laurie Weller represents a self-retrospective of its artist. Since 1978, VAL has provided support and education for member artists, while members have judged student arts shows and taught art classes to senior citizens. Like all VAL events and programming, this exhibition is free and open to the public. And if you're a first-time visitor to this stunning theatre and arts center, you'll immediately understand why local art feels right at home here.

Madeline Donahue:"Art House"
Various Small Fires - Dallas, through July 8
Experiences of pregnancy, birth, motherhood and owning a postpartum body can be exemplars of the complexity of the mother-and-child relationship. Having experienced all of the above, Madeline Donahue explores all of them with oil paintings and colored pencil drawings on paper in this contemporary art solo show.

Robert Motherwell: "Pure Painting"
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, through September 17
Abstract expressionist Robert Motherwell explored political, philosophical, and literary themes in various art forms throughout his life (1915-1991) while communicating as a spokesman for an art movement that wasn't particularly well-understood in its early days. Motherwell was a painter of note from the post-war period, but also showed talent as a collagist, a printmaker, and a draftsman. The Modern was the site for the last retrospective of Motherwell's work during his lifetime, and the museum owns more than 50 of his works. That makes it a perfect fit as a venue for this guest-curated retrospective focusing on his paintings.

"Hold Up Half the Sky"
Dallas Center for Photography (DCP), through-July 1
This photography exhibit is part of DCP's year-long commitment to women in photography. The juried (and judged) show highlights photos that tell a story, from more than 40 female photographers. Prizes have been awarded to Emily Buckley, Pamela Chipman, and Linda Plaisted for first, second, and third place, respectively. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Leonardo Drew: Number 235T
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, June 17-June 30, 2024
Contemporary sculptor Leonardo Drew uses organic material and techniques of oxidation, burning, and decay to create works like the ones that will grace the first floor galleries at the Carter this month. The intricate, large-scale topography of Number 235T was commissioned specifically for this space, and reflects a connectedness that translates effortlessly from art to life.

Arden Bendler Browning: "Off Screen"
Galleri Urbane, June 24-August 12
Arden Bendler Browning's sense of wanderlust inspired both the subject matter and the method for creating the pieces displayed in this show. Many of the multi-media works began as sketches or watercolors made in a moving vehicle with her husband at the wheel and kids in tow in the back seat. First impressions appeared on yupo paper, which is waterproof, and were then layered with an assortment of acrylic paint, acrylic marker, spray paint, acrylic gouached, and fluid acrylic. Some were then adhered to round panels, symbolizing a portal to the place, time, and atmosphere Bendler Browning envisions. Meet the artist at the opening reception on from 5-8 pm Saturday, June 24.

10th Annual Texas Juried Exhibition
ArtSpace111, June 24-August 26
For this show, Texas artists were invited to enter their two- and three-dimensional works in pursuit of a top prize of $10,000 and a solo show. A portion of the entry fees will be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and at the end of the exhibition all entries (not just those selected for the show) will be displayed online in the gallery's Texas Now Online Showcase. The exhibition is free to attend, and all art on display is available to purchase. Join the artists for an opening reception from 4-7 pm Saturday, June 24.

"Art of Paper"
Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery, June 24-August 19
This group exhibition promises "sequenced architectural wall reliefs, encaustic sculptures, biomorphic patterns, repurposed ephemera, and rhythmic compositions" demonstrating that creative options are limitless when the medium is paper. Each of the 15 contemporary artists from around the world elevates paper as art with perspectives that delight and inspire. The show is free and open to the public, with an opening reception from 4:30-7:30 pm Saturday, June 24.

Popular Disney immersive experience to host special sensory-friendly viewings in Dallas

A whole new world

The "Disney Animation: Immersive Experience" on view now at Lighthouse ArtSpace Dallas, will be extra inclusive for Disney fans at special viewings this summer.

On Saturday, June 24, the venue will host three sensory-friendly viewings of the popular immersive experience. The schedule is:

  • Sunday, June 24 – 9 am
  • Saturday, July 22 – 10:15 am
  • Sunday, August 27 –10.15 am

As sensory-friendly viewings, the volume of the show will be reduced for a more comfortable viewing experience for guests with special needs.

Other accommodations include comfortable gallery lighting (and no blackouts like there are in the regular showings), reduced guest capacity, sensitivity warnings at certain potentially agitating moments in the show, and quiet areas outside of the gallery (where the show takes place) so guests can take a break if the noise is too overwhelming.

"Disney Animation: Immersive Experience" made its Dallas debut at Lighthouse ArtSpace Dallas (507 S. Harwood St.) in April.

The experience brings to life Disney classics like The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as newer favorites such as Encanto, Frozen, and more. Interactive features include responsive floor projection design that "moves" with the audience, custom bracelets that light up in sync with the projections and based on the audiences’ movements, and galleries that fill with bubbles.

"Inclusion is important to us with all of our offerings, but all the more so with 'Immersive Disney Animation,' which is truly an exhibit where everyone should feel welcome," says Lighthouse Immersive producer Corey Ross in a release. "These viewings reduce the sensory output of the show to offer a relaxed environment and judgment-free zone where the wonderful worlds and characters of Disney Animation Studios can be enjoyed by all.”

Tickets for the show, including specific sensory-friendly performances (starting at $21) are available here.

Breezy cafe with bikes, wine, & coffee to open in Dallas Design District

Coffee News

A highly cosmopolitan new cafe is coming to the Dallas Design District that'll bring food, bicycles, and epic coffee together in one place. Called The Meteor, it's a concept with locations in Austin and Bentonville, and it's opening in Dallas in late summer at 1930 Hi Line Dr.

The cafe will open as a temporary pop-up in The Urby, a 27-story apartment building across from the Virgin Dallas hotel, taking a space that was originally designated to be a restaurant called Charley.

Eventually, The Meteor will relocate to its own dedicated space in a new residential building at 1950 Hi Line Dr., which is still under construction.

The Meteor was founded in 2019 by Doug Zell, co-founder of Chicago's acclaimed Intelligentsia Coffee, and Chris St. Peter, a former attorney. Their goal is to create an expansive community space combining bicycle shop - both are avid cyclists - with an all-day cafe and wine shop serving and selling natural wines.

The concept has so much going on, it's almost too big to comprehend. Basically, it has all the good things in one place, and every element is nicely orchestrated.

The wine shop, for example, features the increasingly popular category of natural, organic, biodynamic wines only, more than 500 bottles. That's good on its own. Even better, they'll sell to-go or for consumption onsite. Even better still, with no corkage fee. If you need one more better, prices start at $15 — for a bottle.

The coffee is from Intelligentsia, Zell's alma mater and one of the best-known coffee roasters in the U.S.

The food is ingredient-driven with an international flair and includes pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods, all made in-house with thoughtfully sourced ingredients, plus coffee and teas, cider, and beer. Service will be casual counter-service style, with an approachable, breezy touch. (Their website/signage is similarly fun: "espresso-champagne-chain-lube.")

The hours are convenient and user friendly: Doing an "all day" menu means they'll be there long hours, starting with a full breakfast and segueing into lunch and dinner.

The bike shop will offer a limited selection of bikes and gear for sale, along with an in-house service department for maintenance and repairs. You can drop off your bike and sit down for a pizza - and not just pizza, but pizza with a sourdough crust - and a glass of wine.

"Our goal is to deliver top-notch food and of course a delicious cup of coffee, as well as being a bike-friendly destination," Zell says.

The popularity of bicycling surged during the pandemic, and there's a strong shift as people seek alternatives to a car-centric culture, even in Dallas. The Meteor is poised to ride that trend with a commitment to open three more locations in 2024, in Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Tucson.

"As our culture becomes more bike-friendly, the opportunity for something like The Meteor continues to grow," Zell says. "People who ride bicycles tend to be attracted to the kind of food and beverage we're doing."

"Given the way the Design District is coming together, we felt like a place that does something culinarily interesting and also with a bicycle component was a match made in heaven," he says.