C I T Y L I N E | Best kept secret in Dallas “burbs” 

Happy almost Summer, loves! As I sit here writing, I’m thinking back on my first evening I ever spent at Cityline. I had a friend in from out-of-town and wanted to take her somewhere fun and away from all the places I see on a daily basis, without having to drive into Dallas {it was a Friday evening and I didn’t feel like fighting traffic}. One key fact about me: I am NOT a creature of habit. In fact, I despise doing the same thing all the time. I gotta change it up a lot. HOWEVER, when I find a place that has cool vibes, I can’t help myself.

CITYLINE does this for me and has one of the coolest vibes I’ve seen this side of I-635 in a while.

Raymond and I lived in Downtown Dallas right after we were married and got spoiled by all the eclectic {non-chain} places to go eat and hang out in the Downtown/Uptown/Deep Ellum neighborhoods. When we moved back to the “burbs” we were like, chain restaurants galore and hardly any health conscious places. As I mentioned before, I’m not a creature of habit and quite honestly, chains aren’t my cup of tea. I like supporting local when possible and I definitely like good food. So we found ourselves tearing up the highways to hit up our spots in D-town. Y’all have seen my Instagram, ya girl can eat 😉

First Night at Cityline | 12.22.16

So last year I kept noticing the “State Farm building” started putting up restaurant signs off President George Bush Highway and a few of them I recognized such as Coal Vines, Tom + Chee and I thought to myself, their going to build this place up now that State Farm people are here. It’s going to be a little State Farm world. I mean , come on, that’s a lot of employees! Little did I know, it was going to turn into this amazing place that I would go to every chance I got!

Now, Cityline is huge. I had actually gone to Phase 1 back in the last Summer because Ray and I heard there was a Taco Diner there-OUR FAVE, yes i know it’s a chain but the atmosphere is cool and that green sauce they serve I could DRINK! So we went there and realized there was a Whole Foods, Pei Wei, Luna Market, Starbucks, and even a Mod Market {which is a yummy farm-to-table restaurant that serves up a lush American fare–think homestyle healthy}!

Phase 2 is more sit down, sit back and relax type restaurants. A little higher end type places for business meetings, night out on the town type places but still a very reasonable price. I’ve been to pretty much that entire strip and here’s where my adventures have led me to eat and experience thus far…

TRICKY FISH | SEAFOOD Tricky fish serves up some of the best cajun seafood Raymond and I have ever eaten and the price point can’t be beaten! Hello, raw oysters on the half-shell for $12.99 in Dallas?? NOT kidding! Plus, delicious gumbo even our Louisiana cajuns loved!

TOP POT | DOUGHNUTS & COFFEE

Top Pot had yummy coffee but their doughnuts weren’t anything to write home about and the variety wasn’t there either. I will definitely try them out again because it had just opened when I went so give it a try for sure, even if you just have a Cup o’ Joe!

FERNANDO’S | MEXICAN 

The friendly staff and food just can’t be beat. I’m also a huge hot sauce eater/drinker and I love that they serve 4 completely different sauces with the delicious, crisp chips. Spicy and non-spicy! I can’t believe I haven’t taken more photos than this but it seems their food just finds it’s way to my mouth before I can click a camera! I only have this one of the shrimp cocktail which was full of big gulf shrimp and took me back to my Veracruz, Mexico, my dad’s home state. Veracruz is known for their seafood and I have JUST the tastebuds to scope it out!

EDOKO | SUSHI 

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Steak & Mushroom | California Roll with Snow Crab | Green Hulk Roll

Fried Green Ice Cream 

GOOD UNION | URBAN BBQ

Now you all know my love for my “babies” AKA my nephew, Packy Butt and neice, Pressy Butt, I spoil these angels rotten! I brought them to Cityline’s LIVE MUSIC SERIES that’s still going on, by the way, and we had a blast! Just look at this flatlay I captured of them eating at my favorite BBQ spot! This was Union’s Happy Hour, $2 tacos, $4 brisket nachos…ummm, yea, you need to go!

We saved our picnic table which was right outside the restaurant and ran back and forth between it and the green lawn. A lot of people actually grabbed food and at on the lawn with picnic blankets but I didn’t think that far ahead and a picnic table was good enough for me 😉

yea…the picnic table didn’t last long, they lost their appetites quick when they realized I was going to let them run around wild! #auntlife

I mean really…she’s the Good Union model! Handkerchief and all!

We LOVED the LIVE MUSIC and ambiance of the night. He was incredible and interacted with the audience a lot! Even took requests!

And of course, I treated them to Red Mango | NESTLE Toll House Cafe afterwards where you can literally get fro-yo, fresh squeezed juices, ice cream, ice cream cake and coffee {good coffee} all in the same place. They have so much and it’s ALL YUMMY!

I definitely recommend CITYLINE to take kids to when they have these outdoor events. It’s safe, fun and you can get enjoy the evening as well as enjoy watching the kiddos play. Just be sure to treat them to a sweet treat afterwards 😉

CITYLINE is also fun to spend…

SATUR-YAY | AFTERNOONS 

We came out to meet friends for a afternoon lunch and enjoyed the fresh weather! There’s so many places to sit and walk around afterwards. 

I am still experiencing the place myself but what I’ve seen so far, I love! Raymond and I will be doing a hotel stay at the ALOFT HOTEL when it’s finished being built next month! Again, if you’re from the Dallas area, this is a great place to come for you next date night or just a new, fresh hangout spot with friends.

Click this link for all the current specials each retail spot has to offer.

Until next time…

Much Love, Loves

Charity

xxoo

P.S Look out for Pt. 2

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  1. I have been wanting to get down there. See the names of businesses on the parking garage and wondered what was going on? Now I know. Thanks Charity for the tour. Now Rene’ and I will have to go!

  2. Gotta check this out on my next trip to D-Town! ✌🏽

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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