Perhaps "cool" is a loaded word but I have lived here my entire life and compared to other cities, Dallas doesn't have many "cool" places. Maybe I think other cities have "cooler" places because they are new to me or in a different city. Regardless, What is cool in Dallas? Why is it cool?
I am not talking about the newest see and be seen trendy places that come and go. Although it is certainly possible for a new place to be cool, I am talking about solid places that will survive the days of Ed Hardy and Bump-its.
Say what you will about Sonny Bryan, but sitting on those old, wood school chairs eating a chopped beef sandwich over on Inwood is cool. Drinking a beer and eating a burger next to a fire pit at Lee Harvey's is cool. Drinking Scotch. listening to the piano at the Library in the Melrose is cool. The French Room is cool-just because. The Mecca is cool-I don't know why.
So when someone says "Dallas sucks." Where would you take them in an attempt to convince them that Dallas isn't so bad afterall. Maybe it is a little cool.