Unofficial Texas Pinball Festival 2017 - Visitors Guide

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Unofficial Texas Pinball Festival 2017 - Visitors Guide


By MnHotRod

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

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    TEXAS PINBALL FESTIVAL 2017 - VISITORS GUIDE:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/147003375822921/

    Are you looking for fun stuff to do during your trip to the Texas Pinball Festival? This is an unofficial list of things to do and places to eat. A few friends from Texas provided some "Best Of" food joints. Each location inlcludes driving distance in minutes from the host hotel. Enjoy.

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    STUFF TO DO:

    Dealy Plaza (Dallas) - 27mins:
    http://www.jfk.org/

    Museum of American Railroad (Frisco) - 9mins:
    http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/

    Cavanaugh Flight Museum (Addison) - 16mins:
    https://www.cavflight.org/

    Southfork Ranch (Parker) - 28mins:
    http://www.southforkranch.com/

    National Video Game Museum (Frisco) - 7mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/venue/view/17117/National-Videogame-Museum.html

    Go Ape Treetop Adventure (Plano) - 25 mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/venue/view/17254/Go-Ape-Treetop-Adventure.html

    Dallas World Aquarium (Dallas) - 29mins:
    http://www.dwazoo.com/

    Dallas Glass Art (Dallas) - 26 mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/venue/view/17214/Dallas-Glass-Art.html

    Frontiers of Flight Museum (Dallas) - 26mins:
    http://www.flightmuseum.com/

    Top Golf (Dallas) - 30mins:
    https://topgolf.com/us/dallas/

    George W Bush Presidential Library & Museum (Dallas) - 27mins:
    http://www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/

    Miracle on the Hudson Exhibit (Fort Worth) - 29mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/events/view/1577/Flight-1549-Miracle-on-the-Hudson-Exhibition.html

    Dallas Arboretum - Cherry Blossoms Blooming Now (Dallas) - 33mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/events/view/2701/Cherry-Blossom-Trees-Blooming-Now-.html

    Medieval Times Tournament & Dinner (Dallas) - 25mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/venue/view/6722/Medieval-Times-Dinner--Tournament.html?ttd=1

    Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Auditorium (Grand Prairie) - 34mins:
    http://www.visitdallas.com/things-to-do/venue/view/6699/Ripleys-Believe-It-or-Not-Odditorium.html?ttd=1

    Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures - Pioneer Plaza (Dallas) 27mins:
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55711-d4211576-Reviews-Dallas_Cattle_Drive_Sculptures-Dallas_Texas.html

    Fort Worth Stock Yards (Fort Worth) - 50mins:
    http://www.fortworthstockyards.org/play

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    TEXAS FOOD JOINTS:

    Best Breakfast:
    Norma’s Cafe Breakfast (Frisco) - 1min:
    http://normascafe.com/locations

    Best BBQ:
    Hard Eight BBQ (The Colony) - 7mins:
    http://www.hardeightbbq.com/locations.html

    Bone Daddy’s BBQ (Plano) - 8mins:
    https://www.bonedaddys.com/location/bbq-restaurant-plano/

    Pappas BBQ (Dallas) - 26mins:
    https://pappasbbq.com/location/northwest-hwy-at-i-35

    Best Steakhouse:
    Randy’s Steakhouse (Frisco) - 11mins:
    http://www.randyssteakhouse.com/

    The Keg Steakhouse (Plano) - 9mins:
    https://www.kegsteakhouse.com/locations/plano-keg/

    Best Other:
    Razzo’s Cajun Cafe (Plano) - 8mins:
    http://www.razzoos.com/find-us/

    Babe’s Chicken Dinner House (Frisco) - 9mins:
    Razzo’s Cajun Cafe (Plano) - 8mins:
    http://www.babeschicken.com/our-kitchens/frisco/

    Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill (Frisco) - 6mins:
    http://www.fadiscuisine.com/locations/

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    #2 2 years ago

    We flew in to TPF from Minneapolis last year and had a blast. If you are driving or flying in like us, maybe you are looking for things to do too. This is my attempt to provide a quick list of "Stuff To Do" during your trip to TPF17. We have friends in Texas and they provided recommendations for places to eat. The other stuff are things we found on the web that looked interesting. If you have suggestions, post them here and we'll see about adding them to our list.

    Cheers,
    Steve

    #3 2 years ago

    Fadi's....their location near me keeps burning down. Do I really need to say more than that?

    If you want awesome Mediterranean *buffets*....

    1st: Afrah - 318 E Main St, Richardson, TX 75081 This one is better overall. The "bass" or whatever it is, is actually REALLY good for fish on a buffet! Some things on the buffet are unexpectedly spicy, so if that bothers you, sample before loading up your plate...

    2nd: DiMassi's - Richardson Plaza, 180 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080 All you can eat baklava, better hummus, better pita.

    #4 2 years ago


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    Great list

    #5 2 years ago

    So kind of Minnesota Nice to help us all navigate southern hospitality.
    Don't forget Friday 3:30PM at Wild Pitch for the Pinside meet and greet.
    Great way to start an awesome weekend. Bump for Minnesota nice

    #6 2 years ago

    Thanks
    Following.

    #7 2 years ago

    Best Other:
    Razzo’s Cajun Cafe (Plano) - 8mins:
    http://www.razzoos.com/find-us/

    Warning! This is the Louisiana culinary emergency warning system. Warning!

    Beware of food outside Louisiana (or inside for that matter) that is labeled "Cajun". The actual food here may be good, but does not usually represent food of the Acadiana people.

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Warning! This is the Louisiana culinary emergency warning system. Warning!
    Beware of food outside Louisiana (or inside for that matter) that is labeled "Cajun". The actual food here may be good, but does not usually represent food of the Acadiana people.

    Transplanted cajun here. Razzoo's is actually pretty good and much of it is authentic. I like it better than Pappadoux's (the other DFW Cajun chain).

    Red beans and rice: very good, similar to my mom's. Great sausage with it too. I love it.
    Crawfish etoufee: good
    Shrimp poboy: good
    Shrimp creole: too tomato-y.
    Gumbo: this is where they fail bad. Skip it. Chicken and sausage gumbo is okay but the seafood gumbo is not.

    I like my food spicy and everything here comes with some heat.

    #9 2 years ago

    I like Razoo's for the most part too, but beware the one at 75/Spring Valley. Service in there is typically pretty awful.

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