YES, definitely an OXYMORONIC name, the Village on the Green... like I said , I LAUGHED, TOO..
I was an urban studies major in college, (back in the day) and I've always enjoyed observing land use, like what retail tenant mixture a place has, including even stores in a mall. (I should've been in mall management, huh?!?) So I could'nt help laughing at this Alpha Road shopping center. Obvious that they were trying to SQUISH IN as much as they could.
I used to live in L.A., so I've seen a lot of squishing in. (like the new Playa Vista big condo development by Marina Del Rey)
Good points, Jim, and nice pic, Miami Don...(that Dallas BLT pic even has the Miami art deco look to it)
I noticed Del Frisco during one of my morning walks, too. As it was right next to the NEXT place I stayed at, the Hyatt on Spring Valley Road. (I did 2 nights at Prava, and 2 nights at Hyatt, both on Priceline. I like mixing it up! I'm a mattress hopper!)
However, since there is a Del Frisco in NYC, I did'nt go for the Dallas one. I had the "carpetbagger" steak at their NYC location, and loved it!!
I did Dunstons and Bob's Chop House with Twinwillow. He was real good company. (hear that , Twinwillow?!?) We went to the original Dunston's location on Lovers Lane... that area seemed okay, (maybe you are thinking of their Harry Hines location?)... and Twinwillows Silver Shop is in the same shopping center as the Lovers Lane Dunstons..
I'll look into that Dakota's place. Appreciate the rec., Jim..
I had also heard that, about Dallas having "most restauarants per capita"; maybe THAT'S why I liked Dallas so much!