There’s nothing better than Sunday Fundays in Dallas. Over the years, I’d had a lot of great Sundays at a variety of different places usually incorporating three things that are important to me – food, wine, and music.
With that in mind, I give you my top three (technically one requires two stops, so I’m claiming these as my three).
Katy Trail Station and Chaz Marie
This ultimate patio (mister fans and large cooling units help with Dallas’ hot summer days) brings together BBQ from one of Dallas’ top chefs, Kent Rathbun, who is a four-time James Beard nominated chef and restauranteur. He and his brother, Kevin, completed and won against Bobby Flay on Iron Chef. And he’s personally there most Sundays to welcome everyone and serve great BBQ.
At Katy Trail Station, you will often find the talented Chaz Marie singing with her husband, Quinten Hope (check their website to confirm they will be there). This powerhouse couple combines country, blues, R&B, and rock and roll. They are so much fun and Quinten is a fantastic guitarist.
Until the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission approves the liquor license, you can BYOB or there are a few free options like beer and wine (tip your bartenders and the band).
Taco y Vino and Revelers Hall (Bishop Arts)
Tacos and Wine? Hell yes! Taco y Vino owner Jimmy Contreras always wanted to have a wine bar, but he wanted one where people would feel welcome and not intimidated. There’s a curated list of wines that go well with tacos. On Sundays, for around $30, you get a bottle of Cava and various nectars (only use a little, it’s not juice), to mix your own mimosas. And the tacos are amazing – carnivores, pescatarians, vegetarians. You can find it here and it’s amazing.
And when you are looking for your music fix, walk a few blocks and you’ll find Revelers Hall.com, one of Dallas’ top jazz bars featuring great bands. We love Sunday afternoons with the Revelers Hall Ban (usually playing from 2-5 pm). Their website quotes, “If fun has a sound, this is it.” I completely agree. It is near impossible to listen to this band and not be moving, clapping, or dancing. Think New Orleans jazz with a lot of talented musicians (guests musicians join in all the time) just having fun and be ready to tip when it’s time. You’ll know when.
Music, wine, and food. The quintessential trio that’s essential to a great Sunday Fundays in Dallas. Do you have a Sunday favorite?