Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Whether with the longtime significant other, or a first date, it’s the dreaded conversation that can kill the mood:

“I don’t know where do you want to eat? What do you wanna do?” Silence. “I want a divorce.”

Calm down, couples, and consider us marriage/dating counselors, with a very particular set of skills. Skills we have acquired over a very long career eating and entertaining ourselves in Dallas.


Photo by Mark Davis

Breakfast. Two words: Banana pancakes. JJ’s Café serves up the best inside the loop. And loads of other breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes also populate the menu. Northwest Highway at Ferndale.

Brunch. If you’re going to Do Brunch, you might as well do your thing in Uptown. Thrillist Dallas declares Bread Winners the city’s undisputed brunch champion.

Lunch. Flower Child in Inwood Village feels homegrown, local (even though it’s a chain outta Arizona, but let’s not hold that against them), from its ultra-charming retro, psychedelic-mural décor to a variety of healthy-while-scrumptious lunches made from scratch. They even use leftover fruits and vegetables to make juice. And they promise, “there is something for everyone.”

Dinner. Casual chicken, South Korean style. Here, Eater has a video. Via Facebook, The northwest Dallas establishment announced later weekend nights and two-for-one beers on Thursdays.

Deals. Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and active military and veterans can get a free cheeseburger at Liberty Burger with a military ID.


Art mural in Oak Cliff. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

See the charming, romantic, mysterious, magical modern-day fairy tale, er, frog tale, Prelude to a Kiss at The Pocket Sandwich Theater, where you can come as you are and eat popcorn, or throw it (a theater tradition).

It’s a springtime tradition. Sunday marks year 14 of the White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans, where, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., ticket holders ($12.50) tour nine creatively landscaped and decorated gardens in Dallas’ funkiest neighborhood.

Attend an intimate concert featuring legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Granada Theater, Sunday night. The Rock-n-Roll Hall-of-Famer’s album Sky Trails drops soon. Show at 7, Tickets run $81-$136.

Americana/bluegrass band Over the River performs a free show at The Foundry Friday at 9 p.m.

The annual Speed Bump Art Tour lasts noon-6 p.m. Saturday, May 19. It’s a free self-guided tour of 12 studios in Oak Cliff.

The Texas Theatre screens “Giant,” the “most Texas movie of all time,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Author Don Graham will be on hand to introduce the film and sign copies of his new book, “GIANT: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber and the Making of a Legendary American Film.”