Part cowboy town and part posh oilman’s playground, for decades Dallas has been synonymous with big hair, big hats, and big spenders. But in recent years, proud locals have been doing their best to shed those tired stereotypes, flocking to cutting-edge new restaurants and cocktail bars and investing billions in architecture, innovative parks, and a world class arts district. In other words, there’s never been a better time to discover the outsize charms of “the Big D.” To help, we’ve rounded up a can’t-miss list of places to excite your appetite, expand your mind, and—of course–exercise your wallet.