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Dallas Lifestyle: Date Night At Crossroads @ House Of Blues

This year I promised you a few more personal posts about the woman behind the blog. I do not like the limelight, but as a blog personality, I need to learn to appreciate the platform I have. I want to share a few of the things I love about Dallas and the places I like to frequent.

The “Mister.” and I are celebrating ten years of matrimony. So we decided to have a few date nights last week, and we chose Crossroads Restaurant at the House of Blues in Dallas as one of our stops. Unfortunately, we chose to visit on a night that didn’t have any bands playing, but we still had a good time meeting the manager, taking a tour of the facility, and enjoying some good food.

Crossroads House Of Blues MrsGrapevine

I have been to the House of Blues in the past for concerts. Just recently I attended the Snoop Dogg concert with VIP access to the Foundation Room, a cool Moroccan theme lounge where special guests or members can hang before and after the concert. But this is the first time I’ve gone to HOB specifically to dine.

Snoop Dogg House Of Blues MrsGrapevine

If you’re in Uptown or the downtown area of Dallas, and you’re looking for something casual, but good, check out the Crossroads menu created by Iron Chef America winner, Aaron Sanchez. Chef Sanchez adds a New Orleans Cajun twist to many of his dishes, all of which are prepared from scratch on site. May I suggest you try the jalapeno cheddar cornbread with maple butter, it’s like the Southern sweet cornbread your grandma use to make, but with a kick. My new favorite on the menu is the shrimps and grits, because the grits come in a patty chicken fried with a crust, then topped with spicy shrimp in a creamy sauce.

For dessert, yes I had dessert, actually we had three desserts between us, but my favorite is a tie between the triple chocolate cheesecake, which is sinfully smooth, and the key lime pie, which is perfectly tart. To top it all off, out waiter Armondo provided us with five star service, which included packing our left overs for us, and labeling plus dating our left over boxes for the fridge.

For those of you who like to drink a bit, I know I do, Crossroads at HOB also has three pages of specialty cocktails most of which come in a HOB souvenir mason jar for you to keep. Bishop Arts District is one of my favorite areas, but it’s pretty far from where I live. So to have that same eclectic vibe, but travel less the distance, works for me, especially when I’m in town for Mavericks’ games. Dallas is just filled with special gems if you know where to look, and HOB is just one those gems where you can get live music, causal dining by an award winning chef, plus dancing and more inside a gallery of art. If you visit Crossroads at HOB, hit me up on twitter @MrsGrapevine and let me know what you think.

Stay tuned! I have a few surprises for my fellow Dallas dwellers, coming soon.

Follow Crossroads restaurant @HOBCrossroads; Follow House of Blues- Dallas on twitter @HOBDallas

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