On Pacific Avenue, nestled in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Dallas, is a park called Thanks-Giving Square. What I love about this place is its reason for existence. “To serve as common ground where people of all cultures and religions are welcome.”
I decided a few weeks prior that I wanted to go to dinner with friends at Five Sixty, the restaurant by Wolfgang Puck that is inside the ball of Reunion Tower. AK and I have been before and really enjoyed it. I called to made a reservation for 6 people. The restaurant does have a strict business casual dress code, so make sure everyone in your group is aware.
After taking the elevator up 50 odd stories, you are greeted by floor to ceiling windows. If you have a fear of heights, then this might not be the place for you. You can actually buy tickets and go up to the observation deck to see the views if you don’t want to eat at the restaurant…hopefully this will be on a future blog post!
AK and I went early to enjoy cocktail happy hour. I sipped on a “Fragrant Pear” served in a martini glass which was delicious.
We hopped off the McKinney Ave Trolley at its end point at St Paul & Ross Ave. and started walking. No destination in mind (and a common occurrence it would seem!). We walked until we found something worth photographing.
The first thing we found was the Eye, across the street from The Joule hotel. It was designed by Tony Tassett and is 30 feet tall. It was definitely interesting. You can’t get too close to the Eye as it is fenced in, but no matter, it still stared silently back at us.