Alicia and Joe
March 24th, 2012
The Wedding

March 24th, 2012 – 7:30 PM

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Christ the King Catholic Church

8017 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75225


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The Reception Location

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Hilton Dallas / Park Cities
5954 Luther Ln.
Dallas, TX 75225
A group of discounted rooms has been reserved for our party.  If booking your rooms online, use group code JKW to receive the rate of $118 per night.

Map & Directions From Wedding to Reception:

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Attractions and Fun Things to Do in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area

One of the great things about Dallas / Fort Worth is that there’s a ton of stuff to do, no matter where you are and what your taste is.  Here are a few of our favorite things to do that you may want to consider when visiting the DFW Metroplex.

Cowboys Stadium – Also known as “Jerryworld” by many of the locals, Cowboys Stadium home to the Dallas Cowboys, and is a record-setting venue.  Some of these records include the world’s largest high definition video screen, largest column-free interior, and (of course) largest domed stadium in the world.    Tours are offered of this stadium.

Downtown Dallas – Downtown Dallas is a great place to visit, and home to many restaurants and attractions, including the West End Historic District.

Downtown Fort Worth / Sundance Square – As famous publisher and philanthropist Amon G. Carter once proclaimed, Fort Worth is “where the west begins.”

Fort Worth Stockyards – Situated just north of Fort Worth, this district contains a wide variety of western stores, attractions, and bars–including Billy Bob’s, the World’s Largest Honky Tonk!

Half Price Books
– Certainly one of the best places to shop in Dallas, this location is HPB’s corporate headquarters and flagship location.  Founded here in 1972, their motto “we buy and sell anything printed or recorded except yesterday’s newspaper” still holds true, though they now purchase video games and computer software as well.  Looking for an author autographed first edition?  This would be the best place to start looking for it…

Northpark Center – With 2,000,000 square feet of retail space, this huge mall boasts over 235 stores and restaurants.  It’s also an awesome place to go people watching.

Six Flags Over Texas
– Inspired by Disneyland, this amusement park is the birthplace of “Six Flags,”  which is also headquartered here.  Along with 9 other roller coasters (many of them record setting), Six Flags Over Texas is home to Titan–the tallest, fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Studio Movie Grill
– Not the most unique experience, but a fun one nonetheless–the studio movie grill is a place where you can get good food, while taking in a first-run movie.

The Old Red Museum
– Dallas County’s old courthouse, built 1891, now serves as a historical museum that houses some of Dallas’ treasures.

The Sixth Floor Museum & Daley Plaza
Daley Plaza is home to the infamous “grassy knoll.”  The museum is the location from where Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly) shot John F. Kennedy.

Restaurants that We Recommend

We know you can’t eat everywhere, but here’s the short list of some of our favorite, fairly unique restaurants that you may consider checking out while visiting Dallas / Fort Worth, along with our recommendation of dishes to try.

The Short List

The Blue Goose Cantina – Chili Con Queso, Chicken or Beef Fajitas
Desperado’sDesperado Tacos, Fajitas
Hard Eight BBQChopped beef sandwich on cheddar bun, 1/4 pound of “poppers”
Jake’s Hamburgers– Jake’s Special with fries. (Joe likes the sweet potato fries, Alicia likes the battered fries.)
Mariano’s Mexican Cuisine – Frozen Margarita (Yes, they were invented here), Sundance Fajitas
Mia’s Tex-Mex Restaurant** – Queso Flameado, Brisket Tacos, Ernesto’s Special
Pappasito’s Cantina*** – Chili Con Queso, Del Mar
Papadeaux Seafood KitchenSeafood fondeaux, fried alligator, stuffed shrimp
The Twisted Root Burger Co.Chipolte, guac, and cheddar burger with sweet potato chips
Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Foods
– Chili Con Queso, Guadalajara
Reata*- Tenderloin Tamales, Carne Asada, Cheddar Grits, Dessert Tacos
Sushiya– Gyoza (potstickers), Tornado Roll, Green Dragon Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, California Roll, Chicken Fried Rice, Tempura Battered Ice Cream

*-Joe’s favorite restaurant
** – Alicia’s favorite restaurant
***-This is where Alicia and Joe met for the first time, and this is the meal that they split.

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4 Comments to “The Wedding”

  1. Carrie says:

    Great job on this too! I see Joe’s favorite restaurant and where you met for the first time, but I don’t see Alicia’s favorite restaurant listed.

  2. Granpa Joe says:

    I assume A is the hotel and B the church. What is the distance between the two

    • jkiszka says:

      .6 miles. (Shorter than that, as the crow files.) You could pretty easily walk to the hotel from the church.

      Try clicking on the small, blue link “View Larger Map” directly above the map above.

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