October 11, 2013

Red River Rivalry 2013

Any football fan living in the Dallas area is probaly going to partake in the Red River Rivalry game this Saturday. One reason this game is so much fun, is because it takes place at the Texas State Fair which is one of the biggest fairs in the country. Here are a few of my tips to make the day run smoothly.

1. Wear comfortable shoes. You will be doing a lot of walking. You will walk a good distance from the parking lot into the Fair and then when you get into the Fair. Fair Park encompasses 277 acres. It's big.

2. The Red River game is the perfect opportunity to wear your cowboy boots. It will literally be a sea of cowboy boots and dresses worn by all of the girls.

3. Indulge in some of the award winning fried food concotions. You only live once and then at least you can tell your friends you tried a fried oreo. I am looking forward to trying the fried nutella. Here is a list of the fried food winners and where they are located at the fair.

4. The weather is supposed to be a little rainy, 40% chance of rain. You may want to bring a poncho in your crossbody bag.

5.  Make sure you take plenty of cash. There are ATM's at the fair, but the lines are always long. You need coupons to purchase any food or beer. Coupons are 50 cents each.

If you don't have tickets to the game, there are plenty of great watch parties around town. Most bars and restaurants in Uptown will be holding their own Red River parties. Here is a list of some of the parties from D Magazine.

Where: Granada Theater
Why It Makes the Top Ten: You just can’t miss this theater’s three massive screens, concert-quality sound, air conditioning, and $20 fajita plates made my in-house chef, Patrick Stark. Reserve your spot at txou@granadatheatre.com or 214-827-5514.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: The Rustic
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This brand new restaurant bar is opening just in time to host a festive Red River Rivalry watch party that includes breakfast tacos, Bloody Marys, a full bar, and a Pat Green concert for $30 per person. Plus, ESPN will be hosting a live broadcast onsite. Click here for tickets.
Opening Time: 8 a.m.

Where: The Den
Why It Makes the Top Ten: With three stories of game-watching space and a tented parking lot, this is a recipe for enjoyable mayhem. On tap: $12 pitchers and $2 breakfast tacos. Stay after for live music and DJs.
Opening Time: 8 a.m.

Where: Bryan Street Tavern
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This self-titled “kick-ass party” features $3 well drinks, $3 domestics, $14 buckets, and $8 pitchers plus live music post-game.
Opening Time: 9 a.m.

Where: Barley House
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Bands are scheduled to play after the show, which promises $8 pitchers and $3 Bloody Marys until 6 p.m.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Three Sheets
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Grab a seat on the expansive patio for this watch event, which boasts happy hour specials until 7 p.m. and State Fair bites. If you’ve got 10 or more in your party, make reservations at 214-298-3836.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Christies Sports Bar
Why It Makes the Top Ten: This annual OU/TX watch party is always a good time. On top of the bar’s usual walls-full of TVs, the garage will host a 15-foot HD TV and three more 72-inch TVs to ensure everyone has a good view.
Opening Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Stan’s Blue Note
Why It Makes the Top Ten: The “football headquarters” (as it calls itself) is serving up $2.50 beer bottles, $3 drafts, and $10 pitchers of domestics. But you will find a whopping 30 HD TVs inside, more on the patio, and 53 draught beers to satiate you.
Opening Time: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Coors Light Texas Oklahoma Party on the Plaza
Why It Makes the Top Ten: Okay, so your only drink option is Coors Light (no coolers allowed), but that’s okay. Grab your friends and some lawn chairs and hit up this free Victory Park party outside of the American Airlines stadium for an enormous screen to watch the game and a post-showdown performance by Swan Song, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Ku De Ta
Why It Makes the Top Ten: What’s better than a tailgate? A poolside tailgate. That’s what’s happening at Ku De Ta. Show up for $3 Miller Lights and Coors Lights, $5 Stoli drinks, bites by Pecan Lodge, an 84-foot high definition video wall, post-game live music, and reservable picnic tables. Snag a seat by calling 214-298-3836.
Opening Time: 10 a.m.

1 comment:

  1. fried thanksgiving dinner, are u joking?! i need to go to this next year!

    have fun!!!