Holiday Shopping in Grapevine, Texas

December 1, 2007 at 3:13 pm 2 comments

Just took a very short trip to Dallas — with enough time to visit just one place. I choseenhanced-gazebo.jpg Grapevine, an easy 10 minutes north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. I’ve been getting e-mails all year from the Visitors Bureau there about events, including a recent wine festival, and thought it was time to visit.

Grapevine is a small “Main Street” town just outside the city. Quaint shops, cafes and wineries line the 4-5 block street. Each unique and filled with great stuff — things with which to treat yourself or to buy as one-of-a-kind gifts. Early December is perfect there. It’s the kind of place that makes a great day trip.

A French Boulangerie. Shopping is great, but food ranks pretty high on my list, as well. If I visit a unique place, I like to find some great food there, too. Betsy and I arrived around 11 a.m. and walked up and down a couple of blocks looking for just the right place to eat a late breakfast. (By the way, street parking and off-street public parking is plentiful and free.) We found our spot at Main Street Bistro and Bakery. street-art.jpgLittle did we know it was rated Excellent by Zagat 2007, voted best neighborhood restaurant by Dallas Magazine and that its croissants were chosen best in the metroplex by the Dallas newspaper! And it was all true!

We each ordered a breakfast croissant sandwich and it was the best we have ever eaten! Simply good cheese, well-made eggs and exceptional buttery croissants that are made on premises. We loved our selection, but lingered over the menu trying to decide if we’re rather have crepes, brioche or eggs benedict. Oh, don’t pass up the breakfast potatoes — excellent little cubes of potato seasoned to perfection. We’d highly recommend a stop here when you’re in Grapevine.

They serve breakfast through dinner and offer wines and cocktails as well. If you enjoy fine pastries made with a European flair, you’ll find a wide assortment and a tough choice to make! Complimenting all the wonderful food selections is the French accent you’ll hear from coming from the kitchen. Perfectly charming, delicious and not expensive at all!

NEXT: A Glimpse of Grapevines Shops and Wineries

TIPS:

1) Christmas Capital of Texas. 2002boatparadewinner.jpgGrapevine bills itself at the best place in Texas for the holiday festivities. Its streets are beautifully decorated, holiday music is piped into the street from atop the historic buildings and many holiday events are planned.

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