In an effort to provide eco-friendly transportation and deter drunk driving on the Southern Methodist University campus, a group of SMU grads decided to try something new: pedicabs. These bicycle-powered, open-air cabs only use the energy of their college-aged drivers to shuttle riders throughout the city, whether it be to and from the bars on a Friday night or through the Dallas Arts District on a romantic ride. They've even been known to take on odd jobs, sometimes taking riders apartment hunting, tricking out cabs in Just Married signs and streamers for newlyweds, or cruising past all the manholes Mr. Magoo has fallen into. Patrons may book rides or special events by calling the company’s office or flagging down one of the neon-green-shirted drivers along their regular routes.
Rustic charm meets opulent décor inside The Old Warsaw, where white tablecloths and burgundy drapes mingle with chandeliers and grand paintings, setting the scene for decadent plates of French continental cuisine honed over six decades. Dishes range from classic French fare such as escargot and chateaubriand to braised pheasant and roasted duck, all of which can be paired with any of 460 wines procured from regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. As diners sample rich seafood crepes and lobster bisque, live musicians tickle eardrums with soft melodies, special songs for birthdays and proposals, and occasional legal advice.
The appropriately named Barcadia is a paradise for gamers and drinkers alike. What else could you call a bar that complements 24 beers on tap with vintage arcade games such as Ms. Pac-Man and Space Invaders? Though only adults are allowed in the industrial-chic space, inner children run rampant as they mash button, set high scores on the skeeball lanes, and play jumbo-size games of Jenga. A break from the fun and games comes in the imposing form of the Barcadia burger, a gargantuan patty of ground beef stuffed with pepper-jack cheese and served on a jalapeño-cheddar bun.