A coalition of ice arenas endorsed by the Dallas Stars, Dr Pepper StarCenters help nurture athletes of all ages and skill levels with activities on or off the ice. Dr Pepper StarCenters house NHL-regulation ice-hockey rinks that host hockey leagues for players of all ages, eradicating the need to play on dangerous frozen lakes dotted with irritable frozen geese. StarCenters' skate schools instill students with the fundamentals of ice hockey or figure skating, allowing them to progress to hockey leagues and local skating competitions if they choose. To warm up after laps around the Euless ice rink, skaters can check out the onsite baseball stadium, batting cages, soccer fields, and Texas Star Golf Course. All locations are open for birthday parties and special events; see each location's website for details.
Although Tex-Mex cuisine is popular in Dallas, the chefs at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant instead choose to prepare fine Mexican dishes with generations-old family techniques. Derived primarily from Mexico’s south-central region, known for its fiery spices, and the northeast, famed for its steaks and tacos, the restaurant’s fine plates earned the eatery a Best Meal Under $15 title from Dallas Observer readers in 2011, and a slot on Texas Monthly magazine’s 50 Best Mexican Restaurants list in 2010. The kitchen grills up steaks rubbed with Argentinian spices, and other gourmet proteins range from sautéed shrimp and chicken fajitas to slow-cooked young goat. Spinach-and-mushroom enchiladas, meanwhile, offer a vegetarian option more enticing than a steak served in a locked safe.
Bewitching aromas compete for your attention within the colorful confines of Caribbean Grill, where pots of oxtail stew simmer in the kitchen, plates of jerk chicken arrive at the tables, and liberal applications of the house pepper sauce awaken the palate. Tropical curries, Jamaican spices, jerk seasonings, and Scotch-bonnet peppers add island flavor to chicken, goat, oxtail, and fresh fish and shrimp. Housemade guava and cashew juices help extinguish the cuisine's infamous heat.
In the dining room, pool tables provide between-bite entertainment amid purple pillars, yellow ceilings, and painted wall murals. Live reggae bands electrify the stage every Friday night. A small grocery store attached to the restaurant even gives patrons the chance to recreate their meals at home or observe how plantains behave in their natural habitat.