Where to bring your parents when they visit

Untitled design (9)When the folks are in town, it’s a good time to show off Dallas in all its dining glory. We have a few suggestions on where you should go in Trinity Groves, depending on why the relatives are visiting.

If they’re not from around these parts, it’s time for an education in barbecue. Study up at Babb Bros. BBQ & Blues with a combo plate, taking full advantage of the two sides (you can’t go wrong with Daisy’s cheesy potatoes or the fried okra). The tough part comes with narrowing down the meat choices. But if your family’s big enough, order one of each!

Perhaps Mom and Dad are trying to eat a little lighter these days? If so, Amberjax Fish Market Grille offers several grilled fish entrees that don’t skimp on flavor. Salmon, tilapia, diver scallops — the choices are also influenced by what’s flown in fresh. And if you order the Hatch chili crab cakes for the table, well, sharing practically gets rid of the calories altogether.

Resto Gastro Bistro is another option for classic fare prepared with extra flair, but it’s also an excellent way to introduce the ‘rents to a favorite Dallas pastime: brunch. It’s “anything goes” at the RGB Bloody Mary Bar, which stocks everything from olives to hot sauce to baby gherkins. Pair with the crème brûlée French toast or the short rib omelet to get fueled up for the day.

Y’all might need extra fuel if they’re college football fans, so check out The Hall Bar & Grill for big cuts of meat and plenty of gridiron action on the TVs and walls. Chow down on a succulent steak or a juicy burger while surrounded by sports memorabilia, with all the TVs tuned to the big game, of course. Just be careful who you’re cheering for.