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They come in growing numbers every year, newcomers from across Texas, from the Rust Belt, even from California and other foreign countries. They bring new ideas, new cultures, new businesses and one overarching question: "So, what's good in this burg?"

Lots, new people. Lots and lots. Finding it, however, can be challenging in a city that's always growing and ever changing. Luckily for noobs and everyone else in Big D, the Dallas Observer is here to offer our annual Best of Dallas® special issue.

This year we've fallen back on that old Dallas icon, Red Pegasus, to act as a tour guide to the greatest shopping, dining, nightlife and recreation in the city.

Why Red Pegasus? Because the old Magnolia Oil Co. logo, later Mobil's, long shone atop Dallas' tallest building, visible to passing airplane pilots, and became the city's most visible symbol, an enduring sign that beneath all that's shiny and new in Dallas lies a city with a history. Ever-changing, Dallas has always provided an exciting place to live, work and have fun. That's why people come here, right?

So, join Red and the Observer as we take readers on our annual tour of all that's best, old and new, in the city we call home in 2019.

You can help. Give all these new folks a big Texas welcome by nominating your favorite places, people and things in Round 1 of our Readers' Choice Contest. Newcomers can point out some the great places that old-timers have overlooked.

The primary round of voting ends Aug. 7. Fill in your favorites befor then, and we'll tally the votes and identify the top picks. Come back to this site beginning Aug. 15 for Round 2 to choose the best from among your nominees for Best of Dallas® 2019.

Best of Dallas® Hits Stands September 26, 2019.

YOUR READERS' POLL
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