Your fare share.
What: Fill up on Texas-inspired eats (brisket burger, Cobb salad topped with beef tenderloin) made from local ingredients at the new Hilton Dallas/Park Cities restaurant.
Why: Ranch-chic decor is more contemporary western than Best Western.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 5954 Luther Ln. (469-232-4962).
What: The gods behind Ziziki’s open a new concept focused on Mediterranean small plates paired with wine and artisan cocktails in One Arts Plaza.
Why: Even Aphrodite would get messy with pitas stuffed with everything from crispy pork and Greek slaw to grilled steak and a fried egg.
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 1722 Routh St. (214-999-1311).
TED x SMU
What: Secure your spot for the daylong symposium that encourages local and national brainiacs to expand their thinking.
Why: Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and after-party access.
When: Book now for the Dec. 1 event.
Where: City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. (214-768-1558). Tickets ($150) at tedxsmu2012.eventbrite.com.
Deep Ellum Pup Crawl & Poker Run
What: Show your cards for Greyhound Adoption League of Texas during a roaming poker tournament (Il Cane Rosso, Club Dada) with free food and drink specials and a tour of Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
Why: Tagalong pups score a wag bag.
When: Sat., 12:30-6 p.m.
Where: Start at Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon, 210 N. Crowdus St. Tickets ($25) at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of Grain