Launching a one-of-a-kind brand that became an instant Uptown sensation, Gloria Lynette Flores, founder of The Buzz Bike, is a bona fide trailblazer. The entrepreneur and marketing leader for Telemundo introduced her fleet of 16-passenger, pedal-powered mobile pubs this spring, earning praise for the clever, eco-friendly concept.
While fans clamor to reserve her Dutch bikes for weekend revelry, Flores views the wildly popular “boozing and cruising” tours as an opportunity to show off the city she loves.
Named a Dallas BIG Influencer in 2014, she is proudly revealing today the go-to destinations and hidden haunts that inspire her hometown hubris.
Foodie Favorite: “I adore sitting on the patio at Aw Shucks, and I’m obsessed with their delicious Mexican-style shrimp cocktail,” Flores enthuses of her top spot for al fresco dining.
Go-To Boutique: A regular at Henderson Avenue’s Milk & Honey, our stylish expert confesses an affinity for the boutique’s well-priced collections. She notes, “It’s so cute, and I like the classic, yet edgy, aesthetic.”
Creative Connection: “I love shopping at Lula B’s,” Flores, a vintage devotee, reveals. “I always find some pretty cool things.” The Deep Ellum gem is her secret to scoring great home décor from decades past.
I Heart Dallas: Finally, when she’s not buzzing around Uptown, you’ll spot The Buzz Bike founder indulging in quality time at Klyde Warren Park. Flores concludes, “It’s the perfect place to spend time with my family, or even have a nice walk in the park while on a date.”
Headshot credit Travis Lilley; The Buzz Bike image credit Humberto Ruiz. Additional images via individual restaurants and retailers.