Foodie Favorite: John's Cafe
First up on the list we have John’s Cafe! Ryan has been dining here since he was just a few weeks old, and along the road of life, his kids now request to eat here whenever possible. “Their breakfast always hits the spot, but the roast beef sandwich and baked potato are the best in Dallas,” Ryan tells us. If you’re a foodie scouting out a new breakfast spot, this is your next stop! He also recommends getting there early, as seating is very limited.
Artistic Addiction: Museum of Geometric and MADI ArtAs an artist, it’s always a good idea checking out and exploring museums on a day off. One of Ryan’s artistic addictions is the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art. It’s a place that has a lot to offer for any art lover in the Dallas area. The numerous pieces of Op art and explosion of colors appeal to Ryan’s style.
Bargain Hunter: Frisco Fresh MarketEnjoying a peaceful Saturday morning out in a Farmers Market is always a must. The Frisco Fresh Market is a place that Ryan and his wife enjoy going out to in the early morning and looking through hundreds of vendors of crafts and food! “My wife is gluten-free, and they have tons of options, so it’s a plus!"
On The Move: DORBA trailsAlong with enjoying mornings at the Farmers Markets, Ryan also enjoys being on the move and enjoys mountain biking. “I thought I had to give up mountain biking when I left Colorado, but I was wrong. The DORBA trail system offers a lot of challenges living in the flatness of North Texas.” Watch out and stay alert on these trails; “some areas offer really advanced terrain, not for the faint of heart,” Ryan tells us.
I Heart Dallas: Stevens Park Golf CourseGrowing up in Dallas, Stevens Park Golf course is a special place to unwind. “The vistas of the Dallas skyline surrounded by nature are quite impressive; especially for a public course.” This is a hidden gem where you get to enjoy a good game of golf, along with a perfect view of the Big D. Image 1 courtesy of Ryan Ekmark. Image 2 courtesy of Yelp. Image 3 courtesy of Trip Advisor. Image 4 courtesy of Frisco Fresh Market. Image 5 courtesy of Having Fun in the Texas Sun. Image 6 courtesy of Golf Advisor.