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Guide To The 2011 Red River Rivalry Weekend

September 29, 2011 6:00 AM

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The Oklahoma Sooners on offense against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

The Oklahoma Sooners on offense against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

Red River Rivalry
Saturday, October 8 – 11:00 a.m.
Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
3750 Cotton Bowl Plaza
Dallas, TX 75210

Tickets available on Stubhub

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The Oklahoma Sooners on offense against the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas, Texas.

College football is definitely in the air, and Longhorns and Sooners fans are counting down the hours to the annual AT&T Red River Rivalry.

The game, held at the State Fair of Texas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1932, is arguably of one of the biggest highlights in college football, and is the event on Dallas’ social calendar each year.

It doesn’t matter if you call it “Texas/OU” or “OU/Texas,” the weekend is sure to be a festive one filled with burnt orange or crimson & creme spirited festivities.

Watching Parties:

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Running back Demarco Murray #7 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs for a touchdown past D.J. Grant #18 of the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at the Cotton Bowl on October 2, 2010 in Dallas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Whether you are supporting the Horns or the Sooners, every local watering hole will be hosting a game day watching party. Enjoy our local favs and be sure to be there early to reserve your table.

Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill

3227 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
214-999-8932

Hours: Daily 11am-2am

From its perfected art of “Bar Food” and a never bad seat in the house, game watchers can enjoy the game on 30 high-definition TV’s, and the excitement of Frankie running around with Longhorn and Sooner flags as your chosen team scores!

105.3 The Fan @ House Of Blues – Dallas

White Swan Building
2200 N. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 978–BLUE (2583)

Hours: Doors open at 8AM, Kickoff at 11AM

Grab your Longhorn burnt-orange or grab your Sooner red and head out to The House of Blues in Dallas for 105.3 The Fan’s Texas-OU watching party! Drinks, great food, giveaways, and a chance to talk smack to your friends awaits! If you don’t have a ticket to the game at Fair Park the House of Blues is definetly the next best thing. Admission is free. All ages welcome.

Nodding Donkey

2900 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX
214-922-8898

Hours: Mon – Weds 11AM – Close; Thurs – Sun 11AM – 2AM

Uptown Dallas’ first saloon, brought to you by the owners of State Allen and Savory Catering, The Nodding Donkey is your perfect tailgate hangout for drinking beer on the patio, playing Jenga and watching football on their sixteen TV’s all while enjoying their Southern chow cuisine.

Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
2501 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 782-9807

Hours: Mon-Wed 7:30am-12am; Thu-Fri 7:30am-2am; Sat 4pm-2am; Sun 5pm-10pm

The historic St. Ann’s schoolhouse was transformed into a restaurant complete with dining, bar, garden and art. Enjoy the patio for watching the game and taking in the Dallas scenery or head to the main dining room to enjoy the tastes of traditional American cuisine!

Also consider visiting

Capitol Pub Located in the Knox Henderson Area, this lively establishment offers great food, great drink selection and great people watching on any game day.

Katy Trail Ice House This Austin Style beer garden and restaurant is the perfect pit stop while out on the Katy Trail.

State Allen Enjoy the lively patio and impressive menu and wine list before or after the game.

Alumni Activities:

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General view of the Rivalry banner hung above fans during the Red River Shootout between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl on October 7, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. The Longhorns won 28-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

OU Club of Dallas is hosting their annual ‘Beat Texas Weekend’ Happy Hour on Thursday, October 6 at Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub & Grill (9100 North Central Expressway) from 6-8pm.  As a member of the OU Club of Dallas, you are eligible for a chance to win game tickets. Complimentary event to all OU Sooners.  For more information, visit www.ouclubofdallas.com.

On Friday, October 7, The Dallas Texas Exes Chapter will host ‘Get TEED Off at OU’ at Firewheel Golf Park (600 W. Campbell Garland, TX 75044) in Garland from 8am-4pm. This Six Man Scramble offers team or individual registration packages. For more information go to www.dallastexasexes.org/golf.

The ‘Beat Texas’ party, hosted by the OU Club of Dallas, will be held at the Hilton Lincoln Centre on Friday, October 7beginning at 8 p.m. Sooner fans, friends, alumni and guests gather to listen to music and enjoy special appearances by OU marching band, OU spirit squads, the Ruf/Neks, as well as OU mascots Boomer & Sooner. Enjoy big Screen replays of OU football highlights, giveaways and guests appearances. To purchase tickets visit www.ouclubofdallas.com.

Weekend Grub:

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DALLAS - OCTOBER 11: Wide receiver Quan Cosby #6 of the Texas Longhorns makes a pass reception against Dominique Franks #15 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

When you visit Dallas, you are never short of finding good food. While in town, visit some local favorites that will make your mouth water.

The Porch

2912 North Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206-6403
(214) 828-2916

Hours: Sun-Weds 11am -10pm; Thurs-Sat 11am-11pm

With the motto of “Come as You Are, Bring an Appetite, Be Thirsty and We will take care of the rest. Just like Home”, this melting pot of American food encompasses the Classic Urban Tavern, Neighborhood Bistro, Boulevard Café, Corner Bar and Grill and Home-Style favorites all in one place.

Bolsa

614 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-1883

Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Located in the historic Bishop Arts District, Bolsa, the original Settles garage, brings you a bar and kitchen built on cinder blocks. It’s just minutes from Fair Park, and has an ever-changing menu and cocktail list.

Screen Door

1722 Routh St # 132
Dallas, TX 75201-2503
(214) 720-9111

Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 11 am – 2 pm; Dinner: Mon – Thurs 5 pm – 9:30 pm; Fri & Sat 5 pm – 11 pm; Happy Hour: Mon – Thurs 5 pm – 7 pm

Offering Southern style dishes in a comfortable laid back setting, all while enjoying their collection of cocktails, beer, ales and wines.

Mi Cocina

You can’t visit North Texas without enjoying fine Mexican cuisine. Enjoy chips and salsa, the Sunset fajitas and the signature mambo taxi for an after the game meal.  And with more than five locations in the metroplex,  you’ll always be close to the restaurant.

Did you make it here without your gameday gear?  Don’t worry – we’ve got that covered.

You can listen to the game locally on 105.3 The Fan and 1080 KRLD  Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Get set for the game, order your official Texas & Oklahoma gear here!

Event Planner by day and Writer/Blogger by night, Courtney Edwards has taken the event charity scene by storm. From planning to attending local Dallas charity events and then writing about it, this go to girl knows where to be in the Big D. Courtney writes her own blog Where Wear in the City (link www.wherewearinthecity.com) and also writes for Arts & Culture DFW, Pink Memo and blogs for various local Dallas organizations.

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