This weekend the girls and I took a short trip to the historic  Belmont Hotel in Dallas.  Jane featured this hotel a couple of weeks ago when we visited the VintageMobile.  We were so enchanted with this renovated 1940’s travel hotel, and their adjacent restaurant, Smoke, that we had to go back and stay at least for a night.  The above photo is the bar at Smoke.

Backroom at Smoke, right before the dinner crush.

Another view of Smoke, but let’s get to the food!!

Jane had a burger, and I had a raw beet salad.  Carol tried the pulled pork sandwich.  For dessert we had key lime pie.

It was all delicious!!

Smoke has gained a loyal league of neighborhood regulars as well as guests of the Belmont.

The hotel itself is completely retro, and charming.  You can easily imagine you’re on the set of a 1950’s movie  in Los Angeles.

The rooms are large and comfortable….

Kim is becoming quite the hotel critic.  She gives the Belmont two paws up.  Kim brought along her BFF Shelly.

Before we packed up and headed back home, we grabbed a quick breakfast, once again, at Smoke.

Carol’s yummy breakfast.

I ordered cheese grits and broiled grapefruit–it was great!!  Below, blueberry/ricotta pancakes!

The bar at the Belmont offers one of the most spectacular views of Dallas’ unusual skyline.

**I was not compensated for my post about the Belmont or Smoke restaurant.  Both are locally owned businesses, and Jane and I are passionate about supporting local endeavors–especially ones with such a great history.**

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