"Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay and her fiance Bryan Abasolo at restaurant Nikkei in Uptown Dallas, Saturday night, Aug. 12, 2017.

"Bachelorette" Rachel Lindsay and her fiance Bryan Abasolo at restaurant Nikkei in Uptown Dallas, Saturday night, Aug. 12, 2017.

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Rachel Lindsay is a born and bred Dallasite. Even after starring on ABC's hit reality dating show, The Bachelorette -- notably as the franchise's first black lead -- she didn't forget her roots.

In a new video produced by Texas Monthly, Lindsay, who is also a lawyer, takes a camera crew to her favorite bars, restaurants and shops in Big D. If you ever wondered where in town you might bump into a celebrity, consider this list a start.

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Lindsay tells Texas Monthly she didn't start eating sushi until traveling abroad on The Bachelor. (Apparently she's a picky eater.) But once she developed a palate for the cuisine, she fell in love with Uchi in Uptown Dallas.


This coffee shop and bar on Lower Greenville is where Lindsay likes to get her caffeine fix. You might also catch her doing work there; the vibe at Halcyon helps her think, she says.

The Dallas Museum of Art

Lindsay grew up going to the Dallas Museum of Art and it's still her fave today. "It's just such a beautiful place and I truly love to see the exhibits and to be enlightened by things through art," she says. "It's something we don't do enough, so the Dallas Museum of Art provides that for me."

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Lounge Here

If there's one thing to love about Lounge Here in East Dallas, it's the drinks. Lindsay's go-to cocktail is the Backslider, a mix of tequila, sherry, pineapple, cucumber, lemon and oleo.

HG Sply Co.

When Lindsay brought her suitors home to meet the fam on The Bachelorette, she took her would-be future fiancé, Bryan Abasolo, to HG Sply Co., one of the most popular restaurants on Lower Greenville. Lindsay loves to go there for menu of Paleo eats and, of course, the rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the Dallas skyline. (It's one of our favorite patios in Dallas, too.)

Esther Penn

Esther Penn clothing store on Henderson Avenue is "good and dangerous at the same time," says Lindsay. The styles are always on point and you're bound to find unique items. Perhaps even a few too many -- that's the dangerous part.

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