Some are good. Some are bad. Many are food related. But, they all trigger the memory of a Very Dallas Moment.
The smell of elotes and home-style tortillas outside the best walk-up taquerias
That magical mixture of manure, hay, sweat and happiness at the State Fair of Texas
Beans roasting next door at Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters on the way into Davis Street Espresso
Mouth-watering -- and distracting -- food truck fare during an outdoor yoga session at Klyde Warren Park
Strangely satisfying nylon smells of a crisp new Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars or Rangers jersey
The intoxicating mixture of trees, bushes and flowers at the Dallas Arboretum
Oh, by the way: Dallas Blooms opens this year on Feb. 27.
The Trinity RiverRoll up the windows, close the vents and shut off the air before you hit the bridge. It doesn't help, but at least you feel productive.
Hoppy beginnings of a Velvet Hammer on a hometown brewery tour
Simply walking by a shelf of second-hand cowboy boots and noticing that the leather never loses its aromatic luster
Cracking open a used gem from Half Price Books
The tangy aroma of exhaust
Unfolding a fat wad of cash
That distinct potpourri on a bike ride through Deep Ellum
One part smoke from Pecan Lodge, one part spent grains from Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and one part exhaust from nearby highways with a splash of liquor on the sidewalk.
Sarah Blaskovich, Sara Frederick-Burgos, Dawn Burkes, Tiney Ricciardi, Charles Scudder and Michael Merschel contributed to this pungent list.
H/t: Daily Edge