Considering it tops other cities in so many different ways, it's understandable that Dallas receives its share of hatred (aka jealousy) from other, lesser cities. Which is a shame, because if they knew better, they'd be taking the time to give thanks for Dallas, because without it, the world would be a lesser place. Here are 14 reasons why:
1. The frozen margarita
Yes, patios the world over would be sadder places were it not for Dallas. Mariano Martinez, of La Hacienda Ranch restaurants, made this boozy dream a reality when he did a a little tinkering on a soft serve machine to blend together ice, lime juice, and -- most importantly -- tequila. It’s also been suggested that the original, non-frozen form originated right here in Dallas as well, courtesy of socialite Margaret Sames, though that claim is more disputed. Still, Dallas has undoubtedly done a great deal to further the margarita.