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A self-proclaimed lover of “all things Dallas,” model, television host and writer-producer Amy Robbins may look familiar to her fellow North Texans. Whether you’ve spotted her in ads for Academy Sports + Outdoors or D Magazine, or owing to her many on-air appearances, she has undoubtedly achieverd insider, trendsetter status here in the Metroplex.

Committed to sharing a message of “faith, confidence, optimism, hard work and perseverance,” Amy is currently gearing up for a new broadcast project, launching soon. In the meantime, we managed to convince the multi-tasking triple-threat to share her favorite local finds in today’s Best In Dallas list. Read on for a model trainer, cocktails with a kick and much more. Click here to explore more Best In Dallas lists!

Foodie Favorite: Taqueria La Ventana
“If you’re a street taco fan like I am, head to this hidden place just behind Mesomaya on McKinney Avenue for lunch or a quick dinner. Everything is extremely fresh, and the salsa is especially delicious!”

Cocktail Culture: Sugarbacon
“One of my favorite new finds is actually just outside of Dallas. Sugarbacon is located on the historic McKinney Town Square, and I love their ‘garden to glass’ concept. Order the Bee Sting if you like your margarita with a kick.”

Bargain Hunter: Clothes Circuit
“You’ll find brands from Prada and Gucci to Intermix and Rag & Bone for a fraction of the price at Clothes Circuit. Also, for those who want to sell gently-used items to people who will truly appreciate them, it’s upscale consignment heaven!”

Décor Destination: Big Mango Trading Co.
“This Dallas Design District spot has truly inspired my personal decorating aesthetic. If you are into eclectic, contemporary statement pieces, you must check it out.”

On The Move: John Benton Personal Training
“John Benton is famous for training many Dallas models, whipping them into shape for everything from Victoria’s Secret fashion shows to Nike campaigns. If your routine is in need of a jumpstart, he’s the man to call. Plus, his workouts come with a gorgeous rooftop skyline view.”

I Heart Dallas: Inwood Theatre
“Finally, whether you’re a movie buff or simply seeking a unique cinema experience, the Inwood Theatre is a Dallas classic. Make it a date night by adding a martini at the Inwood Lounge and dinner at Shinsei Restaurant right across the street.”