My 180 on Wolfgang Puck's 560

Before shooting a commercial job in Oklahoma this month, I swayed my client into letting me fly into Dallas instead of Oklahoma City (that flight was a better deal anyway). I expected it to be warmer. I had been to Austin a bunch and had heard that Dallas was great too, so I thought that maybe if I found some time, I'd check things out around downtown—good times.

I used a travel site to get a decent price on both the airfare and my hotel room, but didn’t know where I was going and the GPS unit in my rental Explorer was all over the place. I had no idea what was waiting for me.

Wolfgang Puck's 560 | Dallas, TX

My cameras were packed away for my "arrival shot.” So, I went with the iPhone. Not bad, but I think I could be a li’l biased. The big, ball-shaped portion of the building was surrounded by lights. I thought at first that it was some sort of observation deck. I’d never been to Wolfgang Puck’s illustrious Dallas restaurant. I was stoked, to say the least.

Fifty stories above ground in downtown Dallas is the last place I thought I'd be eating sushi on my business trip to Oklahoma. But there I was in the Five Sixty. It was beautifully decorated with clean lines and an Asian feel and everyone was dressed to the nines.

The Spicy Tuna Roll was highly recommended—so was the Dragon Roll. I just wanted my client to try them with me. He agreed, and soon we would both be indulging in some stellar sushi at our first visit to a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Not bad for a day’s work.

I wanted to try to get a few shots of the restaurant or the observation tower, but because I was limited on time (and a little groggy after dinner), I only had a chance to take a picture of downtown Dallas from my hotel room window.

But wow.

Photos by Tony Frantz