Nursery

Best Garden Supply/Nursery

North Haven Gardens

If gay people think of their pets like children, then perhaps they think of their yards like leafy, colorful children. Both require nurturing, attention, care and expertise to thrive. And where you have your vet to help out with Fifi, the experts at North Haven Gardens can turn your lawn into a showplace. Yes, the flowers are fresh and the shrubbery hearty; true, the selection is extensive and the prices fair. But it’s the service that ups the game from “babysitter” to “nanny.” Hey, there’s a reason they call it a “nursery.”

— Arnold Wayne Jones

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Best Collectibles

Zeus Comics & Collectibles

Comic books — they’re not just for nerds anymore. No, really. With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and even DC, occasionally), superheroes have gone mainstream… as have their trappings. So the folks at Zeus Comics & Collectibles were the obvious choice for favorite place to find tchotchkes with a “super” pedigree. Owner Richard Neal happily provides his customers — from the kids purchasing their first inexpensive Batwing piggybank to middle-aged men shelling out a few hundred for limited-edition statuettes — with a wide selection of memorabilia to be enjoyed and even invested in. Who says you have to grow up?

— Arnold Wayne Jones

Photo by Arnold Wayne Jones

BEST FURNITURE 

Z Gallerie

4600 McKinney Ave. and 5225 Alpha Road.

ZGallerie.com.

BEST THRIFT STORE

Out of the Closet

3920 Cedar Springs Road.

214-599-2173.

OutOfTheCloset.org.

BEST VINTAGE/ANTIQUES/CONSIGNMENT

Lula B’s Antique Mall

1010 N. Riverfront Blvd. and

1982 Fort Worth Ave.

LulaBsDallas.com.

BEST COLLECTIBLES/COMICS

Zeus Comics & Collectibles

1334 Inwood Road.

214-219-8697

ZeusComics.com.

BEST DOMESTIC AUTO DEALERSHIP

Love Field Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram

2800 W. Mockingbird Lane.

Sales open Mondays–Saturdays,

9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Service center open

Mondays–Fridays, 7:30 a.m.–6p.m.

(Saturdays until 3 p.m.)

214-350-5683. LoveFieldChryslerDodgeJeepRam.com.

BEST IMPORT AUTO DEALERSHIP

Toyota of Irving

1999 W. Airport Freeway, Irving.

Sales open Mondays–Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.; Service center open Mondays–Fridays at

7 a.m., Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.

844-357-4133.

ToyotaOfIrving.com.

BEST GROCERY STORE

Kroger

4142 Cedar Springs Road

(and additional locations).

Open daily at 6 a.m.

214-599-9859.

Kroger.com.

BEST FLORIST

Flower Reign

3904 Cedar Springs Road

Mondays–Fridays, 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

214-784-9236.

ShaneWalkerDesign.com.

BEST GARDEN SUPPLY/NURSERY

North Haven Gardens

7700 Northaven Road.

214-363-5316.

NHG.com.

BEST LIQUOR AND WINE SELECTION

Goody Goody

3316 Oak Lawn Ave. (and additional locations).

Mondays–Saturdays at 10 a.m.

214-765-6878.

GoodyGoody.com.

BEST EYEWEAR/OPTICAL

Fashion Optical

3430 Oak Lawn Ave.

Open Mondays–Fridays at 9 a.m.,

Saturdays at 10 a.m., Sundays at noon.

214-526-6006.

FashionOpticalDallas.com.

BEST GAY APPAREL

Skivvies

4001 Cedar Springs Road, Ste. C.

Open daily at 10 a.m. (noon Sunday).

214-559-4955.

SkivviesMensUnderwear.com.

BEST ADULT NOVELTIES

Alternatives

1720 W. Mockingbird Lane.

214-638-0765.

SexySite.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition MARCH 17, 2017.