Hi, my name is @RealDealDallas. You may remember me from such sensational adventures as eating bugs and rappelling down Reunion Tower. Every Instagrammer knows that the right hashtags can unlock a bounty of likes and follows, boosting your status and propelling you into internet fame.
Are you ready for the secrets of Instagram #Dallas?
All Those Food Pics
When you’re out on the town and eating something so so fab that all of Dallas must see it, use the hashtag #DallasEats. I used it for my BBQ bonanza at @ten50bbq, so that all the other dedicated eaters could see my epic feast. Looking back, the overnight smoked brisket and fresh fried okra are calling my name!
More for Food Pics!
When I add #DallasFoodie too, it’s just to make sure that all Dallas foodies see my hot pot at @MalaiKitchen, the greenest, most flavorful curry I’ve ever tasted. All their ingredients arrive fresh, down to the turmeric, so be prepared for a real mouth symphony, and def pair that curry with their craft microbrew Thai P.A. It’s the back-up choir.
One for the Vegans
Vegans can be foodies too! So if you wanna talk to other vegans in Dallas, try #DallasVegan. You may find out that the beloved cupcakery, @SocietyBakery, has a new location in Preston Royal where they keep vegan cupcakes in the case. #yum!
Best of the Best
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One of my favorite things about summer… (Actually, year-round really. Haha) ICE CREAM!! 🍦 Lets sandwich it between a macaron and be fancy. 😁 Here's the cookie dough ice cream macaron from their new location in Lower Greenville. – 📷 by @baileycbrowne 📍 at @joymacarons 📝 by @chompdallas #myfab5 #Dallas #joymacarons #lowergreenville #icecream #sammich #cookiedough #dessert #foodies #yum
If you think you know what’s up with food in Dallas, try using #MyFab5. That flags @BestFoodDallas to check your post as part of their mission curate and regram their fave shots of DFW’s food to an audience of 48,000 followers.
@ChompDallas, one of the curators, explains they’re looking for #NoFilter close-ups of unknown or up-and-coming restaurants around town. Give them an epic, mouthwatering pic, and they’ll have to share!
Sweat out the Calories
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Took a short hiatus from @studiohopfit to do some work for the blog and oh how I've missed it! So glad I didn't talk myself out of the 630a class at @zyn22_. Got a pretty full day ahead of me, including a long video shoot for work that's kept me up at nights. Happy weekend! #fitnessblogger #dallasblogger #dallasfitnessambassadors
If your IG looks more like #GymPorn than #FoodPorn, you may want to try #DallasFitness. For all those lifting and cycling photos, this hashtag will plug you in to your fellow fitness buffs. Plus you can find out about @Zyn22_, a cycling studio with locations all over DFW and a nightclub vibe!
What’s your Downtown?
A lot of the location hashtags in DFW are obvious, like #Plano or #FortWorth. The most popular one for Downtown Dallas, though, is #mydtd, meaning My Downtown Dallas. You can use this for anything you’re doing in the general area of Downtown, from concerts to art to food. Join the dtd convo!
OMG Fancy Art
For your best fancy art moments, try #DallasArt. I used it on this shot of muralist Sarah Reyes in front of her #42Murals wall for my story about that super interactive, hashtaggable project in Deep Ellum. With her is partner, collaborator, and fellow muralist Daniel Driensky. They’re mega creative.
Be the I in Big
Just like Catherine from Sean’s season of The Bachelor, you, too, can be the I in “Big.” To make sure everyone sees your moment of glory, hashtag that pic #DallasBig. You could be standing right next to TV royalty, on IG at least.
Express Yourself: Can you think of a photo where you could use all of Dallas’ hottest hashtags?