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#CGIEATS | Dallas Edition

With over 20 domestic Rock ‘n’ Roll events each year, the #CGISTAFF sure work up an appetite on race weekend. As runners, we’ve already done all the homework for your visit to Dallas so you can come prepared to taste the best of Texas. Here are the top recommendations from staff and locals to help you make a swift decision when you’re tired and just plain ol’ Rungry!



Located in the hip neighborhood of Oak Cliff, Bolsa features farm to table New American fare & signature drinks that are all the rage. Whether you’re up for bottomless mimosas over brunch, bruschetta or steak tartar for dinner there’s something for you. 

Price: $$

Cafe Madrid 

Honored as one of D magazine’s “Best,” Cafe Madrid will surely please any pallet with classic Spanish entrees such as paella, fried calamari, shrimp in garlic, and grilled quail.

Price: $$

Fireside Pies 

Carbo load-up at Fireside Pies for a one-of-a-kind wood-fired artisan pizza. Try their hand-cut pasta, market fresh salads,and appetizers over a glass of wine.

Price: $$

Iron Cactus

For authentic Mexican food, Iron Cactus located in downtown Dallas is the place to be. Sip on their signature margaritas and tequila-influenced cocktails on the ambient roof-top patio.  Order the chicken stuffed avocados, lobster tacos or Yucatan Fish tacos.  

Price: $$


Katy Trail Ice House

Perfect for a large group of friends, Katy Trail Ice House has the largest outdoor patio in Dallas, boasting 50 beers on tap ranging from Texas Domestics to Regional and International Imports. Pair with a cheese burger or brisket sandwich.

Price: $$

La Duni Cafe

For a truly Latin American experience, La Duni brings the Mestizo culture to life with their freshly made black bean dishes, Cilantro Mojo sauce, scrambled eggs with Tomato Hogao Salsa and grilled white corn Arepas. Be sure to pair with a cup of freshly ground and brewed Altura coffee.

Price: $$


Sweet Georgia Brown 

For over 20 years, Sweet Georgia Brown has been serving up soul food and barbecue-tastic dishes. From fried okra to sweet potato pie, barbecued ribs and sausage, everything is seasoned to perfection. 

Price: $$

Tei Tei Robata

As you enter Tei Tei through the Japanese garden, you begin to get a flavor of the restaurant even before reaching the door. Enjoy the traditional grill cooking style of Hokkaido, Japan with fresh vegetable, seafood, poultry and meat dishes.
Price: $$$

The Porch Restaurant 

For down-home food and Uptown cocktails, the Porch Restaurant is popular location for brunch, lunch or dinner. Local favorites include the Stodg Burger, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and Brisket Sliders.
Price: $$

Toulouse Cafe and Bar

Located near Katy Trail, Toulouse Café and Bar offers an array of French seasonal dishes and an extensive wine list. For lunch try their signature mussels with pommes frites (French fries) or quiche, and for dessert their homemade chocolate souffle.

Price: $$

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