The 2018 SBC is almost here, so it’s with great pleasure that we introduce our sixth annual ERLC guide to food and fun at the convention. We want to bring you the best of what Dallas has to offer so that you can make the most of your time at the annual meeting. Josh King has another great guide to Dallas as well.
While you’re at the SBC, be sure to make plans to join the ERLC at these events:
- 2018 SBC Pre-Conference: The SBC Pre-Conference on The Gospel & The Future of the Church, hosted by the Village Church, and in partnership with Southern Seminary, will occur June 8-9. This conference, featuring Russell Moore, Jen Wilkin, Matt Chandler, Trillia Newbell and more, will tackle key issues including preaching, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, sexuality, cultural engagement, missions, and more.
- Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture: Christians are now living in a #MeToo moment. The culture is confronting sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. But what about the church? How should the Bible shape the way we deal with sexual brokenness? Join Russell Moore, Jamie Ivey, James Merritt, and Trillia Newbell for a candid conversation on Monday, June 11th, at 9 p.m.
- Global Hunger Relief Run: Sign up for this 5K to benefit Southern Baptist’s efforts to alleviate hunger around the world.
- B21 Luncheon: The B21 Panel will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, immediately following the morning session (approximately 11:45 a.m.) Register to hear from Russell Moore, Matt Chandler, Albert Mohler, Kevin Smith, and Danny Akin. Lunch and books will be provided to all paying attendees.
Dallas has myriad food options, including never-ending Tex-Mex choices. With the help of a few friends over Twitter, we’ve compiled a list of options around the Dallas/Fort Worth area—in order of zip code. The Convention Center’s address is 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202. You can plug these restaurants into your phone to see what’s closest. We hope you enjoy!
Hutchins BBQ | @HutchinsBBQ “Local fixture for all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet with brisket, ribs & fried catfish in rustic-chic digs.” Address: 1301 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069 Phone: (972) 548-2629
Sammy’s BBQ “Country-style BBQ joint serves a concise menu of sandwiches, platters & sides over the counter.” Address: 2126 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 880-9064
Meso Maya Comdia Y Copas | @MesoMayaDallas “Contemporary Mexican eatery serving Oaxaca- & Puebla-inspired recipes to a trendy crowd.” Address: 1227, 1611 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202 Phone: (214) 484-6555
The Rustic | New American Restaurant | @TheRustic “Down-home venue with locally sourced American eats & an outdoor patio with live music.” Address: 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX 75204 Phone: (214) 730-0596
Amore | Italian Restaurant “Intimate destination for Italian classics such as lasagna & Neapolitan pizza.” Address: 6931 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 739-0502
Bubbas “Retro-style diner serving comfort food classics either at the counter or the drive-thru window.” Address: 6617 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 373-6527
Burger House Hamburger Restaurant | @burgerhouse “Long-running fast-food chain serving burgers, hot dogs, fries & malts in a low-key setting.” Address: 6913 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 361-0370
Peggy Sue BBQ, “Homey barbecue joint serving smoked meats & sides in checked-tablecloth digs.” Address: 6600 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 987-9188
Company Cafe | Gluten-Free Restaurant | @CompanyCafeDFW “Casual spot with hip wood-paneled walls serves eclectic fare made with local & organic ingredients.” Address: 2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (214) 827-2233
Rapscallion | Southern Restaurant | @RpscllnDallas “Handsome restaurant serving updated Southern fare, including Nashville-style hot chicken & more.” Address: 2023 Greenville Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (469) 291-5660
Snuffers | Hamburger Restaurant | @snuffersburgers “Local chain serving burgers, cheddar fries & other American classics in an old-school space.” Address: 3526 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206 Phone: (214) 826-6850
Rise No. 1 | French Restaurant | @risesouffle “Sweet & savory soufflés, plus French classics & cheese in a warm space with whimsical decor.” Address: 5360 W Lovers Ln #220, Dallas, TX 75209 Phone: (214) 366-9900
Taco Joint | Tex-Mex Restaurant | @TacoJoint “Local counter-serve chain offering Tex-Mex faves, including breakfast options, in a casual space.” Address: 6434 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214 Phone: (214) 821-8226
Maple and Motor | American Restaurant | @MAPLEANDMOTOR “Bustling counter-serve diner with hip, no-frills decor, serving serious burgers and onion rings. Address: 4810 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 Phone: (214) 522-4400
Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop Sandwich Shop | @UncleUbers “Funky little sandwich shop offering hearty, eclectic bites amid colorful, nostalgic decor.” Address: 2713 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226 Phone: (214) 653-8237
Torchy's Tacos | @torchystacos “Local chain serving Mexican-street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast.” Address: 5921 Forest Ln #200, Dallas, TX 75230 Phone: (972) 720-9200
Coffee and dessert
Crooked Tree Coffee House | @crookedtree “Locally roasted organic coffee, breakfast pastries & sandwiches set in a homey old house with WiFi.” Address: 2414 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 953-1142
Things to do and see
Klyde Warren Park | @KlydeWarrenPark “Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre public park in Downtown Dallas. The park is over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and opened in 2012. It is named for Klyde Warren, the young son of billionaire Kelcy Warren.” Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 716-4500
Logos “Wonderful locally owned Christian bookstore.” Address: 6620 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: (214) 369-3245
Dallas Arboretum | @dallasarboretum “The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.” Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 Area: 66 acres
Perot Museum of Nature and Science | @PerotMuseum “The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a natural history and science museum located in Dallas, Texas. It consists of two campuses: the primary campus located in Victory Park, and a secondary campus in Fair Park.” Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: (214) 428-5555
Top Golf | @Topgolf “Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range.” Address: 8787 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231 Phone: (214) 341-9600
Dallas Cowboys Stadium | @dallascowboys “AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a retractable roof stadium in Arlington, Texas, United States. It serves as the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and was completed on May 27, 2009.” Address: 1 AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, “Casual, old-school restaurant since 1947 with basic digs featuring cow art.” Address: 2458 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 624-3945
Joe T. Garcia’s | Tex-Mex Restaurant “Busy Tex-Mex icon serving fajitas & more in casual, sprawling digs with a patio.” Address: 2201 N Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 626-4356 Coffee
Sons of Liberty Coffee Address: 250 W Lancaster Ave #120, Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: (817) 330-6865
Things to do and see
Fort Worth Stockyards & Daily cattle drives “The Fort Worth Stockyards is a historic district that is located in Fort Worth, Texas, north of the central business district.” Address: 130 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164 Phone: (817) 624-4741