Incase you weren’t already aware, the Fall version of So What?! Music Festival will be taking place in the arts district of Dallas known as Deep Ellum on October 21st – 23rd. Deep Ellum is a lively mix of concert venues, bars, and amazing restaurants. Since those attending the festival will be spending three days in the heart of Deep Ellum, I wanted to share some of my favorite places to grab food that are within the area the festival will be taking place. I have them categorized by type of food! Hope to catch you all at the festival and at these great restaurants. You WILL have in and out abilities to leave venues, grab food, and go back to the venues!
Buzzbrews, located in the middle of Deep Ellum, is open 24 hours and offers breakfast all 24 of those hours. Between their amazing food options, unlimited coffee bar, and actual bar, Buzzbrews is not only a great breakfast spot, but a great post-show late night spot. I personally go for the Amigas or the Californication, but all their menu items have been proven to be great. Buzzbrews is also very Vegan / Vegetarian friendly. Another great option for both breakfast and late night dining is Cafe Brazil! Cafe Brazil also has a lot of Vegan / Vegetarian friendly options and an unlimited refill coffee bar!
Texas is obviously known for it’s BBQ and Deep Ellum is no exception to this. Most notably is Pecan Lodge BBQ right in the middle of Deep Ellum. Pecan Lodge usually has a long line but is worth the wait! Also in Deep Ellum, you can find Baker’s Ribs. Both are excellent choices!
There is a constant battle in Deep Ellum over who has the best pizza. There is the more upscale Cane Rosso, the famous Zini’s Pizza located next to Trees, the newer Stone Deck Pizza, and my personal favorite: Serious Pizza, which serves the biggest slices in Deep Ellum! With three days of music, you can certainly try all of them!
And now… on to my personal favorite… Mexican Food! Deep Ellum has several options for this as well. Pepe’s & Mito’s Mexican Cafe is our team’s favorite spot to relax, have a few drinks, and eat some food. However, for those in a bit more of a hurry, there is a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop as well, right next to Three Links and across from Trees! This is another excellent choice to grab a quick bite between bands!
I guess we cannot forget my favorite sushi spot in Dallas, which just so happens to be located right in Deep Ellum, Deep Sushi! Deep Sushi is THE BEST! I have never tried a roll I didn’t like there. Definitely make sure you try to Deep Sushi Edamame, you won’t regret it! Also, if you go, please invite me.
The competition over burgers in Dallas is about as fierce as the competition over pizza places. Stackhouse Burger, Angry Dog, and Twisted Root are all very close for the best burger in Dallas. Angry Dog has many other food options such as hot dogs, wings, salads, and sandwiches. Stackhouse and Twisted Root both have many different specialty burgers. For a quick burger between bands, I recommend walking over to Twisted Root!
OTHER GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS
For the cajun food lover, we recommend The Free Man.
For the ramen lover, we recommend Tanoshii Ramen.