CEDIA Expo 2022 is upon us, and it’s back in Dallas after a hiatus. Where will you dine this year? With tons of BBQ, Beer, Texas-sized steaks, and Tex-Mex—there is plenty to choose from. It’s just important that you choose right! That’s where #AVFoodies come in. We’ve crowdsourced the best recs from our AVTweeps and CEDIA community and the results are in. Read on to find some of the best restaurants that are sure to titillate your tastebuds, Texas-style. Meet you there at show close! And feel free to send your own recs to me at [email protected]. We’re always down to try new places!
Greg Margolis of Hometronics, who lives in Dallas and has a showroom in the Dallas World Trade Center, has lots of recs:
Jason Russell of Screen Innovations, located in Austin, also has some great recs.
Whiskey Bar – The Standard Pour (pictured)
Craft Cocktails – Bowen House, You need a reservation
Steakhouse with wild game features – Y.O. Steakhouse
BBQ – Terry Black’s
Some of the best BBQ and very limited days/hours – Cattlelack BBQ
Craft Burgers and beer – Rodeo Goat
Sports Bar – Happiest Hour
“Out of my 4 favorites, only two made it thorough Covid 🙁 Hard 8 BBQ [pictured] and Bob’s Steak and Chop House.”—Avi Rosenthal, Bluesalve Partners
“Mia’s TexMex“—Justin Watts
For me, while I love BBQ, I do get a fair amount of that at home in Montana (not the same, I know, I know) so I’m not usually eager to prioritize that. BUT, three of my AVFoodie insiders mentioned Hard 8 BBQ so that one’s on the list. Funny as it sounds, sushi is a must for me this time around and I can’t wait to grab some tacos at Velvet Taco (pictured below). I’ll be trying Javier’s for the first time so tune-in for an update on that experience over on FB (@katye.mcgregorbennett), IG (katyemcgregorbennett), or Twitter @katyemgregor). Always use the hashtag #AVfoodies!