Somebody Help These Poor Boys: Sports Illustrated in Downtown Dallas

This note comes from a group of Sports Illustrated writers staying at the Sheraton in downtown Dallas.

Nancy, can you suggest a place within walking distance of the Sheraton Downtown, for a get-together of about 12 people? Looking for something with a bit of a vibe but not too fancy or formal. Also, what would be your two can’t-miss restaurants for someone who’ll be in the area for three or four days?

Hit it, snow bunnies.

17 comments on “Somebody Help These Poor Boys: Sports Illustrated in Downtown Dallas

  1. Samar would fit the bill perfectly. As for can’t miss – Stephan Pyles and Charlie Palmer.

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  3. Porta Di Roma

    It’s under the radar and the food is solid every time I’ve been there. Also, you can skip next door for beers at the PressBox grill… just don’t eat there.

  4. I would take a cab to LOCAL on Elm Street. It’s only a few miles away and the food is delicious.

  5. Iron Cactus would be great for your get together, not fancy or formal type of place. Might get crowded though. Downtown desperately needs more places like it.

    Pearl is a great bar for a gathering if food isn’t necessary.

    As far as can’t miss in downtown, I would say Charlie Palmer and probably Tei An.

  6. Walking distance from Sheraton:

    1 – Samar (Spanish/Indian/Middle Eastern)
    2 – Press Box Grill (Sportsbar)
    3 – Campisi’s on Elm (Italian)
    4 – Iron Cactus (Tex-Mex)
    5 – Porta di Roma (Italian)

    Can’t miss options within ~$15 cab fare of Sheraton (and trying to avoid flashy places full of SB celebs):

    a – Arcodoro/Pomodoro (Italian)
    b – Mia’s (Tex-Mex)
    c – Javier’s (Mexican)
    d – The Grape (American)
    e – Local (American)
    f – Twisted Root or Angry Dog (Burgers)
    g – Louie’s (Pizza/Greek)
    h – Hibiscus (Steak/Seafood)
    i – Shinsei (Asian/Sushi)
    j – Neighborhood Service Tavern (American)
    k – Suze (American)

  7. Samar for sure – unique dallas vibe. but who the hell is going to walk in this mess? come on sunshine!