5 PLACES TO EAT:
Ronnie's Catfish - If you're looking for a non-fussy, yummy lunch, pop into Ronnie's on South 2nd Avenue for a box of fried catfish to share. A few other specialties are included on the menu, such as hot wings, burgers and shrimp, but the fish is the main event here. The classic meal comes with fries, pickles, peppers and Texas toast. Is your mouth watering yet?
Sunny South Barbeque - Walk up to this downhome BBQ joint for some tasty smoked meat and sides. Daily specials will cost you less than $10, or you can grab a loaded baked potato. No frills here, and there may be a line, but it's a South Dallas gem.
Ka-Tip Thai Street Food - For a taste of Thailand in Dallas, order the pad ka prow, chicken green curry or pad thai goong sod. All the dishes are family recipes straight from Bangkok, so you won't be disappointed. More information is here.
Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters - Stop at this micro roaster and coffee lab for a bag of freshly roasted coffee or a "lab drink" such as a cortado or the maple- and cinnamon-infused brew, the "Cozy Canadian." With curbside pick-up available, it's a no-brainer stop, plus they offer coffee-free steamers for kids. Learn more about the roaster here.
Craft and Growler - While you can't enjoy your craft beer inside, this "filling station" continues to fulfill pickup or curbside orders. Right across the street from Fair Park, you'll want to try one of their own brewed creations or get a growler full of another beer on tap. Many are local, such as Peticolas or Trinity Cider of Dallas. More information is here.
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