11 Spots to Eat Before a Stars or Mavs Game, an Updated Game Plan
Neo Pizza is the sister restaurant of Olivella's in University Park. This corner spot has a nice patio and cozy interior. The menu has salads, sandwiches and not the typical line up of pizzas. It's a half-mile walk to the south entrance of the AAC, so huff it on over. Earn that pizza!
If a big fat bowl of queso or fajita nachos with a margarita is your pregame meal, then Luna de Noche will set you up. It's walking distance to the AAC, but usually isn't overblown by crowds.
Victory Tavern isn't a hardcore sports bar, which might be what you're after. TV's don't dominate the ambiance, but like socks, are there when you need them. The size of the crowd mimics the AAC, no bones about that. But it has slightly higher-end fare and valet parking is $10 on event nights, which is the same, if not less then parking lots, where they don't bring you your car.