Planning Your Convention Stay

The ASEA 2018 Global Convention is just weeks away! As you start planning your trip to Texas, we have some recommendations to help you make the most of your stay!

Where to Eat

Grapevine, Texas, has some incredible food to tantalize your taste buds! We’ve broken down these restaurants by cost and added their rating from Yelp! Some of these places require a reservation, so click on the restaurant name to book your table before reservations fill up.


Looking to save some cash during your trip? No problem! These recommendations are affordably priced but will give your taste buds a run for their money.

Tommy Tamale Cafe

  • Tommy Tamale Market & Café, 5-star reviewed, $ – This delicious tamale spot showcases true Tex-Mex in a tasty way. It’s affordable and delicious. It’s the only restaurant in Grapevine with Yelp’s coveted 5-star rating from reviewers.

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes from the Old West Cafe

  • Old West Café, 4.5-star reviewed, $ – This is a breakfast spot that makes waking up worth it! These Texas-sized portions will fuel you up just right before each day of activities kicks off at the convention hall! We recommend the lemon blueberry pancakes!

Weinbergers sandwich

  • Weinbergers Deli, 4.5-star reviewed, $ – Grab yourself a sandwich with cut-to-order meat and fresh bread. Reviewers tout Weinbergers’ friendly service and the Italian beef sandwich. These sandwiches pack big flavor into a small price tag.

For the Foodie

If you just LOVE food and are willing to spend a reasonable amount for a good experience, check out these savory spots.

Meat U Anywhere BBQ

  • Meat U Anywhere BBQ, 4.5-star reviewed, $$ – Texas is known for good barbecue, and Meat U Anywhere is a local favorite. Their meats are cooked to tender perfection, and they feature all the classic southern sides.

Big Daddy's Ship Store

Cafe Italia

  • Café Italia, 4.5-star reviewed, $$ – Get ready for some delicious Italian-inspired comfort food with a touch of magic. Café Italia has magicians! This restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol but allows you to bring your own.

Treat Yourself

Looking to treat yourself to an upscale feast? We’ve got three recommendations that you’re going to LOVE!

Mister G's Grapevine, Texas

  • Mister G’s, 4.5-star reviewed, $$$$ – This classic steakhouse is tucked away in the Hyatt Regency. When you walk in, it feels a little bit like a speakeasy. The service is next level. Aside from the perfectly cooked steaks, guests recommend saving room for the indulgent desserts.

Ferrari's Italian Villa

Crab Claws from Truluck's

  • Truluck’s, 4-star reviewed, $$$ – Looking for some delicious seafood in an upscale environment? Truluck’s is the spot for you. Be sure to try the lobster bisque and carrot cake after you indulge in some stone crab claws that come pre-cracked.

What to Do

Glass Cactus nightclub in the Gaylord Texan Resort

Glass Cactus nightclub inside the Gaylord Texan Resort – Dance the night away a stone’s throw from your hotel room! Head over to the Cactus for some evening fun!

Main Street in Grapevine, Texas

Take a stroll through historic downtown Grapevine – Main Street stretches the length of four blocks and is lined with charming boutiques and restaurants. There’s a little something for everyone, and it’s a great spot to pick up some gifts for the people waiting for your back at home.

Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium – Dive into the fascinating atmosphere of the SEA LIFE Aquarium. Don’t forget to stop by the sea turtle rescue exhibit and the interactive rockpool exhibit that lets you touch sea stars, urchins, and more!


Visit one of the many wineries or vineyards – Grapevine, Texas is appropriately named considering all of the wineries and vineyards in the area. Many of these offer tours and tastings!

ASEA Redox Roundup Closing Convention Party

Attend the closing party on Saturday, 8 September – Don’t miss the ASEA party of the year! Dress up in your best cowboy gear and head down to the REDOX Roundup to line dance the night away with your ASEA family. If you’re still not registered for the ASEA 2018 Global Convention, register now!

What to Bring

A costume for the Redox Roundup hoedown! We’re channeling the spirit of the Lone Star State for the closing party. If you need some costume inspiration, check out what the ASEA executives are wearing.

An umbrella – It can get a little rainy in this part of Texas. We recommend bringing an umbrella so you can stay dry while you walk the extravagant grounds of the Gaylord Texan Resort.

Extra space for ASEA VIA – You’re definitely going to want to leave room in your luggage to take home the new ASEA VIA products launching at the convention. This is the first place you can buy them, and you’ll want to take some home with you!

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