Head south of Dallas just 10 minutes away to an area known as Oak Cliff and that’s where you’ll find, “The hip Bishop Arts District known for its diverse nightlife, chic independent fashion stores and colorful street art. Dining choices range from Texas-style BBQ to Vietnamese cuisine, while relaxed bars pour everything from cocktails to house-brewed cider. Cult movies are the draw at the Texas Theatre, while the art deco Kessler Theater presents live music by local and national bands.” Located at Davis and Bishop street you’ll find 12 acres of culture, art, restaurants and shops.
I took a little trip there with the kids for lunch, photo shoots and just to check out all the new shops and restaurants in the area. What a beautiful place this is turning out to be. I have to also mention that developers are ramping up construction to build apartments/condo living. The area already has a quaint single family home development surrounding Bishop Arts. To say this is a HOT location is an understandment. You’ll find young families and hip singles/newly married moving into the area at a rapid rate.
Let’s get back to a few of my longtime favorites here. Hunky, yes Hunky, an outpost retro vibe diner serving up hamburgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Don’t forget their delicious pies oh my goodness. Love it, food is great usually busy but not overwhelming. I usually visit during the day but Im sure it’s equally a hot eating spot in the evening.
Eno’s Pizza Tavern is another one of my favorites. You can eat outside on the sidewalk tables watching all the passerby’s. This easy going restaurant with beautiful decor is reminiscent of a charming little Cape Cod eatery. Have a glass of wine and delicious pizza or many other things on the menu. All will be delicious. Oh, but its popular so do get on the wait list grab your wine and enjoy.
If you want some delicious dinner how about Boulevardier, nettled just off the main street, this cozy, neighborhood bistro is a must for those seeking French-inspired fare. Head here for solid versions of classics like French onion soup, beef tartar and steak frites, as well as items such as crispy duck pappardelle, bouillabaisse and pan-seared market fish. Even the grass-fed burgers are outstanding. Desserts are also delicious and include créme brulée, dark chocolate tart and bread pudding with huckleberry jam. Convivial dining areas, a wraparound bar, plus a stellar craft cocktail program and affordable wine list contribute to Boulevardier’s trés sympa vibe.
From Ice Cream shops to great places for picture taking Bishop Arts has everything you want in a neighborhood retail development.
One of the newest development in this 12 acre residential community shopping and restaurant section is Paradiso. The decor is described as an airy, greenhouse-inspired space. Seasonal fare inspired by Southern Europe’s coastal approach to dining. Wood-fired flatbreads, mezze, wild-caught fish and hand-made pastas all served in a lush, garden setting will surely make your visit memorable.