Boulevardier has enjoyed its first successful quarter as the hot, new French bistro in Bishop Arts. It is the first of several such bistros that will be opening soon, and chef-owner Nathan Tate of Restaurant Ava fame is busily cranking out some fantastic plates of pretty and bountiful bistro fare. We have enjoyed the interesting oysters brought in each week, as well as the hearty plates of lamb’s neck and bouillabaisse. The ration of fantastic starters are refreshing and thoughtful.
We like and enjoy Boulevardier, and now they went and added a Sunday brunch that beckoned us this week. Now we know Tate has mastered the egg. Continue reading →
It’s no secret that Will Fleischman at Lockhart Smokehouse has an amazing beard, or that he is cranking out some kick-ass BBQ in Bishop Arts. He is legend for his brisket, ribs, and sausages. Mid-week Fleischman cranks out his Flintstone-sized behemoth beef ribs, and sometimes the man entertains us with his now legendary rib-jam. Not to mention the smoked and silky prime rib suitable for a fine Sunday dinner outing with the family. Continue reading →
I ran across a cute new shop that has been open for a single week in the Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff today. Boomers on Bishop is now open and features a small deli counter offering sandwiches, salads and real fruit smoothies. The shop is co-owned by Gregory Reymundo and we spoke with him for a few minutes when he was between slicing meats and toasting bread.
“We offer a healthier way of eating as far as our breads, vegetables and fruits go,” said Reymundo, “we buy healthier and better tasting breads from Enterprise Baking Company. We use the freshest ingredients we can find, period.” Continue reading →
Brew Riot is an annual celebration of local home brew culture, and this year’s event (in Bishop Arts this Sunday from 4pm-7pm) features 51 home brewing teams with over 150 different types of beer. Each of the teams is required to bring 5 gallons of each entry, and they will be judged by local professional brewers including Frtiz Rahr from Rahr and Sons Brewing Company, Dennis Wehrmann from Franconia Brewing Company, Wim Bens from Lakewood Brewing Company, Tait Lifto from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and Greg Leftwich from Four Corners Brewing Company. Of course there’s also a People’s Choice – for $20 you can sample all 150 beers (or as many as you decide is a good idea since we presume you have to work on Monday morning). Continue reading →
This past weekend we were able to grab a slice of pie at the pop-up Pie Emporium located at 314 Bishop in Bishop Arts District during all the Mardi Gras hoopla. We not only sampled several of the mighty tasty pies, which were being sold by the slice, we also spoke to owners Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt.
“We started thinking about opening the store last Thanksgiving. We have been doing wholesale for a while now. We sell our pies to Urban Acres and Corner Market on Greenville,” said Wilkes. Continue reading →