Category Archives: Oak Cliff

Bolsa Mercado’s Meet & Eat

by Bev Garvin

Executive Chef Jeff Harris of Bolsa has kept pretty busy this summer. In addition to running the popular Bolsa on Davis St in Oak Cliff, each Friday Night, he’s also been hosting pop-up community-style dinners on the big table that seats 20 inside at Bolsa Mercado next door.

Last Friday evening, that long table hosted a gathering of delightful dinner company. The food and the conversation flowed as nicely as the wine pairings. Next week, and on the last Friday of every month, Chef Harris will feature a vegetarian dinner menu. And with the lovely local ingredients they source, and organic fruits and veggies at their peak of season, a vegetarian dinner at Bolsa Mercado is something even this meat eater would love.  Continue reading

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Bolsa To Offer Dinners Prepared By Guest Chefs Benefits Cafe Momentum

by Steven Doyle

Bolsa Mercado will soon be offering their chef-to-go dinners prepared by local guest chefs. The list of chefs should be available by the end of the week. Word is that proceeds from these special dinners will go to benefit Café Momentum. This will be a special way for you to help out the great cause and to get a special dinner for two at home prepared by one of your favorite chefs.    Continue reading

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Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory in Lewisville Closed

by Steven Doyle

The Lewisville outpost for the Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory has shuttered, leaving the Oak Cliff location still open.             Continue reading

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Ten Bells Tavern Now Open

by Steven Doyle

The new Oak Cliff bar and grill Ten Bells opened their doors this past weekend to a huge crowd of happy revelers. Last minute preparations including building a half dozen picnic tables and pouring a patterned concrete patio literally hours before opening Saturday afternoon.

The energy level was high as the opening celebration and was extremely pet friendly and featured a “pooch pool party and dog wash” fundraiser for Animal Rescue of Texas.              Continue reading

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Dinner At 303 Bar And Grill

by Steven Doyle

I popped in 303 Bar and Grill in Oak Cliff last night for a few bites. Up until now I had only beer and shots at the bar. Oh, the beer and shot special for happy hour is the best drink combo in  all of North Texas. The deal is $3.75 for any draft beer, and there are a few decent beers on tap (hey, local brewers… this is a sales lead) and a shot — all for the price of what some charge for a beer at happy hour.  That is worth the price of admission alone.     Continue reading


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Nova’s New Menu Dressed To Impress

by Steven Doyle

It has been a while since we dined at Oak Cliff’s Nova where chef Ian Tate has created a new summer menu to reflect on available meats and produce. Nova is known for its late night pizza and powerful cocktails, but for many it is also a great brunch and dinner spot.

Last night we were looking to try the new dishes that chef Tate has come up with. The chef has a large Louisiana influence and it reflects sometimes in his dishes. This means bold flavors and rich plates such as his crab claw appetizer, but the chef also has a light touch in other offerings such as his new ham and fresh peach pizza.    Continue reading

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