Tex Mex be gone. Dallas has a love affair with oil-puddled enchiladas but there are more than a few truly wonderful restaurants serving hot interior Mexican cuisine. We need to embrace these beautiful restaurants when we find them, and one such restaurant is located in the Bishop Arts District called Veracruz Cafe. Continue reading
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In the world of appetizers it takes quite a bit to excite me. Beyond the typical fare you might see on the top side of the menu such as calamari, deviled eggs and a plethora of hackneyed charcuterie plates, I am always happy to set sites on a fantastic bit of foie torchon after having actually attempted to create my own in the past. I can appreciate the labor intensive subtleties of a great torchon and will go out of my way to order one when spotted.
That said, it is difficult to find an exemplary set of appetizers on a menu. This is not a blanket indictment of every menu found in Dallas, just a slight generalization. You see, it is often times I am not in for a full meal deal, but rather a glass of beer or wine and a few starters while perched at a restaurant’s bar. So you can imagine my happiness when I first gazed upon Jon Stevens’ menu at Stock and Barrel in the Bishop Arts District for the first time. There was a bit of elation, actually. Continue reading
In our ever vigilant desire to find the best burgers in the Dallas area we have separated them into two classes, a chef driven burger and the classic burger joint where that seems to be their primary vocation. This hunt for the very best has led us across the city to some pretty amazing examples of what a burger should be. A great burger means an interesting bun, toasted or not, quality meat, and a smattering of high grade accouterments. This high speed chase brought us to Stock and Barrel this week. Continue reading
There is a wave of new restaurants hitting the shores of Dallas very soon, and some of them will feature that iconic American classic, the grilled cheese sandwich. Sure, at first glance this looks like snow day kitchen fare, something you would make when you are too lazy to even shower, but for one new restaurant in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff they have elevated this primo sandwich to new heights. Enter the Dallas Grilled Cheese Company. Continue reading
There is nothing that screams Texas more than a fine plate of post oak smoked brisket, and one of the best places to find this is at Lockhart Smokehouse. They have two location, the original in Bishop Arts, and the newest location in Plano. Whereas we love checking into Lockhart for savory meats and terrific sides, it would be fun to attempt a recreation at home. You’re in luck. They are offering special classes at their Smoke Camp, a hands on dinner that imparts instruction from the bearded guys at Lockhart. Continue reading
This past weekend Dude, Sweet Chocolate owner Katherine Clapner and her crew that scatter across the three Dallas and Fort Worth locations celebrated the local chocolate maker’s fifth anniversary. Each store held a party that included a vast tasting of Dude’s products, a potent warm and mulled cocktail made with a variety of fresh fruits, and tunes spun by local DJ legend Eddie Murphy. Continue reading
The Bishop Arts restaurant district is now entrenched as a “go to” spot for Dallasites and tourists looking for a unique dining and shopping experience. The area offers a blend of locally owned restaurants and shops in a charming walkable environment. Additional restaurants and shops are opening every month as industrial and existing retail buildings are re-purposed. The Bishop Arts district now encompasses an almost 30 square block area south of Davis Street between Zang and Tyler.
So to get this out of the way – there is no parking problem in Bishop Arts. Continue reading