Encina – a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine will open to the public on Friday, October 9for happy hour and dinner Monday through Saturday (with Saturday/Sunday brunch service in coming weeks).
Located at 614 W. Davis Street in the beloved neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Encina was created by chef/co-owner, Matt Balke (formerly Executive Chef of Bolsa) along with co-owner Corey McCombs (formerly front of house at Stephan Pyles, FT33, Flora Street and SMOKE) to offer an uncomplicated yet adventurous menu with influences from Texas, California and the South. With a very deliberate and thoughtful focus on seasonality and fresh ingredients, the name Encina is Spanish for Holm Oak – which is not only a type of tree but also the original name of Balke’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas. This is where his appreciation of quality, authentic ingredients and locally sourced produce and protein were born.
This October, Bishop Arts District will welcome an authentic Argentinian bistro to the vibrant block. Chimichurri is a partnership between Jesus Carmona of Tacos Mariachi and successful restauranteur Ramiro Fernandez Pazos, who originally hails from Argentina and has been running popular restaurants and bars in Mexico City for 15 years.
Since 1992, the Tillman’s name has been a part of the Bishop Arts neighborhood, welcoming thousands of guests to enjoy its elevated take on comfort food classics. However, Tillman’s Bishop Arts will be closing its Oak Cliff doors at 2 a.m. New Year’s Day.
Owner Jeffrey Kollinger did not lightly approach the decision to shutter the location. “We have worked with our landlord, Jim Lake Companies, and after much discussion, we’ve decided not to continue our lease here in Bishop Arts,” explained Kollinger. “We have been so honored to serve Bishop Arts diners, and are looking forward to sharing Tillman’s again in 2020.” Continue reading →
Every neighborhood needs a warm, inviting local hangout where you can find comforting classics alongside elevated cuisine. And at Tillman’s Bishop Arts, that means everything from Chicken Fried Steak to S’mores. But soon it will mean even more. Owner and executive chef Jeffrey Kollinger and his team are launching a new Fall/Winter menu on Aug. 15 to celebrate the season and place the restaurant holds within the ever-evolving Bishop Arts District community. Continue reading →
The dining room is the first to make an impact on a guest the first time they visit Hattie’s located in Bishop Arts. Hattie’sis the anchor that consistently draws guests in both day and night for fantastic low-country cuisine, dishes that not only are found in Louisiana but circumnavigate the map eastward and up through the Carolinas. These are rich hearty dishes that are familiar but lend themselves to an upscale atmosphere. Continue reading →
Tequila Codigo, launched in late 2016 with the support in the form of country icon George Strait, who is an investor and brand ambassador. Some may think this to be gimmicky, but quite the opposite. Strait has passion for the project, and the tequila is quite remarkable as we found at a tasting recently in Oak Cliff at Veracruz Cafe, which plans a series of tastings and even wine events in coming months charge by a fairly new co-owner, Nico Ponce. You know Ponce for his many years behind the stick in Dallas, and lead of the now famous Margarita Meltdown. Continue reading →