Bishop Arts District: Take a Stroll, See the Sites

Why do we love Bishop Arts District? Aside from the fact that it’s in the heart of Oak Cliff, named one of the hippest neighborhoods in Dallas by Gawker, it has so many great things to do and see.

So we took a little stroll through the neighborhood recently. Here’s where we stopped and played. (We had a great time … don’t you think?)
Emporium Pies
Emporium Pies – This was our favorite place, thanks in no small part to the Smooth Operator Pie (with a pretzel crust) – to die for! The shop is very quaint and feels like you’re in a home goods magazine.

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Dude Sweet Chocolate – Chocolate. Covered. Everything. Need we say more?

Lockhart Smokehouse
Lockhart Smokehouse – We stopped here for a little lunch. There are two in the region, part of the legendary Kreuz Market. Great barbecue and Texas family fun. It’s interesting to have a barbecue pit in the middle of the Bishop Arts District … but somehow it fits right in.

Lucia – This is a small, family owned Italian eatery that was crowded when we visited at the dinner hour. With more of an upscale Italian pasta menu, Lucia’s doesn’t have just the classic “cheese pizza.” It’s a special-meal place, definitely.

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Oddfellows – On the Sunday we visited the district, this place had a line out the door. People were eating on the patio in 100-degree weather, so you know the food is fantastic. Oddfellows has a very popular brunch menu.

Dirt – This was one of our most interesting finds. It’s a flower shop with a very modern vibe. They pride themselves on interesting arrangements and unique packaging. The examples they had on display in their shop were so cute – little flowers in colorful boxes, big hanging rainbow planters. One of the florists described Dirt as a “hippie flower shop with class.” And it’s are a very green company, using lots of recycled materials and whatnot.

Bolsa – This place has a very lofty-type feel. The wine bar part was super busy and everyone was focused on the game playing on the TV. Bu this is by no means bar food. (Hence, the Kobe Beef Tartare and the House Made Charcuterie Board.)

And that’s just from a stroll or two. We didn’t even get to visit the art galleries, vintage shops and more. But we’ll be back soon. Believe it.

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