My Dallas life has fallen together beautifully. I moved here unsure that I’d ever be able to fall in love with the city or find my way here. While my soul belongs in a city, I’m not ‘extra’ and love the simple things in life. The Dallas I had experienced previously was everything I disliked - Uptown (side note: I do like Uptown under certain circumstances but they’re very few). I like to say that I’m always close enough to the hood to grab some good Mexican food, but far enough to not be fully overwhelmed with the loud music and chickens. Anybody reading this know what I'm talking about?
Bishop Arts is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Dallas because of it’s chill vibe. It’s a semi-hipster, trendy area of town with lots of local business owners. #supportlocalbusinesses
They’re gentrifying the heck out of it, if we’re being real. If I'm not galavanting in Deep Ellum, you can find me eating in Bishop Arts.
To keep on the food theme I want to share some of my favorite places in Bishop Arts.
303 Grill - This place makes me feel like I'm in a movie and know all the staff. I don't actually know the staff but it has that vibe. I've been pleasantly surprised by the dishes here. Keep in mind it's not your trendy, picture opp type place. 303 is the place you go on a random night to grab a drink. They have a great happy hour Monday-Friday. On Friday’s they do $5 dollar wings after 7pm. Enough said.
Lockhart Smokehouse - Come hungry. This is on my top BBQ places in DFW. I'm not a BBQ connoisseur - it just tastes good. I always order more than what I'll eat because leftovers are just as delicious. I love a mix of wet and dry brisket, jalapeño sausage, and their spicy mac and cheese. I promise you'll be in a food coma.
OddFellows - Can we talk about brunch? They have the best pancakes and brisket hash. For as many times as I've gone, you would think I've tried more things. Nope...those two things never fail me. I don’t go as often as I'd like to anymore because the wait is long as heck - it's a tiny restaurant. Anyway, you can't go wrong with anything here.
Picole Pops - You have to click the link to see their Instagram. This is one of my recent faves. One of my Fort Worth friends owns a paleta shop, so I felt like I was betraying him trying this. I also have really high expectations. Picole does not disappoint. The paletas are a little pricey but they have to pay rent (can’t blame them) and they’re really crafted onsite. Like, it’s a heavenly indulgence. Thinking about this makes me want one now.
Joy Macarons - Who’s basic? I’m basic...occasionally...more than I like to admit. Macarons don’t make me scream like a little girl but Joy Macarons are sooo good. They have a wide range of flavors and they’re not hard like other places I’ve tried. The macarons are packaged super cute that they make a quick, cute gift.
If you're ever in the neighborhood make sure to check these out. Bishop Arts is also full of cute retail shops. What are your favorite places in Bishop Arts?