The first time I stumbled into the Bishop Arts District (in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas) I was overcome with a feeling of home. Austin, I mean. The entire neighborhood reminds me of walking around Austin. It’s such a wonderful eclectic neighborhood that is filled with drool-worthy restaurants and food shops, clothiers, and art galleries. There is a florist that, unfortunately does not allow photos inside, is quite beautiful and imaginative.
If you’re ever in Dallas and need a place for brunch, grab a carafe filled with mimosas and soak in the surroundings at Oddfellows. Order the beignets (in addition to everything else on the menu) and revel in the honey drizzled goodness. Pick up some flowers at Dirt, grab a slice of pie at The Emporium, and marvel at the chocolate imagination at Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Make sure to wander through the many art and furniture galleries as you walk off those beignets.
There are great restaurants for lunch and dinner, like Lockhart’s BBQ or Eno’s Pizza, and stop by the Bishop Cider Company and taste a flight of cider.
Also like Austin, the parking around the Bishop Arts District is terrible so be prepared to hike or valet.