Dave’s Neighborhood Guide

David
Dave’s Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhoods

The Bishop Arts District has long been the cultural heart of Oak Cliff. A healthy walk, or short drive, from Casa Verde, this quaint few blocks is home to some of Dallas’ best restaurants and shopping. Here you’ll find a variety of stores: galleries, artisan stalls, locally made apparel and jewelry, and unusual items for the home. Oak Cliff was home to many famous and historical figures, including Edie Brickell, Yvonne Craig (TV’s Batgirl), Dennis Rodman, Lee Harvey Oswald, Bonnie and Clyde, and Stevie Ray Vaughan,
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Bishop Arts District
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The Bishop Arts District has long been the cultural heart of Oak Cliff. A healthy walk, or short drive, from Casa Verde, this quaint few blocks is home to some of Dallas’ best restaurants and shopping. Here you’ll find a variety of stores: galleries, artisan stalls, locally made apparel and jewelry, and unusual items for the home. Oak Cliff was home to many famous and historical figures, including Edie Brickell, Yvonne Craig (TV’s Batgirl), Dennis Rodman, Lee Harvey Oswald, Bonnie and Clyde, and Stevie Ray Vaughan,

Food scene

This gem is situated right in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Get a sidewalk table and watch the world go by! They have a huge selection of craft beers, and their woodfired pizza is not to be missed!
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Eno's Pizza Tavern
407 North Bishop Avenue
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This gem is situated right in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Get a sidewalk table and watch the world go by! They have a huge selection of craft beers, and their woodfired pizza is not to be missed!
Nova is catty-corner to the Kessler Theatre, and is truly the ultimate melting pot of the neighborhood. On any given night you will see the entire diversity of Oak Cliff-ites! The food is great, as is the bar, and the best part is they are open late every night, usually until 2 AM!
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Nova
1417 West Davis Street
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Nova is catty-corner to the Kessler Theatre, and is truly the ultimate melting pot of the neighborhood. On any given night you will see the entire diversity of Oak Cliff-ites! The food is great, as is the bar, and the best part is they are open late every night, usually until 2 AM!
Stock and Barrel is where I go when I want a nice meal out. It’s definitely still casual, but the food is next level! They serve brunch on Sundays only, and my favorite is their fried spaghetti and meatballs. Chef John interpreted this dish from his Mom frying up leftover pasta for the family breakfast the next morning.
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Stock & Barrel
316 West Davis Street
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Stock and Barrel is where I go when I want a nice meal out. It’s definitely still casual, but the food is next level! They serve brunch on Sundays only, and my favorite is their fried spaghetti and meatballs. Chef John interpreted this dish from his Mom frying up leftover pasta for the family breakfast the next morning.
Norma’s is a local favorite, especially for breakfast, seven days a week. It is a short walk from Casa Verde, and is famous for their selection of pies.
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Norma's Cafe
1123 West Davis Street
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Norma’s is a local favorite, especially for breakfast, seven days a week. It is a short walk from Casa Verde, and is famous for their selection of pies.
There is a lot of Mexican food in the area, but I find this the most interesting and authentic. If you like chili relleno’s, be sure to order theirs! Fun fact: it occupies the very building where Mary Kay, of Mary Kay’s cosmetics, got her start!
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Veracruz Cafe
408 North Bishop Avenue
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There is a lot of Mexican food in the area, but I find this the most interesting and authentic. If you like chili relleno’s, be sure to order theirs! Fun fact: it occupies the very building where Mary Kay, of Mary Kay’s cosmetics, got her start!
It doesn’t look like much, but if you want a truly authentic Mexican breakfast, this is your place! They do all of the traditional favorites, as well as more standard breakfast fare.
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El Jordan Cafe
416 North Bishop Avenue
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It doesn’t look like much, but if you want a truly authentic Mexican breakfast, this is your place! They do all of the traditional favorites, as well as more standard breakfast fare.
This is a great place to grab a slice of homemade pie after dinner. Definitely worth the line!
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Emporium Pies
314 North Bishop Avenue
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This is a great place to grab a slice of homemade pie after dinner. Definitely worth the line!

Culture

How lucky are we to have this local treasure, right at the end of our block! Just walk south on N Clinton Avenue, and it will appear like a neon mountain on your left.
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The Kessler Theater
1230 West Davis Street
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How lucky are we to have this local treasure, right at the end of our block! Just walk south on N Clinton Avenue, and it will appear like a neon mountain on your left.
The Texas Theater has notoriety, as it was the place that Lee Harvey Oswald hid after he shot JFK. Nowadays, they show classic films and stage other cultural events.
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Texas Theatre
231 West Jefferson Boulevard
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The Texas Theater has notoriety, as it was the place that Lee Harvey Oswald hid after he shot JFK. Nowadays, they show classic films and stage other cultural events.

Best Bars

A relative newcomer to the neighborhood, they feature their own range of Ciders.
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Bishop Cider Company
509 North Bishop Avenue
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A relative newcomer to the neighborhood, they feature their own range of Ciders.
This bar, with a huge outdoor tabled area, is just down the street from Casa Verde. There’s a huge range of beers and spirits, and the food isn’t bad either!
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PhD
1300 West Davis Street
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This bar, with a huge outdoor tabled area, is just down the street from Casa Verde. There’s a huge range of beers and spirits, and the food isn’t bad either!

Grocery Stores and Food Markets

This is the closest conventional supermarket in the area.
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Tom Thumb
315 South Hampton Road
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This is the closest conventional supermarket in the area.
Cox Farms is located in the Sylvan/30 development, and features locally grown, artisanal, and organic groceries.
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Cox Farms Market - Dallas
778 Fort Worth Avenue
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Cox Farms is located in the Sylvan/30 development, and features locally grown, artisanal, and organic groceries.

Coffee

Located in the Sylvan/30 development, Houndstooth Coffee has been singled out as one of the US's best coffee bars.
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Houndstooth Coffee
1878 Sylvan Ave
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Located in the Sylvan/30 development, Houndstooth Coffee has been singled out as one of the US's best coffee bars.
A short walk from Casa Verde, Davis Street Espresso roasts all of their own beans, and does some of the best avocado toast in the city. Order yours with a poached egg!
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Davis Street Espresso
819 West Davis Street
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A short walk from Casa Verde, Davis Street Espresso roasts all of their own beans, and does some of the best avocado toast in the city. Order yours with a poached egg!

Shopping

DLM is a great mens store, founded by a Nordstrom menswear executive, having relocated to Dallas from Seattle. They feature unusual and local brands, as well as gifts and accessories. They've also opened a fab women's store right next door.
DLM Supply
837 W Davis St
DLM is a great mens store, founded by a Nordstrom menswear executive, having relocated to Dallas from Seattle. They feature unusual and local brands, as well as gifts and accessories. They've also opened a fab women's store right next door.
A wonderful vintage-inspired clothing store for men. The women's store is right across the street!
Epiphany Boutique
412 North Bishop Avenue
A wonderful vintage-inspired clothing store for men. The women's store is right across the street!
My absolute favorite place to buy candles and scents for the home. A fabulously beautiful store.
SOCIETY by JACKSON VAUGHN
403 North Bishop Avenue
My absolute favorite place to buy candles and scents for the home. A fabulously beautiful store.
Walk in the door of this cute chocolate shop, and you are invited to sample any and all of the various iterations. They make all their own, and it’s fantastic.
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Dude, Sweet Chocolate
408 West Eighth Street
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Walk in the door of this cute chocolate shop, and you are invited to sample any and all of the various iterations. They make all their own, and it’s fantastic.