Hometown Spotlight: Bishop Arts District.

I’m taking a break from my regularly scheduled run talk (although yes, I did run today…nice 7 miles with plenty of cloud cover!) to chat about one of my favorite neighborhoods to kick back and relax in my hometown! That would be the Bishop Arts District. Want to shop, have a fun creative cocktail and get down on some brunch grub all in one spot? This without a doubt is the place to go.

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Located in north Oak Cliff and not too far of a drive from downtown Dallas, this charming part of town has over 60 independent boutiques, bars, restaurants and even art galleries. Every store to me has something special and eclectic about it that really stands out and I love that there’s none of your typical chain type spots. Everything is authentic and original. Here are some of my favorite joints to hit up when I’m in the area.

Jonathon’s

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This happening brunch place is located in a cute historic home with a patio to relax and enjoy a home cooked meal. Beware though, on weekends it can get crowded! Make sure you grab their eggs benedict with a spiked cherry limeade! The service at the bar is absolutely phenomenal too. And I have friends that just live for their chicken and waffles! Trust me…it is worth every calorie. You can just walk around the district and burn it off after.

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Espumoso Coffeehouse
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On a hot Texas day, you can find me here sipping on one of their iced lattes with hemp or almond milk with some crushed ice. Their lemon bars are to die for as well. It’s a tiny mom and pop type of coffee shop but they are brewing up some fantastic strong coffee drinks that you are sure to enjoy.

Bishop Arts Winery
Sipping on wine while grooving to some live music is one of the many simple pleasures that I enjoy in life. They have some awesome red and white flights and even a cheese board the shape of Texas. What more could you want, honestly? Excellent place and I cannot wait to go back. This is a Sunday funday joint you will want to keep on your list.

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Sassy gifts and sassy salespeople are what you will come across when you hit up this boutique. Make sure will have time to look around and if you come around Mardi Gras time when BA does their big parade they may even just give you a hurricane. They have some fun holiday décor as well to stock up on before Christmas time. I love coming here just to check out what novelty trinkets and funny greeting cards they have in store.

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Artisan’s Collective
Without a doubt this place is a neighborhood gem. I could walk around here and just gawk at the works of art forever. There are some eclectic pieces and designs I seriously have not seen anywhere. Come support local artists! They have all kinds of treasures for purchase.

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What’s your favorite local hot spot to hit up and do a little exploring?

8 thoughts on “Hometown Spotlight: Bishop Arts District.

  1. Those wine snacks look delicious! My favorite local spot would have to be the Marina area in San Francisco. It’s right on the water and there’s tons to see! When you come visit one of these days, I’ll take ya 😉

    • Oh it is beautiful! I really miss being in San Fran…I have fam there. I will have a 3 hour layover there on the way to Hawaii in December perhaps I will get to see ya for a split second if you are free! Will keep you posted.

  2. Wine, cheese, crackers.. you’re talking my love language of food. YUMMMMM. Honestly, we have not really gone much of anywhere to explore. We drove past Princeton last Sept and said we would go there to walk around. It is beautiful there especially around the college. Hmmm… perhaps we will go there this weekend,,, Though, end of the summer, it’s probably not the smartest thing to travel south when everyone will be hitting the beach before summer’s over.

  3. i know it was not your intent but you made me really miss the Pac Northwest. Wine, good food, no major chain businesses. All within a short distance. Sigh. Good on your 7 by the way! I did 7 myself but most likely at a slower pace lol.

    • My 7 was a bit of a recovery as I’m a little sore from teaching Monday and racing Sunday! Just easing back in before this Saturday’s 20. Nice job as always getting out there in the TX sun!

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