Bishop Arts District

By: Ashley Bryan

SBishopouthwest of downtown is a neighborhood called Oak Cliff. Hidden in the neighborhood is an enclave of art, food, and shops called the Bishop Arts District. Bishop Arts is a quirky collection of independently owned and operated digs– you won’t find a chain store or restaurant along its bustling streets.

 

Top five Bishop Arts experiences:

  1. For foodies, the truffle goat cheese tater tots at Tillman’s Roadhouse will raise your expectations for the tot. These are so good they deserve their own food group.
  2. For collectors of random things, We Are 1976 is your playground. It’s a combo store/gallery/workshop and is wholly inspired by – you guessed it – 1976. I can’t say that I remember the year well, but this shop helps fill-in-the-blanks.
  3. For caffeine addicts, stop for a cup of handcrafted coffee at Oddfellows. The vibe is mom-and-pop diner meets Texas gourmet meets small-town America. Also known for its mac-and-cheese and fried chicken. Yum.
  4. For one in need of a little piece of earth, order flowers at Dirt. This shop specializes in creative arrangements with an urban flair and totally redefines the standard bouquet.
  5. For serious buyers and amateur collectors, the local art at the Artisan’s Collective is sure to have a piece that will catch your eye. I’ve been trying to get them to show my work for years, but apparently, finger painting doesn’t qualify.