One of Dallas’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods, Bishop Arts, boasts over sixty independent restaurants and retailers. From art galleries to BBQ joints to furniture shops, there is plenty to see and do in this ever-evolving area. Here are some of the treasures I discovered when I had a chance to spend a day in Bishop Arts this spring.
403 North Bishop Avenue
When you walk through the doors at Society, you can’t help but be curious about the candles ensconced by large glass bells (pick them up to experience the specialty scent of each candle). Nestled amongst the candles you’ll find antique housewares, books and jewelry from independent designers. It’s a great place to find a unique gift for the person who has everything.
Ginger Fox Gallery
408 North Bishop
Browse hyper-realist and conceptual paintings, photographs, assemblage, pottery, and sculptural jewelry in a clean, bright gallery setting. The staff is knowledgeable and ready to tell you about the group of talented artists who display their work in this wonderful space. A visit to Ginger Fox Gallery is a great introduction to the Dallas art scene.
Zoomos Pop-Up Shop
504 North Madison Avenue
Zoomos is a pop-up marketplace for designers, artists and entrepreneurs to show their wares. From graphic t-shirts to font-based art to baseball caps made with Hawaiian fabric, Zoomos is full of unexpected gems. It’s a great place to find a unique bit of Dallas to take home with you.
400 West Davis Street (at the corner of North Bishop and West Davis)
Known for its finger lickin’ good Central Texas style BBQ, Lockhard has become a neighborhood favorite. Not only can you eat delectable meats and sauces, you can learn how to cook them Lockhart’s Smoke Camps (hosted throughout the year).
314 North Bishop Ave
A Dallas institution, Emporium whips up delicious pies with unexpected flavor combinations, such as: Smooth Operator (French silk chocolate with pretzel crust), Dr. Love (a red velvet chess pie), and Cloud Nine (a three-layer crème pie with caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, and meringue.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate
408 West 8th Street
The name might be playful, but these dudes are serious about chocolate. Grab a roll of chocolate “salami” or their One Night Stand Solution, a shelf-stable chocolate sauce made with 100 Anos Reposado tequilla, agave syrup, cane sugar and South American dark chocolate sauce.