We had so much fun on our recent girl’s Sunday outing to Bishop Arts District in Dallas. Check out the fantastic places we went below, followed by a list of our favorite restaurants, bars and shops in the area.
We absolutely LOVE Hattie’s! We’ve had the pleasure of dining at Hattie’s for brunch, lunch and dinner and are always so satisfied with the food and overall experience. This is definitely a tried and true favorite, perfect for taking out-of-towners to for brunch or for a romantic date night dinner. In fact, Emily had her first date here with her now fiancé! We also took our Dad here for his birthday brunch. Like we said, it’s one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas.
On our most recent visit, we were looking for the perfect place to take our best friend Erin to for our girls Sunday Funday outing. Clearly, Hattie’s was one of the first places we thought of – great food, awesome cocktails, and beautiful interior design.
The meal started with delicious cocktails, as any good meal usually does. We ordered mimosas and Erin ordered the Pom Pom, which was made with Enrico Prosecco, pomegranate juice, a sugar rim, and a lemon twist. All of the cocktails were fantastic and crafted with fresh ingredients that elevated them above your standard brunch cocktails.
Every time we dine at Hattie’s, we order the Fried Green Tomatoes served with Buttermilk ranch dressing to start with. This dish is the epitome of Southern food and is so delicious that you will soon find yourself craving it after trying it for the first time and it will keep you coming back for more! The creamy Buttermilk ranch dressing perfectly compliments the lightly fried juicy green tomatoes with their crunchy breading.
The Petite Filet & Iceberg Wedge with Maytag blue cheese dressing and a balsamic drizzle was on point. This entree salad is the perfect combination and won’t leave you hungry within the next few hours like some salads tend to do.
The Chicken Fried Chicken Sandwich was topped with jalapeno slaw and bacon aioli and came on a brioche bun. This sandwich satisfied our fried chicken craving and the jalapeno slaw and bacon aioli really kicked it up to another level – perfection.
As usual, we had a fabulous time at Hattie’s – full of delectable food, refreshing cocktails and great conversation with our dear friend Erin. If you haven’t been yet, this is one Dallas restaurant you do not want to miss out on! So, GO, what are you waiting for?!
Other great restaurants in the Bishop Arts District:
- Stock & Barrel
- Eno’s Pizza Tavern
- Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
- Tillman’s Roadhouse
- Veracruz Cafe
There are a ton of great places to indulge in tasty libations in the Bishop Arts District. After Hattie’s we checked out one such place, Bishop Cider Co. If you are a fan of cider, then you definitely need to try out Bishop Cider Co! We’ve been known to enjoy a glass of cider every now and then, but it’s really our mom who loves the stuff. So much so in fact that she’s earned the nickname “Cider Pounder.” Wild, we know 😉
The original Bishop Cider Co. location in the Bishop Arts District (pictured below) is quite small, meaning it can get very crowded during peak business hours. But fear not, Bishop Cider Co. recently opened a new production facility, called The Cidery, in the Design District on Irving Blvd. The original space is only 704 square feet, but The Cidery is 10,704 square feet!
We shared a tasting of four ciders and then got a glass of the one we enjoyed the best. The Suicider has tasty hints of cinnamon, allspice, and clove. The Nectar cider is a filtered, semi-sweet apple cider made with a blend of varietals of Pacific Northwest Apples and a bit of Texas honey – delicious! The Crackberry cider is amazing, as one might expect from something with a name so bold. It’s made with a delicious combination of cranberries and blackberries, definitely not your traditional cider. Finally, the Strawberry cider (a.k.a. the Legendberry cider) is the perfect summer cider for all of the strawberry lovers out there!
Other great places to grab a drink while in the Bishop Arts District:
- Whitehall Exchange
- Stock & Barrel
There are a ton of great shops and quirky boutiques to check out when you’re in the Bishop Arts District. Our favorites include:
- Dude, Sweet Chocolate
- Emporium Pies
- DIRT Flowers
- Bishop Street Market
- Green Pet
- Ginger Fox Gallery
We recommend you make the time to enjoy the Bishop Arts District ASAP! It’s definitely one of our favorite areas in Dallas and is the perfect place to grab brunch, spend an afternoon, or go out for a romantic date night.
Emily & Barbara