Posts by robshearer

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Kidd Springs Park

On a balmy June night, hundreds of Oak Cliff music lovers brought blankets and lawn chairs to Kidd Springs for a superb free concert from the talented musicians of the DSO. Conductor Rei Hotoda kept the pace light and quick for the crowd, which was mostly families. Videographer Chris Wiegand, an Oak Cliff native, captured…

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BrewRiot 2014 – Sunday, May 18th!

Perhaps one of the best loved Oak Cliff events of the year, BrewRiot is back and ready for beer lovers this Sunday, May 18th from 4pm-8pm in the Bishop Arts District. This year we’ve got over 60 home brew teams competing with over 200 different types of beer. Your mission, should you choose to accept…

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Bastille on Bishop 2013 – Eating, Drinking & Parking Details!

Tonight, Sunday July 14, is the 4th Annual Bastille on Bishop. The party starts at 6pm in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. There will be plenty of French food, French beverages, French music and of course, plenty of pétanque! The food will be sold for cash, and our participating restaurant parters include Bolsa,…

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5th Annual Brew Riot – May 19, 2013!

Brew Riot 2013 is taking place May, 19 2013 in the Bishop Arts District,  and with more than 60 home brew teams signed up it’s sure to be one heck of a party! We’re expecting a hugh crowd this year, so we recommend you read the information below and buy your tickets in advance. The…

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Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade – Sunday, February 10, 2013

One of the biggest parties in Oak Cliff will take place Sunday, February 10, 2013 – the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff parade! The parade runs approximately one mile down Davis, starting at the intersection of Davis & Windomere (across the street from Nova Restaurant) and the parade finishes in the Bishop Arts District.…

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And The Winners Are…

The 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ was a huge hit with an estimated crowd of 2500 BBQ lovers and a literal ton of smoked meat consumed (and who can forget the 14 kegs of Four Corner’s Local Buzz). The 22 BBQ teams who participated competed in 5 judged categories (brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs,…

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New Apartment Construction Slated For Bishop Avenue

Go Oak Cliff reported on Facebook yesterday that the road construction project that has dragged on for nearly 18 months is almost complete, and a beautiful bike lane had been painted. Today it looks like the crew has made additional progress and by the time you read this the barricades that have dominated Bishop may…

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Tim Byres Wood Fire Cooking Demo

The 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ festival will kick off with a free wood fire cooking demonstration by Oak Cliff’s own Chef Tim Byres from Smoke and Chicken Scratch restaurants. Tim has a new cookbook due out this spring entitled, “Smoke: New Firewood Cooking” and he’ll be stoking a wood fire onsite and teaching…

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Two New Restaurants Landing In Bishop Arts

The Dallas Morning News reported in July about Sarah Lombardi (part of the Lombardi Family Concepts) signing a lease for the old Oak Cliff Mercantile building across 7th Street from Oddfellows. Then came reports that the signing of the lease included the small building that currently houses El Padrino. So when signs went up in…

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Calling All BBQ Teams – City of Dallas BBQ Championship!

With over $1000 in prize money and more than 30 teams expected to compete, the 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ festival on Saturday, October 27th will act as the unofficial City of Dallas BBQ championship. Team entries are being accepted between now and Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm and are open to all who feel…

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