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New Tenant For Cafe Madrid Space

Jun 24, 2010 5 Comments

Chef Tony Gardizi, formerly of Vue and currently with Capriccio, plans to open a new restaurant in the old Bishop Arts Cafe Madrid location. Go Oak Cliff understands that the lease will be finalized on Monday and they hope to open in early October. The restaurant will  be called Decanter and is described as a […]

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Calatrava Nearly Complete

Jun 24, 2010 5 Comments

**UPDATE** The construction team for the arch at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge has been busy, and as a result the topping out of the arch will take place Saturday, June 26 at 7am!** The final piece of the 400 foot arch is ready to be hoisted into place on the new Santiago Calatrava designed […]

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Bastille on Bishop To Feature Street Brawl!

Jun 23, 2010 5 Comments

Ok, maybe it’s a French version of a street brawl – the French aren’t really known for advocating violence. Go Oak Cliff is excited to announce that the list of chefs for the first annual Bastille on Bishop mussel cook-off has been finalized. Marc Cassel – Park Graham Dodds – Bolsa Randal Copeland – AVA […]

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¿Que Es Esto? – Breakfast at Burguesa

Jun 18, 2010 10 Comments

Several friends had mentioned to me recently that they had enjoyed the $1 breakfast tacos at the new Burguesa Burger on Ft. Worth Avenue, so we at Go Oak Cliff decided it was time to try them for ourselves. It was our first peek inside the restaurant and they’ve done a great job at creating […]

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Bolsa Responds To Taco Concept Feedback

Jun 17, 2010 23 Comments

There were so many strongly worded comments to our last post regarding the new concept from the folks at Bolsa that we decided to talk directly with Chris Jeffers and Chris Zilke to get their reaction on our readers reaction to the Los Dos Chrises taco idea. We at Go Oak Cliff acknowledge upfront that […]

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Overheard In The Hood: New Tenant For Vitto’s Space

Jun 17, 2010 14 Comments

What do you get when you cross one successful restaurant owner with a handful of successful neighborhood activists? We don’t have all the details, but we do know that Eno’s founder Matt Spillers has partnered with neighborhood ne‘er-do-wells Jason and Andrea Roberts and Eric and Amy Cowan to open a restaurant concept in the former […]

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Reader Contribution: Calatrava Bridge At Sunset

Jun 16, 2010 No Comments

Oak Cliff resident (and graphic artist and sculptor) Heather Ezell submitted this photo that she took last night from Ft. Worth Avenue facing northwest toward the new Calatrava bridge construction site.

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Overheard in the Hood: New Bolsa Concept Rumors

Jun 14, 2010 16 Comments

So I was minding my own business Sunday afternoon along with my favorite Oak Cliff hatmaker trying to recover from the fun we had at Brew Riot on Saturday night. We had grand plans to bike over to Burguesa to sample La Monumental (and review it here for you) but sadly they are closed on […]

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Bienvenidos To Burguesa Burger

Jun 11, 2010 3 Comments

If you haven’t yet enjoyed a Burguesa Burger, the drive (or bike ride) to get one if you are a Cliff Dweller just got a whole lot shorter. Burguesa Burger’s newest location opened this week at 710 Ft. Worth Ave, just east of the Belmont Hotel. You can’t miss the space now that they’ve painted […]

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Say Adios To Cafe Madrid

Jun 10, 2010 4 Comments

It’s always sad to see a retail or restaurant close, and the closing of the Bishop Arts location of Cafe Madrid recently is no different. Yet it seemed from the beginning that this particular location struggled to attract a fraction of the following that their Travis Walk location attracted. There were several times that I […]

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