Adventure 3: Bishop Arts District, Dallas, Texas
Today’s adventure is a little different. Every city has areas with their own quirks and personality, and today I’m in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas. This area (Oak Cliff) used to be very low-income, high crime rates, and just basically scary. I, as a 22 year old smallish female, wouldn’t have dared stepped foot in Oak Cliff even two years ago. It’s been gentrified though, and as much as I don’t agree with gentrification in areas with an already distinct mark on the city, making areas safer…Im all for that. Oak Cliff has changed quite a bit though since Bishop Arts became a big hipster scene. There’s coffee shops, little boutiques, print shops, and antique stores everywhere and it’s lovely. ANYWAYS the reason this adventure is different is I didn’t stay in a coffee shop here all day. I’m actually exploring.
Today we are starting in Veracruz Cafe.
Dude. If you’ve been to Dallas and you love Mexican food like I do, COME HERE. THE FOOD IS AMAZING. And they serve classic mexican food along with mayan, aztec, and tex-mex. It is literally my heaven. The decor is bold and tacky, the food is spicy, the wait line is virtually zero, and the wait staff is so nice. You’ve gotta check it out- and no I’m not getting paid to say this.
UNLESS YALL WANNA PAY ME TO EAT MEXICAN FOOD THEN ILL DO IT YEAH SIGN ME UP.
The prices are outrageously low too. for lunch I had 8 oz carne asada, à gordita, salad, beans and rice for $10. Chips and salsa were complimentary as well as water. Seriously y’all….if you’re ever around this area. Come here. It’s worth every penny.
After the yummy in my tummy mexican food, I’m walking down the street to a bookstore I found online while googling good homework places in Dallas. It’s called the Wild Detective Bookstore, and I’m super excited to check it out.
OKAY YALL I MADE IT TO THE BOOKSTORE WOOOOOOO.