Archive for July, 2015

Fall 2015 Tour de Taco preview – El Taxqueño Taqueria (Aug. 23)

Posted by    |    July 27th, 2015 at 12:42 pm

(formally known as Santiago's)

El Taxqueño Taqueria (formerly known as Santiago’s) is now managed by the bike-friendly Monroy family. With previous experience in the kitchen at Bob’s Steak and Chop House and the Tower Club, the Monroy family offers hand-made corn tortillas, a bring your own beverage policy, and 10 percent off discount for biking to their restaurant. El Taxqueño Taqueria will be one of the stops for BFOC’s Fall 2015 Tour de Taco.

El Taxqueño Taqueria’s grand opening is Sunday, August 23. Below are the details for our preview ride.

Please RSVP here for the event.

Keep riding and eating tacos.

OOCCL Bylaws

Posted by    |    July 13th, 2015 at 4:04 pm


A copy of the current bylaws can be downloaded here.

Francophiles Unite! Bastille on Bishop is July 14th

Posted by    |    July 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm


Remember Bastille at a beautiful evening festival in the Bishop Arts District on Tuesday, July 14th from 6 – 10 p.m.! 

Go Oak Cliff’s annual Bastille on Bishop event is a family-friendly festival featuring French wine, food, music, a market, and a pétanque court in the middle of Bishop Avenue! 

Costumes and themed clothing abound, so don’t be shy- stripes and berets are très chic at Bastille on Bishop!

The event is free! The only ticket needed is for adults wishing to drink wine at the festival.You must reserve your wine glass in advance. The cost includes the event glass and 2 tokens, which can be used for wine (each glass of wine is 1 token) or food (most food items are 1 token). A very, very limited number of glasses will be available at the front gate, so don’t miss out. Reserve your wine glass today!


Enjoy French street fare from some of Dallas’ best restaurants, including Nova, Bolsa, Village Baking Company, and others! We’re hearing rumors of moules (mussels to Americans), coq au vin, macaroons made into ice cream sandwiches, and more! But perhaps most importantly, we have twice as many crepe makers this year! Savory crepes, sweet crepes…. we have you covered.

Most street food items are 1 token, or $6. You can buy tokens at the registration tent on July 14th.

Prefer a to grab a table in one of our neighborhood restaurants? Enjoy dinner at BoulevardierHattie’sEno’s, Oddfellows, and the many other restaurants lining the festival area! Reservations are available at most, so give them a call today!


The only thing better than a French festival is sipping French wine while you enjoy that French festival! At Bastille on Bishop, all wine and beer  is sold in the Bastille on Bishop event wine glass ONLY. You will want to purchase this wine glass in advance, as there is a limited supply, and we always sell out.  

Simply reserve your wine glass online here. Then on July 14th, redeem your pre-purchased ticket at the registration tent for your souvenir wine glass and 2 tokens! Additional tokens for refills of wine can be purchased on site for $6. The tokens can also be used for food if you prefer.

The bar offering this year includes a sparkling wine, as well as a white, a red, and a French beer. All are $6 per glass and are only served in the event glass, so don’t forget to reserve yours!


There is something for everyone at Bastille on Bishop! From shopping at the market and our neighborhood boutiques to dancing in the streets to playing pétanque to enjoying balloon creations from our balloon guru, all ages can have a good time at Bastille on Bishop!

The festival is free to attend! The only tickets needed are for adults who want to enjoy French wine in the streets.

Also, to help make things simple, a trolley will be circling West Davis Street and North Bishop Avenue offering free shuttle service! We’re finalizing the stops now, so check back at the end of the week for a map of shuttle stops on our website and on Facebook! Parking is a premium in our historic neighborhood, so consider bikes or public transit, and please be considerate and don’t block our neighbors’ driveways.


Meet New District 3 Councilmember Casey Thomas

Posted by    |    July 7th, 2015 at 11:35 am

On July 14th at Hampton Illinois Library from 6:30 – 8:00.