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Four Exciting New Restaurants Hit the Bishop Arts District This Summer

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European cuisine, cocktails, tacos, and more are en route to Bishop Avenue

Tacos at the forthcoming Tejas
Courtesy Exxir Capital

This summer, the Bishop Arts District’s bustling dining scene will grow yet again with the addition of four exciting new restaurants serving everything from mezze to tacos.

The new restaurants that will debut at 308 North Bishop Avenue in the coming months are a project of Exxir Hospitality, a new restaurant group founded by a trio of siblings that split time between Dallas and California. A representative for the group tells Eater that it has enlisted chef Nick Hurry, worked at now-shuttered Misery Loves Company restaurant Proof & Pantry, to work alongside partner Jeremy Hargrove. All four restaurants will open around a central garden courtyard, which will serve a stunning space for sipping cocktails and chowing down on sandwiches.

Scope out the details on each restaurant below:

  • Paradiso — A European-focused restaurant that will boast wood-grilled entrees, housemade pastas, and more “simple” dishes. Paradiso will also offer mezze service via a bar cart that’s been configured to accommodate small plates, similar to a dim sum cart.
  • The Botanist — A plant-obsessed cocktail bar featuring cocktails spiked with tons of fresh herbs, flowers, and more botanical ingredients. A constantly-changing menu of bar bites prepped in the Paradiso kitchen will also be on offer.
  • Good Companions — A cozy coffee shop and natural wine bar situated inside an updated 1920s home. In addition to the libations, freshly-baked pastries like sticky buns will also be on offer, along with classic European sandwiches. The shop’s most compelling offering will likely be its “boozy high tea” service, which involves tea-infused cocktails that are served in fancy teapots.
  • Tejas — This casual, intentionally affordable restaurant sits a little further up the street at 250 North Bishop Avenue, and will serve a tight menu of tacos and burgers. There’s a slightly Tex-Mex bent, but expect the focus to lean more toward the “Tex.” Tortillas and hamburger buns will be made at the restaurant, along with vegetarian chorizo made with Impossible “meat.” A tight list of cocktails will also be on offer, including a mezcal-spiked Paloma and a horchata cold brew drink.

Tejas is set to make its debut in mid-June, with the Botanist, Good Companions, and Paradiso following in the weeks after. Stay tuned for more details and an official opening date.

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