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Peek Inside the Garden of Eden-Themed Bar Opening in Bishop Arts

Plus LimeHoney serves Tex-Mex in Richardson and Miami pizza is coming to down in your AM dining intel

A bar exterior shows people sitting in the garden outside with cocktails, in wicker chairs. A floral arch with dark pink flowers is over the glass door with black frame. Inside the bar beckons and above it is a white neon sign that reads: Bar Eden.
Bar Eden opens in Bishop Arts this weekend.
Adriana Herrera
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The Bishop Arts favorite of the Instagram and TikTok set, Paradiso, announces the opening of a sister bar to the restaurant: Bar Eden. It slides into the space that previously hosted Botanical and sits off the patio of Paradiso for easy access. The general idea is that it’s a good spot to grab a cocktail before your meal at Paradiso.

Inside Bar Eden, botanicals hang from the rafters, next to art deco lighting. The furniture is a mixture of marble side and bistro tables and pink booths of different materials and designs.
The botanical decor makes Bar Eden a garden of delights.
Elizabeth Bronson

While much of the menu is still under wraps and likely will be until the place opens on Saturday, August 6, a press release teases two items. First, a cocktail called the Fountain of Youth made with English gin, Meyer and eureka lemon, cane, fino sherry, a half bottle of brut champagne, and ube stardust. And for plates, there will be tempura beer battered zucchini blossoms with fennel and green goddess dressing. Sounds...dare we say, heavenly?

A red cocktail in a hurricane glass is served with crushed ice and garnished with cucumber, a pepper, and basil.
A cocktail at Bar Eden.
Adriana Herrera
A glass bowl sits on a marble table. Inside it are tempura beer battered zucchini blossoms with fennel and green goddess dressing.
Tempura beer battered zucchini blossoms at Bar Eden.
Adriana Herrera

LimeHoney is now open and serving Tex-Mex in Richardson. It comes from operator Todd Conger with a menu developed by chef Joshua Boneé. It’s a sister restaurant to the recently opened 42 BBQ Smokehouse + Market and works fast casual style with a full bar. The menu, however, sounds a step up from fast casual. On it, find albondigas with lime crema, brisket stacked enchiladas made with smoked brisket from 42 BBQ, elote ribs, chicken skewers, Mexican shrimp cocktail, ceviche, tuna crudo, tacos made using cooked-to-order tortillas, and the Cannonball Margarita (combines a marg and frozen sangria).

In an off white bowl set on a tiled tabletop, a bowl of Mexican meatball soup sits.
Albondigas with a lime crema at LimeHoney.
LimeHoney
On a grey plate atop a tiled table, chicken skewers are plated with a lemon garnish and lettuce wrapped in.
Chicken skewers at LimeHoney.
LimeHoney

Ready for Miami pizza? Mister O1 is opening its first Texas outpost in Dallas in Oak Lawn this fall. All ingredients will be sourced from local vendors or directly from Italy. One unique menu item to try is the starred pizzas. The Star Beckham is filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, bacon, onions, fresh tomatoes, ranch dressing, and basil. And the equally delicious sounding Star Luca is filled with ricotta cheese, spicy salami calabrese, mozzarella, Italian tomato sauce, and basil. All the pizza crusts are prepared and rested for 72 hours before serving.

According to a press release, founder and master pizza chef Renato Viola, who was raised in Southern Italy, developed the menu.

A collection of pizzas, including two with star shapped crusts, and a board of Italian meats, cheeses, and a fresh tomato.
A smattering of the offerings from Mister O1.
Mister O1