What’s Next for Tish Around Town…

Hi TAT Family!

It’s been a minute since I’ve reached out to you via the blog.  I apologize for the eerie silence, and I promise I’ll make it up to you.

Over the last year, I’ve been traveling to some of my favorite cities and simply enjoying life.  I’ve also been focused on exploring the Dallas social scene centered around food and wine.  However, in the last couple of months, I took some time off to reflect on the next steps for Tish Around Town and see precisely where I would best fit in the industry.

Tish Around Town has always been about sharing my thoughts and experiences related to food with my family, friends and followers.  But now, I’m at a place where I want to take Tish Around Town to another level by hosting events and trips, with a focus on exploring and learning more about food and wine across different cultures around the world.

The plan is to host a variety of fun events and trips that’ll take your taste buds on a cultural and culinary journey while being educated by some of the best in the industry.  I will be hosting wine & cocktail tastings, supper club style dinners, food & wine festivals, and some other unique interactive events in Dallas and other cities…as well as out of the country. Tish Around Town is now going Around The World, so pack your bags and get ready to go on some tasty trips with me.  First stop on the international journey is South Africa March 2020 (more details coming soon).

DALLAS, make sure you SAVE THE DATE for my 1st SWIG + NOSH:  Texas Style Wine Pairing & Tasting scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:30pm.

Stay tuned to Tish Around Town, and don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list to be the first to hear about upcoming events and trips.

See you around town!


Brunching Around Town – Bolsa in Bishop Arts District

Hey TAT Family!

I’m re-launching a series I started on Tish Around Town called, Brunching Around Town. Brunch is my favorite meal of the week, so I try to make sure brunch is on my radar a few times a month. In the Brunching Around Town series, I will share some of my favorite brunch experiences locally in Dallas, Atlanta, and around the world.

I decided to re-launch Brunching Around Town with Bolsa, a restaurant in the Bishop Arts District, which is located in one of Dallas’ most unique neighborhoods in Oak Cliff. The district is a close-knit community with several independent restaurants, coffee shops, bars, boutiques, art galleries, etc., that’s always buzzing morning, noon and night. So, I had the chance to choose from several restaurants offering brunch. I ended up choosing Bolsa and enjoyed every minute brunching there.

Bolsa is a farm-to-table restaurant located in the western corner of Bishop Arts District. The restaurant offers healthy and appetizing meals made from the freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers and ranchers, and their dishes and cocktails are seasonally inspired.

The restaurant building is quite unique – a renovated old garage with indoor and outdoor seating, and had a laid-back and rustic feel. In addition to its parking lot, the building is surrounded by plenty of street parking, so you won’t have to stress about looking for a parking space.

My dear friend, fellow foodie and travel buddy, Kanika was in town visiting me for the weekend, so I was under a little pressure to pick a good spot for brunch. I yelped around, read a few articles, and then I settled on Bolsa. We made reservations early Sunday morning for noon, and we were seated as soon as we arrived. Our server, Andrea greeted us promptly, and she was fun and quite attentive through the entire meal. There were a variety of foods with numerous options to pick from on the menu. They had it all, from classic brunch dishes and original dishes to brunch cocktails, soups, salads, and flatbreads.

I usually start off my brunch with one of my favorite brunch beverages; a Bloody Mary, Bellini, or Mimosa. This time, I had a mimosa. Bolsa’s mimosas come by the glass or by the bottle. The glass is priced at $5, and the bottle of Sparkling Wine is priced at $15 with your choice of juice orange, grapefruit, pineapple & cranberry. I usually enjoy the bottle option mimosas over bottomless because I can mix my own drink to my liking.

Grapefruit Mimosas

We had a few others join us for brunch so we were able to try a few entrees off the menu. We ordered Steak and Egg Hash, Iron Skillet Quiche, Beet Salad and French Toast “Cakes”.

Steak & Egg Hash – potatoes, peppers, onions, shishitos, fontina & s.s.u. egg

Iron Skillet Quiche – spinach, mushrooms & chèvre

Beet Salad – local greens, candied Texas pecans & goat cheese vinaigrette – paired nicely with the Iron Skillet Quiche

French Toast “Cakes” – seasonal berries & maple syrup

Bolsa has an open kitchen concept, which I absolutely love because it gives me the opportunity to engage with the chef, as well as see what looks good before ordering. At Bolsa, I had the opportunity to see them prepare the steak hash, so I knew what I was having before I sat down.   We loved everything we ordered and had a lovely time brunching at Bolsa. I will definitely be back for brunch, and I’m also planning to come back to try their prix fixe dinner.

Location – Bishop Arts District
614 West Davis,
Dallas TX 75208
Phone: 214-367-9367
Website: https://bolsadallas.com/bolsa

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 4:30pm – 10pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 10pm

Where do you like to brunch at in the Bishop Arts District?

See you around town!

Photos by Tish Around Town

Brunching Around Town With Tish – Murphy’s

Murphy's delicious mimosa!

Murphy’s delicious mimosas!

Hands down, brunch is my favorite meal! On any given Sunday around town you can find me enjoying brunch. There’s something about having the option of breakfast, lunch or a mixture of both that gets me excited about the meal. My love for brunch has inspired me to start a series on Tish Around Town called Brunching Around Town. In this series, I will cover my favorite brunch spots around Atlanta.

There are countless places in Atlanta to have brunch, so I decided to start the Brunching Around Town series with Murphy’s, which is a favorite to many in Atlanta. Murphy’s describe their restaurant as a perfect combination of upscale comfort food, gracious service, a cozy setting and excellent value. I totally agree!

I have a little confession. I have lived in Atlanta for over 14 years, and Murphy’s has always been on my list of places to try until last month, and now you can’t keep me away from this place! My first visit was with one of my brunch buddies, then a second time with my ‘Mister’, and I’m already thinking about going back again.

Both of my dining experiences were amazing, and I was lucky enough to get the same fabulous server, Lorne, both times. My brunch usually starts off with one of my favorite brunch beverages: a mimosa, bellini or bloody mary. I tried both the mimosa and berry bellini and they were equally delicious. Another added bonus about Murphy’s is they have a bakery, so you are served a variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves to snack on before your meal.

Variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves.

Variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves.

I usually gauge a brunch spot on how they prepare the classic breakfast dishes, so I’m always looking for a tasty waffle, pancake or French toast. I tried a few things on the brunch menu but I really enjoyed the Hazelnut Crusted French Toast & Corned Beef Hash. Some of the other popular brunch dishes are the Eggs T. Murphy, Crab Cakes Benedict, Southwest Frittata & Chilaquiles, to name a few. Is your mouth watering yet?

Hazelnut Crusted French Toast with caramelized bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar

Hazelnut Crusted French Toast with caramelized bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar

Southwest Frittata with pork chorizo, potatoes, onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese, crisp tortilla strips and sour cream

Southwest Frittata with pork chorizo, potatoes, onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese, crisp tortilla strips and sour cream

Sunrise Frittata with honey cured ham, potatoes, onions and swiss cheese with a side of bacon

Sunrise Frittata with honey cured ham, potatoes, onions and swiss cheese with a side of bacon

Check out Murphy’s if you are in the mood for a great brunch that will cater to your comfort food taste buds. Also, Murphy’s has a wine bar with over 350 wines in stock with consultants on hand that will help you pick out the perfect bottle to take home.

Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
997 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30306
Phone: 404-872-0904

What are some of your favorite brunch spots in Atlanta?

Photo Credit:  Yours Truly