What we love on yelp
Oak Cliffers love their local restaurants, so we wanted to see which are highly rated on the “snitch app,” Yelp. There are quite a few restaurants in our neighborhood with an impressive 4.5 stars. But there are only two with more than 20 reviews on Yelp and five stars.
Potpourri of Silk
317 N. Zang
28 reviews, 5 stars
Cris Barreiro started Potpourri of Silk as a cake business in 1996. Now her sons, chef Andres and manager Estevan, run it as a tearoom, offering sandwiches, soups, cookies and more Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Whiskers Fish & Burgers
1702 Singleton Blvd.
64 reviews, 5 stars
Crispy catfish and fried shrimp come perfectly seasoned and heaped into styrofoam clamshells at this West-Dallas hole-in-the-wall.
The Texas Theatre is the only place in our neighborhood to catch a flick. And the lineup stays full with new and repertory films. These are the most-popular films shown at the Texas Theatre in 2016, based on ticket sales.
1 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
2 “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”
3 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4 “One More Time with Feeling”
5 “The Hateful Eight”
2 “Dazed and Confused”
3 “Purple Rain”
4 “The Man Who Fell to Earth”
5 “Blade Runner”
What we’re reading
The Wild Detectives is a boutique bookshop and coffeehouse in the Bishop Arts District. In no particular order, here are the top nine book titles sold there in 2016: