Editor’s Picks

Jefferson Boulevard dining: Mesa

It’s authentic coastal cuisine from the state of Veracruz, specializing in dishes with eclectic and powerful flavors.

Dives: Tradewinds Social Club

The owners make their own sauce on Oak Cliff Pizza crust with several options for toppings.

Delicious: Lockhart Smokehouse

“If you see someone adding sauce, then there’s something wrong with the meat,” owner Jeff Bergus says.

NOVA gastropub

Kelly Hightower, former executive chef at Tei Tei Robata Bar, has incorporated some of those influences into the menu here.

Lucia’s comfort food

“I wanted to have a neighborhood Italian restaurant,” says chef and owner David Uygur. “Everything is made in-house. Most places don’t do that.”

Delicious: CocoAndre

Chocolates come in the shape of a mustache, a bicycle, a cowboy boot — all of the little things that make Oak Cliff special.

Delicious: Norma’s Café

Since 1988 the Oak Cliff establishment has been making the holiday a little brighter for neighbors less fortunate.

Espumoso Caffe in Bishop Arts District

This coffee shop fights the flames of summer heat with its extensive list of cold treats like a frappé made with coffee and ice cream.