Over the past three months, Advocate readers voted to select the best of Oak Cliff. Be sure to visit all of these local spots, and share your pictures with us on social media — we’d love to see you around the neighborhood. Best of Culture BEST PLACE TO TAKE YOUR DOG ♦ WINNER – Kidd Springs Park RUNNER-UP – Kiest Park 3RD PLACE – Twelve Hills Nature Center BEST NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS TO PLUG INTO ♦ WINNER – GO OAK CLIFF RUNNER-UP – Old Oak Cliff Conservation League 3RD PLACE – RECPTA BEST PLACE TO TAKE NEW NEIGHBORS ♦ WINNER – Nova RUNNER-UP – Hotel Belmont 3RD PLACE – El Ranchito BEST PLACE FOR KIDS ♦ WINNER – Dallas Zoo RUNNER-UP – Kidd Springs Park and Rec Center 3RD PLACE – North Oak Cliff Library BEST PLACE TO GO FOR A RUN ♦ WINNER – Kiest Park RUNNER-UP – Coombs Creek Trail 3RD PLACE – The West Levee/Trinity Skyline Trail BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT ♦ WINNER – Dash for the Beads RUNNER-UP – Kessler Krawl 3RD PLACE – Kessler Pumpkin Patch BEST PUBLIC EVENT ♦ WINNER – Mardi Gras Parade RUNNER-UP – Cinco de Mayo Parade 3RD PLACE – Bastille Day BEST PLACE TO SEE A LIVE SHOW ♦ WINNER – Kessler Theater RUNNER-UP – Texas Theatre 3RD PLACE – Bishop Arts Theatre Center BEST PLACE FOR A PICNIC ♦ WINNER – Lake Cliff Park RUNNER-UP – Kidd Springs Park 3RD PLACE – Twelve Hills Nature Center BEST NEIGHBORHOOD INSTITUTION ♦ WINNER – Bishop Arts District RUNNER-UP – The Texas Theatre 3RD PLACE – Kessler Theater Best of Services BEST ANIMAL CARE ♦ WINNER – Oak Clips RUNNER-UP – Green Pet 3RD PLACE – Bones and Bacon Pet Resort BEST PLACE TO WORK OUT ♦ WINNER – Edge Group Fitness RUNNER-UP – The Sweat Shop 3RD PLACE – OakFit BEST HOME GOODS ♦ WINNER – Home on Bishop RUNNER-UP – Bishop Street Market 3RD PLACE – Set & Co BEST PLACE TO PAMPER YOURSELF ♦ WINNER – YaYa Foot Spa RUNNER-UP – Urban Hippie Chiropractic 3RD PLACE – Pink Pedi BEST GO-TO FOR LAST MINUTE GIFTS ♦ WINNER – Joy Macaroons RUNNER-UP – Fete-Ish 3RD PLACE – Neighborhood BEST ONLY-IN-OAK-CLIFF SHOP ♦ WINNER – Wild Detectives RUNNER-UP – Oil & Cotton 3RD PLACE – Set & Co. Best of Dining BEST SWEETS ♦ WINNER – Emporium Pies RUNNER-UP – Dude, Sweet Chocolate 3RD PLACE – Vera’s BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWNERS ♦ WINNER – Lockhart Smokehouse RUNNER-UP – Hattie’s 3RD PLACE – El Si Hay BEST LOCAL MARKET/GROCERY ♦ WINNER – Cox Farms RUNNER-UP – Ann’s Health Food Center & Market 3RD PLACE – Bolsa Mercado BEST CUP OF COFFEE ♦ WINNER – Houndstooth Coffee ♦ WINNER – Davis Street Espresso ♦ WINNER – Oddfellows *Three way tie BEST LUNCH SPOT ♦ WINNER – Hunky’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers RUNNER-UP – Cheesesteak House 3RD PLACE – Bolsa Mercado BEST NEW OPENING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ♦ WINNER – BBBop Seoul Food RUNNER-UP – Cheese & Chutney 3RD PLACE – Little Havana Restaurant BEST BREAKFAST / BRUNCH ♦ WINNER – Norma’s Café RUNNER-UP – Jed’s Grill 3RD PLACE – Jonathon’s BEST PLACE TO GET TAMALES ♦ WINNER – Dallas Tortilla and Tamale Factory RUNNER-UP – Tia Dora’s 3RD PLACE – The Tamale Co BEST HEALTH FOOD ♦ WINNER – Ann’s Health Food Center & Market RUNNER-UP – JuiceLand 3RD PLACE – Local Press + Brew BEST TACOS ♦ WINNER – El Si Hay RUNNER-UP – Tacodeli 3RD PLACE – El Taxqueno BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL MENU ♦ WINNER – Bolsa RUNNER-UP – Jettison 3RD PLACE – Stock & Barrel BEST ASIAN FOOD ♦ WINNER – Ten Ramen RUNNER-UP – Pho 88 3RD PLACE – Chan Thai BEST SEAFOOD ♦ WINNER – La Calle Doce RUNNER-UP – Pier 247 3RD PLACE – Zen Sushi
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