That’s right. Me.I’m a sucker for Bastille Day. I love the nod to France right here in our own Bishop Arts backyard. I can’t help it…I find the drinks divine, the crepes scrumptious, the petanque intriguing. And we haven’t even got to the jaunty berets or the cute striped shirts that folks don (obviously).
Why would so many folks come out on what is usually a sizzling summer day in Texas? Sure, we have a vague, way-back Oak Cliff connection to France with the La Reunion colony. More importantly, our current-day party maven, Amy Cowan, loves an excuse to throw an excellent fete. And what a doozie this one is. For one night only, several local restaurants will be at booths offering French-themed foods. The crepes, by Oak Cliff Creperie, get top billing. Take my advice and arrive early, otherwise, you’ll be in line for hours. Wine and good drinks are always front and center. But what I believe makes the whole thing come together is the petanque court, right in the middle of the action. You can use the "boules" provided and do as the French do.
It really is the best event of the year. Don’t take my word for it, though. Come out and see for yourself. They sell out every year, so you’ll want to reserve your spot at www.bastilleonbishop.com. Fancy glass plus your first drink included. And all the petanque and "oui oui" you can stand. See you there!