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We've had a suggestion that Oak Cliff's Bastille Day bash should include a storming of Cliff Manor led by Councilman Dave Neumann and the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group's Scott Griggs.
But since that might not happen, we'll just report the latest plans for the French national holiday celebration July 14 in (where else but) the Bishop Arts District.
A center of the action will be a mussels cookoff featuring top area chefs, including Bolsa's Graham Dodds, Tim Byers from Smoke, Nova's Kelly Hightower and David Uygur from Lucia.
Here's the DMN restaurant critic/dining editor Leslie Brenner's take on the event.
Plus live music, wine tasting, food, a petanque ("pay-tonk") court (similar to lawn bowling or bocce), go-go dancers (say what?), a French maid costumed relay. Hatmaking featuring Oak Cliff milliner Cassie MacGregor of The House of MacGregor. And much-much more. All sponsored by Go Oak Cliff.
Time: 6 to 10 p.m. Place: Bishop Avenue between 7th and 8th streets.
Free admission. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the non-profit Alliance Francaise.