Henderson Avenue, Dallas

Food and furniture rule this gentrified one-mile strip that connects East Dallas to Highland Park.
Henderson Avenue, Dallas
Nick Brock Antiques
Photograph by Pearl Latte

1. Victor Tango’s

Tristan Simon’s fifth Henderson Avenue establishment, billed as a gastropub, entices a good-looking twenty- to thirtysomething crowd that comes here for upscale bar food and a drink menu so good that leaving a little fuzzy is a distinct possibility. Small plates of two-bite appetizers like lamb chop lollipops and mini–cheeseburger tacos encourage sharing, and the stout drinks, like the champagne-infused French 75 and the muddled mint-and-cucumber Victor Tango, make any night of the week more extravagant. 3001 N. Henderson Ave., 214-252-8595, victortangos.com

2. Stacy Hyde

The cool palette (white, cream, pale blue) of this home-furnishings store exudes “chic beachside shack meets posh Parisian boutique.” Overstuffed couches covered in crisp, bleached fabric are flanked by weathered side tables scattered with silver seashells. The gourd-shaped lamps by Dallas-based Arteriors add a touch of citified elegance, and the affordable price points for the on-trend styles can’t be beat. Stacy Hyde travels to Paris often, so if you’re on the hunt for something specific, let her know and she’ll keep her eyes peeled. 2933 N. Henderson Ave., 214-370-4933, stacyhyde.com

3. Nick Brock Antiques

The raincoat-yellow door with a brass knocker and the gray-and-black awning are pure neoclassical Regency, but this rambling shop doesn’t limit itself to one style. A gilt-bronze chandelier from the early 1800’s hangs near a late-1800’s Birge Harrison painting; porcelain Chinese mud men, tiny enough to cup in your hand, share space with miniature foo dogs. Not sure if a chaise will look good in your bedroom? Nick Brock will deliver items to your home for a 24-hour tryout period. 2909 N. Henderson Ave., 214-828-0624, nickbrockantiquesonline.com

4. La Mariposa

Have your checklist ready before entering. Otherwise, the abundance of handmade Mexican folk art will pull you in every direction. Dream up your own personal fiesta with garlands of colorful paper flowers and traditional glazed ceramic dishware and candelabras. Or consider accessorizing your home with delicate, one-of-a-kind woven Otomi textiles,


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