Let Them Eat Mussels: Oak Cliff Celebrates Bastille Day With Classic French Foods

When Parisians stormed the Bastille in 1789, they scored a victory for liberte, egalite, fraternite and mussel eaters.

Francophiles around the world commemorate the July 14 holiday by indulging in classic French foods, and Go Oak Cliff is making sure Dallas diners have a chance to participate in the tradition this year. The neighborhood advocacy group is hosting its first Bastille on Bishop, complete with crepes, wine tasting a mussels competition.

According to organizer Rob Shearer, Marc Cassel (Park), Graham Dodds (Bolsa), Randal Copeland (AVA), David Uygur (Lucia), Tim Byres (Smoke), Kelly Hightower (Nova) and Chad Kelley (The Meddlesome Moth) have signed on for the "head-to-head cook-off in the street."

The free event will be staged on Bishop Street between 7th and 8th streets, and will run from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. proceeds from food and wine sales will go to Alliance Francaise, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting French culture.

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