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A Visit to Little Katana

DSC00064by Steven Doyle

Nestled on the corner Travis and Knox, Little Katana quietly serves up sushi and Korean dishes to neighborhood patrons who pack the house all through the week. Monday is the perfect day to acquaint yourself with this little gem as it is half price sushi rolls and bottles of wine and sake. For the uninitiated, you may wish to start your dinner with the sampler platter which includes Crab Tempura, Seared Ahi Tuna, Shrimp and Lump Crab Cake and Coconut Shrimp Tempura served with an Asian Slaw.

You may have also heard the name Little Katana bandied about with regards to the new addition of restaurants at Dallas Omni downtown. Let us chat about this little sushi wonder for a bit:

Particularly enjoyable on the appetizer side of the menu are several hot rocks where the guest becomes the cook, sizzling bits of Kobe steak or thin slices of Maine lobster. Both are served with a spread of delicious sauces.  Other apps you may wish to check out are the Shumai which are steamed and packed with flavor. Often you will find these dumplings rubbery, but Katana’s version are soft and supple.    Continue reading

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I Like Pie: Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch

Jack Daniels Pecan Pie_YO Ranch (1)by Steven Doyle

Pecan pie often brings up notions of Thanksgiving for many, but at our offices every day is a good pie day and pecan is one of the tops that can be found. Imagine the excitement when we discovered the Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End. This is the unique steakhouse that is a send up to the Texas Hill Country ranch by the same name.   Continue reading

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Tesar Does Brunch at Knife

knife Short Rib Benedictby Jennifer Thomas

Knife, the steakhouse by Chef John Tesar located inside The Highland Dallas at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, is not just a prime Dallas steakhouse but also serves a unique with a side of specialty brunch cocktails every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Recently nominated a third time as a James Beard Best Chef Southwest semifinalist, Tesar designed the menu to include one-of-a-kind dishes highlighting his signature aged meats, along with more traditional brunch favorites.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Shrimp and Grits at Standard Pour

tsp1by Steven Doyle

Some may mistakenly thing that a super bar like The Standard Pour might be lacking in the area of the food menu. That has never been the case, even since its early inception. In the past year with the new menus introduced by chef Cody Sharp dining at this now famous Dallas bar has reached heights unknown to any bar in town, and certainly rivals that of most restaurants.    Continue reading

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Chopshop Sports Garage Is Throwing A Party Tonight (And Tomorrow)

chopby Mandy Davis

Chopshop Sports Garage on Midway Rd. in Carrollton is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a big block party.  What’s more “’America” than BBQ, ZZ Top tributes and fireworks?  Uh, nothing.

Today DJ Rev spins from 4-9 p.m. to get your red, white and blue blood pumping. Then, watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks Show from the Chopshop parking lot — it’s bring-your-own chairs and blankets. After the fireworks, continue the birthday party good enough for ‘Merica with ZZ Top-inspired tunes from tribute band Trio Grande.   Continue reading

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Steel is Offering Sushi and Cocktail Classes

sushiby Steven Doyle

This is super exciting. Steel is offering sushi classes where you learn to make your own at home. There are two upcoming classes, one for children on July 18th, and the other for adults on the 25th a week later. Both classes start at 4pm. The classes include everything you will need to know, and all the supplies at individual stations that have a sushi mat, rice and fish. Adults and teens will be cutting their own, whereas the younger folks will have more hands on assistance.  Continue reading

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Singapore Slinglers Performing at Kessler July 4th

singapore1by Steven Doyle

Looking for something a bit different to do on the fourth? The Singapore Slingers are performing at the Kessler Theater Saturday, July 4th for a star-spangled Independence Day dance and concert, featuring hot jazz and early swing of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as ragtime and all things American, including some marches by the march king himself, John Philip Sousa.    Continue reading

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