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Uchi Dallas Opens June 1st

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The day we have been waiting for. June 1, 2015 will be here soon and we can all get our Uchi fix without having to make that trek to Austin.

We had a sneak peek this past week and the workers are busy doing their thing. Dallas Chef de Cuisine Nilton “Junior” Borges has his staff in place and they fired up their first dishes just days ago in training for the big day, and his staff is chock-full of many familiar faces. This is also true for the front of the house which was also hard at work familiarizing themselves with the Dallas menu.  Continue reading

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Celebrate Chocolate Chip Cookie Day This Friday

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Of all the made up foodie holidays (and really, who decides these?) we can appreciate a few of them. Certainly Chicken Fried Steak Day as mandated by the Texas Senate, because seriously who does not enjoy a slab of fried meat? The other one is coming up this Friday, and it is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.   Continue reading

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Summer at the Arboretum Kicks Off Memorial Day

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On May 16, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicks off Summer at the Arboretum with the return of “Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.” Continuing the year-long “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” theme, the flower village features four topiary houses up to 15-feet-tall currently enveloped in red, white and blue flowers before transitioning into summer foliage. Each house highlights a Texas-inspired fairy tale vignette-a picante gingerbread man dances around a babbling brook; Goldilocks’ irascible cousin finds herself behind the Pine Curtain, and stubborn livestock starts a chain of events causing a kerfuffle across the prairie.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Snookies Burger

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In 1989 when Gene Street Jr. and Dace Street opened Snookies on Oak Lawn they most likely had no idea what an institution the bar would become. To this day they serve up one of the better chicken fried steaks in the old family Street tradition.

Checking in at Snookies recently with a hankering for one of their fine chicken fried steaks, a true plate hanger with a smooth and creamy gravy dotted with the appropriate amount of cracked black pepper, I was diverted by one of the long time staffers, Caroline Belfour who insisted I try out the burger. She waxed gingerly how the hand formed meat patty and all the accouterments were made in house. This included a special spicy sauce that should be doused into the catsup for an extra tang with the hand-cut fries. Continue reading

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Meet Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki Fujino From Five Sixty

by Steven Doyle

What are great qualities of a sushi chef? Amiable, imaginative and raw talent are a few things that come to mind. Certainly these words all hold true when describing Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki “Fuji” Fujino.  We might toss in charming for good measure, and perhaps when we sup on the omakase at Five Sixty atop the tower at the Hyatt downtown the master might toss an extra morsel of the good stuff our way.

Omakase is when you trust your sushi chef to plan your meal for you in place of ordering ala carte. You will find the chef more giving in his rarer stock with more visits when the chef starts trusting your palate as much as you trust that he will prepare something hopefully more rare than those around you. This is a tasting menu with few rules.             Continue reading

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Edoko Sushi & Robata and Tom+Chee Opening in Richardson’s CityLine

citylineby Steven Doyle

Richardson’s CityLine development is  in full construction mode, and so far will include an Aloft hotel; LOOK Cinemas; Whole Foods Market; Jaspers; CoalVines; 935 apartments; a wellness office building anchored by Texas Health Resources and Children’s Health; and a health and fitness facility adjacent to a 3.5-acre park with trails. By September 2015, CityLine is expected to have a daytime population of 10,000 people. At full build-out, the CityLine project will contain approximately six million square feet of office space, two hotels, 3,925 multi-family residential units, 300,000 square feet of grocery, restaurant, entertainment and retail space, and three parks

Developers KDC announced two new restaurants that plan on making CityLine their home. Look for both Edoko Sushi & Robata and Tom+Chee.

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The Ivy Tavern Kicks Off Summer With A Party That Benefits Humane Society

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Popular neighborhood bar, The Ivy Tavern kicks-off summer with a fundraiser for local no- kill shelter, Humane Society of Dallas County on Saturday May 16 from 2-6pm. A $10 donation at the door includes your first Deep Eddy Bomb, a tasty cocktail with Deep Eddy Lemon flavored vodka and Yellow Edition Red Bull and two raffle tickets.

Enjoy live music on The Ivy Tavern patio with award-winning Reggae artists Watusi and $5 Deep Eddy Bombs through the duration. To learn more about the Humane Society of Dallas County and to foster, volunteer or adopt, go to their websiteContinue reading

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