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Wok Star Chinese Debuts with Celebrated Chef

By Joey Stewart      Pictures by Joey Stewart

Wok Star Chinese, the new spot that took over the former Nazca Kitchen space at The Hill, is now open for dine-in, delivery and take-out. The menu is mainly authentic Chinese and was created by Chinese chefs, not the owners, who are American. Running the kitchen is local famed chef Charlie Zhang, who previously dazzled diners with his amazing hand pulled noddle skills at Royal China and Imperial Noodle.

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Carte Blanche Offers Fine Dining at Night and Muffins in the Morning

By Joey Stewart                                                                     Pictures by Joey Stewart

Husband and wife chef team Casey and Amy LaRue have opened Carte Blanche in the old Mudsmith space on lower Greenville.  The restaurant offers two tasting courses, which can be paired with wine or tea service. A 12-course tasting menu runs $150 while the 4-course option only sets you back $75. Wine pairings are priced at $115 or $225 for higher end options. Wines may also be ordered à la carte, or you may bring in a bottle of your own for a $45 corkage fee .

In the mornings Carte Blanche transforms into a bakery where Chef Amy’s creations take over. Pastries, breads, coffee, donuts and a rotating selection of breakfast items are available on Wednesday through Sunday from 7am till noon.

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A Look Inside Shoyo, Chef Jimmy Park’s New Omakase Experience

By Joey Stewart             Pictures by Joey Stewart

Dallasites have been actively watching for the opening of Shoyo for months. Fans of Chef Jimmy Park (Nobu, Nori Handroll Bar) have been lining up to be one of the first to experience his new venture. After a few (typical) delays, a pop-up, and a much sought after soft opening invite to which thousands replied to on the Gram, it’s official.

Reservations are taken on Resy, but all spots were gone in mere minutes after they were released. We hit notifications for each night through June, and after several missed chances, we finally scored.

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Ocean Prime Still in its Prime

by Joey Stewart photos by Joey Stewart

The last time CraveDFW featured Ocean Prime we showcased the huge Red King Crab legs that had just been flown in from Bristol Bay. As this was over two years ago, we thought it was time to head back and see how it’s keeping up with all the competing seafood spots that have opened in Dallas since that report.

Ocean Prime Uptown is one of sixteen locations across the states and boasts a menu that features items like sushi and poke, indulgent seafood entrees, prime steaks, desserts, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.

The dark, retro dining room is still packed with well-heeled guests, the service is stellar from start to finish, and each dish we tasted was expertly cooked. In short, it hasn’t missed a step. We chose to sit in the more relaxed and bright “Terrace,” which allows for a casual dining experience.

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First Look: Haywire Uptown Opens June 1st

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Haywire, the Texas themed restaurant with two locations in DFW, opens Tuesday in the former Water Grill space in Uptown.

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Four National Restaurant Chains Open Their First Ghost Kitchen: Revolving Kitchen Virtual Food Hall

by Joey Stewart with photos by Joey Stewart

Revolving Kitchen, the 25-unit commissary and virtual food hall has announced that Five Guys Burgers, Wing Stop, Cotton Patch and Hawaiian Bros are all opening their very first ghost kitchens here at their DFW space.

“Cotton Patch Cafe is excited to offer our scratch-made, Southern favorites in Dallas with the opening of our first remote ghost kitchen. We see this as an opportunity to reach new customers, test out new menu items and bring more flexibility to our guests and staff.” Said Cotton Patch CEO Mazen Albataresh.

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