Steel’s Famous Sushi Ladies Night Is Back

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Steel Restaurant & Lounge has been serving sushi and Japanese food for 17 years and is best known for their legendary Ladies Night early on in their esteemed history. Ladies dined free on sushi with the purchase of a cocktail which filled the restaurant each Thursday.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: The Whole Fish at Top Knot

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A visit to Top Knot reaped plenty of dining rewards. This is a fantastic casual and more playful version of its downstairs sister restaurant, Uchi. The menu is fun, with stunning presentations from chef Angela Hernandez.

Hernandez has a Korean mother and Mexican father, so it was not uncommon for frijoles and kimchi to share space at her childhood dinner table, thus laying the groundwork for a love of the blend of cultural influences in food.     Continue reading

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Jeng Chi Adds Full Service Bar

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Opening in 1990 Jeng Chi has a flair for Chinese that is rarely found in Dallas. So many Chinese restaurants are geared towards the American sensibility and loses something in the translation, but Jeng Chi stays true and we profit from this ideal.

A recent visit found a new twist to the restaurant which is located in Richardson’s Little China on Greenville Avenue near Main. Jeng Chi is no stranger to change, first opening a few doors down from its current 8,300 square feet of dining room and kitchen. Originally guests had but a few seats to choose from. Now banquets are served handily, and large celebrations are enjoyed at Jeng Chi. The latest addition is their full service bar.   Continue reading

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Beach Boys At Majestic October 10th

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Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth:  “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards.  The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading

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Ziziki’s Serving Romance Since 1994

ziziki4by Steven Doyle

Since 1994 Ziziki’s located on Travis has been a suitor for romantic evenings, fine wines and delicious Mediterranean food. It has been cause for affection on first dates then and continues its tradition with cozy tables set in dim lights and subtle service.

Plates filled with Greek favorites entice couples in a space carved out with soft, breezy music languidly filling the crisp Spring air on the patio. Lovely plates of artichoke hummus and a spicy hipiti entice. Panko crusted goat cheese disks lay smiles on faces seen from across its room. Keftedes, Greek lamb meatballs served with a plum tomato sauce, raise a symphony of tidings, and guests are pleased.   Continue reading

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Tiffany Derry Guest Chef At Nick and Sam’s Sunday Supper May 28th

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Mark May 28 on your calendar because Chef Tiffany Derry, of Top Chef fame, has been invited to serve as guest chef for May’s Sunday Supper at Nick & Sam’s SteakhouseContinue reading

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Cool River Revamps Menu Just In Time For Byron Nelson Week

cr2by Steven Doyle

Las Colinas’ most iconic restaurant, Cool River, recently launched a new menu created by new executive chef Fernando Rodriguez.  Chef Fernando created a menu which both pays homage to the restaurant’s past and yet brings a new regional palate to key menu items.

Chef Rodriguez joined the Cool River family in 1998, and has worked virtually every position in the Cool River kitchen. After almost two decades, he takes the reigns as Executive Chef for Cool River.  Continue reading

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