Hand-crafted confections by Uchi Chef Britt Castro

Hai Hospitality announced today that they would start taking orders for the third installment of their hugely popular sweet box, the Mother’s Day edition, starting April 26th. Executive Pastry Chef Ariana Quant developed the Sweet Box idea during the Covid pandemic as a way to offer confections curbside for their guests and plans to keep offering these delectable, sweet treats a few times a year. The first box debuted for the holiday season in late 2020 and the second for Valentine’s Day 2021. Uchi Dallas Sous Chef Britt Castro crafted this Mother’s Day edition for Uchi Dallas, which will be available for $95.

The Mother’s Day Boxes will include the six entremets style petite cakes: Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Tart; Paris Brest; Chocolate Hazelnut Opera Cake; Strawberry White Chocolate and Black Sesame Fraiser; Dark Chocolate, Almond, Mango Petite Cake; Coconut Lime and Black Tea Bombe.

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The Boiling Crab Wait Is Well Worth The Prize

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We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.

Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang” which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading

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Yoshi Shabu Shabu Will Enchant Your Heart (And Belly)

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Shabu-shabu was introduced in Japan in the 20th century with the opening of the restaurant “Suehiro” in Osaka, where the name was invented. Its origins are traced back to the Chinese hot pot known as instant-boiled mutton. Shabu-shabu is most similar to the original Chinese version when compared to other Japanese dishes such as sukiyaki.

Most often, ribeye steak is used, but less tender cuts, such as top sirloin, are also common. A more expensive meat, such as wagyū, may also be used. It is usually served with tofu and vegetables, including Chinese cabbage, chrysanthemum leaves, nori, onions, carrots and shiitake mushrooms. In some places, udon and other noodles may also be served.   Continue reading

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Spicy Verde Margarita at Home

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Get in the spirit this Cinco de Mayo with the Spicy Verde Margarita made with two Mexican spirits, Milagro Silver and Ancho VerdeMilagro Silver, made with 100% blue agave, was inspired by the historic world of traditional tequila and the vibrant world of modern day Mexico City.

Ancho Verde gives this traditional cocktail the ultimate poblano chile kick of bright, herbal tastes and fresh heat. Pay homage to these fine liquids of our neighboring country this Cinco de Mayo by using Milagro and Ancho Verde in your margarita. Continue reading

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A Visit To Fish City Grill

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Fish City Grill wanted to create a comfortable place for neighbors to enjoy great seafood at affordable prices. It is indeed a casual neighborhood restaurant where you could take the family or a casual date, and the prices won’t set you back very far, but definitely deliver the goods. Fish City Grill shows off its longevity and hardiness as a Dallas Staple with progressive new menu items. Continue reading

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Eat Me: Bone-In Ribeye at Bob’s Steak and Chop House

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Years before Bob’s Steak and Chop House went location happy, we asked Bob what was up with the carrot. There was no crazy revelation, it dated back to his childhood where his mother made a version of this glazed carrot. Bob also mentioned it made sense, would you rather be a bone-in ribeye garnished with kale or some other green inedible, or a massive phallus-sized sweet carrot?   Continue reading

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