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Japanese Spring Food Festival April 22nd

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Dallas Japanese restaurants, organizations and talents team up to create a fun food festival to highlight favorite Japanese dishes, to celebrate local Japanese talents and to celebrate Haru Matsuri (Spring)!

The Japanese Spring Food Festival will be held on Sunday, April 22, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Niwa Japanese BBQ’s patio and neighboring patio.  Free event. There will be 4 food and drink stations serving yakitori skewers from Niwa Japanese BBQ, sushi and rolls by Y’s Catering Kitchen, ramen debut by Ichigoh (opening Summer 2018) and drinks by George Kaiho of Jettison.  Niwa Japanese BBQ restaurant will be open that day and serving from their full menu. Continue reading

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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After 55 Years

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Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti.    Continue reading

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Niwa Celebrates Japanese Meat Day Each Month

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Niwa Japanese BBQ is declaring Niko No Hi or Meat Day an official must-have holiday every 29th of the month in Dallas, starting on March 29, 2018.  Popular in Japan, every 29th of the month is Meat Day and it’s celebrated by eating meat that day.

Why the 29th?  It’s a curious word play of the numbers 2 and 9.  The number components make up the word ni-kyuu which sounds similar to niku which means meat.  Continue reading

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Celebrate National Margarita Day With A Few Friends

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It is National Margarita Day. These foodie holidays can be a bit wearisome, but this is one day I can circle my wagon around. It also happens to fall on Chili Day, which we have provided handily for you to enjoy. But let’s take a look at some specials going on today and a look at our favorites. Because it is a day to celebrate.

We spoke with Leann Berry last night, she is part of the Dream Team who re-opened Cedars Social recently. Berry is the ace bartendress behind the new concept and has been named repeatedly one of the best bartenders in Texas, and even more specifically one who makes the best margarita. If you are out running the cocktail beat tonight, you will want to stop by for a visit.  Continue reading

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Anniversary Wine Dinner At LOCAL Feb 22

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If you’ve been following the hubbub that the Deep Ellum staple, LOCAL has been jamming then you will have seen that they are celebrating their 15-year anniversary throughout February.  From a complimentary champagne cocktail for all guests that dine at the restaurant, to a special anniversary-tasting menu, the festivities at one of Dallas’ favorite restaurants are continuing.

LOCAL will host the Lord Sandwich dinner featuring Smith Story Wine Cellars on Thursday, February 22 to round out its month of celebrations. The wine dinner will feature four delicious food and wine pairings with Chef Tracy Miller’s delectable dishes, and wines from Smith Story. Guests can attend the Lord Sandwich Wine Dinner for $95, with $15 from each seat sold going to Doodle Rock Rescue.   Continue reading

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Niwa Brings An Authentic Yakiniku Experience To Deep Ellum

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Opening in 2016 Niwa brings true Japanese BBQ (yakiniku) to Deep Ellum on Main Street. Similar to Korean BBQ, which most of our readers might be familiar with, the Japanese have a bit more finesse.

In a Korean BBQ restaurant, you’ll usually be served with marinated meat that’s ready for grilling. It is also not uncommon for the servers to cut the meat for you using scissors and to actually grill them right in front of you. Meats on yakiniku restaurants, on the other hand, are generally not marinated when served. Instead, the cut pieces of meat are neatly served on a plate together with raw vegetables. Consider yakiniku a higher quality meal choice with better cuts of meat and ventilation system. You will not walk away smelling of grilled meats, although that could be considered a higher form of pheromone.  Continue reading

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Kettle Art Annual Fundraiser February 3rd

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For the Love of Kettle is one of the most highly anticipated events of our year. This One-Night-Only, annual fundraiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing them 51 weeks a year of eclectic, North Texas based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and fifty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery. There are no previews or pre-sales available to anyone, so arrive early for your place in line. The doors open at Saturday February 3, 2018 at 7:00pm. Continue reading

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