by Steven Doyle
Sumo Shack opened this past weekend and we checked in to see (and taste) what all the murmuring was about. This is the more casual sister restaurant to Wabi House on Greenville Avenue. Sumo Shack is further north on SMU Blvd and Greenville at 5629 SMU Blvd. Continue reading
Already a prime social gathering place for Dallas diners, Shinsei continues to evolve and innovate to keep the experience fresh for its loyal patrons. Beginning on Friday, May 8th, Shinsei will launch Izakaya-inspired service in the upstairs lounge, newly remodeled by Dallas designer Greg O’Neal. The updated design aesthetic replaces the original lime green with a new color palette, including pops of bright coral. And a heavy curtained wall reduces outside noise and allows the lounge to be closed off for private events.
In Japan, izakayas are cultural cornerstones for conversation, noshes and enjoying drinks with friends in a convivial, unpretentious atmosphere. Shinsei is embracing that social sensibility by offering an impressive wine list, pouring inventive cocktails and serving Japanese and domestic beers and grand cru sakes alongside inspired small plates crafted by new Executive Chef, Jeramie Robison. These delicious plates will be offered as gratis bites presented in three creative tastes that change daily. For patrons who desire something more, Shinsei’s regular appetizer menu and sushi menu will be available as well. Continue reading