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Kent Rathbun: A Chef’s Journey

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It’s been a long road, but Chef Kent Rathbun is officially back in action. After more than three years of red tape following his departure from Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory, Rathbun is now free of any restrictions.

Diners can find Rathbun working in the kitchen at Imoto, the sushi and pan-Asian restaurant he opened in Victory Park in 2018. To keep things fresh, Rathbun and Imoto executive sushi chef Jimmy Duke recently traveled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto to learn new flavors and techniques.  With the help of chef de cuisine Steve McHugh, they have updated the Imoto menu to include Japanese curry, new sushi items, a smoked udon noodle bowl and a sashimi salad inspired by items they ate at Tokyo’s fish market. Continue reading

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KĀI Opens Today in Legacy West

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Plano’s booming Legacy West development will soon be home to one of the most highly anticipated new dining destinations in all of North Texas: KĀI, an original Japanese-themed concept from the legendary Lombardi family.

The family-run restaurant company recently began construction on its first KĀI location at 7301 Windrose Ave. in Plano, in anticipation of a late summer grand opening. This is the third Lombardi Family Concepts restaurant to open in Legacy West – the most of any restaurant group in the development. Taverna opened in November 2017, and Toulouse opened March 2018. Continue reading

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Steel Going Strong After 15 Years

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In an age where most restaurants have a very short shelf life, Steel Restaurant and Lounge has beaten the odds as it goes into its 15th year of business. We recently had a chance to visit the amazing pan Asian and sushi restaurant, which is located in the Turtle Creek area just off Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn in the Centrum Building. What we found was that the restaurant is still pleasing its growing list of regulars with their superior service and enjoyable menu.   Continue reading

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