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First Look: Sumo Shack

IMG_7822by 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

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Slurping The Norris Noodle At Top Knot

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If you have followed the history of the seriously talented chef Misti Norris you will understand that this chef understand flavor. And when we get to the crux of what chefs do is create and layer flavors to delight our ever yearning palates. This was the experience Monday where Norris was featured at Top Knot at one of their monthly UnCommon Ramen sessions which began in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up where a portion of the ramen price benefits No Kid Hungry.    Continue reading

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Misti Norris Featured at Top Knot Uncommon Ramen Series April 24th

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Top Knot’s Uncommon Ramen Series started in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up. Guest reaction to the series was so positive that the restaurant launched a monthly series, and christened the last Monday of the month “Uncommon Ramen”.  The 2017 series has seen a varied roster of guest chefs, from Hai’s own Founder and Owner, Chef Tyson Cole, to BBQ legend Aaron Franklin. Continue reading

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Top Knot Guest Chef Jesse Houston Serves Dallas His Special Style of Ramen

Chef Jesseby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

Last evening Top Knot hosted the final segment in its three-part series,0 Uncommon Ramen, event which benefits No Kids Hungry program.  Top Knot is the modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features sharable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan. The series featured Chef Tyson Cole (January 30th), Austin BBQ magnate Aaron Franklin ((February 27th) and Jesse Houston from Saltine, a beautiful oyster bar in Jackson, Mississippi that has a sexy Asian twist, yesterday.  Continue reading

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Aaron Franklin Smoked 400 Bowls Of Ramen Last Night At Top Knot

top1by Steven Doyle

Last evening Top Knot hosted the second in its three-part series Uncommon Ramen event which benefits No Kids Hungry program.  Top Knot is the modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features sharable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan. The series features Chef Tyson Cole (January 30th), Austin BBQ magnate Aaron Franklin ((February 27th) and Jesse Houston from Saltine restaurant in Jackson, MS (March 27th).   Continue reading

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Tokyo Café Back From the Ashes

tokyocafe1by Trey Moran

While not a new restaurant by any means, Tokyo Café has undergone a rebirth since a fire wiped out much of the structure and forced a two year closure. Chef Kevin Martinez brings his take on traditional Asian fare with killer ramen and a full sushi bar along with beef, chicken and pork bowls, wok fried noodles and entrée’s such as bone in short ribs with Japanese risotto and Tokyo Fish & Chips (tempura red snapper with yuzu tarter sauce).  Locals rave about the ramen.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Crab Fat Caramel Wings at Hot Joy in San Antonio

hot joy4by Steven Doyle

One of the greatest late night meals I have experienced in a long time was after a party in the King William District in San Antonio. It was nearing 1am and I had a hunger that only food would cure. Fortunately for me, there was a beacon that cried out in the night, not too unlike a blazing holy grail, and it leads me to the path of Hot Joy.

Hot Joy is all about the funkiness. The decor is cheesy Asian resell, the drinks are blow-me-down crazy good. The food, well the food is a blend of fusion that may have lost its way, but in a good sense of deliciousness. Here you will find a bowl of ramen such as the Double Miso with its shitake sofrito, burnt garlic oil, baby corn and soft egg that is ever so delicious. Get it further un-vegetarian-ized by adding pork belly for an extra 4 bucks. They also make a more traditional Tonkotsu ramen.  Continue reading

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