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Teiichi Sakurai Will Open a Ramen Shop in Sylvan|Thirty Called ‘Ten’

Ages ago—too long ago for most of y’all to remember—I wrote that Teiichi Sakurai would be opening a fish market at Sylvan|Thirty, the mixed-use development in West Dallas/North Oak Cliff. (It’s currently being erected as I type this.) Well, forget what I said earlier about the fish market. That’s not happening anymore. Sakurai has switched […]

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First Look: Tanoshii Ramen in Deep Ellum

Tanoshii, Tanoshii, Tanoshii. It’s all that’s on everybody’s lips these days. Okay, maybe just mine. But you have to admit that Dallas’ first ramen shop is a pretty exciting event. Pizza (meh), burgers (meh), but a brand new place for noodles? Yeahhh. Yesterday, as soon as the clock hit 4:30 p.m., I raced out of […]

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It’s Raining Restaurants!

Every time I blink there’s a new restaurant getting ready to open. It’s getting so hectic I can barely keep track of anything. You too, right?? Organization is key. Here’s a snapshot of this week in restaurant openings so we’re all in this together. Pound it. Tuesday, September 24 Savor - Klyde Warren Park’s first restaurant. […]

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Tanoshii Ramen Opens Tuesday, September 24 in Deep Ellum

Good morning, ramen lovers! In exactly one week, Dallas will have its first dedicated ramen shop. This is history-in-the-making. The establishment of Tanoshii’s presence in Deep Ellum is like watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Sort of. Yeahhh, not really. But you know what I mean. Dallas is turning more and more Asian by […]

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The Best Ramen in Dallas

Ramen originated in China, then traveled to Japan in the early 1900s, where shotgun shops sprang up to serve businessmen and women on their lunch breaks. Whether in summer or winter, the Japanese stood at counters with their mouths hovering over bowls of piping hot soup. North Texas, then, is about 100 years behind the […]

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Why I Hate the DMN’s Star Ratings: Reason Number 6,432

I’ve expressed my opinion on the DMN‘s star rating system too many times to count. In case you care: You can find one here and another here.  I’ve even suggested a reasonably quick fix to making the system more meaningful. I read Leslie Brenner’s reviews. Sometimes my skin crawls and my eyes burn after I […]

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Pop-Up Ramen Shops, Oscar-Watching Parties, and Other Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Feb. 22-24

Fun Friday Fact Time: On Wednesday, some crazy winemakers dropped four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into Charleston Harbor. No big deal. They’re just trying to replicate the taste of wine that’s been found from shipwrecks. FRIDAY Ramen, ramen, ramen! After I read about these pop-up ramen shops on craveDFW, my instinct was to hide […]

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Finally! A Ramen Shop in Dallas! Joey and Chi Le Will Debut Tanoshi Ramen in 2013

After Eater Dallas posted this photo of a TABC application for Tanoshi Ramen, my mouth started to water. All my ramen dreams are coming true, after all. Joey and Chi Le, the cute hubby-and-wife team behind Wicked Po’ Boys, have eaten their way around the world (notably Vietnam, Japan, and New York). They know their noodles. […]

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