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A Look at the Newly Updated Kenichi at Victory Park

Chef Noboru Sho Mochido stepped into his role as executive chef at Kenichi four weeks ago. Sho, who’s a native of Japan and has spent time as head chef at Austin’s Uchi, and most recently Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is slowly adding new dishes to the menu. “I’m proud that of all the restaurants [at Victory Park] that we’ve been here the longest, but the restaurant was starting to show its age,” Josh Babb managing partner of Kenichi explained to me Tuesday afternoon.

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Exclusive Interview with Michael Peticolas and Chuck Silva About Their Beer Collaboration

Buckle your beer goggles ladies and gents, there’s a new IPA hitting taps today. Renowned brewer Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing Company came into town to collaborate with one of our very own, Michael Peticolas (of Peticolas Brewery), on an American Style IPA. I don’t really need to tell you how awesome this is, but I’m going to anyway. This is awesome. I met up with the two at the Peticolas Brewery to talk about what’s coming. Enjoy.

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Eat This Now: The Snob Sandwich at Grange Hall

Upscale Dallas boutique, Grange Hall is more than a destination for exotic scented candles, Myriam Schaefer leather bags, and Tahitian pearl bracelets. The eclectic shop is also home to a fine dining, lunch-only restaurant. Chef Chad Martin — who’s background includes a stint at the French Room and a decade-long run as executive chef at Hotel St. Germain — is plating playful, and decadent dishes. And the most playful of them all is something called the “Snob Sandwich.”

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Joel Harrington Appointed Head Chef at Bolsa, Revamps Menu

In October of 2014 we announced that chef Andrew Bell had resigned from his executive chef position at Bolsa to take the reins at Lombardi restaurant, Bistro 31. Since Bell’s departure, chef Joel Harrington has quietly stepped in as head chef. Harrington’s work experience includes Red Rooster in Harlem, STK’s flagship location in the Meatpacking District of New York, Stephan Pyles, and Charlie Palmer at The Joule. Harrington moved back to Dallas from New York a couple of months ago to take the position.

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A Look at Quesa on Cedar Springs

First things first, Quesa is not a Tex-Mex restaurant. “Our food has nothing to do with Tex-Mex,” owner Patricia Cabrera explained to me, “In Mexico, if you order a taco, they don’t give you rice and beans with it,” and the same rule applies to the tacos that are served at the new Cedar Springs restaurant.

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Eight Bells and Expo Bar and Grill To Open in Exposition Park

Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners, the investment company with a big stake in Expo Park real estate, just sent word with the two new concepts moving into the old Meridian Room and Amsterdam Bar spaces. (Amsterdam closed its doors just last week.) Anyway, I live right around the corner, so, color me excited.

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