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Chalk Talk: Fontana Candida Makes A Swell Frascati

I admit I was skeptical when Lars Leicht, director of communications at Banfi Wine, contacted to say he was bringing a winemaker Mauro Merz of Fontana Candida into town. He said he had “some very exciting newly released Frascatis to show” at a tasting he had planned at Steel.  I’ve always considered wines from Frascati, […]

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New Mexican Restaurant to Open in Sushi Axiom Cedar Springs Location

Nancy reported yesterday that Sushi Axiom in Cedar Springs is closing doors. The owners of Sushi Axiom and their business partner, Monica Greene, have decided to open a new (unnamed) Mexican concept restaurant in its stead. Sushi Axiom will move over to Addison and open in the space where Cyclone Anaya’s once occupied that area […]

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Four New Sushi Rolls at RA Sushi in Plano’s Shops at Legacy

As if on cue: RA (pronounced “raw”) Sushi in Plano’s Shops at Legacy, has introduced a host of new menu items from lobster with garlic sugar snap peas to Shishito pepper tapas, but the real standouts are the chef’s four new sushi rolls: The Pacific Roll is a spicy mix of albacore tuna, cilantro, jalapeño, […]

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DUO Opens in Grand Style

You have to know when two of Dallas’ smart, successful and impecably stylish women come together to create an “all things culinary” concept that it is going to be good, especially when the names Fearing and Rathbun are behind it. Last night Tracy Rathbun and Lynea Fearing welcomed a chic gathering of Dallasites to their new […]

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Sake To Me! Niigata Sake Debuts at Tei An

Yesterday afternoon, a contingent of Japan’s most notable sake makers from the Niigata province converged in Tei An in One Arts Plaza for a sake tasting and rice-wine education. Turns out there’s a lot more to sake than the hot bottle that appears in front of you at the neighborhood sushi bar. (In fact, of […]

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Update on Matthew Antonovich Restaurant in “Dallas’ Most Exciting Neighborhood”

Hey kids in the peanut gallery! Matthew Antonovich wants to hear you sing! Chef Matthew “Sipango,etc.” Antonovich is planning to open a ginormous “first Thai steakhouse in America” in a yet undisclosed location. More details here. The concept sounds bizarre/overly ambitious, but chef Matthew won me over with this money quote: “God bless the recession […]

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