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Yamazaki Japanese Whisky Comes to Tei-An in Dallas

I was intrigued when Tei-An sent me an invitation to a Japanese whisky tasting. I had tasted Scotch, Canadian, and Irish whiskies and Bourbon. Each had its own separate character. Given the isolated development of Japanese food culture–although it now has taken the world by storm and, in the case of our area, it looks […]

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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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Yutaka Sushi Bistro Chef Instructs D Magazine Intern How to Make the Best Sushi in Dallas

Elizabeth Johnstone, a member of this summer’s talented intern army here at D HQ, wasn’t satisfied merely to read that the best sushi in Dallas can be found at Yutaka Sushi Bistro. Being a curious sort, and having studied film at NYU, she was driven to make a short film wherein she would go head […]

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Kenichi Dallas: First Saké Festival and Second Level II Saké Expert

Kenichi Dallas is throwing a Saké Festival on April 8 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Expand or begin your knowledge at the festival—there will be 40-50 sakes available for tasting along with light nibbles from Kenichi’s sushi bar. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best collection of sake experts in […]

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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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