Date Me in Deep Ellum: Niwa Japanese BBQ

Date me in Deep Ellum! Take me to Niwa Japanese BBQ. Puh-lease! This is going to be a new series. Because it needs to happen. Here’s why. It’s not news that Deep Ellum is like, a THING now. It’s full of awesome stuff. Places to eat and drink and walls to take photos in front […]

Hey There Nikkei

Hey There Nikkei… The newest hot spot in Uptown had only been open a few nights when I snuck in for a peek and a few choice sips. Nikkei, which is named for the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine (yes, it’s a thing, lucky us), is a sexy little spot that will leave you […]

Shinsei: A Dallas Mainstay For Everyday Celebrations

Was my birthday dinner better than yours? Possibly. Did you spend yours with good friends and Shinsei? Well, let’s just say I’m a lucky girl, and also let’s not talk about how old I am. Oh. And let’s start with dessert, shall we?   Banana pudding goodness. Four spoons. I’m not entirely sure if the […]

Black Ship Little Katana Docks at the Omni Downtown

Sushi is my jam. I have my favorites, as we all do, but I’m always looking for new sushi bars to sidle up to. When I was invited to a media tasting at Black Ship Little Katana, a sister restaurant to Katana and Little Katana (inside the Galleria and over on Travis in Uptown, respectively), […]

Sneak Peek Q&A: A Chat with Top Knot’s Chef Angela Hernandez

Prior to its exciting opening next Wednesday night, I sat down with chef Angela Hernandez to ask her a few questions about Top Knot. It’s one of my favorite interviews of late. Head to the Dallas Observer’s Food and Drink blog to read what she had to say in my Top Knot sneak peek.   […]

A Taste of Wabi House on Greenville Avenue

Wabi House opened on Greenville, just shy of Ross, so I headed right over because noodles. And raw fish. And cocktails. But life’s short, right? Right. So here’s our dessert, first: Black sesame creme brûlée. If you like sesame flavor, you will love this. The sesame is intensified by the sugar and caramelized and just […]

Peep the Uchi Dallas menu right here, right now!

There’s good sushi, there’s bad sushi, and there’s sushi that’s just okay. Then there’s Uchi. Uchi is something entirely different. It’s another category. It’s an experience. Uchi celebrates the product, the purity and quality and perfection of sushi, but it also is about creating dishes (see Kamo Nabe with duck, mushroom and chili, pictured left) that you haven’t seen […]