Oooh! Snapper!

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 6:15am

Kenichi ups its game with sushi menu from former Uchi chef Sho Mochido ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Last week, Kenichi — the workhorse of the Victory Park dining scene, the only original eatery to withstand the vagaries of that difficult-to-program development — revealed its full new sushi menu. In most contexts, the addition [...]

TASTING NOTES Brunch edition

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 at 7:20am

Knife debuts brunch menu in time for Easter; plus your best bets for Sunday ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Everyone knows that even if gays didn’t invent brunch, they perfected it as a social event. But when Easter comes along, all bets are off: It’s a free-for-all. Still, we’re happy to say that, just [...]

Pretty in pink

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

But she’s creating a mindset as much as a menu: Forget food-shaming and calling good meals “guilty pleasures.” Enjoy life! Tip a glass! Don’t skip dessert! There’s a reason the first three letters of diet are “D-I-E.”

Killa ’dillas?

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

Quesa re-imagines the quesadilla … but is that a good thing? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the deep-fried quesadilla! Yeah, I don’t get it, either. This is the thing: Most foods are defined by their preparation. Pastas are all water, egg and flour. Roll it into tubes, [...]

Winery primer

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 7:25am

At last count, there were more than 450 wineries in Napa Valley. Some favorites, both for the quality of wine and the experience of visiting the tasting room and grounds, include: Beaulieu Vineyard, Rutherford: founded in 1900 and set in a stately building offering full tours and tastings. Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga: the owner of [...]

DMN food critic Leslie Brennan ranks at the bottom of a national list

Posted on 19 Feb 2015 at 5:31pm

DMN food critic Leslie Brennan ranks at the bottom of a national list

Tasting notes: Valentine’s Day

Posted on 06 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Still planning a V-D dinner with your sweetheart? Here are our suggestions Valentine’s Day is one of the signal days of the year for dining out — especially for couples who are celebrating an anniversary or a milestone together. Restaurants know it, so they lure lovers with specials designed to encourage l’amour. Here’s our rundown [...]


Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Rodeo Goat isn’t the only place with hamburgers on its mind. Hopdaddy Burger Bar celebrates its Texas roots with the Ranch Hand Dan, a chicken patty topped with caramelized onions and bacon. Hurry! It’s only available ’til Feb. 8. Rodeo Goat also isn’t the only Tarrant-to-Dallas transplant. Eddy Thretipthuangsin of Cowtown’s Bite City Grill will [...]

Nice buns

Posted on 30 Jan 2015 at 6:15am

… But it’s what’s in between that gives Rodeo Goat its kick ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I don’t usually offer up a full-length review two weeks after a restaurant opens, but I made an exception for Rodeo Goat for two reasons: First, because it is across the street from my office and has [...]

Drive-by tasting: Yolk

Posted on 23 Jan 2015 at 11:44am

A first look at Yolk in One Arts Plaza … following its disastrous opening