Sushi Restaurant to Open in Trinity Groves, Italian in Bishop Arts

Trinity Groves

The latest stage in Phil Romano's quest to take over the culinary universe is the planned opening of Sushi Bayashi, a casual sushi bar. Late last night, the Morning News scooped the latest addition to the gamut of fine dining at Trinity Groves. Romano is describing it as "an everyday kind of sushi bar." Leading the kitchen will be chef Yuki Hirabayashi, who left Kenichi, Victory Park's sushi lounge, in October.

Sushi Bayashi joins the list of upcoming Trinity Groves openings with Cake Bar, Potato Flats, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Didi's Tamale Diner, a new Off-Site Kitchen, Beignet Bridge Club and St. Rocco's.

Meanwhile, over in Bishop Arts District, chef and restauranteur David Rice announced plans to open Bocce's in the former Inforzato's space. This new Italian restaurant will serve homemade sauces and pastas. And according to SideDish, Rice is developing a late-night menu.

As the name Bocce's might imply, Rice also hopes that the restaurant will have a full indoor bocce court, eventually. But first, his plans are to give Bishop Arts an Italian joint that doesn't require a reservation months in advance (we're still waiting on our table, Lucia).

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Congratulations Yuki.  I met Yuki when he was brand new to this country and he was working at Sushi on McKinney.  He would practice his English with me.


I lived in Dallas for 3 years 09-12, and LOVED IT more than where I am originally from  ( Houston ) " please BOO the Shit out of H-town, I really don't mind. Dallas is hands down way classier, more advanced in transportation, the people for the most part care about themselves in terms of health per se, and the amount of things to do there is awesome. I'm excited to moving back real soon and can't wait to take in all of the new stuff that is popping up in Bishop Arts and all over.

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@rubberduky  are you for real? don't take that the wrong way, nice to see some positive feedback. doubt you'll ever be considered to write for the Observer (much less comment!)


Yeah when I moved there in 09 I was geeked out by the light rail system, I even took pictures of the super long escalator at City Place. I didn't have a car the 1st year, but I had no problems getting anywhere the whole time. White Rock Lake is the bomb, and found out the hard way how long it is around when I rode by Trek. Countin' down the weeks  :)

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