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Brenner Hits Nobu With 2 Stars, and More Reviews

Leslie Brenner went to Nobu: The Crescent Court outpost of the famed sushi restaurant is more "a place for the well-heeled to relax" than a place for sushi fanatics to have a fantastic meal, but either way you'll pay a pretty penny. There are some solid dishes, like tiradito Nobu-style, extremely pricey Wagyu beef, but the sushi "generally disappoint[s]," and the omakase option is sadly uninspired. Two stars. [DMN]

Eve-Hill Angus reviewed Ellen's Southern Kitchen: The comfortable West End eatery does elevated Southern food right, like fluffy buttermilk pancakes, "luxurious, skillet-cooked mac and cheese," and a killer chicken-fried steak with gravy that's "velvety, perfectly peppery and studded with sausage." Sides including green beans and mashed sweet potatoes are treated with respect, and the Southern hospitality and reasonable prices make it a place you'll want to return to over and over. [DMN]

Scott Reitz waited in line at Pecan Lodge: He merely confirms what most of us already know — that the unassuming barbecue stand at the Dallas Farmers Market is turning out the city's best smoked meats, from luscious brisket and snappy sausage to pulled pork and the "intimidating and intoxicating" beef rib, the flavor of which "rivals even the brisket." Better get there early, though; their appearances on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and the recent Texas Monthly top 50 list mean the lines are longer than ever. [Observer]

Teresa Gubbins reviewed Cafe 43: The restaurant at the new Bush Library at SMU offers a menu that's "a people-pleaser that offends no one and accommodates all tastes," much unlike the former president himself. A wide array of salads, including seared ahi tuna version and a smoked chicken salad are carefully and attractively presented; appetizers like housemade ricotta with crostini are "large and thus good for sharing." The standout entree is a housemade pasta with mushrooms and asparagus, but there's also beef tenderloin, an omelet, and "pristine seafood options" of halibut and arctic char. []

[Photo credit: Nobu]

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