Here's a promising, if rather cryptic bit of news to close out the week: Sounds like Teiichi Sakurai, chef and owner of One Arts Plaza gem Tei-An and the just-opened ramen spot Ten, is working on another restaurant concept. The announcement comes via Tei-An's Facebook page:
Sakurai also founded Henderson Avenue's Tei Tei and Lower Greenville's Teppo — which specialize in robata-style grilled foods and yakitori, respectively — though he has since sold both restaurants. The chef already has a monopoly on soba noodles and ramen; perhaps it'll be an izakaya-style drinking den with grilled and fried snacks (a la the now-defunct Sharaku Sake Lounge)? A casual sushi bar? A sushi delivery app? (Kidding, sort of.) Sky's the limit; stay tuned as we wait for Teiich to spill the beans.