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Sushi Mocki Brings the SMU Roll to Mockingbird Station

Plus a sexy speakeasy in Bishop Arts and the Henry brings the Hamptons to Dallas in this week’s dining intel

Red Raider Roll at Sushi Mocki combines spicy tuna, avocado, salmon and tuna, all topped with ginger dressing.
The Red Raider Roll at Sushi Mocki.
Sushi Mocki
Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

There’s a new sushi spot coming to Dallas to satisfy your rock and roll (sorry, we had to) needs. Sushi Mocki will open in Mockingbird Station on Thursday, July 7. And with it comes a few specialty rolls just for Dallasites. The SMU roll has seriously piqued our interest. It’s got shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, cucumber, and avocado topped with crab meat, tempura flakes, spicy mayo, wasabi sauce and unagi sauce. There’s also the Uptown roll, featuring peppered tuna combined with crawfish and jalapenos and topped with crab meat, spicy tuna and avocado, sriracha sauce, spicy mayo and unagi sauce. That’s a lot of local flavors.

It’ll be open for lunch and dinner service seven days a week, with a full dinner dining service commencing on July 15. Find it at 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 130, Dallas, TX 75206.

The SMU Roll at Sushi Mocki contains hrimp tempura, spicy tuna, cucumber, and avocado topped with crab meat, tempura flakes, spicy mayo, wasabi sauce and unagi sauce.
The SMU Roll at Sushi Mocki.
Sushi Mocki

Dallas is trying to catch up with Fort Worth on the speakeasy front

As this trend passes east, Bishop Arts is getting its own little Speakeasy. Done in an art deco style that’s a nod to the Prohibition-era 1920s, the Branca Room is a little spot opening inside Chimichurri. Like the restaurant, it will celebrate Argentinian and Italian culture. It will feature a dozen signature cocktails on opening, all created with house-made amaro and vermouth.

The Order of the Foresters is particularly intriguing, made with Fernet-Branca, green chartreuse, pisco caravedo, pandan, lemon and basil. That’s a list of ingredients one doesn’t often see used in current cocktail culture — long live green chartreuse!

Find them at 324 W 7th Street. The Branca Room is open as of Friday, July 1.

The bar at the Branca Room in Bishop Arts is gold plated with tin tiles and backlit to dramatic effect.
The bar at the Branca Room in Bishop Arts.
The Branca Room

It’s the Hamptons, darling

If you’re a rose all-day queen, the Henry in Uptown is ready to make your coastal grandmother summer dreams come true. It is hosting a seasonal pop-up from July 6 to September 5, where the rooftop bar and the menu will be transformed into a Hamptons getaway. Sadly, the Henry is unable to bring the ocean to Dallas, but it will bring you lobster rolls, crab cakes, frito misto, and a whole slew of summer-worthy cocktails, including a South Hamptons Sangria made with guava, pineapple lemon, brandy, and white wine and a Lavish Pina Colada made with rum, spiced rum, pineapple, lime and crème de coconut.

Join them at 2301 Akard Street St., #250.

The Henry in Uptown is dressed in light blue for the Hamptons summer season.
It’s Hampton at the Henry.
The Henry

The Henry

2301 N Akard St Ste 250, Dallas, TX 75201 (972) 677-9560 Visit Website

The Branca Room

324 West Seventh Street, , TX 75208