Asian pear nabe
Thai strawberry shortcake
Forget chignons and man buns: Top Knot will now best be known as the Dallas sister restaurant of sushi hot spot Uchi. The new concept, which actually sits atop Uchi on Maple Avenue, complements the latter’s highbrow vibe with a more playful menu of shareable plates that mix the flavors of Southeast Asia, Latin America and Japan.
The gourmet East-meets-West fusion is no surprise: Chef de cuisine Angela Hernandez is half-Mexican, half-Korean, and has worked under celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and José Andrés. “The hot fried chicken sandwich is my favorite,” she says. “We spent over four months perfecting it … You have it once, and you’ll crave it.”
Pair it with a Sparrow’s Nest cocktail, which blends Espolón tequila and Chambord with vanilla and ginger ale. But make your reservation posthaste — after all, the waiting list downstairs at Uchi is infamously long. Top Knot, 2817 Maple Ave., 214.855.1354.