Sushi Bayashi, Trinity Groves

I love sushi, but unfortunately, my boyfriend does not. To get around that, I always suggest getting sushi when catching up with my friends or doing girls nights to get my fix. Fortunately, I was lucky the other night when one of my friends replied  “yes!” to meeting at Sushi Bayashi in the Dallas Trinity Groves area.

Sushi Bayashi in the Dallas Trinity Groves

We started with some happy hour sake since their happy hour is from 5-7 everyday, even on the weekends! Love that. And after perusing the menu of tempting entrees, we decided on three rolls:

  • A spicy tuna roll – this roll was yummy but a typical tuna roll. If you are into the basics, this roll is not a bad option.
  • A coconut crusted soft shell crab roll – Soft shell crab is, by far, one of my favorite Japanese dishes and, mixing those flavors with coconut and a peanut dipping sauce, is a culinary feat. I will be day dreaming about this roll until I go back for more!
  • An eel roll with basil cream and eel sauce drizzle – You must try this roll! My dinning companion had never had eel and couldn’t get enough of this roll, so naturally, we had a chopstick fight to determine winner of the last few pieces. The picture of this roll, featured below, does not to it justice (got to love ambiance lighting that doesn’t bode well for picture taking), so feel free to order it, take a picture of your own, and post it below with how much you love this roll too!

Eel roll with basil drizzle

A few things to note –

  • The rolls range from $7-$24, a little more pricey than usual. Our specialty rolls were about $14 – $15 each but totally worth every penny.
  • The online menu is complete from the entrée side, but not for sushi. I heard great reviews about this place but was a little worried after looking online and not seeing many roll options. Rest assured, the sushi menu is much more flushed out when you are actually at Sushi Bayashi.

Overall, if you are a sushi lover like me, Sushi Bayashi is basically guaranteed to be a winner in your book too!

Chocolate Art

I have a habit of being early to things and, the other night, I was about 20 minutes early to a dinner at Sushi Bayashi in the Trinity Groves area of Dallas. I decided to walk around and check out the area and came across Kate Weiser Chocolate. I am a self-proclaimed choco-holic – 100% addicted to coco – so of course, I had to go in.

The chocolates in the display case were little pieces of art. I started chatting with the lady behind the counter and she told me all about how the chocolates are all hand painted. They were in the process of painting some of the chocolates while I was in the store and invited me back to watch their process. It was really interesting and I couldn’t wait to see if the chocolates tasted as delicious as they looked. The chocolatiers paint on a regular basis and you can see the process take place from the shop, so I definitely recommend watching the process when this happens!

From Caramelized Pineapple, Mango Habanero, Lavender Apricot, to Fresh Mint, the flavor profiles are creative and delightful. I bought some Strawberry Basil, Passion Fruit, and Truffle Honey chocolates they completely melted in my mouth. Absolutely delicious.


In all, if you are looking for a tasty chocolate treat for you or a loved one, Kate Weiser Chocolate are sure to take you to choco-holic heaven.

Casa Rubia, Trinity Groves Dallas

Casa Rubia

For any parties greater than four, I always recommend my favorite Spanish tapas place: Casa Rubia. With a complex menu of seasonally changing deliciousness, you can get a scrumptious assortment of meats and cheeses to pair with a glass of Spanish wine for an appetizer, and then continue the fun in a mix-and-match shared plate feast.

Our night in a tasty nutshell:

  •  Chicken Liver Mousse, Macetilla Vinaigre, pickled vegetables, two cheeses, and mixed Spanish olives so delectable they converted the non-olive eater in our party to an enthusiast!
  • Crispy Artichokes, Meyer Lemon, Fresno Chile Mojama, Saffron Aioli (featured above)
  • Cape Cod Mussels, Sour Orange, Sherry Herbs, Smoked Trout Roe, Dill Potato Chips
  • Crispy Brussel Sprouts, 44 Farms Beef Belly, Mojo Picon, Scallion, Mint, Pomegranate (featured above)
  • Toasted Fideos, Chistorra, Gulf Shrimp, Crispy Calamari, Charred Citrus Aioli (featured above)
  • And, my new personal favorite, Cauliflower Confit, Red Onion Marmalade, Capers, Olives, Pimenton Crumb, Rosemary Brown Butter

Another perk of this restaurant gem is that it is in Trinity Groves, so you can walk off your meal by checking out the resultants down the patio for your next food experience!