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Now open: An izakaya, a bacon-bar, stuffed burgers and sushi

Matthew Odam

Dojo Sake Bar and Izakaya has opened at 9070 Research Blvd. The restaurant features a menu of fried (tomato croquette, chicken kara-age and kewpie shrimp), steamed (whitefish, drunken clams) and grilled (pork cheek and spinach) dishes, along with limited sushi offerings and both a miso and vegan miso ramen. In Izakaya tradition, the Dojo serves a host of alcohols (wine, sake, beer, sake-based cocktails and liquor) and is open very late. The Dojo celebrates its opening with a party Saturday at 8 p.m. that include a teppan cook-off, sake tasting, sake carafe painting and origami lessons. Tickets to the party are $5 and $10 for the sake blind-tasting event and can be purchased at Proceeds from the event will go to the Dell Children’s Medical Center. (

Briarcliff Bistro and Bacon Bar is now open at 108 Pace Bend Rd. near Pace Bend Park. The restaurant serves classic (potato skins) and non-traditional (pineapple-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon) bar appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches (like their Infamous BLT, which features 10 slices of bacon). Oink. The restaurant has a full bar and is currently open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (

Momo Korean Cuisine & Sushi is now open at 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd (Ste. 119) in the former Maharaja Indian Cafe. The restaurant, which serves sushi and Korean dishes such as bulgogi and bibimbap, is open from Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for dinner, and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (512-249-9122)

Purveyors of sinful, stuffed burgers, Your Mom’s Burger Bar is now open at 705 Hwy. 290 in the Oak Hill Centre at the corner of William Cannon Dr. This second location of Your Mom’s is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. (