OUT AND ABOUT: Eating Vegan Sushi

Lunch at Blue Sushi Sake Grill with the grill. (PHOTO: Bianca R. Montes)

I have a confession to make.

As a Dallas vegan, my favorite restaurant isn’t Spiral Diner & Bakery, V-Eats, or El Palote. It’s Blue Sushi Sake Grill. Yeah, at first mention I am sure that sounds wrong – but trust me, it’s 100 percent accurate.

Back in the day, BV (before vegan), getting sushi with my girls was one of my favorite ways to spend a long lunch or a Friday night. That obviously changed when I stopped eating fish. And while I’ve been able to find options at restaurants since, nothing really felt worth it. Until I met Blue Sushi Sake Grill.


Summer Excitement Begins With Packing

Tips for making sure your camp is ready this summer. (Courtesy photo)

The good news is you probably have many things your child needs for camp in your house. Take the packing list (usually found on the camp website or in the welcome packet) and check around the house before heading off to the store.

Find out how often the camp offers laundry service. Most likely, you will only need to pack enough clothes for one to two weeks.


Lions Upset ESD, But Fall in Title Game

St. Mark’s reached the title game of the THSLL state tournament before falling to The Woodlands on Sunday in Round Rock. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

By Michael Shapiro / Special Contributor

ROUND ROCK — One day after notching a semifinal win over rival ESD in the state semifinals, St. Mark’s fell to The Woodlands in the championship game at the Texas High School Lacrosse League state tournament on Sunday.

With the 10-6 loss, the Lions enter their offseason still searching for the program’s first state title since 2013.

“We tried to close the gap after falling behind today, but [The Woodlands] had a little too much offense,” St. Mark’s head coach Hayward Lee said. “Congrats to The Woodlands, they were the best team I saw this year, and we couldn’t quite keep up.”


Letting Faith Overcome Fear

Alexis Wagoner takes a break from her sales career to foster children. (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

Have you ever wanted to send God a text message simply stating, “LOL?”

Alexis Wagoner has.

The University Park mother of three has found herself finding God in the smallest of details more and more since opening her home to a foster child.


A Night to Remember

Christina Yielding. (Photo: 2nd2Nunn Photography)

No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party Chair Leslie Frye created A Night to Remember at the thirteenth annual fundraiser for AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD), presented by The Purple Foundation. On April 7, more than 1,500 guests joined Frye, Honorary Co-Chairs Dr. Steven Pounders and Kameron Westcott, and Publicity Chair Susan Friedman, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum to celebrate ASD, which has been creating and strengthening communities for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS since the 1980’s.


Youth QB Minicamp Returning to Jesuit

Bill Reagan has been mentoring young quarterbacks for decades. His youth camp comes to Jesuit this month.

Longtime college football coach Bill Reagan will again bring his series of elite youth quarterback camps to Jesuit’s Postell Stadium from May 30 through June 1.

Reagan, a former assistant coach at Notre Dame and head coach at the NCAA Division II level, started Top Gun Quarterback Training in 2003 and has mentored and trained more than 150 quarterbacks since.

Reagan’s minicamp at Jesuit will include two sessions each day — grades 5-8 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., and grades 9-12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Space is limited to the first 12 quarterbacks for the younger camp, and eight QBs for the older group. Cost ranges from $215 to $230, which includes a T-shirt.