Dragon Bowl: Pan-Asian and Casually Cool

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Poring over the new menu at Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro on a recent Friday night, I was stunned to see options at the Heights hangout such as a Third Coast hand roll with crispy fried oysters and jalapeño relish, and a crispy duck curry with a confit of leg in a Thai-style red curry. When I'd heard that Michael dei Maggi — former chef-owner at The Rockwood Room and most recently of the now-closed Caffe Bello — had been hired by Dragon Bowl's owner Ken Bridge to revamp the menu at the low-key, pan-Asian bistro, I hadn't known what to expect. And now I knew. PHOTOS BY THEO SANTOS