Acura MDX teaser photos show an upscale interior

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After teasing us with an exterior image of the fourth-generation Acura MDX a week ago, Acura has now followed up with images of the interior. The exterior teaser was done up in “Tron” style, but these interior shots go beyond outlines to reveal some details that are much less obscured.

Acura promises the MDX will be the “most premium and performance-focused” version of the SUV yet and has earned “elevated status” as the brand’s flagship. (Only about 1,000 of the RLX were sold in North America last year, vs. 52,000 of the MDX, so it seems the big sedan got demoted as flagship. Aw.)

The MDX’s instrument panel is lower and wider, Acura says, and the interior is trimmed out in real open-pore wood. The leather dash is “hand-wrapped” with French seams. All three rows of seating surfaces are quilted, with perforations done in a gradated design, and there is contrasting piping and stitching. Massaging front seats add to the premium experience.

Acura promises a variety of new technologies in the cabin, including what it calls the Acura Precision Cockpit, along with a mighty wide-looking HD infotainment screen and Acura’s dynamic ELS Studio 3D sound system with 25 speakers. (Where do they put them all?)

After Acura did great things with the RDX and the new 2021 TLX, we expect the MDX redesign will follow suit in reinvigorating the brand. The MDX will likely offer the same engines as in the TLX: a 272-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the base engine, and a 355-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine as an option. But we should know more about all of the above when the prototype Acura MDX — albeit a very-near-production prototype — will be revealed next Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

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New upscale Stone Oak Mexican restaurant Cuishe Cocina Mexicana opening Tuesday in San Antonio from Toro Kitchen + Bar team

At special events and festivals around San Antonio the last few years, co-owner Gerardo De Anda of the popular Spanish restaurant Toro Kitchen + Bar has made no secret that the food of Mexico would be his next quest.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, that quest becomes a reality with the opening of Cuishe Cocina Mexicana in Stone Oak, just a few doors down from where he opened the first Toro in 2017. A second location of Cuishe is coming Nov. 3 in St. Paul Square near downtown, close to the second location of Toro, according to Cuishe’s Facebook page.

Named for an agave plant used to make mezcal, Cuishe (pronounced KWEE-sheh) will feature more than 150 bottles of spirits distilled from agave, including tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla and bacanora, served straight up or mixed in a wide variety of cocktails served not just in glasses, but also in clay cups, gourds and even hollowed-out jalapeños.

The kitchen, overseen by Toro executive chef Juan Carlos Bazan, will showcase food from Central Mexico, with familiar dishes like Wagyu steak arrachera, enchiladas, sopes, street tacos made from an al pastor trompo and wood-fired snapper and less-familiar specialties like huitlacoche quesadillas, ant-larvae “caviar” called escamoles, flame-roasted octopus and “bichos,” an assortment of toasted scorpions, grasshoppers and worms served with guacamole.

The elegant space is divided into rooms with rustic accents, such as Mexican vaquero gear and the farm implements used to harvest agave.


Cuishe Cocina Mexicana, in Stone Oak at 115 N Loop 1604 E Suite 1118, cuishemx.com. In St. Paul Square at 119 Heiman St. Stone Oak hours: noon-11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. A brunch and lunch combination menu will be served each day, with dinner beginning at 3 p.m. Hours are not yet available for the downtown location.

Mike Sutter is a food and drink reporter and restaurant critic in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. To read more from Mike, become a subscriber. [email protected] | Twitter: @fedmanwalking | Instagram: @fedmanwalking

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McLean Home Offers Upscale Interior, Resort-Like Backyard

MCLEAN, VA — If you had the resort-like backyard of this McLean home, you’d try to stretch summer a little longer.

The seven-bedroom home is impressive in itself, offering upscale design flanked by a grand marble foyer and twin staircase. The master suite stands out with a rotunda vestibule and balcony overlooking the backyard. The view of the pool, waterfall and other features in the backyard are visible from many places inside.

But why enjoy the view inside when you can relax in the pool, spa or backyard terraces and porches? A pool house accompanies these features, offering a kitchenette, bath and more.

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  • Address: 911 Centrillion Dr, McLean, Virginia
  • Price: $3,475,000
  • Square Feet: 10475
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 9 Full and 2 Half Baths
  • Built: 2003
  • Features: A gem in the Reserve !! Beautiful and exquisit with contemporary flair !! Sited on over one acre with a breathtaking Resort style setting that includes a swimming pool, spa, tranquille stone water fall, porches, terraces and a terrific guest/ pool house with vaulted ceiling, kitchenette, private bath, changing room with shower and bath and additional play grounds. Over one million spent to create this gorgeous ambiance for exterior entertaining and private relaxation. The main level features a grand marble foyer from the front to the back of the house offering great flow for entertaining, a dramatic twin staircase flanked by a wall of bay windows on 3 levels overlooking the spectacular water fall, an elegant living room with marble fireplace, banquet sized dining room with adjoining bottlers pantry, private study that can be used as a first floor bedroom with a full bathroom and balcony overlooking the backyard. The family areas are designed for comfortable day to day living with a back staircase, gorgeous views to the pool and water fall, including a morning room with covered patio, a delightful family room with fireplace and built in bookcases, and a chef’s kitchen with custom contemporary cabinets, granite counters, center island, breakfast bar, big bay window, desk, Sub Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliances. The garage entry area, includes a mud room with coat closet, a spacious laundry room with access to the backyard, second powder room, a third staircase to the upper master studio and access to the 3 car garage. The upper level features an expansive master suite starting with an elegant rotonda vestibule which opens to the private sitting room and bedroom with double sided fireplace, 11 ft tray ceiling and a balcony overlooking the gorgeous backyard. His and Hers luxurious marble bathrooms, walk in closets and a studio/ exercise room. The upper level offers three additional large bedrooms with en-suite baths and a sizable office with balcony. The walk out lower level is an entertainer’s dream featuring a Recreation room with a large bay window, French doors opening to a covered slate patio , a perfect spot to enjoy the serene water fall, a Billiard room, home theater, game room, fully equipped
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