Shinsei partners' mantra is simple and palatable; family and community above all.

 Pictured (l to r)  - owners Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun

Pictured (l to r)  - owners Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun

Lynae Fearing and Tracy Rathbun are driving Dallas’ love for Shinsei and sending it right back out into the community.

To Shinsei’s owners, nurturing successful and trendy restaurants is parallel to their calling as moms who value their community.

You’ll find the Shinsei name attached to the Vogel Alcove, where the mission is to help children overcome the traumatic effects of homelessness. The partners have not only worked directly on several events benefiting the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless, they’ve opened Shinsei’s doors to raise the funds.

You’ll also find Shinsei backing the Genesis Women’s Shelter’s mission to assist women caught in domestic violence situations.

“I was born and raised in Dallas and I love this city. I feel very blessed in my life and I want to give back,” Lynae Fearing said. True to form, she was at the Genesis shelter’s recent 25th annual luncheon with a generous Shinsei donation to the Queen for a Day raffle package, as actress Hilary Swank delivered the keynote address.

Tracy Rathbun credits stellar mentorship through her 20 years of restaurant and management experience for instilling a strong sense of community service.

“The one common thread between all these mentors was the understanding that you must help other people and give back to your community in order to live a fulfilled life,” she said, noting that acts of service are “a mantra we can pass onto to our children.”

It’s family and community above all at Shinsei and at Lovers Seafood and Market, around the corner at 5200 W. Inwood Road, where the partners spread their magic in spring 2017.

But even while kicking off another culinary masterpiece at Lovers Seafood and Market, Tracy Rathbun was co-chairing the March 2017 Heroes & Handbags benefit for the Heroes for Children charity to help families whose children are diagnosed with cancer.

“The charities that touch our hearts are the ones centered around women and children,” said Lynae Fearing, who, with Tracy’s husband Kent Rathbun, helped the Dallas Arboretum celebrate its Year of the Childrens Garden by judging its Gardenlicious kids cookoff, where kids grades 1-8 created healthy dishes.

And there’s always an eye to what Shinsei and its owners can do next as Lynae sums up succinctly. 

"As business partners and friends, we know and believe that anything is possible.  Just watch."

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"As business partners and friends, we know and believe that anything is possible.  Just watch."
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