There is no doubt we truly appreciate what Jon Alexis has done for the seafood climate in Dallas. The young owner of TJ’s Seafood Market located on Preston at Forest Lane continually does his personal best to bring in the freshest seafood and educate the public any way he can on the good nature of fish. Alexis often sends us reports to place on craveDFW. Continue reading
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Just in time for the Super Bowl, TJ’s Seafood Market invites you to stop by their shop on Preston at noon this Saturday to ramp up your grilling skills. At the free class you will learn tricks of the trade and grill with cedar planks, wraps & skewers.
There will be plenty of fun and samples of fresh seafood at the class. Be sure to ask owner Jon Alexis if he prefers New England or Manhattan style chowder.
It’s cool and misty out and this weather almost always screams for soup to fend off the chill. I made a bodacious tank of home-made chicken noodle soup this week that will last me through the winter, but what really makes the cut this time of year is something spicy. And preferably with hand stretched noodles. There are a few great options in the area including the Beef Stew Noodle Soup at King’s Noodles, which is fantastic year round.
Another fantastic choice, also off the beaten path, is Chef Hsu located south of Royal Lane on Harry Hines just on the cusp of K Town.
Giving Chef Hsu a good study you might be disarmed by the giant Chinese buffet in the large front room. Dismiss this area regardless the time of day and insist on the smallish room to the left that is swarmed by mostly Korean-Americans. This is where you find the real menu. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Joy Jangles, who contributes to craveDFW in the Sunday Brunch Series each week, owner of the delicious blog Joylicious, and one of the best photographers in the city is looking to start her own food program which will initially be run as a web-cast. Continue reading
Saturday afternoon we attended the GALT cooking class at Mercury hosted by chef Chris Ward. GALT is the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas who is known for their zealous rescues and care for the athletic animals.
Besides being absolutely beautiful, greyhounds thrive on human companionship, love to be the center of attention, and make wonderful household pets. Continue reading
DUO, the kitchen store concept from Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, has released its schedule of September and October cooking classes. Home cooks will learn tips and tricks from some of Dallas’ best chefs, with topics ranging from fusion cuisine and cooking for two to everyone’s favorite football season activity, tailgating. And while not a class, don’t forget that the first Thursday of each month is “Sip and Shop.” Come to DUO on October 6th to enjoy discounted prices and free specialty drinks from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Looking at the line-up you will see some of the top Dallas chefs passing through the doors at DUO including Pyles, Fearing, McCallister and of course chef Rathbun. Continue reading
Last evening I had a chance to catch up with a friend who was attending a cooking class and decided to join her. The class seemed a bit different than most as it was set in a private chefs home. I was told that she had installed a wood burning oven and was offering pizza-making classes.
Walking into the residence I was a bit apprehensive, but was immediately greeted by the group of women that had gathered and handed a nice glass of wine. The wine flowed freely through out the evening making the group a bit louder and certainly more soulful.
Gail Waxman owns Bubble and in her home she has one of the finest pizza ovens made by Renato which are actually created locally in Garland. Many restaurants have these ovens installed in their kitchens including Zanata in Rockwall and Plano. The Rockwall location has a bank of the ovens installed, and they are quite pricey. Chef Waxman’s oven cost her nearly 30 grand, a major investment but one she is quite happy with. She not only teaches but also entertains, and the ability to make 6 pies at once comes in handy. Continue reading