The much loved Uptown seafood haunt, Shell Shack, is set to open its door in Plano sometime in March. The latest location is situated at Park and the Tollway, a popular hot spot for many new restaurants. We spoke today with one of the partners of Shell Shack, Dallas Hale, and he said that the equipment has already been delivered, all licenses were in place (typically the largest obstacle for any bar or restaurant), and he is just waiting for the build out to be finished and to train a new staff. This is exciting news for those that love spicy crabs, shrimp, and crawfish. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
This past weekend was filled with outdoor parties and merriment with small festivals and crawfish boils on nearly every street corner. Sunday looked a bit precarious with the early morning and afternoon rain, but just before the doors opened at Chicken Scratch, the skies opened and the music began to blare. The Zydeco Kings took their cue from nature and began to tap out some righteous tunes all the while chef Tim Byres did his thing al fresco, grilling oysters, boil up mud bugs and stirring the proverbial creole pot of gumbo. This was a celebration that most assuredly pleased King Creole himself. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Robert Bostick
On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Chef Tim Byres of Smoke, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, Bar Belmont and Outpost American Tavern and Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods, host the first annual Salute to King Creole Crawfish Festival at Chicken Scratch and The Foundry. Celebrating all things Louisiana, guests can “laissez les bon temps rouler” with crawfish tastings, drinks provided by Stoli Vodka and Peticolas Brewing Company, and live entertainment from the Zydeco Stingrays on The Foundry’s outdoor stage.
Beginning at 4:30pm, revelers are invited to let the good times roll with Creole tastings created by the joined forces of Jim Gossen and Chef Tim Byres. Tastes will be served throughout the compound at separate stations including a Gumbo Station, Oyster Station, and of course, an authentic Crawfish Boil Station filled with farm-raised Louisiana crawfish gussied up with special herbs and spices. Besides the good eatin’, festival-goers will enjoy cocktails provided by Stoli and beer provided by Dallas’ own Peticolas Brewing Company. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
For those who like to live life on the wild side, we offer you free crawfish and buck seventy-five domestic beers or cocktails at The Men’s Club, which is located at 2340 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. You can enjoy the feast from 2 to 9pm every Friday along with live music by the pool and, well, the scenery. Continue reading
Just when we thought crawfish season was kaput, we get a sweet love note from Jon Alexis at TJ’s Seafood Market reminding us that he has the last of the big crustaceans and he is taking orders for this weekend’s boils in North Texas.
Alexis is notorious for having the largest, the cleanest and the freshest crawfish in the city, and at a special $2.45 a pound these babies won’t last long. You must buy them buy the sack which on average weighs a cool 30 pounds, and you must pre-order by 3pm this Friday to guarantee your mud bugs. Continue reading