by Angela Hopkins photos by Mary Szefcyk
Dreaming of a dining experience in a beach atmosphere? Fresh seafood, cold beverages, sun kissing your skin, picnic tables, and a huge patio. Hook, Line, & Sinker may leave the sand in Galveston, however they bring you the motor from the boat, and prefer you wear your flip flops. Come on in.
John Tuma, Hook, Line and Sinker founder has been pleasing seafood lovers for 17 years. His original location, still on Lemmon Ave, has locals coming back time and time again. John has paired up with Markus Pineyro of Urban Taco and created the Del Sur Restaurant Group. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef John Tesar will debut lunch and brunch service at his four-star seafood restaurant in Dallas’ Preston Center, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, on Sunday, May 12th. Kicking off with a special Mother’s Day brunch menu, Spoon will open for weekday lunch and Sunday brunch. Earlier this week Tesar opened his doors at noon for a special media tasting, and we have some good news: Spoon is just as good during the day as it is in the evening.
For brunch, expect to see dishes that highlighting fresh, sustainable seafood such as smoked salmon and caviar omelet, soft shell crab BLT, and orange dusted lobster and olive oil-poached artichokes. The lineup will also include some non-fish dishes such as eggs royal, steak and eggs, and hazelnut brioche French toast with Irish bacon and Vermont maple syrup. Continue reading
By Steven Doyle
Rick Oruch at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill sends word that he received his first wild Alaskan Halibut of the season – days ahead of the rest of the market. Sometimes it’s all about connections I suppose. Rick and the team just cut into this big boy .. They have it in the fish market for $32.99/lb, and should have Halibut and chips on the menu for $21.99 by tonight. Sea Breeze is our go to Seafood Market in Plano, and they always have a nice selection plus some tasty fare on the menu.
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
All good things are worth the wait, and for seafood lovers in East Dallas this never rang truer than for 20 Feet Seafood Joint owned and operated by Marc Cassel and his lovely chef-partner Susan Fries, to whom he is engaged. The tiny restaurant located next to two East Dallas sweethearts, Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House has already made quite the splash with local residents and foodmongers. There is a good reason why, the food is delicious and very affordable. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The seafood revolution in Dallas continues strong and we are particularly happy to see this strong trend continue to grow. With more restaurants sourcing amazing oysters from all coastal waters in the US, the selection has never been greater. Many restaurants can serve up fish selections like tilapia and salmon, but these can be the most uninteresting selections when so much more is being brought into our city.
One of the bright stars in this trend is Sea Breeze in Plano. What started as a small market and an even smaller restaurant with counter service, Sea Breeze recently expanded to a full-sized concern with table service and even more room for fresh fish to take home. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I am not Catholic or Lutheran so I do not fully grasp the whole Lent concept. I know from an outsider’s point of view that there is some fasting and penance going on, so that would pretty much leave me out of that whole business. There is also something called Joyous Saturday, but aren’t all Saturdays joyous? Mine certainly are.
Then we have all these pre-Lenten activities which is an opportunity for excess. This makes the whole season seem much more appetizing for those of us on the outside of things. Mardi Gras could create converts, to be sure. I maintain that the pope is not currently watching, so do as you wish. However, Catholics over the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat and from food made with meat. I am not sure how fish isn’t considered a meat, but this is the busiest time of year for our local fishmongers. Continue reading