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Our Favorite Pescaderia: Mambo Seafood

by Steven Doyle

Mambo Seafood opened on Northwest Highway just a few years back, and is located across the street from Pappas BBQ. For those unfamiliar with the Texas based casual dining chain, they are originally located in the Houston area and have since spread to other areas across Texas. You will typically find the restaurant nestled into primarily Hispanic neighborhoods as this seems to be their target market.  As any Texan who is grocery savvy knows, this does not preclude anyone from joining in the fiesta.        Continue reading

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I Like Pie: Key Lime at Rex’s Seafood

rex'sby Steven Doyle

A recent visit to Rex’s netted us some pretty wonderful seafood dishes, great wines and one of our favorite pies, the slightly sweet, tart and creamy key lime.

The big specials at Rex’s are the lobster roll on Friday’s and the lobster club sandwich on Saturday.  Currently you may take advantage of the salmon that is swimming in from Alaska, and one of the many offerings such as a crab topped redfish with a beurre blanc, or the meaty swordfish that is served simply with sea salt and pepper.   Continue reading

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Sea Breeze Fish Market in Plano Offers Classes, House Made Gefilte Fish and More


For the past three years, Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill has offered monthly cooking classes.  However, in the past year, the classes have begun to sell out before they could be announced to the public.  Therefore, beginning last month, Sea Breeze began offering TWO cooking classes each month.  Classes will traditionally the second fourth Sunday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m.  March classes will be on April 12 and April 26.  Guests in the classes will learn 3-4 seafood recipes, taste those recipes and enjoy wine pairings as well, all for $50 per person.  Class size is very limited, and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill at 972-473-2722.   Continue reading

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Seafood Shack For Lent

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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.

Catholics over the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat and from food made with meat. With that, this is the busiest time of year for our local fishmongers.    Continue reading

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A Peek Down The Grill On The Alley

by Steven Doyle

How The Grill on the Alley escaped us in the past is beyond our comprehension. The restaurant located just outside the Dallas Galleria has quietly been serving up some classic dishes, along with some of the best steaks and seafood that can be found in Dallas for the past 9 years.

General Manager and chef Daniel Winans oversees the restaurant with a careful eye and strolls the room often to ensure each guest is comfortable. The restaurant, which originally hails from Beverly Hills, is a throw- back to more refined times when big dishes were served with expert care.       Continue reading

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Lazaranda Means Incredible Fish In Crave Language

by Steven Doyle

I recently had some beautiful dishes at Lazaranda in Addison, including a Sea Bass Ajillo, which is a seared Sea Bass with garlic and gaujillo peppers along with a dash of orange juice and tomato sauce. A true stand out. You may have heard about the small  group of restaurants from Mexico, with its single location in the States in the food capital of Addison, Texas Continue reading

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Foodie Finds Abound in the Coastal Town of Rockport Texas

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by Joey Stewart

This popular destination for tourists and fishermen is about a 6-hour drive from Dallas and houses dozens of restaurants featuring fried fish, BBQ and burgers. Over the last few years, however, it’s become a town where chefs from all over have made their home and brought with them award-winning dishes and concepts that rise above the “fried seafood platter”. The area also hosts several food festivals each year such as “Coastal Flavors Weekend” and “Oysterfest”. So next time you find yourself as one of the lucky ones relaxing, fishing, swimming, or boating, head over to one of these gems and enjoy a fine meal and a glass or two of wine. Continue reading


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