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Seafood Friday Isn’t Just For Catholics


Fish is an integral part of a healthy diet. While our good Catholic friends have a commanding reason to eat it today, so does everyone else. The FDA recommends that we each eat a minimum of 2-3 servings per week. You can knock out two of them today at lunch and dinner at these fine options here in Big D.   Continue reading

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Springtime Seafood Grilling Guide From TJ’s Seafood Market

seafod grillby Jon Alexis

It is time for grilling weather, and we are still deep up in our search for seafood in the Dallas area.  To help us out today, we are featuring TJ’s Seafood Market and their guide for quick and easy seafood on the grill at home. Of course we invite you to check out the latest at either of the TJ’s Dallas locations, including Preston-Forest and on Oak Lawn where they offer a dine-in option. Watch out for free grilling demos, plus you may always ask for TJ’s expert advice.

Jon tells us that he just received Boston Monkfish, which has a wonderful fleshiness  and flavor that is similar to lobster. He also has Gulf Redfish, and tomorrow will have live in-shell scallops from Cape Cod.

Here is Jon’s guide:   Continue reading

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Dallas Pictorial Seafood Guide

lionfishby Joey Stewart

It’s Friday again here in Lentenville. That means no meat for many. Here are some of the best seafood options in Dallas to help you avoid that lightning bolt, and guide you in the right direction.   Continue reading

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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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Seafood Shack For Lent

seafood-shack1by 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.

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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Swimming With Franchesca Nor At Dive Coastal

DSC09826by Steven Doyle

Franchesca Nor is this intelligent and vibrant restaurateur who owns Dive Coastal Cuisine located in Snider Plaza, just across from SMU in University Park. As the chef-owner she is backed up with plenty of industry knowledge as a  summa cum laude graduate from Johnson and Wales. While in school she interned for Chef Allen Susser, owner of Aventura and the innovator of New World Cuisine and founder of the Mango Gang. After graduation she as heavily involved in all aspects of hospitality including events, public relations, concierge work, catering and partnered with Ernesto Arguello to start a  boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach called STAY at Lincoln.

Nor eventually moved to Dallas to be near her sister. “My sister reminded me that we lived next to chef Nick Badovinus and he was opening a new restaurant, Neighborhood Services.  I went and spoke with Nick and told him I could do pretty much anything – working in the kitchen, run the front of the house,” said Nor. “No.  He said I would be good as wait staff.  I thought I could be better used elsewhere, but agreed.  It was perfect.  I was able to meet all the clientele I have today.  I learned how restaurants work in Dallas.  I saw what people were eating”.   Continue reading

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