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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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
One of our favorite seafood restaurants and markets started in their tiny digs at Preston and Forest back in 1989, and founded by Tom Haden and Jim Kearnen (thus the T and the J). The pair retired ten years later making way for the new owners, Pete & Caren Alexis who appreciated the shop since its inception. The family promised to maintain its values and excellence in quality and service. In 2009, Jon Alexis took over as the “third generation” owner of TJ’s Seafood Market. Continue reading
Chef Brian Zenner is an interesting soul of a chef, and it plays out well on his plates. Born in Thailand, but also lived in Dubai and London, gives this chef a well rounded perspective on how we should be dining. The chef sharpened his skills working in Portland and in Austin before making his way to Dallas where he had a stint at the Mansion on Turtle Creek just before being recruited as Chef de Cuisine at Oak under Jason Maddy. Zenner finally landed his own exec position at Belly and Trumpet. It is at Belly that the man displays his talent, and we are all better for this.
This past weekend Zenner entertained a packed house to a Sea to Table dinner, which consisted of eleven courses, not counting a pastry course by Oak chef Lucia Merino. The night sizzled with excitement as each course was hand delivered; you could hear a strong buzz among the crowd which was suddenly silenced and replaced with the soft clink of forks hitting plates. Continue reading
by Joey Stewart
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
by 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