Review: Shell Shack For Crabs, Shrimp, Crawfish and More

by Steven Doyle

After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.

Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish. Continue reading

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Dunston’s Still Serving Up Tasty Beef on the Cheap

dunston1by Steven Doyle

Probably not a week goes by that a reader asks where to find a good haunch of beef. We invariably tell them one of the many steakhouses across the Dallas skyline depending on where they live. We love Nick and Sam’s. It could be that they pass out caviar like it was candy, and sincerely… isn’t it? We also love Pappas Brothers in all their wine goodness.

Knife has some awesome steak values plus some amazing, aged beef. Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House also is a staff favorite, and we love the cigar room. Plus, you get Richard Chamberlain, and that always makes for fun evening. SER is reopening, so there’s that. Continue reading

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A Few Of Our Favorite Eggs In Dallas

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There has been this terrific trend in past years of adding an egg to most anything to make a more supple and delicious. The burger is a prime target for this unabashed egging, and always a welcome garnish on any style of tartare. The egg, if prepared correctly, provides a silky self-saucing thrill that ups the ante to sandwiches, pasta and salads. Eggs are not just for breakfast.

Today we explore a handful of primo examples of how the egg has enhanced many dishes in the Dallas area.    Continue reading

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Rapscallion to Close Saturday

Rapscallion is a collaboration between partners chef Nathan Tate, Bradley Anderson and Brooks Anderson. Located at 2023 Greenville Avenue, deep in the heart of one of the busiest restaurant neighborhoods today announced their closure.

You will also know the group from restaurants and bars such as Veritas Wine Room and Boulevardier.

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Coffee from Around the World

If you love coffee, then you’ll love learning about the world of caffeinated drinks just waiting for you to try. Get global and get your caffeine fix with our collection of the most delicious recipes from around the world. You’ll find fun and unique ideas here for coffee-based beverages that you can enjoy at every meal. We even included recipes for a few international drinks that created a stir on social media.

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Sfuzzi, the Neighborhood Italian Hot Spot to Launch Weekend Brunch 

Sfuzzi, the iconic neighborhood Italian hot spot is launching weekend brunch on Saturday, in addition to their dinner and late-night service. Brunch will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guests can expect Italian-inspired brunch dishes as well as brunch beverages including unique mimosa options.

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