Category Archives: Seafood

TJ’s Seafood Market Moving Forest Location To Preston Royal

TJs_JonAlexis_349_3by Steven Doyle

TJ’s Seafood Market is one of our favorite spots in Dallas to find fresh seafood. Th location at Preston and Forest has been servicing Dallas for 25 years, and has been a fantastic spot for unusual species of seafood with exemplary quality. We also enjoy the location on Oak Lawn that allows us to select our seafood fresh from the cold case and dine on location. Today we learned that TJ’s will be moving their flagship store at Preston-Forest to a new location at Preston and Royal in the North East shopping center, the former Purple Cow restaurant.   Continue reading

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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Try TJ’s Seafood At Veritas

Maine-lobsterby Steven Doyle

If you are a regular reader of craveDFW you know that we are super fans of TJ’s Seafood Market located on Preston at Forest Lane, and the new location on  Oak Lawn Across from Al Biernat’s restaurant. The reason is simple, the proprietor Jon Alexis flies his seafood in every day, all day. He buys in quantities that sell quickly so nothing remains each day. We liked our beef aged, but not our snapper.

Alexis has teamed up with the boys at Veritas Wine Room  (located on Henderson in Dallas) the third Sunday of each month to provide a lobster bake that includes a whole lobster,   potatoes, corn, clams, mussels, sausage, etc. for $30. That shindig starts at 5:30 on the third Sunday of each month. There are plenty f great beers or wines t pair this dinner up with, so don’t miss that.  But wait, there is a mega dinner planned or this weekend… Continue reading

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Half Price Fish Tacos At TJ’s

tacosby Steven Doyle

The fish taco is one of the more elusive bites around the DFW area. TJ’s Seafood Market on Oak Lawn makes one of the better versions, and now there is something to celebrate. TJ’s recently announced a half price taco happy hour from 3 to 5pm each day, excluding Saturdays. You can always find a tilapia version, but there are also rotating tacos like monkfish, cobia, triggerfish and halibut to name a few.

Check out the soft shell crab tacos. These will definitely make you happy. 1/2 Price Fish Tacos Happy Hour, 3-5pm. Beat the heat with a cold beer and 50% off fish tacos.

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Cool Deal On Some Cool Lobster This Weekend At Sea Breeze

Maine-lobsterby Jennifer Thomas

Any time the temperature tops 100 degrees, I like to pretend I’m somewhere else.  Like really  far away.  But this year, a trip to the Hamptons is out of the question.  But Plano-based Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill is offering the next best thing.  This Sunday, June 30, Sea Breeze is hosting a New England style Lobster Bake.  Continue reading

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Ahoy! Crawfish Await At Hook, Line and Sinker

hls1by 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

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Fresh Halibut At Sea Breeze Tonight

sea breezeBy 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.

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