Ranchers Prime Delivers on Flavor

A portrait of a Kansas cattle rancher

In the big world of big beef there are major misconceptions that the consumer must drive through. Grading, availability, quality are major factors when choose a cut, but also origin, heritage and hormones play a major factor in the world of greater awareness. We came across a group of ranchers that deliver on all fronts. Ranchers Prime makes the cut.

The Ranchers Prime ranchers are in the top 1% of their industry for raising high quality cattle and pigs. They are the most elite and esteemed ranchers in the nation because of their dedication, knowledge, and artisanship. Our strict set of criteria, including traceable beef and pork, ensures that you receive unbeatable flavor and consistent quality with every bite. This was compelling to use.

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Marc Cassel Green Room Mussels

Chef Marc Cassel

With the news that 20 Feet has shuttered in East Dallas (for now) we thought it might be helpful to make a batch of Marc Cassel’s Green Room Mussels at home in memoriam of the extremely popular restaurant. These are the same mussels he offered first at the marvelous restaurant in Deep Ellum, the Green Room. In Dallas you can find fresh mussels at TJ’s Seafood Market or Central Market. It’s a kick making these mussels, and will enhance your cheffy skills to boot. Let us know how they come out, these are sure to be a class favorite.

Chef Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels could still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later, including his own restaurant 20 Feet.

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Seafood Shack Still Full of Surprises

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Seafood Shack on Webbs Chapel very near Forest Lane has been a long tradition for lunch, with big flavors that are fairly easy on the wallet. So is true for the newer and prettier version located on Northwest Highway and Marsh Lane. The latter offers a full bar, an airy patio and many more seats.

A recent visit for dinner netted some great finds included what they called fried octopus, which gave us odd visions of a heavy battered fish. Instead, we found the dish to be light with a crispy sautee, punctuated with chunks of onion and tomato. This dish fell supreme on our palate.   Continue reading

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Soft Shell Season Is On And Here’s Where To Find Them In Dallas

200707-r-xl-soft-shell-crab-sandwiches-with-pancetta-and-remoulade.jpgby Steven Doyle

If you like eating crabs, then you will absolutely adore the soft shell crab.

Maryland is famous for its many fresh seafood varieties such as blue crab, oysters and fish. Arguably the most delicious variety of them all, however, is the soft shell crab.

So what’s the difference between a regular crab and a soft shell crab, you ask? A soft shell crab is essentially a crab that has outgrown the size of its hard shell and thus shed its exterior layer by a process called molting. Molting consists of a soft shell being formed underneath a crab’s hard shell. Continue reading

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New at Trinity Groves: Cake Vending Machine, Table-Side Pasta and Texas Cannolis

Trinity Groves launched as an exciting, entrepreneurial concept, and that creative energy still permeates everything the restaurant development does. That can be seen in its diverse tenets as well as unique offerings that continue to surprise and delight patrons each day. See below for the latest fun initiatives: Cake Bar’s whole cake vending machine and Saint Rocco’s buzzy new menu items.

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Uchiba Announces April Uncommon Ramen Collaborations with Aaron Franklin and Justin Holt

The April installments of Uchiba’s Uncommon Ramen Revisited, a take on Uchiba’s regular series featuring innovative collaborations with renowned chefs from around the country. Uncommon Ramen series has featured such celebrated chefs as Tommy Lee, Chris Shepherd, Tyson Cole, among others. In the “revisited” series, the Uchiba team will be bringing back some of the favorites from past years.

Uchiba will be collaborating with Chef Aaron Franklin in honor of National Ramen Noodle Day for a two-day special and with Chef Justin Holt where a portion of the proceeds from the month will go to support Justin and his partner through this time.

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