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Great Gumbos For Mardi Gras Fun And Games

galat_gumbo.jpgby Steven Doyle

Gumbo is that delicious pot of stew that starts off with a roux, that chocolate brown thickener that gives gumbo its distinctive hue and rich flavor. In New Orleans a meat-based gumbo may consist of chicken, turtle, duck, squirrel, rabbit or alligator. Seafood-based gumbo generally has shrimp, crab, and sometimes oysters. Most varieties of gumbo are seasoned with a special mirepoix consisting of onions, bell pepper, and celery, or what they call the Holy Trinity. Today, most people are familiar with seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo.  

Let’s check in to some of our favorite places in Dallas that make a mean bowl of gumbo just in time for Fat Tuesday dining. Continue reading

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Talk Like A Pirate At 20 Feet Seafood Joint

20 feetby Steven Doyle

Arrrrrr, it is National Talk Like A Pirate Day and it didn’t take us too long to figure out the only restaurant that is fit for a pirate is Twenty Feet in East Dallas. You may wish to haul wind and enjoy the booty that chef-owner Marc Cassel happily shares with his mateys. You will want to crimp Davey Jones’ favorite sandwich, the lobster roll. Bring your own grog and splice the main brace before the ship sails. Continue reading

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The Best Gumbo in Dallas 2017 Edition

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Today is National Gumbo Day so we are celebrating as we only know how, with a giant list of fantastic places to enjoy your favorite bowl of goodness.

Gumbo is that delicious pot of stew that starts off with a roux, that chocolate brown thickener that gives gumbo its distinctive hue and rich flavor. In New Orleans a meat-based gumbo may consist of chicken, turtle, duck, squirrel, rabbit or alligator. Seafood-based gumbo generally has shrimp, crab, and sometimes oysters. Most varieties of gumbo are seasoned with a special mirepoix consisting of onions, bell pepper, and celery, or what they call the Holy Trinity. Today, most people are familiar with seafood gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo.   Continue reading

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Green Room Mussels Only Part of the Adventure at 20 Feet Joint

Green Room Mussels1by Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

Often imitated, the originator of the Green Mussels can be found at his own restaurant, 20 Feet Seafood Joint. Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels may still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later. While walking the steps to the rooftop bar you will even spot chef Cassel’s original chef coat. He left that sort of impression on the digs.   Continue reading

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Dallas Raw Oyster Primer

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The taste of Oysters can start a lively debate, but if you are a serious bivalve eater you know that Dallas has dozens of spots serving some of the best in the world. With over three hundred varieties in the US it’s one of the most diverse foods you’ll ever eat. Do you prefer the briny taste of east coast oysters, or the sweeter ones from the west? How about oysters from the south?

That’s an old school train of thought that we don’t produce great oysters in Texas or the Southeast. Regardless, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the top spots in Big D to get your fix on. We won’t list any spots that “rinse” their oysters before they serve them. That’s blasphemy to oyster addicts. Every restaurant will have different varieties on different days, but we’ve listed some of their more popular and recent selections.   Continue reading

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Spoon Closes Dec 31st

tesarby Steven Doyle

First Driftwood, now Spoon. Dallas fast became at a loss for terrific seafood with the announcement today that Spoon is closing December 31st.

Chef John Tesar’s Spoon Bar & Kitchen (8220 Westchester Dr.) will close after New Year’s Eve dinner service as Chef John Tesar and Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. separate amicably to pursue their objectives separately. Tesar will be moving Spoon to a different location to be announced at a later date.   Continue reading

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