by Steven Doyle
The glorious seafood tower is a dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.
We found some very nice versions in Dallas. Although they are not particularly inexpensive, as would be expected when you start adding King Crab and elusive oysters, but typically you may order several levels to feed a varying amount of people you are dining with. However, one might make an entire meal of such platter along with a special bottle of wine.
Enjoy this bit of extravagance which is appropriate for any occasion. See our list, in no particular order. Prices listed, otherwise the tower is market-priced. Continue reading
Once again, iconic Dallas-based restaurant Al Biernat’s will offer a traditional Thanksgiving pickup menu to its guests for the holiday. Instead of spending hours prepping a meal for the whole family, leave it to the talented team at Al’s to make a delectable Thanksgiving meal that comes hot and ready to serve.
Al Biernat’s Oak Lawn and Al Biernat’s North will offer a scrumptious takeaway menu featuring all the Thanksgiving makings. Choose between a traditional whole 12-14 lb. turkey with gravy or a smoked heritage half spiral sliced 7-8 lb. ham to make your Thanksgiving feast complete for just $99.00. Not a fan of turkey or ham? Check out Al Biernat’s Meat Market with an impressive list of prime rib, chateaubriand, filet mignon, ribeye, and seafood options. All meats from the Meat Market come uncooked with Chef’s Special Marinade and instructions.
Legendary Dallas restaurateur Al Biernat has finally found a second site he deemed worthy of carrying his name.
Al Biernat’s North is only days away from opening its doors at 5251 Spring Valley Road, just east of the Dallas Tollway and north of the Galleria. The site, previously home to Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, has undergone $4 million in renovations to fulfill Biernat’s vision for the restaurant.
“I’ve wanted to open a second location for years, but I just needed to find the perfect space,” said Biernat. “When I heard this site was available, I knew we had to have it. It’s ideally situated to cater to our loyal clientele living in the northern suburbs, and it will give us a wonderful platform to serve a new group of guests that are not as familiar with our brand.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.
A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat. Continue reading
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