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

DSC02693by 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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Winter Wonderland With Kent Rathbun and Tiffany Derry at Lava Cantina

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Looking for a holiday blast this weekend? Finding entertainment options for out of town guests can be dizzying at best. This event at Lava Cantina sounds like the perfect answer. Join Kent Rathbun and his friends at this fun holiday event.

There will be plenty of entertainment including DJ’s and Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup. I have seen Reddick do a show recently and the man is super entertaining with plenty of band stories during his sets and great tunes. Continue reading

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Cocktails For The Holidays

Laphroaig_GingerManby Steven Doyle

As the holiday season continues we plan on posting recipes for a variety of cool party cocktails to entertain your guests with, and to hone those bartending skills. Today we have several recipes, one from Basil Hayden and the other from one of our favorite scotch whiskeys, Laphroaig.

The Laphroaig distillery is arguably the most famous distillery on Islay. The island itself is famous for its pungent, peaty malts.

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Graham Dodds and Chad Houser Join Forces for Special Holiday Cooking Class

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Two of the Dallas area’s most popular chefs are teaming up on Saturday, December 9th at the Granada Theater on Lower Greenville for a really fun 3 hours of teaching some of their favorite dishes for the holidays. Both Graham Dodds and Chad Houser will be working together at this special cooking class.

Expect some surprise guests, holiday music, and superb holiday cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Everyone who attends the class will enjoy the dishes created by the chefs and will leave with the recipes that day all with a lovely holiday theme.

Grab your tickets below for this class which starts at 11am December 9th.

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Legacy Hall Opens Wednesday Dec 6

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The wait is finally over. Legacy Hall – one of the nation’s largest and most unique new food halls – is making its highly anticipated debut on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans, the three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is opening its doors on Dec. 6 at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development.  Continue reading

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Stone Crab Season is on at Truluck’s

Trulucks Stone Crab Clawsby Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite restaurants in Dallas is Truluck’s. This is the place known for pretty awesome steaks, but especially their stone crab. For those unfamiliar, stone crab is this beautiful claw which can be quite large, massive actually. The meat is quite dense and sweet and best served cold with a dab of a special mustard sauce.  Continue reading

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Dallas Hospitality Industry Rallies To Host Charity Event

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With the recent hurricane and flooding in South Texas, the Dallas United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) rallied to host a charity event next Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the DEC on Dragon dubbed “All Hands on DEC”.

The Dallas hospitality industry is coming together to support residents in South Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey with a night of goodwill, fundraisers and great food and drinks. Bartenders, bar backs, chefs, event coordinators and more organized the event to benefit those affected in the south with all proceeds going equally to the USBG Houston to help displaced members and to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Continue reading

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