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
Hudson House debuts a new weekend brunch menu with a heavy dose of New York influence.
The East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant reveals “A West Village Brunch” taking center stage on the new menu. From house-made cream cheese, meticulously sourced bagels from a local bakery, to thin, hand-cut slices of premium quality fresh fish, Executive Chef Grant Jones says, “ We are excited to implement the new menu at both locations and feel it’s a uniquely fun addition to the brunch scene in town.” Continue reading
photos by Kathy Tran
Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, founders of the popular, East Hampton Sandwich Co, have partnered with M Crowd Restaurant Group (Mi Cocina, The Mercury) to open a second North Texas location of their East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant Hudson House on Tuesday, September 25.
Located in Addison at 4933 Beltline Road in the former Taco Diner space Pond says, “the homey yet sophisticated restaurant is our take on the ‘swanky’ neighborhood joints of the West Village in New York City.” Continue reading
Hudson House, the East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant located at 4448 Lovers Lane is now serving weekend brunch.
The all-American menu begins with classic cocktails front and center. With the Morning Cure vodka, orange juice, ginger beer, Dad’s Cure Codigo Blanco, lime juice, prosecco, Mom’s Cure Grey Goose, Lillet, lemon juice, prosecco and more, brunch is already looking like a promising start.
Dig into savory dishes such as the Eggs Benny classically prepared with hollandaise and choice of country ham, smoked salmon or lobster; Egg White Frittata with white truffle mushrooms, spinach, tomato, herbed goat cheese, arugula salad; the Hudson Valley Sandwich smoked bacon, cheddar, scrambled eggs, dijonaiise and avocado dip and more classic entrées. Continue reading
Hudson House, the first full service restaurant by Hunter Pond, founder of East Hampton Sandwich Co, along with partners Kyle Brooks, Wes Freeman, Hank Keller and Justin Hollis, is now open daily for happy hour and dinner. Located in the Park Cities area of Dallas at 4448 Lovers Lane, the East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant serves an all-American menu along with a raw bar specializing in East Coast oysters and classic cocktails. Continue reading