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TJ’s Goes French For A Night

10 Jon starts off the night with a lovely Pepiere Muscadetby Joey Stewart

Ever since opening his Oak Lawn location in 2012, TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market has been hosting specialty dinners that feature seafood prepared in worldly ways and paired with wines of that region. Tuesday evening owner and purveyor Jon Alexis threw a French Style seven-course dinner to an excited and eager full house.

For each course Jon described the wine pairing, while Executive Chef Scott Hoffner discussed the ingredients and execution of the dish.  A main supplier of TJ’s, whose Red Grouper was featured in the 3rd course, was on site to tell the diners how Jon decides what fish to select (Jon can be quite picky), the state of sustainability in our oceans today, and the unique fish that often get thrown away in the U.S. while it is considered a delicacy (and pricey!) overseas.  Continue reading

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TJ’s Announces Wine and Seafood Dinner Feb 19

tjby Steven Doyle

Each month the new TJ’s Seafood Market on Oak Lawn serves up a spectacular wine paired seafood dinner at the restaurant. Jon Alexis is by far the most enthusiastic fishmonger in North Texas and takes great pride in flying in great fish selections daily from around the country.

You won’t want to miss out on this evening with Jon. Check out the menu with wine pairings after the jump. The dinner is February 19th at 7pm. Seats are limited, so make your call to Jon now and let him know we sent you. Seven Course Menu -$85; Six Course Wine Pair – $45.  Call (214) 691-2369 to RSVP today. Continue reading

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Dollar Oyster Domination; Sunday Nights at TJ’s

DSC04178by Melissa Robert

Ripped straight from TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market’s Sunday night Facebook post, dollar oyster domination kicked off last night to a full house. The discounts on oysters and fish tacos began at 8:30, but many arrived early, creating a buzz of excitement amidst the seafood enthusiasts. The mix of oysters included Blue Point, Barnstables and owner, Jon Alexis’ favorite, Fisher’s Island. He relayed how thankful he is to have them here since most are gobbled up by big name restaurants in the North East. He raved about the clean, sweet and briny notes of the Fisher’s Island oyster.    Continue reading

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TJ’s Offers Lobster Bake At Veritas Wine Room

by Steven Doyle

No surprise that TJ’s Seafood Market does some incredible things with, well, seafood. Jon Alexis makes it his personal lot in life to ensure that you are eating your fair share of fish and other sea critters.

Alexis has been flying in some terrific species of fish as of late, and soon will have Nantucket Bay Scallops and Stone Crab (both delayed because of Sandy). However, both locations are always jammed packed with unique offerings, and we told you about the new location that offers plated food like that kick ass lobster roll we keep squawking about.    Continue reading

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TJ’s Has The Best Lobster Roll In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

Last week we were first on the scene to chat with TJ’s Seafood Market owner, Jon Alexis. He gave us a grand your and we met his new staff. Read about that here if you missed that conversation. Yesterday we stopped by during TJ’s soft opening for further inspection and to taste what Mr. Alexis has been discussing with us for many months now, the lobster roll.   Continue reading


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Sneak Peek at TJ’s New Market on Oak Lawn

by Steven Doyle

We stopped in TJ’s Seafood Market’s newest venture located on Oak Lawn next to Julian Barsotti’s Carbone’s and just feet away from Nosh. TJ’s is owned by Jon and Natlie Alexis and together they have been planning this new concept for the past three years. They will not only have great seafood with an even larger selection than their original store located on Preston at Forest Lane in North Dallas, but will also feature a 24-seat restaurant.

Alexis says he does not want to be in the restaurant business, but rather offer fresh selections culled from the new seafood cases and will be offering chef-driven menu items that will include fish tacos, lobster rolls and full plated meals. To execute the restaurant portion of the market Alexis hired chef Scott Hoffner who ws most recently executive chef at Flippin’ Out Crepes.      Continue reading


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TJ’s Seafood To Open Second Market, Adding Restaurant

by Jerry Stewart

Word from Jon Alexis, owner of TJ’s Seafood Market and our go-to guy for anything seafood or Rock and Roll related at craveDFW, the solo shop located at Preston and Forest is about to have a sibling. The new shop will be located in the Shops at Highland Park on Oak Lawn joining culinary neighbors Nosh, Carbone’s, Mint and La Duni, amazing this one amazing foodie shopping center.            Continue reading

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