Crockett Row at West 7th has announced that local restaurants El Bolero Cocina Mexicana and Pakpao Thai will open in the property later this year. This news follows the announcement in May that Crockett Row rebranded from its former name as West 7th.
The new restaurants come from Dallas-based Apheleia Restaurant Group, owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman. In addition to opening the restaurants, the Ellmans have partnered with the team at Crockett Row to help curate and maintain the property’s engaging food and beverage offerings. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
You want to eat at all the hottest places in Dallas this weekend, well I have a few stand up choices. With all the new openings we all love to try and hit the new ones before going back to our old reliables. If you are like me you love to add new spots to the rotation of restaurants. I will admit to one major obsession, and for those that know me even in the slightest will guess that obsession has been Shell Shack on McKinney Avenue. Shell Shack has served me well nearly twenty times since opening less than two months ago. One really good reason is because their kitchen is open until 1am, except Sunday where they close at 10pm. Should you drop by there, ask for what I usually get, which is a pound of Dungeness doctored up with a spicy concoction they call ‘the kitchen sink’. There are different spice levels, and I typically go hot instead of the very hottest which is called diablo. You can add potatoes, corn and even a tasty sausage.
I have actually written very little about Shell Shack, unless you happen to follow me on Facebook where I beat down my friends weekly with enticing photos of crab. The whole affair can get quite messy, but they have hand washing machines on the ready. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After the radio show this past Sunday a few of us decided to check out the new ‘Suki Sunday’ at Pakpao. This is the Thai Sukiyaki that our co-host Chef Uno remembers as a child and was excited to sample the new offering. Uno made the comment that when she was very young her mother would make suki sauce and bottle it for sale to friends and neighbors. We were all excited to sample the cuisine and headed to the Design District.
We arrived shortly before 7pm and were told that the Suki Sunday was more of a brunch feature for the restaurant and cut off at 4pm, but after some puppy dog eye stares to the chef we were soon set up with our own Suki station. This was basically a double sided steaming pot, one side filled with water, the other with a rich broth to cook our meats and vegetables. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Starting this Sunday, Sept. 8, and continuing every Sunday, Pakpao Thai will be offering a “Suki Sundays” menu. “Thai Suki” is a variant of hot pot, a communal meal where diners swirl raw meat, seafood, noodles, and vegetables via chopsticks in a pot of broth, cooking it to their desired temperature, and dipping their selections into a spicy “sukiyaki” sauce before eating. Once your selections have been eaten, leftover broth can be combined with rice or mung bean noodle, and the resulting soup is your finishing meal. Continue reading