by Steven Doyle
Poke (rhymes with “okay”) literally means “to cut crosswise into pieces.” It’s a simple dish made of chopped seafood, generally tuna, marinated in soy sauce and sesame oil, and mixed with onion. But, you’ll find many variations of this when you visit poke shops and grocery stores around Hawaii. Octopus (tako) and mussels are two common options, and spicing it up with wasabi or kimchee are also popular variations.
Restaurateur Jon Alexis, with partners Ben and Eric Kusin, have secured two more locations for their growing concept, Malibu Poke.
With a targeted opening of early Fall 2018 for both spots, the second Dallas location will be at 2355 Olive St. (the new McKinney & Olive hi-rise development) at the edge of Uptown between Klyde Warren Park and the American Airlines Center. Continue reading
Shell Shack opened its Uptown Dallas location in late 2013. And now, that flagship restaurant, which has since spawned five others, is packing up and moving to Henderson Avenue. The restaurant will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom space, which means more interior seating, a patio and a bigger parking lot. The Uptown building won’t go to waste, however, as Shell Shack founder Dallas Hale will be opening a new poke concept called Poke Go Go. Continue reading
Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill) along with partners Ben and Eric Kusin will open the first location of much anticipated Malibu Poke on Tuesday, November 28 in Turtle Creek Village.
With award-winning seafood quality and freshness as well as a tech-savy take on the nation’s fastest growing quick service category, the team tapped Chef Matt McCallister to create a menu that combines classic, accessible poke offerings with unique and bold flavors. Continue reading
Malibu Poke, opening this fall in Turtle Creek Village, welcomes James Beard nominated Chef Matt McCallister as Culinary Director.
Founded by Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill) and partners Ben & Eric Kusin, Malibu will bring award-winning seafood quality and freshness to the fast growing quick service category.
Alexis says, “Even though Malibu is a quick serve concept, we will offer expertly sourced and handled fresh seafood. Quite simply, it’s a better bowl of poke – the ‘fishmonger’s poke’. Our emphasis is on freshness, nutrition and sustainability.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Poke Bowl phenomenon in Dallas is rising to a fever pitch as we witness these restaurants popping up across the foodie landscape in Dallas. The latest to arrive at our doorsteps comes from a Tony Lin, a sushi master who practices his trade in Rockwall at a restaurant called Edo Japan.
It was while visiting California that Lin discovered his love for the bowl and started planning Go Fish Poke several years ago. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Do you want brown rice or kale? Sriracha aioli or ponzu sauce? Fancy an ice cream scoop full of chopped raw salmon, or are you feeling more like tofu today? These are the decisions you ponder while waiting in line at a poke (pronounced poke-eh) restaurant. And, yes, there’s a line, almost always, at all of them. Continue reading