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

by 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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DIVE Coastal Cuisine Features May Specials

DIVE Coastal Cuisinethe neighborhood restaurant located in Snider Plaza for 10+ years and known for their healthy, light and flavorful fare is featuring food and margarita specials throughout the month of May.

Specials include A Toast to Summer – Crusted Hearth Bread spread with fresh avocado, watermelon, goat cheese, microgreens, hemp hearts and pepitas and served with arugula; Seared Tuna Steak with pickled cucumber, ponzu atop the seasonal Mango, Quinoa and Avocado Salad with savory cabbage/romaine and carrot ginger dressing, Carrot Turmeric Soup; and Gazpacho.

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Hawthorn, the Steak, Seafood and Raw Bar Concept in the AT&T Discovery District Launches Brunch

Hawthorn, the steak, seafood and raw bar concept in the AT&T Discovery District is now open for brunch Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The district’s newest restaurant combines upscale dining with a down-home, relatable atmosphere, creating an inviting space to enjoy decadent dishes and craft cocktails. Guests will enjoy a brunch menu with classic American dishes ranging from sweet to savory with a unique twist.   

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The Boiling Crab Wait Is Well Worth The Prize

bc3.jpgby Steven Doyle

We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.

Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang”, which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. , is a common notion. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading

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Craving Seafood? So Are We!

seafood-tower-pappasby Steven Doyle

There is no doubt that the people at Crave enjoy great seafood, and what a marvelous time of year to enjoy delicious creatures from the sea. Although none of us are Catholic at Crave (more heathen than anything else), the Lenten season gives us great reason to jump on the wagon to good food. From briny oysters to sweet crabs of all sorts and so much more.

With a great craving today for seafood we wish to reminisce over nine great dishes we have had recently that involved seafood. Indulge us. Continue reading

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DIVE Coastal Cuisine Features Fresh February Specials

DIVE Coastal Cuisinethe neighborhood restaurant located in Snider Plaza for 10+ years and known for their healthy, light and flavorful fare is featuring food and wine specials throughout the month of February.

Specials include CleansingChopped Salad – kale, parsley, mint, red pepper, cucumber, beet, carrot, lemon, olive oil and hemp hearts; PEI Mussels – sofrito, cilantro, crispy saffron paella rice; Turkey Veggie ChiliRoasted White Bean & Kale Soup and light fish entrees including HalibutBlackened Bay of FundySalmonRed Fish and Mahi Mahi with choice of sides including a variety of healthy options. 

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