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Cakebread Wine Dinner at Trulucks Oct 26th

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Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do.

With 40 harvests under their belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, the little family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. Continue reading

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Shell Shack Takes To The Road

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Since first opening its doors in 2013, Shell Shack has become a popular spot to convene over crabs and cold drinks. None of that is changing. In fact, there are now several locations across the DFW metroplex, making it easier than ever to dive into a pile of perfectly-seasoned seafood. And yet… Shell Shack is making it even more convenient to do so with its new Mobile Kitchen.

The Shell Shack Mobile Kitchen will bring all of your favorite foods right to your doorstep. Book it for parties, corporate events, on game day and any other time when an occasion would benefit from something delicious. To ensure that customers get exactly what their event needs, Shell Shack will customize the menu, stocking the kitchen with crabs, crawfish, catfish, oysters and sides per the guest’s request. Continue reading

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The Boiling Crab Wait Is Well Worth The Prize

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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. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading

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Hook Line Kicks Up Low Country Cuisine

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What happens when you have a classic 21-year old seafood restaurant that is endeared by the public, but add in a classically trained chef with an amazing history working in some of the best kitchens? You get Hook, Line and Sinker’s new sister restaurant in Plano called Hook Line. It is a bit more upscale, the dishes are kicked up and the chef is having a great time. Continue reading

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Flying Fish is a Catch

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The Flying Fish looks and feels like it has been in business since the post war era but in fact Shannon Wynne designed and opened his first casual seafood restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2002. The Flying Fish serves catfish, shrimp, oysters, crawfish and other seafood. Wynne expanded the restaurant throughout North Texas with locations in Addison, Dallas, Garland, Fort Worth, and Arlington. There is also a location in Memphis, Tennessee. All equally as tacky as the very first location in the land of Clinton’s, but so much more savory. Continue reading

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Up On Knox For The Perfect All Day Repast

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Kissing cousins to Le Bilboquet located within walking distance, Up on Knox is a more refined version of the French brasserie. The decor scream brasserie with elegant touches deserving the neighborhood and also befitting the menu and theme. Although the menu is not decidedly French, look for beautiful technique on this chic menu.

The restaurant is open all day starting with a breakfast menu that includes a variety of pastries such as croissant, sticky buns and toasts. Along with pastries look for a few egg dishes, you will want to tastes the Gruyere omelet with fresh herbs and mixed greens. It may ruin you for other omelets. Continue reading

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Bistro 31 Offers A Beautiful Menu With Impeccable Service

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Bistro 31 is what I like to call a beautiful dining decision. All the elements are at hand, a gorgeous atmosphere coupled with a seriously well executed menu and service above reproach.

It is only appropriate that a restaurant located in Dallas’ finest plaza which features exclusive shopping experiences such as Fendi, Dior and Hermes also hosts an impeccable restaurant such as Bitro 31. Consider the low-lustre Venetian plaster walls, custom Murano chandeliers, walls featuring contemporary art by local artists and a stand-up Art Deco coffee bar. Continue reading

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