Since opening its first location in 2013, Shell Shack has quickly proved to be a hit with locals, supplying them with perfectly-seasoned crabs, shrimp, oysters and more. The original Uptown Dallas store has since been joined by others in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, and now, the concept is expanding to Fort Worth.
Crews have already broken ground on Shell Shack’s new home, which will be located at Parkside at Alliance Town Center. The more than 5,000 square foot interior and 2,262 square foot patio is part of the 3.5-acre project in North Fort Worth’s most exciting development, bringing dining and nightlife destinations to a beautiful setting that looks onto Bluestem Park and includes a live music stage, outdoor seating and fun activities for the whole family, like bocce ball and cornhole. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
One of our very favorite restaurants in Dallas is Truluck’s. This is the place known for pretty awesome steaks, but especially their stone crab. For those unfamiliar, stone crab is this beautiful claw which can be quite large, massive actually. The meat is quite dense and sweet and best served cold with a dab of a special mustard sauce. Continue reading
Hookline – by Del Sur Restaurant Group (Hook Line & Sinker, Urban Taco) – located at The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano is now officially open to the public for lunch and dinner with an all-day menu.
The new restaurant is a full-service/chef-driven evolution of the 21-year old “sister restaurant”, Hook Line & Sinker. Hookline offers some of the Hook Line & Sinker classics but the menu, design, atmosphere and branding have all been elevated through a collaborative effort with Del Sur partners, Culinary Director Aaron Nelson and Austin-based design and branding firm, FÖDA (South Congress Hotel, June’s All Day, The Preacher’s Son, Top Knot). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Each week we beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.
To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections: 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 photos by Joey Stewart
Opening in 2010, the Dallas Chop House patio and restaurant have been a wonderful catalyst for growth and revitalization, bringing fresh and continued exciting energy to the street level at St. Paul and Main.
The wall of cedar in the restaurant features branding of local civic, business and community charitable leadership who have enjoyed special events at Dallas Chop House. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef Richard Chamberlain operates two solid destination restaurants in Addison. There is his beefed up namesake Steak and Chop House, and the other is his Fish Market Grill. Both superb in their own right. Last week we had an opportunity to check out the new offerings at the latter for lunch and was completely enamored. Continue reading