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Tesar Announces First Spoon Pop-Up


On the heels of his veteran “Top Chef” cast announcement today, Chef John Tesar announces a new project that will see the celebrated chef revive some of his most popular Spoon seafood dishes for a limited number of diners at secret locations throughout Dallas. Seating will be limited to 16 guests per night, with location details revealed only one day before the event.  Continue reading

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Tesar to Announce Spoon Pop-Ups in Dallas

aslaskan halibut w foie spoonby Steven Doyle

We do love our seafood equally as much as a good steak. This is why we were more than excited to learn what John Tesar (who we hear will be on the next Top Chef, again) has up his sleeves for Dallas.

It might be best just to let you hear his own words:   Continue reading

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Red Crab Season in Full Swing at Ocean Prime

redkingcrabby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

Caught in the waters of Bristol Bay and Norton Sound, the true red king crab is the most prized species of crab in the world, with strong demand from consumers in Japan, the US, and Europe. Alaska’s largest harvest of red king crab takes place in the waters of Bristol Bay. Roughly 100 boats participate in the fishery and harvest millions of pounds over a period of 2 to 3 months.   Continue reading


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You Can Finally Get Poke in Dallas! (Don’t Read That Too Fast…)

poke1by Rhonda Dutton   photos by Joey Stewart

Being a Texas gal with island roots, Poke runs in my veins (along with BBQ sauce and cream gravy, but that’s beside the point). Growing up spending summers in Maui, Poke was sold in the grocery stores and served as an appetizer at family gatherings. Now, as a food-loving adult, I enjoy how the custom poke bowl craze has given poke as personal a profile as burgers and pizza. However, the “Chipotle of raw fish” is not what Jon at TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill aimed to do with his take on the trendy dish. Jon traveled the Cali eaterways and determined that he wanted to provide a top-notch poke option to his “Best Seafood in Dallas” repertoire. And he nails it.   Continue reading

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Ragin’ Crab Cafe Open on Greenville


Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas, a new restaurant featuring top catches of fresh seafood served both steamed and seasoned in the tradition of a Louisiana crab boil, officially opened at 2100 Greenville Avenue on January 1, 2016.   An official Grand Opening day with special pricing and offers will be hosted at the restaurant on Sunday, January 17.

The restaurant is a sister concept to Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar in North Dallas, across from Galleria Dallas.   Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas is co-owned by jewelry importer and restaurateur Steven Sohn and restaurateur Tiger Park.    The new Ragin Crab Café Dallas provides a casual experience where customers are served at tables with bountiful batches of fresh seafood, sides and beverages – all enjoyed as guests roll up their sleeves for the fun of cracking and peeling shellfish and eating spicy seafood and crawfish.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: TJ’s Seafood Market Cocktail Shrimp

tj1by Steven Doyle

There are these triggers that set off imagery of a holiday season past. These can vary from delicious scents such as your favorite Christmas pie, the wafting trail of a roasting pheasant or the blast of fragrance from the tiny pine cone found on your tree as you begin dressing it for the season.  There are musical triggers as well. Hearing the first Christmas tune when it actually becomes seasonal proper that lifts you with the spirit of the season can be powerful, as are the visualizations such as seeing the jolly man engaging a wide-eyed child filled with hope, and for us… a large platter of cocktail shrimp from TJ’s Seafood MarketContinue reading

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Our Favorite Pescaderia: Mambo Seafood

by Steven Doyle

Mambo Seafood opened on Northwest Highway just a few years back, and is located across the street from Pappas BBQ. For those unfamiliar with the Texas based casual dining chain, they are originally located in the Houston area and have since spread to other areas across Texas. You will typically find the restaurant nestled into primarily Hispanic neighborhoods as this seems to be their target market.  As any Texan who is grocery savvy knows, this does not preclude anyone from joining in the fiesta.        Continue reading

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