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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. 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

flying_fish_addison.0.jpgby Steven Doyle

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

up_on_knox_DAL.jpgby Steven Doyle

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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Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse Celebrating 30 Years

nates6.jpgby Steven Doyle

Nathan Peck, owner of Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Addison, opened his doors in 1988 after working in Houston haunts such as including Landry’s Seafood, Willie G’s and the Magnolia Bar and Grill. Known by many as Seafood Nate, this chef owner is of proud tradition and considers fare as authentic as we might find it in landlocked Dallas.

With a proud Cajun heritage, Nate offers great food at fair prices, and has even been known to say, “If It Ain’t Good, Don’t Pay… But Don’t Ask For Seconds!’”. Well, that may be just a sign at the restaurant, but it is words the chef lives by. It is likely that very few over the past 30 years have taken Nate up on this as Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse is pretty spectacular in its own right and has become somewhat a legend. Continue reading

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Fishing For Seafood At Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

Loft-Room-1024x682by Steven Doyle

The Perry family opened its first restaurant in 1979 in Southeast Houston as a modest meat market called Perry’s Butcher Shop and Deli. In 1986, Chris Perry persuaded his father Bob to add dining tables, which eventually led to an expansion and the opening of a second market. As the markets gained popularity, Chris opened Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in 1993. The original two butcher shops are also still in operation as Perry & Sons Market & Grille. Continue reading

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