by Steven Doyle
Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. It’s a southern thing.
There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebration on Lovers Lane in Dallas where they have been serving southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish, meatloaf and other hearty dishes to start your year off right. Continue reading
The start of each new year brings new possibilities. Here in 2020, that means a new opportunity to eat crawfish. So, good news: the season for enjoying those delicious mudbugs has arrived, and Shell Shack is your go-to spot for getting them. Continue reading
The hardest part of New Year’s Eve is deciding where to celebrate. But Shell Shack has solved that problem for you by hosting a fun and festive party. There’s no cover to get in, but there will be plenty of food and drinks. The kitchen will be serving up delicious crab, catfish. oysters, shrimp and other favorites all night long, while the bar pours beer, bubbly and creative cocktails. Continue reading
Ariana Hajibashi sent this note to me with a bit of relief for the Dallas tornado victims. Ariana has a per firm that works with restaurants, so see this fireball if your company needs help with public relations – she can help.
She has two clients willing to help those in need so far, but I felt it prudent to run the list as is, we can add later. If your restaurant has a deal for victims, send me a note at Steven@cravedfw.com Continue reading
Shell Shack invites diners to “chowder down” and celebrate National Clam Chowder Day with a FREE bowl of clam chowder with a purchase of an entree.
Clam Chowder is steeped in history and traces its origins back to 1800s New England, where it may have been the first truly American soup. The term “chowder” originated from the French word “chaudiere,” which refers to the large pot used by fishermen to cook fish stews. Continue reading
by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley
Looking for your favorite seafood customized to your taste buds? Want to crack crabs but not have your hands smell fishy? Look no more as the Shell Shack in Denton has officially completed its remodel and ready for you to dine.
Shell Shack, which opened this past Spring recently remodeled adding its signature colorful chalkboard walls and white tables. The décor has changed but not the food which is still customized to your liking using the freshest ingredients. And don’t worry, the hospital-grade handing washing machine is available that cleans your hands and shines your jewelry at the same time. Continue reading