by Steven Doyle
Dallas Hale was in rare form last night as he hosted a variety of guests to the pre-opening of his newest Shell Shack restaurant located on Henderson Avenue in Dallas which replaces the now shuttered McKinney Avenue location.
Guests were treated to a sampling of the menu which has not changed from its previous location, but the size of the building is noticeably large. It occupies the building which was the Mellow Mushroom which lasted in the location for a mere few months. Continue reading
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
Shell Shack opened its Uptown Dallas location in late 2013. And now, that flagship restaurant, which has since spawned five others, is packing up and moving to Henderson Avenue. The restaurant will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom space, which means more interior seating, a patio and a bigger parking lot. The Uptown building won’t go to waste, however, as Shell Shack founder Dallas Hale will be opening a new poke concept called Poke Go Go. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.
Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish. Continue reading
Shell Shack opened its first location in Uptown Dallas in late 2013. Fast forward a few short years, and the popular seafood spot known for its perfectly-seasoned crabs is getting ready to open its sixth DFW location. Joining the Uptown original, as well as stores in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite—and soon Ft Worth—the new location is landing in Denton near Golden Triangle Mall. Crews have already broken ground, and Shell Shack Denton is expected to open in the spring of this year. Continue reading
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
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