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When is it Safe to Consume Oysters?

You may have heard the legend that good oysters are available only during months that contain an “r” in their name and that those months constitute oyster season. The rule dates back to the days before refrigeration when oysters could spoil quickly. These days, you can enjoy oysters throughout the year, but it is still important to know in which months oysters are in season and where you can get the tastiest oysters that won’t leave you feeling ill.

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Copper River Watershed Project Dinner Report

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Last Sunday we checked out the special Copper River Fall Coho dinner at TJ’s Seafood Market on Oak Lawn. The dinner had several aspects to it that made is superbly desirable. First, there was plenty Alaskan salmon courses offered, five in total, all specially prepare by TJ’s chef, Scott Hoffner. We also enjoyed hearing about the conservation efforts in Alaska that benefits the Copper River Watershed Project, and thew river that runs directly through the entirety of Alaska. The Project supports the salmon based cultures, communities and economies in the region.

We were especially excited to meet the Copper River Watershed Project’s Executive Director Kristin Carpenter who spoke about the various aspects of her work. Her husband is a fisherman and she explained how the economy is affected by the catch, and the importance of the Project to keep the fish healthy and free of human contaminants.   Continue reading

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Second Seating At TJ’s Benefit For Copper River Watershed Project

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TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market planned a special dinner supporting The Copper River Watershed Project at the market’s location at 4212 Oak Lawn in Dallas, Sunday November 10. The original dinner sold out rather quickly, but a second seating was just announced today.

Why: Alaskan wild salmon, and the Copper River in particular, is the model of seafood sustainability. It doesn’t happen by accident. The salmon “season” is short, but the Copper River Watershed Project works 12 months a year supporting salmon-based cultures, communities and economies in the Copper River Watershed.    Continue reading

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TJ’s Offers Lobster Bake At Veritas Wine Room

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No surprise that TJ’s Seafood Market does some incredible things with, well, seafood. Jon Alexis makes it his personal lot in life to ensure that you are eating your fair share of fish and other sea critters.

Alexis has been flying in some terrific species of fish as of late, and soon will have Nantucket Bay Scallops and Stone Crab (both delayed because of Sandy). However, both locations are always jammed packed with unique offerings, and we told you about the new location that offers plated food like that kick ass lobster roll we keep squawking about.    Continue reading

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