by Steven Doyle
The glorious seafood tower is a dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.
We found some very nice versions in Dallas. Although they are not particularly inexpensive, as would be expected when you start adding King Crab and elusive oysters, but typically you may order several levels to feed a varying amount of people you are dining with. However, one might make an entire meal of such platter along with a special bottle of wine.
Enjoy this bit of extravagance which is appropriate for any occasion. See our list, in no particular order. Prices listed, otherwise the tower is market-priced. Continue reading
by Jon Alexis
Let me ask you a seemingly simple question: Why do we follow the rules? They tell us it’s a trade off. We give up the freedom to drive wherever we want at any speed. We gain the security of knowing that a car won’t plow into us at an intersection.
But what happens when following the rules offers no such safety? What happens when we do as we’re told, but we don’t get the safety we’re promised?
That, my friends, is the time for revolution. Continue reading
by 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 Market. There is also nothing more divine that a New Year’s platter or to from our favorite fishmonger. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A few delicacies we associate with the new year includes lobster, champagne and caviar. Perhaps it’s due to their decadence and hopes for prosperity in the new year. We certainly feel these are treats we should have all year long.
Caviar is not something we hear much about in the United States, but is more celebrated across European countries for most any occasion such as birthdays, weddings and any holiday. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle video by Joey Stewart
We are truly excited that the new series of how to cook seafood at home from TJ’s Seafood Market. The series stars TJ’s owner Jon Alexis, and was filmed by filmmaker and contributor to craveDFW Joey Stewart. Joey has been making films in various aspects of the business, and in recent years has produced and directed indie films to much acclaim. Stewart is a seafood fanatic, and is close as one might get to being pescetarian and still enjoy a good burger on occasion. Continue reading
The Dallas Chapter of the International Wine & Food Society invites you to our next event “Red Wine & Seafood Mythbuster Dinner” to be held at TJs Seafood Market and Grill on Sunday, August 27th at 6pm. Join us for a luxurious 5 course dinner paired with creative old and new world red wines that disproves the myth that red wine does not go with seafood. Continue reading
Restaurateur Jon Alexis (owner, TJ’s Seafood) has teamed up with entrepreneur brothers Ben & Eric Kusin (Shark Tank-featured venture capitalists with roots in both Dallas and Los Angeles) to open Malibu Poke this Fall 2017. With a quality-driven and tech-savy take on the nation’s fastest growing quick service category, the team has signed a lease at 3888 Oak Lawn Avenue at Turtle Creek Village. Continue reading