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
by Joey Stewart
TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill partnered with Ballast Point beers on Monday evening for a five-course dinner which was paired with five limited edition craft beers.
Ever since TJs opened their second location at Royal and Preston, they have featured a rotating selection of the San Diego based brewery’s beers. Owner Jon Alexis told the crowd they are planning more pairing dinners in the coming months, as well as adding a few “non seafood” dishes to the everyday TJs menu. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill
will be hosting a very special beer dinner featuring Ballast Point, Sunday, March 19th and you should definitely be in attendance. The menu looks sumptuous, and TJ’s always is the class act in the seafood department.
We were able to nab the menu and tasting notes. For $65 per person for five courses and five limited edition beers ensures this will be an exciting event to be sure. Call 214-691-2369 to reserve.
by Joey Stewart
The taste of Oysters can start a lively debate, but if you are a serious bivalve eater you know that Dallas has dozens of spots serving some of the best in the world. With over three hundred varieties in the US it’s one of the most diverse foods you’ll ever eat. Do you prefer the briny taste of east coast oysters, or the sweeter ones from the west? How about oysters from the south?
That’s an old school train of thought that we don’t produce great oysters in Texas or the Southeast. Regardless, here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of the top spots in Big D to get your fix on. We won’t list any spots that “rinse” their oysters before they serve them. That’s blasphemy to oyster addicts. Every restaurant will have different varieties on different days, but we’ve listed some of their more popular and recent selections. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.
A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood 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. Continue reading
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by Rhonda Dutton photos by Joey Stewart
Being a Texas gal with island roots, Poke runs in my veins (along with BBQ sauce and cream gravy, but that’s beside the point). Growing up spending summers in Maui, Poke was sold in the grocery stores and served as an appetizer at family gatherings. Now, as a food-loving adult, I enjoy how the custom poke bowl craze has given poke as personal a profile as burgers and pizza. However, the “Chipotle of raw fish” is not what Jon at TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill aimed to do with his take on the trendy dish. Jon traveled the Cali eaterways and determined that he wanted to provide a top-notch poke option to his “Best Seafood in Dallas” repertoire. And he nails it. Continue reading
by Judy Chamberlain
A heap of Maine lobster on a buttery bun with a side of Caesar salad rocks any time of year, and nobody does it better than seafood guru Jon Alexis at TJ’s Seafood Market. This is the petite size. I add mayo, which Jon says is not the way the original Connecticut lobster roll was made when it was invented near the turn of the last century.
By the time I was growing up in the Nutmeg State, the cold version with mayo and celery had become more popular than the original. Thanks to Jon, I am able to pass along to you the real story. Who else tells you these things?