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Ballast Point Pairing Dinner at TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill

Beer Lineupby 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

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Springtime Seafood Grilling Guide From TJ’s Seafood Market

seafod grillby Jon Alexis

It is time for grilling weather, and we are still deep up in our search for seafood in the Dallas area.  To help us out today, we are featuring TJ’s Seafood Market and their guide for quick and easy seafood on the grill at home.

Of course we invite you to check out the latest at either of the TJ’s Dallas locations, including Preston-Forest and on Oak Lawn where they offer a dine-in option.

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TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill Hosting Ballast Point Dinner March 19th

Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout -04by 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.

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Dallas Raw Oyster Primer

crave9by 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

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Ten Great Seafood Towers in Dallas

A 16747by 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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You Can Finally Get Poke in Dallas! (Don’t Read That Too Fast…)

poke1by 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

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Lobster in the Winter

tjby 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?

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