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The Artist of Dallas Fish Market

Photo one Chefby Joey Stewart        photos by Joey Stewart

We visited Dallas Fish Market recently while producing a few reports about the Dallas seafood scene for the Lenten season. The ten-year-old DRG Concepts restaurant located in downtown has always been a spot that you could count on for high quality seafood and a great menu. I had my first bite of sturgeon there when it first opened and have returned numerous times, although not recently.

As we enjoyed our meal we noticed how beautifully crafted and designed each plate was. “Food as art” can be tricky, though. A pretty plate doesn’t always ensure the flavors won’t fall flat.   Continue reading

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Drink and Eat Tex-Mex Your Way at T. Blanco’s

2017TBlanco-9by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Are you looking for an eating place that not only serves freshly-made Tex-Mex and a variety of unique adult beverages?  You don’t have to look far because T. Blanco’s has opened its new location in Addison (off Beltline and Addison Rd) and they are ready to fill your belly and quench your thirst.

Thomas White with his sons Hunter and Mason have created a Mexican haven with stimulating décor that encourages smiles, eating and drinking.  With Chef Jimmy Villarreal creating his food masterpieces using freshly- ground spices, diners and drinkers are in for treat.   Continue reading

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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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Parigi Still Fresh and Delicious

IMG_9860 (1)by Steven Doyle

One of the best kept not-so-secrets in the Dallas restaurant world is that marvelous long-time Dallas neighborhood restaurant located on Oak Lawn, Parigi. Owned by chef Janice Provost who worked at the restaurant early in her chef career as a culinary student, and just a few years later she ended up with the keys to the door. Travel years into the future and you will see how Provost continues to curate the bistro by offering the community local farm fresh ingredients with a continually revolver door of a menu that reflects the season.   Continue reading

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A Peek at Salum’s New Seasonal Menu

salum1by Steven Doyle

Chef Abraham Salum gives his menu at his namesake restaurant some spring cleaning with new menu items for March. The flavor spread features Dallas’ most refreshing spring ingredients such as fennel, mint, broccolini and celery, to name a few. Chef Abraham delivers a taste of his roots with the addition of a few select, Lebanese inspired dishes to broaden diner’s horizons, leading to a more cultured palate.   Continue reading

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Green Room Mussels Only Part of the Adventure at 20 Feet Joint

Green Room Mussels1by Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

Often imitated, the originator of the Green Mussels can be found at his own restaurant, 20 Feet Seafood Joint. Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels may still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later. While walking the steps to the rooftop bar you will even spot chef Cassel’s original chef coat. He left that sort of impression on the digs.   Continue reading

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Breakfast With Ida Claire

ida5by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Have you ever wanted to go Down the Rabbit Hole and Grow a Pear while eating breakfast but just could not find the right spot?  Want food with a southern flair will staying in the Metroplex? Your wants are now reality since Ida Claire in Addison started serving breakfast.

As you walk up to Ida Claire, you are immediately greeted by a décor that is not only appealing to the eyes, but reminds you of the “good ole days” and the flea market but with a modern twist.  From the vintage Airstream trailer, tables made out of fans and the bust of Elvis welcoming you, the good juju is felt immediately to set the mood for a hearty made-from-scratch breakfast.   Continue reading

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