After a short wait you are approached table-side by a perky member of the waitstaff who scribbles their name on the white butcher paper clad table and asks for your favorite beverage. There is plenty to choose from at Shell Shack, now with locations spread across Dallas and Fort Worth, no doubt with more on the way. We order, we drink. Then the decision time arrives, what to order from this seemingly vast menu.
Without a doubt, crab is to be on the short list of what to order. But it is nearing crawfish season, and even though we are told they are not the largest we will find, those are coming once the weather stabilizes and they are large enough now to enjoy. There are no conspiracies to keep large crawfish from the mitts of Dallasites as your Houston friends might try to tell you. Shell Shack procures the best graded crawfish available. Think mid-March, around St. Pat’s Day for the best crop. Consider that the luck of the Irish. Continue reading →
Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti. Continue reading →
DIVE Coastal Cuisine, the neighborhood restaurant located in Snider Plaza for 10+ years and known for their healthy, light and flavorful fare is featuring food and margarita specials throughout the month of May.
Specials include A Toast to Summer – Crusted Hearth Bread spread with fresh avocado, watermelon, goat cheese, microgreens, hemp hearts and pepitas and served with arugula; Seared Tuna Steak with pickled cucumber, ponzu atop the seasonal Mango, Quinoa and Avocado Salad with savory cabbage/romaine and carrot ginger dressing, Carrot Turmeric Soup; and Gazpacho.
JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden, the modern, Texas-inspired restaurant and beer garden located in the AT&T Discovery District has launched a new lunch and dinner menu featuring fresh takes on Texas cuisine including snacks, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts.
A few JAXON staples such as the JAXON Cheeseburger and the Luscher’s Red Hot Corn Dog have remained on the menu but guests can expect to see a mostly new menu with items sure to be new favorites. The drink menu has also been refreshed with a robust selection of cocktails with plenty of frozen options for the warmer weather.
We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.
Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang”, which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. , is a common notion. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading →
Easter Sunday is set to be a festive day at popular Dallas-based restaurant Al Biernat’s. The Oak Lawn and North restaurant locations are planning a splendid brunch on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Al Biernat’s annual Easter brunch includes classic dishes such as Strawberry Topped Pancakes, Lump Crab Cakes, Brioche French Toast and Avocado Toast topped with Poached Eggs. The brunch menu was recently refreshed, and new menu items available this year include innovative dishes like Biscuits & Italian Sausage Gravy, Crawfish Etouffee Benedit and a Texas Brunch Sandwich.