Now that summer is bearing down on us, our tastes are starting to get a little bit lighter. Scarfing down all those heavy burgers and barbecue isn't enticing, or practical, during the summer's hottest months, unless you want the meat sweats come pool time. But eating lighter doesn't have to mean o ... More >>
Buying fish can be hard. The selection at grocery stores is often lacking in terms of both variety and sustainability, and the quality often leaves a lot to be desired. I've dropped a bundle of cash at Whole Foods or Central Market on supposedly fresh fish that has actually been chilling in a freeze ... More >>
A Trinity Groves restaurant delivers solid seafood but comes up short.
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>
Oh, Dallas. Something is fishy at our sushi restaurants. Katharine Shilcutt at the Houston Press has been digging through a new Oceana Study, and it doesn't say very nice things about the sushi we're eating. That snapper you covet, sumptuously draped over carefully seasoned and packed rice, may ve ... More >>
For chief fishmonger Jon Alexis, the building of TJ's new location in the Shops of Highland Park has been a labor of love and the culmination of all the years he's been running his family's business. "This is what I've always wanted TJ's to become," Alexis says. See also: - Jon Alexis of TJ's Seafo ... More >>
See also: *Jon Alexis of TJ's Seafood Market on Expansion, The Fishing Industry and Lobsters that Need a New Home Jon Alexis of TJ's Fresh Seafood Market is pitching his tent in East Dallas this weekend for another impromptu fish market at Urbano Café. Jimmy's Food Store, Tom Spicer's garden and ... More >>
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, TJ's Fresh Seafood Market is setting up shop in East Dallas for a little impromptu fish market. Owner Jon Alexis likes getting out of the office (which is his 1,200-square-foot store on Preston Road) and will take over an auxiliary room at Urbano Cafe (look fo ... More >>
When Mark Stuertz reviewed Cafe Pacific, in 2004, he called the Highland Park Village seafood restaurant a cliché. The menu has crab cakes and veal Oscar, he said. Breaded veal cutlets with crab and asparagus were alive and well in Dallas. And here I am eight years later sitting at the bar at Cafe ... More >>
Coupling a fish counter with a restaurant is the best path to freshness.
I recently had occasion to look up a menu from a town where I used to live, and was startled by how ostentatiously it flaunted the region's culinary biases. The menu was so obviously issued by a restaurant in this particular town that I'm pretty sure I could pick it out of a line-up of 100 me ... More >>
Fish tacos had a banner year in 2010, but California-style tacos made with beer-battered tilapia and chipotle mayonnaise are still outpacing the grilled fish variety more commonly served in Mexico. According to a survey from industry research firm Technomic, the number of fish tacos on resta ... More >>
Gefilte fish, perhaps the most maligned food on the traditional Jewish High Holiday table, encodes its maker's ancestry as surely as hand-me-down stories and immigration papers, a local fishmonger says. Jon Alexis of TJ's Fresh Seafood Market in Preston Forest Village claims he can almost al ... More >>
Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Aw Shucks, 3601 Greenville Ave., 214-821-9449When: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. dailyWhat: Half-price r ... More >>
Baja is filled with great valleys, big sand and surf, rich volcanic soil, and even richer cuisine. It's also the home of Tecate beer and the ever popular fish taco. Although you can find what might be defined loosely as a fish taco throughout the pescado-loving world, and certainly in our fair ... More >>
Alex FloresCrab cake is official food of the Preakness Stakes for good reason. Just as the Preakness is the second jewel of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the simple dish of quality crab meat, and little else, is a crown jewel of Maryland. Thought to be another one of these ancient ... More >>
On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Puerto de Veracruz is a bustling metropolis of half-a-million located on the Gulf of Mexico. Its rich history stretches back to Pre-Columbian times, and it is sometimes called The Four Times Heroic City after resist ... More >>
LedelboyOn The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Ceviche is marinated seafood, so it should come as no surprise that Mexico and nearly every country in Central and South America with a coastline features it in their cuisine.In an article entitled 'The Many ... More >>
Merritt MartinEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Hook Line & Sinker3103 Lemmon Ave.214-965-0707Dude Factor: 10, or anyone on Deadliest Catch, on a scale of 1, Steve Irwin, to 10.Betw ... More >>
Skip the starters and dig right into the entrees
Super-sizing the sushi bar the Texas way
Style and fusion overwhelm simpler Italian pleasures
The waiters chatter. Too bad the food doesn't exactly sing.
Bob's brings the beef to the 'burbs
Straightforward, simple and delicious, Zen Sushi delivers without fussiness
Tradicion can't shake the ghost of restaurants past
Heres a catch thats not a keeper
Stone Horse Bistro is a mix of virility and lethargy
SushiSamba is not without stimulating promise
Isabella is North Texas Italian boilerplate--with a few twists
Things aren't going swimmingly at Fish Express
Mysterious, sensual, entertaining? Nah, not this geisha.
This grill requires a high-cholesterol billfold
Grotto serves typical Dallas Italian. Too bad.
Excellent seafood, iffy steak at Merkow's
Why don't we get drunk and...eat crab cakes?