• Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    4 Places To Find Decent Crawfish In Dallas

    As a kid, the best eating of the year was crawfish season. My people are from Louisiana, so at least once a year, someone was buying several cases of beer and a few hundred pounds of crawfish for a big-ass party. The crawfish of my childhood were cooked in huge boiling of pots of water by my grandfa ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    AmberJax Fish Market Grille Brings Seafood to Trinity Groves Starting Saturday

    Kitchen LTO is blowing up. The announcement that AmberJax will open this Saturday is the third piece of news to come out the the restaurant incubator this week. Chino Chinatown recently announced a December 30 opening and Kitchen LTO released details about the contest for the participants in their n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Hot Smoking Fish Is a Fine and Delicious Art, but Is It Barbecue?

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. Smoking fish: It may be the oldest kind of cooking there is. It predates refrigeration. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    State Health Department Warns of Unsafe Mercury Levels in Local Fish

    The state health department just released a warning for Texan seafood lovers. Fish examined from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico contained mercury at concentrations that exceed health guidelines. That means if you're pregnant (or even thinking about it) or under the age of 12 -- no more wahoo for yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Driftwood, Chef Omar Flores' Oak Cliff Seafood Joint, Opens Tuesday. Here's a Sneak Peek.

    It's been a long time coming for Driftwood (642 W. Davis). The seafood spot in Oak Cliff was supposed to open months ago, but electrical and plumbing issues kept setting them back. Finally, last week, Chef Omar Flores and owner/operator John Baudoin planned a soft opening for family and friends -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Gefilte at Sea Breeze Shouldn't be Passed Over

    ​Shama lama ding dong! It's Passover time again. North Texas Jewish families who are preparing for the holiday, which begins Monday at sundown, will sit down for a ceremonial Seder dinner that is full of symbolism. Unfortunately for many, that means jarred gefilte. These spam-like fish balls a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Crawfish Season Off to Slow Start Thanks to Winter Storms

    ​I grew up in East Texas in a predominantly Cajun family, so crawfish season always makes me nostalgic for the days of sitting in the back seat of my dad's truck with a wiggling 20 pound burlap sack of mudbugs. At first, I was horrified for being responsible for sending countless crawdads to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    It's Axiomatic: Good, Inexpensive Sushi Makes Us Happy

    ​Each week, Happy Eating highlights a different restaurant happy hour food menu. This week we are in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood to check out a Dallas sushi hot spot. Where: Sushi Axiom, 2323 North Henderson Ave. When: 4:30-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Scene: Happy hour time is quiet and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Wyland Chooses Land-Locked Metroplex for Sustainable Seafood Eatery

    Dolphin won't be on the menu, though they look mighty tasty.​The one-named Wyland, whose renderings of marine life have graced postage stamps and 737 jets, is diving into the culinary world with a sustainable seafood restaurant in Fairview. Wyland's Ocean Blue, an eatery-slash-gallery, is ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Toque to Toque Seafood Shack vs. Uncle Julio's: The Ceviche Slam

    ‚ÄčThis week a fellow City of Ate friend recounted his experience at Cyclone Anaya's spurring some debate as to the authenticity of restaurants south of certain Dallas boundaries and quadrants. I personally contend that wonderful restaurants can be found across all city lines as Dallas is chock-ful ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2010
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    December 8, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Catfish And Hush Puppies

    ‚ÄčIf Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn twisted.I can say this without flinching: my dad made the best fried catfish and--especially--the best hush puppies ever.Every Sunday without fail he'd stand over the stove dredging and splattering. It was ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    October 15, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    Short Orders: Daddy Jack's

    Daddy Jack's 1916 Greenville Ave. 214-826-4910 If you could travel back in time to, say, New England, Baltimore, or even the bayous of Louisiana in the 1950s, you'd expect to find dozens of places like this. The now venerable seafood shanty on lower Greenville has it all: doo-wop bopping from the, ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Short Orders: Jaxx Steakhouse

    Jaxx Steakhouse14925 Midway, Addison972-458-7888The venerable steakhouse or cafe or Mickey Mantle hangout is showing its age. Splotches from once-incessant cigarette smoke lends 'character' to the pressed tin ceiling, the warped tiles supporting eight weathered fans. If you squint, the place resembl ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    Now may be your best chance for a little raw love

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    10 Questions: Jon Alexis

    Although his title reads 'vice president,' Alexis also serves as janitor, accounts receivable and pretty much everything else at his family's market.TJ's Seafood Market has been a haven for fresh fish lovers over the past two decades--not bad in a city otherwise known for fickle shopping behavior. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008
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    March 29, 2007


    Haute cuisine battles with nightclub bombast at N9NE

  • Dining

    November 16, 2006

    Holy Buzz

    Shinsei froths with sincere creativity

  • Dining

    December 15, 2005

    No Faux

    This "brasstrofé" conjures European yumminess

  • Dining

    November 10, 2005

    Long and Winding Roe

    Competence but not excitement at Hanasho

  • Dining

    September 1, 2005

    Fiscal Dieting

    Banking on famous names, Nobu is proud to be pricey

  • Dining

    July 7, 2005

    Brass-Knuckle Blossom

    Believe the hype: Hibiscus may be named for a showy flower, but it's still strong enough for a man

  • Dining

    July 29, 2004

    Get Uppity

    Newest Sambuca not too shabby

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    Comfort Loaf

    Crayton's gives you a reason to go out for meat loaf. That's right,meat loaf.

  • Dining

    May 27, 2004

    Pac Rim Rumba

    Fusion weds Asian and Tex-Mex and creates a happy marriage

  • Dining

    April 15, 2004

    Bury Frank Already

    Blade's needs an update

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Seafood

    The Oceanaire Seafood Room

  • Dining

    September 4, 2003

    Civics Lesson

    After a few changes, there are more reasons to become a citizen

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Rough Landing

    You'll need to make a couple of laps around Osaka's buffet table

  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    Lights Out

    The food at Bistro Latino rises above the darkness

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    January 17, 2002

    Okra Shock

    Gumbo's grub could be addicting

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    January 10, 2002


    Order the coffee black; you'll need it at the dull Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Roughing It

    Chris Svalesen is doing his best to keep 36 Degrees afloat. Now it's time to do your part.

  • Dining

    September 27, 2001

    Ripened Kiss

    There are only a few rough spots at Chez Gerard

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
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    August 9, 2001

    Shoal Shocked

    The Lighthouse doesn't quite work

  • Dining

    August 31, 2000

    Italian Surprise

    Raneri's does the Big I

  • Dining

    June 3, 1999

    Close to perfect

    Nick & Sam's is poised for greatness. Will it take the final step?

  • Dining

    December 17, 1998

    Swimming raw in Cowtown

    Pangaea brings sushi and more to Fort Worth

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    October 30, 1997

    Sweet ode to convoy grub

    But Truckers grinds the breakfast gears

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    February 20, 1997

    Outstanding miss

    Imaginative home cooking takes Rooster almost all the way

  • Dining

    July 25, 1996

    Cajun quest

    Good cuisine--even if it involves bathtubs of boiling oil-- never goes out of style

  • Dining

    July 27, 1995

    Trolling the Mainstream

    Dallas' newest seafood restaurant seeks to fill the fish niche

  • Dining

    June 22, 1995

    Beyond 'grazing'

    Chef George Greiser makes a triumphant return to Gershwin's

  • Dining

    April 6, 1995

    Sea no evil

    Plano's Sea Grill angles for greatness

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    February 16, 1995
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    November 24, 1994

    Ghost of restaurants past

    Maple Avenue Cafe is haunted by its ill-fated predecessor, J Pinnell's

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