Beats & Eats at the Granada Continues with Kirk Thurmond and Jon Alexis of TJ’s Seafood

Beats & Eats is coming! This Savor Dallas event takes place at The Granada Theater and puts together culinary and musical talent for an unforgettable evening. Get your tickets now. The first Beats & Eats featured Chef Oliver Sitrin of The Blind Butcher with music by Tomar and the FCs. Hopefully you didn’t miss it. […]

POKÉ ALL DAY: A #VIPeek at Pokébop in Oaklawn

Poke All Day: A #VIPeek at Pokébop in Oaklawn ​​ As I type this, another poké spot has likely opened its doors. I’m not mad at it; I love the fresh, light, healthy, Asian flavors of a poké bowl. On any given day I am likely craving such a thing, in fact. So I’m happy […]

Lovers Seafood is for Lovers (of Seafood) #VIPeek

Do you love fish? I do. Last week, the team at Lovers Seafood & Market invited a group of media and influencers (including Yours Truly) to a #VIPeek at the newly renovated spot before it opened to the public. Reborn from a former seafood market (Rex’s), and with the feel of another seafood market (TJ’s), it’s not […]

A #VIPeek at Water Grill, Now Open on McKinney Avenue 

WATER GRILL DALLAS, I see you wavin’ Here in Dallas, we have a lot of restaurants. Like, too many. Far too many. That’s why so many good ones fail, in fact. But despite the plethora of choices, the number of quality seafood restaurants is actually quite small. I can count on one hand the seafood […]

Now Open: A First Look at Texas Scratch Kitchen

Texas Scratch Kitchen is Now Open There’s a new kitchen in town, and yes I’m talking about a renovation, but not the home renovation kind, though the before/after is quite shocking. In a space that used to house Coconuts Island Grill in Pavilion Center near Inwood Village, full of fun, colorful, fishy flavor, stands the wooded, […]

Review: Montlake Cut

  I’m not going to lie: this freelance food critic gig’s got me feelin’ the perks pretty hard. Montlake Cut, for example, is a lovely little boat, I mean restaurant, (It’s raining today, everything seems seafaring) that moved into the space where my beloved Spoon used to be. I loved getting to experience it a […]

TJ’s Seafood Market makes your naughty nautical boozy brunch dreams come true #VIPeek

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of TJ’s Seafood Market. Owner Jon Alexis and I go way back; our dogs are friends, our babies are friends and I’m always happy to cheers to his successes. That’s why I’m very excited to report that TJ’s is now offering brunch, which is also — again, NO SECRET […]

Peep the Uchi Dallas menu right here, right now!

There’s good sushi, there’s bad sushi, and there’s sushi that’s just okay. Then there’s Uchi. Uchi is something entirely different. It’s another category. It’s an experience. Uchi celebrates the product, the purity and quality and perfection of sushi, but it also is about creating dishes (see Kamo Nabe with duck, mushroom and chili, pictured left) that you haven’t seen […]

Anchors Away: A Brand New TJ’s (Interview & Photos) #VIPeek

In the interest of full disclosure, I consider Jon and Natalie Alexis, owners of TJ’s two locations, to be friends of mine. That being said, I’m pretty sure I’d be a big fan of TJ’s even if I’d never met them and realized how awesome they are. In celebration of the opening of the new […]

The tease: a taste of Tesar’s new lunch

As I’ve mentioned, lunch service (as well as Sunday Brunch) at Chef John Tesar’s Spoon restaurant began last week. I was invited in to check out the new menu. It contains some items from the dinner menu, some new, lunchy items plus the dessert offerings of new pastry chef David Collier. Here’s just a taste. […]

Chef John Tesar’s Shiny New Spoon

It’s holiday party season (well, I suppose it’s past then actually), and I managed to convince Mr. Food Bastard to host his small holiday party for four at Chef John Tesar’s new restaurant, Spoon. With a hefty budget and hungry bellies, we donned some fancy pants and set off for the fertile Preston Center to […]

@CityofAte #CROSSPOST: TJ’s Seafood Market and Grill is OPEN!

Today I ate a platter of salty fish for lunch. And it was incredible. I’ve been waiting for my personal favorite fish market to open up an outpost closer to home, and the day has arrived. After a soft-ish opening yesterday, TJ’s was fully functional today and that’s how I found myself diving face-first into […]

THIS SATURDAY: East Dallas Swims with the Fishes!

TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market, foodbitch’s fishmonger of choice, is heading to East Dallas for a fantastical pop-up shop inside Urbano from 11-4 this Saturday the 25th. Jimmy’s, Spicer’s, TJ’s – that block’s going to be chock full of goodness. Go there. Learn something you didn’t know about fish from TJ’s own Jon Alexis. There will be […]