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Dallas, let's start with your story. We'd love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. After serving in the military for five years, I started bartending and learning everything I could about the hospitality industry. I knew I eventually wanted to own a bar/restaurant but let me tell you, working and owning are two very different stories. Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know, I went on my own and let's just say, things didn't go as well as I had hoped. I quickly learned that once you own your own place, you are continuously learning on a daily basis and I was lucky enough to find a mentor who helped me for 11 years. He taught me how to run a successful business and now, I have five concepts under my belt, two more in the works and a ton of franchise agreements on the table.
Dirt is flying at Rayzor Ranch — with Andy B’s Entertainment, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Rooms To Go and more shops on the way — but doors have opened at several businesses farther east on West University Drive. The first tenants are opening their doors at the new North Lakes Shopping Center, on the corner of University and Bonnie Brae Street. Ideal Dental opened at 2200 W. University Drive. The office is open for new patients weekdays and weekends by appointment. Two sandwich shops are opening nearby. McAlister’s Deli opens Friday and Jersey Mike’s Subs is opening soon.
Shell Shack opened its Uptown Dallas location in late 2013. And now, that flagship restaurant, which has since spawned five others, is packing up and moving to Henderson Avenue. The restaurant will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom space, which means more interior seating, a patio and a bigger parking lot. The Uptown building won’t go to waste, however, as Shell Shack founder Dallas Hale will be opening a new poke concept called Poke Go Go.
Over the next couple of months, the Uptown outpost of boiled seafood haven Shell Shack will be transformed into a new restaurant called Poke Go Go. The growing seafood chain is shuttering its Uptown location and relocating to Knox-Henderson, taking over the space formerly occupied by Mellow Mushroom at 2326 Henderson Avenue, according to CultureMap. Now in the peak of crawfish season, Shell Shack will keep its doors open in Uptown right up until it’s time to make the move to Henderson Avenue.
Seafood haven Shell Shack is departing its original location in Uptown Dallas and migrating to a bigger space on Henderson Avenue. In its wake it will leave a poke place. Shell Shack will re-open at 2326 N. Henderson Ave. — the space most recently occupied by Mellow Mushroom Pizza, and before that, Hacienda on Henderson, but which many still know as the former Cuquita's. It's an enviable location in the thick of Henderson Avenue, even if Mellow Mushroom had some parking issues after the adjacent lot was turned into a paid lot only.
The chatter on McKinney Avenue in Uptown is that nightlife is slowing down to eventually transition into a more residential neighborhood. Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston has been listening to the concerns of people who live in the area. Throughout the years, residents have filed several noise complaints about nightlife.
The chatter on McKinney Avenue in Uptown is that nightlife is slowing down to eventually transition into a more residential neighborhood. Dallas City Councilman, Philip Kingston has been listening to the concerns of people who live in the area. Throughout the years, residents have filed several noise complaints about nightlife.
Shell Shack first opened their doors in 2013 in Dallas, a casual restaurant specializing in infused, steamed seafood that quickly became known for their naked or saucy seafood boils and also their fried fare. The Plano location opened in 2015 at the SW corner of Park and the Tollway, bringing their coastal creations closer to those in Collin County. I first happened upon Shell Shack when a few of us were looking for “late night eats” in Plano. Open until 1am seven days a week, Shell Shack fit the bill and got bonus points for offering far more than basic bar food. Start your meal at Shell Shack with some raw oysters or their new crab tots, then decide whether you’re more in the mood for a fried platter or some boiled seafood and sauce.
Andrea Patrick’s twin girls were born extremely premature. Her second twin, Jessica, was born with a brain bleed, resulting in special needs for her ever since. Utilizing her entrepreneurial spirit, Patrick has formed The Unique Friends Foundation (TUFF) to equip young adults with special needs with life skills.
Frisco’s most exciting new restaurant concept is hosting its first whiskey dinner. Sushi Marquee is teaming up with Suntory, makers of Toki Japanese Whisky, for a pairing event that’s not to be missed. Diners will enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by four courses of delicious food — each expertly paired with a Toki-spiked cocktail.
As NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off, SI Eats caught up with rookie sensation Dennis Smith Jr., point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, to get his take on some very crucial food-related topics. Smith Jr., who’s been selected for Team USA in the Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game on Friday night, weighed in on his appreciation for mac and cheese, the best cook in the family, and Dorian Finney-Smith's eating habits.
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.
Shell Shack is offering dine-in guests a FREE bottle of champagne with any combo. Combos feed from two to six people, and are perfect for group outings. They include:
– The Boss: 2 catfish filets and 8 fried shrimp. Served with fries and hushpuppies. $22.99
– The VIP: 1lb snow crab, 1lb boiled shrimp, 2 corns, 1 potato and 1 sausage. All served with fries and hushpuppies. $42.99
The expansion of Interstate 35 took away the front parking of Dani Raes, which was a major factor in their decision to close. The property had no plans to be torn down and was put on the market with the expiration of the lease.
Dallas Hale, Owner of Shell Shack, was reached out to by his Real Estate Agent. " [Denton] Is one I had my eye on, I used to live in Aubrey. I always kind of kept my eye on it and all the sudden my realtor was like hey this is available."
Hale has no concerns about the construction taking place and appears confident that this new location to the Shell Shack family will see the same success as the other locations. "No, not at all, I did my research. There is still plenty of parking," said Hale.
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Shell Shack, a Dallas-based seafood restaurant, will soon open in Denton, according to a press release.
Shell Shack, which first opened in 2013 in Dallas and expanded to locations in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, will be located at the former Dani Rae's Gulf Coast Kitchen at 2303 S. Interstate 35E, near South Loop 288. The press release said it would open sometime this spring.
The menu's featured item is the "Boil," which is seasoned crab, crawfish, shrimp, corn and sausage all served up in a giant plastic bag to be spilled onto the table for family-style sharing.
Need an imaginary trip to Padre Island while you long for spring? Or just craving a seafood boil? Set your map app for the nearest Shell Shack.
Since 2013 when the first Shell Shack opened in Uptown, shacks have spawned in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite. A Fort Worth location is hatching now.
At Shell Shack, it's all about the boil, although you can get fried seafood. Even a burger, wings or a chicken sandwich.
Christmas Day poses an interesting opportunity for dining. Or is it a conundrum? For those who celebrate the holiday, it could be an opportunity to perfect and present a feast of dishes from the home oven, but for many, leaving things to the professionals is best for everyone involved. No matter if the family numbers one or 30, there is a chance for too many cooks in the kitchen, and at least one who's got a whack-ass recipe for pasta-Jell-O or cake made Campbell’s tomato soup. (It's a thing. Trust).
Can't cook, don't want to or simply don't celebrate Christmas? You still need to eat, so save your holiday thanks for the open signs among all the darkened doors on Christmas Day. We've found some places that offer something better than what's at your nearest 7-Eleven.
Whether your Christmas is a big deal surrounded by lots of falderal, or just another day in the year, you still gotta eat. In the possible scenario where you do not have food in the fridge or on the table, these places are ready to serve — from the hotel restaurant hosting the grand buffet to the convenient Chinese offering quick takeout.
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Not interested in cooking Christmas dinner this year? That’s okay because here a few local restaurants that will do it for you. From pasta to seafood to the traditional turkey dinner, you can find whatever food you're in the mood for on the menu at one of these local eateries.
All the local Shell Shack locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas day and are celebrating the holiday season with seafood. On December 24 and 25 Shell Shack is offering complimentary dessert with each combo platter purchased and on December 25 they are doing a Onesie and PJ Party. The VIP is $42.99 and includes Snow Crab, Boiled Shrimp, corns, potato sausage and all are served with fries and hushpuppies. There is also the Date Night option for $84.99 or the Heavyweight for $156.99, this last one feeds up to six people.
It’s no secret…
I love to eat.
I REALLY love to eat at spots that are just so damn good you want one of everything and after a recent visit to Shell Shack, I did just that.
I REALLY love to eat at spots that are just so damn good you want one of everything and after a recent visit to Shell Shack, I did just that.
You know those days where literally EVERYTHING on the menu sounds good? Welp. This was one of those days so before I even got there, I stalked the menu and my ass hadn’t been on the seat for 3 seconds before I was panic-ordering the crab tater tots because.. CRAB. TATER. TOTS.
The city of Fort Worth is truly revving with expansions as even more construction, new listings, and openings are scheduled for 2018. From the territorial increase of Crockett Row at West 7th to the ongoing developments at the Shops at Clearfork, Fort Worth is full speed ahead in consumer growth with no plans of stopping anytime soon.
Recently announced, Fort Worth will now open its arms to one of the metroplex’s most cherished seafood destinations, Shell Shack. A noted DFW staple for crab and seafood lovers, the restaurant will now dig its claws into Parkside at Alliance Center in early 2018.
A small, popular seafood restaurant chain is making its Fort Worth debut. Shell Shack will open a location at Parkside at Alliance Town Center, where it will serve seasoned crab, shrimp, oysters, and more. The restaurant is anticipated to open in summer 2018.
Shell Shack debuted in Uptown Dallas in 2013. Since then, three more branches have opened, in Plano, Mesquite, and Arlington's Lincoln Square.
Since opening its first location in 2013, Shell Shack has quickly proved to be a hit with locals, supplying them with perfectly-seasoned crabs, shrimp, oysters and more. The original Uptown Dallas store has since been joined by others in Plano, Arlington and Mesquite, and now, the concept is expanding to Fort Worth.
Crews have already broken ground on Shell Shack’s new home, which will be located at Parkside at Alliance Town Center. The more than 5,000 square foot interior and 2,262 square foot patio is part of the 3.5-acre project in North Fort Worth’s most exciting development, bringing dining and nightlife destinations to a beautiful setting that looks onto Bluestem Park and includes a live music stage, outdoor seating and fun activities for the whole family, like bocce ball and cornhole.
Alliance Town Center, the mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, is launching a new food park and has already signed up two restaurants, with more on the way.
Called Parkside at Alliance Town Center, it'll be a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a parklike setting, and will launch with two new restaurants that are both locally grown concepts: Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack.
"Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be unlike any other dining destination in North Fort Worth with unobstructed views of Bluestem Park, our signature greenspace, and a wide range of community programming," says Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, the project's developer, in a release.
FORT WORTH - If you live near the intersection of I-35W and Heritage Trace Parkway, you know that huge restaurant/retail complexes frame both sides of 35.
And more development is coming, this time north of Heritage Trace, where there’s already a Chuy's Tex-Mex, a Panera Bread, Chipotle, Pei-Wei and more.
Those restaurants are all close to Bluestem Park, a peaceful, nature-walk respite from the nearby traffic.
Developer Hillwood is building a restaurant and entertainment venue in its huge AllianceTexas project in North Fort Worth.The Parkside at Alliance Town Center will have 3.5 acres of restaurants and entertainment tenants overlooking Bluestem Park. Eateries Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack have already leased spaces in the project."We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination," Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, said in a statement.
Dallas, Texas-based fast-casual seafood brand Shell Shack is expanding beyond Dallas to Houston and other United States cities, according to the company.Shell Shack is partnering with Houston Shellfish Ventures, which will open franchised Shell Shack locations throughout Houston. Shell Shack has four locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and says it will expand to other cities in Texas, as well as other U.S. states. Each restaurant produces around USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) in volume, according to the company."[Houston Shellfish Ventures'] site selection knowledge, paired with an experienced high volume, multi-unit veteran operator Larry Garrett – this group certainly has the making of success," said Shell Shack Director of Franchise Development Jon Glaser. "They will be building quality teams from the ground up and will execute our brand each and every day providing Shell Shack guest the level of experience that we expect and our guest deserve.”Shell Shack has sold two franchise groups, totaling 1
The NYC invasion of Dallas’ burger scene continues when Shake Shack’s third DFW outpost makes its debut at Preston Royal Village this week.The newest Shake Shack is set to arrive at 6025 Royal Lane on Friday, and like the locations at The Crescent in Uptown and Legacy West in Plano, will serve up burgers topped with Pecan Lodge sausage links and custard concretes mixed with rotating flavors of desserts from Emporium Pies. Local brews from Four Corners Brewing Company, Bishop Cider Company, and Community Beer Company will also be on offer. Shake Shack has made an aggressive push into Texas over the past few years, with multiple locations popping up across the state in Austin and Houston. A fourth DFW outpost is currently in the works at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and is expected to arrive sometime next year. Shake Shack hits Preston Hollow on September 29 starting at 11 a.m.
ORejoice, y all — football season has finally returned. For both fans of college and professional football, the return of fall marks that special time of the year when Saturdays (and Sundays, and Thursdays) are solely reserved for sitting in front of the television and watching the game.But where does one go to watch football in Dallas? Finding a good sports bar can be tricky considering that many are designated as a official watch spots for a specific team. This guide to watching the games in Dallas will help fans find the right spot to cheer with plenty of fellow football enthusiasts, beer, and solid pub grub. Of course, for folks who do not have any team allegiances, any of these excellent Dallas sports bars will do.
In what could become a new entertainment destination in north Fort Worth, North Texas-based development firm Hillwood has begun construction on a 3.5-acre food and entertainment development in a park-like setting at Alliance Town Center.The new project, called Parkside at Alliance Town Center, will bring two restaurants to the corridor, including Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack. Hillwood plans to announce additional restaurant and entertainment concepts in the near future.This will bring more restaurant space to the 900-acre Alliance Town Center with patios overlooking Bluestem Park.It will be unlike any other dining destination in north Fort Worth, with greenspace and a variety of community programming, said Mark Miller, vice president at Hillwood."We are combining unique restaurants, live music and recreational activities with the family programming that is already taking place at Bluestem Park to create a new, highly-desired food and beverage destination," Miller said in a prepared statement.By its complet
A Dallas-based seafood chain is on the move. Shell Shack has signed a franchise agreement to expand into Houston.Shell Shack is partnering up with franchise group Houston Shellfish Ventures to find commercial real estate to grow their restaurant empire. The group already has four locations, and according to Jon Glaser, CFE and director of franchise development, the partnership will aid them in their quest of delivering quality experiences to their customers outside of the ...
Over the next few years, Dallas’ based chain Shell Shack will bring its take on the Cajun seafood boil to Houston. The restaurant will pair with a franchisee called Houston Shellfish Ventures to bring multiple locations of Shell Shack to Houston in the next few years. Shell Shack president and CEO Dallas Hale tells Eater that the first outpost, which will open at 2412 Washington Avenue, is already under construction. A second outpost is also expected to arrive soon in Katy, though no location has been selected yet. Opened in 2013 in Uptown Dallas, Shell Shack is known for its seafood boils. Various crustaceans, including crab, shrimp, and crawfish when in season, are boiled in a bag with corn, sausage, potatoes, and a ton of seasoning that can be adjusted to each diner’s specific preference. The “Kitchen Sink,” which combines all of Shell Shack’s seasoning options with plenty of butter, is the restaurant’s most popular option. According to Hale, Shell Shack’s Washington Avenue location
Tyler is getting a Shell Shack, a Carrollton-based seafood restaurant that focuses on king crab, snow crab, shrimp and even crawfish in season. The restaurant is expected to open in January 2018.The city of Tyler approved a building permit for a 40,000 square foot restaurant at 7918 S. Broadway Ave. That’s just north of Cumberland Road.
The arrival of spring in Dallas means a lot of things – blooming flowers, crazy weather, allergies – but really only one hallmark of the season truly matters: crawfish. This seasonally available Cajun staple, best between February and May, is best consumed with lots of beer on a breezy patio.To be sure, the crawfish in Dallas doesn't even come close to rivaling the mudbugs served in New Orleans. Plenty of local spots serve disappointingly bland, overpriced crawfish, but when the craving for a few pounds of spicy, buttery mudbugs strikes, you don't have to drive all the way to Louisiana in order to whet your whistle.Without further ado, check out these 9 establishment serving up the best crawfish in Dallas and beyond. Order up a few beers, and get ready to pinch some tails, and perhaps (if you're feeling adventurous) suck a few heads.
Whether or not you are a newbie or an experienced slurper, Dallas has a surprisingly impressive lineup of oyster bars for a totally land-locked city.But where do you find the city best oysters? Whether you are looking for a well-curated selection of the finest shucked beauties from the East and West Coasts, or just looking to chow down on a few dozen fruits of the Gulf, Dallas has plenty of options. Ranging from casual eateries to white tablecloth hotspots, this map offers a spot to suit those who do not know much about oysters just as well as those who obsessively search out the best.For casual, roll up your sleeves and chow down style oysters, check out Shell Shack or Pier 247 for budget-friendly bivalves in a casual setting. For more of a red carpet shellfish experience, try Rapscallion or Boulevardier. Or if you are a night owl, head over to Gemma for their late night $2 oyster happy hour. If you had like to brush up on your oyster knowledge before you hit up these spots, check out these expert tips from
Even if you’re not interested in the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl Sunday is an excellent excuse to eat as many wings as humanly possible and spend a little time day-drinking. If you are enthusiastic about this years big game, you may still find yourself asking this question: Where should I watch the Super Bowl in Dallas?Fortunately, there are plenty of great options for drinking and dining while you watch the game. One of these 12 spots will surely suit your game-day tastes.
Popular McKinney Avenue seafood den The Shell Shack is preparing to open a second location. The restaurant, which serves up Cajun-style seafood boils utilizing crab, shrimp, and crawfish (when in season), will open at the southwest corner of Park Lane and the Dallas North Tollway come spring 2015. Besides seafood boils — which prissy eaters can order "Uptown style," aka pre-shelled — Shell Shack also has fried seafood, raw oysters, gumbo, and clam chowder along with a full bar. The Uptown location has been a popular draw for the late-night crowd, as its kitchen doesn't close until 1 a.m. on the weekends.
We have certainly enjoyed our fair share of the Negra Modelo and taco duo. But do not forget that Negra Modelo is one incredibly versatile beer. Thanks to its amber quality and deep caramel malt flavor, it is the perfect complement to all kinds of cuisines. See where you can sip on a bottle of this superior lager and enjoy delicious dishes—for any mood.
Remember Rock 'n' Taco, the rock-n-roll themed taco place on McKinney Avenue? How about the State Fair-esque themed restaurant with half an Airstream trailer parked inside it that replaced it, The Stand? A new place called The Shell Shack is taking over the building that housed both of those short-lived concepts; according to its Facebook page, the restaurant began the process of hiring a staff some three weeks ago, though the building still bears The Stand's name and logo.So what about the food? The Shell Shack touts itself as "a new and exciting seafood bar and grill concept" — based on that and the giant crab that serves as their logo, there will obviously be no shortage of sea creatures on the menu. We've reached out to them for comment; stay tuned for more details.