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Aug 24, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • In Media Mentions
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Dallas Seafood Boil Spot Shell Shack Is En Route to Houston

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 could optimistically open its doors by November, and the Katy outpost could arrive even sooner. Stay tuned for more details.

Feb 1, 2016

  • Amy McCarthy
  • In Media Mentions
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Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas

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.

Nov 6, 2014

  • Jessica Carei
  • In Media Mentions
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SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo

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.

Sep 5, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • Hallelujah, football is back
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Where To Watch College And NFL Football In Dallas

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.

Mar 6, 2017

  • Claire Cahoon and Amy McCarthy
  • Whether East Coast, West or Gulf oysters are your fave, these spots have you covered
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Where To Slurp The Freshest, Most Delicious Oysters In Dallas

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 TJ Seafood Markets owner and local oyster geek, Jon Alexis.

Mar 20, 2017

  • Amy McCarthy
  • No, you do not have to suck the heads — but you should
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Where To Find The Best Crawfish In Dallas And Beyond

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.

Feb 1, 2016

  • Amy McCarthy
  • Where to drink and dine while you watch the Super Bowl.
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Where To Watch Super Bowl 50 In Dallas

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 year's 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.

Nov 26, 2014

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • The crab boil haven is expanding northward.
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Uptown's Shell Shack Will Give Plano Crabs in Spring 2015

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.

Aug 23, 2013

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • The crab boil haven is expanding northward.
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The Shell Shack Coming to McKinney Avenue

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.

Sep 25, 2017

  • Whitney Filloon || @ whitneyfilloon
  • Get ready for more Emporium Pies shakes, y’all
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Shake Shack’s Third DFW Outpost Lands This Week

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.

Nov 2, 2017

  • Candace Carlisle
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Grub Burger, Shell Shack first up for new destination at Fort Worth's Alliance Town Center

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 11 units in development, in the past seven months, according to Dallas Hale, CEO of Shell Shack.

August 28, 2017

  • Christine Blank
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Seafood restaurant chain Shell Shack expands

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 completion next summer, Parkside will also include a live music stage with outdoor recreational options for visitors, including bocce ball and cornhole. The design of the project will have a rustic-like environment with large shade trees and unobstructed views of the adjacent 14-acre park that was restored by the developer to original Texas blackland prairie.Officials with the development firm say they hope the new entertainment concept will bring more nightlife options to the growing north Fort Worth corridor. Bennett Benner Partners is the project architect. Hollywood's construction services arm is the general contractor. Construction on the project is slated to begin by the end of the month, with the first two restaurants expected to open by next summer.

11 August 2017

  • ROY MAYNARD
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Shell Shack, infused seafood restaurant, coming to Tyler

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.

November 02, 2017

  • Robert Philpot
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New restaurants headed north Fort Worth. And live music, too.

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. Hillwood, the big developer in the area, announced Thursday that Parkside at Alliance Town Center, which will overlook the park, will launch with two more restaurants — with more to come.Grub Burger Bar, which has headquarters in Bryan and locations in Dallas and Plano, and Carrollton-based Shell Shack, which has locations in Arlington, Dallas, Plano and Mesquite, are the first two.

Nov 2, 2017

  • FWBP Staff
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Shell Shack, burger bar coming to new Hillwood project at Alliance

Hillwood has broken ground on Parkside at Alliance Town Center, a 3.5-acre food and entertainment destination integrated within a beautiful park-like setting. The development will launch with two new restaurants, Grub Burger Bar and Shell Shack, with other concepts to be announced soon. Grub Burger Bar offers hamburgers served on fresh baked buns, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, handcrafted milkshakes, craft beers and signature cocktails. Shell Shack, a Dallas favorite, serves up boiled shellfish including three different types of crab, shrimp and crawfish in five different flavors. They also serve oysters, chicken wings, sandwiches and salads.Alliance Town Center, the 900-acre mixed-use development within AllianceTexas, began construction on Parkside this month, with the first two restaurants expected to be completed in summer 2018.“Parkside at Alliance Town Center will be unlike any other dining destination in North Fort Worth with unobstructed views of Bluestem Park, our signature green space, and a wide range of community programming,” said Mark Miller, vice president of Hillwood, in a news release. “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.”

August 25, 2017

  • Amanda Buckle
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Seafood Chain Shell Shack Signs Franchise Agreement in Houston

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 ...

Nov 2 2017

  • Steve Brown
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Restaurant and entertainment park coming to North Fort Worth's AllianceTexas

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.