Delicious Coastal Cuisine In Texas!

Ahoy My Texas Mates and Mate’its!

Some months back on a sunny afternoon I saw a sign that read The Dock Coastal Cuisine hanging when I walked into the NEW Food Hall On Crockett Row in Fort Worth.

If you’re anything like me, when I see a seafood place or new restaurant open in the DFW area I always wonder how fresh and delicious the cuisine will be.

Anyone can create a brand and open a restaurant or a catering business. It takes someone with drive, dedication, and talent to make it successful. Especially when it involves seafood and the total concept is centered around nothing but seafood.

Deliciousness from The Dock.

Seafood is not only tricky to source, but your supplier must have the same drive, dedication, and pursuit of quality that the restaurant owner has.

Seafood has to be handled with love and care or it can be a disaster for everyone.

Well, my friends, I have to tell you that Chef Brett, owner of The Doc Coastal seafood restaurant and catering truck has definitely got it figured out.

The menu is creative and loaded with fantastic menu items. Everything I’ve tried has been fresh, delicious, and colorful.

The presentations are so good they look like artwork more than they do food to eat.

I interviewed Chef Brett on my food show Trey’s Chow Down Live for an hour. We discussed everything about his life, career, and what drives him to serve some of the best seafood in the Fort Worth and Dallas area.

First and foremost, I learned Brett grew up on the coast and loved seafood. He moved to Texas after he had traveled and worked in various restaurants. He also attended culinary school so he could learn how to master his craft.

After Brett moved to Texas they started The Dock Seafood Truck and Catering Company. As they say, my friends, the rest is history.

The Doc offers some amazing seafood you will fall in love with. I’ve tried three of the sandwiches and the delicious mouth-watering “Crab Chips” with their house prepared sauce.

All the sandwiches are served on “ROLLS” which are split top, toasted, butter rolls and served up with The Doc house-prepared pickles.

My favorite sandwich is the “Lobster Grinder.” Yea man the grinder. Boy, that is sandwich to die for. Lobster meat, mayo, cilantro, chives, and wait for it… GARLIC BUTTER. It’s what I like to call STUPID DELICIOUS! I promise you will say “THANK YOU! MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?”

They have great sides too like “Lobster Mac-N-Cheese,” “Pier Street Corn” and “Lobster Bisque”!

My mouth is watering right now just thinking about how flavorful and delicious all the chow is from The Doc.

They are located on the Food Hall On Crockett Row and are opening a location in Dallas in less than a month. They also have the Catering and Food Truck if you have parties or office events.

Do yourself a big favor and take a trip to Chow Down at The Doc. You will never be the same, I can promise you will have Doc Dreams.

Please watch my live show with Chef Brett below.

Thanks,

Trey ( Chow Down )  Chapman 

 

Dibs on Victory Park Plaza GRAND OPENING 26th & 27th

Dibs on Victory Park Makes Highly-Anticipated Debut

New refined concept is set to celebrate its grand opening on April 26-27

 – Dibs on Victory might have a familiar ring to it thanks to the fact that it has been named one of Dallas’ “Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2017, 2018 and 2019.” But it’s now open and ready to rock and roll.

So, highly-anticipated is far from an understatement. This & That Co. – the folks that brought you neighborhood staples like High Fives, The Whippersnapper, Tiny Victories and Ferris Wheelers – are excited to bring its newest concept, Dibs, to Victory Park.

The new multi-level restaurant, located across from the W Hotel, will celebrate its official grand opening on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Doors will open for dinner and drinks at 4 p.m. and the party starts at 10 p.m. with DJs playing until 2 a.m.

Let’s get fancy; The Quintessential TEXAS Dish!

Texas Official Day!

If you live in Texas, or have spent any time roaming around here, then you know what the most quintessential dish that Texans love to eat.

It’s big, tasty, light brown color, has a little crunch with each bite. In most cases it is smothered in creamy gravy. Yep! The delicious chicken fried steak! Born in Texas, and it is truly the quintessential state dish.

Texans love it so much we even declared an official day to celebrate it!

Chef Terry Chandler Quintessential Texas Cooking!

October 26th is the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak day! Let me walk you through on why, and where, to enjoy oneself on this awesome day.

There has to be hundreds, if not thousands, of places in Texas where you can eat chicken fried steak. Big cities, little Texas towns, back roads, breakfast cafes, deli spots, hamburger joints, expensive eateries, steak houses, and the list goes on. Really, you can go anywhere! Texans are proud of their chicken fried steak. Everyone who knows me can agree that I know where the best dishes are.

Chefs have their own idea on how to prepare their delicious dishes. They have perfected their own recipes for chicken fried steak. In the last decade, Texas chefs have gotten extra creative. Some use round steak/cubed steak, flat iron steak, rib eye, and if they’re going further in creativity they’re using dry aged rib eye. Each different cut achieves a different flavor profile. Whatever you prefer, you’ll surely savor it.

I’ve been eating chicken fried steak my entire life. The family restaurant and beef business is my pride but I know how to judge a chicken fried steak like no other!

I’ve compiled a list of places with outstanding chicken fried steak! Each place has uniqueness in flavor, service, and southern charm. Have fun CHOWING DOWN on the best chicken fried steak! Our last article was read over 100,000 times! I’m sure this one will trump that. Be sure to share this with your friends!

Tarrant Area Food Bank!

TAFB Community Kitchen Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) Community Kitchen is a 16-week program that provides free culinary job training to men and women from all backgrounds.

Students learn from a TAFB professional chef, receive coaching in life skills and job readiness and showcase their new skills at on-site catering events for TAFB. Regular demonstrations are given by local professional chefs who generously donate their time. Before graduation, each student also takes part in a two-week internship at a local food service institution.

The TAFB Community Kitchen gives students an opportunity to give back to the community. Throughout the course of the program, students prepare meals that are delivered to TAFB Partner Agencies serving people in need.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 80 percent of Community Kitchen students have continued to be employed at least one year after graduation.

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s mission is to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Tarrant Area Food Bank continuously explores ways to reach people in need with greater quantities of nutritious food in its 13-county service region.

Piattello-I think He’s Italian!

Good Day Chow Hounds,

Trey & Chef Marcus

Two years ago, my buddy and creative genius – Celebrity Chef Marcus Paslay, told me he had an idea for an Italian restaurant. As most of you may know, my family owned an Italian restaurant and my father Barney married an Italian lady twenty-five years ago. Half of my family consists of genuine, authentic Italians. They speak Italian, live in Italy, raise children in Italy, have businesses in Italy, and we have a family home in Italy. I’ve traveled all over Italy. I’ve gotten to eat and chow down on some of the most amazingly fresh Italian food you could possibly have by some of the most incredibly talented Italian Chefs of the world. One of them-my father Barney, dedicated his life to studying the history, food, and general way of life in Italy.