Restaurant numero eight is officially being hatched at Trinity Groves, the restaurant incubator, tomorrow. AmberJax Fish Market Grille opens December 21, right off the hot tails of Chino Chinatown, Uno Immanivong’s Latin-Asian fusion concept. TG’s first seafood place at 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 107, is a place where you can call in your orders and pick them up.
The press release states it’s “a combination full-service restaurant and neighborhood fresh market offering the freshest and healthiest options.” Keep reading if you’re curious.
The Market will offer an array of center-plate proteins including the freshest fish, seafood and prime beef, along with healthy, ready-to-heat soups, gumbos, stocks, sides and sundries. Chef Larry Williams sources the seafood for AmberJax all over the world, receiving shipments daily from Hawaii, Alaska, South America and more. This allows him to hold a broad variety of seafood in-house for quick pickup and cook at home, but when you eat with him, Chef Larry pulls out all the stops.
Chef Larry has a special brand of luxury comfort food in this full service dining room, with a full bar and wine list to complement your meal utilizing all the freshness and variety of the market at his disposal. AmberJax menu is full of Cajun inspired seafood dishes like Crab Cake Creole and Down Home Shrimp & Grits. It offers all kinds of healthy fresh meals that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
“Cooking is tradition in my family,” said Chef Larry. “I was born cooking with my grandmother and mother. Their recipes still inspire me today.
Larry began his career in food at 15 years old; he worked his way from prep to cook to kitchen manager, and finally as a store opener, opening stores across the country, including Dallas, Boston, and San Francisco. He moved on to Houston’s, establishing his pattern of mastering every position in the kitchen and then running it.
While taking marine biology and oceanography classes at University of Hawaii, Chef Larry was hooked on a healthy daily diet of fresh ocean fish and seafood.
“I learned to spot telltale signs of quality fish – the gills, the eyes, the scent – all indicate how long a fish has been out of the water. I use these and other techniques to bring the highest quality fish and seafood from around the world to landlocked Dallas diners,” said Chef Larry.
AmberJax is like a true dream come true for Karen Williams who will run the front of the house.
“As a working mother, I learned how difficult it was to find quick and healthy options for my family,” said Karen. Born and raised in Florida, she learned early to appreciate the freshest and best fish and shellfish that both the Atlantic and Gulf had to offer, and raising her kids in Cajun Country gave her the down-home comfort food sensibility that defines AmberJax inside and out.
“I want to share with your family what I give mine: fresh, wholesome food for folks on the go – a place to visit that feels just like home.”
Karen started feeding people when she was 12 years old working in the kitchen of a Christian girls’ home. She worked her way up to Troubleshooter at a chain restaurant, a General Manager and Franchise Director at another. In 1995, Karen brought her eye for detail and love of service to the Dallas Fine Dining scene where she met Larry Williams, who at the time was a line cook.
To make sure we’re offering the freshest and the best, our menu will shift seasonally to follow quality and value in the broader market. Our lunches will cater to our guests on the go, focusing on fresh fish, healthy options, and a wide variety of choices and price points so that our guests see us as their kitchen away from home. Speedy service is key, so we’ll serve guests in a reasonable time frame so that they can eat a healthy meal and get back to work!
AmberJax Fish Market Grille, opening Saturday, December 21, will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week eventually, but for now the hours of operation for the market and restaurant will be open Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m, Friday– Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m and closed Sundays. To learn more visit AmberJax.net <http://www.amberjax.net/> , like them on Facebook at /AmberJaxFishMarketandGrille <https://www.facebook.com/AmberJaxFishMarketandGrille> or follow them on Twitter @AmberJaxfmg <https://twitter.com/AmberJaxfmg>
About Trinity Groves. Trinity Groves is a 15-acre restaurant, retail, artist and entertainment destination located at the base of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas. Its evolving development strives to foster the growth of startup businesses, building on Dallas’ culture of innovation and entrepreneurism, while creating jobs and spurring economic opportunity. Central to the Trinity Groves project is the Restaurant Concept Incubator program, which encourages chefs and restaurateurs to create and present unique restaurant concepts to a team of experienced restaurateurs who will then support them to bring their ideas to reality. To learn more, go to TrinityGroves.com <http://www.trinitygroves.com/> .
Pictures to come Friday.