Monger's Kitchen + Market ~ "Foodie" Friday 1-1-16

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Happy 2016! Hope your holiday was all you hoped it would be. Are you wishing for a meal of fresh, seasonal Gulf fish and shrimp, but, not eager to make that trip to the Texas coast?  You only need to go as far as 2401 E. Cesar Chavez to the East Side’s first seafood restaurant and market to enjoy the best there is.



Mongers Market + Kitchen showcases classic seafood dishes and combines them with a retail market that highlights freshly caught Texas Gulf shrimp and fish. All in an atmosphere that is reminiscent of afternoons spent on the beach.  At the front of the restaurant is a display case and raw bar that sells a small but fresh selection of seafood you can take home.  You can purchase gumbo, house smoked fish dip, shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller and more.  There is plenty of charm to go around with the nautical white-washed walls and touches of  seashells, driftwood and splashes of turquoise that will bring thoughts of ocean breezes and glowing sunsets.  However, it’s the food that will keep you coming back to Mongers.  A highlight is their Ceviche with cubes of sweet fresh yellowfin tuna that is tossed with kabosu, ginger and sesame;  scoop that onto one of their crispy house-made salt and vinegar potato chips and you’ll understand why it’s one of the tastiest treats around.  On the appetizer menu you’ll find BBQ Gulf Shrimp with charred lemon and tasso.  Another choice might be the “Angels on Horseback” – crispy oysters, pork rillette, raisin rhubarb with pecan crème fraiche.  For the main course you might like to try Barnegat Scallops (from Barnegat Bay, NJ) with arugula, almond pesto, braised fennel and grapefruit.  Or, the Gulf Red Snapper with spring peas, morels, chervil cream and pea greens salad.  Maybe you might just like a sandwich…there’s the Fish BLT with smoked bacon, chili aioli, heirloom tomatoes and butter lettuce….The Crab Cake “Sammy” with fried green tomatoes, tartar sauce and apple-jalapeno slaw and The Short Rib with blue cheese, caramelized spring onion and arugula.


Watch this video and hear what Shane Stark, owner & chef of Mongers, has to say about his restaurant; and how he and fish monger Roberto San Miguel drive to the coast twice a week to make sure their fish is as fresh as possible:


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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Dorie-I think I would like mongers very much! Have a fantastic New Year!

Dec 31, 2015 04:55 AM #1
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Dorie, Thats a lot of food and picks!  Wishing you a Very Happy and Foodie New Year!

Dec 31, 2015 05:20 AM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dorie, that crab cake is calling my name. Another great pick. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2015 05:37 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Happy New Year Dorie, I love the Foodie reviews and just you. Keep on being you.

Dec 31, 2015 07:05 AM #4
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor


Wish you and your family a safe, prosperous, and happy new year!


Dec 31, 2015 07:44 AM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I love seafood, and this sounds like a restaurant I would enjoy eating at.

Dec 31, 2015 08:35 AM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie my middle name is "seafood" have a Happy &  Prosperous 2016, glad I got to know you better this past year, Endre

Dec 31, 2015 01:29 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.  Sounds like my kind of place.  Have a great first day of 2016, and may the fun and joy last all year long.

Dec 31, 2015 07:47 PM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie -- regardless when it is published, your Foodie Friday posts are a must read.  Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2015 08:27 PM #9
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Dorie. Sounds like an amazing restaurant.

Lets make 2016 the best year ever!

Dec 31, 2015 08:51 PM #10
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Dorie.  Mongers sounds great.  Happy New Year to you and your family.

Dec 31, 2015 09:13 PM #11
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Wishing you the best for 2016. Happy New Year Dorie, and I enjoy your Foodie reviews!

Dec 31, 2015 09:54 PM #12
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

New Year's did see crab legs on the table....and make us lonesome for Biloxi....

Jan 03, 2016 07:43 AM #13
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Did you say ceviche Dorie? My favorite.  Sounds like yet another notch in Austin's reputation as the new foodie paradise!  Happy and healthy to you!

Jan 03, 2016 09:58 PM #14
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Happy New Year and as always your post makes my mouth water I ready for some seafood now!

Jan 05, 2016 06:59 AM #15
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