Try the Shrimp Scampi Pie at Samee’s Pizza Getti

January 17, 2017 3:00 pm

Rockwall restaurateur Samee is known for transforming struggling eateries into thriving businesses, which is precisely what he did with Samee's Pizza Getti. Today, locals hail his Rockwall pizzeria as a great spot to grab dinner with friends or family, especially if you're interested in trying an artisan pie.

The pomodoro pizza delights diners with its slightly spicy tomato sauce, which serves as the foundation for a medley of bell peppers, red onion, and mushrooms dusted with crushed red pepper and garlic. It's topped with fresh meatballs, culminating in a truly decadent dish. The shrimp scampi pizza is another unique option, smothered with plump shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, and garlic butter over a creamy base of Alfredo sauce. Samee's Pizza Getti also offers a smorgasbord of other classic Italian dishes, so take your time exploring the entire menu when you dine here.

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Yia Yia’s House of Gyros: A Newcomer on the Rockwall Culinary Scene

January 10, 2017 3:00 pm

Thyme, dill, basil, mint; these are a few of the basic herbs and spices that season the traditional Greek dishes at Yia Yia's House of Gyros. It's thanks to the simple preparation and classic ingredients that Yia Yia's has already earned a following in Rockwall, despite the fact that it's been open for less than two months.

With a name like the House of Gyros, it should be obvious what this eatery does best. Try the "famous" original gyro stuffed with lamb and beef, onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. It's all wrapped inside a warm piece of pita, just as it would be if you bought it on the street in Athens. The pork gyro is a fun spin on the classic, and another must-try at Yia Yia's. Even vegetarians can indulge in a gyro thanks to the meat-free version with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, dolma, and tzatziki—no beef or lamb necessary.

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Feast on Fried Seafood at Pier 101

January 6, 2017 12:30 pm

There's nothing that evokes the South quite like a classic seafood boil, and at Pier 101 in Rockwall, you can build your own from the crawfish up. Of course, you don't have to choose crawfish. You can opt for shrimp, snow crab legs, or king crab legs instead. Once you've selected your seafood, choose your boil (plain, regular, or spicy) and pick a seasoning, such as lemon-pepper, garlic butter, Cajun, or "Atomic."

There are many other seafood specialties to enjoy at Pier 101 even if you're not in the mood for crawfish. You can always order a fried basket of oysters, coconut shrimp, or catfish. The seafood also comes fried and dished out on a roll. Dig into some fish or shrimp tacos, try the blackened mahi-mahi or the grilled redfish, or skip the seafood and dig into the Southwestern quinoa salad instead at Pier 101.

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