Jon Alexis of TJ's Seafood Market & Grill / Malibu Poke
September 14 | Accompanied by Kirk Thurmond
As an owner of Dallas institution TJ's Seafood Market & Grill (voted Best Seafood Restaurant by D Magazine and Dallas Observer) as well as the all-new Malibu Poke (opening Fall 2017), Jon is passionate about seafood. From leading seafood tours of Alaska, to teaching seafood education lessons at Dallas culinary schools, Jon is considered Dallas' premier seafood expert. "Alexis is a walking advertisement for the seafood industry," states D Magazine. "His relentless dedication to quality and service is unmatched."
Growing up in Dallas, Kirk was always surrounded by music. The 3-part harmony lessons from his father, coupled with the household soundtrack of soul giants, it seems he always knew what he would be doing with his life. “I can’t really remember a time when I wanted to be anything else. For a while there, it was the thing in my life that made the most sense.” Kirk gave an all or nothing push to start his career after stepping away from a percussion performance degree at age 19. Kirk used a series of coffee shops, bars, and college cafeterias to hone his writing into what it is now; his debut projects Born In The City and Only Love marked the beginning of his continuous pursuit for music that is real and timeless.