What is Andouille Sausage?

When new guests visit Tricky Fish, we often get questions about some of the funny names on the menu. These “funny names” are often related to our Southern, Cajun roots, since Cajun and Creole ingredients permeate many of our menu offerings.

One that sparks many questions is the Andouille sausage we use in our Kitchen Sink Gumbo. What is Andouille sausage? Tricky Fish – Richardson’s and Fort Worth’s best restaurant for Cajun food and more – is here to explain.

What is Andouille Sausage?

Andouille sausage originated from French immigrants that settled on the banks of Louisiana. Their French cooking techniques merged with other local techniques brought in by the Italians, Native Americans, Germans, and Spaniards to create a new style of cooking we often call Creole. Andouille sausage is simple a Creole sausage that’s a little spicier than its French counterpart. It incorporates coarsely ground pork, garlic, onion, and spices for a delicious Creole sausage with a distinctive kick. Andouille sausage is smoked twice for added flavor. And in case you are wondering, Creole cooking is very similar to Cajun cooking, with just a few minor differences in cooking techniques.

Who Supplies Tricky Fish’s Andouille Sausage?

Tricky Fish prides itself on sourcing the best, highest quality ingredients and we expect no less from our meat and seafood suppliers! Our Andouille sausage is supplied by Syracuse Sausage, a family-owned and operated business right here in North Texas. Each of their sausages are minimally processed with no fillers, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. And the custom spice blend that goes into each batch creates a unique flavor profile you just can’t get anywhere else.

Ready to try some delicious Andouille sausage? Visit Tricky Fish in Richardson or Fort Worth and order up our Kitchen Sink Gumbo! Don’t forget to order a craft beer or cocktail to go with it!

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Have other menu questions? Just ask your server! We’re always happy to help.

Richardson Wine Specials: Join Tricky Fish for Winey Wednesdays

Looking for the best Richardson wine specials?

We’ll let you in on a little secret…Tricky Fish is the place to be! Join us anytime on Wednesday for half priced wine by-the-glass all day long!

What’s on the Wine Menu?

In addition to a fully stocked bar and wide selection of craft beer, Tricky Fish offers a perfectly curated menu of some of our favorite wines. Each is carefully taste tested to pair well with just about anything on our Tricky Fish menu. Whether you like red, white, or sparkling, here are a few customer favorites:

·     7 Moons Red Blend: Named for the 7 phases of the moon, 7 Moons Red Blend showcases 7 different grape varietals in its wine. The result: smooth, delicious red wine featuring the best of a Merlot, Cabernet, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Syrah all in one bottle. Great with our heavier dishes, like the Kitchen Sink Gumbo.

·     Ruffino Sparkling Rosé: If rosé wine is your drink of choice, then you must try this delicious Italian rosé! Refreshing and bubbly, you’ll love the fruity undertones of strawberry and rose petals. Pairs great with our grilled redfish.

·     San Angelo Pinot Grigio: Another Italian wine hailing from the Tuscany region of Italy, the San Angelo Pinot Grigio is fresh, fruity, light, and very crisp. We love this one with any of our seafood dishes or appetizers.

·     Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc: Lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, fresh cut grass, and gooseberry – these are all flavors you’ll taste in this fresh white wine. It’s light and very drinkable, perfect for a Winey Wednesday happy hour!

Don’t miss Winey Wednesday where each of these wines – and more! - are half off!! This offer is good at both our Richardson and Fort Worth locations. Tricky Fish is open 7 days a week, proudly serving drinks, delicious lunch and dinner specials, and brunch on the weekends.

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Last Chance! Join Tricky Fish for Plano Magazine’s Bite Nite

Interested in a fun evening of great food, delicious drinks, prizes, swag, and more?


Join Tricky Fish Richardson for Plano Magazine’s Bite Nite at CityLine on Sept. 6 from 5-9pm! Tickets are nearly sold out, so now’s the time to purchase tickets and lock in your chance to get in on the fun.


What is Plano Magazine’s Bite Nite?


Bite Nite is simply an opportunity to mingle and meander through CityLine, all while sipping great beverages and trying the best food CityLine has to offer. Bite Nite will feature 10 of the best restaurants in Richardson, each showcasing various dishes and beverages you’re sure to love.


In addition to great food and drinks, there will also be a raffle going on throughout the night, a swag bag of goodies, and live music in Cityline by Danni & Kris!


Join Tricky Fish!


Of course, Tricky Fish will have signature dishes and drinks available during Bite Nite! Other participating restaurants include Coal Vines, Edoko Sushi & Robata, Fernando’s Mexican Cuisine, WXYZ Lounge, Good Union Urban BBQ, Jasper’s, Char’d Southeast Asian Kitchen, and more.  


How do I get tickets?


Tickets can be purchased here for $32/person. That ticket gets you admission to the event, at least 2 sample-size entrees, and a drink (choose between cocktails, beer, wine, or other non-alcoholic beverages). For a full list of menu items served and to purchase tickets visit here.


Stay the Night at Aloft Cityline


If you purchase tickets to Bite Nite, you can also get a great rate on an overnight stay at Aloft CityLine - $80 for a standard room or $90 for a suite.


Don’t hesitate! Order your tickets now and join Tricky Fish for Plano Magazine’s Bite Nite before they sell out! Again, it’s Sept. 6 from 5-9pm in Richardson’s CityLine Center. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Get the Best Daily Drink Specials at Tricky Fish!

Who needs a drink?!

We thought so.

Here’s the good news: every day at Tricky Fish is a special day, with drink specials galore. Visit us any day of the week and get smokin’ hot discounts on all your favorites. Here’s the rundown:

Sunday: $5 Bloody Marys

We believe brunch is just an all day Sunday kind of thing, perfect for the lazy morning or afternoon before the crazy work week. Celebrate the weekend with $5 Bloody Marys all day, all night Sundays at Tricky Fish!

Monday: $5 Mules

Mules are still as popular as ever, and for good reason. They’re delicious! Join us on Mondays and get your fill with $5 mules all day! We have some delicious variations, including the Hola Peno Mango Mule with Tito’s, Q ginger beer, jalapeno, and mango.

Tuesday: $5 Margaritas

Join Tricky Fish on Tuesday nights and get your margarita fix! Margaritas are just $5 day and night, making Tricky Fish the perfect Richardson happy hour location!

Wednesday: ½ Priced Wine

Ladies – bring your girlfirends and join us on Wedesday for a little thing we like to call Whiney Wendesdays. Vent your frustrations over glasses of your favorite wine, all for half price. Try something new or stick with that trusty Cab. The choice is yours.

Thursday: $2 Off Craft Beer

Love trying the latest in craft beer? Then visit Tricky Fish on Thursdays for $2 off all craft beer! We take pride in having a wide selection of craft beer – both local and not – giving you plenty of options to choose from. One thing’s for sure – they’ll all be good.

Friday: Happy Hour Specials

Friday evenings, from 3-7pm, drop by Tricky Fish and get $2 off draft beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails.

So the next time you’re looking for the best place for drink specials in Richardson or Fort Worth, remember to stop by Tricky Fish! We’ve got you covered!

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Tricky Fish Richardson: Southern Desserts to Sink Your Teeth Into

If you’ve ever visited us at Tricky Fish, then you know our vibe is simple, real food with a fun, laid back atmosphere that invites you to sit and stay awhile. You’ll find the food at Tricky Fish familiar, but with modern ingredients and flavor combinations that invite you to experience southern cooking in a whole new way.


Mouthwatering Desserts at Tricky Fish


At Tricky Fish, dessert is never an afterthought. We have put as much thought and careful attention to detail into each dessert on the menu as we do the entrees. Take a look at a few of our favorite desserts in Richardson, Texas:


Banana Puddin’


The Tricky Fish Banana Puddin’ features layers of homemade puddin’, with fresh bananas nestled inside, finished off by a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a Nilla Wafer. It’s the classic just the way Mama made it, and it’s heaven. Did we mention it’s homemade!?


Tricky Fish Milkshakes


Who doesn’t love a good, old fashioned milkshake? Order yours to sip in our Richardson restaurant – or get it to go! Available in vanilla, chocolate, or other seasonal flavors. Just ask your server what’s available! Also great paired with a juicy cheeseburger or Pig & Poultry sandwich.


French Toast Sundae


We’ve saved the best for last! Our most popular dessert, the French Toast Sundae takes classic bread pudding to a whole new level. We start with a layer of bread pudding, then add vanilla ice cream, and lastly, drizzle on a little peach and bourbon sauce. It’s a Cajun dessert reimagined and it’s pretty much a crowd pleaser. And bonus: it’s big enough to share – if you dare!


So the next time you dine with us at Tricky Fish Richardson, Texas, save some room for dessert! And stay tuned for the grand opening of our Fort Worth location, coming soon!  

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Richardson Lunch Spot: Try Tricky Fish this Week!

Tricky Fish is known for its weekend brunch, great happy hour drink specials, and food worthy of a date night, but did you know it’s a pretty great place for lunch too?


Conveniently located in Richardson’s CityLine complex, Tricky Fish is just minutes away for a weekday lunch. Here’s are a few of our Richardson lunch favorites:


Fried Catfish Po’Boy


Po’Boys are a New Orleans favorite, perfect for a hearty lunch. We love the fried catfish, but choose between catfish, fried shrimp, chicken, roast beef, or oysters on thick French bread with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and sauce. Get fries or slaw on the side and you’re set!


D.G.S. – Darn Good Salad


The name says it all! This salad is chock full of all the good stuff you can feel good about. Greens, grilled chicken, spiced pecans, dried cranberries, onions, croutons, and blue cheese are drizzled in our Balsamic vinaigrette.




What makes our cheeseburger unique is the homemade bacon jam we put on top! The bacon jam pops against the juicy beef flavor, cheddar cheese, and your choice of fixins.

 Tricky Fish's Pig & Poulty Sandwich - great choice for lunch in Richardson, Texas!

Tricky Fish's Pig & Poulty Sandwich - great choice for lunch in Richardson, Texas!


Macaroni & Cheese


We saved one of the customer favorite for last on our list. Tillamook cheddar cheese makes this dish a showstopper. Top with chicken or shrimp for a little protein.


If you’re looking for a great Richardson lunch spot, look no further than Tricky Fish! We’re proud to be the best restaurant in Richardson, Texas!


Brunch as Good As Mama’s at Tricky Fish Richardson

Looking for a home cooked, southern style brunch with all the trimmings?


But you also want unique flavors, artfully combined the way only a scratch kitchen can?


Then look no further than Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas!


We’re down home southern cookin’ meets urban kitchen, for a modern, casual restaurant perfect for any occasion. We take simple flavors and ingredients and create delicious food. It’s as simple as that.


So back to the brunch… if you’re looking for the best brunch in Richardson, Texas, here are a few customer favorites we must try:


Banana’s Foster Monkey Bread


Our monkey bread is a step above the rest, using classic ingredients, but then adding bananas and a dark rum sauce to the mix. The result: heaven! This is a customer favorite that many will order as a brunch “appetizer” for sharing.


Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits


Grits just taste better when they’re loaded with cheddar cheese and bacon, then topped with fried shrimp, fried oysters, a fried egg, and Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce. Just make sure you come hungry!


Praline Pancakes


Another sweet brunch favorite here at Tricky Fish is the Praline Pancakes. Sure, they start out like most other hot cakes, but then we cover them in macerated berries, drizzle on some of our homemade praline whisky syrup, and add a dollop of orange cream to finish it off. So good.



NOLA Benedict


Eggs Benedict gets a southern makeover! We start with fluffy biscuits, then we top them with Andouille sausage, peppers, onions, poached eggs, and a Creole mustard hollandaise. Simply put, Tricky Fish brings the flavors of New Orleans to you!


Is your mouth watering yet? If you’re looking for brunch plans this weekend, visit us at Tricky Fish, conveniently located in Richardson’s CityLine development. And don’t forget about our great Richardson brunch drink specials on mimosas, bloody marys, iced coffee with irish cream, and more.

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Register Today: Cajun Wine Pairing Class at Tricky Fish

You ever order a glass of wine – and then have no clue whether or not it’s going to go well with your meal?


Us too.


That’s why we’ve called in the expert Wine-O’s from Republic to show you what goes with what!


Wine Pairing Class in Richardson that You Won’t Want to Miss!


If you’re looking for something different – a date night, night out with friends, etc. – that’s just different than the norm, then our upcoming wine pairing class in Richardson is the perfect event for you. Join us on July 17 from 6:30-8:30pm as we explore what wines go with what.


Each entry ticket buys you 1 glass of sparlking wine, 6 glasses of reds, whites, and rosé for the core wine tasting, and then 6 samples off of our Tricky Fish menu that will pair well with those 6 wines. They will pair things like Tillamook Mac N Cheese, Kitchen Sink Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Grilled Redfish, or Crawfish Etouffee with the perfect wine that will bring out all the flavors for maximum enjoyment.


Register Today!


This event has been very popular so far and the limited seating is filling up fast! Reserve your tickets now by registering here. It’s just $30/person, making it a great way to explore new food and new wine.


Half Priced Wine Wednesdays This Summer!


Even if you can’t make the Cajun Wine Tasting Event in Richardson, Texas, don’t forget that we’ve got great wine specials going on all summer long! The big one: half priced wine by-the-glass every Wednesday! And during Happy Hour everyday: $2 off each glass of wine. Our bartenders can help give you an idea of what’s good and what goes with your entrée, even if you don’t make it to our class.


Register today for the Cajun Wine Pairing Class at Tricky Fish! You won’t want to miss it!

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