Beat the Rainy Day Blues: Southern Comfort Food at Tricky Fish!

Yall – when the rainy days hit, all we want to do is curl up on the couch with some great comfort food and binge on our favorite Netflix show. Anyone else feel the same?!

When deciding what southern comfort food to go with, don’t forget about takeout from Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas! Of course, you are always welcome to dine-in, but if you’re in more of a comfy PJs kind of mood, then takeout is the way to go. Simply visit the website, select “order online” from the top menu, and follow the prompts from there. Easy peasy. We’ll have your order ready in the time it takes you to drive over.

So here’s the next question: what do I order?! Here are a few of our most popular southern comfort food dishes that are sure to beat the rainy day blues:

 

Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese

Tillamook cheddar is the secret ingredient to this creamy, velvety smooth mac and cheese. Tricky Fish starts with al dente Cavatappi noodles (aka corkscrews) and then folds in the Tillamook cream sauce. Oh so good. Want to pump it up a notch? Top with grilled chicken or shrimp.

 

Crawfish Etouffee

Nothing quite warms the soul like a big bowl of crawfish etouffee. Ours is a true Cajun classic, with shrimp, dirty rice, and crusty French bread included.

 

Kitchen Sink Gumbo

Our Kitchen Sink Gumbo is meant as a starter, but many order it as an entrée because it’s plenty big enough for a meal! Think chicken, Andouille sausage, shrimp, and fish all swimming in a Cajun gravy and served with white rice and crackers.

The next time you get the rainy day blues remember to come by Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas! Eat in or order Richardson takeout, either way it’s sure to be the southern comfort food you’re looking for.

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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events at Tricky Fish Richardson!

Tricky Fish is proud to be a part of the CityLine Richardson family, and proud to be hosting so many fun, local events for you to take part in! Don’t miss out on all the fun! Mark your calendar today for one – or all! – of these upcoming events at Tricky Fish, the best new restaurant in Richardson, Texas!

 

August 24: Cover Launch After-Party

8-10pm

We are thrilled that Richardson Living Magazine has chosen Tricky Fish as the location for their upcoming Cover Launch After-Party! Richardson Living will start the party at Alexan Central Apartments in CityLine with food, drinks, and other swag, then the party continues over at Tricky Fish for a free drink (with voucher from the launch party) and other goodies. Admission is free, but you’ll want to RSVP soon on our Tricky Fish Facebook Page because space is limited and spots are filling up fast!

 

September 7: Plano Magazine Bite Nite at CityLine

5-9pm

Want a fun way to experience all the goodness CityLine DFW has to offer? Join us for the Plano Magazine Bite Nite where you’ll stroll along State Street and sample delicious food and drinks from 10 different restaurants, receive a swag bag, and listen to live music – all for just $29! Makes a great date night!

 

Sept. 16: Boozy Brunch Cocktail Class

10am-12pm

If creating the perfect brunch cocktails is your goal, then this class is for you! Tricky Fish mixologists will teach you how to make classic brunch cocktails like the Bloody Mary and Irish Iced Coffee, all while serving you a yummy brunch entrée from our Tricky Fish Richardson brunch menu! You’ll even receive a free gift to take home with you.

 

Mark your calendar and contact Tricky Fish today to sign up for these upcoming events in Richardson, Texas! Spots are filling up fast, so call or register on our facebook page!

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Have you Tried the New Menu Items at Tricky Fish Richardson?

That’s right: at Tricky Fish, we are keeping our menu fresh! We’re constantly changing it up - adding new recipes, offering unique chef specials, and concocting new handcrafted cocktails – just to keep things interesting. We never want you to feel like our menu is stale. It’s just one of the ways we strive to be the best new restaurant in Richardson.

 

So with that said, we’ve already added a few new menu items that we hope you enjoy!

 

Tricky Fish

While this menu item may not be new, we can now offer a new twist on the customer favorite! The traditional Tricky Fish comes with blackened tilapia, served with crawfish etouffee and Cajun dirty rice on the side. Now, in addition to the tilapia option, we are pleased to offer blackened salmon or redfish instead if you so desire. Hum…decisions…decisions….

 

Blackened Salmon

In addition to the Tricky Fish, you can get that same delicious blackened salmon flavor but with a totally different vibe. Our Blackened Salmon entrée substitutes the traditional Cajun sides for mango relish, dirty rice, and shishito peppers.

 

Grilled Salmon

You asked and we answered. Salmon has amazing health benefits – high in Omega-3s and can actually reverse high cholesterol numbers – so we’re excited to offer this lighter option on the menu. The grilled salmon comes with potato hash and shishito peppers.

 

Grilled Redfish

Another great grilled option on our new menu, the grilled redfish is served with a wilted spinach salad and fried onions.

 

Don’t forget to grab an ice old craft beer, glass of wine, or a handcrafted signature cocktail to accompany your meal!

 

Visit us at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas today and tell us what you think of our new menu items! Are you loyal to one of our menu mainstays or have you found a new favorite with the new menu items?

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Accidental Success: The Rise of the Moscow Mule

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just stumble across a cocktail – coin a name for it – and then it catch on like wildfire?

So many of the popular cocktails we enjoy today started this way – including the Moscow Mule.

Let’s just say the Moscow Mule started as a cross between good ole fashioned American ingenuity and a complete accident.

In the late 1930s, a company called Heublein bought the rights to Smirnoff vodka, the delicious, smooth vodka we love today. But back in the 1930s, no one was drinking vodka and Americans snubbed it. Here’s where the facts get fuzzy. One story is that Heublein executive John Martin paired up with his buddy Jack Morgan – owner of the Cock n Bull bar in LA – and created the drink to clear an abundance of ginger beer inventory and spark interest in the newly acquired Smirnoff vodka. However, Wes Price, the head bartender at Cock n Bull at the time, also claims that he invented the drink. So who knows?! All we know is that we’re glad someone came up with it!

And as for the copper mugs? Well, it seems they might have come on the scene because Morgan was dating a woman who owned a copper company – seriously. But at the end of the day, it was actually Martin who popularized the Moscow Mule in the copper mug, taking polaroids of bartenders holding the copper-clad drinks in hand and then showing them to the next bar he was trying to persuade to buy Smirnoff vodka/ginger beer. Apparently, it worked.

Cheers to you, John Martin, for bringing us such a tasty cocktail! Ready to take on the best Moscow Mule in Richardson? Visit Tricky Fish today to get one of our delicious mules, an Old Fashioned, or any of our other handcrafted cocktails.

Tasty New Orleans Po’Boys – in Richardson!

Do you ever get a craving for the delicious tastes of New Orleans?

While we know it’s not quite the same, Tricky Fish is proud to bring the tastes of New Orleans to you in Richardson, Texas! Crawfish etouffee, oysters on the half shell, muffalettas, and of course- the po’boy!

 

New Orleans Po’Boys in Richardson, Texas

New Orleans Po’Boys are a sandwich that can be enjoyed by anyone – anywhere, anytime. What originated as a simple way to feed the “poor boys” of New Orleans, is now one of the most beloved items on our menu at Tricky Fish. In fact, we’ve got a whole menu of delicious, authentic po’boys for you to choose from:

·     Fried Shrimp or Fried Catfish: one of the most classic ways to enjoy a po’boy, ours can be ordered with flaky fried catfish or fried Gulf shrimp, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and tartar sauce.

·     Roast Beef: Not really into seafood? Order our traditional roast beef po’boy, served with thin slices of roast beef, provolone, and our horseradish sauce.

·     Fried Oyster BLT: If you’re looking for something a little different, be sure to grab the Fried Oyster BLT! Tricky Fish tops it with bacon jam (what dish isn’t good with bacon jam?!), fried oysters, and tartar sauce.

·     Blackened Chicken or Catfish: Simple, satisfying, and a little lighter than its fried counterpart. Order the blackened chicken or catfish with horseradish cream sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.

We also realize that the real star of a po’boy is the bread, so you’ll find our French bread to be nice and crusty on the outside with loads of softness inside.

Ready to grab a New Orleans po’boy in Richardson, Texas? Head over to Tricky Fish in CityLine DFW today for lunch, dinner, or happy hour. And don’t forget that you can call ahead and order it to-go, making your post-commute dinner plans even better. Just grab Tricky Fish on your way home and dinner is done!  

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Join Tricky Fish For Richardson Happy Hour Specials!

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Richardson happy hour!

Let’s see all the hands in the air because happy hour is our favorite hour of the day! Especially when our Happy Hour lasts ALL NIGHT and is EVERY DAY - even Saturday and Sunday!

And really, you don’t have any excuse not to join us. I mean, not really. Let us explain.

Reason #1 – Convenience

Tricky Fish is conveniently located in CityLine, a sprawling, thriving urban hub right off of Highway 75 in Richardson, Texas. Chances are, we’re on your way home from work, so it’s really no trouble at all for you to drop in, grab and drink or two, and then head home. Sure, you might be a few minutes later getting home… just pretend traffic was a little worse that day.

Reason #2 – Cheap Drinks

So this should really be reason numero uno because who doesn’t love cheap drinks?! Join us any weekday from 5pm to close to get the following amazing happy hour specials in Richardson:

·     $2-3 Draft Beer

·     $4-7 Wine by the Glass

·     $5-7 Craft Cocktails

We don’t want to brag or anything, but the drinks and selection at Tricky Fish really are impressive. This isn’t your average happy hour. And getting high-quality, handcrafted beverages at these prices… it’s a no brainer. But don’t take our word for it. Check out the full menu of featured cocktails and more on our website here to see what’s available.

Reason #3 – Stellar Starters

Use all that money you saved on drinks to indulge in one of our amazing starters. Peel and eat shrimp is always a winner, or maybe you’re more of a gravy fries kind of guy/gal. No matter what your tastes, our small bites are perfect Happy Hour munchies.

We hope to see you this week at Tricky Fish for Happy Hour! Remember: 5pm-close, Monday-Friday. It’s the only place for the best happy hour in Richardson, Texas!

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Tricky Fish Awarded Best of Richardson Awards

Whew! What an amazing ride it’s been so far!

With our Richardson restaurant just a year old, it is exciting to see how far we have come so far! And we could not have gotten here without YOU! Thank YOU for visiting our quaint little restaurant, thank YOU for telling your friends to come check it out, and thank YOU for coming back! It’s our pleasure to serve you!

We were especially honored when we found out that Richardson Living Magazine awarded us not one – but two – Best Bites Awards for 2017!

·     Best New Restaurant Richardson – Tricky Fish

·     Best Happy Hour Richardson – Tricky Fish

Awards are based on your votes and we can’t THANK YOU enough for putting our name in the hat!

At Tricky Fish, our goal is to offer the best experience possible, serving food that’s simple, fresh, and delicious. Mixing cocktails with only the highest quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Creating a brunch that will start your weekend off right. We’ve learned that when it comes to being the best, it’s all in the details.

Come by Tricky Fish this week to experience what makes us the Best New Restaurant in Richardson! You can try the best happy hour in Richardson, or maybe you would like to try our delicious lunch and dinner menu.

Start your meal with our Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, then try our ever popular Tillamook Mac N Cheese with Shrimp, and lastly, finish the meal with a French Toast Sundae (bread pudding, peaches, vanilla ice cream, and bourbon sauce – yum!). Don’t forget about our extensive menu of craft beer, wine, and carefully handcrafted cocktails.

See you this week at Tricky Fish in Richardson’s CityLine and thanks again for helping us become the best new restaurant and best happy hour in Richardson, Texas!

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Brunch Cocktails You Can’t Live Without

Here’s an honest question – what’s brunch without a cocktail to go along with it?

I mean, it’s just not the same.

Tricky Fish serves a Richardson brunch every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 2pm. And while the menu is jam packed with delicious brunch offerings to sink your teeth into, do yourself a favor and grab a cocktail to sip alongside it. What’s available? Here are a few of our customer favorites:

Mimosa

Tricky Fish puts its spin on this traditional brunch favorite, adding Blood Orange to freshly squeezed orange juice and sparkling champagne.

Poinsettia

Love mimosas but want to try a new brunch cocktail? Go with the poinsettia. It’s just white cranberry juice and champagne, and you’ll love it!

Irish Iced Coffee

Coffee never tasted this good. Coffee and vanilla infused Jameson’s, a little chocolate bitters, then we top it off with fresh whipped cream.

Bloody Mary

Tricky Fish uses our top secret house Bloody Mary mix, mixed with a little Tito’s, to give you the best Bloody Mary in Richardson. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself!

Blossom

It’s hard to call this a brunch cocktail because it’s great all day! The drink gets its name from the Blossom Berry tea, combined with strawberry cordial, Bacardi rum, and a splash of lemon.

Michelada

Deep Ellum Neato Bandito shines in Tricky Fish’s version of a Michelada. Enjoy the spicy alternative to the Bloody Mary.

Tricky Fish invites you to try these brunch cocktails and more at the best brunch in Richardson, Texas – served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Or better yet – make it a family affair! Every Saturday this summer, enjoy Summer Reading & Art events for the whole family at 10am on the CityLine lawn – then just head across the lawn to Tricky Fish for brunch.

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