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Sippin' Whiskies to Try Now at Tricky Fish!

As the days get cooler, it feels good to warm up with a glass of bourbon or two. (or three.)


At Tricky Fish, we love bourbon. We’ve gone to great lengths to choose a menu of “sippin’ whiskies” that will impress the palette and challenge you to try something new. Here are a few of our favorite bourbons, on the menu now at Tricky Fish, located in CityLine in Richardson, Texas:


1.  Firestone & Robertson TX Blended Whiskey


Tricky Fish loves supporting local, Texas craft breweries and distilleries. TX is one of our favorites, and not just because it’s produced in Texas, but because it’s just delicious bourbon – pure and simple. It goes down smooth, with sweet hints of honey butter, vanilla bean, oak, pear, and even caramel. But don’t take our word for it! TX was recently awarded the “Best American Craft Whiskey” in the World Spirits Competition.


2.  Booker’s Barrel Strength Whiskey


Hang on to your hats, because Booker’s is a bourbon that packs a punch! Booker’s is raw, uncut and unfiltered bourbon, which means each batch is aged to perfection and then immediately bottled. Nothing is added. You get what you get. Simplicity at it’s finest, and it’s pretty darn good stuff.

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3.  Balconies Baby Blue Roasted Corn Whiskey


Want to try something new and different? Give Balconies Baby Blue a try. A departure from the typically craft bourbon, Baby Blue is crafted using roasted blue corn, creating a bourbon with a distinctive nuttiness and complex nose. Who knew blue corn could create such an amazing, award-winning sippin’ whiskey?!


4.  Stranahan’s Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey


Distilled in Colorado, Stranahan’s whiskey contains only 4 ingredients: 100% malted barley, Rocky Mountain water, yeast, and time in the barrel. Somehow these simple ingredients are perfectly blended to create smooth whiskey - and call us crazy - but we swear we taste the mountains in every sip!


Ready to relax and sip some bourbon? Join us at Tricky Fish for lunch, dinner, or happy hour in Richardson, Texas.  


We can't wait to meet you!

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Tricky Fish Gives Back: ONEHOPE Winery

At Tricky Fish, we like to keep things simple. We enjoy the simple pleasures in life and love when those simple pleasures align with our goals to give back and support great causes.


When we were opening our Richardson restaurant and bar, we looked long and hard at which wines, spirits, and craft beers we wanted to carry. One such winery stood out, and we just had to carry their wines in-house: ONEHOPE Winery.


What is Different about ONEHOPE?


ONEHOPE is wine with a purpose. As a relatively new winery tucked into the heart of Napa Valley, ONEHOPE Vineyard is an example of how to run a sustainable, for-profit business. It started as just 8 20-somethings, anxious to make a difference, while making great wine. At a trade show, a man named Michael (who they later learned was Michael Mondavi himself!) took an interest in their company and has been a consultant on the business every since. ONEHOPE’s Vineyard is already a leader in water and energy conservation within the Napa Valley.  


Beyond the sustainability aspect of the business, each bottle of ONEHOPE wine that is sold gives back to a certain charity. Causes like fighting childhood hunger, breast cancer research, providing therapies for autistic children, pet adoption, creating clean drinking water in third world counties, and so much more. You can learn more about the charities here.


What Wines do you Carry at Tricky Fish?


At Tricky Fish, both the ONEHOPE Cabernet and the ONEHOPE Chardonnay are on our wine menu. The Cabernet supports therapies for children with autism; the Chardonnay supports breast cancer research.


It’s wine we feel good about serving – and you should feel good ordering! And bonus: it’s delicious! Visit Tricky Fish at CityLine in Richardson, Texas this week for wine specials, gourmet farm to table entrees, and so much more.




Gift Idea: Savory Bacon Jam

The season of parties and holiday giving is almost upon us, and sometimes it can be difficult to know what to get everyone on your list. And then there are always the last-minute gifts when you wish you had something on hand.


Tricky Fish – the best new restaurant in Richardson, Texas - has just the idea for you, straight from our kitchen to yours: Bacon Jam.


Bacon Jam is a simple spread for bread or sandwiches. We serve it on our Cheeseburgers and Fish Sandwich and have found it’s always a hit with its savory deliciousness and surprising versatility. The hostess who has everything will thank you for your thoughtful gift!


So how do I whip up a batch of Bacon Jam? Read on for Tricky’s Fish top secret recipe:




½ cup salad oil

1 ½ T. minced garlic

1 quart yellow onion, sliced into ¼” slices

4 lbs. sliced bacon

¾ cup dark molasses

1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed

2 cups apple cider vinegar




1.   Preheat oven to 300 degrees and cook raw bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes. Bacon can be overlapping; cook until cooked through but limp.

2.   Remove bacon from oven and lay out on a paper towel lined plate to cool.

3.   Once cooled, mince the bacon into 1/8 inch sized pieces.

4.   Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook until just translucent. Do not overcook.

5.   Reduce heat to lowest setting and gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 10-12 minutes while mixture reduces, typically by 1/3.

6.   Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.

7.   Once cooled, pulse in a food processor for 30 seconds.

8.   Spread the finished jam out on a pan to cool. Once cooled completely, transfer to smaller containers for serving. Recipe makes about 70 servings. 


What to Order: The Best of Tricky Fish

As with any new restaurant, it’s hard to know what to order. The menu at Tricky Fish is chock full of entrees, starters, sandwiches, salads, and more to whet your whistle – but where do you begin?!


At Tricky Fish, we’re all about simplicity. So let’s make this simple for you. Here are some of our most popular dishes to get you started:


Starters: Kitchen Sink Gumbo


Tricky Fish brings you the tastes of the Gulf Coast, simply prepared with quality ingredients that make the flavors pop. A great example of this is our Kitchen Sink Gumbo: chicken, fish, shrimp, and Andouille sausage, all served over a bed of white rice.


Entrees: The Tricky Fish


If you’ve going to have an entrée with your namesake, it better be good! Our Tricky Fish plate is a combination of pan-seared, blackened tilapia, homemade Cajun dirty rice, and crawfish etouffee. It will put a hurtin’ on you!


Salad: D.G.S.


D.G.S. stands for Darn Good Salad – and that’s just what it is! Be sure to order this delicious salad, loaded with grilled chicken, dried cranberries, spiced pecans, bleu cheese, onion, and croutons, all layered on a bed of Spring greens.


Sandwiches: Muffaletta


You don’t have to go all the way to New Orleans for a quality muffaletta. We have the best muffaletta in Dallas with gourmet Gambino bun, olive spread that will knock your socks off, ham, salami, and provolone.


Sides: Mac N Cheese


Who doesn’t love this southern comfort food? Ours is made with delicious Tillamook cheddar cheese, for a rich, creamy finish.


Drinks: Toss Up!


This all depends on what you like! Tricky Fish stocks a full bar, loaded with premium spirits, sipping bourbons, wine, and craft beer. Pick your poison; we’ll hook you up!


Visit Tricky Fish today to try these mouthwatering southern dishes and more! We’re conveniently located in CityLine of Richardson, Texas.