Tricky Fish to swim into Fort Worth's Waterside development

Crawfish etouffee at Tricky Fish, due to open in July at Waterside in southwest Fort Worth
Crawfish etouffee at Tricky Fish, due to open in July at Waterside in southwest Fort Worth Courtesy of Tricky Fish

If you're gonna have a development called Waterside, seafood should be involved, right? OK, maybe not. But in this case, it's going to happen.

Tricky Fish, which already has a location in Richardson, is coming to Waterside, the southwest Fort Worth development anchored by a Whole Foods Market. The "coastal & Cajun-inspired" restaurant is owned by Addison-based Razzoo's, which opened the first Tricky Fish in Richardson in November.

The news has actually been out there for a while, albeit a little under the radar (which is probably a good thing, since the original target date for opening was March). The restaurant is on the Waterside website with a "coming soon" designation.

The Richardson menu (get ready, it's loud) features such items as "kitchen sink gumbo" (that's an appetizer), expected Cajun dishes such as crawfish etouffee, po-boys, a muffuletta and a French toast sundae (bread pudding, vanilla ice cream, peach and bourbon sauce) that got our attention.

There's also a Saturday-Sunday brunch with stuff like a NOLA Benedict (biscuits topped with andouille sausage, peppers and onions, and poached eggs with a Creole mustard hollandaise), praline pancakes and bananas Foster monkey bread and more.

Prices top out at $17 for blackened salmon, although if you get the dish actually named Tricky Fish (blackened tilapia, dirty rice, crawfish etoufee) and sub salmon or redfish for the tilapia, it jacks the price up from $14 to $18.

Cocktails range from $7 to $9.50 and feature such drinks as the American Pie (apple pie moonshine, cinnamon, pecan), the Comfortably Numb (Pussers rum, passionfruit, coconut) and even some drinks not named after classic-rock songs.

According to a release, the Waterside location will be 4,200 square feet with indoor seating for 145 and a patio with additional seating for 50. Also from the release: "Tricky Fish, the idea for it anyway, was born along Chinquapin Reef in East Matagorda Bay. And on the water off Port A and near the barrier islands south of Cocodrie, LA. Days spent on the water and evenings spent with good friends, a cold beer and amazing food. "

Waterside is already home to Piattello Italian Kitchen,Taco Diner and locations of fast-casual restaurants Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, Tokyo Joe's and Zoes Kitchen.

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