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Veggies, desserts, new dishes part of refreshed Waters

Redfish lettuce wraps is one of the new items at Waters Restaurant.
Redfish lettuce wraps is one of the new items at Waters Restaurant. bud@star-telegram.com

There's a new menu at Waters Restaurant, and obviously chefs Jon Bonnell and Anthony Felli are listening.

Just in time for Lent, the new menu has more seafood choices and a wider price range, and more of what diners want in a fine-dining seafood restaurant.

The dinner entrees start at $24 and include an arctic char, crabcakes, scallops, salmon and bluenose New Zealand sea bass for $30-$40.

Side dishes now include grilled Parmesan broccolini, a lump crab-avocado salad or bacon-wrapped asparagus along with lobster mac-and-cheese.

The once-puny desserts have given way to a full-size chocolate cake and “champagne cake.”

Basically, Waters now offers more of a broad fine-dining menu with seafood.

There's also a filet mignon at dinner and a Wagyu bacon cheeseburger at lunch, if you must have beef.

The lunch menu continues the lump crab-avocado salad ($20) and adds redfish lettuce wraps with a roasted corn-black bean pico ($18).

Other lunches range from $15 fish-and-chips to pasta, chicken, a tuna burger and the arctic char.

There's a $28 two-course lunch with gumbo or salad and salmon, filet mignon or shrimp scampi.

Waters is open for lunch and dinner daily (but closes in midafternoon); 301 Main St., 817-984-1110, waterstexas.com

More than frying at Flying Fish

The lines grow long during Lent at fish restaurants, and Flying Fish brags that it's Lent Central.

The corporate cousin of Flying Saucer and Bird Cafe offers basic fried catfish and shrimp, but some menu items excel beyond the restaurants' fish-camp roots.

The grilled snapper Veracruz — either as a filet (about $15) or whole snapper (about $18) — rates alongside that served at more expensive restaurants.

There's a choice of trout almondine or seven different kinds of grilled fish, all served with a choice of garlic butter or with "snappy" spice.

The menu also offers crab legs, gumbo, crawfish chowder, lobster stew or jambalaya.

Flying Fish is open for lunch and dinner daily at 2913 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, or 300 E. Abram St., Arlington; flyingfishinthe.net.

Lenten lines are long at Zeke's Fish

Zeke's Fish & Chips is a 45-year legend in Fort Worth, as much for the fried veggies as for the near-perfect fried cod.

Many regulars may not even know this, but Zeke's also serves baked cod, chowder, gumbo and plenty of items that aren't fried.

One of the best deals in town is the Zeke's dessert selection: brownies, chocolate-pecan Tugboat Annie bars and coconut-butterscotch “magic bars” for 80 cents.

Zeke's is open for lunch and dinner daily at 5920 Curzon Ave., near Bryant Irvin Road and Camp Bowie Boulevard; 817-731-3321, zekesfishandchips.net.

Super Chix features wider menu

The second go-round of Super Chix chicken sandwich restaurants has opened in south Fort Worth, and call this Son of Super Chix.

The company launched its test store in Arlington a couple of years ago, serving chicken sandwiches like Chick-fil-A and a variety of frozen custards.

Now Super Chix is mostly about chicken. There's a choice of 10 fried or breaded sandwiches, including a serious "Nashville Hot" and a grilled chicken sandwich with Gouda and bacon jam.

The fries are seriously addictive — try them with the sweet dusting or rosemary-black pepper — and there's still a choice of vanilla or chocolate shakes and custard with mix-ins.

Super Chix is open daily for lunch and dinner at 1217 Eighth Ave.; 682-312-6284, superchix.com.

New burgers in Keller, and a goodbye

Burgers up: LA Burger, the Asian-fusion burger cafe that brought California-style kimchi burgers to Dallas-Fort Worth and now, Keller.

The new LA Burger is open at 1540 Keller Parkway, bringing the spirit and “K TOWN” kimchi-jalapeño burgers with bulgogi glaze and Sriracha mayo (egg and cheese optional).

It's open for lunch and dinner daily except Sunday; 682-593-0890 (not connected yet), la-burger.com.

Burgers down: Good Food Co., a good burger grill that needed more promotion to draw diners to Race Street, will close at the end of February and give way to a doughnut shop.

Watch for Kneady Doughnuts to open at 2919 Race St.

Bud Kennedy: 817-390-7538, @EatsBeat.

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