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Tricky Fish opens at bustling CityLine Richardson

Photo by Tricky Fish CityLine in Richardson welcomes another new restaurant to their ever-expanding lineup, this time with Tricky Fish. Tricky Fish is owned and was developed by Razzoo's, and is described as polished-casual fresh gulf seafood with a southern twist.  Guests can choose to order at the counter and sear themselves, or make themselves comfy in the full-service bar area for a more traditional, server-centered dining experience. The menu begins with some seafood-heavy starters like gumbo, calamari, oysters, and peel-and-eat shrimp. Non-seafood-lovers could choose from the Gravy Fries or Pork Rinds to start. Salads, sandwiches (we're excited to try the Muffaletta), Po' Boys, and Main Plates offer a wide array of seafood and southern influence. Their signature dessert is their French Toast Sundae: an ice cream sundae topped with caramelized bread budding croutons and a peach bourbon sauce. A full-service bar features regional craft beer on tap, wine,

Earl's 377: Destination dining in Argyle, Texas

Earl, a US soldier, and Isabella, a young Italian native who loved to cook, met in Isabella's grandmother's hometown of Positano, Italy while Earl was serving in the military. They fell in love, married, and moved together back to the states, a whirlwind romance. For years Isabella's dream was to have a place where she could revive all of her beloved grandmother's best recipes. Tight on money, but determined to please his beautiful new bride, Earl built her kitchen with his own hands, out of things he had laying around, after purchasing an old firehouse in rural Argyle, Texas. He used trunks from their travels together to form a divider between the kitchen and dining room. Crafted chandeliers from shovels and even banjos. He payed homage to his military service by flying a large American flag and painting patriotic murals on the walls, and even hanging old war helmets as light fixtures by the bar. Other adorable light fixtures made of upside down minnow buckets hang o

Lazy Dog Restaurant to open Plano location November 23

The popular dog-friendly concept we've come to love in Addison continues their Texas expansion, bringing upwards of 200 new jobs to the area. SoCal based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar has announced the opening of their second Texas location (their 21st location overall) in Plano, located at Village 121, 8401 Preston Road.  Lazy Dog will open November 23. Executive Chef Gabe Caliendo has elevated a number of all-American dishes with seasonal ingredients and new flavors. Starters and Small Plates offer a plethora of options for diners to share. The delicious Wok-Fired Calamari are perfectly tender and coated in a sweet soy plum sauce. I've been known to eat these for my meal. Other favorites like the Spinach and Sun dried Tomato Cheese Dip, Ahi Poke Jar, Hatch Chile & Bacon Mac and Cheese, and the Caramelized Brussel Sprouts offer a little something for every palate. Sandwiches, salads, healthy plates, pizzas, pastas, and other entrees are all on the menu. It so

Princi Italia Plano, authentic Italian cuisine

If you tend to pass by Italian restaurants because their food is too heavy, and you just don't want all the carbs and Alfredo sauce, I challenge (beg) you to read on. Americanized Italian restaurants sort of plant these ideas in our heads, but would you believe, authentic Italian cuisine involves much more variety, and even some dishes that aren't pizza or pasta at all? I'm on an desperate mission to turn the Americanized Italian food lovers into authentic Italian cuisine lovers here. It doesn't have to be all about unlimited breadsticks or store-bought pasta, while even I will admit can be a guilty pleasure for me from time to time. Executive Chef Dan Drayer showing off some freshly made pasta Allow me to introduce you to Princi Italia, a restaurant that opened nearly a year ago in Plano, after having their Dallas location achieve great success for five years. You won't find breadsticks or Alfredo sauce on the menu here. What you WILL find are fresh ingre