Fat Fish Blue is a chain with five locations, including the Zona Rosa operation: there are also venues in Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio; Orlando, Florida and Arlington, Texas. The local restaurant is as big as a high school gymnasium (and needs to be, the joint is pretty noisy when the live bands start playing) and isn't fancy: the napkins are paper (and are wrapped around the flatware and tied with a strand of Mardi Gras beads), the beverages are served in plastic tumblers, and the service is friendly and attentive, but very casual.
|Fried dill pickles, straight from the bayou....|
Sister Mofo's macaroni-and-cheese, liberally laden with Andouille sausage and cooked shrimp was very rich and my friend Truman raved over the red beans and rice platter. Another friend ordered the Bayou-blacked beef -- a New York strip -- that was beautifully tender, but wasn't served blackened. The servers all sing the praises of the frozen peanut butter mousse pie, but it was also bland and the crust was as hard as a piece of granite.