Whether you are celebrating Lent (or are just on a diet), going pescatarian is having a moment. We fished around and found a few seafaring spots that are quite the catch.
20 Feet Seafood Joint Marc Cassel’s new eatery is small in size, but you know what they say…there are big flavors here. The former Green Room chef’s famous mussels ($9) are great--perfectly sweet nuggets in a spicy and buttery broth. We’re also fans of the crispy cod po’boy ($9), with its plentiful amount of flaky fish on a dense hoagie roll. Be prepared to share; the portions here are on the large side. (1146 Peavy Rd.; 972-707-7442)
Ryan’s Fine Grocer & Delicatessen This novel market-restaurant hybrid is another local-artisan-heavy influencer for the area. We liked the lobster roll ($28), an expensive dish, sure, but a perfect share for two at lunch. The hearty sandwich features the sweet crustacean (mixed with mayo) wedged between a brioche bun with peppery greens. And the house-cured salmon sandwich ($12) is an outstanding rendition with the uncommon addition of sun-dried tomatoes. (815 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth; 817-945-2770)
GoGo Gumbo The shrimp and grits here are worth the trip to Boyd. The funky atmosphere and creative seafood dishes, like crab-crusted tilapia ($12) and cornmeal-fried catfish ($10), reign supreme in this tiny Wise County hamlet. (116 W. Rock Island, Boyd; 940-433-3474)