For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, AY About You sits down with Joey Zapoli, director of operations at Flying Fish.
Flying Fish was established more than 22 years ago. The owners, Larry Richardson and Shannon Wynne, were approached by the landlord to come up with a new concept. They had always wanted to do a seafood restaurant and Flying Fish was created. The Little Rock location continues to be one of the highest volume stores.
The diverse menu at Flying Fish consists of tasty selections of shrimp po’ boys, fried catfish and shrimp baskets, grilled red snapper plate or a Cajun buffet of fried frog legs and alligator served with crawfish jambalaya. If you leave room for dessert, the key lime pie and banana pudding at Flying Fish are crowd pleasers. They also have vegetarian options, chicken tenders, grilled chicken, burgers and kids boats for the wee ones.
Fortunately, the well-known Little Rock establishment has a wide drink selection to match a boisterous menu. Flying Fish sells a wide array of drinks, including beer, wine, José Cuervo margaritas served frozen or on the rocks, soft drinks, lemonade, tea and sweet tea.
Zapoli shares that while all drinks are loved at Flying Fish, some stand out as definite customer favorites.
“Our customers love chasing down our boiled platters of crawfish, crab legs and shrimp, oysters on the half shell or our fried catfish and shrimp baskets with an iced cold schooner of draft beer or a frozen margarita,” he says.
Zapoli shares that the folks at Flying Fish are most excited for crawfish season, especially as it starts to warm up.
“The good news is that crawfish season will most likely last through June this year,” Zapoli says. “We just added 3 new crustacean combos – first crawfish and shrimp, second crawfish, shrimp and snow crab, and third shrimp and snow crab – and boiled crawfish served with corn and potatoes is just $8.95/lb, You can add smoked andouille sausage link for just $2.”
While you’re enjoying crawfish season, be sure to get a great Flying Fish beverage to match, such as beer bottled or on tap, a 6 pack bucket of beer, wine splits, or frozen margaritas.
Flying Fish is a uniquely casual concept with a huge menu full of quality fresh seafood. From staple entrees like catfish and shrimp to more unique items like frog legs, alligator and crawfish, there is something everyone will find and enjoy.