Something Fishy will celebrate their anniversary exactly two-years after they first opened their doors on February 24, 2016 with a special Two-Year Anniversary Block Party to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Owner Patrice Phillips is a warm and welcoming character towards all of her customers. I came in as a stranger, left as a friend after trying a number of things Patrice surprised me with from the menu created by her husband, Owner and Chef Terence Phillips.
Something Fishy has a number of soups, which they rotate in and out each day. The Lobster Bisque served here is thick and creamy with small bits of lobster as well as appropriately seasoned. Many locals tend to call daily to see what the Soup of the Day is and often request to be on a calling list when their preferred soup rotates onto the menu.
Cauliflower with a Kick is spicy and battered with Aleppo pepper and served with avocado aioli. The sauce cuts down on the heat of the cauliflower and also tastes delicious with french fries as well as everything else on the menu. The cauliflower is nice and crispy, which isn’t what you normally imagine cauliflower being.
The Salmon Tacos are made with blackened salmon, Cole slaw, and black bean and corn salsa in a soft taco topped with a drizzle of the avocado aioli sauce. The salmon is fresh and made just right.
The basket of Fried Swai (house fish) has a very mellow flavor and a great texture. There is an oh-so-slightly crunch from the batter, but that doesn’t overpower the delicate texture of the fish itself. It can be served with some lightly seasoned fries, which I mentioned to be delicious with the avocado aioli sauce.
The North Atlantic Cod photographed here is served with jasmine rice and broccoli, two of the many sides you can choose from. The fish is seasoned and cooked well, just like all of the fish I’ve tried at this visit. You can taste the saltiness of the fish, but it blends well with how it is made and served. You can also combine the fish with the rice to make the fish’s saltiness more subtle.
The Strawberry Cake is part of a number of cakes making up “Something Sweet” desserts. There is nothing fishy about any of the desserts served at Something Fishy. This Strawberry Cake is moist and filled with fresh strawberries. It has fruit in it so it’s healthy, right? The slice is on the sweeter side of the spectrum, but it will entice your sweet tooth.
Being at this restaurant and eating with Patrice was like eating and catching up with your mom-away-from-home. She makes sure you’re happy and doing well. She has an open ear to hear about your day and a great story on hand to get a laugh out of you. Not only will you crave a smile and hug from Patrice after you leave, but you’ll crave of the food she serves constantly. Be warned, you may lose sleep drooling about their food.
Make sure you stop by on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for a special Two-Year Anniversary Block Party. Try the delicious foods offered by Something Fishy, meet the family behind the restaurant, and check out the artwork created by Patrice’s daughter.
Swim by Something Fishy, where the food speaks for itself, located at 2107 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, FL 32703. Something Fishy is open for lunch and dinner and serves a full menu daily until close. For updated hours of operation and more information, call 407-703-4850 or visit www.somethingfishyapopka.com.