Picardys is a concept with "legs"--I suspect that Angus and Don, like every other Dallas restaurateur, want to take their show on the road and open Picardys Addison, Picardys Plano, Picardys Deep Ellum. And if they stick to simplicity and keep their eye on the details, Picardys should take off running. Leave it to the French, who always have le mot juste when it comes to food or love: The word "picardys," McKay says, means the way the sunlight dances on shrimp just under the water. It's a pretty word for a pretty phenomenon, but before anyone ever came up with the word, he had to take a minute and really notice the way the sunlight dances on shrimp just under the water. It's all about attention to detail.
Picardys Shrimp Shop, 6800 Snider Plaza (at the fountain), (214) 373-4099. Open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Picardys Shrimp Shop:
Shrimp Gumbo (cup) $3.50
Shrimp with Cheddar Grits $12
Grilled Shrimp Taco $6.75
Grilled Shrimp Nachos (plate) $7.25
Charbroiled Freshwater Trout $10.50
"Mississippi Delta" Fried Catfish $8.50
Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pie $3.25