Dockside dining and drinks are coming to Cow Bayou. Bridge City developer Wesley Dishon and his wife Ronda are hoping to get the new ‘Hi Tides’ restaurant and marina open by mid-January. As seen from the historic Cow Bayou Swing Bridge on Friday, construction crews drive pilings for the 22 finger docks that will be available to boaters. The cranes also drove pilings where the non-ethanol fuel stations for easy boat refueling will be. Hi Tides restaurant will feature 3,500 square feet of air-conditioned space and 10,000 square feet under a roof. “There’s only a couple of places to go for drinks and dining on the water between Lake Charles and Houston,” Wesley Dishon said. “We’ll be the only one with fuel.” The large white yahoo that is often seen docked at the project will be used for private parties, receptions, weddings, day trips and Airbnb.

RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn