February 16, 2006

A Fish Story

I was a little homesick yesterday. Yes, I was missing Florida and some of my old habits.

You see, after a day at the beach I almost always went out to one of my favorite English Pubs for a bite to eat.

There'd I'd go, sand still glistening, flushed from the sun. Hair wet from that last dip in the water to refresh myself. All mellow from just relaxing for a day. Baggy shorts with a big denim shirt and my favorite flip flops. There was a wonderful English Pub just down from my condo. I'd get settled in a bar booth with my book and cigarettes. A nice ice cold beer would arrive in no time.

I love good fish and chips. ESPECIALLY after a day in the sun. The combination of salt, grease and beer - yummmmmmm. The prefect way to end a day. PERFECT.

So as I said, yesterday I was a little homesick. I went for lunch to just get away from "stuff" for a while. Oh, and I hadn't eaten the night before and I was STARVING.

I saw fish and chips on the menu. Sounded like just the ticket. Of course, this was no English Pub and I was definetly not feelin' like I had spent a day at the beach, but still - it seemed the perfect lunch.


The fish was fried til it was dry. The chips? Yeah, right. They did something weird to the tarter sauce and well damnit - I could't get a beer so that was a point against it right off the bat.

BUT - I did enjoy the waiting. I sat there thinking about my favorite Pub, remembering conversations and well, just running it all through my mind.

So it was ok the meal wasn't what I was used to. The walk down memory lane was worth the price.

Now - I just need to find a good place to get fish and chips up here!

Posted by Tammi at February 16, 2006 06:31 AM

Sweetie... I have one word for you - MIDWEST... you aren't in fish country. While it's not as bad as the desert southwest, fishing is not exactly the local industry foodwise. It's hard to find a place with good fish - period. You'd be better off finding a place that does midwest type food well - oh yeah - you got Fritz's right down the street now you need to find one in DeKalb too. *grin* Unless you can find a place that gets fresh stuff from the Great Lakes - AND knows how to cook it - it's not ever gonna be close to what you had in Florida.

Posted by: Teresa at February 16, 2006 10:04 AM

What Teresa said, I've only found passable Fish and chips in Chicago. If you do find a good place, let me know. You know how I love that yummy British food!

Posted by: Contagion at February 16, 2006 11:29 AM

Hell, Teresa's right. We ain't had no fish and chips since Arthur Treachers folded up... I think I was 'bout 12 when that happened. I found a titty bar bout twenty years ago that had a good lunch special on Fridays that had decent fish and chips, and beer, and... ambience. All you could eat.

Posted by: RedNeck at February 16, 2006 08:36 PM