Chow Re: Pike Street Fish Fry
posted by May 2 at 15:06 PMon
Just wanted to chime in re: Paul’s assessment of Pike Street Fish Fry. It is awesome.
It’s the perfect combination of good food (fish fresh daily from Mutual Fish Company; housemade sauces such as tartar, preserved lemon aioli, chili mayo, salsa verde, curry ketchup) and the kind of greasy food you crave when you’re drunk. Which I happened to be the last two nights when I stopped in for dinner. (Thank god the Jack in the Box on Broadway has closed and cannot stand in the way of me and the Fish Fry.)
Wednesday night was fried asparagus (get it!), fried halibut, grilled spearfish, and Spanish fries (alas, too sweet for my taste). Last night it was a fried oyster sandwich with the preserved lemon aioli and housemade slaw, which is delicious, super tart, and made with red cabbage. But my favorite thing is the slices of lemon they fry up and serve alongside the fish—unexpected, amazing.
Pike Street Fish Fry isn’t exactly cheap (last night’s sandwich set me back $8.81), but for the quality of the food, it’s reasonable. If any of you find yourself inebriated and anywhere near the corner of Pike & 10th this weekend, do yourself a favor and stop by.