Friday, January 7, 2011

Food Porn Friday - Fish & Fries...I Mean Chips


I think Husband J and I are closet Anglophiles. We love British accents, period movies and Ricky Gervais. Maybe for me it's a subconscious thing, since I was technically born in a country that made me a British subject, and my Mom used to have to sing "God Save the Queen" in primary school. I guess it was no surprise then that Husband J almost lost his marbles when we visited Brooklyn Heights' Chip Shop.

Chip Shop is all about British cuisine, which I am sure can be a bit "challenging" considering that the Brits are not known for tasty, swoon-worthy food. The restaurant is known for its fish and chips, so I stuck with that for my first visit.


I'm not that into fried food that's breaded too much, so I tried to find a way to appreciate this meal for what it was. In an effort to fit some veggies in, I ordered a side of peas and carrots. There's curry sauce next to it, too. I used it as an alternative to ketchup, which seems like a pretty British thing to do.


Apparently, I'm not the only one who isn't into fried breaded foods.

A message above from the owners re: the preparation of the fish. Sorry, but while I am a "health conscious American," I'm not getting it baked.


Chip Shop was having a beer festival during our visit, so it was fun to taste some flavors that I wouldn't have otherwise...like banana bread beer!

Being an occasional beer wuss, I love flavored beer.

If you love British anything, you'll love the decor at Chip Shop.

There was also quite a bit of James Bond and Beatles items adorning the walls.

Of course, no place can be truly English without having soccer available for viewing. This bar "supports" Arsenal (gotta get the English lingo right) as evidenced by lots of Arsenal signs and scarves all over the bar area. For some reason, I do too. I guess 'cause my cousin's ex-boyfriend's cousin used to work for them? Oh, whatever. I just like the name.

Since Husband J thoroughly enjoyed himself, I think we'll be visiting the Chip Shop some more in the future for a little taste of England. Hail Britannia!

Chip Shop
129 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
(There are also other locations in Park Slope and Bay Ride, Brooklyn)

Happy Weekend!

6 comments:

Christiana said...

I was with you till Arsenal... ;) Can we all go the next time we're in town?

Try Anything Once Terri said...

@Christiana - Yes! Half the time we were there, J and I were saying that we have to bring you and N here. :) I just like the Arsenal name. I know nothng about English Premiere League. :)

lobster said...

yum, love fish and chips! this looks tasty and a fun british place to hang!

Kate said...

This looks yummy. I get you on the over-fried though- too much breading and my tummy aches :)

BigAppleNosh said...

Awesome! L is a huge soccer (or "football") fan and he loooooves fish and chips! We've gotta check this place out! I wonder how the fish and chips compare to A Salt and Battery!

Katie said...

Yum yum yum! And this is the place that will deep fry anything, right?!?! The fried twinkie?!?! Sigh....

 

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