The Friday night Fish Fry experience

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Postby snoqueen » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:39 am

You know who has good Friday fish? Dobhan, on Atwood.

Really. You wouldn't think a Nepalese (or whatever) restaurant would do a fish fry, but they do. The cole slaw part isn't much good IMO, but their fish and fries are crisp and tasty. No line, not if you go early anyway.

It's hardly that supper club atmosphere we're used to, but hey, it's 2008.

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Postby john galt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:57 pm

I really like the Friday fish special at New Orleans Take Out. You can call ahead and pick it up.
Not a traditional fish fry obviously, but a great alternative!

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Postby MadMind » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:12 pm

F**kin' Maple Tree in McFarland baby. Unless you're over 65, I guarantee picking up a fish fry at The Maple Tree will make you feel young!

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Postby Broadsheet » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:01 pm

The perch dinner at Toby's hole-in-the wall on Dutch Mill Road off U.S. 51. Wonderful

The Green Lantern in McFarland. Handle crowds perfectly.

Stamm House in Middleton.

Culver's walleye dinner -- the best. Clean, fresh fish, almost a tempura batter, classic coleslaw. Only the social element is missing.

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Postby kweetech » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:02 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
Learned wrote:Ours served fried Lake [Michigan] perch. None of this cod bullshit.

Go perch or go home.

Seriously. There is no Wisconsin Friday fish without perch (or baby walleye...ohh mama).

amen 8)
who's got good perch in town?
I see toby's up there. I dig Quiveys perch..though its gotten a bit pricey.
I need perch!

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Postby square » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:05 pm

Are there any restaurants out there with a good local, organic, ethically raised fish fry?

This is a serious question - my vegetarian girlfriend really really wants to cheat on her ethics with a fish fry, but to alleviate her guilt she wants it to be local fish raised ethically and environmentally blah blah blah.

Does anyone do it?

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Postby corncernedcitizen » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:14 pm

ETHICS? ETHICS AIN'T NO GODDAMN COUNTRY I EVER HEARD OF!

SAY ETHICALLY AGAIN - I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKER, SAY ETHICALLY ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME!

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Postby supaunknown » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:14 pm

square wrote:Are there any restaurants out there with a good local, organic, ethically raised fish fry?
:roll:

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Postby corncernedcitizen » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:18 pm

Seriously though... In for a penny, in for a pound.

If she's gonna cheat on her veg-headedness, she may as well go all out and rock the fish fry that's going to be the most delicious, not the one that's she's going to mentally argue with herself about the least.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:26 pm

I'm really racking my brain on what would be ethical about a vegan eating a fish.

You may want to just go try and catch a fish and fry it yourself. It would be wild, so its not kept in a fish tank(?).

I think corncernedcitizen is right. If she's going to slip, she might as well eat something that will please her and tastes good. No sense in going the Bill Clinton route, acting like it aint cheating if its done a certain way.

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Postby square » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:57 pm

i didn't say vegan, i said vegetarian.

you can get local, organically raised chicken in madison, why not fish?

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Postby juanton » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:02 pm

square wrote:i didn't say vegan, i said vegetarian.

you can get local, organically raised chicken in madison, why not fish?


Have you seen or smelled our lakes?

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Postby corncernedcitizen » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:03 pm

Um... Because there aren't a lot of local fish farms 'round these parts?

I sure as hell wouldn't want to eat anything out of Monona/Mendota/Wingra. And beyond them, you're going to be racking up enough CO2 emissions in transit that it will offset any warm-fuzzies she'd get from eating 'ethical' fried fish.

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Postby Broadsheet » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:08 pm

She could have a bowl of lake water that fish have visited -- vegan court bouillon.

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Postby square » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:16 pm

Again, you're confusing words. It's hard to read, I know.

Anyway, there are plenty of smaller lakes around here - I'm not necessarily talking about cesspools we call Mendota & Monona. there must be someone who's doing this - if they aren't they ought to. There's an ever-growing market for organically raised animals for human consumption, not to mention the local emphasis many people put on their food decisions.

And as far as my girlfriends vegetarianism - there's nothing to justify here. She doesn't eat meat because of the ecological and environmental damage commercial meat raising causes - not because eating living things is wrong or whatever. So local and organic is more important than "no meat, ever."


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