The Best Fish Sandwich(es)

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cunamara
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 18:48:27
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

I know how to scramble eggs. I want to know how you guys do it?
This is off-topic as well as off-forum but, seeing as how you asked: Other than ensuring fresh eggs, answering that question is a bit like explaining how long to stir a Martini. For a basic scramble, this is my approach:

I use a heavy Teflon omelette pan that I reserve for eggs; it's almost never experienced soap and never a dishwasher. The flame should be fairly hot but not too hot. The salted-butter added to the pan should be enough to lend its flavor without predominating or, even worse, making the result the least bit greasy. I rotate the pan to disribute the melted butter well, occasionally pouring off a few drops of excess.

As the eggs begin to solidify in the pan, I keep them moving by stirring them gently with the tines of a plastic kitchen fork until they reach that ephemeral moment when they are still a firm-but-oh-so-slightly-moist custard and but still shy of becoming even slightly dry. If I hit it just right, that slight moisture is no longer present when the eggs reach the plate yet they still haven't turned the least bit dry. The least bit of brown, of course, warrants a disqualification and the dog might well get a treat.

No great secrets here; just a degree atention born of love and respect that is, I'm sad to say, usually missing.

To me, the preparation of Martinis and scrambled eggs is North America's answer to the Japanese chanoyu without so much of the excessive, somewhat fetishy fanfare. But, like chanoyu, it's practiced only by the more discriminating. It's a ritual characterized by a deep respect for the process. When properly conducted with quailty ingredients. the desired potential of the ingredients is fully realized. Finally, it generates the kind of peace of mind essntial to the full enjoyment of the end result.

My current partner's very old Honduran madre has cooked over an open-fire or in a wood-fired oven all her life. She speaks of "talking to the fire." It seems to me that the same applies to whatever is being prepared and the best chefs are similarly conversant with all aspects of the preparation. Me, not having the talent or temperament to be a gourmet chef, I stick to the short-order elegance of things like scrambled eggs and Martinis.

Tom
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 18:53:18
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

Seagulls. Rats with wings. We used to feed them when I worked at Cedar Point (America's Roller Coast). One guy was trying to train them to eat out of his hand. Nasty.


When we go to the beach we feed them too. Bread with a habanero hot sauce. Keeps them away every time. May be a bit cruel, but they recover.
cunamara
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 19:16:57
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

Seagulls. Rats with wings. We used to feed them when I worked at Cedar Point (America's Roller Coast). One guy was trying to train them to eat out of his hand. Nasty.
He was talking about pigeons, but the same might apply to seagulls. David Quammen, in his essay entitled "Superdove on 46th Street" in his Wild Thoughts from Wild Places remarked."A dour person would say that they're precisely the birds we deserve." But then he said he's "not quite that dour." With a Martini currently in hand, neither am I. -Tom
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 21:06:39
Rusty: That's funny because the longshoremen in ports all along the East coast used to do the hot sauce on a scrap of bread trick on the seagulls. On the other hand, we spend a few weeks in a condo on the beach at St Petersburg every winter and we enjoy feeding the Laughing Gulls - especially when we learned that the people in the neighboring condo building did not like it because the gulls, after eating our scraps, have a habit of going to the neighbor's pool for a drink and a crap...
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 21:15:18
Cunamara: You almost got it right. But, one must start with a medium temperature pan, and add whole eggs. When they have set up a bit, they are then broken up with the spatula, producing discrete bits of yolk and white; the perfect scrambled egg when combined with the remainder of your directions.

MFK Fisher said something like, You should scramble eggs in a cool pan, and the whole process should take about 20 minutes
while you carry on a stimulating conversation with a friend or lover.
cunamara
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 21:37:50
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

Cunamara: You almost got it right. But, one must start with a medium temperature pan, and add whole eggs. When they have set up a bit, they are then broken up with the spatula, producing discrete bits of yolk and white; the perfect scrambled egg when combined with the remainder of your directions.


By "hot but not too hot," I guess I meant something like high-medium. I used to start with a somewhat cooler pan but, as I became more deft at it, a somewhat hotter pan worked better and never takes anything like 20 minutes. And, as there's no accounting for taste: "discrete bits of yolk and white"? That's so unheard of it my pan that I neglected to mention that I mix the broken eggs just enough to ensure that the yellow and white are thoroughly blended. -Tom
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 22:15:06
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

quote:
Originally posted by JimInKy

Michael's photo of the whitefish sandwich rattled my memory about a great plate of whitefish and an equally fine whitefish sandwich at a Traverse City restaurant in the mid 80s. We did a lot of asking around to find out where to go in town for the best whitefish. Could lleechef have served up that memorable fare?

When I heard part of the mass written for Leonard Bernstein's funeral, I thought about those Traverse City meals. The mass written by a close friend, surprised folks with the line, "Thank thee Lord for this tasty plate of fish."

OK, 'fess up, where did you have that fish sandwich? I was cheffing in TC in the mid 80s! Wow, maybe you did eat my food......


I don't think I've ever told you this, but I ate at Trillium in I think it was 85. Might have been 87. It was either at the begining or the end of a relationship, and my memorey of the food is intermingled with how bad the relationship ended. And it was my fault. That's another story.

Anyway, I don't remember asking to see the chef, but I wish I had.

OMG, that is just wild! I was there then and was certainly responsible for your meal at Trillium. Small world........Is my friend Pete Peterson sill at Tapawingo? How about Phil out at Window's??? I liked living in Michigan, the food was much better than when I moved on to Boston where they at the time thought haddock, cod and scallops were gourmet foods.........
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 22:39:22
quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

If there's a "best" fish sandwich, there has to be a worst. My nomination: Gefilte fish between two pieces of matzo.


CheeseWit,
Add slaw and you've got a winner... er, loser.
Don't forget the Cheese Whiz!
And maybe a little halvah.
Not Under Rabbinical Supervision At The Moment, Ort. Carlton in Pareve-For-Now Athens, Georgia.
P. S. I love matzohs straight out of the box... low calorie, filling, and - seriously - I always get a downright spiritual feeling when I'm munching down on one.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 22:44:28
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by CheeseWit

If there's a "best" fish sandwich, there has to be a worst. My nomination: Gefilte fish between two pieces of matzo.


Hows about lutefisk between two pieces of lefse. Oh, wait, that's another thread!


Dearfolk,
Somewhere this intersects to conjure up thoughts of Jewish Vikings. I think that single Scottish Ale I drank at Copper Creek Brewing is coming home to roost, folks.
Ach ja - oy vey, Ort. Carlton in Almost-Viking-Cold Athens, Georgia.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 22:55:48
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

I wonder how that sammich would taste if you added just a little livermush?

Can you make livermush with schmaltz?


Clothier,
Oh, dear - I suppose you could... but there's probably not a Synagogue in Shelby, N. C., The Livermush Capital Of The World... although there is one in Gastonia, 20 miles east... so if not we don't have anyone Rabbi-wise up there to ask - and certainly not Rabbi Wise!
My off-the-top-of-the-head answer is "Yes, and it would probably be tastier than if you were using fat pork!" - Use chicken liver, schmaltz, a little chicken meat (preferably dark), some corn meal, seasonings... you're making me hungry! Now you're gonna invent Kosher Livermush!
Gracious, I thought we were talking about fish back there someplace halfway down the road to Caroleen (that's near Cliffside). Well, there's a fish camp on 29/74 right on the river outside of Belmont....
I'm out of half-witty comments at the moment. Everyone - take a deep breath.
Not A Gas-tonian Tonight, Rumble-Free Ort.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 23:00:00
Ort.: Jewish Vikings? Have another Scottish Ale and warm yourself up in Athens, Georgia, because, yes, we ALL know where YOU are and love reading your posts as you are a wise sage that eats at 4AM then does write 6-8 pages like a Whirling Dervish.
PS....note to myself......to actually MEET Ort. in 2004.....wow......I hope he doesn't bring ALL his 45s to lunch.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/11 23:46:00
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

Ort.: Jewish Vikings? Have another Scottish Ale and warm yourself up in Athens, Georgia, because, yes, we ALL know where YOU are and love reading your posts as you are a wise sage that eats at 4AM then does write 6-8 pages like a Whirling Dervish.
PS....note to myself......to actually MEET Ort. in 2004.....wow......I hope he doesn't bring ALL his 45s to lunch.


They won't eat much.
I will.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/12 00:00:37
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

quote:
Originally posted by clothier

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

quote:
Originally posted by JimInKy

Michael's photo of the whitefish sandwich rattled my memory about a great plate of whitefish and an equally fine whitefish sandwich at a Traverse City restaurant in the mid 80s. We did a lot of asking around to find out where to go in town for the best whitefish. Could lleechef have served up that memorable fare?

When I heard part of the mass written for Leonard Bernstein's funeral, I thought about those Traverse City meals. The mass written by a close friend, surprised folks with the line, "Thank thee Lord for this tasty plate of fish."

OK, 'fess up, where did you have that fish sandwich? I was cheffing in TC in the mid 80s! Wow, maybe you did eat my food......


I don't think I've ever told you this, but I ate at Trillium in I think it was 85. Might have been 87. It was either at the begining or the end of a relationship, and my memorey of the food is intermingled with how bad the relationship ended. And it was my fault. That's another story.

Anyway, I don't remember asking to see the chef, but I wish I had.

OMG, that is just wild! I was there then and was certainly responsible for your meal at Trillium. Small world........Is my friend Pete Peterson sill at Tapawingo? How about Phil out at Window's??? I liked living in Michigan, the food was much better than when I moved on to Boston where they at the time thought haddock, cod and scallops were gourmet foods.........


Pete's still there. What a nice man. He let my nephew (who was about 8 at the time) help him make his dinner one night when things were a little slow. My folks eat there all the time. My mom was buds with Mickey, his old matre de. He just thought she was funny was hell, and he always found a spot for her when she called.

Pete Peterson is one of the best and nicest chefs I've ever met in my circle of chef friends. I was also enamoured (culinarily of course) with Chef Milos Chielka (first Master Chef in the US) of the Golden Mushroom in Southfield.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/12 08:48:14
Cunamara: With all due respect to your evident good taste, culinary experience,and all-round good citizenship: your egg recipe is chopped up omelette, not scrambled eggs. And, we should not take Mary Frances Kenny Fisher too literally - she always liked a bit of exaggeration to illustrate her point. As I remember she was stressing that scrambled eggs should not be hurried in a hot pan- like you, she did not want any brown in her final product.

But, I must now admit, that my hurried research in a number of cookbooks supports your practice of beating the eggs (usually with the addition of heavy cream) before adding to the pan. It aint easy being correct in a sea of traditional ignorance about a proper scrambled egg technique - but I will perservere in my firm knowledge that I know how to scramble eggs, even if the rest of the world wrongly does it some other way!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/12 09:23:29
quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
Somewhere this intersects to conjure up thoughts of Jewish Vikings.


Hi Ort,

This is theoretically quite possible. If you know your history. Viksings came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Norwegian Vikings sailed to Greenland and some say even North America, the Danish Viking sailed to Western Europe and the Swedish Viking sailed to Russia which already had a significant Jewish Population. Not to stereotype the Vikings or Swedes for that matter, however there was alot of Raping and Pillaging going on. Therefore there is a good chance that there are many Jewish Folks today of Russian descent who may have some Norske blood in them.
pineyhill
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/12 09:40:51
Being from West-central WI, the heart of Norwegian country this time of the year it is amazing all of the Lutheran churches that have their Lutefisk dinners. But for the topic on hand, fish sandwiches, in the La Crosse WI area we have a place called Fazzee's that has a nice fish sandwich.

lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/12 10:35:08
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

A friend on mine used to be a waiter at the "Shroom" when Chef Milos was there. He had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. And that, coming from a waiter, is about the best compliment you can get. He said the family meals (the food the kitchen staff cooks for the staff) where unbelievable.

Oh, and he still has the copy of the test Chef Milos gave to the waitstaff before he would allow them to be hired. I barely passed.



Thanks for the info on Chef Milos......if the waitstaff loves the chef, wow, there's a winning restaurant. I always knew him to be a gentleman and a culinary scholar but then I never worked for him. And one can only imagine the staff meals......morels with everything?
While it's certainly NOT Roadfood, nobody I ever knew had a complaint about the Golden Mushroom.
Now what were we talking about? Fish Sammiches????
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/13 19:54:27
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
Somewhere this intersects to conjure up thoughts of Jewish Vikings.


Hi Ort,

This is theoretically quite possible. If you know your history. Viksings came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Norwegian Vikings sailed to Greenland and some say even North America, the Danish Viking sailed to Western Europe and the Swedish Viking sailed to Russia which already had a significant Jewish Population. Not to stereotype the Vikings or Swedes for that matter, however there was alot of Raping and Pillaging going on. Therefore there is a good chance that there are many Jewish Folks today of Russian descent who may have some Norske blood in them.


Wanderingjew,
This was a topic of discussion one night at Copper Creek (we don't just DRINK there!). One of the regulars there is (of all things), by his own description, a Jewish Gypsy. His forebears are from Romania. He is Rom on his father's side and Jewish from a female ancestor three or four or five generations back.
The very concept of Jewish Vikings actually came up in the same mental thread as my mention there of Jewish Leprechauns. Y'see, there's this fairly sizeable old, old Jewish community in Dublin... where "Sure an' begorrah" becomes "Sure an' menorrah"... or something like that. (There has to be a better Yiddish pun than that one lurking somewhere under a four-leaf clover....)
Food-speaking, the Irish Jews of Dublin have an entire cuisine that is half-Jewish and half-Irish... I kid you not. Kosher corned beef with cabbage sounds mighty good to me on a cold-as-blitzen evening in Athens, Georgia, where it isn't supposed to get this way... and where our Synagogue dates from 1872. I wish I had a plateful of it right now, even though I'm not really hungry.
This subthread may be wandering off topic, but I think we all try to learn something here. That being the case, I've learned 10,000 times more here than I've ever endeavored to teach.
Sauntering Off Directly, Ort. Carlton in the Reasonably-Well-Heated U. Ga. Library in Athens 30601.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/13 21:17:15
quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
Somewhere this intersects to conjure up thoughts of Jewish Vikings.


Hi Ort,

This is theoretically quite possible. If you know your history. Viksings came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Norwegian Vikings sailed to Greenland and some say even North America, the Danish Viking sailed to Western Europe and the Swedish Viking sailed to Russia which already had a significant Jewish Population. Not to stereotype the Vikings or Swedes for that matter, however there was alot of Raping and Pillaging going on. Therefore there is a good chance that there are many Jewish Folks today of Russian descent who may have some Norske blood in them.


Wanderingjew,
This was a topic of discussion one night at Copper Creek (we don't just DRINK there!). One of the regulars there is (of all things), by his own description, a Jewish Gypsy. His forebears are from Romania. He is Rom on his father's side and Jewish from a female ancestor three or four or five generations back.
The very concept of Jewish Vikings actually came up in the same mental thread as my mention there of Jewish Leprechauns. Y'see, there's this fairly sizeable old, old Jewish community in Dublin... where "Sure an' begorrah" becomes "Sure an' menorrah"... or something like that. (There has to be a better Yiddish pun than that one lurking somewhere under a four-leaf clover....)
Food-speaking, the Irish Jews of Dublin have an entire cuisine that is half-Jewish and half-Irish... I kid you not. Kosher corned beef with cabbage sounds mighty good to me on a cold-as-blitzen evening in Athens, Georgia, where it isn't supposed to get this way... and where our Synagogue dates from 1872. I wish I had a plateful of it right now, even though I'm not really hungry.
This subthread may be wandering off topic, but I think we all try to learn something here. That being the case, I've learned 10,000 times more here than I've ever endeavored to teach.
Sauntering Off Directly, Ort. Carlton in the Reasonably-Well-Heated U. Ga. Library in Athens 30601.


Hey Ort!

My older brother married an Irish Catholic girl. They have two boys ages 5 and 8. On St. Patty's day I always proudly announce that I am part Irish since my nephews are!

Kosher Corned Beef and Cabbage...hmmm...now that gives me an idea!
jm199
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/16 15:34:02
On the topic of fish sandwiches, come to Pittsburgh, PA for a plentiful bounty of establishments that offer up fish sandwiches. I believe that this is because Pittsburgh, was, and still is, a very catholic area. Many people, including my mother, still eat fish on Fridays...

My favorites include: Original Oyster House (in Market Square)
Roland's (in the Strip District)
Tambellini's of Bridgeville
The Rhythm House (also in Bridgeville)
Benkovitz's (in the Strip District)
Emil's (in Rankin, PA)

You can order fish sandwiches at any of the above restaurants every day of the week. Most used Atlantic cod or whitefish for their fish, and they do not SKIMP on the portions. Most sandwiches are equal to four McDonalds fish sandwiches. They come on hoagie rolls or really fresh homemade bread. Prices range from 4.75 to 6.95, but are worth it. Two people can easily split one of these sandwiches. I eat at least one a week, and am amazed at the new places that i come across. Even local taverns offer fish sandwiches. A great Pittsburgh tradition.

Also, many churches have fish fries on Fridays during the lenten season. They are worth checking out. Sometimes the fish fry is to go from 4 to 7pm, but they are sold out by 530pm.

Another reason to visit Pittsburgh-fish sandwiches!!!!!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/16 15:42:09
quote:
Originally posted by jm199


Another reason to visit Pittsburgh-fish sandwiches!!!!!


You forgot Wholey's. I see you lived in Mt. Lebanon. I lived there for five years. How are the Saloon, Bado's and Atria's doing. I miss those places!
chinesegirl
Hamburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/16 16:00:50
WOW, I just had 2 potato and mushroom knishes, otherwise I would drive down to Strip now.
The best one I had outside of Pittsburgh was Sail Loft in Boston.

chinesegirl new to Pittsburgh
jm199
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/16 20:39:22
wanderingjew-all three restaurants are still there. Bados is the best of the lot. the Saloon is just for drinking. Atrias has two other locations, including one in PNC Park. They are all very successful.

Bados is now known for having Matthew Gould of that TNT fake reality show work there before he starred on it.

I am not a fan of Wholeys...i grew up with their kids in Mt. Lebanon. If you think the Kennedys are fat drunk and stupid, you should meet the wholey clan. Enough said. I wouldnt give them a penny for one of their sandwiches.

Oh well, check out my comments on ORAMS donuts too....www.orams.com

by the way, i graduated from Mt. Lebanon with Mark Cuban, the BILLIONAIRE owner of the Dallas Mavericks....i knew i should have been nicer to him in school!

lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/16 22:26:21
quote:
Originally posted by jm199

wanderingjew-all three restaurants are still there. Bados is the best of the lot. the Saloon is just for drinking. Atrias has two other locations, including one in PNC Park. They are all very successful.

Bados is now known for having Matthew Gould of that TNT fake reality show work there before he starred on it.

I am not a fan of Wholeys...i grew up with their kids in Mt. Lebanon. If you think the Kennedys are fat drunk and stupid, you should meet the wholey clan. Enough said. I wouldnt give them a penny for one of their sandwiches.

Oh well, check out my comments on ORAMS donuts too....www.orams.com

by the way, i graduated from Mt. Lebanon with Mark Cuban, the BILLIONAIRE owner of the Dallas Mavericks....i knew i should have been nicer to him in school!



I lived in Greentree so we were neighbors. What was the name of that seafood place at the bottom of Greentree Road? On the way to Bridgeville?
But I grew up in Sewickley (says she snarkily).
And having lived in Boston for years I don't know if you COULD get fat, drunk and stupider thatn the Kennedys but somehow the Wholey Clan DID manage to do it. They just didn't get the publicity.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/17 08:01:42
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

quote:
Originally posted by jm199

I lived in Greentree so we were neighbors. What was the name of that seafood place at the bottom of Greentree Road? On the way to Bridgeville?


Wright's Seafood House
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/17 08:08:20
quote:
Originally posted by jm199

wanderingjew-all three restaurants are still there. Bados is the best of the lot. the Saloon is just for drinking. Atrias has two other locations, including one in PNC Park. They are all very successful.


Hi JM,

Almost forgot to mention CiCi's on Washington Road. One of my favorite breakfast places in Mt Lebanon.
Howard Baratz
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/22 16:37:51
quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.
Dearfolk,
Somewhere this intersects to conjure up thoughts of Jewish Vikings.


Hi Ort,

This is theoretically quite possible. If you know your history. Viksings came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Norwegian Vikings sailed to Greenland and some say even North America, the Danish Viking sailed to Western Europe and the Swedish Viking sailed to Russia which already had a significant Jewish Population. Not to stereotype the Vikings or Swedes for that matter, however there was alot of Raping and Pillaging going on. Therefore there is a good chance that there are many Jewish Folks today of Russian descent who may have some Norske blood in them.


Wanderingjew,
This was a topic of discussion one night at Copper Creek (we don't just DRINK there!). One of the regulars there is (of all things), by his own description, a Jewish Gypsy. His forebears are from Romania. He is Rom on his father's side and Jewish from a female ancestor three or four or five generations back.
The very concept of Jewish Vikings actually came up in the same mental thread as my mention there of Jewish Leprechauns. Y'see, there's this fairly sizeable old, old Jewish community in Dublin... where "Sure an' begorrah" becomes "Sure an' menorrah"... or something like that. (There has to be a better Yiddish pun than that one lurking somewhere under a four-leaf clover....)
Food-speaking, the Irish Jews of Dublin have an entire cuisine that is half-Jewish and half-Irish... I kid you not. Kosher corned beef with cabbage sounds mighty good to me on a cold-as-blitzen evening in Athens, Georgia, where it isn't supposed to get this way... and where our Synagogue dates from 1872. I wish I had a plateful of it right now, even though I'm not really hungry.
This subthread may be wandering off topic, but I think we all try to learn something here. That being the case, I've learned 10,000 times more here than I've ever endeavored to teach.
Sauntering Off Directly, Ort. Carlton in the Reasonably-Well-Heated U. Ga. Library in Athens 30601.


Jewish Leprechauns? Wouldn't that be Leprecohens?
jm199
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/28 16:14:00
Here is another find for fish sandwiches, and GREAT bar food in general...it is the Rhythm House, located on Washington Pike (Route 50) just 1/4 mile off the 1-79 exit for Bridgeville...just had a HUGE fish sandwich for 5.99....it was great and was the size of two normal sandwiches.

my mother had a STEAK sandwich (not that crappy stuff that is wafer thin, a real steak!) for 6.99 that could have fed both of us. Both came with a great pickle and chips. They also serve wings, pasta and other bar food. The food was hot, the portions huge, the hoagie rolls fresh, and there were plenty of napkins. Plus they have VITAMIN I on the menu (also known as Iron City Beer). Check them out. Great food, not greasy, fresh ingredients. They advertise their hamburgers as consisting of ANGUS beef...

jm199
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/28 16:15:41
OOOPS...forgot to mention that Bridgeville is about ten miles south of Pittsburgh, PA.....now back to our regular programming!!! Sorry!!
chezkatie
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/28 18:57:50
quote:
Originally posted by clothier

So the Mrs and I took the kids yesterday to get flu shots, and the reward they picked was lunch out. The place they picked? Mickey D's.
Anyway, I ordered a fish sandwich. I gotta tell ya, it was mighty tasty. It was the perfect representation of a fast food fish sammich.



Here is some interesting information for you!

McDonald's: Worst
Filet-O-Fish
470 calories/26 g fat

Quarter Pounder
530 calories/30 g fat

Large French Fries
540 calories/26 g fat

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
540 calories/ 34 g fat

McFlurry
630 calories/24 g fat


i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/28 19:16:44
Ugh, I'm nauseous from that information, chezkatie.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/29 12:34:40
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

quote:
Originally posted by jm199

I lived in Greentree so we were neighbors. What was the name of that seafood place at the bottom of Greentree Road? On the way to Bridgeville?


Wright's Seafood House

Thanks, wj, I haven't eaten there in yeeeeaaaarrrrss but it was always good and the place was always PACKED.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2003/12/29 17:19:19
Yes, I've been across the Arctic circle. We delivered stores to the American base at Thule, Greenland in August. ( I think we loaded at Quonset Point, RI) We were accompanied by icebreakers the last part of the trip. Not to break ice, but to keep us off the really big icebergs all over that part of the ocean. And, no, it was not pretty, I'd a Hell of a lot sooner been in the Caribbean, but jobs were scarce that Summer, so I got a trip to the frozen north, a nearly dry airbase, and not a woman in sight- call that pretty?
Sushi_Girl
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/01/23 14:52:31
I ate the best grouper sandwich that came on this giant wheat roll, with lettuce tomato and homemade tartar sauce along side this giant plate of Onion Rings to die for...i had these heavenly yummies down in key west,,and i cant remember where! i think it was this place called Trumans? The grouper was so sweet and tender and grilled to perfection. the onion rings were crisp and HUGE and were great dipped in an extra side of the Tartar sauce.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/01/23 15:39:54
quote:
Originally posted by i95

A grouper sandwich at Waldo's in Vero Beach, Florida for me !

quote:
Originally posted by Sushi_Girl

I ate the best grouper sandwich that came on this giant wheat roll, with lettuce tomato and homemade tartar sauce along side this giant plate of Onion Rings to die for...i had these heavenly yummies down in key west,,and i cant remember where! i think it was this place called Trumans? The grouper was so sweet and tender and grilled to perfection. the onion rings were crisp and HUGE and were great dipped in an extra side of the Tartar sauce.


There's just something about those Florida grouper sandwiches !!
jbburn
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/01/23 16:21:39
For what is worth if you went to the University of Illinois or lived in the Champaign Urbana area there was a bar/billiard hall on Green street DeLuxe I think it was that served marvelous fish sandwiches on Fridays.Don't know if its still there though doubt it .
jm199
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/02/17 16:20:09


Just think. Lent starts a week from tomorrow. For all us good little catholic boys and girls, that means it is time to eat non-meat meals on Fridays, and Ash Wednesday. Tuna fish casserole, cheese pizza, and my favorite, fish sandwiches, top the list. Let the church fish fries and restaurant specials begin!

emsmom
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/03/24 13:14:07
I have a couple places that I like their fish sandwiches.
1-The Shrimp Boat-we have one located in Gastonia, NC but I have seen them all down the East Coast, especially in Florida. The use a Cod Filet and serve it on at bun with a really good coleslaw instead of tartar sauce.
2- Another unique fish sandwich is at The Chicken Coop in Charlotte, NC. It is a hole in the wall, but is very popular even for Executives to pick up their lunch. The fish sandwich consists of about 6 pieces of fish piled on a bun with tartar sauce. A meal in itself.
Bill B.
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/03/24 14:44:51
Here's a bit of hard-earned advice: If reading through this thread makes you hungry for a good fish sandwich, don't expect to satisfy the craving at Burger King! Bleah! What a tasteless, soggy mess.

TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/03/24 15:02:21
As an aside the local paper has of late begun to claim that a local mcdonald's franchisee back in the 60's started the whole fried fish sandwich thing when he decided to offer it to his largely catholic customers and it was a hit. Supposedly, the offerring became the filet-o-fish we know of today.

The article in the paper went so far as to name this sandwich the 'Cincinnati-style fish sandwich'. I am not at all sure I'd go that far :-), surely other places offerred breaded fried fish sandwiches before then.
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/03/24 15:18:31
quote:
Originally posted by Poverty Pete

Sundancer, can you provide more info on the Nashville area? I've been here a year now, but still getting to know my way around town.


With regards to fish sammiches, try Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish or Mary's Barbecue both of which have excellent hot fish sammiches... I'm pretty sure there is another place out there that I am forgetting... If I think of it, I'll add it later...
Phishmonger
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2004/03/24 15:50:27
For the greatest fish sandwich, it's The Sea Basket Restaurant on Route 1 in Wiscasset, Maine. Freshly convection fried haddock on a soft roll. Excellent! They are also famous for their Lobster Stew. You can even purchase their lobster stew base to take home and add your own cream. Decadent!
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/06/07 22:10:00
i95

A grouper sandwich at Waldo's in Vero Beach, Florida for me !
 
 
 
I'd like to change my answer...
 
 
...and as I had the best fish sandwich I ever ate yesterday.
 
 
While normally most a fan of a simple, unadorned grilled fish sandwich, the specialty served-up at Eastport, Maryland's (just a drawbridge away from the neighboring and larger Annapolis) Boatyard Bar & Grill (Severn Avenue & 4th Street, 410 / 216-6206) blew me away.
 
 
 
 
While not on the restaurant's web site, it's named after Maryland native and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps (insert joke here) and features a filet of flounder dredged in crushed corn flakes then deep fried, The finished product is then layered in delicious pannini bread and topped with muenster cheese, baby spinach, tomato, avocado and mango-mayo then the whole thing is put into a hot pannini press and, well, pressed. The final product: pure heaven.
 
Just thought you should know. 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by i95 - 2009/06/08 08:00:32
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/06/09 14:14:40
 
Oops! I forgot to
mention that the
price for the above
delicacy was, I think,
$ 9.95. FYI.
 
 

Davydd
Sirloin
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/06/09 14:25:42
wanderingjew

[id="quote"]quote: [id="quote"]Originally posted by CheeseWit

If there's a "best" fish sandwich, there has to be a worst. My nomination: Gefilte fish between two pieces of matzo.

[id="quote"]

Hows about lutefisk between two pieces of lefse. Oh, wait, that's another thread!


I didn't realize wanderingjew's obsession went back this far. SIX years!
post edited by Davydd - 2009/06/09 14:27:26
divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/06/09 14:30:01
Fried, huh? Not smoked? Are you sure?

Couldn't resist. Sounds good.
c abro
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/07/18 11:38:10
Ort. Carlton.

Dearfolk,
The best fish sandwich I ever had was a floating pig at Mae's Whiz [All around] on West Market Street in Louisville, Kentucky about 3:30 A. M. one drizzly morning. A floating pig, obviously obtainable nowhere else, was a breaded, seasoned whiting filet topped with cheese and bacon and served on some sort of long, chewy roll.
It makes me wonder if that place, run by three sisters from Cub Run, Kentucky, is still there....
Nostalgically, Ort. Carlton in Floating Pig-less Athens, Georgia.


My neice tipped me off to this post about Mae's. Mae was my Aunt and in all likelyhood was the person that served up your Floating Pig since she worked the graveyard shift most nights. Sadly she, nor her baby sister are any longer with us, as well as the restaurant. The middle sister (my mother) is still living and asked me to tell you that she and Mae were born in Taylorsville, Kentucky while the youngest sister, Peggy was born in Louisville. It was Mae's husband at the time that was from Cub Run. The restaurant closed in the late eighties or early nineties, after a run of nearly 30 years. We can't remember exactly. I know the OP is old but I was asked to help set the record straight. My mother was amazed that the Whiz (as we called it) was still evoking memories after all these years. Thanks for the kind words. If the place was still open, I'd send you a Floating Pig on the house. 
Captain Morgan
Double Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/07/18 12:29:06
C abro, that's great that you came to this forum...I hope
you realize how big an impact your family made on people's lives.
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/07/18 16:44:05
The best one I have ever had in my life:


http://www.greyhoundtavern.com/


Food and Spirits since 1921
2500 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY.  41017
(859) 331-3767    (859) 331-3409 (fax)



Sandwiches 
All sandwiches are complimented with potato chips, cole slaw and  pickle.


Fried Cod 
Genuine hand battered cod, fried to a golden brown served with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce. 9.25


post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/07/18 16:48:57
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/10/23 20:16:30
NEW ENTRY:
 
 
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema's review of the place last month (including his hailing of the place as one which "pays serious attention to the sometimes-overlooked details that determine why you choose one restaurant over another that's similar") got me there last night but it will be the place's FANTASTIC fresh grouper sandwich on a house-made bun which will get back to Bethesda, Maryland's new Woodmont Grill (7715 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda 20814, 301 / 656-9755).
 
Yes, Woodmont Grill is part of a larger "restaurant group" but that didn't seem to negatively influence either the cool, clubby vibe of the place (jazz trio included) or the freshness of my sandwich. Fresh, flaky grouper, lightly breaded in panko breadcrumbs and fried to the point where the fish simply melts in your mouth. At $ 15 and including your choice of a number of sides (I had haricot verts [yes, Bethesda-speak for green beans] which were perfectly steamed and tossed in a light olive oil deressing with fingerling potatoes meanwhile Mrs. i95 had what she touted as very good steamed spinach).
 
I'd highly, highly recommend.
sonjaab
Cheeseburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2009/10/26 00:59:57
If in or near Syracuse NY Jims fish fry on Wolf st. has fine fried fish sandwiches (usually haddock, cod or some other white fish) with fresh cut fries as does just about any other Syracuse resturant on any Friday night.
If your in the West Palm Beach area a stop at John Gs on Lake Worth pier for a wonderful breakfast or lunch a fresh fried or broiled "catch of the day"
fish sandwich (could be anything from grouper to red snapper) and a nice view of the beach and Atlantic Ocean!
bmcfeet
Junior Burger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2010/06/06 13:17:37
Best fish sandwiches:  Wasabi Tuna from Sweet and Savory Bakery, Wrightsville Beach, NC or the Grouper Sandwich from 7 Mile Grill, Marathon, FL  or of course anything I catch and cook from NC to CR.
Eatallday
Hamburger
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2010/06/08 01:30:08
i really like king's in peabody ma.  had one at kellys roast beef today, terrible.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: The Best Fish Sandwich(es) 2010/06/08 07:43:13
[sniff] My favorite fish sandwich is no more.

It was the grouper sandwich at Monty Trainer's in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.  Preferably eaten outdoors near the docks, with an "island" band playing.   I just checked the menu, and they only offer breaded and fried tilapia, or grilled dolphin.

http://montysbayshore.com/

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