Thank God it’s Friday—meaning fry day, as in oh-my-god-I-need-some-fried-fish day. Since it’s too chilly to stand out by Denise’s pink food truck near 30th Street Station for a sure-fire belly filler, the next best thing will simply have to do—and it’s damn delicious too. Need proof? Peep this week’s “50 Things You Must Eat” cover story.
On today’s menu: Beer-Battered Fish and Chips at Dandelion
124 S. 18th St. 215.558.2500. thedandelionpub.com
Why it’s great: In a world where so many versions of this English classic are flaccid and vaguely depressing, Dandelion’s Chatham cod is meaty and perfectly crunchy, and the fries—well, they are what all potatoes wish to become when they die. ($19.50)
What to have with it: A beer, preferably one of the hand-pumped casks here. Cellar-temperature ale with a great plate of fish and chips is one of the top pairings in the world.
I prefer my ale cold, but hey, whatever’s clever. Cheers!