What better way to combat my incessant sweet tooth than with a plate full of deep-fried chicken and taters? Just another path towards reducing my life expectancy, as I see it, and what a path it is! This spot is an English pub experience boiled down to its essence. I guess I should have ordered the fish and chips, but the chicken and chips were calling out to me.
First blush, you get a tremendous amount of food for your dollar - the plate was piled high and deep. First bite - revelation - I knew I would be coming back here often. The batter-coating was deliciously crisp and oily and the chicken was juicy and tender. The fries were just how I like them - crunchy and salty. The plate comes with a dipping sauce and malt vinegar is available if you really want to get Anglo.
They also have a full slate of English drafts and to top it off - Manchester United was whipping some lesser opponent (like Liverpool) on the telly while I was there. A wonderful lunch.
129 Atlantic Avenue
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