Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finally, The End Of A Long Day

Okay, just so everyone is clear, I am still writing about the Sunday before last, May 18th. Some of my long-time readers remember when I coordinated the date of my post with the date of the events. I haven't been doing this lately, although perhaps I should start again. Let me know what you think. At any rate, this blog ends Jim's visit to Brooklyn, an eventful day.

After leaving the Waterfront Ale House Jim, the perpetually hungry Jim, decided he wanted to stop into the The Atlantic ChipShop. He had heard from a friend that it was very good. In fact his friends said they served the best fish and chips he had ever had.

The Atlantic ChipShop

Given that the ChipShop is within easy staggering distance of Waterfront Ale House, this seemed like a reasonable idea. And they do have a bar with a decent selection of beers.

Fish & Chips & Beer (hold the fish & chips)

I wasn't that hungry so I didn't order anything but I did taste the fish and chips. It was very good indeed. I would have to do a side-by-side taste comparison with Joe Jack's in Puerto Vallarta to tell you which I liked best, but it would be close. The fish was lightly battered and beautifully golden brown. The batter was crisp and not at all oily. The fish was moist and delicately flavored. The chips (French fries to the uninformed) were quite good as well, although I am not a huge French fry fan. Just something to scoop up the ketchup with. I kind of like the ones at Bar Tabac though, just because of the homemade mayonnaise they serve with them.

We were well served by Adam who had his hands full with a bit of crowd for a fairly small place. Actually, he probably had his hands full just with the three of us.

Adam The Patient

Atlantic Chipshop on Urbanspoon

From here we felt compelled to mosey on down Atlantic Avenue a bit and stop into another one of my favorite places, Montero.

A Real Waterfront Bar

Not much I can say about this place that you haven't read about before on my blogs. Oh, except that Pilar wasn't at her usual seat. The bartender said she was there earlier though.

Montero is pretty much a beer and shot place with Rolling Rock priced cheap. No sense going against the flow, such as it was.

Beers And Shots At The Bar

I don't exactly understand what was going on here. I may have been trying to do the "Live long and prosper" thing and I presume Jim was just flashing the "bullshit" sign. But maybe he is a Texas Longhorn fan, who knows.

Just Hanging On

And finally, as the sky began to darken, we called it a day and headed home.

Heading Home

I spent Memorial Day week-end at my sister-in-law's for a barbecue and to celebrate Jim's birthday. Jim showed up with something unusual for me to work with. He has been working on the Iron Chef show recently so I think he had this whole "surprise ingredient" thing on his mind.

Secret Ingredient

If you think you know what this is, send me an email or post a comment. I will give you credit in my next post when all shall be revealed.