Fish, Not Duck or Woodchuck

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Tonight, we headed to a Walworth County institution for fish: The Duck Inn. This is one of those places where our parents went for fish and our parents’ parents. In fact, Grandpa Jacobs joined us for dinner tonight at this classic supper club.

The Duck Inn offers fried cod, baked cod, or a combo plate. I went with the combo, which included a large baked cod fillet and three small pieces of the fried cod. I also had to have a little coleslaw, because I actually like The Duck Inn’s coleslaw. It’s not creamy, but a vinaigrette-style coleslaw. A lot lighter and more flavorful, if you ask me.

Non-creamy coleslaw.

They had my favorite wine, Staller Estate’s Horizon Cuvée. Makes sense seeing the winery is right across the road.

Unlike most places I’ve been, The Duck Inn has excellent baked cod. It’s always well seasoned and the fillets are always firm. Baked or broiled fish tends to be bland and almost watery. Here, it’s actually better than the fried  😯 . Speaking of which, the fried was a little bland tonight and wasn’t as good as it’s been on past occasions. Maybe it was just an off night.

After dinner, we dropped Grandpa off at home. As we pulled into his driveway, we spotted a woodchuck hightailing it for cover. Now, we’ve had woodchucks at our house before, and they are not good. When we had our woodchuck issue, I made Jason trap them and release them elsewhere. This worked for the two younger ones, but not for Big Mama. Big Mama went to Grandpa’s to get shot  🙁

I’m guessing the same fate will await this one, but tonight was not that time.

Yes, Jason, I’m going to take a picture of you with the gun.

Just another fishy start to the weekend  😀

 

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