Last night, Jason and I wound up at a very random place for fish. I had an absolutely terrible day, so we actually contemplated just getting carry-out. However, I hoped that dinner out with the hubby might turn things around.
(It did, until we stopped by Walmart on the way home and I was rammed into by a drunk college kid buying more beer 😡 )
We cruised by the Duck Inn, a Walworth County institution. But, as usual, the lot was packed and we didn’t really want a long wait. So we gave Jason’s mom a call for ideas, and she pointed us in the direction of the West Wind Diner in Darien, WI. They have been voted Best Fish Fry in Walworth County, so that made it a must-try in our eyes.
Oh, it’s also a truck stop.
There it is.
The place concerned us at first, but I found comfort in the common thought that the best fish fries are often found in small, random dives. I figured this place could be promising…
Honestly, it was a pretty good meal! The diner had a rockin’ salad bar and Jason loved their chicken dumpling soup.
I totally could have done the salad bar alone. I had to restrain myself.
Jason and I both got the fried cod. It was battered, not breaded. And once again, Jason actually like it 🙂 . The fries were good – definitely not the best I’ve ever had, but good.
It was served with corn, which I found kind of random. But I went with it. Overall, it was a good fish fry. I don’t know if I would tag it as the best, but I haven’t really found anything exponentially better in the county. So they might be on to something.
Now, if your asking yourself, “What’s with the fish eating,” I’m experimenting right now with pescetarianism. I’ll be keeping my regular fish fry as part of my diet for the time being. It’s my Cookie Friday 🙂
(I’m in the middle of reading Carrots ‘N’ Cake, and one of the concepts in the book is having “Cookie Friday.” It doesn’t literally mean cookies – although it could. It’s all about having a little indulgence in your week. Fish fry is mine.)
Actually, this was the first meat I’ve had since May 7 (about a week). Honestly, I have felt really good and haven’t missed it at all. Jason has been eating the meat-based meals that I had planned for the week, but I’ve modified all of mine. I had a veggie burger instead of a beef cheeseburger on Wednesday and I whipped up a Vegetarian Taco Salad while Jason had beef tacos on Thursday night. I couldn’t be happier with my current choice.