Fish Type: Walleye Price: $12.50
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Excellent
Miscellaneous Score: Excellent
Comment: Like any good Wisconsonite, I love tailgating. When I go to Miller Park itís almost invariably the first thing on my mind with the game coming in a distant second. Almost? What do you mean ďalmostĒ you might ask? Well, once in a while I go to a Brewer game on a Friday. And when I go to a Brewer game on a Friday tailgating instantly becomes an afterthought. The first (and only) thing on my mind in these instances is Hogg Alley and their Famous Friday Fish Fry.
Hogg Alley serves up all the fish you could ever want and does them all superbly well. The AYCE cod is fit for a king, the lake perch is lavish, the bluegill is benevolent, and the walleye is nothing short of wonderful. It might seem strange to some, but those who love Fish Fry know that Stolleyís is hog heaven.
This time I got to sample the $11 bluegill and the $12 walleye and was equally impressed with both. While the walleye fillet wasnít the largest Iíve seen thatís the only place where it didnít come up big. The fall-apart-flaky fish donned Stolleyís signature paper-thin, well-seasoned, lip-smacking, cracker-lacking, ass-smacking, taste bud-tackling, ultra-delicious homemade breading. There simply arenít enough hyphens in the world to describe how tasty this stuff is, but I think you get the gist. Itís good. The light coating lets the moist, flaky fish come through whether itís the walleye, or the bluegill. The sunfish is every bit as enticing as the pike, but has a little bit of that mild fishy taste that makes it unique and sets it apart.
Unlike Madison, most places in the Milwaukee area feature potato pancakes with their Fish Fry and the cakes at the Alley might be the best Iíve ever had. They are rich and oniony, and complement the fish perfectly. The side of apple sauce that comes with only serves to make them even more alluring, and syrup is even offered for $0.50 extra for those who must have it.
As if fantastic fish, and perfect potato pancakes werenít enough the Hogg comes correct with a big old squeeze bottle of their homemade tartar. One huge push of this stuff is never enough and I found myself going back time and again for the zesty and creamy concoction.
In classic Milwaukee Fish Fry style, salted rye comes along for the ride and plays off the horseradish-laden slaw just right. These are the things that set a great Fish Fry apart from just any old Fish Fry, and Stolley definitely knows it.
While brats are great and you can make due with hot dogs, they simply canít compare to a Fish Fry as monumental as that of Hogg Alley. Overall, we highly recommend the Hogg and have no problem saying itís the best weíve ever had. I donít care if the Crew stinks this year, Iím ready for another Friday night game. Whoís with me!?
2008 Venice Beach Rd
Oconomowoc, WI 53066