Fish Type: Cod Price: $13.00
Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.
|Fish Score: Excellent|
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Good
Bread Score: Good
Miscellaneous Score: Good
Comment: I have a tough time getting these reviews down on paper anymore. It's 2020. I have a full time job, am a full time dad, and have plenty of other part time hobbies (like grilling and drinking). I wish I could take the time to sit and focus on them, but this is what it is at this point. In fact, this Friday I took a half day and went to Ale Asylum and sat for 4 hours plus writing and publishing reviews and am still months behind. Oh well, at least I got a couple good beers and a nice Fish Fry for my trouble.
Obviously after sitting at AA for 4 hours I was feeling no pain, and when dinner time came around it was easiest to order the cod instead of over-thinking things. In retrospect I should have taken a longer look at the menu, since due to the Great Lake Perch Shortage of 2020 they supplemented smelt, and I love smelt. Oh well, the cod was fantastic regardless and I left a happy camper.
I think I've sampled all the fish that AA has to offer at this point and I feel like their well-seasoned batter works best with the thick and juicy cod loins. The fish is fall apart flaky and plays a perfect host to the sweet and spicy seasoning. It's a keeper for sure.
The fries are home to the same spicy mixture and which makes them every bit as tasty as the fish. They also come in mammoth portions so if you are thinking you'd like a side of them you'd better bring a friend.
The days of the Asylum offering both a spicy and regular tartar have gone by, and while the remaining regular is a little runny it also has a bright flavor that offsets the cod really nicely. A slice of white bread has also taken the place of the little biscuit bread thing which is not a bad thing either. The one constant here is the slaw, which has some serious cojones and presumably always will.
MFF is just one man with a healthy appetite and when he eats two Fish Frys almost every Friday getting them reviewed in short order just isn't possible. It's a fact of life, but like the Ale Asylum Fish Fry it could be a lot worse. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry, and think Ale Asylum has found a formula that works. Now, if only I could do the same...
2002 Pankratz Street
Madison, WI 53704