|While ‘Irish’ might not be the first to come to mind when thinking of Los Angeles’ multicultural and culinary makeup (we’re looking at you, Boston), Angelinos can all celebrate the idea of being Irish for one day a year. Whether you’re attending a parade, indulging in fish & chips or pub hopping around town, St. Pat’s in LA is sure to provide fun for family-friendly activities and party-goers alike.|
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A restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier may scream “tourist trap,” but is there a more appropriate setting for fish and chips? A breathtaking view of the Pacific and the old-timey seaside amusements make for a seafood meal with a side of nostalgia.
L.A.’s seafood guru, chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence, pays homage to his New England roots—his grandfather was a fisherman in Rhode Island—with a modern take on the clam shack. A tribute to his aunt’s recipe, Joanne’s Fish & Chips are two pieces of Alaskan cod fried to perfection and the ideal combination of fluffy and crispy.
Formerly a small shop that had people coming to Encino from far and wide, BatterFish is now a fish-and-chips operation on four wheels that serves up the crunchy dish to people all around L.A. Owner Jason Killalee was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and though he worked in a number of impressive L.A. restaurants, his nostalgia for the food of his homeland only grew stronger.
Tam O’Shanter is one of those pubs that has been around forever—more than 90 years, in fact—and with good reason. The fish and chips are made with line-caught cod and served in a bucket lined with newsprint parchment paper—a cute nod to the newspaper-wrapped fish typical in UK chip shops—alongside chips and not-so-traditional peanut coleslaw.
|May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!|