Riding fry in Seattle: Pike Street Fish Fry

On a recent night, the Travel Channel was showing ‘Deep Fried Paradise’. The fried, artery clogging portion of their “… Paradise” series. Basically, one hour to shine the spotlight on decadent and indulgent food that shouts ‘America’. They have them for ice cream, steak, hamburgers, and pizza; pretty much the diet for college students. Anyway, ‘Deep Fried Paradise’ made me think of places around Seattle that do fried food well. We have the venerable Ezell’s and Ivar’s. If and when the Alki Homestead rolls around again, they do fried chicken right. And for fish, we have the Pike Street Fish Fry up on Capitol Hill.

Pike Street Fish Fry is a small little spot on the Hill on the corner of 10th and East Pike. It’s in the location where Frites used to be. Frites has been closed for several years now, but I still miss their Belgian-style frites and array of sauces. Thankfully Pike Street Fish Fry has carried the torch of a place to get food that has gotten the hot oil treatment.

So here is my list of the three cool things about Pike Street Fish Fry.

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