Chip Shop Update
They have a sign in the window, the likes of which I've not seen before. It says they were flooded with customers (thank you, Park Slope) and they ran out of food! They are closed until a new delivery of food arrives. With the coming storm, it may be a while...
I decided to check out the Chip Shop sat. night around 9pm. My dining companion was told he got the last piece of cod (luckily I was having steak and kidney pie, not fish and chips). It wasn't until we left that I noticed the sign on the door (it wasn't there when we went in) about being out of food. Not just fish, but food altogether. Very funny, I thought. However, they did manage to scrounge up two Mars bars to batter and deep fry for us, though.
re: Kat Kinsman
Yum...scotch eggs. I was pretty happy with my steak and kidney pie with chips. They also had steak and onion and chicken and mushroom varieties. I'm not a big fan of battered and fried seafood (not a watching my grease intake issue--it just doesn't agree with me. I was practically doubled up with stomach pain after eating the yellowfish at New Green Bo that everyone seems so keen on. But enough about my digestive system) so I didn't try the obvious dish.
I was tempted by the battered and fried sausage with chips, but that will have to wait until next time. I was just happy to see semi-freakish items like the Mars bar (which is served prettily on a large plate sprinkled with powdered sugar, and meant to be eaten with knife and fork) and chip butty on the menu.
I don't live anywhere near the area (though I do work about ten blocks up the street) so it's hard to say when I'll get that battered sausage.