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Jun 18, 2009 12:28 PM

MSP- The Anchor Fish & Chips

The City Pages' Hot Dish blog has a list of "COMING SOON" restaurants:

One in particular caught my eye:
The Anchor Fish & Chips, Minneapolis

I have heard nothing about it , but the words "Fish & Chips" set off a Pavlovian response in my salivary glands. One lives in hope that finally we will have a GREAT f&c place around here.

Anyone know anything about The Anchor, like when they will open? All i know is what i could find on the internetz. Googling the name brings up this bit of city business:

Which tells us, among other things:

ADDRESS: 302 13th Avenue Northeast (same block as Erte


The applicant seeks approval of an On-Sale Wine with Strong Beer, Class E License to be operated in conjunction with the restaurant...
The premises cover one level for a total of about 900 square feet of restaurant as well as about 450 square feet for the kitchen, coolers, and storage. ...The main floor is at street level and has seating for 35 people at two-top tables and a food service counter that seats five people. ...
There will be a sidewalk cafe with three tables that seat two people each with a total of six seats. The sidewalk cafe is on 13th Avenue Northeast. Proposed hours for the sidewalk cafe are 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tuesday through Friday; and 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
The overall management of the restaurant will be provided by Kathryn Hayes who has worked in Irish restaurants in Paris and New York. ...
The menu will include Irish specialties including fish and chips ranging in prices from $1.50 to $7.50. The proposed hours of operation for inside the restaurant are 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM Tuesday through Friday; and 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds like it could be good! I look forward to this place opening!

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  1. I live nearby and am anxiously awaiting this place to open. The sign on the window says they are opening "summer 2009". Their website has a rough menu and a little bit about the folks who are opening it (Irish transplants and an American with ties). It sounds very neighborhood pub-like - I am really excited too!

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    1. re: jbanana

      Thanks for the website link, jbanana! That didn't come up in my Google search.

      Fish & Chips
      Battered Sausage & Chips
      Shepherds Pie
      Grass-Fed Burger
      Curried Chips
      Gravy Chips...

      I am really looking forward to this!

    2. We also live in the area and noticed the paper and sign in the window during Art-A-Whirl. Very interested to see how the F&C are!

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        1. The "counter intelligence" column in the Taste section of today's Strib has a bit on The Anchor.

          Says they are opening "early August." I'm stoked.

          1. Anchor seems to be going for the authentic Irish pub feel. Great knotty wood floors, black subway tile in the open kitchen, and a few cozy tables and booths make me want to stake out my weekly winter table right about now. Very dark colors. Fish and chips will be the traditional cod and - get this - will be fried in beef tallow! My arteries are ready. Kitchen staff made up of a handful of seasoned line dogs from Mpls independents (think Bulldog).

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            1. re: excheftype

              the joint's open, then? we tried to go check them out quite recently, and the windows were still papered up and a sign saying "open summer of '09". . .