There's not much to a good fried fish sandwich. The real key is all in the batter. A traditional beer batter is made with lightly leavened flour and cold, bubbly beer.
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A visit to St. Petersburg, Florida is not complete without trying at least one grouper sandwich. The only challenge is figuring out where to go since seemingly every restaurant in town sells them. Let me make it easy for you; go to Mid Peninsula Seafood Market & Restaurant.
Tucked away in the windowless basement of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a cafeteria known as Cellar's Market. Even though it's in the basement of the CBOT, it's open to the public and often frequented by office workers in the vicinity. I heard about it from some excited coworkers who were looking for variety in their lunch options. Contrary to popular belief, we don't eat deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and Italian beef every day.
[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Hagen's Fish Market 5635 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago IL 60634 (map); 773-283-1944 The Short Order: Fresh seafood, whether freshly fried or gorgeously smoked. Want Fries with That? Of the fried options, the fries don't really stand...