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Anchor Fish & Chips: Food Truck vs. Restaurant


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What's the best way to enjoy Anchor's fish & chips, at the restaurant or the new food truck?

I tailed the truck to Harriet Brewing's tap room to compare the two experiences:

 

 Anchor the Restaurant

 Anchor the Food Truck

 The Digs

Narrow red-and-black bar decorated with artsy black-and-white photos

Warehouse garage furnished with hand-me-down couches and decorated with psychedelic art, plus a utilitarian patio

 The Soundtrack

Deafening crowds

Vintage vinyl jazz

 The Reservation

Not accepted

Not accepted

 The Babysitter

The one you left your kids with at home

Harriet's Foosball table

 The Fish & Chips

A huge hunk of greasy, crisp-battered, flaky cod atop a huge pile of thick-cut fries, $8.75

A huge hunk of greasy, crisp-battered, flaky cod atop a huge pile of thick-cut fries, $8.95

 The Beer

Guinness

Harriet Brewing West Side Belgian-style IPA cuts through the oil and salt

 The Vinegar

Glass bottles

Plastic squeeze bottles

 The Reclaimed Wood

Barn wood bar made and installed by neighbors Northern Lights Timber Framing in exchange for 420 beers

Tree-stump tables that double as Hammer-Schlagen battlegrounds


My fave? Depends on the weather—truck when it's nice out, and restaurant when it isn't.

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