Happy National Fish and Chips Day…a bit early!


It is with extreme sadness, that we must admit we missed Saturday’s National Towel Day.

While we can’t do anything about our egregious error with National Towel Day, which annually celebrates the greatness of Douglas Adams and, of course, the towel, which any good hitchhiker knows is “the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have“, National Fish and Chips Day has a bit more history to it as ITICA chairman, Peter Borza, explains “National Fish and Chips Day is a hectic and fun-filled day that gives us the opportunity to celebrate 128 years of the ‘one and one’ and most importantly to thank our local communities for their on-going support”.

We would be remiss to let National Fish and Chips Day pass us by so let’s get right to it a day ahead of time. Last month, the Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA) announced the date for the fourth annual ITICA National Fish and Chips Day – Wednesday, 29 May, 2013. That’s tomorrow for those keeping score at home.

While this time-honored classic originated in Great Britain in the 19th century, the dish of battered fish and deep-fried chips, mostly accompanied by mushy peas and tarter sauce, is still traditional pub and late-night 24-hour takeaway fare throughout the United Kingdom.
 
Fish and Chips

Unfortunately, the question on everyone’s mind, at this point, is what local chippers will be offering the tasty treats for half price on May 29. Unfortunately, we don’t have a list at this point, but don’t be afraid to ask if you head out to Bardsley’s or Bankers in Brighton, The Bay Fish and Chip Shop – Stonehaven, winner of the 2013 National Fish & Chip Award for Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year, Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham or any other establishment with fish and chips on the menu. It couldn’t hurt. But, you might hold off ordering like Smithy just to be safe and increase your chances. Send photos if you head out Wednesday for fish and chips and we’ll post…