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Fish Type: Lake Perch     Price: $20.00

Overall, I would highly recommend this Fish Fry.

Fish Score: Excellent
Potato Score: Excellent
Tartar Score: Excellent
Bread Score: Poor
Miscellaneous Score: Good

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Comment: Beautiful weather calls for a beautiful Fish Fry and there is none finer than that of the Villa Tap.

Chico isn’t one to mess around, and the Tuesday lunch at the Tap is every bit as fantastic as the Friday dinner. What’s more, if a baked potato or two makes it through Friday’s dinner service, hash browns find their way to the menu on Tuesday afternoon. You can call it leftovers, but I’ll just call it an alluring addition to an already amazing Fish Fry.

As per usual, the lake perch was basically as good as it gets. It was light and flaky, 100% grease-free, and kissed by the best breading money can buy. It’s about as perfect as lake perch can be, and is every bit as delectable with or without the thick and creamy, tastebud-tickling tartar.

The aforementioned hash browns were also a welcome perk, and while Chico makes French fries as well as anyone, there is a little more love infused on the flat-top. These shreds were aces and I can only hope when next Tuesday rolls around a few baked potatoes will have survived the weekend so I can get my hands on more of this goodness.

The slaw was also on point this Tuesday as the cabbage delight seemed to be less uniform than usual, but also a little more tasty. It was smooth and mellow, and played a superb second fiddle the the fish. The Villa is as consistent as they come, but even then a subtle tweak can be a welcome change. In this case, the hash browns provided that little bit of extra allure and made this one something special. Overall, we highly recommend this Fish Fry and love that they are part of the @potosibrewingco Best Fish Fry competition. They are #1 with a bullet in our book, so make sure you give them your support in bracket. MFF, out.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to use that BOGO from your Madcity Cocktails book to get two Potosi Brewing Company Cave Ales for the price of one. That’s just plain smart.
2302 Packers Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

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