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My family recently bought a cottage on Torch Lake in Northern Michigan, USA. Just outside Traverse City, this area of the state is booming with exceptional restaurants and local breweries. One of these... Read more
What: Nothing beats eating fresh seafood—including fish’n’chips— in the sea breeze, in casual conditions you don’t have to pay extra for. This is an absolute must during the warm months.
Where: While touristy Fishermen’s Wharf has decent fish’n’chips at Barb’s Place (March-Oct. only), our favorite seafood is found at Red Fish Blue Fish (1006 Wharf St.), a blue steel shipping container turned ocean-friendly fish dispenser right on the harbor.
When: Daily, 11:30am-7pm (Feb.-Oct. 31 only), 11:30am-3pm on rainy days. Call to be sure: 250-298-6877.
Order: The tacones (CAD$5-$7 for one)—seafood like BBQ wild salmon, albacore tuna, Qualicum Bay scallops, or tempura cod wrapped into a grilled, cone-shaped tortilla (“taco cones”)—are delicious, and you won’t go wrong with the crispy, tempura-battered wild Pacific fish’n’chips (salmon, halibut, or cod, $10-$13). But the best thing we tasted here was the BBQ Qualicum Bay scallop burger: three perfect local scallops with aioli, tartar, and lemon-pickled onions on a long roll topped with a tempura pickle ($12).
Good to know: Items labeled “ocean wise” on the menu have been deemed environmentally friendly by the Vancouver Aquarium’s conservation program.
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