Dining Out: Grandin Fish ‘n’ Chips gives old classic a prairie twist

The classic fish and chips joint has been given a prairie-inspired twist thanks to a new venture brought to you by the same people behind The Common.

Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips is a hip, yet cosy and unpretentious, spot, serving up a selection of fresh fish and all the classic fixins’ in a piece of prime real estate on 109 Street that had long deserved a facelift and some life breathed into it.

With a long wall of windows facing the street, the space is bright and airy, with light wood finishes and simple clean lines. Look around and you’ll see hints of the restaurant’s tag line, “From port to prairie,” everywhere. A beautiful wallpaper — specially commissioned from a local tattoo artist — decorates the main wall and incorporates prairie and nautical themes, from a grain elevator riding a wave to a barn perched on the back of a sperm whale. That attention to detail continues throughout the space and on the menu.

Grandin Fish and Chips, 9902 109 St., in Edmonton Wednesday April 19, 2017. Photo by David Bloom

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Grandin Fish and Chips, 9902 109 St. in Edmonton Wednesday April 19, 2017.

Brought to you by executive chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier (also of The Common), the menu is surprisingly varied, with basa, cod and haddock and chips the mainstays, along with a rotating catch of the day — all brought in fresh and used within days. The restaurant also stocks small amounts of fresh fish to sell to customers, and a fridge featuring a selection chilling on ice greets you upon entrance.

If fish isn’t your thing, the menu has a few options from the land, including chicken and a hot dog. There’s also an inspired …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal

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