Did they change the recipe? Or was my memory up to its old tricks? I don't know, but after telling everyone for the last couple of years that The Redwood's F&C was of the breaded rather than the battered variety, last night they fed me some of the nicest BATTERED cod I've ever had, and no I don't mean it was beaten to death. Four good pieces, about six bites' worth each, with a mound of their weird but (to my taste) wonderful thick leathery chips - fries are an option - and entirely too little of their delicious coleslaw, a mere thimble full. The fish was rather unevenly done, one piece a bit chewy and two almost molten, but very tasty anyway, and the crisp, dark-brown batter was good enough to serve on the side. The only condiment on the plate was a small tub of mayonnaise, exactly to my taste but then I'm odd. Mrs. O, who'd gotten the same, commandeered the ketchup bottle as she knows I don't want it anyway.
The place is every bit as I'd remembered it otherwise, with pleasant young tattooed persons running things and good music played fairly loud, but not so as to interfere with normal conversation. As it was early and we were headed to a play at the Taper Forum we just had water, but with Mrs. O back to spending her days down the block I'm sure there's a dinner coming up there before too long. I need to see if that burger is really good, or if I'd just imagined it. We do like this place.
$13 each for the F&C, not bad with the price of fish going up so much. Maybe that's why they've gotten stingy with the coleslaw...
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