Armed with this guide, you'll be able to find fried fish that meets all your Lenten wants and needs in all corners of the city. But here's the thing: whether you're observing Lent or not, fried fish is delicious, and everyone could use to get more of it in their lives. This guide can help.
'Hagen's Fish Market' on Serious Eats
Back in 2009, I set out on a simple quest to find the best places to eat in Chicago while standing up. I didn't come close to covering all of the scene in those short six months, and now with a whole new crop of food truck pioneers on the scene, I'll have no trouble uncovering more options. But first I thought it would be best to start off with a look back at the best of Standing Room Only to showcase where I've already feasted.
[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Hagen's Fish Market 5635 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago IL 60634 (map); 773-283-1944 The Short Order: Fresh seafood, whether freshly fried or gorgeously smoked. Want Fries with That? Of the fried options, the fries don't really stand...