Mr. Fish and Chips, 1453 Foothill Blvd. (at Wheeler), La Verne.
With plans to attend the La Verne council meeting Monday evening, I carefully pondered my options for dining in that city, which is too remote for me to get to from Ontario on a lunch break. Should I try the Caribbean place? How about the Indonesian place? The city’s online dining guide (find it here) was a big help in evaluating the possibilities.
Alas, I delayed too long at the office trying to wrap up a few things and by the time I got to La Verne, I had under half an hour for dinner. Oopsie. So I tried a new-to-me spot close to City Hall, to cut my travel time, and where I guessed I could get a quick meal: Mr. Fish and Chips, in the CVS shopping center on Foothill.
I ordered the fish sandwich, with onion rings as my side, from the friendly woman behind the counter. Without a drink — who had time? — my tab was $5.29. A sign asks customers to be patient because the food is made to order. My own order arrived on a plate in the shape of a fish, a cute touch. The verdict? The sandwich was surprisingly good and the onion rings were also a cut above. The batter on both was light and crispy, not heavy as you might fear.
I’ll have to go back sometime when I don’t have to inhale my food in 15 minutes. Although that Indonesian place will probably get my business next…