Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Hungry Fish, Now in Troy
The crack staff at the Capital Region Dining Blog are big fans of The Hungry Fish, Chef Sarah Fish's locavore diner. So we were pleased to see that they were moving to a slightly more convenient location (for us) in Troy. We were able to visit this weekend, and can happily report that it's as good as ever. The new room retains its offbeat charm, although the store portion is a little smaller. The food remains both terrific and a good value. I had the breakfast BLT:
Very good homemade bread, high-quality bacon, fresh tomato, farm fresh egg -- how can you go wrong? The home fries were very good too, with crisp exteriors. I'm not, in all candor, a big fan of the homemade ketchup -- it's better than most, but I'm more or less part of the foodie backlash that sees it as better in theory than in practice. That quibble aside, it's a perfect brunch sandwich.
Ms. Garlic had the Croque Madame:
Again, it was excellent, and in particular the Dijon sauce was amazing. Both represent what makes the Hungry Fish such a welcome addition to the capital region scene -- classic recipes with a bit of a twist, reasonably priced, with an emphasis on top-quality ingredients rather than massive portions. I can't wait to go back for the chili.