Humanity's love of deep frying traces back to the Dark Ages, when castles were surrounded by moats of scalding fat, ideal for defense against invading chickens. Today's Groupon storms taste buds with oil-doused creations: for $15, you get $30 worth of deep-fried treats and English cuisine at ChipShop on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. It is valid for dine-in only. It cannot be used on weekend brunch or on Friday nights and Saturday nights after 6 p.m.
Atlantic ChipShop celebrates deep-fried dining with its menu of battered British eats. Feast on the quintessential dish of fish and chips, with battered cod ($12), haddock ($12.75), and plaice ($12.75) served straight from Poseidons personal aquarium. Other main dishes include steak and onion pie ($11), haggis ($9.50), chicken curry ($10.75), and seafood chowder ($6.50). For the most adventurous of arteries, ChipShop serves up a slew of non-traditional deep-fried faretry deep-fried pizza ($3.50), a deep-fried Twinkie ($3.50), and a deep-fried Mars bar ($3.50), delicious to both deep thinkers and fried brains. Patrons can dilute batter-packed bellies with a 20 oz. English beer ($6.50) such as Stella Artois or Old Speckled Hen English Ale.
In its ongoing quest to discover new things that can be deep-fried and eaten, ChipShop invites its customers to bring in eats for a dip in hot oilraid your offices refrigerator and discover how a deep-fried pretzel, bagel, or can of soda tastes. The restaurant is decked out in British signs, posters, photos, and other regalia, giving diners a glimpse of how America might look had the Beatles been victorious in the British Invasion of 1964.
New York magazine featured the restaurant. More than 280 Zagat users have reviewed the Atlantic ChipShop. Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars, 91% of more than 160 Urbanspooners recommend it, and more than 130 Yelpers give the business a four-star average. Beeradvocate reviewers give the location an overall grade of A- and MenuPage reviewers give it a four-star average.
-   - ChipShop is legit Brit, from raunchy-sounding menu items like bangers and mash or spotted dick with custard to the brightly busy decor of English band posters and nationalistic memorabilia. Meals are served at small, round cafe tables in a back space upstaged by the prominent bar Gabrielle Mitchell-Marell, New York magazine
-   - Their menu is straight forward with plenty of options; the portions are well-sized and I've never left hungry. The fish & chips is fantastic; definitely an abundant portion and well priced. sara t., Yelp, 1/15/2010
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