July 23, 2014

Homemade Fish Fry, July 18, 2014

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale: 5 points out of 5, a Classic Wisconsin fish fry!

Service: Excellent
Wait Time: No wait
Food: Excellent

Price: Market Price

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1 point, hand muddled brandy old fashioneds
Fish: 1 point, perfectly breaded and fried perch
Potato: 1 point, homemade thick cut french fries and potato salad

Cole Slaw: 1 point, a side of cole slaw
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1 point, rye bread with white raw onion


Host your own fish fry? Why not. Family members thought it would be a great idea to host their own Friday night fish fry instead of venturing out. They had some perch in the freezer they caught themselves, but bought some additional perch to make sure they had enough.

I made the hand-muddled brandy old fashioneds, because what is a fish fry without a hand-crafted cocktail?

The perch was fried golden brown, and was crunchy and delicious. The perch they caught were fairly small, as "real" perch is, and the perch they bought was much larger, but still tasty.

With the perch was served homemade thick cut french fries, and some potato salad I bought from the store (gasp!). I also bought the cole slaw from the store too. We only learned about the perch fry last minute, so I didn't have time to prepare anything homemade (except the cocktails).

To top it all off, I got some rye bread and slathered it with butter and cut it in half, then sandwiced white raw sliced onion between the two pieces of bread, delicious!

Why not host your own fish fry this Friday?

July 2, 2014

The Rite Place, Green Bay - June 29, 2014

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale: 4 points out of 5, a Classic Wisconsin fish fry.

Service: Excellent
Wait Time: Arrived at 7:30, 6 in our party, no wait for seating in bar area
Food: Excellent

Price: Perch Dinner (3 full perch), $16.49

Classic Wisconsin Fish Fry Scale
Brandy Old Fashioned: 1/2 point, served brandy old fashioneds but not muddled
Fish: 1 point, offered perch, walleye and a variety of seafood options
Potato: 1 point, offered choice of potato options
Cole Slaw: 1 points, served with the cheaper Perch Plate, but not with the Perch Dinner (probably because it had a choice of soup or salad)
Rye Bread with Raw Onion: 1/2 point, served rye bread but no raw onion

The Rite Place
1580 Bellevue St
Green Bay, WI 54311


This week we headed to the Rite Place in the Green Bay/Allouez area. I had never heard of this place before our friends recommended it, but they know it very well and it's been around for decades.

We arrived at 7:30pm, and there were to be 6 in our party. On the left side of the building is the bar and seating area, and a pub table was available right away with no wait. On the right side of the building is the supper club area, but we decided for the casual atmosphere.

We ordered our brandy old fashioneds and appetizers of mozarella sticks, cauliflower buds, and mushrooms. They came in a reasonable amount of time and were a good appetizer before our meal. One of our friends used to work at The Rite Place years ago, and he knew our waiter as the youngest son of the Van Rite family. It's great that this is still a family owned and run business, and they do a great job at it.

With most of the entrees came a soup or salad, and they serve their own homemade Booyah. If you don't know what Booyah is, you are probably not from Wisconsin. You can find out more about Booyah here, or attend a summer church or fireman's picnic and you'll find out what it's all about and why it is so delicious.

The menu was a tad confusing because if you look under Friday specials you don't see any mention of perch. But when you look under Seafood, there it is. They must offer perch every day then, and only the Walleye, Cod, and Fried Haddock on Fridays.

We all know what I ordered. Some of our friends got the steamed cod, which was terrific. My plate came and was laid out nicely. I got 3 full perch filets, which were fried nicely and the breading was good, maybe a touch heavy, but still delicious. The potato salad was homemade and was tasty. No coleslaw was served with the Perch Dinner because it comes with choice of soup or salad. My meal was topped off with a slice of buttered rye bread but no white raw onion.

The Rite Place is a family owned and run establishment that has been around for decades. If you're looking for a casual fish fry, or a supper club experience, they offer both and do it well. I'll be back again to dine, it was great all around!