Cod piece

February 7, 2008 at 12:53 am | Posted in Concert, Matthew Hurst | 3 Comments
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Within the last week my friend described Cod as the least desirable, most tasteless of all catch fish after seeing it on the menu of a local restaurant.  And considering that it’s the most likely fish you’ll see battered in beer and deep fried, that reputation would seem well deserved.  I’d like to be proved wrong.

Just such an opportunity to be proven wrong has presented itself within this same week, as the Schlafly Tap Room presents their Cod & Cask festival.  “You’ll believe in cod once you’ve enjoyed the talents of Icelandic Chef Hakon Oervarsson, who is flying in for the occasion,” promise the fine PR staff from the Saint Louis Brewery.  But in order to compliment an event that their would be understandable doubt in the power of this exceedingly affordable catch, Schlafly is offering Real Ale that is carbonated in the cask, hand pumped at the bar, and will be served at cellular temperature to compliment the fish and chips. 

And should the Icelandic experience alone not be authentic enough, award-winning musician Petur Ben and his band will be performing his unique sound straight outta Reykjavík.  They’ll be joined by local favorites Walkie Talkie USA on Friday night, and on Satuday night by Gentleman Auction House.  It’ll all take place from 5-12pm on Friday-Saturday February 8th and 9th, with Petur Ben (of “White Tiger” fame) playing a solo set this Thursday February 7th around 8pm.

So besides rethinking the least considered fish on the plate, we’re sure the servings of Icelandic flavor ought to catch your attention as they had ours.  Something is indeed fishy about Cod’s reputation (to say nothing about Iceland’s use of geothermal energy), so bring a friend this weekend and an open mind (or at least an open growler).

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3 Comments

  1. That sounds really terrific. Schlafly’s special event programming is consistently excellent and a real asset to both communities that they have established themselves in.

  2. sometimes i think i write about some of the same places too much, but schlafly really does put together some pretty unique events worth noting. i guess they have greater resources to pull from too

  3. […] just a mouthpiece for a local brewer just because we get hooked into their parties like a drunk fish on the hook.  But some of these stories just write themselves, and Schlafly has ongoings at each of their […]


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