Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NOT THAT KINDA POST, just wanted to make a note here...

So yeah, like most of everyone today I'm pretty flat broke.  Which meaaaans no new review since last month.

For those of you who enjoy my bilious writings, I do apologize and can only offer that next month should be better, y'knowwhatImean?

BUT HEY, here's a coupla things we can cover really quick...

First and foremost, didja know I have more than just this blog that I'm writing?  Hell, I even have a personal blog now and it's FILLED with all sortsa WORDSWORDSWORDS, and it's even somewhat entertaining!

Anyway, my other blogs are worthy enough that I feel it's time to step up getting people addicted to me...I mean, introduce them to my writings!  SO, here's the plan: you guys tell your friends about yer boy, That Bastard, and his wonderful writing style while I go and masturbate to porn!

Everyone got it?  Alright, hands in the middle!

Alright everyone, on three - ready?


Anyway, the other thing is that I DO have other blogs, and I invite all of you to enjoy my personal blog as well.  For those of you who can't find the list I've placed on each blog, here ya go:

That Bastard On...

Soothe Your Freaking Beast

Man-Flavored Milk (I still don't know what the fuck I'm doin' with this one)

Netflix This!

So yeah, just hang out and check out mah stuff, yah?  Once me and my band has some stuff to post, I'll hook you guys up with links and such so you can give us your opinion.  Sounds good?  Sounds good!

OH!  You can also find me here:

Twitter: @ThatBastardFB
Tumblr: thatbastardfrombellingham
Facebook: ThatBastardFB
Naturally I'm at Googles+ as well, so hey if yer there too hit a bruddah up!

Also, just to let y'all know: I refuse to sully the Iron Maiden page with an actual comment from my shabby and inglorious self.  Instead I'll leave YOUR wonderful comments up.  If y'all haven't done so yet, go buy some Iron Maiden merch and let 'em know you love 'em.

And no, Bruce Dickinson isn't gay...but he's probably a powertop.  Oh god, can you imagine him and Rob Halford?  That'd be the most brutal gaybuttsex ever.

WITH THEIR PENISEEEEES no seriously Dickinson has, like, two kids and is on his second or third wife.

Anyway, I've got a new post up over at Soothe (alla 'bout Dem Brooklyn Bums), my Hot and Current review of CONAN TRIPLEDEE at Netflix This, and also my usual keyboard diarrhea over at Man-Flavored Milk.

Remember, I don't own ANY of these videos.  I don't think I'll need to have to, y'know, place a banner about the obvious just yet...maybe after I buy my own domain name and actually design these blogs to my own specs.

We'll see.


~That Bastard

Friday, August 5, 2011

7/20/11 - A Tribute To Bay City Fish and Chips

Now...I'm not, for once, going to attempt to stir up trouble and controversy.  I'm not going to get into it with any of my British followers/commentators/readers 'bout who has the better Fish and Chips and such, whether any restaurant in America can ever match up to a good ol' British pub when it comes to Fish and Chips...

No, I'm just going to say how much I fuckin' LOVE Bay City Fish and Chips!

Now, Bay City is a baby frog amidst a sea of cobras.  There's the Waterfront, a great place for poker and food and is conviently located right next to the bay here in Bellingham that also has a slammin' fish and chips plate.  There's the Slo Pitch, ANOTHER place that offers great Texas Hold 'Em and also an amazing fish and chips plate.

Dude, I could go on and on (Ivar's, H. Salt Fish and Chips, hell even Long John Silver's)...you get the point.

Suffice it to say, amongst some of these giants, restaurants that have been around for years on years you have this newbie that shows up and just makes an offering.

And that offering...is fucking delicious.

So yer boy is hanging out with a guest Partner-In-Crime, right?  We're lookin' forward to gettin' stuff done and gettin' to band practice later on but right now we're at Costcutter on Sunset, right?  And I'm all, "Well damn...I don't got a lot of money, but I'm in the mood for somethin'.  I dunno-"

And that's when he pipes up with, "Dude, Bay City is right here!"

So we go there.  He suggests the fish and chips, and I proceed to do that thing I do where I, y'know, accost the help while they're doing their hardest to live up to their own business' creed and still smile.  To be quite honest, I AM a funny motherfucker if given a chance, y'know?  I had both the chefs crackin' up by the time my food came, and y'know what?

Despite the distraction I provided, the food was EXCELLENT!

For the record, it's been awhile since I've done heavily greased food, and I really REALLY shouldn't've done the three-fish choice!  Hell, one of those lovingly breaded, deliciously fried white Alaskan cod pieces would've been enough for meh!  Despite that, holy craaaap the smell!

That heavenly, divine smell!!!  It permeated the car and had us both drooling and decided whether or not I'd offer to share a bite of my delicious plate or deathmatch each other to see who would eat the food and, presumably, the loser as well.

Serious, that's the first thing that hits is the palate-pleasing, drool-inducing smell of deliciously breaded and fried fish.  Just perfectly done!!  The fries weren't bad, if a bit overdone, but overall it's all about that fish...

Now, I had to go and kill myself by adding the clam chowder.

Oh...my...god.  Straight-up, no-holds-barred, no-excuses-given, add-more-hyphens clam chowder.  No tricks, no fancy flavor twists, just....clam freakin' chowder.  Doesn't taste like it's from a can, didn't see a can and THAT matters to me!

Sometimes that's all you need, y'knowwhatImean?

I'm certain they have other delicious fare (after all they have some pretty friggin' awesome sounding burgers, mang, and other soups and more seafood plates) but honestly the moment I tasted that fish, I knew my guest PIC was definitely in the right with this place!  Hell, I'm gonna go back again~!  That three peice only cost me 'round five bucks or so, and the clam chowder was an additional dollar or so.

Hey the price is right, the offerings are large and delicious (and greasy and heavy and awesome) and everything a deep-fried seafood platter place SHOULD be.  Seriously, if you're in Bellingham and you've got five bucks on yah and you need a meal that'll last you for the next two days, Bay City Fish and Chips got yer friggin' number.

You know what comes after a meal that heavy?  Why, it's the Brass Tacks Time:

Bay City Fish 'n Chips
1275 East Sunset Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226-3506
(360) 647-2222

Pros: I suggested to them upon the first taste of the clam chowder to be there at Fairhaven's Chowder-Off competition.  They might not cinch the win the first time around, but maaaan...this is a strong front runner!  Theeeen there's that delicious friggin' piece of fish!  Just no excuses, awesome fucking fish and chips.  Y'know, they also had sodas and other drinks and ice creams and pies and other desserts...but suffice it to say, everything was kinda dwarfed at the time by the fish and chips.  Perhaps I'll actually make a sequel post to this one just for the love of it.

Cons: Even the GREASE is good...and in this day and age of health-consciousness, that's a bad thing.  A very bad thing.  On the other hand so long as you're prepared for that, yer good to go!  I'd prefer this place if they were in their own place rather than in Costcutter of all places...also, my fries were on just this side of over-done.  Just consider yourself forewarned if you haven't had any heavy, greasy food before you go after these guys and do NOT suddenly just go "HURRR THREE PEICE FISH KTHXPLOX" and think you're gonna survive.  'Cuz man...I'm a hearty motherfucker, and that shit hit me like a brick!

VERDICT: Good GAWD that's some good fuckin' fish!  The fries didn't wow, but maaaaan that fish!!!

Rageometer: 2/10.  They really need a location of their own, not as part of Costcutter.  Also, I can't NOT point out that my fries were overdone.  BUUUUUUT I can't hate 'em since I WAS pointedly distracting them with my "witty banter."  De-emphasize wit in that phrase and there ya go.

Guest Partner-In-Crime's qoute: "Dude, these guys are fuckin' AWESOME!"

Guest PIC Rageometer: Nada, hell the motherfucker TOLD me of the place!

For more reviews about Bay City Fish 'n Chips, check 'em here:

(They're so new they only HAVE one review outside of mine, and it's this one here.  And they agree with every damn thing I said too~!  Greasy, delicious, good.)

P.S. - I actually hoped they had apple pie simply to spite my Partner-In-Crime who is currently back in California but will happily and eagerly share her stories of what she went through on the road with y'all and yours truly.  Love my baby, but maaaan...she's cute when she's angry!  Plus every now and then yours truly, That Bastard, just likes to, y'know, needle her a little and if I had been successful in acquiring said apple pie I would've SO called her up, danced around while on the phone and eaten that pie slice.

For no other reason than to get her goat.

Love ya, baby!

P.P.S. - did I mention that I REALLY would've been good with the one-piece meal?  I should've done that instead of the three-piece, 'cuz maaaan...those filets friggin' satisfy!!