On Friday we tried a new lunch spot on King St. West at Portland called The One That Got Away.
We only use sustainable fish!
The menu was filled with all sorts of delicious fish options, but what I was most intrigued about was the ability to order any of the fish grilled instead of fried. For some reason I never liked the taste of fried fish/meat, and fish and chips was always something that I wanted to like, but never really enjoyed. Now with my grilled Halibut sandwich I could really enjoy my own version of fish and chips.
We took a cue from Anthony Bourdain’s “No reservations” series, which has been entertaining us recently, and decided to order way more food than we can eat. We were lured by the fries and decided to order a large basket. Since we got the grilled fish with greens, it was pretty easy to get through most of the fries (shockingly).
Juli got the grilled baramundi salad which she says was amazing. The mango salsa and mysteriously tasty (a hint of tartar, but we have no idea what it is) salad dressing made this meal satisfying without feeling full.
The interior has a set of cool red wire chairs, and an old tin tiled ceiling.
The place has lots of nice natural light, and a reasonable amount of seating. If you can manage to get a seat, I would recommend staying in.
If they ever open a second location, we have our fingers crossed that it’s in the Junction!