125 East 10th Street, Lawrence
785-856-5570 | queenlizzys.com
Battered, fried fish and deep-fried potatoes are traditional English eats, so it makes sense that a British-born restaurateur would know the secret to the very best fish and chips in the Midwest. Not long after Surrey native Matt Poulton moved to Lawrence, he decided that the college town simply had to have "a proper fish-and-chip shop." A year ago, he launched Queen Lizzy's, just off Massachusetts. Poulton batters his generous hunks of cod in a mixture of egg, flour and Foster's Southwick Ale and hand-cuts and brines his potatoes before frying. "It's not a real fish-and-chip shop," KCUR 89.3's Kim Noble says, "unless there are mushy peas." Well, Poulton does have mushy peas (as well as sausage rolls, sliders and battered chicken strips). Case closed.