Food

Cheap Eats 2012: Eamonn’s

Codwich sandwich with cole slaw and baked beans at Eamonn's. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Cheap Eats 2012

We’ve never liked a brown-bag lunch as much as the one at
Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s Irish-style “chipper.” Whether you’re
taking your meal home or to one of the glossy wooden tables, that bag
serves as your plate. Inside might be a mess of thick-cut fries—among the
many dips, we like the creamy pink Marie Rose and the caper-studded Kitty
O’Shea sauces—plus a piece of beautifully fried, golden-battered cod. On
the side, there’s good coleslaw, Brit imports including tangy Batchelors
baked beans, and Guinness on draft.

Also good: Codwich, a hot fried-cod sandwich
with lettuce and tartar sauce; fried grouper; sugar-dusted fried dough
balls.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.