Courtlin Tried a Popular Food Truck During an Iowa Stop Yesterday
Would you wait an hour in line to eat some fish and chips? I'm a little ashamed to admit that that's how I spent my Wednesday afternoon, but I have no regrets.
I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday morning, when I happened to come across an event that was happening later on that day. A food truck called On the Hook Fish and Chips was making a stop at the Theisen's store on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids beginning at 11 a.m. I'm a big fan of food and I love me some fish and chips, so I thought, "why not go try it out?" I figured if I got there early enough that I could beat the lunch rush. I was WRONG. I rolled up around 11:30 and the line was halfway across the parking lot.
To be fair, the line probably looked longer than it was because of social distancing, but I had a decision to make. It wasn't a tough decision, because once I get a craving for a specific type of food, I just can't let it go. If I didn't get the fish and chips, I knew I'd spend the next week regretting it. Plus, with a line that long, it has to be really good, right? So I waited.
After spending about half an hour in line to order, I then moved to the second line to wait for my food. Another half an hour later, I had some hot fresh fish in my hands. I jumped in my car, took a quick photo, and then started stuffing the food into my face. It was well worth the wait! None of it even made it home.
The $12 meal was delicious. It consisted of three pieces of beer-battered Alaskan cod and some fries. I was also a big fan of the sriracha mayo dipping sauce that it came with! SO GOOD.
After doing a little research about On the Hook, I discovered why their fish is so good. According to the official website:
"We start with the highest quality cod available sourced from the cold clean waters of Alaska. This, however, is not just any Alaskan Cod, our cod is caught using hook and line which means that each fish is brought aboard individually and immediately headed, gutted, and flash frozen to perfectly preserve the fresh-caught quality and tenderness."
The company was started back in 2016 by two University of Wyoming engineering students. The trucks travel all over the west/midwest, making stops in states like Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Idaho, and South Dakota. If you'd like to get an update when the truck will stop in Iowa again, click HERE to get signed up!