The old gal turns 75

This Wednesday, September 15, Spud Fish ‘n’ Chips at Alki kicks off a series of promotions celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Founded by brothers Jack and Frank Alger in 1935, the original Spud sold its battered fish and tartar sauce out of a converted garage. During WWII the joint nearly closed for want of cooking grease, until West Seattleites donated their ration tickets to keep the fryers going.

One family has admitted their matriarch loved Spud’s fish so much, they lovingly tucked one of its signature blue and white wrappers into her casket.

Now it’s grown to three independently owned shops in three beachy locations (Alki, Juanita Beach, and Green Lake)—along with two stands at the Puyallup Fair—peddling fried fish and tartar sauce still made with the same recipes.

Come to the Alki store this Wednesday, which the Mayor has proclaimed “Alki Spud Fish and Chips Day,” and get free prizes and $1.75 fish ‘n’ chips (with canned food donation to West Seattle Food Bank).

Then check www.facebook.com/AlkiSpud for news of ongoing deals and promotions.

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