According to Joltin' Django over at his viscerally entertaining food blog A Man's Gotta Eat, Long John Silver's is offering every patron who visits one of their stores a free Baja Fish Taco from opening until 2:30 pm on Tuesday July 14.
This surprised me on several levels. First of all, Long John Silver's is still in business? Apparently so. From this map, there appears to be a line of them stretching down I-24 East like Sherman swimming to Atlanta.
The second surprise appeared in Long John's marketing copy:
Long John Silver's new Baja Fish Taco is LJS's core batter-dipped Alaskan Whitefish with crumblies, lettuce and Baja sauce.
Crumblies? Is this a new food group I'm not familiar with? We normally refer to the by-products of the frying process as "detrius," not as a featured ingredient. The only exception is the wonderfully hazardous Crumb Sammich that is sporadically available at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack.
By "sporadically," I mean that whenever the cooks have ladled enough chunks of batter bits out of the 10W40 nuclear frying oil to fill a Folgers can, intrepid diners can request them to be piled between two pieces of white bread. If memory serves, you only pay about a dollar for this privilege. And the intestinal dwell time is less than an hour.
Hmmm...that Baja Fish Taco is sounding better and better. If you can't get there tomorrow or you just can't wait for your freebie, they are available now for just $.99 at all participating locations.