Slapfish just opened their third location in Newport Beach and it is slingin’ some of the best seafood offerings you can get in the OC. Best of all, they favor sustainable practice above all else, and the lengths they go to in order to honor the ocean and all it has provided is impressive.
I had Slapfish food before at their flagship location in Huntington Beach, CA before hitting-up a few local breweries and was pleasantly surprised. Going in I had no expectations but was delighted with my crispy and flavorful fish and chips and was intrigued by Sean’s chowder fries. After that, heading to the media preview at their new location I found that I was involuntarily salivating when I arrived. Bonus points for the killer rainbow and sunset that was happening outside when I got there.
After sitting down I was inundated by waves of food samples that seemingly had no end. Each new sample that arrived was more beautiful than the last and the flavors were all so different and complex. Some samples were creative and interesting and others were downright comfort food at it’s finest. I was partial to the fish taco with the chili threads, the fish and chips (duh…I took one slightly bad picture of it and inhaled it), the chowder fries (comes with a fried egg option!?), and the shrimp po boy. Everything was fresh and yummy I had to summon all my willpower not to over eat to thanksgiving levels.
I have been told they will offer craft beer like their HB location, but sadly they didn’t have any when I went for the media preview. They did promise they would have some soon. Instead of beer, I had some of their craft-made sodas which were very good.
I hope to see you all there at Slapfish sometime soon!