Having spent a significant chunk of my 20s at The Anchor Bar
in Superior, I was instinctively prepared for anything when I parked my car alongside The Anchor Fish and Chips in Northeast Minneapolis Thursday night. A
table with barber chairs? A pool rack with three 14-balls? An ambush kiss by a double-tat-sleeved waitress? Whatever this Anchor had in its
jack-in-the-box, I was ready.
The menu presented me a quandary: “Fish and chips” is in the name, but I was here for a burger. Well, the burger comes with chips, and a slab of fish was $6.95 by itself …ah, screw it, bring me all of the above!
The Anchor only has two burgers on its menu, a Plain Jane and the mysteriously-named Helicopter Burger. The Helicopter comes fitted with cheddar cheese, ham, and an egg. It sounds like a burger Justin Lin would direct, but the origin of its name yet escapes me.