Edna Fish & Chips

Who is she
that looketh forth as the morning,
fair as the moon, clear as the sun,
and terrible as an army with banners?

Edna ran a fish & chips shop on Columbus in North Beach in the 60s and early 70s. It was a work of culinary art, and she knew it. A narrow storefront, as I recall, and perhaps 2,3,4 stools. I miss it, Edna, her fish, her chips, her art. I ate there, from time to time, oblivious.

(Song of Solomon 6:10, to save you the trouble. KJV. (I’m not, particularly, a big KJV fan. But here they’ve got it right, and everyone else, not.))

Edna
Edna

4 thoughts on “Edna Fish & Chips”

  1. Hi Jonathan, Edna is my nana, can you please contact me via email? I would love to chat briefly about her fish and chips…thanks!

  2. Hi, Jonathan! I was one of the lucky people to have eaten Edna’s fish and chips and to have known Edna. Not only were her fish and chips perhaps the best I’ve ever had, but Edna was one of the warmest human beings I have ever known. As a young beatnik manqué 3000 miles from my roots, I regarded her as almost as a surrogate mother.

    “G,” if you are still watching this space, I would also like to get in touch with you You can get in touch with me “friscogary at comcast dot net” or theough one of my blogs.

  3. Hi Jonathan,
    I absolutely agree with Gary”Soup”Stevens that Edna was one of the warmest persons I have ever met. Her Fish and Chips were absolutely the best and very authentic in that European taste. There were a few times that in my early years as an artist living in Chinatown and North Beach during the Seventies that she showed me kindness and fed me until “I could gladly pay her next Tuesday for some Fish and Chip today’s”. I’ll never forget her kindness and top of the notch Fish and Chips.
    Warm Regards
    Kenn Fung

  4. Hi Kenn, Gary and Jonathan!
    Thanks for remembering and keeping the conversation going about my nana’s delicious Fish & Chips and your time eating at Edna’s.

    I love hearing stories of your experiences so please do keep them coming!

    Pretty sure Gary and I connected back in 2018…if you still wanted to get in touch please let me know.

    Best,
    G

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