lil_sisThe little darling of British fish-and-chips shops is planning a smashing bash on Saturday, April 13 to celebrate her first anniversary in the States.

go brit! will host a party from 6 to 9 p.m., with plenty of giveaways, fun facts and favorite British music performed by Cathy Gorman, dubbed Sussex County’s Sweetheart of Song.

“We have so much to celebrate,” said Alison Blyth, owner of go brit! The Lewes eatery is known as the “Little Sister” to the popular go fish! in Rehoboth Beach.

“From the first day that I opened go fish! in 2002, customers asked for more fish-and-chips shops. It seems as if everyone wants one on their doorstep,” she explained. “Now that we have a shop in Lewes, we can see how much people loves this chippy concept.”

“Chippy” is the word used in the UK to describe an informal fish-and-chips shop that serves quintessentially British favorites. It’s clearly a hit in Delaware. Blyth hopes to add more go brit! restaurants in coming years. She has promoted the franchise concept with the line: “Spread the word, more British are coming.”

go brit! kicked off its first year with much fanfare, starting with NBC’s Today morning show host Hoda Kotb cutting the ribbon on April 7, 2012.

After a surprise visit to go brit!, the respected Delaware food critic Patricia Talorico raved about the food and called Blyth the “Queen of Fish and Chips.”