Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: -40F area Minn.
Well something that is big in Minn., during Lent, is now kaput.
I went to a fish fry last weekend, that used to be fantastic, smelt & Pollock. It had been decades since I was at the one last and it will be a long time before I go back.
Fish was way, way, way over battered and greasy. Pieces were small.
Smelt OK but the most common price for a fish fry up here now is 12 bucks, you expect to get some thing worth 12 bucks.
This would have been the big week, end where with in a fifty mile radius you could go to from three to six fish fries.
From Ash Wednesday till the Friday before Palm Sunday, there are some every weekend some where.
A few years back there was even far more but some stopped.
A few RC churches have one every Friday, in larger towns, and now it seems every restaurant has one during Lent at least. That probably put the hurt on some of the church ones.
In my home town three that used to be are now gone.
Pollock is the standard but some have Bullheads (those draw a LOT of people), Sunfish, or Cod as a second fish.