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Lent: Pierogis/Fish Fry — Silver Spring/Wheaton/Etc.

Super Salad Feb 5, 2008 05:10 AM

I went to college in Binghamton, NY and many local churches made and sold pierogis for takeout on Friday nights during Lent as a fund-raising opportunity. I have also been fortunate to eat at my share of fish fry Fridays during Lent. I have not seen any signs up at the local churches near me and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions as to where I could go for these delicious Friday night food fests in the SS/Wheaton area.

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    fuzzygurl1214 Feb 8, 2008 03:26 PM

    I've been living in the SS area for a year now and have yet to find a fish fry that wasn't a regular entre from Chilis or Fridays. If you find something, please let me know! I grew up in Buffalo, NY and we did fish fries every Friday during lent. I'm craving a beer battered piece of haddock with coleslaw and french fries. If I find anything, I'll let you know.

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      Super Salad Feb 9, 2008 03:41 AM

      Glad to know I'm not the only one jonzing for some hot fish and buttery pierogi. I am starting to think I might have better success looking in Baltimore due to the large polish population and Baltimore's historic ties to the Catholic church. I will not be deterred and I will find somewhere the get my FF on this Lent.

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        beauxgoris Feb 9, 2008 08:51 PM

        We just moved back to D.C. from Upstate NY and have been missing Doug's Fish Fry like crazy. BEST fish fry EVER! If anyone has any more recs in the D.C./Md. area we'd sure like to know too. (although I'm sure it won't touch Doug's) sigh....

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      eam531 Feb 10, 2008 03:05 AM

      This doesn't exist in SS.. However, if you go all the way out to Herndon, VA, you'll find Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, which is a place owned by a guy from Buffalo. They do the Friday night fish fry, have beef on weck, pierogies, etc. My husband is from Buffalo and he loved the place; very authentic, he said.


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