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Feb 5, 2008 05:10 AM

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

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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  1. Hi,
    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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    1. re: fuzzygurl1214

      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.

      1. re: Super Salad

        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....

    2. 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.