Fish Fries & Church Suppers in MSP, 2011 edition
It's that time of year again, the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Traditional meatless Fridays have spawned all kinds of fish dinners and other community suppers for the season, secular and .
I'm fond of St. Albert the Great. The fish there is good, and the volunteers are cheerful and efficient in feeding the multitudes. Plus, there's nothing like bingo in the Gym and raffles/desserts in the basement to round out the full parish experience. BYOB is a plus.
Who else is going, and where are you headed?
(I'll put the links to this year's lists of sites in the first reply).
The Chowhound list from 2010:
Stephanie March's annual round-up:
Heavy Table's writeup from last year:
TC Fish Fry Club's rolling reviews:
Catholic Spirit's parish-only listing which reassures us that the enchilada dinner and Lebanese supper are still going on
St. Paul Pioneer Press's restaurant-only listing (aka "Kathie Jenkins continues to disappoint")
HOLY CROSS FISH FRY’S begin Friday, March 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center . 1621 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis
Menu includes: Fish, French Fries or Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, Coffee or Milk. Macaroni & Cheese available. Adults $10.00, Children under 12 - $1.25 (in celebration of Holy Cross’ 125th Anniversary in 2011).
Ahhh. you've got me wracking my brain on the church that does lunch in downtown St Paul, not far from the MPR building.
Here it is, the Wednesday Lunch at Central Presbyterian Church. It's not Friday, so it might not be fish, and I don't have a good sense of it being AYCE.
I guess I can start a new thread...
but I just ate at the Tavern on the Avenue for their all-you-can-eat fish fry and it was delicious. Greasy yummy but not super crispy hand-cut potatoes and coleslaw come with cod. The fish was moist and fried in clean oil; the breading was good. You have to put up with terrible music; it's a sports bar with a dining area, but the service was good and the beer was cold. They also had other items on their Lenten menu.