There are dozens of fish frys in the South Hills during Lent. Here are the most local ones!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Want something a little more fancy than a tuna fish salad sandwich to take to lunch during Lent? How about shrimp instead?
With Lent upon us, I thought of all the people out there like me who can't stand a tuna fish salad sandwich but want to pack something seafoody for lunch. Then I immediately remembered a refreshing shrimp salad sandwich I had while beaching it up on vacation. That shrimp salad sandwich was delectable, so I took to the Internet to try to find a recipe that emulated the dish. There are all kinds of fancy recipes out there (Paula Deen's had eggs, for example), but in this case, I think the simpler the better. So here's a recipe I found on Cooks.com. Deliciousness! Here's what you need: 3 tbsp. seasoned soft cream cheese, garlic 1 1/2 tbsp. butter 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. dried dill weed (I'd go more toward the 1/4 tsp.) 2 tbsp. …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Lent begins Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Ash Wednesday commences the Lenten season, and that means it's fish fry time! Every Friday until Easter, you can find great fried fish and other meatless dinner options at churches and organizations around the South Hills. Here's a list of some local options for you and your family. You can try a different fish fry each Friday! Click here for a list of fish frys in Dormont, Brookline, and Beechview. Upper St. Clair Bethel Park Peters Township Mt. Lebanon Cecil: Bridgeville: Heidelberg Scott Collier: Click here for a Pittsburgh fish fry map. Click here to find the Pittsburgh Catholic fish fry guide. If your favorite fish fry isn't on the list, please add it in the comments below.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Carnegie Mellon graduate, Hollen Barmer turned her love of fish fries into a map to chart the many places to find Friday fish for Lent.
Leave it to a non-Pittsburgh native to find a way to let all yinz know about where to find fish n'at for Lent. Hollen Barmer, a writer/editor for Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, has found all the fish fries Pittsburgh has to offer—and a way to add those she might have missed. "I decided to make the first map in 2012 because I'd been enjoying going to fish fries for a few years and wanted to see all the options based on location," explained Barmer, who moved here from Memphis, TN 13 years ago to attend graduate school at CMU. "Even though I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 13 years, I don't know all the neighborhoods. On top of that, I am terrible with directions. I thought other people might be able to use the…
Friday, April 1, 2011
"We've got the friendliest people and the tastiest fish."
Debbie Brust runs the Church of the Resurrection fish fry every Friday evening during Lent, but good luck finding her amidst the hustle and bustle of the volunteer staff and the large crowd of hungry customers out to support the church and enjoy some delicious local eats. "I'm in the kitchen, I'm on the line, I'm checking on our patrons. I never stop on Fridays," she said. When the kitchen is at its most chaotic, the happy and voracious crowd is a reassurance of success. For the six to seven members of the fish fry committee, the enduring popularity of the event is all the encouragement needed to continue the tradition. Brust is pragmatic about the challenges. "We laugh a lot. We pray before the event starts, so that we'll find the humor …