Thursday, March 28, 2013
Give grilled cheese the gourmet treatment to add interest to the last weeks of Lenten meals.
Since Ash Wednesday, the arrival of Lent, meatless Fridays are back. For the past few weeks, countless plates of fish and meatless spaghetti have been served. While I look forward to Lenten fish fries I must admit after a few weeks my enthusiasm has waned. Looking for an alternative to fish I've rediscovered an old childhood favorite, grilled cheese. Crisp, brown and oozing with a variety of cheeses, today’s grilled cheese sandwich is far from the sandwich served with tomato soup in the school cafeteria. Grilled cheese has become trendy and downright gourmet. Appearing on menus as melts, flatbreads or disguised as toasted cheese crostini. And while the classic American Grilled Cheese built on Wonder Bread remains the sentimental favorite, …
Friday, March 8, 2013
More than 30 churches and organizations have posted details about their Friday fish frys on our map. Which fish fry will you visit tonight?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Groups from around the St. Louis area have submitted information about their fish frys. Use this map to find one near you. It's not too late to add another fish fry to the map.
Lent starts Wednesday and runs through March 30. Between now and then, we want to help you find your way to the nearest fish fry in the St. Louis area. Use the map above and click on any of the red markers. A window will pop up with details about that fish fry, supplied by the organizers of the event. Double-click on the map to zoom in, or use the slider on the left to zoom in or out. If you click on the map, you can drag it around to see specific parts of the region. An Associated Press article published in USA Today called fish frys "a timeworn Catholic tradition that provides a safe haven from divides that have long roiled the U.S. church, a place where traditionalist Catholics, progressive Catholics and everyone in between can sit …
Patch has a look at where services will be held Wednesday.
The Lenten season begins for Christians tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of prayer and reflection before the Easter holiday. Here is look at 2013 Ash Wednesday services in South County and Arnold: Are we missing a service? Let us know! Leave a comment below or email Karlie Baker at email@example.com.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If your Catholic church or other group is operating one this year, here's how you can let us know.
We're eager to get the word out to our readers about where they can find fish frys this Lenten season. If your Catholic church or other group is operating one this year, please fill out this form with the details. We'll compile the list of frys that we get and make sure that information is available to our readers throughout the season. An Associated Press article published in USA Today called fish frys "a timeworn Catholic tradition that provides a safe haven from divides that have long roiled the U.S. church, a place where traditionalist Catholics, progressive Catholics and everyone in between can sit peacefully at the same plastic tablecloth." If you're looking at this on a mobile device, please come back and visit when you're at a …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Chocolate? Facebook? What are you giving up for this religious time?
If you've logged on to Patch lately, you might have noticed our interactive map of fish frys. It's our way to help anyone giving up meat for Lent find a place for a tasty meal and to support communities. But it got us thinking: What besides meat are you giving up for Lent? And how is it going? It's tough going without something you are used to. If you are sacrificing a favorite food or activity for this period of religious observance, tell us about it. We'd love to know. Submit your responses in the comments below, or email your local Patch editor.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Just in time for Lent, use our map widget to get delicious fish in your Patch.
It's that time of the year! Want to know where you can find delicious fried fish? Find them here on our map! Or have you got a fish fry our users should know about? Email your Patch editor or our Social Media reporter Lindsay at Lindsay.Toler@Patch.com, and we will add them to our map.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Community fish frys during Lent are a best bet for great food at affordable prices.
Fish aficionados wait patiently all year for Lent, the unofficial beginning of the “fish fry season.” From now until April 22 (Good Friday), community fish fry suppers are a best bet for affordable, hearty dining. One of the oldest running in the area is found at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Oakville. Here tradition rules the menu and the cooks still hand bread their famous jack salmon. “We’re the only ones I know that still hand bread their jacks,” said Lil Vitale, whose been a parishioner and fry fish volunteer for 50 of her 90 years. “You got to love ’em (jack salmon) because we make them right.” Joining jack salmon on the menu (and in the deep fryer) are catfish fillets, shrimp, cod fillets and nuggets. All are lightly breaded, …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
From the barnyard to the baseball diamond, the coming week offers plenty to keep you and the family busy.
Take the whole family out for some community theatre or a fish fry, drop the kids off for a video game party or baseball camp, or sit down for some crafts and stories at the library. Better yet, do all of it and then tell us how it was.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
With Lent on the way, Affton community members can head to their local parish for some delicious pesca.
With the Lenten season right around the corner, many St. Louisians are getting ready for the traditional 40 days and 40 nights of sacrifice. Lent is a time known for fasting and atonement, of giving up both foods and festivities. In particular some Christians give up eating meat on Fridays during Lent. While many find this task difficult, a few churches in the Affton area will be doing their best to make the sacrifice a little easier. Starting Ash Wednesday, March 9, local churches will be hosting fish fries for the fasting faithful. The parish meals will include a variety of fish, along with delicious side dishes, drinks and dessert. The fish fries are an affordable and easy alternative to dining out with the family. It gives community …