Last Chance: Lenten Fish Fry Dinners
Traditional Friday night meals can still be found in the area.
Since the beginning of Lent, many churches throughout the area have hosted old-fashioned fish fry Fridays.
In case you missed them, there is still time to savor fried or baked fish and all of its accompaniments – and enjoy the camaraderie with the community.
This Friday will be the last fish fry of the Lenten season at St. Andrew and Holy Communion Episcopal Church in South Orange. The celebration will include live jazz and Caribbean music, said Faith Gideon Brown, a senior ward at the parish.
The Friday night events, which are sponsored and prepared by the men’s ministry, have been growing in popularity, Brown said. At least 100 attendees come on Fridays.
“Oh, we have done well. It’s fabulously attended,” he said.
The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include fried or baked fish and a variety of side dishes. Cost of a dinner is $15 and a sandwich with one side is $10.
Also in South Orange this Friday, guests can enjoy an “Old English-Style” fish fry at Our Lady of Sorrows School, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is cod from Thistle Fish & Chips of Lyndhurst. Children get a choice between chicken nuggets or fish.
Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Soda, water, juice, coffee and tea are included. Fresh baked goods are also available for purchase. Take out is also available.
In Livingston, there are two chances to partake in the Knights of Columbus of Livingston’s fish fry – this Friday, and on March 29. Both events will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Council Hall, 299 Eisenhower Parkway.
A dinner of fish and chips, salad and dessert is $10 for ages 16 and older, and $5 for ages six to 15. Children under six will be admitted free. There will be a cash bar with bar specials as well.