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Nicky

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2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« on: March 05, 2019, 07:15:45 PM »

Tomorrow after taking my parents to noon mass for ashes, we're heading to Jaffre's in Greensburg for their giant fish samdwiches! 

Then on to the churches for fish starting on Friday!
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Re: 2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 07:59:05 PM »

We will be doing our own fish at home this year. Fish in my area of Beaver County has been so bad the past several years I donít even want to go out and try anywhere again! I understand supporting your local church and fire halls but they should at least try to put out a decent product. Just my personal opinion
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Re: 2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 11:07:47 AM »

I know that we always debate on here between "should you go to a non-profit just to support them vs where is the best fish, period" and below is from Good Food Pittsburgh regarding best fish fries in the Pittsburgh area (sorry hs at a quick glance did not see any Beaver County or even western Allegheny County for that matter).

http://www.goodfoodpittsburgh.com/14-pittsburgh-fish-fries-you-must-try-this-year/



My personal favorite was not among the 14 entities mentioned. Dorido's in South Park. It's still worth a long weekend trip home (getting to the South Park area by dinner time on a Lenten Friday) simply because we have nothing like that (or any mentioned in this article) that I can find here in Northern Ohio.
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Re: 2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »

Ya, I must just have bad luck with Fish frys and fish on Friday in general during lent. it was either last year or the year before, people were telling me to go to a diner in Wexford. Don't want to mention their name to not berate them. I think I even posted and asked people on here about it. Radio shows doe their shows from there every now and again and it is supposed to be great fish, big portions and came highly recommended. Me and my wife went there and yes, huge portion, but when we bit into it, the batter on the fish was still raw. Sent it back, they apologized and brought us out new fish and the same thing happened.

And I know I posted this before but I still think my local church tries to save money by waiting to change their oil as long as possible

I just gave up on the whole going out for fish Friday thing

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Re: 2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 10:35:28 PM »

One reason I heard for not having really good cooked fish is that newer deep fryers are regulated by law for safety reasons to not get the oil temp really high enough to cook the breaded fish well. I was told that a reason Dorido's is so good is they are holding on to their old fryers which they are still allowed to use.m The newer places that that diner in Norht Hills probably have the low heat ones that don't cook  the fish before they get too dark.
As far as argument on commercial vs charity...i have been disappointed with charity fish too often. The regular bars, etc need your business as they are losing some money every Friday this time of year.
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Re: 2019 Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 04:06:31 PM »

Since I'm biased on this, and also since the fish fry events in Emporium, PA are year round at the restaurants. And they really do cater to locals, hunters, and fishermen. The Cabin Kitchen and Buttonwood are both just flat out good, IMO. Friday nights are automatically a trip from camp to town for a fish fry. Cabin Kitchen has different options for your fish, so deep fried to Cajun' and other choices in between keep our attention. Plus, businesses in that region can use all the help they can get. Churches in the area do some things, but we like the local restaurants.
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