It’s sort of an annual tradition in Lakewood.
Lenten fish fries are expected to be the meal of choice for the next several Fridays around town.
We thought we’d list a few of them in case you’re thinking of ditching red meat for the fish and chips.
But, please, if we forgot any, post ‘em in the comments.
: 18616-20 Detroit Rd.; 216 521-4413; There's a fish fry every Friday during Lent; choice of Great Lakes Christmas Ale beer batter cod; Lake Erie perch, haddock; cod, blackened catfish; cabbage and noodles and homemade pierogies. Owner Mickey Krivosh said the fish fries are a big draw.
: Krivosh, who also owns the Georgetown restaurant around the corner (pun intended), said the restaurant doesn’t necessarily have a fish fry, but recognizes the Lenten season with entrees that include, scallops, monkfish and prawns.
: 15625 Detroit Ave.; 216-767-5922; In addition to the regular pretzel-crusted fish and chips, the restaurant is offering a few other specialty dishes for Lent, including fried shrimp with cheddar grits, Cajun cream corn and tomato salsa; blackened catfish po’ boy, topped with crawfish and spicy slaw; and crab cakes, with corn and black-eyed pea salad with a creole mustard vinaigrette.
13200 Madison Ave.; 216-521-3280; Among the oldest fish fries in the city, Mahall’s is reinventing its fish fry, offering beer-battered walleye and French fries every Friday through lent.
: 15607 Detroit Ave.; 216-226-4080; lake perch, a perch sandwich, mussels Merry Arts, Caribbean fish tacos, fish and chips, shrimp and mussel pasta, New England clam chowder and potato and cheese pierogies each Friday during Lent.
: 1212 Bunts Road; 216-521-0184; Through April 6, the parish will offer four different entrée dinners — they are all $8.50, unless you get two pieces, then the price is $10.50. Dinners include a side, vegetable and a drink.
: 13368 Madison Ave.; 216-529-8969; Every Friday. New owner Rich Nedly said the restaurant will feature the regular fish and chips items from the menu. For Lent — from 3 to 8 p.m. Fridays — the restaurant will also offer a buffet with lake perch, mac and cheese, cole slaw and dessert. Both options are $12.99.
Editor's Note: Colin McEwen's wife is one of the owners of Mahall's 20 Lanes.