For the ultimate Lenten fish fry, look no further than the Kate’s Good Fish Company collaboration. Friends Brett Sawyer, owner of Good Company and Tom McIntyre, owner of Kate’s Fish, teamed up to celebrate the two-year and 20-year anniversaries of their businesses with a weekend fish fry extravaganza. “We love seafood and we know that Cleveland loves new things,” says Sawyer.
The lobster rolls ($22) are the star of this collaboration. Choose from the two traditional styles: the chilled and tossed in mayonnaise Maine Style and the warmed with drawn butter Connecticut Style, or the newly developed Cleveland Style, featuring a hot sauce hollandaise and celery leaves. “The celery leaves play into a Buffalo wing style,” Sawyer says. “You know, hot sauce, celery, that sort of thing.”
The rotating sides and other scrumptious-sounding fish dinners invite fish fry lovers to try all the different combinations each week. “We’re trying to make it so that people who ordered the first or second times have an excuse to come back and order again and again,” Sawyer says. “We’re really trying to keep it fresh.”
Some of the options include catfish nuggets, peeling shrimp, hushpuppies, potato salad and Neptune salad, which is Kate’s Good Fish Company’s take on a macaroni salad with seafood.
Keep an eye on the Good Company, Kate’s Fish and Kate’s Good Fish Company Instagram accounts Thursday nights between 6 and 7 p.m., because that’s when the games begin. Pre-ordering starts when the menus are released, so figure out your order fast before it’s gone.
It’s been so popular that Sawyer and McIntyre even upped their quantities for the second week of business.
“We sold out of lobster rolls in 40 minutes,” says Sawyer.
If you’re lucky enough to catch an order, head to Good Company Friday or Saturday at your reserved time for pickup and you have yourself a popular and delicious dinner.