With the hustle and bustle of our tech-based lives, sometimes it’s nice to go back to a simpler time. For 40 years, Brunswick’s St. Colette has been hosting a Lenten fish fry that does just that.
You won’t hear the incessant pinging of the card reader — they only accept check or cash — and you won’t be overwhelmed by the menu — they focus on the classics such as one and two-piece dinners ($7.50 and $9) with fried pollock, baked grouper, pierogies or a main-sized portion of mac ‘n’ cheese. Choose two sides with options such as french fries, coleslaw, a pierogi or a rotating vegetable and fruit dish.
But the old-timey feeling is what people seem to love. Parish members fill volunteer roles as cooks, cashiers and more, to the point where every single position is filled.
“There have been talks that our volunteers are so dedicated that those who have left this life and entered into the Kingdom of the Lord are in heaven cutting onions and prepping for the fish fry still,” says Sabrina Plumb, St. Colette’s event planner. Fridays during Lent 4:30-7 p.m. 330 W. 130th St., Brunswick, 330-273-5500, stcolettecatholicchurch.com