Cathedral Parish - Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO

Wayfinding / Greening:
(1 out of 4 Fishes) Unless you knew about the fish fry, there were no signs to direct you. Pay first with a slip given for order. No wait while we were there, but we were early during Ash Wednesday service. Plastic plates, silverware, and bags of condiments.

Food:


Upgrade over previous years. Cod was battered and very good. Kids' catfish nuggets had a nice breading and may have been better than the cod. Sides were mac and chees, cole slaw, green beans, and bread. Shrimp and Jack Salmon were the other choices. Mac and cheese was pretty rich, but could have had more kick. Desserts were store bought.

Value:


$8 for adult plates. $5 kid versions with 1 side. Two good size pieces of cod, but only coffee included. No tea. Bottled water $1, beer $2, wine $4, and desserts $1.

Atmosphere:


Cozy cafeteria with rectangular tables of six chairs. Kids were selling raffle tickets and performing some plate clearing. An older, quieter crowd. In past years, you never knew if the Archbishop might be sitting behind you, so everyone tends to be on their best behavior.

Overall:
3 out of 4. Kids were heavily involved trying to raise money to save the parish school (selling raffle tickets, etc.), so there was a strong sense of generosity to want to like the fish fry. Overall, a good start to the fish fry season.

Reviewed 2/25/09

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1 comment:

  1. HILARIOUS! I love the sustainability aspect...

    Try Holy Family in Cahokia. The people have been doing this for 25 plus years! Very friendly, eat in the gym - now its a combo of four parishes...

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2011: St. Pius, St. Louis
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