2013 Year in Review

2013 Year in Review
Another great year!  We made it to Illinois, south county, west county, and St. Charles!  We truly take in the whole region when it comes to fish fries!  Enjoy our 2013 highlights!

2013 Fan Favorite Fish Fry Winner - Saint Mary Magdalen, Brentwood
The biggest turnout in voting yet!  Almost 2,000 votes total in the two rounds of voting and almost 1,400 votes in the final week as Saint Mary Magdalen and St. Ferdinand battled for first place voting during the finals.  The voting went back and forth until the final hour with Saint Mary Magdalen edging out St. Ferdinand to become the 2013 Fan Favorite Fish Fry.  Friday Night Fish was proud to recognize both fish fries with an ad in St. Louis Review newspaper.  It was fun to visit Saint Mary Magdalen the week after they won, they had signs up encouraging people to vote in the fan poll.

Best Cod of 2013
A lot of great Cod this year.  Every week was some good Cod.  Holy Infant was probally the best Cod, but St. Matthias and Saint Mary Magdalen all had very good Cod.

Best Value of 2013
By far the best value was Saints Joachim and Ann.  Only $25 for our family of five.  Sain Joachim and Ann made the #5 Best Value on our all time list.

Best Kept Secret
If you are looking for a quiet, yet refined fish fry, check our Holy Trinity Serbian in south St. Louis.  No lines, yet great service and food.

Other Highlights
Best coffee was Holy Redeemer as they brought in Starbucks for their fish fries.  Saints Joachim and Ann had one of the best rituals as they would ring a bell for every new visitor to their fish fry.  Although we didn't make it to St. Ferdinand this year, they celebrated their 60th year of fish fries!  Congrats to St. Ferdinand!

Overall, another great year!  As we always say, there are never any bad fish fries.  Kudos to all the volunteers who work so hard to make their parish fish fries a success!

List of Fish Fries Reviewed in 2013
2/13 - St. James the Greater, St. Louis
2/15 - St. Matthias, Mehlville
2/22 - Holy Redeemer, Webster Groves
3/1 - Immaculate Conception, Columbia, IL
3/8 - Holy Infant, Ballwin
3/15 - Saints Joachim and Ann, St. Charles, MO
3/22 - Holy Trinity Serbian, St. Louis
3/29 - Saint Mary Magdalen, St. Louis

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Year End Reviews

Sometimes it is hard to compare fish fries from year to year. Comparing that Cod from 2014 to 2008 can be a little tough. With that in mind, below is a yearly re-cap for each of the following years. We got a little busy in 2015, then 2017-2019 went by in a blur, so we are missing a few years, so sorry!

2020 Year End Recap
2016 Year End Recap
2014 Year End Recap

Fan Poll Winners - Best Fish Fry

Every year Friday Night Fish hosts a fan poll to crown a yearly fan favorite Fish Fry. It's a two step process with Round 1 selecting five finalists, and Round 2 voting from the final five to crown the yearly fan champion. So get ready every year for the annual poll and get your supporters voting for your favorite fish fry! We had some voting "irregularities" in 2014, so we discontinued the poll (for now).

For a recap of past winners see Past Fan Poll Winners.

Past "Fan Poll-Favorite Fish Fry" Winners:
2014: First place tie: Christ, Prince of Peace, Ballwin; Saint Mary Magdalen, Brentwood; St. Ferdinand, Florissant
2013: Saint Mary Magdalen, Brentwood
2012: St. Rose Philippine Duschesne, Florissant
2011: St. Pius, St. Louis
2010: St. Gerard Majella, Kirkwood