It’s Friday. It’s Lent. It’s New Orleans. To an awful lot of people that means dinner is a fish fry. Lately, the pros have gotten into this treasured local tradition. Nothing Catholic about it.
Until today, when Monsignor Christopher Nalty will visit each of the six pick-up locations to bless the efforts Craig Borges and Drew Knoll have dreamed up to help our hospitality workers and fisherman.
Craig Borges, a local seafood supplier, and Drew Knoll, owner of Station Six, have organized six restaurants to participate in a citywide fish-fry network. Craig has a lot of seafood for restaurant customers, so this group effort will benefit everyone. Mostly you, because it will be really delicious, but also the fisherman who are bringing in this bounty. And the LRA will receive a portion of the proceeds for its crisis fund for hospitality workers.
There are six participating restaurants for curbside pick-up. You are encouraged to call ahead.
Station 6 (105 Old Hammond Highway, Metairie) 504-345-2936
GW Fins (808 Bienville Street, New Orleans) 504-581-3467
Pêche Seafood Grill (800 Magazine Street, New Orleans) 504-522-1744
Lüke (333 St. Charles, New Orleans) 504-378-2840
Bourbon House (144 Bourbon Street, New Orleans) 504-522-0111
La Petite Grocery (4238 Magazine Street, New Orleans) 504-891-3377
Each of the six restaurants will serve their own menu items featuring fried or grilled fish with a side for $15.
Sample menu from GW Fins:
Fish Fry Dish - American Red Snapper Fin Wing style, tempura fried, Korean Glaze, crispy noodle salad with toasted peanuts. - $15
Side Dishes – Gumbo, Bourbon and Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, Mac and Cheese, Iceberg Wedge with Bacon and Bleu Cheese - $8 Each
Desserts – Chocolate Bombe, Samoa - $8 each
Trust us, you will never have the opportunity to have these kinds of restaurants doing this quality of fish for this price. Try them all!
Today, Friday, March 20th 4-7:30pm