Sunday, March 1, 2009

¡Pescado frito!

Holy Name of Jesus
1630 Godfrey, S.W.
Wyoming, MI 49509
click here for a map 
(Church is located at the corner of Chicago Drive and Godfrey Avenue; school, where fish fry is held, is right behind it)
Adults: $7
Seniors (65+): $6
Kids: $3.50
Date of visit: February 27, 2009
Parking: right next to entrance
Accessibility: easy; no steps to negotiate
Cost: $7.00 (included dessert (assorted baked goods))
Wait: none
Tables: lunch tables with attached bench seats
Gambling opportunities: 50/50 raffle—tickets $1 each, 6 for $5 (none of us won)
  • rice option
  • the maiden voyage into the world of lenten fish fries for one of our party
  • the dessert assortment
  • the slight Mexican spin
Holy Name of Jesus' fish fry was sold out when we tried to dine there last year, so we made it a point to visit early in the season this year. We arrived around 5:40 p.m. and experienced no wait either for tickets or the food. 

HNoJ serves fried Alaskan pollock, choice of baked or fried potato or rice, and a variety of salads and desserts (which were included in the ticket price). Featured were a three-bean salad, a "Mexican" pasta salad (still can't figure out what made it Mexican), and the ubiquitious cole slaw which one of our party
liked and another didn't. There was an ambiguous green Jello dish that straddled the line between salad and dessert; definite desserts included cookies, cupcakes, and a German chocolate cake that we understand was quite tasty but was gone by the time we got around to sampling it.

Students made the rounds providing coffee and water fill ups, clearing tables, and selling raffle tickets. Once again we were disappointed in the lack of artwork, but considered that since our dining hall was a "gymateria," it was understandable (wouldn't want an errant basketball to tear something).

We enjoyed Dos Equis with our meal, as well as visiting with one of our party's neighbors who are members of the HNoJ parish.

Would we return? well, as it's been said many times before -- so many fish to fry, so little time!

Next week's destination: tentatively, St. Paul's on Burton S.E.

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