LENTEN DINING IN MONMOUTH
(MONMOUTH) The tradition of eating fish on Friday nights during Lent is still going strong in Warren County. A variety of restaurants continue to offer Lenten menus in the region. Although the variety is not great (it’s mostly catfish) several restaurants are known for the local dish.
The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry runs from February 19th until April 2nd, 2010 from 5:30 to 7pm. The price is $9 for adults and $6 for children. Knights of Columbus member Al McGuire of Monmouth, has been attending the Fish Fry for 19 years. "All members usually help out by serving fish in lines, it's the best fish in town."
The American Legion offers a catfish dinner for $9.25 year round on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5pm. Norman and Wendy Pinney of Monmouth, are regular visitors of the American Legion. “We’ve been coming here for years. It’s the best catfish in town.” The Maple City Family Restaurant also runs a special year round on Walleye, Bluegill and Catfish for $7.80.
On Fridays in Roseville, the B & C Hometown Café offers a whole catfish with a salad bar and baked potato for $8.20. This dish is also run year round. In addition to the whole catfish, the B & C Hometown Café also offers a Fish Sandwich that can be ordered off the menu at anytime.
Also during Lent, each week a different church in Monmouth sponsors a worship service at the Strom Center from 7:15-7:45am on Fridays. Breakfast is offered before the service and is on a first come first serve basis