Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lenten Fish Fry Series: St William on the West Side

This Lenten Fish Fry Series took a trip to the weeesssst siiiide to check out the St. William Fish Fry.

This fish fry trip was a plethora of firsts for our tour including the first live band!

They are also up for "most high tech fish fry" award for their ordering style.
Basically someone takes your order while you wait in line on an ipad

Then when you get to the cash registers, you just give them your name and they pull up your order. You pay (cash only) and get a number

And your food gets delivered to your table

Here is the menu:

We both ended up getting the MagnifiCOD platter, because according to the girl taking my order in line, that was the one thing that they actually hand bread (assuming the rest is frozen?) It was $8 and came with fries, hush puppies and cole slaw.

This was also our first fish fry that served hush puppies! What is a hush puppy anyway? It's like breaded bread deep fried? I've never really been a fan of them...its like just eating the breading off something....which actually sounds kinda good, but I don't know.. not a fan Rob, however is a hush puppy fan and said these were good hush puppies. The fish was ok, but lacked a little flavor. It could have definitely used some seasoning....but it was flaky...your standard fish fry fair.

They served frosty beverages but nothing too out of the ordinary. 
Beers were $3 and Sodas were $2.

And also had a table for raffles and kids walking around with all kinds of desserts.
They didn't have a kids meal, which was kind of a the kids both ended up with a slice of cheese pizza. They ditched their parents about halfway through to go check out what the cool kids were doing....and so it begins...

Another successful fish fry in the books!!
For more of our fish fry here

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lenten Fish Fry Series: Mary Queen of Heaven in Erlanger, KY

Last week we headed across the river to try out our first Kentucky fish fry. We had heard great things about Mary Queen of Heaven and had to see the infamous "Codfather" for ourselves.

At this fish fry you can eat in and they also have a drive thru! The parking is slightly limited...we were able to find a spot right away but our friends who came about 10 minutes after us had a little trouble finding a spot...but that is mostly because the place was PACKED. The line was longer when we left around 7:30 as when we got there at 5:30!

But the frosty beverages being sold in the line made the wait slightly more bearable.

So starting off with the beer...if you're looking for a craft beer selection, this is not your place.... they just had the standard millers and maybe a hard apple cider? But it was cold, so I think it's fine...

Back to the long line. While the line was long, they are very efficient. You can tell they've been doing this for years and have it down to a science.. You order your food, they give you a number and literally by the time you find a table and take your coat off.....someone has brought you your food. It was very impressive.

Rob and I ordered the fish and chips platter which was beer battered cod strips with french fries. It was HOT (which has been an issue with some of the places) and was really delicious. This is in my top two now (with Nativity) for best actual fish. The french fries were good too. This was $8.75

Hannah got the kids meal ($3.50) and it was a little fish sandwich, fries and a drink (white milk, chocolate milk or a box juice).

A friend that was with us got the haddock sandwich which comes on a hoagie bun

We also got to see the infamous "codfather" walking around...and a mascot of some sort that was freaking Hannah out.. haha

Did you catch that?

The night ended with a good old fashioned toddler dance party

All in all this was a great fish fry. It was organized, the fish was hot and delicious, there was beer and friendly people so this is a big recommend!

To see the rest of our fish fry reviews, click here!