With Lent lasting for another month, much of D.C.'s Catholic population will be looking for pescetarian options for the next several Fridays. For non-observers, a basket or plate of fried fish and chips functions as a tasty and filling meal on any day of the year.
To do their part to alleviate the Chesapeake Bay’s ongoing blue catfish problem, more chefs now rely on the invasive species to build their fish and chips dish. With a sweet flavor profile from all the rockfish it’s eating, some say Maryland catfish tastes better than ever. Beer-battered cod or haddock remains the fried fish of choice for others, joined by inventive alternatives to simple spuds and tartar sauce.
Here are 15 restaurants offering fish specials directly targeting Lent observers this year, as well as places that do the British classic justice.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.
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