Put down that burger! It’s Lenten fish-fry season

Last Friday marked the official start of the church fish-fry season in the Kansas City metro, and no matter what your religious affiliation, these modestly priced meals — fish, shrimp or some other meatless alternative (usually, but not always, available for diners who don’t care for seafood) — can be cost-effective ways to take a family out to eat and stay observant of Lenten traditions.

For the last several years, Fat City has listed — with help from our friends at the Kansas City Catholic Key — the area churches offering these meatless meals. If you have additional questions (directions, prices), we suggest contacting them directly. For the most complete list of local parish church fish-fry dinners, check out the Catholic Key‘s list by clicking here.

The Guardian Angels parish in Westport serves baked or fried fish or fish tacos tomorrow, March 2, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Our Lady of Angels School, just north of the church at 4232 Mercier. The $6 meal includes side dishes and coffee or punch. Desserts are available for an additional charge.

The Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church in Grandview (13000 Bennington) hosts its fish fry tomorrow night from 5 to 7 p.m. (and March 9 and March 30 as well) in an all-you-can-eat format featuring fried and baked catfish, meatless spaghetti, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, and bread and butter, coffee and iced tea. The admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10. Children under age 5 eat free.

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