It's the start of the Lenten season for Catholics, which means Pittsburgh has 40 days to enjoy a robust offering of fish frys all around the city and suburbs. For a comprehensive guide to fish frys, take a look at the Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map
created by Hollen Barmer. A labor of love that began in 2012, the map has grown over six years in collaboration with Code Pittsburgh. Filters allow users to tailor the list of fish frys to specific desires, whether the search is for frys "Open for Lunch" or with "Homemade Pierogies!!!"
Most of the fish frys are held in church basements or fire halls, and open in the late afternoon. If you want a place in line, it's always better to arrive early before the crowds. Take-out options are typically available as well. If you want to combine Friday happy hour and a fish dinner, there are even a few that serve alcohol. Let fish-fry season of 2018 begin!