During this time of year, many people around the world are participating in Lent.
Lent, which lasts for 40 days (46 including Sundays), is a period of fasting, moderation and self-denial observed primarily by Catholics and some other Christians in preparation for Easter.
Part of observing Lent is not eating meat on Fridays from warm-blooded mammals. That is why many people will head to their local church or favorite restaurant/tavern for a fish fry or fish and chips on Fridays.
Despite the fact that Las Vegas is located in the middle of a desert, there are plenty of restaurants, taverns and a couple of churches offering fish and chips or fish frys during Lent. Here is a list of a few places you may want to try:
Christ the King Catholic Community: The annual Lenten fish fry at Christ the King takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through March 11. Menu includes fried pollack or baked cod, mac and cheese or French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Cost is $8 adults, $5 for children under the age of 12.
Saint Viator Catholic Community: Every year during Lent, St. Viator's Catholic church host their Friday Fish Nights at their community hall. This year's menu includes baked or deep fried Alaskan cod, baked potato or French fries, cheese pizza, coleslaw, roll and butter, and coffee. Dessert and other drinks sold separately. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 7 through 12, and free for children ages 6 and under.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Hall is hosting a Lenten fish fry on March 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Menu includes fish sandwich, coleslaw, fries, soft drink/water and dessert. Proceeds will assit the church's youth who are going to 2016 World Youth Days in Poland.
Boulevard Bar & Grill: Look no further for an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Fridays because Boulevard Bar and Grill has you covered. Served with fries and coleslaw. Cost is $10.99.
Distill - A Local Bar: The fish and chips at Distill feature three 3 oz. pieces of hand-breaded cod filets served with French fries, coleslaw and housemade tartar sausce. Cost is $13.25. Also served at Remedy's and Elixir.
Downtown Crown British Pub The new Downtown Crown British Pub offers fish and chips 24 hours a day. The beer-battered Icelandic cod is served with fries and peas. Cost is $13.95. Monday nights are all-you-can-eat fish and chips from 5 to 10 p.m.
Ellis Island Casino and Brewery: The fish and chips is one of Ellis Island's signature items. Icelandic cod is dipped into their famous Ellis Island beer batter. The fish is served with steak fries, tartar sauce, malt vinegar and lemon wedges. It's available 24/7. The price is $8.99 at Ellis Island.
Gordon Biersch Las Vegas: Gordon Biersch offers beer-battered fish with tartar sauce, apple cider slaw and salt & pepper fries for $16.50.
Great Links Brew House & Grill: The fish and chips offering at Great Links features three beer-battered pieces of cod that have been deep fried to perfection and served with potatoes of choice. Cost is $8.99.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: The fish and chips at the upscale Joe's Seafood inside the Forum Shops includes three pieces of fresh cod, which have been dredged in a mixture of flour, cornmeal, turmeric, Anchor Steam beer and club soda and then deep fried. The fish is served with malt-salt French fries. Cost is $21.95 for lunch and $24.95 for dinner.
Lakes Lounge: The Lakes Lounge says it has been proudly serving fish and chips for 25 years. Their fish and chips offering features a half pound of Icelandic cod with a generous portion of French fries, tartar sauce and lemons. Cost is $9.99.
Made L.V.: The fish and chips at Made L.V. features Atlantic cod with a malt vinegar dust, tavern slaw, French fries and tartar sauce. Cost is $18.50.
McFadden's Irish Pub: The wild Alaskan cod in the fish and chips at McFadden's is hand battered and served with fries, lemon wedges and a lemon dill sauce for $16.
McMullan's Irish Pub: McMullan's fish and chips features beer-battered and deep-fried wild Pacific cod with fries. The fish and chips are served in two sizes -- small ($10) and large ($15). The large-size portion will satisfy even the hungriest eater.
Michael Mina Pub 1842: The Michael Mina Pub offers fish and chips for $25. They use Alaskan cod with a beer batter and serve it with fat fries and tartar sauce.
Mickie Finnz: The restaurant on Fremont Street offers Alaskan Ale Fish & Chips featuring beer-battered and deep-fried cod served with coleslaw and fries for $15.
Miller's Ale House: The English-style fish and chips offering at Miller's Ale House features a generous portion of Samuel Adams beer-battered, flaky, white fish fried to a golden brown. Served with coleslaw and fries. Normally priced at $10.99.
Naked City Pizza: Naked City Pizza is serving fish and chips at both of its locations. Their fish and chips features beer-battered, deep-fried haddock, hand-cut fries, coleslaw, lemon and tartar sauce. Served 5 to 10 p.m. both locations on Fridays only. Cost is $13.95.
Seafood Shack & Mojito Bar at Treasure Island: The Seafood Shack's fish and chips offering features beer-battered cod deep fried to a golden brown and served with French fries and house made tartar sauce. Cost is $19.95.
Shakespeare's Grill & Pub: Shakespeare's offers two large, crispy pieces of beer-battered cod served with thick fry wedges, house made coleslaw, tarter sauce, lemons and malt vinegar. Cost is $15. The grille and pub currently has offers for deals on Yelp, Groupon and in the entertainment coupon book.
Steiner's A Nevada Style Pub: The fish and chips basket at Steiner's, which has several locations around the valley, features Icelandic cod dipped in beer batter and then fried to a golden brown. The fish is served with Brew City fries, tartar sauce and lemon wedges. Cost is $10.99. Coleslaw is also available or add a house salad for $2 or bowl of soup for $3 ($2 for a cup). In addition, Steiner's offers an 8-ounce broiled salmon filet for dinner for $17.99.
Timbers Bar & Grill: The fish and chips at Timbers (all locations) are a customer favorite. They cold-water cod is (lightly) beer battered and then flash fried. The fish is served with their house made tartar sauce, seasoned fries and coleslaw. Cost is $10.25.
T-Bird Lounge & Restaurant: The fish and chips at T-Bird Lounge & Restaurant (all three locations) features beer-battered and deep-fried cod served with French fries, a small side of coleslaw, and a side of tartar sauce. Cost is $9.
Three Angry Wives Irish Pub: The fish and chips at Three Angry Wives Irish Club features lightly-battered Atlantic cod served with chips, slaw and tartar sauce. The dinner portion is also served with soup or salad. Cost is $9.99 for lunch and $15 for dinner.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: The Tilted Kilt offers a classic fish and chips with large cod filets dipped in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager beer batter. This true pub classic is served with creamy tartar sauce, French fries and coleslaw. Price not available.
Todd English P.U.B.: The fish and chips at Todd English P.U.B. are prepared in the English style. The beer-battered pieces of fish are served with chips, mint pea slaw, a malt vinegar aioli and house made tartar sauce. Pairs well with Banche De Bruxelles. Cost is $25.
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