April 14, 1989 |
There's the sour coleslaw, the cream coleslaw, the regular potato salad, the German potato salad, the three-bean salad. And pickles, the salted rye, the butter tubs. Out of the kitchen, on an endless parade of trays, comes some 800 pounds of crispy fried haddock. If it's Friday, this must be Wisconsin. In nearly every restaurant, supper club and corner tavern in the state - and few are the corners in this state without taverns - fish fries on Friday. So ingrained here are the weekly low-cost, all-you-can-eat feasts that bartender Chester Blaszczyk, who pulls beers for the regulars at Turners Hall in downtown Milwaukee, can't quite understand why an outlander would even ask. "No matter where you go, everybody's got fish fries on Friday," he says, stopping between the taps to scratch his gray crew-cut.
March 24, 2011 |
As Christians observe Lent, many are going meatless on Fridays, opting for fish. Many churches and other organizations get the fryers going for Friday fish fries, while fish specials appear on restaurant menus. When making a small amount of fried fish at home, I go the simple pan-fried route. It's easier, and there is no messing around with hot oil and lingering odors. For the coating, I dip the fillets in a bit of egg white and then simply dredge them in seasoned flour. If I want to use a wet batter for coating the fish, I prefer one that is on the thin side, like tempura, which is thinner than pancake batter.
February 7, 1996 |
The waters are frozen a dull gray around the red-and-white lighthouse here at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, but unlike most winters Chris Furness is not breaking through the ice to head out fishing. Instead, the fisherman is at his other job at the fire department, fretting about his bills and thinking that he and his wife may have to close the fish market that his father started and that has been a local institution for more than a quarter-century. Used to be Furness and his brother and father could fish just about year-round, hauling in thousands of pounds of Lake Michigan yellow perch, a tender, tasty delicacy favored by those who live along the lake's southern rim. But conservation officials, citing a dramatic decline in perch population in Lake Michigan, have put strict restrictions on commercial fishermen like the Furnesses.
March 18, 2002 |
There was no tartar sauce at the fish fry at Bell Lake on Friday. Electrical currents were sent into the lake to stun the fish so they could be easily pulled out and transported to their new home by a team of aquatic biologists. The fish were removed so the lake can be drained and dredged of silt and debris; it is scheduled to be refilled by the end of June. By the end of Friday, about 250 fish - carp, crappies, bluegills, catfish, and released pet goldfish - had been moved across Woodbury to Stewart Lake, city engineer Bill Fleming said.
September 12, 1986 |
Jim, 11, wants to be, and plans to be, the best fisherman in the world. A staff worker at the group home where Jim lives says Jim is a professional. He puts the bait on precisely, casts in a fine style of his own and digs worms two days in advance. He puts the worms in a paper cup on the windowsill outside his room because there's a shade tree there. He worries that the dirt won't keep them cool enough, and sometimes he brings them in so that they won't be kidnapped by prank-playing worm thieves.
August 24, 1989 |
After a success with John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Recorded Books has just released the even-better sequel, Sweet Thursday (nine hours, $12.50 rental). A lot of the favorites are back - Mac and the boys, eternally thirsty, are still in their leaky shack, fondly dubbed the Palace Flophouse, and Doc is home from the war. Well-meaning Hazel is still a pint short of a quart, Eddie is still the bartender for Wide Ida at the Cafe La Ida, and Constable Joe Blaikey will still lend a bum a buck.
February 20, 2013 |
AT THE END of Saturday's basketball practice, coaches John Dennis and Tim Hood offered a little advice to their pint-size players: Better pack enough underwear for the Small Fry International Basketball tournament at Disney World, they teased. Or they'd have to borrow some from the coaches. And nobody wants that. What the coaches didn't say is that the players might not be going anywhere. When Dennis and Hood formed the Philly All Stars last year, a lot of people made a lot of promises to the Small Fry team: sponsorship, donated gym time, jerseys.
August 25, 1999 |
Stacks of documents - 120 to 160 volumes - are sitting on the desks of New Jersey environmental experts who must decide whether the Public Service Electric & Gas Co.'s permit to take three billion gallons of water a day from the Delaware River should be renewed. The water is used to cool the company's two Salem nuclear generators on the river in Lower Alloways Creek Township, and the five-year-old permit expires Monday. But whether the utility's permit renewal application contains 120 volumes (the Department of Environmental Protection estimate)
January 12, 1990 |
A bitterly cold January day generally sends people indoors to huddle by the fire. But this weekend you have a chance to try an activity that might change your mind about winter: Ice fishing. At the 10th annual ice-fishing clinic on Chester County's Struble Lake tomorrow, you can learn all the basics of this esoteric sport, from selection of line, bait and equipment to fish identification and ice safety. Take your down jacket. Though the clinic will take place, ice or no ice, the organizers are hoping for a cold day. "We always get more people if it's bitter cold," said Steven Jones, superintendent at Warwick, Chester County Park near the lake, "because that's part of the fun of the sport.
February 7, 1991 |
Tradition has it that the sweet-flavored tilapia (tuh-LAH-pe-uh) was the fish St. Peter caught in the Sea of Galilee and the type Jesus multiplied to feed 5,000. Last month, "St. Peter's fish" came to Octorara High School as Chester County's first academic aquaculture crop. And if Octorara's 10th-grade Future Farmers of America succeed at fish farming, they will be treated to a fish fry at the end of the school year, said Frank Wasco, their teacher. "It's becoming more of a thing to do in Pennsylvania," said Wasco.