Fish Fry Follow Up

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Well, next Sunday is Easter. And we may have hit the max capacity of fish fries we were able to. I made it to at least 2 more since the last review.

The Serbian Club

The Serbian Club is on Sarah St in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, near 25th St. Think of your local Moose Lodge, but with twice the space and a lovely looking bar.

The actual set up was once again confusing, with an ordering station roughly in the middle, most likely manned by volunteers doing their best to keep everything straight in the midst of chaos.

The actual fish sandwich was probably the largest of the batch.

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We ordered a variety of sides, and there was left over sushi and beer at home. Our smorgasbord ended up looking something like this:

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Aside from the sandwich itself, the sides and dessert were mostly forgettable. But it wasn’t bad. I would go again sometime when I could stay and have a beer, I suppose.

St. Irenaeus, Oakmont PA

I’m sorry if I didn’t make super detailed notes from this fry. I was a bit nervous. It was the first time I was meeting my boyfriend’s parents, so I was a little preoccupied.

I did notice the “chicken nugget” option on the menu.

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This was an interesting dine-in scenario, almost like a sit down restaurant, but the kind where you have to share you table with strangers, which is always precarious. It was probably the perfect storm of anxiety for someone with a very tenuous thought-to-mouth filter. But I made sure to do my best, and it seemed to be well enough.

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They had free drinks and a salad bar. It was a pretty good deal, all be told. And a smoother system. Still, I have yet to find a haluski up to my high standards, despite my multiple attempts. I suppose I’m a bit spoiled that way.

I may try to get to one more on Friday, but I seem to have most likely finished my run for the season, and I have no complaints about that. I filled the void left in my system from the year before and I had excellent company on the adventure.

Soon it will be time for farmer’s market finds and other seasonal quests. I’m looking forward to it.