Fish and chips, shrimp pasta and lobster tails: 14 menus to try during Lent
Many Christians mark Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, by avoiding eating meat altogether or by abstaining on Fridays, leading to an abundance of vegetarian and fish-focused specials and menus meant to provide a delicious alternative. No matter your tradition, you can enjoy the offerings at these 14 spots.
435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4200
The Near North restaurant uses Moody Tongue’s Bub City Gold for beer-battered crispy fried haddock served with waffle fries and tartar sauce for $14.95 on Fridays.
Shaw’s Crab House
21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722
Try fish fry styles from around the country, including an East Coast fish fry featuring oysters, clams, calamari, slaw and fries, and a Cajun version featuring blackened redfish with crawfish sauce, red beans and rice, fried sweet corn, and jalapeño hush puppies. Whatever you choose, the $25 Friday lunch menu includes a cup of New England-style clam chowder and a mini-slice of key lime pie.