On a good day the Arnold Knights of Columbus 6018, at 1623 Jeffco Boulevard, will sell 300 to 400 pounds of fried fish, eight ounces at a time, during Lent. It’s all fresh.
It’s one of the few frys around that opens for lunch, the group’s leader, Grand Knight Rich Cook, said. They go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It wasn’t too busy around 1 p.m. today, but Cook said by 4:00 they should be lined up out the door. His chief concern is the weather. If it’s bad folks don’t want to wait in line outside.
“When people come to a fish fry they want to eat right now,” he said.
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The workers (all volunteer) keep all four fryers in the kitchen busy cooking cod, jack salmon and catfish; and heating trays keep the food hot for the time between cooking and eating.
Dinners are $8.00, and include your choice of fish, two sides, a beverage and dessert. During Lent all proceeds go to charity, and Cook said it stays local. Sheltered workshops and food pantries are among those that benefit.
“Right now there’s a lot of people that need help,” he said. “Some (frys) are bigger, but we do a lot of good here.”
The Knights of Columbus fish fry is in business every Friday during lent, and the first Friday of the month year-round.