One of my favorite traditions from living is Cleveland was the church fish frys during Lent. They were essential to the greater Cleveland culture, made extra memorable with the coming of spring and (hopefully) melting snow. I miss it dearly, and would love to find some quality frys happening in SF or the greater Bay Area.
Definitely. I was referring to Oregon and probably Washington, as far as #of Catholics.
Of course, KC, where I spent the early years, features Irish, Italians , and Latinos as the 3 major ethnic flavors so Catholics were sorta’
The fish fry you crave might not happen in California maybe because relatively inexpensive fresh water perch and slightly less inexpensive walleye (sorry for double negative) are not available to fuel a modestly-priced fundraising menu at a church or community hall. Quite a bit of the “poor people’s” groceries we ate in the distant past are now the expensive stuff in the fish market that are occasional “indulgences” instead of regular staples.