Friday, February 24, marked a special day for Gut Check: The beginning of fish fry season. We asked you to share your favorite fish fries with us, and combined the results with a list of our own to create a map of our favorite fried fish destinations. On each of the six spectacular Fridays leading up to Easter Sunday, Gut Check will brave long lines, crowded cafeterias, heightened cholesterol levels and the potential disappointment of sold-out signs to find the deep-fried, breaded best that St. Louis has to offer.
Last year, Gut Check offered up a list of fish fry destinations to try. This year, we want you to share your favorite fish fry to add to our slightly definitive, mostly arbitrary map of the best fish fries in town. Submit your top picks to have them added to the map, and, just maybe, visited and reviewed by Gut Check.
Check back each week for Gut Check's review of a new fish fry. This Friday, March 2, we visit the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis (5007 Waterman Boulevard) for its decidedly different UnFish Fry, from 6 to 8 p.m., where falafel, hummus, pita bread, dolmas, vegan chili and mac 'n' cheese round out the mostly Mediterranean-inspired fish-free menu. Don't worry, chances are that Gut Check with chase the UnFish Fry with a fish-friendly meal elsewhere.