Today's Dining A La King column can be found here.
It's Lent and that means fish on Fridays for many people.
Whether you're Catholic, the fish options on menus in the area will include more seafood options. Fried fish is common around these parts. Fresh fish is harder to come by this time of year, but you can find some nice dishes.
When it comes to fried fish, I'm a fan of the fried haddock at Heinnie's. It's $9.99 for a large serving, unless you can find it on special as it was Friday for lunch.
Local groups will do Friday night fish fries over the coming weeks. So tell me, where's your favorite fish dish this time of year? I'll publish the responses in an upcoming blog post and column.
Ÿ POSSE Pops, a nonprofit effort by some Elkhart Community Schools students in Bristol that sells cake pops, is having a fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 23. The Elkhart County Historical Museum, 304 W. Vistula, Bristol, will host an event from 1 to 4 p.m. Students will display some historical projects from Elkhart County towns and cities and sell a cake pop representing each town, according to Patrick McGuire, curator of education. Money raised will go to the school system and toward a future playground near Bristol.
Ÿ Trudge for Suds is being planned for Saturday, Feb. 23, in downtown Elkhart. Pillars of Elkhart is planning the event at downtown establishments and this time the theme is “Froze in the '80s.” The costume contest is from 8 to 10 p.m. You can find more info at facebook.com/pillarsofelkhart.
Ÿ Mark your calendars for two events at nearby casinos.
Chef Robert Irvine of “Restaurant: Impossible” on Food Network, will be at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center at 9 p.m. EST Friday, April 19. Tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster, according to a press release.
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa will host the Blue Chip Brewfest from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. More than 150 brews from more than 45 breweries will served. Tickets are $40 to $99 and available at ticketmaster.com, according to a press release. Designated driver tickets are $15.
Marshall V. King is news/multimedia editor and food columnist for The Elkhart Truth/eTruth.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-296-5805, on Twitter @hungrymarshall or via Facebook. His blog is at www.blogs.etruth.com/diningalaking/.