This time of year, that means a lot of fish is being served.
After the column two weeks ago, readers had some of their own suggestions on where they favor fish.
Len Wisowaty said he's a fan of the clam chowder at 523 Tap & Grill. Chef Jamie Amador has taken the bacon and salt pork out of the recipe because of Lent. "It does not change the delicious flavor," Wisowaty said in an email.
He's also a fan of the parmesan-crusted trout at Bonefish.
Maria Albert said she favors Noa Noa in Warsaw for fresh fish and sushi. She's right. And you can buy fresh fish out of the case to take home.
Minyi Yang Forte is a fan of the shrimp cocktail at Yesterday's in Granger, the mussel's at Carrabba's in Mishawaka and the sautéed basil shrimp at Great Wall in Elkhart. (She points out that she can make that at home too since her family started that restaurant.)
Looking for fried fish? Jackie Geans suggested the Happy Cooker on U.S. 33 west of Elkhart. She said its Alaskan pollock offers the best Friday night fish in town.
Steve Kennel said he loves Calumet Fisheries in Chicago. There are no seats or bathrooms, but a family runs a smokehouse as it has since 1948.
It's gotten acclaim as a great place, and a cheap place, to eat. Though you'll have to eat in your car, Kennel said.
It's at 3259 E. 95th Street, Chicago. I can't wait to stop in on a trip to the Windy City.
The first taste I had of Darrell Gascho's cooking at Constant Spring, 219 S. Main St., Goshen, was a memorable fish dish. He sautéed Great Lakes trout in a brown butter sauce and served it with some noodles, portabella mushrooms and fresh pea shoots. I got the last of the 13 plates of it he made on March 25. And I felt like a winner.