LIVONIA — Mitch Koleczko has been reviewing fish fries on his Facebook and Instagram page, Mitch's Friday Fish Fry Reviews, for nine Lents. This year, Koleczko — who has built a small but devoted following as the "fish fry guy" in Metro Detroit — will share his reviews, always in good spirit, with Detroit Catholic.
On the fifth Friday of Lent, March 24, Koleczko visited St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Sterling Heights. Here's Mitch:
Happy Friday everybody! Fish Fry #55 took place at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Sterling Heights, located at 38750 Ryan Road. The fish fry takes place in the Fr. Leon Page Activity Hall.
When I arrived, it was steady and busy. Head over to the activities center, there is a side door off the parking lot. There was a wonderful lady greeting people, directing them where to go. You will order and pay at the table as you enter the hall (cash only!). You will be given your order form and a copy is send to the kitchen. Then you can find yourself a seat ... Plenty of circular tables were set up with condiments on the table. Enjoy meeting new friends. Carry-out orders are available at the same table, and there is a seating area for you to wait. The order is filled at the window while you wait. When your order is ready, the number on your order form is announced over a loud speaker. You can head over to the kitchen window and pick up your food. Everything was fast and efficient; they use real utensils and plates too.
Food was delicious ... Cod had a Hamm's beer batter. Menu was simple with some good choices. French fries, mac 'n' cheese, and coleslaw. Check out the picture of the menu for all of the options.
Canned pop available for $1, desserts available for a cost of $1, too. Proceeds benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Coffee, tea, water, lemonade are available and included with the meal.
The money raised this week went toward the Knights of Columbus. Next week, the money will go toward Christian services.
Thank you, St. Jane Frances de Chantal for your hospitality. Everyone I met was very friendly and welcoming. Thanks to James Torres (Christian services leader) for being a great host and for spending a few minutes with me. Thanks also to Craig Smith, the volunteers and kitchen crew ... they were very polite and worked diligently. Great job on all of the hard work you do. If you're in the Sterling Heights area, head over and support them. They are serving just one more on Friday, March 31.
Thanks again for reading. Please share, follow and like the main Fish Fry page.
You can also see the piece Channel 4 did about me and my fish fry page. The link is on my Facebook page.