Good Friday curbside fish-fry happening at local restaurants to benefit hospitality workers

Several New Orleans restaurants will participate in a curbside Fish Fry on Good Friday, as part of a citywide fundraiser to benefit the hospitality industry.

The city-wide, curbside fish fry returns for its fourth week on Friday, April 10. This week’s curbside pickup includes meals from Costera, Galatoire’s, Patois, and Ralph’s on the Park.

Photo courtesy: Liz Bodet

Costera will serve pickup from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The other participating restaurants will serve meals from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A spokesperson for the event says this will be the final week restaurants will host the curbside fish fry fundraiser.

With safety regulations top of mind, each restaurant will serve its own curbside, to-go menu. Last week, Monsignor Christopher Nalty attended each location to bless the meals. The local priest will do the same this week.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to help the community, our hospitality workers, and the fishermen who bring this bounty to our tables many who are now facing joblessness,” said Craig Borges of New Orleans Seafood Company. “ A portion of the proceeds from each “fish-fry” will go directly to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation earmarked specifically for their Hospitality Industry Worker Crisis Grants so they can assist those with the greatest need.”

Tabasco has generously pledged to support the fundraising efforts with a matching donation from last week’s fish fry and this week’s fish fry to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

“We are honored to be part of a fundraising promotion that raises money for industry workers impacted by the pandemic and also helps to keep restaurant workers on the job,” said Jennifer Kelley, Executive Director of Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. “Our community understands and embraces the concept of a Friday Fish Fry, and really seem to be enjoying maintaining the tradition while also helping so many others.”

Each restaurant will offer fried or grilled fish options served with a side for $15 per person. In addition, $2 per meal will be donated to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation earmarked specifically for their Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund.

Here is a list of menus and pick-up locations for the city-wide, curbside Friday fish fry:

Costera

Beer battered catfish sandwich with slaw, pickled peppers and chips. ($15)

(4938 Prytania Street) 504-302-2332

Galatoire’s

Fried trout meunière amandine with summer squash ($15)

(209 Bourbon Street) 504-525-2021

 

Patois

Crispy fried catfish, potato salad, buttered green peas ($15)

(6078 Laurel Street) 504-895-9441

 

Ralph’s on the Park

Corn fried local catch, coleslaw, white remoulade, hush puppies**Photo below ($15)

(900 City Park Avenue) 504-488-1000