Fish Fry: Holy Trinity in Washington County
Jake Oresick, fish fry guy, is a native ‘Burgher and radio historian (check it!). Jake is fish frying it up and letting us know what is good.
The drive to Holy Trinity is distinctively pastural, although I got pretty lost, so maybe it’s not supposed to be. This Washington County parish is best-suited for rebellious fish-eaters, as Holy Trinity is part of the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC), which split from the Vatican in 1897.
The potato pancakes were crisp, flavorful, and arguably the best thing I’ve had at any fish fry.
I wish they came in a Pringles tube, so I could eat 50 of them while I’m Netflixing “Parenthood.” In the Thanksgiving episode, Julia’s rum raisin pies came out poorly, because she’s an intense, career-oriented attorney, and it wouldn’t be fair to be good at two things. I’d like to review that meal.
I enjoyed Holy Trinity’s New England clam chowder, but, as you know from my OKComrade profile, I’m a chowder guy. Would you like it? Probably. But this is a pretty low-stakes decision, so pull yourself together and order with your heart.
Where: 605 Hewitt Avenue, Canton Township, PA 15301
When: Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday
Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Menu: fish sandwiches; pierogies; cabbage and noodles; clam chowder; cole slaw; french fries; macaroni and cheese; potato pancakes; drinks; dessert (cake, cookies, pies); coffee/hot tea (free refills).