Fish Fry: Sacred Heart
Jake Oresick, fish fry guy, is a native ‘Burgher and published poet (check it!). Jake is fish frying it up and letting us know what is good.
The handsome church springs from idyllic, tree-lined grounds, reflecting Shadyside’s suburban roots.
But, since no one cares about that stuff, let’s talk fish. Sacred Heart is unique in that a concierge assigns your table and then a child waiter brings your food. I feel like a millionaire! And don’t worry about tipping, because kids hate money. They think it’s a boring grownup thing.
The baked fish sandwich was enormous and eminently nourishing, which, I assume, was an intentional metaphor for God’s redemptive love. Obviously. The fried fish sandwich was exactly like the baked—except 3,783,429-times better. It’s the latent awareness of imminent diabetes that makes it good.
Now for some hasty, itemized reviews which were definitely not lifted from a cookbook I wrote in first grade.
Where: 325 Emerson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
When: Fridays of Lent, excluding Good Friday
Times: 5-7:30 p.m.