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Fish Fries - Far SW suburbs

Orgullo de Mexico | Mar 28, 200302:56 PM

Does anyone have the complete list of fish fries that appeared in the Tribune on 2/26/2003?

How much of the Far SW 'burbs did that list cover?

The only posting I could find her was from 'MUGS' as follows:

I'm pleased the Trib highlighted a Joliet fish fry in today's food section, but it missed the best one. My wife "goes for fish" almost every Friday and ranks the Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council #4400 fish fry tops. East Side KC's, as it's known--there's a West Side KC's fish fry that doesn't taste the same--serves two or three (you choose) big pieces of softly breaded cod, fries often irresistible, white bread, and forgettable vinegar slaw. Shrimp and decent fried chicken are also available. Full bar, but don't expect imports or microbrews. The atmosphere is Brueghelesque, especially in the carry-out section, where union jackets and greasy boots predominate. The welcome is warmer than at Johnnie's Italian beef, but it helps to know that you seat yourself, that there's a back room, and that you're expected to be ready to order the first time a waitress comes to your table.

From Chicago, take 57 south to 80. Go west on 80 to the Briggs St. exit north. Go north on Briggs about four lights to Cass St. Turn right (east) onto Cass, which in a block will sweep a bit as you approach a viaduct. Slow down, find the East Side KC's sign on your left (the north side of Cass), and turn a hard left into the driveway which rises to the brown roadhouse. Drive carefully, as cars will be all over the pretzel-shaped lane. Expect to have to wait for a table after work during Lent, so consider going for a late lunch. (If you get too close to the viaduct and take the gently angled road to your left, you're in Pilcher Park, where you'll have to catch your own fish in Hickory Creek.)

East Side KC's
1813 East Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Noon to at least 8:00 p.m. every Friday, year 'round

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