After the week of snow days, cabin fever, and no fish, the Fry Guys were ready to let loose at St. Albert the Great, centrally located on Girard Drive. Fortunately, the Fry was open for business last Fryday, and even better, St. Albert lived up to its name.
St. Albert offers a choice of fried or baked cod dinner, or shrimp platter, at an affordable $7.25. The sandwich is a large piece of cod on your choice of white, wheat, or rye and comes with two sides. A great value that satisfied even the hungriest Fryars.
If you want to choose from among all the sides St. Albertâ€™s has to offer, come early, because the mac â€˜nâ€™ cheese, green beans, and baked potatoes didnâ€™t last the whole night. Extra points for the less-than-conventional tots, versus fries, and the best hush puppies this side of the Watterson. Homemade baked goods include everything from brownies to pumpkin pie.
A friendly beer booth featuring Bud products, including Bud Light Lime and Bud-Light-Ritas, is strategically placed in the corner of the spacious gym where eager Fry-goers wait in line. In the other corner, Bud draft products, including AmberBock, are available. The easy access to cold beverages made the line-waiting a little less painful for most.
In addition to the beer, the people at St. Albert make the wait time seem shorter than it is. St. Albert is great place to meet Fry-going families and chat. A lot of its volunteers started doing it 20 years ago, and still work in the kitchen and beer booths, as cashiers, or all of the above. The Fry Guys were grateful St. Albert opened its doors on a night that a lot of parishes did not.
St. Albert hosts one of the biggest Frys in Louisville. With its spacious gym for dining-in, and its school cafeteria set up for take-out orders, itâ€™s well-equipped to handle the crowd. Even with the sea of patrons, itâ€™s not difficult to belly up to a nearby table and make friends with fellow Fry-goers.
Thereâ€™s a reason St. Albert is one of the townâ€™s most popular spots on Fryday night during Lent, and the Fry Guys enjoyed learning why. A wonderful environment to celebrate family, friends, and good eats, its Fish Fry puts the â€œgreatâ€ in St. Albert the Great.
Next week, the Fryars travel to Immaculate Conception, 502 N. Fifth St., La Grange, Ky.