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Where to Eat Fried Fish During Lent

Plus a fancy fish fry with Todd Price, alligators with Isaac Toups, and other events in New Orleans

Isaac Toups cooks alligator at SoFAB this weekend


For many happy “frydays,” here’s a handy list of all the Lenten fish frys going on around town. Most take place on Fridays, but check the dates to make sure. [WWL-TV]

March 9

Through a dedicated fund created by NOMA and funded by members of the New Orleans community to honor Leah Chase, NOMA has “acquired a group of new works by emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists that honor Chase’s lifelong commitment to art and culture of the South, and strong legacy of political activism and engagement.” New at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art is on view from March 10 – October 1, 2017. Chase will cater the opening reception on March 9 from 5:30-7 pm.

March 10

The Amazing Grapes Wine Auction will be held at the Hermann-Grima House at 820 Chartres Street. The event features a wine tasting from Bizou Wines, a buffet by Broussard’s Restaurant, and an auction. Tickets start at $100.

March 11

Isaac Toups Wrestles an Alligator” at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum was the title of a recent email from the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. On Saturday, March 11, 2-4 pm, Isaac Toups presents a cooking demonstration and tasting of beer-battered fried alligator with pimiento aioli and coleslaw. The event will feature also feature a Coastal Restoration Update with Restore the Mississippi River Delta.

March 13

Chef-partners at Ace Hotel New Orleans and Josephine Estelle, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, are bringing a little bit of their hometown to New Orleans with a special one-night-only five-course dinner served in partnership with Wiseacre Beer. Tickets are $70 per person and include a welcome toast, passed snacks, dinner with beer pairings and a dessert after-party in our music venue, Three Keys, set to the sounds of Memphis' DJ Pressure World.

March 14

The Todd Price Taste Club is back! First order of business is a fancy fish fry at Angeline on Tuesday, March 14. Cocktails are poured at 6 pm, with dinner starting at 7 pm. Tickets are $60.