During the 40 day season of Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church's followers are supposed to avoid eating meat on Friday.

Somewhere along the way, the rules were bent, sorry vegetarians, and fish became an allowable meat that could be eaten on the Holy Days. Restaurants lost out on a lot of beef, pork and chicken sales, so many started featuring a Friday Family Fish Fry to feed hungry Catholics.

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Some places still do and I love it. Delicious batter-coated and fried whitefish: Cod, Haddock, or Pollock, (Sorry, I don't dig on Tilapia) splashed with malt vinegar, and served with nice hot French fried taters, it's so good. So, for all you good practicing Catholics and for all of you good people who don't care about religion, I've gathered up a few of my favorite places around Connecticut to get a good, old-fashioned plate of fish & chips.

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