Google Fish Fry Map Will Lent You a Hand

Looking for a delicious battered fish sandwich or golden-brown pierogies on Friday? Here’s a handy guide.



 

Wait, you’re telling us that the six weeks of Lenten observation is supposed to be a sacrifice? In Pittsburgh, it’s a glorious time of lightly battered fish coated with lemon juice on a soft bun with a side of buttery, golden-brown pierogies, eaten while seated next to interesting characters in a church basement.

Lent is old-school fun. Lent is the best.

Now, thanks to this custom Google Map of Lenten Fish Fries around Pittsburgh, you can find the nearest Friday feast faster than you can say “Amen.”

The map even includes little pierogi icons for places that list “homemade pierogies” on the menu, as well as special markers for those offering gluten-free options.

Check out the Facebook page for photos of fish fries from around the region as well as other updates.

God bless technology.



 

#Whimsy: Slate’s John Travolta Name Generator is great fun



 

The most bizarre moment at the Oscars, other than John Travolta’s wig, was John Travolta’s epic mangling of singer Idina Menzel’s name. Travolta instead called her “Adele Dazeem.”

Now you can generate your own Travolta-isms, thanks to Slate’s name generator. See if you can top “Sandy Crawzford.”



 

#Photography: Pittsburgh is too gorgeous. Let’s keep it our secret.



Photo by Dave DiCello



 

#Perks: This month, get in the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for free



 

The Olympics may have given us an excuse to camp out in front of the TV for a while, but that all ended with the closing ceremony.

It’s high time that you snap out of hibernation mode and become reacquainted with your cultural surroundings, if you haven’t already. Want to check out dinosaurs and the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History? Then hurry — because the International exhibit closes soon. Plus, both places currently are offering free admission on select days, thanks to a grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation. Though normal parking fees apply, the two museums won’t charge admission fees to those visiting March 6, 14, 20 and 27 from 4-8 p.m.

—Gideon Bradshaw



 

#MakeItStop: Is this nightmare finally over? We’re delirious.



More From The 412

A Piece of Pittsburgh's Film History is Experiencing a Rebirth

A Piece of Pittsburgh's Film History is Experiencing a Rebirth

The Paramount Film Exchange in Uptown once served as a venue for theater owners to screen and select flicks. Now, it's serving as home base for a photo studio and startups.
Sign a Petition, Help Get a Local Word into the Dictionary

Sign a Petition, Help Get a Local Word into the Dictionary

The team at local blog Ya Jagoff! is trying to get its namesake into the next Merriam-Webster edition.
This Pirates Playoff Story Will Make Your Day

This Pirates Playoff Story Will Make Your Day

One family. Three generations. And a very meaningful pilgrimage to PNC Park.
Pittsburgh Dad Goes to IKEA, Pronounces Swedish Words

Pittsburgh Dad Goes to IKEA, Pronounces Swedish Words

Spoiler: Hilarity ensues.

Hot Reads

Top 10

Top 10

Your 10 best bets for October.
Made in Pittsburgh

Made in Pittsburgh

The city of steel always has been known for its industry – what we make. Today, that defining characteristic expands beyond manufacturing into every aspect of modern life.
Ed Piskor is Pittsburgh's Hip-Hop Historian

Ed Piskor is Pittsburgh's Hip-Hop Historian

Comic-book artist Ed Piskor continues to win critical acclaim and international fame with his “Hip Hop Family Tree” series of graphic novels.
Review: Istanbul Sofra

Review: Istanbul Sofra

Head to Istanbul Sofra, one of Regent Square’s new additions, for assorted lamb dishes, vegetarian starters and well-executed desserts.

On the Blogs


Everything That's Awesome About Pittsburgh Today
NPR Blog Team Tries, Critiques Primanti Bros. Sandwich

NPR Blog Team Tries, Critiques Primanti Bros. Sandwich

The group behind the station's Sandwich Monday blog series orders the iconic sandwich and writes a review.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
7 Best Rising Star Bartenders

7 Best Rising Star Bartenders

Get to know the city’s next generation of savvy, ambitious ’tenders.

Comments


Pittsburgh, only cooler
The Pirates Lost, and Twitter Went to Hell in a French-Fry Basket

The Pirates Lost, and Twitter Went to Hell in a French-Fry Basket

PittGirl recaps what transpired in the local Twittersphere after last night's Wild Card game.

Comments


Award-winning sports commentary by Sean Conboy
R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

R.I.P. Corporate Penguins, 2009-2014

Fire Bylsma? Fire Shero? The Penguins' problems run deeper.

Comments


Chip & Kale Will Deliver Homecooked Meals to Your Door

Chip & Kale Will Deliver Homecooked Meals to Your Door

Pittsburgh’s new healthy-food delivery service answers the question of what's for dinner.

Comments


The Warhol's 'Exposed' is the Coolest Thing in Town

The Warhol's 'Exposed' is the Coolest Thing in Town

The one-night-only concert brings legendary musicians to Oakland to perform alongside unseen Warhol films.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
Navy is the New Black

Navy is the New Black

Beautiful blue hues pair with intriguing designs to create this sophisticated combo.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest Will Take Over Stage AE Tomorrow

Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest Will Take Over Stage AE Tomorrow

The event will offer ample activities and a variety of pierogi-inspired dishes.

Comments


This week's buzz from the PM editors
Time to See Ballet Under the Stars

Time to See Ballet Under the Stars

This weekend, the PBT presents its annual production at Hartwood Acres under the night sky.

Comments