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.



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