Mouthful

Mouthful: Lent brings pancakes, fish fries

aweigl@newsobserver.comFebruary 5, 2013 

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Lent is just around the corner and so are Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers and Friday night fish fries.

Here are two that popped up on my radar:

• Wake Forest’s Hope Lutheran Church will serve an all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage dinner Tuesday night. The meal costs $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-13, and free for children 3 and under. The maximum cost for a family is $22.

The church is at 3525 Rogers Road. For more information, call 919-554-0412 or hopelutheranwf.org.

• The Knights of Columbus Council 7186 will serve fried fish Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15 at St. Mary Magdalene in Apex. The dinner is offered, dine-in or take-out, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. There is free babysitting while parents enjoy the meal. The church is at 625 Magdala Place. Diners can pre-order their meals online at www.lentfishfry.com.

Different for Valentine’s

If you haven’t nailed down your Valentine’s plans, here a few options other than the typical dinner reservations. Consider ordering a romantic dinner to enjoy at home.

• The Matthews House, a special event space in Cary, is offering a gourmet meal for two for $100. The meal includes rolls, salad, an appetizer, main course, sides, dessert and a dozen roses. For $25 more, you can take home a bottle of champagne. To reserve your meal, call 919-467-1944.

• Foster’s Market in Chapel Hill and Durham is offering a three-course take-out meal for two for $75. The entree options include a rib-eye steak, chicken Marsala with wild mushrooms, vegetarian lasagna or Maine lobster stuffed with rock shrimp. (The last option costs an additional $25.) To see the complete menu, go to fostersmarket.com/menus/special-menu/. Orders must be placed by Monday. To order in Durham, call 919-489-4114. To order in Chapel Hill, call 919-967-3663.

Or take your sweetie on a food tour. Taste Carolina is offering a series of dinner, drinks and desserts tours across the Triangle.

There are four routes in Raleigh: Piebird, Market Restaurant, Escazu Artisan Chocolates and Tyler’s Taproom; Chuck’s, Calavera, Sitti and C. Grace; Bida Manda, Sitti, Jibarra and Foundation; and a beer lovers’ route: Busy Bee, Raleigh Times Bar and Natty Greene’s.

There are two routes in Durham: Dos Perros, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Alley 26 and Whiskey; and L’Uva, Tyler’s Taproom, Toast and Whiskey.

In Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the route will be Acme, Vimala’s Curryblossom Café, TOPO Vodka Distillery.

The tours are 5-8:30 p.m. and cost $62.50. To register, go to tastecarolina.com or call 919-237-2254.

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