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🎣 A real catch
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Fried fish on rye bread — some things never change, or need to. | Photo by LOUtoday
Gill up, Louisvillans, fish fry season is upon us. Whether you’re observing Lent — which starts Wednesday, Feb. 14 — or just love a good piece of fried fish, here are five spots to indulge.

5th Annual Fish Fry-Days, The Merryweather, 1101 Lydia St.

Catch an order of fried fish from BarePaws pop-up and sip “cheap beer” + aperol specials to wash them down. This Schnitzelburg neighborhood bar will dish dish out the fish each Friday, 5-9 p.m., from Feb. 16 through March 22.

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Fish fry spread from St. Joseph Church.

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St. Joseph Fish Fry, 1406 E. Washington St.

This Butchertown church serves fried fish for lunch + dinner on Fridays, from Feb. 16 through March 22. Grab a mid-day meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or stop by for supper, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Mike Linnig’s Restaurant, 9308 Cane Run Rd.

Located on the banks of the Ohio, this restaurant has been serving the classics — think: fried white fish, frog legs, and onion rings — since 1925. Drop in Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 12-9 p.m.

St. James Fish Fry, 1818 Edenside Ave.

Choose between a fish or rolled oyster dinner plate served with white or rye bread, two sides, two hushpuppies, and a dessert every Friday, 5-7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 16. Plus, enter a split-the-pot or cake raffle.

Good Shepherd Church Lenten Fish Fry, Lehmann Hall, 3525 Rudd Ave.

Grab a fish dinner with all the fixings and stick around for raffles and pull tabs every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through March 22.

Bonus: If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many fish fries in Derby City, listen to this episode of Louisville Public Media’s “Curious Louisville.”
 
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Where are your favorite places for fried fish in Louisville?


 
 
Events
 
Friday, Feb. 9
  • The Fusion “Celebrates Black History” | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Roots 101 African American Museum, 124 N. 1st St., Louisville | $25-$30 | Aspiring jazz musicians and educators are invited to take part in this gathering, featuring several jazz performances.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • StageOne Storytellers | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. + 11:30 a.m. | The Frazier History Museum, 829 West Main St., Louisville | $5 | Bring your little one for an immersive story-time theater experience.
  • Cake Pop Bites Decorating Class | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Rainbow Blossom Springhurst Wellness Center, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., Louisville | $45 | Learn how to make your own cake pops with gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and vegan ingredients.
  • Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Shorts and Shots Event | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Louisville Slugger Museum, 800 W. Main St., Louisville | $36 | Sip bourbon and see four award-winning short films, while munching on cheese and bourbon balls.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • W.O.W. Galentine’s Bash | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 12-5 p.m. | Ten20 Brewery Butchertown, 1020 E. Washington St., Louisville | $15-$75 | Celebrate Galentine’s Day with food, drinks, women-owned vendors, music, and Insta-worthy backdrops.
Monday, Feb. 12
  • Kentucky Author Forum: Ann Patchett with Kevin Wilson | Monday, Feb. 12 | 6 p.m. | Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville | $40.95-$193.05 | Listen to an interview with Ann Patchett, a Pulitzer Prize-finalist, known for novels like, “The Dutch House” and “Bel Canto.”
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Rouler! Mardi Gras Celebration | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville | $85 | Celebrate with New Orleans-style food + drinks, casino-style games, live music, and a silent auction.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Day Couples Behind The Bar Cocktail Class | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Angel’s Envy Distillery, 500 E. Main St., Louisville | $95 | Join the Angel Envy mixology experts for a special experience, where you will learn the art of the cocktail by exploring new flavors, refining your stir, and more.*
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News Notes
 
Real Estate
  • Louisvillians don’t move very often, according to a new study. All Star Home looked at census data and found that 32% of Louisville homeowners moved into their homes at least 14 years ago. That’s the 25th highest rate of staying put in the US.
Eat
  • Craft House Pizza is adding new locations — one in Germantown, in a former Maytag repair shop at 1500 S. Shelby St., and one in Colonial Gardens, in the former Union 15 space. Both locations are expected to open mid-to-late next month. (Louisville Business First)
Arts
  • The Louisville Short Film Slam is now accepting submissions for the 2024 festivals. Films should be 15 minutes or less in length. The early submission deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15, with the regular deadline on Thursday, March 21, and the late deadline Thursday, April 11. The semi-annual festival offers a $500 prize.
Louisvillian
  • Steve Crews, the longtime pianist at Highlands restaurant Jack Fry’s, is retiring. In a social media post, the restaurant said that Crews has decided to “focus on enjoying life.” Crews tickled the ivories there for 13 years.
Feel Good
  • Do you have a local love story? Submit your memories to our local love map today for a chance to be featured in the newsletter. Psst — putting your love on the map makes a nice surprise for your sweetheart.
Sports
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code GOAT.*
Announced
  • We’re excited to share that 6AM City, our parent company, closed its Series A funding round led by the media company, TEGNA. This partnership means continuing to deliver the same hyper-local news and events while expanding our reach to new readers and communities. Learn more.
Giveaway
  • Feeling lucky? Our Fly Away Friday Giveaway, in partnership with Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF), is live now through Monday, Feb. 26. LOUtoday readers have a chance to win two round-trip airline tickets out of SDF — enter here.*
Travel
  • A great escape. A perfect getaway. Adventure awaits at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Discover Kentucky’s largest National Historic Landmark with 36 miles of trails, four-legged farm friends, dining at their impossibly fresh seed-to-table restaurant, and unlock history by exploring 34 historic Shaker buildings. Book your weekend escape.*
 
 
Plan Ahead
 
The best Valentine’s Day gifts for 2024
A graphic with cartoon candy hearts that have different gift categories written inside, like "Home Goods" and "Books."
Six & Main’s snacks, cards, and home goods might just be our love language. | Graphic by 6AM City
Consider this your official reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We’re making it easy for you to find the sweetest, most unique gifts for friends, family, and significant others. Bonus: These gifts ship right to your door. Scroll and shop your favorites.

Taste the love

  • City Editor Jeff’s pick: “This locally-made macaron variety box makes shopping for your sweetheart with a sweetooth easy. With a variety of flavors, they’ll be saying thank you berry much.”

Read the love

Show the love

Wear the love

Smell the love

Want more options? Swoon over Six & Main’s Valentine’s Day collection.
 
The Buy
 
Your must-have from Six & Main’s winter skin edit, featuring face wash, lip balm, and serums to keep your skin hydrated and radiant during the cooler months. Did we mention all products are from small businesses, too?
 
Answered
 
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?
SATXtoday: football

Who will you be rooting for on Sunday?

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Photo by Dave Adamson

Earlier this week, we wondered if LOUtoday’s readers were Chiefs fans, 49ers enthusiasts, or if they were just interested in the Taylor Swift + Travis Kelce romance. Here’s what they had to say:
  • 31% are rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • 27% are rooting for the San Francisco 49ers
  • 25% are rooting for Taylor Swift + Travis Kelce
  • 17% said, “I don’t watch baseball” — lol
 
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In need of a little inspiration for your Valentine’s Day plans? Check out our guide to date night, for every type of Louisvillian.
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