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Winter Impeding Fish from Coleman’s Fryers in WV
Lent began Wednesday and, for many seafood restaurants, this is the busiest time of year. At Coleman’s Fish Market of Wheeling, West Virginia, the extreme winter weather in Boston is making it difficult to obtain their usual continuous supply of fresh fish. Difficult but not impossible, as owner Joe Coleman says he’s managed to ensure a supply to cover the next six Lenten weeks. Coleman’s is known nationally for their fried fish sandwich on slices of white bread.
Maine Gov. LePage Entering Moody’s Diner Discrimination Case
Governor Paul LePage of Maine has tried to have a hand in the ongoing religious discrimination case against Moody’s Diner of Waldoboro. The Maine Human Rights Commission, three of whom were appointed by LePage, voted unanimously that Moody’s had discriminated against an employee on the basis of religion. LePage wanted a conciliation meeting postponed while he could order an investigation of what he termed bias on the part of the Commission’s investigator. When the meeting was not postponed, the governor responded by withholding funding from the commission. In the meantime, the conciliation hearing was unsuccessful and the commission now has to decide if it will file a civil suit against Moody’s.
More on Deli Man Movie
In the 1930s, you could select from about 3,000 Jewish delis in New York City. Today, there are fewer than 200 in all of North America. Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou takes a look at the disappearing, but still much-loved, institution of the Jewish Deli in his soon-to-open documentary Deli Man, his third film on the subject of Jewish culture. Fyvush Finkel, Larry King, Jerry Stiller, and Freddie Roman make appearances in the film, as, of course, do many of the country’s leading deli men. Read more about the film here.
Real BBQ in SW CT
It wasn’t that long ago when good barbecue was confined to regions of the country historically known for barbecue, like the South and Texas. Oh, sure, there was ‘cue to be found in every state of the union but it was always a pale imitation of the real thing. Not any more! Today you can find pits turning out first-rate smoked meat all over the country. Check out this story, which looks at the local barbecue scene, in The Hour of Norwalk, CT. Among the Q joints writer Frank Whitman takes a closer look at are Bobby Q’s of Westport and Wilson’s of Fairfield.