Franklin, Wisconsin — Our friend Mary Jean enjoys the Friday fish fry at Wegner’s St. Martins Inn restaurant (11318 West St. Martins Rd,), where dinner includes beer-battered fried fish (haddock), coleslaw, and Miller’s famous marbled rye bread.

Wisconsin’s fish fry tradition is noted at Wikipedia:

In Wisconsin, a fish fry is offered at almost all non-chain restaurants, taverns that serve food and some chain restaurants on Friday nights throughout the entire year. Going out for a Friday night fish fry is a popular year round tradition in Wisconsin, where it is common among people of any religious background. A typical Wisconsin fish fry consists of beer batter fried cod, perch, walleye, or in areas along the Mississippi River, catfish. A typical fish fry usually comes with tarter sauce, french fries, coleslaw, and bread; though baked beans are not uncommon.

In 2009, filmmaker Ron Faiola documented the custom in his movie Fish Fry Night Milwaukee.

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