The Sanctity of the Southern-ish Fish Fry :: Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Whale On Wheels
Friday, September 8, 2023
Catch The Whale pouring up great beer at Chow Chow Food + Culture Festival Friday Fish Fry at The Mule.
About the Event:
While a Fish Fry in the South can be synonymous with everything from a high school football fundraiser to a church social to a show of political band standing, there’s never any debate about why a good fish fry is one of the happiest of culinary adventures.
It’s all about the type of fresh fish, some say. Others pay tribute to their grandfather’s secret coating mix or their Mom’s cole slaw. A few stand solidly by their hushpuppies. But when it comes to preserving this grandly greasy eating tradition, we’re all swimming in the same fish bowl – and it’s up to each of us to do our part to protect our rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans.
Come celebrate and learn about aquaculture in the region as well as how to responsibly toss your hook into the water. You’ll hear from outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists, trout farmers and storytellers who are always good for entertaining us with the tale of the one that got away. As a special bonus, each of our talented fish frying teams will contribute their own special recipe for our favorite fish fry condiment: Chow Chow.