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Food Fare: Community meals around the area

Several fish fries are available in the area in the coming weeks during Lent.
Several fish fries are available in the area in the coming weeks during Lent.

FISH FRY, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, Ottawa VFW Post, 1501 La Salle St., Ottawa. Fried or baked fish dinner for $10, shrimp dinner for $8. All dinners come with baked potato or fries, coleslaw and bread. Dine in or carry out. 815-433-2470.

FISH FRY, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, La Salle VFW Post, 2325 Donahue St., La Salle. Menu includes fish, fries, coleslaw and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 11. Carryouts cost additional 50 cents. Event also features bake sale, 50-50 raffle and bar on site. La Salle-Peru High School Jazz Band will perform. Proceeds go to L-P High School band and the Better Fishing Association. Call Alicia 815-220-8737 or an L-P band student for tickets. Tickets also available at the door.

FISH FRY, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, Sheridan American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave., Sheridan. To arrange carryouts, call 815-496-2380. The cost is $9 for one piece of cod or catfish, fried or poached, with choice of french fries or baked potato, homemade hush puppies and salad bar. Also available are hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts or tenderloins. The special will be salmon patties with macaroni and cheese and a complete salad bar.

FISH FRY, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, Ottawa Moose Lodge 960, 3051 NE 18th Road, Ottawa. Menu includes baked or fried cod, pollack, whole catfish, jumbo shrimp, fried chicken, Polancic tenderloins and appetizers. Children's menu also offered. Carryouts available, 815-433-1500

CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Sheridan American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave., Sheridan. Corned beef and cabbage for $12 per serving.

GIVE BACK NIGHT, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, raising funds for La Salle County Historical Society. Local nonprofit groups receive a portion of the proceeds when guests dine on a dinner buffet. Salads, Starved Rock Lodge's signature fried chicken, side dishes, desserts and more. Ticket price is $14.95 for adults and $7.50 for children under 10. The price includes a 1 1/2 hour reservation in the main dining room at Starved Rock Lodge, dinner buffet and one non-alcoholic beverage. Reservations recommended. Call 815-220-7321 or reserve online at

• FOOD FARE is a weekly calendar of community meals. To submit a listing for Food Fare, email by noon Monday.

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