Mardi Gras has been over for a while now, so hopefully we’ve all dried out and collected ourselves a little. For the Catholics among us, that means Lent is here. Hooray! The season of quiet and solemn self-examination! For a long time, Catholics were forbidden from eating meat on Fridays during Lent, which incidentally is how the McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish was invented. The Vatican’s not so strict on that rule these days, but if you still keep to it and you don’t want to head to Micky D’s every weekend, we’ve picked out some of Baton Rouge’s best seafood and vegetarian options.
Drunken Fish: Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu with Spicy Bean Sauce
Sammy’s Grill: Seafood Double Combo
The Salad Shop: Fiery Fiesta & Hanley’s Hookup
Photos by Sean Gasser.