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Restaurants cater to the Lenten crowd

by Megan Hickey
Feb 14, 2013


Lent has begun and the more than 2 million Catholics in the Chicagoland area are faced with a new challenge -- abstaining from meat on Fridays. Megan Hickey shows how restaurants are catering to the needs of their Catholic patrons (even the ardent carnivores) in a season that affects seafood restaurants like no other. One Chicago Catholic shares his own struggle with sticking to the fast.