Lent Blowout: Fisherman’s Outlet vs. Catch 21

I am quite possibly the worst Jew of all time. Yesterday I ate a Cuban sandwich in Pasadena… which is wrong on so many different levels. (Spoiler: It has nothing to do with it being in Pasadena.)

1. It’s Passover. Sandwiches tend to be frowned upon (sorry, but pb&j placed between two pieces of matzoh is not a sandwich in my book. I don’t care what your mom says.)
2. A Cuban Sandwich has two kinds of pork. Not one. But two.
3. It also has cheese (what was that one about milk and meat?)

But to add insult to injury I am actually considering using another religion’s rules as an excuse to eat fried fish for lunch. (Yay lent!) The only question is where? I could go the fancy fish and chips route, but I prefer things a little dirty. Hello Fisherman’s Outlet and Catch 21! Now I just need to decide which one. Fisherman’s Outlet always has the longest lines (good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective), but Catch 21 is cheaper (a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.) Or maybe I just need to eat at both.

You know who would know what to do in this situation. God. Sadly, I don’t think he’s talking to me right now (for so many different reasons.) So I have to rely on you guys. Thoughts?

Fisherman’s Outlet, 529 South Central Ave., 213-627-7231
Catch 21, 441 S. Central Ave., 213-485-1614



  • Whoa to using Good Friday for lunch. Two wrongs do make it right! How about you just eat at both places then, Zach. Might as well.

    At least get a fried to order the other one if you don’t want so much fish, split it and compare-contrast together.

  • You’ve obviously never had Boer’s Head cajun turkey between two pieces of matzoh. Oyum!

    While on the subject, there a couple of Jew-centric posts you should consider as Passover comes to a close.

    1. Yay, beans! Best high-fiber lunches in LA. (Anyone who’s subsisted on a diet of matzoh will understand why.)

    2. Best matzoh brei. Yes, it can be a lunch.

    3. Best matzoh ball soup. Hold the noodles, please.

    4. Best places to spot Adam Goldberg. Because it’s not Passover without the HEBREW HAMMER!

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