This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday during Lent. This has thousands of Catholics in West Michigan asking, "Is it okay to eat corned beef on St. Patrick's Day even though it's a Friday during Lent?"
Thousands will enjoy Grand Rapids-area fish fries on Fridays through Lent. Most fish fries include fried fish, cole slaw, rolls and baked potatoes or french fries. Take a closer look and you'll find non-tradition fish options, special family pricing, kids menu items and even a drive-thru.