Ash Wednesday

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    McDonald's Has Released Fish McBites for Lent, and They Are McTerrible

    Lent is a time of sacrifice for Catholics, but McDonald's wants to be sure they don't give up grease. The fast-food giant created the Filet-O-Fish in 1962 to cater to Catholics who typically give up meat on Friday. The marketing paid off, and McDonald's still sees increased sales of the fish sandwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Pizzeria Patron Wants Its Catholic Customers to Know That Its Pizzas Are Lent-Friendly

    ​The folks at Pizzeria Patron have nothing against Catholicism, really, but every year, starting after Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, sales across the chain have traditionally dipped 4 percent as people give up meat for Lent. Enter its "Pizzas de Cuaresma" campaign, which promotes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    KNON and Gumbo at Poor David's Pub on Sunday

    As you surely know, 'tis the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Gluttony will run rampant in the streets as we, and everyone in New Orleans, prepare for 40 days of sacrifice that begin on Ash Wednesday. (Or maybe you focus on just the gluttony part? That's cool, too.) On Sunday, Poor David's Pub on Lamar ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    This Weekend: Mardi Gras Revelry and, Oh Yeah, Free Beer

    It's a good thing Ash Wednesday is next week, because you're going to need to do a lot of repenting after this weekend. You've got an excuse to indulge in gumbo, King Cake and plenty of beer because it's Mardi Gras, so go ahead and sin a little. You can ask for forgiveness next week, if you're int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Lent: No, It's Not the Vatican Diet Plan

    ​The tired, lame joke used to pop about annually this time of year among the lapsed Catholics in my family. "I'm giving up watermelon for Lent," assorted uncles would say with a grin. Har-har. Get it? Watermelon isn't in season during Lent, so as sacrifices go... Yeah, those old boys were ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 1, 2001

    Fast Foods

    Does Lent affect Dallas restaurant sales?

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Family man

    Dallas restaurateur Dale Wamstad portrays himself as humble entrepreneur and devoted father. The family he abandoned in New Orleans has a bone to pick with that.