According to faithful blog reader John C., the Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum is holding their annual fish fry on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fish fry has become slightly famous among Roanoke city employees; in fact, many a dignitary, including Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins and Assistant City Manager Jim Grigsby, have been spotted in line.
For $4.50, you get a freshly fried fish fillet sandwich and your choice of coleslaw or potato chips. Cold sodas cost 50 cents extra.
All of the proceeds from the fish fry go to the Melrose-Rugby Neighborhood Forum, which uses the money to maintain its community center at 1730 Orange Ave. NW. The group, which was founded in 1989, is one of the only neighborhood associations in Roanoke that has its own community center. That’s where they’ll be hosting the fish fry.
Lunch is dine in or carry-out. So perhaps you can organize an office outing on a fine Friday afternoon or bring back a few to-go boxes for your hungry co-workers.