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Food                                                                                 HIGH SC HOOL PROMS                                                                                   Catfish cookout
chains                                                                                                                                                                                    brings life to
vie for                                                                                                                                                                                   grilled roster
diners
                                                                                                                                                                                            If you’re headed for the grill this        heavy-duty aluminum foil packet with
                                                                                                                                                                                          summer, look beyond the tradition-           holes poked into it. Prepare hot fire.
                                                                                                                                                                                          al hot dogs and hamburgers to fish.             When ready to grill, place the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Grilling fish adds flavor, espe-           drained wood chips or foil packet on
                                                                                                                                                                                          cially when the fillets are marinad-         the fire. Set an oiled grill wok on the
By COX NEWS SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                                          ed or paired with freshly grilled            rack above the fire. Transfer the
   ATLANTA — One burger, hold                                                                                                                                                             vegetables or fruit.                         ingredients to the grill wok, using a
the meat.                                                                                                                                                                                   Although flipping fish on the grill        slotted spoon to drain the excess
   Burger King, a chain that stakes                                                                                                                                                       can be daunting, firm-textured fish          marinade. “Stir-grill,” tossing the fish
its reputation on a Whopper of a                                                                                                                                                          such as catfish can be quite easy to         and lemon and lime slices with 2
beef patty, has added a vegetable                                                                                                                                                         maneuver.                                    long-handled wooden spoons or grill
burger to its menu. It’s the first fast-                                                                                                                                                    So light the coals, grab a spatula         spatulas until the fish is opaque, 3 to
food chain to introduce such a                                                                                                                                                            and get ready to try a new family            5 minutes. Close the grill and cook for
                                                                  JACK NEELY/BUTLER EAGLE                      JACK NEELY/BUTLER EAGLE                 RICK KROSEL/SPECIAL TO THE EAGLE   favorite.                                    3 to 4 minutes more.
product nationally, but it might not                Stacey Tiche, Jason Frederick               Alexis Reed, Craig Kasunic                       Ian Mavero, Christina Kenny
be the last.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Serve the fish and citrus slices over
   As baby boomers mature, they’re                                                                                                                                                        Catfish with spicy                           rice and drizzle with remaining mari-
abandoning hamburger-based fast-
food restaurants for healthier choic-
                                                      Moniteau                                    Freeport                                          Knoch                                 cantaloupe slices                            nade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Makes six servings
es or for fast-casual restaurants
with table service. The burger
                                                     king, queen                                king, queen                                      king, queen                                 4 catfish fillets, 6 to 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lemon-lime
                                                                                                                                                                                                ounces each
brigade is trying widely varying
                                                    Jason Frederick and Stacey                                                                                                               2 tablespoons olive oil
strategies to win them back.
                                                 Tiche were named king and queen
                                                                                              Craig Kasunic and Alexis Reed
                                                                                            were named king and queen of the
                                                                                                                                              Ian Mavero and Christina Kenny
                                                                                                                                            were named king and queen of the                 Sea salt and freshly ground                       marinade
   “Baby boomers grew up eating a                of the Moniteau High School prom                                                                                                               black pepper to taste
lot of fast food, we like the conven-                                                       Freeport High School prom Friday                Knoch High School prom Friday                                                                 Juice of 2 lemons
                                                 Friday night.                              night .                                                                                          Juice of half a lime
ience, but we have a little bit more                                                                                                        night.                                           8 to 12 thin wedges ripe                     Juice of 2 limes
                                                    Jason is the son of Pam Maharg            Craig is the son of Jim and
money and we want a little better                of Slippery Rock. Stacey is the                                                              Ian is the son of John and Mary                   cantaloupe, seeded and                    1 cup olive oil
food and a little better atmos-                                                             Cheryl Kasunic of Sarver. Alexis is             Mavero of Penn Township. Christi-                   peeled                                    4 cloves garlic, minced
                                                 daughter of Mike and Barb Tiche of
phere,” explains Jeff Davis, execu-                                                         the daughter of Dennis and Tracy                na is the daughter of Joan Kenny of              2 tablespoons chopped                        ½ cup chopped fresh basil
                                                 Hilliards.
tive vice president with Sandelman                  Members of the prom court               Reed of South Buffalo.                          Jefferson Township.                                 fresh mint leaves                           leaves
& Associates, a restaurant market                included Ashley Rumbaugh, Jen-               Members of the prom court were                  Members of the prom court                      ½ teaspoon red pepper                        ½ cup chopped fresh mint
research firm.                                   nifer Ciochetto, Amy Stevens, Jessi-       Kevin Vascik, Adam Katic, Mark                                                                      flakes                                      or lemon balm leaves
                                                                                                                                            included Steve Murray, Amanda
   Subway, a sandwich chain that                 ca Flick, Kellie Walters, April Cot-       Medovitch, Tim Walters, Mindy                                                                    1 cup fresh blueberries,                     Sea salt and freshly
                                                                                                                                            Noah, Larry Abels, Alyssa Adams,
markets itself as a healthy alterna-             trill, Amber Hempfling, Ray                Wells, Sara Snyder, Alyssa Caripolti                                                                stems removed, or straw-                    ground black pepper to
                                                                                            and Carrie Crissam.                             Mike Grimm, Maggie Boinski, Loren                   berries, hulled (optional)
tive to fast food, passed McDonald’s             Mincin, Zane Grindle, Travis Tru-                                                                                                                                                          taste
                                                                                              The prom was held at Laube Hall               Faulx, Zac Hoffman, Erica Baugh-                 Lightly oil the fish fillets and sprin-      Combine citrus juices and olive
last year in total number of U.S.                fley, Heath Schreffler, Mike Deal,
restaurants and is upscaling its                 Matt Goettler and Ryan Jackson.            in Freeport to the theme, “Ever                 man, Nathan McElroy, Jessica                  kle with salt and pepper. Prepare a          oil in a medium-size bowl, whisking
image with new decor and pricier                    The prom was held in the Con-           After.”                                         Williams and Joe Brose.                       hot fire.                                    constantly until thoroughly blended.
gourmet sandwiches. McDonald’s is                vocation Center at Butler County                                                             The prom was held at the Four-                 When ready to grill, set an oiled,        Add garlic, basil, and mint; season
investing in the upscale British                 Community College to the theme,                                                            Points Sheraton in Warrendale to              perforated grill rack over the fire.         with salt and pepper. Will keep,
sandwich chain Pret A Manger.                    “Ever After.”                                                                              the theme, “Imagine.”                         Place the fish on the rack and grill         tightly covered, in the refrigerator
                                                                                                                                                                                          until the fish is opaque and just
   Overall, sales growth is slowing at                                                                                                                                                                                                 for several days.
                                                                                                                                                                                          beginning to flake when tested with a
fast food restaurants, particularly                                                                                                                                                                                                       Makes 2 cups.
                                                                                                                                                                                          fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning
for burgers. Sales of hamburgers                                                                                                                                                          once halfway through the grilling
and steaks last year grew 3 percent,                                                                                                                                                      time.
compared with 15 percent for the                                                                                                                                                             Arrange the fillets on 4 serving
premium-priced sandwich category,                                                                                                                                                         plates. Fan 2 to 3 wedges of melon on
according to Technomic, Inc., a                                                                                                                                                           each plate. Squeeze the juice of half
Chicago-based food consulting firm.                                                                                                                                                       a lime over the fish and melon. Sprin-
   To appeal to health-conscious                                                                                                                                                          kle with the mint leaves, red pepper
consumers, some chains are intro-                                                                                                                                                         flakes, and blueberries or strawber-
ducing new salads, made-to-order                                                                                                                                                          ries.
deli sandwiches or, for Burger King,
the BK Veggie. McDonald’s sells a
                                                                                                                                                                                             Makes four servings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CLEARANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lemon-lime
McVeggie sandwich in some
regions.
   Others are broadening menu                                                                                                                                                                          catfish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CLOSET
choices, tinkering with value-priced
items or working to improve quali-
ty. And some are getting back to the
                                                                                                                                                                                            2¼ pounds catfish, cut into
                                                                                                                                                                                               pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         40% OFF
basics their core market of young
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lemon-Lime Marinade (see                    • Trimmers • Stickers
                                                                                                                                                                                               recipe below)
men want: Beef burgers, and the                                                                                                                                                             1 cup wood chips or Ï cup                   • Name Tags • Posters
bigger the better.                                                                                                                                                                             wood pellets                             • Reproducable Books
   “Consumers talk healthy,” says                                                                                                                                                           1 lemon, sliced                             • Games • Bulletin Board Items
Larry Brayman, director of corpo-                                                                                                                                                           1 lime, sliced
rate affairs for Hardee’s, “but the                                                                                                                                                         3 cups cooked rice                                  And Much More!
more meat, the more bacon, the                                                                                                                                                              Pour 1 cup of the marinade into a
more cheese you add to hamburg-                                                                                                                             JACK NEELY/BUTLER EAGLE
                                                                                                                                                                                          resealable plastic bag, add the fish,
ers, the more consumers seem to                                                                                                                                                           seal, shake to coat, and refrigerate 1
                                                 FREEPORT COURT — Members of the Freeport                          Adam Katic and Kevin Vascik. The king and queen                        hour to marinate. Reserve the
like them.”                                      High School prom court are, from left first row, Car-             were crowned during festivities Friday night at Laube                                                                   Educational Supplies and Specialty Toys
                                                                                                                                                                                          remaining marinade.
   Hardee’s in November intro-                   rie Crissam, Alyssa Caripolti, Sara Snyder and Mindy              Hall.                                                                    Place the wood chips in water to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             226 Alameda Rd. Butler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (724)282-1173
duced the Six Dollar Burger (it                  Wells. Second row, Tim Walters, Mark Medovitch,                                                                                          soak or place the wood pellets in a                 Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5             198777
actually costs $3.95), a 7-ounce pat-
ty with two slices of cheese that the

                                                                                            BULLETIN B OARD
chain compares to what you’d get at
a fast-casual restaurant like Apple-
bee’s or Chili’s. It’s hardly health
food: The sandwich contains 62
grams of fat and 949 calories, com-                         TONIGHT                         12:45 p.m., Salvation Army Open Door
                                                                                            Feeding Program, 313 W. Cunningham
                                                                                                                                              ZELIENOPLE/HARMONY               LA
                                                                                                                                            LECHE LEAGUE meeting, 10:30 a.m.,
pared with 11 grams of fat and 270                 WOMEN OF THE MOOSE audit                 St.                                             Zelienople/Harmony United Methodist
calories for a regular hamburger.                committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., Butler                                                       Church, Pittsburgh Road, Zelienople.
                                                 Moose Lodge, 225 W. Jefferson St.
                                                                                                     WEDNESDAY
   It’s likely to face more competi-                                                                                                          DINNER FOR ADULT SINGLES, 6
tion soon: Burger King plans to roll               BUTLER SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
                                                                                              WOMEN OF THE MOOSE officers                   p.m., The Lighthouse, Cruikshank
                                                 meeting, 7 p.m., Saxonburg Memorial
out a bigger burger than its Whop-               Church, Main Street, Saxonburg. Pro-
                                                                                            meeting, 7:30 p.m., Butler Moose                Road, Bakerstown. Cost: $5. For mid-
per, called the Back Porch Griller,                                                         Lodge, 225 W. Jefferson St.                     dle-aged and older singles.
                                                 gram: The Rev. Jim Brewer.
this summer. Tricon Global Restau-                                                            TWO-STEPPERS meeting, 7:30;
                                                   PUBLIC CARD PARTY, 7:30 p.m.,                                                              BREAKFAST BINGO, early bird,
                                                                                            workshop, 8 to 10 p.m., Lyndora Fire
rants, which operates KFC, Taco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WE’VE MOVED!
                                                 Butler Moose Lodge, 225 W. Jefferson                                                       9:30 a.m., Elks Home, 80 Kaufman
                                                                                            Hall, Whitestown Road
Bell and Pizza Hut, announced last               St. Cost: $3.                                                                              Drive.
                                                   FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6                STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER, 4
week that it was buying Long John                                                           to 6 p.m. or while dinners last, VFW
                                                 p.m., at First English Lutheran Church,                                                      BUTLER      SHRINE    LUNCHEON
Silver’s, a seafood restaurant, and              241 N. Main St. Held in conjunction        Post 249, 429 W. Jefferson St. Cost:
                                                                                                                                            CLUB meeting, noon, Butler Days Inn,                                                               New Location
A&W All American Food, which                     with Grace Lutheran and Jefferson          $7/adults, $4/children younger than 12.
                                                                                            Takeouts available: $7.50 and $4.50.            139 Pittsburgh Road.
specializes in burgers, hot dogs and             Presbyterian churches.                                                                                                                              www.curves for women.com            205 S. Duffy Rd. Butler
root beer floats. The company has                                                             TANGLEWOOD SINGLES CLUB                         FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6
added A&W burgers to the menu at
83 KFC restaurants over the past
                                                            TUESDAY                         tureen dinner, 6:30; cards and games,
                                                                                            7:30 p.m., Founders Hall, 10 Austin
                                                                                            Ave., Lyndora.
                                                                                                                                            p.m., Saint Andrews U.P. Church, 201
                                                                                                                                            E. Jefferson St. Use the Cliff Street                724-285-9669
                                                                                                                                                                                            198443
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                                                   VFW POST 249 AUXILIARY meet-                                                             entrance. The meal will be provided by
two years. “The thing that’s going to            ing, 8 p.m., post home, 429 W. Jeffer-       SOUTHERN BUTLER COUNTY LA
                                                                                                                                            Hill U.P. Church.
sell, no matter what, is taste,” Davis           son St.                                    LECHE LEAGUE meeting, 10:30 a.m.,
says. “It’s not going to be health.”               AMERICAN LEGION POST 243 OF              Harmony/Zelienople United Methodist               FREE HOT MEAL, 11:30 a.m. to
                                                                                            Church, Pittsburgh Street, Zelienople.

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                                                 WEST SUNBURY meeting, 8 p.m.,                                                              12:45 p.m., Salvation Army Open Door
                                                 post home, Route 308. Agenda: nomi-          FORMER          CONCORD         HIGH          Feeding Program, 313 W. Cunningham
                                                 nation of officers.                        SCHOOL STUDENTS luncheon, noon,                 St.
                                                   TANGLEWOOD SENIOR CENTER                 King’s Restaurant, New Castle Road.
                                                 Tuesday Fun Night, 6:30 p.m., Lounge
                                                 area, Tanglewood, 10 Austin Ave., Lyn-
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                                                                                                                                              BINGO, 6:30 p.m. early bird, Bradys
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        CHOCOLATE COVERED                          MERIDIAN VETERANS CLUB meet-             church, Center Avenue; meeting, 1:15
                                                 ing, 8:30 p.m., vets club, 125 Meridian    p.m., St. Michael school hall.                    Notices of local club meetings, card                       “Professional
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                                                                                              OAK HILLS GARDEN CLUB meet-                   parties and dinners should be received
                                                 Vets Club Road.
                                                   CHICORA AMERICAN LEGION                  ing, noon, home of the Campbells, 102           by the Focus Department one week in                          Hairdesigner”
                                                                                            LeMont Drive. Program: Plant Sale
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                                                 meeting, 7:30 p.m., post home, 110 W.                                                      advance of the event. Entries should
                                                 Slippery Rock St., Chicora.                planning for June 8.
                                                   STUFFED PORK CHOP DINNER, 4                MARINE CORPS LEAGUE, BAN-
                                                                                                                                            include the name and phone number of                         Teachers & Managers
                                                                                                                                            the person providing the information                           Classes Available
      & RASPBERRIES
                                                 to 6 p.m., Saxonburg American Legion,      TAM MARINE DETACHMENT 743
                                                                                            breakfast, 8 a.m., King’s Family                and be sent to: Focus, Butler Eagle,
                                                 Route 356. Cost: $7/adults, $3.50/chil-
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