Updated 10:28 a.m. April 10
As the winner of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket, St. Alphonsus gets bragging rights and the satisfaction of knowing their fish fry beat out 31 others for the title.
But they also got this:
The Ultimate Fish Fry trophy.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
On Friday, The Incline delivered the trophy to the Wexford church which received thousands of votes during five weeks of voting. Organizers Frank McSorley and Mike Cuddy accepted the trophy in the school cafeteria turned dining room. In short speeches, they thanked the customers and the volunteers.
“We have 150 to 200 volunteers who do this every week, and they all care a lot about making sure you have a great dining experience,” Cuddy said to applause.
The final display spot for the trophy is TBA, and McSorley and Cuddy joked that maybe they’ll build a case for it.
St. Alphonsus fish fry organizers Mike Cuddy and Frank McSorley accept the trophy.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
St. Alphonsus fish fry customers give the church a round of applause during the trophy presentation.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry trophy is passed around the kitchen at St. Alphonsus.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
George Payne and Jeff Quiring pause to take a photo with the trophy while fulfilling orders.Jasmine Goldband / The Incline
You have one more chance to go to the St. Alphonsus fish fry this year. They’re open from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 (extended hours for Good Friday). The church and school are at 201 Church Road in Wexford, and here’s the menu.
Watch the trophy presentation here: