Fish fry bracket
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Vote for the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry in our NCAA-style bracket

Which of these 32 churches, fire halls and restaurants should make the Sweet Sixteen?

Fish fry bracket
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MJ Slaby

Update, April 5: Introducing the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry champions

Update, March 29: Vote for the winner of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket

Update, March 22: Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry bracket Final Four: Fish = funds

Update, March 15: Elite Eight: St. Patrick’s Day corned beef is no competition for fish

Update, March 8: Sweet Sixteen: Churches dominate, two fire halls face off in the East

Update, 10 a.m. March 6: Voting in this round has closed.

There’s just something about fried fish and heaps of sides spilling over a simple Styrofoam container that makes us feel Pittsburgh-proud. (Plus, it damn sure fills our bellies.)

We all have our favorite part of the iconic meal. Maybe it’s putting that fish sandwich together or finding out if the mac n cheese or pierogies live up to their comfort food potential.

But when all is said and done, if you had to pick *just one* fish fry to go to — choosing from the all the various options, at churches or fire halls or restaurants — which would it be? In essence, what we really want to know is the answer to this important question: Who hosts the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry?

Thanks to your recommendations and our diligent (and delicious) research, we’re presenting 32 contenders for your consideration, pitted against one another in an NCAA-style competition bracket. That’s right, it’s time for the fish face off.

Your job? Cast your vote in each race below, and tell your friends to vote, too. You have until 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, to weigh in on this round — plenty of time, in case you need to do some research of your own. Make sure to check back next week to find out who made it into the Sweet Sixteen!

Vote here.

Or if you can’t access the form below, vote here.