Something’s Fishy: Dining hall offers fresh fish Fridays Reply

By Alex Balletto – 1851 Staff

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Red’s Best, of Boston’s Seaport District, will deliver a deliver a different fresh fish to campus every Friday for both lunch and dinner. Photo by Alex Balletto

General Manager of Sodexo, Mairead Van Heest, is happy to announce the Valentine Dining Hall will now offer fresh and local fish every Friday. Provided by Red’s Best Seafood in Boston’s Seaport District, students can find fresh fish cooking at Fuse during both lunch and dinner hours. The dining hall’s new “Catch of the Day” was first offered on January 22 featuring pollock, a white fish.

The catch of the day brings a tasty, healthy fish option to the dining hall, while supporting our local fishermen,” said Van Heest. “We have received positive feedback from many students.”


Red’s Best helps students to track the information of the fish, such as the waters it swam in, to the fisherman who caught it, to the vessel it traveled on. This information will be provided at the Fuse station.

The fish are truly fresh, caught the week they are served at the dining hall. Menus for Fuse are chosen on Thursday.

The meal is chosen according to the fish of the day, for example, fish tacos are best with white fish.

Lasell partnered with Red’s Best because of its sustainable and local reputation. Red’s Best is also found at the Boston Public Market.

“As a pescatarian, fish Fridays are perfect for me. I like the fact that I know where the fish I am eating are coming from,” said freshman Katie Aronson. “The cod was so fresh and delicious.”

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