Joe Carroll to Open Fish-Fry Shack Lake Trout Next Month

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It's not trout, and not from a lake, but still! Photo: Danny Kim

Hes done barbecue, patty melts, Newark-style hot dogs, and White Manna-style sliders. Hes even tackled scrapple. Now, Williamsburgs intrepid regional American food guru Joe Carroll (of Fette Sau and St. Anselm) is taking on another client. This time its the Baltimore deep-fried seafood specialty known in that city as lake trout. The thing about Baltimore lake trout says Carroll, is that its not trout and its not from a lake; its whiting. Aha! Makes you wonder whats in the crab cakes down there. Anyway, the proper way to eat a mess of lake trout is with plenty of white bread and to douse it in hot sauce the way they do up in Harlem at Famous Fish Market. Also on the menu: fried shrimp, crab cakes, turkey wings, onion rings, French fries, and this delectable-looking concoction you see before your eyes called a cheese fish sandwich. Who knows? It might just be the best thing to happen to aficionados of the form since McDonalds two-for-$3 Filet-o-Fish special.

160 Havemeyer St., nr. S. 2nd St., Williamsburg; no phone yet.