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

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

He’s done barbecue, patty melts, Newark-style hot dogs, and White Manna-style sliders. He’s even tackled scrapple. Now, Williamsburg’s intrepid regional American food guru Joe Carroll (of Fette Sau and St. Anselm) is taking on another client. This time it’s the Baltimore deep-fried seafood specialty known in that city as lake trout. “The thing about Baltimore lake trout” says Carroll, “is that it’s not trout and it’s not from a lake; it’s whiting.” Aha! Makes you wonder what’s 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 McDonald’s two-for-$3 Filet-o-Fish special.

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