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Best Lake Trout

The Roost

Frank Klein

5281 Reisterstown Road, (410) 578-1810, thebestlaketrout.com

Posted 9/16/2009

The line at this establishment speaks for itself, which is why we like to go off-hours. We get an aquarium exhibit's-sized portion of lake trout, breaded and fried to perfection, the foundation of a soul-satisying meal after we dress the fish with hot sauce, salt, and pepper, and balance out the scales on the food chain (approximately) with some of the densest mac 'n' cheese we've ever encountered (again: hot sauce) and salty, juicy greens. And one more time, "lake trout" is a fish called whiting, OK? Spread the word so people stop making that lame joke about "Trout? Where's the lake?" The lake's on Reisterstown Road, get it?

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Other Awards for Best Lake Trout:

The Roost, 9/17/2008

Chick'N'Trout, 9/19/2007

Lake Trout, 9/20/2006

The Roost, 9/21/2005

Ital Foods for Life, 9/22/2004

Caribbean Kitchen, 9/18/2002

The Lake Trout, 9/13/2000

The Roost, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Roost:

Best Lake Trout, 9/17/2008

Best Baltimore-Themed Cheap Eats, 9/19/2007

Best Defunct Eatery, 9/20/2006

Best Lake Trout, 9/21/2005

Best Lake Trout, 9/18/1996

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