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Best Lake Trout

Caribbean Kitchen

353 N. Calvert St., (410) 837-2274

Posted 9/18/2002

Yes, yes, yes, lake trout is supposed to be served fried, on a paper plate or some form of bread, doused in hot sauce with maybe some fries. You can get it that way at Caribbean Kitchen, and it's just fine. But to chart the hidden depths of Baltimore's mysterious, maligned official fish, order the grilled lake trout dinner. Batterless and boneless, the Caribbean Kitchen's LT is a revelation (Garbo speaks! Lake trout tastes great!), a massive pile of firm, flavorful whiting (or whatever it is), liberally spiced and smothered in grilled onions, served with rice and peas, choice of veg (try the yams), and a cup of sweet, Russian dressing-ish sauce that nicely counterpoints the fish's peppery piquancy. This is lake trout in exelcis, the humble sub-shop staple raised to the heights of its exalted piscine brethren (without the exalted prices--$6 for the whole platter). Translation: It's the best lake trout there is.

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Other Awards for Best Lake Trout:

The Roost, 9/16/2009

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

The Lake Trout, 9/13/2000

The Roost, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Caribbean Kitchen:

Best Caribbean Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Best Caribbean Restaurant, 9/22/2004

Best Caribbean Restaurant, 9/17/2003

Best Cheap Restaurant, 9/18/2002

Best Caribbean Restaurant, 9/13/2000

Best Jamaican Restaurant, 9/15/1999

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