After touring the Weeksville Houses, a miraculously preserved African-American village founded after the abolition of slavery in New York in 1827, we dropped in at Carolina Creek for refreshment. This fish-and-chips shop specializes in fried whiting, by filet or whole fish, matched with some of the best french fries in Brooklyn, made from fresh potatoes with little bits of skin adhering. As an additional fillip, the pork ribs are also excellent, mantled with a thick sauce that's not too sweet. The extensive menu is delivered with real Southern hospitality at this mainly carryout establishment–where you can also dine in at the lone table.
Pride of Weeksville, CAROLINA CREEK fries up the best whiting in town, which lays easily and flavorfully on white bread slathered with tartar sauce to make the city's best fish sandwich. Don't forget to squirt on the hot sauce. The neighborhood also depends on the Creek's excellent chicken, french fries, and ribs. More »
When Southern cooking was reformulated for local ingredients by African American immigrants to the city in the 1920s, one of the prime dilemmas was what to substitute for catfish. Whiting was the answer, and it remains the premier soul fish in these parts. Lightly dusted with cornmeal and fried in fresh oil, the whiting at CAROLINA CREEK is this year's best. The barbecued ribs aren't bad, either. More »
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