To greet the spring, Kim Klopstock is serving flounder roe among other things (including roast duck, which I've praised before here); the roe is sautéed in caper butter, served with mashed potatoes and greens, twenty-five dollars or so. I've gone out of my way for shad roe, but flounder roe was new to me, more delicate than the shad. First plate was a frittura of silversides, another unusual dish 'round these parts. Apparently the local purveyors she's been working with have been supplying some exotic ingredients, and she puts 'em on the specials menu.
The diner atmosphere of Fifty South is gradually giving way to something else, a kind of community restaurant; good music, sometimes provided by live musicians, competent bar and wine list, a nice feeling to the place.