"Crispy, regular, or soft?" Until my latest visit to Duncan's, if memory serves, I'd never been offered the option of fine-tuning my fried calamari ($5.50, plus a buck for the tip jar). This batch was the happy medium; perhaps next time I can cajole the fellow to fry mine medium well.
Previously: a porgy "sandwich" ($5.75, a number of years ago). Typical for fish markets that double as fry joints, the bread is tucked under the foil at the bottom of the takeout container; assembly is the customer's job. Apparently, not everyone bothers: When I ordered my sandwich, the counterwoman asked if I wanted bread at all. Picking out porgy bones was my job, too; there's a reason, I soon recalled, that I usually order whiting.
Duncan's Quality Fish Market
385 Myrtle Ave. (Clermont-Vanderbilt Aves.), Clinton Hill, Brooklyn