photo by Laren SpirerBetween a trip out to Fire Island this weekend, and New York Metro's wrap-up of new fish shacks, Gothamist is ready for summer. While our all-time favorite is Pearl Oyster Bar, we're eager to try the newbies -- Black Pearl, in the East Village, and Bar Minnow in Park Slope. We've already had a sample of the fish shack at BLT Fish, and while we only got a tiny taste of the raw bar and a batch of fried oysters (pictured at left), we want to head back for another round soon.

Pearl Oyster Bar, 18 Cornelia Street, West Village, 212-691-8211.
Black Pearl, 14 Ave. A, near E. Houston St., 212-358-7583.
Bar Minnow, 444 9th St., at Seventh Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-788-4376.
Fish Shack at BLT Fish, 21 W. 17th St., btw. Fifth and Sixth Aves., 212-691-8888.