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Then we indulged in the Carolina Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes ($13) with sweet corn and bacon aioli, crispy fingerling chips, frisee and grilled red onion salad. The crab cakes were phenomenal. They're made with a mixture of crab and smoked trout which mellows out the crab flavor and adds a very subtle smoky flavor inside a nice and crispy fried shell. The aioli was delicious and with the addition of bacon it is easy to see why. The fat from the aioli and the fried crab cakes were balanced perfectly by the light and acidic salad with sweet grilled onions.