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    Post #1 - April 20th, 2010, 2:36 pm
    Post #1 - April 20th, 2010, 2:36 pm Post #1 - April 20th, 2010, 2:36 pm
    I am looking for sources for fresh oysters in the Western Suburbs near Burr Ridge. I really dont feel like traveling into the city or very far north to get some.

    A couple places I called:

    Supreme Lobster(Villa Park) - Maryland oysters $7.20/dzn
    Whole Foods () - Blue Points $9.48/dzn
    Succulent Seafood(Naperville) - Blue Points $10.68/dzn

    Right now Whole Foods seems like the place to go as Naperville, and Villa Park really take me away from my typical route home. Anyone else got any tips on sources for good, fresh oysters in the West/SW Suburbs?

    thanks
    Last edited by jimswside on April 23rd, 2010, 11:45 am, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #2 - April 20th, 2010, 3:08 pm
    Post #2 - April 20th, 2010, 3:08 pm Post #2 - April 20th, 2010, 3:08 pm
    For sure check out Burhop's. Not sure on the price might have to call them.
    Check web site for a 10% off coupon. Good source for stone crab claws too when they have em.

    Burhop's Fish & Seafood‎
    14 Grant Square, Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 887-4700‎
    http://www.burhopsseafood.com/
  • Post #3 - April 20th, 2010, 3:11 pm
    Post #3 - April 20th, 2010, 3:11 pm Post #3 - April 20th, 2010, 3:11 pm
    Cbot wrote:For sure check out Burhop's. Not sure on the price might have to call them.
    Check web site for a 10% off coupon. Good source for stone crab claws too when they have em.

    Burhop's Fish & Seafood‎
    14 Grant Square, Hinsdale, IL 60521
    (630) 887-4700‎
    http://www.burhopsseafood.com/



    excellent, Hinsdale is right next door to Burr Ridge. Im giving them a call. thanks

    (stone crab too... yes...)
  • Post #4 - April 20th, 2010, 5:07 pm
    Post #4 - April 20th, 2010, 5:07 pm Post #4 - April 20th, 2010, 5:07 pm
    how bout braxton in oakbrook mall? also their crabcakes are some of the best anywhere.....
  • Post #5 - April 20th, 2010, 5:26 pm
    Post #5 - April 20th, 2010, 5:26 pm Post #5 - April 20th, 2010, 5:26 pm
    local597 wrote:how bout braxton in oakbrook mall? also their crabcakes are some of the best anywhere.....



    thanks,

    I am looking for oysters for use home though.
  • Post #6 - April 20th, 2010, 5:35 pm
    Post #6 - April 20th, 2010, 5:35 pm Post #6 - April 20th, 2010, 5:35 pm
    chatted with burhops:

    blue points $ 10.95/dzn

    plus they have a coupon on their website, might just be a little further east than I want to go on a Friday.
  • Post #7 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:46 am
    Post #7 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:46 am Post #7 - April 23rd, 2010, 7:46 am
    other than burhops(thanks cbot) I guess I already knew of all the places to get fresh oysters in the western suburbs, thanks for all the tips & help though. :P

    Whole Foods it will be for the oysters, I havent been in a WF in at least a year(way too expensive), but am kind of looking forward to taking a look around(with a tight grip on my wallet). Their produce is always impressive so I might grab up a few things I need in addition to the Blue Points.

    I did almost choke/laugh yesterday when I was talking to the guy in the WF meat dept., I was thinking about getting some bb's there to save a second stop, that was until I hear their price on bb ribs...$9.99/lb... however they go on sale today for $5.99/lb. either way no chance Im buyin them there.
  • Post #8 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:40 am
    Post #8 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:40 am Post #8 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:40 am
    Whole Foods has a reputation for being very expensive. The truth is that they are very expensive for some things, but quite cheap for others (as you discovered with the oysters). Their meat is expensive, but it is also hormone-free and all that. Some people are willing to pay extra for this. Their fish tends to be expensive, but on the same level as places like Burhops, The Fish Guy, and Dirk's, but WF has a lot of sales on fish. I tend to find pantry staples to generally be well-priced.

    Edited to fix a typo.
    Last edited by Darren72 on April 23rd, 2010, 9:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #9 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:46 am
    Post #9 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:46 am Post #9 - April 23rd, 2010, 8:46 am
    Darren72 wrote:Whole Foods has a reputation for being very expensive. The truth is that they are very expensive for some things, but quite cheap for others (as you discovered with the oysters). Their meat is expensive, but it is also hormone-free and all that. Some people are willing to pay extra for this. Their fish is fish tends to be expensive, but on the same level as places like Burhops, The Fish Guy, and Dirk's, but WF has a lot of sales on fish. I tend to find pantry staples to generally be well-priced.



    They were my second choice for oysters, a little more expensive than Supreme Lobster, but alot closer, but based on WF reputation I have no second thoughts about getting the oysters from them.

    The price on the pork is what it is, & thats all good, its just out of my budget with how much pork I smoke/eat. Ill probably hit Brookhaven over in Darien on my way west for some pork or a beef roast to smoke.
  • Post #10 - April 24th, 2010, 7:27 am
    Post #10 - April 24th, 2010, 7:27 am Post #10 - April 24th, 2010, 7:27 am
    got my Blue Points yesterday @ WF, about $10 for the dozen.

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    gonna grill these in the shell, add my garlic butter, and maybe do half with my korean bbq sauce, and half with another of my sauces.

    Also got some of those expensive WF BB ribs as well. $5.99/lb was better than making another stop on the way home.

    Surf n' Squeal tonight..
  • Post #11 - April 24th, 2010, 8:44 am
    Post #11 - April 24th, 2010, 8:44 am Post #11 - April 24th, 2010, 8:44 am
    Sounds good. I may try some myself. Jim, where do you usually buy your ribs? I'm out in Naperville, the general area that you do some of your shopping.
  • Post #12 - April 24th, 2010, 8:48 am
    Post #12 - April 24th, 2010, 8:48 am Post #12 - April 24th, 2010, 8:48 am
    Jean Blanchard wrote:Sounds good. I may try some myself. Jim, where do you usually buy your ribs? I'm out in Naperville, the general area that you do some of your shopping.



    thanks, im looking forward to dinner.

    In Naperville, I like Caputo's.

    Most of my ribs from that area that I buy from a grocery store I get from Brookhaven market over in Darien(Cass Ave. just south of 75th street)

    I have also gotten some @ H-Mart in Napeville hat were good

    I only buy the un-enhanced, fresh ribs. Some cryo-ribs are unenhanced, I just have to read the labels real carefully.
  • Post #13 - April 24th, 2010, 9:04 am
    Post #13 - April 24th, 2010, 9:04 am Post #13 - April 24th, 2010, 9:04 am
    I'm headed to Caputo's today. I think I'll give them a try.
  • Post #14 - April 25th, 2010, 6:42 am
    Post #14 - April 25th, 2010, 6:42 am Post #14 - April 25th, 2010, 6:42 am
    WF's oysters were great..

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    WF's expensive ribs were just ok, nothing earth shaterring(they were good, but not extra porky, etc), not worth $5.99/lb, and no way are they worth $9.99/lb. imho. Ill stick with my usual sources for ribs for sure.
  • Post #15 - April 29th, 2010, 10:36 am
    Post #15 - April 29th, 2010, 10:36 am Post #15 - April 29th, 2010, 10:36 am
    jimswside wrote:

    Surf n' Squeal tonight..



    my bad, I never posted the pics of the squeal portion of this meal.


    Image


    another oyster shot:

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    planning another batch of these oysters for Saturday, maybe just the melted butter and no bbq sauce,
  • Post #16 - April 29th, 2010, 2:30 pm
    Post #16 - April 29th, 2010, 2:30 pm Post #16 - April 29th, 2010, 2:30 pm
    jimswside wrote:maybe just the melted butter and no bbq sauce,


    I think you'll enjoy them even more :mrgreen: (if that's possible!!!)
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #17 - April 29th, 2010, 2:34 pm
    Post #17 - April 29th, 2010, 2:34 pm Post #17 - April 29th, 2010, 2:34 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    jimswside wrote:maybe just the melted butter and no bbq sauce,


    I think you'll enjoy them even more :mrgreen: (if that's possible!!!)


    possibly,

    but keep in mind those were my homemade bbq sauces(pineapple, and korean) which worked alot better than some store bought bbq sauce.

    If I wasnt so lazy Id shuck a few and wolf them down raw.
  • Post #18 - April 29th, 2010, 3:19 pm
    Post #18 - April 29th, 2010, 3:19 pm Post #18 - April 29th, 2010, 3:19 pm
    NOW you're talking!! A squeeze of lemon is really the only thing you need (and an ICY beverage!!)
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

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