sasquatch wrote: Any recs in the west loop/Lake street area?
sasquatch wrote:Thanks, I'll give them both a try. Where does everybody else buy fish?
rien wrote:Another fish monger that gets consistently good reviews - and wholesales to some of Chicago's top flight restaurants - is The Fish Guy at 4423 North Elston.
rien wrote:I'm curious if people have any opinions on fish from Korean markets, Thai/Vietnamese markets near Argyle, or other Asian markets such as Richwell or Chicago Food Corp. The prices usually look very reasonable - much lower than Fox & Obel, Fish Guy, Dirks, or Whole Foods - and they have some interesting fish that you won't normally find at those places and might not be able to order from them. I'm thinking specifically of Pomfret and Yellow Croakers, both of which are common at Asian groceries, often frozen. Has anyone tried these?
I would dispute that The Fish Guy has ever gotten a positive review here. Their fish selection is very limited and almost never really fresh. I stopped going there a couple of years ago after repeated dissapointments...despite it being the closest fish market to where I live. I think their reputation in the popular press is just so much hype.
Erik M. wrote:All of that being said, I have completely given up on the seafood counter at Chicago Food Corp. I've been sold wormy fish, twice.
Jay K wrote:Erik M. wrote:All of that being said, I have completely given up on the seafood counter at Chicago Food Corp. I've been sold wormy fish, twice.
Ugh, I hope you don't mean wormy as in fish tapeworm-y in their sushi fish. This is the Chicago Food on 90/94 & Kimball? Good thing I've never bought their sushi/sashimi fish - only the frozen pollock and squid. I usually only get meat from them.
RiverWester wrote:Who do the restaurants buy from? Plitt?