Fresh Fish, Dry Aged Steaks, Cured Meats, Farmstead Cheeses and Artisanal Chocolates
Fresh - Susihi Grade - Organic - Wild Caught - Sustainably Sourced Fish at Cheese & Crackers
Stop by anytime to pick up an extrodinary fillet of fish. Our fish always has a selection of the freshest fish in town for sale.
We encourage you to pre-order your fish by sending an email to:
For Pickup in Champaign/Urbana: email@example.com
For Pickup in Bloomington/Normal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order anytime - we will reply with a confirmation which will include pick up time for your fresh fish.
How to we do it? Simple - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mindy works on avaliblity and pricing with our distributors and fishermen. She then sends out an email which lists everything that we expect to be able to order (NOTE: at this point when the email is sent most of the fish is still swimming). Customers reply to the email with their fish orders, and between 7 and 8pm that night Jayda places our fish order with all of our suppliers and then sends each customer a confirmation of their order. Our truck is parked that evening at a hanger in O'Hare and takes delivery of fish direclty from the planes as it flies into O'Hare Airport. Our truck then leaves Chicago around 6:30am and our fish is fillet in store by Doug between 10am and 1pm.
This means you can have your Sushi Grade Irish Organic Salmon less than 24 hours after it came out of the water.
If you would like to subscribe to our fresh fish list - click on the appropriate link:
Fresh Salmon: Quality salmon farmed by producers around the world.
Fresh Trout (raised sustainably)
Wild Salt Water Fish From the East Coast and Southern Waters
Wild Salt Water Fish from the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean
Responsibly Farmed Fish -- Aquaculture is a sustainable way to preserve the world's fish populations. It takes pressure off the environment, assures a quality fish product, and sustains fishing communities. We carry only the finest farmed fish.
Fresh Water Fish -- the fishing is very weather dependent in the Great Lakes in wintertime, so these inventories will go up and down
Fish for Stock
Smoked & Cured Fish
Scallops - All of the scallops we get are packed "dry" - without any added water or sodium triphosphate (used as a preservative)
Shrimp -- We can order shrimp in a wide variety of sizes (sized by the number per pound) and can have them dressed to order (tail on or off, shell on or off, deviened or not). Below we have listed the most commonly ordered shrimp.
Clams the sweetest, freshest clams in town.
Tip: Soak your clams covered in cold water and a tablespoon or two cornmeal for 30 minutes prior to cooking, allowing the clam to filter out any sand that may have accumulated.
Right off the plane tomorrow morning! Our lobsters are fresh from the North Atlantic; they have not been sitting around in a tank losing body weight for days; resulting in a significantly larger amount of meat with a fresh lobster. Yes, we can get those huge 4+ pound lobsters (Lobsters over six pounds can be pre-ordered, but may need a few days depending upon the harvest).
Fresh Cooked Lobster Meat (not canned, and not pasteurized) Sweet, perfect lobster meat ready for eating on its own or incorporation into your favorite lobster dish.
A 1 1/4 pound whole live lobster yields approximately 4oz of meat; so buying fresh lobster meat is a really great deal - lower cost and no steaming, cleaning and picking out the meat yourself.
Fresh Crab Meat Not Canned, Not Pasteurized, Not Frozen - (Handpicked Peekytoe Jonah crab). A special order, this one is seasonal.
Alaskan King Crab Legs - These are the big boys - you can buy the small Alaskan King crab legs that contain a thin pencil of crab anywhere in town - but my crab legs are the huge ones. Thick, sweet crab - just warm and serve. We suggest steaming them for a few minutes. Crab legs are graded by the number per 10 lbs - our legs are 6-8 legs per 10 lbs which are the largest size. More meat per lb, good value for the money.
Fresh oysters are notoriously fickle in availability. Therefore, when ordering give us permission to substitute, and choose at least two different kinds. Inventories go up and down quickly. We will do our very best to get you similar oysters that match your order. Thank you!
We can order a large selection of both domestic and imported caviar. Please inquire if you have a specific request, we can certainly get it for you.
We send out an email Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with a list of all seafood that can be ordered for pickup the following day.
To order fish reply to the email with the quantity you want, your name and phone number.
Our fishmonger will reply with a confirmation email by 8pm that evening and your fish will be ready for pickup the following day after 2pm.
We anticipate having the store open mid-June. As soon as the store is open we will know what days the fish list will be going out. We are still working out logistics with our vendors.
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