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best... ummm... *cuttlefish* in NYC?

Lynn Harris Sep 24, 1999 10:22 AM

Hello, esteemed chowhounds --

Can anyone help me meet a bizarre
scavenger-huntalicious challenge to find "the best
place for cuttlefish" in NYC?

I know NY Noodletown puts heaps of it in certain soups
... any other suggestions?


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    chimera RE: Lynn Harris Sep 24, 1999 06:15 PM

    Isn't cuttlefish just another name for squid?
    Or, at least, aren't squid (along with other
    squid-like cephalopods) covered by the term?

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    1. re: chimera
      christina z RE: chimera Sep 27, 1999 01:53 PM

      Squid and cuttlefish are definitely both cephalopods
      but they are different creatures. As a scuba diver
      I've seen them both in their natural habitats and
      they look very different. Squid are more streamlined
      than cuttlefish. Also, cuttlefish change colors as
      their moods change. They seem very intelligent
      when they encounter divers. They tend to hover
      near the human and change colors rapidly until they
      get tired and scoot away. (I think squid are little
      more timid.) Now I'm sure that's more than you ever
      wanted to know about cuttlefish.

      1. re: christina z
        kate RE: christina z Oct 5, 1999 03:38 PM

        I wish I could say I've tried it, but several people have raved to me about the cuttlefish and noodles that is served as a special (a pretty frequent special) at Ithaka.

        1. re: christina z
          Gino RE: christina z Oct 12, 1999 01:56 PM

          I Trulli an Apulian Restaurant in the east 30's makes superb grilled cuttlefish

        2. re: chimera
          Gino RE: chimera Oct 14, 1999 06:43 PM

          I Trulli an Apulian restaurant in the east 30's serves exellent grilled cuttlefish!!

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