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guttergourmet Oct 21, 2005 11:51 AM

white silk slices with streaks of yellow fat on a toasted buttered onion bagel with a big glass of ice cold chocolate milk. Heaven? No, Barney Greengrass. $48 lb and nobody does it better. Challengers?

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    eve RE: guttergourmet Oct 22, 2005 01:26 AM

    I am a Russ and Daughters fan--just ask for a tasting before they start to carve.

    Suggestion--ask for the smoked sea bass--that is the best smoked fish ever.

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      guttergourmet RE: eve Oct 23, 2005 12:12 PM

      I too love R&D but unless they have a special piece hidden in the vault, the sturgeon doesn't compare to BG.

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        KRS RE: guttergourmet Oct 31, 2005 12:06 PM

        Murray's Sturgeon Shop, 2429 Broadway near 89th St.,
        212-724-2650, has excellent sturgeon, beautifully sliced, at astronomical prices.

        The best buy is sturgeon tails at Zabar's. Ask at the far left of the smoked fish counter. There's a fair amount of waste, but the price is an incredible bargain and the quality is excellent.

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      HLSguy RE: guttergourmet Oct 23, 2005 03:56 PM

      I don't know a lot about sturgeon, but reading this post was eerie. I'm visiting New York for a few days. This morning I went to a place called Ess-a-Bagel (which I've always enjoyed) on 53rd and 3rd and got a sturgeon sandwich. While it was quite tasty, the reason I bring it up is the unusual fellow who makes the sandwiches rambled something about someone from Barney Greengrass getting his sturgeon there (or something like that). I had no idea (and have no idea) what Barney Greengrass is.

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        RGR RE: HLSguy Oct 23, 2005 06:20 PM

        Barney Greengrass is an Upper West Side restaurant, on Amsterdam Av. at 86th St., where you can get excellent appetizing, as well as the usual deli meats, sandwiches, etc.

        Link: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

      2. guttergourmet RE: guttergourmet Jan 31, 2008 05:18 PM

        Update- $60/lb for sturgeon at BG. Being lazy I got a sandwich to go- 1/4lb -maybe 4 or 5 small slices on a buttered toasted onion bagel-$20. I'd gladly pay twice that.

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