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Bleuss- New Fresh Fish Market in Bernal Heights

evangross Aug 15, 2006 07:23 PM

My GF and I would walk by this place on Cortland almost everyday wondering when it would open up, since Bernal is in SERIOUS need of a good market for fresh fish and meat, and were thrilled to finally see it open recently. All kinds of sashimi grade fish, as well as organic meat (Creekstone) and organic chicken. And it's CHEAP! The other day we bought 4 lobster claws and a pound of sashimi grade halibut, all for $20! and all of it was delicious. seriously. it drives me crazy to see people buying overpriced, disgusting fish from the Good Life, where no one behind the counter knows shit about food, while Bleuss seems to be empty a lot. The place is awesome.

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    Calvinist RE: evangross Aug 15, 2006 07:56 PM

    We've bought fish there. It's good. And they sell sushi. Kind of like a bare-bones Yum Yum fish.

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      Daniel Duane RE: Calvinist Aug 15, 2006 09:07 PM

      okay, so tell me you really mean it. I too find the Good Life meat counter loathesome (and don't even get me started on their overpriced and pathetic produce), but I was a little put off by the Bleuss place. Poked in once, saw a half-filled cold case with glass so old it was opaque. Made me suspect a drug front or some such, certainly not a serious business. But you're saying it's real? The fish is actually sashimi grade? They're not just saying that?

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        evangross RE: Daniel Duane Aug 15, 2006 10:08 PM

        yep. As with a lot of great markets, looks are deceiving. It is totally the kind of place where you go in and ask the main guy (who is usually there) what he just got in that's fresh. When we went in this last weekend, he just got those lobsters in and they were incredibly fresh. I too was put off by the look of the place, but I think it's just a case of someone who is an expert at finding quality food but not at running a business. Just give it a try.

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      JA90 RE: evangross Aug 15, 2006 10:02 PM

      My husband brought home a sketchy-looking piece of tuna from Bleuss and said "it was all they had left" and that the place seemed pretty dead. I didn't want to eat it, but I have to admit that after a marinade and a few minutes on the grill, it was pretty tasty. Don't know if I'd go back there, but as was said above, Bernal fish options are limited. I hear good things about Drewes on Church, but it's a long walk down and up the hill!

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        Calvinist RE: evangross Aug 16, 2006 07:07 PM

        I think the deal with Bleuss is that they have done wholesale business out of the space for some time, and decided to open up for retail as they are there anyway.

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          bong RE: evangross Aug 17, 2006 05:30 PM

          What puzzles me is why Bleuss is always so empty. They can't possibly last long if they continue to be so empty...

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