Fresh Fish in Dupont Circle?
I've been in DC for over a year now, living in Dupont, and have been hard pressed to find a great fishmonger in the area, or otherwise Metro accessible (as I don't have a car) - an recommendations??
there really should be a better answer to this question, but the only one I'm aware of WholeFoods in Logan Circle. Quality is definitely good, price is not, and the "scene" drives me nuts.
There's one in G-town, Cannon's I believe, which isn't too far (walkable from the south side though) from DuPont. But other than those, as far as I know, fishmongers are scarce in these parts (I live there too). Anybody else? Are the Eastern Market ones around during reconstruction? That used to be a good option...
The Maine Avenue Market is accessible by Metro but a little bit of a walk. Most of the vendors get their supply straight from local suppliers or the wholesale market at Jessup.
Cannon's is very good but not cheap.
Southern Maryland Seafood in the South Hall of the Historic Eastern Market on Capital Hill will reopen for business in August when the temporary East Hall is ready for occupancy. You will hear the cheers from their regular fans all over town. Check here for news of progress http://www.saveeasternmarket.org/
Captain White's Seafood City
1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
1065 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Southern Maryland Seafood Co
225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
I have no idea. Pesce is one of my favorite restaurants but until SharonC suggested buying seafood there for home preparation I had never considered using them as a fishmonger.
Pesce and Seacatch in Georgetown have IMO the freshest and most consistently well prepared seafood in town. Not to say that I haven't found some good stuff at other places but those are the ones that I always know I will be happy at.
Has anybody bought fish or shellfish at Pesce?