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Jul 4, 2007 09:38 AM

Columbia, SC: Who's your fish monger?

I guess there's not much else to say now. ; )

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  1. Well Sweet, judging from the silence apparently there's _nothing_ else to say. ;^)

    I generally head over to the The Fresh Market when shopping for seafood, but I'm sure you know about them already. Sometimes I'll buy something from Publix if it looks really fresh.

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    1. re: Cpt Wafer

      I was hoping you'd answer! Yeah, well it's a holiday week and all. I've gone to St. Andrew's Seafood Market, but I got irritated the other day. I don't carry a checkbook anymore and didn't have cash (which she clearly prefers) and they don't take credit cards. I had a large order and had to walk away. So, my fault for not remembering about the credit card thing and she was nice enough to offer to meet me there early the next day but the bank was closed so it just wouldn't work out. But this is the kicker. I pay her cash usually and she always says " Say thank you". I think it should be the other way around. Grrrr..... I just need an easier option. Fresh market is so far away from me; but Publix is relatively close. I do like the way St. Andrews makes me smell the fish.

      1. re: SweetPea

        I never carry checks either and often don't have more than ten bucks on me. Don't blame you for being a little peeved. I'd be tempted to tell her "you're welcome" (with a smile of course) if she told me to "say thank you". Maybe she's just joking or something. I've been meaning to stop by there for years but haven't. I'll make a point to check it out the next time I'm out that way. I'll bet the guys at Publix would let you smell the fish. Of course you'd have to ask first though. There's something to be said for a fish monger that will make you smell it before you buy.

        1. re: Cpt Wafer

          Yes there is. And she puts it on ice in a bag for you. I was hoping for a comment from someone about a tiny place called Pier One out this way. Guess I am going to be the guinea pig. And hey, remember to bring your checkbook when you're out this way.

    2. I've been very pleased by Clifton's on Decker, and the place with the blue neon on Gervais. Fish, fresh or fried, and crawdads in season. Not really out in your direction, I know, but, sometimes you gotta go a little further for quality.

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      1. re: Animabandit

        It's not the quality; it's that I can't be out and think "Oh, I'll stop by and get -whatever- for dinner", because I don't have a checkbook or cash. In this case I called first to check on some things and made a special trip with a cooler and walked away empty handed at quarter till 6 when I intended to have clams, fish, scallops, and dungeoness crab. Like I said, my fault for not remembering. What I really want is quality and convenience. But "you can't always get what you want".