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Red line seafood for the bluefish-obsessed?

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Pretty Vacant Nov 9, 2009 11:15 AM

My brother is visiting Boston from Australia and I am trying hard to get him to go somewhere other than Legal Seafood for a change. He is obsessed with bluefish, and he won't stray far from the red line. i've been told that bluefish season is over, so the super-fresh places aren't offering it. The bluefish on the Legal menu must be frozen.

Any suggestions? Substitutions for bluefish so great he won't complain? Thank you -

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    autopi Nov 9, 2009 12:12 PM

    hungry mother does a fantastic bluefish prep, though i don't know if they are still doing it. that's not too far off the red line (kendall). plus, it's just a generally fantastic restaurant.

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      Pretty Vacant Nov 9, 2009 01:36 PM

      Thanks all, this is very helpful.

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      emilief Nov 9, 2009 11:50 AM

      I saw fresh buefish at the Legal market in Chestnut Hill last Friday.

      1. franksnbeans Nov 9, 2009 11:32 AM

        Could always head to the Alewife end of the red line and hit the Summer Shack. Easy walk from the T.

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        Summer Shack
        149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02140

        1. typhoonfish Nov 9, 2009 11:26 AM

          There's plenty of fresh bluefish coming out of the Mid Atlantic right now. Legal is getting just as fresh bluefish right now as they do in the summer.

          There's also a ton of fresh mackerel around right now which IMHO tastes just as good.

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            teezeetoo Nov 9, 2009 11:32 AM

            check and see if summer shack on the alewife station has blue fish now.

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