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Red line seafood for the bluefish-obsessed?

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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    1. re: autopi
      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.

        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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          1. re: typhoonfish
            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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