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Smoked Salmon Alemany Farmer's Market (name of fishmonger?)

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kate28 Jan 6, 2010 08:15 AM

I visited the Alemany Farmer's market about a week ago and bought some amazing and wonderful cold smoked salmon (1st row, far end). Unfortunately, I don't live in SF and didn't take her name. I was hoping to contact the fishmonger directly and see if she ships. (Or at least note it for my next trip) Does anyone know the name and/or contact info? -Thanks

  1. Euonymous Jan 16, 2010 08:07 AM

    I checked last Saturday. It is Blue Ocean Smoke House.

    Retail Shop: 205 Yale Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    Email: Eriko@coastsidefish.com
    Tel: (650) 922-7661
    FAX: (650) 563-9491
    http://www.blueoceansmokehouse.com
    info@blueoceansmokehouse.com

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    1. re: Euonymous
      wolfe Jan 16, 2010 09:23 AM

      Interesting, as this was the last address for Red River Smokehouse:
      Red River Smoke House
      205 Yale Avenue
      Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
      A smokehouse by any other name....

      1. re: wolfe
        rworange Jan 16, 2010 11:39 AM

        Red River has been closed for a while. It seems one of the co-owners of Blue Ocean is a French-trained chef, Piak Kong, who was woring as a head chef and consultant for a HMB Sake bar
        http://www.hmbreview.com/articles/200...

      2. re: Euonymous
        Paul H Jan 16, 2010 11:55 AM

        This is good to know. I grew up in Portland, OR and every year my father would charter a boat with friends and catch some salmon, which would be deposited at a local smoke house for cleaning and curing. Memories of my earliest years are suffused with smells and tastes of wonderful smoked salmon, which we had for a song. When I look at Cap'n MIke's $45 to $50 per pound for smoked salmon, I am appalled. I'll definitely check out Blue Ocean.

        1. re: Paul H
          Windy Jan 16, 2010 05:26 PM

          I think Blue Ocean's salmon runs about half of that. A big hunk is $9-12.

          It might be a little more, but in the same price range as the cured salmon from Bi-Rite and Swan's, my two favorites in the city.

        2. re: Euonymous
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          kate28 Jan 16, 2010 01:43 PM

          Thank you!

        3. Windy Jan 8, 2010 10:57 AM

          It is really good. It's definitely not Capn Mike's (which is about twice the price). I think it has Blue in the name and is from Half Moon Bay, but not sure.

          1. Robert Lauriston Jan 8, 2010 08:15 AM

            Was it Red River Smoke House?

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              wolfe Jan 8, 2010 08:41 AM

              Is Red River back in business?
              http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi...
              I see from their last inspection report that they were at Alemany at least in 10/08.

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              vulber Jan 7, 2010 10:41 PM

              Cap'n Mike's Holy Smoke is a popular (and delicious!) smoked salmon merchant that is at the Saturday Ferry Building market. While the only other SF market listed on their website is the Castro market, I have also seen them at the Fillmore market.....

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              1. re: vulber
                wolfe Jan 8, 2010 03:07 AM

                And sometimes is heard a discouraging word.
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/611709

                1. re: vulber
                  rworange Jan 8, 2010 07:42 AM

                  Yeah, I considered it might be Cap'n Mike's, but there are also a few other smoked fish vendors at other farmers markets ...that, IMO, are less expensive and better. Also, it doesn't seem the type of market where he sells and he's not big on the sampling. He does it, but not so much. In addition, I've never seen a woman at one of his stands at a farmers market.

                  I hope someone who goes tommorrow will keep an eye out and report back.

                  1. re: rworange
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                    wally Jan 8, 2010 08:02 AM

                    There is often a woman at Cap'n Mike's at Ferry Plaza.

                    1. re: rworange
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                      vulber Jan 8, 2010 09:06 AM

                      My favorite part about Cap'n Mike is not the smoked salmon, but the jerky. Delicious

                  2. rworange Jan 7, 2010 07:44 AM

                    If no one answers your question, try contacting the farmers market
                    http://www.sfgov.org/site/alemany_ind...

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                    1. re: rworange
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                      kate28 Jan 7, 2010 07:19 PM

                      Thanks for the tip.

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