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adamfj Jan 25, 2010 12:44 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to get a flavorful bird for roasting or coq au vin. Something like an older hen or rooster, or maybe poultry besides chicken that has some real flavor. I'm not interested in the tender texture of the younger birds, I'm interested in finding a source of poultry that is more than the 'typical grocery store chicken' - flavor wise.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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    pineapple sage Jan 25, 2010 05:02 PM

    Market Poultry at Eastern Market. I know people who call this "crack chicken" because it is so good it's addictive.

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    1. re: pineapple sage
      hill food Jan 25, 2010 09:32 PM

      @pineapple: and since the 'skins aren't playing for awhile, should be OK on a Sunday

      (big football fans, sometimes get a little distracted on those days)

    2. chaofun Jan 25, 2010 04:13 PM

      I like Ecofriendly's chickens. They are in the Dupont circle market and the Arlington farmers market.

      1. hill food Jan 25, 2010 01:31 PM

        try Inman's (202) 543-7470 I've bought all sorts of birds from them. the odder ones may take a few days to order. I like roasting pheasant.

        225 7th Street, SE. 1 1/2 Blocks North of Eastern Market Metro on 7th Street

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          reiflame Jan 25, 2010 01:12 PM

          The Amish market in Germantown does custom orders, and I've found their poultry consistently excellent.

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