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ISO fish market open Labor Day

tall sarah Sep 1, 2010 05:20 AM

is it too much to ask? A fish market open on a holiday? Close to Arlington/ Cambridge? I'll be needing haddock or cod & mussels......

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    tall sarah Sep 1, 2010 09:30 AM

    Thanks all for your suggestions! I decided to change my menu instead of making the seafood stew. I'll make the stew another time :)

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      9lives Sep 1, 2010 07:58 AM

      James Hook on Atlantic Ave is usually open for a a few hours on Labor Day...

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        barb2007 Sep 1, 2010 07:05 AM

        The fish markets on the cape are open on Labor Day. I know this is too far away for you - not to mention the traffic leaving the cape that day!!! If you do not want to freeze the fish you buy I have a great idea for keeping it fresh a day or so longer than usual. Get a few of those plastic blue blocks you put in coolers. Freeze them and put them on top of the fish in the meat drawer of your refrigerator. I read this tip in a magazine a few years ago and have been doing this ever since. It really works. I have passed this information on to friends and neighbors and they report excellent results. I live on the cape and fish is readily available here.

        1. CocoDan Sep 1, 2010 06:56 AM

          I would guess the fish market at Summer Shack will be open on Labor Day, as it is part of the restaurant. They have a pretty good selection albeit fairly expensive. But what good seafood isn't?

          Summer Shack
          310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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            treb Sep 1, 2010 06:30 AM

            Local fish markets probably closed, Market Basket has a pretty good fish selection and is open on Mon.

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              Allstonian Sep 1, 2010 06:49 AM

              It's true, the only place you're going to find fish on Monday is at a supermarket, so if you have one whose fish counter you trust, you could try there.

              Bear in mind that they will most likely not have received any fresh fish themselves since Friday or *maybe* Saturday.

            2. Allstonian Sep 1, 2010 05:29 AM

              I'm afraid it probably is too much to ask - I've never known of a fish market open on Sundays, let alone major holidays. You may need to shop on Friday and freeze your fish until Monday.

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