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Frozen Quail in St.Pete/Clearwater/Tampa

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MelodyMalloy Sep 17, 2010 06:51 AM

i usually buy 6 frozen quail for $11...(sorta standard NY/NJ pricing)... I am having a barbecue Saturday,September 25th and am having trouble finding frozen quail down here. Only one place(Mazzaro's in St. Pete) will order them for me at $3 each,which is really biting into my budget.. I am going to pick up a dozen(that is all he has) at Ideal Portuguese Market in Pinellas Park... I still need another 60quail. Does anyone know where I can buy them and NOT have to do a special order?? Also, pricing is important... It's a relaxed family bbq and I want to keep the money spent at that level also.

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  1. askdrtodd RE: MelodyMalloy Sep 17, 2010 06:59 AM

    so instead of $2 each, they're $3 each?

    Oceanic market is my best guess. N. Tampa Street.

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      MelodyMalloy RE: askdrtodd Sep 17, 2010 07:05 PM

      WOO HOO! Thanks so much.. Just spent $200 at Oceanic and I am thrilled! Thanks for the tip.. I also bought frozen sardines and a lot of other things.. If you buy a dozen 6packs of quail they give you a 10%discount so I paid only $8 for each six pack.. They are 4oz quail which is standard sizing..... THANKS SO much for your help! much appreciated

    2. Veggo RE: MelodyMalloy Sep 17, 2010 07:00 AM

      I get them at Acapulco Tropical in Bradenton, 6 for 9 bucks. I would call first to check on their quantity in inventory.

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        ospreycove RE: Veggo Sep 17, 2010 07:02 AM

        Call "Inter-city Meats" Sarasotsa they are a wholesaler that sells quail by the 24 count case.

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          CFishman RE: ospreycove Sep 17, 2010 07:56 AM

          House of Meats on Sligh and and MD Oriental on Fowler.

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            CFishman RE: CFishman Sep 17, 2010 08:03 AM

            And for top quality at good prices you might also try Master Purveyors: http://www.masterpurveyorsfla.com

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            MelodyMalloy RE: ospreycove Sep 17, 2010 07:14 PM

            24 for $69.. not bad but too far to drive

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            MelodyMalloy RE: Veggo Sep 17, 2010 07:12 PM

            I called and they are $9 for six.... just too far to drive.. thanks for the tip

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              MelodyMalloy RE: Veggo Sep 17, 2010 07:15 PM

              thanks Veggo... I love Spanish Markets.. I called them and their pricing is great.. I just wasn't up for the 100 mile rt drive.... I will definitely visit them when I can make a day trip though.

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              juli5122 RE: MelodyMalloy Sep 17, 2010 09:13 AM

              Not sure of thir price but Harrs Surf and Turf on Tampa Rd. in Clearwater has them in their freezer.

              www.surfandturfmarket.com

              Just beware I have trouble leaving there without spendingtoo much money. lol

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                MelodyMalloy RE: juli5122 Sep 17, 2010 07:10 PM

                thanks juli.. nice place but outta my range! lol

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                kempshark RE: MelodyMalloy Sep 17, 2010 02:02 PM

                You might want to try the asian markets in St. Pete. There is Cho Lon on 34th street near 52nd Ave north. There is Dong A on 30th Ave. North (I believe near 16th street), and there is another Dong A on 49th St North right by 87th Ave north. Most of the asian markets stock frozen quail at all times.

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                  MelodyMalloy RE: kempshark Sep 17, 2010 07:09 PM

                  Thanks Kemp.. I actually prefer to shop at the Asian and Spanish markets.. I find the quality of their produce and meats to be comparable to any 'upscale' shop.. I will definitely try these markets.

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