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Fresh Octopus

Arabella09 Jan 1, 2011 05:57 PM

Where can I buy fresh octopus in the DC area? Had griled octopus salad at RIS tonight, and it was really good!

2275 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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    timkennedy RE: Arabella09 Jan 1, 2011 08:10 PM

    Whole Foods, sometimes has octopus. Or you could try some of the Asian grocery chains like Lotte that have been popping up in the area (at least in Fairfax).

    1. tommyskitchen RE: Arabella09 Jan 2, 2011 01:19 AM

      You can also try the fish markets down on Maine Ave - And in addition to the Asian markets (H-Mart) you can look at Bestway Latin markets.

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        agarnett100 RE: tommyskitchen Jan 2, 2011 12:35 PM

        Maine Ave fish market see - Capt White or H-mart they had plenty when I was there today

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          monpetitescargot RE: agarnett100 Jan 3, 2011 04:44 PM

          definitely h-mart or another asian market.

      2. DanielK RE: Arabella09 Jan 2, 2011 04:53 PM

        The answer for where to buy the best seafood in the DC area always begins with BlackSalt. Unbeatable quality, and the employees are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.

        4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

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          tommyskitchen RE: DanielK Jan 2, 2011 07:57 PM

          Does Black Salt have Octopus?

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            DanielK RE: tommyskitchen Jan 3, 2011 07:07 AM

            Call them. If they don't have it in, they'll tell you whether or not they can get it.

            If they *can't* get it, I'd question the quality of the stuff from anyone else locally who says they can...

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              agarnett100 RE: DanielK Jan 3, 2011 11:37 AM

              You can also check the Jessup fish market were main local resturants get their seafood

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                ivysmom RE: agarnett100 Jan 3, 2011 02:30 PM

                Not everyone in the Jessup seafood market sells to the public. That said, I was at Frank's Seafood in the Jessup seafood market this past weekend (they do sell to the public) and it looked like they had octopus there. I would not bet a paycheck that's what it was - call first.

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