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pete.jake Feb 3, 2011 01:30 PM

I'm wondering it there are any Gourmet/Specialty Grocers in the area. I couldn't find anything searching Chow and Google.

Specifically looking for Caviars and Foie Gras. Thanks in advance!

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    semanticantics RE: pete.jake Feb 3, 2011 03:36 PM

    Caviar I don't recall seeing recently. Coastal Seafoods might have some. I believe Surdyk's, Lund's / Byerly's would have foie and possibly caviar. I believe there is a duck proprietor locally that hopefully one of the meat eaters can point you towards.

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    Coastal Seafoods
    74 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105

    Byerly's
    1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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      keg RE: semanticantics Feb 3, 2011 03:52 PM

      Fois Gras can be found at Clancy's in Linden Hills. You can't find it at Whole Foods, along with live lobster. WF has frozen lobster, so apparently it's the confinement not death they're concerned about - cue the Born Free theme music.

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        soupkitten RE: semanticantics Feb 3, 2011 03:54 PM

        coastal has some varieties of caviar on hand and can special order more pricey varieties like sevruga with advance notice.

        here is a nice article on the local foie producer Semantics refers to:

        http://heavytable.com/the-ducks-of-au...

        they supply many restaurants in town.

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          bob s RE: semanticantics Feb 4, 2011 08:00 AM

          I recently purchased some caviar at Coastal - seemed relatively (emphasis on that word) reasonably priced. Their supply on hand is primarily low end stuff and, if I recall correctly, they do not regularly stock the classic black Sturgeon caviar. (That's not a complaint - I found what I needed for a recipe.) However, as soupkitten noted, they can order others for you.

          I also noticed caviar at the Minneapolis Whole Foods last week. It's by the fish. It was in a clear plastic hanging package (I'm sure to prevent shoplifting) so I didn't look that closely. Can't vouch for it one way or another.

          Finally - Trader Joe's carries some caviars in their refrigerated foods section. At least that's the case for the one in St. Louis Park.

          Bob

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          sandylc RE: pete.jake Feb 4, 2011 06:32 PM

          Maybe Surdyk's?

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            churchka RE: pete.jake Feb 6, 2011 03:43 PM

            I've gotten caviar at Ikea. Very reasonably priced. Also, fish roe can be found very cheaply at United Noodle. Perfect for sushi.

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