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Where's the shad???

Hi all -- would love to get some shad, or even better some shad roe. Anybody know any restaurants, other than the venerable Peppermill, serving shad these days? Or even where to buy fresh shad and roe? Though I'm not sure I want to tackle shad at home...

Thx!
FMM

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Peppermill Restaurant
1301 York Rd Ste G5, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

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  1. I haven't enjoyed shad, and especially, the roe, in too many years to remember.

    The last time I indulged was at the Polo Grill (sadly a missing entity).

    But, I do recall that one year I had excellent shad and the roe at the Williamsburg Inn. If you can enjoy the Peppermill, then the Williamsburg Inn isn't far off the mark as far as cuisine, atmosphere, price range, etc. I do suggest that you call ahead to see if they have featured it on their menu.

    It's sad, that such a wonderful delicacy isn't more readily available at other dining establishments this time of year. To me, it's as delectable as the offering of soft shell crabs and oysters in season.

    Good luck in your attempts to locate shad/roe. If I come across any, I'll certainly let you know. FoiGras

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    Peppermill Restaurant
    1301 York Rd Ste G5, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093

    Williamsburg Inn
    11131 Pulaski Hwy, White Marsh, MD 21162

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    1. re: FoiGras

      I spotted some at Wegman's in Hunt Valley last weekend. Shad Roe.

    2. The Canton Safeway was blowing out shad roe the first week of April, but they're all gone now. You may be too late for this year.

      1. I think I saw it on the menu recently at Vidalia. Equinox also often has it when it is in season (it is one of Chef' Grey's favorite).

        I saw it for sale a week or so ago at the P Street Whole Foods.

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        Vidalia
        1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

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        1. re: Elyssa

          Elyssa is right, shad roe is definitely at Vidalia. I had some myself. If you don't see it on the menu you should ask about it. I saw it this past weekend at the Arlington Whole Foods.

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          Vidalia
          1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

        2. O'Donnell's in the Kentlands usually has it in the spring.

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          1. re: CDouglas

            Thanks, everyone! I'm still on the hunt specifically for restaurants, and if I find any I'll be sure to post. Barring that, it's pretty easy to fry up some roe sacs...now that i know where to shop for them! thanks.

            cheers,
            michelle

            1. re: foodmakermichelle

              Shad was an appetizer at The Majestic in Alexandria about two weeks ago.

              1. re: foodmakermichelle

                I had shad roe at Arucola in Chevy Chase DC last weekend--it was good but very rich (served over creamed spinach).

                1. re: foodmakermichelle

                  We last bought boned shad fillet at the Salt River Lobster truck at the Kensington farmers market (Sat 8-12). I prepare baked stuffed shad fillet according to James Beard Fish Cookery's recipe, stuffed with a simple-to-prepare mixture of sliced onion sauteed in butter with thyme, parsley, bread crumb and egg. It is delicious and really enhanced the sweet and delicate flavor of the shad. Sometimes Whole Foods fish counter has the boned shad fillets. Also, the seafood store on Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase (can't remember the name, it is about 1 block south of Safeway).

              2. If you're willing to wait until May 25, the Armstrong's new venture in Old Town--Virtue Feed & Grain--will feature shad roe on the menu.

                http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/a...