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Dapuma May 23, 2011 08:56 AM

Does anyone know where i can find fresh arctic char?

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  1. Lunchbox76 May 23, 2011 10:01 AM

    AJ's usually has a pretty good selection. I'm not sure if they'll have what you're looking for though so I'd call ahead and see if they have it or can maybe get it for you...

    1. Dmnkly May 23, 2011 01:24 PM

      If you figure it out, let me know. It seems that big box stores and the Asian markets (both of which have some perfectly good if not exceptional stuff) are all there is. Haven't seen a single independent fishmonger since moving here a year and a half ago.

      As for char specifically, I've seen it at Whole Foods from time to time, but definitely not with any kind of regularity. Phone's the way to go.

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        Dapuma May 23, 2011 03:18 PM

        I went to the big Whole Foods on Mayo yesterday assuming they would have it fresh, they didnt have it at all and told me they only carry in july - august (about 1 month out of the year)

        Not sure if anyone can special order it - should probably try AJ's but was hoping someone knew and indy purveyor - not sure if any of the asian markets woud special order

        Problem is i dont need an entire fish just some filets 1-2 pounds at a time

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          AzDumpling May 24, 2011 09:17 AM

          You might give these folks a call at the Seafood Market in Mesa.

          3406 E. Baseline Rd
          Mesa, AZ 85204
          480-633-1580

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          Seafood Market
          1910 S Gilbert Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

          1. re: AzDumpling
            Dapuma May 24, 2011 11:24 AM

            special request only - they are checking if it is avaliable, not sure if there is a minimum order or not, thanks for the info - hopefullyt hey can make it happen

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        erquy Jun 8, 2011 10:35 PM

        This may be a little late, but the AJ's on Camelback had arctic char this past Sunday.

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          johnseberg Jun 9, 2011 03:15 AM

          Keep in mind, there are two AJ's on Camelback, one at Central, and one at 44th St.

          1. re: johnseberg
            Dapuma Jun 10, 2011 01:22 PM

            Seafood Market never called me back

            After reading their service reviews that is not unsuprising

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            Seafood Market
            1910 S Gilbert Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

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