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Where can you buy Nova in the Bay

hungree Jun 16, 2012 09:08 AM

Not lox. Just moved from the east coast.

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  1. wolfe RE: hungree Jun 16, 2012 09:28 AM

    Try Bi Rite, Dean and Deluca.Mollie Stone's, Faletti's or Andronico's.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: hungree Jun 16, 2012 09:38 AM

      It's lox you can't get here, or for that matter very easily in New York. Everything labeled "lox" is nova.

      Costco, Trader Joe's, most any supermarket.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        hungree RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 16, 2012 10:12 AM

        so the salty kind is nova and the non salty is lox? I thought it was the other way around... what do you get at russ and daughters? nova i thought.

        1. re: hungree
          Robert Lauriston RE: hungree Jun 16, 2012 10:24 AM

          The saltier, hard-to-find kind is lox. Russ and Daughters is one of the few remaining places where they have both. To quote their Web site, "Most likely, when people refer to 'lox,' as in 'bagels and lox,' they are referring to smoked salmon, typically the traditional Gaspe Nova."

          There's lots of great cold-smoked salmon around here.

      2. escargot3 RE: hungree Jun 17, 2012 08:37 PM

        step one:
        have a friend visit from the Eas Coast and bring some in a cooler chest...and don't forget to bring some sable too.

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          hyperbowler RE: escargot3 Jun 18, 2012 01:03 PM

          mmm... sable

          I don't see it on their menu, but on the weekends, Wise Sons Deli has had a plate of cured and smoked fish, and they list smoked wild king salmon on their menu for Saturday. Their smoked salmon was some of the best I've ever eaten. Actually, it might have been steel head trout, but in any case, it was fantastic and as good as what you could get in an appetizing store in NY. The sable didn't come close to Russ & Daughters though. They don't to my knowledge sell it per pound.

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            cometraveler RE: hyperbowler Jun 21, 2012 09:59 PM

            Mail Order- Sorry I think it is the only way. I'm from New York and none of the smoked fish that I have tried around here has been that good. I usually get it from either Zabar's(also great cream cheese) or Barney Greengrass(their bagels and bialys are good there also), but I am sure that there are a lot more choices. Shipping must be one day, so it is expensive, but at least you can get great quality smoked fish.

            1. re: cometraveler
              sundeck sue RE: cometraveler Jun 22, 2012 09:15 AM

              Got my husband for Valentine's Day mail-order sable from Barney Greengrass--he was verklempt (overwhelmed w/ emotion) and otherwise thrilled. Recently have come to prefer Sarge's (hole-in-the-wall, old-style deli @ 3rd Ave and 36th in Manhattan) to Barney Greengrass's sable (less salty); and Sarge's also ships.

              But on a more local note, just this week bought smoked trout, made in-house @ Monterey Fish, in Berkeley--it was terrific!

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