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Duck Breast in STL?

shannonstl Oct 5, 2012 08:02 PM

Does anyone know of a good source for duck breasts in STL? I know I bought some at Whole Foods but that was a few years ago!

Any suggestions?

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    robt5265 RE: shannonstl Oct 5, 2012 09:27 PM

    Schunck's on the Plaza, at Lindbergh and Clayton Rd. has fresh duck breasts at the meat counter. It's the only Schnucks that carries them.

    1. hill food RE: shannonstl Oct 5, 2012 09:41 PM

      Schnuck's at Clayton and Big Bend carries frozen.

      Seafood City and Olive Street Farmer's Market both opposite each other on the same stretch of Olive, West of Hanley and East of I-170 carry fresh, sold either whole or specific cuts.

      but I guess the Asian-American Heritage festival (Olive and McKnight/Woodson) is going to botch traffic around there tomorrow

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        lemons RE: hill food Oct 6, 2012 07:33 AM

        Uh, hill food, that Schnuck's has been closed for some years now. I'm sure you mean another one?

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          shannonstl RE: lemons Oct 6, 2012 08:24 AM

          I am pretty sure both the Schnuck's at Clayton and Big Bend (by the Esquire) and the Schnuck's at Clayton and Lindbergh (by Plaza Frontenac) are open.

          I think there used to be on at Clayton and Hanley,right?

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            marymac RE: lemons Oct 6, 2012 04:14 PM

            You're thinking of the Schnucks at Clayton and Hanley. It's been closed for some time.

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              hill food RE: lemons Oct 6, 2012 07:21 PM

              in any case, not meaning to spoil Robt's tip (and that's good to know), the point is MOST Schnuck's that even bother to carry duck, only have frozen.

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                lemons RE: hill food Oct 7, 2012 08:11 AM

                Very true re Schnucks. I don't shop at the one cattycornered from Plaza Frontenac but have to be at PF today; may drop by and look.

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                  nosh RE: lemons Oct 9, 2012 08:30 PM

                  lemons -- could you please shoot me an email? noshtp@aol.com

                  i have a question for you. couldn't find a way to contact you on stlouiseats.com.

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            shannonstl RE: shannonstl Oct 6, 2012 04:41 AM

            Thanks a million guys!

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              lemons RE: shannonstl Oct 7, 2012 02:23 PM

              No sign of duck breasts fresh or frozen at the Schnucks on the Plaza, at least today. Seafood City only had duck heads. I suppose you could confit them.

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                hill food RE: lemons Oct 7, 2012 06:20 PM

                HA! jellied duck tongue served on a small crouton with a seared brain and braised fennel schmear? and soup!

                I've found the choices at Seafood City are best on Thursday or Friday. maybe Saturday's festival brought additional business?

                when I found them frozen at the Clayton/Richmond Heights Schnuck's they were on the freezer aisle across (sort of) from the butcher to the right towards the end just before the specialty salami/prosciutto etc.

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                shannonstl RE: shannonstl Oct 9, 2012 05:06 PM

                OP here. I saw frozen duck breasts at the Brentwood Whole Foods today. They are kind of off to the side of the meat counter. I have a line on some local fresh duck, so I'll report back if that comes to fruition.

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