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Where do I find skatewing?

SoozyQ Oct 28, 2012 10:23 AM

We just returned from having a great dinner at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas. We had the skatewing fish that was incredibly prepared and delicious. Is there anywhere in the San Gabriel Valley where I might find fresh skatewing? Can't fly to Vegas evertime we get the craving so have to settle for next best. TIA

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  1. Servorg RE: SoozyQ Oct 28, 2012 10:37 AM

    While I haven't had it I see it on the menu at the Novel Cafe in Pasadena (and it certainly sounds interesting) http://www.novelcafepasadena.com/


    1. J.L. RE: SoozyQ Oct 28, 2012 10:42 AM

      Waraya (used to be called Raku) in West LA has a casual but very good preparation of skatewing... In the mini-mall on the SE corner of Barrington & Olympic.

      1. ipsedixit RE: SoozyQ Oct 28, 2012 12:01 PM

        Hawai'i Supermarket has it.

        Water Grill has it on their menu sometimes.

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          cacio e pepe RE: SoozyQ Oct 28, 2012 09:37 PM

          I've had it prepared very nicely at Il Grano, though it won't always be on the menu.

          You can also frequently find it at Santa Monica Seafood, though I'd caution that it's not a forgiving fish. It's a bit tricky to cook right.

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            linus RE: SoozyQ Oct 29, 2012 08:09 AM

            mccall's often carries it. it's of a really good quality, too.

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              jdwdeville RE: linus Oct 30, 2012 08:11 AM

              I saw it there the other day, +/- $28-30 a lb.

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                cacio e pepe RE: jdwdeville Oct 30, 2012 08:44 AM

                I do love me some McCall's, but they are not the most budget friendly butcher around, that's for sure.

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                  jdwdeville RE: cacio e pepe Oct 30, 2012 10:01 AM

                  Yes, that is quite true. Though, oddly, the seafood prices seem much higher than the meat...

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                    linus RE: jdwdeville Oct 30, 2012 10:03 AM

                    no doubt the fish there is expensive, and sometimes i balk. but it's sustainable, so there's the feel good factor to figure in.
                    and the quality is very, very good.

                    i've never seen skate wing at fish king.

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                      cacio e pepe RE: linus Oct 30, 2012 10:25 AM

                      True, true. I'll shop at McCalls on occasion. Lindy and Grundy is just too rich for my blood, fel good factor or no.

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                        linus RE: cacio e pepe Oct 30, 2012 03:48 PM

                        still haven't taken the lindy and grundy plunge. i'll have to go for a sticker shock high.

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                          jdwdeville RE: linus Oct 30, 2012 07:03 PM

                          Actually, I find Lindy and Grundy's prices quite in line with what you get- the 45 day aged steaks are admittedly pricey, but you get what you pay for and they are delicious. I've also had some very reasonably priced un-aged meats there that were excellent.

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                            linus RE: jdwdeville Oct 31, 2012 08:10 AM

                            well, like i said, i haven't been there. just going off what someone else said; i probably shouldn't have opened my big bazoo.

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                              jdwdeville RE: linus Oct 31, 2012 09:10 AM

                              my point is, don't be scared! If you don't want to shell out $30+/lb for super-aged meat there is usually some good options at better prices.

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                              cacio e pepe RE: jdwdeville Oct 31, 2012 09:20 AM

                              Just offering a different perspective. In the past, I found their prices to be noticeably higher than the already very premium McCalls. This was especially pronounced when I considered them for a Thanksgiving turkey and again for a Christmas goose. While I don't recall the price/# of the turkey, I remember very clearly that the goose was $16.99/#. I have no doubt that their quality is top-notch, it's just too rich for me. I can find comparable quality at substantially lower prices. I don't see a consistent value there. I really do love their approach, though, and am happy they are going strong.

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                                jdwdeville RE: cacio e pepe Oct 31, 2012 09:47 AM

                                yeah, to be honest I am only referring to beef re: L&G. Can't speak to other items- the chicken prices are admittedly astronomical.

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                          Will Owen RE: linus Nov 11, 2012 05:10 PM

                          Linus, I asked Fish King for skate one day, and although they didn't have it they took my name and phone #, and for the next year or so they'd call me whenever they got some in. Downside: they wanted about $15/lb, and I discovered that Hawaii Supermarket and San Gabriel Superstore had it fairly frequently for $5. Don't know about nowadays, as half the family has gone veggie, and as fond as she is of skate I don't want to rub her nose in it.

                2. orythedog RE: SoozyQ Oct 29, 2012 10:43 AM

                  Fish King
                  722 North Glendale Avenue Glendale, CA 91206
                  (818) 244-2161

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                    STEVEMIU RE: orythedog Oct 29, 2012 12:22 PM

                    You can find skate wings at most, if not all Filipino grocery stores.

                  2. cant talk...eating RE: SoozyQ Oct 29, 2012 10:11 PM

                    The fish guy a the Culver City farmer's market carried skate when I was there a couple years ago and I bought some. Working out of a truck, maybe with long hair? Memory's vague, maybe someone can chime in if he's still going there.

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                      omieurhomie RE: SoozyQ Nov 1, 2012 10:23 AM

                      Cliff's Edge in Silverlake does a great skatewing.

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                        Chauve Souris RE: omieurhomie Nov 10, 2012 05:21 PM

                        So does the Hunt Room at the VHC

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                        silverlainy RE: SoozyQ Nov 2, 2012 05:26 PM

                        i think its commonly sold at korean markets.
                        Also if you happen to be in NY at some point, Artisanal has skate wing that's pretty good.

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