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Great smoked salmon in brooklyn?

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giftergirl Nov 20, 2012 10:56 AM

Now that fairway in red hook is closed :(, where would one find good smoked salmon in brooklyn? and ready made blinis would also be a bonus. thanks!

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    debinqueens Nov 20, 2012 11:13 AM

    acme, which actually supplies a fair amount of fairway's fish, sells directly from its plant/store in greenpoint. you get rid of the fairway surcharge as well.

    edited to note address: 30 Gem Street, not far from Nassau stop on G

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      giftergirl Nov 20, 2012 12:22 PM

      Thanks for the response unfortunately they only sell to the public on Fridays and i need the salmon for Thanksgiving appetizers.

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        JonL Nov 20, 2012 02:15 PM

        I have always been happy with Garden Of Eden's hand sliced fish (Montague St) Scottish, Irish, Norwegian or local (Acme, presumably). Shelsky's on Smith St. has nice fish. Pricey.

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          debinqueens Nov 20, 2012 02:25 PM

          oh shoot, i thought they'd loosen that for holidays, sorry!

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          small h Dec 9, 2012 02:55 PM

          I'm thinking of going out to Acme the Friday before Christmas. In your experience, how much of a line can I expect? What are the prices like for, say, a half-pound of Nova?

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            PHREDDY Dec 15, 2012 03:52 AM

            Get there early, they open at 8am. Expect about a five minute wait. Cash only. Pre-sliced, not packaged $16 per pound.

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              small h Dec 15, 2012 06:04 AM

              Thanks very much!

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                small h Dec 22, 2012 12:51 PM

                A quick report back: I arrived at around 9:45 and was in and out in about a half hour. The salmon was $18/lb, and they were happy to sell me quarter pounds, so I could get a variety. It's cut thicker than I like, which isn't the end of the world. I also picked up some herring and whitefish salad. The staff were dressed in Santa hats, and one employee walked the line handing out bites of salmon and cream cheese wrapped in blini. I've never felt more festive in a loading dock.

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                  PHREDDY Dec 23, 2012 05:48 PM

                  Next time pick up a couple of whole whitefishes....I also like the hot smoked salmon....delish!

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                    small h Dec 23, 2012 05:58 PM

                    Whole whitefish is a product for another day, a day when I make my own whitefish salad (it's coming! but it's not here yet). Let's see if the mishpucha notices that I strayed from Russ & Daughters - which I would do again in a heartbeat, because the time I spent in transit is time I would've spent clutching my number and waiting for 90ish minutes.

          2. didactic katydid Dec 22, 2012 04:48 PM

            Acme has been insane recently since the NYT article about it. Thankfully most of the "tourists" drawn by recent attention don't seem to understand how it works; my wife showed up and saw an unprecedented line onto the sidewalk, but went inside to peek and found that the line only existed because people who hadn't been there before showed up and just...formed it. She just picked up some packages of fish from the cooler and was out in 5 minutes.

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