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Old 02-19-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Anyone know of any good restaurants in the area that serve swordfish? Most of the seafood restaurants I've looked at don't seem to serve it.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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In california we got swordfish all the time. I haven't found any in the general area yet


someone had sent me this info once when I asked the same question maybe it has something to do with it


Who is behind the "Give Swordfish a Break" boycott?


In August, 1997, an organization of recreational fishermen began a campaign in North Carolina, urging restaurants to stop serving commercially-harvested swordfish. Big-game sportfishing advocates are actively lobbying to prevent commercial fishermen from supplying swordfish to seafood consumers. Such allocation conflicts are increasingly commonplace across the U.S.
In January, 1998, the multi-million dollar "SeaWeb" campaign and the Natural Resources Defense Council (responsible for the 1989 "Alar apple scare") jumped on the bandwagon, launching a reverse marketing effort called "Give Swordfish a Break," urging restaurateurs and consumers to boycott North Atlantic swordfish

NRDC: Give Swordfish a Break
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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I think Bonefish does. I also think it's on the menu at the new Dean's Seafood.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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If you don't mind cooking it yourself, Harris Teeter has it for $7.99/lb this week. I don't recall seeing swordfish very often in the supermarkets around here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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It will be frozen swordfish, not fresh, in the area of the country. Certainly that is the case at Harris Teeter. (Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that, but some want to know.)
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Actually 'fresh' swordfish is available in the area. Whole Foods; Fresh Market; and Harris Teeter carry it off and on. What HT has on sale this week is previously frozen though. IMHO swordfish is 100% better when fresh. Some fish don't seem to loose their favor as much as swordfish when frozen. A fresh piece of swordfish grilled is something special, previously frozen not so much.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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I've gotten HT's "fresh" swordfish before - it had a distinct fishy taste which is very uncharacteristic of swordfish. Not sure if it was just that particular fish, but its so expensive that I'm hesitant to try again. When I lived in Cleveland, I never had a problem finding good quality fresh swordfish in the local grocery stores, and there were a few local restaurants that offered it as a menu item. Not sure why its so hard to find down here, especially in restaurants.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I've had it on Special at the Outback Restaurant. Probably the same as the Bonefish Grill since they are owned by Outback.

I like getting the fresh stuff at Whole Foods and grilling it....
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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I've had it on Special at the Outback Restaurant. Probably the same as the Bonefish Grill since they are owned by Outback.

I like getting the fresh stuff at Whole Foods and grilling it....
Sounds like I might have to try Whole Foods and see how theirs is.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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You can also get some through Locals Seafood, which is local to NC! They are at various Farmer's Markets or if you order $25 or more (the swordfish is $16/lb), they will deliver to you!

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