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Fishmonger in Newton area?

We've recently moved to Newton and have yet to find a decent place to buy fresh fish. Anyone have a good recommendation?? Thanks

Apr 05, 2008
ezhfjs in Greater Boston Area

miami everything

went to Anokha last night and let me tell you NEVER AGAIN! The food is lousy, the service terrible and it is terribly overpriced.

Su Shin Izakaya in Coral Gables is outstanding

Jan 22, 2007
ezhfjs in Florida

Anokha--Coconut Grove-AWFUL

We went to Anokha last night and let me tell you NEVER AGAIN! First, the service was slow and downright awful. I started with the Sambar, which they brought in a rounded pot precariously balanced in a frame over a candle. Shortly after being served, it tipped over and half of it spilled on the table. Several people came by to clear and fill water glasses, ignoring the spilled soup. It was only the 4th person who came by that actually wiped up the spill. The server suggested that I tell the owner about it (as apparently this happens often), however when the owner finally came to our table he acted like we were wasting his time, responded "OK" and walked away! Such ARROGANCE! No apology and they even charged me in full for the soup. The food has definitely gone downhill from 2 years ago when we first discovered it--seems to be under new management. I ordered one of the "Chef Specialties" which turned out to be Tater Tots on a bed of spinach. We waited 30 minutes for the waitress to bring the check and when she never turned up, I waited by the cashier. The server who had noticed the spilled soup came to help me and commented "Nothing went right over there tonight," but then proceeded to deliver me an exorbitant bill with an 18% service fee tacked on!! (What service?) I was appalled and will make sure never to go back there again.

Jan 22, 2007
ezhfjs in Florida

Do all farmers markets in Florida stink?

The way the South Florida buying club works is that you join a group in your area. Every two weeks you go to the local club host's home to pick up your fruit and veg - approximately 30lbs of organic produce split between fruits and vegetables (last order was lemons, oranges, apples, kiwis, plum tomatoes, lettuce, kale, carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, potatoes, garlic, shallots, cauliflower, avocados, etc.) It costs $43, and so far it there has been good quality and variety. At the pick up, the host has "bonus" produce, so if for example you would like extra apples in your order you can take some from the bonus at no additional charge.

So far the only drawback is that you don't have control over what you get, but so far it hasn't been an issue. We have only been in the group for one month.

The URL for the organic buying club is:

Jan 14, 2007
ezhfjs in Florida

Do all farmers markets in Florida stink?

Miami is the pits! We moved here from Europe and it's remarkable how people here have absolutely no appreciation for quality of food!

There is a farmer selling very expensive organic produce on Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove (it's Glaser Farms), but the quality is generally OK. We recently joined an organic produce buying club and so far have been impressed with the freshness and the quality and the price. I do miss the nice farmers markets we were used to in Europe, however. Maybe one day the Miamians will evolve and become more enlightened about these things

Jan 12, 2007
ezhfjs in Florida