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If It's From the Sea, It's for Me

Postby rearadmiral » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:36 pm

Got a seafood trio roll (lobster, crab, and shrimp) en route from the Braintree Legal right now along with a small clam chowder.

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Postby MCA » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:47 pm

Legals buys horrendous quality fish.
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Postby Sim » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:05 pm

Every time I go to Legal, I either get crab cakes, clam chowder or fried clams. They packing that with shit seafood? I feel like it's always good (but super overpriced.)
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Postby rearadmiral » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:16 pm

MCA wrote:Legals buys horrendous quality fish.


I thought they were the standard bearers when it comes to quality and freshness?

What makes it horrendous quality fish?
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Postby random internet username » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:24 pm

the problem is that the fish usually goes bad on the flight.
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Postby MCA » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:26 pm

They used to be the standard bearers with it.

Now,

1) their buyers are no longer "fish" guys and have moved to business guys. Solely looking to maximize unit cost and other metrics rather than "hey that looks like shit, we'll pass."

2) they're so focused on their chowder distribution business that they're buying larger lots of fish knowing that x percent of it won't really be seen as it'll be in a chowder.

3) other high end restaurants are in the business now and are paying more for it. Berkowitz won't.


Old man had some of the Palms national buyers at the Gloucester seafood auction last year and they looked at a lot of obviously non-day boat fish.....he said to them you'll die when you see who's going to buy that.

40 min later the Legals buyer bought it.



Sim, those 3 dishes are awfully hard to fuck up....you're probably fine.
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Postby random internet username » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:27 pm

god damn six sigma fucking up the fish industry.
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Postby DB » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:42 pm

I usually get the Shrimp Trio at Legal and its got so much batter on it that I could tell anyways. I like going into the bar at Legal and getting a nice glass of wine, bowl of chowder/bisque and some fried seafood. A little pricey though

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Postby random internet username » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:39 pm

as far as I know there is no six sigma requirement for any position within legal seafood's. i suppose you could apply DMAIC to the process of buying fish but really why even bring all of this up lol
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Postby MCA » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:16 am

I can't tell if you guys are making fun of me or not.

But the reason they're buying poorer quality food is that because of regulations, there's less true day boat fish. Legals buys volume so by default they try to buy trip boat fish which is WAAAAAY less quality.

Just the facts.

Oceannaire, The Palm, anybody really that uses North Coast Seafoods as their wholesaler is where to go.
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Postby mcm » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:41 am

wtf is Six Sigma
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Postby Ted Striker » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:45 pm

Most restaurants that see a dramatic increase in size also have a dramatic decrease in quality. All about maximizing that $.

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Re: If It's From the Sea, It's for Me

Postby MCA » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:36 pm

isn't that old news?
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Re: If It's From the Sea, It's for Me

Postby DC » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:32 pm

all i know is in DC we consider Legal mid level and def a step below Oceanaire and Kinkeads..

Seeing its a boston landmark i can see why the label of top quality would last longer
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