East Coast vs West Coast Thread I: Seafood

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Unspeaked, Jun 1, 2010.

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Which coast has better seafood?

  1. East Coast

    20 vote(s)
    60.6%
  2. West Coast

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Tie

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

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    #1
    Ok, I got into a debate recently with some DC area friends and would appreciate the MR Community's input on the matter.

    I'm starting two threads (with polls); one is for seafood and one is for beer. This is the seafood thread.

    Which coast has better seafood: the East Coast or the West Coast? Why?

    (And yes, I realize more places have seafood than just the coasts of the US, but for this argument I'm only pitting those two locations against each other…)
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Ours comes with cooking oil.
     
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Sorry East coasters but the King Crab rules !!

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  5. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll see your King Crab and raise you a...

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  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    No way. We're talking about taste and no crab comes close to blue crab in that department, TV series or not!

    She's gotta be from Maine!
     
  7. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Mid 1950s grocery shopping with my mom... seafood used to be almost free. The quality of the seafood we get today has gone way down from what we had in the 50s and 60s. Of course you could also get a top of the line steak dinner for about 2 bucks.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Having lived in Holland and Italy, I don't really care- seafood in the U.S. is subpar anywhere, compared to Mediterranean.
     
  9. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And assuming you're correct (which you aren't) your post contributes to this thread how exactly...?
     
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Blue Crab just has never been that good to me. I would much rather have my king crab.
    As for Sea Food I go for I go for Samoan (West coast) King Crab (West Coast), Snow Crab (West Coast), Shimp (Gulf coast), Ostlers (Gulf Coast), and Craw Fish (Gulf Coast)

    To be more exact on those Gulf Coast supply they are all from Texas who's fishery have not been effected by the oil spill and hopefully they will not be effected. I live in Houston so most of our Gulf Seafood supply comes from Texas.
     
  11. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    What kinda crabs does she have?
     
  12. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Technically if something is "subpar" it's better.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've had it from both coasts now and prefer west coast for all things shellfish. Salmon has been best here if you exclude Brophy Bros in SB. Hands down they win for mahi mahi, salmon, shrimp, and scallops.
     
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Subpar means not measuring up to standards. I don't follow.


    Also, so far, Texas has had the best seafood I've tried in the U.S..
     
  16. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Maybe on the golf course.
     
  17. mscriv macrumors 601

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  18. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Catfish is not really see food. Catfish is a fresh water fish.
     
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Obviously an East coaster who's never had MD Blue Crabs. You can't even compare them to King Crabs.
     
  20. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    As much as I love King Crab, I also love Maine Lobster and Louisiana Crawfish

    It's kinda amazing how many Cajun style crawfish joints there are in the OC
     
  21. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Amen!
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately, not anymore. :(
     
  23. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Texas fishing grounds has not been effected yet and so far the currents are going to keep Texas fishery ok.
     
  24. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Sign at our local grocery store says "Crawfish is ditch food, not seafood!"

    true dat!
     

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