Mahi Mahi Grill

By: Tim-OBX
2/24/2021 8:13 AM

I posted a question on FB about the new Mahi Mahi grill going in where NY Pizza had been for years. The owner replied like this. Looks like his staff has been around the block. It will be on my short list to go try when I can safely.

His reply:
Alfredo used to run stripers in Manteo but just as a manager and chef . Alex the, head chef, was for years there too and most recently at the Brewing Station. Chris their kitchen manager used to be the head chef at Mexicali’s and worked at Mama Kwans.

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By: Bill
2/24/2021 8:18 AM

Sounds like you can't go wrong with that background

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By: Pickle
2/24/2021 9:40 AM

Impressive! As for a local I really hope its not fancy. Decent portions, no parsley, drizzle or fancy names. You need the locals in the Winter.

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By: John Bull
2/24/2021 10:43 AM

Hear, Hear! When I look at the seafood menu, I want to know what I'm looking at. Sell local fare- Don't sell Pacific salmon, cod, or a dozen other fish that aren't native to our water. or worst of all tilapia. For the sake of all that is holy don't have tilapia on the menu!

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By: Beach Farmer
2/24/2021 10:50 AM

I posted a question on FB about the new Mahi Mahi grill going in where NY Pizza had been for years. The owner replied like this. Looks like his staff has been around the block. It will be on my short list to go try when I can safely.

His reply:
Alfredo used to run stripers in Manteo but just as a manager and chef . Alex the, head chef, was for years there too and most recently at the Brewing Station. Chris their kitchen manager used to be the head chef at Mexicali’s and worked at Mama Kwans.

Tim-OBX


Stripers at Shallow bag bay is awesome....I own my slip there and stay all the time on my boat just as an excuse to eat there.

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By: Beach Farmer
2/24/2021 11:04 AM

I posted a question on FB about the new Mahi Mahi grill going in where NY Pizza had been for years. The owner replied like this. Looks like his staff has been around the block. It will be on my short list to go try when I can safely.

His reply:
Alfredo used to run stripers in Manteo but just as a manager and chef . Alex the, head chef, was for years there too and most recently at the Brewing Station. Chris their kitchen manager used to be the head chef at Mexicali’s and worked at Mama Kwans.

Tim-OBX


Stripers at Shallow bag bay is awesome....I own my slip there and stay all the time on my boat just as an excuse to eat there.

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By: Alexy
2/24/2021 11:08 AM

other fish that aren't native to our water. or worst of all tilapia. For the sake of all that is holy don't have tilapia on the menu!

John Bull

Actually the worst is swai.
I studied with a friend in college who built one of the largest fish farm operations in KY.
The pecking order is catfish in the pond fed with corn.
Harvested and then tilapia that are fed the leftover corn and chaff from the corn
Harvested. Then swai. Swai feeds on the last of the chaff and the fecal matter of the last 2 harvests. In his operation the swai is all sent to animal food processors for use in dog/cat food
Once that is harvested the pond is then flushed cleaned and a catfish population is started again.
There are still many operations that sell swai for human consumption.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/24/2021 11:48 AM

Hear, Hear! When I look at the seafood menu, I want to know what I'm looking at. Sell local fare- Don't sell Pacific salmon, cod, or a dozen other fish that aren't native to our water. or worst of all tilapia. For the sake of all that is holy don't have tilapia on the menu!

John Bull


Can we have snow crab legs and king crab - we enjoy those and live here full time so we enjoy fish other than just what is local so I hope that is ok.

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By: Leon
2/24/2021 1:04 PM

Agreed. I once saw a show (Discovery Channel?) that had tilapia being the clean up fish in a commercial operation feeding on the excrement of the other fish that had already been harvested from the tanks. Never ordered it before and certainly not after that.

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By: Tim-OBX
2/24/2021 1:12 PM

Agreed. I once saw a show (Discovery Channel?) that had tilapia being the clean up fish in a commercial operation feeding on the excrement of the other fish that had already been harvested from the tanks. Never ordered it before and certainly not after that.

Leon


Ever eat catfish?

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By: Mad Tortuga
2/24/2021 1:35 PM

You can't eat bottom feeder fish, oysters, clams, crabs, etc. without acknowledging that they filter, or eat their environment, so who's local pollution tastes better? And any better than catfish, tilapia, etc? Hard to say. And snow crab legs and king crab are local? I always chuckle when I hear people at the local seafood stores talking about the fresh catch, then getting snow crab legs....delish as they are.

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By: Pickle
2/25/2021 8:31 AM

Although aside from the Mahi Mahi opening I hope you all know that quite a few fish that you eat have "Market" or "Adulterated" names. Swai was mentioned above, you will very rarely if ever see/hear the name Swai on a menu. It is used in Commercial circles. The topic of fish identification or should I say misidentification is big and widespread. This can be the subject of a separate Post. Certain fish such as Red Snapper and Sea Bass are some of the most misused. How about generic names such as Atlantic Whitefish and on and on. Just sayin.

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By: Mstaszew
2/25/2021 8:55 AM

Hear, Hear! When I look at the seafood menu, I want to know what I'm looking at. Sell local fare- Don't sell Pacific salmon, cod, or a dozen other fish that aren't native to our water. or worst of all tilapia. For the sake of all that is holy don't have tilapia on the menu!

John Bull


I don't see a problem with having a well rounded menu. Not everyone has a taste for all seafood. My wife for example will eat scallops, salmon, calamari, tuna (sometimes), swordfish (rarely), and almost nothing else from the sea. It's nice when a place has a mix of seafood for both of us. It's up to the consumer to inquire if they have any questions and make their decision accordingly, IMO. I usually go for local seafood, but in the end I want a nice meal so sometimes I don't even get stuff from the sea. Kill Devil Grill and Blue Moon are two places where I'll often diverge from seafood since their food is just that good.

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