The Fish Guy is 'shrooming

April 6, 2011

Bill Dugan knows his seafood. As proprietor of The Fish Guy on Elston Ave., he can talk for hours (literally) about the dude who plucked that sea urchin from the coast or the family who works the Nantucket Cape every Fall in search of tiny, sweet bay scallops. What you don't hear him talk a lot about are vegetables, specifically, wild mushrooms. All that is changing this Spring. Dugan's selection varies, depending on availability and the season, but the store is now selling up to eight varieties of wild mushrooms at a time.

These tasty, exotic fungi aren’t found at your local Dominick’s. The current list includes: morels, hedgehogs, black trumpets, brown beech, maitake and king trumpet royalle. They're shipped here from foragers as far away as the Pacific Northwest and Cape Cod, as well as local areas (always kept top secret, of course).

Check out which mushrooms are available by checking their website.

Fish Guy Market, 4423 N. Elston, 773-283-7400

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