Basically I'm trying to find a decent butcher and fishmonger in the Echo Park / Silverlake area (maybe with a 5 - 10 mile radius). I don't like the quality at the supermarkets around here and would love to find someplace smaller to support that can offer a better product without the premium that WholeFoods would charge. They don't really know what the hell they're talking about half the time anyway, so it'd be great to find nice small niche markets where I could satisfy my culinary needs. A place with decent veg variety (or where I can buy whole vanilla beans for cheaper than $11 a pair) would be wonderful as well.
Anybody have suggestions?