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Low Tide at DiBruno's Center City


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Low Tide at DiBruno's Center City

smn | Feb 3, 2007 01:23 PM

Normally I would not post this, giving the purveyor a little slack, but in this case I feel I must share. I purchased sea scallops at DiBruno's the other day. When I got them home I thought they smelled a little fishy, but because my sinuses had been stuffed up, thought that maybe it was just me. Anyway, cooked them up and my husband and I both agreed that they were well past their prime. Ammonia-like taste and very, very fishy. I took them back to DiBruno's the next day. When I told the guy at the seafood counter why I was returning them he told me "well, you know, sea scallops always have strong smell." Oh, really? That's never been my experience and I cook them all the time. When he took the lid off the container you could smell how bad they were, but he kept insisting that there was nothing wrong. Anyway, he said they would give me back my money (they did), but he kept telling me that "it's the way scallops are supposed to be..."
Now, DiBruno's is supposed to be for the gourmet, so what gourmet wouldn't know fresh from old? Anyway, burned my bean, needless to say, and from now on I'll be getting my seafood at Bob's Seafood in NJ (love them!) or Reading Terminal when I'm on my way home. Sorry, just had to post and vent a little... Have a good weekend, all!

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