Neither of you obviously know what a "fish market" is. .. as I realize is the case with most people in Miami. A fish market is not a place where there's a restaurant on one side and then a small area off to the other side with a small selection of fresh fish for purchase. This is the case with most "fish markets" I've visited here in Miami. In NY, a fish market is strictly a market where you can buy a VARIETY of fresh seafood. Miami's "fish markets" definitely lack variety and abundance.
Best Fish Market - 2007
Captain Jim's Seafood
Hey Fish Guru, not to insult your well intentioned fawning over Casablanca, but I'll gladly bet you 20 lbs of jumbo claws if you can show me any "obviously frozen fish " at Captain Jim's. Perhaps your mistaken impression that whole fish ON ice, means that it has been previously frozen. No so. I'm certain that Casablanca too, ices all of it's fresh catch, and that even though your family's place...oops, did I say that??...has a nice view, it certainly isn't any fresher than than Captain Jim's "one day in the ocean, next day on your plate" offerings. Don't go knocking a place just because you **might** have some interest in another. And by the way....no melted butter for me, just mustard sauce and extra limes please. ; )
Whatever... Jim's pales in comparison to a REAL local fishery, like Casablanca. For a city that is surrounded by bountiful waters, we sure don't have many places to purchase fresh seafood from. It seems like people are not concerned with what they�re actually buying (evident buy Newtimers choice for best fish market). I don�t now of anyone who has visited both Jim�s and Casablanca, who could say that Jim�s obviously frozen fish is better that Casablanca�s visually fresh, off the boat, line caught seafood. Well except my friend, Blinky, who is blind and was born with no taste buds or sense of smell� (Sarcasm). I know, I know... the Newtimes prints whatever they want (usually something that benefits their advertisers), but we should all support our local fisherman and farmers.