We are open 361 days a year!
2070 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Il
Monday thru Friday 10:00 until 7:00
Saturdays 9:00 until 6:00
Sundays 10:00 until 5:00
Terry and Dirk Fucik
Watch Terry and Dirk on ABC Channel 7
talking fish, Lent and a great snapper recipe!
Cooking With Fish
Take a bite out of Asian Carp!
We continue to promote the use of Asian carp as a viable food product and the BBC picked up on it. they stopped by the shop for a chat and a taste of a carp burger. I'm waiting for the thaw to start buying more Asian carp which we feature on the weekends. Unfortunatly, everything in the area rivers is under ice at present. Spring is coming soon, right?!
Chicago goes to war with Asian carp
Terry's Asian carp burger over Quinoa with Tomato Jalepeno Chuntey
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to try some, be sure to stop by the shop on a Saturday. Every Saturday between 12:00 and 3:00 we have our Big Green Egg fired up and are sampling all kinds of great fish and seafoods along with our marinades and assorted sides.
We are working with the Shedd Aquarium to bring awarness to the public about invasive species in the Great Lakes. Asian carp is a particularly big issue of which we can all take a bite of!
Asian Carp Video from Shedd Aquarium featuring Dirk on the Grill
Owners of the 2013 bragging rights to the title of the "Best Chowdah" in Chicago!
We won the "Fan Favorite" vote of about 250 attendees against some pretty tough competition for
Terry's Famous Alaskan King Crab Chowder!
(we call it king crack chowder, it's so addicting!)
We are trying to keep some in stock at the shop if you want to try some.
Nothing here but the real thing!
Are Chicago diners getting the fish they paid for?
Food Done Right!
We had the honor of being an "Editor's Pick in Tastemakers 2012
TakePart.com is announcing its TakePart Tastemakers, an inaugural list of 100 local shops from coast to coast that embody the spirit of the film Food, Inc. Eric Schlosser's documentary championed ways to change the current
state of the food system--by eating local and sustainable and
organic--and these shops are seen as leaders in their communities,
responsible for spreading the good-tasting message of "Food Done Right."
TakePart.com gave us a sneak peek at 20 of the 100 shops on the list
ahead of their 9 a.m. announcement of the full list. Ten shops each were
chosen in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City,
Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, and the Twin Cities.
Dirk's Fish on Tastemakers 2012 Chicago
Here is a video that was shot with two great gals, Megan and Tricia who do an online radio show www.nochefsallowed.com. They do like to buy our fish and wanted to do a show at Dirk's.
Here is the video...
No Chefs Allowed @ Dirk's Fish
Thanks to both Megan and Tricia for appreciating our fish and for the great fun we had filming!
See you soon!
Check us out on Channel 7 with Steve Dolinsky
Now is the time for Nantucket Bay Scallops. There is no better tasting or sweeter scallop in the world. The best way to sample these "marshmallows of the ses" is to eat one raw! Recently, our friend Steve Dolinsky stopped by the shop to sample a few.
Nantucket Bay Scallops and the Hungry Hound
You have to try the new Naked Cowboy oysters from Long Island!
We had a great time with the Naked Cowboy at Dirk's Fish, slurping oysters!
Chris and Dirk on the prowl in the Red River, Oklahoma.
Look out catfish, here we come!
Watch our friends Skipper and Jackson help us with the catch of a lifetime!
Dirk and Chris with four big blue catfish, awesome catch!
Thanks to all our friends in Oklahoma for their great hospitality and expertise!
Check us out on WLS Channel 7 with
Steve Dolinsky, The Hungry Hound
A New Season For Seafood Lovers
"Fish Markets of Chicago"
Love Smoked Fish?
Recommended by "The Hungry Hound"
Check out Steve Dolinsky, The Hungry Hound's comments:
Top 5 places to buy smoked fish in Chicago
FRESH "OMG" KING CRAB UPDATE
THE QUOTA HAS BEEN CAUGHT!
THE 2012 FRESH CRAB SEASON IS OVER!
We do have the same product frozen which is the next best thing!
Capt. Jonathan from "Time Bandit"
Dirk's Fish in Seattle
with crab boat "Arctic Sea" in the background
Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop
Dirk’s might look like more of a market than a restaurant, but it’s one of the city’s premiere sources for sustainable seafood. Diners can come grab some amazing sushi, take a cooking class, and then pick up fish to make for dinner that night. Plus, Dirk is just so damn nice.
On the menu: Laughing Bird Shrimp, a sustainable farm-raised Caribbean white shrimp, simmered in Thai coconut basil sauce, served over jasmine rice with a side of tangy vinegar cucumber salad.
Can’t make it to Chicago Gourmet? The shop hosts a weekly free grilling demo from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and this weekend it will be dishing out exactly what it’s serving at the fest, along with a variety of other goodies, like salmon and tuna burgers. That Thai coconut basil simmering sauce is also always available in the shop, and it works well as a marinade too.
See you all there next year!
Chicago Gourmet 2012
Suzie Q Fisheries local smoked whitefish
Check out what the Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky, has to say about smoked fish and Dirk's fish
Top 5 places to buy smoked fish in Chicago
If you need smoked fish of any sort, sturgeon to chubs to hand sliced salmon, just give us a call.
We also will build you a custom smoked fish tray for your Holiday entertaining.
Watch the video of WGN Ch. 9 - "Chicago's Best"
Chicago's Best - Sushi Rolls
Dirk, Ted, Terry
Check us out on YELP!
With an eye on your health ...
Only the freshest fish!
Fish and seafood are essential ingredients to a healthy diet. There are so many health attributes (Health Info) for all parts of your body that you would be remiss in not including the recommended 2 serving per week in your diet.
****FRESH KING CRAB LEGS****
"The Deadliest Catch"...
Captains Jonathan and Andy of the "Time Bandit" with Chris M.
Dirk and a couple of friends from the "Arctic Sea"
Fresh Alaskan King Crab
Direct to us from Dutch Harbor, Alaska
This is the crab you can see being caught on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch".
We met these captains last year and were very impressed by their commitment to quality! They bust their butts (and freeze them too) to bring you the very best crab!
This king crab is the best of the year!
Live crab coming off the boat
"The Deadliest Catch"
Bad Boys of the Bering Sea
Direct from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Fresh Red King Crab!
We are already looking forward to Novemberber 2012!
Once you try fresh there is no going back!
We always have fresh frozen red king crab
from Dutch Harbor, but the fresh will be here very soon!
FRESH ALASKAN RED KING CRAB!
The crab in hand is worth two in the sea and
the one on your plate is the best of all!
Crack King Crab
Great catch, Steve!
(The hat must have brought him luck!)
The ultimate sustainable fish,
Catch and Release!
SUSTAINABLE FISH ARE FOREVER
Check out our updated Sushi page
There is always a great selection of fresh fish and seafood at Dirk's but we do try to run out of product so that we can continually restock our fresh supplies. If you need something special or a quantity of a certain fish, please call us and we will hold or acquire what ever you may need.
New Online Calculator Clears Up Confusion Over Seafood and Health
COOKING/DINNER CLASSES MONTHLY
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The Pasta Puttana - Fresh Organic Pasta
Fresh made and delivered every Wednesday.
We were extremely honored that the Chicago Reader
choose all of us here at Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop as
"Chicago's Best Fishmongers"!
Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop
The nose knows: a quality retail fish shop should have a light scent of the sea. And stepping into Dirk’s is like taking a sunrise walk on a sandy beach with a firm-fleshed, red-gilled snapper in hand. Dirk Fucik has been mongering fish for 35 years, 5 under his own shingle, and in addition to an ocean’s worth of pristinely fresh seafood he and his knowledgeable staff offer prepared items including sushi,heat and eat fish dishes, salads, spreads, and on-the-spot crab and lobster steaming. Cooking tips, seasonal suggestions, and general goodwill abound, and every summer Saturday from noon to 3 PM Fucik sets up a charcoal grill for an impromptu cooking class and free sample session. 2070 N. Clybourn, 773-404-3475, dirksfish.com. —Gary Wiviott
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