Groomer Seafood is a wholesale fishmonger on McCullough Avenue in San Antonio (map). They supply fresh fish to many restaurants here in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas. Lucky for us, they also have a retail counter. We’ve made it a habit to visit Groomer’s every Saturday morning when they open at 9:00.
The entire operation is visible through a bank of windows, in front of which a crowd usually gathers. Just inside the windows lies a selection of fresh, whole fishes. Behind that, a few rows of tables at which fish are being cut to order. Unlike the fish section at most markets, you don’t see any pre-cut steaks or filets. Instead, you place an order with the staff, and you can watch the butchers cut it fresh off the fish for you. Continue reading