I finally went and checked out Savenor's, a specialty food store that has opened on Kirkland Street in Cambridge. Some of the stuff is quite pricey (they have Kobe beef, fois gras, etc.), but I picked up some reasonably-priced duck legs and shrimp for tonight. I'm so glad to be able to find duck available, and it's less than a five-minute walk from my place!
So, it'll be:
roasted duck legs with ginger fig glaze
grilled mixed squash with rosemary-infused olive oil and gorgonzola cheeze
It turns out that Savenor's was a butcher shop at the very same location for years. It was destroyed by fire some years ago, and now they've re-opened as a top-end butcher and specialty market. Jack Savenor was a good friend of Julia Child's, and right outside the door is where Julia wrote Bon Appetite in the wet concrete back in the 1960s.
So who else loves duck?
"The deeper you go, the higher you fly. The higher you fly, the deeper you go."