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Colby Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City, MO, is a local-ingredients kind of guy, but he turns to FedEx for fish. He gets line-caught tuna from Honolulu Fish Company, which ships seafood less than 24 hours after it’s caught (from $23 per lb; honolulufish.com). He also mail-orders Select California Estate Osetra from Tsar Nicoulai, which farm-raises its white sturgeon on organic feed (from $89 per oz; tsarnicoulai.com).

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