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Beware, the Ides of March are upon us!

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday

10am to 6pm

Calendar 🗓

March 17 (Friday) - St. Patrick's Day - We’ll be serving up Paddy Poutine all day long on this celebratory Friday! Irish Fries, Cheese Curds, and Corned Beef covered with our (soon-to-be) famous Irish Whiskey Gravy… and from our frozen drink machine, Five Farms Irish Cream!!!

March 25 (Saturday) - Lamb-O-Rama! It’s our annual event, no reservation required. Seasoned, Smoked, and Grilled Lamb served up with all the sides!

Store News 🏬

Nothing new in store news for this week. We’re stocked up on the freshest fish in town and on some amazing Prime Strip Steaks. The wine and beer racks are all full, and the provisions are well stocked — all we’re missing is you! Stop in and pick up a few things… we’d love to see you!

Wine News🍷

In the good old days, we used to have sales reps that knew what we sold and what we could sell, and they would bring us wine accordingly. They understood the store, they understood our customers. It’s not so much like that these days; reps no longer survey that which we carry and that which we sell. They’re more so tied to quotas and their own sales goals.

Relationships aren’t necessarily developed anymore, and that’s a real loss. Distributors are moving to online ordering, cutting their costs on face to face contact, and of course sampling. Don’t get me wrong, we still have our favorites… good people who have good wine that they would like us to share with you, and we appreciate and reward them. Maybe I don’t like change, maybe I want wine sold to me in the same manner we sell it to you: in person, face to face. We won’t be able to change the system, but we can certainly keep the practices that serve both of us well. Keep coming and we’ll keep talking and suggesting and sharing with all of you.

Dan’s Feature ⭐️

My feature this week is Bodecker Cellars 2016 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir. This small lot, terroir-driven Pinot Noir is grown in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, handcrafted in Portland, Oregon by husband and wife team Stewart and Athena Boedecker. They created Boedecker Cellars in 2003 and have crafted wines focused on quality, finesse, and locality ever since. This wine is described as “sweetly spiced blueberry biscuits and notes of violets and graphite, making a fresh impression. The palate has a very plush, supple feel with smoothly resolved, fine tannins that build impressive depth on the finish.” While priced at $63.99, it’s not cheap, but coming from Shea Vineyards in the Yamhill district of the Willamette, it’s worth every penny.

Dan’s Pick 🥂

This week’s pick isn’t new, but is a wine that has suddenly been rediscovered, Sancerre. There were years that no one ever stopped in and asked for one of these, and then suddenly, everyone was asking for one. Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town and commune in the Cher department of France, overlooking the Loire River, which just so happens to produce one of the best examples of Sauvignon Blanc in the world! Justin Monmousseau produces this 2021within that village, and we’re very glad that he does. Described as an “amazing Sauvignon Blanc from a top family estate, this classy wine offers similar chalky mineral notes and savory citrus flavors that flow on a round yet zingy palate. Anjou pear, green apple flavors atop a smooth palate.” This is my kind of Sauvignon Blanc, less acidity than New Zealand and a lot more minerality. If you’re looking for a great example of this well known and much loved varietal, grab one while you can. At $32.99, it’s a great accompaniment for your dining room table.

Food Feature (Lenten Specials) 🍝

While we usually recognize fish for our Friday Lenten special, we’re choosing a fresh frozen Bacchini pasta from Italy for this Friday. We have multiple forms of this delicious Italian staple: Papardelle, Strozzapreti, Tortelli, and Fiocchi. These are some of the easiest recipes to make, too. The frozen pasta is simply placed in salted boiling water, and after returning to a boil, allow it to cook for three minutes and it’s done! Simply add one of our 1932 Pasta Sauces, and you’ve got dinner ready! This is as close as you can get to making it yourself, so try this as a simple, easy, and delicious Lenten dinner.

Oyster News 🦪

Fortunes are back in this week! These are the ones that are suggested to be eaten with a little squeeze of lime. Always one of our favorites on the half shell with a little lime, Rockefeller out of the oven, and of course NOLA broiled with butter, garlic, and breadcrumbs. Anyway you want them, we have them fresh here for you.

Market Items 🐄

*Fresh PRIME Hand Cut Demkota Strip Steaks - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Wagyu Burgers 2pk - $8.99

*Fresh Double Cut Duroc Pork Chops - $12.99 per chop

Frozen Center Cut 8oz Beef Tenderloin Filets - $16.99

Frozen CAB Steak Burgers 4pk - $12.99

Frozen Pre-Cooked Frozen BBQ Ribs (approx. 3lb racks) - $23.99

Frozen Sliced Philly Cheese Steak Meat - $9.99/lb

Frozen Italian Sausages, 4 per pound - $8.99

Frozen Nueske Cheddar and Bacon Sausages 5 per pound - $9.99

Frozen Epic Curing Black Pepper Bacon - $14.99

Frozen Wagyu Burgers 4pk - $16.99

*Fresh PEI Oysters - $24 a dozen

*Fresh Faroe Islands Salmon - $18.99/lb

*Fresh Alaskan Halibut - $26.99/lb

*Fresh #1 Grade Tuna - $29.99/lb

Frozen Chilean Sea Bass 6oz - $16.99

Frozen Bakkafrost Salmon Burgers (Spinach & Feta) 2pk - $10.99

Buddy’s Detroit Style Pizzas (Vegetable or Cheese) - $17.99

Frozen Ahi Saku Block Tuna AAA Sushi Grade avg. 10oz - $19.99

Frozen Lobster Tails - $9.99

Frozen U-16/20 Raw Shrimp deveined (1lb package) - $19.99/lb

Frozen U-10 Scallops - $29.99/lb

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Paparedelle from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Strozzapreti from Italy - $14.99/lb (serving for 2)

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Lobster & Crab Tortelli from Italy - $16.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Bacchini Pear & Cheese Fiocchi from Italy - $7.99 1/2 lb

Fresh/Frozen Drake’s Pasta Ravioli (Veal or Butternut Squash) - $12.99/lb (serving for 2)

Frozen Surgital Gnocchi from Italy - $15.99/2.2lbs

1932’s Pasta Sauce (Arrabbiata, Pomodorina with Fresh Basil, Pomodorina with Barolo) - $7.99

Fusco Mezzi Rigatoni Dried Pasta from Italy - $6.99

Fusco Casarecce Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Spaghetti Chitarra Dried Pasta from Italy - $5.99

Maurizio Trofie Dried Pasta from Italy - $7.99

Tribeca Bakery (Asiago or Sourdough) Bread - $5.50

Orwashers Sourdough Bread - $13.99

New Wines🍷

Vik-Millahue 2020 Cabernet, Chile - was $31.99, now $21.99!

Bodecker Cellars 2016 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley - $63.99

Kumusha 2022 Cinsault Rosé, South Africa - $16.99

New Beers

Lagunitas Maximus Colossal IPA, 6pk bottles - $10.99

Half Acre Way Bird Hazy IPA, 4pk cans - $11.99

Old Nation MI, MI, MI Triple NE IPA, 4pk cans - $16.99

Troegs Hop Horizon IPA, 6pk cans - $11.99

Warpigs Foggy Geezer Hazy IPA, 6pk cans - $12.99 (3 Floyds / Mikkeller collaboration)

3 Floyds Zombie Ice Double Pale Ale, 6pk cans - $14.99

Kegs - 1/6 Barrel 🛢

Maine Lunch - $176.99

Half Acre Way Bird IPA - $131.99

Ithaca Apricot Wheat - $109.99

North Coast Scrimshaw - $148.99

North High Cover Crop -$109.99

Melvin Heyzeus Lager - $109.99

Final Thoughts 💬

We’re kind of lucky there’s no lion weather going on here! I mean, March comes in like a lion and goes out... well, with Lamb-O-Rama. I’m all for skipping the bad weather at the start of this month, so hopefully we can just ease into an early Spring. I mean seriously, Spring is only 18 days away, so maybe, just maybe, we’re easing into what we’ve all been waiting for: Lamb-O-Rama!!!

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