Happy Thanksgiving! Monday's Market Report

Monday Update

To All Our Buyers and Chefs,

The mercury will hit freezing tonight but the rest of the week is warmer with Thanksgiving Day going to almost 60 degrees. The city's first tavern (Fraunces) opens, on Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan today in 1642. In 1903 Singer Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, appearing in "Rigoletto". President Harding signs the Willis Campbell Act, which prohibits doctors from prescribing beer or liquor in 1921. Today is also National Espresso Day, so grab a shot and get to it.

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, for those who are really busy for the holiday please place your orders early as possible to be sure you’re covered. We have plenty of Chilean Sea Bass in the house for the more upscale end of the menu. Wild Striped Bass looks fabulous and super fresh; another great choice for the holiday menu. For those looking for something a little more exotic, we have some amazing Golden Corvina. 

Local Monkfish Tails have been amazingly fresh, still bloody and stiff from rigor mortis. These fish take to almost every flavor profile and have a great consistency for a medallion or cooked on the bone Osso Buco style. Mahi has dropped to a nice price for the rest of the weekend menu specials

East Coast Halibut is very scarce for this holiday, we have brought is some farm raised fish to fill in.

****Thanksgiving is coming - Order early, order often****


US Millennials Dine On Adventurous Seafood       SeafoodSource


November 20, 2015 - While shrimp has traditionally been the most popular seafood on U.S. restaurant menus, shrimp dishes actually declined in the third quarter as Millennials sought out more adventurous dishes. Shrimp apps and entrees dropped 4.7 percent – a decrease of 850 menu mentions – at restaurants tracked by foodservice research and consulting firm Technomic for the quarter ending 30 September.

“Shrimp is still a popular choice on menus and we will continue to see it on menus in the near future, but we are seeing a rise in more adventurous eaters among Millennials and Gen Z who are more likely to seek out food they haven’t tried before,” said Rachel Royster, senior coordinator of editorial content at Technomic. “Because shrimp is so prevalent on menus, the more adventurous eater might order calamari or crawfish instead of shrimp (which tends to be a mainstay item.”

In fact, there were 8.5 percent more octopus apps and entrees in restaurants in the third quarter, along with an increase in “other” shellfish dishes, which combinations of shellfish such as crab and scallops. While shrimp dishes may have declined according to statistics, many restaurant operators are still doing very well with the popular shellfish. “Over the last two years, shrimp sales by far have had the highest growth over any other protein, including mahi and tilapia,” said Ralph Rubio, co-founder of Rubio’s Restaurants, which operates 201 Mexican restaurants. Rubio’s offers several varieties of shrimp tacos, burritos, salads and bowls.

Meanwhile, the biggest gainer for seafood on U.S. restaurant menus in the third quarter was sushi starters and apps, which spiked 38.5 percent. “Again, Millennials and Gen Z tend to flock to sushi because it’s more adventurous and versatile,” Royster said. “Plus, sushi is great as a sharing option—sharable menu options are really popular right now because younger people are going out with friends more than family, and are therefore seeking out sharable options.”

"That's what we did, and drove back to the church, had a thanksgiving

Dinner that couldn't be beat, went to sleep and didn't get up until the

Next morning, when we got a phone call from officer Obie. He said, "Kid,

We found your name on an envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of

Garbage, and just wanted to know if you had any information about it." And

I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that envelope

Under that garbage."


~ Arlo Guthrie’s ballad/song ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ was released in 1967.





Susan Parker