I’m getting up bright and early tomorrow (yes, Saturday!) to head to our Woodland Park store. You should, too. Come hungry.
I love Rock Stars. It’s a concert of inspiration, innovation, and conversation. And food, of course. This is Fairway Market, after all. Our Food Rock Stars will be hanging out, doing their thing, sharing delicious eats and immense knowledge from 11 AM until 2 PM in Woodland Park. These guys (and gals) are pretty amazing. They’re a big reason why I love my job. I get to chat cheese with the James Beard Award-winning, “I forgot more than you ever knew” Steve Jenkins all day long; I get to pester Master Butcher Ray Venezia on funky meat cuts and his wild turkey carving genius. I am surrounded by people who live, breathe, and obsess serious food.
You can chat up these guys, too, tomorrow. We’re paying homage to the wonderful tradition and eats of Italy. Steve will pull out some of his favorite Italian cheeses–who knows which ones, but I’m rooting for our imported Pugliese burrata, which oozes lavishly in creamy, sweet splendor. Our Fishmonger Extraordinaire Tony Maltese will be grilling up calamari, with EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, and not much else. Make sure to visit Ray for tender-as-can-be, melt-in-your mouth veal cutlets; Omar our incredible deli buyer for charcuterie to blow you away and an arugula, eggplant, and pine nut pasta that brings me immense joy; and Vinnie our kitchen whiz for his famous Fairway sausage, grape, and gorgonzola panini. And that’s just the start.
While you’re tasting and shopping and tasting and shopping, don’t forget to pick up some fresh, never frozen, swordfish steaks at the ridiculously great price of $8.99 pound. That’s a crazy good deal; just because we love you. (The sale is on at all our stores!!) Throw them on the grill or in your grill pan and you’ve got a company-worthy dinner. Top with Fairway salsa for some punch.
And then, Sunday morning we’re back for more festivities. We’re hosting a tailgate party! Get psyched! It’s our 1st Annual Tailgate Party to celebrate the NY JETS game from 11 AM – 2 PM. Q104.3 will arrive at noon–their Big E will join our own Ray to oversee and MC the festivities. Think: samples galore, giveaways, demos, music, baloons for kids…Sunday fun. And a chance to win this comfy bad boy:
See you in Woodland Park this weekend!