Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is Springy and delicious!

Hello friends and fans of Wheatsville!

I hope you are  having a delightful week so far!

We love this time of year. It's SO great for sitting out on the patio for lunch or dinner or snacking.

Happy Spring! Happy Equinox! Happy Passover and Happy Easter, too! (We've got some special items being prepared for Easter, so keep your eyes peeled mid-week next week.)

Lots of delicious news for you in this post!

From the Deli
This is your last week to save on March specials in your Wheatsville Deli!
Our smoothie and salsa of the month both stress the wearin' of the green! "Soylent Green Is Leprechauns" blends sweet mangoes and healthful spirulina into a sweet, green frozen treat. In our Poblano salsa, poblanos, jalapenos and tomatillos all combine to create a mild, flavorful, emerald green dip!
Owner Specials this month include the Italian Stallion, a melty, toasty mélange of fresh mozzarella, pesto and fresh red bell peppers on toasty ciabatta, $6.49, reg. $7.49. Also on sale for owners is our organic and fair-trade Coffee Bar's classic Wheatsvillain, a freshly brewed cup of coffee with a shot or two of espresso to help wake you up, at fifty cents off either a large or small! And in our self-serve case you will find our Lemon Parmesan Tortellini, cheese-filled pasta tossed with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and shredded parmesan, and dressed in a citrusy vinaigrette, $7.49/lb, reg. $8.99.
Also on sale are Boar's Head Ovengold Turkey $9.49/lb, reg. $9.99 and Muenster Cheese $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99, so stock up while you can!
Other popular new items and old favorites are also on the menu! We have Red Curry Tofu and Risotto Cakes, Sushi's salad-filled spring rolls with shrimp, crab, tofu or avocado, spicy Green Chile Hummus and Fiery Thai Olives, and an assortment of fresh-baked goodies to satisfy all sweet-tooths! Come on in and get yer lunch on!
From Bryan, the Butcher
Hey folks last chance to get in on this month's specials…
Check out specials on Niman Ranch meats sausages: Bratwurst, apple Gouda, and sweet Italian. Try them all for $5.49 ea. Regular $5.99 ea.
Everyone loves bacon!!!
Applegate Natural Uncured Sunday Bacon $4.99 reg $ 5.49.
Applegate Natural Uncured Turkey Bacon $4.99 reg $ 5.39.
Tilapia is back. After nearly a month without the ability to ship, our folks in Honduras are back in business. So swing by and pick some fresh, sustainable, Tilapia filets $10.99 lb.
New product! Check out Blue Horizon Bites, 2 flavors, Salmon bites and crab cake bites made with real wild caught sustainable seafood products. They are easy to prepare and tasty snack. Pick up a 6oz box or your choice for $5.29.
From Greg, Captain of Cheese Island
We have  a some great sales going in the cheese department!
Mild Yellow Cheddar on sale for 3.99/lb, regularly 4.99/lb.
Our Argentine Parmesan is on sale for 6.99/lb, regularly 8.99/lb.
As an owner special we have Nancy's cream cheese at 1.69 ea., regularly 2.39 ea.
8 oz. Organic Valley Past. Sharp Cheddar is on sale for 3.89 each, regularly 5.29.
8 oz.Organic Valley reduced fat/low sodium Cheddar is on sale for 3.89 ea., regularly 4.99 ea.
8 oz. Organic Valley Reduced Fat Monterey Jack is on sale for 3.89 ea., regularly 4.99ea.
Starting Thursday our Pre-Pack Shredded Parmesan will be on sale for  7.29/lb, regularly 8.99/lb.
Pre-Pak Grated Parmesan will be on sale for 5.79/lb, regularly 6.99/lb.

In The Grocery Aisle
Texas-Texas Fire-Roasted Serrano Salsa
 There's a new salsa in town. Texas-Texas Fire-Roasted Serrano Salsa is made by Sanderson Specialty Foods, an Austin company. Texas-Texas Salsa has been winning awards for years. There are never any fillers used, and they're made with only fresh ingredients. This new salsa is another step in right direction. The medium heat allows you to taste all of the ingredients while still getting a little bit of the burn. Find more at Justin Merrifield, Grocery Buyer

Fair Trade Easter CHOCOLATE is hopping your way! Coming soon, keep a rabbit eye out for delicious Sjaak's Fair Trade chocolates!

New beer alert!
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot (WTF) Ale has arrived. This big tasty 22oz  beer Pours a crystal clear and very dark rubie amber. Flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar, but nicely balanced with bitter floral hops. Lagunitas has done it again with this tasty brew but as with all of their seasonal beers supplies won't last forever so make sure you get some now!  We are also offering Shiner six packs, all flavors for just $6.99 regularly $7.99!

There's an avalanche of new items in the Refrigerated and Frozen Departments! (Ha! Avalanche!)
In the Refrigerated Department, we are now selling Way Back When's Whole Cream!  For $5.19, you can buy a 16 ounce bottle of this thick, decadent cream.
Immaculate Baking Company, the makers of the wildly popular Buttermilk Biscuits and Scones are now making Cinnamon Rolls!  A tube of five rolls (sweet icing packet included!) is just $3.99.  These make an awesome, quick breakfast or dessert.
There's more from  the Immaculate Baking Company…Crescent Rolls!  One of my favorite things to do with these is to:  lay the raw dough flat, brush it with fruit preserves (peach is especially tasty), roll it up, sprinkle with chopped nuts and bake according to the package instructions.  Voila!  Homemade fruity pastries!  The possibilities are endless-pigs in a blanket, kolaches, breadsticks!  Yum!
Big changes have been made in the Frozen Department!  First, if you are looking for Ian's or  Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets or Natural Sea Fish Sticks and Fillets, you will now find them in the Meat Freezer, located on the North side of the store.  Moving these items made sense to us, keeping all the real meat in one place, so you can find it more easily AND this move gave us a lot more room for Fake Meat products.
That's right, we now have almost two whole freezer doors of Fake Meat!  We took a look at the WishList and added tons of new items!  Come on over and check out these exciting new items:
*Sunshine Burger Company's Falafel Patties $4.19.
*Morningstar Farms Hickory BBQ Riblets and Chick'n Grillers $4.79 each!
*Quorn Turk'y Burgers $4.89.
*Gardein Frozen Meat-like products are made with soy protein, ancient grains and lots of veggies.  They are also easy to prepare, fast and super delicious.  We've got:  Homestyle Beefless Tips, Lightly Seasoned Chick'n Scallopini, Marinara Chick'n Good Stuff, Seven Grain Crispy Tenders and Classic Style Buffalo Wings.  Each for just $4.79.
And finally, we now stock Margarita's Tamales, a local favorite.  $5.69 will get you 6 tamales in the following varieties:  Cheese and Jalapeno and Vegan Black Bean.  Check back soon for the Vegan Medley, with peppers, onions and corn.
 I hope that you have a great Spring!

Dan Gillotte
Wheatsville GM and e-mail guy

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