Good Morning Chefs and Buyers,
Well, it looks like that stupid groundhog was right. We may actually get some winter this year after all. Hopefully this storm misses us. Either way, it's time to start getting your weekend menu together. We have some great stuff to help you do just that. Wild Striped Bass is coming in from Virginia daily. Delaware opens tomorrow which should add even more fish into the mix. Dayboat 10/20 and U/10 Scallops came in again from New Jersey. Local 2 to 4 pound John Dory are here. Bloody Local Monkfish Tails showed up today too. We are scheduled to receive a shipment of Local Tuna and Swordfish tonight.
Jumbo Black Sea Bass from Boston continues to look like a great option. They are between 3 and 5 pounds each. We brought in some lovely Cod from Maine this morning. They are nice and big at about 8 to 12 pounds. Maine also sent us Live Scallops in the Shell today.
Guatemalan Mahi Mahi showed up this morning as expected. They are head off and beautiful. The fish are bigger than we anticipated at around 15 to 20 pounds each. Tomorrow is our delivery of Portuguese Sardines. These are always terrific and super fresh.
We are set to receive our standard Thursday delivery from Florida with one issue. It looks like Red Snappers under 4 pounds are going to be a problem. Please keep this in mind. 5 to 10 pound Red Grouper are always really fresh. We have been getting our Golden Tilefish from Virginia lately, but are bringing it in from Florida tomorrow. Fresh 16/20 Gulf Shrimp are always gorgeous. We are bringing in more Redfish from Texas. These fantastic fish are similar to a Red Drum and weigh between 4 and 6 pounds.
Here is everything you probably don't need to know about Leap Years. The Julian calendar was introduced by Caesar in 45 BC. It featured a 12 month, 365 day year with an intercalary day inserted every 4th year at the end of February. This is because it takes 365.25 days for the earth to orbit the sun. His science wasn't exact enough however. The solar year is actually 365.242216 days. The Julian year was off by 11 minutes and 14 seconds. This doesn't seem like a lot, but over the centuries it added up. In the 16th century, the equinox was falling on March 11th instead of the 21st. Pope Gregory XIII adjusted the calendar by instituting a new rule whereby a century year is a leap year only if divisible by 400. This, along with moving the date 11 days (March 11-21 1582 never happened), means it will take more than 3,000 years for the Gregorian calendar to gain 1 extra day in error.
Have a great day.