Memorial Day Beer Sale!

 

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“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America,” and also maybe a six-pack or two of craft beer from Market.  I’m sure that was really the end of Bill Clinton’s quote, it just got cut off somehow…  In any case, in honor of Memorial Day, we’re proud to host a sale on all our wide selection of beers — 20% off Sunday and Monday.  Also, please note our new Market hours:

Mon-Thurs: noon – 9pm

Friday: noon – 10pm

Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm

We look forward to seeing you!  I mean, really — what obligatory Memorial Day barbecue is complete without beer?  Anything but is just… dare I say it… unpatriotic!  ;)

 

Friday Beerday

Originally posted on marketcortelyou:

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Hello!

Two great things are happening this Friday:

1.  Beer Sale!  ALL bottles & cans of beer are 20% off!  Not to mention, with every 5 beers you buy, you get the sixth one free.  We’ve got a great stock of ales, stouts, IPAs and ciders, that will accommodate a wide array of your tastebuds’ light, dark, citrusy, hoppy or chocolatey needs.

2.  Beer Tasting, mmmmmm…  The Shelton Brothers are stopping by to share their knowledge, passion and product with us.  We will offer:

–>”Saison Extra” and “Mor Mor” from the Brouwerij West brewery in California

–>The German beer, “Kritzer Mord & Totschlag” (aka, “Murder & Manslaughter”), which is said to be a legendary beer brewed for the knights of Kyritz an der Knatter as early as the 17th century.  Pretty cool, no?

–>Beer we have in stock here in Market, including the Original Ritterguts Gose

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Everybody Achaar

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Suffering from a bored palate?  Perhaps you should consider revamping your typical tomato-based condiment regimen with Brooklyn Delhi’s Tomato Achaar — just $9.50 per jar.

Achaar, or “Indian pickle,” is packed with exotic spices and boasts a meaty texture.  It’s India’s answer to harissa or sriracha.

Let me tell you.  I didn’t know this Indian tomato relish was missing from my life until we got it here at Market.  Pretty sure all of us here feel this way.  Achaar Junkies ‘R’ Us.

Don’t take our word for it, though.  The delectable Saveur magazine called Brooklyn Delhi’s Tomato Achaar, “One Good Find,” in a feature published last month.

“Brooklyn Delhi’s Tomato Achaar blew my expectations away,” wrote Zainab Shah in Saveur.  “This artisanal version of the classic South Asian condiment has the most balanced, addictive flavor of any I’ve tasted.”

We were blown away by our Tomato Achaar tasting event two weeks ago when customers were near throwing punches and scratching eyes out for the last jar of this delectable condiment, which is also good for eating straight out of the jar.

Needless to say, I greedily confiscated a jar for myself when the Achaar maker herself, Chitra Agrawal, came by Monday night to replenish our stock.  I broke in my treasured jar of Tomato Achaar with a mostly Market-sponsored spread for dinner last night.  I sautéed diced yellow onion with thinly sliced button tomatoes, to mix with Market baba ganoush and the Achaar, which I spread on pita bread.  Spicy gold.  It was all I could do not to make a second dinner of exactly the same.  I at least held out for breakfast this morning. 

Tomato Achaar is multi-functional and uses local ingredients, giving it a particularly fresh taste.  Use it to dress up your mac and cheese, substitute for salsa in your nachos, add a spicy kick to your cheese and crostini, dip your French fries in…  The possibilities are pretty much endless. 

You can find more Tomato Achaar recipe inspiration at Brooklyndelhi.com.  Also, visit Ms. Agrawal’s beautiful blog, the abcsofcooking, to learn more about the woman behind the Achaar, as well as browse her journal of recipes featuring vegetarian and traditional Indian cooking.

BALLAST POINT TGIF TASTING

COME BE OUR DRINKING BUDDIES!

BEFORE I BEGIN, APOLOGIES FOR THE CAPS LOCK.  WE’RE TRULY LOCKED INTO THIS.  COMPUTER ISSUES…  BUT!  ALSO, EXCITED FOR OUR BALLAST POINT CRAFT BEER TASTING COMING UP THIS FRIDAY, 6-8PM.  YES!!! 

WE’VE GOT TWO BEERS IN STOCK — THE ORIGINAL PALE ALE & SCULPIN IPA – AND WHO KNOWS WHAT OUR GUEST BALLAST POINT PURVEYORS MAY HAVE UP THEIR SLEEVES…  EVEN IF THERE’S NOTHING HIDDEN UP THERE, YOU’LL BE GETTING FREE BEER TO KICK OFF YOUR FRIDAY NIGHT (AND ALL YOUR CRAFTY BEER QUESTIONS ANSWERED, SURELY).  AND IF IT’S BEEN A LONG WEEK, WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE WEEKEND?  WE AT MARKET WILL PROBABLY HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL SAMPLE TO ACCOMPANY THE BEER, TOO.

SO, WORK HARD, AND THEN PLAY HARD, DEAR CUSTOMERS.  AND TGIF WITH MARKET! 

Let them eat chocolate!

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Call me a sap, but I do love Valentine’s Day. Oh sure, it gets a bit of a bad rap these days, and not for no reason–the pressure of making one day perfect, romantic, and meaningful will take the fun out of anything.

But it’s a holiday about love! And love is pretty great, don’t ya think? So instead of looking at Valentine’s Day as an obligation or a test, why not look at it as an opportunity? We get so caught up in the pressure and grind of the daily routine (and who knows this better than us New Yorkers, eh?) that we forget to tell the people we love how much they mean to us. Maybe it’s a good thing we have a holiday to remind us to tell the people we love how we feel!

So whether you’re sending a card, making a phone call, or giving out chocolate like it’s well, candy, look at this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to show your love to the people around you, and I think you just might find a new appreciation for this holiday.

And speaking of chocolate…as a token of our affection for our customers, Market is offering 10% off all chocolate this Thursday and Friday! Buy some for your spouse, your partner, your girlfriend or boyfriend, your friends, your co-workers, your neighbors, your kids, your parents, or yourself!

On the day itself (that’s Friday) Market will be having a chocolate and wine pairing for all our Valentines in Ditmas Park. Why? Because we love you! Drop in Friday night for a bite of knock-your-socks-off-good chocolate and a wine pairing from T.B. Ackerson.

 

Peanut Butter Dreams

Although it tastes extraordinary on its own, or paired with jelly in a sandwich, we’ve decided to compile some ideas for Frazier’s Nuts, a locally made peanut butter that we’re sampling this Sunday. Unlike an ordinary jar you’d find in a supermarket, Frazier’s Nuts contains peanuts, cashews, and wild blueberry honey, and is both sweet and decidedly salty with a lightly crunchy texture.

Here are a few ideas of what you can do with it (besides eating it straight out of the jar, of course):

Use it as a base for these peanut butter sandwich cookies from Cook’s Illustrated. 

Try it in Jaden Hair’s simple and rich peanut sauce.

Or give it a shot in King Arthur Flour’s grilled peanut butter and apple sandwich.

We also suggest that you pair it with our American Spoon Chili Jam, which is tangy but has plenty of heat. It’s an unusual combination, but it works really well, especially on a soft but hearty bread like a pullman loaf or pain de mie.

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Our friends from Frazier’s Nuts will be here at noon on Sunday. Don’t forget to come by!

 

 

Hot drinks, cool weather

The holidays may be over, but if anything, recent temperatures have shown us that winter is only beginning. With this in mind, we’ve gathered a few items from the shop that can keep you cozy as the months slowly roll into spring.

Teas are always a good place to start. Adagio’s Fruit Sangria is a blend of hibiscus, apple, rosehip, and orange peel, among others. In addition to warming you up, herbal tea helps you stay hydrated, essential whether you’re facing windchill or dry, stagnant apartment heat. It’s also caffeine-free, ideal for drinking in evenings, comforting but not terribly sweet.

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Another choice is our homemade soup. With earthy flavors like lentil or sweet potato, our soup makes a quick and filling winter meal. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche, olive oil, and green onions, or simply eat it plain. Either way, you’ll have something healthy and soothing before you.

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For a fun and easy kitchen project, try making cocoa from our Taza Mexican Chocolate. Each package contains two discs and has a slightly crunchy texture, but doesn’t lack the rich flavor of high-quality dark chocolate. Each disc is enough chocolate for one cup of milk, water, or dairy-free alternative. Just chop it up finely and whisk over low heat until incorporated, and in a few minutes you’ll have a mug of warm Mexican Hot Chocolate.

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Check out all of our flavors at the shop, and season your cocoa further by adding cinnamon, orange peel, vanilla extract, or cardamom. For a more adult twist, try it with Bailey’s, whiskey, or amaretto.

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