Town Meeting turn around

Hi Folks-

Happy chilly Monday! We are wrapping up the slow week of school vacation (always a slow time for us, people take off). Elaine Manghi at Manghi’s Bakery would always start reassuring me in January “Just wait until town meeting day, it always starts to pick up then.” And I have found that to be true.

Thinking back on growing up in Vermont, I am exceedingly grateful to live in a town where I can simply go vote my opinions instead of participating in an all day meeting. My family would attend the Marshfield town meeting day and my best friend’s family would attend the Plainfield one, so at least I had a choice. It is an important, vibrant part of Vermont’s political scene but my memories as a child were of a room old guys arguing about plowing or culverts for hours. :-). generally good donuts though.

So Montpelierites, go vote, then stop by the market and grab some fresh fish!

In my reading on food this week the New York Times was pushing cooking a trout in the fireplace. So not going to happen. That’s the kind of thing I like to save for winter emergencies without power, adding a certain flair to a dismal event. On that note I’ll probably freeze a couple of trout just in case.

I wasn’t inspired this weekend to try a big long cooking project but by Sunday I was craving a comfy home cooked something. Dug some ground beef out of the freezer, chopped onions and garlic, browned it all up with a little flour, added a 14 oz can of diced fire roasted tomatoes with green chili and a pint of tomato vodka sauce. Mixed all that together, cooked off some penne and scrounged up all of the unused bits of cheese from the week, grated that. Mixed in most of the cheese, saved a little for the top. It was delightful, cleaned out my fridge and made enough so neither one of us has to cook tonight. Triple score as far as I am concerned.

The fish tomorrow:

  • Dayboat Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Monkfish, small filets

  • Bluefish

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Yellow tail sole, dayboat

  • Albacore Tuna

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • PEI Mussels

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special


Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf


meatball sub

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Shrimp Scampi


Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo


Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla


Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To



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