Fortune Fish & Gourmet

The Seafood & Gourmet Specialists

There are a multitude of ways to express your love and affection, but nothing says ‘I love you’ and ‘I’m here for you’ like a great meal. Giving someone sustenance is at the same time a promise and a sacrifice. The promise is one of support and nurturement. The sacrifice is one of resources; sharing your plate is the same as sharing your livelihood. If you decide to display your sentiments with a meal this week, or ever, why not do it deliciously.

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The snow piles are creating tiny mountain ranges, turning sidewalks into slick valleys that we must navigate cautiously, that’s if we ever dare leave our bunkers. The freezing temps seem to slow everything down a notch, and even the pace of these last few January days are dragging. But fear not, February marks another step closer to the sunshine and thaw, and like the latest news from the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Global Seafood Conference, you’ve got to take the good with the bad.

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Though the weather can get pretty bitter outside this time of year, you can take solace in the fact that there are some sweet deals to be had on great products. Business can get quiet this time of year, so focusing your menus on the healthy and affordable options that Fortune Fish & Gourmet has to offer can be a terrific way to draw the crowds your way. Spoiler...A recent study proves even chocolate has health benefits.

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It’s the first week of January, so that means you are still steadfast about those New Year’s resolutions. Strong efforts will be made, for sure, but many of the promises we make to ourselves for change just aren’t tenable. This year, instead of joining that way too expensive gym or navigating some extreme, lifestyle-altering diet, start being a better you by simply swapping out the proteins on your plate a few times a week and drink more water. It’s that easy to be healthier.

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Lights are twinkling on Michigan Avenue and the hum of carols can be heard drifting in on the cold lake wind, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. No matter what you are shopping for, this is a time of year when it’s best to get a plan in place and start your sourcing early. Items can get scarce quickly; due to supply, demand, and weather, so it’s best to pre-order once you have your menus set. Here are some items that can put you on the big guy’s nice list.

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Hard to believe it, but we are already knocking on December’s door. Before you know it, Christmas will be here and with it, most likely, more snow. Right now, we are just getting over our turkey haze and in need of some lighter fare.

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Last week we saw our first shipments of Florida Stone Crab Claws and, thankfully, this week we have Stone Crab Claws and more in store.

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Thank you to everyone who visited us at this year’s Fortune Fish & Gourmet Food Show. It was an amazing display of seafood and gourmet items from around the world presented by the people who grow, harvest, and produce such exquisite products. Hopefully you didn’t miss out. Now for a taste of what’s happening for the rest of the week...

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The effects of Hurricane Florence are still being felt across the Carolinas as devasting flooding wreaks havoc on land. At sea, the situation isn’t any better. From the Carolinas to Maine, many vessels remain in port and most will have trouble getting out to work this week due to the lingering high winds and rough seas from Florence’s aftermath...

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Seafood is the perfect protein. With more nutritional benefits than any of the land animal proteins, it is important to serve seafood to everyone, even to those who can't afford it. That is why Fortune Fish & Gourmet proudly supports SeaShare.

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“Lolla” turns 26 years old next week and the concert has grown up quite a bit. These days you can pay to upgrade, receiving perks of comfort such as private dining and air-conditioned restrooms. It pays to be VIP, or at least you do. But if you want to eat like a VIP, you can save some money on some truly delicious and affordable seafood options.

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You can hear faint music carried on the backs of warm breezes on still nights from festivals far away. Trees and flowers are in bloom, perfuming the city streets that drip with the sweat from thousands of air conditioners struggling in unison. The Fourth is now behind us...

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About 150 million hot dogs are consumed every Independence Day

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This weekend is Father’s Day, and while dads are off the hook when it comes to chores, seafood should be on the line when it comes to catering the festivities.

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The holiday week kicked off with heavy storms battering U.S. coast lines. If you happened to catch a glimpse of the news stations’ radar on Monday, or you are a Weather Channel fanatic, the country looked a lot like a pinball bumper during multi-ball play, with storms coming from all sides.

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When Alaskan Natives and Russian settlers were first harvesting the rich copper deposits situated in the upper river that bears the mineral’s namesake, I guarantee neither imagined that the most precious and profitable resource that would come from this abounding part of the world would not be a mineral.

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In the last blog I wrote about spring and cooking out and better weather. Then it snowed the following Monday...

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