Fish Tails 7/29/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha, just a few quick updates … and it’s only been two days since the previous ‘Tail’, yet there’s still a bunch of new add-ons to this list — Welcome all!
  • It looks like we Will Have some more UNI again this week, avail on Friday, yell now & yell loud! … ‘Twas a nice low price for a week or so, but the White C-Bass have disappeared for now, none coming in, so our ‘Bass’ will be MEX’N GROUPER/CABRILLA … Got some more large (2/4s & 4/6s) HUACHINANGO (Mex’n Snapper) coming in … Price down even more on Local WILD KING SALMON! … more for your re-reading pleasure below …
  • Here’s a little something that comes up pretty often with you home-delivery customers, so let me address it — When you order multiple varieties of Oysters, sometimes your choices include both Pt. Reyes Oysters and also “Miyagi” Oysters. When you say “miyagi”, we assume you’re asking for ‘Marin Miyagis’, because the word “miyagi” is part of its name. But actually, Almost All of Pacific Oysters are the same species, and almost all of our West Coast varieties are of that same species, originally introduced from Japan, and which is now common terminology to refer to them as “miyagis”. We may call ’em Fanny Bays or Totten Inlet or Little Skookum or Pickering Passage or Royal Miyagi (there’s that word again), or countless others, but they are ALL ‘miyagis’ (except for Kumamotos). And just so you know, ‘Marin Miyagi’ and ‘Pt. Reyes’ Oysters come from the same area, Tomales Bay, and their beds actually touch each other. Yes, you can actually reach out of one side of the boat and pull up some ‘Pt. Reyes’ Oysters, and on the other side of the boat is the ‘Marin Miyagi’ acreage. So if you’re looking for a different flavor profile with your multiple choices for oysters, you ain’t gonna get it with those two. Perhaps you’ve also heard of “Hog Island” Oysters? — We don’t (and can’t) sell them to you (that’s another story), but they are also the same oyster, from the same water, with the same taste, just a different name. Just recently, the price has gone up on ‘Marin Miyagi’ Oysters, compelling us to buy less from them, but not so on ‘Pt Reyes’, so we’re using more of them.  Bottom line, if you do order both varieties, you should probably expect us to “sub” some “TodaysBest” for you, or maybe some Aloha’sChoice”, which are real nice varieties with a slightly different taste profile than the ones from Tomales Bay, and they’re similarly priced.
  • Remember that YELLOWTAIL JACK & WILD KING SALMON pricing has dropped. Farm’d ATLANTIC SAL, too. Got some ONO in da’ ice. Remember to use orders@alohaseafood.net, please.
  • BRONZINI makes a nice whole-fish presentation for one, and if it’s for two or more, check out our HUACHINAGO (real Red Snappers from Baja) and our Frm’d STRIPED BASS.
  • More in da’ cooler:  PETRALE SOLE  /  ROCK, LING, TRUE, & BLACK COD  /  AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT  /  SQUID  /  SWORDFISH  /  AHI & TOMBO  /  SALMON = ‘LOCH DUART’ & NZ KINGS x 2 & STEELHEAD x 2  /  MUSSELS-OYSTERS-CLAMS  /  Lots More …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan. Appreciate your loyalty to CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS & AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-Off & BLO FZN AHI LOINS. Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More ~~~
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:

Fish Tails 7/27/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  •  Aloha to some more newly added seafood-eating folks on this list … and the Giants are right there with only 56 games left!
  • Here’s a little something that comes up pretty often with you home-delivery customers, so let me address it — When you order multiple varieties of Oysters, sometimes your choices include both Pt. Reyes Oysters and also “Miyagi” Oysters. When you say “miyagi”, we assume you’re asking for ‘Marin Miyagis’, because the word “miyagi” is part of its name. But actually, Almost All of Pacific Oysters are the same species, and almost all of our West Coast varieties are of that same species, originally introduced from Japan, and which is now common terminology to refer to them as “miyagis”. We may call ’em Fanny Bays or Totten Inlet or Little Skookum or Pickering Passage or Royal Miyagi (there’s that word again), or countless others, but they are ALL ‘miyagis’ (except for Kumamotos). And just so you know, ‘Marin Miyagi’ and ‘Pt. Reyes’ Oysters come from the same area, Tomales Bay, and their beds actually touch each other. Yes, you can actually reach out of one side of the boat and pull up some ‘Pt. Reyes’ Oysters, and on the other side of the boat is the ‘Marin Miyagi’ acreage. So if you’re looking for a different flavor profile with your multiple choices for oysters, you ain’t gonna get it with those two. Perhaps you’ve also heard of “Hog Island” Oysters? — We don’t (and can’t) sell them to you (that’s another story), but they are also the same oyster, from the same water, with the same taste, just a different name. Just recently, the price has gone up on ‘Marin Miyagi’ Oysters, compelling us to buy less from them, but not so on ‘Pt Reyes’, so we’re using more of them.  Bottom line, if you do order both varieties, you should probably expect us to “sub” some “TodaysBest” for you, or maybe some Aloha’sChoice”, which are real nice varieties with a slightly different taste profile than the ones from Tomales Bay, and they’re similarly priced.
  • That’s about it for today — Remember that WHITE C-BASS & YELLOWTAIL JACK & WILD KING SALMON pricing has dropped. Farm’d ATLANTIC SAL, too. Got some ONO in da’ ice. Don’t yet know about UNI for this week — maybe I’ll do another ‘Tail’ later this week to let ya’ know. Remember to use orders@alohaseafood.net, please. Some re-‘Tail’ below, and click for Price-list, etc …
  • BRONZINI makes a nice whole-fish presentation for one, and if it’s for two or more, check out our HUACHINAGO (real Red Snappers from Baja) and our Frm’d STRIPED BASS.
  • More from da’ west coast:  PETRALE SOLE  /  ROCK, LING, TRUE, & BLACK COD  /  AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT  /  SQUID
  • SWORDFISH — AHI & TOMBO — SALMON = ‘LOCH DUART’ & NZ KINGS x 2 & STEELHEAD x 2 — Lots More …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan. Appreciate your loyalty to CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS & AHI POKE CUBES, SALMON POKE CUBES, FZN ALBACORE LOINS, & Sk-OFF & BLO FZN AHI LOINS.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More ~~~
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

Fish Tails 7/21/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Seems like I spend more time adding new folks to this list than actually composing a weekly “Fish Tails” for y’all — That’s not a complaint; it’s a WOW and a MAHALO!  Keep ’em coming! Let your friends & fam know about us!
  • Maybe that jumbo-sized teddy bear in the stands at the Giants/A’s game had too much to drink, or he has to get up early like we do, because how else could one doze off during the first professional sporting event for the Bay Area in a thoundred-and-eleven-teen days — Go Giants!! Go baseball!
  • Hey, some pretty nice price reductions on Local WILD KING SALMON, WHITE C-BASS, YELLOWTAIL JACK, and SWORDFISH.
  • OK, we’re gonna give some UNI another shot this week — due in for Friday — Yell Now & Yell Loud! (to orders@alohaseafood.net, please).
  • BRONZINI makes a nice whole-fish presentation for one, and if it’s for two or more, check out our HUACHINAGO (real Red Snappers from Baja) and our Frm’d STRIPED BASS.
  • More from da’ west coast:  PETRALE SOLE  /  ROCK, LING, TRUE, & BLACK COD  /  AK & LOCAL & SoCAL HALIBUT  /  SMELT  /  SQUID
  • Usually we re-send a few excerpts from previous issues of “Fish Tails” — we call it ‘Re-‘Tail’ — here you go, and there’s a Price List and other stuff just a click away …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan.
  •  You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) have been very popular.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More ~~~
  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just let us know.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

Fish Tails 7/14/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha! Our ice bins & freezer are filling in real nicely …
  • One of your faves, HAMACHI COLLARS (KAMA), is again available. And we’ve added a ‘new’ item — FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO), about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan.
  • In da’ cooler, something new: Help to eradicate a massive biomass of invasive/ecologically destructive WILD BLUE CATFISH from the Chesapeake Bay area;  Also: AK HALIBUT supply should be good this week;  Hopefully PETRALE SOLE too;  TRUE COD Fil & HUACHINANGO (2/4s) expected in by tomorrow/Weds;  ONO in da’ house!;  Significant Price-Decrease on WHITE C-BASS;  We’ll be slacking out (thawing) some BLACK COD for your needs, as the fresh catch has dried up for now;  And … … … We   Should   Have   A   Few   Trays   Of   FRESH … … UNI —  due in Thursday, and some of y’all have gotten some early intel already, which leaves us with a few less than a few trays, so yell Now & yell Loud to ORDERS@ALOHASEAFOOD.NET if you’d like some UNI for this week!
  • … KING SALMON story: The Local season has re-opened, a few boats are out, with more getting out there as the strong winds are dying down — the initial report from one of our primary suppliers is that two of his boats that got out early have a grand total of 5 fish, meaning that they’ll stay out until the fish are biting and they can bring back in a decent amount. Our hopes were availability by Thursday, but at this rate, it’ll be Saturday until we see any, and we can only hope that it’ll be early enough on Saturday to get the fish on our trucks and out to you. Stay tuned …
  • In the meantime, you can’t go wrong with either of our King Salmon from New Zealand — either ‘ORA-KING’ from the north part of NZ’s south island, or ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ KINGs from frigid Stewart Is, which is south of NZ’s south island.
  • Need any more? — Some re-“Tail” is re-printed below, and check out da’ attachments.
  • You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, note that Fresh Tombo continues to be very sporadic, but our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) have been popular options.
  • We’ve found another source for the 2# packs of SMOKED RED-Mt TROUT Fil — only difference seems to be that it’ll be “catch-weight”, meaning not necessarily exactly 2#, but pretty close. Available Now.
  • ROCK & LING COD  /  LOCAL & SoCAL HAL  /  BRONZINI & Frm’d STRIPED BASS  /  SWORDFISH, AHI, TOMBO?, YELLOWTAIL JACK  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  Lotta’ SALMON  /  Lotta’ SHELLFISH  /  Lots More …
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More
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  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just let us know.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • Hey, if you’re new to this Home-Delivery Issue of “Fish Tails”, (and there’s always a bunch of ya’ every week), this publication is meant to be an exhilarating and memorable newsletter about what’s up in the seafood world, with a bunch of buttons to click into Price-Lists, FAQs, etc. Some folks find the info to be very helpful, while others get good value by printing out a hard-copy, and using that to start their grill. Whatever floats yer boat. Also if you’re new (or not), we wanna express our gratitude & Mahalos!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:  orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:  628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

Fish Tails 7/7/20

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Hope y’all had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend — here’s what’s up for this week …
  • You may have noticed that the AHI POKE CUBES are a different brand now — same 1# units, slightly different “cut” – let us know how you like ’em!  Our next shipment of HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA should be avail by Friday.  Plenty of CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS for now, but you may wanna jump on ’em before all of us employees drain our inventory because they’re so dang yummy.  While we’re in da’ freezer, note that there’s still NO Fresh Tombo, so our FRZN Local ALBACORE LOINS (about 1# ea), or our FRZN AHI LOINS (Sk-OFF & BLO, about 5-7#ea) are popular options.
  • We’ve found another source for the 2# packs of SMOKED RED-Mt TROUT Fil — only difference seems to be that it’ll be “catch-weight”, meaning not necessarily exactly 2#, but pretty close. Available Now.
  • FRESH SQUID is in!  One big ol’ ONO is in.  CORVINA Bass price has dropped.  The season for Local Wild KING SALMON is closed for fishing for another week, so we Will soon Run Out of the 100#s that’s in da’ ice.
  • Can’t help ya’ tomorrow (Weds) with AK HALIBUT or PETRALE or TRUE COD, but all should be swimming in by Thursday. Hopefully.
  • Some edited re-‘Tail’ below, and an updated price-list attached.
  • “New”:  SALT SPRING Is. MUSSELS are a hybrid Mussel from B.C. that are large and plump and delicious and sustainably raised and are available once again after a yearly shutdown during their spawning cycle.
  • More Local = BLACK COD & ROCK & LING COD … SoCAL HAL … YELLOWTAIL JACK … 
  • From distant shores:  Salmon x 4 = ‘BIG GLORY BAY’ & ‘ORA-KINGS’ from NZ, and ‘LOCH DUART’ ATL SAL & ‘LOCH ETIVE’ STEELHEAD/O.TROUT from Scotland  /  SWORDFISH  /  BRONZINI  /  AHI  /  ‘DRY-PACK’ SCALLOPS  /  … 
  • Still strong freezer inventory on:  MINCED/GROUND AHI  /  ASIAN & MEDIT. OCTOPUS  /  OYSTER SPRING ROLLS  /  26/30 & 16/20 OG PRAWNS  /  Lots More …
  • We’ve noticed (since the fire) that access on to Pier 45 is a lot easier, so if you wanna drop by to pick-up your order and say ‘hi’, just say so.
  • Survey — How many of you would have an interest in receiving a box of produce which would be piggy-backed onto your seafood order? We’re collaborating with a reputable local Produce distributor, need to gauge the interest. Let us know!
  • Gift Certificates are now available, $25 increments.
  • Hey, if you’re new to this Home-Delivery Issue of “Fish Tails”, (and there’s always a bunch of ya’ every week), this publication is meant to be an exhilarating and memorable newsletter about what’s up in the seafood world, with a bunch of buttons to click into Price-Lists, FAQs, etc. Some folks find the info to be very helpful, while others get good value by printing out a hard-copy, and using that to start their grill. Whatever floats yer boat. Also if you’re new (or not), we wanna express our gratitude & Mahalos!
  • PLEASE ALWAYS USE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us. Always. And our website is www.alohaseafood.net.
  • PLEASE forward this or share about us with your social network. We can feed a lotta’ mouths.
  • Mahalo, it’s meaningful that you’re thinking of us, and we’re extremely grateful.

Place your orders, or ask questions via the following methods, and please remember to include your Name & Address & Phone Number.

1st preference — eMail your order to:    orders@alohaseafood.net
2nd choice — Text us at:    628-800-4324
3rd best – Call / Leave Message to our order-desk at:   415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING: