Fish Tails 3/30/21: Pranks & New Hours … Aloha Seafood

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Aloha once more, Glad to be able to inform y’all that we’re back to being OPEN on SATURDAYS again, starting this week, so you’re all lookin’ at a 6-days-a-week delivery option from your favorite fish-monger!  And more — we’re in an extremely rare week that includes four holidays  — the two obvious ones are Good Friday, (which was once a huge seafood-consuming day many years ago), and Easter, … and on Thursday, April 1st, it’s both Opening Day! and April Fools Day, which both need a little boost to be considered high-seafood-consumption days. Anyway, we’ve got some BOLIVIAN SEA BASS coming in this week, and if you order some, then we’ll know that you haven’t read this thing all the way ’til the end …
  • Lately, it seems like more changes than usual on the Price List — not in the right direction — so be aware of that. For instance, WE are now paying over $10 for LIVE Crabs — price up to you, but we just can’t lift it any higher to where we’d like our margins to be.
  • Popular items for that Easter Brunch include ALASKAN HALIBUT, SMOKED SALMON, any of our FRESH SALMON (6 of ’em), SKREI (NORWEGIAN ATL COD), SHRIMP/PRAWNS, IQF SHRIMPMEAT, CRABMEAT, LOBSTERMEAT, SCALLOPS, and da’ list goes on …
  • And a few we haven’t seen much of lately are set to make an appearance this week — HUACHINANGO! (Real MEX’N RED SNAPPERS), Local LING COD!, and YELLOWTAIL JACK. 
  • Lots More including PETRALE SOLE, SoCAL & LOCAL HALIBUT … ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD … SWORDFISH, MAHI, OPAH?, AHI, TOMBO … CORVINA, BRONZINI …
  • OK, lotta’ repeated stuff below this, but the reason I need to explain the piece about Bolivian Sea Bass to you rookies, sorry, I mean you home-chefs, is because you might just order some, not realizing that Bolivia doesn’t have fishing fleet, because it doesn’t have a coastline, it never did, and it won’t have one on April Fools Day either.    Gotcha’.    Happy Easter!
  • Reminder 1) It’s OK to include the eMail addresses that have one of our names in it, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net when eMailing/replying with us.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON; and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • “Del Pacifico” Suripera Blue Prawns are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; Lots More …
  • 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 Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 3/15/21: Aloha Again

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Appreciate your annoyance about me skipping ‘Fish Tails’ last week, here’s da’ latest:
  • ALASKAN HALIBUT season has begun, and the fish are beautiful. Hoping for consistent supply moving forward, but keep in mind that the allowable catch (quota) stretches out for 9 months this year, so the fishermen will only go out when the conditions are good. The SoCAL/MEX’N HAL are still running strong, too.
  • Here’s one we haven’t had since 2019 — OPAH — this fish is in a category by itself, firm, thick flakes, red meat, grillable, fatty, maybe tastes like a cross btwn SWORDFISH & AHI. Help me out here — any Islanders out there who can enhance that description? Fresh MAHI avail this week, too.
  • The DUNGENESS CRAB catch is really grinding down towards an early end already. Most of the local boats have already pulled in their gear, and there’s just not enough catch up north nor demand down here to warrant bringing any down via trucking.
  • NO Petrale Sole this week — rough weather.
  • Some price increases already showing up due to increased demand around the country/world because of the loosening of Covid restrictions — note your Farm’d ATL SALMON Fil is up a buck. And you probably don’t even wanna take note of where LIVE LOBSTERS & LOBSTERMEAT pricing has gone.
  • BRONZINI  /  COD = ROCK & TRUE & SKREI (Norwegian Atl Cod) & BLACK COD  /  MEX’N PINK GROUPER  /  Lotsa’ SALMON Choices  /  HOKKAIDO DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  OYSTERS-CLAMS-MUSSELS  /  Lots MORE — some re-“Tail” below — Keep Eating Seafood!
  • Promote Aloha Seafood! — as we notice an uptick in our restaurant business, we also notice a slight decline in our Home Delivery Service, so here’s how you can help: When you’re out there supporting your local restaurants, ask them who their Seafood supplier is?, and if they reply with the wrong answer … well, good time to mention “Aloha Seafood”! It’s easy. Mahalo.
  • Reminder 1) It’s OK to include the addresses that have one of our names in it, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us.  Reminder 2) We’re now Eliminating Home-Delivery Service on Fridays, and we’re still CLOSED on Saturdays for now. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON; and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • “Del Pacifico” Suripera Blue Prawns are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; Lots More …
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • 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 Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net

Fish Tails 3/1/21: Answer & Announcement, Aloha

FISH TAILS — HDS

  • Answer to da’ riddle: There was a pretty successful Broadway stage production about Alexander Hamilton, but he was never a President. Neither was good ol’ Ben Franklin. So there’s Washington (on the $1) and Abe ($5) and Andrew Jackson ($20) and Ulysses Grant ($50) and don’t forget about Tom Jefferson ($2) — that’s  $78.00 worth of Presidential portraits on  American paper currency up to the $100-bill. Final answer. Congratulations to a few of you that got it right! — and if you haven’t already cashed in on our “waive your delivery fee” prize, don’t forget to remind us. Feeling obliged to mention my sister, not because she got it right (she did), but because I forgot to wish her a Happy Birthday.
  • As areas are moving into less-restrictive tiers, we’re announcing a move to squeeze you guys (the Home Delivery sector) in to a 4-day delivery schedule, Monday thru Thursday, eliminating Fridays. Please order accordingly. Pick-ups here at our facility on Pier 45 on Fridays is still OK.
  • Promote Aloha Seafood! — as we notice an uptick in our restaurant business, we also notice a slight decline in our Home Delivery Service, so here’s how you can help: When you’re out there supporting your local restaurants, ask them who their Seafood supplier is?, and if they reply with the wrong answer … well, good time to mention “Aloha Seafood”! It’s easy. Mahalo.
  • That’s all for today, slightly edited re-“Tail” below, and Price-list attached …
  • SKREI & YELLOWTAIL JACK & SoCAL HALIBUT  /  MEX’N PINK GROUPER & CORVINA will be our “Bass”  /  DUNGENESS CRABS remain day-to-day. SWORDFISH, AHI, TOMBO  /  ROCK & TRUE & BLACK COD  /  PETRALE SOLE  /  DRY-PACK SCALLOPS  /  BRONZINI  /  CLAMS, OYSTERS, MUSSELS  /  CAVIARS  /  CANADIAN ATL SALMON, ‘LOCH DUART’ ATL SAL, NZ KING SAL x 2, STEELHEAD X 2  /  More…
  • Glad to see SKREI again … this is a short-season, highly managed, sustainable fishery of a population of (North Sea) ATLANTIC COD in their migration route to spawning grounds off of Norway. Try it now!
  • Reminder 1) It’s OK to include the addresses that have one of our names in it, BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE orders@alohaseafood.net when emailing/replying with us.  Reminder 2) We’re now Eliminating Home-Delivery Service on Fridays, and we’re CLOSED on Saturdays. Mahalo for understanding.
  • Note: if you buy LIVE Crabs, and they don’t seem so alive when you receive them, PLEASE Cook Them BEFORE you tell us that you want Credit for a “dead” Crab — if the Crab has even an iota of life left in its body/nerves, then the muscles will tense up and the meat will be firm when cooked, but if it really indeed was dead before cooking it (which would be unusual), then the meat could end up more like the texture of applesauce — it’s not common, it’s also not harmful, but we get it that it’s not so appetizing, either.
  • Now offering a line of eight of Bristol’s “MY FISH DISH”, a 7-oz thaw, bake, & enjoy seafood entree — GARLIC/HERB/BUTTER SHRIMP & SWEET CHILI-SAUCE SHRIMPBlackened-&-Smoked Butter SCALLOPS or ATLANTIC COD or WILD SOCKEYE SALMON; and Sesame-&-Seaweed Teriyaki on the same three fish. Seems perfect for all of you HDS customers. Give ’em a try!
  • “Del Pacifico” Suripera Blue Prawns are absolutely da’ Best Prawn/Shrimp that can be found. Currently, Disney Corp is their top customer … let’s see if we can join that Mickey-Mouse outfit at the top of the list!
  • Some faves from da’ freezer —  HAMACHI COLLARS / KAMA (2+ lbs per pkg); HAMACHI FILLET (about 5-lbs ea); CHILEAN C-BASS COLLARS … SPANISH OCTOPUS; FZN Cooked/Blanched OCTOPUS TENTACLES (TAKO) about 3# ea, from Hokkaido/Japan, a ‘Hot Special’ at $7.50 … AHI POKE CUBES; SALMON POKE CUBES; FZN ALBACORE LOINS; Sk-Off/BLO FZN AHI LOINS … IQF SMELT; IQF SARDINES; PERUVIAN BAY SCALLOPSOYSTER SPRING-ROLLS; Lots More …
  • 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 Voice-Message to our order-desk at:  415-441-4484

And for ACCOUNTING:
Phone/Voice Mail: 415-441-1066  /  Kazuko: kazukos@alohaseafood.net, Carolyn: carolynw@alohaseafood.net