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Simon

Citrus For All!

California grows more varieties of citrus than any other state— from the large Valencia Orange orchards near the border of Mexico, to the small Satsuma Mandarin orchards in the foothills of the Sierra. There’s a flavor for everyone! At Bi-Rite we strive to have a wide selection of great tasting and sustainably grown citrus that can be eaten in a number of different ways.

Mandarin Mania
Mandarin season usually starts in California in the beginning of November with the easy-peeling, refreshing Satsuma Mandarin and ends with the seedless, candy-like Pixie Tangerine in April. There are a handful of other varieties that hit the Bi-Rite shelves in the interim. The little seedless Kishu Mandarin from the mountains of Ojai, California has everyone excited from neighborhood kindergarteners to world-class San Francisco Chefs. Toss it in a green salad or a fried rice dish to add a sweet and juicy flare. Some of the other mandarin varieties that are just making their way to the market: Gold Nuggets, Murcotts, Pages and Clementine. All of these exciting mandarin varieties also make for a fun time with the juicing machine.
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Orange Crush
There are three varieties of oranges right now that are so delicious it’s hard not to eat all three on a regular basis and spread the love. Cara Cara Oranges, aka the Pink Navels — from Tenalu Farm in Porterville, California — have been out of this world and their middle acid and sweet juicy flavor make them a perfect addition to a chicory salad. Tenalu also grows wonderful Heirloom Navel Oranges that have a little more acid than the Cara Cara but are also a bit sweeter. The Moro Blood Oranges are just getting started and with their nicely balanced sweet/tart flavor and berry-like tones they may be the most versatile piece of citrus in the kitchen. The Fennel, Blood Orange, Avocado Salad from our cook book Eat Good Food is great recipe if you’re looking for a quick and easy seasonal salad.
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Grapefruit Goodness
The days of cutting a Florida grapefruit in half and sprinkling sugar on it to cut the bitterness before gobbling it up with a spoon are over. The grapefruit scene has come a long way since the mid-80’s and the Bi-Rite produce crew is super excited about a few varieties that have become a big part of our citrus selection. For folks who just want an everyday grapefruit we always have a Star Ruby Grapefruit from Bernard Ranch in Riverside, California with its beautiful dark pink flesh and sweet/tart flavor. Bi-Rite staff have been rallying around the Pomelo from Tenalu Farm this year. This large piece of citrus is perfect for folks who want a mild sweetness and not an overwhelming amount of juice. The Cocktail Grapefruit from Cunningham Orchard in Fallbrook, California is a very unique piece of fruit. This cross between a Siamese Sweet Pomelo and Frua Mandarin produces the most amazing sub-acid sweet juice perfect for cocktails, syrups, sauces, and more.

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It’s OK to be Sour
Sour oranges are the most unique California citrus crop and call for some creativity in the kitchen. The Seville Orange with its thick bumpy skin smells like a regular orange but the flavor is tart and sour. Sevilles have very oily skin that is used for essential oils. The most common use for Seville Oranges is marmalade, but it also works well in syrups, vinaigrettes and cocktails. The Bergamot Orange is a cross between a sour orange and lemon, most commonly known for the oil from the skin that is used in Earl Grey tea. The zest is used to flavor cakes and cookies and the juice is used for syrups, cocktails, and jams.

California citrus season is a 5 to 6 month long tasting journey that offers so many marvelous flavors. At Bi-Rite we love to celebrate this time of year with the “Citrus Explosion” by offering over 20 varieties in our produce department at one time. If you would like to learn more about this incredible crop please make your way to one of our produce departments and ask for a sample of all the varieties we have in-house!


Jason Rose

It’s Valentine’s Day: Impress Your Darling!

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This Valentine’s Day, show the one you love how much they mean with a spectacular dinner, seafood for two, sweet treats from Bi-Rite Creamery, and beautiful blossoms from local farmsStop by and see us for a taste; we’re here to help you plan the perfect romantic meal!

 

Our House-Made Valentine’s Day Menu
Available February 12-15

 

Succulent Seafood

 


Poached Gulf Prawns with Eddy’s Famous Cocktail Sauce
$29.99/lb

 

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli
$7.99/ea

 

 Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat
$34.99/lb

 

 Oyster Selection curated by Two X Sea
**Visit us or call to place a pre-order to insure availability!**
~Pair them with Champagne J. Lassalle, $39.99~

 

Hog Island Sweetwater (Tomales Bay, CA)
$1.50/ea
A rich, sweet Pacific Oyster with a slightly smoky finish.
Plump meat sits in a beautifully shaped, deep-cupped,
fluted shell that is the result of rack and bag farming techniques.

Kusshi (Stellar Bay, BC)
$2/ea
A round, uniform oyster with a smooth, hard shell.
Its flavor starts salty, then turns quite sweet thanks to the plump,
full meat. Finishes with a mildly fruity aftertaste.

Kumamoto (Humboldt Bay, CA)
 $2.50/ea
Slow-growing and small in size with a very deep cup.
Rich in flavor, almost buttery, and slightly salty.
The finish is sweet, mildly fruity with a light metallic flavor.

 

From our Kitchens
~Try Raventos i Blanc De Nit Sparkling Rose, $24.99~

 

Grilled Wild Salmon with Beet & White Bean Puree,
Marinated Beets & Dill
$10.99/ea

 

Seasonal Chicories Salad with Fulvi Pecorino Romano,
Almonds, Dates, Blood Orange
& Honey-Orange Blossom Vinaigrette
$10.99/lb

 

Roasted Golden Beets with Pickled Watermelon Radish,
Horseradish, Frisée & Sherry Vinaigrette
$9.99/lb

 

Desserts for Two from Bi-Rite Creamery
~Great with Chocolate: Forlorn Hope Petite Sirah, $29.99~

 Tiramisu Square with TCHO Chocolate Cocoa
$12.99/each

 

Chocolate Midnight Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
& Chocolate Ganache
$12.99/each

Chocolate Midnight Cupcake with Malted Vanilla
& Milk Chocolate Buttercreams
$5.99/2-pack

Vanilla Salted Caramel Cupcake
$5.99/2-pack

Beautiful Blooms
Fresh, Local, Sustainably-Grown Flowers
& Hand-Made Bouquets

 
Show your love with the finest responsibly-grown California flowers!

~Lovely Farm-Direct Mixed Bouquets~

~Lush California-Grown Roses~

~Romantic Certified Organic Tulips~

 


Jason Rose

Super Bowl = Food, Food, and…FOOD!

IMG_0120Food, friends, beer, and bone-crushing football. Even if your team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, it’s still a great opportunity to gather and enjoy each other’s company, the great commercials, incredible snacks, and festive food!

The Super Bowl Classic, of course, is chips and dip. We have house-made 7-Layer Dip, plus Bi-Rite Guacamole and Spicy Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip all made by our talented chefs. And we are so happy to now offer Nopalito salsas and chips, too, from one of our favorite neighboring businesses. There are also delicious salsa FullSizeRenderofferings from Santipapas and Papalote! And our chip options are killer: Casa Chicas, Primavera, Dosa Chips, and 4505 Chicharrones are all recommended for pleasing your crowd. We even have featured cheeses representing your preferred tea: Beecher’s Flagship Cheddar for the Seahawks fans, and Cabot Vintage Cheddar for you New England folks! Pair either with Rustic Bakery or Raincoast Crisp crackers for a perfect match.IMG_0118

And we’ve taken the hard work out of your heartier fare, too. Each Bi-Rite Market has a special menu of prepared items, perfect for a party, that are ready to pick up and take home.

                   Bi-Rite Market Divisadero Street Super Bowl Menu

                      Bi-Rite’s Barbecued St. Louis Ribs $13.99 per pound

Buttermilk Fried Chicken $12.99 per pound

Victory Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Sauce,
Sesame, and Scallion
 $7.99 per pound

Pigs in a Blanket: BN Ranch Grass Fed Hot Dog
Wrapped in Puff Pastry 
$1.50 each

German Potato Salad $8.99 per pound

Pasta Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
& Red Wine Vinaigrette
 $7.99 per pound

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas $7.99 each

Bi-Rite Market 18th Street Super Bowl Menu

Bi-Rite’s Barbecued St. Louis Ribs $13.99 per pound

Buttermilk Fried Chicken $12.99 per pound

Victory Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Sauce,
Sesame & Scallion
 $7.99 per pound

The Pig-Skin: Braised Pork Belly Sandwich
with Orange Mostarda & Chicory Slaw
 $10.99 each

German Potato Salad  $8.99 per pound

Winter Waldorf Salad  $10.99 per pound

Fried Falafel with Tahini  $5.99 for four

And don’t forget our amazing platters from Bi-Rite Catering! It’s not too late to get an order in for Sunday; you  have until Friday January 30 at 3pm to get it your Super Bowl yummies ordered and on their way.


Christine Mathias

Winter Brings Exciting New Catering Options!

butternutWhew! The holidays are finally over and we can all settle into our warm and cozies for a long nap, right? No way! What with the Super Bowl coming up and the Oscars right after that, there are tons of opportunities to throw a great party. Even if you’re looking to put on a smaller gathering of like-minded football or film lovers (or both!), Bi-Rite Catering’s new Peak-of-Season Menu is an easy choice to please every palate. And each platter and side dish serves around 12 to 15 people, so it’s easy to tailor quantities to your party size. It’s all local, delicious, and made to order!

goldenbeetWe are so excited to bring you handmade Mini Butternut Squash Risotto Cakes with Grilled Chicories — an item you can reheat in your home to serve piping hot to your guests. Our seasonal Focaccia Flatbread with Braised Kale, Ricotta, Calabrian Chili, and Pecorino Cheese arrives at your door crisp and ready to serve. We thought outside the box with our vegetarian Mini Baguette Sandwiches with Roasted Yams, Goat Cheese and Cilantro kalePesto for something truly unique. And pulling together several distinct flavors of the season in one dish, try the new Toasted Red Quinoa and Golden Beet Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette. It’s just perfect! You can take a look at all the delicious options here. Now if you can only win your office Oscar pool…


Christine Mathias

Resolve to Eat Good Food This Year!

eat-good-food-coverAs the new year begins and we all decide how we want to improve ourselves or our lives, let’s consider the ritual of cooking. Food forms deep bonds, and making food for our family and friends with our own hands is a special kind of sharing; it’s a sharing of love, nourishment, and inspiration. Let’s all re-dedicate ourselves to the creation of simple, tasty, homemade food made with ingredients that are specialdelicious, local, and responsibly grown or made. Bi-Rite is here to help you make it happen! Following are six outstanding seasonal dishes from Eat Good Food, our go-to book written by Bi-Rite Family of Businesses Founder Sam Mogannam, that will motivate you to cook from the heart. Our Buyers each selected their favorite seasonal recipes, and to round out your meal, our Wine Buyer hand-picked a perfect wine to pair with each dish. Pick up copies of the recipes along with everything you need to create them at home. Happy New Year, happy cooking, and happy eating!

Our Meat Buyer, Chili, recommends:

  • Beef Stew with Peppers & Ale
    Wine pairing: Chateau Les Roches de Ferrand Fronsac Bordeaux, France 2007
  • Sumac-Roasted Chicken Du Monde
    Wine Pairing: Martincic Cvicek, Slovenia 2013    *give this wine a chill

Our Produce Buyer, Simon, recommends:

  • Fennel, Blood Orange & Avocado Salad
    Wine Pairing: Tatomer Gruner Veltliner Paragon, Santa Barbara 2013
  • Pan-Seared Broccolini 
    Wine Pairing: Farella Sauvignon Blanc Coombsville, Napa 2013

Our Grocery Buyer, Raph, recommends:

  • Bi-Rite Vinaigrette
  • Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers & Chile Flakes
    (Cheese Buyer Jon suggests topping it off with Fulvi Pecorino Romano!)
    Wine pairing: La Staffa Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Italy 2013

Our Cheese Buyer, Jon, recommends:

  • Grilled Manchego & Serrano Ham Sandwich with Membrillo
    Wine pairing: Luberri Orlegi Rioja, Spain 2013

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Jason Rose

Christmas Dinner Made Simple: Our Complete Turkey Dinner Kit is Back

Back for the Christmas holiday by popular demand is our Traditional Turkey Dinner Kit. Historically, we have only offered this complete meal option for Thanksgiving, but the people have spoken and we have listened! Packed with enough beautiful, seasonal, house-made dishes to feed 8-10 of your loved ones, this kit provides an incredibly convenient option for those want to simplify their holiday entertaining while still offering a meal everyone at the table will love.

For Christmas we have changed up the sides to reflect this special time of year, adding our decadent Roasted Chestnut & Dried Apricot Bread Stuffing and amping up the flavor with our Horseradish & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes and Wild Mushroom & Zinfandel Gravy.

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Each Bi-Rite Tradtional Turkey Dinner Kit contains:

  • A Pre-Roasted Whole Organic Turkey from Diestel Family Turkey Ranch (10-12 lbs)
  • Chestnut & Dried Apricot Stuffing
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots with Bacon & Maple Syrup
  • Horseradish & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • Wild Mushroom & Zinfandel Gravy
  • Cranberry-Tangerine Relish
  • One 9″ Bi-Rite Creamery Pumpkin Pie

Quantities of our Traditional Turkey Dinner Kit are limited! We recommend pre-ordering online from our Holiday Market on Instacart.com. Need extra sides? How about some succulent Prime Rib from 5 Dot Ranch? And add perfectly-paired wines and a cheese course–no problem! All of our specially-selected holiday goodies and gift items are there, too.

Browse our 2014 Holiday Guide online to plan your shopping list, then FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO PRE-ORDER FROM OUR MENUS & GIFT SELECTION!

  1. Create an Instacart account at Instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
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  3. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.

     

  4. Need help? Our Holiday Hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for assistance with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

 

 


Jason Rose

Happy Hanukkah! Our Menu is Here!

Happy Hanukkah! We are thrilled to offer complete menus for your celebrations. Our house-made dishes are prepared with love in our Kitchens by our team of expert Chefs. You can pre-order everything online from our special Holiday Market on Instacart for convenient pick up at either Bi-Rite Market location. Or stop by or call, we’re happy to help you plan your dinners–and don’t forget the dessert!

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Hanukkah 2014 Menu
Available Monday, December 15
through Wednesday, December 24

Cooked Hanukkah Meats

Five Dot Ranch Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish
$24.99 per pound

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate & Preserved Meyer Lemon
$26.99 per pound

Hanukkah Menu

Citrus-Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Sumac, Pistachio, Dried Apricots,
Grilled 
Winter Chicories & HoneyNEW for 2014
$8.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Kale & Roasted Winter Squash Salad with Currants, Pumpkin Seeds,
Sage & Maple 
Cider VinaigretteNEW for 2014
$8.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Roasted Delicata Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots
$7.99 per pint Serves 2 to 3

Matzo Ball Soup in a Rich Chicken Broth
$9.99 quart Serves 3 to 4

Bi-Rite’s Classic Potato Latkes
$4.99 each

Chopped Chicken Liver with Caramelized Onion & Egg
$4.99 per half pint Serves 3 to 4

 Pear and Buttermilk Noodle Kugel with Maple Syrup
$8.99 per pound Serves 3 to 4

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hanukkah

Champagne Pierre Moncuit NV
Start off your celebration with a magnum—beautiful with our Potato Latkes
$119.99 1.5L (Magnum)

Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay
Bright and refreshing with citrus fruit and stony minerality.
Perfect with our House-Smoked Wild Salmon.
$19.99

Unti Petit Frere
Rich and full-bodied blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah grown on
Unti’s Dry Creek Valley estate. Dark fruits and savory spices
make this a perfect candidate for a juicy brisket.
$21.99

Unti Benchland Syrah
An elegant expression of Unti’s top Syrah vines, with aromas of violets and herbs
along with black pepper spice. Great with holiday Lamb or Beef Roasts.
$35.99

Hanukkah Desserts from Bi-Rite Creamery

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons
$8.99 per gift box of 6

Braided Challah
$4.99 per loaf

Chocolate Babka
$8.99 per loaf

Challah     Babka   Macaroons

Note: Bi-Rite Market is not a certified Kosher establishment


Bring on the Cheer: Our Holiday Guide is Here!

Happy Holidays! I’m excited to share our extraordinary holiday offerings that are sure to wow your family and friends. Take a peek at our December Holiday Guide; we’re featuring 5 Dot Ranch‘s amazing California-raised Prime Rib, and all the goodies to go with it–our house-made menus, great wine and liquors, locally-grown produce, truffles from France and Italy, and unforgettable treats, all personally selected by our Grocery Buyer, my brother Raph. Our talented bakers at Bi-Rite Creamery are busy hand-making pies, festive cookies, and my all-time favorite Bûche de Noël, for an unforgettable sweet ending to any celebration.

Throuh our partnership with Instacart, you can now pre-order your holiday meals for pickup at either Bi-Rite Market location from our special online Holiday Market. Simply choose Bi-Rite at 3639 18th Street or 550 Divisadero Street as your pick-up location, and you’re all set.

As always, we’re here to help make your holiday entertaining a success. Come in and chat with us, or call us with any questions. We can’t wait to see you.

Joyous Holidays to All!


Jessie Rogers

From Our Kitchen To Yours: Tips & Recipes for Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey & More!

BiRite Market, Sept. 17, 2013.  Photo by Nader KhouriAre you ready for Thanksgiving? Our team of Chefs have pulled together their best advice, tips, and recipes for cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner! Take a look at our step-by-step printable guides below. And of course, we’re always here to answer any questions to make sure your holiday dinner is a shining success. Stop by or give us a call, we’d love to help.

 

Still need to find the perfect turkey? Try our incredible Heritage Turkeys from the experts at BN Ranch. Need great sides that will thrill everyone at the table? How about a cheese course, amazing Bi-Rite Creamery desserts, and unforgettable wines? Just visit our special Holiday Market on Instacart.com and you can pre-order everything you need for quick and easy pick-up at either Bi-Rite Market location.

Follow these simple steps to pre-order from our Turkey Selection & Thanksgiving Menu!

  1. Create an Instacart account at Instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
  2. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.
  3. Need help? Our Thanksgiving hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for Thanksgiving menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

Click here to get started!

 

Get our Chefs’ tips for cooking your Thanksgiving Turkey and more!

 

  • Print our our entire Holiday Field Guide, with complete instructions on how to cook all your holiday meats, reheat Bi-Rite’s house-made sides, and stock your holiday pantry!

Or, print just the pages you need:


Jessie Rogers

Quick Tips for Thanksgiving Pre-Ordering Online!

Bi-Rite’s Quick Tips for Thanksgiving Online Ordering:

  1. Create an Instacart account at instacart.com (or log in to your existing Instacart account) and select the Bi-Rite Holiday Market to begin your order.
  2. Ordering from outside San Francisco? No problem! You can use Bi-Rite’s 94110 zip code to create your Instacart account since all our holiday orders are for in store pick-up.
  3. Need help? Our Thanksgiving hotline is live! Dial 415-241-9760 and select option 3 for Thanksgiving menu-planning and ordering questions. Our experts are here to make the process as smooth as possible!

Click here to get started!

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