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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!

Matzoh  Brisket  SquashDish  Latkes

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


Winter Wine Blitz is Here! Save 20% on Cases 12/8-12/14!

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Our Winter Wine Blitz is here! Time to stock up for all your holiday and New Year’s entertaining and gift-giving; from Monday, December 8th through Sunday, December 14th, SAVE 20% on all wine purchases of 12 bottles or more–that includes holiday sparklers, celebratory magnums, and great party and meal wines for your seasonal entertaining.

We understand choosing the right wines for the holiday can be stressful. To help you make the perfect choice, our wine team has picked their favorites for friends and family! Wine always makes a great gift.

SomloiClaire at 18th recommends: Fekete Bela Harslevelu 2012
Claire says, “It’s exceedingly elegant, very au courant, and yet possibly from another planet. This wine will impress the Tilda Swinton in your life.”
Regular price $21.99 / Blitz price: $17.59

 

LasalleKevin at 18th recommends:  J. Lassalle Champagne
Kevin says, “If your Mom is like June Cleaver, she’ll love the J. Lassalle Champagne. Friendly and approachable, this sparkler is a crowd-pleaser. Served with hors d’oeuvres for the Beaver’s school fundraising gala or hosting one of Ward’s toughest business clients, this peach of a sparkler is every bit as elegant and pretty as June herself.” Regular price $39.99 / Blitz price: $31.99

VolsRachel at 18th recommends:
Weingut Vols Riesling Auslese 2013
Rachel says, “This is for the Grace Kelly in your life. Beautiful and elegant with acid like a mouthful of stars. Tiara not included.”
Regular price: $39.99 / Blitz price: $31.99
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Steffan at 18th recommends:
Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Steffan says, “For the Meryl Streep in your life. Never the most glamorous or obvious, but when you taste it you’ll marvel at it’s precision. Also, it’s got more Academy Awards than anyone else.”
Regular price: $99.99 / Blitz price:$79.99
 
PaoloLiz at 18th St. recommends:
Paolo Bea San Valentino 2009
Liz says,”This wine is lethally delicious: savory olives with figs and blood. It’s what Joan Crawford would have served Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Serve it to your both your friends and enemies.”
Regular price: $44.99 / Blitz price: $35.99

 

John at Divis recommends: Brovia Barbera 2010
John says, “Queen B stands for Beyonce, but our Queen B is Brovia Barbera. It’s curvaceous and luscious, but also earthy and real–just like Beyonce!”
Regular price: $29.99 / Blitz price: $23.99

Trac, our Wine Buyer, recommends:
Olga Raffault Chinon “Les Picasses” 2006
Trac says, “If your Dad is like Robert Redford, he’ll love this Cab Franc from Olga Raffault. Rustic, leathery, with bright red fruits but classic and will get better with age.”
Regular price: $24.99 / Blitz Price: $19.99

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Shakirah

The Joy of Giving! Our Annual Toy Drive!

Toy‘Tis the season for our favorite holiday tradition – our Annual Bi-Rite Family Toy Drive!

Starting Monday, December 8th, we will collect everything from My Little Ponies to soccer balls to coloring books for low-income children and families living in the Mission and in the Western Addition.

Donations made at Bi-Rite Market Divisadero will go to the Western Addition Beacon Center (WABC), which supports local youth every day through arts and cultural programming, academic support, college prep and sports activities. All toys donated at Bi-Rite Market and Bi-Rite Creamery on 18thStreet will go to Arriba Juntosa Mission-based community organization fostering self-sufficiency through occupational training and job opportunities for our neediest neighbors, for almost 50 years.

We need your support to ensure that our neighbors have a great holiday.

We’re looking for new and unwrapped:

*Toys (for kids 12 and under)
*Books (for kids 16 and under)
*Sports equipment (e.g. balls, bats, gloves, skateboards)
*Art supplies (unused)

LadyFrom Monday, December 8th to Friday, December 19th, you can drop off goodies in the toy barrels at the entrances of:

Bi-Rite Market Divisadero:  9AM to 9PM
Bi-Rite Market 18th:  9AM to 9PM
Bi-Rite Creamery:  11AM to 9PM

Get your little ones in on the fun! Swap a delicious gingerbread cookie or pippin’ hot apple cider for a new toy donation at our Toys & Treats events.  Find us at Bi-Rite Divis on Thursday, December 18th from 4-6pm in conjunction with the Divis Art Walk. Or swing by on Tuesday, December 16th from 4-6pm at Bi-Rite 18th; we will be joined by Christmas carolers from Little Mission Studio. Shakirah and Kelsey will be tabling outside, collecting toys from our neighbors and sharing warm beverages and creamery treats!

Last year, we collected over 300 toys via a generous outpouring from our staff, guests, local businesses and greater community. Help us do it again!

Excited? Have questions? Email Shakirah!

 


Simon

A Winter Sir Prize

SirPrizeCutCalifornia is the land of the Hass avocado. For roughly 10 months of the year, we are bombarded with beautiful organically-grown Hass avocados at Bi-Rite Market. However, the quality of the Hass can drop off dramatically during the winter months, and a lot of Hass are imported from Chile and Mexico to fill the gap of California production. The past few years at Bi-Rite, we’ve been focusing our attention on other seasonal avocados that are harvested in the winter months before the Hass Avocado season kicks resumes. Many of these seasonal varieties might not have the same high-oil content and rich buttery texture, but are unique in their own ways and a pleasure to eat. But one winter variety that absolutely has the produce lovers at Bi-Rite super excited this time of year is the Sir Prize Avocado.

Our Sir Prize Avocados are grown by Tenalu, a 5th-generation family farm located in Porterville, CA, in the Sierra foothills. The Sir Prize avocado was created during the University of California open-pollinated breeding trial, and is considered the “Grandchild of the Hass.” Able to grow in colder and more northern climates than the Hass, they ripen up to 2 months before the Hass crops in California.

SirPrizeBunchThe Sir Prize is a thin skinned, pear-shaped avocado that turns black and gets very soft when it’s perfect to eat.  They also have the most flesh to seed/skin ratio of any commercial avocado. The Sir Prize avocado has a nutty taste and high-oil texture that is great in guacamole or just sprinkled with a bit of salt and lemon. If you love to eat with the seasons, this is one you can’t miss, so come by one of the Markets and ask for a taste!


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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Kiko’s Food News, 10.30.14

Californians may know a tri-tip steak cut like the back of their hands, but most Americans are confused by the names of cuts at the meat counter; a move to standardize labels on 350 cuts of beef and pork might help: (New York Times)

The new Meat Collective Alliance joins groups popping up around the country to connect local livestock and poultry farmers with consumers interested in bulk purchases of meat: (Modern Farmer)

Far too often, all isn’t solved once a struggling household gets something to eat; food comes at the expense of other basic needs that no one should have to live without: (Huffington Post)

The FDA is planning a revision of the current nutrition label; the new label would separate added sugars from naturally occurring, and highlight the number of calories in the amounts of food people actually consume at a sitting: (New York Times)

The Japanese government is trying an experiment to repopulate a farming town losing young residents to the cities; this means sayonara to small farms, as local authorities will consolidate abandoned land for use by private companies: (Washington Post)

 


Welcoming Thanksgiving: Our Guide to a Perfect Celebration

Thanksgiving is upon us! I love this time of year for the celebrations and wonderful food. From gorgeous seasonal produce, to amazing roasts and turkeys (including, of course, unforgettable heritage turkeys from BN Ranch), to ready-to-eat foods and complete dinner kits prepared in our Kitchens by our talented Chefs, we’re here to help reduce the stress of your holiday. I invite you to peruse our 2014 Thanksgiving Guide to see everything our Buyers and Chefs have created for you; you can view it online below, or pick up a printed copy at either Bi-Rite Market.

Partnering with Instacart is another way we can make your Thanksgiving more convenient. 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 Thanksgiving entertaining a success. Come in and chat with us, or call us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you. Happy Holidays to All!


Fall Wine Blitz! Coming November 3-9!

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The Bi-Rite’s Fall Wine Blitz is almost here! Starting on Monday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 9th you can get 20% off mixed cases of wine from our selection of more than 200 wines. Plus, get free delivery within San Francisco! This huge sale is available at both Bi-Rite Market locations!

It’s the perfect time to start stocking up for Thanksgiving dinners, family gatherings, or just to restock the wine fridge. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered with some old favorites as well as new, exciting wines from amazing producers and importers that are perfect for fall entertaining. 

Want to taste the wines yourself before you buy? Stop by the Fall Wine Blitz Pre-Tasting at 18Reasons on Thursday October 30th between 6pm-8pm to taste up to 30 wines. Here’s a preview of what we will be tasting.

2013 Leo Steen Chenin Blanc Saini Vineyard
$19.99; Wine Blitz Price just $15.99
Chenin Blanc was one of the most widely planted white varieties in California but have been ripped up in favor of more popular varieties like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Luckily, California Chenin Blanc is making a big revival lately, with producers working with amazing old vines Chenin Blanc that had survived. Leo Steen is one of the winemakers championing this varietal, which is on fitting because Steen is the South African word for Chenin Blanc. Sourced from 33 year old vines in Dry Creek, this Chenin Blanc is bone dry with notes chamomile and lemon verbena.

2012 Ojai Chardonnay Solomon Hill Vineyard
$29.99; Wine Blitz Price just $19.99
Ojai Vineyard winemaker Adam Tolmack, along with Jim Clendenon of Au Bon Climat and Bob Lindquist of Qupe, is considered one of the fathers of California Chardonnay. His Chardonnay from the cool Solomon Hill Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley has none of the California-style tropical fruitiness. It’s all lemon curd and piney with bright mineral freshness. It’s perfect foil with a roast chicken and cream sauce.

2011 Jean Tardy Hautes-Cotes de Nuits
$24.99; 
Wine Blitz Price just $19.99
Jean Tardy worked for Meo Camuzet, the famed Burgundy producer in Vosne-Romanee. He started his own domaine in 1981 and has grown the estate to several  holdings in the Cotes de Nuits including the Grand Cru vineyard, Echezeaux. With respect to Tardy’s winemaking talent, we’re so happy to offer one of his stunning Burgundys for under $25. This Pinot Noir has it all, aromatic and elegant with earthy spice notes. Amazing with a seared duck breast and caramelized quince.


2013 Lo-Fi Cabernet Franc
$24.99; Wine Blitz Price just $19.99
Lo-Fi is a brand new project from winemaker Mike Roth, formerly of Martian Ranch. Roth’s winemaking is raw, soulful, and natural, letting the wine shine without much technical influence from modern winemaking. His Cabernet Franc is California meets Bourgueil, fresh and bright with red fruits and herb notes. We like serving this slightly chilled to accentuates the wonderful California fruits.

WB22007 Copain Harrison Clarke Vineyard Syrah
$29.99; Wine Blitz Price just $23.99
This 2007 Syrah was the last vintage that winemaker Wells Guthrie worked with at Harrison Clarke Vineyard, located in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley. This vineyard is very reminiscent of the Northern Rhone, with limestone and clay soils; the perfect environment for Syrah. Wells’ deft hand with the varietal has created a wine that is elegant and powerful at the same time, with notes of olives and blackberries. We were able to secure a great deal for this wine, previously sold at over $40 a bottle, we were able to offer this wine for under $30 and with the Blitz sale, you can get it for only $23.99!