Good morning to all our beloved friends and clients and in case you were keeping track, it's just 28 days, 13 hours and 46 seconds until the first day of Spring but who's counting...that would be me.

Seriously, am I the only one singing "Looks Like We Made It" by Barry Manilow. Was that a judgmental chuckle I just heard? Need I remind you that we are in a "safe" nonjudgmental space where "Fanilows" can celebrate their love of Fresh Seafood and our American Treasure, Barry Manilow. Now I know that 28 days is a long time to wait for the first pop of a forsythia bud but I just heard in the Fulton Fish Market today that the very first Soft Shell Crabs and Shad might be making an appearance as early as next week. Oh my Cod is right, I'm so excited that I think a Daffodil just popped out of my...you know.

Now I know that some of you are thinking "Hey Funky Fishmonger, this Winter hasn't been that bad, heck, some of the weekends have been down right lovely." Who are you Honey dipped Pollyannas, trying to always see the positive side of everything. You know I have the right mind to slap those Rose-tinted glasses right off your head...oh shoot, I just broke my own rule, sincerely sorry for judging but I am just really jonesin for those longer days. You know what I mean, when it's light out till 8:00 PM and your energy reserves never seem to end. That is a stark contrast to the shorter days of Winter where if someone calls you after 7:30 PM you immediately assume the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are heading down Main street.

Well enough of that, besides my pending excitement for the coming of Spring I also wanted to warn some of you that although this weekend's weather is supposed to be gorgeous, please be careful if you are thinking about grilling outside, especially if it happens to be your first time of the season. No, I'm not talking to the 365 Grill Nuts who brave a blizzard to savor the char grill essence that only open flames can bring. No, I'm referring to the seasonal grillers who haven't cleaned off there grill from the Kebob party they threw that last warm Saturday in November. Hey no joke, you have to clean that grill proper and make sure the gas lines are intact. You don't want to be the no eyebrows guy. It's not that we don't like that guy, it's just he creeps people out. "So what's your solution Fish Man and how can I get some exciting spring flavors into this weekend's dinner plans?" Oh, I never thought you'd ask but I am sure glad you did. That's right, I have created not one but two new Half-Lebanese inspired dishes to keep you safe and flavorful including Take a Shark Bite Curry & Roasted Curry Grouper Topped with Shallots and Grape Tomatoes.

Now should you encounter someone this weekend that appears to have "Grilled" off their eyebrows please refrain from judgement and just lovingly tell them, they will grow back and invite them to your house for one of these delectable dishes. Thank you again for stopping by and allowing us the honor of serving you all.

To all of our Beloved Friends and Clients South and West...You Can Experience Metropolitan Seafood At The Stockton Farmers Market Stockton NJ FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR MAIN NUMBER TO ORDER SEAFOOD (908) 840-4332 to pick-up at the Market

Along with our fresh fish selections we are delighted to announce Metropolitan Seafood will be offering (on Fridays Only) at the Stockton Market

Our Classic Fish And Chips As Well As Our Famous Grilled Fish Tacos, Rock Shrimp Tacos...AND $1 OYSTERS FROM 3-5 PM...THAT'S A BUCK A SHUCK! ALSO, METRO'S OWN LOBSTER ROLL WITH FRIES...Looks like it's here to stay

STOCKTON MARKET HOURS Friday 3:00 to 7:00 Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 Sunday 10:00 to 4:00

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