Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and at week...I think it's 81 or 82...I lost track...I dare not speak for you but damn, I need a Mommy Hug.

You know what kind of hug I'm talking about, that hug when you are standing at the gates of hell and somehow you're snatched up and before you know it a blanket of warm love is wrapped around you. And somehow even though you can smell the burning embers of Hades you feel deep down inside...everything is going to be alright...Yeah, that kind of hug...mmm, that feels good. Now I ask you, could you possibly ever repay Mom for such a hug? Sorry but that's a no. "Hey Mom, thanks for giving me life...here's a Tulip...that should make us even right?" I don't think so but seriously let's not ever try to pay the Moms of the world back and you know why...They actually wanted to take care of us, even the times when we (and I mean me) threw a tantrum in the "Husky" department at Sears. Heck all I wanted was a pair of Levi's jeans and not a pair of burnt orange colored tubby trousers (yes, I was tubby but that's not the point). What I guess I am really trying to say is that I think most Mom's would just like to feel a real gesture of Love. Now I know you can't take Mom out but you can put together a lovely brunch with Metro's Smoked Salmon selections. And what Mom wouldn't love to walk into the kitchen to the sound of Prosecco popping and a Lovely Dinner of fresh seafood on the table. "Hey Mom, I hope you don't mind but I already cracked the claws on your Lobster." "No I don't mind honey but you better clean this mess up or I'm going to go straight up Mommy Dearest on your adorable little @$$." Yeah, very important, you must clean up. Now for those of you who don't really like to cook or are really not that good we have some amazing family style meals (see to the left) including Stuffed Flounder with Crab, Paella and many more described in detail below.

Now should you feel as though Mom missed hanging out at the bar ankle deep in Tequila for the Cinco De Mayo holiday, then you can make her two of today's recipes including Barbecued Chipotle Whole Red Snapper with Mexican Couscous & Sizzling Shrimp Fajita "Stir Fry". Or if you are looking for something to create on her special day, then check out these easy to make dishes featuring The Easiest Grilled Salmon with Baby Spinach and Pine Nut Salad & Pan Seared Scallops with Lime and Cilantro.

Well as always, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and company for stopping by today. Oh yeah I almost forgot, Happy Cinco de Mayo, may your shirts be stained with Salsa and Guac and may your Margarita never be empty (unless you're on your third one, seriously, pump the brakes).

Now to the Business at hand, there our some new procedures we have implemented in the hopes of delivering more excellent services and products while keeping us all safe and they are as follows. UPDATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND EMAIL ORDERS

Curbside Service is still available for all orders both FRESH FISH and TAKE-OUT, we just please ask for your patience while we gather your order and safely deliver it to your vehicle. Of course you can call in your order and we will give you a designated time frame in which to pick up your order. That said, we would love to tell you your order will be ready in 30 minutes or less but unfortunately we must schedule it for later in the day as we do butcher every piece of fish that is brought into Metro.

You may now order Fresh Seafood (Fresh Fish, Shrimp, Crab, Clams etc.) online with a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Just Email us at lobsterman@metroseafood.com and please put ORDER in the subject line.

Please include your full name, the day you would like to pick-up (curbside) along with your phone number so we may call you back to confirm your order. We will call you to get your credit card information. Please see the body of this email or check our website for current fresh fish availability. Since we cannot get back to you immediately please call the store for all current pricing.

Regarding Take-Out (Hot, prepared meals from our specials and regular menu); Things have changed slightly, we please ask you to call earlier in the day and place your order. We will then let you know what is the next pick-up time. During our peak lunch and dinner hours we cannot always guarantee 30 minutes or less but I promise we will try.

We are still delivering (free of charge to those in our community who are at the greatest risk (the elderly as well as those with immune deficiencies). Please call at least 24 hours in advance so we can assist you better. Also, please know that our Curbside Service is completely safe and you never have to leave your car. Just pop the trunk and we will drop your order in.

Regarding phone calls; With only six phone lines it is not uncommon for all lines to be busy, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME AND NUMBER ON THE ANSWERING SERVICE AND WE WILL CALL YOU EARLY THE NEXT DAY