Tuesday, May 15, 2007

All Around Town

Lots of interesting food news cooking out there. I'll be honest, sometimes I have to pass stories off to folks who are in the business of reporting, but here's a little bit to keep you going:


Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: While they're currently open for business, the saga with 56th St. Fish Market isn't over. As with all good stories, there's a lot more to this one -- and more than likely the reason for all the rumors. Look for more information in the next couple of weeks and if it shows up in another venue, I'll post pointers.

Dodd's Goeth, Binkley's Cometh? For those of us who drive up and down Meridian Street most days, we've all been curious about the renovations at the former Dodd's Townhouse restaurant. We hear it will be a new Binkley's location to open later this year complete with outdoor seating. It should be a pleasant spot!
Update: Cory at Property Lines has more info on the Dodd's Townhouse renovation. One of the investors owns Binkley's but the restaurant will be called Meridian. It will nice to see a place for Chef Dan Dunville to land -- tentative name: Meridian. Tentative open date: September.

Kinkaid's Meats Stayeth: And to squelch another rumor, this one from Kinkaid's owner Dave Rollins: Kinkaid's Meat Market is staying put. At least as far he knows. They've been on Illinois since the building was built in 1936. Interesting tidbit? Their massive cooler had to be installed first and the building the built around it. And look for the neat cooler windows. Back in the old days, people actually wanted to see their meat being cut.



6 comments:

Nick and Cheryl Caplinger said...

Does the 56th Street Fish Market's acting GM's desperate smell fishy? Well it is! Braingirl wasn't so wrong and Christy Speer's industry source is right on track! 56th Street Fish Market is floundering. How do I know? Because I am Nick Caplinger, co-owner, and I have the "reel" story and it's no "fish tale". Details as to why I and other key fishmongers are MIA are coming soon. As far as the fish being fresh, how fresh can it be when they have been driving 70 to 125 miles to pick up seafood product in a non-refrigerated car after the collapse of my partners wholesale business Midwest Seafood of Ohio. Could they be using up leftover product? As far as the Market open and flourishing it sure isn't reflected on my P&L statement, however this may explain why they replaced the live lobster tank with an ice cream novelty freezer. And for the desperate plea it reminded of a John Lennon song with a slight title change ... "Give FISH A Chance".

nick and cheryl caplinger said...

sorry, we were writing on the run and omitted two words .. plea and us.

Anonymous said...

wow, i'm never shopping there again!

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Anonymous said...

oh, so if the truth is said, then you remove it...quick.....sometimes the truth hurt...you are some hater caplinger ....its a crying shame...people like you never grow up....you get fired and you want to dog the company...u was just working for and was happy until you got the boot.......

fishyhair said...

I AGREE WITH YOU. PEOPLE ARE SO QUICK TO POST COMMENTS ONCE THERE LIFE GETS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE OF THERE MISTAKES, AND HEAVEN FOR BIB THEY LOOK BAD SO LETS REMOVE THE TRUTH. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY THE CAPLINGERS CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS, AND BEING SAVED, WHAT KIND OF TEACHING DO THEY GO BY I WONDER, BECAUCE IN THE BIBLE I READ NO WHERE DOES IT SAY DO UNTO OTHERS, WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE UNTO YOU.
MAYBE YOU NEED TO READ YOUR BIBLE AND STOP TRYING TO RUIN GOOD PEOPLES LIVES BY YOUR HATE. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM FOR BEING FIRED YOU NEED TO TAKE THAT UP WITH THE ONE WHO FIRED YOU NOT ALL THE OTHER DEVOTED EMPLOYEES THAT NEED A JOB!!
"If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen" (I John 5:20-21)? What a powerfully blunt statement the apostle makes to Christians - he who does not love his brother does not love God.

In I John 3:10 we read: "In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother." The practicing of righteousness includes loving the brethren, and without love for the brethren it is impossible to be a child of God
In his epistle, John is very clear as to the love he is commanding Christians to have for one another. In I John 3:14-19, 23 John says:

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. ... And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

NOW THATS FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!!!!!