Archive for April, 2014

Pecan Praline Waffles with Peaches


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Pecan Praline Waffles with Peaches

Let the heavenly scent of vanilla waffles waft through your kitchen and greet sleepy eyes with pure deliciousness.  This sumptuous treat will keep bellies satisfied and smiles on faces all day long!

Mother’s Day Top Ten List


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Top 10 Ways to Make Mother’s Day YUMMY!
at Phoenicia Specialty Foods and MKT BAR

It’s all about the experience and enjoying time with Mom.

Number 10: A Chip Off the Old Feta Block
Educate your palate by tasting 10 different types of feta: Greek Sheep’s Milk, Greek Goat’s Milk, Domiati Danish, Hungarian Double Cream, Bulgarian, Romanian, French, Turkish Sheep’s Milk, Egyptian, Egyptian Creamy, Cyprus Sheep & Goat’s Milk, and Domestic.

Number 9: Spice Rack Tutorial
Fill both your spice racks and let her teach you family recipes again for the first time! Try our spectacular and versatile Phoenicia mixes like Ras el Hanout, Zohrab’s Mideast Zaatar, Zohrab’s Greek, and Arpi’s Beef & Chicken Shawarma.

Number 8: Olive Branch Out
Create your very own international olive oil tasting with our baked-fresh-daily baguettes!  Discover the unique characteristics of our oils from Europe, the Mediterranean and South America.

Number 7: What’s the Scoop?
Enjoy a sweet conversation and a cup of Phoenicia gelato together. Perhaps, even pair with our signature Turkish Coffee, Apple Baklava or Pistachio Orange Blossom-flavored gelato as you reminisce about chasing the ice cream truck in the neighborhood and playing in the sprinklers.

Number 6: The Great Chocolate Scavenger Hunt
First one to find chocolates from five different countries gets to try them first! Our selection is vast, so the competition will be over really fast!

Number 5: Sharing a Slice
Mothers bring comfort to our lives, and what says comfort more than sharing a pizza? Try our own ready-to-go doughs. Our flat bread Tannour or puffy Barbari bread go perfectly with any topping or cheese. For something with Phoenicia flair, pick up some Armenian String Cheese, oil-cured Moroccan olives and walnuts to top your own custom pie. Just pop them in the oven, get the right crisp, let the good stuff melt, and voilà!

Number 4: Jam On
For breakfast or snack time with Mom, try new jellies, jams, spreads and preserves from around the globe on a fresh loaf of pita. Or, try our Morello sour cherry on vanilla ice cream.  It’s okay to share with your siblings (if you want to).

Number 3: Tea Time
Nothing says quality time like “Tea Time.” From Ceylon and Rooibos to Apple and Yerba Mate, warm and toasty is what you will feel with Mama.

Number 2: Go-Go Gadgets
Explore our housewares section with items such as olive pitters, nut crackers, Bulgarian and Polish ceramics, and fine French cookware that will impress Mom.

Number 1: Weekend Brunch at MKT BAR
With classic favorites like Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Black Pepper Waffle with braised lamb and Pecorino Romano, Egg Piperade or Aleppo Roasted Potatoes, Mom’s taste buds will be tempted. Add her favorite cocktail or a refreshing mimosa while enjoying live music by Cesar Tello on Sunday, May 11th, and she’ll be convinced you hung the moon. See the menu.

And if you just can’t decide on the perfect goodie to give her, a Phoenicia gift card is always sure to please!

Easter Brunch at MKT BAR


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MKT Brunch makes every bunny feel like a V.I.Peep, every weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-3PM. Enjoy live music every Sunday during brunch from noon-3PM.

On Sunday, April 20, we’re pleased to present the talented Jazz duo of Ernesto Vega, playing the saxophone and clarinet, and David Ramirez on the piano.

On our culinary line-up, choose from classic favorites such as Hill Country Fried Chicken & Waffles, Black Pepper Waffle with Braised Lamb and Pecorino Romano, Egg Piperade or Aleppo Roasted Potatoes. Also, savor these Easter specials on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20:

Fried Catfish
with jalapeño grits

Pecan Praline Waffles
with fresh peaches and whipped cream

Seafood Frittata
shrimp, crab, tomatoes and artichoke hearts with fresh herbs

Make any dish eggsceptionally YUMMY! by pairing it with a signature coffee or gelato, hoppy craft beers, mimosas, white sangria or other refreshing cocktail of your choice, such as our:

Basil Rita
fresh basil steeped in simple syrup & lime juice, finished with sparkling wine, seltzer & chopped basil, with a salted rim

Raspberry MKT Mojito
raspberry simple syrup & mint, shaken with apple juice & our house rosé

Sangria Blanca
seasonal berries, fruit & citrus marinated overnight w/ our sommelier’s white wine blend
carafe offered

Pomegranate Mimosa
light & effervescent pomegranate juice with Prosecco sparkling wine
carafe offered