Thanks to you the first few weeks of Duckworth Beach Gourmet have been terrific. Thank you for coming by and giving us your e-mail address. We promise we won’t deluge you with mail, but we wanted you let you know what’s new and give you a head’s up on what may surprise you the next time you visit. We had thought we’d have a “soft opening” and kind of sneak onto the scene while we worked out the kinks, but it was a lot “louder” than we expected, and we thank you for that. Here’s what’s new:
BEER & WINE
Cross your fingers! We are expecting to have our license to sell beer and wine by the middle of November. We have been doing our research (it’s a tough job), and as soon as we can we’ll be offering a careful selection of American craft and imported beers as well as a varied inventory of wine from many countries. Those of you who frequent Duckworth’s Bistrot will recognize some of our favorite wines from the restaurant as well as many new choices.
“TURKEYS ON THE FLY” FOR THANKSGIVING
Last Thanksgiving, Duckworth Beach Gourmet cooked Thanksgiving for almost 200 people on Cape Ann. We offered “Turkeys on the Fly”. This year, we’ll once again provide this service to our customers, roasting locally sourced birds which are brined first to guarantee tasty, moist meat. In addition, you’ll be able to choose from a list of classic Thanksgiving side dishes as well as pies for dessert. Happy customers last year told us that having Duckworth beach Gourmet do the classic dishes allows them to focus on special family recipes. We’ll have the menu available at the store. Place your orders early!
MADAME CATHERINE’S MAGIC SANDWICHES
Word is out that our sandwiches are amazing, and we’re already seen lines at lunchtime. If you’re in a hurry, you can call us with your order in advance and your delicious sandwich will be ready. As soon as we can, we’ll put the sandwich on our Web site . . . which means we need to find the time to create a Web site. So far, our best selling sandwiches are the Pork sandwich, Lamb sandwich and the Tomato/Mozzarella Panini.
EXPANDED OFFERINGS OF PREPARED FOODS
If you’ve stopped by the store in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that we’re constantly introducing new items in our cases of prepared foods. We’re eager for your feedback, so the next time you’re in, please tell us what you like and what you’d like us to offer.
If you’re planning a party and would like something special, let us know. With just a little notice, we’re happy to create a custom menu for you.
. . . AND SPEAKING OF SPECIAL REQUESTS, WE HAVE GLUTEN FREE CRACKERS
Several customers asked if we could find gluten-free products, and we’re happy to tell you that the first to arrive are some yummy crackers made entirely of cheese. You won’t feel as if you’re compromising at all with these.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Folks have already started thinking about the holidays and have asked us if we’ll be offering gift certificates. Yes, we will! They’re in the works and should be available at the store in the next week or two.
We hope you’ll stop by the market often. Let us know what works for you and what doesn’t. We’re here to serve you and to make your life on Cape Ann easier and tastier.
DUCKWORTH BEACH GOURMET – 24 WASHINGTON STREET, GLOUCESTER MASSACHUETTS 01930 / 978-282-1414