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Funday: Shameless Self Promotion

May 22, 2015

Maybe this weekend I can figure out how to have WordPress auto post a few blasts from the past while I’m away in China. Otherwise it will be a week without Fussy, and I hear that is like a week without sunshine.

Fortunately, there are lots of other interesting regional blogs you can check out. You could even run out and pick up the first edition of Edible Capital District, an actual magazine that is printed on paper, that you can read upon takeoff and landing. I’ve got my issue and it’s going to Beijing with me (but I’ll probably leave it back on our journey to the Wall).

Before I head west to make it to the far east, I’ve got some last business to handle. I think there’s a press release buried in my in-box somewhere. But there were a few other loosely structured requests for the sharing of information with you. Oh, and I’ve got a little Yelp news to share as well.

Hope you’re ready, because here we go.

Roxbury Farm is Looking for More Members

We need more CSA members to meet our farm operation budget for the 2015 season. If we can get 10 CSA members at each of our sites we can reach the 1100 member mark (except for Troy, that site is full). Help us reach our goal! And connect more people to where their food comes from. Contact the farm for flyers and postcards.

The Capital District also has two new drop-off locations: one in the Newtonville/Latham area at 112 Greenleaf Drive in Latham and another in Cohoes at the Holy Trinity Parish Center at 1 Marie Lane in Cohoes. Spread the word. If either one of these locations are more convenient for you, we will be happy to switch your site. Contact the farm at or 518-758-8558.

fin – your fishmonger Continues the Sunday Seasfood Supper Series

Our next Sunday Seafood Supper will occur on Sunday, June 21, Father’s Day!

Our chef, Gabriel Pollow, develops the delightful five course seafood-centered tasting menu. There will be one seating (for 12 individuals) at 3p. Folks can reserve a spot by emailing with the subject line SUPPER and the number in their party. A contact phone number should be included in the body of the message so that we can confirm the reservation.

The monthly Suppers have been popular with our customers. The second one sold out before the menu was even released! Folks had been asking for this type of dining experience with us since we opened. We’re pleased that Chef Gabriel and his innovative work are so appreciated. He’s a good guy, quite talented, relates well to our customers – we’re thrilled he’s with us.

Folks can call with questions – 452.4565.


Monkfish and Pork Soup Dumplings
scallion and roast pork broth with a sesame lime ponzu dipping sauce

Arugula Salad
with fin-made queso fresco, our own candied sunflower seeds, caramelized shallots, orange supremes with a mojito vinaigrette

Gnocchi and Pulled Rainbow Trout
with toasted pepita pesto & grana padano cheese crema

Light Korean BBQ Salmon
perfectly pan-seared with Seoul slaw and sticky rice ~ your choice of sweet or spicy Korean BBQ sauce

Chocolate Ganache tart
with fin-made raspberry sorbet

Pics of Yelp’s Slurp & Sip with fin, Remarkable Liquids and The Cheese Traveler

Wow, that was a heck of an event. I’ll have to share a bit of what I learned about oysters. But if you weren’t one of the lucky few who got to attend, I can now at least share some of the photos from the event. And since they are on Facebook, you can also tag ’em. Maybe some of your friends are Yelpers and you didn’t even know it.

Thanks again to everyone involved. Especially Marcie who helped out with the pictures.

Win Tickets to the Albany Barn on Yelp

I did say “Shameless Self Promotion” in the title, right? So the Albany Barn is hosting a Throwback Thursday benefit on May 28 and Yelp is a media sponsor. That means there is a pair of tickets to give away. It sounds like a fantastic event filled with food, drinks and fun. The giveaway ends later this afternoon, so if you are interested, you better hurry. Details on how to enter can be found here.

Don’t Forget About the Spring Forage Dinner

Everyone is talking about this. It was recently written up in the Albany Times Union. The Troy Record included it in a story. But don’t forget, you heard about it on the FLB first. But it’s coming up fast. Last I checked there were just a few tickets remaining. If you were waiting for the last minute to snatch one up, that would be now. Buy your tickets here.

What Else Am I Forgetting?

I couldn’t find an official press release. If you want to add anything to this, please feel free to do so in the comments below. Have a great weekend and a fabulous week. See you back on June 1.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2015 6:13 pm

    So how much is the Fin Sunday dinner? Or if you have to ask, does that mean I can’t afford it?

  2. Dave S permalink
    May 22, 2015 9:08 pm

    Have a good time in China! My nephew has been several times, but stays in some type of foreigners compound, eating American chain restaurant food. I think you can do better.

  3. May 25, 2015 12:10 pm

    Thanks for asking, Burnt. The five course Sunday Seafood Supper at fin – your fishmonger is $50 per person, not including tax or tip.

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