Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FYI: Our produce departments

When you enter any of our locations, one of the first things you notice, besides that great smell of food, is our produce department.  The arrangement of different fruits and vegetables and colors just jump out at you and grab your attention.  We at Doris Italian Market & Bakery take a great deal of pride in every aspect of our stores and our Produce Departments are no exception.  Once a convenience for customers who didn't want to go to another store after us, our produce departments have become a major component to our stores.  In most locations, the Produce department is our #2 or #3 department.  That equates to a lot of traffic and sales for fruits & vegetables. 
We wanted to recognize our Produce departments and their employees because being one of the first things a customer sees sets the mood of that consumer and a poor appearance will deter that customer from truly enjoying the shopping experience at our locations.
Well if you follow this blog, you would recall posts about our produce and information about produce which include their health benefits.  Here are just a couple of items you can find in our produce departments (as well as other grocery stores).  We hope to see you in our stores soon....

Blueberries are high in pectin,making them ideal for jamming and sauces.Simmer fresh berries with sugar,strain out the juice to make pancake syrup, and the pulp for a spiced blueberry butter. Add berries to muffin and cake batters, or dry berries and add to granola and scone dough.
Blueberries are one of the richest sources of disease-fighting antioxidants. They are also high in vitamin C and fiber,and are naturally low in fat and cholesterol. Blueberries are sodium free.
Just a 1/2 cup doubles the amount of antioxidants most Americans get in a day.
Sweet Mini Peppers: Mellow, juicy, sultry, crunchy- all words to describe these little sweet peppers that we love. These unique red,yellow and orange sweet mini peppers are bursting with flavor and nutrition.They are naturally fat free, high in vitamin C and a great source of fiber which makes them a great addition for salads, grilling,stuffed and of course just right out of the package for snacking!

Eggplant:A member of the nightshade family, eggplant is related to the potato and tomato. Eggplant is actually a fruit,specifically a berry. Although the most common type is large and dark purple,eggplant comes in many sizes,shapes, and colors.The first varieties of eggplant known to English-speaking people bore colorful eggshaped fruits,thus the name eggplant.
Eggplants grow in a manner much like tomatoes hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several feet in height.
In addition to featuring a host of viatmins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Coming in February to Coral Springs!

In a continued effort to support the arts, Doris Italian Market & Bakery is proud to be involved with this great production and we hope you all purchase tickets to......

Joey and Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding is an interactive comedy and will celebrate the nuptials of an Italian American couple that could best be described as a trashier and lower class version of Jersey Shore's Snooki and Jionni.

The audience members are the wedding guests and are free to interact not only with the happy couple, but also the crazy wedding party .
Guests will be invited to dance the Tarentella and the Electric Slide and sing along to "Che Sera Sera" and "That's Amore!" You may even be involved in a dance-off.
Now It's 20th year, "Joey & Maria's Comedy Italian Wedding" is the No. 1 interactive dinner theater in the United States..

Fresh Theatre Project is a local professional troupe that specializes in "reality theater," in which the characters frequently interact with the real world. Inspired by the reality TV craze, it's the same jibe, only live.

Come crash our wedding!!!!
  • Shows will be Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. February 1st through the 24th.
  • Tickets are $45 and include
    • Admittance to the wedding
    • 3 course Italian Dinner catered by Doris Italian Market & Bakery
    • Champagne Toast
  • Come meet the cast at the Coral Springs Doris Italian Market on January 13th at 1 p.m.
For more information, click HERE

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

We've Been Nominated!

Great news everyone! After years in the business, we are starting to get recognized for our efforts and we need your help.  One of our local television stations has a "Local Top 10" campaign that allows people to vote for their favorites and we have been nomintaed.  Please click on the link provided and vote.  I believe you can vote once a day.  Our stores have come a long way and if you live in South Florida and shop at any of them or even if you have visited from out of state and you enjoyed the experience, please help us get recognized.  Our success has come with your help and you can also help other recognize us as the Italian Market to shop at.  This is going to be a big year for Doris Italian Market and Bakery and this nomination is a great start.  Please help and vote for us!