Marczyk Fine Foods Celebrates Fifth Year Anniversary
“Bringing you the finest foods from around the world, and around the corner!”
Denver, CO - Coming Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, Marczyk’s will celebrate five years in the fine food business with the season’s first Burger Night and an all day party of storewide discounts.
On Friday night, April 20, 5:00pm, Marczyk Fine Foods welcomes summer (we hope, weather permitting) with the first Burger Night! Paul will fire up the grill and usher in another season of Friday Night Burgers. Award-winning Niman Ranch burgers served on Paradise Bakery buns, grilled to order. Bring the family, join the Uptown locals, and enjoy the best burger in Denver. On the sidewalk at the market, corner of 17th and Clarkson. Burger night will continue every Friday night, weather permitting, until it gets too cold and/or dark.
On Saturday, April 21, 8am-8pm, take advantage of our storewide discount of 10% off everything. Also, our favorite local vendors will bring great products to taste. We’ve ordered fancy new t-shirts for our big 5th: just eat it will now join meat,yum; sashimi grade; free range; extra virgin; and pig love as Denver’s grooviest t-shirt slogans. OK, maybe Denver’s grooviest grocery t-shirt slogans.
Spring and Summer Calendar
April 21 - 22, 2007. 3rd Annual Ela Family Farms Spring Peach Blossom Farm Tour
Steve Ela writes:
Greetings from the farm!
While you may be working your way through a historically snowy winter along the Front Range, we’re busily pruning trees and getting them ready to support a different type of milestone. With this summer’s harvest, we will be celebrating our 100th year as a family farm on Colorado’s western slope.
We have put together a few packages to suit different areas of interest and varying thicknesses of wallet. We look forward to seeing you among the blossoms or, if a trip isn’t in the cards, at this summer’s markets!
Steve Ela & Family
Ela Family Farms, Hotchkiss, CO 970-872-3488
Save the Date! Monday, May 14th, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Join us for a book signing with the great Jacques Pepin! M. Pepin will be in town for only a few days promoting his new book Chez Jacques, Traditions and Rituals of a Cook. His Denver visit includes a private class at A Cook’s Kitchen, one of Denver’s newest cooking schools. A Cook’s Kitchen is run by Elizabeth Woessner, chef, fromager and sommelier, and Claudine Pepin, James Beard Award Winner and M. Pepin’s daughter. Go to www.acookskitchen.net to find great classes! A Cook’s Kitchen, 850 Ogden. 303 861-4626.
“Greatness alone is not enough, or the cow would outrun the hare.”
Here here! Although we don’t claim to be great, we are tenacious. The word on the street 5 years ago was that Pete was crazy to start a business like Marczyk Fine Foods, and crazier yet to jump into the wine world with Marczyk Fine Wines. There were plenty of food stores, including juggernaut Whole Foods, and plenty of “boutique” wine stores.
But Pete had a vision. Bring in the finest ingredients available, find a passionate staff, and work your ass off, which is what we have done. Pete states “The thing I’m most proud of, other than being in business, is the quality we bring in.” For example:
No other store in the nation carries only Niman Ranch beef and pork. (Let me tell you what, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve mentioned Niman Ranch I’d be rich.) The power of this product is in the taste, and we thank each and every customer that buys meat from us and reinforces what we believe to our core: Animal welfare translates into eating quality. We are incredibly proud of our relationship with Niman, a company that started in the Bay area providing beef and pork to Alice Waters and other food luminaries. Bill Niman, pictured in this month’s green issue of Vanity Fair, is truly a modern food pioneer!
Our sourcing ethos continues to our artisan cheese selections, sausages (the mighty Continental Sausage who also uses Niman pork) and produce. We use local providers when we can, everyone from the customer who planted 80 heirloom tomatoes in his yard, to Steve Ela, master of the Western slope peach crop.
And judging from a recent conversation with the staff, we can lay claim to a few other things we do well after 5 years in business:
“We are a part of a community, our success is measured not only by profit margin but our contribution to our community. I think now, more than ever, we are reaping the rewards of years of hard work in this niche.
I believe that our understanding of food industry ethics has also contributed to our success… I would like to note that I have 71 products and out of those 71 items 38 are organic. Earthbound Organics states that though organic products are more expensive, when considering the cost to the environment and the cost to the consumer’s health, you are actually getting a bargain.”
“Something that stands out for me is the quality level and standards that we have. Other places talk about it, but we DO it, and for the right reasons. Not because it is a new food fad, not because someone else is doing it, but because it tastes better and is better for us.” Up the stairs in Marczyk Fine Wines, Pete continues to find “the best wines you’ve never heard of.” And our favorite Pete quotation: “Rating wines is like rating sex…sure you can, but why would you?”
Once again, thank you all for your support!
Barbara, Pete, Paul, and the team at Marczyk Fine Foods
770 East 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203