For weeks now this editor has done little else but carry on about Siciliano's forthcoming grain & flour department. Until recently I haven't had much in the way of tangible news to report. That all changed last Friday when the new flour mill arrived. Today I'm happy to relay even more good news -- we currently have sitting in the warehouse (though not yet for sale) several hundred pounds of whole grains, seeds, salt, sugar and flours.
The product arrived in-store Tuesday evening, not by UPS or FedEx delivery, but thanks instead to an intrepid crew of Siciliano associates who sacrificed their afternoon to secure the goods in person from a distributor in Southwest Michigan. And when I write "sacrificed the afternoon", I mean of course "barhopped all the way home". What can we say? At Siciliano's, even a bag of flour is just cause for celebration.
For photo highlights from the trip, please keep reading.
First stop: The Pullman Tavern (Pullman, MI). Here the fearless crew sampled this year's Oberon under the watchful gaze of (1) an actual Tyrannosaurus Rex; and (2) a misty temptress from times long-past.
|Next time you're in Pullman, it's worth stopping in|
|An actual T-Rex eating an actual human hand|
|Oberon - the first sign of Spring...still waiting on Spring|
|Authentically Kraeusened - says so right on the label|
|The legendary temptress of Pullman|
Second stop: Clementines (South Haven, MI). Wherein the crew enjoyed a mystery porter, admired a intricately-carved wooden eagle, sampled a previously unknown (to them) Michigan cider.
|The intrepid crew|
|A pleasant discovery|
|Every bar should have one|
|Cheetah in the mirror|
|So awesome it deserves a second look|
Third Stop: The Thirsty Perch (South Haven, MI). Wherein the crew dined on many delectable fishes, and chicken wings.
|Not to be confused with the Parched Perch, which is|
a completely different restaurant
|Circle of life, little perch, circle of life|
Fourth stop: Saugatuck Brewing Co. (Saugatuck, MI). The crew was impressed by the quality of beer -- it's a brewery definitely worth the visit.
|Great place for a pint|
|Brew kettles and such|
Fifth & final stop: Siciliano's Market warehouse. Special thanks to the bossman Steve for getting everybody home safely (he's always the responsible one).
|Product piled high in Siciliano's warehouse|
Look for Siciliano's new flour/baking department to be up and running soon!