Claude's Daily Emails

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekly Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/10

Good morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 69 degrees on the front porch this morning, with a nearly full golden
moon lighting up the western sky - settling gracefully into the western
horizon while a light ocean breeze washes over the glowing dunescape. The
morning birdsongs are echoing through the palms as the South Beach surf
settles gently onto the nearby shore. We have a beautiful spring day
ahead, with temperatures climbing to the mid 70's by the afternoon, with
calm winds, flat seas and clear skies - a perfect day for launching the
skiff or playing a round of golf - or doing just about anything outside.
We'll drop to the low 70's overnight, and warm to the mid 70's again
tomorrow, with partly sunny skies and light breezes. Ditto for Friday,
with southerly breezes. We'll see a slight chance of rain on Saturday,
with clear skies returning on Sunday. High tide will peak around 8 this
morning. Low tide will a about 2 this afternoon, and high tide returns
just after sunset this evening.

For breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a spicy andouille
sausage omelette, loaded with cheddar cheese, along with sauteed mushrooms
& scallions, and garnished with sauce picante and served with a side of
roasted potatoes - all for only $8.95. For lunch today, Marc is featuring
your choice of either cornmeal-fried shrimp or chicken etouffe -both served
with a side of Louisiana dirty rice and southern baked beans for just
$10.95. Wednesday's hot bar theme is "home cookin'"! You can also order
all of the regular menu items at [1]w[2], and those
items will be ready by the time you arrive.

The next Howl at the Moon Sunset/Moonrise Beach Party happens tonight, and
is sponsored by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales! We'll gather
as usual at beach access 39, from 7-9pm, with the ancient melodies of our
bagpiper, and the warmth of the bonfire, and the weather should be
absolutely perfect for a spectacular moonrise! Chef Marc will be bringing
a huge pot of seafood gumbo. BYOB and bring an appetizer to share. Rumor
has it that a keg of Stella may also appear, compliments of our sponsors!
The sun will set at 8:02pm, preceded by the full moon rising from the
Atlantic at 7:54pm.

Today is my brother Willie's birthday! He & his wife Natalie purchased
"Vehicle Maintenance" from BHI Limited about a year ago, so it's also their
one-year anniversary of being island entrepreneurs! The Cary Cart Company
showroom is located on Edward Teach Wynd - they're dealers for Club Car,
Garia, Atomic, and a number of other manufacturers. They own and operate
the rental carts at the Harbor, and they also make customized "tricked-out"
carts on the island and in Cary, NC. You'll see their son Zan in the
shop or on the road, and their daughter Parker will be on the island for
the summer. Parker just turned 16, and Zan just graduated from NC State
this past December, so Willie & Natalie have their hands full :)

Kevin has scored a terrific Mother's Day wine deal - a superb "true" rose'
from the Cotes de Provence region of France. Chateau Castel Des Maures is
a tiny vineyard (only 4 1/2 acres) that produces outstanding rose's from a
blend of 50% grenache and 50% cinsault. The wine pairs perfectly with our
local seafood, but can also stand up to more challenging dishes (a salad
with balsamic vinegar, for example), and is best served chilled. It's a
perfect beach wine, and at $15.99, is a bargain for a true French rose'.
It's even better when Kevin scores a deal, so for a limited time, you can
add this to your island stash for only $10.99/btl, and if you buy a full
case, you'll save another 10% - bringing the per-bottle price down to
$9.99. Stock up for the summer season, and if you're off island at
present, then reply to this email with your phone number and I'll have
Kevin call you for a CC number - we'll hold the wine for you until you
return to the island.

The Shoals Club is hosting their Memorial Weekend Coastal Feast Party on
Saturday, May 27, from 6-10pm, with live music by Port City Shakedown, and
seafood stations scattered across the entire Club property. You'll enjoy
everything from grilled oysters, shrimp & grits (with local goat cheese),
roasted pork shoulder, gumbo, seviche, shrimp satays, crab claws, ahi tuna,
and so much more. It's a great kick-off to the summer season, and
reservations are required. Adults are $60 plus tax & 20% gratuity, young
adults (13-20) are $35++, children 12 & under are $20++, and under 5 are
free. Call the Shoals Club at 910-454-4850.

The Market will host its next "Side Porch Steamer" event on the Forest
Pavilion on Sunday evening, May 28, and registration is now open
at [3] We'll be
steaming up a mess of mussels and littleneck clams, served with two
delicate & delicious broths, with crusty bread, along with steamed old bay
shrimp, barbecued chicken, and a load of your favorite sides. Mark Daffer
will be returning to serenade the crowd, and we'll light up the tiki
torches & fire pits as well :) Adults are only $29.95 plus tax/gratuity,
and children under 12 are only $14.95 plus tax/gratuity. We'll also have
beer & wine available by the glass, or you can step inside the Market and
grab your own bottle or six-pack. This event will sell out quickly, so
don't delay!

If you're into Quilting or want to learn more about this ancient art, the
Old Baldy Quilters will be holding several classes on varying techniques to
get you started. Classes on dyeing, whole cloth painting, surface design
and even a family quilting day will be held during Quilter's Week, May 10th
- 13th. To learn more and to register for the classes, [4]visit the OBF
web site.

Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie
Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [5]follow us
on Facebook, [6]Twitter and [7]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media, and posts many items related to [8]Bald Head
Blues[9] and island living - both on [10]Instagram and [11]Facebook.

Enjoy this wonderful day on the island with your friends & family, and
we'll see you 'round the Market!


Melissa & Claude Pope

Maritime Market

Bald Head Island, NC


Open 8am - 8pm daily

Open 8am - 9pm Friday & Saturday