Claude's Daily Emails

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Specials at the Maritime Market - 5/18

Good morning Fellow Islanders!

It's 74 degrees on the front porch this morning, and the dunes are alive
with nature's symphony of sounds. The South Beach surf provides the
percussion, with the breeze keeping count and the birds singing their
hearts out - mingling the chorus with a solo here and there. It's a stark
contrast to the sounds of winter - mostly devoid of the birdsongs and
leaving only the wind and the waves to help contemplate the day.
Temperatures will hold steady in the mid 70's, amidst clear & sunny skies
with light southerly breezes. Tomorrow we'll see slightly warmer
temperatures with lower humidity and more gusty breezes. For the weekend -
mostly sunny skies with moderate breezes and highs near 80. Low tide will
occur around 7:15 this morning. High tide will peak at about 1:30 this
afternoon, and low tide returns around 7:15 this evening.

For Breakfast this morning, Chef Marc is preparing a South of the Border
omelette loaded with bacon, jalapeno's, salsa & sour cream, with a side of
our creamy stone ground grits for just $6.95. For lunch today, Marc is
featuring a savory beef & pork Cuban stew with beans, carrots, onions, and
peppers for only $8.95. Thursday's hot bar theme is "Mexican!" 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.

If you're a fan of big Napa reds (cabernet or cab-based Bordeaux style
blends), then you're going to go nuts over our next wine deal, and Kudos to
Kevin for once again chasing down and turning the screws on our distributor
for this one. If you're familiar with Duckhorn wines, you'll know about
their flagship Napa Valley cabs, along with their entry-level wines under
their Decoy label. They also make a terrific Bordeaux blend under the
"Paraduxx" label - it's one that we don't often get, but when we do, it's
priced in the mid $40 range. The 2014 Paraduxx red blend just achieved an
astonishing 93 point rating from James Suckling. If you don't recognize
the name, James was the lead wine critic at Wine Spectator magazine since
1982, and his beat was Bordeaux, Napa, and Italy. He left the magazine a
few years ago and started his own subscription-based rating service, and I
trust his ratings equally to Robert Parker's. The lowest price in the USA
is $36.99 (at Binnie's Beverage Depot in Skokie, IL), but for a very
limited time, you can add this one to your island stash for only
$33.29/btl. and if you purchase a full case, you'll save an extra 10%,
which brings the bottle price below $30 ($29.96 to be exact :). The wine
is in the Market now, so if you're on the island, just drop by. Otherwise,
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.

Drop by the Forest Pavilion this weekend! The Nye's Cream shop is open,
and we'll have the torches and firepits lit up at night, so come and enjoy
cocktails & appetizers, or step inside and enjoy a wonderful low-key dinner
with your friends & family. The Market is open until 9pm on
Friday/Saturday this weekend.

All three of our PGA Tour pros are playing this weekend! Grayson Murray
will be teeing it up at 1:20 this afternoon at the AT&T Byron Nelson
Classic in Texas, and you can catch the early action on the Golf Channel
from 4-7pm, and on CBS this weekend. Chase Parker and Chris Worrell are
both at the Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am, and you can see highlights
on the Golf Channel from 7-9pm nightly this weekend. You can't miss these
guys - they're all wearing our performance polos from Bald Head Blues :)

Memorial weekend is packed with events and activities, and the entire
schedule of activities is now posted at [3]

On Saturday, May 27, the Market will host another edition of our famous
Nye's Cream Sandwich eating contest :) There are only two age groups, and
each group is limited to 25 attendees, so if you, or someone you know would
like to enter, you must [4]register on-line and agree to the rules. The
fun begins promptly at 3pm at the new Forest Pavilion, so be sure to arrive
early enough to properly check in. Spectators are welcome!

The next BHI Artisans Show & Sale takes place on Saturday, may 27 from 10am
- 5pm at the Village Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, and
features hand-made artisan crafts by fellow islanders. For more
information, or to join the artisans, please email Sally Klippel - or call her at 404-692-8652.

The Smith Island Art League Show & Sale will occur on Saturday, May 27 from
10am - 5pm at the Association Center. The show is free and open to the
public, and features fine artwork in various mediums. For more
information, please contact Prudy Weaver at 704-907-4287 or email her at
[5] You can also learn more about the artists and
the group by visiting [6]

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 next Turtle Trot takes place on Sunday morning, May 28. Register
on-site at Turtle Central beginning at 8:30am and the race begins at
9:30am, or you can register on-line at and save a few bucks.
All runners receive a t-shirt :)

The Market's next "Side Porch Steamer" event takes place over Memorial
Weekend, and you can register
at [7] We'll gather at
5pm on the Forest Pavilion on Sunday evening, May 28. If you've never been
to one of our side porch events, you don't know what you're missing - just
ask someone who's attended :) For this event, 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

Also on Sunday, the BHI Club is hosting their annual Memorial Day Red,
White & Blue Cookout, featuring a savory barbecue buffet, Sweetwater beer
tent, kids activities, and live music by Midnight Allie. The fun takes
place from 4-8pm, and reservations are required by calling 910-456-7300.
Adults are only $14.95 plus tax/gratuity and children are only $7.95 plus

And at the Harbor, Riverside Adventures will host their first Sunset
Celebration of the season on Sunday evening, May 28. The evening is
sponsored by Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales, and features many
activities for the kids, from jugglers,

ring toss, putt putt, skee ball, basketball, jugglers, music, s’mores by
the fire, and much more.

Old Baldy is celebrating North Carolina History, Cuisine, and Spirits with
a special culinary event on Friday, June 2 at the Shoals Club from 6-10pm.
You'll enjoy some of the best North Carolina has to offer, as Guest Chef
Dean Neff from PinPoint Restaurant, one of Southern Living 2016 Best New
Restaurants from 2016, creates a one of a kind menu to celebrate North
Carolina cuisine. Each course will be paired with selected ciders from the
Foggy Ridge Cider Company. During cocktail hour, enjoy tastings from guest
distillers including Covington Vodka and Trey Herring Carolina Bourbon.
Acclaimed North Carolina Historian and Author Kevin Duffus will be in
attendance to speak about his latest work “The Story of Fear and Bald Head
Island”. Each couple will receive a signed copy of this book. Tickets are
$125, and seating is limited to 100 people, with all proceeds going to the
Old Baldy Foundation and its on-going preservation efforts. Register to
attend by [8]clicking here.

The Pirates are returning to Bald Head Island!! The Pirate Invasion takes
place the weekend of June 23-25, and we'll have the full schedule of events
posted after Memorial weekend. In the mean time, go to for the latest developments.
Sandy is in need of volunteers to help orchestrate the weekend and to help
house the pirates! Also, donations are greatly appreciated to help off-set
the costs of travel & housing. Please reach out to Sandy at

Don't forget to follow us on our various social media platforms. Josie
Moll is posting more events, store specials and pictures, so [9]follow us
on Facebook, [10]Twitter and [11]Instagram . In addition, young Claude is
very active on Social media, and posts many items related to [12]Bald Head
Blues[13] and island living - both on [14]Instagram and [15]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