RAMENTIC DINNER FOR TWO

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Valentines week conditions are looking very conducive to  bundling up and staying in with your sweetie. Lucky for you, we are making it extra easy to stay in and stay warm with our Tonkatsu Ramen Kits for two.  Some assembly is required so you can feel like you've whipped it up from scratch.  Don’t feel you have to give us the credit for it either!  If you are feeling extra romantic and want to scoop a gift for your sweetheart this week, we have a lovely selection of candles, bath salts, cochu choclates, esme florals, and more.

In other news, we've just announced our first wine tasting of 2019.  Click here for more information.

FEB FEELS

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We did it. We made it through blue Monday, dry January, and our first post-holiday credit card bill. From here, it's smooth sailing. To celebrate, we're hosting Revel Cider and Juice Imports this Sunday, February 10 for a by-the-glass cider pop-up from 2PM-5PM. It's a casual, drop in and knock a cider back type of affair.

SUPER SPREAD

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Between us, we're not big superbowl fans. We are, however, big party fans particularly when there's a super snack spread involved. In the spirit of super parties and super snack spreads,  we're running a superbowl special as our Friday evening dinner (the full menu is available when you click HERE and scroll to Friday). It'll be available all weekend until we sell out. If you're hosting under 8 people, grab a few packs (one pack is a nice snack spread for 4). If you're hosting more than 8 people, give us a ring in advance and we'll prepare a larger format offering (in case you don't have us on speed dial yet: 403.457.0422).

NOT SO BLUE

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NOT SO BLUE

Apparently the third Monday of January is "Blue Monday" - the most depressing day of the year. We're not sure about you but we're just not feeling blue. Maybe it's because of the milder temperatures, blue skies, or the super blood wolf moon that made an appearance last night (read more about that here). Plus, we're super stoked on our weekly cafe feature (this week we're running a mezze plate instead of a sandwich - order it all day all week from 11AM-8PM in the market or via Doordash) and grab-and-go dinner menu this week (see here).

GOOD DECISIONS

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Making good decisions is a lot easier when the weather is as nice as it's been. Anyone else get lots of time outdoors over the weekend? Speaking of good decisions, did you know that our grab-and-go dinners are now available on Door Dash? That means you don't have to leave the house to order in a nutritious, hearty meal from ODB. Want to know what we're making you for dinner this week? The full menu is available below.

HELLO, 2019

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How's everyone settling into the new year? Anyone set any goals for 2019? Our only real resolution is to keep doing our favourite things this year - making good, honest food, getting to know our customers, drinking loads of anchored coffee, inviting our favourite wine makers and importers to host sip and learn sessions around our market table. How's that for a list of goals? In the event that some of your goals are dedicated to clean eating, you'll be happy to know we've got loads of nutritious options in our salad bar, on our grab-and-go dinner menu, and in our snack case. If you're going for more of a self-love vibe this year, you'll be happy to know we're going to keep pumping out our vegan chocolate chip cookies all year long. Speaking of which, we discovered on a recent cross-country ski excursion that the dough is just as decadent and enjoyable uncooked. Pro tip: roll the dough into a ball and enjoy like a power ball.  We are back to our regular programming with our weekly features. 

THAT'S A WRAP 2018

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It's that time of year where we reflect on the previous year and look forward to the new one. 2018 was our fourth year of serving the Mount Royal and Bankview communities. We welcomed new people to our team, said farewell to others, launched Salon (our designated catering and events company), made countless batches of vegan chocolate chip cookies (you guys seem to enjoy them - we can't keep up!), got a fresh new delivery van (said goodbye to our old catering van, which was more emotional than you might think), and set some very exciting plans in motion for the future (which we will share with you as they materialize). We are open today (pop in to scoop some tinned fish, cheese, and other goodies to wash down with your new years refreshments) and closed on Monday (January 1) and Tuesday (January 2). We have some weekly features starting on January 3rd which you can check out HERE. See you in 2019! Chin Chin! Happy New Years!

THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Happy holidays, readers. We hope you have a wonderful, feast filled day and night. We're open today until 4PM to assist with your last minute holiday needs whether you're after a caffeine boost, stocking stuffers, or turkey gravy (we made extra!). Our holiday hours are as follows:

Monday, December 24 - Closed at 4PM
Tuesday, December 25 - Closed 
Wednesday, December 26 - Closed 
Thursday, December 27 - Sunday, December 30 - 9AM-6PM
Monday January, 1 and Tuesday, January 2 - Closed

Before we sign off and tuck into an early cocktail hour (we have a bottle of baileys and a cup of anchored coffee waiting for us), we want to extend our sincere thanks to all our customers, suppliers, and team members for making 2018 a wonderful year. Calgary has had a tumultuous few years to say the least and we truly appreciate the continued support of everyone in our community. Happy holidays to all of you. - ODB 

SHOP AT SMALL SHOPS 

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This month, we are committed to two things. The first is to eat as much cheese as possible.  We have an amazing selection of local imported cheeses to help us with this commitment. The second is to shop at small shops.  Last week we shared a list of new products available at ODB that we're super excited about (click here (if you missed it). This week we want to talk about some of the other small shops in Calgary that we'll be visiting this season (we're in good company in this city). While we won't begin to try to name all the shops with amazing offerings, here are a few of our favourites: 1) Field Study (to stock up on warm sweaters, essential oils, and other must-haves for the bohemian on your list); 2) Recess Shop (for stationary and other nick knacks for the creative on your list); 3) Guildhall home (for housewares and tapestries for the design conscious on your list); 4) Shelf Life Books (for the reader on your list); and 5) Vine Arts (for the natural wine lover on your list). We think visiting these shops offers a much more enjoyable experience than ordering from Amazon, don't you? Now step away from your computer (after you finish reading this newsletter, naturally).

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK AT LOT LIKE...

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We had our friends from Esme Floral dress up our market for the holidays and ever since they did we've been humming "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" and other holiday bangers. Between the garlands and the arrival of satsuma oranges, 'D' Dutchmen Dairy Eggnog, and Anto Yukon soaps, the market smells and feels like the holidays in the best way. Speaking of which, we have so many exciting new arrivals on our shelves that will make stocking stuffing, and all gift giving a pleasure this year. You can check them out HERE. Plus, we've just released our 4th Annual ODB Christmas Dinner menu HERE.  Have a great week!

ODB's 4th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS DINNER IS NOW SOLD OUT. CHECK BACK AT THANKSGIVING FOR OUR NEXT ONE!

If you're anything like us, you think Christmas Day is for lounging and loved ones. We've just finalized our fourth annual Christmas dinner menu so that you can focus on the important stuff this December 25.

As always, the dinner is designed for 6-8 very hungry people. Click on the link below to check out this year’s spread. Please download the order form, fill it out and send it to us at the market via email orders@ourdailybrett.com. Orders must be received by December 19, 2018 at 4PM and can be picked up after 11AM on December 24, 2018. Once we receive your order, we will follow up with you to confirm specifics. If you have any questions, please call the market at 403-457-0422 or send Graham an email at graham@ourdailybrett.com.

NOTES:

-Turkeys are ~18-22lbs. Each order gets 1/2 of a turkey, 1L of gravy and 250mL of concord grape + cranberry sauce.

-Gluten Free dinners are available for an extra $12.

-Each salad is approximately 2lbs. in weight.

THIS JUST IN: NOVEMBER EDITION

THIS JUST IN is a monthly update on new and exciting products we’ve brought in to the Market, or re-stocked after selling out. We're always hunting for exciting new products, many of which we learn about from our adventures near and far.

This month we are very pumped about satsuma oranges, spanish sea salt, Good Honest Food Baggu bags and a pile of beautiful charcuterie boards from Ed at Tthay Natal. Scroll doewn for more info!

A QUICK NIP/TUCK (TO OUR WEBSITE)

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We've had a little work done to our website. It's still home to all the important stuff like our cafe menu, grab-and-go dinner menu, and weekly news updates (so you'll still be the first to know when we drop a new menu item or host our favourite winemakers around our harvest table). Go take a look and let us know what you think. While you're cruising (and crushing on) our radiant new site, spend some time perusing our cafe menu. We've added a few new menu items including steak and eggs with chimichurri and an albacore tuna tostada. 

NOVEMBER NEWS

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We're past the middle of November and that means the ODB team has turned its mind to holiday traditions, including gift basket making and Christmas dinner planning. To get a jumpstart on your holiday to-do list, drop our market manager Tammy a note at tammy@ourdailybrett.com to chat custom gift baskets. Speaking of crossing things off your to-do list, our kitchen crew are putting the finishing touches on this year's grab-and-go holiday meal and plan to share the full menu by December 3. Lastly, we've got an updated cafe menu dropping tomorrow with some new items we think you are going to love.  Keep an eye out for it on social media @ourdailybrett.  Have a great week!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE VALENTINES BABIES

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Before we talk about valentines day babies we need to tell you that ODB is closed today due to city constructionOur sister cafe NHBR is open from 9AM-4PM and has a banging snack menu waiting for you. Now that we've checked that practical update off our list, we can move onto more philosophical topics. Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of birthdays to celebrate in November? When you count the months backwards it's really not that surprising. We've been on a bit of a merchandise shopping spree lately and are stocked with loads of gift options for your favourite valentines day baby. Pop in to stock up on foraged teas, handmade soaps and fondu kits. It'll be good practice for the gift giving season which happens to be just around the corner.

ALL. DAY. CAFE. MENU.

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This. Just. In. As of today we are running our cafe menu from 11AM-close. That means you can now order your favourite, made-to-order items from our cafe menu in the evenings. Falafel salad, post gym? Braised chicken and rice bowl after a long day at the office? Jerk chicken sandwiches for two for date night? You name it, you can do it. Door Dash orders will be accepted up until 30 minutes before closing, too. 

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GIFT BASKETS

'tis the season for gift baskets and we have loads of amazing gift ideas to fill them.  If you didn't make it over to our THIS JUST IN post last week, check it out to see some of the products we have recently fallen in love with.  All gift baskets can be customized to your wishes.  Starting at $150.  Email our Market Manager, Tammy, for more info.  Tammy@ourdailybrett.com

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

We're feeling festive a little early this year and it's probably because we've been booking our December calendar with loads of holiday catering all over town. If you've got a holiday party on the books this year, drop us a line sooner rather than later to make sure we can serve you. To peruse our menus, head over to the Salon Catering website. To inquire about our availability, send us a note at events@saloncatering.com.

THIS JUST IN: OCTOBER EDITION

THIS JUST IN… is a monthly update on new and exciting products we’ve brought in to the shop, or re-stocked after selling out. We're always hunting for exciting new products, many of which we learn about from our adventures throughout Alberta and beyond. This month some of the products we're particularly excited about include handmade soaps from the Yukon, small batch chocolate bars made in Montreal and wild foraged teas and bath salts from Black Diamond. Stay tuned each month to see what new and exciting products we bring in next!

WELCOME OUR NEW MARKET MANAGER, TAMMY

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WELCOME OUR NEW MARKET MANAGER, TAMMY

Meet our new market manager, Tammy. Tammy has a background in hospitality and nutrition and we think she's a wonderful addition to our team. Next time you're in the neighbourhood, pop in to say hello and get to know this fellow snack enthusiast.

THIS ... JUST ... IN ...

We're always hunting for exciting new products, many of which we learn about through our adventures throughout Alberta and beyond. This month some of the products we're particularly excited about include handmade soaps from the Yukon, small batch chocolate bars made in Montreal and wild foraged teas and bath salts from Black Diamond. Click on the button above to learn more about these and other exciting new arrivals.

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SAVE THE DATE!  On November 9, our team from Salon Fine Catering & Eventsis teaming up with Juice Imports  and the wine makers from uber cool Gut Oggau for an evening of crazy delicious natural wines, small plates of food and all around good times.  The event will run from 7-9pm.  Food and wine can be ordered a la carte.  Tickets are not needed for this event but we do ask that you RSVP to events@saloncatering.com.  The event will be hosted at Our Daily Brett. 

INTRODUCING SALON

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Remember a few weeks ago when we shared a snap of our slick new catering van and promised to share some details about the new logo (Salon) soon? Last Wednesday, we threw a little 'do to celebrate the launch of our newest offering - Salon Fine Catering & Events. A Salon is a gathering under the roof of an inspiring host as well as the name of our new full service catering company. Since we opened our doors four years ago, Our Daily Brett has organically evolved into a market, grab-and-go foods business, and catering company. We love the excitement of having all our babies under one roof but also want to make sure each of them have the opportunity to continue evolving and growing in their own right. By branching off our catering into its own brand, we'll be able to explore a more polished, sophisticated events offering.  Follow us on instagram @saloncatering. Got it? Great. Still digesting? Check out the cheat sheet below.

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MID-MONTH MUNCHIES

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We made it to mid-October relatively unscathed notwithstanding the cold temperatures and snow that the month started with. We've managed to stay relatively upbeat by keeping healthy stocks of canned sardines and garlic crostini on hand (and if we're being honest, a healthier selection of red wine to wash it down with - we strongly recommend Un Litro, ODB's current house). Speaking of munchies, this Wednesday recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada. If you're thinking of trying weed for the *first time* you'll probably want to pop by the market and pick up some really good snacks to have on hand first.