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Archive for April, 2009

David

Food Fight!

Ok, we all know that war is not a joke. And bad food is no joke either. But put together make for a light-hearted look at the history of war over the years. Someone with a creative mind and a thirst for history came up with this rather humorous video that outlines different conflicts over the years.

 

From burgers and fries to sushi, bagels, pasta and deserts, the history of war through the eyes and sounds of foods around the world are featured in this enjoyable video.

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David

Another Family-run Business

The Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus Massachusetts is not only a Route One institution but a New England landmark. After five additions, this family-run gem now seats 1,200 customers and boasts some of the best Asian cuisines around.

Founded in 1950 by the Wong family, to this day, they are still proudly run by the same family that opened those doors almost 60 years ago. They feature the finest Cantonese, Szechuan, Sushi, Polynesian and Thai cuisines and have many rooms and lounges to choose from, making the Kowloon a great place to take the family or friends for a great night out. There are not many people in New England that have not seen or been to the Kowloon over the years or been to a great rock and roll show there.

AGAR has been very proud as well to partner with the Kowloon delivering them the necessary food and other ingredients to keep their reputation solid and their customers coming back over the years.

Recently, AGAR’s CEO Karen Bressler sat down with Stanley Wong of the Kowloon to talk about the rich history of the establishment and the partnership that has evolved over the years between the Wongs and the Bresslers. View the video below…

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David

Official Launch of New Seafood Brand Nautifish:

Its official, Nautifish is ready to serve! After an incredible launch day at the annual AGAR Food Show at Gillette Stadium, Nautifish is ready to be the next hit at your restaurant. The demand was so great at the food show from New England restaurants that at one point, the folks staffing the Nautifish booth ran out of order forms… It’s that good!

Nautifish will offer a variety of seafood including lobster, scallops, haddock, cod, mussels and a variety of clam products. The Nautifish brand was developed to not only offer quality seafood products to New England restaurants and retail outlets but to help foster a greater awareness of the sustainability issues that affect the ocean. All Nautifish products will also be distributed in 100 percent recyclable packaging.

Under the Nautifish brand, AGAR will donate a penny to The Ocean Alliance for every pound of Nautifish sold. (A penny might not sound like much, but in this business, it can add up to thousands.) The Ocean Alliance http://www.oceanalliance.org/  is an organization dedicated to the stewardship of the ocean environment through research and education and is based here in Massachusetts.

As you can see, our Nautifish had a great time at the food show, mixing it up with all the guests. More to come on Nautifish. Stay tuned!

Nautifish takes time out to for a photo op with the folks from Community Servings

Nautifish takes time out to for a photo op with the folks from Community Servings

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