Just a couple of ideas to make your holidays easier:
• Gift boxes (go here)
• Party Platters (go here)
• Family-Size Take & Eat Dinners (go here)
 

THIS WEEK'S MEAT & SEAFOOD SPECIALS

Niman Ranch Steak Tips
F&F: $12.99/lb (reg $14.99)
The “tip,” or bottom steak, of the sirloin. Cook on high, dry heat — grill, broil, pan-fry, stir-fry — to not past medium, slice across the grain, and behold a superb beef experience.
Sockeye Salmon
F&F: $14.99.99/lb (reg $16.99)
If you like the flavor of salmon, sockeye is the way to go — it tastes a lot like, well, salmon. Sockeye eat more plankton, and crustaceans like shrimp, than other salmon, which makes their meat darker.
Niman Ranch New York Strips
F&F: $19.99/lb (reg $24.99)
Beautifully tender, juicy, and packed-with-beefy-flavor steaks that are easy to cook on the grill, under the broiler, or in a cast-iron skillet. They tend to be well-marbled, which adds flavor and moisture, but they're not overly fatty.
Prices good through Sunday, December 9.

SOUPS OF THE DAY: 12/9

Why do we put our soups of the day on our homepage? You would too if they were this good. (Mind you, we're not saying that your soups aren't this good, but ours are really good.)
17TH AVE:
Tuscan Ham & Bean | Turducken Gumbo | Brat Beer Cheese | Roasted Tomato, Bacon & Veggies
COLFAX:
Beef Rib Stew  | Turducken Gumbo  | Roasted Garlic & Tomato

FRIENDS & FAMILY SPOTLIGHT

Melchiorri Truffle & Mushroom Sauces
F&F: $9.99/ea (reg $11.99)
White Truffle Sauce: A fragrant sauce made from real white truffles. A full-bodied sauce with enough cheekiness to transform any dish. It is ideal for pasta, and can also be used on toasted bread for a delicious bruschetta.
Black Truffle Sauce: This fragrant black truffle sauce blends mushrooms, summer black truffles and savory spices. Drizzle over veggies, pastas and meats, or slather on crusty bread for an irresistibly earthy, garlicky flavor.
Porcini Mushroom Pâté: A perfect sauce to toss with your favorite cut of pasta. This pâté is a blend of porcini mushrooms, sunflower oil, walnuts, Marsala wine, onion, vegetable broth, and spices. Also spread on toast for a hearty bruschetta, or dollop it on the side for grilled meat or fish.