NC Seafood Wine Dinner at Blu Restaurant

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Devil Shoal Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in Ocracoke, NC
Grower: Fletcher O’Neal
Cultivation Method: Floating Bags

SALINITY: moderately high, sweet finish
SIZE: Medium
CUP: moderate
HINGE: strong

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VIDEO: Raw Oyster Shucking Techniques

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We’re Hiring Seafood Crew Members

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At Locals Seafood, we are driven by our passion to deliver the freshest possible seafood caught by North Carolina fishermen to our friends and neighbors inland.

We are looking for hardworking, motivated, responsible people to join our seafood crew. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded individual ready to dive into a variety of tasks including but not limited to the following:

  • Pickup seafood from docks along the NC coast.
  • Provide high quality customer service at local farmers markets.
  • Process(scale/fillet) and pack seafood including fish and shellfish.

Requirements

  • Able to work flexible hours, including Tuesday and Thursday evenings and early Saturday mornings.
  • Must have a driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Maintain clean work environment and abide by Food Safety guidelines.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Passion for providing excellent customer service.
  • Enjoys working with a team and is able to communicate effectively with customers, peers and management.
  • Experience handling/processing fish and shellfish is a plus.
  • Knowledge of fish species and preparation is a plus.

Full-Time and Part-time positions available. Hourly pay + commissions (sales staff)

If interested, email resume to info (at) localsseafood.com

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Core Sounder Oysters

CATCH INFO: Shellfish Cultivated in Jarrett Bay (Smyrna, NC)
Growers: Adam Tyler
Cultivation Method: Floating Bags

SALINITY: moderately high
SIZE: Small/Medium
CUP: moderate
HINGE: strong

“It was love at first bite with this oyster. Good salt, clear liquor. Excellent for eating Raw.” – Kent (Locals Staff)

>> VIDEO: Raw Oyster Shucking Techniques

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The 1997 NC Fisheries Reform Act: An Oral History Perspective

The Fisheries Reform Act is the most significant fisheries legislation in NC history.

In 1994, the NC General Assembly approved a moratorium on the sale of new commercial fishing licenses and established the 19-member Fisheries Moratorium Steering Committee to oversee study of the state’s entire coastal fisheries management process and to recommend changes to improve that process. The Moratorium Steering Committee included legislators, fisheries managers, scientists, commercial fishermen, and recreational fishermen. The committee commissioned six research studies and reviewed a broad range of issues, including fishing licenses, fishing gears, habitat protection, agency organization, and law enforcement. The committee issued a draft report in late summer 1996, held 19 public meetings across the state, and adopted a final report in October 1996 that formed the basis for the Fisheries Reform Act. Governor James B. Hunt signed the Act into law on August 14, 1997.

The 1997 NC Fisheries Reform Act: An Oral History Perspective was a project made possible by the North Carolina Sea Grant Community Collaborative Research Grant Program. In 2016, a three-part podcast series was recorded to examine the state of NC Fisheries prior to and after the implementation of the Fisheries Reform Act. The first part of the series provides history prior to the act’s passage. Part two explore the path from moratorium to passage. The third part of the series highlights the shortcomings and successes of the reform act.

The interviews, podcasts, along with a discussion guide can be found at “Raising the Story: The 1997 Fisheries Reform Act.”

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Piedmont Season of the Sea Dinner – April 25

Piedmont welcomes Chef Karl Worley of Biscuit Love for a spring menu highlighting NC Seafood & iconic Southern Chefs

SeasonsOfTheSea_logoLoRes[Durham, NC, March 20, 2017] – As a longtime supporter of small, North Carolina growers, Piedmont has remained equally committed to being a good steward of the sea. Each season, Piedmont invites chefs, fisherman, and organizations supporting sustainable seafood to collaborate on their Seasons of the Sea dinner – a multi-course dinner showcasing the diversity and seasonality of fish and shellfish from our coast. This 4-part dinner series highlights North Carolina’s seafood in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

On April 25th, Piedmont’s Executive Chef John May welcomes Chef Karl Worley – whose Biscuit Love in Nashville, TN was featured in the latest issue of Garden & Gun Magazine. The magazine praised Worley, saying, “The magic in Worley’s food is not invention, but care. He makes everything 10 percent better than it needs to be, taking a dish already delicious and transforming it into something irresistible—via ingredient selection, or proportion, or sourcing, or a flavor tweak.” Worley and May will collaborate on a 5-course spring menu (below) featuring North Carolina seafood and paying homage to a wide range of iconic Southern Chefs. Look for dishes featuring sustainably caught North Carolina seafood from Locals Seafood. Piedmont’s relationship with Locals Seafood has enabled them to share fresh-caught fish from North Carolina’s coast throughout the year, and to be advocates for a robust North Carolina seafood economy. A percentage of every ticket purchased will fund North Carolina Catch. “Fresh seasonal seafood from our coast is top notch. NC Catch couldn’t be more pleased that Piedmont is presenting a special taste of the best that North Carolina has to offer,” explained NC Catch President Jimmy Johnson.

“These dinners give us an opportunity to bring like-minded chefs to the Piedmont table; we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Chef Karl Worley back to Durham.”

This dinner will be celebrated Tuesday, April 25th, at 6:30pm. The $65/ person 5-course menu is also available for $90, with General Manager Crawford Leavoy’s cocktail pairings which reflect a similar viewpoint.

Reservations can be made by contacting 919-683-1213. All special menus may be previewed in the Events section at www.piedmontrestaurant.com. Please also note Chef John May’s March Seasonal Ingredient 4-course Tasting Menu features Heirloom Rice.

Since its inception in February 2016, Piedmont has hosted Dean Neff, Ricky Moore, Jay Pierce, and Justin Burdett to highlight Shrimp, Black Bass, Snapper, Triggerfish, Flounder, Swordfish and Tuna from North Carolina.

Chef John May + Chef Karl Worley
in conjunction with Locals Seafood & NC Catch

first course
“John Egerton”
beaten biscuits and swordfish ham
the seelbach
bourbon, cointreau, champagne, bitters

second course
“Frank Stitt”
snapper tartare and vichyssoise
the ramos gin fizz
old tom gin, cream, orange

third course
“Bill Neal”
blackened rockfish, hot sauce and turnip gratin
the american orange punch
rye, porter, orange, nutmeg

fourth course
“Edna Lewis”
shrimp and grits
the mint julep
bourbon, mint, crushed ice

fifth course
“Sheri Castle”
the best biscuits and strawberry preserves
the brandy milk punch
brandy, milk, vanilla
$65 per person | $90 with cocktails

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Hook & Vine Festival – April 30

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Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 602 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC
3 options for admission
Please arrive at your scheduled time

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We’re at it again! The Wine Feed is partnering with the United Arts Council and Locals Seafood to bring you Hook & Vine – a seafood and wine festival.

On April 30, 2017 from 12-5PM our 5 restaurant partners will be preparing their seafood-inspired dishes in small plates for you to enjoy – all of the seafood is provided by Locals Seafood.
Each small plate will have a sample of wine that will be specifically chosen by The Wine Feed to create the perfect pairing. The Wine Feed challenges wine drinkers by sharing new wine pairings at our events and through our wine bar and wine shop.
Join the fun!

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Seafood Market and Oyster Bar coming to Downtown Raleigh

We’re excited to be a part of Transfer Co. Olde East – Food Production Hall, Market, and Gathering Place. More to come…

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Lionfish

RECENT CATCH INFO: Fish Landed @ Hampstead, NC
Catch method: speared by Albie Solana

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Lionfish have become the poster child for invasive species issues in the western north Atlantic region. On par with zebra mussels, snakeheads, and even Asian carp in notoriety as invaders, lionfish populations continue to expand, threatening the well-being of coral reefs and other marine ecosystems, including the commercially and recreationally important fishes that depend on them. NOAA and its partners are working hard to develop ways to prevent further spread and control existing populations. – NOAA FISHERIES

>> RECIPE: Lionfish Ceviche

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