Corrado's Market - now in Fairfield
Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:17 PM
Same prices for advertised items in all three places
--Brooklyn Bread $1.50 for 12 oz
--Jersey Fresh bell peppers and plum tomatoes for 69 cents
--Plums and peaches 69 cents
--Hormel Genoa salami $4.99
--Corrado's Sardegna EVOO $10 for a liter
The Clifton store has a 30 Qt propane turkey fryer for $70, and 50# of high gluten bread flour for $20 (they've used Bay State Milling and King Arthur in the past). Six cans of tomatoes (6lb, 10 oz per can) peeled for $20.
Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:44 PM
Cheese had a few deals, but a decent selection. Raspberry chevre (?) for $3#, Stilton for $2#, fresh mozz, etc. Nowhere near the selection (or I presume storage chain) of the Affinage down the street, and Corrado doesn't always have clearly expressed expiration dates on all cheese items. No selection of spice jars, which has been a huge part of Wayne and Clifton stores. Same warning on use by dates.
There was a small selection of bagged meats, with some good looking items. Beef tenderloin for $4.99 a pound on a ten pound piece. Likely a Select grade, but not marked for Australian. Ground beef for $1.99.
This is a small store. I think Corrado's has gone with its strengths, and I'm sure they'll do well.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:47 PM
Several impressive deals on things like olive oil (Sardinian EVOO for $6.99 L), plum tomatoes (.69 #), etc. Several breads for 99 cents, including Gerbino's (from Garfield), Brooklyn Bread Co, and Minardi (once of Paterson, now of Denville).
Danish blue cheese for $4.99 a pound, Pecorino Romano for $5.99 3, Jalapeno Havarti (?, at $3.49 a pound). I crumbled some of the blue cheese into scrambled eggs, and it was superb.
The store is already expanding. Footings are in for a near doubling of the floor space.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:02 PM
Among the specials today:
-asparagus for 99 cents. Older, thicker asparagus, definitely not the thin stuff I prefer
-kale for 69 cents in excellent shape
-2# of older onions for 89 cents, already sprouting
-two breakfast goat cheeses (honey, fig) 6 oz for 99 cents each
-Oltermanni baby Muenster cheese, 8 oz for $2
-Asiago cheese for $6.99#
-walnut washed brie @ $7.49
-Gerbino (IIRC) bread for 79 cents
And a whole lot of meat for stews, etc. They had a ribeye for $7, chicken breasts for $5, etc. Every imaginable dry pasta, dozens of choices, lots of European imports. The cookie and cake center is up and running, probably 30 feet long. An enormous selection of gourmet cookies.
They also had the Jarlsberg cheese for $7.99. It's regularly on sale at Wegman's. Shop-Rite, etc for $4 or less.
I don't get here all that often, but I suspect this store could be a really tight place when things get busy. There are a number of places where shopping carts can't pass, or displays project into busy aisles.
Nice place, friendly people.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
Large cheese section, with much short dated cheese (Grana Padana for $7#, Asiago for $4, smoke mozz for $5) nowhere near the variety and specialization offered down the street at Affinage. Some of the cheese looks like it may have packed for restaurants, with 5# bags of grated cheese, shredded cheese, big chunks of hard cheese, etc.
Mushrooms for $1.50#, chard for .79, green and red peppers for .89, etc. They've added San Felice tipo 00 farine in a half kg bag for $3, Baroody semolina from Turkey at 2# for $2.49, roasted coffee beans at $5#, and huge amount of meat a relatively low prices.
They're bringing a lot of flowers, vegetables, hanging baskets, etc into the area behind the store, but I didn't go back there today.