Chop Chop Tasty Trio – Winter 2017

It’s back: Chop Chop Saint John, the Winter 2017 edition, just in time to help us all beat back the snow and frost of the season with the palate delighting tastes of our Uptown. Here’s what we’ve planned for the Deli…

The Tasty Trio: our Chop Chop Sliders

Our Tasty Trio: zesty buffalo chicken, Italiano, and spicy pork bulgogi

 

Two Course Lunch – $13

$1 from each Chop Chop dish is donated to the Lunch Connection

First Course:

The Tasty Trio of Sliders – We tried to settle on just one but couldn’t decide so we went with all three!

One of each:

  • Zesty Buffalo Chicken – Two pieces of breaded chicken tossed in our zesty buffalo sauce with a drizzle of blue cheese dressing, lettuce and tomato

AND…

  • Italiano – Large house-made pork and beef meatball with mozzarella and parmesan and our house-made marinara sauce.

AND…

  • Spicy Pork Bulgogi – Asian inspired spicy pork with a thick cut of cucumber and slaw

Second Course:

  • One of our famous house-made frogs paired with the cookie of the day

Please don’t forget, $1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold will goes directly to Lunch Connection, a program helping feed healthy lunches to our inner-city school children.

Thank you and have a great time with this first Chop Chop of the year! (You can view all the Uptown Chop Chop menus here.

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We’ve Put Pizazz in Our Chop Chop Menu

Yes, it’s here again: Chop Chop Saint John, the Fall 2016 edition. This time, we thought we’d try a little pizza pizazz. Here’s the menu:

Our Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza also comes with your choice of soup or Caesar salad

Our Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza also comes with your choice of soup or Caesar salad

Two Course Lunch – $13

$1 from each Chop Chop dish is donated to the Lunch Connection

Pizza Pizazz

Grilled European Flat Bread Pizza
(This is delicious!)

  • ham, bacon crumble, spanish onion, pineapple, house made marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
    served with soup or Caesar salad

Dessert

  • house made mini dessert bite

Please don’t forget, $1 from EVERY Chop Chop dish sold will goes directly to Lunch Connection, a program helping feed healthy lunches to our inner-city school children.

Thank you and have a great time with this fall’s Chop Chop!

Chop Chop Menu and General Tso at the Deli

A rough idea of what our General Tso chicken sandwich will look like.

Chop Chop arrives at Urban Deli with the question, “Who or what is General Tso?” Well, the who is General Tso Tsung-tang, a Qing Dynasty general from Hunan (China). But it is the what associated with his name that drew our attention and spurred our culinary creativity.

General Tso is an Asian chicken dish, a bit sweet and a bit spicy. Of course, we’re not doing General Tso’s chicken in the usual way. We’re doing our take on it, and making it a sandwich for Chop Chop 2016! This is our Chop Chop menu this year:

Two Course Lunch – $13

$1 from each Chop Chop dish is donated to the Lunch Connection

General Tso’s Chicken Sandwich

tso’s is prounounced ‘so’ (the ‘t’ is silent)

boneless breaded deep-fried chicken pieces tossed in a sweet, slightly spicy sauce.  Served on warm grilled soft bread, topped with sesame seeds, fresh cucumber slices, shaved carrot, green onion

served w/ a ramakin side of housemade slaw
(green apple, purple and green cabbage, onion, carrots, fresh lime, chilis)

Dessert

housemade mini chocolate Whoopie Pie

General Tso Chicken...an image resembling what we're putting together, and before it is put into the bread for a sandwich. Yum!

General Tso Chicken…an image resembling what we’re putting together, and before it is put into the bread for a sandwich. Yum!

Our Chop Chop Week Urban Deli Lunch

Day One of Chop Chop Week is under our belts and we loved it. It’s great seeing people in the Uptown tasting all the great fare the chefs have created. Where do you start? If you weren’t by the Deli today, you have a week to come in and try what our team has put together – it’s yummy to say the least!

By the way, each meal purchased means a donation to Lunch Connection. Here’s our Chop Chop menu for this year:

First Course

Start with our house made fall flavoured butternut squash, carrot & sweet potato soup with ginger, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and cream

Second Course

Move on to a deliciously grilled euro-wrap sandwich with a must-try bread: light and delicious! Grilled chicken breast with a balsamic glaze drizzle, melted Brie, chutney, garlic aioli, crisp bacon, greens

Our euro-wrap, grilled chicken breast with a balsamic glaze drizzle.

Chop Chop Week’s Urban Deli euro-wrap.

New Year notes and menu

This a quick reminder of our special New Year’s Eve dinner at Italian by Night with a special 7:00pm seating. We’re really looking forward to it.

For a look at the New Year’s Eve dinner menu, just follow this menu link.

There are still seats left so if you’re inclined to join us, please call the Deli at 652-3354 and ask to reserve a seat.

We’re looking forward to a great evening and hope you can join us!

One other reminder, Urban Deli and Italian by Night will be closed January 1st AND 2nd. We reopen with our regular hours Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. Have a fabulous evening tonight and all the best in the New Year!

Communal table prepared for New Year's Eve diners

Chop Chop 2012 – celebrating great chefs and food

Chop Chop: Saint John's Restaurant Week (2012)And we’re off! It’s Chop Chop time! This our third year involved with one of the Uptown’s tastiest events — Chop Chop, Saint John’s Restaurant Week!

The fine eating establishments of uptown Saint John will again join together this fall in chopping up this mouth watering event. Between Monday, October 29 and Sunday, November 4, patrons will be treated to specials offered exclusively for this occasion.”

Both Urban Deli and Italian by Night are taking part in Chop Chop 2012. Here are the menus we have planned, one for Urban Deli (day time) and one for Italian by Night (evenings):

Urban Deli (logo for Chop Chop 2012)
Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 3pm

Two Course

Chicken Panini
Chicken Panini with caramelized pear and onion, bacon & aged white cheddar. Served with daily soup or regular side choice

Dessert
Two housemade frogs/haystacks/macaroons (to eat in or take away for a mid afternoon snack)

Italian by Night (logo for Chop Chop 2012)
Wednesday – Saturday starting at 5pm

Three Course

Antipasti di Chop Chop
mozzarella di bufala wrapped in crackling prosciutto, crispy fontina stuffed risotto cakes and our famous bruschetta

Lamb Shank alla Toscana
rich slow braised lamb shank, house made potato gnocchi finished with orange and garlic gremalata

Sticky Date and Orange Pudding with Warm housemade Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Orange Zest

Two Course

Bruschetta Board
grilled ciabatta drizzled with EVOO and fresh garlic, served with chopped tomato salad, ricotta drizzled with house made pesto and roasted butternut marmalata

Pappardelle Bolognese
house made hand cut pasta tossed in a rich slow-simmered sauce of beef, tomato, white wine, fresh herbs and cream

Autumn arrives with Italian by Night’s Autunno Menu

It truly is a great time of year and the colours of the trees that line the highways and country roads easily translate to a similar abundance; the flavours you’ll find on our Italian by Night (IbN) Autunno Menu.

The team is back to work; Michelle & Kim are working hard in the kitchen preparing for our new menu. One of their favourites? They say if you want to start with a melt in your mouth flavour, start with our Insalata D’ Autunno: Warm caramelized pears on fresh greens topped with Gorgonzola and walnuts.

Sharing is a great way to go! Try our Aracini or Bruschetta board that changes slightly in its presentation and ingredients each season.

The lasagna (La Gran Lasagne) is one of a kind! You can order it in Italy or at Italian by Night. What makes it great is the preparation; layers of house made pasta and IbN meatballs, scratch balsamella, tomatoes and loaded with cheese.

For autumn we’ve introduced a four course (quattro corso) menu offering. We’re excited to offer our customers an opportunity to eat their way through our menu, similar to an authentic Italian dining experience. We know you’ll leave happy and full!

As always, gluten-free pasta is available and there are so many dishes available to you on all our menus. Vegetarian? We can easily make your dining experience a great one!

Great News!!! Saturday, October 13th we’re open Saturdays

Since introducing our Italian by Night in February 2012 you’ve asked for us to be open for dinner on Saturday evenings. Now we are and we hope to see you soon! Reservations are recommended but you can certainly take your chances and drop in. We always try to accommodate you and your guests – even on short notice.

Thinking Christmas? You’re not alone. If you would like to join us for a Christmas Italian menu give me (Elizabeth) a call at 652.3354. Let’s chat and see what we can do for you! We also offer caterings and private dinners.

buon appetito!