Despite being St Urho's and all that, today's lunch consisted of goodies from Neopol Savory Smokery in the Belvedere Market - 1/4 lb green tea-flavored hot-smoked salmon, 2 smoked lamb sausages, and 1/2 lb of curried smoked chicken salad. That wee bit of food (the slice of salmon was only about an inch wide) set us back $20+. But it was all good. The salmon was silky and rich, with a hint of sweetness. The lamb sausage (we ate one and saved one for another time) was akin to a Middle Eastern kielbasa - smoky and fatty with a hint of cumin. And the chicken salad was an unusual twist on a favorite. With a couple slices of hearty Irish brown bread from Atwater's, it made for a filling and unusual lunch.
Speaking of Atwater's...they are extending their hours at Belvedere Square: 8am to 8pm Monday - Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday. And did you know you could find out their daily specials (for all locations) online? Just check the Web site.