Warwick ShopRite hosts holiday sidewalk seafood festival

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:50

Warwick resident Antonina Russo, who just purchased fresh octopus and other ingredients for her family favorite, Insalata di polpo, poses with Sidewalk Seafood Manager Michael Kyle (left) and Seafood Department Manager Justin Mayer (right). From Dec. 22 to 24 Warwick ShopRite employees staffed an outdoor market featuring fresh - never frozen - fish including marine specialties like Sepia and Calamari to satisfy the tastes of anyone wishing to continue the Italian tradition of serving a seven fish dinner on Christmas Eve. According to Store Manager Bernie McGoldrich, that tradition or variations of it has since been adopted by people of many different ethnic backgrounds and patrons purchase more fish during these three days than at any other time of the year. Photo by Roger Gavan