Monday, March 30, 2009

The Easter Holiday and Party Season are upon us! Think Cardonas Market Frist!

1. Meat Dept. "Fresh Legs of lamb, Hatfield Farm Hams cut to order. Crown pork roasts prepared by our butcher. When you think of our Meat Dept. always think of freshness! We butcher everything fresh in store! Never processed! With Cardonas, you always know that you are getting the freshest cut possible!
2. Cookies, pies, desserts. Fresh Italian cookies 2lb. trays $14.99., 5lb. box of cookies $25.00 A great deal for cookies for the whole family! "Order your Easter Pies today" Ricotta, wheat, meat, grain, pies "Old world recipes just like you remember from Grandma" You can pick up order forms in the store. In addition we will be loading up on all types of cookies, desserts, and traditional holiday Easter items, Chocolate Easter eggs and Pantone cakes both Imported from Italy.
3." Holiday platters" such as Antipasto, deli, Caprese. Cardona's Meatballs and Eggplant Parmigana should be a must on the dinner table as well as are jarred sauce's to take care of any of your pasta dishes.
Around the holidays it is always our time to shine!
Remember, special times call for a special store! Stop at Cardonas and make a holiday meal that even your mother in law will rave about!
340 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12209
(518) 434-4838
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Closed this Saturday

Due to the loss of their beloved Papa, Who passed on this week, Cardonas Market will be closed this coming Saturday, the 28th. Papa made Cardona's Market what it is today and he will be missed far more than words can express. Cardona's wishes to thank the community and our friends for the well wishes we have received thus far. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bistecca Alla Florentine

The weather in Albany has finally started to change for the better....we think, lol. There is no better time than the present to get re-acquainted with your grill! That's right! Step outside and introduce yourself again with some New York strip steak! Here is an easy recipe from chef Rob that is not only simple, but will have your taste buds singing!

Bistecca Alla Florentine

This is a traditional steak recipe. The new york strip is seasoned lightly with salt, pepper and a little lemon. Serve it up with garlic mashed potatoes and you will have a great meal!

  • 2 boneless new york strip steaks 1 inch thick
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pour the juice of the lemon in a shallow baking dish. Cut the other lemon into 8 wedges. Place steaks in dish and coat on both sides. Preheat grill to high. Grill steaks to desired doneness, (about 7-8 minutes per side for medium rare).

Remove from grill and let rest for 2 minutes, then slice across the grain into strips about 1/2 inch thick. Place on a serving platter and drizzle with olive oil and the juice from two of the lemon wedges. Salt and pepper and serve with a lemon wedge.
(c) Chef Robert Cardona
Cardonas Market

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Got Lent? Enjoy some Fish


• 4 8-10oz Haddock/Cod or any White Fish
• 4oz butter (melted)
• 1oz lemon juice
• 2oz white wine
• 28oz can of San Marzano whole, peeled tomatoes
• ¼ cup dried onions
• Tsp garlic
• Tsp capers
• ½ cup Kalamata olives (pitted and halved)
• ½ lb of Feta Cheese
• Tsp parsley
• Tsp basil
• Tsp olive oil
• 1oz white wine
• Tsp pepper

Spray an 8x10 bakery pan w/non stick spray. Lay pieces of fish in the pan (skin side down if using Haddock).

Melt together butter, white wine and lemon juice and pour over top of fish.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approx 25 min. Fish should be flakey when done.

While fish is cooking, heat a med/lrg pan over high heat and pour aprox 1-2 tsp of olive oil in pan.

Add onions and sauté until are clear. Add capers and garlic, sauté for another minute, and then add white wine to de-glaze.

In a separate bowl, pour can of tomatoes and use your hands to crush them. Once done, add them to pan of onions and garlic.

Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 5 min.

Add olives, parsley and basil (fresh chopped if possible) and the black pepper.

After fish is cooked, remove from oven and pour the pan sauce over the top of the fish.

Finish with crumbled Feta on top

Recipe by Chef Robert Cardona Cardona’s Market, Albany NY Sphere: Related Content

Wednesday, March 4, 2009




February 9, 2009 (Albany, NY)…They said he would be lucky to raise $10,000 in the first year. He told them, “You don’t know me. You don’t know my friends. And you certainly don’t know what we are capable of achieving when we are all together.” Frank Scavio, Owner of Paesan’s Pizza (all 5 locations) proved everyone wrong when he raised $90,000 at his first ever fundraiser for his deceased son’s foundation: The Baby Lorenzo Gregory Scavio Foundation (BLGS).

Now, successfully on his way to hosting The 3rd Annual Gala of Angels on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Mallozzi’s (6:00pm), Frank Scavio has secured reputable WNYT NewsChannel 13 Co-Anchor & Health Reporter Benita Zahn as emcee for the evening along with Legrande Serras, Owner & Operator of The Reel Seafood company, as the Live Auctioneer.

The annual benefit has been and will be heavily sponsored by such supporters as The Lia Auto Group, The Mallozzi Group, US Food Service, Hannoush Jewelers, Clear Channel Radio, Karrat Brokerage Co., Times Union, Data Flow, Lake Electronics, Classie Sounds Entertainment, Morgan Linen, Allerdice Rent-All, Fine Affairs, Southern Wine and Spirits, The Floral Garden, Chris’ Coffee Service, The Thomas Patrick Morrison Foundation, Gold’s Gym, Amore Clothing, PEPSI, JDJ Comfort Systems Inc, Christopher J. Lyons, D.M.D. PLLC, Capital Financial Planning, LLC, Bogies, First Niagara Bank, The Murray Law Firm PLLC, FOX23, The Hollywood Brown Derby, The Palace Theatre, Olya Szyjka, Capital Affairs, LLC, Cocca’s Appliances & Home Electronics, Metro 20 Diner, Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness, The Lucerne Hotel NYC, Plum & Crimson Fine Interior Design, Antonucci Produce, Helios Tan and Day Spa, Tammy James c/o Creative Memories, Craig T. Allen of All Star Wine & Spirits, Duke Bazzel Tobacco & Lounge, Cardona’s Market, Albany Alive, Rumors Inc. and many more.

The Baby Lorenzo Gregory Scavio Foundation (BLGS) was established by Frank Scavio in 2007 at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston to advance awareness about the needs of patients suffering from metabolic and mitochondrial disease. The BLGS Foundation supports initiatives to improve clinical care for patients and to advance the education and training of medical care professionals so that they can properly diagnose and treat those affected by metabolic and mitochondrial disease.

The tremendous support at the 1st and 2nd Annual Gala of Angels benefit in honor of the BLGS Foundation has raised over $150,000 in critical research dollars. These funds have enabled Dr. Mark S. Korson, Chief of Metabolic Service for Tufts Medical Center to travel to various medical centers each month to launch the Metabolic Outreach Service. This comprehensive medical education program is designed to expand education and training opportunities for physicians, medical students and other medical care professionals about metabolic and mitochondrial disease and patient care. This program currently serves SIX Medical Centers without a Metabolism Service in New England and New York.

For more information of if you would like to see pictures from the previous Gala’s, please visit

If interested in attending The 3rd Annual Gala of Angels or if interested in making a donation to The BLGS Foundation, please contact: Frank Scavio @

For all other media inquires, please contact:

Erica Greenbaum, Director, Public Relations

T: 518.452.0364



Cardona's is proud to be a part of this event! Please come out and support this wonderful cause!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lent is upon us!

Hi all! Just some news with the season of lent here, Cardona's carry's a wide variety of fresh fish including Calamari, mussels, salmon and more! Bought in small bunches to ensure it is fresh as you can get it! Fridays Cardona's is the place to be for cooked fish, great fried fish, baked scrod, baked salmon, shrimp and scallops stews, as well as other Chef specials to complement our other dishes. And remember our pasta's fagoli which we have everyday is vegetarian. The new black label marinara sauce is a hit if you have not tried it yet, do yourself the flavor, LOL! Also, be on the look out for our mailers going out, they are full of specials for the upcoming Easter holiday!

As always, we at Cardona's thank you for your continued patronage and pledge to always give you the freshest ingredients with the warmest customer service! Have a wonderful Holiday!

Anthony Cardona
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