Simplygourmetbistroandcatering’s Blog

Meet Dave and his wife Traci – Customers of the Day
January 24, 2009, 10:39 pm
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Meet David Bookbinder, David was one of the attendees of the Ribbon Cutting I had this week for the Peabody Chamber of Commerce. David and his wife were nice enough to come back in today to try one of our sandwiches and sit down for a nice meal and chat with me for a few. David is also the owner of Total PC Support and an active meber in the community, and if I was  Windows guy I am sure I would rush to him with any of my computer issues. (Luckily I am a Mac guy)

David’s Sandwich

Domestic Baked Ham

Emmanthelier Swiss



Beefsteak Toato

Traci’s Sandwich

Baked Domestic Ham



Hot Peppers




If you would like to inquire about David’s services please contact him at 978-278-5244

Or on the web at:


Meet Todd- The Customer of the day (and all around resident handyman)
January 23, 2009, 10:41 pm
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This is Todd, he is a local carpenter and regular customer here at Simply Gourmet. Like alot of other people Todd is struggling to find jobs this time of year and has been super kind even so to donate his time to help me out around the shop with random here and ther projects. Today he even helped me install my new sign!!!! Thanks for all your help and continued support Todd. If you need someone that is super proffessional and very reasonably priced, give Todd a call and tell him I sent you.

Todd Spirito


Todds Favorite Sandwich

The Early Bird

Oven roasted turkey breast

Homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest

Shallot and thyme stuffing

Roasted Garlic Mayo

Then the whole sandwich is pressed with a brick onto the skillet and brushed with butter

****The Early Bird is a seasonal item and will return in the spring****

And the sign that he helped me install

Sign by Signtronix

Meet Mayor Bonfanti- Todays Customer of the day
January 22, 2009, 11:50 pm
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Simply Gourmet was the proud host of Mayor Bonfanti and the Peabody Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. It was a great success and I met a lot of really great people. It was a pleasure hosting the chamber and I look forward to following up with all the great people that I met.

Mayor’s Sandwich:

The North End

Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

House Made Pesto with Pignoli Nuts



Roasted garlic Oil

Peabody Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Michael J. Bonfanti

Meet Christine- The Customer of the Day
January 21, 2009, 11:31 pm
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I was lucky enough to have Christine, as a member of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce attend my ribbon cutting last week. Christine is a fellow member of the chamber and works at the Columbia Insurance Company in Lynn MA. She liked my food so much she ordered a great selection of hot catered items for an event at her house. Thanks Christine!!!

Christine’s Menu:

Potato wrapeed in bacon with shallot honey butter

Baked apple and chicken quesadiila with extra sharp cheddar

Roasted vegetable medley served on a bed of fluffy thyme scented cous cous

Our signature Garlic seared chicken, butter steamed broccoli and ziti tossed in a five cheese alfredo

An expertly displayed (Jen’s first) Antipasto tray with prosciutto, hot capicola,sharp provolone, a buffalo mozzarella and vine ripened tomato salad with pesto vinaigrette, roasted red peppers and marinated artichoke hearts

Homemade mini cheesecake cupcakes, warm rugula

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

In case you didn’t know we cater!!!!

Customer of the Day
January 21, 2009, 1:26 am
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I would like you to meet Neil

Neil is a very valued customer that has been with us from the begining. He orders the same thing every time he comes in, but hey at least he knows what he loves!!

1 pound Land of Lakes White American (Thick cut so he can make grill cheese for his wife)


Angus Sirloin Burger

Cheddar Cheese

Caramelized Shallots

Spring Mix

Homemade Ketchup

Neil has probably ordered 40 of these over the past 6 months, THANKS NEIL!!!!

Customer of the day
January 20, 2009, 1:21 am
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This is James

James likes to create his own sub, ingredients as follows

Grilled flap meat rubbed with butter, kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

Sauteed red peppers

A mountain of American Cheese

A light dusting of feta

Toasted bun