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Homemade Pesto recipe

There are things in life that are so good and so simple. Pesto is one of them. Simple ingredients. Easy to put together.  And easy to pick up at Constantino’s Markets. It’s quick, easy, and tastes great! Try it:

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1 Combine the basil in with the pine nuts, pulse a few times in a food processor. (If you are using walnuts instead of pine nuts and they are not already chopped, pulse them a few times first, before adding the basil.) Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.

2 Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the grated cheese and pulse again until blended. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve with pasta, or over baked potatoes, or spread over toasted baguette slices.



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Summer Wine Tasting Thursday August 8 2013

Sun + Patio + Wine + Complimentary Food = Summer Fun! Join the growing crowds for our Thursday Wine Tasting Series “Summertime Sips on the Patio” as we have 15-20 wines to taste from, and delicious complimentary appetizers. Full info HERE.

Come on out and enjoy yourself this summer!


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Hessler Street Fair this weekend!

Come join us at Hessler Street Fair this weekend. We will be serving food from our booth all day Saturday and Sunday. Great fun, great food, great music, great time!


Hessler Street Fair   


Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
11:00 a.m. – Dusk

Located one block north of the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road

Don’t miss the 43rd Annual Hessler Street Fair this weekend on historic Hessler Road in University Circle. This family-friendly event showcases local artists, food, musicians, and poets. The fair promotes a spirit of togetherness and carefree fun in a homegrown and relaxed atmosphere.


The Hessler Street Fair is also the primary fundraiser for the Hessler Neighborhood Association. Funds generated from the fair are used to restore, preserve, and maintain residences along Hessler Road and Hessler Court, which were dedicated as a
Historic Landmark District in 1975.


It’s Cleveland Bicycle Month, so why not ride your bike to the Hessler Street Fair? A convenient map with available bicycle parking locations is below. For information on car parking, click here. For information on the RTA’s HealthLine, click here.

Bike Map


For more information, call 216-556- 3716 or click here.

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Patio Time!

The sun is out, and hopefully winter is fully behind us. There is no better way to enjoy lunch in good weather than on a patio. We have plenty of  nice seating, great view of the hustle and bustle of University Circle, and a delicious variety of lunch options for everyone. Stop in for a sandwich,  pizza,  daily specials,  fresh salad bar (with 40+ items!), and much, much more. Put the fun and sun in lunch, and stop in today!


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Wine Tasting Dinner May 8,2013, RSVP soon!

Come and join Constantino’s Market Uptown at University Circle and Euro Fine Wines when they present an Ode to Spring Wine Dinner event featuring five Certified Byodynamic Maysara Pinots with a five course Farm to Table Menu created by Chef Michael Fadel featuring produce from Case Western Reserve University’s Squire Valleevue Farm. Seating is limited, so RSVP early.

For more information, or to RSVP call 216-721-6000 x223, or email stacey@constantinosmarket.com .

wine dinner  (PDF poster)


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Is non-GMO important to you?

Want to know what GMO is? It’s “genetically modified organisms,” which are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). If it’s important to you to find non-GMO products, we have them. If you want to find out more about non-GMO products, click here. Then, support local business and shop for those products at Consatntino’s Markets.  Check out some of the businesses that have non-GMO products, and find them at Constantino’s!

non GMO

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What’s Your Favorite Kind Of Pizza?

So, what’s your favorite kind of pizza?

Stop in and check out our homemade pizza kitchen, open 11am to close—we make your pizza fresh to order with your choice of toppings.  Personal pizzas too!  Everyday Special going on right now: Grab-n-go pizza up to 2 toppings $5.99!


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This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Pilsner

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Pilsner

Heads up beer geeks: Constantino’s has Chatoe Rogue’s Good Chit Pilsner fresh in stock.  With its clean, crisp hop bite and balanced hop and floral aromas, this Czech Pils is nothin’ like your Daddy’s lager.

Most breweries buy their barley from maltsters and their hops from farmers.  The real magic happens when you brew the ingredients, right? WRONG, says Rogue Ales!  Rogue’s “Chatoe Rogue” series of beers comes from its own terroir.  Rogue cultivates its hops along Oregon’s Williamette River and grows its own barley on 265 acres in Tygh Valley.

Says Zorro of beeradvocate.com: “mouthfeel is good.”  We tend to agree.

Grab yourself a 22 oz. bomber of Rogue’s Good Chit Pilsner today!

(Find ‘em in a stack next to the frozen section.)


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What’s a Grapple?!

Constantino’s Quiz: What’s a Grapple?

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a) a great Snapple

b) a wrestling hold

c) a delicious grape-soaked apple

You guessed it–the answer is (c).  (You didn’t think we’d actually try to coin “grapple” as hipster slang for a Snapple, did you?)

Imagine the sweet, distinctive flavor of Concord grapes combined with the crispness of a fresh, juicy Washington Extra Fancy apple.  That’s a Grapple—and Constantino’s has ‘em!

Featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped,” these Gala and Fuji apples are bathed in nothing but pure, concentrated grape goodness and take on no additional calories in the process.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ve got to try these.  Look for Grapples right at the front of the store– here at Constantino’s for a limited time only!

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Strawberries ON SALE, $1.49!!

Come to Constantino’s to stock up on luscious, ripe,  strawberries priced at $1.49 per lb. Available while supplies last. Strawberries are superstars on the nutrition front. Just eight berries can provide as much Vitamin C as an orange, and you won’t have to peel anything. They are high in manganese and fiber and low in sodium. In addition, strawberries are packed with antioxidants and plant compounds that help keep cholesterol levels in healthy ranges.

Most of all, they’re DELICIOUS!


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