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Nov 26, 2009
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Nov 26, 2009

GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 1 issue 3

by: Tyler Jackson

Charles Campalong, a Pittsburgh, PA native, is the general manager of Benkovitz Seafoods, located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District marketplace.
Benkovitz Seafoods operates not only as a seafood restaurant, but also as a fresh fish market, deli, and retail store.

Charles began working at Benkovitz Seafoods four months ago after receiving a “good job offer.”

As general manager, Charles’ day to day routine is consistently hectic. This routine includes: doing bookwork, ordering and keeping a record of the inventory, and, he sarcastically jokes, “[to] tell people what to do when they don’t listen.”

When asked why he would recommend Benkovitz Seafoods over its competitors, Charles replies, “It’s a much neater place and it’s run as an old-time store where there is lots of personal attention.”

Benkovitz Seafoods has been in business since the early 1900s, so it’s no stranger to the Pittsburgh area, or to its people.

Charles says that the reason for Benkovitz Seafoods’ continuing success over the years is due to “the good quality of food.”

This is due in part to their wide selection of fresh fish that are brought in to be sold in their fish market. Not only are there fish brought in from the U.S., such as grouper and snapper from Florida, but there are also fish imported from other countries, such as the Bronzini, otherwise known as the Mediterranean Sea Bass, from Greece. Benkovitz Seafoods also has a seasonal special, called the Copper River Salmon, which is sold in a four week period from May to June.

Along with fresh fish, Benkovitz Seafoods also sells lump crab meat, smoked fish, caviar, horseradish, and frozen delicacies.

Benkovitz Seafoods also offers a variety of cooked and fried fish, such as their coveted Benkovtiz Fish Sandwich, crabcakes, fried shrimp baskets, pizza, quesadillas, and homemade sauces. The deli at Benkovitz Seafoods provides various soups, pastas, and seafood salads.

New to Benkovitz Seafoods is breakfast, which they serve from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Saturday, which consists of a kind of seafood and vegetable omelet, roasted potatoes, toast, bacon, and free coffee.

In this gigapan, you can see a number of different ingredients that are sold at the front counter of the restaurant. Benkovitz Seafoods sells everything from sea clam juice and pasta sauce, to seasonings and herbs, to canned fish and jams.

Charles says, about Benkovitz Seafoods, “It’s the best seafood in Pittsburgh;” and given their decades of successful business, they can look forward to continuing the successful Benkovitz legacy.

For more information about Benkovitz Seafoods, go to www.benkovitzseafood.com Will open in a new tab or window.

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