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California’s Largest Fish Market Is Grappling To Penetrate America’s Grocery Stores

As the largest fish market on the West Coast, the San Pedro Fish Market is no stranger to success, however, one of their newer ventures may be in jeopardy.

Tommy “The Boss” Amalfitano continues to manage operations at the actual fish market and restaurant in California, as Henry, Mike, and Tommy Jr. are pitching their line of frozen seafood products at the annual Boston Seafood Expo in Massachusetts.

While Mike and Anthony, one of his new consultants for the grocery products, try to get business done and meet with potential buyers, Henry and Tommy Jr. appear to be more interested in trying out samples on the expo floor.

Mike was definitely under a lot of pressure at the Seafood Expo. His frozen products project, which he launched five years back, hasn’t been as successful as he’s wanted it to be, and he’s counting on some big buys and client contracts to help turn things around. Plus, there’s always the added stress of Tommy Sr. not being too pleased with the frozen foods side of the business either, and he’s got his own take on what both a win and a loss at the Boston Seafood Expo looks like.

“Success means the project goes on. No success means you gotta make a decision. Cut the project, get rid of them, do something. If they don’t produce, what the hell good are they?”

Here’s to hoping that the San Pedro team in Boston can bring in some new business for their frozen products. Their futures at the fish market may very well depend on it.

Tune in every Friday for a brand new episode of Kings Of Fi$h Season 3. Or, if you need to catch up on past episodes, or just to binge watch, all KOF episodes can be found on FOODBEASTYouTube and Facebook.

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What California’s Largest Fish Market Looks Like On Its Busiest Day

The San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant is one of the most highly trafficked restaurant locations on the West Coast, seeing more than 20,000 visitors on weekends.

If you’ve ever been there, you already know that timing is everything. With only a few freeway entrances leading into the Port of Los Angeles, the West Coast’s largest fish market becomes overrun with traffic, creating long lines and an ocean of hungry people.

Still, the Kings of Fish, the family of principal owners of San Pedro’s legendary seafood market, are prepared to deal with the hoards of seafood hungry crowds that are willing to wait hours in line for a table.

Well, they would be if they were actually in the state.

With three members of the Kings Of Fish family more than 3,000 miles away from the sunny skies of San Pedro, the San Pedro Fish Market is tested on one of its busiest weekends, and actually needing to close the doors in order to accommodate the massive demand for shrimp trays and giant Coronas.

While Tommy “The Boss” Amalfitano, is trying to quell historically large crowds, his counterparts are “working” at the Boston Seafood Expo, trying to market a frozen seafood product.

But, by the looks of it, the Three Stooges of San Pedro can barely read the expo map to find their product booth and seem to be struggling after a long night in Boston.

While Tommy Sr. is over his head in clientele, he hopes the boys in Boston won’t let him down. But, being the veteran that he is, Tommy Sr. doesn’t believe anything until he sees it.  And on the busiest day at San Pedro Fish Market, all he sees are long lines — with his Kings of Fish nowhere in sight.

Tune in every Friday for a brand new episode of Kings Of Fi$h Season 3. Or, if you need to catch up on past episodes, or just to binge watch, all KOF episodes can be found on FOODBEASTYouTube and Facebook.

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Are The Kings Of Fi$h Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

In episode 12 of the Kings Of Fi$h series, the old adage, “when the cat’s away, the mice will play,” could be the best analogy for any member of the The San Pedro Fish Market family, especially when Tommy “The Boss” Amalfitano is not in sight.

Having returned to his day-to-day routine of running the San Pedro Fish Market after a mini-stint in retirement, Tommy “The Boss”Amalfitano is more fired up than ever. But, that doesn’t mean he’s a happy camper.

Adding to his frustration, Henry, Mike, and Tommy Jr. head to Boston, Mass. — during St. Patrick’s Day weekend — for the annual Boston Seafood Expo to market the company’s frozen seafood product. However, the Three Stooges of San Pedro seem to be celebrating St. Patty’s Day nearly 3,000 away from Tommy Sr. — and loving every minute of it.

While the boys are away, Tommy Sr. is left to oversee daily operations in San Pedro, and as a result, expresses his concern about what the trio is actually accomplishing. The only thing that Tommy Sr. seems confident in is the fact that his seafood market is running efficiently without them.

“Who the hell needs ’em? This place is running just fine. Whether they’re here or not — we’re rollin!” — Tommy “The Boss” Amalfitano

As Mike, Henry, and Tommy Jr. head to the seafood expo after a long night of celebrating Irish heritage, it’s clear they’re in over their heads — since they can’t even find their booth.

Still, the future of the company rests on the success of the frozen product, and if the boys don’t get their act together — the entire company will be on ice.

Tune in every Friday for a brand new episode of Kings Of Fi$h Season 3. Or, if you need to catch up on past episodes or just to binge watch, all KOF episodes can be found on FOODBEAST TV, YouTube and Facebook.