I swung by here "just to pick up a couple things" before going over to Al's for my $1 beef. Mistake! I ended up spending $23 and could have spent another $100 just at the bakery and produce sections.
Besides my chicken broth, blue cheese crumbles, pears and cream, I picked up coconut and passion fruit mousse in little cups (bakery), lobster bisque (canned soups), and two rectangular cheese logs (fig walnut and honey pistachio). I'm trying not to just swallow those whole and wait til I can get some crackers from home. What a nice brunch snack that will be tomorrow!
Though the store was attractive and clean and full of yummy stuff, I had two weird service experiences:
1) Didn't see cream. Asked an employee in the dairy section, "do you know where I can find cream?" His answer: "Cream?" with a gesture like, that tells me nothing, hurry up. I thought 'cream' was pretty self-explanatory, so I said, "you know, like milk". "We have sour cream, cream cheese, half & half..." "No, like heavy cream." "Whipping cream?" And he points to a shelf way at the top of the dairy section, near the cottage cheese. It was away from the half & half, and I didn't see it when I passed by. He had quite the 'I don't have time for this' attitude. This exchange would have been amusing if he wasn't so snippy.
2) I asked the checkout lady if they take coupons. She said she didn't know; she tried one earlier and it didn't work. She asked the checkout lady in the next line and the answer was, "If they scan, yes, and if not, then not." Thanks.
Otherwise, with their cheap prices and the presence of Hole-in-the-Wall sketti sauce, I think this may be my new Jewel/Marketplace/Happy Foods. I just have to find a way to keep out of the bakery, and probably the ice cream section too.
I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
There is no pie in Nighthawks
, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James NapoliLate-Nite Eats Database