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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

eating.

i couldn't have been more excited for a downtown grocery store to open. and a cossentino's market, nonetheless. i've been known to drive all the way to the brookside one to get a salad at lunchtime. now, i have only a few blocks to drive to get my healthy (okay, let's be honest...) healthy topped with bacon, cheese, fried onions etc...salad.

i went the day it opened. and it was a zoo. seriously, it was like being at disney land. everyone was just wandering around, staring at things, bumping into shelves, fighting for a place in the salad bar line, elbowing others out of the way to get sushi. and a lot of the checkers are brand new. so you can imagine the bottle-necks.

bottle-necks or not, i went back saturday to do some shopping. and here's the part that sucked.
1. everything is a bit over-priced
2. you can't take your cart to your car

i was more upset about number 2. i mean, i had two VERY full, heavy bags plus a 12-pack of le croix. and a purse. and a sore, recently tattooed right arm. and i had to go up the elevator, down a long hall and completely across the parking garage before i got to my car.

that part sucked.

but i'm still glad it's there. i think, though, it's more convenient for small trips. like for a bottle of wine and some butter.

i also ate at extra virgin, michael smith's new restaurant, on friday. and it was good.
we had beef tongue, shrimp gratin and wood-fire grilled oyster mushrooms.

the beef tongue was not my choice. but, i sorta grew up eating it. and this was a more gourmet variation complete with pickled beets.

just one note about that place: after eating there, you WILL smell like wood-fired oven smoke for two days. even after showering.

1 Comments:

  • At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Sarah St. said…

    Went to Cosentino's Sunday evening. Here is my cheapskate complaint: No generic cereal. Why would I pay like $4 for brand-name Frosted Miniwheats when I could get the exact same cereal in a less flashy box for $2.50? But yeah, I still can't wait to go eat at the salad bar when it's warm enough to walk outside again.

     

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