On the subject of our household finances, a consensus has emerged both in the comments of my recent post and elsewhere: Our grocery bill is out of whack, off the chain, out of control. I agree. I’m not sure why I didn’t notice it myself earlier. In part, it might be an example of not […]Read More → Grocery Revelations
The Sav-A-Center in our neighborhood finally re-opened last week, and I went shopping there for the first time Saturday morning. There’s a write-up at Metroblogging that sums it up nicely. It may not seem like much, but it provides a huge boost of confidence for the neighborhood. Most of the other big supermarkets in the […]Read More → Food, Sacred & Profane
A fire broke out at the local A&P yesterday, and the store was still closed today. So I went to the Sav-A-Center on Tchoupitoulas to buy ingredients for curried tomato bisque. Wow. All registers were open, yet the lines were so long that they extened into the grocery ailses. The wait was so long I […]Read More → Say What?
I’ve learned a few things about Whole Foods. Apparently their cramped and idiosyncratic little store in Mid-City is very much a thing of the past. Apparently their newer stores are all big box WalMart-like monstrosities. I’ve never set foot in one, but I’ve heard stories. And I just got this via e-mail: Hello. As many […]Read More → Co-op