Thursday, May 5, 2011
Today's World of Grocery Store Shopping
I live in the North Hills of Pittsburgh so rarely does my car find itself on the south end of the city, something we all laugh about but it's true. I saw a lot of neighborhoods for the very first time -- and I have lived here for a long time -- solely because of my sons' athletics. So for me to drive to this store in the southwestern section of Pittsburgh was a big deal.
But it was totally worth it. My friend and I spent several hours exploring the store, enjoying salads at the food court, and gelato for dessert on our way out. I had a short grocery list since I had been to the store earlier in the week, so we were free to mostly just look around, and drool.
I think these stores are fun and interesting, but I probably wouldn't want to do my regular food shopping there. Just too many choices. Sometimes -- most of the time, I like to run into a store and get back out as soon as possible, the quicker the better. So this excursion was more of an adventure than a necessity.
We did have fun though, and got a laugh out of the fact that of the short list of items I had with me to buy, the store was out of bags of shredded lettuce. A clerk checked in the back for me and found none. There must have been hundreds of other bags of lettuce around, but not the ones I wanted for today's Cinco de Mayo's Taco Night at our house.
Guess you can't have everything!
Note: For the first time ever, I saw Brussels sprouts growing on a stalk. I never really thought about how these little green orbs grew since I don't like them much, but it was neat to see where they came from. Love seeing new things!