Monday, October 5, 2009

The Corner Store

One thing I love about living in a bustling metropolis is that you are never far from a corner store. ("Bodega" for those of you in NYC)

My favorite corner store is located one block east and has most anything I could need at a moment's notice, cooking-wise anyway. It is clean and well maintained, the proprietors are always pleasant and the prices are cheap.

It is comforting to know that if i start cooking something and suddenly realize i need:

garlic
a lemon
an onion
milk
eggs
etc.

I can pick it up in less than a 5 minute walk from my front door. And if I'm out of cash I will most likely be able to raid the change jar for enough money to pay for the small thing I need.

I think more often than not, if I had to get in car to make these purchases I would probably end up scrapping my project.

6 comments:

Styling with Renee Michelle said...

I agree - that is one of the joys of living in the city.

alexis said...

we don't have those really in the NL. the closest thing is a night shop which is open when normal shops are closed.

Zola Jones by Jason Loper said...

yeah if i had to get in the car to pick up a last minute item, i would never do it. of course, with winter approaching, i often skip running out for that last minute item because it seems like too much hassle to put all those clothes on!

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Yeah, that's why I don't cook: no bodega.....except for the Treasure Island around the corner, the Whole Foods up the block or the Jewel. Damnit. It must be laziness!

Dad said...

Of course its laziness Joe :)

I think its grand that I have a grocery that is just a mile and a half from me and 10 minutes by car :(

But I also have view :)

Anonymous said...

I'm just excited that the crappy Dominick's up the street at Foster and Western is being turned into a Fresh Store. If there is one thing that Lincoln Square is seriously lacking, it's grocery stores. Lisa