I'll put this here since it's within shopping distance of DE. Went in there today for the 2nd time, a Saturday....it was a madhouse at 1:00. The items looked good...from meats to fish a small sampling of cheeses and breads and lots of condiments and other "stuff". Pleasant enough folks, willing to bend over backwards to be helpful. At the prices, it's all about service and quality. Got a nice tenderloin butterflied for a special celebratory dinner..........will let you know the results. Also got a mini-slab of Cherrywood Bacon. Asked for it uncut since I like thick slices that I cut myself............it was divine.......but not until I got home did I realize they charge me $10.49/lb, the priced for their regular sliced bacon vs the $8.49/lb adverisied for the cherrywood. Since they had offered to slice it, the cherrywood seemed to be an even better deal. I';ll chalk it up to new store jitters.
Handmade sandwiches are available along with an array of limited but interesting 'deli" items. Pastries seemed to be limited.
I understand it is some type of mini chain/franchise. Seeing as they took forever to build it, I hope they do well, but with a Whole Foods a mile down the road and Fresh Market just beyond that, the competition of upscale meats and foods will be tough.
minor complaint....my butterflied tenderloin was done by a butcher in the backroom out of sight and then delivered wrapped to me by the sales person. I would prefer to watch/quibble as I used to do at Janssens in Greenville to make sure I know what I'm getting and how it is done. This recipe calls for it to surround a cooked lobster tail and asparagus, so not only is meat texture important. but so is the amount of "flesh" available to surround that. Suppose I could have asked to watch.
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