Oakland Grocery Outlet, last Monday afternoon, Nov. 1
oh, and the veggie tacos ($1.25 each) from the truck in front are good with white cheese, avocado and some char on the pinto beans.
-$11.99 for Okocim OK pale lager from Poland, 12-11.2 oz. bottles, 5.6% ABV, tasty, some fruitiness, not up to Pilsner Urquell standards but worthwhile,
-$5.99, Andersen Valley High Rollers Wheat Beer, 5.30% ABV, 6-12 oz. bottles, filtered (without the residue at the bottom of brewer's yeast full of B vitamins),
-$4.99, several Fife reds and a rosé from 2000 – 2004. Picked up a 1993 Fife Napa Zin, old vines. haven't opened yet,
-$14.99, Villa Hermosa 2006 and 2007 cabs. The 2005 , which they didn't have, received very good reviews but don't know if it carries over to the following two years, couldn't find any tasting notes,
-$5.99, Axis 2006 Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley
-$2.99, Kretschmer Wheat Germ, original toasted, 20 oz. jar, looking for more B vitamins,
-$.99, Pacific Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup, 32. oz. reduced sodium, gluten free, from Pacific Food of Tualatin, OR, might go well when served cold with the Anderson Valley wheat beer,
-$3.99, Bolero triple-milled Shea butter soap, 4 – 4 oz. bars, made in US in attractive box with Norman Rockwell repro from Saturday Evening Post on front, will get a few more for gifts and
-$1.99, Ethnic Gourmet Butternut Squash Ravioli with gorgonzola cheese and pecans, frozen 10 oz. carton, from a division of Hain Celestial. Would this go with the Axis Pinot?