Much to my surprise and delight, Penzey's opened this morning. I was the second customer, even though one of the women said they had only been open about 5 minutes. I should have asked more specifically when they opened, because I think I got there right before 10 AM.
I moseyed around, intending to be good. Even though I didn't buy everything that I had jotted down, I still managed to spend almost $50. Thank goodness, they have small sizes of most of their offerings, and that those are not a huge rip-off pricewise. I only bought larger sizes when I was sure I wanted something.
There were a few things missing, mostly, IIRC, some of the large bags of things.
It's lucky the store is more spacious than it looks from the outside, because it will probably be mobbed.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the area, you might check out Paris Gourmet which is on the opposite side of Massachusetts Ave., just up the road toward Park Ave. They have some nice prepared foods, including baked goods. Farther up Mass. Ave, in East Lexington, is Bollywood Restaurant, which is quite good and tends not to have much business at lunchtime.
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