Category Archives: Groceries

Safeway Monopoly cheat sheet 2016

by AP on April 1, 2016, no comments

First, we determined that we’re all in this together. It’s all of us against the house, not unlike the roulette table. Your success or failure has no effect on my game. Second, we wanted to improve aggregate productivity levels in the interest of bettering the local economy. The result is this alphabetized list of all […]

Best sandwich award: Harbor Greens

by AP on December 16, 2015, no comments

There’s a new sheriff in town. It’s not a new venue, but its footprint atop the sandwich-scape of Tacoma, quite frankly is new. Based on myriad factors, in a matrix of reasoning, Harbor Greens’ sandwiches are the new gold standard, narrowly beating out MSM and Met Market for the local crown. I will walk you […]

Dave’s Meat & Produce

by AP on June 9, 2009, 7 comments

Dave’s Meat & Produce is unique. Small market stores generally have a difficult time providing enough variety to draw a consistent shopper base away from the big grocery stores. In this case, the big competition combo of Safeway and Metropolitan Market lurks just 3 stoplights west in the heart of the Proctor District. Times are […]

Anatomy of a breakfast sandwich

by AP on January 30, 2009, 3 comments

It almost seems too easy.  But we often take things for granted, so I’m gonna roll with it.  Maybe everybody doesn’t know how to make a breakfast sandwich?  If by chance this is you, here ya go: – Fry thin, ground sausage patty in a pan until crispy. – Melt cheese on sausage patty for […]

Metropolitan Market, put up your dukes

by AP on May 19, 2008, 6 comments

Dear Met Market, Although unassuming in shape, cost-effective and green, the cucumber should be considered, at best, as one option among many for your recipes. Salads, sandwiches, wraps..heck, even sushi. It can provide the crunch and refreshing blast that, I don’t know..someone must really enjoy – perhaps often. That being said, I would like to […]