Posts tagged "Dominicks"

Grocery without groceries

Old habit kicked in, and so I went to Dominick’s on Roosevelt. Beyond the reality that they decided to rearrange the place, yet again, so I never found canned chick peas or other things. Beyond the place was FREEZING….or about 65 F on a 90 something day, so I didn’t have my winter coat. Beyond... Read more »

What I learned in London--during the 2012 Olympics

Lessons learned during London’s 2012 Olympics were varied and scattershot.  But as always, educational. Two young men in red flag Canadian tee shirts were pushing a bin full to bursting with packaged snack foods. They stopped at the pedestrian crossing light. Chatting them up, we learned these are the party nibbles for the Canadian athletes.... Read more »

Why I shop on Amazon

Elementary my dear reader, because I can find what I want to buy. There is nothing like standing in the middle of the Dominick’s grocery store in the South Loop–empty handed. Can’t find dried chick peas. I go to the Customer Service Department to ask, ah…where are the dried chick peas?  A manager walks with me... Read more »
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