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Foodie post #1. Piedmont Grocery. Posted on 09/29/2002.

The first in a few posts on yuppie food bliss. About 5 blocks from my house is the Piedmont Grocery, the local grocery store. Amazingly, it's been there for 100 years. And while it's prices aren't the cheapest, I adore it. They carry the highest quality meats, produce, and dairy, the staff their is remarkably personable, and the store is clearly very much a part of its community (from the crowded bulletin board postings to the "customer appreciation day" with lots of amazing tastings (including Niman Ranch bacon, organic egg omelettes, fresh apple pie, etc.) to the fact that a good quarter of its clientele are over 70 years old and have clearly been shopping here forever). The following posts follow on experiences I've had at the Piedmont Grocery.

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Good shopping can learned from the wisdom of the aged.
Posted by BJMe @ 09/29/2002 03:08 PM PST [link to this comment]

They have great wine recommendations and selection as well...
Posted by Will Johnston @ 09/29/2002 05:41 PM PST [link to this comment]

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