Tag Archives: supermarkets

Phoning It In

Frugalissa took a picture of my dumb phone. I met the local blogger while I was doing a remote broadcast from a new Kroger store. Frugalissa’s name is actually Melissa Cox. I told about my interest in upgrading to a … Continue reading

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Mix and Matches

The funeral home that handled the arrangements for my brother-in-law gave us an interesting item. They placed the Mass cards, guest book and memorial DVD in a reusable grocery bag with their logo on it. That same day, my sister … Continue reading

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Your Dollar Buys More

The signs for Schnucks supermarkets make me chuckle every time I visit St. Louis. The name reminds me of the Yiddish term schnook, which is a gullible person. According to a recent article in Supermarket News, Schnucks says more men … Continue reading

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Trending Topic

Except for a rain delay, my Father’s Day played out as I had hoped. I went for a swim and enjoyed smoked chicken and grilled peaches for dinner, which I anticipated in a guest post about Father’s Day for Food … Continue reading

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Katz Food

Dr. David Katz, inventor of the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, visited Knoxville last month. Katz is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about nutrition and exercise. Before appearing at a free symposium sponsored by Food City and UT Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Food Networking

If it weren’t during Lent, I would have helped myself to a corner piece of cake at today’s media appreciation luncheon given by Food City. I’ve been shopping at Food City for years but I was invited to the luncheon … Continue reading

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Spotted Dog

A big rack of Irish Soda Bread was the first thing I saw upon walking in to Giant Food yesterday. My wife and I decided to buy one and have it for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day. The bread (or … Continue reading

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No Matter How You Slice It

No combination of full moons and vernal equinoxes can change the fact that my wife’s birthday always falls during Lent. Mid-March will always be within 40 days of Easter. As a result, her (and consequently my) Lenten sacrifice includes the … Continue reading

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Consumers Digest

One of my vegetarian friends got me hooked on Kellogg’s All-Bran Bran Buds. He eats them for dessert with non-fat ice cream, Wheat Chex and milk. It sounds weird but it tastes good. I use Bran Buds as a salad … Continue reading

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Cake Boss

The $1,400 collected during the bake sale at West Town Mall on Sunday will be added to Marc Anthony’s fundraising total for Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars. All the money goes to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Since I … Continue reading

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McRibbing

The McRib must be a big deal. People love to make a big deal about it being back. There’s even a website tracking McRib sightings. The site has a Twitter feed too. I confess that I have never had a … Continue reading

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Tricky Treat

The Internet is an amazing thing. You can start looking for one thing and end up finding something else entirely. Yesterday I took a picture of some soda cans at Food City with the idea to use it in a … Continue reading

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Feed-a Feed-a Feed-a Feed Me

The characters on “Glee” could have saved themselves some trouble if they had chosen a different musical for their Halloween episode. My wife was surprised that their tribute to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” included “Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me” … Continue reading

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A Savory Choice

The flyer for the annual Hoedown at All Saints Church said to bring a dessert without nuts. I realized my contribution would be a hit┬áminutes after putting it in my shopping cart on Friday afternoon, and not just because of … Continue reading

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