Monthly Archives: April 2014

Pickle Me This

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You may notice something different next time you bite into one of our Italian sandwiches–something tart, vinegary and full of bite! As we relish any opportunity to create sandwich ingredients in-house we’ve started up our own pickling program turning baby cucumbers into the perfect pickle overnight with a little help from our girl Martha Stewart. Her recipe of course- but hey Martha if you’re out there feel free to stop by! Now I love pickles- so much that you’ll often hear me advise my fellow coworkers “A pickle a day keeps the doctor away!” Although no one should take my advice as I’m not a licensed professional. So in order to achieve the perfect trifecta of crunch, brine and tang I decided to do get some inspiration from the makers of Sour Puss Pickles. These people know there stuff since pickles are their bread and butter! Continue reading

Everything’s Coming up Rosés


Just as we’re starting to think we may never wear shorts again, the most impossible thing happens. In those piles of hardened gray-brown dirtrock that line the sidewalks, tiny buds pop up one sunny day in April, so delicate it’s hard to imagine they’ve been hiding under the sludge for months.

And just as those first tulips are a beacon of the multitudes to come, so it is with the first bottles of rosé to get placed on our shelves. Right now we have two in stock, but just as the Commons will be decked out in watermelon pinks & greens before April’s end, you can expect a rainbow of peach, fuchsia, cranberry, and coral to overtake our displays in the coming weeks. Continue reading