Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Look How European I Am!

Big Daddy and I went to the new Harmons the other day after several recommendations from people. For those of you who don't know, Harmons is a local grocery store. It's owned and run by locals, the Harmon brothers. We had heard that their new store was amazing, not just your average grocery store. So we decided to check it out. It IS pretty cool. There is a loft area above the grocery store with amazing cooking faciilites where they offer cooking classes of all kinds. And the main grocery store has a ginormous exotic cheese section. In my book, this equates to a great grocery store, regardless of the rest. But the rest was worth regard. They also had an olive bar, yum, Asian food bar, yum, pretty decent bakery, YUM, and several other interesting food stations that you never see at grocery stores. It was no Whole Foods, but it was pretty freaking cool. So I bought some of this stuff to snack on the next day. Here is what my lunch looked like....



Herb Gouda, multigrain roll, Black Forest ham, and exotic olives stuffed with almonds and feta and such. So European, don't you think? Don't worry, I didn't eat that whole block of cheese. Because I enjoy pooping more than once a month. Also, this:

Here, let me blow that up for you...


Very interesting sensation, let me tell you.

Anyway, you should check it out if you live nearby. It's just off Bangerter and I-15. It's a good substitute for a trip to Europe. Ya... that's a total lie. It's not even close. But herb gouda really does go surprisingly well with chocolate mint water. Um...that's another lie. You should eat them separately. Or, actually, just stick with the cheese.

10 comments:

tiburon said...

No post = European?

veronica said...

I laughed out loud at your reason for not eating the WHOLE block of cheese. Good thinking.

Melissa said...

I saw that cheese and threw up a little in my mouth.

rychelle said...

i am a HUGE fan of harmon's. i've blogged about it a couple times. unfortunately, we don't have them in vegas, so i look forward to visiting them when i'm in ut.
i'll have to check out that water next time. it looks.....interesting.

Tanja said...

MMMmm, there's nothing better than actual deli meat and fresh bread! I can't say that I've tried that water but it sounds interesting.

Tanja said...

MMMmm, there's nothing better than actual deli meat and fresh bread! I can't say that I've tried that water but it sounds interesting.

Chaka said...

I never knew Harmons had such exotic stuff. I lived in Europe as a kid and still have nightmares about mineral water.

Shawn said...

Sorry but that cheese was just a bit scary...

But I'm intrigued by the chocolate mint water---hmmmm

Jen said...

We love gouda, and herbed gouda sounds really good. that whole meal sounds good (Andre could eat the green olives for me) That water on the other hand. Not so much. Have you ever been to the grocery store H.E.B? (maybe in one of your trips to Austin) They have a whole section just for cheese. YUMMMM

Christie said...

I love Harmons! there is one about a mile from my house, and I shop there every week. Their cheese is the best and so is their produce! I love shopping local.