Tag Archives: Grocery Stores

CVS Pharmacies Not All Created Equal – Some Give New Meaning to the CVS Acronym

When CVS Pharmacy first opened in metro Chicago, I was impressed with the selection and prices. They were certainly competitive with Walgreens and Jewel-Osco, but in the last few years this chain has slid downhill at a rapid pace. Of course … Continue reading

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Tenuta’s Delizioso Deli Worth the Road Trip to Kenosha

I think I was Italian in a previous life – what else would explain my love of Italian grocery stores and cuisine, Italian art, Italian designers, and the country itself. I traveled to Italy twice in the early 1980s and fell in … Continue reading

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The Down ‘n Dirty on Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts at 3350 Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows has lost my business – not that it matters since I frequent that location 3-4 times a year at most. I was over in that plaza yesterday to go to the post office … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Produce Shopping: Valli High, Valli Low

There are things about Valli Produce in Arlington Heights that I really like, but this store is fraught with some of the same perils as the other produce stores I have blogged about. They recently remodeled this location and the … Continue reading

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Mushrooms, Artichokes, Celery, Oh My … the Perils of Produce Shopping

Every Wednesday, I make the trek to visit my daughter in downtown Chicago. I always stop first at Joe Caputo & Sons in Des Plaines to buy her portabello mushrooms, rapini, and a few other veggies. This location is ridiculous in that everything is squeezed … Continue reading

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