On Friday, our dinner plans with friends fell through and we resorted to date night. Not just any date night - a night at the supermarket. Which is actually a pretty normal occasion for us, but this trip was different. A nearby neighboring community opened a Giant Eagle Marketplace. I hear there are only like 4 in the country and some how Columbus is fortunate enough to have one. I have to admit that at first I thought all the rage around GE Marketplace was just non-sense. My brother and sister law even wanted to have a birthday dinner there. I laughed and said there was no way I'd allow us to go to a grocery store to celebrate someone's birthday. Hubbs and I thought we'd give it a try Friday, since there seemed to be nothing better to do.
I wasn't impressed at first. I was overwhelmed. People were swarming every where. The lines for wine tastings were 20-30 people long and I was hungry. Those lushes were just in my way. It was too many choices, too many delicious smells and so much to look at. After we lapped the place 2 or 3 times, we split up and decided to meet up stairs with our respective dinners. I ended up at the Cold Bar and with broccoli soup. I wasn't thrilled about my choices, but it would have to do. Hubbs had a giant Rueben and some German beer. After getting some hummus and pita chips 'in ma bella' I felt better, could focus more and people watch. The live music helped set the mood too. LIVE MUSIC! I know! At Giant Eagle grocery store!
The colander is my favorite kitchen gadet. I'm really not sure why, but I loved bumping into this! I've never seen so many colors or sizes before. I love you colander.