Lately I've bemoaned "The Saming of America". A phrase I made up to describe the corporate take over of the food business. In every town in America there are the same big corporate food companies, be it McDonalds, Taco Bell, Starbucks...etc. Most of the bigs do provide a good product and try their best to be good corporate citizens. The sterile cookie cutter approach ensures sameness of product in San Francisco as well as New York City. I like the unique character and flavor an independent operator can provide. Just like the movement to support local farmers and food producers, I try to spend my food dollars with the little guys.
Scotty's Market has been in business a long time. They have provided gourmet groceries and deli in Marin since the seventies, by my memory. The prepared foods counter is a beauty. Salad and olive bars beckon. I broke a cardinal rule by shopping hungry and walked out with a load of food. Hard decisions were made. Should we have the barbecue chicken, short ribs, fried chicken or mac and cheese? It's all good!
Short ribs or fried chicken?
Mac and cheese or teriyaki
The most immediate effect you can have on way food is marketed is how you spend your dollars. Choose wisely, support uniqueness.
Scotty's Market & BBQ 620 Freitas Parkway, San Rafael. 415.479.2363.