This morning I felt rather lazy and decided that Nemo and I would drive to work instead of walking. I went to jump into my car and almost sat on three pieces of lettuce. I kid you not. LETTUCE. Upon further inspection, I determined that the lettuce had been through some processing before hitting my seat. It was chopped into itty bitty pieces… a classic sign that it was presented on a taco shell of some sort. Of course, my husband had the car last. And he loves his Taco Bell.
Phil and I don’t eat the same way. I prefer a locally sourced and simple handcrafted lunch…something not out of a meat tube. My local favorite La Fromagerie has just expanded and now sells simple exquisite salads and sandwiches in addition to the expansive offerings of cheese and meats that they have always had. (Here is what Tasting Table had to say about them). They opened a little before we did, and it is wonderful to see them grow and expand. If you have been to an event at the shop, they are usually represented with a marvelous cheese or meat board. And la Fromagerie is dangerously close to the shop…only a block. So be sure to grab a ginger beer and a Braised Pork Belly Sandwich (Crispy Apples, Sweet Potato Aioli) or a Forgotten Vegetables Salad (Heirloom Beet and Carrots, Watermelon Radishes, Black Salsify, Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Sherry Vinaigrette) the next time you come to visit us. Such a better option than shredded head lettuce on a taco shell. ick.