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Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Mart


Today Juice and I tried to run some errands (got them all ran, but didn't get anything but diapers. Boring!). One place we did try to go was to the new grocery store in town. It replaced our regular store when it closed down. I had heard a few things from some friends about it (like they have rabbit in the meat section) so I had to see it for myself.

Apparently it is a Korean grocery store because absolutely everything was in Korean. I had no idea what most of the things were. There was produce I had never even seen. Really long mushrooms, gray fruit (although it could have been a vegetable for all I know), and other stuff. They even had a bunch of live fish in tanks. We were looking at them when a hand plunged into the tank, grabbed a fish, and then promptly cut off it's head right in front of us. Wow. (They also had crabs, lobsters, eels and abalone in the tanks.) My favorite thing was the small silver chopsticks with a small silver spoon for babies. I really really wanted to buy these for my kids but I suppose I would have to learn to use chopsticks to use them!

The other half of the store was all Hispanic things. Most of this stuff I was familiar with. Wow you can buy 10 lbs of beans there for about 6 dollars. Food storage here I come! And the spices...Juice was drooling over the spices.

This was an interesting experience. The store was JAMMED PACKED. We used to go to this location every week for about 4 years and I have never seen more cars in the parking lot. This is one of the reasons why I love living here. You never would have this kind of experience within walking distance of our home in Utah!



  1. It's an experience, isn't it? :)

  2. Wow! There are some stores here in Vegas I've thought about going to but I've never made it that far. I might just have to get my act together and go!

  3. WOW! The fish...totally gross! But overall sounds like a pretty fun place to window shop!

  4. Goodness you've given away your secret hiding place.. I know where you are (sort of) BUT I'm not telling! I was so excited when the new place opened. It was an adventure for my brood, with all the live things in tanks. #2 had a fit though when I told her what they'd be doing with the EEL if we bought it! Thanks for entering my contest for the Woo Hoo give away and for following my blog. It's nice to read comments from a fellow transplant to Maryland.


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