Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Discoveries and Old Memories

A few weeks ago I was over at my friends Chris and Cher's house and I said that I needed to go to (insert name of large meat store here) to buy some steaks for grilling season. Cher informed me that there was a small store called Wilson's Grocery here in town that gets it's meat from the same supplier as the larger store and sells it about 30% less. So today at lunch I drove to Wilson's to check it out. Cher, you were right. Great selection and good people. I picked up some pork chops so I can try out the new Brown Sugar Pork Chop recipe.

This place reminds me of a little store back home in Eastern KY called Farley's Grocery (better known back there as Charlie Farley's). It brought back a lot of memories from my youth. You see, back there when people were giving directions, they used "Charlie Farley's" as a landmark. It was always something like, "Turn left and go past Charlie Farley's" or "It's about a mile past Charlie Farley's" or "If you get to Charlie Farley's you've gone too far."

It's funny how something like buying meat will bring back memories of days gone by. It made me smile all the way back to work.

So if you need good fresh meat at reasonable prices, go check out Wilson's Grocery. And if you're in the mood for some of the best hot dog chili you'll ever taste, swing by "Charlie Farley's" on Blackberry Creek - that is, if it's still there... I haven't been there in years!


Patrick said...

Where is Wilsons'?

Mark said...

It's at the corner of Victory Ln. and Cramer Ave. You can take Main into town and turn right on Victory. Wilson's will be on the left.

Or you can take Walton and turn onto Cramer.