Last night, some friends came over for dinner.
I stopped by Murray’s on Bleecker to pick a selection of cheeses and fig preserves.
I then walked around the corner to Jones Street into Florence Meat Market, the old-school butcher shop (opened in 1931!), for precisely trimmed Lamb Chops.
The meal was topped off with tomatoes, maple glazed brussel sprouts, several bottles of wine and homemade chocolate chocolate chip cookies.
Not only do I like avoiding the post-work Whole Foods madness, but popping in and out of local West Village shops and supporting small businesses just feels good.