|S. to the C.G. letting it be known!|
Energy peaked when the twenty or so media stooges ran around Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, all scrambling to compile their list of items with the goal of saving the most mullah. Customers were questioning our actions while employees tried to guide us to certain products, not knowing our intention was not to get what tastes best but to search for which items were most deeply discounted below retail value. Our team only took second place (saving $80+), but fortunately, our consolation prize was a 5 course meal prepared by local celebrity cook and author, Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien.
We had no idea what to expect when we were invited to a "culinary tasting tour" at bargain mart, Grocery Outlet, hosted by Sam the Cooking Guy. Being that we don't have cable, we didn't even know who Sam the Cooking Guy was, but a quick Google search led us to the conclusion that he was pretty famous around these parts. After a busy day, we mustered up the energy to leave the beach area and head downtown.
|Showing off the good stuff in the|
N.O.S.H. Section - Natural. Organic.
|Salt & Pepper Shrimp|
After losing our bargain relay, the group headed to the back warehouse area where several tables were waiting, donned with linen tablecloths, nice silverware, and glasses of wine. Sam "The Cooking Guy" was organizing his sous cooks behind a table topped with several burners and ingredients. He immediately eased any pretense with jokes and quips, revealing himself as a very down to Earth gentleman.
|Cedar plank salmon|
|Owners Kim & Steve Smith|
Be sure to stop by Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in San Diego's East Village. With a wide selection of local craft beer, wine, meat, cheese, produce, organic offerings and health and beauty products at costs far below competitors, it is definitely a quality super market that offers serious value. We ended up doing a lot of shopping after our meal, spending $52 with a savings in excess of $40 (got a 6 pack of Lagunitas Little Sumpin, two bottles of wine, two filet mignon's wrapped in bacon, cheese, organic broths, and plenty more). There will be a Grocery Outlet opening in Point Loma real soon and we cannot wait!
Grocery Outlet is located at 1002 Market Street. For more information, visit Grocery Outlet - East Village online.
GROCERY OUTLET BARGAIN MARKET
1002 Market Street, East Village, Downtown
Mon. - Sat. 7am - 10pm
Sun. 7am - 9pm