Late Night: The Leftovers Before New Years

Everyone loves leftovers, unless it’s some political yuckiness still sticking around. And everyone one probably has a moldy smelly chunk of of something they’d like to toss (Michael Steele?).

This scary pie is from Aldi’s the German discount supermarket chain which now owns Trader Joe’s, that Holy Grail icon of anti-establishment hipster grocery stores that has some brands repackaged under their label (the organic soup and the boil-in-bag Indian food come to mind). I love their cheeses, they have some awesome coffees, staple goods, meats and wine–and the juices! Oh ,the juices! When a Trader’s arrives close by, the neighborhood gets happy–it’s a sign of gentrification, of a certain level being hit. But as with all things, there is a sadness in certain aisles often stemming from saltiness and/or oiliness.

So, what levels are you looking for in 2011? What was too salty, too oily for you in 2010? What should be gentrified or left to rot in the coming year? And what leftovers should just be dumped intead of getting repurposed into pie?

Late Night: The Leftovers Before New Years

Everyone loves leftovers, unless it’s some political yuckiness still sticking around. And everyone one probably has a moldy smelly chunk of of something they’d like to toss (Michael Steele?).

This scary pie is from Aldi’s the German discount supermarket chain which now owns Trader Joe’s, that Holy Grail icon of anti-establishment hipster grocery stores that has some brands repackaged under their label (the organic soup and the boil-in-bag Indian food come to mind). I love their cheeses,  they have some awesome coffees, staple goods, meats and wine–and the juices! Oh, the juices!  When a Trader’s arrives close by, the neighborhood gets happy–it’s a sign of gentrification, of a certain level being  hit. But as with all things, there is a sadness in certain aisles often stemming from saltiness and/or oiliness.

So, what levels are you looking for in 2011? What was too salty, too oily for you in 2010? What should be gentrified or left to rot in the coming year? And what leftovers should just be dumped instead of getting repurposed into pie?