THE HOT BAR IS RE-OPENING!!! THE HOT BAR IS RE-OPENING!!! Normally, when our staff chooses an Item of the Week, we pick something specificl; a fruit that is wonderful, or a grocery item that is tasty. But this week, we all agreed that the re-opening of the Hot Bar deserved to be our Item of the Week.
Since the Deli closed for remodeling, I have lost approximately 5 pounds. I failed to realize just how much of the food my family and I ate was made by the Deli. I would call my wife, Kim, from the Co-op every evening around 4:45pm and ask, “What do you want for dinner?” She would almost always answer, “Check the Grab & Go for something wonderful.” And I would always find something wonderful in the Grab & Go.
I ate lunch at the Co-op five days a week. While the Hot Bar was always good, I did have my favorites: Dustin’s Veggie Quesadillas, AK’s Gruyere Mac n Cheese, Fresh Spinach Salads, and Jerry-Quesadillas (my personal sandwich creation). I have missed the Hot Bar SOOOOOO MUCH! When I was informed that it would re-open with À la Carte on time this Thursday, I wept.
The Deli may be no more, but À La Carte now feeds me and my family. I know I cannot wait, and visions of Chicken Tikka Masala now dance through my head. I’ll be standing at the Hot Bar at 11:00am on Thursday, February 14th, with fork and napkin in hand (to find out what they’ll be serving, check out the new Hot Bar menu here). Where will you be for lunch that day? I invite you to come have some wonderful food with me. Just don’t try to get in front of me as I may knock you down to get at the Hot Bar…I have been without for too long.