Entries Tagged as 'marianos'

Instacart

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

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We’ve used the Instacart service at least ten times now. I can’t say enough good things about it! Basically, you’re hiring a personal shopper to go to local stores and get your groceries. The delivery fee is very low (I paid $3 once) or many times free. I think they work it into the grocery pricing, but not so much that I’ve ever noticed things being way more expensive. Then again, I haven’t been to the supermarket for many months now! In Chicago, they’ll go to Whole Foods, Mariano’s, Jewel, Plum Market, Costco, or Stanley’s. Such a great time saver, especially with a baby!

If you want to give Instacart a try, use this link. You’ll get $10 off and I’ll get $5 off!

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Crazy Big Construction

April 25th, 2014 · No Comments

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We were at Makai’s doctors office on Halsted today for his 6-month check up (!!!) and this was the view across the street! Pretty crazy! And so huge. I could have stared at it for a long time. Lots of action. The receptionist told me they were building a new Mariano’s (of course), a movie theater, stores, restaurants, and maybe even a bowling alley. I did a little research and found this article. The receptionist was totally right. She was excited for maybe some new lunch spots, but bummed to lose their view. .. and don’t start on how this will affect traffic in the area!

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Hawaiian/Okinawan Sweet Potatoes in Chicago

January 3rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

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I stumbled upon these Hawaiian/Okinawan sweet potatoes at Mariano’s just before Christmas and bought them. Dallas steamed them and when he cut in: Bright purple. He said they were just like home. We were both afraid that these would be some kind of high-priced imposters.. but it was a good surprise that they were the real deal!

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