Whether or not you eat meat, do yourself a favor and visit Green Hills Market at 5933 South Salina Street in Syracuse. That’s just a few blocks south of Route 173 and so worth the trip. It’s local grocery shopping at its best, for at least these two reasons:
1. Their “individual specials created just for you based on your purchasing habits.” It’s true! You know that every time you use one of those savings cards at the supermarkets, they’re tracking what you buy. Why not let that knowledge work especially for you? When you swipe your card at one of the kiosks in the store, it prints out a set of specials that reflect your own tastes, based on what you’ve purchased there in the past. The more you use it, the more accurately the specials reflect what you’re likely to enjoy.
2. Mike Sweetman, the meat manager. Yes, you want to talk to him about any meat purchase you’re about to make. Why? Because Mike is really a New York City chef who prefers fresh air, so here he is, just waiting to discuss tonight’s dinner with you. Want to do a braise? Ask him what he’d suggest you purchase. Thinking of grilling? He’ll have ideas for you that go beyond pointing to the meat case. In the mood for some entertainment? Believe me, Mike is entertaining. All this, and more, at Green Hills.