(4) Tue Jan 17 2006 21:18 Blood Orange Juice: We have an apartment now, though we probably won't actually move in until the end of the week. It's in a nice part of Astoria which we wandered around today to get the lay of the land. There's a really crowded grocery store, which will probably be our main grocery store since it's right near the subway stop, but a couple blocks off to the side there's a nearly deserted grocery store specializing in Eastern European stuff. I took a shine to this grocery store since it wasn't crowded with people, and peeked at its goods. When I saw the Tetra-Pak containers of juice I had to scour them for the long-lost treasure of the past: blood orange juice! They have it! It's $2 a quart, much more expensive than the stuff Susanna brought back from Romania if you ignore the cost of going to Romania to get it; but it's delicious (not as good as the Romanian stuff; maybe I need to try another brand).
ha ha! keep friday night free if you can, leonard richardson, because me and the terribles are playing a show somewhere in new york city! and you have to be there! i'll figure out exactly where tomorrow.
Posted by Susie at Wed Jan 18 2006 10:08
If you adjust for the difference in cost of living, you are getting a steal. Our rent there was $180; The juice was probably $1. Will you bring me some when you come home???!!
Posted by rachel at Wed Jan 18 2006 14:20
do they have any serbian food? i have always wanted to try serbian food.
Posted by Leonard at Wed Jan 18 2006 15:27
I bet they do. The whole neighborhood is full of restaurants and stores from Greece and eastern Europe.