Groceries at General Assembly

My first General Assembly was in Charlotte, as it is this year — and I went hungry. The city was less developed then — so the weekday lunch places were closed, the remaining restaurants were out of reach (and packed, with attendees) and there weren’t any grocery stores. I subsisted on Coca-Cola, from vending machines.

Times have changed — I’d be sick if I tried that again — and Charlotte has a grocery store. But don’t call it downtown; it’s the uptown location of Harris Teeter.  I love Harris Teeter: a North Carolina chain that’s made it to D.C. Higher-end. Not as precious as Whole Foods and not at capacious as a Publix. But the right place to get a tub of pimento cheese and some nectarines. And there’s probably an olive bar. Pop Tarts, too, if you like.

Because going hungry at General Assembly is miserable, and (I suspect) a bit too common . . . .

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One Reply to “Groceries at General Assembly”

  1. *applause*
    Oh good. I have never exactly gone hungry (well, I came close in Cleveland and Rochester a few nights) but I have certainly gotten a bit desperate for food that wasn’t sodium and fat-laden. My bacon-oriented breakfasts with Brother Tom Schade aside, a girl does start getting sick on hotel restaurant food…

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