The Manhattan Trader Joe's location has been open for about 7 weeks now and Manhattanites have been acting like kids with a candy store, talking excitedly, lining up to get in, etc. It has been all over the papers, the news and the blogs and, believe it or not, we all know it's there.
Well, not all of us. Alex Kuczynski, of the New York Times, wasn't going to let the opening - already old news - go by without tossing yet another 2¢ into the paper. She missed the grand opening and only recently was able to check out the store. This would be fine - great, even - if she picked up on new products or a new trend. Unfortunately, she didn't and we were treated to an account of the fact that bought almonds, the cheese crunchies, spinach artichoke dip, double cream brie and cheap wine. Congrats, Alex. You figured out that Trader Joe's has good products at good prices.
Now, please, tell us something that we didn't already know.