I am following up regarding some of the little various grocery establishments near my place as I promised in The Grocery Shopping entry. I have been turning to these as I have located them in lieu of walking to the open Mexican market or driving to the big open Mexican market or, God forbid, the Mega Store.
Back to little Abarottes San Antonio, my main gun grocery, for a moment. It is right next to the church, which means that it is just across the plaza from the gate to the tennis courts where I live.
These are interior shots of Abarottes San Antonio. As you can see, it is tight quarters in there, as it is in all these places. I always make sure that I have replenished my deodorant before going. He does have a tiny produce section, which can do in a pinch.
However, this is the little shop for produce. I do not know the name. It about four or five blocks at the most beyond the church, deeper in the neighborhood. The photos make these places look so much more spacious than they really are. That is Steve, or "Steve Uno" as folks now call him, with his cloth bag. I am "Steve Dos," having come here later. Or sometimes "Tio Steve." I carry around my cloth HyVee grocery bag from Iowa hoping that someday someone from Iowa will see it and yell, “Hey! Are you from Iowa?” Apparently, all the folks from Iowa get stuck in Texas, where they are thick in the winter.
So there is a start. Do not say that I do not follow up, even on a subject so mundane as this.
Again, today I saved money at Abarottes San Antonio using my mental grocery list. It's better than coupons. I neglected to pick up milk, my brand of which is kept behind the counter. It is too hot to go back there right now.
By the way, I do not think that I have ever put up a decent picture of Steve, even though I have mentioned him many times. Here he is, formerly from San Diego. Steve is a bit older than I. I specifically mention that because he continually confuses that issue, and I am starting to think that he is doing it on purpose. San Diego people are so vain.
I hope he sees this.