Sunday, September 23, 2007
September 23, 1993
I had been told by a professor about an oasis of Italian delicacies in the region, a perfect place to pick up supplies for my Vergette reception. Took a ride out to Williamson County with fellow grads Suzanne Thomas and Kendra Kennedy, to the town of Herrin, location of Louie's P & R Grocery. As good as advertised. Not quite at the level of selection of the better Italian specialty stores in my native New Jersey, although their store-made salami would hold its own anywhere. I told a guy behind the deli counter why I was there and started passing us samples of all kinds. I left with an nice supply of olives (kalamata and big green ones), cheese, the store's salami, as well as some commercial genoa style.