Michael Campbell's budding empire along Fenimore (wine shop 65 Fen, panini 'n' vino joint Delroy's) is about to open a little shop of extras. Much like other Brooklyn "everything else" stores like Larder and Provisions, PLG Outpost hopes to carry the sorts of things that folks go outside the neigbhorhood for - specialty items like oils and vinegars and cheeses and the sorts of gourmet extras that send modern eaters all the way to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and (for budget-conscious mascochists like the Q) the Food Coop.
Now, here's the deal. Michael and Co. are looking for your input. He's a small businessman trying to cater to a neighborhood that doesn't exactly scream "gourmand!" So stop in to 65 Fen or to the Outpost (open as soon as next weekend) and let him know what you'd like him to carry. Think of this as the Wild Wild West, where you had to get to know the proprietor of the local Trading Post in order to get your spurs, lassos and chewin' tobacky special ordered via newfangled steam-powered Iron Horses. Only 'stead of spurs, lassos and chaw, think fromage, oils and specialty condiments.
Good luck Michael! Feel free to chime in your hopes for the PLG Outpost here, since I think Michael might be one of the Q's regular readers. Shopping lists?
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