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From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Star Market's New Star: Cat Cowboy

Sometimes the benefits of shopping locally takes unanticipated shapes.

Former Chamisol GM and friend-to-the-animals/organic farmer Nicole Tonti discovered this one the other day at Star Market (422-3961) in Salinas. It was wearing a leash.

Tonti goes to Star for a lot of things, number one among them, she says, the honeybee goat cheese from Michael Burke's undeniably great cheese constellation.

Victor Kong, meanwhile, keeps a superlative selection of wine intact, and then there's everything else a sturdy supermarket can have if you (for some reason) need more than wine and cheese to survive.

In this era of elections—coincidentally, the district that Star Market belongs to is particularly contested, with incumbent Jill Barnes facing opposition from sunshiny Steve McShane, among others—Special Edible Food Blog believes in equal time, so here's a little video from the opposing camp, dogs.