In the cover story of its latest issue, Saveur Magazine recognizes its top 100 favorite "foods, drinks, people, places and things" for the home cook in 2009.
Rolling in at #82: our very own Wedge Co-op. The magazine calls the Uptown grocery "extraordinary" for its commitment to community, its member ownership and its longevity.
While I personally find the whole list a bit lofty head-in-the-clouds (five entries devoted to salt? really?) I appreciate the shoutouts to lasagna (#36), homemade ketchup (#37) and the late Paul Newman (#64).
Now if the dang Wedge would only pave a little more of its paradise and put up a bigger parking lot ...
Did I just say that?
I know, I should bike. I'm a terrible person.