Archive for the ‘Hard times’ Category

Wed 28 May 2008 6:49 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Food & drink, Hard times

Sign of the times

Spotted yesterday at a deli in my neighborhood…

Some prices have been changed - Sorry!!

Tue 15 Apr 2008 8:09 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Food & drink, Hard times

Food costs make it hard to get a slice of the pie

Yesterday I stopped by Whole Foods to buy cereal and something for dinner and walked out $57.93 lighter. Part of this is my fault (I always get suckered into buying expensive stuff at Whole Foods like coffee beans and organic produce). But food costs are seriously high. This is absolutely not cool. As noted in this space previously, bagel prices lept up quite suddenly here in Brooklyn.

This week an AP story on food prices (“Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years“) quotes none other than Steve Tarpin, the legendary Key lime pie maker of Red Hook. I have had Steve’s pies and they are outstanding. Now they cost $25!

Sat 22 Mar 2008 1:33 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Food & drink, Hard times

Hard times

The cost of a bagel at my neighborhood shop just went from 80 cents to $1.

Explanation? High wheat prices.