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Pogue’s Run Grocer 2801 East 10th Street

Well today was the first day of Pat’s return from his sojourn to California. Since he was recovering from a red-eye flight, that didn’t land until 5:00 AM I thought we should keep it simple.

Pogue’s Run is a joint that is a combination market, health food store and deli. The Good Earth is the only place, in my experience that is similar. But Good Earth doesn’t sell sammiches.

pogues grocery 4Normally when we go to review a place I bring a scanner for the menu and my little orphan Nikon for pictures of the joint and the food. Today I tried to “rough” it with my phone only. So the pics are at best so-so.

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As you can see from the menu their collection of sandwiches are eclectic and creative. They use good quality ingredients and I think their prices are pretty reasonable. I am sure this is probably not too easy to read, so I am including a link to their website that lists the menu.

http://poguesrungrocer.org/

Pat decided on a Reuben sandwich 86 the dressing.

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Pogue’s has a standing lunch special of a sandwich, chips or cup of soup and a 22 oz. fountain drink for $7.99. They do offer a craft made soft drink, but neither one of us wanted 22 ounces of soda pop. If I drink 22¬†oz. of carbonation it is going to have malt and hops in it. To the right of the order window they have a table with 3 soup kettles set up,so you can serve your self.

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Pat noticed their baked potato soup and decided on a cup for $1.79.

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pogues grocery 8pogues review 001As you can see Pat was miffed by the onion in his soup. Pat’s aversion to onion isn’t just a foible or a matter of taste. With him the consumption of onion; raw or cooked causes him severe gastric distress. So. Kitchen guys. Know your product. Know your recipes. For what it is worth I tried his soup. It was pretty average. Bland and “mushy”.

As far as I know I have no issues on food stuffs. I ordered a Rhonda. That is like a Reuben with turkey subbing for corned beef. I thought it was quite nice. I am very familiar with Smoking Goose meats, I just haven’t tried their turkey before. To me turkey in a deli or a store; or for that matter in a restaurant is a ubiquitous form of protein. I never really expect “killer” meat. This sandwich was tasty,and I would get it again.

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I can’t say the same for the 5 bean chili I ordered to go with my sandwich. I liked the oyster crackers they served, that is about it. The soup was pretty pedestrian.

Pogue’s Run is a versatile joint that serves a void in the city and this area. I have and will go there for their broad selection of bulk grains, herbs and spices. They seem to have a bigger selection than Good Earth, and they are self-serve. Some of their prices are higher but it is usually a trade-off. Broad Ripple or Woodruff Place. I enjoy this little joint. So if you are in the market for their particular product niche then this is a good a place to go. And you can get a sandwich. Or a salad bar. I forgot the salad bar. I sure didn’t get any pictures. But the array is really nice,with all the usual suspects for grazing. And it is $7.99 per pound. Just remember to pay before eating.

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4 responses

  1. I was not aware that Rhonda was Reuben’s sister. I guess I can’t fault Pat about the onions now that you made it clear he is not just a wuss, but it affects him poorly. I think I will use “pedestrian” more often now. Perhaps I will use it with trollop.

    July 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    • Well Pat should have been more clear about his “issues” before now. But that is my job;I guess. Pedestrian trollop. Priceless. However I must say it does sound a bit like my second wife.

      July 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      • Ouch!

        July 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  2. I love your line stating that if you’re planning to drink 22 oz of carbonation it’s going to have malt and hops in it. That’s priceless.
    What a bummer about a so so meal. Food is so important to me I truly cherish every single meal – and I want them all to count. Just not in calories. :P

    July 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm

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