Nothing rivals the excitement of supermarket openings. (Stanley Cup victories: a very close second.)
So brace yourself: Plum Market, an Ann Arbor import, debuts tomorrow in Old Town as the rare breed of supermarket with star chefs, personal shoppers and a wine bar.
It’s going to take some adjustment. So we present this user’s guide.
They have grocery concierges. This takes grocery delivery up a notch. Say you see a recipe in a magazine. Text or email a picture of it, and they’ll have all the ingredients delivered to your home or ready for pickup. If you have a hangover... text an SOS. A care package will be issued forthwith.
They’re into sushi. Sure, they have hot carving stations, salad bars and Zingerman’s bakery goods. But Takashi Yagihashi (Slurping Turtle, Takashi) oversees the sushi counter. The age of dicey grocery-store dragon rolls ends here.
You’ll get buzzed. When you walk in, you’ll see a familiar sight: a full-blown Intelligentsia. So that’s nice. Oh, and to your left: a sleek wine bar with 12 rotating wines by the glass, beer on tap and a little cheese to go with either.
Cheese: so versatile.