t0rin0 (1270) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 3, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited February 19, 2014.
Wow, not bad for a grocery store. In fact not bad for NOLA (area). At this point I hadnít been to Steinís yet so the only respectable beer places thus far on the trip were Avenue, dba, and Jimani. Those are of course all bars but the point is that all the liquor stores in town (at least around the French quarter) are garbage. Here they have a decent sized aisle full of beer. Lots of classics available like Delirium, Chimay, Corsendonk, Weihenstephaner, Unibroue, Orval, and St Bernardus. They had some American staples as well like Rogue, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams but they also had some more local and regional stuff like Parish, Monkís, Abita, and St Arnold. To top it off they have several 5L mini kegs if thatís your thing. There is a small amount of refrigerated beer but most of it is on the shelf. Not entirely bad since I didnít see much in the way of hoppy beer rotting away but it would be nice to see more of it kept cold.
Beyond that itís a pretty common (albeit large) grocery store. Itís easy to spot from the main road (Veterans Memorial Blvd, which causes problems due to naming inconsistency) and they have plenty of parking. Pricing is average, maybe a little better than average.