I visited Loleta Cheese over the weekend to buy a box of cheese which would have to be shipped. I’ve done this several times in the past and I guess I got spoiled by their generous free-shipping policy. Well, NO MORE! To mail six cheeses, total value $33, I paid a $12.95 mailing charge PLUS $5 for “handling”. I understand that they had to raise prices in view of their bankruptcy but how about phasing it in? Or something. Anyway, 35% is too much to pay for shipping in my book so I will be looking for other Humboldt-made products to mail in the future. Jellies are too heavy and breakable, chocolate melts. Ideas, anyone?
The Greene Lily at 307 2nd Street in Old Town has been garnering enthusiastic reviews since it opened last Fall and I feared it would be too crowded on opening day of the RCMF. We found plenty of seating in the cheerful space and our breakfasts were excellent. The chicken-fried steak ($12.95) is the star of the show but the lady at the next table was enjoying their Cobb Salad, (also $12.95) which looked good. The biscuits are excellent and we shall be returning. Nice place.
Finally, Southside Mike’s has found a home!! After being available -sporadically- at the Myrtle Avenue center (think Myrtlewood Liquors and John’s Fine Cigars), Mike Ross is now going to be grilling there EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY from 10 to 5 but if you wait until after 4pm they run our of things. His awesome tri-tip san ($10) is huge and melts in your mouth. They were out of the Smoked Mac’n’Cheese ($5) but I shall return. ‘Way to go, Mike! The new website is under construction.
I mail my own Loleta cheese all the time. Take it home and freeze it overnight and then use a priority mailbox from USPS flat rate. Normally around 10 bucks. Easy and it gets there normally within 2-3 days. If it’s during the summer I’ll throw in a few of those frozen lunchbox things with it to help keep it cool.
VERY helpful information! Thanks very much!