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But is it still expensive to be green?

“It does cost,” Lance says. “Like, we cure and smoke our own pork bellies, so there are no nitrates. I use grape-seed oil and not canola, even though grape seed costs $19 a gallon and canola’s only $10. But canola oil comes from GM [genetically modified] crops.”

Gotta go. Lance is heading out, too. Tells me to come take a gander. We trek out, passing everything I saw from the veranda, and more. Fruit trees, veggie gardens, ponds, pens of turkeys, chickens, and Georgette, the li’l ol’ horse. Beautiful.

Also beautiful: I spent a total of $7.02; $6.50, plus tax.

Next time, I owe Marlyn a beer.

  • Prices: Pan of roasted pistachios, $4; grass-fed burger, $10; salumi-and-cheese board, $14; bratwurst with apricot-cranberry mustard, $8.50; chili, $3 cup, $6 bowl; flatbreads ($9, $4.50 during happy hour) include “MeatMen,” with pepperoni, mozzarella; potato, pancetta flatbread with ricotta, harissa; rapini flatbread with caramelized onion, blue cheese; also breakfast and weekend brunch
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday; 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday
  • Bus: 965
  • Nearest bus stop: Home Avenue and Euclid

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Alan_Kellogg Aug. 16, 2013 @ 9 p.m.

Ed, do you really need an expense account? Or is $10.00 the new nickel hot dog?

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