Friday, March 2, 2012
Buy Local - II
AwareNJ doesn't list eateries - too many and plenty of directories to do that. We do list, however, businesses that make foods, like chocolates and other sweets, ice cream, cheeses, buffalo, etc. Do a search on Food. Great Stuff!
However, we will blog about local eateries that we frequent and like. So...
Last time we wrote about The 3/50 Project. We support them and their idea. The idea is to identify 3 local businesses that you appreciate and spend $50 a month among them, thereby having a major impact on the local economy. Visit their site. Great idea!
I, owner of AwareNJ.com, am a creature of habit. I often hole up, work early and late trying to get this enterprise off the ground, then run out at lunch or dinner time, or both, drive 5 or 6 blocks to the local chain mart for a quick order sandwich to bring home. After reading the thinking of The 3/50 Project, I decided to break the habit. But to start this a little differently.
First, find a local business where I can get a good sandwich, preferably fast. And, drop the chain.
So, I would like to recommend Marianna's Pizza Cafe in Phillipsburg and Bernardsville. It will now be my preferred local sandwich place. I was recently treated to a delivered lunch from Marianna's. It was incredible. I had the Lacquered Salmon. Fantastic! Yesterday, I called in an order for their Marianna's Cheese Steak sandwich. Wonderful! Fresh, tasty. Really, really good. I met the new general manager. Today, I had their The Blue: roast beef, caramelized onions, bleu cheese, horseradish mayo. Excellent.
Try Marianna's. Visit The 3/50 Project. Follow their plan and support 3 of your local businesses by spending money there regularly. Think of the things you spend money on regularly, at chains, at the malls, make a difference, find local independent businesses that provide the same thing, maybe a little differently, maybe a little better, maybe a little more personally. Spend your money there.