This made me chuckle:

Understand that while on vacation, I visit independently owned grocery stores the way other people explore national parks.

(prompted by Marisa McClellan’s acquisition of Bi-Rite Market’s new “cookbook”: Eat Good Food)

Also see: Bi-Rite Market: Pioneer in the New Farm-to-Grocery Store Movement

Yet more Bi-Rite in the news: Sam Mogannam, founder of San Francisco’s Bi-Rite, sees food as community

Bi-Rite in the blogs: At the very epicenter of this seismic shift was Bi-Rite Market. When Bi-Rite opened as a high-end, European-style market, it didn’t just change that store. It changed the entire neighborhood.

In the Chronicle: Hyper-local markets provide big economic boost