Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I went to my dream convenience store the other day - Robin's Nest on Venice Blvd. in Venice, next to James Beach. Owned by chef Sheri Robins, formerly of James Beach and the Canal Club, Robin's Nest is a tiny little market carrying a carefully-selected array of gourmet food items every foodie should have.
Fine olive oils, fresh sausages from Paul Berlotti's Fra'Mani, Nueske's bacon, Petrossian smoked salmon, frozen racks of Mr. Cecil's baby back ribs, several cheeses including Cowgirl Creamery's Mt. Tam triplecreme (can't pass up that one), fresh pastries and even the New York Post.
Oh, you can also get household items like toothpaste and dish soap (and Newman's Own pet food). I wish it were around the corner from my apartment!
68 North Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291