I was up early, taking a day of leave to spend time with a friend who could use some company. On our way out and about, we passed Goose the Market. Well, one just HAS to stop now don't they?
This IS the store where you can get a T-shirt that says "Vegetables are what food EATS" and "I love Pig Butts, and I can not lie."
This isn't just your average neighborhood deli with meat and cheeses. It's goosethemarket.com. This is a store for serious meat, food and wine lovers, a business that proudly proclaims "Pork is King".
I have to say, the meat selection will pull you in like an attenuated linear graviton beam. These folks love their pork and the selections of other meats rivals anything I've seen in the Midwest, despite the store's modest size from out front.
click to enlarge photos, the lighting wasn't good for a pocket point and shoot
Yes, that's fresh duck breasts there in the middle and rabbit at the 1 o'clock position. To the right in the top photo, the bacon starts, with applewood smoked bacon, lamb bacon (not just yes?! but YES!) and jowl bacon . There is also this air-dried prosciutto that you can buy or have served up in one of their made to order sandwiches such as the the Batali, an amazing Italian sandwich with coppa, soppressata, capocollo, provolone cheese, and tomato preserves. Bon Appetit magazine listed Goose the Market as #1 in their 2008 hot ten sandwich shops in America. Right here in Indy. Need some dessert? There's a dozen fresh gelatos.
I'd have done better were it not for laughing from a six foot blond in vertical insoles doing her best GPS impression as I dash across three lanes of hippies in a truck the size of the Queen Mary.
But with the fragrance of bacon in our hair we arrived in one piece at our destination.
Not a button?
Stay in and safe, enjoy some food, enjoy some friends, such are the small things we don't always stop and savor like we should. Each day we can still laugh is a gift.