On Saturday, it was “all right” or “all wrong” at Right by Nature, the food store in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. It all depended on who you were. For the management, it was a nightmare, because the computers that run the cash registers went down. There was a very long line of customers for the one working register and those standing in line were getting antsy. Nice workers passed out watermelon cubes and cool ginger lemonade to us while we waited. But then the store folks started bagging our food and told us there would be no charge. Our groceries were on the house! Wow! This was really above and beyond what any of us in the line expected and it made my day. Made everyone’s day who was there except, I’m sure, for the store owners. I will certainly go back to Right by Nature and spend a lot of money just to try to make it up to them somehow. It was such a nice gesture on their part.
If you haven’t checked out this store, please do. When it opened about a year or so ago, it was a little off kilter, in my opinion, but it gets better every time I go. My favorite items there at the moment are the olive oil and rosemary chips, the deli’s chicken sandwich with bacon and spinach (sometimes avocado sneaks in, too) and the grass fed beef. And if you buy some stuff in the store, you can park in the attached indoor garage for two hours for free!