Where and What to Eat

One Great Plate: Gramps & Sammy’s Pesto

Grab a container on the way to the boat or the impromptu picnic in the park.

Gramps &  Sammy’s Pesto
Try This — Yes, eat it plain on a baguette—you’re allowed.
It was one of those blue-tipped, bright sunny days at the Minneapolis Farmers Market when I first nipped a bit of Gramps & Sammy’s Pesto. It was a fresh basil kick to the mouth with none of the bitterness that had been plaguing my recent purchased pesto picks. Sure, fresh pesto is easy to make, but any summer eater knows that sometimes you have to grab a container on the way to the boat or the impromptu picnic in the park, and sometimes you’d like to sit poolside a bit longer rather than fuss in the kitchen.

After a small disappearance from the market scene when they couldn’t keep up with demand, the locally made pesto is now available at Kowalski’s in the deli area (perfect for that summer grab and go). Just as I remember, the basil is big and juicy and the pesto itself is pleasingly chunky with little rich crunches of walnuts and shreds of Parm.

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