Cloning velociraptors then swiftly riding them across farms and orchards would be the fastest way to get produce to the shelves. Today's deal offers up goods transported at pre-KT-boundary speeds. For $15, you get $35 worth of specialty, locally grown, and freshly acquired groceries at McGinnis Sisters. Your Groupon is good toward the weekly specials (but not toward other offers) at all three Pittsburgh locations.
The McGinnis Sisters specialty stores are run by the coincidentally named McGinnis sisters. This is a truly familial enterprise, founded by their mother and father in 1946. The daughters expanded the store's selection and gravitational pull throughout the years while still retaining the literal mom 'n' pop attention to detail and quality. Fresh and local products dominate the shelves in each of the cozy markets. Chicken and pork fill meat cases, while recently reeled catches grace the icy displays at the seafood counter. You'll find quality deli meats and even freshly prepared lunch sandwiches ($4.99–$5.99) at the in-house delicatessen. Follow your whiskers to sniff out locally acquired cheese or daily-made bakery sensations.
Shopping at a specialty store can be a great way to mix up your usual grocery affair. Find interesting products that are too fresh to be made en masse. Fruits and vegetables taste better when they're hand-picked by humans instead of machines that look like humans. Bring the kids for a few trips up and down the aisles so they can see how their mother's mother went shopping in 1946 and still goes shopping in 2010.
Two Insider Pages users, three Citysearchers, one Google maps user, and one Judy's Book reviewer give four stars to McGinnis Sisters. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review mentions locations in write-ups about neighborhood grocers and specialty food businesses:
- I've shopped here for years and have been very pleased with the variety and quality of their meats in particular. They also have an extensive seafood department with very fresh things. The produce and deli has the same top notch type products. – Judy M., Insider Pages
- Your pupils will dilate when you see the meats, fish, poultry and prepared foods in their glass display cases. You get the feeling that these sisters are really picky about what they sell, and that's a good thing. The buggies are small and cute, too. – Contributor, Citysearch