by Hilary Havarti
It's a great place to find quirky and creative gifts or hang with cool folks who like to read. In the back of the store is a tiny café selling sandwiches, salads, treats, and yep, you guessed it, macaroni and cheese. I should also mention there's a nice back patio where, during the day, writers and laptop surfers soak up the sunshine and free wifi.
I said, “I’ll be honest. It tastes like vinegar."
And hey, you can’t beat the price. It came with a little pile of mixed greens dressed in a simple lemon juice and olive oil dressing and I found the portion just big enough to feel sated. We did splurge and try one of the “Anger Management” cookies, peppermint chocolate chip flavor, and not only did it take care of our dessert craving, it also freshened the breath.
Now you might be thinking $5 isn’t really that cheap for mac and cheese. We’ve definitely reviewed less expensive side orders at large restaurants. But Stories is a cool independent book seller, a dying breed near extinction, and I’m happy to fork over a few Drachma to do what I can to keep them in business. If you get a chance, swing by, grab a cup of Joe and maybe pick up an Oscar Wilde doll for the kids. I promise, it’ll make a good story.