Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like raw meat

Valentine's meat

At the West Roxbury Shaw's, which also had a heart-shaped shrimp ring for two (it came with two small containers of cockatail sauce).



    Free tagging: 



    I have been trying to celebrate that for ages, but the GF always seems to forget it.

    Lumpers and splitters

    The Chestnut Hill Shaw's had the heart-shaped shrimp ring in the meat & seafood section, and the Valentine's cookies, cakes, and cupcakes near the bakery section. I didn't see any heart-steaks, but I didn't spend any time in the meat department.

    I guess different Shaw's have different Valentine's Day marketing strategies. West Roxbury apparently prefers to lump all the hearts & flowers into one convenient display whereas Chestnut Hill prefers to split the goods, guaranteeing shoppers a constant bombardment of V-day products. Perhaps lumping is geared toward a "grab it and go" shopping approach, and splitting is aimed at the "browse and gather" technique: Valentine's Day simplified for both hunters and gatherers.

    I won't . . .

    . . . make that mistake again. T-bones in a heart shaped package, for some weird reason, don't seem to go over to well.

    And if you haven't got your flowers by now- your only option is a convenience store plastic rose. And good luck with that- it doesn't work.