Deciding where to do your grocery shopping is always a matter of cost/benefit analysis: The cute little market down the street from you has a tiny selection. The big organic supermarket that makes you feel virtuous also leaves you broke. The cheap place that gives you a discount on a dented can of peas is actually kind of depressing (or perhaps it's just me?). With Trader Joe's arrival in Nashville, some of these decisions should get easier. The small chain's cheerful stores offer meats, cheeses, produce and packaged foods at startlingly low prices. Those who show up at the Green Hills grand opening can expect liberal sampling of cult favorite snacks like Kettle Korn and Bites o Brownie; if you line up before 8:30, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a bag of TJ's treats.
Thu., Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m., 2008