Five Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's is finally bringing its first store to southeast Florida. Joe's plans to open a location in the tony Pinecrest neighborhood in 2013 and Miami is all abuzz over the prospect of shopping for trail mix, nectarines, and cheap wine.

The grocer has something of a cult following in the cities it serves. Since opening its first store in 1967 in Pasadena, California the shop, which features an adventurer's club theme complete with cedar walls and Hawaiian shirt-clad employees, has been a favorite among consumers, ranking second in supermarket chains by Consumer Reports.

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In case you haven't been to a Trader Joe's, Short Order has come up with a list of five things you didn't know about the store. Consider it a little primer on all things Joe -- and something to chew on before the first Miami location opens in Pinecrest some time in 2013.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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