Regina strikes again, this time in the grab-and-go specialty grocery meets order a panini realm R2GO is located North of Massacheusetts Ave on College Avenue and it is pretty darn convenient. She has some R Bistro-worthy signature menu items (both the Butternut Squash Panini and Regina’s Bacon Panini were terrific), but also a great selection of soups, salads, grains, cheeses, meats and prepared foods to go. Along with these items, there is a venerable selection of specialty grocery items, like Lingonberry jam, creatively spiced nuts (chipotle-lime pistachios, anyone?), harissa, caviar, handmade pastas and breads, and more. Much of the selection is local, and much of it is hard to find.

The prices were mostly very reasonabScreen Shot 2015-01-26 at 1.50.43 PMle. When I commented on that to the proprietor, Regina laughed, “We’re still tweaking our pricing…” I guess it remains to be seen. So far, though, I have been three times. There is a coconut dark chocolate almond bar that my husband has taken to eating for breakfast, and a Bloomington-based Vigilant Foods Superfood Cereal with coconut, maple & almonds that I crave regularly (it even comes with its own spoon!). Local B Happy Peanut Butter (out of Zionsville) is also a big winner.


messagepartThis is so easy it feels like cheating. It’s as tasty as it is healthy.

Start by mincing 1/2 onion and starting it in a pan with 2 T olive oil on medium heat. Wash a bunch of rainbow chard, then chop it into 1 in pieces. Don’t worry about drying it, just add it to the pan. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic (or 1 tsp of garlic puree), a big pinch of salt, and 1 tsp. white wine vinegar. Sautee until tender (about 7-10 minutes total). Done.