This winter grab-and-go eatery Eatzi’s is opening a location on Lovers Lane—just a mile down the block from Celebration’s grab-and-go market.

Eatzi’s is gourmet heavy-hitter, a virtual food-factory really, known for its dizzyingly massive menu. Celebration’s market in that tiny wooden cottage is a longstanding neighborhood favorite for to-go family-style dinners. No doubt, after nearly 40 years here, Celebration has a very, very loyal customer-base, so Eatzi’s has its work cutout—but hey, a little friendly competition is good for the market, right?

As a fan of both Celebration and Eatzi’s, I’m torn. Just smelling those fresh-baked breads at Eatzi’s makes me weak in the knees, and I’m hopelessly devoted to the fried chicken at Celebration. With Eatzi’s now the new-kid-on-the-block, it will certainly be interesting to see how this one plays out.

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