Al's is like the corner markets that those of us over about 40 y/o grew up with. The place is much smaller than the big "supermarkets" but I frankly don't understand what makes them so "super". The staff here is friendly and helpful and they have a real butcher counter where real butchers cut real meat. They know what they're doing and can make recommendations for preparation as well as just sell their products. A great place to shop.