I just wanted to brag a little about my good fortune. I've been looking everywhere for a local source of Caputo 00 with no luck. In a town as food intensive as mine that was really surprising me. I can get anything else you can imagine here, but not this flour apparently. Sure I can order it, but shipping is a little pricey and I'd rather buy it here if possible. Finally today in a last ditch effort I call a local upscale pizza joint. Here's how the conversation went:
me: "So, I have kind of a weird question for you."
girl on the phone sounding suspicious: "Uh, okay?"
me: "Is there any chance I can buy a bag of flour from you?"
now audibly relieved girl: "Oh, sure. That's not weird at all. It's $45 + tax."
I really thought I would be the first to ask, or that it would at least be uncommon enough that she'd have to check with the manager. She acted like they sell ten bags a day and it was the most normal thing in the world for someone to come to a restaurant to buy flour. At just under $50 out the door it's a little less than half what it goes for at Amazon after shipping. Now I just have to figure out how the hell I'm going to store nearly 50 pounds of flour!