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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

I'm not a fan of the spiced pumpkin seeds, but the Soma store in SF has them in stock today by the registers.

Oct 16, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Who are the best food/restaurant bloggers in SF, and where do they eat?

Just notice that last week. Thanks for updating the info here.

Meta Discussion on Trader Joe's Threads

I'll throw in that I'd really like each month's discussion to be "locked" when a new month's is started. But I'm guessing the mods won't just do that by request.

Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

That and pumpkin spice coffee are the only things missing that I can tell.

Oct 03, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains
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Chris Cosentino Deeply Regrets Television Appearances

You're saying his reasons for accepting the TV opportunities need to be more original?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

Wait, I need more on that last part. These are peanut butter cups with speculoos instead of peanut butter? Are they stocked in the plastic tubs with the rest of the candy/chocolate covered nuts?

Oct 02, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

I saw the cranberry upside down cake yesterday here in San Francisco. There was one left and I was curious but didn't buy it.

Sep 26, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Was happy to see the return of the maple walnut blondies in SF yesterday. They do freeze really well, and I agree, just a portion of one is good enough. A pack of 4 lasts me longer than I expected.

Sep 26, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

I think it's the same as last year's. If it's different it's not by much.

Sep 25, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

I'm a fan, but I mix it with Peet's before brewing to mellow the pumpkin spice out a little.

Sep 23, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Gothenburg and Copenhagen

Last year in Gothenburg I enjoyed Smaka for dinner and Fiskekorke for lunch. Fiskekorke is the "fish church" which is a destination in itself, tons of fresh seafood in a converted old church by the water, where vendors also prepare dishes to be taken away or eaten outside at picnic tables. I had another good dinner at a Greek/Mediterranean place in Vasastaden I can't recall the name of.

Also, in the middle of town is a large food market with many offerings (you can't miss it); I think I got a takeout lunch there for my train ride to Stockholm.

Gothenburg was a bit of an afterthought in my vacation but I loved my time there. Very interesting and diverse city.

Sep 14, 2014
Frosty Melon in Europe

Prague Lokal Locations

I ate lunch at both the Dlouha and Mala Strana locations last week. Quality of food was the same at both (good) but the menus were different. Dlouha location had a much larger menu, but we had no problem finding something to enjoy at both. I wasn't a fan of their potato dumplings but otherwise loved everything, especially the starter of three house made sausages with mustard and whipped horseradish (though the whipped horseradish could've been stronger).

Sep 14, 2014
Frosty Melon in Europe

Alternative to State Bird? [San Francisco]

I personally don't think the "breadth of the experience" at SBP is terribly extraordinary. As someone else has pointed out, you can have a similar experience at Frances or Rich Table by focusing on small plates. But your mileage may vary.

Alternative to State Bird? [San Francisco]

If you're looking for "wow" I feel like SBP would disappoint. The experience is fun, the food is solid, but it's not exactly groundbreaking or overly innovative in its preparations.

If I can get a table at Rich Table or Frances, I'd take either over SBP anytime, unless I was with someone who hadn't been and wanted to see what the experience is like.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014 [OLD]

I hated the spinach & kale yogurt dip too. Almost the whole tub went down the drain. But many on the board here love it.

Aug 18, 2014
Frosty Melon in Chains

Place Des Vosges Area Recs

Any new specific additions to add to this thread? I'll be staying near Place des Voges on Rue des Tournelles the first week of September. Interested in casual lunch or dinner places (preferably where reservations aren't needed, but that's flexible). Roughly 20-30 euros per person w/o alcohol. Thanks!

Aug 06, 2014
Frosty Melon in France

Paris by Mouth food tours experience/thoughts?

It sounds like wine is only a small portion of these tours, is that correct? I don't drink but am interested in a PBM food tour (most likely the Marais one).

Jul 25, 2014
Frosty Melon in France

How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

Those who work in the Human Resources department care.

Jul 24, 2014
Frosty Melon in Not About Food

Ina Garten Frozen Dinners?

Looks like they're being discontinued. BC posted this on Facebook today:

"Several of you have asked about my Barefoot Contessa Sauté Dinners. After an amazingly positive reception in thousands of stores across America, the company that prepared my dinners has been sold to a much larger food company. I believe in being very involved and hands-on to ensure the quality of my dinners and the smaller company allowed me to do that. So, I’ve decided to hit the pause button and go back to what I love doing most – writing cookbooks. Thank you so much for your extraordinary support, and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my cookbooks and television shows."

Unique to SF or Cal - Must eats for out-of towners

Not exactly unique but I love treating out-of-towners to bread from Tartine. Also the pomme d'amour from Knead.

Visiting San Francisco with baby

Limon the restaurant morphed into another Limon Rotisserie awhile back.

Almond Kringle at Trader Joes

Soma store was out of them at 12:30 pm Thursday, but there was a sign, so they're stocking them.

Trip report - first visit to Bay Area

I'm pretty sure I've overheard them describe the filling as buttercream.

Trip report - first visit to Bay Area

They do chocolate ones too. They are really great. $4 each but worth it.

upcoming san fran trip itinerary critiques please

Also note lunch is not offered all weekdays -- just Wednesday through Friday.

Who are the best food/restaurant bloggers in SF, and where do they eat?

I love bunrab too, but they've been Portland-based for awhile now. Their site still has an archive of SF spots, but they're not quite current.

Experiencing Paris through food?

Which public holiday is that? I see Assumption of Mary is a national holiday on Aug. 15. I'm curious as I'll also be in Paris Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Thanks.

Jun 16, 2014
Frosty Melon in France

Where to eat on a Sunday in Gothenburg (Göteborg)?

I can't tell online if it's open or closed on Sunday, but I loved Smaka in Gothenburg for dinner.

Jun 05, 2014
Frosty Melon in Europe

Porcellino [San Francisco]

Same menu on Sundays (with daily specials on the chalkboard, not shown online). It's just called Sunday Supper because they're not open for lunch (well, not until 3 pm).

Porcellino [San Francisco]

That blood sausage grinder is really something else. Need to have it again before it's off the chalkboard menu.

Note they've changed their hours on Sunday to 3-9.