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What's your Blue Bell flavor?

I followed your advice and called HEB in Odessa. The woman I spoke with said she hadn't seen that flavor in about six months and she was definitely looking because it is one of her favorites.

The next call was to headquarters in Brenham. After some voicemail prompts I reached a very helpful woman named Chris who quickly pointed out the problem. Pecans are in short supply because of the drought and the pecan halves that are in the Buttered Pecan are especially scarce. Blue Bell is still making it but in smaller batches, so a particular store might only get two or three per delivery.

She did volunteer to find out when the delivery to my cousin's store was scheduled and she will get back to us (I called late Friday afternoon). The mystery is apparently solved.

Again, thanks for your help. By the way, it might be some time before we get Blue Bell in New York, so I'll just have to schedule more trips to Texas.

Aug 19, 2012
Jules M in Texas

What's your Blue Bell flavor?

Good news about the Buttered Pecan. HEB isn't as close as her regular grocery stores (Walmart and Albertsons) but she'll make the trip if they have it.

Aug 17, 2012
Jules M in Texas

What's your Blue Bell flavor?

She would really like it. I was going to call her tonight so I'll let her know. Thanks.

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Texas

What's your Blue Bell flavor?

I live in New York but can't wait to get back to Texas to try all those flavors. My cousin always has about ten containers in her freezer and whips up milkshakes on hot summer nights. My favorite is Strawberries & Homemade Vanilla but I would like to try some of the more offbeat flavors like Coconut Fudge.

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Texas

Photos of your Cook Book Shelves

Thanks. This is a great post.

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Home Cooking

Photos of your Cook Book Shelves

I am always on the lookout for a good Canadian cookbook. Do you recommend A Taste of Canada?

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Home Cooking

What's your Blue Bell flavor?

Thanks for the suggestions. All of her other favorite flavors have been in stock but she definitely wants it back!

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Texas

What's your Blue Bell flavor?

My cousin in Odessa hasn't been able to find Buttered Pecan lately. Is anyone else having this problem?

Aug 16, 2012
Jules M in Texas

Arizona Greek

Where can you find the best Greek food in Arizona?

Aug 04, 2012
Jules M in Southwest

Mexican Bakery in Odessa?

Thank you superglide81 and lafiestabakery! I will be able to find it when I return, hopefully in November.

Aug 28, 2009
Jules M in Texas

Mexican Bakery in Odessa?

Do you know the address? I would like to go there on my next trip to Odessa.

Aug 23, 2009
Jules M in Texas

Mexican Bakery in Odessa?

Durango sounds really good. Have you eaten anything at the bakery? Please let me know if you have any more recommendations. Thanks!

Aug 18, 2009
Jules M in Texas

Mexican Bakery in Odessa?

I have just returned from Odessa and plan to go back in a few months. Can anyone recommend a good Mexican bakery in Odessa?

Aug 11, 2009
Jules M in Texas

Smoked Eel and Smoked Haddock Sightings?

Petrossian (58th and 7th) should have smoked eel.

Mar 09, 2009
Jules M in Manhattan

What to Order at Zaab Thai?

Takeout menu says "Esan Thai Restaurant".

Mar 09, 2009
Jules M in Outer Boroughs

What to Order at Zaab Thai?

Fried rice with Thai sausage is on the lunch menu for $6.25 (comes with choice of dumpling, soup or soda). Does anyone know what makes Thai sausage sour?

Mar 09, 2009
Jules M in Outer Boroughs

What to Order at Zaab Thai?

Thanks for the suggestions. My friend and I split a crispy duck dish (crispy duck with Zabb's curry paste and onions) and it was excellent. By the way, I see I misspelled the name of the restaurant -- my takeout menu says "ZabbZabb".

Mar 09, 2009
Jules M in Outer Boroughs

What to Order at Zaab Thai?

What are the best dishes at Zaab Thai in Jackson Heights? Has anyone had the lunch special?

Mar 08, 2009
Jules M in Outer Boroughs

Working at 46th & 12th!

Azuri Cafe (51st Street near Tenth Avenue) has great salads.

Apr 28, 2008
Jules M in Manhattan

Anything New in Tarpon Springs/Pasco?

Can anyone recommend any new restaurants or food markets in either Tarpon Springs or Pasco County?

Apr 28, 2008
Jules M in Florida

Any Chowhound-worthy places in North Pinellas or Pasco counties?

What do you recommend at Zen Forrest?

Oct 03, 2007
Jules M in Florida

What are your must eats/buys at Chelsea Market?

Lobster bisque at the Lobster Place.
Blueberry lemonade at Manhattan Fruit Exchange.
English jams at Chelsea Market Baskets.
Almond brioche toast at Amy's.
Half-price cupcakes at Eleni's (after 6 pm, I think).

Sep 23, 2007
Jules M in Manhattan

Soon-to-be-student here- need cheap eats!

The lobster bisque at The Lobster Place in the West Village (252 Bleecker, at Leroy). A small bowl is $3.50, medium is $5.00. This is luxury food at a very low price. They also have a comfortable bench out front -- it seems to taste even better when you eat it outside.

Jun 12, 2007
Jules M in Manhattan

Any Chowhound-worthy places in North Pinellas or Pasco counties?

Alan's N.C. Bar-B-Cue (in a plaza at State Road 54 and Rowan Road in New Port Richey) makes a great pulled pork sandwich with a side of excellent coleslaw.

Jun 12, 2007
Jules M in Florida

East Side Poultry

Can anyone recommend East Side Poultry, the take-out restaurant on First Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets?

Has anyone ever had their roast turkey? Are there any side dishes (salads, vegetables, bread stuffing) that stand out?

Jun 12, 2007
Jules M in Manhattan

Pink grapefruit Ting?

Does anyone know a good source for pink grapefruit Ting (Jamaican soda)?

Jun 11, 2007
Jules M in Outer Boroughs

Strange Pairings that Taste Uncommonly Good

A pastrami and avocado sandwich.

Jun 11, 2007
Jules M in General Topics