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Grocery Outlet - March 2015

Wow you guys have it good down in Fremont. My store in Richmond has Amy's entrees and a lot of organic stuff (even freekeh) but not as much great gourmet stuff as you mention.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

I really love those frozen Korean pancakes. I do not add any oil to the pan as you know they have plenty of oil in them. But I do add a soft fried egg on top: a delicious easy dinner.
I also love the Paneer Masala Naan.

Mar 17, 2015
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New "Jules thin crust Pizza" next to Zachary's in Oakland...WTF?

Yuck! I recently checked out Pieology in Berkeley and they make their crust with a giant press, instead of hand-tossing it. it's AWFUL

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

awesome thanks for researching this

Mar 11, 2015
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

At my local Richmond, Ca., Costco they have the same kale/edamame/lemon-thyme dressing salads as Trader Joe's does, but cheaper -- I believe I paid around $6 for a pack of three salads. Really good. They also contain dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes and almonds.
One salad makes an entree or two side salads.

Mar 10, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Downtown Berkeley Food Ideas

I was so disappointed in Cancun last time I was there (couple of weeks ago). It was cold, bright, and smelling of Fabuloso. Really bad.

Downtown Berkeley Food Ideas

Oh I've had their pickles. Gimmicky they were. Thanks for the update on the VC.

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Oh we def. picked up a bag of apple chips!

Mar 05, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Looked for them at Richmond, Calif., Costco last night -- no luck, but I did get some tasty chicken meatballs for him, plus Sukhi's tandoori chicken and lemon rice, and a nice chicken breast rollup with broccoli and cheddar.
Thanks CHers

Mar 05, 2015
ltsering in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

omg

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

thanks!

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Smoked salmon ... must try that, thanks!

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Thanks, yes we use a tallish metal Thermos for hot dogs, burritos and enchiladas. For the life of me I haven't found a wide-mouth one that keeps food hot, so if you want to post a pic or suggest one that would be awesome!
Thanks everyone for the great recommendations.

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Grocery Outlet - March 2015

those organic edamame, are they cooked or raw?

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

is Alpine Valley white or wheat?

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

I have found their cakes to be surprisingly delicious.

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains
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Kiddie lunch ideas from Costco?

Have you seen anything there that makes good lunch ideas for a 4th grader?

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Chains

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy scrag end of winter March 2015 edition!

I want Thug Kitchen

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Home Cooking

Uses for toasted garlic flakes?

I bought a bag at a farm stand because it smelled so good.
Aside from dipping my bagel into them, what can I use them for?

Mar 04, 2015
ltsering in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015

Yum, thanks for the tip!

Mar 03, 2015
ltsering in Chains
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do you return items to Trader Joe's?

You could cut off the label and bring it instead of bringing the whole container of food.

Mar 03, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Downtown Berkeley Food Ideas

Paris Baguette is the Asian style of bakery, so don't go expecting a French bakery.

Downtown Berkeley Food Ideas

If you have kids, Build Pizzeria is really fun and delicious.

Downtown Berkeley Food Ideas

the thing to do at Gather is order the vegan charcuterie, yep it's a real thing!

in search of Romesco sauce in El Cerrito/Albany/Berkeley

great advice, thanks Robert and Milklady!

Entertaining a picky visitor: suggestions we both can enjoy

God love ya, that's all I can say

The Onion introduces "Bento Burrito" in Berkeley

ha ha

in search of Romesco sauce in El Cerrito/Albany/Berkeley

I don't have the wherewithal to make it myself, what with grinding the almonds and hazelnuts or whatever.
Is there anywhere around Berkeley/EC/Albany that sells fresh Romesco sauce? Or is there a brand of jarred you like?

do you return items to Trader Joe's?

I do this maybe once every two months, if the food is really gross or bad or overly salty (which many of the prepared dishes are). But I find that the management never asks me WHY I am returning it. That seems like a wasted opportunity to me.
What do you think?

Feb 25, 2015
ltsering in Chains

Trader Joe's Breakfast Burritos

I'd totally do it with some diced ham, eggs, cheese and the frozen hash brown patties they sell. Might do that tomorrow morning!

Feb 25, 2015
ltsering in Chains