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Trader Joe's Frozen Wagyu Beef Hamburgers

Forgot about this thread, sorry. Well I was a little disappointed. The first burger I cooked was medium to medium rare, and the center just seemed too mushy, just didn't feel right. This must be because of the tender nature of wagyu, but it just doesn't seem to be suited for hamburgers. The 2nd burger I cooked was well done and that was better, but nothing all that special. More flavorful than average ground beef, but not by a lot. For $5.99/lb, you're better off buying Trader Joe's organic which has more flavor and is easier to justify for the price in my opinion. Personally, I'm going to stick to going to a full service butcher, picking out a chuck roast, and ask it to be ground and I can usually keep it to under $3/lb and I know I'm reducing my risk of e coli infection when I cook it to medium.

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Trader Joe's
1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Mar 03, 2011
braisen in Chains

Trader Joe's Frozen Wagyu Beef Hamburgers

Just saw this in the frozen section today, I'm currently thawing them in the fridge.
Contents:2-1/2 lb frozen American raised Wagyu beef hamburgers.
Price: $5.99
Dept: Frozen
Curious to know if anyone else has tried. Will post update after I pan sear these puppies.

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Trader Joe's
1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Jan 14, 2011
braisen in Chains

Inside Trader Joe's Top Secret Business Practices

To be clear, Full time at TJ means management (anyone wearing a hawaiian shirt), working 48 hour weeks (they take overtime into account when stating annual salaries). Part-time employees are all the employees in t-shirts, non management, and can work up to 40 hours per week. Starting salary for Part-time employees varies but is typically $10/hr and maxes out at $20. The benefits are very good including medical, dental, and vision for $50/mo. It's not as good as the Fortune article implies, due to the use of the term "Full-time employee", however it's the best paying grocery store job one is likely to find.

Sep 03, 2010
braisen in Features

Tasty Meals for $5 or Much Less

E 1st st Btw 1st & A

Jan 03, 2010
braisen in Manhattan

cheap indian food in manhattan

It's not Manhattan, but if you go to the Canteen in the basement of the Ganapathi Temple in Flushing, Queens you will not be disappointed. Extremely good prices, very authentic, no waiters or nice atmostphere. http://www.nyganeshtemple.org/temple/... The dosas in particular are excellent.

Dec 29, 2009
braisen in Manhattan

Looking for source for good Russian Coffee Cake

I think(though I'm not sure) that it is a cake originally brought over to NY by Russian Jews, so gentile Russians may not be familiar with it.

Dec 29, 2009
braisen in Manhattan

Moving to Astoria

That's El Athen's Grill. Another good place for Mexican Take Out on 30th Ave is La Cabana between 33rd and 34th. In my opinion better prices and better food than the truck across the street.

Dec 29, 2009
braisen in Outer Boroughs

airport diner in astoria

The breakfast really is fantastic. I always order a belgian waffle which comes out perfectly crisp and tender, and it's served with REAL maple syrup. They also serve properly poached eggs which can be tricky to find.

Oct 26, 2009
braisen in Outer Boroughs

"El Grill" on 30th Ave. in Astoria?

That's El Athens Grill. It's pretty good. Besides the window, there is also a restaurant with tables and a bar inside. I usually get the Huaraches, usually Al Pastor. It's a particularly good value. It's $6 and I have trouble finishing. If you want to sample the various meats typical of taquerias, get the tacos so you can try multiple kinds.

Oct 20, 2009
braisen in Outer Boroughs

Donovan's Burgers Maddeningly Inconsistent

Re: the soggy bun.

There are 2 things you can do to minimize this. First, ask for mayo on the bottom between the burger and the bun. Because mayo is an oily emulsion it will provide a bit of a barrier between the juices from the burger and the bun.

The second thing you can do is allow the burger to rest before you bite into it. Start by eating some of those fries and after a few minutes or so start the burger. By letting the burger rest it will retain more of its juices and spill out less onto your bun.

Oct 19, 2009
braisen in Outer Boroughs