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Costco or BJ's membership?

My son just filled a prescription at Costco that wasn't covered by his insurance. They got it down to $12 - Walgreens had charged him $150. More than paid for his membership and worth driving out of his way!

1 day ago
FoodDee in Chains

Costco cash back reward with an expired membership card.

The Costco site states the following:
A member must be an active, paid Executive Member when the Reward is earned and issued to receive the Reward. The period of calculation runs through the date approximately 3 months prior to the member's renewal date. Executive Members who downgrade to Gold Star or Business status or cancel their membership at renewal and receive a refund of their membership fee may not receive a Reward based on purchases during approximately the last 3 months of their last full year of Executive Membership.

1 day ago
FoodDee in Chains

Costco cash back reward with an expired membership card.

Not sure what you mean by a coupon - I've always gone to the membership desk and gotten cash for it.

Jan 25, 2015
FoodDee in Chains
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Late Report on PDX Trip over New Year's Eve Week

We've been for lunch at Pok Pok around 1:30 midweek and walked right in - not sure if you can count on that though.

Seattle-Portland lunch recs

My son-in-law recently flew the Burbank Portland route. While the times are limited he did have a flight arriving at PDX at about 11:30 am. Glancing at Alaska's nonstop fares in March, it appears that the price difference roundtrip between Burbank - PDX and Burbank - SEA is about $40.

Jan 22, 2015
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Best current foie gras dishes?

Looks like you may be able to get it in California after all:

http://sf.eater.com/2015/1/7/7510059/...

Jan 07, 2015
FoodDee in Metro Portland

Best current foie gras dishes?

Unfortunately, I think Levant's seared foie was only during the holidays, though since the menu is updated regularly checking is a good idea.

Jan 06, 2015
FoodDee in Metro Portland
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Ringside Steak House on Burnside, Portland?

The website shows HH starting at 9:30 and a real bargain, everything is under $5 - alas, I didn't see the onion rings on the HH menu.

Jan 05, 2015
FoodDee in Metro Portland

Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle, thoughts?

I tend to prefer the ones that are different - Mkt, Red Cow, anchovies & Olives. Do like the fancy menu at Staple & Fancy. Have only been to one of the neighborhood Italians, but don't find that I'm willing to drive from the Eastside for them. Would choose something like Spinasse instead.

Dec 29, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Higher-end Seattle restaurant with good wine list and service

Interesting about Staple & Fancy - we usually go with a party of 4 and find the portions too big to finish. Maybe they don't upsize enough for larger groups.

Dec 11, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Costco party fare?

In the fresh deli and veggie section, if you want to do almost no prep, you can buy ready made guacamole and salsa to go with the chips. Also to go with crackers there are several prepared dips/spreads. They usually have ready made veggie trays. There are also trays with pinwheel sandwiches.

Dec 11, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Raw bar and Dungeness crab eastside: Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Woodinville

A couple other places that have oysters for HH are Anchovies & Olives (oysters of the day $1.00) and Blueacre ( I think theirs are also $1.00 but their website is not current).

Dec 04, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Raw bar and Dungeness crab eastside: Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Woodinville

I was also disappointed in Matt's but didn't try the raw oysters. Felt the same about Beach House. Even though I live on the Eastside I need to agree with GreenYoshi and suggest a trip into Seattle.

Dec 02, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Went to Wingdome today - really disappointed. I actually thought the Tyson frozen ones I've bought were better.

Nov 06, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

I think the clusters were in a container with the packaged candies not in the bakery with the made in house stuff --- but haven't seen them. They were really good.

Nov 03, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Best Seasonal/Holiday Trader Joe's Items.... for 2014

I'd consider Pipelchuma (which I had to look up) and Zhoug to be Middle Eastern.

Jason Franey to Leave Canlis as Owners Launch National Chef Search

and here is where he is going: http://www.eater.com/2014/10/30/71322...

Oct 30, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Jason Franey to Leave Canlis as Owners Launch National Chef Search

I saw something about California.

Oct 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Staple & Fancy

The Fancy menu is a must to really get a sense of Staple and Fancy. Going with a group of 4 seems to be best to really get a good sampling . There are about 7 starters, 2 pastas, 2 entrees and 2 desserts. We've been many times and it is always different. They readily deal with dietary issues. Not sure I would call it mind blowing but find it to be consistently enjoyable.

One Day in Seattle - the best of the best?

2)Taylor's shellfish also has locations on Capitol Hill and in Pioneer Square. Other shellfish can be found just wandering through the Market.
1) Cafe Campagne in the Market is known for their brunches - don't know about mimosas.
3) Tasting menus aren't really big in Seattle and can't think of one offhand in the Market area- usually you can put your own together with small plates.

Oct 16, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Not many gripes about Costco . Is it worth it for one ?

My membership at Sams had expired and they refused to let me purchase at the 5% markup. They said they weren't sure where you could get a "day pass" to shop there.

Oct 11, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Declining quality at Costco?

Lasting 7-9 days sounds pretty good to me.

Oct 07, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Not many gripes about Costco . Is it worth it for one ?

You need a membership card to shop there. It has your picture on it - the membership rules say the card must have your picture on it to be valid.

Oct 05, 2014
FoodDee in Chains
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Trader Joes OR Costco finger foods

There will be much more of the Hors d'oeuvres type dishes at Costco as the holidays get closer.

Oct 03, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Will definitely keep checking - thanks!

Sep 29, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

I've never seen it in the Seattle area either :-(

Sep 29, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Apparently the entire grading system is changing this year
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolms...

Sep 22, 2014
FoodDee in Chains

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

I really think fldhkybriva meant for you to saute the mushrooms to serve with the steak. Glad you enjoyed the trout but that sounds weird.

Aragona

Not sure if they are running the regular menu or just the Prix fixe at this point. Personally, I found the bar menu more interesting than the one in the dining room and plan to get back there for that before the change over. Also not sure what is happening with the desserts and breads now since their Pastry Chef is gone.

Aug 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle

Seattle Spanish Staying Power?

Aragona is doing Spanish through 9/6 though I think only prix fixe in the dining room.

Aug 28, 2014
FoodDee in Greater Seattle