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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - October to December

Etobicoke also had Stirling unsalted yesterday for $3.59/lb

All things eggnog

The Costco Eggnog is Natrel, and it is indeed very good...

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Hmmm, I've never been to George :)

Downtown lunch suggestions?

There will be 7 of us.

I haven't been to the Gabardine or Richmond Station yet, I'll check out the menus, thank you.

I'll also check out the menus at Boulud & the new Buca.

We went to the Chase for a lunch last year, it was ok.

Haven't been to America but I think I'm hesitating because it's now another O&B, and the name is stupid :).

Thanks all for your suggestions, greatly appreciated, more welcome!

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Thank you, but we went to Daisho 2 years ago, was hoping for something different.

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Thank you, I'm afraid I'll kiss the cut off for Patria, as it has to be Dec 22.

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Looking for a restaurant for a holiday lunch. Price really isn't an issue, just looking for good food. Previous lunches have been at: Buca, Daisho, Harbour 60.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any and all!

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

For the most part the only card I use is AMEX, with a low limit Visa for emergencies. Don't want to get another cc, so I guess I'll have to use cash or debit..Not entirely a bad thing, just inconvenient..

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I'm so unhappy about this - AMEX is my primary card, I don't have or want a MC.

Although on the other hand, maybe I'll spend less there going forward as a result..

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - July to September

I think I saw it at the Queensway store on Saturday...

Zucchini blossoms (squash blossoms) in GTA

I saw them at St. Lawrence Market (north) on the weekend. One of the outdoor stalls.

Giant Hersheys Kiss?

Does anyone know where I can find one of these, ideally in Downtown Toronto?

Trip to Niagara Falls/Buffalo N.Y. what grocery items would you bring back?

I second the cookie butter - buy more than one jar...

Le Creuset at Home Sense & Winners

Have you tried where you made your purchase? I had a kettle purchased at Williams Sonoma that they exchanged for me in store when it chipped - this was over a year after the original purchase.

best coffee and/or best pastry within a 10 minute walk of Union Station?

I think Petit Thuet at Yonge & King is closed..

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

At Queensway on Saturday, the Burrata is gone, but it has been replaced with mozzarella di bufala (can't remember the brand). $6.99

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Calvin Klein Jeggings have been in store for the last few weeks - colours have been depleted, but they were still there a week or so ago (Queensway)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

It was the bag - I didn't see any cans

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

The lobster was still $14.99 at Etobicoke on Saturday

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

Sobey's has it for $4.99 this week. Loblaws Queens Quay didn't get their shipment in (this was Saturday)

The Costco Thread (Ontario - 2014 - part 1)

I tried the chips in my baking last Christmas - I found they were a little on the (too) sweet side - for comparison I usually use the PC Decadent chips.

Rol San Menu?

Does anyone by chance have a scan of the Rol San menu? Would like to place a lunch order for pick up, but there isn't one online..

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

Best Caribbean food?

A Jamaican curry is different from a Trinidadian curry is different from a Guyanese curry. The ingredients might be the same or similar, but the preparation is different and fairly specific to the location.

To say that the food is less diverse (justxpete) does a disservice to the many cultures that are represented in the Caribbean.

Best Caribbean food?

kind of a nitpick - The Caribbean is comprised of lots of different types of cooking - most prevalent here (GTA) would be Jamaican, Trinidadian & Guyanese. While Guyanese and Trinidadian are most similar due to the ethnic make up of the populations, they are not the same as Jamaican or any other food in the region. "Caribbean" food really isn't interchangeable...

End of rant :o)

Lunch downtown

Thanks - my short list was George, Oro, Buca and I went with Buca.

Lunch downtown

If you could have lunch anywhere downtown during the week, and price was no object, where would you go?

multiclad cookware separates

This time of year Williams Sonoma offers some pretty decent deals on All Clad & Calphalon. Also check out their clearance tables, as there are often some nice pieces available.

The Costco Thread - new products, old favourites, interesting items

If you're paying with AMEX (only cc they accept) the name has to match your membership card. If your guest is not a member, they will not allow them to pay with their debit card - they will subtotal your guest's order, but the member has to pay whether credit or debit.

The Rob Ford Food Specials

Craft Dog has a crack dog in his honour..

Fresh pumpkin purée?

ED Smith is available at both Metro & Loblaws. On sale it's either $3.99 or $3.49/tin. I've used it for pumpkin pies and i've been told it's quite good (I've baked for others, pumpkin is a vegetable, not meant for dessert! :o) )

I imagine it's available at all other grocery stores in the GTA as well. Make sure to check the can - they have both pie filling and pure pumpkin.