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The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2015 - April to June

I need to purchase 150 burgers and am wondering what they have. Do their frozen raw burgers have shrinkage when they cook?
Anyone know what different kinds they have and cost? I am a member but not in a town with a Costco, so I'd be making a trip out.

Where to get green gel for cake writing

Fair enough question...when we were growing up, in our community all bakeries used that gel...we need a birthday cake....the ones with the almonds around the outside, gel writing and now I have to find someone who'll make me the chocolate and vanilla authentic Italian custard. Plus, need to find out what that reddish booze mixture they put on the sponge part of the cake was. I just looked for a pic online that had the gel. It's actually for a 75th birthday party.

May 18, 2015
itryalot in General Topics

Where to get green gel for cake writing

I am throwing a vintage Italian themed birthday party. I want to write on a cake using that gel that was so popular in the 50s to 80s....like the name on the photo uploaded.

May 17, 2015
itryalot in General Topics

Specific needs for a Michigan rec

On the St. Clair river or Lake Huron with food/drinks. Casual, music at night...hopping.
Looking at lunakai bar in Harrison township but all photos and reviews look old. Is it lively and fun....40 year olds.

May 14, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Michigan meat..where to buy farm direct?

I'm going to head to Eastern Market this month....was at Costco last week and needed some meat but just couldn't buy it even though it is tasty. I'm hoping to have better luck at EM.

May 11, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Late arrival FLL- re for take out/fast food

Maybe I need to not be picky...not only Cuban. There will be four people in the car, so the drive will be the only one for whom eating will be tricky!

Late arrival FLL- re for take out/fast food

We'll be arriving 930 ish on A Fri night and will meet pole to travel to Naples area. Is there any good cuban sandwiches or other non greasy food we can enjoy while driving?

Best authentic Italian gelato

Denser due to much slower churning.
Less fat, milk not cream. Less yolks too , if any.
Served at a warmer temp. If ice cream was served at this temp it would be soupy.
Of course natural ingredients and not colorings.

On the waterfront dining rec needed - Detroit to Pt Huron

We ended up choosing our default - Rivercrab. However, we're always looking for new places especially as the weather improves, so thank you!

Apr 20, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Looking to buy chorizo and spanish sausage for paella

Last time I purchased La Bomba rice was at Rube's Rice in STLM. I'm not sure of the price.
My parents gave me a few bags when they were in a Spanish purveyor's in Montreal along with the proper pan. I have also purchased from amazon.

Looking to buy chorizo and spanish sausage for paella

I saw this post from 2007 and asked again because the only last year post was related to dried chorizo and the one post was related to Ottawa.

Looking to buy bulk mini cupcakes in vaughan or woodbridge

I'm looking to purchase 80-100 mini cupcakes (2 or 3 flavors) for a kids party. Costco regular size look pretty inexpensive, does any baker in the noted area have them reasonable and good (or grocer)?

Looking to buy chorizo and spanish sausage for paella

In the gta area, preferably Vaughan way. I'd like it raw so I can freeze it and cook it when I want.

Take out

Oops...sorry. We'll be on the beach in FL.

Take out

Some great wood fired pizza and some large salads would be great too.

Best authentic Italian gelato

In Fort Lauderdale (FL Beach). Will have car.

Take out

If we can get a room with a corner balcony and ocean view, we wouldn't mind getting some take out and enjoying it on our balcony (BYOB) or on the beach.
Can be anything from good Mexican/Spanish to chucked oysters, etc. We'll have a car so that won't matter...

What dining gift cards at Costco in Ft Lauderdale

Thanks; I'm hoping someone will chime in from the FL area. I'm in the Midwest and we've got nothing other than Ruth Christie's.

What dining gift cards at Costco in Ft Lauderdale

Sometimes when we go on a trip, the local Costcos have deals on restaurant gift cards. Any for Fort Lauderdale area?

Ft Lauderdale recs needed

1. Early (6am ish) morning breakfast, simple and fresh.
2. Foodie late night happy hours.
3. Dining on the water - thinking of Blue Moon.
4. Is there a good AYCE seafood? Price is not an issue if quality if great.

We'll be in Ft. Lauderdale Beach area but will have car or could take water taxi.

2 recs needed for Estero area

Will only be in town for one day and need to make it count!
1. Early am breakfast in Estero (cheap and cheerful - not donuts).
2. Early supper before shopping at Miromar...not a chain, seafood (preferred), Peruvian or Mexican. Quality of food, we don't need atmosphere as we're on the run. Are there happy hours anywhere.

Apr 11, 2015
itryalot in Florida

Toronto Life Best Restaurants Event - what is this?

Darn it; I just checked it before I posted yesterday and there were still tickets. I shouldn't have waited. I can't wait to hear from others how it was.

Toronto Life Best Restaurants Event - what is this?

Any idea about this:
How formal?
Sit down or stroll and nosh?
Worth the $75?
Anyone know what they'll be serving?

Dinner Rec in TO or Vaughan/Woodbridge

Will be up north for a meeting this Thursday but will have a car and don't mind driving into the city for a good meal. Dare I got to Buca again!!! Other options include Mata Bar, Bar Isabel or Copa by the Sea (if not too salty); we might also revert to Terroni. Would be interested in an authentic Brasserie (great steak frites) or a Tapas Bar (like in Barcelona)....

Dinner for two of us...8:30/9ish. We don't want shishi quiet, pretentious and fancy. We love good vibe, loud or not...don't want to rub elbows with other diners.
For Vaughan or Woodbridge recs, wood fired pizza or similar types of restos we're looking at downtown. Don't want Italian "full meal"...we get that many places.

Dearborn recs

Needed for casual/diner/bakery:
With children, so nothing overly ethnic.
Not greasy (were hoping no burgers).
We can do Panera or similar type of chain if necessary, but was hoping for non-chain.
If there is a good chain restaurant, please let me know...

Mar 21, 2015
itryalot in Great Lakes

Tilapia (farm raised)

Really? Radiation? From where? There goes that fish too...researching my food is becoming a full time job!

Mar 17, 2015
itryalot in General Topics

Tilapia (farm raised)

We have those and they are great. I am looking for something to replace tilapia in my piccata and blackened fish taco recipes.

Mar 17, 2015
itryalot in General Topics

Tilapia (farm raised)

I used to love eating farm raised tilapia - blackened with salsa, grilled, breaded...

I like the texture and mild flavor.

I stopped two years ago when everyone around me told me how bad it was for me....
Is it? What is a similar type of fish that I might like?

Mar 16, 2015
itryalot in General Topics

Tybee Island

Best bet for breakfast and supper...sunset?
Food is priority...seafood particularly.

Mar 16, 2015
itryalot in Southeast

Savannah three day getaway recs needed for first weekend in June

I see a lot of seafood places on Tybee Island...

Mar 16, 2015
itryalot in Southeast