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Old 07-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #241
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SO had the Sauvignon Blanc tonight and said it was OK. It tasted like a house wine at a casual restaurant. I asked her if she'd make it her new standard wine and she wasn't sure yet.
SO Tried the Chardonnay and liked it. Now she's trying the Pinot Grigio.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #242
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I used to buy flatiron steaks from TJ's but their's were always marinated. Then I started seeing them at our local grocery chain, plain, and stated getting those instead, as I prefer to season them myself. I was never too crazy about TJ's marinated meats, and that included tri-tips. They never sold them plain, non-marinated.
We were back at TJs today and I saw the tri-tip in plain and marinated versions.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #243
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SO Tried the Chardonnay and liked it. Now she's trying the Pinot Grigio.
I tried the Two Buck Chuck sauvignon blanc last night and it was really good! I've decided to revise my "chardonnay only" policy and add some SV to my new wine diet.

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We were back at TJs today and I saw the tri-tip in plain and marinated versions.
I had a TJ's cryo-vac rib eye steak tonight and it was really good, and a good price. I recall it was about $7-8/pound...

How do the English resolve price per pound? As pounds per pound? Would that be a unit-less number, like a ratio? Give us 7 pounds of your silver and we'll give you 1 pound of steak? Price: 7:1 ??? (7 pounds/pound?)
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #244
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Our favorite new recent wine discovery from TJ's is Coco Bon...$6.99.
And we still buy their $1.99 Two Buck Chucks.....always a good deal.

And Andy you're right about the non-marinated tri tips. I guess I really never paid attention to them because they were always priced much higher than the local grocers.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #245
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...And Andy you're right about the non-marinated tri tips. I guess I really never paid attention to them because they were always priced much higher than the local grocers.

What's a normal, non-sale price for tri-tip around your area?
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What's a normal, non-sale price for tri-tip around your area?
They average between $3.99-$4.99 untrimmed, and trimmed ones (no fat cap) average about a buck or so higher.
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BTW I had a TJ's cryo-vac* packed rib eye steak tonight, $7.49/lb., was very good. I like that the steaks are not cut huge (in my case 0.75 lb).

*fresh - not sure if the term implies frozen, it was an evacuated shrinked package.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:36 PM   #248
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They average between $3.99-$4.99 untrimmed, and trimmed ones (no fat cap) average about a buck or so higher.
Thanks, that makes the TJs price less out of line considering I have never seen this cut here before.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #249
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TJ's Esspresso Ice Cream!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #250
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I'm THRILLED that Staten Island finally has a TJ's. I'm in there almost once a week. My staples are:

Sugar Snap Peas (produce section, love to snack on them straight from the bag)
Country Potatoes with Haricot Verts and Mushrooms is an excellent side dish
Frozen Rice Medley (Brown Rice, Red Rice, Black Barley) 3 portions in microwave bags
Frozen Sliced Leeks (awesome throw in for soups, no cleaning needed!)
Frozen Haricot Verts
Thai Shrimp Gyoza
Cottage Cheese
Organic Coconut Oil
Kalamata Olive Hummus
Turkey Burgers
Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
Steel Cut Oats (frozen portions easy to pop in the microwave)
Multi Grain Sandwich Thins (as buns for the burgers)
Pineapple Juice (cardboard carton in the refrigerated section)
Triple Berry O's cereal
The most amazing dessert I've ever had: Macaron aux Framboises, if you have not had it you MUST try it! very light fluffly layers of cake, with layers of light cream and whole raspberries. Topped with a light dusting of toasted coconut. It's frozen and you just take it out and let it defrost about 45 minutes. Its a small cake, perfect for 2 or even 3, if you put it on a plate with some raspberry sauce, ( or warm raspberry preserves) drizzled on, you would think you were just served from a ridiculously high end restaurant. Its not heavy and not sickly sweet, its a perfect meal ending.
Cranberry Walnut Tart and Raspberry Tart are both great, they have the richest, most buttery shortbread crust, which pairs with the tartness of the cranberry or raspberry perfectly.
In the fall/winter I practically live on the Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains for lunch. It comes in a plastic container in the produce section where they have the sushi. The tomato soup they have in that same section which also comes in a plastic container is just as good, the exact name escapes me.
I know there's more that I usually get, and have as favorites but this is all I can think of right now lol.
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