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post #121 of 172
when i lived in texas, the decision to go wet or dry (sell alcohol at all) was made on a precinct-by-precinct basis. where i lived, the only wet precinct within 150 miles was a tract of farmland owned by former Detroit Lion quarterback (and legendary drinker) bobby layne. it was cheek-by-jowl liquor stores.
post #122 of 172
TJ Boeuf Bourguignon
post #123 of 172
TJ Carrot-Cake Cookies.

I'm ok with being a fatty with one of those suckers in my hand.
post #124 of 172
They have this chocolate covered fruit (apricots, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries) that is absolutely ridiculous. I bought a little container of it and nearly ate all of it in one sitting. Then I looked at the nutrition label and wanted to go throw it up.

I want some more so badly but it's so ridiculously good that I don't think I could practice any sort of moderation with it.
post #125 of 172
Orange Chicken
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wasabi almonds
post #127 of 172
their chicken broth is quite good ... the one called "free-range" not the "organic".
post #128 of 172
These cookies look like ass in this photo (not mine), but they're really delicious. I think they're called Lacey cookies or something like that. http://www.flickr.com/photos/w_yvr/3683168681/ Also, I have no idea about relative quality, but TJs has cheap dried herbs and spices, including saffron.
post #129 of 172
I'm told we don't care for it in this household. But that's okay, it's no longer convenient.
post #130 of 172
The Roquefort cheese is pretty close to the French version at a good price. I also love the mushroom/truffle flatbread.
post #131 of 172
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I think the store is a fad.

You mean like that rock n roll music the kids like to jitterbug to?

In addition to some of the items others have listed, I like their sweet & spicy pecans. I used to really like their pecan praline granola, but the last few times I bought it it tasted a bit stale. Don't know if anything has changed, or I had some bad luck, or my palate is just going.
post #132 of 172
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actually, about half the time my breakfast is tj graham crackers with almond butter and sliced bananas.

I'm probably not telling you anything you don't know, but if your breakfast tastes run that way, the pecan butter sold by one of the vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market is a great change of pace. With some honey or bananas on a substantial cracker or wheat toast, it's fantastic.
post #133 of 172
Bulleit. It's the cheapest you'll find it anywhere. Around xmas the Pfeffernüsse cookies are incredible. The garlic cheese sourdough bread was pretty decent but I haven't seen it the last couple of trips. I wish they'd bring by the ready-to-make meatball subs; you can just about make it yourself as they sell the ingredients separately (save for the roll), but the simplicity of it was perfect for taking to work or fixing up at home.
post #134 of 172
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post
I'm probably not telling you anything you don't know, but if your breakfast tastes run that way, the pecan butter sold by one of the vendors at the Hollywood Farmers Market is a great change of pace. With some honey or bananas on a substantial cracker or wheat toast, it's fantastic.

actually, i haven't been to the hwood market in maybe a year. we used to get nut butters from magees at the original farmers market. i'll have to give your guy a try.
post #135 of 172
I wish we had Trader Joe's here. We have Central Market but buying anything there is a splurge.
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