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post #10531 of 11477
Trader Joe's does have a good dried fruits and nuts section.
post #10532 of 11477
sweet. time for that monthly TJs discussion.
post #10533 of 11477
Going to try to get a bike ride in before the thunderstorms tonight...
post #10534 of 11477
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I have a Trader joes about 5 blocks away. Their salted pistachios are pretty damm good. I do 90% of my shopping across the street from them at key Food.

 

 In the 70s Key Foods were dumps.  Or at least the one on Queens Blvd. in Briarwood was.  Have they improved?

post #10535 of 11477
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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

 In the 70s Key Foods were dumps.  Or at least the one on Queens Blvd. in Briarwood was.  Have they improved?

It's 2015.
Yes.
post #10536 of 11477
Most grocers, particularly the chains, were dumps in the 70s.
post #10537 of 11477

Never been to the new Yankee Stadium and want to take a visiting kid to an afternoon game in a few weeks - just buy from yankees website?

 

lefty

post #10538 of 11477
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Never been to the new Yankee Stadium and want to take a visiting kid to an afternoon game in a few weeks - just buy from yankees website?

lefty

Yes. Or stubhub.
post #10539 of 11477

Thanks.

 

lefty

post #10540 of 11477
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Trader Joe's blows unless you eat warm up TV dinner type food.

I agree they semi-specialize in this but some stuff is quite handy or at least around me. They seem to cater to the single person or couple so portions tend to be correct for us. They have some of the better pre-packaged charcuterie, fresh banquettes from a local bakery, some cheeses (not all!) are good, reasonably priced, and packaged into the right size portions, some nice frozen fish, I like their olive oil and they have well priced daily drinking wine.

My big bitch about them is all the rows are purpose built to cause traffic jams. Given the profile customer here is special flower (parking lot has more Mini Coopers than a dealership) it leads to a frustrating shopping experience every time.
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post #10542 of 11477
the popularity of Shake Shack's chicken sandwich only highlights the troubling dearth of good chicken sandwiches in NYC.

even more troubling, IMO, is the lack of good fish sandwiches. You can get a burger at 10,000 places on any given block, but I have never found a great fish sandwich.
post #10543 of 11477
Does a great fish sandwich even exist? The catfish sandwich at Nam Pang is ok but I prefer their salads or rice bowls.

I can't even think of an example of a great fish sandwich.
post #10544 of 11477
it does exist, and it's simple. Beer battered haddock on a soft (and long) roll with some lettuce and tartar sauce. Simple and cheap. There's actually a fish market not far from me in W'Burg that seems to serve up a lot of fried fish, I'll see if they have anything.

I like Num Pang, but don't see it as a usual fish sandwich. And I'd just get their coconut tiger shrimp anyways.
post #10545 of 11477
Who's chicken sandwich do you like?
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