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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Trader Joe's moved to my neighborhood

    I decided to check them out this morning, hoping I'd missed the
    opening rush. It was still hopping and I didn't get to browse all
    that much. Came home with a container of lemon cookies and
    some bananas.

    I overheard some guy ask one of the people working there where
    he could find the scones. This poor teenager ... scones? (laugh)
    The customer said they were like cakes ... I didn't hear where the
    kid sent him but Good Luck in your search.

    nancy





  2. #2
    Don Martinich Guest

    Default Re: Trader Joe's moved to my neighborhood

    In article <4d8d0f21$0$25529$[email protected] >,
    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I decided to check them out this morning, hoping I'd missed the
    > opening rush. It was still hopping and I didn't get to browse all
    > that much. Came home with a container of lemon cookies and
    > some bananas.
    >
    > I overheard some guy ask one of the people working there where
    > he could find the scones. This poor teenager ... scones? (laugh)
    > The customer said they were like cakes ... I didn't hear where the
    > kid sent him but Good Luck in your search.
    >
    > nancy
    >
    >
    >


    I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    than other local prices.

    D.M.

  3. #3
    Steve Pope Guest

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    Don Martinich <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    >Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    >than other local prices.


    You may want to assess its quality. There are a lot of different
    grades of Reggiano. I have found the stuff sold at Andronicos
    is significantly better than what Country Cheese sells. Haven't
    tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.

    Steve

  4. #4
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Trader Joe's moved to my neighborhood

    On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:34:22 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    >You may want to assess its quality. There are a lot of different
    >grades of Reggiano. I have found the stuff sold at Andronicos
    >is significantly better than what Country Cheese sells. Haven't
    >tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.


    I got some at Berkeley Bowl when I was up there a few weeks ago. It
    seems pretty good, but I am willing to shop around the next time I
    get up to the bay area.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  5. #5
    Nancy Young Guest

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    Don Martinich wrote:\

    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I decided to check them out this morning, hoping I'd missed the
    >> opening rush. It was still hopping and I didn't get to browse all
    >> that much.


    > I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    > Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35%
    > cheaper than other local prices.


    Thanks for the heads up, I can use some of that.

    nancy

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    Kent Guest

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    "Steve Pope" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:imjcae$v48$[email protected]..
    > Don Martinich <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    >>Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    >>than other local prices.

    >
    > You may want to assess its quality. There are a lot of different
    > grades of Reggiano. I have found the stuff sold at Andronicos
    > is significantly better than what Country Cheese sells. Haven't
    > tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.
    >
    > Steve
    >
    >

    What's Country Cheese?




  7. #7
    Kent Guest

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    "Kent" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:imjm5l$hkv$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Steve Pope" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:imjcae$v48$[email protected]..
    >> Don Martinich <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    >>>Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    >>>than other local prices.

    >>
    >> You may want to assess its quality. There are a lot of different
    >> grades of Reggiano. I have found the stuff sold at Andronicos
    >> is significantly better than what Country Cheese sells. Haven't
    >> tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.
    >>
    >> Steve
    >>
    >>

    > What's Country Cheese?
    >
    >

    Never mind the question. I go to the Country Store all the time. I've
    always felt pretty good about the cheese quality there.

    The $12/lb Parmigiano Reggiano is a very good buy. We've had it. The Trader
    Joe's Parmigiano Reggiano I just bought is the 3 yr. aged Parmigiano
    Reggiano Stravecchio, and it was $16.95/lb. On Amazon just now it was
    $20/lb. Trader Jose has good prices in general on cheese.

    Kent








  8. #8
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Trader Joe's moved to my neighborhood

    Kent asked:

    >>> I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    >>> Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    >>> than other local prices.

    >>
    >> You may want to assess its quality. There are a lot of different
    >> grades of Reggiano. I have found the stuff sold at Andronicos
    >> is significantly better than what Country Cheese sells. Haven't
    >> tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.
    >>

    > What's Country Cheese?


    It was a cheese shop. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3OQECSDoQ

    Bob



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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Kent <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What's Country Cheese?


    It's that little store on the southeast corner of San Pablo and
    Addison in Berkeley. Some people call it "Coffee Cheese Market"
    but I think the actual name is Country Cheese.

    The pricing is pretty favorable for some things. For those within a mile
    or two it's a useful part of one's shopping circuit.

    Steve

  10. #10
    Andy Guest

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Steve wrote:

    >> What's Country Cheese?

    >
    > It's that little store on the southeast corner of San Pablo and
    > Addison in Berkeley. Some people call it "Coffee Cheese Market"
    > but I think the actual name is Country Cheese.


    According to the sign, it's Country Cheese Company.

    Bob



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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:30:50 -0700, Don Martinich <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I checked out TJ's the first week they opened in my town and they had
    > Parmigiano Reggiano on sale at $12 a pound which is about 30-35% cheaper
    > than other local prices.


    I was at Rainbow (local store) today and their Parm Reg was $13+. Not
    a big difference.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:34:22 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    (Steve Pope) wrote:

    > Haven't tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.


    Most people could tell a plain run of the mill domestic parmesan from
    Reggiano, but come on Steve. Not everyone can even tell authentic
    Parmigiano-Reggiano from Grana Padano. Given a plate of grated
    cheese, I think you'd have a hard time too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:22:28 -0700, "Kent" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > What's Country Cheese?
    >

    Probably a brand of domestic cheese.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 20:45:44 -0700, "Kent" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Trader Jose has good prices in general on cheese.


    They sure do! I have a TJ and Safeway one block away from each other
    and I used to just shudder at the cheese prices at Safeway knowing I
    could get way better cheese at TJ for less. Safeway has caught up
    with variety, quality and price.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:46:36 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Steve wrote:
    >
    > >> What's Country Cheese?

    > >
    > > It's that little store on the southeast corner of San Pablo and
    > > Addison in Berkeley. Some people call it "Coffee Cheese Market"
    > > but I think the actual name is Country Cheese.

    >
    > According to the sign, it's Country Cheese Company.
    >

    OMG we have that one in San Francisco too. Good store, too bad
    parking is the pits or I'd be there more often. That's the store
    where I bought the *aged* Gouda that my (then 8 YO) grandson fell in
    love with.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Giusi Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:34:22 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    > (Steve Pope) wrote:
    >
    >> Haven't tried the TJ's product; I assume it's low-end but maybe not.

    >
    > Most people could tell a plain run of the mill domestic parmesan from
    > Reggiano, but come on Steve. Not everyone can even tell authentic
    > Parmigiano-Reggiano from Grana Padano. Given a plate of grated
    > cheese, I think you'd have a hard time too.


    The problem might be more that grana padana is all over the map for taste.
    Because there is no strictness to the requirement in milk and a broad zone
    in which it is made, it can be as tasty as wax or fully as good as an 18
    month Parmigiano Reggiano. Pecorino is the same. It's made everywhere in
    tiny farm workrooms and in enormous factories. Good cheese comes from all
    types, and so does dire cheese. Aging, the type of rennet used, the time of
    year can all affect the cheese you buy.

    Parmigiano Reggiano is reliably what it is. From 12 months to 60 months you
    will get what you expect. If you learn to read the codes and can buy some
    made in May you will get more than you expect.

    There are people who spend their whole lives tasting and thinking about
    these things.



  18. #18
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    sf wrote:

    >>>> What's Country Cheese?
    >>>
    >>> It's that little store on the southeast corner of San Pablo and
    >>> Addison in Berkeley. Some people call it "Coffee Cheese Market"
    >>> but I think the actual name is Country Cheese.

    >>
    >> According to the sign, it's Country Cheese Company.
    >>

    > OMG we have that one in San Francisco too. Good store, too bad
    > parking is the pits or I'd be there more often. That's the store
    > where I bought the *aged* Gouda that my (then 8 YO) grandson fell in
    > love with.


    The one in SF got evicted from their building in January, and to my
    knowledge has not opened in a new location.

    Bob



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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 26 Mar 2011 04:22:31 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > The one in SF got evicted from their building in January, and to my
    > knowledge has not opened in a new location.


    You're kidding! They'd been in that location for decades. Too bad.
    My GS will not be happy about that.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[email protected] (Steve Pope) wrote:


    >> It's that little store on the southeast corner of San Pablo and
    >> Addison in Berkeley.


    >What a great part of town!
    >
    >Do forget to drop in!


    Homeboy thinks tourist-boy hasn't been to the neighborhood in 20
    years or so. It's now a designated "International Food Corridor".
    It's a happening part of town.

    Steve

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