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#651 Barbara

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

No cilantro? A guacamole that I didn't make that I can eat? YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

 

(I remember, before the coming of the obsession with the evil weed that is cilantro, when I could eat guacamole in restaurants. I hope that someday, that will be true again.)

 

While I have no problem with cilantro at all, I have never put in my guac. Just wasn't traditional in El Paso/Juarez.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:08 PM

No cilantro? A guacamole that I didn't make that I can eat? YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!

 

(I remember, before the coming of the obsession with the evil weed that is cilantro, when I could eat guacamole in restaurants. I hope that someday, that will be true again.)

 

 I totally agree with saf. There was a time when cilantro was used as an ingredient. Now I feel like dishes should appear on the menu as; "Cilantro...with chicken". Cilantro overdose. 


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 06:10 PM

Apparently there has been a lease  signed for the rumored store in SE:  800 NJ Ave.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'm going to have to give a shout-out to the P Street store. My sister will be in town for a conference next month and staying at the Washington Hilton. Since it is just down the street from me, she wants to get together. OK.  I offered to cook and invited my brother and SIL. On the menu is rainbow trout stuffed with shrimp mousse (a Pierre Franey recipe that I once fed my late FIL who declared it the best fish he had ever eaten). I went the to AdMo Harris Teeter (which often has trout on special) to see if I could special order some to make sure it was available when I needed it. I got a weird sort of runaround having to do with "rain checks" and stuff. So, I took myself to the WF this afternoon and spoke with the seafood manager. We discussed things, he had me fill out a piece of paper describing exactly what I wanted and when, and will telephone me in advance about the whole deal.  We'll see, but I am certain I won't have to worry about this. I've got major cleaning to do because none of my family has been in this apartment since we moved into it. At least the food and wine (thanks to Ansonia!) is pretty much squared away.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

Woo hoo!  The Mayor just Tweeted that WF is coming to 6th and H NE.  I can't say I'll shop there all the time, but it will be so nice to have another option in the area.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

Really happy to have them come to H Street. 


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:01 PM

NY Strip-- $9.99/lb tomorrow!


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

NY Strip-- $9.99/lb tomorrow!

Just make sure that the store next door is well stocked. :D


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:30 PM

There's a nice little parody on Whole Foods in the 2013 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition - see if you find out which of the top-three finishers it is.

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

Australian grass-fed organic strip steaks-- $15.99/lb until 9/9! Available at all stores in the DC/MD/VA/PA area.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for reminding me, Al Dente. Yesterday I noticed that they had tri-tip roast at the Old Town store.  I should seek out the tri-tip thread and post there.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:16 PM

Grass-fed 85/15 ground beef on sale Friday $4.99/lb at all stores in the DC/MD/VA/PA area. That's $3/lb off.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:15 PM

Grass-fed 85/15 ground beef on sale Friday $4.99/lb at all stores in the DC/MD/VA/PA area. That's $3/lb off.

 

[FYI, I've asked Al Dente to nudge us whenever something like this comes up.

 

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Readers, please be on the lookout for what will hopefully be regular postings of Al Dente's Whole Foods special events and sales updates - we are pretty much Whole Foods' exact demographic, so this is much appreciated. :)


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:22 AM

Some good info on WFM pricing...


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:55 AM

This is very helpful - thanks!



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 11:00 AM

 

On this subject, I discovered quite a few years ago--to my surprise--that many mainstream organic packaged products are cheaper at Whole Foods than Giant.  On my shopping rounds, I usually hit Giant first and then head down the street to Whole Foods, and if I had something on my list (say, a particular tomato product) I saw at Giant, I'd buy it there.  Out of curiosity, I'd look at the same item at Whole Foods and...cheaper.  After it happened several times, I changed my shopping habits.  It's not necessarily true on every item, and prices fluctuate at either store, but that was an interesting lesson.







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