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I thought every supermarket that had a guy behind a meat counter would fill just about any meat request you would make of them (given the limit of their equipment). I have no idea if Walmart, Sam's club, Costco... will also do that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

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I thought every supermarket that had a guy behind a meat counter would fill just about any meat request you would make of them (given the limit of their equipment). I have no idea if Walmart, Sam's club, Costco... will also do that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

W*****t doesn't sell meat. They sell water with some sort of meat flavoring.

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I thought every supermarket that had a guy behind a meat counter would fill just about any meat request you would make of them (given the limit of their equipment). I have no idea if Walmart, Sam's club, Costco... will also do that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

Some will, some won't, some I wouldn't want them to. I don't know of any other supermarkets running smokers all the time. The day before Thanksgiving they'll smoke me an organic turkey breast. Or they'll smoke a Prime Rib. They'll smoke keibasa. I've had them smoke me 5#s of chicken wings.

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Whole foods is the only chain I'm aware of that custom smokes meat and fish. I'm my area there are two primary retail supermarkets. Both will cut or grind meat or fish to customer specifications.

 

From a bit of Internet search it appears that both Sam's & Costco have limited customization and Walmart is all packaged only meat.

 

Walmarts meat does suck. But there are some prepackaged meats at specialty markets in my area that are very high end.

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Whole foods is the only chain I'm aware of that custom smokes meat and fish. I'm my area there are two primary retail supermarkets. Both will cut or grind meat or fish to customer specifications.

 

 

I hardly ever buy fish at Whole Foods. Santa Monica Seafood is just too close and too much better.

 

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Today's recap (so far):

 

I usually have a breakfast sandwich at the Airspace Lounge, but they switched from croissants to English muffins. No thanks.

 

So I ordered a meat and cheese plate to go. I didn't eat the meat and cheese; it's still in my bag.

 

My upgrade from SAN-DFW didn't go through, so I choked down one of AA's breakfast sandwiches back in row 9.

 

I got to Dallas, and as usual there wasn't enough time for train rides to/from Terminal D. So no Centurion Lounge. I walked over to the Admirals Club near my gate in Terminal A but it's closed for renovations until early next year.

 

I grabbed a to-go sandwich from CPK and choked that down at the gate.

 

My DFW-MIA segment didn't get upgraded either. We took off a bit ago, and I just selected the snack box as my consolation prize and shoved it in my bag.

 

TAD is arriving at MIA from MUD at about the same time I am, and I guarantee he'll smell these leftover travel snacks in my bag... and they won't survive the trip from the airport to our Airbnb.

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TAD is arriving at MIA from MUD at about the same time I am, and I guarantee he'll smell these leftover travel snacks in my bag... and they won't survive the trip from the airport to our Airbnb.

This the AirBnB that was supposed to be in Key West?

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TAD is arriving at MIA from MUD at about the same time I am, and I guarantee he'll smell these leftover travel snacks in my bag... and they won't survive the trip from the airport to our Airbnb.

This the AirBnB that was supposed to be in Key West?

 

 

Homestead first for an Everglades visit. Off the the Keys on Friday.

 

The ball stickage is real.

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Whole foods is the only chain I'm aware of that custom smokes meat and fish. I'm my area there are two primary retail supermarkets. Both will cut or grind meat or fish to customer specifications.

 

 

I hardly ever buy fish at Whole Foods. Santa Monica Seafood is just too close and too much better.

 

 

 

 

Agree 100% on SMS. Although I did find out that our local Albertsons sources all their seafood from SMS, and sell it for 50% less. They even sell the sauces.

 

I would say it is probably likely that SMS keeps the best stuff for them and sends the lower quality to Albertsons.

 

More importantly, is that Mrs. Konrad?

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TAD is arriving at MIA from MUD at about the same time I am, and I guarantee he'll smell these leftover travel snacks in my bag... and they won't survive the trip from the airport to our Airbnb.

This the AirBnB that was supposed to be in Key West?

 

 

Homestead first for an Everglades visit. Off the the Keys on Friday.

 

The ball stickage is real.

 

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Whole foods is the only chain I'm aware of that custom smokes meat and fish. I'm my area there are two primary retail supermarkets. Both will cut or grind meat or fish to customer specifications.

 

 

I hardly ever buy fish at Whole Foods. Santa Monica Seafood is just too close and too much better.

 

 

 

 

Agree 100% on SMS. Although I did find out that our local Albertsons sources all their seafood from SMS, and sell it for 50% less. They even sell the sauces.

 

I would say it is probably likely that SMS keeps the best stuff for them and sends the lower quality to Albertsons.

 

More importantly, is that Mrs. Konrad?

 

 

That's just some chick I met at Javiers.

 

I know SMS supplies to restaurants and groceries. They supply to the Pavilions by my house (which makes sense since Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions are all the same parent company) It doesn't even compare usually. I don't know if it is the grade that the grocery buyers get, how its handled, its age or what. (Maybe all of the above).

 

I don't cook fish at home a lot, so I'm not too concerned on the higher price and better selection when I do. For instance, I've never seen Ling Cod in Pavilions. Or Opakapaka.

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Whole foods is the only chain I'm aware of that custom smokes meat and fish. I'm my area there are two primary retail supermarkets. Both will cut or grind meat or fish to customer specifications.

 

 

I hardly ever buy fish at Whole Foods. Santa Monica Seafood is just too close and too much better.

 

 

 

 

Agree 100% on SMS. Although I did find out that our local Albertsons sources all their seafood from SMS, and sell it for 50% less. They even sell the sauces.

 

I would say it is probably likely that SMS keeps the best stuff for them and sends the lower quality to Albertsons.

 

More importantly, is that Mrs. Konrad?

 

 

That's just some chick I met at Javiers.

 

I know SMS supplies to restaurants and groceries. They supply to the Pavilions by my house (which makes sense since Albertsons/Vons/Pavilions are all the same parent company) It doesn't even compare usually. I don't know if it is the grade that the grocery buyers get, how its handled, its age or what. (Maybe all of the above).

 

I don't cook fish at home a lot, so I'm not too concerned on the higher price and better selection when I do. For instance, I've never seen Ling Cod in Pavilions. Or Opakapaka.

 

 

 

That's funny. I was at HH with a friend last night and she was mentioning Javier's (in crystal cove) was quite the meat market. I would go, but the whole being married thing kinda ruins that.

 

I am sure the seafood being sent to the grocery stores is lower quality. If I am in a pinch and don't want to drive to SMS I will buy fish at Sprouts (which is better than Albertsons IMO), but neither is close to SMS.

 

If you want meat, right down the street on Newport blvd. is the Butchery. Some of the best meat I have ever had outside a restaurant.

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That's funny. I was at HH with a friend last night and she was mentioning Javier's (in crystal cove) was quite the meat market. I would go, but the whole being married thing kinda ruins that.

 

I am sure the seafood being sent to the grocery stores is lower quality. If I am in a pinch and don't want to drive to SMS I will buy fish at Sprouts (which is better than Albertsons IMO), but neither is close to SMS.

 

If you want meat, right down the street on Newport blvd. is the Butchery. Some of the best meat I have ever had outside a restaurant.

There's also a Butchery in Crystal Cove. And Bear Flag Fish. And Marche (although that menu doesn't float my boat).

 

Javiers is always full of talent. As is Banderas and Gulfstream. As is the rest of this area :D

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Last night on the way home from the airport I stopped at McDonalds to get a QP with Cheese.

 

To my surprise and delight, the second one was free. In about an hour I will let you know how it tastes reheated.

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Last night on the way home from the airport I stopped at McDonalds to get a QP with Cheese.

 

To my surprise and delight, the second one was free. In about an hour I will let you know how it tastes reheated.

 

Tonight's was better than last night's.

 

I heated the patty by itself first, then reassembled it back into a sandwich, and then did a final run with the whole thing in the microwave.

 

At first I wasn't so pleased, but after it cooled for about 30 seconds it was pretty tasty.

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Last night on the way home from the airport I stopped at McDonalds to get a QP with Cheese.

I cannot remember the last time I had McD's in the US. Or Burger King.

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Last night on the way home from the airport I stopped at McDonalds to get a QP with Cheese.

I cannot remember the last time I had McD's in the US. Or Burger King.

 

 

 

I have had McD exactly twice in the last 3 years (since I started eating healthier), and haven't had BK at all. If I am going to eat like shizz on a fast food burger, I am getting In-N-Out

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Last night on the way home from the airport I stopped at McDonalds to get a QP with Cheese.

I cannot remember the last time I had McD's in the US. Or Burger King.

 

 

I have had McD exactly twice in the last 3 years (since I started eating healthier), and haven't had BK at all. If I am going to eat like shizz on a fast food burger, I am getting In-N-Out

 

Each In-N-Out location is a collection of sixty people who cannot make me the only sandwich on the menu in under ten minutes from one of the 400 paper-thin patties that were already cooking when I arrived.

 

McDs doesn't sell food, they sell convenience, which is exactly what I was buying.

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Each In-N-Out location is a collection of sixty people who cannot make me the only sandwich on the menu in under ten minutes from one of the 400 paper-thin patties that were already cooking when I arrived.

But check out those nifty T-shirts they sell!

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In and Out is good but generally a &hit show. If I go for fast food its Carl's or Del Taco. Or Chipotle if that's considered fast food.

 

CV is in San Diego which is filled with awesome fast food Mexican spots

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In and Out is good but generally a &hit show. If I go for fast food its Carl's or Del Taco. Or Chipotle if that's considered fast food.

 

CV is in San Diego which is filled with awesome fast food Mexican spots

And taco trucks.

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In and Out is good but generally a &hit show. If I go for fast food its Carl's or Del Taco. Or Chipotle if that's considered fast food.

 

CV is in San Diego which is filled with awesome fast food Mexican spots

 

My favorite Mexican place closed in July. RIP Don Felix Cafe in San Ysidro. It was a hell of a drive, but always worth it...

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I have been in CA for 3+ years and have not gone to Del Taco. I dont see that changing anytime soon.

 

I consider InO the best of bad options.

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