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Title: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Kytt on 03 Jan 2008, 20:38
One of the gifts my loving sister was kind enough to give me, and I've just opened it up.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Tastes a little like dead parrot, though.

(http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6548/holyalezf9.jpg)
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: yelley on 03 Jan 2008, 20:50
....dead parrot?

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18531.0.html
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Tom on 03 Jan 2008, 21:21
[tipsy]This burger tastes like crap![/tipsy]

You've tasted crap have you. :-D
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 03 Jan 2008, 21:43
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/IMG_2558.jpg)

My mom bought me the beer, and my brother gave me the pint glass. Haven't opened it yet.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SeanBateman on 03 Jan 2008, 21:58
Weeee have a beeeeer thread allllreadddddyyy.

Also, that TJ's belgian is brewed by Unibroue, who kick the most ass, and is very good!
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Kytt on 03 Jan 2008, 22:13
Oops, sorry, didn't see either the haul thread nor the beer thread.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 00:49
I love Trader Joe's.

They make the best everything.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: yelley on 04 Jan 2008, 07:35
...but they were on the front page. likely in the top 15 or so threads...
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: jhocking on 04 Jan 2008, 07:46
I love Trader Joe's.

They make the best everything.
Maybe in California, but around here Whole Foods is far superior. The only thing I get at Trader Joe's that I can't at Whole Foods is stroopwafels.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mberan42 on 04 Jan 2008, 07:47
I wholeheartedly agree with you Joe, but Whole Foods is so much more expensive.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: calenlass on 04 Jan 2008, 12:33
STROOPWAFELS


We do not have Trader Joe's :(. I am too poor for Whole Foods :(.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 14:26
TJ's is super cheap. And my area doesn't have Whole Foods. *shrugs at California*

You really can't beat two bucks for a dozen organic eggs. A dollar fifty for fresh sourdough. Pre-peeled garlic cloves, vacuumed sealed for freshness for a dollar (quite a few are included, as well). The produce is superb, cheap... and if you want to try something but are unsure about it, it's okay. You can bring back an empty package, claim you didn't like it, and get your money back.

Not to mention flowers. Their flowers are absolutely excellent. Always fresh. Always REALLY cheap, but high quality. At certain times of the year at my TJ's, you can get casa blanca lilies for about $12 for a bunch (4-5 stems). If you've ever worked at a florist, you know that's a lovely price. You can pay anywhere between $10 and $20 for one stem at a florist.

Oh, look at me. I've gone off and rambled about a store. *sighs* What can I say, I love cheap, good, fresh food. Oh, and their organic chicken!
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 14:34
TJ's isn't for produce, it's for cheap wine and beer, awesome microwaveables and dried goods, and those fucking bomb ass juices.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 14:42
Sure. I'm twenty, so I don't know the wine and beer. If I have someone of age over to my home and they ask what to bring, I ask for expensive, good alcohol that I know I already like (usually some sort of amaretto, because I use it in cooking and several different drinks).

*shrugs* I like the produce, and the TJ's I go to has a huge produce section. Their frozen stuff is killer.

Oh, and god do I love their cashews. Their juice is indeed spectacular. And people always rave about "my" apple cider. I hate to tell them that it's from a plastic jug. So I don't.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 15:05
Yeah for sure.

What I am saying is TJ's is not like, amazing at really good fresh produce. It's all organic, but it's less varied and way less fancy than the stuff you can get at whole foods.

Their frozen foods, their microwave stuff, and their dry goods, are the reason to go there. The Tamari almonds I get there are literally my favorite snack food, ever.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 15:21
I can agree with you there. For a poor college student, though... it's awesome.

We've got Henry's if I want fantastic produce and have quite a bit of cash to burn. It's probably similar to this Whole Foods store.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 04 Jan 2008, 15:50
I go there exclusively for dried mangos and Black Toad beer.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: ledhendrix on 04 Jan 2008, 16:05
Dried mangos are fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 04 Jan 2008, 16:08
Sure. I'm twenty, so I don't know the wine and beer. If I have someone of age over to my home and they ask what to bring, I ask for expensive, good alcohol that I know I already like (usually some sort of amaretto, because I use it in cooking and several different drinks).

*shrugs* I like the produce, and the TJ's I go to has a huge produce section. Their frozen stuff is killer.

Oh, and god do I love their cashews. Their juice is indeed spectacular. And people always rave about "my" apple cider. I hate to tell them that it's from a plastic jug. So I don't.


I had to do a double take on the first line there. I was like what the crack? You can drink when you are 20..... But then I remembered that you are from California and not the great white north where we can drink legally at 19.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 04 Jan 2008, 16:11
I really like the mangos covered in chili powder that they've got at TJs. mmmmm.


also, we may want to rename this thread to something about discussing Trader Joes, as we've established that there were preexisting beer/christmas present threads.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 16:14
Yeah... damn Canada.

At family funerals, we always pretend we're in Canada. (My family's Canadian... basically all of 'em).

In, oh, a bit over four months, I'll be properly stocking my cabinet and refrigerator with The Drink. And buying a handgun, but that's another story.

Ha, sorry about hijacking the thread to talk about TJ's.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 04 Jan 2008, 16:34
I know not of this trader joes you speak of.

LOL, oh yeah beer. I cant drink the stuff, apparently I am allergic but that doesnt stop me from drinkin' the hard stuff. I got some Raspberry rum for christmas. :P

Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: camelpimp on 04 Jan 2008, 16:55
Are TJs regional? I live in Texas, and I've heard of Whole Foods but not Trader Joe's.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SeanBateman on 04 Jan 2008, 17:26
Yeah... damn Canada.

At family funerals, we always pretend we're in Canada. (My family's Canadian... basically all of 'em).

In, oh, a bit over four months, I'll be properly stocking my cabinet and refrigerator with The Drink. And buying a handgun, but that's another story.

Ha, sorry about hijacking the thread to talk about TJ's.

TJs is better to talk about than a second beer thread, since we already have one about that.


Trader Joes was for a long time California Exclusive, but they've spread out a lot since then. I know they're in CA, NY, and New Mexico

You could learn a lot more from the website, I bet!
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: calenlass on 04 Jan 2008, 18:48
Oh my fuck we do have them! We have shitting five of them!


Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Ozymandias on 04 Jan 2008, 19:01
Yeah, the first TJs in Albuquerque opened last year. My parents adore it.

Which I find perfectly reasonable, because that a damn sight of a step up from Walmart.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Caiphana on 04 Jan 2008, 19:11
They're in Oregon and Washington, too.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: jhocking on 04 Jan 2008, 19:33
Shall we start naming all the places they have them? Because really that's information which the website provides. Although I suppose the website doesn't indicate that the Trader Joe's on Lincoln Ave in Chicago has pathetic produce, and you might not realize there's one in Pittsburgh since the dot is on the opposite side of the state (over by a bunch around Philly; it's not completely stupid, just pretty stupid.)
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: E. Spaceman on 04 Jan 2008, 20:58
I bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire and some vermouth for my friend's party today! but he is apparently sick so there is no party.


So i essentially have a lot of martinis for myself now.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 04 Jan 2008, 23:15
There's at least one up here in Wisconsin.

The juices are fantastic
And I'm really hooked on those Trader Ming's microwavable things, especially the Kung Pao
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 05 Jan 2008, 00:24
Where in WI are ya? We've got one here in Madison, I dunno where else there's one.

also: 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/IMG_2591.jpg)
Go TJ's Beer! for being cheap as hell, Black Toad is pretty decent stuff.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: jodizzle on 05 Jan 2008, 18:01
I just cannot quite get my head around selling alcahol in supermarkets.  It just seems so odd.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: celticgeek on 05 Jan 2008, 18:09
There are Trader Joe's here in Phoenix.  They have Three Buck Chuck, and other goodies that I buy frequently.

I think that there are several around town, but I only know the one close to me.

Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SeanBateman on 05 Jan 2008, 18:25
Woah did the price go up? I always thought it was 2 Buck.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 05 Jan 2008, 20:12
Where in WI are ya? We've got one here in Madison, I dunno where else there's one.

I'm in Fond du Lac and there's one in the Milwaukee area that I go to a lot.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: celticgeek on 05 Jan 2008, 21:17
It's 3 buck in Arizona.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Oerdin on 06 Jan 2008, 04:12
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/IMG_2558.jpg)

My mom bought me the beer, and my brother gave me the pint glass. Haven't opened it yet.

Nice Wallonian lion.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 06 Jan 2008, 11:33
Thanks, I quite like it too. My brother goes to school at St. Olaf and the lion's part of their seal, he got it from the school's gift shop.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 06 Jan 2008, 13:25
I just cannot quite get my head around selling alcahol in supermarkets.  It just seems so odd.

Where I am from there is a taco time/gas station/ liquor store. Right beside it is a grocery store/ liquor store and right across the street from it is a gas station/ liquor store. Good times :P
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: jhocking on 06 Jan 2008, 13:27
If you think buying beer at a supermarket is weird, better not tell you about drive-thru liquor stores. (http://search15.conduit.com/Results.aspx?q=drive+thru+liquor&ctid=CT309158&octid=CT309158)
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Inlander on 06 Jan 2008, 15:21
Dude, she's from Australia. Australia is the home of the drive-through bottleshop.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 06 Jan 2008, 15:40
Oh, I know of these drive through liqour stores, the majority of them are located in small towns.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: ledhendrix on 06 Jan 2008, 15:56
Over here most of the alcohol is bought from supermarkets, doesn't seem weird at all.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: McTaggart on 06 Jan 2008, 19:37
Of the five nearest bottle-o's to me, one is not a drive through.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Ballard on 07 Jan 2008, 00:20
Woah did the price go up? I always thought it was 2 Buck.

"Due to the three-tier system, in other states the price can go up to around $4. As such, the wine is often referred to as "Three Buck Chuck" or "Four Buck Chuck" relative to the price."
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: I is Grammar on 07 Jan 2008, 00:34
Drive-thru liquor stores are very common around here.  And I have never seen a Trader Joe's.  The closest Whole Foods is about 45 minutes away, and it's way too expensive for a poor college student like me.  There is a liquor store about 5 minutes down the road from here that is known not to ID people, so that's the place I usually frequent if I need the alcomohols. 
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 07 Jan 2008, 00:37
Is this whole foods place kind of like a costco or something? I am too lazy to google it.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: thehollow on 07 Jan 2008, 00:51
It's a really expensive natural/organic grocery store.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: E. Spaceman on 07 Jan 2008, 23:46
this is what i bought the other day (wiki pictuires because camera is awol)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Vermouth.jpg/273px-Vermouth.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Bombay_sapphire_by_daxiang_stef.jpg)
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 08 Jan 2008, 00:57
mmmm...delicious gin [/jealousy]
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Inlander on 08 Jan 2008, 03:17
The distributors here have stopped importing Juniper Green gin. Fuckers. Fortunately I've still got half a bottle left.

And almost an entire 1-litre bottle of Tanqueray No. 10 in case of emergency . . .
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Kytt on 08 Jan 2008, 12:06
this is what i bought the other day (wiki pictuires because camera is awol)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Vermouth.jpg/273px-Vermouth.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Bombay_sapphire_by_daxiang_stef.jpg)

Martini time?

I trust you bought olives as well, or already have them?
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Ballard on 08 Jan 2008, 16:26
Erf, try not to quote large images mate. Just take out the [img] tags and leave the links.

Hells of yes martini.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Paav on 09 Jan 2008, 07:19
You know what's fun?

Drinking an entire bottle of gin.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: bujiatang on 09 Jan 2008, 07:34
It's a really expensive natural/organic grocery store.

don't forget that Whole Paycheck is also wicked pretentious.  The layout is stressful and crowded feeling.  The seafood is sub par.  I bought some shrimp there two weeks ago, they cost 11.99 a pound and were old. 

I was unimpressed.

We gave away bottles of our Irish Cream for Christmas.  We found a  case of Ezcap bottles at Northern Brewer, which were awesome.

So your sibs an Ole?  My Dad used to teach there in the Para-college.  He left with the department.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: SonofZ3 on 09 Jan 2008, 19:23
Gin is the greatest thing ever invented. Good to take the edge off for breakfast, for a pick-me-up at lunch, complimentary with any dinner fare, and excellent for evening relaxation. I'm not real crazy about Sapphire though. I'm more fond of regular old Tanqueray, none of those other botanicals and such for me thanks. For the money, Seagrams really isn't that bad. When April rolls around and I can't afford the half gallon of Tanqueray/month anymore I switch to Seagrams. Also, the bar I go to rips people off so bad, they charge $3.25 for a G&T made with Banker's Club. That shit is bad.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: bujiatang on 09 Jan 2008, 20:34
I agree that the flowery taste of Sapphire is pthththth. A real corundum.




Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: E. Spaceman on 09 Jan 2008, 22:03
I really like Sapphire, probably my favourite standard gin.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Paav on 10 Jan 2008, 12:02
Sapphire is probably what I drink most often. Tanqueray is totally acceptable, plus I love ordering a T&T, though about 50% of bar tenders have no idea what I'm asking for. My friend gave me this gin that was actually blue and it was smoooooooth, I would totally recomend it but unfortunately I can't remember it's name.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: mummbly_joe on 10 Jan 2008, 12:04
Never had gin. Always been either a rum or tequila drinker.
Title: Re: Booze for Christmas
Post by: Paav on 10 Jan 2008, 12:37
Tequila equals black outs for me so I have had to cut back. I used to fill a flask and take nips of tequila while at parties, apparently I would go crazy and could act like a real dick. So now I might take a shot of tequila every now and then but I try to avoid it.