Sunday, October 16, 2005

Hope for Hampton Roads

Oh. My. God.


a Trader Joe's is coming to the new Jefferson Commons shopping centre. I've never been so happy to see a chain in my life. If there are any TJ 'must have's', leave a comment!


Blogger vlb5757 said...

Do you know if that's the only city they are coming to. I have heard a rumor that they might be here in VA Beach. I am like you, I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!

October 16, 2005 10:03 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Oh man, where to begin. How about the famous 2 buck chuck? The Shaw wines :) Though maybe not 2bucks anymore...
And their awesome cookie bins. They have these awesome mint meringue cookies and ginger snaps too!

October 16, 2005 1:25 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I'm jealous. I use to shop at the one in Westport, CT and miss it quite a bit. That one didn't sell wine, though. I'm sure if they ever opened one in Texas, they'd sell booze.....just not before noon on Sundays.

October 16, 2005 4:18 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I love Trader Joes. Although, I would avoid the '2 Buck Chuck'. There is a pretty good assortment of other good wines. Must haves, many. Their creamy cilantro salad dressing in the refrigerator case, their fresh mango/papaya salsa is quite good. There's more, I just can't think right now...

October 16, 2005 4:40 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I'm at TJs at least once a week! I love the store. Congrats on getting one in your area!

October 16, 2005 6:10 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Vicki, this news article was my first alert. I would be so pleased to hear that TJs has descended upon the area like a swarm of locusts! Lol, we should be so lucky.

Mona, I've actually heard that it will be Three Buck Chuck over here, due to shipping costs. That's okay, as DucCat and I already have our inexpensive house pour (Pacific Peak Chardonnay, if you are curious).

Anna, I gotta tell you, as someone who has lived in Europe and other places here in the States, I find VAs liquor laws amusing. ABC stores... yeah,Virginia, thanks for making me feel like a crackhead for visiting the liquor store. A unique Virginia experience, that's for sure.

Maureen, I LOVE cilantro, so will be on the lookout for this salad!

Oh Hampton Roads, could this be the start of something fabulous? ;)

Joe- I aspire someday to have the freedom to make some of the meals that tumble across your tables. Perhaps I'll be able to do so, without having to plan weeks in advance.

TJs,- I am so verkumpft.

October 16, 2005 7:59 PM  
Blogger JLeu said...

Cucumber chips! Not sure of the brand name but luckily they are the only ones they sell. I'm addicted to them. Look in the cooler section.

October 17, 2005 11:10 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I thought of a couple more things. Their dijon mustard rocks! I can't do Grey Poupon anymore. Also, their flour tortillas are authentic and fresh tasting. If you like jams/preserves, the TJ's brand Boysenberry and Marionberry preserves are very good. Hmm...I think I need to make a trip there today.

October 17, 2005 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

wow! this is the best news i've heard in soooooo long. not that i WANT to go all the way out to Patrick Henry, but oh my god, i absolutely will. so. many. things. at least now i won't have to bribe my mother into sending me TJs care packages.

October 17, 2005 2:33 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...


Glory! I adore TJs, and I'm at my little branch in Seattle at least once a week. More often, if I'm honest.

Here goes:
--their dark chocolates are surprisingly good.
--fresh salsa (not the other kinds)
--blue cheese/sundried tomato strata
--soy bean and flaxseed chips
--lite popcorn
--fresh juices
--organic whole chickens

That should be a start.

I'm looking forward to reading about your purchases! (I love the photos on your site lately.)

October 17, 2005 4:40 PM  
Anonymous LisaSD said...

Plantain chips! They shelve them with tortilla and potato chips. Sometimes they're hanging by little clips at the front of the shelves. It's a small bag. Yummy!

December 14, 2005 1:25 PM  

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