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Title: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on June 25, 2012, 02:54:30 pm
I got a sneak peak at TFM on 81st and Yale today.  That place is NICE, and the prices are about the same as the Smile Pyramid across the street.  I also heard that they have other's planned in the area.  The produce section is amazing, as are the meats.  Great Deli too!


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 25, 2012, 02:57:06 pm
I got a sneak peak at TFM on 81st and Yale today.  That place is NICE, and the prices are about the same as the Smile Pyramid across the street.  I also heard that they have other's planned in the area.  The produce section is amazing, as are the meats.  Great Deli too!

How does it compare to Whole Paycheck, price-wise and food-wise?  Are they of the same no-artificial additive/preservative mentality?

My only complaint on WP is the store seems very cramped since itís not exactly a purpose-built space for a grocery.  Just curious if the TFM is a little better organized.  Whenís the grand opening to the public?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: dsjeffries on June 25, 2012, 03:01:10 pm
How does it compare to Whole Paycheck, price-wise and food-wise?  Are they of the same no-artificial additive/preservative mentality?

My only complaint on WP is the store seems very cramped since itís not exactly a purpose-built space for a grocery.  Just curious if the TFM is a little better organized.  Whenís the grand opening to the public?

Whole Foods in Brookside is about to expand again. I think they're now the only tenant in that building, other than the liquor store. They've been expanding since they bought the store from Wild Oats. It may help un-cramp Conan's style. :)

I'm excited for The Fresh Market. When does it open?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 25, 2012, 03:17:11 pm
Whole Foods in Brookside is about to expand again. I think they're now the only tenant in that building, other than the liquor store. They've been expanding since they bought the store from Wild Oats. It may help un-cramp Conan's style. :)

I'm excited for The Fresh Market. When does it open?

Have you been to the WP in OKC?  Itís in a purpose-built facility- very nice.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on June 25, 2012, 03:17:21 pm
How does it compare to Whole Paycheck, price-wise and food-wise?  Are they of the same no-artificial additive/preservative mentality?

My only complaint on WP is the store seems very cramped since itís not exactly a purpose-built space for a grocery.  Just curious if the TFM is a little better organized.  Whenís the grand opening to the public?

They are not a "health food" store like WF, but they do require that products meet a strict standard and be free of most of the bad stuff.  They have wide isles and awesome lighting.  The inside is arranged more like a farmer's market than a grocery store.  The employees are well groomed and I didn't once smell even a hint of pachouli.   The managers are very hands on.  Today was their local venders day and they spent time getting to know each of us.  From what I can tell, their prices seem quite a bit lower than WF, but I'm not the best judge of that, because I buy shiny things.

I will defiantly shop there because it is right by my neighborhood, and it really has a great atmosphere.  It reminds me of the Schnuck's store in Claton, Mo.  Gueed will probably be the only person who knows that analogy.




Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 25, 2012, 03:24:14 pm
Thatís only five miles from our house, an easy bicycle commute, only problem is in this heat, fresh stuff wonít stay very fresh in bicycle saddlebags for very long.



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: dsjeffries on June 25, 2012, 03:31:56 pm
Have you been to the WP in OKC?  Itís in a purpose-built facility- very nice.

I know it is, but they're moving in the right direction at the Brookside location. It's a waiting game for leases to end, take over the space, remodel it and add it to the store. And I'm sure the new one at 91st & Yale will be very nice.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Red Arrow on June 25, 2012, 08:16:48 pm
Thatís only five miles from our house, an easy bicycle commute, only problem is in this heat, fresh stuff wonít stay very fresh in bicycle saddlebags for very long.

Strap ice chests to the bikes.  (Put some ice in them too.)


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 25, 2012, 09:26:03 pm
I too look forward to TFM opening. http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ And I bet there are even some customers who wear patchouli oil.

There will be two new additions to the Tulsa health food grocery scene come 2013-14...41st and Harvard and 101st and Memorial.  ;)


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 26, 2012, 10:06:28 am
Cramer Pits Whole Foods Market Vs. The Fresh Market

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47948429?__source=yahoo|headline|quote|text|&par=yahoo


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: DolfanBob on June 26, 2012, 11:39:50 am
Thatís only five miles from our house, an easy bicycle commute, only problem is in this heat, fresh stuff wonít stay very fresh in bicycle saddlebags for very long.



I'll bet ice cream is a bee hotch!


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Ibanez on June 26, 2012, 07:41:01 pm
I too look forward to TFM opening. http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ And I bet there are even some customers who wear patchouli oil.

There will be two new additions to the Tulsa health food grocery scene come 2013-14...41st and Harvard and 101st and Memorial.  ;)

What is coming to 101st & Memorial


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 26, 2012, 07:45:55 pm
What is coming to 101st & Memorial

Two chains merged, Sproutz and Sunflower. I don't know what they will call it and in that business it's not a certainty until they break the news.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on June 27, 2012, 06:44:21 am
Two chains merged, Sproutz and Sunflower. I don't know what they will call it and in that business it's not a certainty until they break the news.

If you are talking about the SW corner, that has proven dismal for grocery chains.  The visibility is really bad.  Nothing in that little center has been able to survive for long.  Sinage and views are obscured by the bank from the stoplight.  It's a horrible design, and with WF and TFM within a few miles, I don't see how they will establish themselves.

Best of luck, but that spot has some really bad mojo.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 06:46:52 am
If you are talking about the SW corner, that has proven dismal for grocery chains.  The visibility is really bad.  Nothing in that little center has been able to survive for long.  Sinage and views are obscured by the bank from the stoplight.  It's a horrible design, and with WF and TFM within a few miles, I don't see how they will establish themselves.

Best of luck, but that spot has some really bad mojo.


se corner behind cvs but thanks for another one of YOUR lessons anyway.... ::)


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on June 27, 2012, 06:58:11 am
se corner behind cvs but thanks for another one of YOUR lessons anyway.... ::)

Well, that's certainly better.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: swake on June 27, 2012, 07:33:44 am
se corner behind cvs but thanks for another one of YOUR lessons anyway.... ::)

Right next to Aldi? That makes sense.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 11:45:03 am
Here's my review:

1) Not much organic....Reasor's has better variety of organics
2) Too much product with sodium, fat, and sugar
3) Prepared foods were meh
4) Nice wide aisles but inconsistency causes jams (this will be alleviated once traffic slows to a crawl)
5) Nice lighting
6) Nice employees (too many but that's because of their grand opening)
7) Plastic bags (paper only upon request)
8) can't comment on the meats
9)prices were slashed on similar items carried at Whole Paycheck to win some loyalty but this will be temporary...

Overall: B+ appearance...C+ on product

There was car debris on Yale ...be very careful going in and out. Looks like several fender benders already being so distanced from the corner with only one way in and out.

Conclusion: This south side Petty's type store, akin to the Market that got clobbered at King's Pointe, will do ok and is a nice store. BUT, it will get killed in Spring of 14 when Whole Paycheck opens at 91st a mile south.


Mr and MrsConan...bikey on over there at 4....adjust my review if you make it home....drink water. ;D


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 11:47:48 am

Mr and MrsConan...bikey on over there at 4....adjust my review if you make it home....drink water. ;D

Doing the Shell Creek loop tonight.  We will have to check it out Saturday morning.

Car access to their parking lot is northbound only?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 11:50:02 am
Doing the Shell Creek loop tonight.  We will have to check it out Saturday morning.

Car access to their parking lot is northbound only?

No....Southbound too....just lots of traffic to cut through.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on June 27, 2012, 12:01:02 pm
Went at lunch.  It was packed and they were giving out all kinds of samples.  The meat, cheese, and seafood counters are the most amazing part of the store in my opinion.  I checked out all of the meat and seafood, and it was awesome product.  The meat prices are actually better than Reasor's on many products and better than most of the crappy stuff across the street at Food Beeromid.  They have a chalkboard out front where they post their current specials and fresh seafood arrivals.

The salad bar and olive bar was great.  They also have apple pies on sale from the bakery that look amazing with very artistic hand rolled crusts.  I may have to pick one of those up this evening when me and the wife go back.

There were 3 cars in the Food Pyramid lot.  I'm wondering what will go in there when FP closes down?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 12:03:00 pm
Went at lunch.  It was packed and they were giving out all kinds of samples.  The meat, cheese, and seafood counters are the most amazing part of the store in my opinion.  I checked out all of the meat and seafood, and it was awesome product.  The meat prices are actually better than Reasor's on many products and better than most of the crappy stuff across the street at Food Beeromid.  They have a chalkboard out front where they post their current specials and fresh seafood arrivals.

The salad bar and olive bar was great.  They also have apple pies on sale from the bakery that look amazing with very artistic hand rolled crusts.  I may have to pick one of those up this evening when me and the wife go back.

There were 3 cars in the Food Pyramid lot.  I'm wondering what will go in there when FP closes down?

FP will not be closing...they make money on all their locations here....


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: tulsa_fan on June 27, 2012, 12:14:15 pm
thanks for the info, I look forward to checking out the meat, I usually buy reasors, but this will be closer for sure! 


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 12:19:09 pm
Went at lunch.  It was packed and they were giving out all kinds of samples.  The meat, cheese, and seafood counters are the most amazing part of the store in my opinion.  I checked out all of the meat and seafood, and it was awesome product.  The meat prices are actually better than Reasor's on many products and better than most of the crappy stuff across the street at Food Beeromid.  They have a chalkboard out front where they post their current specials and fresh seafood arrivals.

The salad bar and olive bar was great.  They also have apple pies on sale from the bakery that look amazing with very artistic hand rolled crusts.  I may have to pick one of those up this evening when me and the wife go back.

There were 3 cars in the Food Pyramid lot.  I'm wondering what will go in there when FP closes down?

Do they have a good price on ahi tuna?

Clown, did you pass your Geiger counter over the fish?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 12:21:22 pm
Do they have a good price on ahi tuna?

Clown, did you pass your Geiger counter over the fish?

Why bother...it hurts to go to ITR and order veggie fried rice instead of a lock and loll loll...

BTW, saw where Greg finally announced the resurrection of En Fuego at 61st! Great visibility!


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 12:40:28 pm
Why bother...it hurts to go to ITR and order veggie fried rice instead of a lock and loll loll...

BTW, saw where Greg finally announced the resurrection of En Fuego at 61st! Great visibility!

En Fuego was somewhat lost on me.

Is he putting it where ITR at 61st is now?  I hope they do something about the acoustics in that place, itís beyond noisy.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 12:59:34 pm
En Fuego was somewhat lost on me.

Is he putting it where ITR at 61st is now?  I hope they do something about the acoustics in that place, itís beyond noisy.

No. He is building it where the small office bldg exists to the immediate east adjoining the big lower lot. Very smart tear down to rebuild. Home run...

Tequilla!


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Townsend on June 27, 2012, 01:03:36 pm
No. He is building it where the small office bldg exists to the immediate east adjoining the big lower lot. Very smart tear down to rebuild. Home run...

Tequilla!

Belknap's old place?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Teatownclown on June 27, 2012, 01:07:25 pm
Belknap's old place?

Was that a stylist?

Building must be 50 years old at least. Ugly!

This development will help 61st and Sheridan. I understand Fishbonz will also be transformed....


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 01:16:57 pm
Home run...


Agreed.

Probably the best south Tulsa view of downtown.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Townsend on June 27, 2012, 01:17:11 pm
Was that a stylist?



Owned the hill.  Keith Belknap.  Made his money in Amway.  Died years ago and used to live in the building to the NE of the restaurant.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 01:19:30 pm
Owned the hill.  Keith Belknap.  Made his money in Amway.  Died years ago and used to live in the building to the NE of the restaurant.

Same as Belknap Studios?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Townsend on June 27, 2012, 01:38:45 pm
Same as Belknap Studios?

Not sure.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2012, 01:44:33 pm
Not sure.

Nevermind, that was Bill Belknap.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: DolfanBob on June 27, 2012, 03:03:35 pm
Owned the hill.  Keith Belknap.  Made his money in Amway.  Died years ago and used to live in the building to the NE of the restaurant.

I knew that POS back in the day. He owned a company called "Champions" at 45th and Mingo right next to the Lot-A-Burger. He was a Diamond in Amway and I was taken to one of his put on rallies at the convention center and it just amounted to a bunch of A-holes bragging about how much money they made while stepping on their friends. A few years after his empire crumbled. I had a chance to see his personal bungalow at the top of that business. I was informed that he was very ill and dying at that time and I believe his extramarital exploits had finally caught up with him and ruined his marriage.
My disdain for the man is quite personal and even reading or hearing his name brings all that bad blood back to the surface.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Townsend on June 27, 2012, 03:08:54 pm
I knew that POS back in the day. He owned a company called "Champions" at 45th and Mingo right next to the Lot-A-Burger. He was a Diamond in Amway and I was taken to one of his put on rallies at the convention center and it just amounted to a bunch of A-holes bragging about how much money they made while stepping on their friends. A few years after his empire crumbled. I had a chance to see his personal bungalow at the top of that business. I was informed that he was very ill and dying at that time and I believe his extramarital exploits had finally caught up with him and ruined his marriage.
My disdain for the man is quite personal and even reading or hearing his name brings all that bad blood back to the surface.


Yup, that's the guy.  Your opinion matches many.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 02, 2012, 12:52:27 pm
MC and I went Saturday.  The place was a zoo but that is to be expected with the new factor.  I like the layout, pricing was quite reasonable, we got sockeye salmon, shrimp, beef tenderloin, and baby backs all for about what I expect to pay at Reasors and even less on some items.  Produce was all very fresh and they have some interesting gourmet items like duck fat.  Iíll be interested to see if the prices end up staying in the range they are in or if itís simply grand opening specials.

We also ended up getting a couple of gallons of whole unpasteurized milk at Swan Brothers for our cheese project.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: sgrizzle on July 02, 2012, 01:09:24 pm
We've been three times (we live nearby) and got baked goods, meat (the chicken breasts are a pound a piece) and some giant grapes. Eating cinnamon apple chips out of the bulk foods area as I type this.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 02, 2012, 01:31:43 pm
I talked with one of the managers.  The prices are not "introductory."  The prices are set regionally, and they frequently shop other stores to make sure they are competitive.  I stopped by today and got a Turkey & Swiss wrap for lunch and a bottle of Blackstrap molasses for a few pork butts I'm doing this week.  The sandwich was awesome.



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: sgrizzle on July 02, 2012, 04:59:09 pm
I talked with one of the managers.  The prices are not "introductory."  The prices are set regionally, and they frequently shop other stores to make sure they are competitive.  I stopped by today and got a Turkey & Swiss wrap for lunch and a bottle of Blackstrap molasses for a few pork butts I'm doing this week.  The sandwich was awesome.




How did you post this without mentioning the fact they carry 3 guys smokin'?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 03, 2012, 06:31:28 am

How did you post this without mentioning the fact they carry 3 guys smokin'?

Oh. . .and by the way. . . ;D


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 09:42:21 am

I will defiantly shop there because it is right by my neighborhood, and it really has a great atmosphere.  It reminds me of the Schnuck's store in Claton, Mo.  Gueed will probably be the only person who knows that analogy.



Or Maryland Heights, MO.  If they are like Schnuck's, they should be at least okay, if not pretty good...



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 09:47:36 am
I talked with one of the managers.  The prices are not "introductory."  The prices are set regionally, and they frequently shop other stores to make sure they are competitive.  I stopped by today and got a Turkey & Swiss wrap for lunch and a bottle of Blackstrap molasses for a few pork butts I'm doing this week.  The sandwich was awesome.



Did you get the pork there?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: nathanm on July 03, 2012, 10:16:47 am
I feel like I'm getting a little weird about distance. 81st and Yale seems too far to reasonably go except on a special occasion. Even 41st and Harvard seems like it's too far for grocery shopping.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 10:23:39 am
I feel like I'm getting a little weird about distance. 81st and Yale seems too far to reasonably go except on a special occasion. Even 41st and Harvard seems like it's too far for grocery shopping.

Ohhh, mannnnn.... you gotta get out more!  Was in far east BA last weekend, and got a wild hair for some roots & shoots, so went to Whole Food to look around and buy a few things.  Will try to get to this new place this weekend - but it is much closer to where we will be this weekend.



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 03, 2012, 10:26:22 am
And in case anyone missed the meat market thread, the beef tenderloin I got at TFM Saturday was by far the best fillet MC or I have had.  Damn that was a good meal last night!


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: nathanm on July 03, 2012, 11:26:03 am
Ohhh, mannnnn.... you gotta get out more!  Was in far east BA last weekend, and got a wild hair for some roots & shoots, so went to Whole Food to look around and buy a few things.  Will try to get to this new place this weekend - but it is much closer to where we will be this weekend.

Perhaps, but I feel like I have far better things to do with my life than sit in the car. I can bike (or drive) to Reasor's, buy a bunch of stuff, and return home in about the time it would take me to get to 81st and Yale. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for nicer markets/better food, but not at the expense of the one thing I don't get more of: time. The time spent operating a car in town is completely lost to me. At least if I'm driving down some back road at high speed I'm having fun.

If we had good bus or trolley service to the point that it didn't take 3 hours to get across town I'd be more into that. One can do other things while riding the bus. I suppose if you want to drive like an idiot you can do other things while you drive, but I prefer to not be one of those morons.

I'm sure a day will come when I need to be down that way for some other reason and I'll stop in, but I seriously doubt it's worth a special trip.

I understand my POV seems odd to most here, given that many of you drive more than that distance to work every morning.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: DolfanBob on July 03, 2012, 12:14:16 pm
Ohhh, mannnnn.... you gotta get out more!  Was in far east BA last weekend, and got a wild hair for some roots & shoots, so went to Whole Food to look around and buy a few things.  Will try to get to this new place this weekend - but it is much closer to where we will be this weekend.



Where did you go in far East B.A.?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 03, 2012, 12:36:19 pm
Did you get the pork there?


Unfortunately, they don't carry bone-in pork shoulder.  Got it at Perry's for a couple bucks a pound.  I could have gotten it at Sam's for about $1/lb, but didn't want to drive across town. 


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 03, 2012, 12:40:39 pm
Perhaps, but I feel like I have far better things to do with my life than sit in the car. I can bike (or drive) to Reasor's, buy a bunch of stuff, and return home in about the time it would take me to get to 81st and Yale. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for nicer markets/better food, but not at the expense of the one thing I don't get more of: time. The time spent operating a car in town is completely lost to me. At least if I'm driving down some back road at high speed I'm having fun.

If we had good bus or trolley service to the point that it didn't take 3 hours to get across town I'd be more into that. One can do other things while riding the bus. I suppose if you want to drive like an idiot you can do other things while you drive, but I prefer to not be one of those morons.

I'm sure a day will come when I need to be down that way for some other reason and I'll stop in, but I seriously doubt it's worth a special trip.

I understand my POV seems odd to most here, given that many of you drive more than that distance to work every morning.

Sometimes I drive to the mailbox to get the mail. . . while posting on TulsaNow.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 12:51:19 pm
Where did you go in far East B.A.?


Visiting friends and family.  Stopped at the new Wally on the way...





Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: DolfanBob on July 03, 2012, 01:05:43 pm

Visiting friends and family.  Stopped at the new Wally on the way...





Ok cool. Thought I missed something out by my house.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 01:10:20 pm
Ok cool. Thought I missed something out by my house.


I think the only activities out there are either Safari's or the navigation channel campground.  Not much else.  Oh,... there is Salvatore's... or used to be - haven't been there in a couple years.



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: nathanm on July 03, 2012, 02:07:38 pm
Sometimes I drive to the mailbox to get the mail. . . while posting on TulsaNow.

I tried once. The car got stuck before I could get it up onto the porch.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Townsend on July 03, 2012, 02:09:34 pm
I tried once. The car got stuck before I could get it up onto the porch.

The secret is momentum.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 03, 2012, 02:15:11 pm
The secret is momentum.


Or several friends... a bunch of us picked up the neighbor's VW beetle one time and put it on his porch so it was closer to being inside... just wouldn't quite fit in the door....



Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: DolfanBob on July 03, 2012, 04:15:50 pm

Or several friends... a bunch of us picked up the neighbor's VW beetle one time and put it on his porch so it was closer to being inside... just wouldn't quite fit in the door....



Ha. The football team picked up and turned our Coach VW sideways in the parking lot between two cars.
Man that was a lot of laps we had to run.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 03, 2012, 04:40:06 pm
Ha. The football team picked up and turned our Coach VW sideways in the parking lot between two cars.
Man that was a lot of laps we had to run.

They did it to Coach Hargisí Honda CVCC at Jenks.  I think those weighed quite a bit less than the beetles.  Another time, we didnít completely pick up a Toyota Tercel, but we did manage to bounce the rear end enough by lifting on the rear bumper to put itís donkey end up on a curb.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Hoss on July 03, 2012, 04:52:35 pm
They did it to Coach Hargisí Honda CVCC at Jenks.  I think those weighed quite a bit less than the beetles.  Another time, we didnít completely pick up a Toyota Tercel, but we did manage to bounce the rear end enough by lifting on the rear bumper to put itís donkey end up on a curb.

A bachelor party I held for my cousin years ago, one of his co-worker/friends drove a VW Rabbit.  We would up at one of the Brookside bars (Sunset Grill) late in the evening, but couldn't find a parking spot.  Until we found one just big enough for the Rabbit.  Five of us deadlifted this thing into the parking spot.  I'm sure the car parked behind wasn't happy.   ;D


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on July 05, 2012, 08:37:31 am
Unfortunately, they don't carry bone-in pork shoulder.  Got it at Perry's for a couple bucks a pound.  I could have gotten it at Sam's for about $1/lb, but didn't want to drive across town. 


Sam's has the liquid injected stuff.  How does that work for you?  (Seems like it would not be optimum due to skewing of the flavor spectrum...?)


Will have to check Perry's - haven't been there since north Lewis store - not even 11th and Lewis - you can tell how long that has been....  I guess I would expect them to not mess with the meat more than I would expect that from the WalMart Empire.




Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 05, 2012, 08:43:39 am
Sam's has the liquid injected stuff.  How does that work for you?  (Seems like it would not be optimum due to skewing of the flavor spectrum...?)


Will have to check Perry's - haven't been there since north Lewis store - not even 11th and Lewis - you can tell how long that has been....  I guess I would expect them to not mess with the meat more than I would expect that from the WalMart Empire.




One of the guests at a 4th party we were at last night related that Perryís does a deli sandwich lunch special.  $2.88 for a sandwich he says he can only eat 1/2 of.  Iím going to have to see this in person.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: carltonplace on July 05, 2012, 09:39:37 am

I understand my POV seems odd to most here, given that many of you drive more than that distance to work every morning.

Not to me.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 05, 2012, 11:49:21 am
Sam's has the liquid injected stuff.  How does that work for you?  (Seems like it would not be optimum due to skewing of the flavor spectrum...?)


Will have to check Perry's - haven't been there since north Lewis store - not even 11th and Lewis - you can tell how long that has been....  I guess I would expect them to not mess with the meat more than I would expect that from the WalMart Empire.




Sam's has pork shoulder in cryo-pack.  they come two to a pack and are not injected. The stuff they have injected is the pork loin.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: guido911 on July 05, 2012, 11:52:14 am
And in case anyone missed the meat market thread, the beef tenderloin I got at TFM Saturday was by far the best fillet MC or I have had.  Damn that was a good meal last night!

Bought that today. I have it salted, peppered, and garlicked (a bit). Getting four to RT.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 05, 2012, 12:39:43 pm
Bought that today. I have it salted, peppered, and garlicked (a bit). Getting four to RT.

Get ready for a great experience.

Oh, wait thatís what the Dr. said, right?


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: guido911 on July 05, 2012, 04:07:07 pm
Get ready for a great experience.

Oh, wait thatís what the Dr. said, right?

You are correct, sir.

At Fresh Market, for those that like it, Talenti's gelato and sorbetto is on sale, 2/$6.00. I think the Bove's pasta sauces are the same deal. Heading back up there tomorrow or Sat. This place is awesome and packed. I am sure Food Pyramid across the street is on suicide watch.

EDITED:  Let's just say that unless you want your face to pucker into itself from sour/tartness, try to avoid the Roman Raspberry Sorbetto. It's good, but by FAR the most tart thing I've ever eaten.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: guido911 on July 05, 2012, 06:30:14 pm
Get ready for a great experience.



Didn't like the way they looked. Chopped it up and made hamburger helper with it.  :D


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 05, 2012, 07:38:22 pm
Didn't like the way they looked. Chopped it up and made hamburger helper with it.  :D

 :o

You spoil your kids.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: guido911 on July 05, 2012, 09:56:48 pm
:o

You spoil your kids.

I do, don't I? Tomorrow, we are having a caviar spitball fight, and for dinner a a black truffle covered lobster dog with saffron mustard. All served of course by starving children.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Gaspar on July 06, 2012, 06:04:27 am
I do, don't I? Tomorrow, we are having a caviar spitball fight, and for dinner a a black truffle covered lobster dog with saffron mustard. All served of course by starving children.

Peasant.
 ::)


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Conan71 on July 06, 2012, 07:44:20 am
Peasant.
 ::)

You win.  I got nothing after that.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: nathanm on July 06, 2012, 01:44:38 pm
I do, don't I? Tomorrow, we are having a caviar spitball fight, and for dinner a a black truffle covered lobster dog with saffron mustard. All served of course by starving children.

I prefer starving middle aged ladies. They cook a lot better than the children. While it is very important to teach kids the value of hard work, the lesson cannot come at the expense of my gastronomic experience.


Title: Re: TFM - The Fresh Market
Post by: Breadburner on July 09, 2012, 06:18:58 pm
"Let them eat Cake"....!!!!