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Old 12-09-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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I misread the news article.
You're right, no Costco in Perth. Perth Prices

Can't live without Costco that saves us thousands of dollars a year and gives us back 2% on all our purchases. With our membership cards, we can shop at their US locations and save several hundreds on snow tires, for example.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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A sad state of affairs having no real competition here in WA. Don't even get Aldi in this state. I tend to shop mostly at Woolworths being so near to the house or on occassions IGA which is even closer but limited and more expensive.
There isn't any feasible alternative in my case. If only we had a proper market as has been remarked already Adelaide has.
What about the Fremantle markets! Any good? The central market in Adl was good.. You couple get Russian food, plantains, Soursop, yum cha, in adition to regular meats, veggies, cheese, meats, bagels and baked goods. Then have a cup of coffee at n Italian pastry shop. I miss it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Jules Destrooper Biscuits, A Little Bite Of Happiness (http://www.destrooper.com/en/default.asp - broken link)

Well these are just one example. Have you tried them before? I've only had the chocolate covered ones (milk, dark and white). I discovered them at one of the more European-orientated delis/greengrocers a few years back and think they are the bee's knees. Now they are selling them at some Coles, IGA etc. At $6 for 100 grams they're like 12 times the price of Tim Tams (or more) but well worth it imo.

The problem with fish'n'chip and pizza places is there are too many of them. Many claiming to be the 'best in town, 'best in the west' blah blah. Few live up to such lofty claims, I guess in advertising you can make any such baseless claim.
You often see ""best fish and chips"","" best hamurgers"" in the city etc etc, wherever you go.
There are so many ways to get this ""award"", and so many bodies giving it, that it is meaningless -eg newspapers, different radio stations etc.
In the southern suburbs of Sydney for instance, you have the best fish and chips in Sydney in Blakehurst, and then cross the Tom Ugly's bridge for the best hamburgers in the state (or is it the country?) in Sylvania.
On the later subject of boutique greengrocers/delis - Jones the Grocer in Woollahra in the Eastern Suburbs is a good one.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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You often see ""best fish and chips"","" best hamurgers"" in the city etc etc, wherever you go.
There are so many ways to get this ""award"", and so many bodies giving it, that it is meaningless -eg newspapers, different radio stations etc.
In the southern suburbs of Sydney for instance, you have the best fish and chips in Sydney in Blakehurst, and then cross the Tom Ugly's bridge for the best hamburgers in the state (or is it the country?) in Sylvania.
On the later subject of boutique greengrocers/delis - Jones the Grocer in Woollahra in the Eastern Suburbs is a good one.
I had Paul's on Sunday. The weather was bad so me and a mate drove down. The burgers are probably the best I've had in Sydney. There's nothing gourmet about them. They really are old fashioned hamburgers.

Jones the Grocer just seems like an overpriced version of Thomas Dux, although it must do alright because I remember it first opening back in '93/'94.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:33 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Speaking of gourmet burgers. That's another trend, 'healthy' gourmet burgers (there's a number of chains). Hip interiors, a large menu, good ingredients. Yes, the burgers do taste great, but $14 for a single burger by itself?

Although some of the burgers you find at those take-away joints and kebab shops are also right royal rips. I've seen burgers alone over $10. And I'm talking tasteless, low-quality beef patties, kraft single cheeses, buns that are often burnt (some of them are good though I admit, but many pretty ordinary).
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Old 12-18-2011, 03:09 AM
 
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Speaking of gourmet burgers. That's another trend, 'healthy' gourmet burgers (there's a number of chains). Hip interiors, a large menu, good ingredients. Yes, the burgers do taste great, but $14 for a single burger by itself?

Although some of the burgers you find at those take-away joints and kebab shops are also right royal rips. I've seen burgers alone over $10. And I'm talking tasteless, low-quality beef patties, kraft single cheeses, buns that are often burnt (some of them are good though I admit, but many pretty ordinary).
not much beats the good old "the lot" at the local fish n chips

do you mean "grilled" etc .. if I pay $14 I'm likely to be full for more than an hr, which is what normally happens at macca's etc
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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not much beats the good old "the lot" at the local fish n chips

do you mean "grilled" etc .. if I pay $14 I'm likely to be full for more than an hr, which is what normally happens at macca's etc
Lol I'd expect you'd be bursting if you paid $14 for eats at McDonalds. Even a medium Angus McValue meal is less than $10. I have to admit McDonald's has some things on the menu that are better than many take-aways (I love the Angus burgers personally). I guess at those yuppie burger joints $12-14 or whatever for a burger isn't that bad if chips are a few dollars. That's a meal of $16 or so which isn't that uncommon for burger and chips here.
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