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Old 10-29-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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So true. I came from the Inland Empire of So.Cal and I miss Los Albertos. I also miss In & Out and Fatburger. And Food 4 Less. Groceries out here in northern Virigina cost way too much. Even with their lower sales tax (5% vs. 7.75%) groceries are still costing me about $25% more than what I was paying back in Riverside, CA.
It depends on where you shop too. Forget Wegmans or Whole foods, have you tried the Korean Grocery stores like Grand Mart? They keep their prices are very reasonable

There's some discount food places, but you have to look out for them. In addition, I miss those scratch-and-dent grocery stores where they sell pallets of damaged products which are about 1% of the product are damaged a
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I don't know if this counts, but I miss the grocery stores back in Georgia. Why? Because I can't cook. In Georgia you could go to Winn Dixie and get hot food like fried catfish or fried chicken. I love catfish so I miss that.

Or better yet fried okra from Church's chicken. The Walmart by my old apartment made some pretty good okra but Church's was the best. Alas no okra for me here.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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I don't know if this counts, but I miss the grocery stores back in Georgia. Why? Because I can't cook. In Georgia you could go to Winn Dixie and get hot food like fried catfish or fried chicken. I love catfish so I miss that.

Or better yet fried okra from Church's chicken. The Walmart by my old apartment made some pretty good okra but Church's was the best. Alas no okra for me here.
Where do you live, maybe someone on the board can find you a place like that.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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I'm from Rhode Island, and I really miss the seafood. Clam cakes, clam chowder, snail salad, GOOD fish and chips...

My husband is from Montreal, and he misses the bagels. Montreal has fantastic bagels, NYC has nothing on them. I did not know this until I met my husband!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Tioga, ND
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I miss the Super "Carne Asada" Burritos from SUPER TAQUERILLA in San Jose on Tenth street, Absolutely the BEST. I also miss real chinese food from Lock Chun Restaurant in Santa Clara, Chow mein as they say on the West coast not Lo mein. Fresh, Hot and tasty in every bite with every item on the menu. But the absolute best are the Chili cheese dogs with onions from Der Wiener Schnitzel on the West coast. I know I always hit at least two of them up every time I go back home.
HMM... Life's guilty pleasures.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Over the weekend we had a party and we made some food from back home, and wondering if anyone else misses the food from back home? Back in Buffalo we always had Roast Beef and Weck (Kummelweck) at a famous bar called Anacones, and the horseradish was made in town. One of those and Beer would set you back $5-6.

What's the type of food you miss from back home? And where can you get that food in the DC metro area?
Mmmm! I haven't had one of these in a few years! I grew up in Buffalo. I am going to have to make my visiting family bring down sandwich materials now to make these.

I also miss the pizza from Buffalo.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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Roselyn's custard puffs (Indiana) and Graeter's ice cream (especially raspberry with dark chocolate chips) (Ohio). Worth every minute of aerobics to burn 'em off.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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I miss my grandmother's fried chicken!
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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I'm from Texas and some of my family lives in Louisiana. I miss Tex-Mex (anyone know where we can get really good, authentic tamales during Christmas), Elgin sausage (we mostly find Italian sausage at the stores here - not much variety), Texas barbecue, true cajun food and Blue Bell ice cream.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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I'm from Texas and some of my family lives in Louisiana. I miss Tex-Mex (anyone know where we can get really good, authentic tamales during Christmas), Elgin sausage (we mostly find Italian sausage at the stores here - not much variety), Texas barbecue, true cajun food and Blue Bell ice cream.
I went to Texas for Business and I think the people are fantastic and very friendly.
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