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Old 04-13-2010, 07:59 PM
Location: San Antonio
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i saw plenty of fancy deli goods like cheeses and meats at specs. gosh i wish that was closer. tough to find good ginger ale, none of the heb's carry the brands i like.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by jwebtx View Post
I think just about every american supermarket should have: cheddar; gruyere; swiss; fontina; some form of goats'; parmigiano reggiano; jack; manchego; a blue; and mozzarella.

Those are staples of cooking.

If you wanted to get serious about cheeses, I'd highly recommend seeking out and trying:

Boschetto al Tartufo (an italian truffle cheese); Epoisses (slightly runny, slightly stinky cheese perfect with white Burgs); Tomme de Savoie (an unpasteurized cow's milk cheese); and Humboldt Fog (great domestic goat's milk). Did I mention a triple cream blue with sauternes? Wow!

There are definitely cheese out there for all tastes.
Is it wrong that it's only 8:11 am and I wish I had a few bottles of wine and all those cheeses?
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:35 AM
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absolutely not. i'd love some too.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:29 AM
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It's the quality of the cheeses...that's what counts! They can have certain kinds...but if they suck in taste and quality...well, that's too bad! BTW, there are cards at HEB that you can fill out to request certain things you'd like. They used to care about what customers want, but I think they just throw those away without considering them since they achieved a virtual monopoly status locally!
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:18 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I went to the new Spec's store across from the forum today. They have some cheeses, and also various other "foodie" items. I found Bavarian style Sauerkraut there also.
Their liquor and beer prices are quite good too. I bought a six pack of Samuel Adams and a 1.75 of Monopolowa Vodka for my cousin at a very good price (wasn't even on sale, just regular price - which was lower than what he's used to paying).
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