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  1. i was just wondering what anyone thought about their newly expanded additions. i drove by the other day and they were showing off their taqueria, asian foods, and brick oven pizzas. all looked good, but like everything else in the store...it was a tad pricey. i remember their sushi as being suprisingly good, but am also interested in their other prepared foods. any reviews?

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    1. re: DoctorQuality

      i've tried their pizza and it is very good. the pizza wasn't too greasy, good amount of cheese, and the pepperoni that i was good to my surprise (and i've gotten tired of pepperoni for some time). i've heard good things about their taqueria, but have yet to try. go ahead and ask the people behind the counter to give you a sample of the pizza, they did for me when i asked.

      1. re: DoctorQuality

        I like the pizza. It's of surprisingly good quality. Wound up costing around $2.50 for a reasonably sized slice.

        1. re: DoctorQuality

          We recently tried some of their Asian fare and thought it was pretty decent. I have also had the pizza and was pleasantly surprised on that as well. I agree that their prices are a little excessive, but I like that they use quality products. I am keeping an open mind for the time being.

          1. re: DoctorQuality

            The breakfast pizza is really good. Sounds crazy but scrambled eggs on pizza with sausage is actually perfect.

          2. The smoked mozarella pasta salad is quite good. The desert slaw is good as well. The mini key lime tarts are to die for

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            1. re: fflax

              Dessert slaw? Do tell, what's in it?

              1. re: DiningDiva

                Desert slaw=various cabbages, jicama, carrots, onions in a vinagrette -nice change from mayo slaw, good color and crunch

                1. re: fflax

                  My error, I misread your original post. I thought you had written "dessert" not "desert". I couldn't imagine a slaw sweet enough to be dessert. But slaw in vinagrette *is* good.

              2. re: fflax

                I just had some of the smoked mozz pasta salad up a the Santa Rosa location for lunch today and -I have to agree- it is delicious.

                I agree that whole foods can be a tad pricey but I think that goes along with their commitment of providing excellent products.

                1. re: kare_raisu

                  Once I went to Bristol Farms, I knew I would never say that Whole Foods is expensive again.

                  1. re: Cathy

                    I second that one! Plus, Bristol Farms selection didn't seem as vast as Whole Foods...but Trader Joe beats them ALL when it comes to prices.

                    1. re: darkmob

                      Hey, if you're a Trader Joe's fan, check out the new one in Liberty Station (the old NTC in Pt. Loma). It's HUGE compared to the others I've been in, with nice, wide aisles, and a good selection of items.

                      1. re: phee

                        Oh, TJ's is the best pricewise and I think selection-wise for for gourmet-ish everything, Darkmob.

                        Thnaks for mentioning it, Phee. Went to that one in late April and it was the nicest Trader Joe's ever. The wide aisles made it perfect!

                        1. re: phee

                          Be careful at the Liberty Station TJs between 11 and 1, because the high school next door lets all the kids out and it gets incredibly hectic in there.

                          Also, I´ve found (in 10ish trips) that they don´t have as big of a selection as the PB one. But it´s definitely better than the Hillcrest store.