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May 18, 2009 12:25 AM

Tommy's Frozen Chili in Ralph's or Food for Less?

Hi All,

I've been reading for quite some time that Tommy's Chili will be available in the frozen section of Food for Less and/or Ralph;s Markets.

I called the Food for Less in North Hollywood yesterday and was told they didn't carry it, however, the worker on the phone said the Manager of that Food for Less saw it at a Ralph's in Hollywood. He didn't know which one.

I called about eight Ralph's in the Studio City/Sherman Oaks/North Hollywood area and no one said they carried it - when I asked about it, no one ever heard of it and they all kind of thought I was crazy.

Has anyone seen the frozen Tommy's restaurant chili in a San Fernando Valley location?


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  1. Maybe calll the one in Hollywood at Western & Hollywood. The Tommy's on Hollywood by the 101frwy also sells the containers to go in different sizes. Buy it there and freeze it.

    1. I will keep my eye out for it, you can buy it directil from Tommy's in the half and full gallon.

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      1. re: malibumike

        Don't think its half gallon or gallon. The largest container I saw at Tommy's was a quart if that.

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        1. Tonight stopped at Tommy's in Pasadena. As much as I like Tommy's the chili is kind of pasty and I can't figure out if there's any meat in it at all. There are lumps of something, but I don't think its meat.

          You're better of with Dolores Chili Brick which can be found in many local Southern California grocery stores or Smart & Final. Wouldn't surprise me if Dolores originally made the chili for Tommy's many years ago. Try it, I think you'll find it better than Tommy's.

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          1. re: monku

            Dolores Chili is the chili that Phillipe's uses. I see it at Albertsons.

            1. re: chuck

              Are there specific locations of Smart and Final and/or Albertsons in the San Fernando Valley that definitely stock Dolores Chili?

              1. re: rockhead

                I would think most if not all Smart & Finals, it is a common item.

                1. re: rockhead

                  I just bought it at the store in Camarillo. Just ask, it is usually on a bottom shelf and you cannot see it easily.

              2. re: monku

                Isn't Dolores chili brick the one that's made with beef hearts? I'd rather have chili sans organ meat myself. yuck.

                1. re: macnut

                  I always get a bowl of chili when I go to Phillipe's. I looked at the package of Dolores chili at the market the other day and it does list beef hearts. Now my chili days there may be over.

                  1. re: chuck

                    Who tasted good all these years didn't it?
                    There's organ meats in lots of stuff you're eating but don't know it yet.

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