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Aug 24, 2009 10:11 AM

Pricing strangeness

I went to Gourmet Glatt on Friday and saw at the Chap A Nash counter a piece of white Turkey breast. I asked the person at the counter how much it was. He said - sliced or unsliced. I said what is the cost for each. He said $6/lb unsliced, $15/lb sliced. $9/lb to slice turkey breast?

Gourmet Glatt is a nice store and has a few items on sale, but expensive. I went there on Friday because Brachs ran out of roasted chickens (they had fried but my diet excludes it). I headed to Gourmet Glatt and bought 2 chickens and two sides (cole slaw and cucumber salad). The total at Brachs would have been $20 (their prices went up). Total at Gourmet Glatt for the same was $34! $10/chicken (no sides) and the cole slaw and cucumber salad was $7/lb. For $30 I could have gotten from Traditions 2 chickens, 3 sides, 6 slices gefilta fish and two quarts of chicken or chicken gumbo soup.

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  1. Regarding the Turkey Breast-
    Sounds like guy was confusing the fresh roasted turkey breast, cooked and carved from a fresh roasted Turkey in the Chap a Nosh kitchens($15/lb), with the Empire-type Turkey Breast that the guys behind the counter just slice for you, but is brought in pre-cooked, in an oval shaped tube ($6/lb). I don't think it makes a difference whether you buy it whole or sliced, but I know they refer to the fresh turkey as "Fresh sliced turkey breast".

    PS Got a coupon in the mail today that Tradition's will give you the shabbos special for $30 WITH a free kugel thrown in now.

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    1. re: websterhall1994

      I guess his confusion was my gain since I bought the whole quarter roasted turkey breast for $6/lb.

      I too noticed the Traditions coupon in todays mail and will redeem it in short order (probably this shabbos). I went to Traditions tonight and tried their buffet. Not as extensive as Wing Wan in West Hempstead by a long shot, but for $13 not a bad deal. Wish they offered it on Sunday though.

      1. re: MartyB

        can u elaborate on what they had at the buffet

        1. re: shoelace

          Choice of chicken or chicken gumbo soup.

          Salad w/croutons
          Some kind of pasta salad w/spinach

          Meat shish kabobs
          Sliced steak
          Eggplant stuffer with meat
          Chunks of chicken in bbq sauce
          Fried chicken
          Beef stew
          Grilled chicken
          Yellow rice
          Some kind of macaroni salad


          I may have missed one or two more items.

          1. re: MartyB

            youd go to the buffet again?

            what was the traditions coupon for?

            1. re: shoelace

              For $13 I would go again, problem is that the buffet is Monday. I usually don't go to restaurants Monday night. Sunday is my preferred night out. For that I like to go to Wing Wan, their buffet is Sunday with a huge selection.

              The Tradition coupon was for a free kugel when you buy their shabbos special - 2 chickens, 3 sides, 6 slices gefilta fish and 2 quarts of soup for $30. The coupon was also for, I believe, 20% the check when you dine in. I called my daughter and told her to not throw out hers if she doesn't plan on using it :)

              1. re: MartyB

                was it pennysaver? whered u find it?

                i went in tonight, they let me get the free kugel with the shabbos special without the coupon, but im not supposed to tell anyone :-) so its just between us :-)

                1. re: shoelace

                  Coupon came in a mailing along with other discounts at some of the other local stores

                  1. re: MartyB

                    Just bought the shabbos special. The free noodle kugel was really big. They did not take the coupon so I will be able to use it again :)

              2. re: shoelace

                Just went again to Wing Wan in West Hempstead. For $15 they have an amazing buffet including sushi. I am stuffed!

                  1. re: moonlightgraham

                    Let’s see if I can remember some of their offerings.

                    Chinese noodles w/duck sauce
                    Egg drop soup
                    Wonton soup
                    Sushi platter (my daughter had a field day with this)
                    Deli platter
                    Egg rolls
                    Chicken shish kabob
                    Chicken nuggets in crispy fried topping
                    Beef and mushrooms
                    Chicken w/ Chinese vegetables
                    Sesame chicken
                    Beef w/Chinese vegetables
                    Corn on the cob
                    French fries
                    White rice
                    Brown rice
                    Fruit platter
                    Cakes and cookies

                    There were more mains but I can’t remember.

                    1. re: MartyB

                      I gained 5 lbs just reading the list

                      1. re: berel

                        A very dangerous place to go. Besides all the choices they are delicious as well. I will have to stop going there for a while. My diet is shot and Wing Wan is not helping it. The only place worse that I went to was Papagaio in Haifa.

                        1. re: MartyB

                          Blew it again this week. Went to Wing Wan with the Mrs. I counted 18 buffet trays of food. The sushi platter was overflowing as was the cookie tray. This week they had a big lemon cake as well. Enough already.

                        2. re: berel

                          also if something isnt out there, theyll usually make it for you if you ask nicely enough