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Mar 2, 2011 08:24 PM

Grocery Outlet March 2011

Yesterday I made my first visit to the newly opened Gilroy Grocery Outlet.

Like my visit the week before to the Berkeley corporate owned store, the pickings are pretty slim these days. But I did find two items to purchase there.

Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef Burgers, 6 - 1/3 lb burgers (frozen), 32 oz. for $5.99, sell by date 5/19/11
I was familiar with the brand because I'd had a branded steak from Creekstone at Cafe des Amis. Searching later, I found a grocery store circular in another state that offered this package for the same price. So $3/lb for frozen patties is a good price, but not necessarily discounted heavily. The patties are individually frozen, separated by wax paper and in a recloseable plastic bag. I cooked them according to the package instructions and like the taste a lot. This is a good thing to have handy in the freezer for the nights you don't feel like cooking something more elaborate.

Tropicana orange juice, sell by date of 5/7/11, $1.49

Grocery Outlet
2001 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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  1. In the Berkeley store I picked up a vacuum package of two bacon wrapped filet mignons, 12oz for $4.99. Haven't tried them yet. They also had Tillamook salted butter for $2.49/lb...not exactly a deal but okay.

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    1. re: ML8000

      I got the bacon-wrapped pork chops at the Berkeley store last month, and they were pretty tasty.

      Also, I spotted Vicolo pizzas in the freezer section but most of them were well past their use or freeze by date. Wonder when they were actually frozen.

    2. At Berkeley today:

      Stoneyfield Oikos organic nonfat Greek yogurt -- $2.99/quart (I may have gotten the last of it, though)

      So Delicious coconut water lemonade sorbet bars -- $1.99 for a box of four. I tried one in the car and almost went back for more. I don't know how big a bargain they are, but they really are so delicious with a wonderful creamy texture. I didn't buy, but they also had Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mission to Marzipan and Vanilla.

      The "wine lovers" chocolates are down to 99 cents a tin -- only a couple different types in the 50 percent cocoa solids range left

      Del Monte Harvest Select sliced bartlett pears in "extra light syrup" 99 cents a 20 ounce jar

      1. "Tropicana orange juice, sell by date of 5/7/11, $1.49"

        I went to the one in San Jose today on Williams. I saw lots of March 7 and March 10 dates.
        I also picked up a box of the beef patties. Looking forward to trying them tonight.

        1. From the Salinas store outside the Bay Area, but worth running over to your local Grocery Outlet to see what wines might be had for $15.99 or less from the Wine Warehouse inventory. Here's my post on the Wine Board,
          $15.99 Luigi Einaudi Rosso delle Langhe & Wine Warehouse Close-outs @ Grocery Outlet

          1. Picked up a Corsican pinot noir in Berkeley for $4.99. Not bad for the price. Belles Caves de Graton 2005 VdP de l'Ile de Beauté.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              One of the Wine Warehouse inventory wines I saw today was 2006 Poderi Colla Langhe "Campo Romano" Pinot Nero for $13.99.

              1. re: Melanie Wong

                RWC store has 2004 Legends Merlot made by Cosentino Winery with Larry Bird's name on it. Bought at $6.99 (sign on shelf said originally $34.99).

                Cosentino Winery
                7415 Saint Helena Hwy, Napa, CA