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Oct 15, 2013 07:37 PM
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Great lunch today

A big tasty "Polish"sausage, nice soft bun with sesame seeds, good selection of toppings including pretty good sauerkraut. All you can drink soda fountain.
Only $1.50
Really hit the spot and ideal since my mouth was still half frozen from the prior tooth extraction.

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  1. It starts with 'C'? I like to go there too.

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    1. re: durianlover

      Me too, and I know the Maitre D so I always get a good table.

    2. $1.50 ? you must have had a coupon in that case. Where is this place?

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      1. re: foodyDudey

        Nope. Regular price.
        Also, I forgot to mention. Free hors d'oevres and dessert.

        1. I was actually pretty happy when Costco brought the polish sausages back. They were better than the hot dogs. For $1.50, if I'm already at Costco at lunch time, it's not a bad choice.

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          1. re: Jacquilynne

            I thought he was joking that the sausage was from Costco.

            1. re: kwass

              Me too!!! Who eats at Costco unless there isn't another thing to eat for miles and miles???

              1. re: JennaBean

                With the way they locate Costcos, that's kind of true ;)

                But the answer to that question is, at least for me, 'people who are already at Costco'. If I've got frozen food in my cart, I don't want to go off looking for other places to eat on the way home, so I eat at Costco.

                The Pie Commission is not terribly far from the Queensway Costco, though, so that's one decent local option.

                1. re: JennaBean

                  Anyone who loves Costco loves eating there! Hard to resist a dog after shopping. The fries are great too. Better than any fast food fries I've ever had.

                  1. re: szw

                    I don't have the Costco love. Two person family that eats out a lot and lives in a loft with no closets. Not to mention I hate driving to make purchases!

                    1. re: JennaBean

                      Not really a COSTCO person (Family size doesn't make much sense for a family of one) but my Dad RAVES about some chicken turnover thing that they sell at COSTCO in Florida where he lives. Do they have them here in Canada? Has anyone had one? Are they really that good? (I am skeptical - although my Dad generally knows good food)

                      1. re: JennaBean

                        I admit, I'm iffy on renewing my Costco membership. I'm just one person, so a lot of their products simply don't make sense for me.

                        But their parmigiano reggiano is so much cheaper that I figure I almost pay the fee just by buying a couple large bricks of that every year.

                        1. re: Jacquilynne

                          Do you have any friends who have memberships? It might be more worthwhile to go through them, or to split a membership with someone.

                        2. re: JennaBean

                          I don't do the Coscto thing either. I don't need 3 metric tonnes of mayo in a single jar.

                          1. re: justxpete

                            And the fact of the matter is the ease with which a fresh mayonnaise can be made in quantity required, but the maker must follow recipe carefully, after a while, it is just natural!

                          2. re: JennaBean

                            As a small family, I was super iffy on a costco membership too till I realized they had everyday things at much lower cost that helped justify the membership. The winter tires I bought through them covered the membership cost plus more!

                            I do like how their lactose milk is only in 2 L amounts and much more affordable than anywhere else. Same goes for their greek yogurt (plain), organic spinach, all purpose flour, and kirkland brand items like frozen shrimp and olive oil.

                            I will admit though, there are often times where the snack aisle is just deadly and I should consider running out of the area or I'd bring back 1 kg of dark chocolate truffles :)

                  2. Sad to report.
                    The hot dog -sausage is now house brand, Kirkland. I don't like it. Either they don't cook it properly- to puff up - or they may use better quality ingredients. Even when they fished one out for me from the bottom.
                    The soda fountain is now from Pepsi and I think that all their drinks are vile.
                    The sauerkraut and onions condiments have been dispensed with. The relish comes from a dispenser and it is made weird so as to excrete properly. Ketchup and mustard have no bouquet.
                    I have given it up. Just calories.

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                    1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                      VVM has it right. I tried the Polish sausage at the Wilson and Dufferin Costco outlet yesterday. It was quite lame. Served luke-warm. No discernible taste. And now, no sauerkraut or onions to kick the sausage up a bit. Just mustard and relish, also with no discernible taste. And with all Pepsi drinks now at the soda fountain, my favourite mass-market root beer, Barq's ( a Coke product), which at least has some root beer-ish bite to it, has been replaced by Pepsi's much-too-sweet Mug root beer. The price was certainly right - $1.50 (plus tax) for the sausage and unlimited soft drink refills - but, essentially, as VVW has pointed out, even at that price it wasn't worth the calories.

                      1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                        Not sure if I read it here somewhere or from a coworker as I work close to a Costco, however I remember reading/hearing that they still have sauerkraut, although you must ask at the counter when ordering and it's in serving packages. Something about people taking too much.

                        Actually, think I read it on RFD IIRC.

                        1. re: fryerlover

                          Can confirm - you need to ask for onions and sauerkraut from the cashier. Limiting condiment offerings might be their way of trying to keep the whole area cleaner - there was always too much dropped condiments and sticky pools of soda around.