I love restaurant supply stores.

sunnycoOctober 12, 2005

Even if I don't need anything, I just like them.

I just wanted to say that.

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I love them too. Some of my best buys are from there. I bought a very large cone-shaped sieve that I used to strain the chicken soup I made yesterday. The sieve made it a breeze. You can't find items like this in the department stores. Besides, it's so much cheaper at the restaurant supply stores.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 2:51PM
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I too have recently discovered on-line restaurant supply stores. There are some great prices on commerical cookware, John Boos tops, nifty accessories, etc. My only problem so far was ordering a 40 qt pot without carefully checking the dimensions....this thing could double as an indoor swimming pool!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 4:16AM
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A supply store opened up a few months ago in my town and was I thrilled! Pizza screens, food storage containers, serving dishes, cutting/prep boards, etc. and etc.! I also have to keep the catering kitchen at my office supplied which will be easier now for me. Good tongs have a way of walking out of the kitchen, you know.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2005 at 9:19AM
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I agree. I love occasionally checking our our RSS, which is pretty large. I like having unusual items in my kitchen, well unusual for a home kitchen.

Hey, I think I will go today and check out what's new.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2005 at 10:41AM
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I like having unusual items in my kitchen

ROFLMAO!!! Well said, Queen Mustangs (of the gadets). I was in Williams Sonoma today and thought of you fondly as I explained to DH the flour sprinkler thingy.

Anyone come out to Los Angeles, check out Surfas - gourmet restaurant supply.

Here is a link that might be useful: Surfas

    Bookmark   October 17, 2005 at 6:39AM
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Jessica, Don't tempt me with Surfas!! You know I can't resist being surrounded by really useful gadgets.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2005 at 1:36PM
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I prefer to buy mu catering supplies online but i like to go to stores so that i can view the items and see what i like but i find them too expensive.

Here is a link that might be useful: Catering Supplies

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 6:10AM
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Dont mean to tempt anyone, but I hear COSTCO has a RSS in SOME costcos.
Ducks to miss all the things being thrown by DH and DW and DS, lol.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 3:54PM
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Not sure if you have a college age child or not, but I was watching Emeril the other night and he was giving college kids ideas for meals. He told them the staples needed for a well stocked kitchen. Tongs were one of the items and, if memory serves correctly, he suggested getting these from home, "You don't even need to ask mom." I think the idea was that mom would be so happy student was eating well, they'd gladly supply the necessary utensils.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2006 at 10:49AM
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Put me down as another fan of the local bar/restaurant supply store. It's only a few blocks from my house--a VERY dangerous situation. Love popping in there to browse. I always keep deli containers on hand--so much cheaper than T-ware, or even supermarket containers (gladware, etc). And love being able to buy things you simply cannot find anywhere else. Good place to pick up throw-away containers when you're taking food to a potluck, too. A lot of them can be washed and reused if you happen to get them back at the end of the evening, but if you don't, it's not big loss.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2006 at 12:38PM
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I love James' link!! "pop! pop! pop!!" Love it!
Linda C

    Bookmark   September 22, 2006 at 12:33AM
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