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SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 4:40 PM

Seriously? :D Awesome!

I know it's weird to be so excited about something like a Target but I just really like that store. I'd be just as excited if a Warehouse One came to St. John's. Those jeans were made for me.

Walmart Super Centres are the ones that sell groceries, etc., right? I did end up in one that did in Winnipeg. Very interesting selection of unusual fruit and produce. It was cool. But I still hated myself for going there, ha!

statbass Nov 14, 2012 4:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jeddy1989 (Post 5901281)
umm we are bud lol It's opening in the zellers on stavanger

also the walmart on stavanger is supose to turn into a supercentre, my sister works there and they've been talking about it for a while, it's either suppose to expand behind the existing building or build a new one behind it.

Ahh... interesting. With the full grocery store we might get groceries at a decent price rather than getting ripped off at Sobey's and/or Dominion.

icetea93 Nov 14, 2012 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 5901286)
Seriously? :D Awesome!

I know it's weird to be so excited about something like a Target but I just really like that store. I'd be just as excited if a Warehouse One came to St. John's. Those jeans were made for me.

Walmart Super Centres are the ones that sell groceries, etc., right? I did end up in one that did in Winnipeg. Very interesting selection of unusual fruit and produce. It was cool. But I still hated myself for going there, ha!

They have a Warehouse One in the Truro Mall in Truro, and that's the only one I've ever seen. I had no idea they were a chain...

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 5:19 PM

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Originally Posted by icetea93 (Post 5901301)
They have a Warehouse One in the Truro Mall in Truro, and that's the only one I've ever seen. I had no idea they were a chain...

Yeah, I discovered it in Winnipeg - so it has to be a chain. It's cheap - the type of place you go for a throw-away outfit before a night out downtown. But the jeans are awesome if you have big thighs and they last pretty long for cheap jeans - at least 3-6 months.

statbass Nov 14, 2012 5:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Arrakis (Post 5901169)
I looked into the rumor of a Kelsey's opening in St. John's in the near future as they had Newfoundland listed on their website as one of the provinces where they have a location. However, I was informed by Kelsey's yesterday that they have no plans at this time to open a restaurant here and that website Newfoundland listing was a mistake and will be corrected soon. I do recall however some time ago, there was an ad in the Telegram looking for possible franchisee's for Kelsey's and Milestones for this province.

Darn... I was kinda looking forward to seeing a Kelsey's coming to town. Oh well, maybe someday. :cheers:

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 5:52 PM

Kelsey's is good - but I think Montana's and Klondike Jake's are good alternatives until one arrives.

Arrakis Nov 14, 2012 7:17 PM

But you know, the corporate offices of these places never give you a straight answer when you inquire about stuff like this. So never say never.

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Originally Posted by statbass (Post 5901369)
Darn... I was kinda looking forward to seeing a Kelsey's coming to town. Oh well, maybe someday. :cheers:


Ayreonaut Nov 14, 2012 9:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 5901406)
Kelsey's is good - but I think Montana's and Klondike Jake's are good alternatives until one arrives.

Pretty much. Most of those places (not sure what to call it, mid-priced chain?) are fairly similar anyways (add Ricky's, Original Joe's, Milestone's, Moxie's, Baton Rouge, etc). Ribs are always too saucy, but the food is generally decent but never outstanding.

icetea93 Nov 14, 2012 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ayreonaut (Post 5901668)
Pretty much. Most of those places (not sure what to call it, mid-priced chain?) are fairly similar anyways (add Ricky's, Original Joe's, Milestone's, Moxie's, Baton Rouge, etc). Ribs are always too saucy, but the food is generally decent but never outstanding.

Baton Rouge is leagues ahead of the other chains mentioned IMO. At least the Halifax Bagon Rouge is. Fairly pricy though...

Ayreonaut Nov 14, 2012 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by icetea93 (Post 5901702)
Baton Rouge is leagues ahead of the other chains mentioned IMO. At least the Halifax Bagon Rouge is. Fairly pricy though...

Haha, I had actually typed out that it was better than the rest, but decided to backspace it all. The one in Calgary shut down, and I was actually fairly upset. I love how everything on the menu tastes smoked. :) I'd say it's not far off the Keg's pricing though.

SignalHillHiker Nov 14, 2012 10:29 PM

I've not had Baton Rouge yet. I'll have to give it a try next time I'm in a city that has one.

How would you guys rank Tony Roma's in with these? That's where we often went for ribs in Winnipeg.

I think some of the Quebec chains have us all beat, though. I've never had bad ribs in Montreal.

Also: *chest bump*, *roar*, RIBS! lol Talking about it makes me feel like kinda a tool.

Ayreonaut Nov 14, 2012 11:45 PM

Oh yeah, Tony Roma's is right in there.

Honestly though, I've yet to have good ribs at a restaurant anywhere. I don't like super saucy ribs, and prefer dryer ones (I mean, still saucy, but the sauce should go on before they come off the grill/out of the broiler so that it stickies up rather than just slather it on there afterwards). I also don't like 'fall off the bone' as I like to gnaw on bones for a while, and almost all restaurants seem to slowcook or maybe even pre-boil ribs so you can pretty much pull all the meat off with your hands. That's a no-go with me.

Marty_Mcfly Nov 15, 2012 3:02 AM

Lets be honest here. All we really need is Your Fathers Moustache to begin expansion and open a restaurant here. You know I'm right :tup:

Ayreonaut Nov 15, 2012 3:18 AM

I've never heard of it, but even if it served slop I'd have to go at least once to say I've eaten at Your Father's Moustache!

Robg Nov 15, 2012 3:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Marty_Mcfly (Post 5902008)
Lets be honest here. All we really need is Your Fathers Moustache to begin expansion and open a restaurant here. You know I'm right :tup:

You are really right, I love that place!

PoscStudent Nov 15, 2012 4:02 AM

The mens washroom in Your Fathers Moustache is one of the oddest places I've ever been.

Ayreonaut Nov 15, 2012 4:29 AM

Sounds like I need to make another visit to Halifax.

SignalHillHiker Nov 15, 2012 1:20 PM

I've never heard of it either - but now I'm curious. I assume it's in Halifax, based on Ayre's comment?

Arrakis Nov 15, 2012 3:40 PM

Erin's Pub on Water Street has new owners. Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea and Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock have purchased it. Hopefully the guys will put some serious cash in renovating it. The exterior is dire need of an update. It is really dumpy looking right now. They need to get rid of that corrugated steel siding and that stupid round window. (How did that design get approved originally anyway? A big circular window and corrugated steel siding in a heritage area?).

http://thescope.ca/storefront/same-tune-different-key

SignalHillHiker Nov 15, 2012 4:03 PM

Great news! :)

And yes, that building is awful. I remember when it used to be... wasn't Liquid right there? I forget what was in it.


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