Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It’s almost football season, so we’re perfecting our favorite tailgating and homegating recipes! Whether you like hamburgers, wings, brats, ribs or something cooked with beer, we have everything you’ll need for the perfect tailgate party. We always like inviting friends to join our tailgates because the EGG is about community and having fun, so make sure if you’re inviting company you make extra - the food will be gone before you know it! Don't forget dessert, either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

OT: first trip to COSTCO tonight - any favorites ??

2»

Comments

  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,351
    I'll second the mention of fish. They have great wild Salmon and sometimes even Pacific Cod or Halibut. Always extremely fresh.  In the cheese line, they have a great assortmnent and sell most of it cheaper than anywhere else. We like Jarlsberg and they always have it at a good price and have it on sale from time to time.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,090
    I don't want to rain on your parade, but Costco has some base items, Kirkland stuff, etc, but Costco carries A LOT of regional items as well.

    Cen Tex mentioned grabbed brisket, don't be heart broken if your Costco doesnt carry brisket, mine doesn't. Yours might not carry tri tip, and mine carries it in a cryovac of 6-8.
  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 3,872
    HDumptyEsq said:
    Costco's prepared shrimp salad is worth spreading all over your body. 
    That must be some really good shrimp salad. I think I will take some home for dinner tonight! 
    image
    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,631
    Private label heavy duty aluminum foil and their private label rub. I also get all my wings and thighs from there.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    Check in the cheese and dairy section and see if they have Tzatziki sauce. Best store bought I have found is there. They have great prices on their pork tenderloin as others have said and their mixed nuts are good too.
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    HDumptyEsq said:
    Costco's prepared shrimp salad is worth spreading all over your body. 
    That must be some really good shrimp salad. I think I will take some home for dinner tonight! 
    In that case spread it all over the missus. :P

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • johnkitchensjohnkitchens Posts: 3,872
    You read my mind!
    image
    Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    edited July 2014
    @NDG. So, how was it and how much did you spend? :-?

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

    Medium BGE, New Braunfels off-set smoker, 3-burner Charbroiler gasser, mainly used for Eggcessory  storage, old electric upright now used for Amaz-N-Smoker.

    "I like cooking with wine - sometimes I put it in the food." - W. C. Fields

  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Look at the big Pelican coolers. Incredible prices. And the monster bags of tortilla chips are addictive.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • LitLit Posts: 4,104
    Only bad thing is how much selection varies from store to store. The thread above mentions the pelican coolers. Last year my local Costco had them but this year they have yeti but they only have the 120 qt so I called all the other costcos within 30 miles and none of them had yeti or pelican. My Costco only carries flats but the one 15 miles away carries packers. Just venting but its kind of annoying. I had to drive 30 miles to get to the Costco having the little giant tour so I could get the 26' model.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,298
    HDumptyEsq . . . We did not finish our membership paperwork until 8:30 and they closed at 9:00, but still, somehow, I spent over $200!  I took many of your recommendations (paper towels, mixed nuts w/macadamias & brazils, mateos salsa, diced tomatoes, aluminum foil) so thank you. Also, we found some of our favorites at great deals (ex: box of KIND BARS under $1 a bar).  

    I was able to fly through the meat dept. and did not find Tri-Tip (had my fingers crossed) but the Seafood looked great.  We live down the street from Whole Foods and my wife is into the Organic scene and follows the Animal Welfare Standards.  I know many say its overpriced, but we buy whatever protein is on sale that week and its not bad at all.  That being said, my wife was not wild out the Chicken/Pork deals at Costco because of this . . but we will certainly be getting some of that seafood!
    Columbus, Ohio
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,298
    EXAMPLE: Whole Foods Sale this week is swordfish steaks - not terrible, right?

    CANADA - MSC-CERTIFIED HARPOON-CAUGHT
    FRESH, WILD SWORDFISH STEAKS
    Valid
    7/23 - 7/29
    $15.99 / lb
    Regular $19.99 / lb
    Columbus, Ohio
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Hot dog and a Drink for $1.50
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • FarbuckFarbuck Posts: 276
    Kirkland hot dogs are pretty good.
    They have great cashews and their ordinary salmon filets are good and inexpensive.

    Costco's selection of things is somewhat limited but if you see an item in the store that you're interested in, you probably won't find it cheaper anywhere on the planet.






    Two Large Eggs; Too Little Time

    Newtown Square, PA
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,298
    I know my wife's SUV is due for tires . . . I assume COSTCO will be the best deal?
    Columbus, Ohio
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,708
    edited July 2014
    NDG said:
    I know my wife's SUV is due for tires . . . I assume COSTCO will be the best deal?
    I put tires on my Yukon there, they had a special buy 3 tires get one free in February.
                                                                        
    _________________________________________________

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,910
    NDG said:

    I know my wife's SUV is due for tires . . . I assume COSTCO will be the best deal?

    Not neccessarily. I would see what other options were available as well
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    ____________________
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • TomRazTomRaz Posts: 22
    They alternate the tires deals every month between Bridgestone one month and Michelin the next
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,546
    NDG said:

    I know my wife's SUV is due for tires . . . I assume COSTCO will be the best deal?

    Most likely. Install is cheap. Lifetime road hazard warranty, rotation, and nitrogen(air) all for free. Saving 30 bucks/rotation on a 50k mile tire basically pays for the next set. I have never seen anyone cheaper besides some online sites.
  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
    Jellyworm said:
    Also check out the large roll of aluminum foil, Kirkland brand.  it is awesome. I also agree on their meat, the best I have found and a great price.

     

    My wife just picked up the big roll of Heavy Duty that I keep out on my egg table. I use it a lot for covering steaks when resting... doing a quick clean of the grill... etc. I love it.
    XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

     Hillsboro OR
Sign In or Register to comment.