Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3433 times:
I don't go solely for the meatball the few times I go since the nearest one is 200 miles in Houston, but I look forward to buying a couple of bars of Marabou. They'll be opening a store in Austin in a few months so I can get my fix more frequently.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13766 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3414 times:
There are 2 IKEA stores near me in New Jersey; Elizabeth, mainly to see some flights at EWR when the cops aren't nosy and Paramus, a newer store. Every time I go there I get something besides food. Often though, I go to them during lunch time. The meatball platters are a good value, like many of their goods. Both of my local units also have snack bars that offer hot dogs for only $.50! I also like the cinnimon buns for $1. A few months ago, I took my mom to the Paramus store, and we only had lunch (yes, we both had the meatball platter). I do have a number of items from IKEA, like the computer table I use (as does my mom's), glasses, a coat rack, knives, cooking tools and pans, a couple of bookcases, some lamps, my coffee table and a number of other other items.
J_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
On my twice a year trips to/from MA/FL, I stop at one or more IKEA's to buy food and/or eat....they have some cookies (IKEA brand) that I can't get anywhere else...the vanilla dreams and the oatmeal thins...both closely resemble the ones my late Mom used to make...and the prices on some other brands of cookies are cheaper than same brand in Sweden!
Getting to the Newark store was a PITA, so now I go to the New Haven CT one...very easy to get to from I-95 (IF you take the correct exit!)...
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 2):
There's a Galpin dealership somewhere in L.A. that has a Galpin Restaurant which offers good old-fashioned diner fare. That's pretty quaint, I think. Galpin is a huge car dealership.
The Ford dealership down the street from me has a similar type thing as well.
Even though the IKEA here in Atlanta has been open for almost a year, I've yet to trek down there mainly because the one time I was in the area, the traffic was backed up because of folks going to IKEA.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3228 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 19): Even though the IKEA here in Atlanta has been open for almost a year, I've yet to trek down there mainly because the one time I was in the area, the traffic was backed up because of folks going to IKEA.
Our standard lack of traffic planning. I can hear the planning meeting now..."Let's slap a huge store here with limited parking and small two lanes road. Yeah, that'll be a good idea."
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 15): Yup, they're delish, at least in my opinion. I sometimes order them to go, too.
I may have to make a run down there today to get some for the Final Four games tonight.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3547 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
Quoting Doona (Reply 18): Well, if the stuff breaks, you obviously aren't very handy at assembling them to begin with. IKEA RULES!
I always start off all man like and assume I can do it without reading the directions, and then shortly after that I realize that I should probably follow directions. This process usually works fine until the end, when inevitably one of directions I didn't follow comes back to haunt me when I go to attach the whole piece.
As I make this post, I am typing on a computer which is sitting on a desk with two drawers that unfortunately have no bottoms because I didn't put them in correctly in the beginning...damn dirty swedes
Do you like movies about gladiators?
: OK, only see one UK reply. Haven't been to IKEA for ages, do they have pretty much everything the Americans have?
: I used to go to IKEA so the kids could get rid of their excessive energy in the playroom, and shop in the meantime. They have great, cheap kids furnit